Renewables close in on coal generation in Germany

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Germany is edging ever closer to its national target of 65 per cent renewable energy by 2030, with new data showing wind and solar produced 38 per cent of the electricity consumed in the country between January and September 2018.The figures mark an increase of three percentage points over a year earlier, according to utility association BDEW, and were boosted by the renewables’ share reaching 43 per cent in the months of January, April and May. “If we have an average amount of wind in the fourth quarter, renewables could also cover 38 percent over the entire year,” BDEW said in a statement.But for the first three quarters of the year, this means that renewables produced almost 170 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), while lignite and hard coal added up to about 172 billion kWh. “Clearly, renewables are in the fast lane, while the contribution of conventional energy sources to cover gross power consumption is falling continuously,” said BDEW head Stefan Kapferer.Meanwhile, the rise in renewables generation has helped to set Germany’s carbon emissions on course for their largest drop since the 2009 recession, the Clean Energy Wire reports. Strong renewable power production and warm temperatures lowered Germany’s CO2 emissions by around 7 per cent in the first nine months of 2018, according to the calculations by energy market research group AG Energiebilanzen (AGEB).More: German renewables share jumps to 38% for 2018, nearly catches coal Renewables close in on coal generation in Germanylast_img read more

Knicks say owner James Dolan isolated after positive coronavirus test

first_imgJames Dolan has become the latest sports figure known to have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).The Knicks, whom Dolan owns along with the NHL’s New York Rangers, announced Saturday night that he is in self-isolation after receiving the test results. It did not say when he tested positive. The Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms. He continues to oversee business operations.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 29, 2020More than a dozen NBA players, staff and broadcasters are known to have contracted the disease. Four members of the Nets, who play in Brooklyn, tested positive early in the outbreak. Kevin Durant was one of the four.CORONAVIRUS: NBA players, other figures who have tested positiveNew York has been one of the areas most affected by the coronavirus in the U.S. The city has recorded 672 deaths related to COVID-19 since the disease’s outbreak earlier this year, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. Dolan reportedly was resistant to the NBA staging games in empty arenas as a response to the coronavirus outbreak in early March. Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Knicks were one of three NBA teams (the Rockets and Pacers) that wanted “a formal governmental mandate” to close games to the public. The league suspended the season on March 11 after Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive.Dolan’s Rangers share Madison Square Garden with the Knicks.last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (HI SIR – THE SONG!)

first_imgTHERE appears to be no end to the number of songs being released as the Countdown to Croker continues.Here’s another one – entitled Hi Sir.Not everyone’s cuppa….but it will give you a laugh.Click to play  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (HI SIR – THE SONG!) was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img