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Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Pushes for Solar Panel Waste Policy

March 31, 2020

Via: Waste360

California, like many states, has a problem with a rapid influx of end-of-life solar panels, despite that a law (SB 489) passed five years ago to help facilitate collection and processing of these materials. Few clear regulations have been established […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Florida Researchers Develop New Method to Track Ocean Trash

March 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

Scientists at the University of Miami in Florida are creating mathematical models to predict how wind, current and buoyancy help determine the speed and direction of trash in the ocean. The models, which are being tested by buoys, aim to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Delays Implementation of Commercial Waste Zone System

March 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

The implementation of New York City’s Commercial Waste Zones bill, which was passed last October and aims to improve recycling, safety and labor standards, is being delayed by at least a month due to the impact of COVID-19. The de […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California sets electric sector GHG emissions target 56% below 1990 levels, but leaves room for more

March 27, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The 46 MMT target reflects a 56% decrease in emissions compared to 1990 levels, and requires significant build-out of new capacity; the state is looking to procure 25,000 MW of additional renewables by 2030, including doubling California’s currently installed utility-scale […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

COVID-19’s Impact on Plastic Waste Reduction

March 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

Over the last few years, municipalities and companies have set goals or taken action to reduce single-use plastics. But, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, those efforts are being slowed, as the demand for bottled water, face masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

North American Power Markets Will Look Different in the 2020s

March 25, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The next decade is expected to be another one defined by inexpensive power supply in North American power markets. Competition among renewable power developers will be fierce, and cheap capital will be plentiful. In this context, renewable energy developers, project […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities beginning to see the load impacts of COVID-19 as economic shutdown widens

March 23, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

It has been less than a week since states and major cities began instituting quarantines along with stay-home and shelter-in-place directives to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The full impacts on electricity usage are not yet known, but grid operators […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Companies Hiring During COVID-19 Outbreak

March 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

COVID-19 is placing severe strains on the operating capability of many businesses. This reality is forcing, in many cases, the layoffs of workers or a severe reduction in working hours per week. However, this reality is placing additional strains on […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

CPUC’s $2.1B wildfire fine could derail bankruptcy exit financing commitments: PG&E

March 20, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC last year opened a proceeding to investigate a series of alleged violations that PG&E committed in relation to the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires, ranging from failing to trim trees around its power lines to inadequately inspecting […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Managing COVID-19 Waste: Guidance Amid a Global Pandemic

March 20, 2020

Via: Waste360

COVID-19, the new strain from the coronavirus family, has certainly caught the world’s attention. That is primarily because when COVID-19 was identified, one in five people infected with the virus required hospitalization, explained Selin Hoboy, vice president of government affairs […]