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$3B Dam Funding Outlined in Infrastructure Bill

Of the $1.2 trillion included in the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, roughly $3 billion will go towards repairing, removing and retrofitting dams in the United States...


COP26 Develops Climate Change Action Plans

Nearly 200 countries met at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties earlier this month, to develop plans to meet emissions goals and accelerate action on climate by ...


States Plan Cuts to Boost Lake Mead Levels

As water levels continue to decline, officials have announced they are developing a voluntary water cut costing $100 million to leave more water in southern Nevada’s Lake Mead.


Congress Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Bill

After months of deliberation, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill—on Friday (Nov. 5).


Congress Approves Project Stopgap Funding

Last week, Congress passed a second short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which is now set to expire on Dec. 3.


Companies to Develop Ecological Turbine Base

Building materials company LafargeHolcim in the U.S. and concrete technology provider ECOncrete Tech (Tel Aviv, Israel) announced joint plans last week to design and produce an ecologically ...


First US Offshore Wind Substation Project Launched

Late last month, offshore wind joint development partners Ørsted and Eversource announced the commencement of the first-ever American-built offshore wind substation.


Senate Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Bill

On Tuesday (Aug. 10), the United States Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill—after weeks of negotiations.


PG&E to Spend $15B Burying Power Lines

According to a press release issued by California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the utility plans to expand the undergrounding of electric distribution power lines in High Fire Thr...


OR Passes Emissions Bill

Oregon lawmakers recently passed legislation requiring that the state’s power grid reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2035.


NC Bill Aims to Reduce Emissions, Retire Coal

Backed by Duke Energy, last week North Carolina House Republicans presented a new energy bill expected to reduce carbon emissions and retire several coal-fired plants ahead of schedule.


Lake Mead Suffers Historic Lows, Dam Energy Affected

Last week, southern Nevada’s Lake Mead hit historic lows, with officials reporting that the United States’ largest reservoir by volume was at an all-time low of just 1,071.44 feet—or roughly...


NV Plans to Accelerate $2B Grid Expansion

At the start of the month, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced plans to sign a bill that would accelerate the construction of a $2 billion, 525 Kilovolt Greenlink transmission network.


Ørsted Commits to Recycling Wind Turbine Blades

At the beginning of the month, Danish wind farm developer Ørsted announced its commitment to recover, reuse and/or recycle of all turbine blades in its worldwide portfolio of wind farms once...


WY Threatens $1.2M Suit for Coal Production

Unlike other states pushing to covert to renewable energy infrastructure, Wyoming has announced its intentions to sue other states blocking its exports of coal—an issue that’s resulting in t...


Singapore Completes Large Floating Solar Farm

Reported to be one of the world’s largest floating solar farms on sea water has recently completed construction in Singapore.


Biden Administration Promotes Offshore Wind

At the end of March, President Joe Biden announced that the White House and leaders of the Administration had developed a set of bold actions aimed at catalyzing offshore wind energy. The re...


Rescuers Digging for Trapped Hydroelectric Workers

Last week, a portion of a Himalayan glacier broke off in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, sending a rush of water and debris down the mountain and trapping 37 nearby power plant wor...


Pittsburgh Announces Plans for Hydroelectric Facility

At the end of January, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced that the city of Pittsburgh was planning a new hydropower plant along the Ohio River.


SKorea Reveals Plans for $43B Wind Farm

At the beginning of the month, South Korean President Moon Jae-in revealed the country’s latest component in its Green New Deal: a 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion) plan to construct what is...


Black & Veatch Pledges Renewable Energy Work

In an effort to aid the global power industry’s transition to lower carbon emissions, and in some cases zero-carbon energy goals, engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overlan...


DemoSATH Project Selects Spanish Contractor

Sustainable transportation infrastructure company, Ferrovial (Madrid, Spain), was recently selected by Saitec Offshore Technologies and RWE Renewables for the manufacture and assembly of a f...


OH Plant Plans Zero-Carbon Transition

Last week, Long Ridge Energy Terminal (Hannibal, Ohio) announced plans to convert its 485-megawatt combined-cycle power plant to run on carbon-free hydrogen.


3D-Printed Concrete Developed for Offshore Use

Engineers from Purdue University are working in collaboration with concrete additive manufacturing startup RCAM Technologies and the Floating Wind Technology Company (FWTA) to develop offsho...


$1B Solar Project Signed Off by Trump Admin

Last Monday (May 11), the Trump administration officially approved the construction of the Gemini Solar Project, a 690-megawatt project slated to be constructed just outside of Las Vegas.


Turbine Construction Begins at OK Wind Project

Recently, development company Mortenson (Minneapolis) began turbine construction at the 248.2-megawatt King Plains Wind Project in Garber, Oklahoma.


