Tag: Energy

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Don’t Fear the Next Big Energy Transition

Michael E. Webber’s 2019 book, “Power Trip: The Story of Energy,” considers world history as the history of energy. All of which is very interesting. And what’s perhaps even more interesting is the way that history points toward the future of the world’s energy uses. Webber, Ph.D., sees big changes on the horizon; changes he’ll outline as a keynote speaker at the ASCE Virtual Technical Conference 2020,...

Kockelman Earns Bechtel Energy Award

ASCE has honored Kara M. Kockelman, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2020 Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Energy Award for significant contributions to fields related to energy consumption by the transportation system, through extensive research on how electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles impact energy consumption and how an inclusive energy perspective can better fit within the broader urban environment. Kockelman is a professor at the University...

ASCE Member Active in India, CA, SC and WA, Ghosh Dies

Indrajit J. Ghosh, a widely traveled civil and environmental engineer on nuclear power projects who served as a local ASCE president in South Carolina and Washington state, has died at the age of 73. Ghosh, P.E., F.ASCE, began his career in 1967 in his native India, then left for the United Kingdom a year later. At the height of nuclear power projects, he emigrated to...

Protecting Our Nation’s Power Grid

Now more than ever, our power infrastructure is at risk. Significant power outages have risen from 76 in 2007 to 307 in 2011 largely due to aging and underfunded infrastructure equipment and systems. ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure in 2013 gave the United States a D+ in energy due to the nation’s reliance on an aging electrical grid and pipeline distribution system, some of...