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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 – […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Emmet County Recycling in Michigan Finds Success with Composting Program

October 10, 2017

Via: Waste360

A total of 5,592 pounds of food waste has been collected at local farmers markets to be composted. Since Emmet County Recycling in Michigan launched its composting program, a total of 5,592 pounds of food waste has been collected at […]


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, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Examining Fort Worth, Texas’ 20-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

October 9, 2017

Via: Waste360

For the first time, the city of Fort Worth, Texas, is focusing on both residential and commercial waste as it begins implementing its newly approved, 20-year comprehensive solid waste management plan. The city’s previous 20-year plan spanned 1995 to 2015. […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The Investment Fund Helping Utilities Buy In to Cleantech

October 6, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

How do you bet on the next big thing when your job is to keep the lights on no matter what? Utility business models are changing after a century of general continuity, and some companies are looking beyond the already […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington, D.C., Expands List of Recyclable Materials

October 6, 2017

Via: Waste360

This effort goes hand-in-hand with the District’s goal to divert 80 percent of citywide waste from landfills and waste-to-energy facilities. The Department of Public Works (DPW), the Department of Energy and Environment and the Department of General Services have announced […]


Social Security, Social Services

SimpliSafe is winning the home security game – this is why

October 5, 2017

Via: TNW

Do you have a security system in your home? Oh sure, there are dozens of good reasons you and your home should be under the watchful eye of 24/7 professional monitoring — but the odds are that you probably aren’t. […]


Others, Public Utilities, Social Services, Waste Management

P&G’s New Fairy Ocean Plastic Bottle Uses Recycled Plastic Waste from the Oceans

October 5, 2017

Via: Waste Management World

Procter & Gamble Company has launched Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle, made entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic and plastic recovered from the ocean. Consumer goods giant, Procter & Gamble has launched Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle, made entirely from post-consumer recycled (PCR) […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

Las Vegas Tragedy Prompts Examination Of Hospitals Capacity To Treat Victims

October 4, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

Las Vegas is not only a glittering strip of casinos and hotels but a fast-growing region with more than 2 million residents — and one hospital designated as a highest-level trauma center. The deadly shooting Sunday that killed at least […]


Basic Services, Others

Largest US coal plant may get new life as potential buyers emerge

October 3, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The Navajo Generating Station is the largest coal generator in the U.S thus far, and its potential survival contradicts a recent trend of coal plants shuttering in the wake of cheap natural gas and environmental regulations. According to the AP, […]