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
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Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah has joined Championship side Reading on loan until the end of the season.The Eagles striker, who recently put pen to paper on a new contract with the club, has joined the Royals until May.It will be his first taste of Championship football since he featured for Palace in the division during 2012/13. In total he has made 10 appearances for the Eagles since arriving from Margate in 2012, with his last outing coming in August 2013 in a Capital One Cup game against Bristol City.During that time he had loan spells at Cambridge United, Notts County and AFC Wimbledon, and featured prominently for the U’s earlier this season in League Two when he scored eight times. That form earned him a maiden call-up to the Ghana squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in January, where he won four caps as he helped the Black Stars reach the final, and is currently on international duty ahead of friendlies against Senegal and Mali in France.He will report for training with Reading upon his return to England, and is the second Palace striker to spend time on loan at the Madejski Stadium this season. – Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Home Instead Senior CareMore than 130 families coping with Alzheimer’s disease will now receive much-needed support thanks to the Hilarity for Charity and Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program. Hilarity for Charity®, a movement established with the Alzheimer’s Association®, led by actors and writers Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, announced the partnership with Home Instead Senior Care® to offer grants for in-home care services to eligible U.S. and Canadian families in October of 2014. Today, the first grants were awarded to Alzheimer’s families in need, totaling more than 6,000 hours of care.Grant recipients will be connected with a Home Instead franchise in their community, which provide a professional CAREGiverSM specially trained in how to most effectively and compassionately assist individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Grants range from short-term grants of 25 hours to long-term care, based on the need of the family.“Sometimes, just a few hours a week can provide a welcome break for family caregivers,” explains Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead Senior Care. “Having the peace of mind that your loved one is being cared for by a highly-skilled CAREGiver can allow families to focus on the other areas of their life that they may have neglected since an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.”The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program is funded by Hilarity for Charity donations, including the organization’s annual Variety Show fundraiser in which nearly $1 million was raised in 2014. To supplement this funding, United States- and Canada-based Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners pledged more than 37,000 hours of in-home care services, valued at $740,000. Individuals living in Canada or the U.S. and providing care to the nearly six million loved ones in North America living with Alzheimer’s disease are eligible to apply.For more information about the Alzheimer’s Care Grant Program, including how you can donate or apply for future respite care grants, visit www.HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com.