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September 20, 2017
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Yesterday’s Trash, Today’s Electricity

Waste Management and MCE Bring New 3.9 Megawatt Renewable Energy Power Plant Online NOVATO, Calif. – Sept. 20, 2017 – MCE and Waste Management’s Redwood Landfill celebrated the opening of a new landfill gas-to-energy plant that will generate enough renewable electricity to provide service to more than 5,000 MCE customers in Marin and Napa
August 8, 2017
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Waste Management Opens 100th Natural Gas Fueling Station

Company Celebrates 6,000 Natural Gas Trucks, the Largest Heavy-Duty Fleet of its Kind in North America OKLAHOMA CITY — Aug. 8, 2017 — Waste Management announced today a significant milestone in its natural gas fleet journey, opening its 100th natural gas fueling station. At a ceremony in Oklahoma City, industry representatives, local and state
August 4, 2016
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Local Landfills Provide Renewable Energy

Just outside Omaha, Nebraska, resides Waste Management’s Pheasant Point Landfill, where the company is using everyday waste to produce a form of renewable energy that provides enough electricity to power 4,400 homes. It’s one of more than 130 similar facilities Waste Management has in operation across North America. In total, these operations provide more
October 7, 2015
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Rethinking Energy Consumption

For most of us, the first thing that we do once we wake up is turn on the lights in the room, and then we begin the hurried movements of our morning routine. We may turn on the faucet to brush our teeth, the shower to bathe, coffee maker, and the radio or television
July 25, 2015
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Waste Management Launches Waterloo Compressed Natural Gas Truck Fleet

Company Makes $13 million Investment in Waterloo WATERLOO, Ontario — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jun. 25, 2015 — Waste Management (NYSE:WM) celebrated the launch of a new fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueled trucks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the company’s facility on Conrad Place in Waterloo. The initiative represents an investment of more than $13
June 16, 2014
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Our natural gas story

During a panel presentation alongside famed energy executive T. Boone Pickens, Waste Management celebrated a number of key milestones related to its fleet of natural gas vehicles. This includes: Having more than 3,000 heavy-duty natural gas trucks on the road Being one of the largest commercial fleet consumers of natural gas in North America
March 3, 2014
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Making Energy Security a National Goal (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed the importance of diversifying our country’s transportation fuels in order to improve our national and economic security. At Waste Management, we’re doing our part. Four years ago, our entire fleet of about 18,000 heavy-duty collection trucks (the largest fleet of this type of heavy-duty truck in
February 28, 2014
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Making Energy Security a National Goal (Part 1)

In this two-part blog series, we explore the efforts Waste Management and others are taking to make energy security a national goal. For seven years, I have served as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC) of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to reduce America’s dependence
February 27, 2014
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Baton Rouge Goes Green with Clean Natural Gas

In 2015, Baton Rouge streets will be a little greener, as a new fleet of environmentally friendly Waste Management trucks rolls into the Capital City. During the Louisiana Police Jury Association’s annual convention, attendees got a sneak peak of the new-and-improved trucks, which run on compressed natural gas (CNG), a cleaner, greener alternative to
February 20, 2014
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Waste Management Collaboration for New Greenhouse Emission Standards

President Obama announced this week his deadline for issuing the next generation of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, including 18-wheelers, refuse trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles. Building on the existing truck rule and making further reductions, the new rule will be finalized in March of