AEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31

first_imgAEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):American Electric Power Co. Inc. will shut down units 5 and 6 at its 1,530-MW Conesville coal plant in Coshocton County, Ohio, on May 31, a company spokeswoman confirmed.The units represent 750MW of generating capacity in the PJM Interconnection market.In October 2018, AEP said it notified employees of plans to shut down the plant by May 31, 2020. “There are market conditions that could result in two of the generating units at Conesville (Units 5 and 6) closing as soon as May 2019,” AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry said at the time. On May 13, she said the company had decided to close the units this month. AEP had previously announced that it would close the two units in 2022.McHenry said the company expects the other operating unit at the plant, unit 4, to remain in service until May 2020. This unit has 780 MW of capacity, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.The plant’s primary sources of coal, according to Market Intelligence data, are the CCU Barb Coal Tipple mine in Coshocton County, Ohio, and Buckingham Mine No. 6 in Perry County, Ohio. CCU Coal and Construction LLC took the mines over from Westmoreland Coal Co. earlier this year.More ($): AEP to retire 750 MW of coal capacity at Conesville plantlast_img read more

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Thirteen EU member states supported Croatia’s efforts to establish an EU Tourism Fund

first_imgA delegation of the Ministry of Tourism, consisting of State Secretary Frano Matušić and Chief Adviser to the Minister Barbara Mesić, participated in the 11rd meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe in Prague from 13 to 63 June. By the way, Croatia currently chairs the UNWTO Commission for Europe, and State Secretary Matušić chaired the presidency of the Commission on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism.A few months ago, Minister Cappelli started lobbying EU member states in order for tourism to gain a better position in the EU institutions and the establishment of the EU Tourism Fund, and Minister Cappelli and the Government of the Republic of Croatia were supported by the European Parliament financial lines for tourism. According to the Ministry of Tourism, in the meantime, information and support for the Croatian initiative began to spread among all members, so that thirteen member states: Italy, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland , Greece, Bulgaria and Slovenia – both in writing and in bilateral meetings, sided with Croatia.The tourism sector employs 24 million people in the EU and generates 10 percent of GDP and certainly deserves to be more represented within the EU, is one of the main arguments for strengthening the position of tourism in EU institutions, ie the establishment of the EU Tourism FundYesterday in Prague, at a meeting of the Commission for Europe, support for the Croatian initiative was voted on. During the discussion, Italy pointed out that strengthening the position of tourism is an issue of strong EU interest, and that the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) should be the main protagonist who will support us with its decisions at the EU level. All 13 Member States agreed that tourism deserves a separate administration within the European Commission (currently under administration together with the creative industries), that this separate body should be a place where we will discuss employment, youth, the labor force, but also stronger financial support for tourism.”The government has recognized the value of tourism and that is why we have launched an initiative to establish a single European fund for tourism and working groups to give tourism in Europe as the strongest tourist region in the world its deserved place and representation. The launch of this initiative is of great importance for Croatia as one of the leading tourist destinations in Europe, and its implementation would open up numerous financial and development opportunities for the Croatian tourist system.”, Said Minister Cappelli on the recommendation of the European Parliament.As the multiannual financial framework for the next seven-year period is adopted by autumn 2018, and next year there are new elections for the European Parliament, this is the right time for all countries that advocate strengthening the position of tourism to join their votes. As tourism is a horizontal activity, it is financed from several different funds, for most countries it is most important to financially support innovative entrepreneurial projects in tourism, which will generate new employment, and consequently positive financial processes. “UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Polilikashvili has openly supported the initiative from the beginning, and talks on the issue will continue in the EU institutions over the next month. However, this time Croatia will not be alone. A large number of member states will be with us. ” stand out from the Ministry of Tourism.Croatia to host UNWTO session next yearAt the end of yesterday’s session of the UNWTO Commission for Europe, it was announced that Croatia has won the competition for the next host of the UNWTO Commission, which will be held in 2019 in Croatia. It will be an opportunity to host the leaders and leaders in tourism of the 42 members of the UNWTO Commission for Europe.last_img read more

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One of the Gold Coast’s iconic beach cottages has sold

first_imgSo close to the beach.“It was a deceased estate when I found it. The retro style was a big appeal. We wanted to knock it down but the original character of the home was hard to let go of, it was timeless.“A lot of Korean and Japanese tourists take photos in front of the house and the property is really popular with our Airbnb guests.” A cool collection of cacti flank the front of the house.AN iconic 1960s Budds Beach cottage has sold for close to a million.In Surfers Paradise, the cottage at 31 Pine Ave passed in at auction but it sold to a local buyer a week later.The property oozes a California-vibe with desert cacti framing the yellow and white retro fibro design.The cacti theme continues…Jackson Paradise, from Ray White Prestige Surfers Paradise, negotiated the sale for $905,000.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoAccording to Mr Paradise the home is a blue chip Budds Beach cottage sprawled across a 539sq m block.“The buyer is a local who was attracted by the cafe culture at Budds Beach.”Now that’s a snazzy ceiling fan.Mr Paradise said the sale was set to settle at the end of the month.The previous owner of the cottage, Julie Kuiters, originally bought it as an investment almost 20 years ago with a plan to build duplexes.last_img read more

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Dempsey grabs hat-trick as U.S. hammer Honduras 6-0

first_img(REUTERS)-Clint Dempsey scored a hat-trick as the United States hammered Honduras 6-0 in California on Friday to get their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.The United States, who replaced coach Juergen Klinsmann with Bruce Arena in November after losing their last two qualifiers, opened the scoring through Sebastian Lletget after five minutes when he was on hand to tap home after Christian Pulisic’s shot squirmed past the goalkeeper.Honduras came back into the game but the home side doubled their lead after 27 minutes when U.S. captain Michael Bradley was afforded time and space to fire home a low drive from 25 yards out.Dempsey marked his return to the team after a year out with a heart complaint by making it 3-0 five minutes later when he volleyed home a deft pass from Pulisic, who made it 4-0 seconds after half-time when he shot into the bottom corner.Pulisic turned provider again three minutes later with a perfectly weighted pass that Dempsey steered round the keeper before firing into the empty net.Dempsey got his hat-trick and his side’s sixth goal in the 54th minute when he curled a spectacular free kick into the far corner of the net from 25 yards out.The result takes the United States onto three points, equal with Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras, and off the bottom of the group on goal difference.Mexico lead the table with seven points, one ahead of Costa Rica and three more than Panama.The top three teams in the group qualify automatically for Russia while the fourth-placed side goes into a playoff with a team from the Asian conference.last_img read more

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Trump wields presidential power on energy projects such as stalled Keystone XL

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump is eager to jump-start energy projects such as the TransCanada Keystone XL oil pipeline, and he’s taken action to assert executive power over such infrastructure.The president last month issued a new permit for the stalled Keystone project, which would move Alberta crude to U.S. refineries, insisting it’s an exercise of presidential authority that’s not subject to judicial review.And Trump has now signed another order clarifying the president alone has authority to issue permits for cross-border projects such as pipelines.- Advertisement -A third order makes it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects on the basis of environmental concerns.Taken together, the actions are a broad assertion of presidential authority that reverses more than 50 years of practice.Pipeline opponents have already asked a federal court to strike down Trump’s new permit.Advertisement William Buzbee, a constitutional scholar and professor at Georgetown University Law Center, noted the action came after another judge ruled against Trump.“This is somewhat dumbfounding, the idea that a president would claim he can just say, ‘Never mind, I unilaterally call a do-over,”’ said Buzbee.In November, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled the Trump administration did not fully consider potential oil spills and other impacts when it approved the pipeline in 2017.last_img read more

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