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01/30/2015SheerWind To Install 200 KW Wind Power Pilot Project for Tampa Electric

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- SheerWind, from Chaska, MN, is pleased to announce a pilot project to be commissioned in Apollo Beach, Florida for Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Station. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150112/168720-INFO Tampa Electric has selected the 200-KW INVELOX wind power generation to be built as a pilot project in 2015. After ...
01/29/2015Key Biscayne to Sue Miami Over Planned Marine Stadium Rehab

Jan. 29--For the second time in as many weeks, one of Miami's neighboring municipalities is threatening to sue the city over plans to develop its valuable waterfront properties that lie along crucial county causeways. The Key Biscayne Village Council voted late Tuesday to file a lawsuit against the city of Miami over a project in the works to rehabilitate the historic Miami Marine Stadium and ...
01/28/2015Google Bringing its High-Speed Internet Service to Raleigh-Durham

Jan. 28--RALEIGH -- Google will web the Triangle with thousands of miles of fiber-optic cable in the coming years, connecting homes and businesses in seven municipalities to the Internet through its high-speed Google Fiber service. Company representatives announced their plans to much fanfare on Tuesday afternoon, with Gov. Pat McCrory on hand at the the N.C. Museum of History to welcome an ...
01/28/2015Much-Delayed Miami Beach Convention Center Overhaul Faces New Hurdles

Jan. 28--The much-delayed renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center, once a $1 billion project coveted by leading developers and legendary architects, now has only one firm bidding on the venture in the heart of Miami Beach. It's a disappointing development for the City Commission and staff, who have touted the progress of this latest effort to modernize the center, a process that began ...
01/28/2015Governor Proposes $150M for Everglades Work

Jan. 28--Standing outside a Miami airboat attraction with some of the state's top environmentalists and a caged panther named Harley, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday proposed spending $150 million in his next budget on Everglades restoration and habitat preservation. Scott also wants lawmakers to designate a quarter of Amendment 1 money -- the measure overwhelmingly approved by voters in November ...
01/28/2015Miami Housing Market Sees Slower Growth

Jan. 28--Miami's housing market continues to outperform the nation, but its growth still lags behind the faster pace of recent years. "The party can't go on forever," said Kwame Donaldson, an economist at Moody's Analytics. Single-family home prices in the Miami metro area -- which includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties -- rose by 8.6 percent in November from a year earlier, ...
01/27/2015Google Fiber Picks Charlotte for Expansion

Jan. 27--Now that Google has selected Charlotte for its superfast Internet services, what comes next? Officials from the technology giant and the city said the next step is a detailed design process, followed by a massive, sometimes disruptive construction project. Thousands of miles of fiber need to be laid underground or hung on utility poles. Google wouldn't provide a specific start date, ...
01/27/2015Miami-Dade Contractors Alliance Sues More Than 80 Unlicensed Firms

Jan. 27--The Miami-Dade Contractors Alliance, a nonprofit organization trying to eradicate unlicensed activity in Miami-Dade's construction industry, has filed a class action lawsuit against more than 80 unlicensed contractors. Rocco DiBenedetto, owner and creator of the organization, filed the 242-page lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in November alleging that the defendants' acts are ...
01/27/2015FPL Plans to Build Three Solar Plants, Possible Gas-Fired Plant

Jan. 27--Juno Beach _ Florida Power & Light Co. said Monday it plans to build three solar plants in Southwest Florida by the end of 2016 that would triple its solar capacity. It also wants to build a natural-gas fired plant in Okeechobee County that would begin producing power in 2019. Because the solar photovoltaic plants in DeSoto, Manatee and Charlotte counties will each generate under 75 ...
01/27/2015State Law Change Needed for Palm Beach County Baseball Stadium Deal

Jan. 27--Water pollution concerns could create new hurdles to building another spring training baseball stadium in Palm Beach County. Drinking water protections on the land in West Palm Beach targeted for a proposed $135 million stadium could stand in the way of building a new spring training home to be shared by the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. Moving forward requires the Florida ...
01/27/2015Federal Suit Alleges Fraud by Contractor That's Suing City of Beaufort, S.C.

Jan. 27--A Charleston company suing Beaufort for $1 million for work done on the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is facing a criminal investigation and a federal lawsuit alleging fraud. Brantley Construction Co. Inc. and its company leadership obtained more then $17.5 million in federal contracts under false pretenses, according to a lawsuit filed by Cynthia and Frederick Mixson of Landmark ...
01/27/2015Three of Four Bidders Drop Out for Miami Beach Convention Center Redo

Jan. 27--The current effort to renovate the Miami Beach Convention Center -- a project that has seen many false starts through the years -- has hit a bump in the road after three of the four firms competing for the contract have dropped out. One company, Clark Construction Group, is left in the second phase of the solicitation, where bidders are supposed to give the city their best price. Four ...
01/27/2015Developers Plan Senior-Living Project in Central Florida

Jan. 27--Altamonte Springs developers are using federal housing tax credits to build senior apartments near the Longwood SunRail Station with the hope that older riders would use the transit service. Heritage Village Commons, as the project is called, is being constructed a few blocks north of the station, which is near State Road 434 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Longwood. "We are less than ...
01/27/2015FPL to Triple Its Solar Output in Florida

