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Category: Public Utilities


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Jersey proposes utilities recover lost revenues, earn bonuses for beating energy savings targets

January 24, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Energy efficiency will be a vital tool in the Garden State’s bid to reach 100% clean energy by 2050, but that will require making significant strides from today’s reality, according to experts. “New Jersey has had one of the most-costly […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Proposed bill would include large hydro, nuclear in California’s renewable portfolio standard

January 23, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

California established its RPS program in 2002, requiring at the time that renewable resources make up 20% of electricity retail sales by 2017. However, the program’s targets have changed over the years; the state passed Senate Bill 100 in 2018, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Cities, States Fall Short on 2020 Recycling Goals

January 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

Many cities and states across the U.S. that have vowed to reduce their landfill waste by 2020 are falling short on their waste reduction goals. And, according to a Bloomberg Environment report, the challenges go beyond the implementation of China’s […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Unveils Five-year Plan to Ban Single-use Plastics

January 22, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a new five-year plan, China is taking major steps to rid the nation of single-use plastic waste. On January 19, China announced its plan to ban single-use plastics across the country. The joint proposal from China’s National Development and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Starbucks Sets 2030 Waste, Water Reduction Targets

January 22, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a January 21 public letter, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be “a resource-positive company, aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet.” The announcement included science-based preliminary targets for the reduction of carbon […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Connections Acquires Penn Waste

January 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Penn Waste announced it has been acquired by Waste Connections, Inc. Founded in 2000, Penn Waste offers residential and commercial waste management and recycling services in south central Pennsylvania. In a January 18 blog post, Penn Waste made the following […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Malaysia Returns 150 Containers of Plastic Waste

January 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Malaysia announced it has returned 150 containers of plastic waste to the countries from which they were illegally imported. On January 20, the country’s Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said she ordered 3,737 metric tons of trash to be returned […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

IEA: Energy Transition Possible, But More Expensive, Without Oil & Gas Buy-In

January 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The energy transition will be cheaper and faster with the full support of the oil and gas sector, but national oil companies, in particular, are falling behind, the IEA warned in a report compiled with the World Economic Forum and […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared

January 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

There are fears for one of America’s last two remaining concentrated solar power developers as the embattled sector attempts to pivot to a new business model abroad. SolarReserve, which developed the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Dallas-Fort Worth Named First Region for Bottle Recycling Initiative

January 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will be the first region of investment under the Every Bottle Back initiative to increase the collection of 100 percent recyclable plastic bottles. Launched in October 2019 by the American Beverage Association (ABA), Every Bottle Back […]