Embracing Energy Change at IDEA 2016

by Josh Foerschler June 6, 2016

I’m headed to St. Paul, Minnesota, June 20-23 for the 107th Annual International District Energy Association (IDEA) Conference & Trade Show to explore emerging technologies, to innovative policies and to connect with global leaders advancing a new energy paradigm for cities, communities and campuses across the globe. With this year’s focus on “Embracing Change,” IDEA […]

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Hands-On Workshops Bring ArcGIS to Life at MAGIC 2016

by Bryan Claxton April 11, 2016

When it comes to capturing, storing and analyzing data, there aren’t many technologies that provide more benefits than geographic information systems — or GIS — which is one of the many reasons it’s become so widely used across the AEC industry. From municipalities to transportation agencies, airports and utilities, it’s no surprise that nearly all […]

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Preparing for Environmental Compliance at EUEC 2016

by Block Andrews March 4, 2016

Each year thousands of people flock to the Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC), the nation’s largest and longest-running professional and educational event focused on energy, utilities, renewables and the environment — and this year was no different. With more than 2,000 attendees, 400 speakers and 200 exhibits, EUEC 2016 was the place to be […]

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Understanding the New Refinery RTR Rule

by Blake Soyars March 3, 2016

Even the name of a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule is complicated: the Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review (RTR) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) rule. Its implications are similarly complex. The potential impacts are severe and wide-reaching, affecting almost every petroleum refinery in the United States. To meet the fast-approaching compliance […]

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The Rising Challenges of Water Scarcity — and How They Affect Oil Refineries

by Larry Close March 1, 2016

Water sustains life and allows communities to thrive. But as the global demand for water increases and droughts become more frequent, water scarcity is a rising problem. This is felt, of course, in both drinking water and agricultural irrigation. But such scarcity also deeply affects the many industries — including the oil and gas industry […]

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Utility Applications of Energy Storage

by Mike Beehler February 25, 2016

There’s no question that demand for residential and commercial energy storage will continue to grow. And with heavyweight tech entrepreneurs like Elon Musk in the picture, it’s equally certain that battery technologies will advance rapidly and the capital investment cost of this technology will be more widely accepted. I’m looking forward to chairing a panel […]

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