Lights out: Can the U.S. survive a ‘catastrophic’ power outage?

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Recently, the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) examined the ability of the U.S. federal government to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage striking a large swath of the nation. What is a catastrophic power outage? It’s a power outage longer than a few days or even weeks and that is, according […]

Asset management: The primary asset

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40 trillion Euros by 2030. That’s the experts’ best guess on the global investments needed to expand public infrastructure sufficiently to keep up with the expected rate of economic growth. This number equals a 4 followed by 13 zeroes and is only slightly less than 10 times the 2015 GDPs of Austria, Germany and Switzerland combined. According to a recent survey of 100 […]