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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Regulators should ‘ask tough questions about carbon capture’ before closing coal: Wyoming PSC Chair

December 3, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Pressure for climate action coupled with competitive prices for wind, solar and natural gas has made many states move from coal-fired power quicker than expected, and for a state that supplies 40% of the country’s coal to 29 states, that […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

5 Emerging Energy Technologies to Watch Out For in 2020

December 3, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

This year will likely be remembered as a period of technology consolidation rather than breakthrough innovation in the energy industry. Emerging industries such as offshore wind and lithium-ion battery storage have gone from strength to strength. Meanwhile, more novel technologies […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Tips for Battery Recycling

December 2, 2019

Via: Waste360

When it comes to recycling batteries, many people simply don’t know what to do with them or don’t realize that they are recyclable. A recent survey, commissioned by Call2Recycle and conducted by the Harris Poll, found that about three in […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Veteran Health Care ‘Whenever, Wherever They Need It’: Use Of Telemedicine Spikes 17%

November 27, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Veterans Affairs has rolled out a telemedicine app, offers services online and in rural areas is opening telehealth clinics at VFWs. State restrictions were dropped for the VA, allowing VA physicians and nurses to administer care to veterans via telemedicine […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Hawaii County Council Advances Waste Reduction Resolution

November 26, 2019

Via: Waste360

A resolution to reduce waste and generate more clean energy has just made its way through several committees of the Hawaii County Council. The resolution will now head to the full council for a final vote. West Hawaii Today reports […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Will DOD’s bases have infrastructure for new tech?

November 26, 2019

Via: FCW

DOD materiel readiness leaders battle with getting military construction funding for tech infrastructure, which could mean slower adaptation and modernization. Read More on FCW


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Trump DOE Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge

November 25, 2019

Via: Waste360

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies. Plastics are used in thousands of products essential to modern […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Senate Committee Combines Bills to Advance Recycling

November 25, 2019

Via: Waste360

The New Jersey Senate’s Environment and Energy Committee has combined two bills designed to analyze the state’s recycling challenges and recommend ways of reusing more recyclable materials, NJ Spotlight reports. The combined bill (S-3939/3-944) calls for the creation of a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

A Texas-Sized Gas-for-Electricity Swap

November 22, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

What would happen if you converted all the single-family homes in Texas from natural gas to electric heating? According to a paper from Pecan Street, an Austin-based energy research organization, the transition would reduce climate-warming pollution, save Texas households up […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Trump set to meet with tobacco executives, vaping advocates and public health groups

November 22, 2019

Via: CNBC Healthcare

Tobacco executives, vaping industry representatives and public health leaders are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House. Juul, the market leading e-cigarette manufacturer, will send CEO K.C. Crosthwaite. Altria CEO Howard Willard and Reynolds […]