Massachusetts regulators approve power contracts for 800MW offshore wind project

first_imgMassachusetts regulators approve power contracts for 800MW offshore wind project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800 MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies.Vineyard Wind, a 50/50 partnership between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid Renewables LLC, in May 2018 became the winner in Massachusetts’ first offshore wind solicitation and secured the right to negotiate contracts for the construction of an up to 800-MW wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. The proposed project involves the installation of up to 106 wind turbines, of 8 MW to 10 MW each, at water depths of 37 to 49 meters (121 to 161 feet). It is planned to become operational in 2021, producing power and renewable energy certificates (RECs) at a total levelised price of USD 0.065 (EUR 0.058) per kWh over the 20-year term of the contracts.According to DPU, the contracts with Massachusetts’ electric distribution companies are “cost-effective as well as in the public interest.”As per the contracts, Vineyard Wind has pledged to provide USD 15 million to a fund that will invest in projects promoting the use of energy storage in low-income communities and back the deployment of battery storage in the Commonwealth.“The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the completion of the largest offshore wind project in the country, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide Massachusetts residents and businesses with cost-effective clean energy and promote economic development,” said governor Charlie Baker.More: Massachusetts nods to Vineyard Wind’s contracts for 800 MW of offshore windlast_img read more

Live Outside and Play Prize Pack 2019

first_imgThe Live Outside and Play Road Team has 8 amazing sponsors this year. Throughout their 7 months on the road, there are giveaways and demo opportunities for readers and fans. The following prize pack will be awarded August 30th to ONE lucky follower. This is the second of THREE major prize packs. Sign up now for a chance to win a prize from each sponsor, including: Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on June 30th, 2019 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mis-transcribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before June 30th, 2019 – date and time subject to change. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. One entry per person or two entries per person if partnership opt-in box above is checked. Big Agnes – Mica Basin Camp Chair and Woodchuck Camp TableStio – Wilcox Fleece hoodie/Sweetwater Fleece HoodieRoofnest – Down BlanketLeki –  Micro Vario Carbon AS Men’s AND Women’sSea to Summit –Traverse III Sleeping Bag AND Foam Core PillowLowe Alpine – Aeon 27 PackMountain House – Classic Assortment Bucket AND Essential Assortment Bucketcenter_img Name: Email*: Phone Number: Address*: City*: State*: ALAKAZARCACOCTDCDEFLGAHIIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMAMIMNMSMOMTNENVNHNJNMNYNCNDOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVTVAWAWVWIWYZip Code*: I certify that I am over the age of 18.WIN ONE MORE ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST! I would like to receive updates from BRO, and prize partners straight to my inbox!* denotes required fieldlast_img read more

Union-Endicott HS Key Club hands out hope to Breast Cancer survivors

first_imgThroughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dozens of members of the UE Key Club decorated pumpkins, made pillows, and put together what they called “bags of hope”. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Some local students from Union-Endicott High School were hard at work handing out hope to breast cancer survivors. The club then gave the items out to the Lourdes Breast Care Center and women who have had surgery. Kendal Phinney, member of the UEHS key club told 12 News, “We’ve always been a pretty big club, and a lot of people have wanted to do a lot of things, especially when they can physically attend the events. But it’s been a lot harder with not all of us going to school on the same days. So we’ve been having virtual meetings. But we’ve had good participation, for the most part, just everyone coming together for the same cause.” The UE Key Club Supervisor says she is incredibly proud of what the students were able to do for others amid the pandemic.last_img read more

