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The Impact of the Infrastructure Bill in the Promotion of Clean Energy

LogoA new report analyzing the Infrastructure Bill has identified that the cut it could achieve in greenhouse gas emissions in the US by 2030 could be nearly a gigaton. The $3.5 trillion package of measures that is currently being considered could completely overhaul energy and make a big dent in the commitments that President Biden has made in terms of cutting emissions.

Diversifying the Workforce Through New Technology

LogoThe advantages of technology are not exactly unknown to those in industrial engineering jobs in USA today. However, as manufacturing leaders are now dealing with one of the most mobile and adaptable workforces in history, many have called for a closer look at the way technology could be used to open up workplaces to those with disabilities.

Engineering Infrastructure and Jobs Act Approaches the Finish Line

LogoThe Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has had a long - and often frustrated - journey through the legislature but now looks as though it may be approaching the finish line. The $1 trillion measure will pour resources into a wide range of projects, including water, bridges, highways and the electric grid if it is implemented. The package made it through the Senate at the start of August with a robust bipartisan vote and now needs to successfully clear the House in order to be put in place.

Renewable Energy Targets Will Require Federal Support for Infrastructure Projects

LogoThe Biden Administration has set some ambitious targets when it comes to renewable energy engineering projects and using clean energy to reduce environmental impact. Electric vehicles are going to be a particularly important part of shifting the US onto greener territory and the objective of EVs making up 50% of new car sales by 2030 is an ambitious one.

High Speed Rail Solution Is a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

LogoHigh speed rail projects have had something of a tough time in recent years but with the arrival of a more transit-friendly administration in Washington there is now a drive towards securing more federal support for deployment of these systems across the USA. The current focus on infrastructure has been identified as a 'once in a generation opportunity' to get more support in place for all transport systems, including high speed rail. American Public Transportation Association President and CEO Paul Skoutelas has suggested that there is a need to now establish a long-term funding source for projects such as high-speed rail, along the lines of the Highway Trust Fund. Many routes that have been earmarked for high-speed rail currently face significant challenges and secure funding could make all the difference. That's especially so given the opportunities that exist for integrating electrified high-speed rail as a solution to climate change.

PV2 Float Leading in Renewable Energy Engineering Projects

LogoRenewable energy engineering projects tend to be a hotbed for innovation with some of the most talented minds in the world focused on finding new ways to generate cleaner power. Solar has long been a great source of renewable energy but there have also been challenges, such as securing enough land for the solar PV design and systems that are required to generate the energy that we need. Now, a new era in renewable energy engineering projects is dawning as engineers start to look at how to do this on water. A new partnership, called PV2 Float, has been put together to look at floating solar PV, analyzing whether this might be a cost-effective way forward, as well as identifying technical requirements and the ecological impact of this approach. The PV2 Float project will run over three years and is designed to show how it's possible for organizations to expand their solar capacity without taking up any extra land space to do it.

Innovation in Engineering Infrastructure Recruitment

LogoTraffic is a problem that has affected infrastructure all over the country. However, the solutions offered by technology have the potential to help ease this. The Maine and New Hampshire transport departments are about to put to the test new technology that is designed to help avoid traffic issues on the bridge that connects the two states.

Renewable Energy Infrastructure Engineering and Holograms

LogoSolar energy is well established as a sustainable power option but it's not an area where innovation ever stands still. Given that the energy from sunlight amounts to 10,000 times more than the energy requirements that the world currently has there is clearly more that can be done.

Construction Recruitment and the COVID-19 Pandemic

LogoThe impact of the pandemic has been widely felt in construction but new figures indicate that some parts of the industry are getting hit more forcefully than others. Recent statistics from the United States Department of Commerce have revealed that construction spending rose by just 0.2% in March 2021.

The Biden Administration's Plan for Sustainability

LogoGreen energy has become an accelerating growth area across the world as countries look for more sustainable power options moving forward. The Biden Administration has now taken a big step towards the targets set for renewables with approval of the first commercial scale offshore wind farm built in the US and permitted in federal waters.