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Tag: Climate Change


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Boston’s Wastewater System Prepares for Climate Change

October 26, 2022

Via: Waste360

The wastewater system of Boston has gone through several major changes in the past few decades. From dumping into the harbor to now being utilized to produce energy, the Deer Island Treatment Plant has gone through many phases. Though it […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

How to make geothermal a bigger part of the energy transformation

October 10, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Now, more than ever, it’s clear that energy transformation is both inevitable and imminent. The far-reaching repercussions of climate change that once felt far off now seem devastatingly close. From flash floods to raging wildfires, more people are experiencing the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Can Reducing Food Waste Decelerate Climate Change?

October 7, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Environmental Protection Agency has several different sectors focusing their efforts on the needs specific to different communities across the nation. One of these sectors is the Tribal Waste Management Program, which brings a magnifying glass to the communities within […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Two Forms of Urban Waste Are Being Used to Make Compost: Trees and Human Biosolids

October 5, 2022

Via: Waste360

Due to invasive species, climate change, disease, and logging, U.S. cities are losing a large number of their trees. According to a 2018 study from the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, U.S. metropolitan areas are losing 36 million trees […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Taking DLN gas turbine hydrogen blending to the next level

September 26, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Climate change, energy independence, renewable power, the hydrogen economy, etc., are all terms used in recent years (or even decades) to describe the most important challenges of society today. While arguments are made over the proper direction to face these […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Biden Signs Bill to Transform U.S. Energy, Combat Climate Change

August 16, 2022

Via: PowerMag

President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) should provide further impetus for growth of U.S. renewable energy, coming on the heels of a report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that installations of solar and wind power […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Renewable Energy, Electrification Big Winners in Inflation Reduction Act

August 12, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The U.S. House on Aug. 12 passed a bill with major implications for the power generation industry, joining the U.S. Senate in supporting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

U.S. Utility Survey Suggests Industry Mulling Additions of 90 GW of New Nuclear

August 11, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) survey suggests U.S. utility members expect to add up to 90 GW of new nuclear generation by the 2050s, including more than 300 new small modular reactors (SMRs) in the U.S. over the next 25 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Energy Security, Climate Change Initiatives Endure with Surprise U.S. Senate Deal

July 28, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The inclusion of an estimated $369 billion in energy security and climate change investments in a July 27–unveiled U.S. Senate budget reconciliation proposal has prompted jubilation from a range of energy sectors. Less than two weeks after negotiations on clean […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Here’s How Utilities Are Primed to Lead America’s Race to Clean Energy

July 25, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Climate change has captured the world’s attention for decades. We’ve seen countless intergovernmental summits, worldwide protests, and documentaries on global warming over the years. Although momentum has been building across the public and private sectors, leaders are preparing for a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Present Ample Opportunities

July 21, 2022

Via: Waste360

The ability of the solid waste sector to curtail methane emissions is a critical part of mitigating the negative impacts of climate change. RMI, Carbon Mapper, and Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) have published a report detailing the […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

New Jersey has adequate natural gas pipeline capacity, utility regulator tells FERC amid Transco pipeline review

July 12, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The debate over New Jersey’s gas needs comes amid a broad argument over the future of existing and planned U.S. natural gas infrastructure as the effects of climate change grow. New Jersey aims to have emissions-free energy by 2050. The […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How a Solar and Storage Portfolio Ramped Up a City’s Sustainability and Financial Outlook

July 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The City of White Plains in Westchester County, New York, a densely populated outer suburb of New York City that serves as the county seat and commercial hub of Westchester, had fostered a vision for nearly a decade. It has, […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

June 30, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The U.S. Supreme Court has curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) options for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from power plants, an important environmental decision that could impact the federal government’s authority to enforce other regulations. The court in […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Municipalities are Tackling Food Waste and Climate Change

May 13, 2022

Via: Waste360

Food and climate change are increasingly becoming advocacy issues tied together, according to speakers at the WasteExpo session, “Municipal and State Food Waste Policy as a Lever for Tackling Climate Change.” “Food waste and climate action are really increasing,” said […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Delaware using Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to move projects forward

April 1, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Delaware plans to use federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to advance major planned projects and make road systems more resilient to climate change. The state will receive $48.5 million over five years, including an additional $160 million for main highway […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Water Pollution From Farms Will Worsen With Climate Change, Study Says

March 23, 2022

Via: Waste360

Agricultural water pollution could become 20 times more problematic for farmers due to climate change, a new study has revealed. River water quality was analysed during one of the UK’s wettest ever winters which showed a dramatic increase of pollutants […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Nuclear, Natural Gas Included in EU Taxonomy—With Potentially Problematic Conditions

February 3, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Handing a muted victory to proponents of nuclear and gas, the European Commission (EC) on Feb. 2 adopted a measure that labels some nuclear and gas energy activity as climate-friendly investments. However, it set out strict, potentially limiting technical screening […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities’ brazen plan to kill rooftop solar

February 1, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

California has been a national leader in meeting solar energy targets for fighting climate change, but that could change in the near future. A key part of solar’s success has been widespread adoption of rooftop systems by forward-thinking homeowners. Given […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The best no-regrets investment for electric utilities in 2022

January 10, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

We’ve provided our perspective on the top investment for utilities to make in 2022, informed by our work with leading electric utilities. On January 26th, hear live from two utility leaders as they share their thoughts on the best investments […]