Idaho company proposes largest solar project in the Northwest FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Idaho State Journal:A Boise developer hopes to build what would be the Northwest’s largest solar farm in Twin Falls County near the Nevada border and to sell the renewable energy to Idaho Power.Idaho Power has applied with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to approve a power purchase agreement with Boise-based Alternative Power Development, LLC for 120 megawatts of solar, with an option to purchase an additional 100 megawatts.The first 120 megawatts would be scheduled to come online in 2022. If PUC gives it the green light, the agreement would end a roughly four-year hiatus on “utility scale” solar and wind projects gaining approval in Idaho.The solar farms would be located on about 2,000 acres leased from J.R. Simplot Co. Alternative Power Development also developed Idaho’s current top solar farm, which is an 80 megawatt facility in Grand View.“It speaks to the advances in technology we’ve seen that are making some of these clean resources a lot more cost-effective,” Idaho Power spokesman Jordan Rodriguez said of the plans. Rodriguez said the solar farm would provide a clean power source to help offset lost production from the North Valmy coal power plant, which the company co-owns with a Nevada utility and plans to close early. The coal plant’s first unit will close at the end of this year, 12 years ahead of schedule, and its second and final unit should close in 2025, a decade early.Rodriguez said the solar farm will tie into the same power transmission network that serves the coal plant, which now operates as a summer-only resource. The clean power project also moves Idaho Power closer to its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, Rodriguez said.More: SUPERSIZED SOLAR: Idaho business plans Northwest’s largest solar farm
Mary Udofa from Kogi, who represented Nigeria in the African 14s Championship, took on No.1 seed Ekpeyong losing in two close sets – 10-7, 12-10. Chidinma Ezeh from Anambra lost the first set but rallied back to take the second set and then lost steam in the final set to concede the semifinal slot to Aderemi 10-7, 6-10, 10-4.Moses and Bamidele had easy matches to move into the semifinals which will be done by ballot and is expected to be explosive.The top two seeds in all the four categories won their group playoffs with David Dawariye of Rivers and Daniel Adeleye rom Ekiti expected to have a rematch of their Chevron Championship boys 16 finals.The highly anticipated rematch between Seun “Nadal” Ogunsakin and Mohammed Idris of Abuja will not take place as Idris has moved up to the boys 14 where he proved himself against second seed Ganiyu Mubarak of Oyo State, losing 10-3, 10-12, 10-5.The semifinal matches have been scheduled to start at 10 am today at the National Stadium Tennis Centre Surulere, while the finals will take place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course on Saturday starting 12 noon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CBN JNR TENNISThe on-going CBN Junior Tennis Championship in Lagos is really getting tough in the different age categories but top seeds have remain resolute not to be beaten in the group stages.This was evident in most of the final group round-robin decisive matches that took yesterday. In the Girls 16 where four girls – Rebecca Ekpenyong, Omolayo Bamidele, Omolade Aderemi and Favour Moses – have come to regard semifinal places as their birthright, two of them faced very stiff opposition with one of the matches going into a final set decider.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington Heat baseball team closed out its opening non-conference five-game home series with an 11-2 victory over the Denver Cougars.The 5-0 Heat will host the El Dorado Broncos on Thursday for the Jayhawk League opener. Free tickets from the Reedy Ford table will be at the entrance of the stadium.This marked the third straight victory over the Cougars. In the season opener, Wellington won the first game with a 16-0 thumping on Friday. Saturday, the Heat would beat the Cougars 11-2 – a score that would be replicated two games later.Wellington then beat Valley Center 7-6 Monday evening.The updated schedule is as follows:Â Wellington 16 Cougars 0Wellington 11 Cougars 2Wellington 9 Kansas Cannons 7Wellington 11 Cougars 2El Dorado at Wellington, Thursday, 7:05 p.m.Wellington at Dodge City Aâ€™s, Friday-Sunday, 7:05 p.m.Tulsa Braves at Wellington, Monday, 7:05 p.m.Wellington at Derby Twins, Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.Follow us on Twitter. 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
