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Colstrip’s new coal supply contract likely to raise price of plant’s electricity generation

By on December 31, 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Billings Gazette:Colstrip Power Plant will continue receiving coal from Rosebud Mine under a six-year contract signed by all but one of the plant’s owners this weeThe contract, five years in the making, was signed with just weeks left on the coal arrangement between the mine and the power plant. The terms assure the Colstrip Power Plant won’t be shopping elsewhere for coal, something the power plant’s owners had been working toward since 2018.The contract length syncs with the start of a coal-power ban in Washington, which affects three of Colstrip’s utility owners: Puget Sound Energy, Avista Corp. and PacifiCorp. Puget, which owns the largest stake in Colstrip, has no customers outside of Washington and will have to exit the power plant six years from now. It has no use for Colstrip power after 2025 under Washington’s Clean Energy Transformation Act.PacifiCorp and Avista both have customers outside Washington, but also have plans to abandon coal power. PacifiCorp announced earlier this year that it would exit Colstrip by 2027. Avista CEO Dennis Vermillion told employees earlier this week the company would exit Colstrip in 2027. Vermillion’s remarks were reported by the Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune. Avista clarified to The Gazette on Thursday that its 20-year energy plan includes modeling to no longer be in Colstrip after 2025.In regulatory proceedings, Puget Sound Energy told Washington’s Utility and Transportation Commission that the price of coal for Colstrip was going to increase significantly. Thursday, Ron Roberts, PSE’s director of generation and natural gas storage, said the coal price had to remain confidential as the utility worked through its general rate case. But the rate increase wasn’t surprising, Roberts said, given that Westmoreland had gone bankrupt. Earlier this year, as creditors prepared to take over the coal company, Westmoreland notified the bankruptcy court that the new owners wouldn’t be honoring the terms of the current contract. The creditors wanted more for their coal.The one Colstrip Power Plant owner who didn’t sign the contract was Talen Energy. Westmoreland continues to negotiate terms with Talen, which faces different challenges than Colstrip’s other five owners. Namely, Talen sells its coal power on the open market where cheaper electricity generated by renewable energy and natural gas have made Colstrip power less competitive. [Tom Lutey]More: Colstrip Power Plant secures 6-year coal mine contract Colstrip’s new coal supply contract likely to raise price of plant’s electricity generationlast_img read more

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Arsenal’s tweet spectacularly backfires as supporters turn on Unai Emery

By on October 18, 2020

first_img Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Happy Birthday Boss but it’s time to say goodbye. Just leave. We are suffering under you. Your team has no winning mentality. You’ve demoralised them all. Your team selection is poor every match day. Thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye.— M1Ö (@WeAreOzil) November 3, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Nov 2019 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link821Shares Getting sacked on his birthday would be a great birthday present. Dont @ me— Ed.Edd&Eddy (@NameIsEddyFly) November 3, 2019 Pack your bags dawg pic.twitter.com/TDCc5Vq1E8— DT (@iamDT_45) November 3, 2019 Sack him, what a useless guy😌— #EmeryOutNow ™ 🇰🇪❁ (@ProfCymOhAFC) November 3, 2019 Read More Comment Unai Emery has come under increasing pressure (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery’s not having much luck with his Arsenal side on the pitch at the moment but his troubles don’t end there.The Spaniard watched his side throw away a one-nil lead at home to Wolves on Saturday and the Arsenal faithful booed the Gunners off.It means the Gunners have won just two of their last nine league matches and the pressure is building on the former Paris Saint-Germain boss.Jose Mourinho has been heavily linked with a move to the north London club and is said to have dined with Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi this week to discuss the possibility.ADVERTISEMENT pic.twitter.com/xYLxcwnP35— harry 🇸🇦 (@mufcxharry) November 3, 2019 Full Screen MORE: Jose Mourinho identified Brandon Williams as future Manchester United first team star before he was sacked Read More Listen to the fans #EmeryOut pic.twitter.com/VJYLt1mah9— sam🔮 (@SalibaSzn) November 3, 2019 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED PLAY Mourinho is interested in taking charge at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Emery, of course, remains at the helm and Arsenal’s official Twitter account sent a birthday message to the Spaniard today as he turns 48.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Arsenal fans were feeling far from celebratory after yesterday’s result and consequently hijacked the message to beg for Emery to be sacked.Arsenal’s message…48 today 🎈Happy birthday, @UnaiEmery_ 🎂 pic.twitter.com/g54YYoSK9X— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 3, 2019 1/1center_img by Metro Coming Next pic.twitter.com/zgplFgc4d3— ModernWrighty™ (@ModernWrighty) November 3, 2019 Read More Skip Read More / Arsenal’s tweet spectacularly backfires as supporters turn on Unai Emery As a birthday gift he should get sacked.— Junior Maruwa (@juniormaruwa) November 3, 2019 Top articles Advertisement Advertisement Read More Video Settings The backlash… pic.twitter.com/P2hDVA6SKI— Stak! (@_Stak_) November 3, 2019 About Connatix V67539 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Adlast_img read more

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DP World London Gateway Cuts Carbon Emissions by 28% in 2016

