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The Universe of Stormwater Utilities in Georgia

August 6, 2013

Stacey Isaac Berahzer is a Senior Project Director for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, and works from a satellite office in Georgia. Stormwater utilities are an interesting finance tool for addressing nonpoint sources of water … Continued

Water Services are Cheap, Right? Maybe Not for Everyone…

May 29, 2013

Jeff Hughes is a Faculty member at the UNC School of Government and the Director of the UNC Environmental Finance Center. Jeff is also the Principal Investigator for the Water Research Foundation’s “Defining a Resilient Business Model” Project (#4366). Conventional … Continued

Driving Rates: Get a 2012 Georgia Rates Dashboard Tune-Up

December 18, 2012

Matt Harris is the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for the Environmental Finance Center. The etymology of the word “dashboard” is an interesting story of technological change and innovation over time.  Originally the name given to the plank(s) of wood or … Continued

The Success Story of One Water Utility’s Financial Policies

August 1, 2012

Guest author Peiffer Brandt is Chief Operating Officer at Raftelis Financial Consultants. “With our concerted conservation efforts, our focus on local water supply development, and the recession . . . we’re selling a lot less water than we originally anticipated,” said … Continued

Big Power: Duke Energy’s Progress

July 12, 2012

Casey Wichman is an Environmental Economics Analyst with the Environmental Finance Center. In case you haven’t heard, the merger between Duke and Progress energy was approved, making it the largest power utility in the United States with approximately 7 million … Continued

“One Oar in the Water”

July 3, 2012

Daniel Kolomeets-Darovsky is an Environmental Finance Analyst with the Environmental Finance Center. stephen schiller / Free Photos   Defining a resilient business model for water utilities is no easy task in a time of unprecedented economic conditions, scare capital, and … Continued