Montana legislator introduces bill for state to buy Colstrip coal plant

first_imgMontana legislator introduces bill for state to buy Colstrip coal plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Montana Public Radio:Lawmakers in Helena are starting to debate whether the state could borrow up to $500 million to buy the coal-fired power plant in Colstrip.The future of the plant is up in the air. The West Coast consumers who Colstrip sends most of its power to are pushing away from coal-powered electricity due to climate change concerns. Coal power is also becoming more expensive relative to electricity generated by natural gas and renewables.“There’s many people that work at Colstrip asked me to introduce a bill to save their jobs,” Billings Republican Representative Rodney Garcia said. Garcia introduced the Montana Energy Security Act (HB 203), Monday. It would allow the state to sell bonds to finance the purchase of the coal-fired power plant, and allow plant workers to keep all the benefits they had under their private employer.The Colstrip plant employs roughly 360 people, a workforce that’s the backbone of the town of Colstrip, which has a population of more than 2,000. Two of Colstrip’s four units are already scheduled to close no later than 2020, the result of a federal Clean Air Act lawsuit. The two newer, cleaner burning, units will remain online. But energy policies adopted in Washington and Oregon are trimming those states’ use of coal-fired electricity.Critics of the idea say acquiring Colstrip is a financial risk for the state. They also say the bill has numerous flaws, including creation of a new five-member commission elected by the public, which would ultimately make the purchase decision.As Montana lawmakers consider buying the Colstrip power plant, legislators in Washington state are nearing an initial vote on whether to eliminate all coal-fired power costs from their utilities. This could include Puget Sound Energy, which owns a 50 percent share of Colstrip older units 1 and 2 and a 25 percent in units 3 and 4. The proposal for Washington to cut ties with coal-fired power by the end of 2025 could get an initial vote later this week. With it may come another sign for Colstrip’s future.More: Bill would empower the state to buy Colstrip power plantlast_img read more

Chelsea complete deal for Reading defender Michael Hector

first_imgChelsea have signed Michael Hector from Reading, where the defender will remain for the season as one of the Premier League champions’ 33 loan players. Victor Moses and Islam Feruz signed loan deals with West Ham and Hibernian, respectively, on Tuesday. Nathaniel Chalobah followed, with Serie A side Napoli confirming his arrival on loan. Moses signed a four-year deal before moving to West Ham while Izzy Brown, currently on loan for the season at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland, also signed a four-year contract. Chelsea were roundly praised for their early purchases in the summer of 2014 of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, but many supporters will be underwhelmed by this summer’s transfer activity. Rumoured interest in Paul Pogba of Juventus refuses to subside, but the astronomical fee required to land the Frenchman – in the region of £70million – was not paid before Tuesday’s deadline. And Everton held firm in holding on to Stones. The Blues have signed goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, left-back Baba Rahman and striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco – all like-for-like replacements for the departed Petr Cech, Filipe Luis and Didier Drogba. Pedro was added from Barcelona and Brazilian teenager Kenedy joined. Mourinho insisted Chelsea would not panic in the closing hours of the transfer window and Djilobodji appears likely to be the only first-team acquisition. The Blues have conceded nine goals in four games in accruing four points to sit eight adrift of leaders Manchester City. Djilobodji had one year remaining on his Nantes contract and his switch to Chelsea was unexpected. Reports in the French media on Monday said the deal had been around three million euros (£2.2m) for Djilobodji. It has been reported other Premier League clubs rejected the opportunity to sign him, but now he is playing for the defending champions and in the Champions League. He may represent little more than a fall-back option as his pedigree is not quite at the standard Mourinho would wish for. Hector joined Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji in signing for Chelsea on transfer deadline day. Senegal international Djilobodji will remain with the first-team squad after signing a four-year deal, but the 23-year-old Hector will continue playing at the Madejski Stadium. Press Association “Chelsea Football Club have today completed the signing of Michael Hector from Reading,” Chelsea said on their official website. “The 23-year-old centre-back, who has signed a five-year-contract, will return to Reading and spend the remainder of this season on loan at the Madejski Stadium.” Hector is a boyhood Chelsea supporter, a Jamaica international and another defensive reinforcement, but he will not play for Jose Mourinho’s side this season. He made his Reading debut in January 2014, aged 21, and moves for a reported fee of £4million, 10 per cent of the fee said to be required to prise John Stones from Everton. Chelsea made their move for Djilobodji after being repeatedly rebuffed by Everton over Stones, a player for whom Chelsea could return in January or next summer. The 26-year-old Djilobodji said on chelseafc.com: “I’m very happy to sign for a big club like Chelsea and I want to do my best to help the team win titles. I want to thank the club for giving me this opportunity.” Hector’s arrival and swift departure takes the number of Chelsea loanees to 33. Lucas Piazon is another Chelsea player on loan at Reading, who are managed by former Blues coach Steve Clarke. last_img read more

Bear Mountain Wind Park gets first blade

first_imgThe Bear Mountain Wind Park in Dawson Creek is one step closer to reality, after it received its first blade for a tower this week.The 41 metre-long blade was shipped all the way from Thunder Bay, Ontario via train cars. Top sections of the 78-meter towers were manufactured in Saskatchewan and traveled by a flatbed truck.The project started taking form last year, when concrete foundations were poured and electrical connections were installed.- Advertisement -Once it is completed this November, it will be the first operational Wind Park in BC. It is expected to generate 102 MW of power. The Wind Park is owned by Calgary-based AltaGas and was initiated by Peace Energy Cooperative.last_img

RESULTS: ROBERTS TAKES DANNY McDAID 15K TITLE

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RunnersSW208122:26:00MiriamMcLaughlinFemaleIndividualSW209122:55:00RuthMcCrossanFemaleIndividualSW210132:00:00ValerieMcGinleyFemaleRosses ACW50  RESULTS: ROBERTS TAKES DANNY McDAID 15K TITLE was last modified: August 3rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014danny mcdaid 15kResultslast_img read more