New emissions rules to force New York’s remaining coal plants to close

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):New York state has adopted final regulations to phase out its coal-fired generation by the end of 2020 through tighter carbon dioxide emissions rate limits.Gov. Andrew Cuomo on May 9 announced that the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted final regulations to require all power plants within New York to meet new stringent emissions limits for carbon dioxide as a means of shutting down or converting coal-fired power plants. Beginning in 2021, the rule would limit CO2 emissions from any nonmodified existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating source to a maximum of 1,800 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour gross electrical output or 180 pounds of CO2 per million British thermal units of input.In a press release, the Cuomo administration heralded the regulations as “a first-in-the-nation approach to regulating carbon emissions” that will achieve New York’s coal phase-out as well as help meet the state’s goal of reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030, from below 1990 levels. According to the Cuomo administration, the new tougher CO2 emissions rates will ensure the state’s remaining coal-fired power plants transition to cleaner alternative sources of energy or shut down.In his 2016 State of the State address, Cuomo pledged to shut down coal-fired generation in New York by 2020, and he followed that up by directing the Department of Environmental Conservation in his 2018 State of the State address to develop the rules to fulfill that promise. According to grid operator New York ISO, coal plants generated 1,493 GWh, or about 1% of New York’s energy load, in 2016. In 2017, that amount was only 567 GWh.As part of Cuomo’s coal phase-out, the state also is preparing to help workers and affected local communities transition to a “clean energy future” through the governor’s Clean Climate Careers initiative and other programs. In addition, New York in late February released proposed regulations to restrict nitrogen oxide, or NOx, emissions from peaking power plants.More ($): New York adopts tighter CO2 limits to phase out coal power by 2021 New emissions rules to force New York’s remaining coal plants to closelast_img read more

These are the colours you’ll be using in 2018, Dulux predicts

first_imgDulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Reflect’ palette. Pic supplied by Dulux. Styled by Bree Leech, photo by Lisa Cohen.Kinship — Natural, earthy hues such as terracotta, ochres and deep reds. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago Tennis court for sale (the home’s not bad either) Qld house sales fall off a cliff ‘One of the best renovations I’ve seen’ Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Kinship’ palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Pic: Lisa Cohen/Dulux. Essential — Soft, neutral tones of leather, putty and cooler green-greys mixed with stronger highlights of blues. Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr predicts this colour palette will dominate the others because home enthusiasts will appreciate how easily the colours can transform and update a space. Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Escapade’ palette. Pic supplied by Dulux. Styled by Bree Leech, photo by Lisa Cohen. Reflect — Moody, jewel tones with a focus on rich, decadent greens and warm shades from pink to greyish purple and burnt rose. Avocado can be used as a highlight accent. Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Essential’ palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Pic: Lisa Cohen/Dulux.Ms Lucena-Orr said the muted pink tones that had been in vogue would continue to have a strong presence. “’Millennial pink’ is here to stay, don’t expect it go anywhere anytime soon,” she said. The hue appears in all four colour themes in various forms, whether it be Dulux ‘Cuticle Pink’ or ‘Smoky Quartz’.Have fun with it by pairing the colour with some 80s style furniture and bright prints. center_img Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Escapade’ palette. Pic supplied by Dulux. Styled by Bree Leech, photo by Lisa Cohen.PINK is still the new neutral, terracotta is making a comeback and prepare for unexpected colour clashes.These are some of the fresh colour trends we can expect to be using to decorate our homes in the year ahead, according to Dulux.The paint specialist has released its colour predictions for 2018, based around four themes:Escapade — A bold, bright palette featuring saturated, summery brights and deeper shades of teal and blue that make you think of cocktails by the pool and tropical beaches. Patterns include geometric and diagonal lines mixed with botanical prints. Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Essential’ palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Pic: Lisa Cohen/Dulux.Ms Lucena-Orr said 2018 would see an emphasis on balance, connection and community.“Our homes should tell our stories, connecting us to both the past and the future,” she said.“Colour is a wonderful way to express our personal tastes and passions.”And if you’re keen to introduce some on-trend brights into your home, but don’t know where to begin, Ms Lucena-Orr suggests starting with a small area or a simple nook.“Nothing transforms faster than colour and the more intense, the stronger the transformation.”last_img read more

IMCA sponsors fill Manufacturers’ Row at Super Nationals

first_imgIMCA sponsors will offer a wide range of high performance products for use during the week of Sept. 2-7. They’ll also display a variety of new products for use in IMCA competition in 2020. Companies confirmed for Manufacturers’ Row locations include: BOONE, Iowa – Nearly 40 vendors will be represented on Manufacturers’ Row during the upcom­ing IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  Aero Race Wheels, AFCO, Allstar Performance, B & B Racing Chassis, Bassett, Bilstein, Bob Harris Enterprises, BSB Manufacturing, Day Motor Sports, Dynamic Drivelines and Eibach.  Fast Shafts, Finishline Racing Products, Fox Shocks, Genesis Racing Shocks, Harris Auto Rac­ing, Hyperco, Integra, Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, Karl Kustoms, Kevko, KMJ Perfor­mance and MD3. Manufacturers’ Row will be located in the northeast corner of the Boone Speedway grounds and open from approximately 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and accessible from the pit area through gates on the west and east end of Manufacturers’ Row. And Motorsports Warehouse, Performance Bodies, Performance Engineering & Manufacturing, Razor Chassis, RH2, Shaw Race Cars, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon by Love Tap, Velocita, Wehrs Machine and Racing Products and Wilwood.last_img read more

Environmental leader killed in Honduras

first_imgTEGUCIGALPA,Honduras — A Honduran environmentalist campaigning against a dam project in indigenous lands was killed with a machete blow to the head, her organization said Thursday.Lesbia Yaneth Urquía, abducted Tuesday, was found dead Wednesday in a landfill in the town of Marcala, said the Honduran environmental and indigenous rights group COPINH.Urquia, 49, was working against a project to build a dam over the Chinacla River, which flows through lands of the Lenca indigenous people in western Honduras.“The death of Lesbia Yaneth is a political femicide that seeks to silence the voices of women with the courage and valor to defend their rights against a patriarchal, racist and capitalist system that is ever closer to destroying our planet,” COPINH wrote on its website.The Honduran prosecutor’s office announced Thursday that it would form a special commission to look into the violent killing of Urquía.In March, gunmen killed Berta Cáceres, a prominent coordinator of COPINH. She was working against a separate dam project on Lenca land.Five people were arrested in May in connection with Cácares’s murder. One is a high-ranking employee of an electricity company involved in the dam project that Cáceres opposed.Another COPINH leader, Tomás García, was killed days after the death of Cáceres in still unclear circumstances.Read also:Daughters of slain Honduran activist want int’l commission to investigate mother’s deathLatin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015 Facebook Comments Related posts:Four arrested over murder of Honduras activist Berta Cáceres Another activist killed in Honduras Daughters of slain Honduran activist want int’l commission to investigate mother’s death Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres murdered, family sayslast_img read more