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Basic Services, Civil Service, Health & Insurance, Social Services

Maine Wants To Take The Reins For Its Health Law Exchange From Federal Government

August 30, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Maine Gov. Janet Mills notified the Trump administration that the state wants to run its own marketplace instead of relying on the federal government. States with their own exchanges, such as California and Massachusetts, have used the added flexibility that […]


Miscellaneous

SolarEdge Shares Hit All-Time High as Europe Eclipses US in Sales

August 7, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Solar microelectronics manufacturer SolarEdge followed up record revenue last quarter with even higher sales in Q2. The Israel-based, U.S.-listed company shipped 1.3 gigawatts AC of inverters and pulled in revenues of $325 million for the quarter, up 20 percent from […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Boxed Water Partners with Creamline NYC to Reduce Plastic Waste

August 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

Boxed Water Is Better, a company that provides an alternative to plastic bottles by producing pure water in 100 percent recyclable and paper-based cartons, recently announced a new contract with New York-based Creamline. Creamline, a multiunit restaurant concept offering American […]


Miscellaneous

Dominion invests $1.1B in offshore wind, watches Northeast developments

August 5, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Dominion has expressed the possibility of developing more than 2,000 MW of offshore wind off the Virginia coast. “I would pencil out maybe a $3,000 per kilowatt-hour installed,” Koonce said. “And if you do that, you come up with a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California opens $1B in efficiency funding to electrification

August 2, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Efficiency advocates say the CPUC vote was a major shift in the state’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality. The change “unlocks an amount of funding that has the potential to really transform the marketplace for energy efficient appliances,” Sierra Club […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Glass Recycler to Pay $1.2M Over Alleged Illegal Battery Disposal

August 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Sacramento, Calif., glass recycler will pay $1.2 million to settle allegations that its Sacramento facility illegally disposed of more than 500,000 pounds of discarded batteries from homes and businesses, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced on July […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Oklahoma Gets Serious About Transit Sooner Than Later

July 9, 2019

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Public transit is catching on even in some of the reddest parts of America, including Oklahoma where a new state office will oversee an overhaul of bus and rail service. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced Monday it would form […]


Miscellaneous

Tendril to acquire EnergySavvy, as utility customer engagement focus grows

May 7, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Tendril’s acquisitions are allowing it to beef up its customer engagement and load monitoring capabilities at a time when both of those have captured utilities’ focus. EnergySavvy develops both customer-facing and internal systems, which Tendril will now merge with its […]


Others, Social Services

Buffett: ‘No guarantee of success’ with Haven health venture

May 7, 2019

Via: CNBC Healthcare

Warren Buffett says there’s no guarantee Haven, the joint health-care venture between Berkshire Hathaway, J.P. Morgan and Amazon, will succeed in improving the U.S. health-care system. “It is going to a long, tough pull to make major changes,” Buffett said […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Trump Administration Changes Course, Asks Court To Strike Down ACA

March 26, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

In a dramatic move that will have implications for the coming 2020 election, the Trump administration Monday night reversed its previous position and asked a federal appeals court to strike down the entire the Affordable Care Act. The Justice Department […]