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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 […]


Social Security, Social Services

It’s More Convenient Than Ever To Apply For Social Security Benefits Online

April 11, 2018

Via: SocialSecurity Info

You’ve worked hard your whole life, and receiving your Social Security benefits should be the icing on the cake at your retirement party. We’re working hard to make it as quick and seamless as possible for you to apply for […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The two key questions about going to 100% renewables in Los Angeles

April 6, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

In Hollywood, the big stars can sell a movie by themselves and Hollywood’s utility wants to know if renewables are ready for stardom. In 2016, the Los Angeles City Council asked the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Phase Out Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Puerto Rico

April 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with local municipalities, the government of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been hard at work for the past few months cleaning up debris […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Are Liquid Composters the Next Frontier for Small and Midsized Organic Waste Generators?

April 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

Ace Natural, a New York City-based distributor of organic produce and other foods, doesn’t pay to have food scraps hauled anymore. Rather, it uses a liquid composter installed on its property, negating the need to collect, wrap and load waste […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Illinois Approves Path to 25% Renewable Energy by 2025

April 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

This week the Illinois Commerce Commission finalized the state’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, with tweaks that clean energy advocates say will boost installation and access to renewables in the state. It also officially places Illinois in the upper echelons […]