Sustainability http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Upstate New York city becomes first to place moratorium on new cryptocurrency mining http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/upstate-new-york-city-becomes-first-place-moratorium-new-cryptocurrency-mining <div class="node-body article-body">Plattsburgh, N.Y. has become the first U.S. city to place a moratorium on commercial mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/upstate-new-york-city-becomes-first-place-moratorium-new-cryptocurrency-mining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/upstate-new-york-city-becomes-first-place-moratorium-new-cryptocurrency-mining#comments Energy Efficiency Technology Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:38:00 +0000 81301 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A cryptocurrency mining farm in Iceland. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cryptocurrency_Mining_Farm.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Generating more power http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/generating-more-power <div class="field-deck"> Q&A with Michael Blake, national sales manager of HIPPO Multipower </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Michael Blake, national sales manager of HIPPO Multipower, explains the trends in multipower systems and how government leaders should navigate doing business with the multipower industry.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/generating-more-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/generating-more-power#comments Energy Efficiency Products at Work Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:18:00 +0000 81151 at http://americancityandcounty.com Amid surge in electric vehicle popularity, cities install charging stations http://americancityandcounty.com/alternative-fuels-vehicles/amid-surge-electric-vehicle-popularity-cities-install-charging-stations <div class="node-body article-body">As electric vehicle (EV) use is growing, more cities are installing charging station infrastructure to help their residents’ EV operation while encouraging their use.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/alternative-fuels-vehicles/amid-surge-electric-vehicle-popularity-cities-install-charging-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/alternative-fuels-vehicles/amid-surge-electric-vehicle-popularity-cities-install-charging-stations#comments Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Fleets Wed, 28 Feb 2018 21:11:00 +0000 81101 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An electric vehicle charging station in Hillsboro, Ore. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Electric_Vehicle_Charging_Station.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> American City & County's 2017 Crown Communities Awards http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards <div class="node-body article-body">Each year American City & County honors new impactful and innovative public projects that communities across the nation completed with the Crown Community awards. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards#comments Economic Development Green Building Fire GIS & GPS Housing Law Enforcement Bonus Content Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:09:00 +0000 80561 at http://americancityandcounty.com Plastic bag, container bans sweep New England cities http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/plastic-bag-container-bans-sweep-new-england-cities <div class="node-body article-body">Several New England cities have either passed bans on plastic retail bags and containers or had such regulations instated this month.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/plastic-bag-container-bans-sweep-new-england-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/plastic-bag-container-bans-sweep-new-england-cities#comments Sustainable Communities Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:21:00 +0000 80391 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Retailers in these cities won&#39;t be able to carry single-use plastic bags. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caja_autoservicio_en_un_supermercado_Simply_de_Madrid.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Former Tallahassee employee sues city over favoritism in hurricane restoration http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/former-tallahassee-employee-sues-city-over-favoritism-hurricane-restoration <div class="node-body article-body">A former Tallahassee, Fla., employee has filed a lawsuit that accuses the city of playing favorites when restoring power after Hurricane Hermine struck the city in September 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/former-tallahassee-employee-sues-city-over-favoritism-hurricane-restoration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/former-tallahassee-employee-sues-city-over-favoritism-hurricane-restoration#comments Energy Efficiency Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:59:00 +0000 80271 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A Hurricane Hermine-damaged church in Tallahassee, Fla. in 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Herminetallychurch.png">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Smarter streetlights http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Cook </div> <div class="field-deck"> Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights#comments Energy Efficiency Roadways Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:47:00 +0000 80031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>LED post top lights with motion sensors and smart controllers at U.C. Davis, California.&nbsp;</p> Fighting Zika by trapping and killing mosquitos http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos <div class="node-body article-body">DynaTrap has helped Miami reduce its mosquito population in the wake of the Zika virus's spread.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos#comments Products at Work Green Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Public Safety Public Works Public Safety Public Works Sustainability Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:22:00 +0000 79541 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>DynaTrap&#39;s John Rocha with Miami City Commissioner Keon Hardemon and Florida House Representative Roy Hardemon demonstrating DynaTrap.</p> Propane mowers enable Florida county to cut more with less http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/propane-mowers-enable-florida-county-cut-more-less <div class="node-body article-body">The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is maintaining more of its green space with less fuel and maintenance since switching from gasoline to propane mowers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/propane-mowers-enable-florida-county-cut-more-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/propane-mowers-enable-florida-county-cut-more-less#comments Products at Work Green Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Technology Public Works Sustainability Technology Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:32:00 +0000 79061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The photo show grounds maintenance crews operating the Miami-Dade County propane mower fleet.</p> Water management system provides real-time data for Illinois water utility http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/water-management-system-provides-real-time-data-illinois-water-utility <div class="node-body article-body">Badger Meter’s BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics system provides near real-time water usage information to the EJ Water Cooperative and its customers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/water-management-system-provides-real-time-data-illinois-water-utility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/water-management-system-provides-real-time-data-illinois-water-utility#comments Products at Work Green Public Works Technology Sustainability Technology Water Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:27:00 +0000 78981 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Bill Teichmiller, CEO of EJ Water Cooperative, views water usage data on the BEACON AMA system from Badger Meter.</p>