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Category: Miscellaneous


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Are recent disasters enough to spur utilities to take climate change seriously?

February 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities and climate change science have a tenuous relationship at best. A conservative industry, utilities and their overarching regulatory framework historically shied away from addressing climate change impacts to the U.S. power system, even as evidence mounted and severe weather […]


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 […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Utilities and Small Businesses – A Green Partnership in the Making

December 26, 2017

Via: Triple Pundit

Historical data shows that small businesses typically balk at the upfront costs and perceived risk of implementing energy-saving initiatives. While small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) consume 40 to 50 percent of the nation’s energy and more than three in 10 […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Bentley and Siemens combine in digital utility focus

October 23, 2017

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Bentley Power Systems has teamed up with Siemens Energy with a view to develop innovative technology aimed at the digitisation of power utilities. It’s a first step in its partnership with Siemens Energy Management Division. These jointly developed applications will […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

US Partners to Develop Plastic Recycling System for International Space Station

October 18, 2017

Via: Waste Management World

US space equipment manufacturer, Made In Space, and sustainable chemical and plastic solutions firm, Braskem, are to expand their partnership to include plastic recycling on the International Space Station. US space equipment manufacturer, Made In Space, and sustainable chemical and […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Why utilities need to respond now to the EV boom

October 9, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Accelerating growth forecasts for electric vehicles have energy analysts urging utilities to start planning for their impacts on the grid today. By 2021, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales could reach 800,000 annually. By 2025, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

The energy-driven smart home has arrived

September 28, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

In the last two years, energy management has taken a giant evolutionary leap. In the past, our engagement with energy usage followed a monthly cadence, leaving us with little opportunity to take action. Like looking in a rear-view mirror, our […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

6 Ways to Encourage American Solar Manufacturing Without Import Duties

September 25, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

The verdict is in: By unanimous ruling, the U.S. International Trade Commission found that increased imports are causing serious harm to U.S. solar cell and module manufacturing. While domestic deployments of solar have grown nearly eightfold in the past five […]