Lufthansa to offer ‘negative only’ flights between German cities | News

first_img– Advertisement – Those who do not wish to be tested will be transferred to an alternative flight at no additional cost. LH2058, which leaves Munich for Hamburg at 09:10, will be the first test flight to carry 100 per cent negative passengers. Retrospectively, the second daily flight on which all passengers are tested will be the LH2059 from Hamburg to Munich.- Advertisement – Upon completion, customers will receive their test results within 30 to 60 minutes and only on presentation of a negative test will the boarding pass be activated and access to the gate be granted. Alternatively, passengers can present a negative PCR test taken no later than 48 hours at departure. Lufthansa takes care of the entire testing procedure with no hidden or extra costs for the passenger. – Advertisement – OlderFroggatt takes up Abercrombie & Kent leadership rolecenter_img Lufthansa will start the first test runs for comprehensive Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on selected routes between Munich and Hamburg on November 12th. In partnership with Munich and Hamburg airports, as well as biotech company Centogene and the Medicover Group’s medical care centre, MVZ Martinsried, the airline is offering its customers the opportunity to be tested free of charge before departure on two daily flights. – Advertisement – Passengers are simply required to register in advance and allow a little more time before departure.“With our test strategy, we are pursuing the goal of using the data obtained to gain important insights into the use of rapid tests.“Successful testing of entire flights can be the key to revitalizing international air traffic,” said Christina Foerster, Lufthansa group executive board member for customers.All negativeAnimesh Kumar, director of tourism consulting at GlobalData, an analytic company, said all negative flights could be a way to rebuild trust in the aviation sector.He explained: “Increasing consumer confidence is the only way for the travel and tourism industry and segments like airlines and hospitality to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Globally, several destinations require the travellers to produce a negative Covid-19 test result either before the boarding or at the time of the arrival. “The move allows the customers to opt for either a home test or visit an empanelled collection centre.”He added: “Airlines across the globe are coming up with measures to facilitate this process of getting tested and increasing the consumer confidence. “If airlines offer rapid antigen tests at the airport and ensure that only those who have tested negative are allowed to board, it will help in elevating the consumer confidence. “However, it would also be an operational nightmare and may not be feasible for all flights. “Negative-only flights can be attempted on routes that are popular in the holiday seasons as that may provide the much-needed boost to all stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry.”last_img read more

Public calls for the award of CNTB grants will be published in early 2018

first_imgThe 27th session of the CNTB Tourist Board was held today in Zagreb, at which the De minimis Aid Program for the Development of the Tourism Sector for 2018 was adopted, which regulates the conditions, criteria and manner of granting small value aid on the basis of which Croatia will the tourist board to issue public calls for projects of tourism initiatives and products in underdeveloped areas of tourism, to support events and to support programs of destination management companies.The proposal of the Public Invitation for granting aid to tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas and the ordinance regulating the general conditions and rules for approving aid to tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas of Croatia were also adopted. Director Staničić emphasized the importance of timely announcing public calls for grants. “With the aim of further improving the process of awarding grants, we decided to announce all our public calls in early 2018. We want to give the beneficiaries of our grants enough time to apply, but also to plan and implement activities. I believe that these activities will now be greatly facilitated because the results of the competition will be known earlier than in recent years when they were announced in July.”, Said director Staničić, adding that today the members of the Tourist Council also appointed the commissions of the Croatian Tourist Board for the implementation of public calls for grants in 2018.New CNTB offices in Shanghai and Seoul In addition to the topics related to grants, the members of the Tourist Council also discussed the expansion of the network of the Croatian National Tourist Board in the world and adopted the annual plan for monitoring the work of tourist boards in 2018. The decision on the establishment of two new representative offices and two new branches of the Croatian National Tourist Board abroad was adopted. These are the office of the representative office on the market of the Republic of Korea based in Seoul, which will be formed in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Seoul and the office of the representative office on the market of the People’s Republic of China based in Shanghai. . The new branch offices are planned for the Italian market based in Rome and for the US market based in Los Angeles.The importance of a greater presence in these markets was commented by Minister Cappelli, who stressed that the decision to expand the network of offices abroad was made after detailed analysis. “During this year, Croatia achieved significant growth in tourist traffic in many distant markets such as China, India, Australia or the USA. This is the best indicator that we need to consider how to present ourselves even better in these, but also in other markets that have great potential. Next year we will open a representative office in Shanghai, and given the growing openness and interest of Chinese tourists in Croatia and additional promotion, I believe that China will become one of the most important emitting markets for Croatia.”, Said Minister Cappelli.last_img read more

