After spending more than $1.5 billion for construction and operating licenses for four new AP1000 nuclear plants in Florida and North Carolina, Duke Energy announced it will end activity on those plants and, at least in Florida, will pursue more solar power.
If initial lessons included in an interim status report on the cause of February’s failure of the main spillway at California’s Oroville Dam are heeded, hundreds of U.S. dams more than 50 years old may have to be re-examined and upgraded.
A team led by Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, Bethesda, Md., on Sept. 6 won the recommendation of the City Council selection committee of Kansas City as the developer and designer of a $1-billion, single-terminal redevelopment of Kansas City International Airport.
A contentious special session of the Hawaii Legislature has averted the latest crisis for Honolulu’s controversial light-rail project, enacting a $2.4-billion financial bridge that backers hope will carry construction of the planned 20-mile, $8-billion system to completion in 2025.
Dominion Energy is set to build a $2-billion pumped hydroelectric storage unit in southwest Virginia to accommodate 240 MW of solar generation it plans to add every year through 2032, the company confirmed.
The New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation began Rush inspections of 16 red-listed bridges on Sept. 6 after a large piece of concrete fell off the N.H. Route 102 Bridge onto moving traffic on I-93 in Derry, N.H. a week earlier.
In response to devastating floods in the past few weeks from Hurricanes Harvey and Irene in Texas, Louisiana and many areas in the Southeast, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ library has assembled a set of papers and publications that highlight post-flood response and the risks posed by flooding in urban areas, making them free and publicly available to non-members until Dec. 31, 2017.