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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

U.S. Coal Plant Closures Continue, While China Rapidly Builds More

November 8, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A wave of retirements for U.S. coal-fired power plants continues, with the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting almost a quarter of the nation’s remaining facilities could be shuttered by the end of 2029. The EIA in its preliminary monthly electric […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC revokes US operations of another Chinese telecom company

March 17, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has revoked the ability of another telecom company, Pacific Networks and its subsidiary ComNet, to operate in the U.S., after determining that the Chinese-owned companies pose a national security risk. The company primarily offers retail calling […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Coal Will Remain Prominent for Decades Despite Growing Renewable Power Capacity

February 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

There are a lot of changes taking place in the world’s energy supplies. We seem to read announcements almost every day about coal plant retirements, and solar and wind farm installations. Yet, when you look at power projections put out […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

ABB partners with China’s PERIC on green hydrogen production

September 29, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

PERIC, which has experience in hydrogen generation technologies, will leverage ABB’s automation, electrification and digital solutions within its projects to develop highly efficient electrolysers. PERIC will use ABB’s rectifiers, distributed control systems, energy management, advanced analytics, instrumentation and telecommunication systems […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Suspends Recycling U.S. and European Trash

January 21, 2021

Via: Waste360

China is no longer accepting trash from the United States and Europe to recycle. The U.S. doesn’t have the infrastructure to recycle and there isn’t a secondary end market for recycled goods. Only a small percentage of the recycled goods […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Proposes New Food Waste Law

January 12, 2021

Via: Waste360

Binge-eating videos in China – and around the world – is all the rage. In China, a new law has been proposed to stop food waste. Under the new law, anyone who posts videos online that promote overeating will face […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE Bans Utility Procurement of Chinese Equipment for Bulk Power System Security

December 18, 2020

Via: PowerMag

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a “prohibition order” in line with President Trump’s May 2020 broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO 13920) that will ban some utility procurement of specific grid equipment from China. When […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Chinese city’s health-tracking surveillance tech set to outlast the pandemic

May 26, 2020

Via: TNW

A Chinese city plans to turn its contact-tracing app into a permanent health tracker, deepening fears that surveillance tech introduced to fight COVID-19 will outlast the pandemic. Authorities in the eastern city of Hangzhou have proposed combining medical records, physical […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Eases Recycled Paper Tariffs

March 5, 2020

Via: Waste360

Starting this week, Chinese importers can now apply for tariff exemptions for old corrugated cardboard (OCC) and other recovered fiber. The Chinese government will consider the exemptions on a company-by-company basis. This news follows tariff updates provided by the country […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

China is sterilizing cash in an attempt to stop the coronavirus spreading

February 17, 2020

Via: CNBC Healthcare

Chinese banks have been ordered to disinfect cash before issuing it to the public in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus that has so far killed 1,770 people in the country. The Chinese government said during […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Op-ed Claims China is Winning the War Against Plastic Waste

January 29, 2020

Via: Waste360

A recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times calls out the United States for allowing China to win the war against plastic waste. On January 19, China announced a five-year plan to ban single-use plastics across the nation. The initiative […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

CDC is monitoring 110 possible coronavirus cases across 26 states in US

January 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. health officials are currently monitoring 110 people across 26 states for the coronavirus, including the five patients who contracted the deadly infection in China and brought it back to America. The disease, which has killed at least 81 people […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Unveils Five-year Plan to Ban Single-use Plastics

January 22, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a new five-year plan, China is taking major steps to rid the nation of single-use plastic waste. On January 19, China announced its plan to ban single-use plastics across the country. The joint proposal from China’s National Development and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China to Develop World’s Largest WTE Plant

July 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

China is in the process of developing a facility just outside Shenzhen in southern China that is expected to become the world’s largest waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. Pandaily reports that once the plant is fully operational, it will be able to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Communities Turn to Burning Recyclables Amid China Ban

February 25, 2019

Via: Waste360

Since the implementation of China’s waste import ban, more communities across the U.S. are looking for alternative ways to handle their recycled materials. But as municipalities continue to struggle with adapting to China’s regulations, more recyclables end up in landfills […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How the U.S. Recycling Market is Faring Under China

November 28, 2018

Via: Waste360

Cities across the U.S. are being forced to scrutinize and crack down on the way they manage their waste and recycling efforts at the curb now more than ever. Earlier this year, China implemented an import ban on recycled material […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

China Sets a New Renewable Portfolio Standard

November 1, 2018

Via: PowerMag

China in mid-September increased its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 35% of electricity consumption by 2030. The country has already heavily invested in wind and solar, and it anticipates more gains will come from some provinces. In a revision of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Businesses, Cities Vow to ‘Recycle Right’

August 27, 2018

Via: Waste360

China has historically purchased more than 30 percent of U.S. recyclables. However, in January, it enacted the National Sword Policy, banning the purchase of the majority of U.S. recyclables due to the high levels of garbage, or contamination, mixed in […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NWRA Urges China to Reconsider Solid Waste Import Restrictions

August 21, 2018

Via: Waste360

Last week, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) filed comments with China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) regarding its draft law on the prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste. Article 29 of the draft law […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China is Cashing in on Trash Disposal

August 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

Dynagreen Environment Protection Group, a Chinese company that collects, stores and incinerates garbage, has surged nearly 500 percent since it began trading in Shanghai in June. The Chinese government just announced that for the first time, households will have to […]