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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

Interstate Waste Services Acquires Cipollini Carting and Recycling

September 28, 2022

Via: Waste360

Interstate Waste Services, Inc. (“IWS”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cipollini Carting and Recycling, Inc. based in Rockaway, NJ. Cipollini Carting and Recycling, Inc. (“Cipollini”), founded in 1989, is a non-hazardous solid waste and recycling collection provider serving […]


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

Taking DLN gas turbine hydrogen blending to the next level

September 26, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Climate change, energy independence, renewable power, the hydrogen economy, etc., are all terms used in recent years (or even decades) to describe the most important challenges of society today. While arguments are made over the proper direction to face these […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Episode 166: Government’s Role in Funding Recycling Infrastructure

September 26, 2022

Via: Waste360

Much has been said about recycling and the state of infrastructure. In this NothingWasted! episode, we bring you a dynamic session from WasteExpo 2022: “Government’s Role in Funding Recycling Infrastructure.” The discussion focused on California’s efforts and investments in infrastructure […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Entergy to triple Louisiana’s renewable capacity with solar additions

September 23, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Entergy received approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission to add 475 MW of solar, nearly tripling the company’s total renewable generating capacity in the state. Under newly approved contracts, the utility will receive power from four solar farms across […]


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

GM and Lithion Announce Partnership Agreement for Circular EV Batteries

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

Lithion Recycling Inc. (“Lithion”) and General Motors Co. ( NYSE: GM) today announced that GM Ventures, the automaker’s investment arm, has made a strategic investment in Lithion’s Series A financing round, supporting a new GM-Lithion strategic partnership agreement to pursue […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Federal cyber mandates for water infrastructure are too costly to implement, experts tell Hill panel

September 22, 2022

Via: FCW

Fortifying the cybersecurity protocols and technology surrounding water systems was raised as a priority infrastructure investment during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, with lawmakers and experts characterizing recent hacking instances as major threats to public safety. Witnesses underscored the challenges […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Tru Earth Tackles Household Cleaning Products and Packaging Trash

September 20, 2022

Via: Waste360

The world may never reach zero waste, especially as production and consumption of convenient consumer products and their packaging surges. But a couple of guys in British Columbia are giving their best shot at eliminating a sizable chunk of that […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Coal to sun: Regulators approve 460 MW solar project for Minnesota

September 19, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Regulators in Minnesota approved Xcel Energy’s Sherco Solar Project, a 460 MW plant that would be among the largest solar facilities in the upper Midwest. The Public Utilities Commission earlier had approved the site permit for the two-parcel facility in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Episode 165: Climate Change Warriors Unite at Vanguard Renewables

September 19, 2022

Via: Waste360

Meet Neil Smith, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, a leading company in the development of organics-to-renewable energy projects. In this NothingWasted! episode, we spoke with Smith about renewable agriculture, the power of partnerships, Vanguard’s expansion plans, and more. Read on for […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

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 […]