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Category: Public Utilities


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

More Than 2.5 Million Without Power in Florida Due to Hurricane Ian

September 29, 2022

Via: PowerMag

More than 2.5 million electricity customers in Florida were without power early Sept. 29 as Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on the state’s power grid and continued to cause damage with high winds and heavy rain, even after being downgraded to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Interstate Waste Services Acquires Cipollini Carting and Recycling

September 28, 2022

Via: Waste360

Interstate Waste Services, Inc. (“IWS”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cipollini Carting and Recycling, Inc. based in Rockaway, NJ. Cipollini Carting and Recycling, Inc. (“Cipollini”), founded in 1989, is a non-hazardous solid waste and recycling collection provider serving […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Much Can We Recycle?

September 28, 2022

Via: Waste360

A friend of mine likes to say the only thing wrong with recycling rates is the numerator and the denominator. I was reminded of this when I read about a study suggesting the 91.4 percent recycling rate for cardboard boxes, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

SaskPower targets two sites for possible nuclear power plants

September 27, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Save the date: 2029. That’s the year when Canadian utility SaskPower could decide whether or not to deploy one or more small modular reactors. As part of the utility’s planning and regulatory work, it identified two areas for further study. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Why Dow is Getting Behind Hybrid Mechanical and Chemical Recycling Plants

September 27, 2022

Via: Waste360

Debates continue over what place that mechanical and chemical recycling technologies have in the industry. While the former mechanically crushes or shreds plastic and reforms it into secondary products, the latter chemically breaks plastic down into its building blocks, acclaimed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The EPA’s Approach to Battery Recycling Initiatives in Tribal Communities

September 27, 2022

Via: Waste360

In order to build a circular economy of waste for all, we must bring a magnifying glass to every different kind of community and study the different aspects unique to their waste systems. In the United States, the Environmental Protection […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Transmission development key to Inflation Reduction Act’s climate potential: report

September 26, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The report shows how reaching the emissions reduction potential of the Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law in August, depends on increasing the pace of transmission development. The law could cut annual U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by about 1 billion […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Taking DLN gas turbine hydrogen blending to the next level

September 26, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Climate change, energy independence, renewable power, the hydrogen economy, etc., are all terms used in recent years (or even decades) to describe the most important challenges of society today. While arguments are made over the proper direction to face these […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Episode 166: Government’s Role in Funding Recycling Infrastructure

September 26, 2022

Via: Waste360

Much has been said about recycling and the state of infrastructure. In this NothingWasted! episode, we bring you a dynamic session from WasteExpo 2022: “Government’s Role in Funding Recycling Infrastructure.” The discussion focused on California’s efforts and investments in infrastructure […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Can the Power Grid Handle More EVs?

September 26, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Only about 1% of the 250 million cars, SUVs, and light-duty trucks on American roads are electric vehicles (EVs). But that’s about to change. While it’s difficult to estimate future sales, an analysis by IHS Markit projects that up to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Entergy to triple Louisiana’s renewable capacity with solar additions

September 23, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Entergy received approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission to add 475 MW of solar, nearly tripling the company’s total renewable generating capacity in the state. Under newly approved contracts, the utility will receive power from four solar farms across […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Report: Global energy crisis drives demand for green hydrogen

September 23, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

The global energy crisis is boosting interest in low-emissions hydrogen and the pipeline of projects is expanding, but only a small share of projects are under construction around the world. Electrolyser manufacturing is set to grow strongly and pilot projects […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

California needs to move on from net metering, advocates, industry and utility leaders say

September 22, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Participants in an RE+ panel on ratemaking trends generally agreed that the time for net metering policies has passed in many states. But finding consensus around what should come next could prove challenging. “Here in California, we are in a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How are Petrochemical Companies Doing in Shifting From Virgin Plastic?

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

The shale gas boom has made virgin plastic, a waste byproduct of oil and gas production, cheap and abundant. Global plastic production could increase by one-third in the next few years if the ongoing trend continues, threatening to undermine efforts […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Proposed Renewable Natural Gas Plant Washtenaw County Landfill

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

A new biogas converter is being proposed for the Washtenaw County landfill. The proposed plant would be the largest of its kind in the country if approved. Developing a converter would also serve as a step in the right direction […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

GM and Lithion Announce Partnership Agreement for Circular EV Batteries

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

Lithion Recycling Inc. (“Lithion”) and General Motors Co. ( NYSE: GM) today announced that GM Ventures, the automaker’s investment arm, has made a strategic investment in Lithion’s Series A financing round, supporting a new GM-Lithion strategic partnership agreement to pursue […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Federal cyber mandates for water infrastructure are too costly to implement, experts tell Hill panel

September 22, 2022

Via: FCW

Fortifying the cybersecurity protocols and technology surrounding water systems was raised as a priority infrastructure investment during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, with lawmakers and experts characterizing recent hacking instances as major threats to public safety. Witnesses underscored the challenges […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Let’s talk about Artificial Intelligence for recycling with Westeria

September 21, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Westeria has made great steps just in the last 10 years to become the innovation leader in each of the four product areas: Windsifting, Conveying, Dosing and Spreading. In the procurement of conveyor technology, we have been able to standardise […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Beyond the Plastic Bag: Sparking a Sea Change for Reuse

September 21, 2022

Via: Waste360

Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, in partnership with the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, has released a new resource entitled, “Beyond the Plastic Bag: Sparking a Sea Change for Reuse.” It shares key insights gathered from […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Tru Earth Tackles Household Cleaning Products and Packaging Trash

September 20, 2022

Via: Waste360

The world may never reach zero waste, especially as production and consumption of convenient consumer products and their packaging surges. But a couple of guys in British Columbia are giving their best shot at eliminating a sizable chunk of that […]