Push to Make Georgia Power More Solar-Conscious

first_imgPush to Make Georgia Power More Solar-Conscious FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Russell Grantham for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:Georgia Power drew fire this week from critics who want the utility to retire its old coal-fired plants and ramp up efforts to add more solar power and other renewable energy.Every three years, the Atlanta-based electric utility sends updated plans to the Georgia Public Service Commission on how it expects to meet future power demands in the state for the next two decades, and what types of power plants it expects to build or retire.Over the next few months, the PSC is expected to hold more hearings and decide whether Georgia Power, a regulated monopoly, needs to revise the 1,500-page plan to win approval.Such decisions will eventually affect customers’ power bills for years to come.Georgia Power has asked to shut down a total of four coal- and oil-fired units at two plants near Albany and Savannah while at the same time adding 525 megawatts of renewable power by 2019.Those moves would shift Georgia Power’s fuel mix from solar, wind and other renewables to 10 percent by 2020, from 7 percent currently. Hydropower accounts for the bulk of its renewable power.Advocates said Georgia Power is moving too slow to retire five coal-fired power plants, which produce more carbon dioxide and other pollutants than other types of power plants.The move to keep the plants going will likely saddle ratepayers with hundreds of millions of dollars in additional costs to comply with tighter pollution rules, one critic said.Other critics told regulators that they want Georgia Power to invest more in solar power generation capacity and other renewable energy, such as biomass power plants and wind energy.Emory University student Zola Berger-Schmitz asked why Georgia Power can’t aim to generate 3,000 megawatts of electricity from solar and wind power, about triple what’s in operation or on the drawing boards.Such decisions “will affect our generation more than any other,” she said.Hearing: Critics want less coal, more solar in Georgia Power’s futurelast_img read more

Fortnite content update adds Tilted Town, a Season 10 map change where you can’t build

first_imgBut we’re not here to debate about robots. We’re here to look at the patch notes, which includes an interesting new area on the map called Tilted Town. Harvesting and building will not be allowed in this area, and several weapons have been unvaulted for this area of the map only.We also have yet another sniper added to the game.What to expect in Tilted TownA Rift Zone, which first affected Dusty Divot, turning it into Dusty Depot, has now affected Neo Tilted. Neo Tilted is no more and this area on the map is now called Tilted Town. According to Epic games, “A Rift Zone has turned this location into what it was many years in the past: a Wild West settlement.”The biggest thing you need to know about Tilted Town is building and harvesting are not allowed in this area.There are also a handful of weapons that spawn in this area of the map:Double Barrel Shotgun (Epic and Legendary variants)Six Shooter (Uncommon, Rare, and Epic variants)Hunting Rifle (Uncommon and Rare variants)Infantry Rifle  (Common variant)Automatic Sniper Rifle added “Keep your opponents pinned down at long range with this full-auto sniper rifle.”Epic Games has added yet another Sniper Rifle into Fortnite. In fact, there are almost two new snipers added to the game if you consider that the Hunting Rifle has been unvaulted for Tilted Town. We now have the Storm Scout, Automatic, Semi-Auto, Bolt-Action and the Heavy snipers all in the game.The Automatic Sniper Rifle is available in Rare, Epic, and Legendary variants. it can be found from Floor, Chest, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Loot Carriers. Here’s what you need to know about the Automatic Sniper Rifle:  Uses Medium Ammo.Projectiles travel faster than other Sniper Rifles.Damage: 31/33/35Headshot: 62/66/704 Rounds per second.16 Rounds per magazine.Uses a reduced zoom scope.There will also be a new limited time mode added to Fortnite’s rotation. It will be called Aresenal and it’s a Solo team type.”Work your way through all of the weapons, starting with the higher rarities and ending with the lower rarities. The first player to get an elimination with the final weapon wins! Infinite ammo is on, and players will drop materials when they are eliminated.” Epic Games released its v10.00 Content Update patch notes for Fortnite Tuesday morning, and fans likely won’t be too happy with the results.Not that anything within the patch notes is bad, but rather what’s not in the patch notes. After several days of complaints about the BRUTE being overpowered, Epic Games did not nerf the controversial Season 10 weapon. The BRUTE remains in the game, and is as powerful as when it first arrived. (Epic Games) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/13/10/automatic-sniper-rifle_lhfjhcq0qqsg198ztfmsisqy9.jpg?t=1725822044&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Lukaku’s dad says £65m striker WILL leave Everton and is eyeing Man United move

first_img1 Romelu Lukaku’s father believes his son will leave Everton before Euro 2016 – with Bayern Munich or Manchester United his preferred destination.The striker has bagged 61 goals in three seasons at Goodison Park but he is reportedly frustrated at a lack of European football.And now the 23-year-old’s father, Roger Lukaku, has revealed that his son is set to leave Everton in the coming weeks.“Everton are asking around £65m for Rom. I think a transfer will be done before the Euros,” he told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.“Now, with Romelu it will be quickly arranged. Whether the transfer has been sorted? Almost. I think it will be in place before the European Championship.“Right now, I think the most suitable clubs for him are Bayern Munich or Manchester United.“Especially Bayern as the club every year are at least in the semi finals of the Champions League, and the Bundesliga suits him perfectly.“I do not think he will go to Italy because the game is far too closed at the back. What is certain is that to continue to progress, he needs to change club, he must make the right choice.” Romelu Lukaku last_img read more