New South Africa plan looks to cut coal reliance, expand renewables

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:South Africa has dropped proposals to boost supply from nuclear plants in its latest energy blueprint and will increasingly harness renewable sources as it trims a reliance on coal.“There will be a study to determine if more nuclear is needed after 2030,” Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told reporters in Pretoria on Monday. “But until then, there is no increase in nuclear generation envisaged.”The long-awaited update of the country’s Integrated Resource Plan for power sector spending, the first in eight years, calls for the biggest increase in capacity from wind and natural gas.Wind and natural gas are each projected to increase by 8,100 megawatts of capacity, while 5,670 megawatts will come from solar and 2,500 megawatts from hydropower, according to the plan. Coal, which currently makes up the bulk of the country’s energy source, will add 1,000 megawatts. The Department of Energy, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa and state-owned utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. are tasked with carrying out the proposals.President Cyril Ramaphosa has this year overseen the replacement of Eskom’s leadership as he seeks to attract $100 billion of investment to the country. A program to add more renewable power from independent producers has been revived.“There is significant change in the energy mix post 2030, which is mainly driven by decommissioning of old coal power plants that reach their end of life,” Radebe said. Close to 30 gigawatts of Eskom’s coal fleet is to reach end-of-life by 2040, according to the draft document.More: South Africa drops nuclear, adds renewables in energy plan New South Africa plan looks to cut coal reliance, expand renewableslast_img read more

Isle of Capri work of art hits the market

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first_imgThe marble feature wall is a highlight of the property. The main living hub is anchored by a sleek kitchen with a blend of grey marble, black cabinetry and high-end appliances. MORE NEWS: What makes this house so popular? MORE NEWS: Neglected ‘gingerbread house’ gobbled up before auction 10 Rapallo Ave, Isle of Capri, is for sale. It’s contemporary, edgy and luxurious — this Isle of Capri house is an opulent waterfront entertainer. Recently built, the house at 10 Rapallo Ave was meticulously designed to ensure every inch offers luxury living. From the impressive pool overlooking the water to ample outdoor entertaining space and the statement living area — this house has it all. A tranquil spot for a bath. A picturesque spot to take in the water views. The four-bedroom house is being marketed by Nick Baxter and Matt Gates of Ray White Prestige Surfers Paradise and has a price guide in the low $2 million range. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoOwner Matthew Galea said the brief when designing the house was to create the “ultimate living space”. “My favourite aspect is the outlook over the water, I think it’s got one of the best outlooks on the Gold Coast,” he said. “I don’t like walking upstairs so I only wanted a single-storey home.” Cook up a storm in the stylish kitchen. The opulent waterfront entertainer. Every room oozes luxury. Mr Galea said another highlight was the marble feature wall. “It’s nero marquina marble and surrounds the fireplace and is a backdrop to the TV.” Mr Galea enlisted John Campbell Design, Jim Mullins Design, Form Landscape Architects and Glenn Cramb of Cramb Constructions to build the boutique home. The outdoor entertainment area and kitchen. last_img read more

Willard B. Jackson, 77

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first_imgWillard B. Jackson, 77, St. Paul, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.Born, June 30, 1941 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Harry James and Lizzie L. (DeMaree) Jackson.Willard worked as a Sears Repairman from 1965-1977. He then owned and operated Jackson General Store in St. Maurice. He also had worked at BCA and then retired from Print Pak.Willard was a founding member of the “Tree City Classics Car Club” and he loved to ride motorcycles.He was a married in 1962 to Virginia M. Hardebeck and she survives.He is also survived by four children, Tony C. (Diann) Jackson, Holton, Keith A. Jackson, Greensburg, Penny Marie (David) Tungate, North Vernon, Amanda J. (Adam M.) Strachman, Connecticut; four grandchildren, Trevor, Marsha, Tasha, Dakota; six great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harry James Edward Jackson II, Carl T. Jackson, George Daniel Jackson.Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Glenn Seaman officiating.Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Union Baptist Cemetery Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Nigerian female players need be discouraged from going abroad for peanuts — Chiejine