E-Collection Day at Wellington Recycling Center is Saturday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — E-Waste Collection Day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, March 12 between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information about the operating hours, please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or information destruction, please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Wilshere says Arsenal still believe after Atletico draw

first_img“It was definitely not the result we wanted but the performance was good and we have got to take confidence from that and take that into the away fixture,” the midfielder said.“It is half-time. We cannot be too disappointed. We created a lot of chances. If we create chances and put them away then we have got a chance.”Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday but, with a top-four berth seemingly out of reach, Wenger will be focused on which players will feature in the Spanish capital four days later.Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin admitted Atletico are favourites to progress.“Atletico are a team that know how to make you suffer,” he said. “They know how to create chances and score goals.“It’s only 1-1, though, and the tie is still open. We know it will be hard playing in their stadium but there are positives that we can take.”An opportunity missed but we’re still in this tie – let’s learn from last night and stick together until the end ? #WeAreTheArsenal ? pic.twitter.com/ZhzukNbj7s— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 27, 2018Share on: WhatsApp United Kingdom | AFP | Jack Wilshere says Arsenal can take confidence from their Europa League semi-final draw against Atletico Madrid, despite the frustration of conceding a late away goal.With the visitors on the back foot for much of Thursday’s first-leg contest at the Emirates Stadium following Sime Vrsaljko’s early dismissal, the Gunners dominated the game and looked set to take a lead to Madrid next week when Alexandre Lacazette headed them in front.But Antoine Griezmann capitalised on weak defending to convert a late equaliser and secure a 1-1 draw.Diego Simeone’s side have lost only twice at home since moving to the Wanda Metropolitano last summer, one of those a Champions League group game against Chelsea.Atletico have also gone 11 home games without conceding a goal, and Arsenal head to Spain needing two to win the game. But, ahead of what could be Arsene Wenger’s last European match in charge as he prepares for the end of his 22-year reign in the summer, Wilshere believes there is reason for Arsenal to be positive.last_img read more

City will not sacrifice League Cup for title race: Guardiola

first_imgGuardiola said that those players who had played on Saturday in the 3-1 win over Everton would probably have to shoulder the responsibility of backing up against Leicester due to a growing injury list.Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne returned against Everton and should play again whilst record goalscorer Argentinian Sergio Aguero could start after a four week absence through injury.“We don’t have many players,” said Guardiola.“We have a lot of injured players. Some players that played Saturday and in the last games have to play.“But it is a chance to reach a semi-final and since I’ve been here my teams have never dropped one game, not even a friendly game.“It is a competition, it must be respected, like we did it last season. We are going to try and win the game.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Holders Manchester City will take Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final with Leicester City seriously, says manager Pep Guardiola, even though they are in a tight duel with Liverpool for the Premier League title.Guardiola — whose Premier League champions trail Liverpool by a point — says it is only by winning trophies the club can get better, even if the League Cup is viewed as the third most important domestic trophy in English football.The 47-year-old Spaniard concedes Liverpool may benefit from no longer being involved in the League Cup — their next match is against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday — and if City progress they will face a two-legged semi-final in January.“We could say yes,” said Guardiola, answering a question at his press conference over whether Liverpool had an advantage in having a lighter fixture list.“But I’d prefer to be in the League Cup than not.“I cannot imagine going into a game thinking, ‘Oh, it will be better to lose because then we’ll have more time to rest’. I have never thought in that way.“That is the only way a club like Manchester City — who 10 years ago were not in this position — can grow up, and get better and better. And that’s what we have to do.”last_img read more

