Grid CEO: No need for federal coal, nuclear bailout

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Grid CEO: No need for federal coal, nuclear bailout

first_imgGrid CEO: No need for federal coal, nuclear bailout FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Examiner:The operator of the largest power market in America released a report Thursday finding that its electricity supply would hold up against a range of threats, providing evidence against the Trump administration case for preserving coal and nuclear plants.“The PJM system is reliable today and will remain reliable into the future,” the grid operator, PJM Interconnection, said in an eight-page summary of a much-anticipated report slated for full release in December.Andrew Ott, president and CEO of PJM, amplified that assertion later Thursday during a press conference in Washington D.C. “The grid is more reliable today than it’s ever been,” Ott said.PJM covers a large territory representing 65 million people in 13 states from Illinois to Virginia.The report weighs against the Trump administration’s interest in using emergency power to keep coal and nuclear plants alive.“We think government intervention is unnecessary,” Ott said. “Nothing in our report would say there is a specific need for a specific fuel source. We are fuel neutral.”More: Largest power grid operator dismisses the threat of coal and nuclear plant closureslast_img read more

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SA organizes free buses to USC games

first_img Published on August 30, 2012 at 1:11 am Contact Alexandra: adhitzle@syr.edu | @LexieHitzler Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse University Athletics announced Wednesday that free transportation will be provided for students to the SU football game against the University of Southern California.The game will take place on Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.Five free buses, provided by Student Association, will leave from the Schine Student Center at 8 a.m. and will depart from the MetLife Stadium 30 minutes after the game ends, according to the Otto’s Army Facebook page. The Alumni Association will also provide participating students with breakfast while on the bus.Lissa DiPaola, a sophomore biology major, said she definitely plans on using the buses to go to the game against USC with a few of her friends. She said she found out about the sponsored buses from a friend’s Facebook post.The USC game won’t be the first time DiPaola has taken advantage of university-sponsored transportation to an away game. She also used SU’s bus service to travel to an away football game against Pittsburgh last December.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMeaghan Lane, a sophomore public relations major, said she also plans to take advantage of the free buses.As a Syracuse native, Lane said she has been attending SU’s home football games since childhood.“I’ve never missed a home game for as long as I could remember and I’ve been to a few away games as well,” she said.Game tickets are free for season ticket holders, and single tickets are available for $10.Vouchers for the bus and for season ticket holders must be picked up at the Carrier Dome’s Gate E ticket booth on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Wednesday, Sept. 5, from noon to 6 p.m., according to the SU Athletics website. Commentslast_img read more

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