Plan floated for large-scale baseload solar-plus-storage facility in Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta is laying down a challenge to the coal and gas industry by putting forward a $1 billion plus solar and storage proposal in the federal Coalition’s planned tender for new 24/7 power generation.The proposal from Gupta’s Australian energy offshoot, Simec Zen Energy, is in line with its previously announced plans to power the Whyalla steelworks he now owns – along with other large energy users – with cheap reliable power via a mix of large scale solar, battery storage and pumped hydro.News of Gupta’s proposal comes as the government confirms that 66 different projects were put forward in response to the government’s request for proposals, with gas plants forming the largest number, and plans for new coal plants, expansions and extensions accounting for another 10 coal investments.The biggest among these is a $6 billion proposal for two new coal plants in Victoria, put forward by Trevor St Baker, the co-owner of the ageing Vales Point coal generator in NSW. Any such move would likely need an indemnity from the federal government against a future carbon price, potentially costing around $7 billion, analysts and industry bodies say.Gupta’s plans, however, emerge as a significant challenge to the push by the coal lobby to fulfil the wish by many in the Coalition and their funders to breathe new life into the coal industry, if not into the atmosphere. Simec Zen may not be the only party with a proposed combination of wind or solar with battery or pumped hydro storage, but it is likely the only one that can guarantee an off-take agreement – with Gupta’s own steelworks.Simec Zen’s proposal is to combine solar, battery storage and longer-term storage via pumped hydro using pits from the nearby iron ore mines that once supplied the steel smelter. The pumped hydro facility at the Middleback mine would deliver around 110MW and six to eight hours of storage, but the capacity could be doubled to 220MW should an upgrade to the transmission line to the Eyre Peninsula proposed by ElectraNet go ahead. That would take the total cost of the Simec Zen proposal to around $1.3 billion.More: Gupta challenges coalers with $1 billion plus solar and storage plan Plan floated for large-scale baseload solar-plus-storage facility in Australialast_img read more

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New Hyde Park Crash Kills NJ Man

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 71-year-old New Jersey man was fatally struck by a car in New Hyde Park on Wednesday night.Nassau County police said Thomas M. Thomas got out of his car to ask for directions when he was hit by an eastbound Mercedes Benz on Marcus Avenue at 10:30 p.m.The victim was taken to North Shore University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly later.Homicide Squad detectives tested the vehicle and found no criminality.last_img read more

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“Donkey” charged for stabbing man

first_imgA 21-year-old resident of Port Kaituma was slapped with a wounding charge after he allegedly stabbed a man about his body on Tuesday last.Delroy “Donkey” Parish of Orenoque, Port Kaituma, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Wednesday and denied the charge.It is alleged that Parish unlawfully and maliciously wounded Robin Adams on June 5, 2018 at Orenoque, Port Kaituma.According to the accused, he was attacked by Adams and was only defending himself. He was released on $50,000 bail. The case will continue at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court on August 7, 2018.last_img read more

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Warm and wet weather to rule July

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jim Noel, NOAAWith July 4 behind us, Ohio’s farmers will be facing above normal temperatures and precipitation for the rest of the month.Even though it has gotten a little drier recently, the pattern around a big high pressure to the west and south of Ohio favors a warm and humid July with rain chances. However, there will be swings in the the pattern from week to week.The first week of July had a very warm and humid pattern with increasing rain chances. Week two will offer a cooler pattern but with continued rain chances. Weeks three and four will return to above normal temperatures and rainfall near normal.Looking ahead to August, expect above normal temperatures with rainfall normal or above normal. It should be noted that the above normal temperatures will be driven much more so by overnight low temperatures versus daytime maximum temperatures. Maximum temperatures will generally only be a few degrees above normal while overnight minimum temperatures will at times be 5 to 10 degrees above normal.last_img read more

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FEU completes Final 4 cast with Adamson win; UP out

first_imgBelingon looks forward to title rematch against Fernandes For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I told them to don’t think about the first game, don’t event hink about the Final Four, just think about this game.”Arvin Tolentino led the Tamaraws 14 points while Prince Orizu had 10 points, 12 boards, and two blocks.Rob Manalang had 15 points to lead Adamson while Papi Sarr had 10 points and seven rebounds.Adamson lost two main players in Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jerie Pingoy, who got hurt during the duration of the game.Ahanmisi left the floor just before halftime and did not return to play for the remainder of the match while Pingoy sprained his left ankle with 5:22 left in the game after landing on Jasper Parker’s foot.ADVERTISEMENT Although its lead wasn’t threatened in the fourth, FEU still made sure that Adamson didn’t put its Final Four aspirations at risk.The Tamaraws clamped down on the Falcons and mounted a 10-4 closing run with Prince Orizu capping it off with a three-point play 2:02 left in the game that gave FEU a 69-54 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I have to hand it to them, they never gave up, they really had this immense fortitude that they wanted to go to the Final Four,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela, who reminded his team not to be distracted by the implication of their game.UP needed Adamson to win get a playoff for the no. 4 spot against FEU, and Racela told his team not to think about the Fighting Maroons. View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University rounded out the Final Four cast of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after dragging Adamson University to the ground, 71-54, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The fourth-seeded Tamaraws ended their elimination campaign with a 7-7 record and ultimately ousted no. 5 University of the Philippines (6-8) from the semifinal race.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextlast_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool defender Van Dijk: I belong on the dais with Messi and Ronaldo