Gokulam Kerala makes it free for women to come and watch the team in…

first_imgAdvertisement e7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6vc5q( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ghoWould you ever consider trying this?😱6a1oCan your students do this? 🌚fRoller skating! Powered by Firework The club has decided to allow free entry to all women for all the 10 league matches. Gokulam Kerala’s president, V.C. Praveen took this decision to bring about a change and popularise football among women after seeing so many women turn up at Kozhikode to see the football match. By making the entry free, he hopes that women would turn up at the corporation stadium where the I-LEAGUE is to take place.Advertisement Gokulam Kerala’s president, V.C. Praveen has been quoted as saying Advertisement “We would love to see female spectators at the stadium. We are pretty serious about promoting women’s football, and we are the only I-League club to have a women’s club.”The Kerala Women’s League is to be held this year after I-LEAGUE. Reportedly ten teams will be seen participating in the Kerala Women’s League. Advertisement Kozhikode District Football Association secretary P. Haridas also considers it a great initiative and shared his own memory of how there used to be separate stands for women at the stadium during Sait Nagjee matches. Gokulam Kerala decided to take this initiative after 4000 women decided to turn up for the match between Cambodia and Iran held at the Azadi stadium in Tehran. This was a noteworthy incident, as women in Iran are not allowed in the football stadiums, the last time they were allowed entry was back in 1981. Advertisementlast_img read more

Leafs look to right the wrongs of the past, open KIJHL season against Murdoch rivals

first_imgA handful of those players — netminder Ben Kelsch, defenceman Aigne McGeady-Bruce and forwards Sawyer Hunt and Colum McGauley are local grads from Nelson Minor Hockey.DiBella also recruited 16-year-old forward Ryan Piva and defenceman Brendan McKay from Trail.“I feel we’ve got a great group of local players on the roster,” said DiBella, promising to return to the days of Simon Wheeldon coaching by rolling all four lines and defence during the games this season.“I’ve always been a huge proponent of looking after your own and I’m confident the locals we have will play a big part of our success and help our team.”Nelson, with 22 players on the roster, opens Friday in Beaver Valley before heading south of the 49th parallel to face the Spokane Braves Saturday.Leafs fans see the Green and White for the first time this season Friday, September 16 at the NDCC Arena against Spokane.DiBella said 20-year-old Jason Sandhu, acquired in an off-season deal with Ridge Meadows of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, will get the start in goal against the Hawks.“He’s been terrific, not only in the exhibition games but also in practice,” DiBella exclaimed.“If it was normal to put a “C” on a goalie, then I’d have one on Jason . . . he’s just been exceptional as a leader for far this season.”The undefeated record during the exhibition season only proves the Leafs may have got the jump on some teams in the league.However, it’s a long season, and the real season doesn’t start until February, when the post season arrives.Which means some Leaf fans may want to see a little more proof of the turnaround before jumping completely on the bandwagon.“We will build off out exhibition momentum although we will see the real teams going into regular season now that most rosters have been solidified,” Dooley explained.“That being said I believe everyone will notice the change in structure and the exciting product that will be on the ice.”Can’t wait.Go Leafs Go! Hockey and winning have always been associated with Nelson Leafs teams.But it’s been seven years since the Leafs won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title.And the 2010 campaign was the last time a Nelson team made it out of the Murdoch Division.Which seems like an eternity for loyal Green and White fans used to watching hockey in March.However, there’s appears to be slight bit of hope on the horizon.Nelson has been on a serious rebuild since dumping its coach midway through last season.And the new coaching staff has already instilled a different atmosphere in the dressing room.“Our recruiting has turned out to be successful in the areas we were looking to fill within our team structure,” said Assistant coach and GM Sean Dooley on the on the eve of the season opener Friday in Fruitvale against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks — a team Nelson must tame if the franchise wants to relive the glory years of past championship seasons.“We have a good balance of offensive and defensive minded players. We wanted speed, size and the hardest working team we could find and I believe we’ve obtained that within this group of players.”Head coach and Director of Player Personnel Mario DiBella likes the fact Nelson opens against the team that knocked the club out of the playoffs last season.“There’s always incentive to beat Beaver Valley for a number of reasons . . . none more than attitude,” DiBella explained.“At the end of the we all need to answer to a code of conduct which I don’t always agree transpires in (Beaver Valley). So from a personal level it would do me great service to see us win every time we play BV this year.”Nelson coaches have logged more miles than Greyhound finding the right players with skill and character to fill out the roster.last_img read more