Australian grid moving steadily toward renewables, decentralization

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The politics may not change much, but Australia’s electricity grid is changing before our very eyes—slowly and inevitably becoming more renewable, more decentralised, and challenging the pre-conceptions of many in the industry.The latest National Emissions Audit from The Australia Institute, which includes an update on key electricity trends in the National Electricity Market, notes some interesting developments over the last three months.The most surprising of those developments may be the South Australia achievement, which shows that since the closure of the Hazelwood brown coal generator in March 2017, South Australia has become a net exporter of electricity, in net annualised terms.Lead author Hugh Saddler notes that this is a big change for South Australia, which in 1999 and 2000, when it had only gas and local coal, used to import 30 percent of its electricity demand.“The difference today is that the state is now taking advantage of its abundant resources of wind and solar radiation, and the new technologies which have made them the lowest cost sources of new generation, to supply much of its electricity requirements,” Saddler writes.As for rooftop solar, Saddler notes that the share of residential solar in the grid is still relatively small but it is the most steadily growing generation source in the NEM. By 2040, or perhaps 2050, the share of distributed generation, which includes rooftop solar, battery storage and demand management, is expected to reach nearly half of all Australia’s grid demand.More: The Rapidly Changing Dynamics of Australia’s Grid Australian grid moving steadily toward renewables, decentralizationlast_img read more

ESPN reporter Dari Nowkhah apologizes for breaking tragic news to Joe Burrow on live TV

first_imgESPN reporter Dari Nowkhah has issued an apology after breaking tragic news to LSU quarterback Joe Burrow after Saturday’s Peach Bowl win over Oklahoma.Carley McCord, the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, was one of five people who died in a plane crash in Lafayette, La., on Saturday. View this post on Instagram Nowkhah asked Burrow about McCord’s death — but Burrow had not known about it — and appeared stunned by the news.Damn. Burrow found out live on air about the plane crash. They didn’t tell the team. pic.twitter.com/EhtEgT3XIV— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) December 29, 2019Nowkhah shared an apology on Twitter.I obviously feel horrible to have been the one to have broken the news of Carley McCord’s passing to Joe, and have shared my apologies and sincere condolences with LSU. (2/4)— Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) December 29, 2019We never intended to hurt Joe & we will learn from this mistake. My heart goes out to the McCord & Ensminger families, and the entire LSU family, during this incredibly tragic time. I hope they, including LSU fans, will accept this apology. (4/4)— Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) December 29, 2019MORE: Carley McCord, daughter-in-law of LSU’s Steve Ensminger, dies in plane crashHours before Saturday’s game Ensminger was informed of McCord’s passing but did not tell the team.The 30-year-old TV journalist and wife of Steve Ensminger Jr. was traveling to Atlanta for the Tigers’ game against the Sooners.center_img The REAL tigers are EIGHT and EAUX 🐯🐯 #LSU #WEWANTBAMAA post shared by Carley McCord (@carleymccord) on Oct 26, 2019 at 4:56pm PDTThe cause of the crash remains unknown.BREAKING: 5 people confirmed dead after small plane crash in Lafayette, Louisiana. New conference starting shortly. pic.twitter.com/bFx2JlIfyv— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) December 28, 2019From The Associated Press:”The lack of a distress call and flight data recorder coupled with mangled and charred wreckage will make finding the cause of a fiery airplane crash in Louisiana extremely challenging, federal officials said Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said at a press conference that it could take 12 to 18 months to figure out why the two-engine Piper Cheyenne fell from the sky about a minute after taking off from the Lafayette Regional Airport on Saturday.”last_img read more

Death toll from vaping rises to 22

first_imgThe CDC is reporting that the death toll stands at 22 people in 15 states from vaping.The grocery store chain Kroger will no longer sell the product at any of their locations as the CDC investigates thousands of illnesses and lung damage in the nation.A new study says exposure to nicotine from e-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer.Researchers at New York University found that vaping causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, concluding it is likely “very harmful” to people as well.The study funded by the National Institutes of Health is the first to link cancer to vaping definitively.The amount of smoke the mice were exposed to was similar to a person who’s vaped for about three to six years.last_img

Three SPSCC Student-Athletes to Play in Sunday’s NWAC All-Star Basketball Game

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSPSCC Clipper Athletics are sending three student-athletes to play in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) All-Star game on Sunday, March 17, in Everett.Women’s Basketball sends NWAC West Region MVP Trinity Betoney to the women’s all-star game. Betoney, a sophomore guard and forward originally from Nevada, averaged 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. She plans to continue her basketball career at a 4-year university and is currently considering her options.Men’s Basketball sends two players to the men’s all-star game: sophomore guards DeMonte Malloy and NWAC West Region Defensive Player of the Year Hunter Sipe. Men’s Head Coach Aaron Landon shared that, “They have been so important for us because they embraced our vision and turned it into a reality. We had won a region championship so there was a lot of pressure on them to sustain the success here. It takes a special type of person to accept that challenge and that’s who both of them are.” Both men plan to transfer to a 4-year university and are currently considering offers. Demonte Malloy. Photo courtesy: SPSCC Hunter Sipe. Photo courtesy: SPSCC Trinity Betoney. Photo courtesy: SPSCClast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Lion’s Club

first_imgMembers of the Nelson Lion’s Club staged its annual Firewood Sale fundraiser near the older CPR station recently.Mallard’s Source for sports wants to applaud the members for a job well done and its continued support of the Nelson community.The members of the club helping the fundraising cause included Klaus Rachdorf, Travis Naaken, John O’Neil, Arnie Erickson, Micah Polipishen, Trent Nash and Hope McRae.last_img

