Ohio Energy Decisions ‘at a Boiling Point’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享By Andy Chow for WOSU:Ohio’s largest energy companies are trying to figure out what they’re going to do with their coal power plants as they navigate through a vital time in the utilities industry. For the final installment of his three-part series, Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow explores the different paths those utilities can take and what that means for Ohioans who pay to keep the lights on.Many agree that the state of Ohio has reached a boiling point where the fate of coal, renewable energy and the regulatory framework itself must be decided.Businesses and energy companies think so.“It’s not on a front page it’s not something people will immediately understand, it’s geeky stuff,” said Sam Randazzo.“Quite frankly I think we’re at a crossroads,” Todd Snitchler added.Environmentalists think so.“We’re at an incredibly critical transition point,” said Dan Sawmiller.And legislators think so.“We’re at a point where all of those major issues remain undecided,” said Republican Senator Bill Seitz of Cincinnati.AEP and FirstEnergy had plans to keep their struggling coal plants afloat by adding an extra charge to customers’ electric bills. But that was essentially struck down by federal regulators.FirstEnergy is trying to find a new way to fund the plants while AEP has suggested selling off all its coal plants or try to go back to a regulated industry.Full story and audio for three part series here: http://radio.wosu.org/post/power-plant-your-electric-bill-critical-point-future-energy-ohio Ohio Energy Decisions ‘at a Boiling Point’last_img read more

NAFCU welcomes capital ANPR, urges pilot program

first_imgNAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt on Monday welcomed the NCUA’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on alternative forms of capital and recommended that a framework be developed through a pilot program, similar to the one used for the derivatives rule.“A regulatory capital framework that authorizes supplemental capital would grant credit unions an additional option to guard against risk, achieve growth, and ensure that our industry remains a bedrock of stability for the 106 million Americans who currently look to credit unions as a vital source of affordable financial services,” Hunt wrote to the NCUA.Hunt, in a letter, said NAFCU’s approach to alternative capital emphasizes the following general principles:that the not-for-profit, mutual, member-owned structure of credit unions be preserved;that their capital structure not be fundamentally changed and that the safety and soundness of the credit union community be preserved; continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

OEEC 2018: Watch the exhibition trailer

first_imgFind out what Offshore Energy is all about in our latest exhibition trailer. Offshore Energy addresses the technical, operational and commercial challenges associated with future sector growth.The three-day event on (22), 23 & 24 October 2018 includes an exhibition where an expected 600+ supply chain companies will showcase their products and services. Next to that, there is an accompanying conference that covers key topics and solutions for the offshore community.Last year Offshore Energy attracted 12,145 unique attendees representing 90 nationalities.Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference will be held on 22, 23 and 24 October 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI. For more information on the event go to www.offshore-energy.biz.last_img read more

Leicester boss Pearson ‘surprised’ by shock Man United victory

first_imgLeicester City boss Nigel Pearson admitted even he did not expect his side to come from 3-1 down to beat Manchester United 5-3 at the KP Stadium.A quickfire double from Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria put the visitors in control, before Leonardo Ulloa’s header cut the deficit.But when Ander Herrera made it 3-1 on 57 minutes, the Foxes looked dead on their feet and few gave them much hope of turning the match around.However, what followed next summed up the magic that is the Premier League as the hosts scored four unanswered goals, two from penalties, to shock Manchester United.And a thrilled Pearson said after the game: “To start with it’s a fantastic three points. In our three home games so far this season against good opponents, we’ve been behind in all of them and managed to get something out of it.“Today to go 2-0 down and then 3-1 down and to go on and win it is testament firstly to the desire and resilience of the players. We do have some quality in our ranks. I’m really pleased for the players today because it will be a result which all of us are a little bit surprised with and that includes all of us involved here.“It really does show we have the capability to perform, but the challenge is to sustain it throughout the season. There’s been a lot said about our start on paper and we’ve done pretty well so far. We now need to make sure we can reproduce performances of quality and character at any stage of the season.“Ultimately, the players have gone out there and produced a performance. If we had got a draw from 3-1 today I would have been delighted.”Much of the post-match attention will be on United’s bizarre capitulation from such a strong position, but Pearson is convinced his counterpart, Louis van Gaal will get things right at Old Trafford.Asked if the 20-time Premier League champions had lost their mystique, the Leicester boss said: “No, they never will. They’ve got a manager there now who has got tremendously thick skin, he’s got rhino skin.“Whatever criticism comes his and Manchester United’s way, he’s capable of dealing with it because he’s been a success at both international and big club level. He has a clear vision of what he wants from his side.“Regardless of whether you manage Manchester United or any other club, managers need time to shape a side. I can speak from experience because the side I have now I’m happy with because it’s a team I, along with the staff, have put together.“When you inherit a squad you have to manage players you wouldn’t necessarily choose to have. In that interim period it’s about getting the best out of those players in whichever formation or system you choose to operate.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS – KILCAR TO LAUNCH ITS NEW CLUB WEBSITE

first_imgThe new club website will be on line inside the next 2 weeks, if underage managers would contact James with info about their respected teams .Cúl Camp;Date: July 15th to July 19th Time: 10am to 2pmCost: €55 for 1 child, €45 for 2nd child and €40 for 3rd/4th/5thRegister on the morning of Tuesday 15th @ 9:30am or online @www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps application forms are also in the tea rooms in Towney.Contact: Kevin Lyons on 087-8361215 for any other information Ulster Final TicketsAll tickets must be collected and paid for on Tuesday 16th July between 8 and 10pm in Towney.Ladies;Hard luck to our ladies team who were defeated in the Junior A championship first round first leg last night on a scoreline of Cill Chartha 1-10 Glenties 3-09Underage Both under 12 and under 16 teams had good victory’s in Towney this evening against N Brid ,U12 Cill Chartha 5-11 N Brid 1-7,and the u 16 game Cill Chartha 3-15 N Brid 0-7. Fixtuers this week,u-12 home to Pettigo on Fri at 6.30,U-16 home to F Masters on Fri at 7.30,Minor C’ship on Thurs against ardara at 7.30.Lotto, There was no winner of the lotto ,numbers were 8,15,20,26 ,lotto plus numbers,2,6,19,26, consolation prizes went to Paddy Sweeney ,paddy Mc Brearty Carrick,Michael Mc Shane.Bingo; Winners were Deirbhile Mc Shane,Michael Doherty,Margaret Cunningham,Eileen Curran,Letty Doherty,Margaret Byrne.Coláiste Na Carraige School reunion, The tickets for the Gala Ball are now on sale €30 each for Dinner and Dance in Blue Haven Hotel on Sat 13th July.GAA NEWS – KILCAR TO LAUNCH ITS NEW CLUB WEBSITE was last modified: July 8th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Kilcar GAAWEBSITElast_img read more