Australia’s Origin says early retirement of 2,880MW Eraring coal plant is possible

first_imgAustralia’s Origin says early retirement of 2,880MW Eraring coal plant is possible FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Sydney Morning Herald:The closure of Australia’s largest coal-fired power plant could be brought forward as Origin Energy assesses a “range of scenarios”, including the impact of climate change and the influx of renewable energy, which could influence the timing.After pushing back against a move by shareholder activists last year to bring forward the 2032 shutdown of the Eraring black coal-fired generator in New South Wales by two years, Origin Energy on Thursday indicated it remained open to retiring the facility or winding it down in a staged approach sooner than 2032.Origin Energy chief executive Frank Calabria, when asked about the future of the 2880-megawatt plant, said the energy market was “moving rapidly” and the facility was subject to continual review.The company was considering “various scenarios” in assessing the plant’s future, he said, which factored in the economics of running the plant and the impact of global warming in the wake of this summer’s devastating bushfire season.“We look at lots of scenarios in the way we think about how Eraring should run over time, how we think about its trajectory between now and 2032,” Mr. Calabria said. “Bushfires are another reason why we just continue to assess those scenarios … we are certainly assessing a range of scenarios as to how Eraring runs and operates over the coming years.”Nationwide, there have been growing doubts about whether coal-fired generators will see out the length of their licenses as the transition to cleaner energy sources, including gas and renewable energy, gathers pace, despite the federal government’s insistence that coal is critical to ensuring reliable and cheap electricity.[Nick Toscano]More: Origin Energy says coal plant closure date open to reviewlast_img read more

#GUSA2020: UCC crowned tennis champions

first_imgThe University of Cape Coast (UCC) has been crowned tennis champions in the ongoing Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games held at the University of Ghana (UG).Photo Credit: Osei Bernard EsarUCC proved too dominant for their opponents as they won 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and a bronze medal.Benjamin Fumi and Emmanuel Plange dominated the men’s category as they won both the singles and doubles events.Antoinette Cruickshank of UCC defeated the likes of Naa Shika Adu of UG and Mariam Ibrahim of the University of Education, Winneba to win gold for her school.Naa Shika Adu and Priscilla Dosoo representing the University of Ghana won gold in the ladies doubles defeating Mariam Ibrahim and Fatima Saliu of the University of Education, Winneba.GUSA 2020 MEDAL WINNERSMEN’S SINGLES LADIES SINGLES 1STBENJAMIN FUMI         (UCC)GOLD GUSA 2020 TENNIS MEDALS TABLE 1STBENJAMIN FUMI/ EMMANUEL PLANGE    (UCC)GOLD 3RDFRANCIS AKPESE/ AARON ASANTE                 (UG)BRONZE 2NDBERNARD ARMAAH/ RICHMOND ARMAAH (UEW)SILVER TEAM EVENT (LADIES) 2NDFRANCIS AKPESE/NAA SHIKA ADU (UG)SILVER 2NDEMMANUEL PLANGE  (UCC)SILVER 3RDISAAC KOFI MARTEY/GERTRUDE AKWELEY QUARTEY (KNUST)BRONZE UCC4217 3RDUGBRONZE KNUST 3RDANTOINETTE CRUICKSHANK / SHEMIMA COBBLAH          (UCC)BRONZE 11 MIXED DOUBLES 1STNAA SHIKA ADU / PRISCILLA DOSOO                               (UG)GOLD LADIES DOUBLEScenter_img MEN’S DOUBLES 2NDMARIAM IBRAHIM                    (UEW)SILVER 1STUEWGOLD UEW2315 1STEMMANUEL PLANGE/ANTOINETTE CRUICKSHANK (UCC)GOLD 2NDMARIAM IBRAHIM / FATIMA SALIU                         (UEW)SILVER 1STANTOINETTE CRUICKSHANK         (UCC)GOLD 3RDBERNARD ARMAAH       (UEW)BRONZE 3RDNAA SHIKA ADU                      (UG)BRONZE INSTITUTIONGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL 3RDUGBRONZE 2NDUCCSILVER 2NDUCCSILVER 1STUEWGOLD TEAM EVENT (MEN) UG1146 Images from the closing ceremonyPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard Esarlast_img read more