New Strategic Directions Report examines the role of coal, renewables in powering the future
The current administration has revived debates over coal’s role in the country’s overall energy mix. Still regarded as one of the most economical generation resources in an industry heavily driven by cost and reliability, some believe coal may experience a revival of sorts; however, most forward-looking infrastructure investors and industry leaders are not as optimistic.
42 Buildings Will Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy to Create Major Environmental Impact
FORT WORTH, Texas, August 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sundance Square, a 35-block mixed-use development in downtown Fort Worth, announced today it has extended its nine-year relationship with Green Mountain Energy for another seven years to provide renewable energy for all of its 42 buildings. This decision reinforces Sundance Square’s commitment to cleaner electricity and increases the amount of renewable energy used at the development from 50 percent to 100 percent.
Despite contemporary obstacles on the road to climate action, companies, non-profits and cities recognize addressing climate change is important and are continuing their work to achieve climate success. Holly Emerson, Ingersoll Rand senior sustainability analyst, shares 3 strategies to help businesses achieve a low-carbon future. She recommends establishing a long-term climate commitment, empowering customers to reduce their carbon footprints and encouraging authentic employee engagement.
What's the difference between a smart meter and a regular digital meter? With a smart meter, you have two-way communication with your energy provider. Smart meters allow you to see how much energy you use, when you use it, and its cost. You can use this information to monitor and reduce energy use to save money.
This is second in a series of videos explaining how the modernized smart grid will deliver benefits.
At Republic Services’ Hickory Ridge Landfill near Atlanta, GA, solar panels were installed to generate clean electricity and provide a reuse of the landfill. This award-winning project, which sits on 48-acres and is one of the largest solar energy-generating facilities in the state of Georgia, converts sunlight into a clean, renewable energy resource for the local community, including landfill gas and solar electric power.
The energy grid is the backbone of the new digital economy. That’s why Duke Energy is investing $25 billion to modernize it.
A smart grid offers many advancements: Smart meters give you control over how and when you use energy, and how much you spend; self-healing networks make power outages shorter and increasingly rare; and we can generate more energy from renewable sources, delivering cleaner energy to your neighborhood.
Discussing career growth and workplace dedication with Tetra Tech’s Jeannelle Blanchard
Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, is writing a series of blog posts about learning from women at Tetra Tech who are leading significant international development projects. In this post, she introduces our Jeannelle Blanchard, Chief of Party for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Powering Agriculture Support Task Order project. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
Employing public-private partnerships to make a difference for millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa
On July 13, 2017, Tetra Tech participated in the Society for International Development-Washington’s (SID-W) event, Power Africa and Successful Public-Private Partnerships for Africa’s Energy Future, discussing the U.S. government’s Power Africa Initiative, which is working to bring 30,000 megawatts (MW) of power and 60 million new electricity connections to the continent. During the keynote address, Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, noted the importance of electricity for the health, education, and employment of people living in Africa.
PASADENA, Calif., August 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ -Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) is joining the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) in recognizing U.S. leadership in wind power during American Wind Week. As a leader in the wind energy market, Tetra Tech understands the significant contributions of American firms to U.S. economy through wind power projects—providing reliable energy production and supporting jobs across the United States.