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

Roseau City Council to host 2nd annual health clinic

first_img Sharing is caring! 6 Views   no discussions Mayor of Roseau, Cecil Joseph (center) along with two members of the Neuroscience Club The Roseau City Council will host its second annual health clinic at the Baracoon building in Roseau this weekend, in its thrust to ensure a city of healthy people.Members of the Neuroscience Club of Ross University School of Medicine will be available to offer a number of services ranging from, blood pressure checks, eye tests, body mass index, cholesterol and blood sugar.At a press conference on Tuesday Mayor of Roseau, Cecil Joseph, noted that the information “received” from the health clinic will give an “insight” into the health condition of its people, and based on that information it is the Councils intention to collaborate with the Ministry of health in addressing some of its concerns.One of the objectives of the clinic, he highlighted, is to help persons have a better “count” of their lifestyle. “We have been hearing for a very long time, in reference to young people in particular suffering from hypertension and diabetes, and that to me is a very unhealthy situation for a city that is young, and a city that is willing to ensure that it does what it has to do in ensuring that it has a vibrant city”.Joseph said there are many persons who cannot “afford” to visit a physician and the clinic should not be viewed as one competing with medical practitioners but rather a program which will eventually facilitate in having a ‘healthy” city.Meantime head clinic coordinator of the Neuroscience Club Matthew Erisman explained that the pertinent information on how to help “prevent” and “treat” diseases like diabetes and hypertension and other non-chronic communicable diseases will also be provided at the clinic.Doctors will be on sight to council persons on their results and give nutritional advice.The clinic will be held on Saturday 23rd June, 2012 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Roseau City Council to host 2nd annual health clinic by: – June 20, 2012 Sharelast_img read more