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Power plant retirements offset nearly 90% of U.S. capacity additions in JunePower plant retirements offset nearly 90% of U.S. capacity additions in June

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):U.S. generating capacity expanded by a net 141MW in June, as 1,370MW of new operating capacity was completed and 1,229MW of capacity was permanently retired, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.A total of 15 generation units entered service, while 11 units were retired. Natural gas accounted for the largest amount of completed capacity, at 42.3%, while coal made up the majority of retired capacity, at 68.6%.Six new power plant units with a total capacity of 138 MW were announced. Although a single wind project accounted for 57.2% of total announced capacity, planned battery facilities made up the largest number of new units.The largest single resource brought into service in June was PSEG Power Connecticut LLC’s 576-MW Bridgeport Harbor Station Combined Cycle Project in Fairfield County, Conn. The two-unit gas facility is part of parent company Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.’s strategic plan to upgrade its generation fleet in line with its commitment to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Bridgeport Harbor operates in the ISO New England market.The next-largest addition was the 478-MW, wind-powered Hale Community Energy facility in Hale County, Texas, owned by Xcel Energy Inc. subsidiary Southwestern Public Service Co. Duke Energy Florida LLC unveiled plans to build three lithium-based battery storage projects. The 11-MW Trenton Battery Facility will be located in Gilchrist County, and the Cape San Blas Battery Facility and Jennings Battery Facility, with 6 MW each, will be in Gulf County and Hamilton County, respectively. All three projects are slated for completion in the end of 2020.More: Plant retirements offset nearly 90% of US capacity additions in June Power plant retirements offset nearly 90% of U.S. capacity additions in Junelast_img read more

Virat Kohli elated as India retain ICC Test Championship MaceVirat Kohli elated as India retain ICC Test Championship Mace

first_imgDubai: Virat Kohli-led India have retained the ICC Test Championship Mace and won the purse of $1 million for a third year running after finishing at the top of the ICC Test Team rankings on the cut-off date of April, while New Zealand have ensured second place.While a top place finish was never in doubt for India, New Zealand’s consistent performances over the past year saw them climb from third position, needing to only avoid losing the home series against Bangladesh last month to finish at the same position. The Kane Williamson-led side, which also had the satisfaction of seeing their captain get the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for 2018, earned $500,000 after finishing with 108 points, eight behind India.South Africa, who had finished second the previous two times, will now get a prize money of $200,000 for finishing third with 105 points while Australia who edged out England on decimal points at 104 points, bag $100,000.International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Manu Sawhney congratulated the Indian team while reiterating the importance of Test cricket and looking forward to the start of the ICC World Test Championship later this year.“I congratulate India on retaining the ICC Test Championship Mace and appreciate the passion Virat Kohli’s team has shown across formats over the past few years. It takes so much dedication and determination to consistently perform at the highest level in Test cricket.“Test cricket has been enjoying a purple patch over the last couple of years with more positive results than ever and a genuine competitive balance between nations. The World Test Championship gets underway in August and will give fans greater context for all Test cricket providing an undisputed conclusion to some of the most renowned cricket rivalries in the international game.“Nine Test nations will compete across 27 series and 71 Test matches to reach the ICC World Test Championship Final in 2021 where the World Test Champions will be crowned.”Virat Kohli said: “Retaining the ICC Test Championship Mace once again is something we are all really proud of. Our team has been doing well across formats but it gives us extra pleasure to come out on top of the Test rankings. We all know of the importance of Test cricket and of how only the best can prosper in the format.“Our team has a lot of depth and I am sure this will stand us in good stead once the ICC World Test Championship commences later this year. That is again something we are really looking forward to as it adds more context to Test match cricket.” IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Men’s soccer: Badgers earn first home win in more than a year, defeat Northwestern 2-1Men’s soccer: Badgers earn first home win in more than a year, defeat Northwestern 2-1

