Tag: California

Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Recycling Company Pleads Guilty to Recycling Fraud Scam

October 7, 2021

Via: Waste360

Recycling Services Alliance, Inc., a Sacramento, CA recycling company, will pay $34 million for a long-running fraud scheme in which the company illegally submitted fake weight tickets and processed out-of-state bottles and cans to get inflated refunds for used beverage […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

California considers increasing Aliso Canyon’s gas storage to boost reliability, despite calls to shut it down

October 5, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The proposals come just days after SoCalGas announced that it will record an after-tax charge of $1.1 billion after reaching settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits brought against the utility due to a leak at the Aliso Canyon facility in 2015. […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utility energy savings goals now account for fuel-switching potential

September 29, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

As California utilities become more efficient, saving energy gets harder. Identifying the potential to save energy and money by switching away from gas-fired appliances opens up new conservation potential for utility goals, Chhabra said. “They’ve broken out savings potentials into three […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Digging into Single-use Plastic Legislation in California

September 22, 2021

Via: Waste360

Two billss related to single-use plastics — AB 1276 and AB 962 — have passed the California assembly and are now on Governor Newsom’s desk for consideration. AB 1276 is designed to reduce plastic pollution from single-use food and beverage […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Will Add Gas-Fired Units to Increase Power Supply

August 20, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved licenses for gas-fired power units to help the state cope with continued electricity shortages. The move comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier declared a state of emergency for California’s power grid. The state’s […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities object to fossil fuel requirements in proposed 11.5 GW procurement package

June 15, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC’s proposals aim to ensure that California has adequate resources to maintain grid reliability during the middle of the decade, after the roughly 2,200 MW Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is retired by 2025. In addition, more than 3,700 MW […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Intel, AWS to deploy private CBRS network in California school district

June 9, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Intel and AWS have partnered with Megh Computing, a provider of a real-time, AI-based Video Analytics Solution (VAS), to deploy a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) private network to part of Sacramento, California. The network’s aim is to provide high-speed […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

California invests 25 million dollar in recycling

April 28, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

As the world’s fifth-largest economy, California can show the world how to rebuild into a self-sustaining, circular manufacturing system that reduces trash pollution and ensures products get recycled and remanufactured within our state,” California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

California and Texas Took Different Routes to Vaccination. Who’s Ahead?

April 22, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

California and Texas, the country’s two most populous states, have taken radically different approaches to the pandemic and the vaccination campaign to end it. California has trumpeted its reliance on science and policies it says are aimed at improving social […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Pandemic Highlights Need for Urgent Care Clinics for Women

April 16, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

SAN JOSE — Last spring, only weeks into the pandemic, Christina Garcia was spending her days struggling to help her two young sons adjust to online schooling when she got such a heavy, painful period she could barely stand. After […]