Energy and Utilities

Smart Water Management and the Future of Cities with Dr. Allison Lassiter

August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Smart Water Management and the Future of Cities with Dr. Allison Lassiter

Climate change poses challenging and potentially catastrophic disruptions with rising sea levels and consequential flooding in coastal communities around the world. Our already strained and vulnerable water systems will need to be restructured as we think about how to better prepare our cities for climate adaptation. Today in Present Value, we had the opportunity to […]

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Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data

April 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data

As gas prices skyrocketed across the country these past few months, so has the conversation surrounding electric vehicles (EVs). Congress recently passed the 1.7 trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, with nearly 7.5 billion of it allocated towards building out America’s EV charging network. Now more than ever, people are looking for alternatives to their gas vehicles and […]

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How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

October 15, 2021 / Comments Off on How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

Over the past 18 months, museums and other cultural organizations have been forced to adapt and adjust their strategies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice turmoil. Forced closure, visitor restrictions and economic dislocation have impacted museum financial positions, and is forcing new creative approaches to organizational financial sustainability. One of the approaches […]

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The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

July 16, 2021 / Comments Off on The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

What is C-PACE?                                                                       Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy financing, or C-PACE, is a program that funds improvements that increase the energy efficiency and resiliency of commercial buildings. Currently approved in more than thirty states, C-PACE is intended to encourage building upgrades that enhance energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, seismic and other safety measures. In practice, […]

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Building Community Resilience: A Framework from Development Economics

July 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Building Community Resilience: A Framework from Development Economics

Building Resilience The global pandemic has been described as similar to a natural disaster, only hitting every place every day for months on end. The analogy is terrifying but apt. It also hints at a helpful perspective for building resilience. Resilience. That’s a word we’ve heard a lot lately, as applied to our cities, our […]

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What Makes Energy Policy so Important?

July 19, 2019 / Comments Off on What Makes Energy Policy so Important?

This week in Present Value, ESI asks Senior Advisor David Boonin the question, “What makes energy policy so important?” “DB” will mark David’s responses to the questions. The energy industry is undergoing significant changes, which have influenced business decision making and public policies at all levels of government. ESI has been a long-term partner of […]

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