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Regional advantages will define future energy transitions, says Baker Institute expert

August 11, 2020 - in COVID-19, Energy, News

James A. Baker Institute of Public Policy(Image)   HOUSTON – Different countries will respond in different ways to the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability based upon their regional advantages, according to a new paper by an…

Report: An infrastructure stimulus plan for the COVID-19 recession

August 4, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the nation to its core, and the ensuing economic contraction shows no signs of letting up. As in past recessions, infrastructure…

COVID-19 Relief Stalls, House Passes THUD Appropriations

August 4, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

Legislation introduced in the Senate on July 27 to provide $1 trillion worth of further COVID-19 relief funding is getting little traction ahead of the…

Esri and United Nations Create COVID-19 Population Vulnerability Dashboard

July 31, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

New Tool Will Help Public Health Organizations Use Census Data to Fight Pandemic REDLANDS, Calif. —Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced it has collaborated with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to create the UNFPA COVID-19…

Steel Industry Groups Urge Senate Leaders to Include Infrastructure in Next Stimulus Bill

July 22, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, major domestic steel industry groups strongly reiterated their support for significant funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and called on congressional leadership to support this funding in the next phase of COVID-19…

Michael Baker International Partners with the City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to Reimagine Streets during COVID-19 Pandemic

July 6, 2020 - in Corporate, COVID-19, News

PITTSBURG – Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services celebrating 80 Years of Making a Difference, has partnered with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership  and City of Pittsburgh’s Department…

GBCI Announces New Safety First Pilot Credits for SITES and TRUE Rating Systems, in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

June 29, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

New guidance connects sustainability and health as part of economic recovery and response Washington, D.C. – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance…

ASCE report: Pandemic adds to infrastructure woes

June 24, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

Infrastructure is the foundation that connects U.S. businesses and enables communities to thrive. Our roads, water systems, energy grid and more help drive the economy, support our quality of life and ensure public health and safety. Unfortunately, we have…

Pandemic delivers seismic shock to global energy system, World Energy Council says

June 22, 2020 - in COVID-19, Energy, News

It is now clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a fundamental impact on the world’s energy systems and on the pace and direction of the global transition. Dramatic cuts in spending and a reallocation of funds into digital solutions and environmental…

Woolpert, Centric Consulting Helping Local Governments Access and Maximize CARES Act Funding

June 19, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

The partnership provides data, management and organizational support to help municipalities apply for and receive financial relief in the wake of COVID-19. DAYTON, Ohio (June 19, 2020) — Woolpert and Centric Consulting are working together to help local…