EU initiative to test growing seaweed at existing offshore wind farm

first_imgEU initiative to test growing seaweed at existing offshore wind farm FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:A world-first effort to grow seaweed at an offshore wind farm will launch off Belgium this year.The Norther wind farm in the North Sea will host the two-year Wier & Wind project that will deploy seaweed production equipment between its 44 MHI Vestas turbines. The EU-backed Dutch-Belgian initiative says seaweed farming could optimise otherwise unused space at the ever-larger offshore wind projects being built off Europe and beyond.Seaweed specialist and project partner AtSeaNova claimed demand for seaweed is set to rocket, thanks to its sustainable, healthy credentials and versatility.“Seaweed is the biomass of the future. It can be used for many large-scale applications, such as food, animal feed and biomaterials,” the company said. “There are too few suitable locations along the coast to meet the increasing demand. Wind farms at sea would be a suitable alternative.”Seaweed harvesting is slated to begin in the second quarter of next year at Norther, which at 370MW is Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm and entered service last year for its owners, Belgian energy provider Elicio, and a joint venture between Dutch utility Eneco and Mitsubishi.The Wier & Wind project is the latest move in a growing effort to harmonise offshore wind development with aquaculture. China last year unveiled plans for unified offshore wind and fish farming off Shandong province.[Andrew Lee]More: World-first bid to grow ‘food of the future’ seaweed at offshore wind farmlast_img read more

Japanese utilities see expansion opportunities in booming Texas electricity market

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Texas’ booming energy market is attracting interest from overseas, including Japanese investors. Two Japanese energy companies have in recent weeks made their first investments in the U.S. renewable energy sector, looking to capitalize on expected continued growth in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. market, while a third Japanese company has expanded its U.S. presence by investing in its second renewable energy asset in Texas.On July 10, Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. teamed up with Michigan-headquartered utility company CMS Energy Corp. to acquire the 525-MW Aviator Wind Project in Coke County, Texas, from Ares Management Corp. The deal closed Aug. 6. CMS owns 51%, Kansai Electric owns 48.5% and Ares funds own the remaining 0.5%.The Aviator Wind project is the first renewable energy holding in the U.S. for Osaka-headquartered Kansai Electric. The company has partial ownership interests in two operating gas-fired plants in the PJM Interconnection LLC region. It has also invested in onshore wind farms in Finland and Ireland, according to a news release, as well as the Triton Knoll and Moray East offshore wind farms supplying the U.K.The new investments mark the latest step in Japan’s growing involvement in overseas energy projects. A number of Japanese energy companies have invested in the European offshore wind sector for nearly a decade. In its home islands, Japan by 2030 wants renewable energy resources to make up 22% to 24% of its power supply, primarily from solar and offshore wind.Tokyo Gas Americas Ltd., a new subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd., on July 29 announced the acquisition of the 500-MW Aktina Solar Project (Ramsey) in Wharton County, Texas, from Nashville, Tenn.-headquartered private developer Hecate Energy. The deal, which closed Aug. 5, is the first international solar project that Tokyo Gas has seen through from construction to completion. The first phase of the Aktina project is expected to be in commercial operation in mid-2021, and its output will be sold into the ERCOT market.On Aug. 5, J-POWER USA Development Co. Ltd., a unit of Tokyo-based Electric Power Development Co. Ltd., announced its second U.S. renewable energy project with AP Solar Holdings LLC, a Texas-based developer. Called Charger Solar, the 400-MW facility will be located in Refugio County, Texas, midway between Houston and San Antonio. Construction is set to begin in the second quarter of 2021, with the project in operation in 2023. In April, the two companies said they had teamed up to develop a 350-MW solar project, to be in operation in 2022, in Wharton County, Texas, supplying ERCOT’s Houston zone.[Michael Lustig]More ($): Japanese utilities expand presence in U.S. renewables sector Japanese utilities see expansion opportunities in booming Texas electricity marketlast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events July 17-23

