It will take too long to construct …. ?

“It will take us a decade to construct the proposed landfill.” What if time could work in your favor when closing your CCR unit? What if there was a solution that established timeframe as a key metric when closing your CCR unit? What if that solution could flexibly respond to the “unknown” challenges of [...]

By |2021-05-05T09:58:36-04:00May 5th, 2021|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Sometimes It Doesn’t Pay to Be the Environmental Knight, But Sometimes It Can.

When does it pay to do more than the minimum? In a previous blog, I discussed the importance of doing more than the minimum requirements stated in regulatory documents. From an environmental standpoint, it always pays off to go the extra mile. Financially, applying additional safeguards can be expensive. Additionally, the current regulatory framework does [...]

By |2021-02-09T09:06:39-05:00February 8th, 2021|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

CCR Management: The Economics of It All, EnCAP-IT Solutions

Project Costs Matter. It is hard to believe that the massive push for CCR Environmental Management reform is all about the mighty dollar, but it is. Current arguments of this almost 12-year stakeholder battle have transcended to cost recovery, and who will pay for the CCR deposition methods. Like this wasn’t in the [...]

By |2020-12-22T09:22:18-05:00December 22nd, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

CCR Management: Grades and Costs

It is usually around 4th Grade when kids start to notice the grades sent home on report cards. These written in ink letters share a performance level on daily lessons, homework, and tests. It takes half a second to learn that the lower the grade, the more work a kid needs to do to [...]

By |2020-12-17T09:58:18-05:00December 17th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Is Doing the Bare Minimum Ever Good Enough?

While a ship captain may want to get past the waves to smooth sail down the coast, a leader in environmental management needs to be aware of changes in the industry. Whether it is regulatory forces, budgeting, the effects of the pandemic, or adapting to new technologies and innovation, there is rarely a time [...]

By |2020-11-06T10:34:16-05:00November 6th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

The Collaborative Approach is rising! Are you prepared?

Over the past several years, increased pressure from communities, environmental groups, politicians, and regulators has changed the environmental service game. In most cases, it is no longer good enough to deal with environmental challenges by applying traditional approaches – Forcing project owners to look for alternatives, like a collaborative approach. Albert Einstein is widely [...]

By |2020-08-26T12:36:33-04:00August 26th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

There’s Airspace Aplenty, So What’s the Problem?

“Airspace” is generally defined as the number of cubic yards a landfill has available for waste. The amount of remaining airspace can be used to estimate a landfill’s remaining lifespan in years. Since the United States covers vast, largely unpopulated areas, particularly in the Midwest, it would seem we have limitless capacity for [...]

By |2020-08-04T09:40:27-04:00August 4th, 2020|safeBERM|0 Comments

As Landfills Max Out, It Takes a Village to Determine What’s Next

When a landfill nears the end of its useful life, all the people it affects — its owners, government officials, nearby residents, and developers — need to come together to develop a plan for the future. No homeowner ever chooses to have a landfill in their backyard, and many fight hard to prevent it. [...]

By |2020-07-14T10:57:09-04:00July 14th, 2020|safeREUSE|0 Comments

Where is all this Coal Ash supposed to go?

It is all about STORAGE. A simple analogy, coal ash storage is like trying to organize your closet in an endless battle to fit ever more stuff into little space.  However, unlike your closet problem utility companies cannot get rid of those unneeded belongings (coal ash), or sign on the dotted line for [...]

By |2020-06-16T11:59:14-04:00June 16th, 2020|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

From the Desk of the Utility CEO

The CEO in the corner office of any large organization has a lonely existence. CEOs of utilities may feel even more isolated – but it’s not mandatory. The energy industry is steadily evolving beyond fossil fuels and shifting to more renewable and sustainable sources. This is fantastic news for the planet, but before this transformation [...]

By |2020-03-31T10:30:37-04:00August 20th, 2019|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments
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