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Infrastructure, Public Works

How cities are building out public EV charging infrastructure

April 16, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Amid federal clean energy policies, automakers’ pledges to transition to zero-emission vehicles and rising consumer demand for electric vehicles, EVs could account for 30 million to 42 million light-duty vehicles on the road by 2030, according to analysts from the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Maryland lawmakers approve ‘strongest’ facial recognition rules for law enforcement yet

April 11, 2024

Via: StateScoop

The Maryland General Assembly this week unanimously passed legislation limiting how law enforcement agencies in the state can use facial recognition technology. It’s now on its way to Gov. Wes Moore’s desk for a signature and could become active as […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Pennsylvania issues guidelines on using energy storage to boost distribution grid reliability

April 9, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

On August 24, 2023, the PUC agreed to develop a policy statement that includes a definition of energy storage assets and resources and clarifies when such resources can be deployed and who should own them. At a public meeting on […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

South Carolina advances bill that could spur gas power for Duke, Dominion utilities, hamper solar

April 9, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

South Carolina lawmakers are advancing sweeping energy legislation that could spur gas-fired development for Santee Cooper and Dominion Energy and Duke Energy utilities, while potentially hampering solar development in the state. Renewable energy developers such as EnergyRe and Pine Gate […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility’s Grid Modernization Efforts Leverage Community’s Investment in Fiber-to-the-Home Network

April 8, 2024

Via: PowerMag

Tantalus Systems, a grid modernization technology company focused on helping utilities harness the power of data, said Bolivar Energy Authority (BEA) selected its Grid Modernization Platform (TGMP) to modernize the utility’s distribution grid. BEA serves Hardeman County and parts of […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA announces $20.5B for transit agencies

April 8, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that $20.5 billion in federal funding would be available to support public transit across the country. The funding, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will be available to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

AXA XL and Green Standards Divert 123 Tons of Office Waste from New York Landfills

April 4, 2024

Via: Waste360

When AXA XL, the specialty risk division of global insurer AXA, relocated offices in New York City’s Financial District, it made the move without sending office waste to any landfill. Thanks to a partnership with Green Standards, AXA XL diverted […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Virtual Power Plant Network Supports the Grid and Compensates Customers

April 3, 2024

Via: PowerMag

Sunnova Energy International Inc., an adaptive energy services company, announced continued investments and expansion to its virtual power plant (VPP) network, providing increased reliability, reduced emissions, and lower costs. With its VPP investments, Sunnova is boosting accessibility in California, Connecticut, […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

AI is key to building high-performing, energy-efficient mobile networks

April 3, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Driven by an ever-expanding universe of connected devices and more powerful smartphones, mobile data traffic is continuing to surge, meaning the stakes are higher than ever when it comes to providing high-performing 5G networks. For years, the “best network” was […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

DOT accepting applications for more than $5B in infrastructure grants

April 1, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced it was accepting applications for $5.1 billion in discretionary grants programs. The grants for regionally or nationally significant infrastructure projects would come from three major discretionary grant programs, but the application process […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Report Details Composting State of Practice in the United States

April 1, 2024

Via: Waste360

Composting is an endpoint that currently handles roughly 9% of generated MSW1 and is viewed as a critical part of waste diversion. However, information and data regarding composting operations has historically been lacking. The newly released Composting State of Practice, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities must come clean about the full value of community solar

March 28, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Millions of electric customers are on the cusp of gaining access to the benefits of local, clean solar energy as state legislatures in at least eight states across the country consider bills that would allow third-party community solar development for […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

TOMRA achieves worldwide industry first with groundbreaking food-grade plastics sorting solution

March 28, 2024

Via: Waste Management World

Thanks to TOMRA’s continued investment in GAIN – the company’s deep learning-based sorting add-on for its world-renowned AUTOSORT™ units – it is now possible for the first time to quickly and efficiently separate food-grade from non-food-grade plastics for PET, PP […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Repak Estimates Over 62,000 Tonnes of Waste to be Recycled in Ireland this Easter

March 28, 2024

Via: Waste360

Ahead of Easter, Repak is estimating an increase in the amount of recycling done by Irish residents this holiday. Based on a survey of 1,000 adults in Ireland, Repak expects residents to recycle over 62,000 tonnes of waste, an increase […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Scotland Sets Record Recycling Rate, Record Low Landfill Reliance in 2022

March 27, 2024

Via: Waste360

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has reported that Scotland’s recycling rate reach a record 63.3% in 2022. The new record is an increase of 5% from 2021 (which finished at 57%). Sepa notes the increase is reflected by economic […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

A new era of price-based demand response emerges, but utilities and regulators need proof of its potential

March 27, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Demand response can be more than traditional load control if flexible power system support from programs aggregating customer-owned resources is properly valued, new research finds. Utilities that recognize how price-based demand response, or PBDR, programs can change customer electricity usage […]


Social Services

Biden seeks 10% bump to civilian cybersecurity spending for FY25

March 21, 2024

Via: FCW

The funding boost is influenced by the White House’s National Cyber Strategy released last year. Read More on FCW


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Tackling Food Waste Represents Multibillion Dollar Opportunity for Grocery Retailers

March 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

Just shy of 5 million tons of unsold grocery store food was landfilled or burned in 2022, according to national nonprofit ReFED. That translates to around $5,000 to $10,000 a week of lost value. As they become increasingly aware of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California lawmakers backpedal on income-based utility charges as IOUs, others propose alternatives

March 19, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Some California lawmakers have proposed repealing a measure the legislature approved in 2022 that would protect low-income customers and beneficial electrification from electricity rates that are now the nation’s third highest. The income graduated fixed charge, or IGFC, was proposed […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

South Fork Wind becomes first US utility-scale offshore wind farm to complete construction

March 18, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

South Fork Wind, a joint Eversource and Ørsted project, began construction in early 2022 and installed its first monopile foundation in June. The project isn’t fully complete, as commissioning is still ongoing, but it is the first utility-scale offshore wind […]