Tag: California

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 […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

CPUC: California utilities could hit 50% renewables by 2020

November 15, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Its been 15 years since California regulators directed utilities to include renewables into their energy mix, and in that time, much progress has been made. The state is now targeting 50% renewable power by 2030 and could reach that much […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Governor Issues Executive Order to Help Remove Hazardous Waste from Wildfire-Impacted Neighborhoods

October 23, 2017

Via: Waste360

The executive order allows qualified professionals to assist state and local officials in immediately removing visible hazardous debris. California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order allowing the federal government to help with the initial removal of hazardous […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

California utilities plot ways to prep the grid for the coming EV boom

August 22, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Electrifying the transportation sector is no easy task. But, as with many innovations occurring in the power sector, California is leading the way. The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved two rounds of pilot proposals to electrify transportation from the […]