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

Mark McGwire’s 70-home run season: A timeline of monster shots and memorable moments

first_imgMORE: 10 single-season MLB feats we’ll never see againMcGwire started fast McGwire had 58 home runs in 1997 as part of a season he split between Oakland and St. Louis. McGwire’s first full season with the Cardinals started fast.  McGwire hit four homers with 12 RBIs in his first four games — all at Busch Stadium — to set the tone for a record-breaking season.  Excitement at the All-Star break  McGwire hit 30 or more homers by the All-Star break four times during his major league career, but he set a record with 37 homers at the break in 1998. Barry Bonds later broke the record with 39 homers in 2001.  Sosa was close behind with 33 homers. That generated an unmatched excitement for the second half of the season.  McGwire hit monster home runs  McGwire had five homers that measured more than 500 feet in 1998, including a 545-foot homer off the Marlins’ Livan Hernandez on May 16.  McGwire also had 10 games with multiple home runs, including a pair of three-homer games. He hit three homers against the Diamondbacks on April 14 and against the Phillies on May 19.  McGwire and Sosa reached 60 together  McGwire and Sosa each hit their 60th homer on Sept. 5. Sosa hit a home run off Pittsburgh, and McGwire matched it with a home run against the Reds. That set the stage for one of the most exciting weeks in baseball history.  McGwire broke record in style  McGwire tied Maris’ record on Sept. 7 with a home run against the Cubs. He broke the record the following night with a 341-foot shot off Chicago’s Steve Trachsel. Here’s Joe Buck on the call:  Sosa was there to greet McGwire with a hug at home plate. Sosa would hit 61 three days later and followed with his 62nd homer on Sept. 12.  Big finish  The chase was not over.  Sosa tied McGwire with his 65th homer on Sept. 25, but McGwire homered on the same day for No. 66.   The ESPN 30-for-30 documentary “Long Gone Summer” will chronicle the 1998 home-run chase between the Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and the Cubs’ Sammy Sosa — a memorable season that has been tainted by steroids.  McGwire and Sosa both broke Roger Maris’ single-season record of 61 homers that season. McGwire finished with 70 homers, and Sosa had 66. McGwire’s record-breaking 70-homer season featured some memorable moments along the way.   McGwire then smashed four home runs in the final two games for an amazing 70-homer season.  Bonds later broke the record with 73 homers in 2001.last_img read more