FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Think Progress:The Navajo Generating Station is facing a future familiar to many coal-fired power plants, struggling to compete with smaller, more nimble natural gas-fired generators, wind farms, and solar arrays.“You know the old saying, ‘You make money if you buy low and sell high’? They’re buying high and selling lower,” said David Schlissel, director of resource planning analysis at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).If the Navajo Generating Station shuts down, locals will lose some 800 jobs, both at the plant and in the nearby Kayenta mine, which supplies coal to the generating station. Facing unemployment rates upwards of 40 percent, the Navajo and Hopi tribes are eager to protect those jobs, to say nothing of the revenue the operation provides.“The Navajo Nation is so dependent on the jobs and the revenue for their budget. It’s really sad because, looking forward, it just doesn’t seem to be a sustainable economic enterprise,” Schlissel said. “I have no idea who would put their money here.”More: Embattled Navajo coal plant is a preview of what’s ahead as coal declines across the U.S. On the Blogs: ‘I Have No Idea Who Would Put Their Money Here’
Officials in Broward County have arrested a suspect accused of killing a man who was found dead inside of a burning apartment.The incident occurred on May 9th in Wilton Manors.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials responded to the report of a fire at a home just before 8:00 pm. When authorities got into the apartment and extinguished the flames, they found the body of 40-year-old John Young.After speaking to witnesses and launching an investigation, authorities arrested Young’s ex-boyfriend, 38-year-old Michael Mitchell.Investigators reported that Mitchell and Young were recently broken up but the former couple had a long history of domestic abuse.That night Mitchell reportedly went to Young’s apartment where he killed Young and then set the apartment on fire.Authorities located Mitchell on Oakland Park on May 11th and took him into custody without incident.He has been booked into the Broward County Jail and is facing one count of first-degree murder and one count of arson in the first degree.