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgDP World London Gateway Port informed it reduced its carbon emissions by 28% per TEU in 2016.As explained, a significant increase in the number of containers being handled by the port as well as the introduction of hybrid-electric shuttle carriers to the port’s operations, better recording and tracking of energy use, and reduced energy consumption in buildings, all contributed to a reduction in carbon footprint.Port management committed to reducing the terminal’s emissions by 2.5% per TEU when The Planet Mark™ certification was achieved in 2016, after its carbon emissions were calculated and independently verified as part of the process.The Planet Mark™ is a sustainability certification program recognizing commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability.Results of the review were published as DP World London Gateway Port took part in Go Green Week from September 18 to September 22, a global environmental campaign that takes place in ports all over the world. Go Green offers leading terminal operators the chance to promote environmental awareness and contribute to making a difference in the communities that port terminals are operating in.“Last week we used Go Green Week to promote the importance of being environmentally friendly among the entire workforce and will continue to drive down carbon emissions and invest in innovative, green solutions to maintain and enhance the precious environment and community around us,” Chris Lewis, CEO, DP World London Gateway, said.Separately, DP World London Gateway said it is increasing trade line reliability between New Zealand, Australia and the Americas with new services. The only direct deep-sea link between New Zealand and the United Kingdom is among two services which have started calling at DP World London Gateway Port.The Panama Direct Line (PAD) service – also known as North Atlantic South Pacific – is jointly operated by CMA-CGM and Marfret and began calling on September 24.This follows the start of the North Europe French Guiana (NEFGUI) service – also operated by CMA-CGM and Marfret and also referred to as South America Service – into DP World London Gateway Port, on September 16.With these two new services, there are now 17 weekly services calling into DP World London Gateway.last_img read more

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Everytable launches service to combat food insecurity

By on September 17, 2020

first_imgThe subscription service allows students to select meals to be delivered to their dorm, apartment or home. Massura said the service was created after Everytable’s management noticed that customers tended to buy several meals at a time for themselves and their families to eat throughout the week. Everytable, a Los Angeles-based food company and social enterprise, strives to increase accessibility to healthy meals in underserved communities across the city by offering convenient, wholesome food options.  Everytable also offers a “Pay It Forward Wall” program at all of its locations. A customer can choose to pay for an additional meal, write a message on a Post-it note and place it on the designated pay-it-forward board. Then, any customer who visits the store but is unable to pay can select a note from the wall and use it to pay for their meal. “We price our meals according to the average household income of the surrounding area,” said Massura, a 2017 graduate.  Everytable was established in 2016 and currently operates seven restaurants in the L.A. area, including one located less than a mile from campus.  “We don’t question why people don’t have the money or whether they don’t,” Polk said. “If you come in and you see a Post-it on that board, you can take it down and use it as cash — no questions asked.”  Everytable, a Los Angeles-based food company, launched a food subscription service last year to make and deliver healthy and freshly prepared meals at affordable prices to help combat food insecurity. (Photo courtesy of Everytable) Massura said Everytable is addressing food insecurity on college campuses directly and plans to open more locations near other colleges as well, including Santa Monica Community College and CSU Los Angeles. Most college students face a dilemma when it comes to eating at school: It’s all but impossible to find an option that’s convenient, affordable and healthy. Everytable’s subscription program, through which students can order a week of balanced meals at about half the price of similar delivery services, addresses the challenge of eating well with a packed schedule. At the end of 2018, the company piloted a subscription delivery service to cater to customers with packed schedules who may live too far to make daily trips to the brick-and-mortar stores. Several of the more than 200 customers who have since purchased the meal program are USC students.center_img “College food insecurity is a really big issue and one that we’ve sort of been confronting head-on,” Massura said. “We think that just by basically providing healthy food at fast food prices, we can be part of many solutions to this issue.” With the centralized process of food preparation, Everytable saves money by eliminating kitchens from each of its restaurants, reducing the size of each building. The company cuts costs while keeping its food high quality and convenient, Polk said.  “Every single day, at a huge kitchen, we have incredible chefs make all these meals from scratch and then package them in grab-and-go containers,” Polk said. “That means when we open a restaurant, like the restaurant on 23rd St., it’s less expensive to build and operate.” “What’s really amazing about this service is first of all, how good and healthy the food is,” Polk said. “A lot of the research that we’ve done around college students is that they’re looking for food that is fresh and healthy, but also, all students are on a budget, and so they need it to be affordable.” “What a lot of our customers are doing is they come in on Sunday or they come in on Monday to our stores, and they stock up for the week,” Massura said. “Subscription was really built as a way to just make that easier for them.” Polk said Everytable owes its low pricing to its business model, which utilizes a centralized kitchen where food is prepared daily and then delivered to each restaurant as well as subscribers around L.A. According to Everytable founder and CEO Sam Polk, the average price of an Everytable meal delivered to a USC address ranges from $5 to $6. Everytable stores located in higher-income neighborhoods like Brentwood sell the same meals at higher prices — typically $7 to $8, according to General Manager of Operations and Subscription Chad Massura.  Everytable also operates SmartFridges at various locations around the city, including the Health Sciences Campus. This initiative was launched earlier this year. The refrigerators, which are stocked daily with healthy, locally-prepared meals and accept credit card payment, were created to address the issue of L.A. food deserts, places where fast food may be easily accessible but balanced, high-quality meals are harder to come by.last_img read more

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