Tag: bill

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Minnesota bill mandating 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 heads to governor’s desk

February 7, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, D, is expected to soon sign a bill requiring utilities in the state to provide electricity from 100% carbon-free sources by 2040. The bill also calls for utilities to generate at least 55% of their electricity […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

A dirty little secret in our clean energy evolution … it’s really hard to bill customers on the modern rates we need to decarbonize

January 30, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Over the past several years, we’ve seen a brave new utility model emerge. Renewables, smart meters, distributed energy resources (DERs), and so much more have had a profound impact on utilities and are fundamental to achieving our decarbonization goals. This […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Senate advances bill incentivizing efficient airport construction

September 30, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

A bill introduced by U.S. Sens Todd Young (R-IN), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would incentivize more efficient construction at airports advanced through the Senate Wednesday night. The legislation, the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act, would […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

North Carolina will receive $109M for EV charging stations

September 29, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration will provide North Carolina with an estimated $109 million over five years through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The majority of the funding will be used for the installation of Level 3 charging infrastructure […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

House passes NDAA compromise bill

December 7, 2021

Via: FCW

In a race to pass the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act before the New Year, the congressional defense committees pushed out a compromise version of the bill on Dec. 7 that authorizes $740 billion spending level for the Defense Department […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Florida County Approves 39% Trash Contract Increase

March 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

Florida County commissioners have voted for a new trash contract with Waste Management at a 39 percent rate increase. Under the new contract, the annual bill for trash collection at a single family home will jump to an estimated $194.28 […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Federal Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Restricting E-waste Exports

July 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

Legislators in New York and California have introduced the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA) legislation that aims to combat threats posed by the unregulated export of e-waste from the United States. Introduced with support from the Coalition for […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As Renewables Surge Ahead of Coal, Lawmakers Introduce National Renewable Standard 

June 27, 2019

Via: PowerMag

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on June 26 establishes a national electricity standard that would require large retail suppliers to source at least 1.5% of their power from renewables by 2020 and gradually grow that share through 2035. The […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Maine renews net metering as lawmakers prep new clean energy, utility reform bills

March 18, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The elimination of gross metering in Maine marks a shift in legislative priorities for the state, which clean energy advocates say has struggled through eight years of inaction or rollbacks on renewable power policy. LD 91 reestablishes retail rate net […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Proposed Bill Would Make Manufacturers Responsible for Plastic Waste

March 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

Washington state officials are considering legislation that would prohibit the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and make manufacturers responsible for plastic waste. The legislation being considered, House Bill 1204, would require a producer of plastic packaging to participate in […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Proposed Bill Could Ban Plastic Cutlery in Brooklyn, N.Y.

February 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

If a proposed Brooklyn, N.Y., bill passes, plastic forks, knives and spoons could be banned from restaurants in the city. According to a report, Brooklyn City Councilman Rafael Espinal proposed legislation on February 14 to study the alternatives to […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Virginia lawmakers strike deal on bill directing Dominion to excavate coal ash

January 25, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The agreement among Virginia lawmakers on Thursday marks a rare legislative intervention against utility plans to store coal ash at their plant sites as companies continue to clash with environmental groups over the most effective methods to handle the waste. […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Assembly Passes Tire Recycling Bill

August 29, 2018

Via: Waste360

Earlier this week, the California State Assembly passed a bill that would develop an incentive payment system to recycle end uses for waste tires. The bill—Assembly Bill (AB) 2908—would also set a 75 percent recycling target for waste tires, which […]

Health & Insurance

GOP health-care bill could have ‘fairly devastating effect’ on hospitals, Mt. Sinai CEO says

March 14, 2017


If the current Republicans’ health-care bill becomes law, it could have a “fairly devastating effect” on the nation’s hospitals, Mt. Sinai Health System CEO Dr. Kenneth Davis told CNBC on Monday. “You’re going to see a lot of the hospitals […]

Electric Utility

California governor signs bills aimed at boosting energy storage

September 28, 2016

Via: AmericanPublicPower

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 26 signed into law several pieces of legislation that are aimed at boosting energy storage in the state. “Collectively, these bills will grow the behind-the-meter and utility-scale energy storage markets, create new clean energy […]