U.K. looks to boost offshore wind capacity to 30GW by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds ($3.4 billion) a year, the government said on Thursday.Britain, which aims to lift industrial productivity as it leaves the European Union, is the world’s biggest offshore wind market with almost 40 percent of global capacity. On and offshore wind turbines met 17 percent of UK power needs in 2018.Britain now has total installed wind power capacity of 20 gigawatts (GW), with offshore wind farms accounting for 8 GW. Offshore capacity will reach 30 GW by 2030 under the plan.The country also hosts the world’s largest wind farm, Orsted’s 659 megawatt (MW) Walney Extension project, with 87 turbines, some of which can generate 8.25 MW each.Britain aims to close coal-fired power stations by 2025, as it seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The failure of some nuclear power plans has also encouraged the focus on offshore wind to fill the potential power gap.More: Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030 U.K. looks to boost offshore wind capacity to 30GW by 2030last_img read more

Shafer explains Hunt playing full game in 40-3 blowout of Central Michigan

first_imgAs Syracuse reserves filtered onto the field in the Orange’s blowout win against Central Michigan on Saturday, Terrel Hunt remained.Scott Shafer said during his Tuesday teleconference that he left his starting quarterback in the game to get increased action and that he ran out the game well. Hunt finished the 40-3 win with 175 passing yards and a touchdown to go with 92 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.“We were just trying to be productive on offense and continue to get him reps,” Shafer said.After missing the end of the first half and all of the second of SU’s season-opening, double-overtime 27-26 win against Villanova, Hunt scored the Orange’s final touchdown with 59 seconds left in the Central Michigan game on Saturday.“I see everything,” Shafer said, when asked if he saw Hunt get hit running in a touchdown with 3:43 left. “But he came in and played well — finished the game the way we wanted to.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on September 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more