A nuclear plant shut down by a vote of the people in the 1980s will find new life as a solar project.
Ed Joyce reports that the former site of the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station, located southeast of Sacramento in California, will be the site of a utility-scale solar project.
According to Joyce, the "Sacramento Municipal Utility District, or SMUD, approved construction of a solar facility and a 20-year agreement with First Solar, which will own the plant." The project is expected to begin sending electricity to the grid in September 2016.
Amtrak Ramping Up Infrastructure Projects
Thanks to federal funding from the 2021 infrastructure act, the agency plans to triple its investment in infrastructure improvements and new routes in the next two years.
Ending Downtown San Francisco’s ‘Doom Loop’
A new public space project offers an ambitious vision—so why is the city implementing it at such a small scale?
Proposal Would Transform L.A.’s ‘Freeway to Nowhere’ Into Park, Housing
A never-completed freeway segment could see new life as a mixed-use development with housing, commercial space, and one of the county’s largest parks.
Why Brand New Cities Won’t Solve Our Urban Problems
Building cities takes time and resources. Why not spend them on fixing the ones we have?
Former Brooklyn Sugar Refinery Reopens as All-Electric Office Tower
A historic building was reimagined as a 15-story office tower powered by renewable energy.
NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Decline for Fifth Straight Quarter
Traffic deaths were 3.3 percent lower in the first half of 2023 than the same period last year, but not all states saw the same results.
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