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lord Huron with James ApolloSounds of the nature echo throughout these Wild West anthems sung by Ben Schneider, who formed this up-and-coming indie folk quintet from Michigan. Their debut full-length album, Lonesome Dreams, two years ago, is so steeped in country imagery it’s fit for a camping trip soundtrack. With the like-minded, even bluesier opening act, James Apollo. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $30, $35 DOS. 8 p.m., July 17.Soldier RideThe annual long-distance bicycle tour and fundraiser is back to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping returning veterans transition recover from war wounds and to civilian life. The first 25-mile leg starts in Lindenhurst and ends at Overlook Beach. That’s followed by a 5K from Amagansett to Sag Harbor. Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway. $60 9:30 a.m. July 18. Ocean View Farm, 551 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett. $60 9 a.m., July 19.Great South Bay Music FestivalBlues legend B.B. King, jam band Moe. and local rockers Taking Back Sunday headline this three-day, bay front music fest—billed as the largest such event on Long Island—on four stages covering a variety of genres. It includes typical festival fare such as food tents, beer gardens as well as arts and crafts. Bring sunscreen. Shorefront Park, Rider Avenue, Patchogue. $29.99 one-day, $94 weekend pass. 5 p.m., July 18, 1 p.m. July 19, 12 p.m. July 20.Electronic Musicians CollectiveThis group of electronic artists who roll jazz and blues into high-energy dance songs as well as groovier dub jams have joined forces to expose Long Island to the genre-blending sound. Emceed by Huntington’s own electronic musician, MEME. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $5 Members/$10 Public. 10 p.m., July 18.Gogol BordelloRussia invaded the Crimean peninsula. So now the Ukrainian gypsy punk Wonderlust Kings from the Lower East Side are invading Long Island with their surreal, debaucherous act. It’s only fair. Don’t forget to wear purple. With special guest Man Man. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $30, $40 DOS. 8 p.m., July 18.LIU Post Chamber Music FestivalThis three-week series kicks off its 33rd summer season with The Pierrot Consort, featuring flutist Susan Deaver, violinist Dale Stuckenbruck, violist Veronica Salas, cellist Maureen Hynes, pianist Heawon Kim, and guest violinist Nam-Sook Choei Lee performing Ravel Piano Trio in A minor, Joan Tower “Rising” for flute and string quartet and Richard Strauss Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13. Continues through Aug. 1. Hillwood Recital Hall, LIU Post, Brookville. $12; seniors and students $8. 8 p.m., July 18. Sandra BernhardThe actress/singer/comedienne brings her live show, “Sandyland,” that blends theatre, rock-n-roll and stand-up with a little burlesque, cabaret and her band, The Flawless Zircons, to the East End as part of the Hamptons LGBT Comedy Festival. Read a prior interview she did with the Press last year. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $45. 8 p.m., July 18.Dennis DeYoung of StyxDomo Arigato, Mr. Roboto! We’re still not sure what that means—but who cares?!? Dennis DeYoung the founding member of Styx will perform (we can only hope) hits like “Mr. Roboto” and “Come Sail Away” (a six-minute adrenaline-filled work of musical genius) and several other blasts-from-the-past that made the prog rock band from Chicago a nationwide sensation. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. $35-$79.50. 8 p.m., July 19.The Wayans BrothersThey’re keeping it all in the family. Shawn, Marlon, Damon, and Keenen Ivory Wayans have had tremendous success as comedians, actors, producers, and writers over the past three decades since sketch comedy TV series “In Living Color,” the “Scary Movie” series, the 2004 blockbuster “White Chicks” and even Shawn and Marlon’s own ‘90s sitcom “The Wayans Bros.” Now see these four hilarious brothers on the latest stop of their nationwide stand-up and sketch comedy tour. This dream team’s unique brand of irreverent humor, with impressions and kooky characters galore, will have you rolling in the aisle by the end of the night. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $$62.50-$138.30. 8p.m., July 19.Red Bull Global RallycrossStart your engines! This high-flying Volkswagen Rallycross race is all speed without the breaks, sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats. Series leader Scott Speed will be vying for the top prize alongside Rallycross superstars Nelson Piquet Jr., Steve Arpin And Rhys Millen and other crossover stars. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $29-$40.80. 9 a.m., July 19-20.Anti-FlagThe seditious Pittsburgh punkers celebrating 20 years as a band arrive three days prior to the release of their latest album, A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013. And they’re still just as pissed. With opening acts Screaming Females, Worlds Scariest Police Chases and Gangway! Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $15. 7:30 p.m. July 19.James R. Hansen Book SigningThe bestselling author will be in Montauk signing copies of his latest book, A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf. Montauk Downs scenic 18-hole course is among the golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, considered to be one of the game’s most innovative golf course architects and the subject of Hansen’s latest biography. The book will be discounted to $20 for the appearance. Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course, 50 South Fairview Ave., Montauk.11 a.m., July 19.The William Floyd Estate in Mastic, as taken by Long Island artist/photographer Xiomaro, who was commissioned by the National Park Service to document the historic site. His photos will be on display July 4 through Aug. 17, 2014 at the Patchogue Watch Hill Terminal. The William Floyd Estate Comes to PatchogueA reception for a selection of photographs, commissioned by the National Park Service, by  Long Island artist/photographer Xiomaro capturing the historic William Floyd Estate in a new light. The exhibit will be on display along with select artifacts from the Estate, at the Watch Hill Ferry Terminal through Aug. 17. Read more about William Floyd and the exhibit in this recent Press feature. Might as well take the ferry to the beach from there! Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, 160 West Ave., Patchogue. Free. 3 – 6 p.m., July 20.Lee Grant Book SigningMeet the legendary actress and pioneering director overcame a dozen years on the Hollywood Blacklist to win two Oscars—one for going head-to-head with Warren Beatty in the ‘70s sexy classic, Shampoo, and the other for her acclaimed documentary, Down and Out in America. She’ll be talking about all that and signing her new book, I Said Yes to Everything, Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $6 Members/$11 Public. 7:30 p.m., July 21.Snow WhiteThe legendary fairy tale is making a comeback, sort of. Snow White fans packed movie theaters earlier this year for the prequel, Maleficient starring Angelina Jolie, which pushed the story of Snow White and the seven dwarves back into the public consciousness. Parents can re-live the Disney magic once again—with the kids, of course—on stage instead of the big screen. We hear Prince Charming is making an appearance. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $14.40-$18.50. 11 a.m., July 22.Ted NugentThe wild, no-holds-barred rocking master of the “shut up ’n’ jam” heats up Huntington for a night with The Nuge his fans may never forget. This American guitar hero from Detroit has been blasting away for years at convention and he won’t stop kickin’ ass until hell freezes over—or they stop making Gibsons that look like Old Glory with strings. Want to catch some “Cat Scratch Fever”? Go for it, guys. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $35, $76.50. 8 p.m., July 21.Quiet RiotC’mon feel the noise! Headbangers will be out in force for this ‘80s metal show headlined by Quiet Riot. With fellow metal bands Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys and Gilby Clarke of Guns ‘N Roses fame. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15, $20, $25. 8 p.m., July 23.Pole Position Raceway OpensThe chain of indoor motorsports entertainment facilities opens their first location on Long Island, touting the fastest electric karts on the East Coast, hitting speeds up to 45 mph. The 120,000-square foot facility boasts two quarter-mile tracks. It also features adult karts for racers who are at least 58 inches tall and separate junior karts for kids who are at least 48 inches tall. Pole Position Raceway, 40 Daniel St., Farmingdale. 11:30 a.m., July 23.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian, Arielle Martinez and Timothy Bolgerlast_img read more

