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Health & Insurance, Social Services

To Curb Coronavirus, What’s Behind The Wearing Of A Mask?

April 7, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended wearing cloth face masks when going out, especially to places like grocery stores and pharmacies. That’s because a “significant portion” of people with the virus lack symptoms or can transmit […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

S&P: Some utilities have less ‘financial cushion’ to maintain credit quality in recession

April 6, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Regulated utilities are a popular investment choice at times of high volatility because they sell necessities and receive a rate of return set by regulators, rather than the market. Utilities do, however, frequently need to help fund their operations throughout […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Philly Makes Changes to Residential Recycling Collection

April 6, 2020

Via: Waste360

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and employee attendance, the city of Philadelphia is making changes to its residential recycling collection system. There will be no collection from April 6 to April 11, and starting April 13, collection will run […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Natural Gas a Powerful Force, Despite Industry Headwinds

April 1, 2020

Via: PowerMag

There is plenty of natural gas in the U.S., and indeed the world. Prices for the fuel continue at historic lows, with weeks at levels below $2/MMBtu in the U.S., as the supply of gas has far outstripped demand. That’s […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Wisconsin regulators launch investigation into COVID-19 related costs for utilities

March 31, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Twenty one U.S. utility regulators have mandated electric utilities suspend disconnections during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Energy and Policy Institute, which has forced 31 states as of Tuesday morning to issue a shelter-in-place notice that mandates residents stay […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Pushes for Solar Panel Waste Policy

March 31, 2020

Via: Waste360

California, like many states, has a problem with a rapid influx of end-of-life solar panels, despite that a law (SB 489) passed five years ago to help facilitate collection and processing of these materials. Few clear regulations have been established […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Florida Researchers Develop New Method to Track Ocean Trash

March 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

Scientists at the University of Miami in Florida are creating mathematical models to predict how wind, current and buoyancy help determine the speed and direction of trash in the ocean. The models, which are being tested by buoys, aim to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Delays Implementation of Commercial Waste Zone System

March 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

The implementation of New York City’s Commercial Waste Zones bill, which was passed last October and aims to improve recycling, safety and labor standards, is being delayed by at least a month due to the impact of COVID-19. The de […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Maryland Recycler Donates 36K Masks to Healthcare Workers

March 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

Beltsville, Md.-based Sun Recycling is donating 36,000 N95 respirator masks to healthcare workers in the Washington, D.C., area who are working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis. The company received the unopened boxes of masks a few months ago […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

WHO officials praise US leaders on coronavirus pandemic response: Trump is doing ‘all he can’

March 25, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization praised the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has spread to all 50 states and infected at least 55,568 U.S. citizens. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus singled out President Donald Trump, whom he said […]