Gov. Cuomo Calls For Coal Phase-Out In New York

first_imgGov. Cuomo Calls For Coal Phase-Out In New York FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:New York made waves yesterday when it unveiled a slate of clean energy proposals that sets the highest energy storage mandate in the country. Cuomo wants to commit at least $200 million from the NY Green Bank for storage investments that will help integrate renewable energy. The plan is to roll out 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025. Cuomo’s proposal also calls for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to invest at least $60 million through storage pilots and activities to reduce barriers to deploying energy storage, including permitting, customer acquisition, interconnection and financing costs.But the energy package is also being framed as a boon to the state’s economy. Cuomo wants the state to employ 30,000 workers to establish New York as a home to the clean tech industry — a goal that he says could produce $2 billion in “energy value” to the state.The proposal would also develop a solar program for 10,000 low-income residents, with NYSERDA utilizing its purchasing power to secure community solar subscriptions and provide them at zero cost.Cuomo will also direct the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to launch a rulemaking this year to implement the 30% reduction in the carbon dioxide emissions cap announced by the RGGI states last summer. Those changes would include revisions to cover peaking units that collectively exceed RGGI’s capacity threshold of 25 MW. Cuomo also indicated his office would work with RGGI states and potential new partners in Virginia and New Jersey to broaden the compact’s reach.To “immediately reduce emissions” from the state’s highest-polluting power plants, Cuomo also directed the DEC to propose complementary reforms to decrease emissions of smog-forming pollutants from peaking units, and to adopt regulations ending the use of coal in the state’s power plants by 2020.More: New York clean energy proposal seeks 1.5 GW of storage, coal phaseoutlast_img read more

Clips of the Week: Our Favorite Web Videos

first_imgOur favorite web videos of the week that was:1. Big Jim Whittaker and A Life Well LivedAmerican climbing legend Jim Whittaker – first ‘merican to summit Everest (but you already knew that), and his life, well-lived.A Life Well Lived | Jim Whittaker & 50 Years of Everest from eric becker on Vimeo.2. Fishin’ Ain’t Easy…Unless it isHere is a nice little fly fishing video from a fly fishing school session from the Orvis store in Woodbridge, Va. Some nice fishing action and good pacing in this one.3. On the RoadThis trail for a short feature from Fitz Cahill has been making the rounds and getting attention from all over the web. The film was self shot by high-alpine climber Kyle Dempster on a solo, mountain bike driven climbing trip to the remote and unclimbed peaks of Kyrgyzstan.4. Moose Vs. TruckA truck hits a moose in Ontario, fireworks ensue….literally.5. I Know It’s Summer, But…Here is a trailer for the Appalachian Project. Not sure what it’s all about, but if Bruce Persinger is involved, it must be good.Appalachian Project Trailer from Appalachian Boarder on Vimeo.last_img read more

Terrapin Tree Hugger: A Delicious, Conscientious Amber Ale

first_imgI officially have a new favorite beer. Now, keep in mind, I’m a fickle beer drinker. I change favorite beers at about the same pace that Taylor Swift changes boyfriends, but right now, at this moment in time, my favorite beer is Terrapin Tree Hugger, an amber ale with so much caramel goodness, you might as well be eating a Milky Way.Terrapin is best known for their experimental, limited release beers (ginger and green tea IPA, anyone?), but Tree Hugger couldn’t be more mainstream. And that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with an easy-drinking beer that doesn’t turn off anyone but the most pure beer snobs. Think of Tree Hugger as a tastier Fat Tire—the perfect introductory beer for those who aren’t initiated in the art of craft brew hijinks.And here’s the best part, Terrapin partners with the Dogwood Alliance, a non-profit that keeps an eye on the South’s forests and various logging projects, so every Tree Hugger you drink helps protect a tree, or a squirrel living in that tree. So drink up. Don’t you love trees? And squirrels?Check out Terrapin here (terrapinbeer.com), the Dogwood Alliance here (dogwoodalliance.org). And Daddy Drinks here (daddy-drinks.com).last_img read more

