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SDG Knowledge Weekly: Cities and Infrastructure

Adam Fishman, SGD Knowledge Hub Summary This edition of the SDG Knowledge Weekly looks at SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), with a focus on how infrastructure can undergird and support sustainable development as a whole, as well as sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11). ...

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Gas for Climate - A path to 2050

Energy Industry Review Summary A study recently published, performed by Navigant for the Gas for Climate consortium, serves as a follow-up to their study published in 2018, including a greatly expanded scope and analysis. While achieving 100% greenhouse gas reduction requires large quantities...

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Kids suffer most in one of Earth's most polluted cities

Beth Gardiner, National Geographic Summary ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA Coal is everywhere in Mongolia’s frigid capital. It sits beneath the towering smokestacks of power plants in piles as big as football fields. Drivers haul it through town in the open beds of pickup trucks. Vendors stack yellow...


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A Path to Neutrality – Princeton University Infrastructure Master Plan

Summary Due to campus growth and desire to address aging infrastructure in the face of bold carbon targets, Princeton University completed an Infrastructure Master Plan. Planning included analysis of heat recovery and energy storage opportunities, steam-to-hot water conversions, and water...

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Brownfields Redevelopment Receives Boost Under the BUILD Act

Amy P. Wang, The National Law Review Summary Redevelopment of environmentally-damaged property has seen steady growth in North Carolina and nationwide. The attraction to dense, urban communities offering work/live/play opportunities and away from suburban living has provided profitable...


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$85 million USAID energy security project begins in Ukraine

Igor Kossov, Kyiv Post Summary A U.S. Agency for International Development plan to improve Ukraine’s energy security saw its formal launch ceremony in Kyiv on Feb. 14. Under the plan, USAID awarded $85 million to U.S.-based engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech to help reform and upgrade...


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Working with private sector to torque up municipal energy systems

Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight Summary New measure would harness private money, expertise to drive energy efficiency at hospitals, wastewater-treatment plants, universities, prisons The state is aiming to promote private-sector investment in energy-related projects at government-owned facilities...


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Polar Vortex set to test Midwest grids amid FERC resilience debate

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Dive Brief: Grid operators throughout the Midwest U.S. say they are prepared as record-breaking cold buffets the region, raising electricity demand and putting energy infrastructure at risk. PJM Interconnection and the Midcontinent Independent...


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Bill calls to bury all powerlines in South Carolina cities, towns

Anne Emerson, ABC 4 NEWS Summary CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Thousands lost power in the Lowcountry on Thursday when gusty winds and driving rain stormed through the area. It happens during nearly every strong storm in South Carolina, but a state lawmaker wants to bury that problem. South...


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Innovative FRP Composites Wrap Up Structural Repairs on Campuses

New wet-layup tunnel repair method proves faster, less expensive and far less disruptive of academic activities than conventional repair methods Workers apply carbon fiber mats soaked in epoxy resin to stabilize the tunnels that crisscross under the University of Arizona campus. TUSCON...

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