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California lawmaker proposes to raise renewables mandate to 100% by 2045

February 23, 2017 by Utility Dive

A bill, SB 584, introduced in the California legislature last week would increase the state’s current 50%-by-2030 renewables mandate to 100% by 2045.[read more]

Report: Trump executive orders to target Clean Power Plan, coal production, water rules

February 22, 2017 by Utility Dive

Following several media reports that the new Trump administration has been preparing to roll back energy and environmental restrictions put in place by President Obama[read more]

Republic to preserve landfill capacity in Boise, ID through curbside organics program

February 16, 2017 by Waste Dive

Residents of Boise, ID are being asked to opt into a new citywide curbside organics collection program managed by Republic Services that is set to begin in June.[read more]

How federal tax reform could complicate prospects for renewable energy

February 15, 2017 by Utility Dive

Republican plans to upend the tax code present both benefits and pitfalls for wind and solar, financial analysts say.[read more]

Transparent and sustainable supply chains are not built in a day

February 13, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

A University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute Study sponsored by SC Johnson reveals that instituting a strong sustainability practice on which regular effort is expended — and shared — is vital.[read more]

Renewable energy on the rise, but WTE has stalled

February 10, 2017 by Waste Dive

Renewable energy is on the rise in the U.S., but waste-to-energy (WTE) is not part of that growth according to the Business Council for Sustainable Energy's new 2017 "factbook" produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. No new financing was reported for WTE technologies in 2016 and no new facilities were built last year.[read more]

UPS to install solar panels in 8 facilities as part of sustainability drive

February 9, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

From its original four, UPS intends to add solar power to eight more of its 2,580 facilities by the close of 2017. UPS will spend roughly $18 million to increase its solar power to five times its current output.[read more]

How California's utilities are planning the next phase of electric vehicle adoption

February 8, 2017 by Utility Dive

IOUs in the nation's largest EV market are pushing new proposals to enable electrification beyond small consumer cars.[read more]

New York's plastic bag fee on the chopping block in state legislature

February 7, 2017 by Waste Dive

A new set of bills has been introduced at the state level that would delay implementation of New York's 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags until at least 2018. The state Assembly intends to pass a bill on Feb. 7. The Senate passed similar legislation last month and is expected to support this new bill.[read more]

Shape, shimmy, shed: Renewables are revamping DR's future value in California

February 3, 2017 by Utility Dive

Demand response has traditionally been a fairly simple product, but rapid changes to grid architecture and resources are driving fundamental changes. In the future, curtailing peak load as we now know it simply won't have much value.[read more]

Top 10 Northeast cities with untapped potential for solar

February 2, 2017 by Construction Dive

Real estate website Redfin has identified the 10 cities in the Northeast region of the U.S. with the most potential for solar development and found that Providence, RI, tops the list.[read more]

Zerocycle pilot program reduces waste 13% in Fremont, CA

February 1, 2017 by Waste Dive

Data analytics company Zerocycle has announced results of its Resident Engagement Platform pilot program in Fremont, CA, touting a 13% reduction in overall trash bin weight among participating households[read more]