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  • New Mexico regulators approve utility’s plans to hit 20% renewable energy goal

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Albuquerque Journal:Public Service Co. of New Mexico has reaffirmed a commitment to build five new solar plants next year to boost the utility’s renewable energy to 20 percent of retail electric sales by 2020.The Public Regulation Commission approved PNM’s 2019 renewable energy plan last week. The plan, submitted annually to the PRC, lays out efforts to meet the state’s renewable portfolio standard, which requires that public utilities derive 20 percent of their retail electricity sales from renewable sources by 2020. PNM now gets more than 15 percent of its energy from renewable sources.The new plan essentially reaffirms projects PNM outlined in its current, 2018 plan, which included construction of 50 more megawatts of PNM-owned solar generation in 2019. The current plan also calls for extending existing contracts with third-party power producers to buy more wind and geothermal electricity from plants that are now being upgraded to increase output.Under the new 2019 plan, the utility’s renewable energy rate rider, which residential and commercial customers pay for as a line item on their monthly bills, will increase slightly. Residential customers who consume an average of 600 kilowatt hours of electricity will pay about 55 cents more per month, raising the monthly charge from about $3.77 now to about $4.32 starting in January, said Patrick O’Connell, PNM’s director of planning and resources.“The renewable energy plan gets us to 20 percent by 2020,” O’Connell said. “It’s been approved by the PRC and we’re moving forward on it.”More: PNM: Plan gets renewables to 20 percent of electricity sales New Mexico regulators approve utility’s plans to hit 20% renewable energy goallast_img read more

  • Baby Boomers redefining ‘golden years’

    first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Casey DowdThe concept of retirement in the U.S. has been around since the early 1900s and originally meant spending a few good years resting after a lifetime of labor.  For the baby boomer generation, the “golden years” are barely resembling that early definition, especially since today people are living longer.A recent Franklin Templeton survey found that the concept of retirement is loaded with contradictions in both attitude and preparedness. “Americans have long struggled with preparing for the realities of retirement,” said Michael Doshier, vice president of Retirement Marketing for Franklin Templeton Investments. “The survey uncovered several contradictions related to the degree of understanding and often divergent approaches to retirement.  Doshier offered these additional findings from the survey:Boomer:  What are some of the top retirement concerns found in the study and why?Doshier:  Concerns vary depending on your stage of retirement thinking. Running out of money, and health and medical issues are the top concerns for many pre-retirees. Running out of money is the top concern for pre-retirement, and during retirement, concern for health and medical issues increases steadily, while worry over the risk of living too long/outliving one’s assets tends to fall off. continue reading »last_img read more

  • Life for defender not Taylor-made

    first_imgDave McGrath is aformer Herald sports editor, and a reporter and Green Bay Packers beat writerfor the Shawano (Wis.) Leader. If you’d rather he have written about BobKnight’s latest foray into YouTube, you can reach him [email protected] It’s a perfect nightmare, what happened to Sean Taylor.Having someone break into your home and attack you is anunimaginable terror for most, and for good reason. Where are we safe, if not athome?I can’t imagine there is a much worse feeling in the worldthan not feeling safe in one’s abode.Except of course, for grieving the loss of a loved one whoselife was stolen away.All of this almost gives Sean Taylor’s story a tragicending. But not quite.The fact is, Sean Taylor got in and caused enough trouble inhis life that it’s very difficult not to look at his death cynically, to notfeel that he wasn’t in some way at fault, or partially responsible for whathappened to him.And that is the real tragedy here, that Taylor’s gruesomedeath is so difficult to truly and deeply feel sorry for. I’m guilty (and feelguilty for it), and so are you.Taylor makes for a poor martyr. He was charged withaggravated assault with a firearm and battery, and accused of pistol-whipping aman. He had drawn numerous fines in the NFL for dangerous behavior and lastyear was caught spitting on an opponent.Miami Herald columnist Dan LeBatard noted that otherUniversity of Miami NFL alumni — not exactly the calmest crowd — were sometimestaken aback by Taylor’s actions. Having Hurricanes say you are a little toowild is like having Quentin Tarantino say your movie is a little too violent.But a very different view is found in how people speak ofhim after his death. Anyone who has been quoted talking about Taylor’s deathhas mentioned how he had turned his life completely around.”It’s hard to expect a man to grow up overnight, but eversince he had his child, it was like a new Sean, and everybody around here knewit,” Redskins and former Miami running back Clinton Portis told reporters.Another Hurricane, the Giants’ Jeremy Shockey, echoed thosefeelings.”He was kind of a wild child, like myself,” Shockey told TheAssociated Press. “But life changed for Sean after he had his baby girl.Fatherhood really changed him. He grew up and matured.”The fact that so many have pointed out that Taylor hadchanged, and wasn’t the same person anymore, speaks volumes about what his lifewas like before. It wasn’t good.That’s not to say he didn’t change. I believe wholeheartedlythat Taylor tried to turn over a new leaf with the birth of his daughter. Whowouldn’t?But I also believe Arizona Cardinal Antrel Rolle, anotherformer Miami teammate, who refuses to believe that Taylor’s death was random atall. Rolle speculated that Taylor had made many enemies in the past.When you decide to change your life, your future can change,but not your past.However, it shouldn’t really matter whether Taylor wastargeted or was a random victim; the circumstances in which he died, being shotin his home by intruders with his fiancee and child nearby, are ghastlyregardless.The problem is that it does matter.If the same thing were to have happened to, say, Mike Tyson,Dennis Rodman or John Rocker, the feeling would be the same — this lingeringfeeling that maybe the victim brought their fate upon themselves.If it were Peyton Manning, LeBron James or Dwyane Wade,though, that feeling wouldn’t be there.That is what is most sad about Taylor’s death. A man who hadchanged his life for the better can’t be remembered — except by those closestto him — for being the person that he was when he died, but rather for how helived.last_img read more

