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Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As Renewables Surge Ahead of Coal, Lawmakers Introduce National Renewable Standard 

June 27, 2019

Via: PowerMag

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on June 26 establishes a national electricity standard that would require large retail suppliers to source at least 1.5% of their power from renewables by 2020 and gradually grow that share through 2035. The […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

House Passes Amendment to Develop National Recycling Strategy

June 21, 2019

Via: Waste360

During floor consideration, the House of Representatives unanimously passed an amendment led by U.S. Congresswoman Haley Stevens, who represents Michigan’s 11th District and is the chair of the House Subcommittee on Research & Technology, in H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

NYC Mayor Appoints Russ to Head Housing Authority

June 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Gregory Russ as the new chair of the New York Housing Authority (NYCHA). Russ has more than 25 years of experience in public housing, according to ABC 7, most recently serving […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

What’s the value of energy storage? Minnesota aims to find out

May 29, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The omnibus appropriations bill, which includes $150,000 for the Commerce Department “to conduct an energy storage systems cost-benefit analysis,” will yield much-needed insight into how batteries can bring value to Minnesota’s electrical grid, storage advocates said as they praised its […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments

April 9, 2019

Via: StateScoop

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner introduced legislation Monday that would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to give state and local governments grants to purchase additional cybersecurity resources and hire more information-security personnel. Under the State Cyber Resiliency […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

NYC Council Passes Bills to Better Protect Private Sanitation Workers

March 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

The New York City Council on February 28 adopted legislation to better protect workers in the private sanitation industry. According to a report in ProPublica, one bill authorizes the city’s Business Integrity Commission (BIC) to directly police labor unions at […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Virginia regulators deny Walmart request to leave Dominion utility service

February 26, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The SCC’s decision in the Walmart case illustrates the regulatory difficulty of balancing the needs of different customer classes. In Virginia, customers must buy electricity from their incumbent utility unless they have a demand greater than 5 MW or are […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Virginia lawmakers strike deal on bill directing Dominion to excavate coal ash

January 25, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The agreement among Virginia lawmakers on Thursday marks a rare legislative intervention against utility plans to store coal ash at their plant sites as companies continue to clash with environmental groups over the most effective methods to handle the waste. […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

California Invests in Research to Reduce Global Warming Emissions

December 26, 2018

Via: Waste360

California’s Strategic Growth Council (SGC) approved funding for four groundbreaking research initiatives that will develop clean technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance equitable outcomes for vulnerable communities. The research teams that were selected for funding will explore topics […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Governors May Bring Gigawatts of Renewable Additions Across America

November 21, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Democrats came away from this year’s midterm elections with 14 governorships. The party flipped seven of those seats from Republicans. Of Democrats who ran, six campaigned on pledges to increase renewable energy in their state. The results of those elections […]