Tag: Joe Biden

Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

NWRA Applauds Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

November 9, 2021

Via: Waste360

Congress passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) worked closely with lawmakers and staff to ensure legislative priorities such as the RECYCLE […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As Biden targets 100% clean electricity, strategies emerge to reliably integrate rising renewables

April 19, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

In the transitioning power system, barriers are falling between renewables and traditional fossil and nuclear generation and between types of variable generation like wind and solar. The energy infrastructure proposals from the Biden administration, if approved by Congress, are likely […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Why Biden Is Right to Think Beyond the DOT in His Infrastructure Package

April 12, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

When opponents of Biden’s infrastructure plan argue that most of the package isn’t devoted to building “traditional” infrastructure like roads and bridges, they’re ignoring something absolutely critical: that America’s transportation landscape will never be truly safe or sustainable until we […]

Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works, Telecommunications

Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes high-speed internet for every American

April 1, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

WISPA exec called the infrastructure plan ‘right on target’ On Wednesday, President Joe Biden introduced a monumental $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs package that aims to reshape the American economy. The infrastructure plan is far reaching, and includes, among many […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Border control systems are gearing up to use facial analysis tech — what could go wrong?

March 3, 2021

Via: TNW

Developments in global border control technologies are providing innovative ways to address issues relating to migration, asylum-seeking and the introduction of illegal goods into countries. But while governments and national security can benefit from this, advanced surveillance technology creates risks […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

100 Million Covid Shots in 100 Days Doesn’t Get Us Back to Normal

February 3, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

April 30 will mark the end of the first 100 days of President Joe Biden’s tenure. That’s a benchmark presidents often set for making good on high-priority campaign promises. In early December, Biden announced that one promise would be to […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

What to Expect from OSHA as the Biden Administration Gears Up for 2021

February 2, 2021

Via: Waste360

This past week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released updated guidance on safety in the workplace related to COVID-19. This comes on the heels of President Joe Biden’s executive order on workplace safety. The Biden administration has hit […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Can Biden Get a 100% Clean Energy Bill Through Congress?

January 26, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Now that President Joe Biden has assumed office, he can get to work on his pledge to move the nation to 100 percent clean energy. During the campaign, Biden advocated a 100 percent clean energy standard pegged to 2035. This […]

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

Biden to spotlight CDC officials shunned by Trump

November 23, 2020


President-elect Joe Biden is putting scientists in charge and back on the stage to restore trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The plans include immediately reviving regular media briefings and giving a central role to long-sidelined career […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Prospect of Republican Senate Majority Narrows Democrats’ Options on Clean Energy Policy

November 4, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The votes are still being tallied to determine whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will become the next president of the United States. But despite still-undecided outcomes in states including Maine, Georgia and North Carolina as of Wednesday morning, it […]