After a Decade of Lobbying, ALS Patients Gain Faster Access to Disability Payments

January 21, 2021

Anita Baron first noticed something was wrong in August 2018, when she began to drool. Her dentist chalked it up to a problem with her jaw. Then her speech became slurred. She managed to keep her company, which offers financing […]

Washington Plant on Track to Treat Radioactive Waste in 2023

January 14, 2021

A plant in Washington State will begin processing 56 million gallons of radioactive waste in 2023. The plant will turn low-activity radioactive waste into glass and disposing of it safely, in a process called vitrification. The plant’s millions of gallons […]

Two barriers to utility and customer savings with flexible loads and how regulators can help

January 6, 2021

Utilities’ ability to protect reliability in today’s rapid transition to variable, distributed generation faces two key barriers and regulators’ help is needed to overcome them. Advanced demand response (DR) can use the flexibility of customer-owned technologies to meet the balancing […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Suspends Recycling U.S. and European Trash

January 21, 2021

Via: Waste360

China is no longer accepting trash from the United States and Europe to recycle. The U.S. doesn’t have the infrastructure to recycle and there isn’t a secondary end market for recycled goods. Only a small percentage of the recycled goods […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Harrison, PA Signs New Garbage Contract with Waste Management

January 20, 2021

Via: Waste360

The township of Harrison, Pennsylvania has signed a new three-year garbage contract with Waste Management. As part of the contract, household collection of hazardous materials and e-waste are included and residents can now get rid of these materials from their […]

Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

University of California to Eliminate Unnecessary Plastics by 2030

January 19, 2021

Via: Waste360

The University of California will begin to phase out single-use plastics, which includes plastic bags in retail and dining locations and single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles, with the goal of eliminating all unnecessary plastics by 2030. Worldwide, […]