Tag: United States

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Used Battery Recycling Program Launches in Washington D.C.

November 1, 2023

Via: Waste360

Starting this month, residents in the District of Columbia (D.C.) will be able to drop off used batteries for free at recycling sites throughout the city. The new battery recycling program, launching November 1, is funded by battery manufacturers and […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

5 mega solar projects starting construction in 2023

March 23, 2023

Via: Power Engineering

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the United States solar industry continues to set records. SEIA predicted that the country’s total installed solar capacity would more than quadruple by 2030, with annual installations reaching 45 GW. This growth […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

2022 Trends: Integrating Technology with Human-Driven Processes

December 27, 2021

Via: American Infrastructure

Roadways are essential to connecting people and delivering goods and services across the United States. Currently there are 617,000 bridges which serve a critical linking function to cross waterways, obstacles and other intersected features in our roadway network from coast-to-coast. […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

US agencies tasked with annual diversity reporting in new Biden order

July 1, 2021

Via: Global Government Forum

President Biden has signed a new executive order aimed at removing the multiple workplace barriers faced by US federal employees from disadvantaged communities, with the aspiration of turning government administration into a “model” for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility [DEIA]. […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Join or die: How utilities are coping with 100% renewable energy goals

December 13, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

On June 6, 2017, Santa Barbara, Calif., became the 30th U.S. city committed to getting 100% of its power from renewable energy. Just six months later, on Nov. 29, Truckee, Calif., became the 50th city to make the pledge. More […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities focus on plausibility, prevention in preparing for worst-case scenarios

October 31, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Aspike in natural disasters this year has left millions without power in the United States for varying lengths of time. And given concerns over climate change and the possibility the trend will continue, customers may be asking if their utility […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Mission impossible? How utilities are minimizing disruptions from inevitable storms

September 26, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Three monster storms in just the last month have pummeled the United States and Puerto Rico, killing more than 100 people, destroying thousands of homes and inflicting economic losses in the hundreds of billions. Predictably, millions of homes lost power. […]