  • Ganta Police Station Rehabilitated

    first_imgNimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson and the county’s Electoral District #1 Representative, Jeremiah Koung, have rehabilitated the recently vandalized Ganta police station.The rehabilitation, according to sources, was a pre-condition to lifting the ban placed on commercial motorcycling in Ganta.The sources said that the two lawmakers decided to rehabilitate the police station because they felt that the ban on commercial motorcycling has led to hardships for Ganta residents.They underwrote the cost of rehabilitating the police station on behalf of the citizens to ease the movement of goods and services across the economically viable city of Ganta, the Daily Observer was informed by their respective offices.The cost of the renovation was not disclosed and the Daily Observer gathered that the two lawmakers promised to replace every item that was looted or destroyed.Rep. Koung explained that the police station’s rehabilitation was initiated after President Sirleaf informed the Nimba Caucus that the ban on commercial motorcycling would be lifted only after the renovation of the police station, along with the restoration of everything that was either destroyed or looted. “Even though our colleagues were not pleased with President Sirleaf’s decision, Senator Johnson and I decided to underwrite the cost to ease (the difficulties) our citizens were facing in terms of transportation,” he said.On September 30, an angry crowd stormed the Ganta police station and the DEA office after the body of a motorcyclist was discovered around the Methodist compound in Ganta.The mob set ablaze the home of businessman Prince Howard for being allegedly connected to the death of the motorcyclist allegedly for ritualistic purposes.Police apprehended 46 rioters who are now facing various charges in court.Meanwhile, the government has lifted the ban on commercial motorcycling thereby easing the movement of goods and services in Ganta. Additionally, the commercial motorcycling union advanced suggestions, including age limits, numbering of motorbikes and the effective execution of justice whenever their members become victims while providing their biking services to the community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Former PNC supporter accuses Govt official of assault

    first_img…victim sought protection, escort homeA former supporter of the People’s National Congress who switched to the People’s Progressive Party is accusing Government official Aubrey Norton of verbally assaulting and harassing her on Friday which resulted in her seeking Police protection and an escort to safety.Alicia Adams told this publication on Saturday that the incident occurred on Friday evening in the vicinity of Orange Walk, Bourda.According to Adams, Norton and herself were at the same location and as she ventured to her car to collect an item, he followed her. She claimed that it was while she was at the car that he began making offensive remarks; threatening her life. She added that she moved away and approached a group of friends but Norton, who was allegedly in a drunken state, went over to her friends and continued to verbally assault her about her decision to leave the PNC.“He left and he come towards me and he started verbally assaulting me. He said ‘if you know what I would do you and nothing wouldn’t come out of it’. To avoid him, I sat down. He came and pulled the chair away from me,” said Adams.She claimed that he positioned himself as though he was armed with a weapon or firearm which prompted persons who were present to intervene.“I left and went over to my car and Aubrey Norton kept walking behind me. He put his hands by his waist and that’s when one of the girls there said to go in my car while the other one was holding him back before he get to me,” she explained.The police were summoned and upon arriving, officers detected the seriousness of the matter and both persons were taken to the Albouystown Police Station.“I went to the station and from the time Aubrey walk in, he start barging and start again…When I was giving my statement, he start interrupting again. He had a boy with him and he barge past the counter towards me.”Fearing for her life, the woman said that she sought an escort to a secure location. She claimed that she made a decision not to go home on Friday evening since Norton had reportedly threatened to have her family removed from their Campbellville, Georgetown home.The woman is contending that it is not the first time such an encounter has occurred. She said that it has escalated now.Threats were made by the accused ever since she pulled support from the PNC and joined the People’s Progressive Party. However, if she is harmed in any way, Adams pointed out that Norton would be responsible.Efforts by Guyana Times to contact Norton for a comment proved futile.last_img read more

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