Argentina and Brazil Ratify Agreement to Build KC-390

first_imgBy Dialogo February 18, 2011 BRAVO!! Argentina and Brazil agreement for airplaines KC-390 IT’S ABOUT TIME. BUT I WOULD PREFER TO SEE MENEM AND CAVALLO LOCKED UP!!!!!! I hope Argentina keeps this up. The project to build the KC-390 military cargo plane, designed by Embraer, at the Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (Fadea), in the Argentine province of Córdoba, was a highlight of the joint declaration of cooperation signed by the defense ministers of Argentina and Brazil, Arturo Puricelli and Nelson Jobim. During the meeting between the two ministers in Buenos Aires, at which bilateral defense issues were discussed, Jobim confirmed that both countries will continue working on the project. “We’re going to continue developing the KC-390 with the Fábrica de Aviones in Córdoba, so that development can move forward and in order to participate more in the design of this aircraft, which is a plane of very great strategic importance,” indicated Jobim, who specified that the plane is designed to transport twenty-one tons and that “its first prototype will be in 2016, so that it will be on the market in 2018. This plane should be ready in 2018, because nearly 1,500 Hercules military transport planes are going to reach the end of their lifespan in that year.” The Brazilian minister added that “it’s important that Argentina participate in building the KC-390, because Brazil’s strategic policy in Latin America is one of collaboration.” The dates for the KC-390’s prototype and manufacture mentioned by the Brazilian minister indicate slippage from the forecasts previously used at Fadea. According to Embraer’s plan, the objective was to be that the aircraft would enter into service at the end of 2015, although Jobim mentioned that this would happen in 2018. Jorge Viqueira, one of the directors of the military manufacturer, has stated that another seventy-five technicians and engineers will be brought on board in the next two months as part of the process of cooperation with Embraer, to work alongside seventy-five engineers recently added to the project. “In the last few months we’ve been in the process of meeting a series of requirements regarding equipment, internal processes, and human resources, in order for Fadea to qualify as a supplier for this program with Brazil,” added Viqueira, who said that he did not know whether the ministerial meeting also included discussion of the proposal for the joint development of another primary training plane to be used by both countries and offered to other Latin American air forces. According to the Argentine Defense Ministry, other highlights of the issues discussed in the meeting included a variety of technological and industrial development projects, such as the Gaucho vehicle; the maintenance of naval turbines by the “Comandante Espora” National Shipyard; cooperation in the area of logistical support for the binational campaign for a nuclear-weapons-free South Atlantic; and strengthening the annual program of combined exercises and joint cooperation for aid to other countries. Jobim specified that the scope of this joint declaration will also include “agreements on knowledge transfer and the transfer of sensitive technologies, and for that reason, it will be necessary to sign a confidentiality document.”last_img read more

Austria will lift restrictions on movement to Croatia tomorrow

first_imgCover photo: Pixabay.com Within European Union and it was previously agreed, although the decision in each state is independent, that from 15.06. open European borders for travel within the EU. It has already been announced that France intends to open its borders on June 15, as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, which plan to lift the travel warning for European countries on the same date.center_img On his Twitter profile, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced that he had agreed with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz that Austria would make a decision on Wednesday to lift restrictions on the movement of people between Croatia and Austria. last_img read more

Gold Coast: solid property market but momentum has slowed

first_imgProperty analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said the Coast market had been gradually fading in terms of suburbs with growing sales activity.THE Gold Coast property market has slowed but is expected to surge again closer to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to a leading property analyst. A new report revealed six suburbs on the Gold Coast where transaction numbers were steadily rising but 35 which were classified as plateau markets. Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said Southport had a “plateau market”.Property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said the Coast market had been gradually fading in terms of suburbs with growing sales activity. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It remains a solid market but there’s no doubt that, after two strong years, its momentum has slowed,” Mr Ryder said.“The elements that caused the Gold Coast revival — rising tourism, major infrastructure spending and a strong construction industry — remain in place and the market may surge again as the 2018 Commonwealth Games approaches.” The Coast market remains solid but has slowed according to property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting.Despite having a largely “plateau market” there were no danger suburbs on the Gold Coast.Suburbs which recorded a consistent rate of sale quarter after quarter included Benowa, Clear Island Waters, Labrador, Tallai and Varsity Lakes. The report found both the Sunshine Coast and Townsville markets overtook the Gold Coast in “growth suburbs”.center_img Property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said the market may surge again as the 2018 Commonwealth Games approaches.”Mr Ryder said “plateau markets” were those where sales levels remained strong but had tapered off below the peak levels.His latest Price Predictor Index found Broadbeach Waters, Burleigh Waters, Carrara, Currumbin, Helensvale, Hope Island, Mermaid Beach, Nerang, Oxenford, Palm Beach Parkwood, Runaway Bay, Southport and Upper Coomera were among the 35 suburbs to receive a plateau ranking. In terms of suburbs performing well, Mr Ryder said Arundel, Bundall, Burleigh Heads, Main Beach, Miami and Mudgeeraba were rising steadily. last_img read more

Queensland history on the auctioneer’s block south of the city

first_imgThe ceilings are soaring.The property has working improvements including a machinery shed and workshop, fenced paddocks and bore, plus room for eight cars undercover.“It’s located smack bang between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and it’s seven minutes off the highway. It’s the perfect hobby farm — a generational property,” Mr Pennisi said. A lot of living has been done on the deck.The site’s school history extended back to 1892 when the Wolffdene Provisional School was established.In 1909 the school was renamed Wolffdene State School and operated on and off until it was closed permanently in 1942.Mr Pennisi said the value of the property will be evident come auction day.“The property just doesn’t compare to anything else on the market — it really will be a test of the marketplace,” he said.“Inquiry has been unprecedented — interest has been high.”Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair If the trees could talk … The property was home to the district original State School. Photo: supplied.HISTORY buffs prepare your finance pre-approval as 810 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Wolffdene hits the auction market.center_img 810 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Wolffdene is a far cry from the original buildings.The property is 5.06 hectares of rural residential living in the heart of the Albert Valley.The old Wolffdene State School is long gone, replaced by a 2011, four-bedroom home of brick-and-tin construction.Tony Pennisi, principal of The Property Hub Beenleigh, said the house is a one off.“I’ve been in real estate for 30 years around this area and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Mr Pennisi said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoApart from the enormous internal ceilings with exposed beams, polished timber floors and monster veranda, there’s a second house of three-bedroom, two-bathroom accommodation that would be a handy spot to park visiting in-laws.last_img read more

