A joint report by Black & Veatch and Canary Media explores how the climate crisis is pushing decarbonization strategies in the race to net zero.
Climate change no longer is a nebulous concept, as communities around the globe experience the devastating effects of rising temperatures and increasingly extreme weather events. To address this, policymakers, corporations and other stakeholders are plotting ambitious net-zero action, helping to establish electrification and decarbonization as the overarching “megatrends” of 2021, according to a new report from global engineering and construction leader Black & Veatch and Canary Media.
By Lisa Fewins, Associate Vice President and Managing Director of Black & Veatch’s Environmental Business and Interim Corporate Sustainability Manager
Industry emissions and the simple acts of living every day is heating our world. Climate change is scientific fact. It’s a tangible part of our existence that no longer is focused thousands of miles away as ice sheets break off glaciers in the Artic or retreat from distant mountains. The consequences of our polluting actions have arrived at our doorsteps.
September 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch and IBM will collaborate on a new project to combine IBM’s Maximo Application Suite of software products with Black & Veatch’s expertise in real-time data analytics, using artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline data interpretation.
As countries and companies work to decarbonize in an effort to align with the Paris Agreement and limit global temperature rise, public conversation can take on an “electrify everything” theme. While electrification is helpful in making big strides toward decarbonization, covering the final stretch to net zero requires integration of various emerging technologies.
The American Society for Civil Engineers recognizes Barnard, global process and technology leader, for ‘innovation and excellence in civil engineering design’
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch announces that Dr. James Barnard, global process and technology leader for the company’s water business, has been honored with the American Society for Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award for design. The OPAL award is bestowed upon exceptional civil engineering leaders in recognition of their lifetime achievements. The ASCE selected Barnard his outstanding contributions to the field of design in advanced water pollution control.
Black & Veatch Monitoring Updates on Upcoming Federal and Local Guideline Changes
This year has seen an unprecedented amount of regulatory activity aimed at mitigating the effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in our environment and consumer products. This flurry of activity has been accompanied by a spate of announcements from state and local governments, along with publications of technical papers and findings, which all clarify that “the PFAS Challenge” is more complicated than it seems.
U.S. Agency for International Development to contract infrastructure services from global infrastructure solutions leader
OVERLAND PARK, Kans., September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch announces today that it has won a share of a seven-year, $800 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ) for architectural, engineering and other services to support the growing global mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Advanced by the U.S. Senate and now awaiting a House vote, a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill calls for hundreds of billions of dollars of direct federal spending to broaden electric vehicle charging stations, wind and solar energy generation, battery energy storage and the development of clean hydrogen fuels across the country. With all of these ambitions, century-old Black & Veatch stands ready to use its broad construction, engineering and procurement expertise to guide the development.
As nations across the globe attempt to mitigate climate change, asset owners in coal power will need to take action to prevent stranded assets. In Asia, demand for electricity continues to increase against a backdrop of growing pressure to decarbonize. To balance the two needs, utility operators with long-term capital in coal-fired generation must prepare their assets for retirement, repurposing with affordable or alternative generation, or diversifying their business portfolios.
Environmental benefits, regulatory incentives and evolving industry standards galvanize implementation of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies
As countries around the world seek to reduce their carbon emissions, they turn to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies to aid their efforts. CCUS is essential to the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the industrial processes of power generation, chemical production, mining, oil refining, steel and manufacturing.