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American Electric Power reaffirms plans to cut coal generation, increase renewables

first_imgAmerican Electric Power reaffirms plans to cut coal generation, increase renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Daily Energy Insider:American Electric Power (AEP) is planning to close coal plants and increase capital investments in renewables to balance its portfolio and reduce risk, AEP Chairman, President and CEO Nicholas Akins said at the Edison Electric Institute Financial Conference held this week in San Francisco.The company plans to invest $33 billion in capital from 2019 through 2023. AEP expects to invest about $16.6 billion in its transmission businesses and another $8.3 billion in its distribution businesses over the next five years.The planned investments involve $2.7 billion for new clean energy generation, which include $2.2 billion for competitive, contracted renewable projects. In regard to contracted renewables, the company focuses on opportunities that are longer tenure, credit-worthy counterparties and mostly electric utilities, Akins said during a presentation to investors.The company plans to invest $1 billion in regulated fossil fuel and hydro generation and $500 million in nuclear generation through 2023. The company is moving from approximately 65 percent coal to 38-40 percent coal. Akins noted that the company’s portfolio will likely continue to include some coal into the future.“That’s really a focus of the de-risking that’s occurred relative primarily to fossil generation and moving toward a more balanced portfolio with the advent of not only natural gas but renewables, energy storage, other technologies that we’re primed to be able to take advantage of,” Akins said.More: AEP aims to reduce risk by increasing renewable investments, closing coal plantslast_img read more

Men’s Boxing Trials: Vikas Krishan makes Indian squad for Olympic Qualifiers

first_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 30th December, 2019 12:02 IST Accomplished comeback-man Vikas Krishan (69kg) claimed a slot in the Indian men’s boxing squad for next year’s Olympic qualifiers after winning his final trial bout along with two others here on Monday.The former world championships and Asian Games medal-winner, who competed in the middleweight 75kg category for a long time, is back to the 69kg division after recovering from a back injury sustained during his short undefeated stint in the professional circuit.The 26-year-old, already a two-time Olympian, out-punched national medallist Duryodhan Singh Negi in a unanimous decision in the trial finals.Also making the squad for the Asia/Oceania zone qualifiers, scheduled from February 3 to 14 in China, were Commonwealth Games medal-winning duo of Gaurav Solanki (57kg) and Naman Tanwar (91kg).While Solanki defeated Mohammed Hussamuddin, Tanwar edged past Naveen Kumar. Both the bouts were split verdicts.On Sunday, Asian silver-medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg), veteran Satish kumar (+91kg) and Sachin Kumar (81kg) booked their places in the squad.Ashish defeated reigning national champion and South Asian Games gold-medallist Ankit Khatana in a unanimous verdict.Satish, a Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist, booked his berth with a split verdict triumph over Narender. Sachin claimed the 81kg spot with a victory over Brijesh Yadav.Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) have already claimed their place in the team after winning medals at the world championships in September.While Panghal claimed a path-breaking silver, Kaushik brought home a bronze, fulfilling the criteria for selection set by the Boxing Federation of India.Indian squad for Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifiers: Amit Panghal (52kg), Gaurav Solanki (57kg), Manish Kaushik (63 kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Sachin Kumar (81kg), Naman Tanwar (91kg), Satish Kumar (+91kg). COMMENT Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India LIVE TV Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 12:02 IST Men’s Boxing Trials: Vikas Krishan Makes Indian Squad For Olympic Qualifiers Accomplished comeback-man Vikas Krishan (69kg) claimed a slot in the Indian men’s boxing squad for next year’s Olympic qualifiers after winning his final triallast_img read more

Former Dallas Cowboy Joseph Randle arrested at Kansas Star Tuesday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — A professional football player was arrested in Sumner County on Tuesday night at the Kansas Star Casino. Joseph Randle, a former Dallas Cowboy running back, was charged on the suspicion of criminal threat, assault on a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and interference with a law enforcement officer.Joseph RandleHe is being held on $25,000 bond, according to the Sumner County Sheriff’s office. With no court hearings scheduled Wednesday in Sumner County District Court, Randle will spend the holiday weekend in Sumner County Jail in Wellington unless he bonds out.Randle, who was released by the Cowboys earlier this month, has already been suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.According to a report on Kansas.com, Randle was at a blackjack table at about 10:30 p.m. when he became so belligerent that gaming table employees “ordered him removed,” said Fred Waller, public information officer for the Kansas Gaming and Racing Commission in Topeka.“He was being disruptive and belligerent to the table games people,” Waller said of Randle. “It was enough they wanted him removed, which is their prerogative.”As he was escorted from the gaming floor by orderlies, Randle began arguing with them, Waller said. When they reached the entry area, the altercation became physical.Sumner County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Westmoreland told the Eagle, Randle was booked into the Sumner County Detention Center in Wellington at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more