Monthly Archives: June 2013

Some Good Ideas for Controlling Infrastructure Costs

Another advocate of infrastructure spending also addresses the cost overruns frequently associated with big projects.  He advocates fixed price contracts as well as creative funding mechanisms as a means of making more projects feasible.

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Example: New Cleantech Infrastructure

Germany, which has set in place policies to accelerate its transition from mineral fuels to renewable energy, is the site for a renewable hybrid project:  wind to hydrogen formation, with the gas to be available for various uses, including storage … Continue reading

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Infrastructure: spending too much?

This post points out that spending on infrastructure in the US has actually increased over the past few years and raises questions about the hyperbolic language some advocates of more infrastructure spending use.  It also suggests that spending much more … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Opportunity Cost Spelled Out

Here is an interesting take on the cost of failing to keep up the demands for efficient, modern infrastructure:  the opportunity cost in dollar terms estimated to be $1/2 trillion by 2020.  This translates into $3,000 per American family.  Among … Continue reading

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