Trump Administration Continues to Push for Coal-Fleet Expansion

first_imgTrump Administration Continues to Push for Coal-Fleet Expansion FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence:The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking information about the potential for a pilot project to test the commercial viability of a small, modular coal power plant capable of highly efficient and low-emitting operations. The DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy is focused on improving the nation’s existing fleet and spurring development of new coal-fired power plants to replace retiring generation domestically and export the technology abroad, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg told a coal conference in mid-May.“We have the opportunity to make great strides in efficiency and cost improvements to not only the existing fleet but also accelerate the development of transformational technology that will pave the way for the plants of the future,” Winberg said at the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance conference.The DOE has also opened requests for information on improving the efficiency, reliability and flexibility of existing coal-fired power plants and improving steam-based power cycles for coal boilers.The majority of today’s coal fleet was built in the 1970s, and facilities such as the Pleasants power plant in West Virginia are facing an early retirement, Winberg noted.The next generation of coal-fired plants would presumably look a lot more like the natural gas plants and renewable energy sources that are pushing coal plants out of the marketplace. The pilot project calls for a facility that improves the current 33% average efficiency of the coal fleet to above 40% while maintaining near-zero emissions and is compatible with carbon capture technology.More ($): Trump DOE’s fossil fuel office envisions spreading futuristic, small coal plantslast_img read more

Non-executive stress

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No pre-season trip for Benteke

first_img That means he is still waiting to have his medical, scheduled to be held in the UK, and therefore makes flying him halfway around the world to join up with his prospective new team-mates a fruitless exercise. Manager Brendan Rodgers made Benteke his primary summer target to strengthen his forward line but, after initially refusing to meet the buy-out clause, the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City in a £49million deal prompted a shift in thinking. England international Daniel Sturridge made just 18 appearances last season after missing virtually the first five months of the campaign with injury, and is likely to be sidelined until at least September after undergoing surgery on a hip problem, so Rodgers wants a striker who can stand up to the rigours of the Barclays Premier League. He has Benteke’s fellow international Divock Origi, playing his first season in English football after spending last term on loan at Lille, and summer signing from Burnley Danny Ings at his disposal – having decided Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini are all surplus to requirements – but needed some proven firepower. The club have invested heavily in Hoffenheim’s Brazil international Roberto Firmino, who could cost them up to £29million, but he is not an out-and-out forward and so Rodgers needed to recruit someone else to play as his spearhead. Liverpool have already bought six new players, including England right-back Nathaniel Clyne at a cost of £12.5million, and Benteke’s arrival would push their summer spending to around £80million. Striker Christian Benteke is highly unlikely to join up with Liverpool for any part of their pre-season tour as negotiations continue over his move from Aston Villa. The Reds travel to Adelaide on Saturday for their third match of pre-season preparations and, with no agreement over the finer details of the Belgium international’s transfer, there is little prospect of him flying out in time to make Friday’s game in Malaysia. Liverpool triggered the 24-year-old’s £32.5million release clause on Friday, but Press Association Sport understands negotiations are continuing as the clubs try to reach an arrangement over payment terms. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Boynton Beach Man Pulls Gun on Girlfriend, Leads Police on 100MPH Chase

first_imgBoynton Beach Police say a man fled from officers by driving at 100mph, causing several crashes after pulling a gun on his girlfriend in the middle of an argument.Officers arrested 22-year-old Jacques Joseph this week on charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault on an officer, fleeing or eluding police, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.The dispute allegedly started outside the woman’s home on Miner Road. Police say Joseph and the woman were arguing, when he suddenly pointed a gun at her.Police located Joseph in the driver’s seat of an SUV at a home on NE 1st Street. He sped away as an officer was trying to conduct a traffic stop.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeAccording to the arrest report, Joseph drove recklessly through city streets, onto to I-95, and to Delray Beach while going about 100 mph. At one point, he slammed on his brakes and swerved toward an officer, causing that officer to move to avoid a crash.The pursuit resulted in crashes involving civilian and law enforcement vehicles, according to police.Officers eventually were able to detain Joseph on Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach.Although they did not find the weapon he had used on the woman, a witness told officers that she heard the “racking” of a gun during the argument.Joseph was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. He made his first court appearance Thursday morning, where a judge set a $5,000 bond.last_img read more

