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Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Pennsylvania Site Latest Gas Plant Online in Building Surge

June 25, 2020

Via: PowerMag

Gas-fired power generation in the U.S. remains the top source of electricity production, even as renewable energy continues to take market share. A POWER analysis of projects shows nearly 180 gas-fired units are either under construction or in development nationwide, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Best Trash Company Award Goes to Meridian Waste

June 24, 2020

Via: Waste360

Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, has been voted the Nassau County Record’s Best Trash Company 2020. “We have a hardworking team and couldn’t be happier to be recognized as the Best Trash Company in Nassau County,” […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Lawmakers Block Health Care Cuts

June 23, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic state lawmakers agreed Monday on a state budget plan that would avoid the deep cuts to essential health care services that the governor had initially proposed. Even though the state faces a massive […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

PepsiCo on Target with Recycling Goals

June 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

PepsiCo recently released its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting “progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s agenda to help build a more sustainable food system.” The company tracks its sustainability efforts and shares insights on how this impacts the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities propose West Coast charging stations for electric trucks

June 22, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The three West Coast states are being aggressive about mapping out plans to electrify trucks. On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will vote on a proposal to transition fleets to electric. CARB is mulling requirements to make manufacturers […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Ohio asks vendors to take pay cuts as pandemic crunches budget

June 22, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Ohio officials last week asked state-government vendors, including technology suppliers, to take 15% cuts to their payment as the state attempts to weather the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to vendors last Friday, Matthew Damschroder, head […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The World’s Trash is Increasingly Ending up in Incinerators

June 19, 2020

Via: Waste360

In both the U.S. and Europe “incinerators are becoming the most viable option for many municipalities to deal with much of their garbage.” This is partly due to the challenges associated with recycling coupled with the fact that many landfills […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Connecticut Town Expands Recycling Program to Include Food Scraps

June 18, 2020

Via: Waste360

Residents of Greenwich, Conn., will be able to send their food scraps to be recycled as the town on June 12 launched its first food scrap recycling program. Participation is voluntary. The pilot program is open to all residents who […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Senate Breathes New Life into Federal Recycling Conversation

June 18, 2020

Via: Waste360

With COVID-19 taking its toll on recycling, the Senate made an effort to breathe new life into the federal discussion. On June 17, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held an oversight hearing on “Responding to the […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers

June 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen, 34, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The caregivers — both University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students — returned to their […]