Why States Need to Ban New Gas Hookups in Buildings (in 5 Charts)

February 17, 2020

Fossil fuels, primarily gas, are a fixture in millions of American homes and businesses, but the building sector’s climate impact hasn’t received the same scrutiny as coal and gas in the power sector or oil in the transportation sector. Fortunately, […]

Dow, Avangard Innovative to Advance Plastic Circularity

February 10, 2020

In an exclusive agreement, Houston-based waste optimization specialist Avangard Innovative LP (AI) will supply post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic film pellets to Dow. According to Dow, this is a significant addition to Dow’s plastic circularity portfolio that is aligned with the […]

California Moves to Tackle Another Big Emissions Source: Fossil Fuel Use in Buildings

February 4, 2020

California regulators have allocated $45 million to incentives for heat pump water heaters through 2025, in another step on the path toward the state’s 2045 carbon neutrality goal. In a unanimous vote last month, the California Public Utilities Commission carved […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Why Traditional Wind Markets Are Flipping to Solar, and Vice Versa

February 13, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

When looking at U.S. renewable energy markets, Texas and California are the leaders in wind and solar, respectively. There are more than 27 gigawatts of wind in Texas, according to the American Wind Energy Association, and 25 gigawatts of solar […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Why is the utility industry less bullish on grid-scale storage?

February 13, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

In the United States, 29 states, three territories and Washington, D.C. have adopted Renewable Portfolio Standards and many experts agree that storage deployments are going to be critical to integrating the influx of renewables on to the grid. But going […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Lawmakers Stall on Food Waste Bill

February 12, 2020

Via: Waste360

The New Jersey State Senate has hesitated to vote for legislation that would prevent food waste from being landfilled or incinerated. Lawmakers held off voting on the bill, which seeks to force large generators of food waste, like hospitals, prisons, […]