Enel head of global power generation says company’s coal exit will happen faster than expected

first_imgEnel head of global power generation says company’s coal exit will happen faster than expected FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Italian utility Enel SpA will likely close its remaining coal-fired power stations around the world faster than anticipated, with worsening economics for the fuel leading to billions in write-downs and making an even stronger case to replace capacity with gas-fired plants and renewable energy.The company is still one of the largest owners of coal plants among European utilities and last month was placed on a watchlist by Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund for falling foul of new environmental guidelines, which require companies to own less than 10,000 MW of coal capacity.But Antonio Cammisecra, head of global power generation at Enel, said in an interview that the company expects to reach that milestone by the end of this year — likely accelerating Enel’s eventual exit from coal, tentatively planned for 2030.Enel now wants to close its last coal plant in Chile several years ahead of schedule, after which it will have only one small Colombian unit left in Latin America. In October, the company sold its last coal plant in Russia. “We’ll do it faster than we expected just one year ago,” Cammisecra said. “No doubt, by 2025, Enel will be out of coal in Italy and, mostly, around the world.”The rest of its coal stock, roughly 11,000 MW in all, is in Europe: In Italy, the company just got permission to close a 660-MW unit at its plant in Brindisi, while two of its five remaining plants in Spain also have the green light for decommissioning.“It must be done. And the quicker we do it, the better for everybody,” Cammisecra said. “We’re basically not burning coal right now … and this is not a temporary factor,” Cammisecra said, pointing to increasing generation from wind and solar, cheap gas and a tightening emissions market in Europe, which are all eating into margins for coal. “I think this [dynamic] is here to stay,” he said. “So better to close these plants now.”[Yannic Rack]More ($): Enel eyes faster coal exit as worsening economics ‘here to stay’last_img read more

Younis returns with classy century on opening day

first_imgABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Younis Khan, the veteran Pakistan batsman, proved his recent bout of dengue fever was no hindrance, as he hit a classy century against West Indies on the opening day of the second Test at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.The 38-year-old showed no signs of lethargy or sluggishness as he crafted his 33rd Test century – 127 quality runs as the home side ended the day on 304 for four.The other senior statesman in the team – Misbah ul-Haq closed the day unbeaten on 90, as Pakistan thrived on two dropped chances by the West Indies.A half-century from Asad Shafiq also added to the punishment as the West Indies continued their struggle for success in this series. Shannon Gabriel bowled his heart out to finish with two for 43.Earlier, Misbah who was captaining Pakistan for a record 48th time in Tests – to equal Imran Khan’s record – won the toss and predictably took first strike.Preferring not to bat last on this pitch and with the average first-innings score here on this piece of mud being 394, Misbah was smiling from ear to ear. However, that soon turned to sadness, as his triple centurion in the first Test in Dubai, Azhar Ali, was bowled by Gabriel with only six runs on the board.The right-hander got one that cut back into him, taking an inside edge and crashing into his sticks for a duck.Within the first hour skipper Jason Holder decided to play his trump card and went to leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo. He struck almost immediately bowling Sami Aslam with a big leg-spinner for six.Younis returning from a bout of dengue fever was next in and he looked like he never left. Within minutes his bat started to broaden and the runs began to flow. Shafiq, who was timing the ball beautifully from ball one, continued his good work and reached his half-century of 68 balls with six fours.When lunch was taken, the score on the dusty scoreboard out in the middle of the desert read 95 for two, with Shafiq on 54 and Khan 29. The session was two and a half hours long to facilitate Friday pray Jumma Salah. They were then given an hour-long break to allow the Muslim players to pray and then have lunch.After the resumption, Younis continued to look good but soon lost Shafiq, who was bowled of an inside edge by Gabriel, playing away from his body.He faced 121 balls and struck seven fours. Misbah joined in and gave the crowd on hand lots to cheer about. He looked in supreme form and, with Misbah batting so beautifully at the other end, the West Indies looked incapable of getting the breakthrough.A chance came with Khan on 84 but Kraigg Brathwaite was unable to hang on to a caught- and-bowled chance. Misbah brought up his half-century off 93 balls with two fours and two sixes and soon after he was dropped by stand-in wicketkeeper Shai Hope off the unlucky Gabriel.The burly pacer got one to square up to Misbah on 54, which found the outside edge but the Barbadian failed to hold on to the one-handed effort. Hope replaced fellow Barbadian Shane Dowrich who broke down before the start of play with a ligament strain on his right shoulder.After the let off both men continued to plunder runs and targeted leg-spinner Bishoo who claimed a Test-best eight for 49 in the last game, bowling them out for just 123.Time and time again they employed the slug-sweep against him and this killed his effectiveness, as he had to adjust to a more defensive approach.Khan brought up his century off 169 balls with eight fours and a six. The Pakistan 300 was also raised and the two looked inseparable.However, just before the end of play which was called six overs early, due to fading light, Khan fell, again playing the slug sweep, but this time against part-time off-spinner Brathwaite. His final stats read 127 runs, 205 balls, 10 fours and one six. PAKISTAN 1st inningsSami Aslam b Bishoo 6Azhar Ali b Gabriel 0Asad Shafiq b Gabriel 68Younis Khan c Chase b Brathwaite 127Misbah-ul-Haq not out 90Extras: (lb-6, nb-7) 13Total: (4 wkts, 84 overs) 304Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-42, 3-129, 4-304.Bowling: Gabriel 14-1-43-2 (nb-7), Cummins 15-1-43-0, Holder 14-4-31-0, Bishoo 20-0-92-1, Chase 12-0-53-0, Brathwaite 9-0-36-1.last_img read more

