Navajo coal plant owners to move forward with decommissioning plans

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg Environment ($):The majority owner of the West’s largest coal-fired electricity plant is “closing in on” awarding five contracts to start decommissioning the plant, and could be ready to award them in April, the owner says.The Salt River Project, which owns 43 percent of the 2,250-megawatt Navajo Generating Station, also told Bloomberg Environment on March 19 that it’s not budging on its demand that any new owner absolve it of future cleanup liability. “Without a guaranty, there will be no progress,” said Scott Harelson, a Salt River Project spokesman.The Salt River Project, one of Arizona’s largest utilities, must begin dismantling the Navajo Generating Station because the plant near Page, Ariz., is scheduled to close at the end of the year.Those developments are putting pressure on the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, a wholly owned limited liability company of the Navajo Nation, to close its hoped-for purchase of the plant.The energy company’s sense of urgency was on display in a March 11 letter to SRP’s board, obtained by Bloomberg Environment, in which the company called the sale of the plant “literally a life and death issue for the Navajo and Hopi people.”The Salt River Project was unmoved by the company’s letter. “The owners’ position remains the same,” said Harelson.More ($): Navajo coal-fired plant dismantling could start next month Navajo coal plant owners to move forward with decommissioning planslast_img read more

Dozens held over derby game trouble

first_img Press Association A total of 29 football fans have now been arrested after violence erupted following a derby match in Newcastle. Video footage of the violence showed fans picking up empty glass bottles and throwing them towards the police as well as a burning bin lying on its side in the road. Pictures and video also emerged of a man trying to punch a police horse before he was hauled to the ground by officers. The West Yorkshire Police Horses Twitter account have tweeted a picture of the horse in question, called Bud, saying he is safe and well and appears fine. The picture showed Bud in his paddock on Monday morning and thanked people for their concern. They also tweeted that all other horses returned safe and well. On Sunday Chief Superintendent Steve Neill, of Northumbria Police, said: “The vast majority of fans were well behaved and enjoyed the Tyne-Wear derby for the great occasion that it is. “Disappointingly, there was some disorder involving what appear to be Newcastle United supporters following the match in the city centre, including an incident at Central Station. “Disruptive behaviour of any kind is not tolerated. Inquiries will take place into these incidents and action will be taken against all those involved.” center_img Three police officers were also injured during clashes with Newcastle fans after their side’s 3-0 defeat to Sunderland at St James’ Park. Amid sporadic violence across the city centre, missiles were thrown at officers as the fans tried to confront Black Cats supporters at Central Station, Newcastle. last_img read more

Virat Kohli & Co. Congratulate ISRO On Chandrayaan-2 Launch

first_imgNew Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli led the way as cricketers congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on Monday.”Another historic and proud moment for the nation as the #Chandrayaan 2 is launched Jai Hind (sic.)” tweeted Kohli.India’s Test star Cheteshwar Pujara also extended his wishes to the ISRO team. “Congratulations team @ISRO, this is a very proud and historical moment for India! #Chandrayaan2 (sic.),” Pujara tweeted.Spinner Kuldeep Yadav said, “Historic and proud moment for the nation as #Chandrayaan 2 is launched (sic.)”Hailing ISRO for the successful launch, former cricketer Virender Sehwag tweeted, “Many congratulations to Team #Chandrayaan2 @isro for the successful and seamless launch!”India’s second lunar mission was on track as its ‘Bahubali’ GSLV rocket successfully put the moon spacecraft — Chandrayaan-2 — into the orbit in a copy book style on Monday afternoon.From here, it will be a long, over a one-and-a-half-month journey for Chandrayaan-2 as it will traverse the 384,400 km that separate Earth and its sole satellite.The 43.4 metre tall, 640 tonne rocket, nicknamed ‘Bahubali’, carried the 3.8-tonne Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, which will carry out India’s second mission to its closest celestial neighbour. IANSAlso Read: ICC ODI Rankings: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah Retain Top Spotslast_img read more

Boeheim says Syracuse not looking ahead to Duke game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim knows many fans and media members are already looking ahead to the Duke game on Saturday.College GameDay visiting Syracuse. The two best teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tyler Ennis and Jabari Parker on the same court. Excitement is inevitable.But Boeheim insists that his team isn’t looking ahead to Duke. He said his players recognize that every game poses different challenges. No. 2 Syracuse’s (19-0, 6-0 ACC) matchup against Wake Forest (14-6, 4-3) Wednesday night isn’t nearly as notable as the Duke game, but it’s just as important for SU, Boeheim said.“We know that going to Wake Forest is obviously very difficult,” Boeheim said in the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday. “They’re very tough in their place. They haven’t lost at home and are obviously a very good basketball team.”The Demon Deacons won just 36 percent of their games the past three years and have been stuck near the bottom of the ACC standings since 2010.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut this year’s team is different, Boeheim insists. Wake Forest is 12-0 at home and has beaten North Carolina, North Carolina State and Notre Dame. Jeff Bzdelik’s team has outscored its opponents by 4.4 points per game this season and has limited the opposition to just 40.3 percent shooting.Travis McKie was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday, and Codi Miller-McIntyre has emerged as one of the conference’s premier scorers.Last year, Wake Forest had the fourth best attendance in the ACC, and Saturday’s win over the Fighting Irish nearly drew 12,000. Bzdelik, Wake’s head coach, knows his team is young, which is part of the reason it’s been so successful at home, he said.“They feed off the energy,” Bzdelik said in the teleconference.This team is legitimate and is especially lethal at home. Boeheim believes it has a chance to knock off Syracuse, just like any team in the conference. That’s why all of his and Syracuse’s focus is on Wednesday’s game.He said this year’s team has been very good at not looking ahead, so he expects nothing different this week.“There’ll be no thought that we weren’t thinking about Wake Forest,” Boeheim said. “We will be thinking about Wake Forest until that game is over with.” Comments Published on January 27, 2014 at 6:48 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more