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Public Utilities, Waste Management

$1,3 trillion in global circular economy spend proves insufficient

July 20, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

Each year, investors, businesses and governments spend over $1,3 trillion on waste reduction as well as on repair and reuse schemes. The sum in question is inadequate for the purpose of establishing a sustainable and circular economy across borders, a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Vehicle energy source generated from tamarind shells

July 19, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

An international research team has developed a way to process tamarind shells into vehicle energy sources. Tamarind pods are usually discarded as agricultural waste. As these husks are often bulky, they end up taking a lot of space on landfills. […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC considers adding ‘innovation zones’ in Raleigh, Boston

July 19, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission will vote this week on whether to add two more locations to its roster of wireless Innovation Zones: Raleigh, North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts. Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel proposed the addition of the two locations last […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Calls for water recycling grow louder in the US

July 16, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

In the US, water recycling is gaining momentum. Each day, about 3,4 billion gallons of water are recycled across the country. Close to 40% of water used for agricultural irrigation is recycled. Cities in the southern part of the state […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

DoE report highlights market potential for geothermal energy

July 16, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The US Geothermal Power Production and District Heating Market report explores the role of geothermal in accelerating the country’s energy transition and helping to reduce carbon emissions. The study has found that increasing investments in geothermal energy production for heating […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Clean electricity standard lands spot in $3.5 trillion Democratic-backed infrastructure deal

July 15, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The prospects that a clean electricity standard will make it through Congress improved Wednesday, with Sen. Smith tweeting the industry-wide requirement would be in the larger of the two infrastructure bills the Biden administration is hoping to pass. Democrats are […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Bipartisan Solutions for Water Infrastructure

July 15, 2021

Via: American Infrastructure

As the debate over infrastructure continues, the importance of supporting our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure is key to the conversation. Across the country, many of these aging systems are reaching the end of their usable lifecycle and need modernization. […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

EQT to Acquire Covanta for $5.3B

July 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

This morning, EQT Infrastructure (EQT), part of purpose-driven global investment organization EQT Group, announced that it has agreed to acquire New Jersey-based Covanta Holding Corporation (CVA) for $5.3B. Covanta is the largest owner and operator of waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Plastic’s Role in Accelerating a Low-Carbon, Sustainable Economy

July 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

Lighter is better. Using less is better. Especially when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. As a surge of companies commit to carbon neutrality in the coming years, many are left with taking a hard look at their enterprise and […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Industry giants join Hydrogen Council under fresh leadership

July 13, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The council, comprising more than 120 member companies from across the globe, will be led by existing co-chair Benoît Potier, chairman and CEO of Air Liquide, as well as newly-elected co-chair Tom Linebarger, chairman of Cummins. Linebarger has taken over […]