Tag: California

Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Households Waste $1,000-plus Worth of Food Every Year

February 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

Based on a survey of nearly 3,200 U.S. households, Klein Kitchen and Bath has found that California households are among the most wasteful in the country when it comes to food. According to the survey, Californian households waste more than […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Twice Burned, Once Shy—Why Californians Should Be Wary of Bailing Out PG&E Again

January 21, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The last time Pacific Gas & Electric declared bankruptcy, in 2001, its customers paid billions of dollars in higher rates while company creditors and shareholders lost little. In that case, PG&E’s losses were largely due to deregulation and marketplace manipulations […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Anaergia’s 300,000 TPA Food Waste & Biosolids to Energy Plant in California

January 8, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

Ontario based organic waste technology firm, Anaergia, Inc., is to the start construction at the Rialto Bioenergy Facility (RBF) which will produce energy and fertiliser from food waste in Southern California. The company explained that the RBF will help address […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

California Invests in Research to Reduce Global Warming Emissions

December 26, 2018

Via: Waste360

California’s Strategic Growth Council (SGC) approved funding for four groundbreaking research initiatives that will develop clean technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance equitable outcomes for vulnerable communities. The research teams that were selected for funding will explore topics […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

California Commits to Zero-Emissions Bus Fleet by 2040

December 18, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California regulators have committed the state to ending fossil fuel use for its roughly 12,000-strong transit bus fleet by 2040, another long-term commitment to reducing the state’s carbon emissions that’s already being driven by the economics of electrifying transit and […]

Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

California Begins Historic Wildfire Cleanup Efforts

December 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires that devastated three counties in California a month ago are estimated to leave five to seven times more fire-related debris than the 2017 wildfires—which generated around 2.2 million tons of debris. Those were the […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Target to Pay $7.4M in California Hazardous Waste Disposal Suit

December 7, 2018

Via: Waste360

The state of California alleges that between 2012 and 2016, Target “unlawfully disposed” of hazardous waste items, ranging from batteries and aerosol cans to fluorescent light bulbs. The retailer will pay out $7.4 million as part of the lawsuit settlement. […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Electric Heat Pumps Can Slash Heating Emissions by More Than Half in California Homes

December 3, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

According to a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study, published in the Electricity Journal, electric heat pumps should be part of any long-term building decarbonization strategy in California. “If you purchase and install a new heat pump today, you […]

Public Utilities, Public Water System

NAWC honors California Water Service innovation

November 13, 2018


WASHINGTON, DC, NOV 13, 2018 — The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced California Water Service (Cal Water) as the winner of two 2018 NAWC Management Innovation Awards. The company was recognized on Tuesday, October 9 at the […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Shares of Edison dive as California utility says it is cooperating with wildfire investigation

November 12, 2018


Shares of California utility companies plunged Monday as deadly wildfires scorched thousands of acres and continued to threaten life and property. Pacific Gas & Electric shares tumbled as much as 27 percent, and Edison International fell nearly 12 percent. Both […]