Monmouth, Fairfield meet in conference play

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMonmouth (13-8, 7-3) vs. Fairfield (8-12, 4-5)Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Monmouth visits Fairfield in a MAAC matchup. Monmouth won 90-84 at home against Rider on Sunday. Fairfield lost 68-52 on the road to Rider on Friday. February 3, 2020 Monmouth, Fairfield meet in conference play VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Landon Taliaferro, Vincent Eze and Aidas Kavaliauskas have combined to score 42 percent of Fairfield’s points this season. For Monmouth, Ray Salnave, Deion Hammond and Mustapha Traore have scored 54 percent of the team’s points this season, including 65 percent of all Hawks points over their last five.MAAC IMPROVEMENT: The Hawks have scored 62.9 points per game across 10 conference games, an improvement from the 65.5 per game they managed over 11 non-conference games.SOLID SALNAVE: Salnave has connected on 46.6 percent of the 88 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 28 over his last five games. He’s also made 87.3 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Hawks are 0-5 when they score 63 points or fewer and 13-3 when they exceed 63 points. The Stags are 0-9 when allowing 64 or more points and 8-3 when holding opponents below 64.STREAK SCORING: Fairfield has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 64 points while giving up 55.3.DID YOU KNOW: Monmouth has committed a turnover on just 18.4 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all MAAC teams. The Hawks have turned the ball over only 13.1 times per game this season.center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

If Dodgers keep winning, season could get historic in a hurry

first_imgLess believable, he said, “is more of the way everything worked out.”Wednesday’s 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox was the 10th game the Dodgers have won in their final at-bat this season. The 10 game-winning RBIs have come from nine different players. (Trivia answer: Yasiel Puig, Kyle Farmer, Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Logan Forsythe, Austin Barnes and Adrian Gonzalez.)The Dodgers have yet to lose a game they led after eight innings this season, but they have won eight times when trailing after eight.“It’s been a wild couple months, that’s for sure,” Bellinger said.What lies ahead could get historic in a hurry. The implications of an 85-34 record with six weeks left on the schedule are staggering. The websites FanGraphs.com and BaseballProspectus.com both project the Dodgers to finish the season 111-51. The franchise record for wins is 105, set in 1953 in Brooklyn. The Dodgers can go 21-22 to end the regular season and still break that record.This is the franchise’s 134th year of existence. Consider that the Dodgers have played more than 20,000 games since Year 1 – 1884 – and raised their winning percentage from .526 to .527 in less than five months.But how do the 2017 Dodgers compare to all major league teams, ever?The 1906 Chicago Cubs and 2001 Seattle Mariners share the all-time record of 116 regular-season wins. To equal that mark, the Dodgers must finish the season 31-12, a .721 clip that would require they slow down a bit. The Dodgers are 30-5 (.857) since July 4. The post-World War I record for highest winning percentage in a season (.721 by the 1954 Cleveland Indians) is also within reach.A team’s “magic number” is the minimum number of games that must be played in order to clinch a berth. The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch a playoff berth is 19. The Dodgers could seal their fate as early as Aug. 27, a home game against the Milwaukee Brewers.The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the National League West is 24. The earliest they could clinch a division title is Aug. 30, a road game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.The New York Yankees established a modern record by clinching a playoff berth on Aug. 30, 1998. The Cincinnati Reds became the NL West champions on Sept. 7, 1975, the earliest a team has ever clinched a division title.For all the attention the Chicago Cubs garnered while ending their World Series drought last year, they did not clinch a playoff berth until Sept. 14. They won the NL Central the following day.Already, the Dodgers have a target on their backs, Manager Dave Roberts said.“When you’re an elite team and you look at what we’ve done, certainly every time they see us on the schedule they’re going to bring their best,” he said after Wednesday’s win. “Absolutely. I think our guys have set the bar for the league, and rightfully so.” LOS ANGELES >> Imagine going to spring training to watch the Dodgers, coming home, then going into a slumber for four months. You open your eyes in the middle of August and the Dodgers lead the National League West by 18 1/2 games. They can clinch their fifth straight division title before September and, by winning 32 of their final 43 games, break the all-time record for most wins in a season.Rob Segedin is not Rip Van Winkle, but his circumstances are illustrative. When injuries to his foot and wrist sent Segedin to the disabled list on April 19, the Dodgers were 8-8. They were 9-11 by April 24, the day before Cody Bellinger was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Since then they’ve gone 76-23; the Houston Astros have baseball’s second-best record during that time at 61-40.Segedin said he spent many a late night awake in Arizona, on rehab, watching the drama play out on TV.“I would’ve believed it,” Segedin said of the Dodgers’ record.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wayne Rooney scores incredible goal from inside his own half for DC United

first_imgRooney produced a moment of magic to put DC up 1-0 at Audi Field with his ninth MLS goal of the season. The former Manchester United and England star spotted Orlando City goalkeeper Brian Rowe off his line to score from well inside his own half.The wonderful goal put DC on track to end a five-match winless run in MLS.Take a bow, @WayneRooney! You are ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/On1oDnp8dX— Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 27, 2019 Wayne Rooney scored from inside his own half with an incredible strike for DC United against Orlando City on Wednesday.last_img