Chelsea v Southampton: Mata in and Torres returns

first_imgJuan Mata is recalled to the Chelsea starting line-up for the game against Southampton at Stamford Bridge.Frank Lampard is on the bench, with Michael Essien coming in for his first Premier League start of the season. The fit-again Fernando Torres starts up front and Eden Hazard is also in the team.England striker Rickie Lambert is dropped to the Saints bench, while ex-Chelsea man Jack Cork is also among the visiting substitutes.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Essien, Ramires; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.Subs: Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Schurrle, Willian, Ba.Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Rodriguez, Osvaldo.Subs: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Lambert, S Davis, Cork, Chambers, Hooiveld.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

a month agoEx-Chelsea striker Marko Mitrovic: I was ready to sign for ‘big club’ Bury

first_imgEx-Chelsea striker Marko Mitrovic: I was ready to sign for ‘big club’ Buryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Marko Mitrovic has revealed he was set to sign for Bury before they were kicked out of the Football League.Mitrovic, a former Sweden youth international, was signed by Chelsea as a 16 year-old from Malmo FF.The attacking talent spent three years inside the Chelsea academy before being promoted to the Blues first team for the 2011–2012 season. Mitrovic never managed a senior appearance for the club – but his English ties drew him back this summer with the prospect of joining Bury. The striker’s last club was Serbia’s Radnicki Nis and by his own admission, he was convinced Bury would be financially saved and he’d be able to sign for the then League Two club.He revealed to Fotbollskanalen: “I was 100 per cent positive that everything would be okay. We had already agreed on everything and I was just waiting to get to sign. I was ready at the start of the season.”I thought the club would be saved and it also seemed that EFL wanted to save the club. I never thought it was not going to work out.”At Chelsea, Mitrovic won the FA Youth Cup and was part of a generation inside Cobham who included the likes of Michael Mancienne, Jeffrey Bruma, Gökhan Töre and Nathaniel Chalobah. On Bury, outwith their financial problems, Mitrovic insists the club was set up for success. He added: “It was really a big club. They had the old Manchester City facilities and the training facility is located near Manchester United’s and Manchester City’s training facilities in Carrington. It would have been a really good move, but this is how it sometimes is.”- updated September 30 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

24 days agoMan City manager Guardiola feels ‘so sorry’ for Foden

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man City manager Guardiola feels ‘so sorry’ for Fodenby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePep Guardiola feels sorry Phil Foden doesn’t play enough for Manchester City. City’s abundance of world-class talent has restricted the talented 19-year-old midfielder to just four appearances this season, three of them as a substitute.He came off the bench to score in Tuesday’s win over Dinamo Zagreb, and speaking after the game, Guardiola told BT Sport: “He [Foden] has incredible finishing and made an incredible step forward (tonight). “I’m so sorry for him, he deserves to play more minutes. “I’m sure he will contribute and help us more.” last_img

Report Hanjin Shipping to Delist on March 7

first_imgzoom South Korea’s former shipping giant Hanjin Shipping is scheduled to be delisted from the local bourse on March 7, Yonhap News Agency said citing industry sources.After entering the market in late December 2009, the company reached a record high of KRW 38,694 per share in January 2011.Although its net profit in 2010 stood at KRW 289 billion, Hanjin Shipping plunged to a net loss of KRW 824 billion a year later, mainly driven by an increased competition in the shipbuilding sector and a depression in the global shipping industry.The shipping company’s 40-year business officially ended on February 17 when the Seoul Central District Court declared Hanjin Shipping bankrupt, some six months after it filed for court receivership.A bankruptcy trustee has been appointed to lead the sale of Hanjin’s remaining assets to pay off debts, with creditors required to file their claims by May 1.However, the rate of debt recovery for unsecured creditors is expected to be close to zero as most of the company’s unencumbered assets are being sold at very low prices, according to Alphaliner.As at September 30, 2016, the shipping firm’s total liabilities stood at KRW 6.69 trillion, including borrowings of KRW 4.56 trillion and trade payables of KRW 2.02 trillion.The company’s total assets were valued at KRW 4.34 trillion while shareholder’s equity showed a deficit of KRW 2.35 trillion, Alphaliner informed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Protesters target Alberta premier at Stampede over gaystraight alliances

first_imgCALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney was met at his Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast by a handful of people voicing opposition to an education law that they say puts gay and transgender students at risk.Kenney was shaking hands and taking photos in a mostly friendly crowd when two women wearing T-shirts reading “outing kids is not in my job description” tried unsuccessfully to have their pictures taken with the premier.The United Conservative government passed legislation last week that erases measures brought in by the previous NDP government to strengthen protections for gay-straight alliances.The clubs are meant to prevent bullying and foster acceptance of LGBTQ kids in schools.The previous law included a ban on school staff informing parents if students join GSAs and a requirement that clubs be set up immediately if students want one.The UCP government has said it does not support automatic parental notification, but that the NDP’s legislation was too blunt an instrument and school staff should be able to use their judgement in certain cases.There have been various protests across the province since the UCP made the Election Act part of its campaign platform in the leadup to the April provincial election.Former NDP Premier Rachel Notley has said the new legislation strips away protections for vulnerable youth.One woman wearing a rainbow “Born this Way” flag as a cape said Monday she was hoping to buttonhole her legislature member at the Stampede breakfast to make her concerns known.“I came here as an ally for the LGBTQ community because the UCP recently passed Bill 8 without adding any of the crucial amendments put forward by the official Opposition that would have helped ensure that GSAs stayed protected both in public and private schools,” Victoria Goleski said.Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Presslast_img read more