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Private water companies to bridge $500B water investment gap in U.S., finds study
WaterWorld.com
Boston, MA-- According to a new report from Bluefield Research, private water markets in the United States are poised for significant growth.


INFRASTRUCTURE

Clean energy and better infrastructure: a great combination
SFbg.com
Washington, DC-- Achieving a more sustainable San Francisco means a city running on clean power. It also means maintaining our infrastructure to keep San Francisco functioning.

Climate Change & US Energy Structure
Environmentalleader.com
Washington, DC-- According to a recent GAO report, US energy infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to a range of climate change impacts, increasing the risk of disruptions of energy critical for your operations.

Why the U.S. Is Building a Fantastical Aquarium
Citylab.com
Washington, DC-- Soon enough, Brazil will be able to boast the largest aquarium in South America. When it is completed in 2015, Acquario Ceará, a new public aquarium planned for the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza.


Boats Travel over Great Terrain on the Great Lakes
Americaninfrastructuremag.com
Washington, DC-- The exporting of commerce and trade via small and large boats has been a way of transporting goods since around the 17th centuries.


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ENERGY

Oil market firm before US energy report
Brecorder.com Washington, DC-- World oil prices edged higher in cautious trading and dealmakers monitored the latest newsflow from Ukraine and the Middle East, ahead of the weekly US inventories report.

Is Solar Leading US Energy, in terms of installations?
Cleantechnica.com
Washington, DC-- The most recent Ferc report states that the Natural gas sector continues to lead the US, in terms of installation capacity, for 2014. As of the end of June, there were 18 new facilities with a total capacity of 1,555 MW.

Is Coal the Next Clean Energy?
Fool.com
Washington, DC-- Scientists tell us that carbon dioxide (CO2) is bad and that it is the primary cause of climate change. While there is much controversy regarding the science and reality of climate change, the fact remains that governments are mandating changes to the energy market to reduce CO2.

U.S. needs energy strategy: House members are making a big push to expand offshore energy
Unitedliberty.org
Washington, DC-- A group of House members is working to gain support from their colleagues to encourage the Department of the Interior to expand offshore energy access in the next Five Year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.


ENVIRONMENT

NRG Energy Announces Acquisition of Solar Facility in the US Virgin Islands
AZocleantech.com Washington, DC-- Once completed, the power will be sold to the U.S. Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Proposed Rule
Jdsupra.com
Washington, DC-- On April 21, 2014, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (collectively the “Agencies”) released a proposed rule to define the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”).

To Unlock Wind, Build Transmission Lines Linking the Plains to the Cities
Scientificamerican.com
Washington, DC-- A vital factor affecting the economics of any energy source is transportation: where is the fuel extracted, where is it used, and how does it get from point A to point B?

Global Green USA and EPA educate local citizens to combat Climate Change
Yosemite.EPA.gov
Dallas, TX-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Global Green USA are taking action by conducting neighborhood workshops that introduce citizens to cost-effective, do-it-yourself practices for stormwater usage in the New Orleans area.


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TRANSPORTATION

U.S. Seeks New Rules for Rail Transport of Fuel
Wall Street Journal
Washington, DC-- The U.S. government wants to phase out thousands of railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol within two years, as part of proposed rules to upgrade safety for trains carrying flammable fuels.


2014 U.S. Transportation Outlook Stable at Mid-Year
Heraldonline.com
New York-- U.S. transportation maintains a stable outlook as it hits the midpoint in 2014 on constant conditions across U.S. transportation sectors and favorable bond markets, according to a new Fitch Ratings report.

US struggles to find long-term infrastructure plan
Joc.com
Washington, DC-- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he won’t be celebrating if a $10.9 billion injection for the Highway Trust Fund approved by the House last week makes it through the Senate.

Anthony Foxx: U.S. needs long-term transportation funding plan
Washingtonexaminer.com
Washington, DC-- Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said that he and the previous 11 transportation secretaries will release an open letter to Congress demanding action on a long-term transportation investment plan.


WATER / WASTEWATER

$500bn Water Treatment Investment Opportunities
Environmentalleader.com
Washington, DC-- Private companies are positioned to bridge an investment gap of more than $500 billion for drinking water and wastewater treatment in the US over the next 20 years, according to a report from Bluefield Research.

U.S. water quality: No day at the beach
Denverpost.com
Washington, DC-- A study conducted by the environmental organization NRDS found that as many as 10 percent of U.S. beaches are unsafe for swimming, contaminated with storm-water runoff and sewage overflow that cause illnesses.

Columbus to spread more wastewater sludge on farm fields
Dispatch.com
Washington, DC-- The city wants to spread its wastewater sludge on farm fields rather than burn it and dump it into landfills. To do that, Columbus will spend $3.2 million to design storage tanks to hold the sludge.

California wastewater wells issued emergency shutdown
Envirotech-online.com
Washington, DC-- Companies in California, US, have been ordered by the state to stop injecting fracking wastewater into 11 well sites in Kern County.



 




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July 24,   2014
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