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Poll: 8 Billion People, What is the top infrastructure challenge?

30 Nov 2022, Posted by bdierker in Aii Asks, All Posts, Blog Posts

This month, the population of the planet is believed to have surpassed 8 billion living people. This milestone serves as a reminder of the importance of critical natural resources, infrastructure, agriculture, and various services. Without well-functioning markets, supply chains, and governments, millions of people will be exposed to heat or…

Innovation is the Only Path to Solving Climate Change

16 Sep 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

If the threat is as dire as some believe, we cannot wait for policy changes to take effect. Realistically, tax and regulatory policy cannot bring about the type of innovation revolution needed. Taxes discourage growth and regulation restrictions action. While restriction may be worthwhile when it prevents and holds back…

Energy Month: Wind Energy

17 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Wind energy has been used for purposes of sailing and flying for hundreds of years. Wind energy can also be harnessed for electricity via wind turbines. Turbines, advanced from the previous windmills, use the wind to turn propellers that generate electricity, delivered to homes and businesses through transmission and distribution…

Costs, Carbon, and Cargo, Powering Shipping into the Future

31 May 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

The international shipping industry facilitates the movement of millions of products between continents in a matter of weeks. Massive container ships today are so large that they require their own unit (measured in twenty-foot equivalent units or TEUs), and with their significant freight capacity, they form the backbone of the…

Safer Digging Part 3: Keep it in Park

10 May 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

This blog series is laser-focused on innovative technology that can improve the damage prevention process. While this particular series only discusses one technology – Electronic white-lining (EWL)– we have covered its manifold benefits, including public safety, damage reduction, and communications value. Electronic white-lining has multiple advantages, but here we focus…

Self-Driving into the Future

19 Apr 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

While some recent conversations about transportation in the U.S. are relatively simple – like the supply and demand for oil – others are more nuanced and complex. America is a car-dependent country, with more than 90% of households estimated to have access to a vehicle. But with the changing climate…

Innovation Drives Direct Air Capture’s Growing Viability

07 Apr 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

Vacuuming your house to be rid of dust can be quite a chore. Dirt and dust seem to accumulate faster than you can keep up. Yet, ever since the first vacuum was invented in 1908, larger and more powerful vacuums have made cleaning household carpets and factory floors far easier….

Energy Consumption in the Age of Cryptocurrency

05 Apr 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

When it comes to sustainability, many industries are considering how to reduce their energy consumption. Organizations are also taking a more critical look at how their services and products may impact the environment. With the rise in digital currency, new discussions are emerging about the value of cryptocurrency and its…

Resilience of Regional Roots

29 Mar 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Across the U.S., underground utilities occupy space at different depths. Many factors influence the depth you may find these pipes, cables, and wires, such as the local landscape, population density, and importantly, the regional climate. Due to regional climate variations within the U.S., these modern roots must be protected from…

An Artificial Energy Crisis

09 Mar 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

An Artificial Energy Crisis   President Joe Biden said this week that “It’s simply not true that my administration or policies are holding back domestic energy production.” He went on to cite onshore production statistics, comparing them to President Donald Trump’s first year in office, and stating that thousands of…

Push Toward Renewables Requires Mining and Fossil Fuels

23 Feb 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

The current push to electrify the U.S. transportation sector along with homes and businesses means that massive amounts of raw material will be needed to build out a more robust and smarter grid, deploy new renewable technology, and facilitate power storage. This electrified future that many long for will require…

Measuring the Impact of Storms on Critical Infrastructure

03 Feb 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

With harsh winter conditions ramping up and COVID-19 requiring more people to quarantine or work remotely, broadband resiliency has never been more important. Unfortunately, storms often cause power failures, leaving many without electricity and even internet service when they need it most. In January, an extreme winter snowstorm in parts…

A Sustainable Model

26 Jan 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

Thriving society requires energy. The source of that energy can come from an array of natural resources and technological processes to convert light, heat, and motion into power. Energy development must, of course, be reconciled with environmental protection to minimize negative externalities. As innovators and public officials seek a sustainable…

Infrastructure Think Tank Calls For New Energy Model

26 Jan 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Press Releases

Washington, D.C, January 26, 2021 — The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) on Wednesday released its newest report, A Sustainable Energy Model: Ensuring Robust Energy, Resilient Infrastructure, and Climate Balance. The report offers a new model to move beyond the energy and environmental status quo. In the report, also…

Flood Mitigation Policies and Practices

17 Dec 2021, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

As the U.S. comes out of hurricane season and the Infrastructure and Jobs Act allocates multi-million dollar resources for infrastructure repairs, flood mitigation infrastructure stands to benefit from a long-awaited influx of funds. Dam failures and massive flooding have struck numerous communities on the coast and inland as the impacts…