Montana Governor Shops for New Owners to Keep Aged Colstrip Units Open

first_imgMontana Governor Shops for New Owners to Keep Aged Colstrip Units Open FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Tom Lutey for the Billings Gazette:Gov. Steve Bullock said he plans to form a working group to explore “alternative ownership” and management of Colstrip Units 1, 2 and 3. Current owners Puget Sound Energy and Talen Energy face increasing pressure to shut Units 1 and 2 down. Puget also has partial ownership in Unit 3.However, state ownership of the power plants is off the table, Bullock told The Gazette.But ownership discussion is bound to change as interested parties gather to plan a way forward for Units 1 and 2, said Ann Hedges of the Montana Environmental Information Center.“They’ll all sit down at the table, but nobody wants their money thrown down the drain,” Hedges said. “They want someone else’s money thrown down the drain and that’s the problem.”Hedges said the state should be working to come up with a post-coal future for Colstrip. There’s a wind farm in the works in the same county. Solar panels might be a possibility.“There are so many things we can do and instead they’re wasting time trying to prop up a dying economic business model,” Hedges said.Full article: Montana Gov. Bullock: State must keep vulnerable Colstrip units openlast_img read more

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Holloway quiet on Palace future

first_img After taking an early lead through an Adrian Mariappa header, Palace were caught out by two stunning volleys from Pajtim Kasami and Steve Sidwell as the visitors went in ahead at half-time. Things went from bad to worse for Holloway and his side after the interval as two goals in five minutes, courtesy of Dimitar Berbatov and Philippe Senderos, took the game well out of sight of the hosts. Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway played down the significance of a post-match meeting with the club’s owner Steve Parish after Monday night’s 4-1 home defeat to Fulham. Holloway revealed he spent a long time with his players following the defeat before meeting Parish for a lengthy discussion, the details of which the 50-year-old wished to keep to himself. “We talk all time,” he said. “I’m not going to talk about what we just spoke about to be perfectly honest. I’m not talking about my future at the football club, I’m talking about the football club and that is all I have ever done.” Holloway also confirmed he would meet with Parish in the morning but said that was standard practice following a game. “I will be speaking to him tomorrow morning when the lads are in,” he said. “It is about what is right for the football club and that is what it will always be about between me and Steve. “We were having a meeting anyway, we always do when we are having a warm-down. We will talk about some bits and pieces and learn from it. That is the meeting and that is what we always do.” Although he would not be drawn on his own position at Selhurst Park, Holloway did call on his squad to improve between now and New Year. “We have lost five games since we announced the 25 [man-squad] and there is something wrong there,” he added. “I don’t think we have got the same spirit, maybe we changed too many, but that is the squad we have until January so they better buck up and stick together.” Fulham manager Martin Jol meanwhile praised his side’s response to losing an early goal as his side picked up their third league win of the campaign. “The first 10 minutes was sickening, to concede a goal like that again. Of course it is my responsibility,” he said “After that first goal we came back, we showed a lot of resilience, mentality and I think we played better than Crystal Palace. That is what you want. “You want to control the game, especially in the second half our midfield did well. “Of course we took a little bit of a risk to play Berbatov, Bent, Ruiz and Kasami, but I think we did well. “To have a 4-1 result, one of the best results of the last couple of years, is vert satisfying.” With new owner Shahid Khan in attendance a good display and positive result would have been the order of the day for the Cottagers and, with a record-equalling Premier League away win, Jol’s side got the required result. “He [Khan] was very pleased,” the Dutchman said after the game. “He said we showed a lot of resilience and mentality. He was very pleased. “Last time when I saw him he was very pleased as well and before that he was in Costa Rica, so he looks a happy man. He is always satisfied.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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