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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 […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Lawmakers are setting a tight schedule to avoid a government shutdown

September 21, 2022

Via: FCW

Congress is teeing up a tight series of votes to fund the government past Sept. 30, with lawmakers giving themselves little time to avoid a shutdown ahead of the looming deadline. The Senate—which is expected to act first on a […]


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 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Black plastics recycling: towards a circular economy

September 20, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Plastic packaging serves important functions in modern life, and we have come to rely on it heavily. It is an exceptional product that, however, has a significant end-of-life problem. This is especially true of black plastic, which until very recently […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Biden Administration unveils interagency commitment to cut emissions, reduce costs

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Biden Administration announced Friday it had organized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between four federal agencies that will accelerate the nation’s affordable and equitable clean transportation future. According to the White House, the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Coal to sun: Regulators approve 460 MW solar project for Minnesota

September 19, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Regulators in Minnesota approved Xcel Energy’s Sherco Solar Project, a 460 MW plant that would be among the largest solar facilities in the upper Midwest. The Public Utilities Commission earlier had approved the site permit for the two-parcel facility in […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Study: U.S. Urban Biomass Has $786 Million Potential in a Circular System

September 19, 2022

Via: Waste360

Urban forests – street trees, municipal parks – in the United States are estimated to span 51.5 million hectares of land and hold 800 million metric tons of carbon. In a new study published in One Earth and funded by […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Episode 165: Climate Change Warriors Unite at Vanguard Renewables

September 19, 2022

Via: Waste360

Meet Neil Smith, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, a leading company in the development of organics-to-renewable energy projects. In this NothingWasted! episode, we spoke with Smith about renewable agriculture, the power of partnerships, Vanguard’s expansion plans, and more. Read on for […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

3 steps to identifying best practices and efficiencies for gas utilities

September 19, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

As natural gas local distribution company (LDC) spending on non-fuel costs and infrastructure replacement requirements continues to increase, the need for gas utilities to identify and pursue operational and cost efficiencies persists. Recent increases in natural gas prices are putting […]


Basic Services, Infrastructure, Public Transport, Public Works

Feds prep $500M program for transportation tech

September 19, 2022

Via: FCW

The process to award $500 million in federal grants that states and local governments can use to pay for cutting-edge transportation projects is slated to get underway later this month. Funding for the competitive program, dubbed Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

ISRI Statement on Averted Railroad Strike

September 16, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, after successfully advocating on behalf of the recycled materials industry, issued the following statement on the deal to avoid a rail strike: “ISRI applauds the actions and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

ACC Encourages House to Pass Recycling Legislation, Send to President Biden’s Desk

September 16, 2022

Via: Waste360

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) applauds the Senate for unanimously passing S. 3742 the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act (RCAA) and S. 3743 the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act (RIAA) in late July. These bipartisan bills are commonsense steps in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Vegetation inspection, a challenge for utilities

September 15, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

In July 2022 the U.S. Department of Energy launched the operational phase of the grant program “Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid1”. This was just one of the actions planned as part of the “Building a […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Law enforcement is searching for new ways to protect elections

September 15, 2022

Via: StateScoop

A new coalition of election administrators and law enforcement officials met in Washington on Wednesday to develop strategies for connecting their respective communities to push back against a rising tide of online and physical threats against the voting process. Members […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC focuses on the ‘second space age’

September 15, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

As space-based communications become ever more important and begin to converge with terrestrial wireless, the Federal Communications Commission is focusing on bolstering its staffing and updating regulations in order to support U.S. technology leadership in this area. “Satellite systems have […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Biden adds cyber, data, supply chain risks to CFIUS reviews

September 15, 2022

Via: FCW

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday formalizing a list of risks to be considered when weighing approval of foreign investments in the United States. Under the order, the cross-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

BMW Commits to Using Recycled Fishing Nets in New Electric Vehicles

September 15, 2022

Via: Waste360

BMW has announced new plans to use recycled plastic from fishing nets to create their new class of electric vehicles set to launch in 2025. With 100 million pounds of plastic waste lost in the ocean each year, this is […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Colorado Gov. Polis announces federal infrastructure funding

September 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Transportation announced that the state would receive $100,000 in federal grant money for the I-70 Floyd Hill Project. The funding from the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highway Projects grant program […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

“Integrated and stepped up approach is instrumental to improve waste management worldwide.”

September 14, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Directly related to daily human activities, the generation of solid waste has been increasing worldwide, especially in developing regions, where there is a pressing need for investments to promote the replacement of a linear and generally inadequate waste management system […]