FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:State-controlled French utility EDF will shut down its 580 megawatt (MW) Le Havre 4 coal-fired power plant in the spring of 2021, grid operator RTE said on Friday.The move is in line with a government decision to phase out France’s remaining coal-fired power plants to curb carbon emissions while boosting generation from renewables.“In line with the orientation of the French Multiannual Energy Plan, EDF is getting prepared to decommission Le Havre coal power plant in spring 2021,” RTE said on its website.Late on Thursday the moderate CFDT trade union said that EDF had informed workers of the shutdown and that it is against the proposal, adding that the closure will come a year ahead of the government’s plan to close all coal-fired power plants by 2022.CFDT said management had told the union that EDF’s other coal power plant, the 580 MW Cordemais 5, will continue operating and would be converted to burn biomass under the Ecocombust project from 2022 until 2026.France’s two other coal-fired plants are the Emile Huchet 6 and Provence 5, with combined installed capacity of 1,200 MW, operated by German utility Uniper.More: France’s EDF to close Le Havre coal-fired power plant in spring 2021 French utility EDF to close Le Havre coal plant in 2021
The 31-year-old Efren Garcia of BarangayHibao-an Norte, Mandurriao district died of head and body injuries, a policereport showed. The injured person was identified asCymark Ferdinand Mirasol, 35, of Arevalo district. ILOILO City – A man was killed andanother was injured in a road crash in Barangay Pandac, Pavia, Iloilo. According to police investigators, Garciawas driving a tricycle when he was hit by a sport utility vehicle driven byMirasol around 1:12 a.m. on Dec. 15. Garcia died on the spot. Mirasol, meanwhile, was brought to theIloilo Doctor’s Hospital in Molo district for medical treatment./PN
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Cindy Axne has introduced a bill that would make a federal tax credit for cellulosic or “advanced” biofuels permanent.“It was a $1.01 per gallon tax credit for producers that expired (at the end of 2017),” Axne told Radio Iowa. “I am re-establishing that tax credit so that our farmers can be supported, we can create more jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.”Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines, represents Iowa’s third congressional district. She said reviving the tax credit will support more innovation in developing so-called “advanced biofuels” made from things like corn stalks and husks.“Really using that waste of plant material, and animal waste as well, to create energy from it,” Axne said.The biofuel industry has been hit by EPA waivers that have reduced the amount of biofuel production required under the Renewable Fuels Standard and Axne said this tax credit would help advanced biofuels producers recover.“Anything that helps our farmers and our ag community, as we all know in Iowa, helps all of us in this country,” Axne said. “I’m hoping that we’ll be able to get this through. I’m feeling pretty good about it.”Republican Chuck Grassley is sponsoring a bill in the U.S. Senate that would extend the 39 federal tax credits, including this per gallon tax credit for advanced biofuel producers.
A Foothill Transit bus driver was recovering Thursday after she was attacked by a passenger, an incident officials described as occurring very rarely. The 44-year-old driver, whose name was withheld, was treated and released Wednesday from a hospital and was in good condition Thursday, Foothill Transit officials said. She was struck in the head and abdomen at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday shortly after coming to a bus stop on Norwalk Boulevard at Palm Avenue in Whittier, authorities reported. Whittier police Officer Diana Salazar said no arrests have been made in the attack. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jeffrey Moore, assistant general manager for First Transit of Irwindale, which provides drivers to Foothill Transit through a contract, said the woman is one of his companys employees. “There was a passenger that fell asleep on the back of the bus and she got to the end of the line and tried to wake him,” Moore said of the incident. He came behind her and hit her in the face,” he added. “She was trying to get back to the drivers seat and thats when he kicked her.” Moore said the assailant described as an African-American man, about 5 feet, 4 inches, and at 170 pounds — escaped the scene.