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NPDES Permitting and Earth Disturbance Activities: What You Need to Know About PAG-02

20 hours ago · 3 minute read

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reissued the PAG-02 General Permit effective December 8, 2019. As some of you may know already, construction activities with earth disturbances greater than or equal to one acre require National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage. PAG-02 NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities […]

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Selecting the Right Location for Your Solar Installation

21 hours ago · 3 minute read

Because solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, their location is important to ensure they’re working as efficiently as possible. There are a few factors to consider when locating a solar panel installation, so that you generate as much electricity as possible. Direction and Tilt of Solar Panels The best direction, or azimuth, to face solar […]

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How To Complete A Solar Feasibility Study For Your Organization

1 week ago · 4 minute read

As popular as solar energy is today, the process for determining whether a solar project is a sensible investment can be a black box that many facilities’ managers and chief financial officers would prefer to avoid. In this blog post, we will equip you with basic tools to complete your own internal solar feasibility analysis […]

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Current and Future Incentives for Commercial Solar Installations in Pennsylvania

4 weeks ago · 5 minute read

Although solar panels continue to fall in price, federal and state incentives are still very important to the financial success of a solar project. In this post, we review the status of current and future incentives for solar projects in Pennsylvania. State Level Incentives and Programs Unlike its neighbors, Pennsylvania does not currently offer incentives […]

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Marking Earth Day 2020 In Challenging Times

1 month ago · 2 minute read

Since Earth Day was first held on April 22, 1970, it has grown into the world’s largest civic event. One of the positive results of this movement has been the establishment of a strong set of federal and state regulations that have been quite successful in improving our water and air. Even though Earth Day […]

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4 Questions Every Business Should Ask Before Going Solar

1 month ago · 5 minute read

If you are considering investing in a solar panel installation for your firm, there are four key items to consider that can inform your decision-making. By answering these questions, you can focus your efforts as you consider going solar. Why solar?  Where will your panels be installed? How will you fund solar? What is your […]

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What’s New About PA’s Management of Fill Policy

3 months ago · 3 minute read

Effective January 1, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is enforcing significant changes to the Management of Fill Policy (read it here). Here are the key points you need to know: The policy is important to anyone who moves fill Developed in 2004, original Management of Fill Policy was designed to facilitate the […]

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2020 ENERGY GENERATION TRENDS

4 months ago · 2 minute read

As gas slows down, renewables show continued growth. An Update on Natural Gas It’s no surprise that the cost of natural gas fluctuates as supply and demand changes. In recent years, the U.S. has successfully developed new supplies for oil and gas, which can be a positive for consumers and drive prices lower, but difficult […]

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Pennsylvania’s Act 2 and Brownfields

6 months ago · 2 minute read

BAI has helped clients with contaminated properties since the company’s founding over 30 years ago, and even prior to the nation’s focus on “brownfield” redevelopment and Pennsylvania’s innovative Land Recycling Program (Act 2).  What is Pennsylvania’s Act 2? Pennsylvania’s Act 2 is a program that was enacted in 1995 to facilitate the cleanup of former […]

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Complex Environmental Permitting

7 months ago · < 1 minute read

BAI’s team was contracted by a Fortune 500 company to handle environmental permitting for a 32+ mile transmission line rehabilitation that spanned from Pennsylvania into West Virginia. Managing large-scale linear projects, such as overhead utility lines or underground pipelines, is a complex and unique process. Due to the large size and scope of the project, […]

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