December 31

Draft law would begin German hard coal phaseout in 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Germany plans to close 4 GW of hard coal-fired plants via a first annual compensation auction in June 2020, an energy ministry spokeswoman told S&P Global Platts Tuesday.Compensation for closures is to be awarded to bidders offering the lowest cost of avoided CO2 emissions with winning plants set to close after winter 2020/21. The federal grid regulator BNetzA is set to run the auctions, according to a second draft leaked Tuesday.The ministry is finalizing a hard coal exit law to cap hard coal capacity at 15 GW by end-2022. Assuming Datteln 4 comes online, Germany will have around 22 GW of hard coal capacity in operation as the compensation auctions get underway.The BNetzA is to establish exact volumes required to hit the 15 GW target depending on other closure applications, the outcome of various capacity reserve auctions and startup of Uniper’s 1.1 GW Datteln 4 plant. Commissioning of Datteln 4 is foreseen for summer 2020.Closure auctions thereafter are set to run annually until 2026, with hard coal capacity declining to 8 GW by end-2030.Details on 3 GW of lignite closures are expected at a later stage, with Eur40 billion ($44 billion) of support for lignite mining regions already approved. Germany plans to completely phase out coal by 2038.More: Germany plans 4 GW hard coal closure auction in 2020: draft law Draft law would begin German hard coal phaseout in 2020last_img read more

August 14

Robert “Bobby” Jenkins, Jr., 69, Wellington: Oct. 22, 1946 – March 12, 2016

first_imgRobert Jenkins, Jr.Robert F. “Bobby” Jenkins, Jr. age 69, of Wellington, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Via Christi St. Francis/Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita.  He was a farmer and stockman.Robert F. “Bobby” Jenkins, Jr. was born on October 22, 1946 in Topeka, KS to Robert F. Jenkins, Sr. and Janice (Hay) Jenkins.  His family moved to Las Cruses, NM where he was raised. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.Bobby married Lynn Moreland on June 15, 1973 in Belle Plaine.He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Buddy Jenkins and Jamie Jenkins.Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Lynn of Wellington, KS; one son, Robby Jenkins and his wife Elizabeth of Wichita, KS; one daughter, Amy Brown and her husband Charles of Haysville, KS; two sisters, Dana Baker of Eskridge, KS and Jana Hamilton of Belle Plaine, KS; and six grandchildren, Leyton, Hannah, Landon, Lily, Lainey and Alexander.Memorial Services will be held at the First Christian Church on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:30 A.M.  Pastor Don Bryant will officiate.In honoring Bobby’s wishes, cremation has taken place.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m.Memorials have been established with the First Christian Church and Fisher House Foundation in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more