Jan. 27--Florida Power & Light Co. said Monday it will dramatically boost solar energy in the state by installing more than a million panels that generate enough electricity for nearly 40,000 homes. The utility would triple its solar output and plans to finish construction of three solar plants next year, a spokeswoman said. The FPL announcement is part of blossoming solar news in Florida. ...
01/25/2015Officials: MOX Project Not Affected by Russia Decision

Jan. 25--Reports surfaced last week that Russia is now refusing any more U.S. help protecting it's weapons-grade plutonium, but U.S. officials said the issue will not affect the Savannah River Site's MOX project because of a long-standing agreement between the two countries. A Jan. 19 article from the Boston Globe states that a three-page agreement was signed on Dec. 16 in a meeting that ...
01/23/2015Before Sea Level Rises, Miami Beach Wants to Raise West Avenue By Up to 2 Feet

Jan. 23--In an area that has seen its fair share of roadwork during the past few years, city officials want to raise West Avenue between 1 1/2 to 2 feet during the next few years in an effort to prepare one of the lowest-lying points of Miami Beach for anticipated sea level rise. Raising the road would be tied to stormwater drainage and sewer improvements that include installing more pumps to ...
01/22/2015Proposed Panhandle Solar Project Would be Florida's Largest

Jan. 22--A Florida Panhandle subsidiary of utility giant Southern Co. announced Thursday plans to partner with the U.S. military to build what would be the state's biggest solar project. Gulf Power, Navy and Air Force officials said their partnership would install three solar plants at as many Panhandle bases, with a combined output of 120 megawatts. That's enough power for 18,000 homes. Also ...
01/22/2015Miami-Dade OKs $10M for $265M Movie Studio Project

Jan. 22--Miami-Dade commissioners approved a $10 million subsidy for a developer to build what was described as one of the largest movie studios outside of California, the second government-backed production facility in the Miami area. With only one dissenting vote, commissioners endorsed Mayor Carlos Gimenez's recommendation to turn over tax dollars and county land in Miami Gardens for the ...
01/21/2015Big Plans but No Name Yet for Proposed Downtown Tampa Project

Jan. 21--TAMPA -- The name of a district is its signature, typically a byword for its history and geography. But right now, the most closely watched development in Tampa and, arguably, the whole Tampa Bay area doesn't have one. Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik's $1 billion planned redevelopment is set to transform roughly 30 acres of mostly vacant waterfront property in downtown Tampa into ...
01/21/2015Developers Sue South Fla. City's Slow Permitting of Stalled Condo Project

Jan. 21--Developers of the Privé at Island Estates condominium project have filed a $200 million lawsuit against the city of Aventura to ensure that the project will be delivered to buyers on time. The project has been stalled because the city has not approved the most recent permits for the project, which developers say is due to a zoning dispute over sidewalks. The anticipated community ...
01/20/2015Moss & Associates to Build All Aboard Florida's Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach Stations

Jan. 20--All Aboard Florida's new stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach should begin rising out of the ground by the end of March, officials said Tuesday. The company announced it chose Fort Lauderdale-based Moss & Associates as the general contractor for both stations. The firm's resume includes Marlins Park in Miami and Florida International University's Parkview Hall. Site work is ...
01/20/2015St. Petersburg, Fla., Panel to Assess Pier Project Proposals

Jan. 20--ST. PETERSBURG -- All eight proposed Pier designs run the risk of exceeding the city's $33 million budget, and some have structural and permitting issues that need to be addressed. Whether any of those flaws proves fatal will be determined on Friday, when the Pier Selection Committee considers the results of a recent technical review of the proposals to replace the city's landmark ...
01/20/2015Citizens Group Files Complaint to Stop NCDOT's I-77 Toll Lanes Project

Jan. 20--A citizens group opposed to planned toll lanes on Interstate 77 from Charlotte to Mooresville filed a complaint Tuesday to stop the project. The complaint, filed by Widen I-77 in Mecklenburg County Superior Court, contends the project would violate state law by converting a stretch of an existing general purpose lane into a toll lane. "State law allows for this if the number of ...
01/18/2015$3.5B Baha Mar Mega Resort Project in Bahamas Nears Completion

Jan. 18--Golfers were supposed to be swinging their clubs at the Baha Mar Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course by now and gamblers placing bets at the $3.5billion resort's state-of-the-art casino. But Baha Mar is behind schedule, and the Bahamas' newest resort, which was largely financed by the Chinese government and built with the help of about 4,100 Chinese laborers, will miss all but the ...
01/18/2015Orlando Braces for $2.3B I-4 Ultimate Reconstruction Project

Jan. 18--Like a winter cold front bearing down on metro Orlando, the "ultimate" makeover of Interstate 4 is about to hit. And, just like the weather, there's little motorists can do but wait for all the nastiness, or in this case, construction, to pass. The only problem is that while frigid temperatures typically pass within a few days, the I-4 work will start rolling during February with the ...

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