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

Registration Open for Community Christian Academy’s Summer Camp

first_imgFacebook41Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Foundation CampusSummer is just around the corner and if you are like many Thurston County families, you are looking for enriching summer activities for your kids.  If that list includes a fun, Biblically based summer camp then join us on the Community Christian Campus in Lacey this summer where camps are available all summer long to nurture your child’s love of life, and the Bible.Our summer camp is open to anyone entering grades 1 through 7 with additional options available for Preschool aged children, too.This year’s theme is “International Spy Academy” and campers will uncover the clues helping them grow in their faith.  Like any great summer camp, our “Spy Academy” includes  weekly field trips, games, crafts, weekly chapel programs, bike riding, library time, sports, computer time, activity and sport camps, cooking and baking camps and much more!As in years past, campers will visit the Tanglewilde pool twice a week for free swimming time and structured swimming lessons are also available.  Once a week campers will head out on a field trip such as a trip to the Tacoma Rainiers, Northwest Trek, Bowling and more.  Once a month our group will visit the Timberland Lacey Library for book check out and summer reading reinforcement. There truly is something for nearly every child.In addition to all the fun, CCA provides a nutritious lunch for all campers each day.Complete registration packets including summer calendars are available in the Community Christian Academy office or on our web site by clicking here. Campers can register for individual days, weeks or months.  Or join us for the entire summer.  If you have any questions please call Linda Cordero at (360) 493-2223.In addition to our Summer Day Camp, we have excellent options for preschool aged children from 2 1/2 through 5 years old (children entering kindergarten in the fall).Our preschool summer program is called “Faith & Fun”. Take advantage of our normal preschool activities during the summer months along with fun outdoor activities, nature walks, water play, and much more. We also have several summer themes including sea life, zoo animals, art and other age appropriate STEM activities.You can learn more about our preschool programs and childcare by calling us at 360-493-ABCD or 360-951-3054. You can also access information about our preschool summer program and child care by clicking here.Our campus is located in Lacey, Washington at 4706 Park Center Ave NE Lacey, WA 98516.last_img read more


first_imgHIGHLY ACCLAIMED CHEF NEAL FRASER, OF LA-BASED FRITZI, WILL SERVE-UP DERBY DAY FARE ARCADIA, Calif. (April 29, 2016)–Santa Anita’s popular Guest Chef Series, which emanates from the track’s luxurious Chandelier Room, will resume on Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 7. In addition to the Run for the Roses from Kentucky and a full card of live Thoroughbred action at The Great Race Place, attendees will be treated to a full complement of world class cuisine provided by one of LA’s hottest restaurants, Fritzi, which is located in Downtown Los Angeles.Fritzi’s Chef Neal Fraser, who is also acclaimed for his trendy LA restaurants Redbird and BLD, has announced the following menu: Scottish Smoked Salmon Platter, Chicken Cobb, Kale Caesar, Roasted Heirloom Beets, Wood Fire Rotisserie Chicken, All Day Braised Beef Short Rib, New Crop Potatoes, Fritzi Slider, Veg Chilli Dog and German Pretzels.With three out of the last four Kentucky Derby winners based at Santa Anita, fans are encouraged to join the excitement on May 7, as this year’s early Derby favorite, the undefeated Nyquist, calls Santa Anita home as well, as does 2016 Santa Anita Derby winner, Exaggerator.The Guest Chef Series, which enables guests to experience LA’s innovative dining culture combined with the timeless tradition of nine decades of world class racing tradition at Santa Anita, will no doubt provide an unforgettable Derby Day experience for all of those who attend.Packages, which run from 12 noon until 4 p.m., include:–Entrance into Santa Anita’s Chandelier Room                –A catered menu from LA’s Fritzi Restaurant                 –Live music from the Ryan Cross Trio                –One Racing Program                –One Wagering Tip Sheet–World class simulcast and live Thoroughbred Racing                –(Approximate post time for the Kentucky Derby is at 3:40 p.m. PDT)Derby Day packages in the Chandelier Room are $85 each and are available online at, or in person at Santa Anita. To reserve your ticket, please email Alfred Granillo at are advised that there is a Chandelier Room dress code. Please visit for details or call (626) 574-6392.last_img read more