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Other Utilities, Public Utilities

EPA: Ambitious plans for wastewater regulations and studies

January 25, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 15 (Plan 15), which lays out how the Agency will work to protect the nation’s waterways by following the science and the Clean Water Act to develop technology-based pollution […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

GSA opens workplace innovation lab, a coworking space for federal employees

January 25, 2023

Via: FCW

The new lab within the General Services Administration’s headquarters features state-of-the-art office technology and furniture crafted to help reimagine federal agencies’ future of workspaces Read More on FCW


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Investment in energy storage jumped 55% in 2022 as funds shifted from private equity to public markets

January 24, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Investor interest in energy storage is growing — and probably hasn’t yet peaked, according to Mercom Capital Group. While overall corporate funding for energy storage increased to record levels in 2022, venture capital invested in energy storage declined by a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How US grid operators can defend against the unprecedented surge in power system attacks

January 24, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Just as much of the country was experiencing record cold and massive travel disruptions, bad actors continued physical attacks against substations. As Robert Walton reports in Utility Dive, “Six substations in the Pacific Northwest were damaged by attacks in November, […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Drones monitor landfill methane emissions

January 23, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

Greenhouse Gases actually come with a cost. According to a Draft Report on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases presented last November by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the estimated social cost of methane due to the future impacts […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. National Household Food Waste Tracking Identifies Emerging Trends

January 19, 2023

Via: Waste360

Food waste data collection has been largely inconsistent over the past few decades. An increased focus on food insecurity and waste systems has improved data collection. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) doled out $10.2 million to fund pilot projects aimed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Study Examines Which Plastics Recycling Methods Are Most Efficient

January 19, 2023

Via: Waste360

As 300 million tons of plastic waste continues to be generated each year across the globe, governmental entities and stakeholders are working to improve recycling infrastructure. A new study from the American Chemical Society examined which methods of recycling are […]


Social Services

OSHA fines Eversource $333,560 over alleged workplace violations in accident that killed a Boston worker

January 17, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties of $333,560 against Eversource Energy for five workplace safety violations related to an arc flash and blast last summer that killed a 31-year-old worker. Eversource employees were doing maintenance work […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California greenlights more than 800 MW of storage and solar to bolster power grid reliability

January 17, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC’s 11.5-GW mid-term reliability procurement order sought to meet the state’s grid needs between 2023 and 2026, given the then-planned retirement of the 2.2-GW Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025, as well as the closure of several natural […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Lawmakers propose a federal reserve corps for digital talent

January 17, 2023

Via: FCW

The bipartisan legislation seeks to address the government’s tech and cyber needs by enabling industry professionals to bring their skills and experience to the federal level. Read More on FCW


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Consumers as partners: The evolving utility business model

January 17, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

With the adoption of electric vehicles, rooftop solar systems, battery storage systems, and smart appliances, the role of the electricity consumer is evolving. Now capable of providing services to support local grid operations, consumers are gradually emerging as important partners […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Pioneering U.S. Wave Energy Power Plant Unveiled

January 12, 2023

Via: PowerMag

One of the first U.S.-based wave energy power plants is set to be deployed at AltaSea’s 35-acre campus located at the Port of Los Angeles. Israeli firm Eco Wave Power, which unveiled the project on Jan. 12, said the AltaSea […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Transportation electrification and EVs: Who pays for grid upgrades?

January 11, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

As EVs proliferate here in the U.S. and internationally, so too do the widespread benefits to customers, utilities, our planet and the power grid. However, with these benefits come a few big challenges that we’ve never dealt with before and […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

The case for more federal oversight of state and local budgets

January 10, 2023

Via: FCW

Hundreds of billions of dollars for pandemic recovery, infrastructure projects, economic development and climate programs that Congress and President Biden have approved for states, cities and counties during the past two years has drawn a great deal of attention. But […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Federal health plan could be spending $1B a year on ineligible dependents, GAO says

January 10, 2023

Via: FCW

The federal government’s employee health insurance plan could be wasting $1 billion a year in improper payments by providing benefits to family members who are no longer eligible, a new report has found. The Government Accountability Office said in an […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

State Department creates first office devoted to emerging technology diplomacy

January 9, 2023

Via: FCW

Foreign policy continues to intersect with emerging technology, as the State Department has launched a new office devoted to establishing cooperation between nations that are developing new technologies. Announced on Tuesday, the Office of the Special Envoy for Critical and […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Renewable Natural Gas Projects Announced for South Dakota, Florida

January 9, 2023

Via: PowerMag

More projects to increase the supply of renewable natural gas (RNG) have been announced in Florida and South Dakota, as investments continue in technologies to produce a low-carbon fuel that could replace diesel and other fossil fuels. OPAL Fuels, headquartered […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Federal Recycling & Waste Solutions Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

January 5, 2023

Via: Waste360

Federal Recycling & Waste Solutions, a business specializing in recycling and waste management solutions, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Composting Can Increase Crop Yields and Save Water

January 4, 2023

Via: Waste360

The “California Drought” is affecting a lot more than California; it’s actually a result of an unprecedented 23-year drought that is slowly but surely drying up the Colorado River, the main water source for the entire Southwest. To preserve water, […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

What’s the state of AI accountability in government?

January 4, 2023

Via: FCW

Government agencies don’t have a “precise definition” of artificial intelligence accountability in federal guidance, according to a new report from the non-profit American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s group focused on emerging technology. Although non-binding risk management and […]