Asset recycling is a shell game, a way to get around government accounting rules.
The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.
Port of Long Beach, California.
Hundreds of US cities have pledged to meet the carbon reduction targets in the Paris climate accord. Now it's time for them to start showing results.
Charging six cars at once is fine. Charging 60 million might be a bit tougher.
Ensuring that everyone doesn't charge their cars simultaneously will make a big difference.
A student does his homework near a solar power kit in remote PNG - apparently charging his phone or looking up something on the internet.
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PNG is enjoying unfamiliar global attention after the APEC summit earlier this week, and the rivalry between the United States and China to exert influence in the region.
Transport promises stretching as far as the eye can see: Victorian Labor’s big one is a $A50 billion suburban rail loop.
Whichever party wins, Victoria's new government will have promised the biggest transport infrastructure project in Australian history. So what are the promises and are they backed by proper assessment?
The spectacular view of the tourist town of Pokhara, one of the places that could be connected by a trans-Himalaya rail line.
Sri Lanka has become the cautionary tale when it comes to Belt and Road investment with China. Can Nepal avoid a similar fate?
Feeling forgotten: Iowa’s rural communities.
In Iowa, almost 40 percent of residents can't afford the basic cost of living. That was the setting for the 2018 midterm elections, where rural voters are suffering along with their communities.
House Democrats will finally have a say in economic policy.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is a towering figure in India’s history.
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Standing 240m tall, the Statue of Unity celebrates India's development. But jarringly, it towers over a divisive and environmentally damaging dam project.
Motorists and governments have each been waiting for the other to take the plunge on electric cars.
The announcement of a new fast-charging network to link the major east coast cities will do much to encourage motorists to buy electric cars. But the power utilities need to get on board too.
Locals in Kiribati building a sea wall to protect the low-lying Pacific island from rising sea waters.
Australian aid to the Pacific has been criticised for not focusing enough on infrastructure. But rising Chinese influence is bringing a shift of priorities.
The International Development Finance Corporation is America's latest way of reining in China's growing global influence. It's going to need a bigger war chest.
Deadly debris flows came to Los Angeles after heavy rain pounded wildfire-scarred land.
AP Photo/Reed Saxon
One natural disaster can exacerbate the effects of others – think landslides after wildfires. This means engineers and planners need to rethink how they assess and prepare for risk.
Miami is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to raise roads in response to rising sea levels.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
Infrastructure systems – roads, water treatment systems, power grid – can't be built the same ways as in the past. What's a better roadmap for the future?
Project managers are the forgotten heroes of major building projects across the world.
Would these power lines have weathered the storm if they were underground?
Hurricanes Michael and Florence have knocked power out for millions of people. Burying power lines could help but the costs are high.
At 90 years old, the Tyne Bridge shows how a practical piece of infrastructure can become an integral part of a city's culture and identity.
Nottingham sees the benefits.
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The workplace parking levy is a simple idea, but tricky to implement.
A dilapidated house in the northern Ontario First Nation of Attawapiskat is seen in April 2016. The parliamentary budget officer says it will cost more than $3 billion to bring First Nations water infrastructure up to standards seen in comparable non-Indigenous communities.
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If we continue to shut Indigenous communities out of the modern economy, critical infrastructure projects will continue to be delayed and natural resources will remain stuck in the ground.
A road to nowhere?
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Solar roadways have been promoted as a way to fight climate change, put people to work and make driving safer. But on closer inspection the reality is less than impressive.