TVA Closes Its Last Coal-Fired Plant

first_imgTVA Closes Its Last Coal-Fired Plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Lauren Bellero for SNL:The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken its Colbert fossil plant off line, marking the end of a 61-year run. The utility removed unit one from service March 23 at the 1,209 MW coal-fired power plant in Colbert County, Ala.Colbert, the last of the utility’s operating coal-fired plants in Alabama, was scheduled to be retired by April 15, the utility said. The Widow’s Creek coal-fired power plant, located in Jackson County, Ala., was taken offline in September 2015, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said during the TVA’s Feb. 3 earnings call that the plant’s closure is part of the retirement of more than 7,000-MW of coal-fired generation. Nuclear power, gas-fired power, renewables and energy efficiency are being used to replace the capacity. The TVA plans to generate more than half of its energy from “non-emitting sources” by 2020.Full article ($): TVA retires last operating unit at Colbert coal plantlast_img read more

Five ways to improve your marketing today

first_imgIn today’s fast and furious age, we are always looking for quick ways to improve. Fast diet plans that guarantee you can drop 20 pounds in two weeks. Quick exercise regimens that offer ways you can move from the couch to a 5K in a month.Do those “get rich quick” type schemes work when it comes to marketing for credit unions and banks? Actually it does. While strategic shifts in your branding, culture and training take months and even years to fully execute, there are actually several things you can do immediately to increase your marketing’s effectiveness.Here are five ways to improve your marketing starting today:Cut the copy—When it comes to communicating your message, less is best. When we do marketing audits for clients, this is typically one of the recommendations we make. In other words, after reviewing literally thousands of financial institution marketing pieces, I can guarantee you yours are probably too long. Check out this post to learn more about how you can cut the copy. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Martinez enters ban row debate

first_img Much to the Magpies’ annoyance, McManaman was not sanctioned for catching Massadio Haidara with a knee-high tackle because the incident had been spotted by one of the officials, even if the severity of it was clearly not. There is an obvious disparity between how the two cases have been dealt with, but Martinez cannot see how they can be linked. “It is completely different,” said the Wigan boss. “There is a big difference between something that happens when you have behaviour that is a normal part of the game. You are trying to win the ball, hit it and then follow through. That is very different to having unsporting behaviour with violent conduct.” Wigan boss Roberto Martinez does not believe any comparisons can be made between the 10-match ban Luis Suarez has received for biting and Callum McManaman escaping any punishment for his X-rated tackle against Newcastle. Martinez believes Suarez deserves a lengthy suspension. “I don’t think there is a question about the ban,” he said. “Everyone agreed it was wrong behaviour and he was the first one to accept it. “We need to know what the FA is basing its ban on and whether they have taken into consideration his previous charges and the previous incident in Holland. “I am sure we will know more when the FA gives its reasons. “We all knew it was wrong behaviour. It is not something you should see on a football pitch. Everyone has to accept that it was going to be followed by a ban.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

I wasn’t very practical, my wife changed me a lot: Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli once again reflected on how his wife Anushka Sharma has helped him grow as a person.Kohli and Anushka are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today. They both got married in an intimate ceremony on 11 December last year in Tuscany, Italy.Kohli has time and again stated how his life has changed for the good since he met Anushka.The Bollywood actress is currently in Australia where the Indian team is playing a series of four Test matches.”Since the time I met my wife, is the time I started changing a lot. I came from a very typical background from North India. I did not have any idea about what happens in any other sphere of the society or anyone else’s life.”Her life was very different, came with her own challenges and her own perspective of things and it was amazing to see myself… how much different things are to the way I think. I was not a very practical person before that.”But she’s changed me a lot and I’ve learnt so much from her. You’re supposed to help each other grow and she’s helped me grow a lot,” Kohli told Adam Gilchrist in an interview for Fox Sports.India took a 1-0 lead for the first time in a Test series in Australia on Monday after beating the home side by 31 runs in the first Test in Adelaide.Chasing 323 for victory, Australia got bowled out for 291 in their second innings with Jasprit Bumrah, R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami finishing with 3 wickets each while Ishant Sharma picked up a wicket.advertisementWith the famous victory in Adelaide, Kohli became the first Asian captain to win Tests in Australia, South Africa, and England.India had won the Johannesburg Test against the Proteas in January this year following which they defeated England in the fourth Test of a five-match series at Southampton later in August-September.India also became the first team to win a Test match in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year. Exactly 10 years ago India had won a Test in Australia in Perth on their 2007-08 tour.Also Read | Anushka Sharma joins Virat Kohli and Team India in EnglandAlso Read | Watch: Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli hug after India clinch series winAlso Read | Virat Kohli wants wives to be allowed to accompany players on full overseas tours: Reportslast_img read more