William Atkinson

Freelance Writer

William Atkinson has been a full-time business magazine writer since 1976. Contact him at w.atkinson@mchsi.com.

Articles by William Atkinson

March 2016
As More people purchased early automobiles, demand for gasoline stations grew in tandem. These days, as sales of electric vehicles (EVs) trend upward, demand for home-charging stations is increasing, as well. READ MORE
March 2016
On Wednesday, Mar. 23, the District of Columbia Public Service Commission voted two to one to approve a $6.8 billion merger between Pepco Holdings and Exelon, creating the largest investor-owned utility in the nation. Combined, the two utilities will now serve 10 million customers. READ MORE
March 2016
In late February, a bipartisan group of 17 governors signed the "Governors' Accord for a New Energy Future," a joint commitment to take action to promote clean energy, clean transportation choices, a modern electrical grid, and a plan for a new energy future. READ MORE
February 2016
A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), outlines recommendations for improving thermal comfort for employees who work in moderately cold environments. READ MORE
February 2016
The results of a new survey of 500 energy industry representatives (utility executives, regulators, distributed energy providers, etc.), conducted by GTM Squared, a research arm of Greentech Media, suggest that ongoing regulatory proceedings designed to properly value distributed energy resources (DER) will be critical in helping the grid continue to evolve as DER gains traction. READ MORE
February 2016
since the Venetian Gothic-
style 11-story Chicago Athletic Club building was completed in time for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, it has been considered an architectural icon. Between 1893 and 2007, the building, located in the Historic Michigan Boulevard District, operated as an elite private men’s club. However, it closed down in 2007.
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February 2016
According to a Report by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), based on research conducted by Booz Allen Hamilton, the green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the United States and accounted for more than 2.3 million U.S. jobs in 2015.
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February 2016
As a result of some innovative lighting work, a rusted railroad bridge has become a stunningly eye-appealing destination.
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February 2016
Young Electric Co. in San Francisco has been in business since 1977. It created a separate division, Young Communications, in 1995 to support client needs related to today’s advanced data communication networks. The two divisions work out of one location, and each has 70–80 employees, with work split about 50/50 between high- and low-voltage.
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