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Washington State Authorizes Drone for Methane Emissions

May 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

On May 13th, the Washington State Department of Ecology announced a new methane emission rule (Chapter 173-408 WAC) for active and closed solid waste (MSW) landfills in their state. All affected landfills must meet the requirements starting January 1, 2025. […]


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The future of work in the energy and utilities industry

May 13, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

A wave of automation is transforming industries worldwide, and the energy and utilities sector is no exception. In this dynamic industry landscape, automation and digital transformation are paving the way for profound advancements. At the same time, they’re revolutionizing job […]


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Securing water utilities a top priority for Vermont’s new cyber chief

May 7, 2024

Via: StateScoop

John Toney, Vermont’s new chief information security officer, starts his day with threat intelligence briefs — reading, watching or listening to the latest cybersecurity news. “My morning cup of coffee comes in the form of cyber threat intelligence,” Toney told […]


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US warns of Russian hackers targeting operational technology in water systems

May 1, 2024

Via: FCW

U.S. agencies are warning North American and European water treatment systems operators to be wary of and take steps to prevent a surge of Russia-linked hackers trying to break into their operational technology. The advisory, which also includes French, Canadian […]


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Water utilities prioritize transparent customer communications

April 8, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Water utilities provide an essential service to communities, but most customers don’t think about what it takes to keep their water flowing. That’s why it’s imperative for water utilities to make communications a priority and build stronger customer relationships. When […]


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Indiana Utility Will Convert Remaining Coal Units to Burn Natural Gas

March 14, 2024

Via: PowerMag

A major Indiana utility said it’s preparing to switch its remaining coal-fired power plant to burn natural gas. AES Indiana on March 12 said the two coal-burning units at its Petersburg Generating Station, in Pike County in southwestern Indiana about […]


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DOE, NARUC publish cybersecurity ‘baselines’ for utilities, distributed energy resources

February 28, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The electric grid is increasingly distributed and cybersecurity “is an integral underpinning of power system resilience,” DOE and NARUC said. “Addressing cybersecurity is essential as electric distribution systems continue to evolve, spurred by new technologies and operational models, as well […]


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Clean Energy Turns DFW Area into a Renewable Natural Gas Hub

February 27, 2024

Via: Waste360

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced the opening of two new fueling stations that offer heavy-duty truck and other fleet vehicles renewable natural gas (RNG), one of the only fuels that receives a carbon-negative rating. A station in North […]


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WM Reports Q4 and Full-Year Earnings for 2023

February 13, 2024

Via: Waste360

WM (NYSE: WM) reported its Q4 and full-year 2023 results, showing resiliency in severe weather conditions and operational efficiencies through technology implementation. Jim Fish, CEO, reported that WM’s collection and disposal business drove growth for the company, which achieved an […]


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Clean Energy’s Renewable Natural Gas Digester at Tri-Cross Dairy Begins Production

February 9, 2024

Via: Waste360

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced the successful completion and operational launch of its latest renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility at Tri-Cross Dairy in Viborg, South Dakota. The new RNG facility sits on a 5,000-cow dairy farm and […]


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Where’s the federal legislation for state water utility cybersecurity?

February 1, 2024

Via: StateScoop

On Nov. 25, the Municipal Water Authority in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, suffered a cyberattack on one of its water utility stations when an Iranian-backed hacking group disabled the monitor used to regulate water pressure throughout the system. Plant managers continued operating […]


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Will California Reach its Pending Organics Diversion Goals?

January 16, 2024

Via: Waste360

California has one year left to hit two ambitious targets set by SB 1383: a 75 percent statewide reduction in organic waste disposal and redirecting 20 percent of edible, unsold food to people in need that would otherwise be trashed. […]


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Clean Energy Begins Producing Renewable Natural Gas at Latest Project

January 11, 2024

Via: Waste360

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced that it has completed a new renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility at Drumgoon Dairy in Lake Norden, S.D. The 6,500-cow dairy farm is expected to supply 1.66 million gallons of negative carbon-intensity […]


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High Levels of Bacteria Found in Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant

December 28, 2023

Via: Waste360

Higher than permitted levels of enterococcus were found in a single sample of effluent from the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to city officials. The news release, from the Honolulu Department of Environmental Services, states that the sample exceeds […]


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U.S. Water Utilities Deploy PFAS Treatment Technologies to Safeguard Drinking Water

December 20, 2023

Via: Waste360

As U.S. and European lawmakers tighten restrictions on toxic PFAS contaminants in water, utilities and businesses are working to safeguard drinking water supplies for communities. Often referred to as “forever chemicals,” PFAS are widely used, long lasting chemicals whose components […]


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Baltimore expands city’s free, public Wi-Fi network

December 18, 2023

Via: StateScoop

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced Monday that the city’s free, public Wi-Fi network will expand to reach recreation centers — like Middle Branch’s Fitness and Wellness Center, where the announcement was made — as part of larger plans to bridge […]


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EV sales climb and are on track to be 9% of US new car purchases in 2023: Atlas Public Policy

November 28, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

There have been hiccups in the transition to EVs — Ford, for instance, has scaled back some of its battery manufacturing plans — but overall sales continue to grow. Stories of EV inventory piling up at dealerships are “likely a […]


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Safety for utility workers is about more than a manual

November 20, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

When it comes to safety for utility companies, the stakes are especially high. Employees work alongside hazards like electricity and natural gas every day. They sometimes operate alone in remote areas, at dangerous heights, or within confined spaces or unstable […]


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Legislation would urge use of innovative materials in construction

November 17, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would encourage research and deployment of innovative construction materials in transportation and water infrastructure projects. The Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act would create a task force […]


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REMADE Allocates $19.6 Million to Advance Circular Manufacturing and Energy Reduction

October 19, 2023

Via: Waste360

The REMADE Institute, a pioneering public-private partnership consisting of 167 members and established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced an additional $19.6 million in funding for new technology research. The Institute, in collaboration with DOE, has chosen […]