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Category: Public Utilities


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How Invenergy Quietly Became One of the Biggest Players in Grid Storage

April 19, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

It’s not that Invenergy was ever shy about its storage ambitions. The Chicago-based developer, which has built 22,600 megawatts of wind, solar and natural gas generation, entered the storage market in a big way back in 2015. It delivered two […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Experts Offer Solutions to Food Waste Prevention, Reduction, Recovery

April 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. wastes 63 million tons or $218 billion of food each year—that is roughly 40 percent of food in the country. In addition, food waste represents more than $75 billion in costs to American farms and food businesses, like […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Glass Recycling Foundation Formed to Support Community Glass Programs

April 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

The first foundation focused solely on funding glass recycling initiatives was formed on April 16. The Glass Recycling Foundation (GRF) is a nonprofit organization formed to provide and raise funds for localized and targeted assistance, demonstration and pilot projects that […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Bill Proposes a Backstop Authority to Secure State’s Power Grid Needs

April 17, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Amid a flurry of energy, environmental, wildfire and Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy-related bills emerging for this year’s legislative session, California lawmakers are also grappling with a complicated, yet critical issue — how to secure the energy resources needed to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NASA Names Recycling in Space Challenge Winners

April 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in partnership with NineSigma, has announced the award recipients of its Recycling in Space challenge. According to NASA, the purpose of the challenge aims to help NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems and space programs […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Unilever Ramps Up Plastics Recycling Strategy

April 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Unilever North America announced that 50 percent of the plastic used in its packaging will come from post-consumer recycled content. Unilever made the announcement last week during the Walmart Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting in Arkansas. In 2017, Unilever made the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management to Acquire Advanced Disposal for $4.9B

April 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Houston-based Waste Management, Inc., North America’s largest environmental solutions company, just announced that it will buy Ponte Vedra, Fla.-based Advanced Disposal Services for a total of $4.9 billion. Under the agreement, a subsidiary of Waste Management will acquire all outstanding […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Alabama Senate Advances Legislation to Stop Single-use Plastics Bans

April 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Alabama’s Senate Governmental Affairs Committee recently voted to move forward with legislation that would prohibit cities in the state from banning single-use plastics. Newsweek reports that the bill would stop local governments in Alabama from banning the use of plastic […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaiian Electric targets nearly 1.4 GWh storage, 135 MW solar equivalent in latest solicitation

April 11, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

In 2015, Hawaii became the first state in the country to pass a 100% renewable energy bill. The legislation requires investor-owned utility company Hawaiian Electric to achieve a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) of 100% by 2045. For 2018, the utility […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities support centralized renewables procurement proposal, but urge caution

April 10, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

California has aggressive environmental goals, but more renewable resource procurement by community aggregation groups has complicated the question of reliability for IOUs charged with delivering the energy. The proposed decision, issued March 18, noted that while IOU customers have “historically […]