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

  • Bayview Bridge - Courtesy of Falls Communication
September 2017
From Quincy, Illinois, the Bayview Bridge carries westbound U.S. Highway 24 traffic over the Mississippi River, connecting to West Quincy, Missouri. The 4,507-foot bridge runs parallel to the Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge, which takes eastbound U.S. 24 traffic over the river into Quincy. READ MORE
September 2017
Electrical contractors have volunteered and donated to charitable organizations and other causes for decades. In more recent years, contractors have embraced giving at a personal level. O’Connell Electric Co.
 O’Connell Electric Co., Rochester, N.Y., has a strong commitment to charity and volunteer work.
 READ MORE
September 2017
Prior to 2017, the United States had never experienced two Category 4 hurricane landfalls in the same year. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma occurred within just two weeks of each other. READ MORE
September 2017
A new Department of Energy (DOE) initiative is paving the way to ensure that more and more K–12 schools built in the United States are zero energy. READ MORE
September 2017
The second annual Energy Efficiency Day will take place October 5. This year's theme is, "Save energy. Save money." READ MORE
September 2017
Despite a seeming current lack of interest in renewables and other green initiatives at the federal level, more companies, mayors, and states are picking up the slack and moving forward aggressively with such initiatives. READ MORE
  • ULEBs can be found in several states and represent a range of building types in various climate conditions. Credit: ACEEE
August 2017
According to the latest white paper from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, titled "Unlocking Ultra-Low Energy Performance in Existing Buildings," the United States is seeing a promising upward trend in ultra-low energy buildings (ULEBs). While much of this growth is occurring in new construction, the paper notes that growth is also occurring with existing buildings. READ MORE
August 2017
According to a recent report by Platts, the combined power rating of installed electricity storage in the U.S. grew 181.5 megawatts (MW) over the past year to a new high of 585.5 MW at the end of the second quarter of 2017, based on reports filed with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. READ MORE
August 2017
The solar eclipse event on August 21 received a lot of news coverage before, during and after the moon passed in front of the sun. But only a sliver of that media attention was focused on the issue of its impact on the nation's electric grid. READ MORE

Pages

X