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Basic Services, Civil Service

GSA to study demographic equity in remote identity tech

September 26, 2022

Via: FCW

The agency plans to test the accuracy of tools like facial recognition software across different demographic groups. Read More on FCW


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 […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Lawmakers are setting a tight schedule to avoid a government shutdown

September 21, 2022

Via: FCW

Congress is teeing up a tight series of votes to fund the government past Sept. 30, with lawmakers giving themselves little time to avoid a shutdown ahead of the looming deadline. The Senate—which is expected to act first on a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Waste Crisis: Roadmap for Sustainable Waste Management in Developing Countries

September 14, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

In The Waste Crisis: Roadmap for Sustainable Waste Management in Developing Countries, an accomplished team of sustainability researchers deliver a concise insight into modern waste management practices that acts as a handbook for waste management professionals. The lead author Sahadat […]


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 […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Commerce revises export rules to boost U.S. standards development on critical tech

September 9, 2022

Via: FCW

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security drew praise from industry leaders for nixing a license requirement to release technology controlled by Export Administration Regulations—so long as it is for “standards-related activity.” “This interim final rule … amends the […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

2 MW solar project provides new life for Illinois brownfield site

September 6, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Renewables developers Ameresco and Inovateus Solar have completed a 2.62 MW solar project at a former General Motors Powertrain Division Plant turned brownfield site in the US state of Illinois. The Danville solar system includes more than 6,600 solar modules […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Stop dreading POTS replacement and see the opportunity (Reader Forum)

August 31, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The end appears near for the workhorse voice-grade telephone system the United States relied on for more than a century. On August 2, 2022, local exchange carriers (LECs) are no longer required to support aging copper landlines known as the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Rio Tinto Invests in a New Aluminum Recycling Center in Quebec

August 29, 2022

Via: Waste360

Rio Tinto is investing US$29 million (C$35 million) to build a new aluminum recycling facility at its Arvida Plant in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, to expand its offering of low-carbon aluminum solutions for customers in the automotive, packaging and construction markets. The […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Ultra Safe Nuclear opens facility to produce advanced reactor fuel

August 22, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. announced the opening of its fuel production facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The PFM (Pilot Fuel Manufacturing) facility is expected to produce TRISO and ceramic microencapsulated nuclear fuel, designed for use in USNC’s micro modular reactors […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

ISRI Addresses State Legislators on Recycling Priorities

August 17, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, participated as one of eight private sector partners at the first in-person meeting of the National Conference on State Legislature (NCSL) Public-Private Partnership on Recycling. The Partnership […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

FirstEnergy closes coal ash landfill, paving the way for solar

August 16, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

FirstEnergy closed an ash landfill for the former R. Paul Smith coal power plant in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The company said it plans to develop a utility-scale solar facility nearby. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection recently allowed […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Auction moves to four daily rounds

August 10, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has doubled the number of daily bidding rounds in the ongoing auction of 2.5 GHz overlay licenses, moving today from two rounds to four. The bidding total continues to move up slowly, and as of Round […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE offers $26M for projects showing how grid can run on all renewables, storage

August 4, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The Department of Energy plans to offer $26 million for up to nine projects that show how the grid can reliably run with only solar, wind and energy storage. The Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration funding to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Trucking Company Settles Hazardous Waste Dumping Allegations

August 3, 2022

Via: Waste360

After allegations of illegally dumping hazardous waste in Alameda County, Calif., Old Dominion Freight Line has agreed to pay a civil penalty of a total of $1.36 million to the county. The waste included commercial chemical products, paint materials, electronic […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Who is buying Open RAN? Market sizing, outlook

August 2, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

While there are distinctions between Open RAN, open virtualized RAN, cloud RAN and further sub-combinations of those architectures, these new approaches to building the radio access network are making inroads in the real world, according to Stefan Pongratz, vice president […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

ISRI Announces Position on Chemical Recycling

July 29, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, Board of Directors announced its position on chemical recycling at its July meeting. The full policy was adopted by ISRI’s Board of Directors on July 14, 2022. […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

The POWER Interview: SMR Growth Tied to Plan for Nuclear Waste

July 27, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, based on research from Stanford University and the University of British Columbia, addressed the problem of nuclear waste from small modular reactors (SMRs). The study said that […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Retailers warn demand charges, utility competition could impede national EV charging network

July 27, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

In order to access NEVI funds, states must file EV charging network plans by Aug. 1 with the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Transportation. Those plans will then be approved on a rolling basis, according to a formula. […]