Top

Tag: utilities


Public Utilities, Waste Management

UN report: World must move beyond waste era and turn rubbish into resource

February 28, 2024

Via: Waste Management World

With municipal waste set to increase by two-thirds and its cost almost doubling within a generation, only a drastic reduction in waste generation will ensure a liveable and affordable future, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Cyclic Materials Announces Capacity to Recycle Wind Turbine Generators and MRI Machines

February 28, 2024

Via: Waste360

Cyclic Materials, an advanced metals recycling company building a circular supply chain for rare earth elements and other critical metals, has expanded its operations to accept two new feedstock streams: wind turbine generators and MRI machines. Through its strong partnership […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Clean Energy Turns DFW Area into a Renewable Natural Gas Hub

February 27, 2024

Via: Waste360

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced the opening of two new fueling stations that offer heavy-duty truck and other fleet vehicles renewable natural gas (RNG), one of the only fuels that receives a carbon-negative rating. A station in North […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities

Advancing energy justice: A new paradigm in grid equity and reliability analysis

February 26, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The electric industry is in the midst of a fundamental transition toward clean energy driven by economics and the need to decarbonize the economy. Renewable energy has supplanted fossil fuels as the most economic source of energy. As technology for […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

NIST debuts the finalized update to its Cybersecurity Framework

February 26, 2024

Via: FCW

The revamp of a nationally recognized cybersecurity standards blueprint urges board rooms to adopt robust governance practices, arguing it will help them face down ever-evolving cyber risks targeting both public and private sectors. The National Institute of Standards and Technology […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Avangrid, other utilities urge FERC to reject ‘false’ claims of insufficient transmission cost reviews

February 23, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

New England utilities — including Eversource, National Grid and Avangrid subsidiaries — and state ratepayer advocates are at odds over a challenge to the way the region reviews and builds transmission projects to replace or upgrade existing infrastructure, called “asset […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Environmental Solutions Group Announces Further Expansion of Innovative Solid Waste & Recycling Technology Solutions

February 23, 2024

Via: Waste360

Environmental Solutions Group (ESG), part of Dover (NYSE: DOV) and the leading integrated provider of refuse collection vehicles and equipment, digital fleet technology solutions, waste hauler software, and compaction and recycling solutions, announced the expansion of its Connected Collections® suite […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

New federal program will provide $250M to advance multimodal solutions

February 22, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration will be offering $250 million in competitive grants over five years through the new Congestion Relief Program to advance multimodal solutions that reduce vehicular traffic in congested metropolitan areas. The program will provide funding to projects […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

GFL Sees Record Solid Waste Pricing in 2023, Provides Guidance for 2024

February 21, 2024

Via: Waste360

GFL (NYSE: GFL) (TSX: GFL) released its Q4 and full-year 2023 earnings, citing a record year in solid waste pricing for its continual growth. Solid waste pricing for the full year reached 9.8 percent, the highest in the Vaughan, Canada-based […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Removing demand charge utility tariffs for EV charging will raise CO2 emissions

February 21, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

With the transportation sector being the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and the transition to EVs taking shape to combat the issue, the build-out of charging infrastructure must keep pace with the transition to serve the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

NextGen Highways launches effort to build transmission lines along public right of way in Minnesota

February 20, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy’s latest National Transmission Needs study, released in October, says the United States needs about 47,000 GW-miles of new high-voltage transmission capacity by 2035 under a moderate load-growth, high clean-energy scenario. That represents a 57% increase […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Navigates Food Waste Recycling Challenges

February 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

California’s two-year-old organic waste reduction initiative faces significant challenges as the state struggles to implement food recycling programs effectively, jeopardizing waste-reduction targets. The initiative aims to mitigate methane emissions by diverting organic materials such as food scraps and yard waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Needs to Advance Compost Infrastructure to Mitigate Climate Change

February 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

About one-third of all food in the United States is thrown away; much of this goes into landfills, where it produces large amounts of planet-warming methane. If this were composted instead, these emissions would shrink, and the process would produce […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon to deploy private 5G networks across NHL arenas

February 19, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

U.S. carrier Verizon and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced a multi-year sponsorship renewal under which the telco will continue to be the league’s official partner in the 5G field. Additionally, as an official technology partner for the NHL, Verizon […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

How can generative AI be safely introduced into the telecom domain? (Reader Forum)

February 19, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

In April, Bain & Co published a report about the potential effect of Generative AI (GenAI) on the world’s telecom companies. Given the title: Telcos, Stop Debating Generative AI and Just Get Going – the urgency of the message was […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Houston Sees Increased Involvement in Food Waste Recycling Pilot Program

February 15, 2024

Via: Waste360

Houston, Texas is a few weeks into its food waste composting program, and it is seeing a steady increase in participation. Back on January 22, Houston kicked off the composting pilot program in partnership with Zero Waste Houston. The program […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Virginia clean energy competition bill faces uncertain fate after collapsed negotiations

February 15, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

“In particular, we were concerned about the infeasibility and cost of increasing the distributed solar carve-out. This would have added hundreds of millions of dollars a year in new costs onto our customers,” Ruby said in an email. “We worked […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The hidden costs of competition over new transmission infrastructure

February 14, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Americans need power, and whether that electricity is supplied by traditional hydrocarbons or renewable technology, it must be transported through the long-distance high-voltage transmission lines that comprise the backbone of the energy grid. Whichever power source makes up this mix […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

State utility regulators urge PJM, MISO to bolster joint interregional transmission planning

February 14, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

State utility regulators are urging the PJM Interconnection and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator to bolster joint long-term interregional transmission planning between their footprints. “The transition from dispatchable thermal generators to intermittent, clean energy resources, and a surge in electric […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities, EV charging companies must collaborate to avoid bulk power system disruptions: NERC

February 14, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

While the early load impacts of EV adoption have materialized at the local level — a few new vehicles can stress neighborhood feeders, say experts — NERC is concerned that as penetration levels rise, there may be reliability issues on […]