Girls Night Out! Andrew Rannells & Allison Williams Run Wild at Bullets

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 View Comments Zach Braff Will Swenson Andrew Rannells is one busy guy—in addition to playing Hannah’s pal Elijah on HBO’s Girls, he’s also gearing up to star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch while filming the new movie The Intern at the same time. But the Tony nominee still somehow found the time to see the toe-tapping musical Bullets Over Broadway with his Girls co-star Allison Williams on July 26. The duo wasn’t the only star to catch the show that night—Will Swenson, who is prepping to star in Bull Durham in Atlanta, GA, was also on hand to see Zach Braff, Nick Cordero and the tap-dancing gangsters in action. Check out these Hot Shots of the star-studded evening, then see Bullets Over Broadway through August 24 at the St. James Theatre. Bullets Over Broadway Andrew Rannells Star Files Related Showslast_img read more

Fitch: Rules on Coal Investment Could Affect Debt Ratings of Electric Co-Ops and Utilities

first_imgFitch: Rules on Coal Investment Could Affect Debt Ratings of Electric Co-Ops and Utilities FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Steven Johnson for Electric Co-Op Today:Electric cooperatives and public utilities have dealt well with past limits on access to capital, but new curbs on coal investment could pose a challenge, Fitch Ratings said.California regulators have called on insurance companies doing business in the state to sell their thermal coal investments, including those in utilities that generate 30 percent or more of their energy from coal, regardless of location.“Should similar policies and restrictions aimed at utilities with existing coal generation versus new investment proliferate, public power systems could be faced with the difficult decision of prematurely retiring existing units or confronting a significant loss of liquidity,” Fitch said.In turn, that could increase operating and debt service costs that co-ops would have to account for in some fashion, the service said.Full article: Fitch: Coal Investment Curbs Could Affect Co-opslast_img read more

New Jersey begins bidding process for 1.1GW of offshore wind

first_imgNew Jersey begins bidding process for 1.1GW of offshore wind FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Press of Atlantic City:The state Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously Monday to open a bid process Sept. 20 for the nation’s largest solicitation of offshore wind energy.Companies will compete for ratepayer subsidy of construction costs and 20 years of operation costs for 1,100 megawatts of electric generation capacity, according to the BPU. The window to apply will close Dec. 28, and a decision on which projects will qualify for ratepayer subsidy will be made by July 1, 2019.That should give companies enough time to qualify for federal tax credits, due to expire at the end of 2019, said board President Joseph L. Fiordaliso. The tax credits will save ratepayers about 12 percent of the construction costs, he said.It’s the first step in meeting the state’s goal of 3,500 MW of offshore wind by 2030, Fiordaliso said, and of reaching 100 percent green energy for the state by 2050. Last week Gov. Phil Murphy called on the board to open two additional 1,200 MW solicitations of offshore wind capacity — one in 2020 and another in 2022.Fiordaliso said the solicitation asks companies to estimate a net economic benefit of their projects, compared to the costs to ratepayers. The BPU will provide a guidance document to help developers calculate net economic benefits. The bid — or bids — with the best mix of cost and economic benefit will be chosen for ratepayer subsidy of construction and operating costs, he said. All income from sale of electricity will be returned to ratepayers.Companies may apply to provide anywhere from 300 MW to the full 1,100 MW, he said. But each company must also provide data on what it would cost for it to provide 400 MW, so all companies can be compared on that measure.More: BPU opens bid solicitation for 1,100 MW of offshore windlast_img read more