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Europe plans massive expansion in offshore wind: 60GW by 2030, 300GW by 2050

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:The European Union wants a massive increase in offshore wind to help clean up the electricity industry and aid the recovery after the pandemic.To meet its mid-century goal of becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent, the region needs to boost offshore wind capacity to 300 gigawatts by 2050 from just 12 gigawatts now, according to an EU roadmap published on Thursday. That will require as much as 789 billion euros ($940 billion) in investment, mostly from utilities and energy majors.The strategy proposed by the European Commission details how to unlock the potential for wind farms at sea that’s getting cheaper every year and are more powerful than those on land. But the industry is still struggling with bureaucratic hurdles, while fierce competition for deals makes each project less profitable.“With our vast sea basins and industrial leadership, the European Union has all that it needs to rise up to the challenge,” said Frans Timmermans, the commission’s executive vice-president. “Already, offshore renewable energy is a true European success story. We aim to turn it into an even greater opportunity for clean energy, high quality jobs, sustainable growth, and international competitiveness.”As an interim objective, the EC targets 60 gigawatts of offshore wind and at least 1 gigawatt of tidal and wave energy by 2030. The goal for offshore is realistic, according to Imogen Brown, analyst at BloombergNEF, which forecasts the EU capacity at 57.2 gigawatts by then.The acceleration that the EU is targeting post-2030 is a bigger challenge and the key for meeting the 2050 offshore wind goal of 300 gigawatts will be collaboration between nations on planning, grid development and innovation, Brown said. The commission is also eyeing 40 gigawatts of tidal and wave energy by the middle of the century.[Ewa Krukowska]More: Europe seeks $940 billion boost for giant offshore wind farms Europe plans massive expansion in offshore wind: 60GW by 2030, 300GW by 2050last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs JV Team Outscored By Lady Pirates

first_imgThe JV Lady Bulldogs lost their first home game of the season last night 14-10 in a back and forth battle with the visiting Lady Pirates.  Greensburg struck first by putting 2 on the board in the second inning but the Bulldogs were able to push across 5 runs of their own to put them in front early.  The Lady Pirates came back in the third and posted 2 more while the Bulldogs were able to post 1 in the inning and 1 more in the fourth.  The Lady Pirates scored another run in the fifth inning off of a deep triple by Greensburg’s Jones.  Greensburg struck again with a big inning in the.sixth as they sent 10 batters to the plate while pushing across 6 runs.  The Bulldogs responded with 2 in their half of the sixth inning to make it a 11-9 after six innings.  Greensburg, however, was able to tack on 3 more in the seventh and the Bulldogs only managed to score 1 in their half to end the game at 14-10.The Lady Bulldogs were able to pound out 15 hits on the evening.  Morgan Biggs and Molly Weiler led the Bulldogs with 3 hits a piece while Gabby Elston and Ainsley Phipps each chipped in with 2 a piece.  Chloe Saler, Gwen Martin, Sarah Ripperger, Sophie Lee, and Courtney Chambers all finished with a hit as well.  Eight different Bulldogs scored runs in the game to even out the offensive attack.Morgan Biggs got the start on the mound and pitched an excellent game striking out 12 Lady Pirates while surrendering 7 hits.Batesville JV Softball will next be in action Monday evening as they travel to St. Leon to take on the East Central Trojans.  First pitch will be immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.last_img read more

Van Gaal charged by FA

first_img Press Association Van Gaal said after the game that “every aspect of the match” had been “against” his team, including the referee Chris Foy. A statement from the FA on Wednesday said it was alleged that Van Gaal’s words “allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute”. The Dutchman has until 6pm on Monday to respond to the charge. Having seen the Barclays Premier League giants held by their Sky Bet League Two hosts in the initial encounter between them on January 23, Van Gaal said: ”Every aspect of the match is against us – the pitch, the referee, everything that you can think about is against you.” He later repeated ”every aspect of a match is against us”, adding: ”You have seen the referee. It’s always the same. “Everywhere I have coached these games – and I have coached them also with other clubs – it’s always the same.” United won the replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. center_img Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made following his side’s FA Cup fourth-round goalless draw at Cambridge last month.last_img read more