Two units at Montana’s Colstrip coal plant to be retired this weekend

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the western U.S. will close two of its four units by Saturday as the Montana facility edges toward an eventual total shutdown.Colstrip Units 1 and 2 – built in the 1970s when massive strip mines were being developed across Montana and Wyoming – will close as soon as they run out of coal to burn, Talen Energy spokeswoman Taryne Williams said Thursday.The plant employs about 300 people and is the main driver of the economy for the surrounding town of Colstrip, which has about 2,300 people. But it’s been unable to compete with surging investments into renewable energy and cheap natural gas, as the coal plant’s operating costs have risen with the need for better pollution controls.The closure of Units 1 and 2 was long anticipated as demand for U.S. coal collapsed in recent years and came despite vows by elected officials in Montana to find ways to keep it open. The two closing units are operated by Pennsylvania-based Talen, which co-owns them with Puget Sound Energy of Washington state.Six utilities – including Spokane-based Avista Corp. – own shares of the remaining two units built in the 1980s. Most of the owners are making preparations for operations to cease as early as 2025.[Matthew Brown]More: Montana coal power plant closing two units built in 1970s Two units at Montana’s Colstrip coal plant to be retired this weekendlast_img read more

Roger Tull departs Ladbrokes after 46 years

first_img StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles After a commendable 46 year shift at the company, Ladbrokes bids farewell to one of its most loyal servants as Roger Tull departs the company. After joining the company straight from school at just 16, Roger was an immediate success at Ladbrokes and he went onto lead the sports department for a number of years.More recently, Roger lead the motorsports department and traded a variety of sports at Ladbrokes, in one of the more infamous moments of his 46-year tenure, Roger laid a famous bet on a 19-year-old Lewis Hamilton being a future Grand Prix winner and a World champion, the bet was eventually worth £100,000. Roger also spent time as the head bookmaker at the crucible, during that period, he was innovative and invented the now popular frame betting in snooker. Roger then when onto become the sports controller at Ladbrokes, a role he held when golf product leader, Brad Barry audaciously suggested that Ladbrokes offer 1/4 odds 1-2-3-4-5 for a golf tournament.  It was a move that raised many eyebrows within the industry and was the lead story on the back page of a Racing Post that was hung on the wall of former trading director Mike O’Kane. Rogers commitment to the industry and to Ladbrokes was second to none, he once worked a staggering 32-hour shift during the Australian Open, in order to make sure that Ladbrokes had the best product available to their customers. Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020last_img read more