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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaii Will Power Its Clean Grid With 6,000 Home Batteries Installed by Swell Energy

January 18, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Hawaii’s largest utility enlisted a new tool in its quest for a carbon-free electricity system: thousands of batteries installed in people’s homes. Hawaiian Electric won regulator approval for a $25 million plan to harness solar and batteries at 6,000 homes […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

SWANA Supports Federal Assistance for State and Local Governments

January 18, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) urges Congress to quickly consider and pass emergency aid to state, local, and territorial governments as recently proposed by President-Elect Biden. These funds are needed to ensure vital government services, including solid […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Hospitals’ Rocky Rollout of Covid Vaccine Sparks Questions of Fairness

January 13, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Last week, after finishing inoculations of some front-line hospital staff, Jupiter Medical Center was left with 40 doses of precious covid vaccine. So, officials offered shots to the South Florida hospital’s board of directors and their spouses over age 65. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NH Landfill Begins Accepting 23 Communities’ Food Scraps for Compost

January 13, 2021

Via: Waste360

Twenty-three Upper Valley communities in New Hampshire can now dispose food scraps at the Lebanon landfill as part of a new composting program, which is aimed at reducing waste and extending the landfill’s life span. For $15, residents can drop […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

One Ambulance Ride Leads to Another When Packed Hospitals Cannot Handle Non-Covid Patients

January 11, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Keely Connolly thought she would be safe once the ambulance arrived at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Kansas. She was having difficulty breathing because she’d had to miss a kidney dialysis treatment a few days earlier for lack of child […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Senate Considering $10B for Highway Removal

January 11, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Cities might soon get federal money to tear down inner-city highways that federal dollars built in the first place — and use that money to reinvest in communities of color that those highways destroyed. Shortly before the holiday recess, then-Senate […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Governor Newsom Proposes a Budget; Let the Negotiations Begin

January 11, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Governor Newsom released his proposed 2021-22 budget on Friday. Its size – $227 billion total – reflects unexpectedly high state tax revenues. The proposed budget is the start of a six-month conversation with the California legislature, which opens its 2021 […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Telecom execs, industry leaders react to chaos at the U.S. Capital

January 7, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom News

While the nation looked on in horror as hundreds of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capital on Wednesday, telecom execs and industry leaders took to Twitter. Dating back to 2016, telecommunications executives were bullish on President Donald Trump’s election as […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Two barriers to utility and customer savings with flexible loads and how regulators can help

January 6, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities’ ability to protect reliability in today’s rapid transition to variable, distributed generation faces two key barriers and regulators’ help is needed to overcome them. Advanced demand response (DR) can use the flexibility of customer-owned technologies to meet the balancing […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Partnership Awards Largest Recycling Cart Grant to the City of Omaha

January 6, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Recycling Partnership awarded its largest recycling cart grant in its six-year history to the City of Omaha, expanding recycling capacity to nearly half of one million residents with the delivery of new 96-gallon recycling carts that replaced 18-gallon bins. […]