Infrastructure

The historical–geographical construction of power: electricity in Eastern North Carolina

The attached paper analyzes the creation of the uneven distribution of electricity throughout Eastern North Carolina, tracing the history of the energy distribution from the introduction of utilities to now. The author dives into the different organizational structures of energy utilities, how...Read more

Parks are Critical Urban Infrastructure: Perception and Use of Urban Green Spaces in NYC During COVID-19

This article is a pre-publication finding article conducted by scholars to see how important green spaces are to the physical and mental wellbeing for city residents. That said, according to the results cited, the pandemic did not significantly or negatively affect the use of public green spaces...Read more

Touchberry - 5G as Infrastructure - 2020

A brief recount of the current phases of the stimulus bills past in most recent times and the prospect of a fourth stimulus package that might include support and funding for digital infrastructure (like broadband internet) and healthcare facilities, most needed during a pandemic of this scale...Read more

Williams - Broadcasting Essential COVID19 - 2020

A review of the measures that have been taken in response to COVID-19 and how such responses have contributed to residents searching for news in their local areas. Given the rise in unemployment during this pandemic, the article notes how local broadcasting is becoming more of an interest for...Read more

Energy cooperatives in Germany – an example of successful alternative economies?

This paper expands on the existing artifacts I've uploaded that promote community renewable energy initiatives (CREs) as ways to subvert traditional power structures and promote greater democratization within the struggle for energy justice by positing new terminology - "alternative economies...Read more

TOI Staff - Accelerating Infrastructure - 2020

Taking advantage of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, countries like Israel are funding road repairs and transportation upgrades to both keep a sector of the economy alive and complete outstanding infrastructure projects.Read more

Senate Bill Includes $500M Additional For LIHEAP, Creates Water Pilots

On August 10th, 2021 the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill which adds $500 Million for LIHEAP Over 5 Year, provides $3.5B for WAP, and creates Water Assistance Needs Study & 40 Pilot Projects. The WAP increase is a ten-fold increase in the...Read more

Power companies urge Biden to implement policies to cut emissions 80% by 2030

This article reports on a letter signed by thirteen electricity companies that urges the Biden administration to adopt clean energy standards. Specifically, they want to "ensure the electricity industry cuts carbon emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2030." The letter did not mention Biden'...Read more

Petrova and Prodromidou - Politics, Austerity, Vulnerability - 2019

This ethnographic work brings forth the pathways of energy consumption and production under regulatory austerity programs, currently governing Greece, as they exist in energy vulnerable environments that tend to generate energy poverty.Read more

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