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Mr. Mitchell Winkler, P.E., R.Eng, M.ASCE


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Posted By Mitchell Winkler 11-01-2023 03:35 PM
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Offshore wind development globally is up against strong headwinds from inflationary-driven cost increases and higher interest rates and for the US East Coast developers, electricity rates that were negotiated under more favorable circumstances. In my view, the local opposition was the final nail in the ...
Posted By Mitchell Winkler 10-09-2023 03:41 PM
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I think it's incredibly hard in this country to have an 'adult' conversation about energy. There are too many competing factions and special interest groups. While I think there are valid concerns with offshore wind energy, wind energy development in the OCS (Outer Continental Shelf) is subject to NEPA, ...
Posted By Mitchell Winkler 06-12-2023 08:10 AM
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This week, an article that caught my eye was on a proposed plan to pipe desalinated water from the Gulf of Mexico to the Phoenix area. Such a project could be a boon to civil engineers, but is it good for society? One might argue it defers the need to make difficult decisions on water resource allocation ...
Posted By Mitchell Winkler 05-11-2023 01:47 PM
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I see tidal barrages as tool in the tool kit but not a panacea. As a renewable power source, tidal power per unit of energy is far more expensive than wind or solar, so it's still a niche technology at best. See link. There's a also the issue of political and societal will for projects of scale that ...
Posted By Mitchell Winkler 10-14-2021 11:08 AM
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This may be a solution, but I think it's needs to be put into a more robust decision framework including clarity on the problem being solved and alternatives. It also calls for deep issue raising and evaluation across both the full range of issue space including technical, operational, environmental, ...