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 •  December 11, 2015

The MBTA is cutting off contracts with several firms working on the multibillion-dollar Green Line extension, including its general contractor, project manager and designer, as it tries to grapple with the project's ballooning costs.

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 •  December 9, 2015

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators approved a plan Wednesday by Spain's leading electricity and natural gas utility to buy the parent company of several local energy firms in a $3 billion deal.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority backed the proposal by Iberdrola USA Inc. to buy UIL Holdings Corp. Regulators approved a revised...

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 •  December 8, 2015

Dec. 08 --A new rail line through Jacksonville's Northside -- considered a key link to moving more cargo through the port -- would cost in the neighborhood of $200 million , according to a report being finalized this month.
The report offers the first estimate for what it would cost to build the new rail line -- an expense that would be on top of...

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 •  December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials on Tuesday defended the innovative design of a $1 billion U.S. Embassy being built in London , saying it meets high security standards in a time of evolving terrorist threats against Americans abroad.
Republican lawmakers at a hearing sharply criticized the State Department officials for certifying...

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 •  December 7, 2015

It's not exactly the way Miami conventions look in chamber of commerce sales brochure, but the 600 or so highway administrators and engineers seemed to be having a great time at Miami's Hyatt Regency Monday, playing patch-the-pothole with sample batches of asphalt (pretty much as messy as it sounds), watching videos of bridge construction (not...

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 •  December 7, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two companies are looking at building large facilities along the Mississippi River south of New Orleans where they can export natural gas to the world market, another sign of the expanding footprint of the natural gas industry in Louisiana .
Until now, the area around Lake Charles has been the center of a boom in the market to...

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 •  December 4, 2015

China has begun constructing its largest wind farm at Nanri Island , in Fujian province (southeast), with an installed capacity of 400,000 kw, local authorities announced Friday.
The wind farm, which is expected to be completed by 2018, will yield 1.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity a year, equivalent to burning 450,000 tons of coal, while...

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 •  December 4, 2015

Portland's west side could have a water problem if -- or when -- the Big One hits.
The Bull Run watershed 26 miles east of downtown provides drinking water to nearly 1 million customers in the metro area, and that water crosses the Willamette River at six locations.
But the pipelines serving downtown Portland and the Washington Park reservoirs are...

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 •  December 3, 2015

BILL Gates is positioned to remake the energy landscape, corralling 28 billionaire investors to advance clean-energy research. In his announcement, Gates distilled the wonky jargon of the Paris climate conference into something tangible: money for new clean-energy technology.
Gates' project has teeth. And once the diplomatic chatter at the...

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 •  December 3, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of stymied efforts to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday — a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects, safety improvements and union demands to gain overwhelming support.
The bill was...