Alliant closes Edgewater 4 coal plant

first_imgAlliant closes Edgewater 4 coal plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享WiscNews:With construction on a $700 million natural gas plant halfway done, Alliant Energy has shut down one of its largest coal-fired generators. Friday marked the final day for Edgewater 4, a 49-year-old plant in Sheboygan that last year burned almost 950,000 tons of Wyoming coal, generating enough electricity to power about 200,000 average Wisconsin homes. It’s the third coal plant that Alliant has shut down since 2015.The replacement, a 725-megawatt addition to Alliant’s Rock River campus in the town of Beloit, is on track to begin operation in 2020. West Riverside Energy Center will be the second-largest natural gas generating plant in Wisconsin, with nearly a third more capacity than an existing gas plant at the site.Alliant says West Riverside will generate about half the carbon dioxide as a similar-sized coal plant, while emitting 99 percent less sulfur and virtually no mercury, pollutants that require expensive equipment to remove. That will help the Madison-based utility, which serves about 960,000 electric customers in Wisconsin and Iowa, meet its goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050.And despite efforts by the Trump administration to boost coal, Alliant spokesman Scott Reigstad said the company plans to continue working to reduce carbon emissions. Reigstad said cost and pressure from investors are the main drivers. “We have a long-term strategy,” Reigstad said. “We’ve developed that independent of any federal … rules. We’re just going to keep moving.”More: Alliant swapping coal for gas to cut costs, carbon; environmental advocates push for faster transition to renewable energylast_img read more

Christian Pulisic injury update: USMNT star limps off in tie, but coach not worried

first_img Christian Pulisic preserves unbeaten start under Gregg Berhalter After breaking the deadlock inside five minutes for his 10th international goal, Pulisic received treatment and left the BBVA Compass Stadium pitch in the 35th minute — U.S. Soccer describing the problem as a right quadriceps injury.Afterward, Berhalter — who revealed Pulisic was in the process of undergoing an MRI — told reporters: “I’m not worried. Related News WATCH HIM WORK! @cpulisic_10 puts away the opener in Houston!— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) March 27, 2019″You look into the why, you do an inquiry of why that’s happening, and you make adjustments. He’s at a top club [Borussia Dortmund], he’s going to a top club [Chelsea]. U.S. Men’s National Team coach Gregg Berhalter moved to allay injury fears over Christian Pulisic after the star attacker hobbled off against Chile.Pulisic scored before he was forced from the field with a muscle injury in USA’s 1-1 friendly draw Tuesday in Houston. “We have very high-level medical personnel on our side and we’ll get it right.”Pulisic, 20, has scored two goals and tallied three assists in 15 Bundesliga appearances for title hopefuls Dortmund this season.Dortmund will be sweating over his fitness with a top-of-the-table showdown against Bayern Munich looming April 6.last_img read more