About the Author

Lori Lovely

Winner of several Society of Professional Journalists awards, Lori Lovely writes about topics related to waste management and technology.

Articles by Lori Lovely

Project Profile: Kayenta Solar Facility

Distributed Energy Magazine

Project Profile: Kayenta Solar Facility

History was made on the Navajo Nation on May 15, 2017, when the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) and its wholly owned subsidiary NGI – Kayenta Inc. officially put the Kayenta Solar Facility into operation. As the first-of-its-kind utility-scale solar project within the Navajo Nation, it will enhance clean energy

The Future of Fuel Cells

Energy

The Future of Fuel Cells

In motor racing, a fuel cell consists of a container that protects a bladder and baffle so that, in the event of a crash, the fuel is contained, keeping the driver safe from fire. In the broader context, fuel cells are devices that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy,

Smarter Buildings

Energy

Smarter Buildings

Most commercial, industrial, and retail buildings today use some level of intelligent system, most commonly in lighting, HVAC, or security. Because the technology is advancing so rapidly, it’s now possible to collect more data and use it to accomplish many more tasks.

A Different Perspective

Waste

A Different Perspective

The US generates 251 million tons of solid waste annually, ranking it fifth in the developed world for waste production (behind New Zealand, Ireland, Norway, and Switzerland). Of the solid waste produced by the US, 32.5% is recycled or composted, 12.5% is burned, and the rest—roughly 55%—is buried in landfills.

Weight Watching

Waste

Weight Watching

Moving solid waste in and out of facilities quickly is highly valued within an industry that frowns upon any excess amount of downtime involved in the necessary weighing process. Even more detrimental than lengthy weighing is inaccurate weighing.

Water Reuse Technology

Water

Water Reuse Technology

Recycling and reuse of water have been in practice since shortly after the earth was formed, using natural methods, cycles, and filters. In recent decades, technology has been incorporated to speed up the natural processes in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for clean water. Natural processes in water reclamation

Reuse Technology

Water Efficiency Magazine

Reuse Technology

Recycling and reuse of water have been in practice since shortly after the earth was formed, using natural methods, cycles, and filters. In recent decades, technology has been incorporated to speed up the natural processes in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for clean water. Natural processes in water reclamation

Integrated Building Management Systems

Energy

Integrated Building Management Systems

Most commercial, industrial, and retail buildings today use some level of intelligent system, most commonly in lighting, HVAC, or security. Because the technology is advancing so rapidly, it’s now possible to collect more data and use it to accomplish many more tasks.

Making MRFs More Efficient

Waste

Making MRFs More Efficient

There are two things on the minds of MRF operators, according to Scott Jable, director of North American sales for Stadler America LLC: labor reduction and material cleanliness. “Both are helped by automation,” he says.