“Our prison system is in desperate need of repair, and the transferring of inmates out of state is a prudent alternative to the risk of court-ordered early release of felons,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “Public safety and the interest of all Californians should prevail and this challenge to sound public policy must be defeated.” Schwarzenegger, who called Ohanesian’s decision a “disappointing ruling,” maintained that his proclamation “complied fully” with the state’s Emergency Services Act. But Ohanesian, who wrote that prison overcrowding was “a crisis creating conditions of extreme peril,” stated that the act, which is most commonly used before and after a natural disaster, is intended to allow a governor to quickly get involved in providing assistance for a local emergency. The emergency in question, she wrote, is due to circumstances ordinarily under the control of the state government, “namely, the lack of sufficient prison facilities to keep pace with the growing number of people sentenced to prison.” In other words, the act doesn’t apply to prison overcrowding. SACRAMENTO – A major piece of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s solution to relieve prison overcrowding was rejected Tuesday by a judge who ruled that the governor’s decision to ship inmates out of state exceeds his authority. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Gail D. Ohanesian said Schwarzenegger’s Oct. 4 Prison Overcrowding State of Emergency declaration was “unlawful,” and that the state is not allowed to contract for services that are usually performed by civil-service employees within California. The ruling comes as the prison population surges to dangerously high levels and Schwarzenegger and the Legislature scramble for solutions before the federal court decides whether inmates should be released before completing their sentences. The Schwarzenegger administration has already sent some 400 inmates who volunteered to go out of state and wants an additional 5,000 to be sent against their will. Schwarzenegger vowed to appeal the judge’s decision. “Many, many states are leery of providing governors and executives unchecked power to do things,” said Bruce Bikle, an assistant professor of criminal justice at California State University, Sacramento, and a former jail administrator in Santa Clara County. “The judge gave the governor a civics lesson today.” Some 174,000 inmates are jammed into California’s 33 prisons, some of which house inmates in gyms where bunks are triple-stacked. The contracts recently signed with out-of-state prisons also would have saved the state an estimated $8 per inmate per day. The legal challenge was initiated by the powerful prison guards union, known as the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, and the Service Employees International Union, which sued the Schwarzenegger administration demanding that the court halt the transfer of inmates. [email protected] (916) 441-4651160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Joe MurphyANTI-austerity campaigner Joe Murphy from Inishowen has declared that he will fight the 2014 local elections under the banner of the People Before Profit Alliance.It is expected that the number of PBPA candidates will rise before the elections as PBPA have previously stated that they would also be standing candidates in the Letterkenny and Donegal Town electoral areas. Murphy told Donegal Daily: “This now gives the people of Donegal an alternative, united voice across the county against the destructive policies of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and Labour. “The people of Donegal are ready for change and want to move away from tired old political rhetoric to a truly representative voice of the ordinary man and woman in Donegal, regardless of age, gender, race or colour.“People Before Profit Alliance gives me an opportunity to operate as part of a rapidly growing national network as an alternative to the established Austerity parties that don’t really care about the plight of the vulnerable and the poor in the country.“This alliance gives me the ability to have a local voice at national level. My first allegiance is and always will be to the principles of DAAA. People Before Profit does not have a party whip system, as in other parties, and their elected candidates are open to immediate re-call should they not represent the best interests of their local members.”Murphy added: “I cannot stand by any longer and watch the devastation of our local communities in Donegal through imposed poverty on our elderly and the forced emigration of our youth. “And the coalition’s open warfare on young people, in the slashing of their dole to €100 – supposedly to encourage them to take up jobs that aren’t there, and in reality only encouraging them to emigrate to countries that value them more than this pitiful government does. Fine Gael are nothing but barbaric, cynical bullies.“They are driving the elderly to despair by the removal of medical cards. They have taken away their right to a telephone at home which is their lifeline, especially in rural communities. And, by their reduction in the provision of home help services, this is just pure unadulterated terrorism against these vulnerable people. Those with disability have also been very badly hit and I will also represent them to the best of my ability.“I will fight against injustice committed against our people. The interests of the people of Donegal will come first with us, long before the interests of super-wealthy bondholders, banks and large corporations. The Fine Gael/Labour government has made a big mistake in awakening the fire within the belly of Donegal people.” JOE MURPHY TO RUN FOR COUNCIL SEAT UNDER ‘PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT’ BANNER was last modified: November 14th, 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:JOE MURPHY TO RUN FOR COUNCIL SEAT UNDER ‘PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT BANNER