Solvay boys bowlers remain atop OHSL standings

first_img Tags: bowlingSolvayWest Genesee The Solvay girls had its own 7-0 victory over APW, with Abigail Lee at the forefront as she got a 176 game in the middle of her 430 series. Kiyyasia Elien earned a 402 series and Michalena Raymond had a three-game total of 353.In a key battle on Friday, Solvay met Bishop Grimes, and it proved the closest match of the season so far, but the Bearcats held off the Cobras 4-3 to improve to 9-1.This happened despite Grimes having a pinfall of 2,483 to Solvay’s 2,364. Matysuk had a 525 series closed by a 194, with Bigelow (477 series) just ahead of Tarbell (473 series) as Owen Britton contributed a 452 series. Another 7-0 victory for the Solvay girls put its overall record at 8-2, this time with Anastasia LaFlair in front thanks to a 468 series that included an opening game of 175.Caitlin McCann earned a 443 series and high game of 162. Rylie Dwyer, with a 442 series, was one pin behind McCann, while Lee had a three-game total of 409.West Genesee faced Baldwinsville on Friday, and the Wildcats lost both ends of that match at B’ville Sports Bowl.The 3-0 defeat by the boys Wildcats had Richard Wituszynski shoot a pair of 200 games in his 585 series. Bobby Bidwell closed with 214 and 205 in his 559 set.Connor Mathewson (534 series) and Deano Procopio (501 series) were close behind as B’ville’s Tanner Rozyczko shot a 675 series, with Dylan Love shooting a 266 game and Eric Hildreth a 254 game.The girls match had WG falling 3-0 even though Lorelai Leskoske was quite impressive with a 197 game closing out a 545 series.Rebecca Wituszynski, with a 441 series, beat out the 418 set from Cassie Felicia as B’ville’s Amelia Ponto improved from a 187 to a 209 to a 233 during her 629 set.Solvay’s girls also got a 7-0 victory over APW to move to 6-2 on the season, with Abigail Lee leading the way thanks to her 430 series. Kiyyasia Elien earned a 403 series, while Michalena Raymond had a three-game total of 353.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img It continues to be a breakthrough season for the Solvay boys bowling team as it had only dropped a single match this season, to Homer on Dec. 15.The Bearcats’ run continued last Tuesday at Strike-N-Spare Lanes with a 7-0 romp over Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, led by Russ Tarbell, who closed with a 194 as part of a 555 series.Just behind Tarbell, Ethan Bigelow started with games of 189 and 214 during his 551 set as Ed Matysuk earned a 470 series and Alex Gallardo had a three-game total of 444.last_img read more