Community & Environment http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7394/more en Powerline Bushfire Safety Taskforce http://tdworld.com/community-environment/powerline-bushfire-safety-taskforce <div class="field-byline"> Victoria, September 2011 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 (Black Saturday), Victoria experienced the most devastating bushfires in its history resulting in catastrophic loss of life and property. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-environment/powerline-bushfire-safety-taskforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-environment/powerline-bushfire-safety-taskforce#comments Community & Environment Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:02:00 +0000 77831 at http://tdworld.com <p>The chimney of a property is the only thing left standing after it was burnt to the ground following the devastating bushfires on Feb. 10, 2009, in Bendigo, Australia. Victorian Police have revised the bushfire disaster death toll to 173, the worst in Australia&#39;s history.</p> Copyright Scott Barbour/Getty Images Wildfire: A Burning Issue for Insurers? http://tdworld.com/community-environment/wildfire-burning-issue-insurers <div class="field-byline"> Lloyds, 2013 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wildfires are an ecologically important phenomenon across much of the globe and have occurred naturally over millions of years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-environment/wildfire-burning-issue-insurers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-environment/wildfire-burning-issue-insurers#comments Community & Environment Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:55:00 +0000 77821 at http://tdworld.com Development of Risk Assessment Criteria for Branch Failures within the Crowns of Trees http://tdworld.com/community-environment/development-risk-assessment-criteria-branch-failures-within-crowns-trees <div class="node-body article-body">An investigation of branch failures having the potential to cause interruptions to electric service was completed in four phases. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-environment/development-risk-assessment-criteria-branch-failures-within-crowns-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-environment/development-risk-assessment-criteria-branch-failures-within-crowns-trees#comments Community & Environment Tue, 12 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000 67911 at http://tdworld.com Outside Right-of-Way Tree Risk Along Electrical Transmission Lines http://tdworld.com/community-environment/outside-right-way-tree-risk-along-electrical-transmission-lines <div class="node-body article-body">For power transmission systems compliant with safety codes and reliability standards, there remains a risk of tree-caused interruptions from the in-fall of trees from outside the right-of-way. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-environment/outside-right-way-tree-risk-along-electrical-transmission-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-environment/outside-right-way-tree-risk-along-electrical-transmission-lines#comments Community & Environment Tue, 12 May 2015 17:52:00 +0000 67901 at http://tdworld.com Control Brush Right the First Time http://tdworld.com/sponsored/control-brush-right-first-time <div class="field-byline"> By DuPont Land Management </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Retreatment of missed brush or resprouts is time-consuming and expensive. Missed brush can also mean site safety is compromised. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/sponsored/control-brush-right-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/sponsored/control-brush-right-first-time#comments Community & Environment Sponsored Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:28:00 +0000 47401 at http://tdworld.com <p>Effective vegetation management means fewer trips to control resprouts and reliable energy transmission.</p> Customer Retention in a Competitive Electric Services Market http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/customer-retention-competitive-electric-services-market <div class="field-byline"> 2000 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The winds of change are blowing a gale through the electrical utility industry. While some utility executives are promoting the coming changes as an unprecedented opportunity, this enthusiasm hasn't gripped utilities as a whole.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/customer-retention-competitive-electric-services-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/customer-retention-competitive-electric-services-market#comments Community & Environment Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:09:00 +0000 28891 at http://tdworld.com Closed Connections http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/closed-connections <div class="field-byline"> By John W. Goodfellow, BioCompliance Consulting Inc., and Arkan Kayihan, Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The UVM industry creates a best management practice for adoption of a closed chain of custody for herbicide use.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/closed-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/closed-connections#comments Community & Environment Silver Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:41:00 +0000 28561 at http://tdworld.com Biologists and Vegetation Managers Should Work Together http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/biologists-and-vegetation-managers-should-work-together <div class="field-byline"> By EJ Koford, Pacific Gas and Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sometimes it seems like environmental rules and the biologists that implement them were created specifically to prevent vegetation managers from getting their work done.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/biologists-and-vegetation-managers-should-work-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/biologists-and-vegetation-managers-should-work-together#comments Community & Environment Silver Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:51:00 +0000 28541 at http://tdworld.com Impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle to BC Hydro http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/impact-mountain-pine-beetle-bc-hydro <div class="field-byline"> By Gwen Shrimpton, BC Hydro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In British Columbia, Alberta, Canada, a team led by the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations produces province-wide projections of a mountain pine beetle outbreak. These projections are based on information produced by a provincial-level mountain pine beetle model, which uses forest cover maps</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/impact-mountain-pine-beetle-bc-hydro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/impact-mountain-pine-beetle-bc-hydro#comments Community & Environment Silver Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:04:00 +0000 28201 at http://tdworld.com <p> Impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle to BC Hydro</p> Ash Trees Under Siege http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/ash-trees-under-siege <div class="field-byline"> By B. Scott Bennett, Indiana Michigan Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Indiana Michigan Power studies the potential impact of the emerald ash borer on the distribution system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/ash-trees-under-siege" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/ash-trees-under-siege#comments Community & Environment Silver Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:58:00 +0000 28161 at http://tdworld.com <p> Ash Trees Under Siege</p>