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first_imgAnn Chiejine, a former Super Falcons Assistant Coach, has advised the Nigeria Football Federation to be more involved in contract agreements many Nigerian female footballers now sign abroad.Chiejine, who appeared for the national team at three FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, said on Monday in Abuja that the contents of such contract agreements are very alarming. She told The News Agency of Nigeria: “The rate at which Nigerian female footballers sign playing contracts with clubs across the world, particularly in Europe and Asia, is now alarming and needs to be checked.“It is very disturbing that they jump at any available opportunity to play in Europe and Asia without bothering about the contents of the contracts.”The former national goalkeeper advised that the NFF should be more involved in the players’ contract agreements.She said: “It is unbelievable that these players sign contracts that see them earning very little – as low as $400 and not higher than about $600 per month.“So, my advice is that the NFF should be more involved in their contract agreements. “The football agents are exploiting the players and it has to stop.”She lamented the fact that some of the players involved were not even ready to listen to advice from experienced players like her.Chiejine said: “When we advice them, based on the fact that we have some knowledge and experience in such area, they feel it’s out of envy that they are going abroad.“But it is not so.“It is because we know they are good enough to earn good pay in Europe, and they should therefore go for contracts that are not slavish.” She however said, apart from NFF intervention in the area of good scrutiny, clubs on the domestic scene needed to do better to ensure Nigerian players stay back home.She said: “Our domestic clubs should up their game in terms of remunerations for these players.“When our players realise they can earn something tangible at home, they won’t bother travelling abroad for peanuts.”NAN.RelatedPosts FIFA formally welcomes Super Falcons to France 2019 France 2019: Dennerby invites 30 home girls to camp Super Falcons to play about 10 matches before 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup – NFF Tags: Ann ChiejineFIFA Women’s World Cup FinalsPeanutslast_img read more

Kossuth County residents question proposed wind farm in southeastern part of county

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first_imgALGONA — The placement of wind turbines has become a hot topic in some areas of the state.There will be a public hearing in Winterset today on a proposed moratorium banning construction of wind turbines in Madison County for the next 27 months. Last Thursday, Kossuth County’s Board of Supervisors held a public hearing about a proposed wind farm in southeastern Kossuth County.Several people in the crowd asked whether the turbines interfere with television, radio or emergency signals. Tony Wellman, the site manager of an Alliant Energy wind farm in Franklin County, said the company has technicians who can be dispatched to investigate.“To upgrade antennas, different things like that,” Wellman said, “…different processes for different scenarios, whatever that scenario may be, to help eliminate that TV interference.”Others in the crowd asked if wind turbines interfere with GPS signals used to guide machinery through farm fields.“The Franklin County Wind Farm is 181 turbines…All of those locations are right out in agricultural fields, so they’re planting soybeans, corn, so on under the turbines,” Wellman said. “We have not had one GPS interference on a tractor for those 181 turbines.”The city council in Wesley passed a resolution last month, asking the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors to change the county’s wind energy ordinance and prevent wind turbines from being placed within two miles of a city.last_img read more

Bale nets hat-trick as Wales smash sorry China 6-0

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first_imgBale sealed his hat-trick in the 62nd minute after latching on to a long ball forward. He was promptly substituted before the restart and left the pitch to rapturous applause from the Chinese fans.The four-team China Cup in Nanning sees Czech Republic play Uruguay, tomorrow night. The winners play Wales in the final next Monday.Speaking after the match, China coach Marcelo Lippi said, “I don’t want to talk about the attack and defence today, I want to talk about the players attitude and performance.“I will be 70 in a month’s time. I’m still active in this role because of my passion for football, if the players I picked didn’t show the same passion then that is my failure.”Share on: WhatsApp Nanning, China | AFP | Ryan Giggs’ first game as Wales coach got off to a flying start Thursday with a 6-0 demolition of China as Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick.The Real Madrid forward scored his 29th international goal for his country to become the highest scoring Welsh player of all time, breaking Ian Rush’s record.Wales wasted no time asserting their dominance when Bale held off China defender Wang Shencao to place a shot into top left corner of the net after just two minutes.It was one-way-traffic during a match between two teams which both failed to qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. And just before half time Bale laid a pass into the path of Liverpool winger Harry Wilson who celebrated his 21st birthday by scoring his first international goal.China rang the changes with a raft of substitutions at half time but Wales came out unchanged after the interval and continued to dominate their hosts.Burnley striker Vokes grabbed his second in the 58th minute with a close range finish after Wilson had sprung the offside trap to put him through on goal.center_img Bale almost got a second in the 17th minute as he chased a ball forward, but Shanghai SIPG goalkeeper Yan Junling sprinted off his line to clear the ball.It seemed a only matter of time before Wales scored again and in the 21st minute Sam Vokes capitalised on defensive sloppiness to put through Bale to score his second of the night.Wales continued to enjoy complete control and scored their third when Vokes flicked Andy King’s knockdown past the outstretched fingers of Yan into the goal.last_img read more