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Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

This Infra Week

Friday, February 28th, 2014
NYCDOT

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
The Passengers Are Up and Running, But Are the Trains?
Move Over Venice, Kirkland Gets in the Gondola Game
South Carolina’s Legare Bridge Gets Pedestrian/Cyclist Friendly
Could Congress Find Common Ground On Complete Streets?
Coulda Wouda Shouda: The HSR Edition
Nashville is Growing, But is its Transit System?

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Annise D. Parker, Mayor of Houston

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Annise D. Parker, Mayor of Houston

Mayor Parker is Houston’s 61st mayor and one of only two women to hold the City’s highest elected office. As the City’s chief executive officer, she is responsible for all aspects of the general management of the City and for enforcement of all laws and ordinances…In addition to her duties as mayor, Parker is a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Advisory Council and on the boards of the Texas Environmental Research Consortium and Houston Galveston Area Council.

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Natural Gas and Renewables in Texas

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Table I-1: Overview of Modeled ERCOT Scenarios

THE TEXAS CLEAN ENERGY COALITION
In the electrically-independent power system of Texas known as ERCOT, the evolution of the power sector is especially related to the development path for renewable energy and natural gas-fired power. With over 12,000 MW of installed capacity, Texas is the largest state producer of wind-powered electricity in the U.S. Wind resources in Texas are more than double the next two largest wind capacity states combined. At the same time, Texas is the leading U.S. producer of natural gas, and the state generates nearly half its electricity from natural gas plants, substantially more than it generates from coal or nuclear power. Texas also has abundant, high-quality wind resources and solar energy potential.

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Wasting Water Endangers Texas’ Rivers, Fish and Wildlife

Monday, November 18th, 2013
To the Last Drop: Wasting Water Endangers Texas

ENVIRONMENT TEXAS
Investing in water efficiency and conservation measures will help protect Texas’ rivers and is a better choice for meeting the state’s water needs than building new reservoirs and adding pipelines to transfer water to distant consumers.

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Interactive Map: Clean Energy Jobs Across the Country

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Clean Energy Works for Us 1

Cleanenergyworksforus.org, started by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) in August, 2013, aggregates clean energy job data from around the U.S. and makes the information available to the public along with articles, videos and other clean-energy media. Their interactive map is a great tool to see what’s happening in your state, region, or anywhere in the country.

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June 5th – 6th: Green Data Center Conference 2013

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
The Green Data Center Conference & Exhibition

From Global Strategic Management Institute: Register here What is GDCon?The Green Data Center Conference and Exhibition seeks to provide strategic information for data center professionals looking to optimize their facility through increased energy efficiency and innovative data center design trends. Industry experts, interactive workshops and case study presentations will be used to demonstrate the cost […]

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High Speed Rail in Texas Animation

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

- M2 Studio on Vimeo

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Marble Falls, TX: US-281 Bridge Demolition

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Demolition of the old US 281 bridge in Marble Falls Texas on the morning of March 17th 2013. – Ando22RE on YouTube

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Charles Marohn, Strong Towns

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Charles Marohn is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, as well as the Strong Towns Blog primary author. Topics include:
The Low Return on Horizontal Infrastructure
Build it and They Will Come
Wasteful, not Wealthy
Memphis: A Study in Urban Planning
Texas: A Failing Model

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South Texas Native Plant Restoration Project

Friday, November 16th, 2012

CAESAR KLEBERG WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Restoring vegetative cover on disturbed or engineered soils following roadway construction is a minor part of the overall workload of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). But the resultant plant communities that exist along Texas’ 80,000 miles of roadways may well be the most visible and cared about portion of a roadway to many members of the public, natural resource managers, and especially adjacent landowners.

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