Rhodium Group says U.S. coal-fired generation fell 18% in 2019, now at 1975 levels

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Examiner:U.S. coal-fired power fell by record levels in 2019, a drop that was almost entirely responsible for the country’s 2.1% decline in greenhouse gases last year, according to preliminary data from the Rhodium Group, an independent research firm.2019 was a “really brutal year for coal, and that is driving the emissions reductions that we see,” said Hannah Pitt, a senior analyst with Rhodium who manages the group’s U.S. Climate Service.Coal-fired power declined 18% in 2019, according to the new research released Tuesday, in which Rhodium outlined preliminary emissions estimates for 2019. That puts U.S. coal generation at its lowest level since 1975.Those coal retirements had a “pretty sizable” impact on emissions levels, Pitt said. Rhodium’s preliminary estimates find U.S. power sector emissions down nearly 10%, a significant reversal from the sector’s 1.2% emissions bump in 2018.Rhodium estimates U.S. economy-wide emissions are 12.3% lower than in 2005. To reach the Obama-era Paris target, the United States would have to cut emissions between 2.8% and 3.2% each year for the next six years, a pace Pitt says is speedy but doable, though only with significantly more robust federal policy.“There are drivers in the power sector that are pushing lower-carbon options,” Pitt said, citing market trends such as cheap natural gas and falling renewable energy costs, as well as policies such as clean energy tax credits and state-level clean energy standards.[Abby Smith]More: ‘Brutal year for coal’ drives decline in US greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 Rhodium Group says U.S. coal-fired generation fell 18% in 2019, now at 1975 levelslast_img read more

Sir Alex Ferguson backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United job during wild celebrations after PSG win

first_img Sean KearnsThursday 7 Mar 2019 11:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Sir Alex Ferguson backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United job during wild celebrations after PSG win Sir Alex Ferguson wants Manchester United to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Picture: Getty)Sir Alex Ferguson threw his weight behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s bid to land the Manchester United job on a permanent basis after the club’s stunning win against Paris Saint-Germain.The Red Devils became the first club in Champions League history to overturn a two-goal deficit from the home leg to progress to the quarter-finals.United needed an all-important third goal in injury time to ensure they progressed on away goals and they found it through Marcus Rashford, who converted from the penalty spot after a controversial award for an alleged handball from Presnel Kimpembe.The goal sparked wild celebrations on the pitch but the United squad continued them in the away dressing room and were joined by Sir Alex, Eric Cantona, Avram Glazer and Patrice Evra.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe United squad could be heard singing supporters’ chant for Solskjaer and the Guardian claim that Ferguson and Cantona joined in with serenading the Norwegian.Legends. ✊#MUFC pic.twitter.com/l7x74snTs6— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 6, 2019 Comment Advertisement It’s the biggest indication yet that Ferguson believes Solskjaer should land the job.The Scot is a well-known admirer of Mauricio Pochettino and has long considered the Argentine to be his perfect heir at Old Trafford.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsHowever, Solskjaer has shocked the football world with his success in the last three months at United and their win against PSG was one of the greatest in the club’s history.The Norwegian must now refocus his side for Sunday’s trip to the Emirates.Arsenal lost 3-1 against Rennes in France on Thursday and were forced to play over 50 minutes of the match with 10 men after Sokratis’ red card.MORE: Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey exposes Arsenal team-mates with lung-busting run before crucial Rennes goal Advertisementlast_img read more