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4 Questions Every Business Should Ask Before Going Solar

11 months 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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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The Clean Water Act and its Recent Trending Updates

1 year ago · 3 minute read

What is the Clean Water Act? The Clean Water Act (CWA) is a U.S. federal law that regulates the discharge of pollutants into the nation’s surface waters such as lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and coastal areas. The CWA originally began life back in 1948 as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.  After a series of […]

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Protect Your Groundwater Day

2 years ago · 2 minute read

BAI Group proudly recognizes September 3rd as “Protect Your Groundwater Day (PYGD).” PYGD is an annual observance established by the National Groundwater Association to promote the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. To create more awareness for groundwater protection, we’ve compiled some of the most interesting and eye-opening facts to signify the importance groundwater […]

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Three Ways Local Governments Can Take Advantage of Solar Energy

2 years ago · 3 minute read

Local governments and authorities throughout Pennsylvania continue to explore the pros and cons of solar energy, but many have not moved forward with solar projects due to the difficult hurdles they pose. For one thing, finding a suitable location can be a challenge, and the location is extremely important to the project’s performance. An even […]

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How To Go Solar with No CAPEX

2 years ago · 3 minute read

There is no denying the environmental and financial benefits of solar energy. The idea of harnessing the energy of the sun to produce electricity is gathering steam, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Although most companies are extremely open to the idea of powering their operations with clean energy from the sun, they […]

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Renewable Energy Trends

2 years ago · 2 minute read

Pennsylvania recently entered into the U.S. Climate Alliance, which is a consortium of states that are committed to implementing carbon emission limits in support of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement aims to control the rise of global temperatures from exceeding 1.5⁰C above pre-industrial revolution development levels, through reducing carbon emissions by at least 26-28 […]

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