Brookhaven Crash Kills Driver

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An unidentified man died after crashing his truck in Brookhaven over the weekend.Suffolk County police said the driver was heading southbound on Horseblock Road in a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban when his vehicle struck a tree on Montauk Highway at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.The driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call them at 631-854-8552.last_img read more

Ex-Southold Clerk Admits Stealing $230K from Court

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former senior Southold Town Justice Court clerk has admitted to stealing $230,000 in fines, bail money and other revenue from the court to pay for her personal expenses.Christine Stulsky pleaded guilty Wednesday at Suffolk County court to grand larceny.Prosecutors said the 65-year-old New Suffolk woman began stealing the money in  2009 while performing her duties of depositing fines and balancing the court’s bank accounts.Judge John Collins is expected to sentence Stulsky on March 11 to six months in jail and five years’ probation, with drug and alcohol conditions.She has also been ordered to pay the stolen funds back and will make her first payment of $50,000 this week.Stulsky, who started working for the court in 1980, resigned following her arrest last year.last_img read more

Celebrity Red Carpet Fashion, Style

first_imgSuch chic people! The 2020 People’s Choice Awards is taking place tonight, November 15, and it has proven to be quite a stylish A-lister affair. With Jennifer Lopez being honored and Demi Lovato hosting, how could it not be? Broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, celebs hit the red carpet in their coolest, most beautiful looks. And though the night’s still young, we cannot get enough! – Advertisement – – Advertisement – The People’s Choice Awards has always been a head-turning event when it comes to celebrity style. Just last year, we saw lots of standout ensembles, including Zendaya’s  cutout Christopher Esber gown, Gwen Stefani’s ruffled white Vera Wang number and Lucy Hale’s single-sleeve jumpsuit. Not to mention all the Kardashian sisters attended in their sexiest get-ups. While Kim dazzled in a two-tone Versace dress with sequins on one side and a snakeskin print on the other, Kourtney rocked a glitzy embellished pantsuit with a black bra peeking out and Khloé donned a form-fitting frock with a thigh-high slit. – Advertisement –center_img So far, this year, it’s been equally as awe-worthy. Giuliana Rancic slayed, per usual, in a single-sleeve, animal print number and Lovato dazzled in an orange sequin-covered jumpsuit with matching her cocktail rings. To see these looks and more from the incredible People’s Choice Awards red carpet, keep scrolling. Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)- Advertisement –last_img read more

Rents: higher, lower or standing still?

