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Working to Bring Hyper-speed Transit to Life
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A revolution in transportation is transforming how we view the very concept of community. Hyperloop technology, electric and autonomous vehicles powered by energy from the wind and sun, and advanced, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells are redefining how we move people, goods and ideas.
Stormwater Management: Program Planning Critical to Resilient Systems teaser image
Stormwater Management: Program Planning Critical to Resilient Systems
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Understanding key industry priorities and investment drivers can help stormwater utility managers balance the diverse and complex financial, regulatory and community needs involved in stormwater management.
As U.S. Natural Gas Production Rages, Geopolitics Among Challenges in Foreign Markets
As U.S. Natural Gas Production Rages, Geopolitics Among Challenges in Foreign Markets
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Reflecting an unmistakable optimism about the role of natural gas and its emerging markets, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Steven Winberg pressed a certain benevolence about America’s unstoppable emergence as a global leader in gas production. 
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Catalyst for Clean Energy
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The annual Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report explores the complexities and market dynamics impacting today’s natural gas landscape.  As the world continues to invest in the adoption of greener energy options, the outlook for natural gas has never been more positive.
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Transforming Southeast Asia's Energy Sector: Opportunities and Challenges
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Nations in Southeast Asia are working to balance energy security, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness at a time when the financial sector is looking for bankable energy projects in which to invest.
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Old Capital Allocation Strategies Require New Thinking
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The electric utility industry is in the middle of a transformation that has no precedent. Historically speaking, delivering electricity was relatively simple. Today, there’s no tested roadmap on how to handle the partial and unpredictable generation of electricity by customers through rooftop solar and other DER.
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Safety First: Black & Veatch Uses Project to Mentor Contractors
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Black & Veatch hosted a free safety seminar for local supervisors and contractors working on the 10-year Memphis Sanitary Sewer Overflow program.
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The New Power Grid: Obligations In The Era of Change
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To effectively map out the current and future states of power delivery, it’s imperative to discuss what the landscape looked like in the past. Understanding the evolution of any industry typically requires a healthy dose of historical context, and making sense of today’s energy grid is no exception.
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The Price of Water
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Water is the incredible common thread that connects our communities via food, power, manufacturing, environment and ultimately our health.
Electric Vehicle Adoption Moving Utilities To Plan For a Zero-Emissions Future teaser image
Electric Vehicle Adoption Moving Utilities To Plan For a Zero-Emissions Future
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Today’s EVs are much like the first automobiles in one important respect: When the first cars were made, they had an outsized dependency on infrastructure. Without a robust system of roads (let alone highways), what was the incentive to buy?
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Energy Storage Evolution Electrifies the Future of Renewables
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Bolstered by decreasing costs and strengthening regulatory support, demand for renewable energy is increasing as wind and solar photovoltaics continue to become more prominent contributors to utilities’ generation and revenue mix.
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Energy Storage Proves Key to Delivering Natural Gas Advantages
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Driven by demand and a federal order designed to nurture broader adoption of storage capabilities, practical applications of energy storage are emerging that are competitive with conventional solutions.
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Once Reserved For Critical Infrastructure, Distributed Energy Resources Come to the Masses
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Renewable energy has achieved a level of integration in the U.S. power grid that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. Two recent milestones illustrate how this progress came about.
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Non-Traditional Third-Party Clients Impact Energy Distribution
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Maturing technologies and a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability are leading organizations to manage more DER than in the past. Bolstered by more financial and mechanical flexibility behind the meter, companies are becoming increasingly energy independent and investing more in alternative generation, storage and energy efficiency.
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Grid Mod Sees Gaps In Progress; Blueprints Needed For Those Lagging Behind
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Renewable energy has achieved a level of integration in the U.S. power grid that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. Two recent milestones illustrate how this progress came about.

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