Tag: California

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is the new California solar mandate a threat to utilities across the country?

June 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Recent studies show that net-zero-energy homes cost 5 to 10 percent more than standard construction, but energy savings will likely offset these costs over time. That gives more states incentives to follow California’s lead. In addition, it’s possible that portions […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Takes Steps To Increase Access To Anti-Overdose Medication

June 11, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

The California Department of Public Health issued a standing order for naloxone in a move geared toward helping parts of the state where there are physician shortages and treatment facilities often struggle to find a doctor who will write a […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As California energy markets modernize, regulators worry about repeating the past

May 7, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

California is a pioneer in the electricity industry, which often means it is ahead of the curve — but that can also go the other way. Electricity prices rose significantly in 2000 and 2001 and customers suffered blackouts, a fallout […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Largest Solar Plant in Southeast Will Be Built in Georgia

February 22, 2018

Via: PowerMag

A 200-MW solar power plant is being planned at a 2,000-acre site near Warner Robins, Georgia, a project that at present would be the largest standalone solar facility in the U.S. Southeast. First Solar, a Tempe, Arizona-based global provider of […]

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 Utilities, Waste Management

Proposed California Bill Would Ban Plastic Straws Unless Requested

January 31, 2018

Via: Waste360

A proposed bill in the California assembly would make it illegal for restaurants to provide plastic straws unless requested by customers. The bill would include penalties such as monetary fines and jail time, but its author has stressed that such […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Holiday Waste Glut Illustrates the Challenges Posed by California’s Waste Reduction Goals

January 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

A report from KAZU about how much extra waste gets generated during the holiday months illustrates the broader challenges California is facing in attempting to divert waste from landfills. By the year 2020, California aims to keep 75 percent of […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Can California Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity by 2040? Jerry Brown Thinks So

December 15, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

As 2017 comes to an end, California can boast that it’s making substantial progress toward reaching its ambitious renewable energy goals, which has renewed calls for the state to pass a 100 percent clean electricity target in 2018. The California […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Some California Municipalities are Using Technology to Tackle Waste Reduction

November 29, 2017

Via: Waste360

In response to the state of California’s mandate to divert organic waste from landfills, the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA), also known as RethinkWaste, was looking to find solutions for its 12 public agencies that could deliver results in […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

California lawmakers want to block utilities from passing on wildfire costs

November 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

All three of California’s major utilities want SDG&E to recover costs from several 2007 wildfires, possibly helping lay the groundwork for similar claims. The CPUC is scheduled to consider that case this week, though the San Diego Union-Tribune notes it […]