Greece, Hungary announce coal phaseout plans

first_imgGreece, Hungary announce coal phaseout plans FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Montel:Greece and Hungary will phase out all coal-fired power generation capacity by 2028 and 2030, respectively – accounting for a combined 6 GW – amid efforts to improve their green credentials.“Until now, Greece’s power mix has been relying on coal and a new lignite plant is currently being built, which was supposed to operate beyond 2050,” said environmental group Europe Beyond Coal, in a note. It added the announcement – delivered by Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the UN climate action summit in New York overnight – made Greece the only country in southeast Europe to have announced a coal phase-out date.Greece currently has around 4.9 GW of coal-fired capacity.Also at the New York summit, Hungarian president János Áder announced plans to phase out the country’s 1.1 GW of coal-fired generation capacity by the end of the next decade.Other major European countries like the UK have signed up to exit coal-fired generation, with Britain due to close all such plants by 2025, while Germany is still devising a staggered phase-out.More: Greece, Hungary to exit coal by 2030last_img read more

Thousands held on cruise ship off California over coronavirus fears

first_imgThe ship’s return from its current voyage was being delayed to allow “ample timing” for testing of “a number of passengers and crew members that have developed symptoms,” Newsom told a press conference.”So we’re holding that ship, which (has) thousands of passengers as well, off the coast, and we’ll be conducting those tests,” he added.Eleven passengers and 10 crew members were potentially infected with the virus, Newsom said.Around 62 passengers who remained on board from the earlier Mexico voyage were restricted to their rooms for testing, the Princess Cruises company said in a statement to AFP. It was not specified if they were among those displaying symptoms.”In an abundance of caution, these guests and other potential close crew contacts have been asked to remain in their staterooms until screened by our onboard medical team,” it said.The ship held about 2,500 passengers, plus crew, said Newsom. According to the company’s website, the vessel is manned by 1,150 crew.The Grand Princess belongs to Princess Cruises, the same company which operated the coronavirus-stricken ship held off Japan last month on which more than 700 people on board tested positive.At least six people who were hospitalized after being taken off the Diamond Princess have died.Topics : Thousands were stranded on a cruise ship off the California coast Wednesday over fears of the new coronavirus after passengers and crew members on board developed symptoms.Officials delayed the return of the Grand Princess to San Francisco on Wednesday night from Hawaii in order to carry out testing on board for those potentially infected.A 71-year-old man who had been aboard the same vessel during its previous voyage to Mexico died after contracting the COVID-19 illness, becoming the first fatal case in California, the operator Princess Cruises and California Governor Gavin Newsom said.last_img read more

Male German Shepherd-Lost

first_imgMale German Shepherd-Lost.  January 21st around 6 am on Hickory Road-Batesville. He is friendly but may be skeptical of people. He is wearing a blue-collar and a red shock collar.Please call if you spot him or know where he is at. 513-378-2667last_img