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Restaurants are Prioritizing Sustainability in 2017

March 25, 2017 by Anna Johansson

When you study recent trends in the food and restaurant industry, it’s obvious that sustainability is more than a passing fad. We’re seeing more and more partners in the industry turning towards efficiency in how they source, create, and deliver food - and consumers are demanding it.[read more]

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Understanding Recyclable and Renewable Materials for Sustainable Living

March 15, 2017 by Philip Piletic

Sustainability is a necessity in the 21st century. Both recyclable and renewable resources will aid in making the planet safer, greener, and better for future generations. Recycling is the practice of transforming waste products into new supplies and products. Renewable resources are resources that have the capability to be naturally and organically replaced in a set time period. With the impending threat of climate change, understanding the difference and spreading awareness about both recyclable and renewable materials for sustainability is essential.[read more]

How to get the most out of grid modernization, in 5 simple steps

March 13, 2017 by Utility Dive

A new paper offers guidelines for designing and evaluating expensive utility modernization proposals[read more]

How to mitigate odor issues amid the growth of organics processing

March 10, 2017 by Waste Dive

As residents and regulators push back on high-profile facilities, industry professionals say community engagement is key.[read more]

Report: White House planning deep cuts to DOE efficiency, renewables office

March 9, 2017 by Utility Dive

More details on energy policy continue to trickle out of the White House, with Bloomberg reporting that an upcoming budget for the Department of Energy will cut $700 million or more from an office focused on clean energy technology.[read more]

Turning Trash Talk into Action: A Story of Ibadan, Nigeria

March 3, 2017 by Ivan Bruce

A new blog analyzes Ibadan’s solid waste problem and the ways in which local government can leverage the private sector to create a better waste removal and management system.[read more]

MIT startup Sistine Solar debuts camouflaging photovoltaics

March 2, 2017 by Construction Dive

Rooftop photovoltaic systems have long faced the challenge of melding efficacy and aesthetics, with the former usually winning out over the latter. A new startup out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is tackling that disparity with a PV panel system that blends into the roof.[read more]

Analysis: Clean Power Plan repeal could cost $600B, result in 120,000 premature deaths

March 1, 2017 by Utility Dive

Repealing the Clean Power Plan would have significant impacts on the United States' economy and the health of its citizens.[read more]

Organics may offer most growth potential for creating renewable energy from waste

February 28, 2017 by Waste Dive

Combustion remains steady, but most of the action right now is in RNG.[read more]

Pushing for scalability, utilities look to new hybrid models for microgrid deployment

February 27, 2017 by Utility Dive

Microgrids are a hot topic in the power sector, but for years utilities have struggled to devise business models that allow deployment at a larger scale.[read more]

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]