Understanding The Water-Energy Nexus
January 1, 2017
The Water-Energy Nexus refers to the interconnectedness of our water and energy systems. Energy is requires to extract, convey, and deliver water of appropriate quality for diverse human uses, and again to treat wastewaters prior to their return to the environment. Thermoelectric power generation both withdraws large quantities of water for cooling and dissipates tremendous quantities of primary energy due to inefficiencies in converting thermal energy to electricity (“withdrawn” water is diverted from a surface water or groundwater .....Read More
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
December 1, 2016
Assembly Bill (AB) 1826 requires businesses that generate a specified amount of organic waste per week to arrange for recycling services for that waste. AB 1826 also calls on jurisdictions to implement a recycling program to divert organic waste from businesses subject to the law, as well as report to CalRecycle on their progress in implementing an organic waste-recycling program. Organic waste under AB 1826 includes the following material: food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste. Food waste includes Fats, Oils, and Grease as well as meat.....Read More
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