New Jersey’s B.L. England coal plant to finally close in May

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Press of Atlantic City:Will the 368-acre site of the B.L. England electric plant, due to close in May, become a hub for offshore wind developers — a place for them to feed their power into the grid? Or could its waterfront on the southern rim of the Great Egg Harbor Bay be used for recreation, after almost 60 years as a power plant?Russell Arlotta, of owner Rockland Capital’s R.C. Cape May Holdings, said he cannot speak to specific uses of the site in the future.  “We have no firm plans, and are not prepared to comment on that,” Arlotta said. But he said a cleanup will be completed by the end of 2019.R.C. Cape May announced Feb. 28 it was abandoning plans to repower the plant. It will close in May under an agreement with the state, which required it to either repower or close because its outdated technology released too much pollution into the air.The Danish offshore wind company Orsted, which holds a lease to develop a wind farm off Atlantic City, has said it is looking at the site as a potential place to bring its electricity to market if it wins ratepayer subsidy. But it is also considering hooking into the grid at the former Oyster Creek nuclear plant site in Ocean County.Sierra Club New Jersey Director Jeff Tittel said his organization has been fighting to close the B.L. England plant — which was the oldest coal-fired plant in New Jersey when it was in operation — for more than 20 years.“We started fighting B.L. England in 1998, when they put in a new boiler,” said Tittel. The modification meant the plant was no longer grandfathered under the Clean Air Act, he said.  “It was a 21-year battle. At the end of the day, we won,” said Tittel. “It would be great to see it as a facility for offshore wind. For me, it’s a major victory when you think of where we were in 1998.”More: What’s next for B.L. England plant site? First, a cleanup. New Jersey’s B.L. England coal plant to finally close in Maylast_img read more

Guardiola Challenges Man City ahead of M’gladbach Clash

first_imgIt has raised hope among City’s fans that Guardiola is already on course for glory, but he says his team must raise their level if they are to finish the season with silverware.“We are first after four games in the Premier League, but the way we have played until now will not be enough to win the Premier League,” he said.“We have to improve to win the Premier League. Of course we are so happy for the results, for the numbers, for the way we are playing after two months.“But it is not enough to win the Premier League or to achieve big targets in the Champions League.”Guardiola is a two-time Champions League winner and has never failed to reach the semifinals in his seven seasons coaching in the tournament with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.City broke new ground in the competition last season under Guardiola’s predecessor Manuel Pellegrini, reaching the last four for the first time before losing 1-0 on aggregate to eventual winners Real Madrid.Once again they find themselves in an arduous pool, with Barcelona and Scottish giants Celtic completing Group C.City beat Gladbach twice in last season’s group phase, but needed a 90th-minute Sergio Aguero penalty to win in Germany and a late salvo of goals from Raheem Sterling and Wilfried Bony to prevail at home.With a trip to Celtic to follow, and then an emotional double-header against his former club Barcelona, Guardiola knows City cannot afford to make a sluggish start at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.“They are a brave team, (with a) brave coach – one of the best teams in Europe,” Guardiola told his pre-match press conference at the City Football Academy training complex.“They have a lot of quality. The draw was difficult for us. Barcelona was there, especially with Gladbach.”Aguero is available for City despite currently serving a three-game domestic suspension and has shaken off a calf problem that forced him to withdraw from international duty with Argentina.Close-season signing Ilkay Gundogan, the Germany midfielder, could make his debut after overcoming a knee problem, while captain Vincent Kompany is close to a return after thigh surgery.After 37 years during which they did not play a single game in Europe’s top club competition, Gladbach are appearing in the Champions’ League group phase for the second season running.Fourth in the Bundesliga last season, 33 points below Guardiola’s Bayern, they reached the group stage in impressive fashion by crushing Swiss side Young Boys 9-2 on aggregate in the play-off round.Andre Schubert’s men face a battle to avoid a second successive group-stage elimination, but American midfielder Fabian Johnson believes they can pull off an upset against City.“I don’t think there is a team in the world that cannot be got at,” he told the Bundesliga website.“Obviously City have an outstanding squad with many world-class players. They’ve also made an impressive start to the season.“So we respect them, but we don’t fear them. We know what we are capable of and showed that last season – against Man City, too.”Gladbach opened their league campaign by beating Bayer Leverkusen 2-1, but went down 3-1 at Freiburg on Saturday.Alvaro Dominguez and Josip Drmic are long-term absentees for the Foals, while Marvin Schulz and Mamadou Doucoure are yet to feature this season due to groin and muscular injuries respectively.TUESDAYBarcelona v CelticBenfica v BesiktasDynamo Kyiv v NapoliBasel v LudogoretsBayern v FC RostovMan City v M’gladbachPSV v AtleticoPSG v ArsenalWEDNESDAYLeverkusenvCSKAClub BruggevLeicesterFC PortovKøbenhavnJuventusvSevillaLegia WarsawvDortmundLyonvD’ZagrebReal MadridvS’LisbonTottenhamvMonacoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEManchester City manager Pep Guardiola warned monday that his players have not yet met his expectations ahead of their opening UEFA Champions’ League group game at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach today.City have won all six of their matches in all competitions this season and moved clear at the top of the Premier League with a slick 2-1 derby win at Manchester United on Saturday.last_img read more