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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Projects Could Boost Recycled Glass Market in the South

September 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Recycled glass could get a market boost in certain areas of the south with the aniticipated development of two new facilities. Arglass Yamamura announced it is planning to build a $123 million bottle plant in Valdosta, Ga., that could potentially […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As utilities scramble to manage explosive DER growth, is power grid autonomy a solution?

September 11, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Within a decade, there may be more distributed energy resources (DER) coming onto distribution systems than any utility control room can manage. An autonomous energy grid (AEG) could optimize those high levels of DER for the benefit of power system […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management Refutes Recycling Claims in Jackson, Miss.

September 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

After the public works director in Jackson, Miss., claimed he was concerned recycling in the city was being sent to landfills or “accumulating until someone got it,” the city’s hauler, Waste Management, released a statement refuting those “false statements.” WLBT […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

City grids risk being overwhelmed by EV growth: Report

September 10, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The report notes that Seattle has taken major steps toward electrification and has big goals it wants to achieve in the coming decades. The city is aiming for 30% EV adoption and a fossil fuel-free municipal fleet by 2030, while […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

District Pilot to Transform Organic Waste into Liquid Transportation Fuels

September 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District in Martinez, Calif., is about to launch a pilot at its wastewater treatment plant to make renewable liquid transportation fuels from mixed, wet organic waste that would otherwise ship to landfill. Developed by the U.S. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Clearwater, Fla., to Increase Solid Waste Fees

September 9, 2019

Via: Waste360

In a meeting on August 12, David Powers, the city of Clearwater, Fla.’s controller for solid waste and general service, asked the City Council to approve a 3.75 percent hike in the average household solid waste bill in 2020 through […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Legislature Passes Commercial Composting, Recycling Bill

September 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

The California State Legislature passed a bill requiring businesses to make composting and recycling bins accessible to customers at restaurants, malls and other businesses. Earlier this week, AB 827 received bi-partisan support in a 30-9 vote on the Senate Floor […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Collaboration Needed to Mitigate Plastic Waste in Utah

September 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

In order for the state of Utah to break away from its reliance on plastic materials, it will take a collaborative effort among consumers, companies and lawmakers. That’s according to an ABC 4 report that breaks down plastic use statistics […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Technology Can Help Cities Tackle Recycling Problems

September 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. throws away about $11.4 billion worth of recyclable items and packaging every year, according to a report published by San Francisco-based As You Sow, a nonprofit organization that promotes corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy. To combat this issue, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US utilities may avoid the worst of Dorian, but industry says it’s ready

September 4, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday morning continued its creep toward the U.S. mainland, but had slowed to a Category 2 storm — meaning electric utilities in its path could be spared the worst. But up and down the East Coast they […]