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09/16/2014Sri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' Plan, OKs $1.4B Port Project

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese leader to visit Sri Lanka in 28 years, and President Mahinda Rajapaksa oversaw the signing of 27 agreements in areas, including ...
09/15/2014Three Wayne County Officials Indicted Over Stalled $300M Jail Project in Detroit

Sept. 15--A grand jury indicted three people in the investigation into the Wayne County Jail fiasco. Indicted are former chief financial officer Carla Sledge; Steven Collins, a top Wayne County lawyer; and former construction manager Anthony Parlovecchio. Sledge and Collins are both charged with misconduct in office, a 5-year felony and willful neglect of duty, a one-year misdemeanor. ...
09/14/2014Brazil To Build Giant Tower in Amazon to Monitor Climate

Rio De Janeiro: Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region's sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper reported on Sunday. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is a project of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute, O Estado de Sao Paulo said. The tower, which will rise ...
09/15/2014Vermont Rail Upgrade Project Fails to Get TIGER Grant

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont Transportation Agency official said Monday he was disappointed the state didn't get a federal grant that would have helped complete an upgrade to the rail system between Rutland and Burlington, but officials remain committed to restoring passenger rail service to the route. The agency learned last week that their application for a transportation infrastructure ...
09/11/2014Amazon Files Plans to Build Two More Office Towers in Downtown Seattle

Sept. 11--Amazon submitted two different sets of plans to the city of Seattle to build two office towers that will fill a city block across from the three blocks already designated for 37- or 38-story buildings at its future high-rise campus in Denny Triangle. The property comprises the block bounded by Seventh and Eighth avenues and Bell and Blanchard streets. The buildings currently there ...
09/15/2014EPA Chief Pushes for Expanded Water Rules

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy made the comments Monday during a visit to New Mexico. She stopped in ...
09/15/2014Duke Energy To Spend $500M on Solar Power to Meet N.C. Renewable Targets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet North Carolina's requirement that more of its electricity come from renewable energy, the country's largest electricity company said Monday. The Charlotte-based company said it will build three generating facilities of its own and buy power from five other facilities built by investors in order to meet its ...
09/15/201445 Dead After Nigeria Building Collapse

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rescue workers have recovered 46 bodies and rescued 130 survivors from a collapsed shopping mall and guesthouse at the campus of renowned Nigerian preacher T.B. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations, the West African nation's emergency agency said Monday. Joshua's church published a video purporting to show a plane flying low over the building four times before the ...
09/14/2014NYC Subway Tunnel Damaged by Sandy Restored to Service

NEW YORK (AP) — Trains will once again roll through a New York subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, taking in 27 million gallons of water. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride Sunday through the reconstructed Montague Tunnel linking Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Nearly two years after Sandy stormed ...
09/12/2014Two Chinese Firms Selected To Build $583M Dam in Ethiopia

The multi-purpose dam, to be built by two Chinese companies and a local firm, will be capable of generating 381 megawatts of electricity By Addis Getachew ADDIS ABABA Two Chinese companies have signed a contract with the Ethiopian government to build a dam on the Geba tributary of the Baro Akobo river basin in southwestern Ethiopia. "The $583 million cost of the dam will be covered by a loan ...
09/12/2014Mexico's Pemex Announces $5.5B in Spending on Various Projects

Mexico City, Sep 12 (EFE).- The CEO of Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos announced a total of $5.5 billion in investment in various industrial projects that he said are expected to create some 17,000 direct jobs.Emilio Loyoza made the announcement in a press conference after contracts were signed with several engineering firms to boost the production of cleaner fuels at ...
09/12/2014Future Uncertain for $1.3B I-405 Toll Lanes Project

Sept. 12--COSTA MESA -- Representatives from six cities in the I-405 corridor spoke out against a Caltrans proposal to add toll lanes on the freeway at a community forum Thursday that was attended by about two hundred residents. The plan, announced by Caltrans in July, would include toll lanes as a part of the county's impending $1.3-billion construction project to widen a 14-mile stretch of ...
09/12/2014Nevada OKs Laws that Open Way for New Tesla Battery Factory

Sept. 12--The Nevada legislature has passed a series of bills designed to lure Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors' $5-billion battery factory to the northwest part of the state. Late Thursday night, after a two-day special session in the state capitol of Carson City, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed them into law. Sandoval, in a high-profile event held last week with Tesla Chairman and founder Elon Musk, ...
09/12/2014NC Leaders Vow to End Abuse of 'Independent Contractor' Status for Workers

