On the Blogs: ‘I Have No Idea Who Would Put Their Money Here’

first_img 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’last_img read more

Works within the Zadar Heritage project are starting in Zadar

first_imgzadarbastini.hr It should be reminded that on July 11, 2019, the City of Zadar and Minigradnja doo entered into a Construction Contract for works on the ground floor of the Zadar Rebellions carried out within the project “ZADAR HERITAGE” and in accordance with Article 4 of the Decision on temporary prohibition of construction works in the city of Zadar for 2019, the introduction of the selected bidder in the execution of works is planned for September 2019. The estimated duration of the works is 12 months, while the total value of the works is HRK 23.784.855,70. Also, after the recent completion of Branimir’s coast, the citizens and guests of Zadar will once again have access to the parking lot at “Ljepotica” and the existing parking capacities will be expanded in the area of ​​Jazin and Ravnica. The main goal of the project “Zadar Heritage” is to create a new integrated cultural and tourist product of the city of Zadar through the restoration and tourist valorization of immovable cultural property and the improvement of the system for management and promotion of tourist destinations. Since the project envisages that after the renovation and revitalization, the Zadar fortification system, which is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, will become a representative city promenade free of traffic and vehicles, ie pedestrian zone, the City of Zadar is working on a permanent solution. “Peninsula” from vehicles and traffic through the project of building a public garage in Ravnice. On Monday, September 16, 2019, work will begin on the ground floor of Bedemi Zadarskih pobuna Street. The works are carried out as part of the project “Zadar Heritage – Integrated Cultural Program of the City of Zadar 2020” with the aim of preserving, revitalizing and integrating cultural heritage in the protected historical part of the city of Zadar. Due to the beginning of these works, Ulica Bedemi zadarskih pobuna is closed to all traffic and within the scope of the construction site, during the works, temporary traffic regulation will be in force, while all traffic to the “Peninsula” will take place along the Liburnian coast. As part of the new traffic regulation, access will be temporarily provided to the vehicles of existing users of the ramparts who live and work within the scope of Ulica Bedemi zadarskih pobuna, point out the city of Zadar. More information on the arrangement of Ulica Bedemi zadarskih pobuna can be found HERE, and about the project “Zadar Heritage” to check on the official WEBSITES. Source / photo: City of Zadar; Zadar Heritagelast_img read more