first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Salt Lake Tribune:Completing a shift to renewable energy, Kennecott Utah Copper will shut down its last coal-fired power plant in Magna, shrinking its carbon footprint by as much as 65% — a total of more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, according to its owners.Rio Tinto, Kennecott’s corporate parent, announced Wednesday that power to the copper producer will come from 1.5 million megawatt hours of renewable energy certificates purchased from Rocky Mountain Power, which will be primarily sourced from its Utah-allocated portfolio, including wind power generated in Wyoming.The move formalizes a transition that has been underway at Kennecott Utah Copper, which mines and processes copper ore at its vast industrial network on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley, for the past several years, according to spokesman Kyle Bennett.“This ensures we are offsetting the electrical demand we use across our Utah operations with certified renewable energy certificates,” Bennett said. “Rio Tinto wants to be carbon neutral by 2050. Every operation within the portfolio would have to look at ways to achieve that.”Kennecott’s 75-megawatt Unit 4, added in 1960 and idled for the past two years, is the last coal-fired power plant on Utah’s crowded Wasatch Front and perhaps the oldest in Utah.More: Good news for Salt Lake Valley’s air: Kennecott to close its last coal plant, shift to renewable energy Kennecott to close its last coal plant in Utah, switch to renewable energylast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Lionel Messi has joined his old boss Pep Guardiola in donating €1 million (£916,000) to help in the fight against coronavirus. The Barcelona captain has been working hard to raise awareness about the pandemic and has now taken it a step further by producing a huge donation to help healthcare workers with supplies. “Leo Messi makes a donation for the fight against Covid-19 at the Clinic. Many thanks for your commitment and your support,” Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic account wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night. Messi joined Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a host of other recognisable faces from football in raising awareness with a video highlighting the five key steps to beating the virus. Barcelona, along with the rest of Spain, is currently in lockdown as the country tries to get a grip of the virus which is rapidly spreading. The coronavirus death toll in Spain jumped by 514 in a single day, as the situation in the country quickly worsens. Official figures on Tuesday show that 2,696 people have now died in the country and close to 40,000 are infected. News of Guardiola’s donation arrived earlier on Tuesday as he becomes the latest star name to offer financial support. The Manchester City manager has earmarked the money, sent to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation, to be spent on purchasing medical equipment. The fund is named after a doctor from Santpedor – the town Guardiola hails from – who passed away in the 1970s. The foundation had raised just over €33,000 after the initial plea and Guardiola’s personal contribution has rocketed their resources. Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi’s long-term rival, and agent Jorge Mendes put a £1 million donation together to finance three intensive care units for patients suffering from COVID-19 in Portugal. The Portugal captain and Mendes have been in contact with the hospitals already and are planning to equip two wards in Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon and one in Santo Antonio in Porto. Wards in Santa Maria will come with ten beds and ventilators while the wing in Santo Antonio will have fifteen beds and ventilators. The chairman of the Santa Maria board of director has confirmed the donation, while Santo Antonio hospital have also revealed that the duo are helping out too. Daniel Ferro, president of Santa Maria, thanked the pair: ‘We were contacted by Jorge Mendes, who volunteered with Cristiano Ronaldo to finance two intensive care units for critical patients suffering from COVID-19. “There are fans, monitors, infusion pumps, beds … all the equipment that constitutes an intensive care unit equipped to provide care to a COVID-19 patient.”Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19DonationLionel MessiPep Guardiolalast_img read more