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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

We need long-duration storage for a cleaner and reliable grid. Here’s how policymakers can help.

May 21, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The United States is in the midst of a clean energy revolution being driven by two converging dynamics — the increasing competitiveness of clean energy resources such as wind and solar, and the growing understanding that we must dramatically reduce […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Kagan: How Cable TV can fight the FWA 5G wireless broadband threat

May 21, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

All things always change. Consider wireless, telecom and cable TV. Everything in the process of reinventing itself with new competition and new technology. Wireless has been a growth industry for roughly fifty-years. The journey has not been easy. Now, wireless […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Commissioners Celebrate the Opening of New Waste Transfer Station in Redmond, Ore.

May 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

Last week, the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners in Oregon held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new solid waste facility at the Negus Transfer Station. The new transfer station is located in Redmond, Ore. It […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Washington State Authorizes Drone for Methane Emissions

May 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

On May 13th, the Washington State Department of Ecology announced a new methane emission rule (Chapter 173-408 WAC) for active and closed solid waste (MSW) landfills in their state. All affected landfills must meet the requirements starting January 1, 2025. […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Where AI makes a difference for the telecoms industry (Reader Forum)

May 17, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Generative AI (GenAI) is a breathtaking technology feat that could substantially impact society and the economy. The business adoption rate will determine the extent of that impact and how quickly people adapt to working in new ways. The role of […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

How to secure private 5G networks

May 17, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Nokia noted that private 5G is well equipped with comprehensive in-built security features mandated by 3GPP The deployment of the edge on-premise is essential to ensure that industrial use cases benefit from private wireless networks performance, according to Stephane Daeuble, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Rules Pending for Reuse And How Movers in This Space Are Doing

May 16, 2024

Via: Waste360

Reuse and refillable packaging models could cut plastic pollution by about 70 percent according to a UN report, and a recent Oceana analysis, compiling data from multiple resources, adds more dimension to the case for reuse. The authors name leading […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Pre-award protests cleared in FBI’s $7B IT services pact

May 16, 2024

Via: FCW

The Government Accountability Office rejects the last pre-award protest involving this blanket purchase agreement for IT services and supplies. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Civil Service

New York governor announces $127M in new funds for public safety tech

May 15, 2024

Via: StateScoop

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office this week announced that police departments and sheriffs’ offices outside New York City will receive $127 million for crime prevention tools and other new technology. Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies across New York will […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Hard to Recycle Items Event in Pittsburgh Sees Hundreds of Residents Participate

May 15, 2024

Via: Waste360

Hundreds of people signed up to bring hard-to-recycle items to a recycling drive held in Pittsburgh this past weekend. The Pennsylvania Resources Council and Allegheny County Health Department partnered with WPXI to hold a Hard to Recycle Collection event at […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Infinity Recycling’s Leading Impact Fund Closes Above Target, Circularity in Plastics One Step Closer

May 14, 2024

Via: Waste360

Infinity Recycling (“IRC”), a growth capital platform dedicated to investing in circular economy solutions, is delighted to announce the successful final close of its Circular Plastics Fund I SCSp (“CPF”). The final close exceeded the fund’s €150 million target, securing […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

DOD ordered to evaluate mobile device cybersecurity in 2025 defense bill

May 14, 2024

Via: FCW

The evaluations would include basic tools like virtual private networks that encrypt connections when browsing the web. Read More on FCW


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

An advanced grid requires regulatory innovation

May 13, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Spring and fall represent perhaps the quietest time for the energy sector – after the threat of harsh winter storms quiets and the intense summer heat is still in the distance. But this year, spring has brought with it the […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

The future of work in the energy and utilities industry

May 13, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

A wave of automation is transforming industries worldwide, and the energy and utilities sector is no exception. In this dynamic industry landscape, automation and digital transformation are paving the way for profound advancements. At the same time, they’re revolutionizing job […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Industry Professionals Stress Education as Top Challenge in Recycling

May 9, 2024

Via: Waste360

There were a lot of different conversations regarding recycling at WasteExpo this year, and a panel of industry professionals spoke to a crowded room about the latest challenges, they are seeing in the space. The panel discussed similar challenges such […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Legislation introduced to electrify and modernize American transportation infrastructure

May 8, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Monday U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) reintroduced legislation to electrify and modernize the transportation infrastructure across the country. The BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act would authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

TSA is looking at using AI to improve security screening processes

May 8, 2024

Via: FCW

The Transportation Security Administration is looking at using artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies to bolster its security directive, with the agency’s top technology official saying these tools can improve the airport experience for both travelers and officers. In an […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE requests public input on challenges with scaling energy storage manufacturing

May 7, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Cleanly and affordably expanding the U.S. electric grid will require large amounts of energy storage and the Department of Energy is asking stakeholders to shine a light on potential manufacturing and design challenges that could limit deployment. DOE’s Office of […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Securing water utilities a top priority for Vermont’s new cyber chief

May 7, 2024

Via: StateScoop

John Toney, Vermont’s new chief information security officer, starts his day with threat intelligence briefs — reading, watching or listening to the latest cybersecurity news. “My morning cup of coffee comes in the form of cyber threat intelligence,” Toney told […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

VPPs could boost utilities’ credit profiles, but it’s ‘premature’ to consider impact: Morningstar DBRS

May 6, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Morningstar DBRS sees a “positive trend in the adoption and expansion of VPPs” in the short- to medium-term. Pegging the total global VPP market at about $4.1 billion in 2023, Morningstar cited a Grand View Research projection that its value […]