Indiana utility to close all coal plants by 2028

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_imgIndiana utility to close all coal plants by 2028 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Northwest Indiana Times:NIPSCO has a tentative plan to retire its entire coal-fired electricity generation fleet in the next decade, with the majority of its coal-fired generators to be retired in the next five years. The company made the announcement Wednesday at the fourth of five public meetings detailing the development of a new Integrated Resource Plan for the utility.Renewable sources of energy, including wind and solar, along with battery storage, will likely replace its use of coal, according to the company.NIPSCO retired the two coal-fired generators at its Bailly Generating Station along Lake Michigan earlier this year, as part of a plan to reduce its coal-fired generation by half by 2023. That left five still in use.Four coal-fired units at the R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield will be retired no later than 2023, and the one unit at the Michigan City Generating Station by 2028, if the plan is carried out. The Schahfer plant also has gas-fired “peaking units” that ensure a consistent flow of electricity during peak times. The move to retire its 1,800 megawatts of coal-fired generation “will significantly accelerate carbon reductions across the NIPSCO footprint,” the company said in announcing the plan. The reduction will be quicker and of greater magnitude than previously announced targets, which had only included retirement of two of the four Schahfer generators in addition to the Bailly retirement.[NIPSCO President Violet] Sistovaris said advancements in technology and changes in the energy market are the primary drivers of the change in plans. “Retiring our aging coal fleet sooner will cost substantially less compared to our original plans for extending retirements over a longer duration,” she said.More: NIPSCO plan would eliminate coal-fired electricity generation within 10 yearslast_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgA man who wants a woman to live with him alone on a Donegal island over the winter was once exposed for offering to get women pregnant – for the price of a few pints.John McManus hit the headlines this week by saying he was planning to move to Inishfree.He placed an advert with an online company seeking a female companion on the deserted Donegal island. But Donegal Daily has learned that John, 36, was at the centre of a storm three years ago when he was found to be running a ‘service’ for women.He offered to get women pregnant for just €20 – earning the nickname The Sperminator.McManus told how he initially became a donor in 2007 because of a sperm shortage in the UK.“I watched a documentary about an infertile couple who could not afford IVF and I felt I should do something. Creating a life is the most special thing you can do. It is the greatest gift you can give,” he said in 2010. “I don’t go around doing this all the time. Women see my ad and if they are looking for a donor they get in touch. Once the baby is born I don’t want any contact. I just go on with my life and you go on with yours.”You can see what John said about his Inishfree adventure here: MAN WHO WANTS WOMAN TO LIVE WITH HIM ON DONEGAL ISLAND OFFERED TO GET WOMEN PREGNANT FOR €20 was last modified: September 26th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:InishfreeJohn McManusSperminatorlast_img read more