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 […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018

February 15, 2018

Via: CNBC Healthcare

United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecasts for the next […]

Others, Social Services

Big brands are now using blockchain to fight ad fraud and fake views

February 15, 2018

Via: TNW

Remember when advertising was simple? That all changed when the industry became a digital one. Now that more and more ads are shown on mobile devices, advertisers cannot be sure if every impression they pay for is shown to the […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

BHS Completes 80 TPH Material Recycling Facility in California

February 14, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

Operations have commenced at the 80 tonne per hour Monterey Regional Waste Management District’s (MRWMD) new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), designed and supplied by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). BHS explained that the two-line facility processes 30 tph of commercial and […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Resilience, pipelines & PURPA: FERC regulators preview major issues at NARUC

February 14, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

This year’s winter meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) gave state regulators the uncommon opportunity to hear from all five regulators on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the space of just a few days. On […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Others, Public Utilities

Cybersecurity: How utilities can prepare the next generation smart grid

February 12, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Cyber attacks have dominated the headlines and devastated a slew of companies over the past few years – from Equifax to Yahoo, Deloitte to Merck – compromising millions of people’s information and costing billions of dollars in losses to those […]

Social Security, Social Services

Social Security Benefits For Children Beyond Age 18

February 9, 2018

Via: SocialSecurity Info

Social Security pays benefits to unmarried children of parents who paid into Social Security and then retired, died or became disabled. In 2016, we distributed an average of $2.6 billion each month to benefit about 4.3 million children because one […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Breaking Down Price and Volume Trends in the Solid Waste Sector

February 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

We stepped away from our “Own a Garbage Stock” thesis briefly in 4Q17 to let the market absorb the impact of plummeting commodity prices. However, it should come as no surprise to anyone who follows our research that we would […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

DirecTV exploring IPO of Latin America business

February 7, 2018

Via: Fierce Cable

AT&T is exploring an initial public offering for its Latin American DirecTV assets in the first half of the year, the company announced. The division was acquired in the $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV in 2015. It includes satellite TV […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

City of Reno Upgrades its Infrastructure

February 6, 2018

Via: American Infrastructure

Luckily for Reno, Nevada, there have been few more well-timed and fortuitous Capital Improvement Projects in our country’s history than the City of Reno’s Virginia Street Bridge Replacement Project. When the City of Reno, its regional partners, and hundreds of […]