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool defender Van Dijk: I belong on the dais with Messi and Ronaldoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists any individual awards “won’t change me”.Van Dijk won UEFA’s Player of the Year at the end of last month, being awarded the title ahead of football greats Lionel Messi, of Barcelona, and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo.After helping Liverpool win the Champions League last season and finish runners up to Manchester City in the Premier League title race, Van Dijk is also up for FIFA’s The Best gong. And again among the nominees are Messi and Ronaldo.Van Dijk, who also won last season’s PFA Player of the Year, told Algemeen Dagblad: “Whatever comes out, it won’t change me.“Look, you can’t compare me as a football player with (Lionel) Messi or (Cristiano) Ronaldo. I think the only thing you can try is to compare the impact we have had on our teams. And even that is very difficult.”I am especially pleased that there is appreciation for defenders. That we are being looked at differently. And that there can be a reward for all the dirty work that has been done.”Van Dijk is quick to highlight the contribution of teammates to his success – both with Liverpool and The Netherlands. The defender, who kicked off his career with Willem II ten years ago, admits the individual recognition is reliant on winning trophies with his team.He added, “This is thanks to the boys from Liverpool and Oranje. You really only win these prizes if you have achieved success together.”No matter what happens, Van Dijk insists he will accept the title proudly should he win The Best trophy.He explained: “Do I deserve it? What I think is that we have had a fantastic year. We were also able to win the Super Cup back in August. It just feels great. A defender does not often win individual prizes. I think Fabio Cannavaro was the last in 2006. Maybe it is time for a defender again.”- updated September 23 last_img read more

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Photos: Honeymooners Sporting Their Tux And Wedding Dress Are At Kentucky’s Game vs. South Carolina

first_imgHoneymooners in wedding tux and dress at Kentucky vs. South Carolina.It’s Valentine’s Day, so it’s fairly fitting that a recently married couple is attending Kentucky’s game against South Carolina at Rupp Arena this afternoon. The couple, which got married Friday night, is sitting in the upper section of the Wildcats’ arena, with the groom sporting his tuxedo and the bride still wearing her wedding dress. Check it out: Here’s our new favorite honeymooners sitting 1st row upper arena @Rupp_Arena after getting married last night pic.twitter.com/v6k9s9Bea5— Ryan Lemond (@ryanlemond) February 14, 2015There’s a bride at Rupp Arena today: pic.twitter.com/hmWR6RHcPx— Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) February 14, 2015How grand is UK basketball? These fine Kentucky folks were just married in the Commonwealth’s church, Rupp Arena. #fb pic.twitter.com/1QwZNQMDOc— Benjamin Riggs (@bpriggs) February 14, 2015Woman in wedding dress watching basketball in second level of Rupp Arena. (Above A in Whitaker). pic.twitter.com/ZhmxF36x6Z— Brian Bennett (@BennettESPN) February 14, 2015Love and Basketball combine @Rupp_Arena for @KentuckyMBB vs South Carolina. #BBN #Bluelyweds pic.twitter.com/Na3HgVOs1C— KYwildcatsTV (@KYwildcatsTV) February 14, 2015Basketball, clearly, reigns supreme in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky and South Carolina are currently playing on ESPN.last_img read more

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Faster Processing of NHF Cards at Savanna-La-Mar Hospital

first_imgChief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Fund (NHF), Everton Anderson, says the processing of NHF cards at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital, in Westmoreland, will have a quicker turnaround time soon.Addressing a Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar meeting at Hotel Commingle in Westmoreland on October 9, Mr. Anderson said that by the end of this year, it will take just 15 minutes to process NHF cards at the hospital.“Five years ago to get an NHF card, you had to fill in your form and we send the card by mail. At that time, about 30 per cent of those cards were returned to us because many people were no longer utilising the postal service. We decided to try the same-day card printing at the NHF head office and it worked well. What that meant is that within 15 minutes of completion of the (NHF) form, you got a card,” Mr. Anderson noted.He pointed out that this process will eventually be in all parishes, as it is imperative that patients have quick access to the cards.Meanwhile, Mr. Anderson dismissed claims that the public sector is inefficient, emphasising that the NHF is “committed to not only speaking about being efficient, but demonstrating it.”He also highlighted that the NHF is committed to improving access to much-needed medication by citizens in all parts of the country.last_img read more

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Sexual assault case SC dismisses Tarun Tejpals plea seeking quashing of charges

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by Tehelka magazine’s founder Tarun Tejpal seeking quashing of charges framed against him in a sexual assault case filed by a former woman colleague. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked Goa’s lower court to complete the trial preferably within six months in the case against Tejpal. Tejpal is alleged to have sexually assaulted a former woman colleague inside the elevator of a five-star hotel in Goa in 2013. He has denied the allegations. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Tejpal was arrested on November 30, 2013, by the crime branch after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the court. He has been out on bail since May 2014. The court had on August 6 reserved its order on Tejpal’s plea. The Goa Police had claimed that there were “contemporaneous” WhatsApp messages and e-mails which showed that the Tehelka magazine founder should face trial in the case. The police, while opposing Tejpal’s plea seeking quashing of charges framed against him, had told the court that there was “ample material” warranting trial in the case. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Tejpal had moved the apex court, challenging the Bombay High Court’s December 20, 2017, order dismissing his plea seeking quashing of charges. Earlier, he had claimed that there were inconsistencies in the video recordings and the statements of the victim recorded under section 164 of CrPC before the magistrate. The trial court in Mapusa town of Goa had framed charges against Tejpal under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including alleged sexual harassment and provisions related to rape.last_img read more

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Peace Country Pickleball Skills Development Clinic

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Brook Siver, IPTPA Level 2 Certified Instructor and Elya Postma, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Instructor will lead an interactive Pickleball clinic to develop skills.Beginner Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)5:30 pm-7:30pmIntermediate Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)7:30 pm-9:30 pm $30.00 per person, paddles and balls will be availableTo register contact; [email protected] or 250-262-5801To view the FB Event; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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