Indiana utility Vectren charts quick transition away from coal to renewable generation

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享E&E News:The electric utility serving southern Indiana’s coal country yesterday announced a plan to transition swiftly from coal to renewable energy as part of a strategy it said would save consumers more than $300 million and slash carbon emissions.The plan, announced by Vectren Corp., would reduce the utility’s reliance on coal from 78% this year to just 12% by mid-decade.Vectren, a unit of Houston-based CenterPoint Energy Inc., is the second Indiana utility to announce a massive shift away from coal in the past two years and comes in spite of intense lobbying by Indiana’s coal industry to slow the retirement of aging plants. In late 2018, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. announced a plan to shut its coal fleet within a decade — most of it by 2023 — and replace much of the capacity with renewables.Vectren’s announcement is similar. Under a “preferred portfolio” that’s the core of a 20-year integrated resource plan (IRP), the utility would shutter most of its coal-fired generation by 2023 and add more than 1,000 megawatts of wind energy and solar, some of which would be paired with battery storage.The utility said shutting three coal units will save an estimated $700 million that would be required to meet environmental regulations. Replacing the units with wind and solar energy, meanwhile, will reduce the utility’s carbon emissions by 75%.The Vectren plan represents not just a dramatic shift from the status quo but also a big departure from a previous proposal by the utility to replace much of its coal capacity with a new $900 million natural gas plant. The gas plant proposal was rejected by state regulators, who sent Vectren back to the drawing board.[Jeffrey Tomich]More: 78% to 12% coal: Ind. utility announces renewable shift Indiana utility Vectren charts quick transition away from coal to renewable generationlast_img read more

ICC World Cup MS Dhoni slams hundred in World Cup warm-up game against Bangladesh

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first_imgMS Dhoni’s form was a major concern for India in 2018. He had led Chennai Super Kings to their 3rd title and batted brilliantly but that form did not translate in the international arena. However, Dhoni bounced back to form with 3 fifties in 3 matches as India won a historic bilateral ODI series in Australia.Meanwhile, India is schedule to play against South Africa on June 5 at Rose Bowl in Southampton. This remains to be seen if Vijay Shankar gets a nod ahead of KL Rahul due to his ability to bowl a few overs. Ravindra Jadeja, on the other hand, also played a blissful innings against New Zealand and will be fancying his chances in the first eleven.  highlights New Delhi : MS Dhoni hit a brilliant hundred as India crossed the 300-run mark in their second warm-up match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Tuesday. The openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fell cheaply again, which meant the onus was on the middle-order. On Tuesday, Virat Kohli led a strong revival for India after Dhawan and Rohit failed in overcast conditions. Kohli walked in at No.3 and played some scintillating shots while KL Rahul made a successful audition for the number four spot with a stylish hundred. Hopefully, his  runs will undoubtedly help India finalise the crucial berth after months of agony. KL Rahul and MS Dhoni slammed hundred against Bangladesh. India will play South Africa in their first league game of World Cup. Virat Kohli will lead India for the first time in World Cup.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Nagelsmann proves he would’ve been a better hire than Mourinho by humbling Spurs

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first_imgLucas Moura bursts into tears as Tottenham are dumped out of Champions League by RB Leipzig Yet he is no longer even playing to his old strengths. Tottenham’s defensive record is shocking – among Premier League clubs, only Aston Villa have conceded more goals since Mourinho was appointed in November.And player discipline is weak too, with Dele and Eric Dier both facing FA charges.Against elite opposition – England’s big six plus Leipzig and Bayern Munich – Mourinho’s record at Spurs reads played eight, lost seven.Manchester United arrive at the Lane on Sunday, unbeaten in ten.Spurs are winless in six – the worst run of Mourinho’s managerial career.Should United prevail, reaching next season’s Champions League will be a virtual impossibility for Spurs.There was an acceptance that Poch had grown stale and the Argentinian’s split with Spurs was not far off a genuine case of mutual consent.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongBut surely a bright young manager more in tune with the modern game would have been a more apt successor.Leipzig’s impressive 32-year-old boss Julian Nagelsmann would have been a great shout.Mourinho got it wrong on Tuesday night but Levy has been getting it wrong a whole lot longer. IT is difficult to imagine a more humbling experience for Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.Spurs thoroughly dismantled and dumped out of the Champions League by the sort of young, vibrant and modestly-priced team that Mauricio Pochettino once crafted for him.4 Spurs fell to a meek defeat against RB Leipzig on Wednesday nightCredit: Rex Features4 Jose Mourinho failed to inspire his depleted sideCredit: Getty Images – GettyAn RB Leipzig side – partly constructed by Paul Mitchell, the recruitment chief who walked out of a similar role at Spurs over frustrations with Levy – running rings round Spurs.Then there was Poch’s successor, Jose Mourinho, blaming poor recruitment for exacerbating his squad’s injury crisis, leaving him without a striker.And Tanguy Ndombele – Levy’s £55million club-record signing – left on the bench after another public dressing-down from Mourinho.Levy was pleased with himself for hiring Mourinho, the former Special One who had the box-office appeal to raise the club’s global profile and light up the fly-on-the-wall Amazon series being filmed this season.But is he the man to revamp and revitalise a mid-table team? He has no track record of doing so.Not since the infancy of his managerial career had Mourinho operated without a transfer budget which could blow away most rivals.At Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United, he was loaded. Not so at Spurs.Before the crushing, yet flattering, 3-0 defeat in Leipzig, Dele Alli said it was no time for Spurs “to get the violins” out and feel sorry for themselves. Mourinho then got his violin out and felt sorry for himself.4 Julian Nagelsmann has assembled an impressive young side at LeipzigCredit: Getty Images – GettyAfter the match, Dele said Spurs cannot use injuries as an excuse. Jose then used injuries as an excuse.It does not feel as though the players are buying into their manager’s siege mentality. They do not feel the same close bond many enjoyed with Pochettino – despite the Argentine working them to the bone.As SunSport revealed in January, many Spurs players find Mourinho’s regime joyless, with training sessions mundane and the manager’s defensive tactics uninspiring.Will Harry Kane gladly stick around without Champions League football next season?The England captain turns 27 this summer and has never won a trophy.Word has it his representatives are ready to agitate for a move, though every agent knows how tough it can be to move a player out of Spurs.Levy oversaw the construction of arguably the finest stadium on the planet but it was embarrassingly overdue at a cost of £1billion.As a result, the quality of Spurs’ squad has been diluted.4Rewind to 2017 and Spurs had England’s best three full-backs in Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier. All have left without being adequately replaced.Neither has playmaker Christian Eriksen. Neither has back-up striker Fernando Llorente, leaving Mourinho in the cart without Kane.Anyone with a basic knowledge of Mourinho will have known he was always going to call out recruitment shortcomings, which have been pronounced since the departure of Mitchell – who, like all those players, was never replaced.Yet despite injuries to Kane, Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn, Moussa Sissoko and Ben Davies, Mourinho cannot escape scrutiny.In a crisis, the best managers can pull a tactical masterstroke or a supreme piece of motivation.Frank Lampard, who has outwitted Mourinho twice this term, is without Chelsea’s entire first-choice midfield, yet still getting some fine results.We always knew naturally cautious Mourinho was never in tune with Tottenham’s “glory, glory” ethos.“To dare is to do” has never been his mantra – hence the back five when trying to overturn a first-leg deficit in Germany on Tuesday.last_img read more