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Airlines start to recover with more growth in China, Hong Kong

first_img“China’s domestic capacity stands at 75% of January’s level, the United States at 27% and Russia at 49% of pre COVID-19 levels,” he said. “For anyone interested the UK level is now some 4%!”Some markets are still on a downtrend as travel restrictions are kept in place to contain the coronavirus, which has infected more than 4 million people and killed nearly 290,000. Seat capacity on South Asian airlines dropped 14% this week and is 72% lower than in January, but it could bounce back as India considers restarting flights following a nationwide lockdown, Grant said. Airlines added more seats back to their flight schedules this week, led by China and even increases in Hong Kong, suggesting the industry is starting to recover from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to OAG Aviation Worldwide.Airlines globally added a net 600,000 seats to reach a total of almost 30 million, up about 2% from the previous week, OAG senior analyst John Grant wrote in a report. That’s still a long way off the weekly capacity of about 110 million seats this time last year, but it is an encouraging sign nonetheless.Northeast Asia is a bright spot. China added 1 million seats to schedules this week, including 800,000 on domestic routes, and is now operating twice as many seats as the US. Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. added 40,000 seats and increased frequency by some 120 flights, Grant said. Topics :last_img read more

It’s time for another Accra Milo Marathon!

first_imgNestle Ghana Limited, the official sponsors of the Accra MILO® Marathon has launched the 28th edition of the Marathon in Accra.The event which is themed “Every Champion Starts By Taking a First Step” will come on, on the 21st of September 2015, a day which also marks the founders day in Ghana.An estimated number of 10,000 runners are expected to take part in the different categories earmarked for this year’s event. There will be 42.2 km race for adults; 15km race for U – 15 school children and a 5 km fun non – competitive.The 15 kilometers will start at the Azumah Nelson Sport complex, while the 42 kilometers race for the adults will start from Junction Mall, Nungua Barrier and end at the Dansoman Keep Fit Club grounds.Speaking at the launch, Antoinette Arkoh, Human Resource Manager of Nestle Ghana Limited, reiterated the company’s commitment to encouraging young children to aspire to get to the ultimate through sport.She further disclosed that an amount of GHC200,000Cedis worth in cash and product prizes will be given out this year and every step taken in this year’s marathon goes to providing shoes to unprivileged child in the country. Launching the event, the Director – General of Basic Schools of the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Stephen Adu, expressed his gratitude to Nestle Ghana Limited through its brand MILO® for their continuous support in providing various platforms for the development of various sporting talents in the country and promised the organizers their support.He said: “We as an institution once again wish to lend our unflinching support to the organizers of the race. For us this is the way to go once again. It is an opportunity for a nation to keep fit and benefit from all the good things that comes with the marathon. The passion of seeing the young, adolescents, old and all different professionals on one stage gives us joy hence the need to give Nestlé MILO® all the support they need in this direction.”The winner for the adult race will go home with a whopping GHC15, 000.00 cash prize. First and second runners-up get GHC5,000.00 and GHC3,000.00 respectively.In the junior’s category, the 1st prize is GHC5,000.00. First and second runners-up will also receive GHC2,000.00 and GHC1,000.00 respectively. Meanwhile new security measures have been put in place to prevent athletics from cheating. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

GPL Review: 7 stats from matchday 8

first_imgWe brought you a comprehensive match by match report, now we bring you the stats and figures from matchday 8.130 goals have been scored. Inter Allies still have the most goals with 12 while Hasaacas have conceded 17.Latif Blessing is the leading scorer in the league after his brace propelled Liberty to a 3-1 win over Chelsea. Blessing has 7 goals now, 2 clear of rival Samuel Tetteh. The second hat-trick of the season was recorded in this matchday with Aduana’s Yahaya Mohammed bagging it. His three goals helped Aduana whitewash Hasaacas 4-0.No team is unbeaten in the league anymore after Wa All Stars lost their record with a 2-1 loss away to Bechem United.Asante Kotoko ended their away hoodoo by scoring their first goal away from home and picking their first points by beating Dreams 1-0. Hearts continue to have a better away record than a home record after only picking up a point against WAFA. The Phobians have picked up 8 points on the road and 7 at home.Liberty maintained their perfect home record with a 3-1 victory over Berekum Chelsea. The Dansoman side have accounted for Inter Allies, Techiman City, Ashantigold and Chelsea at the Carl Reindolf Park.  –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more