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Leaders in the Smart City Movement
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What is a “Smart City”? According to one definition, it’s an urban area that uses different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect data, with insights gained from that…


Rural Electric Cooperatives Get Big Money to Improve Infrastructure
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it will provide loans and loan guarantees to rural electric cooperatives and utilities to build or improve infrastructure in 21 states. The funding…


Looking Ahead: It’s Time to Plan for and Build a Robust, Sustainable U.S.-led Recovery

While scientists and health professionals huddle with public officials to determine the best course forward to combat COVID-19 and relax social distancing, more of our leaders must address the need…


Electrification: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Electrification has been a much-touted driver for the global energy transition toward decarbonization. But though an all-electric future could have vast implications for the power and gas sectors, achieving it…


Five Inspections Made Easier with Drone Technology
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Today, drones equipped with sensors and cameras are proving their worth in gathering real-time footage that can be stored for later analysis. Uncrewed aerial systems can detect failing structures and…