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Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Mercedes-Benz Econic Waste Collection Vehicles for Biffa

May 10, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

Integrated waste and recycling firm, Biffa, has added 43 more Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks – including its first skiploaders and hookloaders based on the low-entry chassis – to the 51 it acquired in 2017-18. The vehicles were all supplied by South […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California regulators dig into safety qualifications of new PG&E board

May 9, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

PG&E announced a sweeping overhaul of its leadership in early April, and now regulators want to make sure those brought on board match up with the NorthStar recommendations PG&E agreed to adopt. The commission will examine whether PG&E’s appointment of […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Siemens to spin off gas and power business

May 8, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Global energy powerhouse Siemens is to undergo a fundamental transformation by spinning off its gas and power divisions into a new entity which will also comprise its stake in windpower firm Siemens Gamesa. Pending approval by an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting […]


Miscellaneous

Tendril to acquire EnergySavvy, as utility customer engagement focus grows

May 7, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Tendril’s acquisitions are allowing it to beef up its customer engagement and load monitoring capabilities at a time when both of those have captured utilities’ focus. EnergySavvy develops both customer-facing and internal systems, which Tendril will now merge with its […]


Others, Social Services

Buffett: ‘No guarantee of success’ with Haven health venture

May 7, 2019

Via: CNBC Healthcare

Warren Buffett says there’s no guarantee Haven, the joint health-care venture between Berkshire Hathaway, J.P. Morgan and Amazon, will succeed in improving the U.S. health-care system. “It is going to a long, tough pull to make major changes,” Buffett said […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Paradise Lost: Reimagining the California Dream With Community Microgrids

May 6, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The firestorm disaster that wiped out an entire town last year has made it clear that the paradise that once was California is in serious jeopardy. However, the horrific Camp Fire in the community of Paradise presents an opportunity to […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Womer Pedals Her Way to Composting and Recycling Success

May 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

In the fifth episode of our NothingWasted! Podcast, we chat with Sarah Womer, founder of Zero to Go, an education-based waste management company focused on composting and recycling in Hudson Valley, N.Y. We got to speak with her about growing […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Malaysia Cracks Down on Illegal Plastic Recycling Facilities

May 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

Malaysia is continuing its efforts to raid and shut down unlicensed plastic recycling facilities to slow an increase of imported scrap materials. According to a Recycling Today report, an April 23 notice posted to Malaysia’s Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Keep New Hanover Beautiful, TerraCycle Hit Cigarette Recycling Milestone

May 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

TerraCycle originally joined forces with North Carolina-based Keep New Hanover Beautiful (KNHB), a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, in 2017 to collect and recycle cigarette butts outside of county buildings, local bars, restaurants, Wilmington International Airport and along Wrightsville Beach. Through […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

Rejecting the ‘new normal,’ California eyes technology solutions to wildfire risks

May 2, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

California is a global leader in technology, so it stands to reason that we’re focusing more on technological solutions to help overcome the growing threat from frequent and deadly wildfires. Over the past two years, California has endured a number […]