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US economic growth revised upwards again
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.6% between April and June, faster than the previous estimate of 4.2%, according to revised figures from the US Department of Commerce.
BBC News – 9/26/2014

Covanta to build waste-to-energy power plant in Dublin, Ireland
Covanta Holding Corp. executed an agreement with the Dublin city council to build, own and operate a new 661,000-ton per year, 58 MW energy-from-waste facility in Dublin, Ireland (the Dublin Waste-to-Energy Facility).
Utility Products – 9/19/2014

Indian firm to build hydropower plant in Nepal
Nepal's government signed an agreement Friday with Indian company GMR to build the Himalayan nation's largest hydroelectric plant in a small step toward easing chronic power shortages and attracting new investment.
Utility Products – 9/19/2014

EPA puts out draft permit on 225 MW Texas project
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is out for public comment until Oct. 17 on a draft air permit for the Red Gate power plant project of South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC).
Utility Products – 9/17/2014

FMI outlook says economy slowly improving
FMI released its Q3-2014 Construction Outlook, which anticipates slow growth in the economy.
Pit & Quarry – 9/10/2014

Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August
The U.S. construction industry extended its streak of job gains in August, adding 20,000 workers.
Better Roads – 9/8/2014

Estimate: Economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that they expect the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, in part because of a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
CBS News – 8/27/2014

Investment in high voltage transmission systems to exceed $250 billion
Cumulative investment in high-voltage transmission systems will surpass $250 billion from 2014 to 2023, according to a report from Navigant Research.
Utility Products – 8/14/2014

Work on TVA's Watts Bar reactor more than 90 percent complete
The Tennessee Valley Authority is moving forward with its plan to get the biggest share of its electricity generation from nuclear power in the future.
timesfreepress.com – 8/13/2014

Red Rock Dam to get 55 MW of hydropower capacity
A South Dakota-based not-for-profit utility company is breaking ground on a $260 million project to add hydroelectric power generation to the Red Rock Dam.
Utility Products – 8/13/2014