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Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Waste Company is First to Inject Biogas into California Pipeline

October 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

Waste management company CR&R Environmental has launched the first commercial-scale California operation to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) for injection into that state’s pipeline. And there are other “firsts” associated with the $55 million project. Predominantly privately financed with some […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

World Bank Report Highlights Benefits of Improved Waste Collection & Recycling

October 9, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

Beyond individuals and households, waste also represents a broader challenge that affects human health and livelihoods, the environment, and prosperity, according to a new report from the World Bank. The study, What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Organics Program Put on Hold

October 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

Expansion of New York City’s organics collection program has been put on hold because not enough people are participating in it. Five years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a pilot program in the hopes of collecting hundreds of thousands […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Con Ed plans renewable gas, LNG storage facilities among pipeline constraints

October 5, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

This is not the first time Con Edison has addressed the tightening supply-demand balance in the area. Over the summer, New York regulators approved a $5 million gas demand response pilot aimed at cutting peak demand over the next three […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Organic Valley to Become 100% Renewably Powered in 2019

October 4, 2018

Via: Waste360

Organic Valley, a cooperative of organic farmers, just announced the details of the community solar partnership it launched last year. The project enables Organic Valley to share the benefits of solar energy with its rural neighbors and become the largest […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Analyzing Waste and Recycling Facility Fire Data

October 4, 2018

Via: Waste360

Over the past 12 months, the waste and recycling industry has experienced 366 reported fires in both the U.S. and Canada. Based on reasonable assumptions, we can extrapolate that 1,800-plus facility fires have occurred in the past 12 months, which […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management Ranks High on 2018 DJSI

October 3, 2018

Via: Waste360

Waste Management has been listed on the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for North America and the World. This distinction marks a recognition of the company’s corporate sustainability leadership within the industry. “It is quite an honor to be […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

New York Gas Plant Comes Online Despite Opposition

October 2, 2018

Via: PowerMag

The Valley Energy Center in Orange County, New York, entered commercial operation on October 1 despite complaints from local officials and area residents about noise from the plant, among other concerns. Community members spoke out against the plant at public […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

First Organic Waste Composting Facility for Bihar, India

October 2, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

The first solid waste processing site to convert organic waste into compost in the East Indian State of Bihar has been inaugurated in Muzaffarpur under programme jointly managed by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). According to the CSE, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Westar rate cut gets Kansas OK, but new solar demand charge could hike bills

October 1, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities are increasingly considering demand charges, particularly for solar customers they believe are being subsidized by those without distributed generation. But the charges are a blunt instrument that can reduce a customers’ ability to control their bill, and potentially eliminate […]