first_imgThe seniors on the Wisconsin men’s soccer team went out on a high note Wednesday as they took down the Northwestern Wildcats 2-1. The comeback victory was the team’s first win at home since October of last season and came in its last regular season game before the Big Ten Tournament.The Badgers (5-10-4, 2-3-4 Big Ten) spoiled the Wildcats’ (7-8-2, 4-4-0 Big Ten) close chance of winning one more game to secure a tie for the Big Ten title and a spot in the NCAA tournament.“Being at home should be an advantage, but that Northwestern team had a lot to play for and I think we proved that we have a lot to play for with the win,” UW head coach John Trask said.Trask said that this was the first time the team properly handled having the lead and is excited in his team’s performance going into the postseason.Northwestern opened up with a quick goal off of a deflected cross by Mike Roberge in the 20th minute, and Wisconsin was able to answer 21 minutes later with a goal from Luc Kazmierczak off of a saved penalty kick. No side stood out going into halftime and it seemed to be another nail-biter that could end up in heartbreak typical for the Badgers.But the determined Wisconsin squad was not ready to let another home game end without a win, and they came out firing.From start to finish, the Badgers dominated the second half. A beautiful goal by Mark Segbers in the 69th minute seemed only fitting for a team struggling to find answers all year. Wisconsin dropped back and played a conservative front for the final minutes, keeping a relentless late attack from the Wildcats at bay.A few late saves and clearances secured the win and with it, came relief for the Badgers after not winning at home all season.“The seniors put in so much work every day and do such a good job to keep our spirits up,” forward Mark Segbers said. “This win was a nice ‘thank you’ to them.”Segbers’ game-winning goal was his first since the game against Green Bay in September and came off an assist from midfielder and team leader, Drew Conner.“This season has obviously been rough playing at home, but this game and playing here the last four years has been awesome,” Conner said. “I will never forget it.”With the win, the Badgers escape the play-in game in the Big Ten tournament and travel to Bloomington, Indiana, to take on the Hoosiers in the quarterfinals Sunday.last_img read more

Mason City police ask for help in catching vandal who spray painted racial slurs on downtown buildingsMason City police ask for help in catching vandal who spray painted racial slurs on downtown buildings

first_imgMASON CITY — Mason City police say racial slurs were painted on four downtown businesses late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. A statement from Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says the department received reports of spray painting of racial slurs on the buildings of Brick Furniture; the law firm of Heiny McManigal Duffy Stambaugh and Anderson; LaJames College of Hairstyling; and Control Print.  Brinkley says the conduct is detrimental to the narrative that is currently taking place in the community and that there’s no place for it here. As part of the investigation, video footage of one of the incidents was captured and they’ve released still photos in hopes the community can identify the suspect. Anyone with information about these cases or the suspect’s identity is asked to contact Lt. Rich Jensen at 421-3636 or information can also be shared through CrimeStoppers of North Central Iowa by calling 800-383-0088 or reaching out to them through their Facebook page.last_img read more

Four Finalists to be Selected in Town and Country’s Free Roof…Four Finalists to be Selected in Town and Country’s Free Roof…

first_imgSubmitted by Town and Country RoofingAfter nearly 3 months of accepting nominees, Town & Country Roofing is getting ready to start the process of narrowing down the nominations to four finalists in the Town & Country Roofing’s 1st annual No Roof Left Behind TM community program.“We are so excited about all the deserving nominees we’ve had this year, but it makes selecting the finalists that much more difficult. The stories really tug at our heartstrings,” says Ron Shincke, Owner of Town & Country Roofing. “Once we narrow it down to the four finalists, the community can come cast their votes. Ultimately it’s up to the public.” Voting will Start February 3, 2014 online, where people can read the stories and vote!“So many hardworking people just can’t squeeze another dime out of the household budget, let alone a new roof. We saw a roof giveaway as the best way to help out. We’ve had some great local companies offer their support as well. And we’re thrilled by that Rebuilding Together Thurston County (RTTC) and Mixx 96.1 KXXO for donating their times and efforts to make sure the word reached as many people as possible.. We are really pleased to have partners in our effort to give back.”Other local businesses are invited to show their community appreciation as well. “We think it’s a great way to rally the community together,” offers Ron Shincke “That’s why we’re inviting other neighborhood businesses to show support by way of donations. You don’t have to swing a hammer or even get dirty to help out,” Ron Shincke continues. “Just give us a call and we’ll find a place for you.”For more information about Town & Country Roofing Inc, their No Roof Left Behind program and interviews with Ron Shincke, please call 360-704-7663 or visit their website.  You can also visit the No Roof Left Behind website here to read the nominee’s stories and vote online. Facebook6Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Joey King slams co-passenger for rude behaviourJoey King slams co-passenger for rude behaviour

first_imgLos Angeles, Nov 21 (PTI) Actor Joey King has called out a fellow passenger who rudely behaved with her on a flight.The 19-year-old actor, who is sporting a bald look for a new series, recalled the horrific incident on Twitter, saying the man sitting next to her clicked her photo without her consent.”Y’all I’m on a plane and this man next to me literally turned to me with his phone in my face and took a photo of me as if I wouldn’t notice and texted his wife that he’s sitting next to a girl who has cancer (just cuz I’m bald) and that he’s scared to ‘catch it’,” she tweeted. In another tweet, the “Kissing Booth” star said, “I read his text over his shoulder it said ‘Some bald chick next to me with Fckn cancer coughed and I don’t wanna catch it’… Um ya jokin?”.King has shaved her head in order to play real-life Munchausen victim-turned-murderer named Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu’s upcoming true crime series “The Act”. PTI RB RB BKBKlast_img read more