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Category: Public Utilities


Public Utilities, Waste Management

BLOG: Delivering Clean Streets with Smart Bin Technology

October 17, 2017

Via: Waste Management World

Egbert Taylor Group’s Mark Jenkins explains the growth in technology seen in the bin sector over recent years and its impact on waste and recycling for local authorities. During my two decades with Egbert Taylor Group the social value of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities finding their way on renewables integration

October 17, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

California’s utilities are at the frontline of meeting renewable energy goals, but often they are not the ones leading the charge. “We are not the driver; that is the challenge for us,” Mark Irwin, director of contract origination at Southern […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Bright outlook: solar trifecta is key to integrating smart utility-scale solar

October 16, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Utility-scale solar has become an important and growing part of the electric generation portfolio in the Unites States. Existing or “traditional” utility-scale solar is designed and operated to generate and deliver the maximum amount of electricity in real time. Operational […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Look at Chicago’s Yard Waste Program

October 16, 2017

Via: Waste360

Over the years, the City of Chicago has changed how it handles yard waste, drawing suspicions from customers. In a recent article, WBEZ breaks down the details of how Chicago’s yard waste program works, how little waste gets composted and […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Washington utilities need to consider storage in resource planning, regulators say

October 13, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Regulators in a growing number of states are including energy storage in their planning processes. Though it fell short of a full-fledged mandate, Massachusetts in June set a 200 MWh energy storage target. And New York is in the process […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Three Things You Need to Know from the Ocean Conservancy’s Report for Eliminating Plastic Waste

October 12, 2017

Via: Waste360

The new report lays out specific land-based solutions for the flow of plastics into the ocean in five countries, including China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Ocean Conservancy, through Trash Free Seas Alliance, an initiative joining industry, science and conservation […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Three U.S. Cities Add Foodservice Packaging to Curbside Recycling Programs

October 12, 2017

Via: Waste360

With this update, cities can now accept and recycle takeout packaging like paper and plastic cups, containers, pizza and sandwich boxes and paper bags. Washington, D.C., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., have teamed up with the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

A bipartisan view on modernizing the US electric grid

October 11, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

One of the most pressing challenges facing lawmakers today is the need to update and modernize an aging American infrastructure, including the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. The American energy grid serves as the backbone of our economy, […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

AWWA calls for Farm Bill measures that protect drinking water sources, encourage partnerships

October 11, 2017

Via: WaterWorld.com

WASHINGTON, DC, OCT 11, 2017 — With excess nutrients impacting water quality nationwide, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) today urged U.S. Congress to use the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization to help farmers and water utilities work together to protect […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The future of regulated electric utilities is tied to EV charging

October 10, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

In a world that is becoming empowered by individual end-users, the evolution of the product considered the vehicle of individual empowerment, the automobile, has created a significant opportunity for utilities to become a catalyst of socially beneficial technology. Utilities – […]