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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Berkeley, Calif., to Consider Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Berkeley, Calif., City Council will consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, which is aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware, at a hearing on April 24. “Single-use disposable foodware is a local and global problem, one with enormous […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Compactor Monitoring Company Provides 200 Systems to Canadian Waste Partner

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

A U.S. compactor monitoring company has partnered with a waste and recycling management services provider to deliver more than 200 systems in Canada. The SmartTrash LLC compactor monitoring system, based in Emeryville, Calif., was created by an actual waste management […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

New York agencies propose shifting EV fast chargers to non-demand charges

April 17, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

New York is aiming to have 800,000 electric vehicles on its roads by 2025. But with seven years left, the state has a ways to go with this year a “crucial inflection point,” NYPA told the Public Service Commission. At […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Financial support for family caregivers

April 17, 2018

Via: The Caregiver Space

Being a caregiver is a tough task than one could think of. A caregiver often has to face situations where he/she requires financial assistance. Many times a person is left with no option but to spend a big chunk of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

WestRock Acquires QRS Recycling

April 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

WestRock has expanded its recycling capabilities in Louisville, Ky., with the acquisition of QRS Recycling. QRS provides domestic solutions for pre-picked containers, paper and cardboard, metals, single stream and commercial dry waste. WestRock plans to consolidate its existing Louisville recycling […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

New Jersey Legislature Backs Nuclear Subsidies

April 13, 2018

Via: PowerMag

New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate in separate actions on April 12 passed bills to ensure continued operation of PSEG’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. Lawmakers also passed bills to modify the state’s renewable portfolio standards and for support […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hurricane Season Begins in June. Is Puerto Rico’s Grid Ready?

April 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Experts speaking at a congressional hearing this week indicated that plans for a more resilient grid have not yet coalesced in Puerto Rico. Federal officials said work continues to move forward, but about 50,000 customers (i.e., meters) remain without power. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Governments are Clamping Down on Organic Waste

April 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

Governments at all levels are setting aggressive goals to keep rotting organics out of the trash, and they are equally aggressive in how they reach for these fast-approaching targets. New York, for example, is pushing to implement residential composting citywide […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The US Wind Sector Toasts Trump’s New Love of Offshore

April 11, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. wind industry is celebrating after the Trump administration last week appeared to lend wholehearted support to the development of offshore projects. Announcing two wind energy leasing areas totaling nearly 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts, U.S. Secretary […]


Social Security, Social Services

It’s More Convenient Than Ever To Apply For Social Security Benefits Online

April 11, 2018

Via: SocialSecurity Info

You’ve worked hard your whole life, and receiving your Social Security benefits should be the icing on the cake at your retirement party. We’re working hard to make it as quick and seamless as possible for you to apply for […]