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As Federal Infrastructure Bill Presses for Sustainable Development, Black & Veatch Poised to Provide Expertise


Advanced by the U.S. Senate and now awaiting a House vote, a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill calls for hundreds of billions of dollars of direct federal spending to broaden electric vehicle charging stations, wind and solar energy generation, battery energy storage and the development of clean hydrogen fuels across the country. With all of these ambitions, century-old Black & Veatch stands ready to use its broad construction, engineering and procurement expertise to guide the development.

Cummins Leader Calls for Continued Innovation in All Technologies to Reach Environmental Goals


Innovation in both internal combustion and alternative technologies is the best way to achieve important environmental benefits today and a carbon-neutral future, a Cummins leader told a U.S. Senate committee Tuesday.

Vice Chairman Tony Satterthwaite testified that advanced internal combustion engines can achieve immediate reductions in air pollutants and carbon emissions while the infrastructure and manufacturing scale develops for low-carbon technologies like battery and fuel cell electric powertrains.

National Grid Responds to Senate Action on Net Metering

Press Release

July 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Waltham, Mass. -- The Senate added an amendment to Bill 1973 – an act providing for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change -- that proposes to raise the Massachusetts solar net metering cap.

National Grid Massachusetts President Marcy L. Reed commented on the Senate’s action:

New Energy-Water Nexus Bill in the U.S. Senate Highlights Need for Source-to-Site Energy Analysis

New Bill Acknowledges the Relationship between Energy and Water, and Reflects a Growing Shift Toward Analyzing Water as Energy
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BOSTON, May 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A new Senate bill, the Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability (NEWS) Act of 2014 (S. 1971) will create a committee within the National Science and Technology Committee (NSTC) to streamline federal activities related to the management of interconnected energy and water systems. As part of this initiative, last year, individuals from BP, GE, Sandia National Lab, American Water, other organizations, and Energy Points were invited to provide their expertise on the issue at a roundtable discussion.

The Senate vs. the House: A Race to Help Disadvantaged Women in Washington DC


This past Wednesday the United States Senate and the House of Representatives faced off in a challenge to see who could collect the most clothing to benefit Dress for Success Washington DC.

Song of Sorrow or Call to Arms? Four Stratagems to Improve Our Politics


The TakeAway:   While extremist politics dominate Washington, financial markets continue to seize, and US credit-worthiness takes a beating, advocates of sustainability and good governance need to stop moping and get off the bench. Here are four stratagems to reverse the tide: educate and engage a broader public, hold political candidates accountable, and support Bob Massie for US Senate.   

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