Repairs Made at PA Nuclear Plant

Following an inspection during a refueling outage at Energy Harbor Corporation’s Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 in Pittsburgh, officials found that one of 66 reactor vessels head penetra...


NC Approves Green Tariff Solar Deal

Following a city council vote late last month, Charlotte, North Carolina, joined the solar business through a green tariff deal which involves the construction of a 35-megawatt solar farm, s...


Massive Wind Farm Planned in WA

Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy company Scout Clean Energy is gearing up to build as many as 212 turbines for a new wind farm south of the Tri-Cities in Washington.


NY Nuclear Plant Releases Decommission Plan

Last month, Entergy Nuclear announced a plan for the spring decommissioning services of its Buchanan, New York-based energy center, Indian Point.


Work Kicks Off at Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Dogger Bank Wind Farms, a joint venture between SSE Renewables (Dublin, Ireland) and Equinor (Stavanger, Norway) announced late last month that construction on what will be the world’s large...


NM Congress Proposes Transmission Law

Last month, New Mexico congresspeople introduced the Interregional Transmission Planning Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 3109)—a federal bill geared toward improving the Federal Energy Regulator...


FL Utility to Launch $9M Hydrogen System

The Orlando Utility Commission announced early last month that it plans to add 149 megawatts' worth of solar projects, in addition to its development of a new hydrogen storage system as a me...


Largest Nuclear Power Producer Faces Issues

Engineers have recently been tasked with fixing eight faulty welds at Normandy, France-based Flamanville nuclear power plant, which is intended to showcase the country's aptitude for nuclear...


NREL Selected for Offshore Turbine Research

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy awarded the National Renewable Energy Laboratory $5.7 million in funding for floating offshore wind turbine research,...


Largest Offshore Wind Farm Nearly Complete

Danish wind energy firm Ørsted, in charge of constructing what will be world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project One, recently reported that the project was nearly finished and on ...


World's First Commercial Nuclear Plant Defueled

It's official: The world's full-scale nuclear power station has been emptied of fuel, taking the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Magnox Operating Program one step closer to completion.


Floating Solar Plant Approved in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has recently approved the installation of a 100-megawatt floating solar power plant in the Maduru Oya Reservoir.


Lab Eyes New Weld Method for Offshore Structures

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working to develop a better way to perform welds on offshore structures, using a hybrid approach that includes both lasers and arc welding in ...


Turbine Breaks Records

A Des Moines-based energy provider claims it has built the largest land-based wind turbine in the United States. It is celebrating this feat by sharing the video footage, aerial photography ...


US Wind Power Jobs Up 20 Percent in 2016

New project development and construction is driving rapid job growth in U.S. wind power. The industry supported 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016—a 20 percent increase over the previous year,...


AGA Honors Excellence in Galvanizing

From the artistic to the practical, a wide variety of projects have been recognized for their creative and innovative uses of the hot-dip galvanized coating.


CA May Get Offshore Floating Turbines

A Seattle project development company looking to capitalize on floating offshore wind opportunities in North America has proposed a target energy site in the waters off California’s coast.


Officials Issue Warning on Dam Failure

Despite contracting a construction firm to make critical repairs to a failing hydroelectric dam in Mosul, Iraq, engineers and the U.S. government are warning that a collapse could be imminen...


Recovery, Challenges Ahead in Construction

Nearly three-quarters of American construction firms plan to add workers in 2016, according to a survey released this week.


Coating Made for Concrete Refill

The Sherwin-Williams Company Protective & Marine Coatings division has introduced an epoxy-modified cementitious resurfacer that the company says patches and refills voids and bug holes in c...


Scotland to Have Floating Wind Farm

An international energy company based in Norway has received approval from the Scottish government to build the first floating wind farm in the world.


Vinyl Ester Industrial Coatings Debut

Flowcrete Americas has introduced a new series of anti-corrosive vinyl ester coating and lining materials that the company says protects concrete and steel substrates from chemical and mecha...


Lights Made To Be Explosion-Proof

Rapid Prep is offering an explosion-proof light that the company says is suitable for hazardous and wet locations.


Hardener Made for Industrial Coatings

BASF has introduced an aminic hardener for use in epoxy-resin-based systems.


It’s Not Graffiti if it’s Just Dam Dirt

Sometimes cleaning off decades of industrial dirt and grime can stir the imagination.


First Offshore Wind Farm in U.S. Begins

With the first “steel in the water,” an offshore wind farm is pioneering what its owners and environmental proponents hope will be a trendsetting moment in the United States.


Outlook: Construction to ‘Disappoint’

CHICAGO—The good news: Roads and bridges will see greater investment than other nonresidential sectors in the years ahead. The bad news: That's not saying much. And it will still be far less...


Bill Would Keep Pipeline Info Secret

LANSING, MI—Pipeline inspection, safety and other records would be blocked from public access under a sweeping new bill introduced in Michigan.


 
 
   

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