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Environmental Provisions of The Inflation Reduction Act

October 26, 2022

  Post by Kathryn Obenshain, Project Analyst at the UNC Environmental Finance Center The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) became law on August 16, 2022 intending to limit the effects of inflation and lower the national deficit. The law is broad … Continued

Integrated Planning Resources 101

September 28, 2022

  Post by Evan Kirk, Project Director at the UNC EFC   The EFC has been partnered with the US EPA since August 2021 to develop resources and lead workshops designed to assist municipalities and state permitting authorities in getting … Continued

Planning Your Capital Projects for Impact

September 14, 2022

Post by Delia Wegner, Graduate Research Assistant at the UNC EFC   What is a Capital Improvement Plan? Paying for the rehabilitation, replacement, and upgrades of water and wastewater equipment is an ongoing issue for utilities of all sizes. Like … Continued

Appreciating Depreciation

August 16, 2022

Post by Andrew Waters, Project Director, and Kathryn Obenshain, Research Assistant at the UNC EFC There’s an old adage about a brand-new car dramatically losing value the moment it’s driven off the lot. In this crazy economy, where the value … Continued

EFCN Resources 101

August 2, 2022

  Post by Anna Patterson, Project Director at the UNC EFC   Water and wastewater utilities are often faced with tricky financial problems that do not have clear-cut solutions. Luckily, the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) is here to help! … Continued

Challenges of Growth for Water Utilities

June 22, 2022

Post by Julia Cavalier, Research Director at the UNC EFC, and Gabriela Santana, Graduate Research Assistant at the UNC EFC This is the second blog in a two-part series presenting takeaways from North Carolina’s Viable Utilities Program. This post examines … Continued