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Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Oil Owns Gas Stations. Who Will Own EV Charging Stations?

August 14, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Pull into a gas station and you know you’re dealing with a company in the oil sector. But if you fuel up your electric vehicle, the fragmented nature of charging infrastructure ownership means that any of a range of players […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Boulder, Colo., Increases Commercial Waste Diversion Rate

August 14, 2018

Via: Waste360

The city of Boulder, Colo., passed its Universal Zero Waste Ordinance that requires businesses to recycle and compost in 2016 and began enforcing the ordinance in 2017. Since then, the city has seen an uptick in commercial waste reduction. In […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Michigan utilities propose more than $20M in EV charging programs

August 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities across the country are viewing new demand from EVs as a potential boon to their systems, potentially allowing greater utilization and lower costs. But that will require the vehicles to be plugged in when other demand is low, to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Inside Arizona’s Latest Clash Over Renewable Energy Targets

August 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Arizona’s politics over renewable energy have always been contentious. As the state considers adding new targets, this year is no different. There are two proposals to increase Arizona’s renewable portfolio standard. One, a ballot initiative, would add a 50 percent […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

GRC: 93% of Consumers Expect to Be Able to Recycle Glass

August 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

Ninety-three percent of residents and consumers still expect to be able to recycle glass. That’s according to the second annual survey by the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC), which queried more than 300 public sector representatives, top glass industry professionals and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Global Market Changes Mean Higher Recycling Costs

August 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

Disruptions in the global markets—particularly China’s import ban and now the recent tariffs China is enacting on North America—have created some headwinds for U.S. solid waste and recycling companies. And those disruptions will end up trickling down to residents’ pocketbooks. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Retailers are Buying Back Their Products for Resale

August 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

In an effort to keep reusable materials out of landfills, retailers like Ikea, The North Face and Patagonia—to name a few—are buying back their products for resale. And more recently, major retailers have also begun accepting goods for recycling. For […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Look at Some Food Waste Innovators with Major Backing

August 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

When BlueCart launched in 2014 its primary purpose was to provide restaurants with a user-friendly, online procurement tool, but cofounder Konstantin Zvereff soon realized an unintended benefit. His clients were dramatically cutting their food waste because they could order what […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US Wind Industry ‘Full Steam Ahead’ Despite Wind Catcher Cancellation

August 8, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

It’s American Wind Week, and the U.S. wind industry has a lot to celebrate. The American Wind Energy Association launched Wind Week last year when wind power became the country’s largest source of renewable energy capacity. Today, the industry employs […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

GreenWaste Recovery Opens 90-tph Mixed Waste MRF

August 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

In 2008, GreenWaste Recovery (GWR) was awarded the Solid Waste Association of North America’s Gold Award for Recycling Excellence for the company’s mixed waste material recovery facility (MRF). The system, built by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), was among the first […]