New Mexico regulators approve utility plan to abandon 847MW San Juan coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Santa Fe New Mexican:The state’s largest electric utility will be allowed to abandon a coal-fired power plant near Farmington and recover investments by company shareholders after a unanimous vote Wednesday by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.The video meeting was cut short by a so-called Zoom bomb — named for the popular video-conferencing app — just as commissioners appeared to be preparing to vote on whether to allow Public Service Company of New Mexico to abandon its coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.PNM Resources Chairwoman, President and CEO Pat Vincent-Collawn said in a statement that customers and the environment “will benefit as we move to exit all of our coal-fired generation and replace it with lower-cost, cleaner energy resources.”Vincent-Collawn also said the company’s ability to recover costs will help it offer $40 million for workers who will lose their jobs and for economic development in the community of Farmington if the coal plant idles.But whether the plant will actually close as a result of PNM leaving it behind is still unclear. A company called Enchant Energy is pursuing a separate plan to buy the station and install carbon-capture technology to keep it running.The decision Wednesday comes after months of legal proceedings that delayed certainty over whether PNM could leave the coal plant behind. Commissioners approved recommendations from the regulatory agency’s hearing examiners to allow the PRC to abandon the coal plant under provisions in a new renewable energy law that gives PNM the ability to sell bonds to earn back investments made by shareholders.[Michael Gerstein]More: PRC approves PNM plan to close San Juan plant after meeting derailed by ‘Zoom bomb’ New Mexico regulators approve utility plan to abandon 847MW San Juan coal plantlast_img read more

Wellington students show support for those grieving the death of a Derby teen

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes all you can do is show your support.Several Wellington students as well as students across Sumner County showed their support by wearing purple for Braxton Kooser, 14, a freshman at Derby High School, who was killed in a traffic accident last Saturday, which injured three of his friends.Six Wellington students show their support for the grieving students of Derby by wearing purple at school.Kooser was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from a 2005 Dodge Durango which rolled multiple times near 87th and Webb Road, according to a spokesperson for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department the Derby Weekly Informer reported. Deputies responded to the accident following a 12:14 a.m. cell phone report.The SUV was driven by Caleb Sheldon, 14, of Derby. As it traveled at a high rate of speed westbound on 87th, just west of Webb, Sheldon lost control of the vehicle and it went off the north side of the roadway and rolled. Kooser was found in tall grass near the area of the accident. He died at the scene.The three others in the vehicle were transported by Sedgwick County EMS to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Sheldon was released from the hospital on Sunday and Alex Helt, 15, of Derby, was treated and released on Saturday morning.Kaleb Kelley, 15, of Derby, was critically injured and sustained a skull fracture and shoulder injuries. Kelley was released from the hospital Monday, after making rapid recovery Sunday and Monday, according to his mother, Amy Kelley. The shoulder injury is believed to be soft tissue damage from his seat belt, she said, and his head injury is now stable.A sheriff’s spokesperson said the teens had taken another friend home and were headed back to Derby. No evidence of alcohol was found at the scene, he said.“Speed appears to be the full factor,” he said.No citations or charges have been issued in connection with the accident. It remains under investigation and will be turned over to the district attorney for review, if the investigation  findings warrant it, the spokesperson said.Kooser’s funeral has been set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the First Christian Church Powerhouse in Derby. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Cheap Funerals · 301 weeks ago Hire a reputable company that offers fixed price funerals which helps the common people to get over with the sorrowful situation. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

STUNNING! Check out this cracking goal from Liverpool youngster in Youth Cup

first_imgBen Woodburn showed exactly why he is rated as one of Liverpool’s most promising talents during the FA Youth Cup clash with Cardiff City on Wednesday night.The 16-year-old forward netted a brilliant goal at Prenton Park to help his side seal a 3-0 win, bringing down a long pass on his chest and coolly lobbing the Bluebirds ‘keeper without even glancing at the goal.last_img