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

Bulldogs 4th & 6th Graders Win Dirt Road League Sectionals

first_imgThe 6th Grade Bulldogs had a tough draw in Sectional 16, but were able to win 3 games in one day against great competition to capture the crown.In the championship contest the Bulldogs had tired legs and found themselves in a see-saw battle with 4:25 remaining in the title game to Greensburg White.  Conner Drake and Jack Grunkemeyer hit huge rebound baskets to give the squad the lead each time down the stretch.  Grunkemeyer’s 3 free throws were clutch in the closing seconds as Gus Prickel intercepted the in-bounds pass from the Pirates along the sideline in an effort to tie the contest to seal the Championship 37-34.  The Bulldogs fought hard and were only able to muster 33% shooting for the championship contest, but dug deep to force the competitors into only 34% shooting themselves.  4 made 3 pointers kept Greensburg in the game until the end, but the Bulldogs won the rebound battle 32-25 and persevered for a well-deserved title.  Jack Grunkemeyer led the team in scoring with 12 points, Gus Prickel tallied 9, Bradley Wirth 6, Conner Drake 4, Chris Lewis 4, and Sam Johnson 2.  Grunkemeyer was an absolute beast with 11 rebounds with Wirth adding 8 caroms.  Prickel led the team with 3 assists.Earlier in the day, to get to the championship contest, the Bulldogs had to pull off a tough wins to open up the day against an up and coming Rising Sun squad 28-25 and a solid Madison team 37-26.  In the opener, the Bulldogs struggled from the field by shooting only 26% for the contest due to solid inside play by the Shiners.  The Bulldogs were able to force several key turnovers with full court pressure, win the rebound battle 23-15, hit 6-10 from the free throw line and survive and advance.  The team was led in scoring by Lewis with 10, Grunkemeyer 7, Johnson 6, Wirth 3, and Drake 2.  Grunkemeyer had 7 rebounds and Johnson 6, with two big ones in crunch time.  Prickel played solid defense on the Rising Sun point guard and tallied a superb 5 assists.In the semi-final contest against the Madison Cubs the Bulldogs played a solid game throughout.  The squad shot 65% from the field, held the Cubs to 34% shooting, won the rebound battle 18-13 and held off a late rally to advance to the title game.  Chris Lewis led a solid team effort defensively against the sharp shooting Miller of Madison, limiting him to 5 points.  The Bulldogs were an impressive 14-18 from the free throw line to hold off Madison for the 3rd time this season.  Lewis led the team in scoring with 12, Prickel tallied 10, Grunkemeyer 10, Wirth 3 and Johnson 2.  Grunkemeyer was again a work horse with 8 rebounds while Wirth added 5.  Prickel tallied 4 assists.The Bulldogs (23-6) on the campaign, now advance to next week’s Dirt Road Basketball Final Four in the Historic Richmond High School Tiernan Center vs. Greensburg Blue at 2:00 PM. The winner of the contest will play the winner of the 1:00 PM contest between Richmond and Connersville Red at 4:00, with the consolation contest to proceed.  This makes the 5th consecutive season the Class of 2024’ has reached the DRBL Final Four.Batesville 5th Grade White squad lost to Greensburg 33-15 in sectional play to move to (1-14) on the campaign.Batesville 5th Grade Blue lost to Madison 33-15 in sectional play and then defeated Jac-Cen-Del in a consolation contest 30-11 to move to (11-8) on the season.The 4th Grade Bulldogs won the Dirt Road Basketball League Sectional 8 championship on Sunday at BHS over the Milan Indians 38-20.  The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Cayden Drake with 14, Caleb Mohr had 8, Brayden Maple 6, William Kuisel 4, Owen Enneking 4 and Trenton Jordan 2.In the semi-final contest earlier in the afternoon, the squad jumped all over Jac-Cen-Del and won going away 43-20 to advance to the title game.  Brayden Maple led the team in scoring with 14, Cayden Drake tallied 13, William Kuisel 5, Ethan Schneider 4, Trenton Jordan 3, Owen Enneking 2 and Landon Raver 2.Coach Matt Enneking noted great defense throughout the championship day as the key to success.The Bulldogs, (17-4) on the season, advance to next week’s DRBL Final Four to be played at Batesville High School where the hosts will take on Greensburg at 1:00. In the second semi-final, Eastern Hancock takes on last year’s champions, Centerville at 2:00.  The Championship is scheduled for 4:00, with the consolation game proceeding at 3:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

GARDAI ISSUE WARNING AFTER SPIKE IN THEFTS OF LUXURY CARS ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgOwners of luxury brand prestige cars such as BMW’s, Audi’s and Mercedes in Donegal are urged to be extra vigilant after a spate of robberies of such cars.BMWs, Audis and Mercedes are top of the gang’s list in Donegal.The warning comes from local Gardaí who are urging people in the community to be vigilant and keep a sharp eye for movement of vehicles late at night or early morning.Garda Sgt Paul Wallace said an organised criminal gang have been targeting these types of cars across the North-West. These gangs are highly skilled thieves who specialise in car theft, and are moving around the country gathering intelligence of where specific vehicles are located with a view of returning at a later date to steal the cars.High-end cars may be broken into and often small items of personal property are stolen, leaving the impression that the vehicle, whose alarm has been set off, has been robbed purely for minor gain.However, the break-in allows the thieves to plug a hand-held computer into the car’s OBD (on-board diagnostic) port, and then clone the data on the car’s operating systems and keys.After the owner of the car has repaired the damage- usually a broken window – the thieves return with the new electronic programmed cloned key that allows them to drive away without any fuss most likely during the night or early morning Divisional Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Wallace said people should take precautions.‘Owners of high spec cars for example Audi’s, BMW’s & Mercedes should be mindful of this trend and any interference with high end cars should be reported to Gardaí immediately.“It is vitally important that these cars receive software updates to update locking mechanisms from established main dealers or independent specialists in an effort to beat the car thief. Simple things for example ensuring your car is locked and the keys are in your possession is a simple first step which appears logical but alas the evidence has proved at times- otherwise.“Apart from organised car thieves, if any criminal can get access to your car keys either by them being left in the vehicle or close to the front or rear door of the house they will quickly retrieve them and make good their escape- with your car!’.Stolen cars are normally sold off to unsuspecting buyers, broken down for parts and also sold on to criminal gangs for use in robberies and drugs runs. Gardai believe the luxury car gangs are part of a wider and highly organised network who have been stealing a variety of vehicle, plant and marine leisure equipment, particularly outboard engines, across Western Europe in recent years.Simple Precautions1. Parking your car in an area with good lighting or cctv cover may deter the thief.2. Ensure the keys are not easily accessed in the house. 3. Installation of a tracking device in the car should be considered.GARDAI ISSUE WARNING AFTER SPIKE IN THEFTS OF LUXURY CARS ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AudiBMWcar theftsdonegalgangGardaiMercedeslast_img read more