P3 Links: March 15 – March 21 March 21, 2014 Featured Digest, News, Weekly Links Each week, NCPPP publishes a round-up of P3 news posted on our social media platforms. For up to the minute news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Energy Stanford scientist unveils 50-state plan to transform U.S. renewable energy. A NYTimes – Room for Debate: Are Infrastructure Needs Truly Urgent? Cornell’s Richard Geddes explains P3 advantages. International P3s provide a big boost to Canadian economy. State Policy and Services Both chambers of the Utah Legislature approved a bill that allowing P3s for early education of at-risk children. Colorado Springs to investigate a P3 for the city’s downtown stadium and events center. Severn Trent Services wins P3 contract to manage Bridgeport, Conn. wastewater collection and treatment systems. Sanford, Fla. considers P3 for new digital welcome signs. New York’s Brownfield program encourages cleanups, spurs public-private partnerships. Hawaii health P3 bill advances to Senate and has support of some health centers. Transportation Environmental review halts work on Virginia toll road. Real Estate P3 could help make downtown Minneapolis a world-class hub for retail. Warner Robins, Ga. considers P3 for new hotel/conference center to reinvigorate downtown. Broward County Fla. will contribute $40k to feasibility study of P3 for a new Fort Lauderdale Federal Courthouse.