Sept. 12--State leaders promised change this week after years of regulatory malaise that has enabled a labor scheme that cheats vulnerable workers and robs the state and federal government of nearly one-half billion dollars each year from North Carolina alone. Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that he will endorse and help shepherd legislation to penalize companies that knowingly and improperly ...
09/10/2014Mexico Pollution, Water Disputes Turn Political

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Water pollution disasters in Mexico have turned into political battles as officials struggled Wednesday to blame each other for the problems. A town in western Jalisco state is fighting state officials over what caused the death of more than 200 tons of fish at a local lake. Jalisco state inspectors said Tuesday that the fish, a species of chub, were killed by high levels of ...
09/11/2014With Natural Gas to Burn, Bakken Shale Drillers Try Using It to Power Rigs

Sept. 11--Statoil, the Norway-based oil company with a major presence in North Dakota's Bakken Shale, will expand the use of technology that lets the company power its oil field equipment using natural gas that it otherwise would burn off. The effort aims to address an ongoing challenge producers face in the Bakken and increasingly in other unconventional plays as well: When they drill for ...
09/11/2014New St. Croix Bridge in Minn. Coming Together, Piece by Piece

Sept. 11--The new St. Croix River bridge is becoming the biggest show in Washington County. Every day, thousands of drivers gawk at the outdoor factory for bridge parts along busy Minnesota 36. Another temporary factory, the size of a jet hangar, has been created on Grey Cloud Island. Vertical supports for the bridge -- which will connect Oak Park Heights and Houlton, Wis. -- are now rising ...
09/11/2014Nevada Road Crews Aim to Repair Flood-Damaged Interstate 15

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Road crews hoped to have one lane repaired in each direction Friday on a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled during intense flash flooding, a state transportation official said. It wasn't immediately clear if the temporary road being built on the vital interstate between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City would be able to immediately bear the weight ...
09/11/2014Skanska Wins £600M Battersea Power Station Redevelopment Contract

SKANSKA has been chosen as preferred bidder to redevelop the Battersea Power Station building, it emerged yesterday, in a major coup for the Swedish construction firm. The company is understood to have beaten Balfour Beatty, Lend Lease and Mace to win the estimated £600m job. A formal announcement is expected to be made within the coming weeks. The contract will see Skanska work on ...
09/19/2014Duke Energy To Build 110-MW Los Vientos V Wind Power Project in Texas

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, announced it will build, own and operate a 110-megawatt (MW) wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County, Texas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility System and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) ...
09/11/2014Energy Dept. Issues Export License for $10B Cameron LNG Project

Sept. 11--WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department on Wednesday handed critical licenses to the Cameron LNG project in southwestern Louisiana and a much smaller Florida facility, giving both the final authorizations needed to liquefy natural gas and ship it around the globe. Sempra Energy can now launch construction on its $10 billion Cameron LNG project, planned as an addition to an existing ...
09/10/2014Google Invests $145M in Calif. Solar Power Plant

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. "There's something a little poetic about creating a renewable resource on land that once creaked with oil wells," Google said in a blog post Wednesday. The plant ...
09/09/2014Nev. Lawmakers Poised to Review $1.3B Tesla Package

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval was poised to call state lawmakers into a special session Wednesday to consider an extraordinary package of tax breaks and incentives worth up to $1.3 billion to seal a deal with Tesla Motors Inc. to build a $5 billion factory in Nevada to make batteries for electric cars. Sandoval told legislative leaders and others last week that the plant and its 6,500 ...
09/10/2014Vikings: 'No More Wiggle Room' in Stadium Construction Schedule

Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The latest construction schedule for the Minnesota Vikings $1 billion stadium leaves "no more wiggle room," a team official said Wednesday. Minnesota Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told The Associated Press that the new "substantial completion" date of July 29 will be cutting it close. It has slid by a full month since an initial schedule was ...
09/09/2014World Trade Center Complex on Way to Completion

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen years after 9/11 forever changed the New York skyline, officials say most work at the World Trade Center complex is on track and on budget. The complex sits on the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks and plans include four buildings, the 9/11 memorial and museum, a shopping center, and a transportation hub, known as the oculus. The memorial and museum have opened, as ...

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