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Wind Power Could Be Coming To All 50 States, Report Says
The United States might just be on the verge of a wind power revolution. Or, at least, the newest generation of wind turbines, featuring taller towers and longer blades, have the potential to push the country in that direction.


INFRASTRUCTURE

On the road: One bridge opens, another one closes
This week we opened the bridge on VT 108 (The Mountain Road) in Stowe. And on Tuesday we will close VT 114 in Burke for another bridge project.

Road Recovery: Construction starts on Tucson's east side
Southern Arizona drivers can expect restrictions as Road Recovery work continues on Tucson's east side.


New Middle Peninsula transit facility up and running
The new $5 million Middle Peninsula Regional Transit Facility in Gloucester will officially open during a dedication ceremony on Thursday.


ClearSpan Fabric Structures

ClearSpan Fabric Structures
New Metal Building - Building and Storage - ClearSpan Fabric Structures, the industry leader in tension fabric buildings, has added a new structure, The Metal Building, to its line of Building solutions.
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ENERGY

The Economics of Renewable Energy: Falling Costs and Rising Employment
The general public perception of renewable energy is often in terms of saving the environment and reducing global carbon dioxide emissions. While it is true that renewable energy provides great environmental benefits and may yet prove to be our main hope for decarbonization, it is just as true and often overlooked that renewable energy provides considerable economic and social benefits.


'Very exciting time' ahead for power industry, energy expert says
New developments in the field of power electronics could lead to greater flexibility for the nation's electrical power grid, says an expert in power engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Wind Power Could Be Coming To All 50 States, Report Says
The United States might just be on the verge of a wind power revolution. Or, at least, the newest generation of wind turbines, featuring taller towers and longer blades, have the potential to push the country in that direction.


ENVIRONMENT

US: DoE announces $32m extra solar funding
Money to be steered towards training of U.S. solar support workers, driving down cost of solar and increasing access to solar data.


Green Infrastructure to Reduce Tunnel Plans
D.C. has a new solution for stormwater runoff and the areas polluted waterways: hundreds of acres of new green roofs, rain gardens, tree boxes, porous asphalt and other eco-friendly measures, collectively known as green infrastructure.




TRANSPORTATION

Bay District Transportation Department to Make Routing Changes This Summer
The Bay District Schools Transportation Department is planning to give its program an overhaul this summer. Parents can expect to see some big changes to their students' bus routes to match the new beach re-zoning plan and Bay County's growing population.


Sound Transits train on track, U-District one step closer to being ideal tech hub
The University District is one step closer to becoming a more attractive tech hub. Sound Transit announced this week that construction to expand its light rail system is early and under budget, according to a report by King 5 News. The University Link is on track to open by the first quarter of 2016.

First airplane parts for Airbus arrive Father's Day
New developments on the opening of the Airbus facility in Mobile. Congressman Bradley Byrne announced Tuesday morning the first airplane parts to be assembled here in Mobile will arrive on Father's Day. Byrne made the announcement during a forum held by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss progress on getting a new bridge over the Mobile River.

Washington Countys gift from Minnesota: A highway
Minnesotas adopt-a-highway program has found a home for another unwanted road. The latest custody-switch is happening in Washington County, which the state will soon give 8.3 miles of Minnesota 5, along with $22 million for improvements and the county will receive money from the gas tax for maintenance.


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WATER / WASTEWATER

Missouri American Water acquires Arnold sewer system
Missouri American Water has completely its acquisition of the City of Arnold's sewer system, adding 8,800 customers. Over the next four years, Missouri American Water plans to invest approximately $5 million into Arnold's sewage infrastructure.


Wastewater pre-treatment recommended for Columbia Drive wine village
A recommended waste treatment proposal for the Port of Kennewicks wine village project on Columbia Drive will require a change to Kennewick municipal code but could make it easier for winemakers to thrive at the development.

East Grand Forks wastewater options will go to vote
After months of debate, East Grand Forks' options for addressing its growing wastewater needs will once again be put to a City Council vote.





 




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Vol.7   No.60
May 28,   2015
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