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Hall & Oates, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter & More Announced For Pilgrimage Fest Lineup

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first_imgComing in hot from September 24-25 in Franklin, TN is the annual Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival, which today has just added a number of incredible artists to their 2016 lineup. A billing that previously included Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Violent Femmes, The Arcs and more has just been supersized, including a great announcement that features some exciting talent.The new artists added include Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter, Anderson East, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Suffers, JD & The Straight Shot, Jonny P, and The Settles Connection. With these artists and so many more performing, Pilgrimage is set to be a great weekend experience of live music!Check out the new lineup announcement video below.Tickets and more information can be found here, and you can see the full lineup billing below.last_img read more

Economy minister says Slovakia to end coal-mining subsidies by 2023

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Slovakia will phase out subsidies for coal mines supplying one of the country’s most polluting power plants from 2023, sooner than expected, Economy Minister Peter Ziga said on Monday.The Slovak government subsidizes mining at the country’s only coal company, privately owned Hornonitrianske Bane Prievidza (HBP), paying around 100 million euros ($114 million) a year, which helps maintain thousands of jobs. The company produced 1.8 million tonnes of brown coal last year, supplying the Novaky power plant in central Slovakia.The facility is operated by Slovenske Elektrarne, a utility co-owned by the state, Italy’s Enel and Czech energy group EPH. Slovenske Elektrarne said this year that extending the life of the 266-megawatt Novaky plant beyond 2023 would require significant investment.The Environment Ministry says the plant is the second-biggest carbon emitter in the country.“We will soon unveil an action plan and announce the year 2023 as the end of subsidies for the coal mines,” Ziga told reporters on the sidelines of an energy conference in Bratislava. “It does not mean they would have to close immediately. We have to work with the European Commission to show people alternatives,” he added.More: Slovakia to pull plug on coal subsidies from 2023: minister Economy minister says Slovakia to end coal-mining subsidies by 2023last_img read more