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Arizona utility APS to exit coal by 2031, be carbon-free by 2050

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Arizona Republic:Arizona Public Service Co. will produce all of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050 and will get 45% of its power from renewable sources like solar and wind by the end of this decade, the company announced Wednesday.Meeting those goals will mean closing the company’s coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant in New Mexico by 2031, seven years ahead of schedule. The APS coal-fired Cholla Power Plant in Arizona already is scheduled to close in 2025.APS gets about 22% of its energy from those coal plants today.In addition to the energy it gets from coal today, APS gets just over one-fourth of its power from natural gas, meaning it will have to replace nearly half its energy supply by the midpoint of this century to meet the new goal.APS also runs the largest nuclear plant in the country, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, which is about 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix. It gets about 25% of its energy from the plant, which is co-owned by several utilities from California to Texas.[Ryan Randazzo]More: APS will eliminate carbon emissions by 2050 and close coal plant ahead of schedule, CEO says Arizona utility APS to exit coal by 2031, be carbon-free by 2050last_img read more

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Youth Network to Hold Sub-regional Dialogue at YMCA

first_imgThe West African Youth Network will collaborate with the Center for Security Studies and Development (CENSSAD) from May 31- June 1, 2017 at the YMCA headquarters to hold a sub-regional dialogue for the leaders of the youth wing of political parties in Monrovia, drawn from Guinea, Sierra Leone and host country Liberia, a release said yesterday.The dialogue will be held under the theme: “Mobilizing Democratic Forces: Engaging an Innovative Youth Participation in Democratic and Political Governance in the Mano River Union.”The release said dialogue will “enhance experience sharing and network building among youth groups and youth wings of political parties at local and regional levels to improve their collective capacity to negotiate with and influence political and democratic processes.”The event is expected to bring together 30 participants from across the Mano River Union region.According to Program Manager Arthur R.M. Becker, the dialogue forum is part of a series of collaborative efforts by his organization and the Center for Security and Development (CENSSAD) to foster peace consolidation and sub-regional peace and security promotion with the full participation and involvement of young people.He said further that the series of additional initiatives are also expected to be carried out to promote peaceful and non-violent democratic transitions in Liberia come October 2017 during the Presidential and Legislative elections, as well as in Sierra Leone, where the country goes to elections in March 2018.Meanwhile, Mr. Becker said the dialogue forum comes at an historic moment for Liberia when ECOWAS is similarly holding several key meetings under the stewardship of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. This, he said, manifests the spirit of mutual sub-regional cooperation that should be maintained by all.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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