Economy & Business

May 5, 2020

Webinar: Managing Corrosion and Biofouling on the Offshore Monopile Supports for Wind Turbines

This free World Ocean Council webinar presents research on a new concept for offshore wind monopile design to address corrosion and also create habitat for marine life, enhance local ecologies and provide ecosystem services in terms of fisheries, nutrient cycling and carbon fixation. 10:00 a.m. ET.


"Meat-Shortage Risk Climbs With 25% of U.S. Pork Capacity Offline"

"The U.S. is edging closer to possible meat shortages with another major plant taken off line. About a quarter of American pork production and 10% of beef output has now been shuttered, according to the United Food & Commercial Workers, which estimates that 13 U.S. plants have seen closures."

Source: Bloomberg, 04/24/2020

"Bipartisan Senators Announce $19.5B Water Infrastructure Proposal"

"Lawmakers on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee have announced two pieces of draft legislation that together would invest  $19.5 billion into the country’s water infrastructure."

Source: The Hill, 04/22/2020

"Pandemic: Coal Company With Pruitt Ties Among Loan Recipients"

"A coal mining company with ties to Scott Pruitt, and a handful of companies serving the oil and natural gas industry, are among the beneficiaries of a loan program Congress established to help small businesses get through the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: Greenwire, 04/22/2020


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