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U.S.DOT_2014
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Securing Rail Shipping in a Warming Climate

The US Federal Railroad Administration adopting new safety standards to protect against rail buckling

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Lurie2_2012
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Building Resilience to Extreme Weather Events in New York

The state of New York launching a full portfolio of measures to adapt to climate change

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Pipeline
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Using Generators to Run Pipelines during Power Outages

Colonial Pipeline using mobile generators and transformers help quick recovery after power outages due to hurricanes.

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Eskom_2011
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Strategic Approach to Climate Change Resilience

Eskom adopting a holistic and integrated risk-based approach to understand and respond to the climate change.

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Fine-Tuning Observations to Better Manage and Design Hydroelectricity Assets

Landsvirkjun adjusting its reservoir-management plans and the design of new assets to take advantage of increasing glaciers melt.

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ManitobaHydro_2014
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Climate Change Assessment for Hydropower Project Licensing

Manitoba Hydro incorporating climate change impacts into the environmental assessment and into the economic assessment of the Keeyask Generating Station Project for the licensing process.

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ExonMobil_2010
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Storage Tank Protection to Extreme Weather and Strong Winds

ExxonMobil installing wind girders top of its tanks to protect them against collapsing during extreme winds.

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Engaging the Public into Climate Resilience

Réseau de Transport d’Électricité de France engaging consumers to manage peak electricity demand with communication expertise.

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Hoherd_2012
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Reducing energy demand with conservation standards

The U.S. Department of Energy adopting energy conservation standards leading to energy savings

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Heat&Glo
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Optimising equipment operation for warmer temperatures

PG&E developing operating practices to reduce the vulnerability of substation equipment to increasing temperatures.

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CorpsEngineers_2002
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Projecting the Impacts of Climate Change on the Flow Regime of the Columbia River Basin

The Bonneville Power Administration collaborated with researchers to develop a climate change streamflow dataset for the Columbia River Basin using the latest climate simulations.

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EBA_2008
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Construction of Ice Roads Under Climate Change Conditions

EBA developing new practices and technical solutions to manage ice roads facing climate variability and long-term climate changes in Canada.

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Hesco_2014
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Using portable and lightweight flood protection

ConocoPhillips using the Hesco Concertainer at the Belle Chasse refinery to provide interim flood protection.

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russionOilRig
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Developing climate knowledge for oil exploration projects

British Petrol collaborated with ArcticNet on a two-year study in the Beaufort Sea in Canada where BP is planning an oil exploration project.

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Establishing a Climate Change Advisory Committee to better evaluate impacts

Centrica creating a climate change advisory committee to support its climate change strategy

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NewOrleans
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Using an economically sensible approach to address climate risks in coastal zones

Entergy is addressing climate risks with a consistent framework and fact-based approach to develop economically sensible solutions in U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Storm Hardening in a Climate Change Context

New York City and Con Edison working together to increase the resilience of the gas, electricity and steam supply networks

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Letchford_2005
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Hardening Cooling Towers Against Extreme Weather

Valero securing fan blades of cooling towers to avoid flying debris during extreme wind storms

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EVNPECC3_2012
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Climate Readiness for New Combined Cycle Power Station

Electricity Vietnam and the Asian Development Bank planning the O Mon IV Combined Cycle Power Station for increasing air and water temperatures.

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GeoScience_2014
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A Monitoring Program to respond to Permafrost Thawing due to Climate Change

Canadian Federal Government agencies and Enbridge leading a monitoring program at the Norma Pipes Wells to follow permafrost degradation.

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Syncrude_2008
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Incorporating climate change into land reclamation

Enhancing the ability of land reclamation planning tools to take account of climate change impacts and support adaptation decision-making. 

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Olsson_2013
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Adapting Nuclear Power Generation in a Cold Climate

Teollisuuden Voima Oyj adapting its nuclear power plant water and air intakes to changing climate conditions 

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Implementing a risk management system for the British Power Grid

Western Power Distribution producing a risk assessment to climate change to start increasing its resilience to climate change.

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Risk assessment of gas transmission and distribution infrastructure in the UK

National Grid Gas plc producing a risk assessment to climate change to start increasing its resilience to climate change.

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