Tau Technical Communications, LLC
Areas of Expertise: Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Climate Change, Coal, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency, Environment, Environmental Policy, Infrastructure, Natural Gas, Power Sector, Regulation, Renewables, Transmission
Additional Areas of Expertise: Communications, scientific writing, technology reviews
Dawn Santoianni is Managing Director of Tau Technical Communications LLC and an expert on coal and energy policy. She has provided Congressional testimony on proposed environmental regulations and is a faculty member of the Oxford Princeton Programme. Dawn is an accomplished writer on energy and environmental issues, having published numerous articles, reports and web content on coal power, natural gas generation, regulatory policy and mitigation of environmental impacts. Dawn holds a masters degree in mechanical engineering and has over 20 years experience in the energy industry. As Managing Director of Tau Technical Communications, Dawn helps businesses communicate science and technology to their customers, stakeholders, the public and policymakers.
Recent Posts by Dawn Santoianni
Recent Comments by Dawn Santoianni
- "Beneficiation technologies to dewater ponded ash, lower LOI and remove impurities that would interfere with recycling exist today. Santee Cooper in SC" on Did EPA Get it Right on Coal Ash?
- "If the President is serious about addressing climate change, then he must prioritize solutions that can bring down global carbon emissions. The Clean " on What is the State of Energy in the Union?
- "Dan - what is the energy penalty of the Inventys system? Even with a carbon tax (or carbon regulations on power plants), the clear winner on a pure" on How Can We Enhance The Efficiency Of The Existing Coal Power Plant Fleet?
- "Legitimate beneficial use has had standards and permit "frameworks" in place for decades for engineered projects (i.e. roadways, bridges). The golf co" on Did EPA Get it Right on Coal Ash?
- "Jane - my information on Dan River and public water supplies comes directly from " on Did EPA Get it Right on Coal Ash?
- "Some very insightful comments have been made. Herein lies the challenge: water use for wet cooling constitutes the greatest use of water in power gen" on The Water-Energy Nexus: How Can Collaboration Lead to Greater Impact?
- "Jane - regarding toxicity it is important to separate beneficial uses from the discussion of disposal. The concern of metals leaching into groundwater" on Did EPA Get it Right on Coal Ash?
- "I'll address some specific comments and misconceptions to start: Regarding Scott's comments on EPA's risk assessment. As EPA was drafting the Efflu" on Did EPA Get it Right on Coal Ash?
- "This is a timely discussion coming on a wave of wintry weather. Coal still serves a vital role in the nation's electricity supply. As Janet points out" on How Can We Enhance The Efficiency Of The Existing Coal Power Plant Fleet?
- "Bruce, to respond directly to your points: 1) We are rich because we consume a lot of energy, about 16 terawatt globally. Agreed - and th" on Growing Poor Slowly: Why We Must Have Renewable Energy