Unnecessary Medical Care Is More Common Than You Think

February 13, 2018

It’s one of the intractable financial boondoggles of the U.S. health care system: Lots and lots of patients get lots and lots of tests and procedures that they don’t need. Women still get annual cervical cancer testing even when it’s […]

The Road to Sustainable Transportation

February 6, 2018

An imperative for urban planning in America is to give people choices and make walking, cycling, and taking a bus or riding rail transit more attractive than sitting in traffic. If we don’t take such a holistic approach to urban […]

For utilities, the new corporate tax cuts are a double-edged sword

February 1, 2018

The effects of the new lower corporate tax rate – 21% versus 35% previously – signed into law by President Donald Trump just before Christmas are proving to be a double edge sword for utilities. In a new analysis, The […]

Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

National Grid to develop ‘superfast’ car charging network

February 19, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

UK utility, National Grid, has identified 50 motorway sites where it would offer rapid recharging facilities for electric vehicles. FT reports that the company is planning to install a fleet of superfast charging points along Britain’s motorways that would feed […]

Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Ryan’s Recycling Challenge Seeks to Recycle 300,000 Cans and Bottles

February 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

An autograph from recycling entrepreneur Ryan Hickman just got even cooler. Not only has the young recycler raised thousands of dollars for charity and recycled almost 300,000 cans and bottles, but he’s also recently mastered cursive. Eight-year-old Ryan of California […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Why Spending More Time at Home Could Help Save the Planet

February 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

If you’re worried about climate change, you might be better off staying at home rather than rushing out to do something about it, research suggests. A study due for publication next month concludes Americans may have reduced national energy demand […]