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Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Nearly Triples Daily Penalty for Improper Hazardous Waste Disposal

June 25, 2018

Via: Waste360

A California law recently raised the maximum daily penalty for improper hazardous waste disposal from $25,000 to $70,000. The civil penalty, passed last fall, can be levied “for each separate violation or, for continuing violations, for each day that violation […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

8 states challenge EPA science rule that could overhaul clean air standards

May 8, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

EPA bases pollution regulations on expected impacts on human health, so changes to its scientific review process have the potential to impact nearly every action it takes in the power sector. In a hearing last month, Pruitt said the proposed […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

New Jersey Legislature Backs Nuclear Subsidies

April 13, 2018

Via: PowerMag

New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate in separate actions on April 12 passed bills to ensure continued operation of PSEG’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. Lawmakers also passed bills to modify the state’s renewable portfolio standards and for support […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

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

February 1, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

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 […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Houston City Council Again Delays Recycling Deal

January 4, 2018

Via: Waste360

In Houston, the New Year has started off much like the last ended: with continued contention over a proposed 20-year, $37-million recycling contract. In the latest delay, City Councilman Mike Knox pushed a vote on the deal out at least […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

After tax overhaul, utility regulators are pushing for lower customer rates

January 2, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The investor-owned electric utility sector supported the Republican-led tax overhaul last month, declaring it a “win” for consumers and for investment in the sector. But with new tax rates kicking in at the beginning of the year, states are letting […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Negotiate a Plan for San Jacinto Waste Pits Cleanup

December 6, 2017

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to negotiate a plan for the $115 million project to clean up the San Jacinto Waste Pits in Texas, which could take over a year to finalize. The pits became a federal […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

New audit shows utilities knew of schedule problems at V.C. Summer nuclear expansion

November 28, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Since their decision to abandon the V.C. Summer nuclear project in July, the project’s owners, SCANA’s South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and state-owned Santee Cooper, have had a stream of problems. It was beginning to become clear in September […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

California lawmakers want to block utilities from passing on wildfire costs

November 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

All three of California’s major utilities want SDG&E to recover costs from several 2007 wildfires, possibly helping lay the groundwork for similar claims. The CPUC is scheduled to consider that case this week, though the San Diego Union-Tribune notes it […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Others

Overcoming the small business hurdle: Three engagement approaches for utilities

November 22, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Over the past decade, utilities have increasingly focused on engaging their small and medium business (SMB) customers with energy efficiency, but this customer segment still remains the largest untapped source of energy savings. In the U.S., small businesses represent 97 […]