Tag: San Francisco

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Therma Cuts Food Service Industry Spoilage and Waste

March 30, 2021

Via: Waste360

Of about 10.5 million tons of surplus food generated by food retailers in 2019, almost 35% was thrown out, with about 10% of it due to inefficiencies in storage and handling. Yet a majority of that storage and handling-related waste, […]

Basic Services, Infrastructure, Public Transport, Public Works

Bill to Bring Billions for Bullet Train

February 18, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Fresno Congressmember Jim Costa has re-introduced a $32 billion bill to fund the completion of California’s High-Speed Rail project. “A modern infrastructure lays the foundation for a thriving economy,” said Costa in a statement about ‘HR 867: the High-Speed Rail […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Pandemic boosted public’s interest in government, city officials say

May 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Whether it’s because homebound people are desperate for guidance in an open-ended emergency or they’ve simply exhausted their Netflix queues, some government officials have found themselves surprised by the sudden popularity of virtual meetings and news conferences. San Francisco’s virtual […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

San Francisco Struggles to Reach Zero Waste Goal

December 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

San Francisco has been on a mission to reduce to zero the amount of waste it sends to landfills. And the city has been fighting an ongoing—maybe impossible—battle to make that goal a reality. Politico points out that San Francisco […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

San Francisco Fails to Secure Funding for Mobile Recycling Program

July 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

San Francisco had planned on using $3 million in funding to run a mobile recycling center that would cover trucks and kiosks, processing, labor and marketing to help cover the loss of multiple recycling centers that have closed across California. […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Indianapolis Ranked One of the Worst Cities for Recycling

February 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

Indianapolis has been ranked one of the worst cities for recycling. It recycles only 7 percent of trash, and it’s the biggest municipality without a curbside recycling program servicing every household, according to a report by IndyStar. The city’s recycling […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Law Could Mean Fines for San Francisco Businesses

October 31, 2018

Via: Waste360

A proposed recycling ordinance that would force San Francisco businesses to recycle properly could end up slapping heavy fines on businesses that don’t comply. The proposed ordinance would force waste and recycling audits on companies that generate large amounts of […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Resilient Solar: New York and San Francisco Study Solar With Batteries as a Resiliency Solution

April 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

While Superstorm Sandy made energy resilience a priority, the devastating outage on Puerto Rico has taken it to a whole new level. Puerto Rico is only now approaching full power seven months after Hurricane Maria decimated the island, knocking out […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Should Investor-Owned Utilities Be Worried About Community Choice Aggregation?

May 1, 2017

Via: PowerMag

A new wave of competition is coming to California, threatening to steal up to 80% of retail sales from the three big investor-owned utilities (IOUs). In a joint filing in late January, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), Southern California […]

Waste Management

The Vanishing Of Recycling Centers Affects the Homeless in San Francisco

August 10, 2016

Via: Waste360

MSN has a look at short video looking at how homeless residents in San Francisco rely on money earned from trading cans for cash, however this means of income is being threatened as hundreds of recycling centers are closing down. […]