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Category: Public Utilities


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaii launches performance-based rate proceeding to drive renewables

April 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Hawaii has set the most aggressive environmental target of any state in the nation, 100% renewable energy by 2045. The goal is that much more ambitious because, as an island state, Hawaii does not have the luxury of relying on […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Berkeley, Calif., to Consider Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Berkeley, Calif., City Council will consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, which is aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware, at a hearing on April 24. “Single-use disposable foodware is a local and global problem, one with enormous […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Compactor Monitoring Company Provides 200 Systems to Canadian Waste Partner

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

A U.S. compactor monitoring company has partnered with a waste and recycling management services provider to deliver more than 200 systems in Canada. The SmartTrash LLC compactor monitoring system, based in Emeryville, Calif., was created by an actual waste management […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Could Standardized Recycling Labels Be the Solution to Overcoming the Industry’s China Ban Woes?

April 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

China’s recently enacted waste import ban and contamination standard have caused many companies and individuals within the waste and recycling industry to scramble to find new homes for materials and new solutions for reducing contamination of recyclables. But Recycle Across […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

WestRock Acquires QRS Recycling

April 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

WestRock has expanded its recycling capabilities in Louisville, Ky., with the acquisition of QRS Recycling. QRS provides domestic solutions for pre-picked containers, paper and cardboard, metals, single stream and commercial dry waste. WestRock plans to consolidate its existing Louisville recycling […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hurricane Season Begins in June. Is Puerto Rico’s Grid Ready?

April 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Experts speaking at a congressional hearing this week indicated that plans for a more resilient grid have not yet coalesced in Puerto Rico. Federal officials said work continues to move forward, but about 50,000 customers (i.e., meters) remain without power. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Governments are Clamping Down on Organic Waste

April 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

Governments at all levels are setting aggressive goals to keep rotting organics out of the trash, and they are equally aggressive in how they reach for these fast-approaching targets. New York, for example, is pushing to implement residential composting citywide […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The US Wind Sector Toasts Trump’s New Love of Offshore

April 11, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. wind industry is celebrating after the Trump administration last week appeared to lend wholehearted support to the development of offshore projects. Announcing two wind energy leasing areas totaling nearly 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts, U.S. Secretary […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Three things consumers want from electricity providers

April 10, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

It’s no surprise that the energy industry is undergoing unprecedented change today. Driven by a number of factors, including innovations in renewable energy generation, the emergence of new entrants into the energy industry and the proliferation of smart meters (to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Meridian Waste Solutions Acquires Environmental Trash Company

April 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an innovative technology and integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company based in Atlanta, has acquired St. Ann, Mo.-based Environmental Trash Company (ETC). Meridian Waste will now provide waste and recycling services to approximately 2,000 commercial and […]