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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

More Than 2.5 Million Without Power in Florida Due to Hurricane Ian

September 29, 2022

Via: PowerMag

More than 2.5 million electricity customers in Florida were without power early Sept. 29 as Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on the state’s power grid and continued to cause damage with high winds and heavy rain, even after being downgraded to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Much Can We Recycle?

September 28, 2022

Via: Waste360

A friend of mine likes to say the only thing wrong with recycling rates is the numerator and the denominator. I was reminded of this when I read about a study suggesting the 91.4 percent recycling rate for cardboard boxes, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The EPA’s Approach to Battery Recycling Initiatives in Tribal Communities

September 27, 2022

Via: Waste360

In order to build a circular economy of waste for all, we must bring a magnifying glass to every different kind of community and study the different aspects unique to their waste systems. In the United States, the Environmental Protection […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Transmission development key to Inflation Reduction Act’s climate potential: report

September 26, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The report shows how reaching the emissions reduction potential of the Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law in August, depends on increasing the pace of transmission development. The law could cut annual U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by about 1 billion […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Can the Power Grid Handle More EVs?

September 26, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Only about 1% of the 250 million cars, SUVs, and light-duty trucks on American roads are electric vehicles (EVs). But that’s about to change. While it’s difficult to estimate future sales, an analysis by IHS Markit projects that up to […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

California needs to move on from net metering, advocates, industry and utility leaders say

September 22, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Participants in an RE+ panel on ratemaking trends generally agreed that the time for net metering policies has passed in many states. But finding consensus around what should come next could prove challenging. “Here in California, we are in a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How are Petrochemical Companies Doing in Shifting From Virgin Plastic?

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

The shale gas boom has made virgin plastic, a waste byproduct of oil and gas production, cheap and abundant. Global plastic production could increase by one-third in the next few years if the ongoing trend continues, threatening to undermine efforts […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Proposed Renewable Natural Gas Plant Washtenaw County Landfill

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

A new biogas converter is being proposed for the Washtenaw County landfill. The proposed plant would be the largest of its kind in the country if approved. Developing a converter would also serve as a step in the right direction […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

USDOT announces agency partnerships connecting small businesses to infrastructure programs

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announced partnerships with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to help small and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Study: U.S. Urban Biomass Has $786 Million Potential in a Circular System

September 19, 2022

Via: Waste360

Urban forests – street trees, municipal parks – in the United States are estimated to span 51.5 million hectares of land and hold 800 million metric tons of carbon. In a new study published in One Earth and funded by […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

3 steps to identifying best practices and efficiencies for gas utilities

September 19, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

As natural gas local distribution company (LDC) spending on non-fuel costs and infrastructure replacement requirements continues to increase, the need for gas utilities to identify and pursue operational and cost efficiencies persists. Recent increases in natural gas prices are putting […]


Basic Services, Infrastructure, Public Transport, Public Works

Feds prep $500M program for transportation tech

September 19, 2022

Via: FCW

The process to award $500 million in federal grants that states and local governments can use to pay for cutting-edge transportation projects is slated to get underway later this month. Funding for the competitive program, dubbed Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Vegetation inspection, a challenge for utilities

September 15, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

In July 2022 the U.S. Department of Energy launched the operational phase of the grant program “Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid1”. This was just one of the actions planned as part of the “Building a […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Law enforcement is searching for new ways to protect elections

September 15, 2022

Via: StateScoop

A new coalition of election administrators and law enforcement officials met in Washington on Wednesday to develop strategies for connecting their respective communities to push back against a rising tide of online and physical threats against the voting process. Members […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC focuses on the ‘second space age’

September 15, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

As space-based communications become ever more important and begin to converge with terrestrial wireless, the Federal Communications Commission is focusing on bolstering its staffing and updating regulations in order to support U.S. technology leadership in this area. “Satellite systems have […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Colorado Gov. Polis announces federal infrastructure funding

September 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Transportation announced that the state would receive $100,000 in federal grant money for the I-70 Floyd Hill Project. The funding from the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highway Projects grant program […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

“Integrated and stepped up approach is instrumental to improve waste management worldwide.”

September 14, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Directly related to daily human activities, the generation of solid waste has been increasing worldwide, especially in developing regions, where there is a pressing need for investments to promote the replacement of a linear and generally inadequate waste management system […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Why the Solar Market Is Down and Why It’s Poised for a Comeback

September 8, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The forecast for U.S. solar energy installations in 2022 have been revised downward in a report published by Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on Sept. 8, due in large part to supply chain constraints and an […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Energy Fuel Corp Announces Mutually Beneficial Supply Deal

September 8, 2022

Via: Waste360

Using organic waste to produce waste, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has proven itself one of the best in the craft. As the market for alternative fuel grows, the company is constantly looking for ways to stay on top. Clean Energy […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

What Can be Done With Coal Ash Waste?

September 8, 2022

Via: Waste360

The disposal of coal ash is a challenge due to the heavy metals inside of the material that is leached out by water and can contaminate groundwater. Due to this, the EPA has implemented strict disposal procedures to divert ash […]