Man Utd, Man City go head-to-head over defensive pair

first_imgManchester United and Manchester City could clash in the transfer market this summer with both sides having the same top two targets to fill their problematic centre back role.There are problems at the back for both clubs, despite significant investment for the Manchester teams in recent years, and if they want to catch up to champions Liverpool then things will certainly have to improve.United and City will both look to add a defender to their squad this summer and, according to the Independent, both have their eyes on the same two targets.The paper reports that both Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar are top of the wanted list for both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola. Koulibaly is one of the best defenders in the world. Image: PA Images Skriniar has been impressive for Inter. Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last MovieWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img Read Also: UEFA set deadline for Man City v Real Madrid decisionDespite splashing the cash for Maguire, United are still in need of another centre back as neither Victor Lindelof or Eric Bailly has been able to make a strong enough claim to partner the Englishman.As well as competing with their rivals for the two high profile names the club are also interested in Swansea City’s Joe Rodon and RB Leipzig centre back Dayot Upamecano.Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo, both currently out on loan, are likely to leave the club on a permanent basis once their temporary deals finish. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Last summer United were in desperate need of a centre back and the same was soon true of City after Vincent Kompany decided to leave the club.Both managers wanted to sign Harry Maguire and the former Leicester City man chose Old Trafford, with United paying a world record fee for a defender of £80 million.With Maguire gone City didn’t have another target and decided to stick with what they had, a decision that backfired after losing Aymeric Laporte for much of the season.Complete loss of form for both John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi left Guardiola with a weakened defence for a huge part of their failed Premier League title defence and Fernandinho had to fill in for many game.Napoli’s Koulibaly, considered one of the best defenders in the world, is their number one target and they won’t want to miss out to their rivals again, especially as Liverpool have also been linked with him.However the report suggests that Inter could be willing to swap Skriniar for Sergio Aguero and that could work out better for City if they want to reign in spending to fit in with FFP and if their two year Champions League ban is upheld and the striker wants to move on.last_img read more

McHenry Leads the Way for West Florida’s Sixth Straight Victory

first_img Sept. 14, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Following a four game road trip, during which the Argonauts were 4-0, 17th-ranked West Florida extended its winning streak to six-straight matches following their 4-0 victory over Eckerd College Friday night at the UWF Soccer Complex. Jimmy McHenry picked up a pair of goals and a pair of assists in the Argonauts first home match since they defeated Georgia Southwestern on Aug. 26.West Florida struck quickly in the match cracking the scoreboard at the 9:14 mark of the first half, when Jay Mainville picked up his second goal of the season on a pair of passes from McHenry and Rafael Segal. Mainville received the ball inside the box and finished with his left foot.The Argonauts furthered the score in the 30th minute of the first half when Mainville returned the favor by setting up McHenry for a shot from outside the 18-yard box, which the senior forward buried in the upper 90, giving West Florida a 2-0 half time lead.Just six minutes into the second half it was McHenry once again that burned the Tritons defense, scoring his team-leading seventh goal of the season. This time he received a long pass from Segal, over the top of Eckerd’s back line, leaving the striker with a one-on-one opportunity against the Tritons keeper.The Argonauts added the fourth and final goal of the game in the 57th minute when Keith Savage picked up a swift cross from McHenry, dribbled one defender and put away his fifth goal of the season.Juan Garcia earned the shut out, his second of the season, by stopping all six shots that came his way. The six saves gives Garcia a Gulf South Conference high 38 saves on the season. The Argonauts also lead the GSC in goals (24), points (70), and goals per match (a 3.43 average).We win also gives the Argonauts a season sweep against Sunshine State Conference opponents this season, ending with a 5-0 record against their South Region rivals.”We knew Eckerd was a tough team coming into the match,” said head coach Bill Elliott. “We just had to remain focused, be patient, and make good passes to come out on top, which we did.”Up next for the Argonauts is an away match against Concordia (Ga.) on Sunday with kick-off scheduled for 3 p.m. Fans can follow the action with “Live Stats” on the Men’s Soccer page at goargos.com. Print Friendly Version McHenry Leads the Way for West Florida’s Sixth Straight Victory Sharelast_img read more

Villas-Boas backs Bale for award

first_img Bale scored a fantastic brace, including a stunning last-gasp winner, as Spurs moved up to third with a 3-2 win over London rivals West Ham. When asked if he felt Bale could win the player of the year award, Villas-Boas replied: “I think so, it would be truly deserved, but it’s not up to me to make that consideration. But you have to recognise he’s having a tremendous season. So probably a contender, he is for us, hopefully he can get there.” Press Association The Portuguese added: “He is a great, great talent and to see him keep trying in the last minute exemplifies the talent that he is. “Taking the ball, receiving it, getting fouled in between, getting up – he has got stick for staying down – but he gets up and gets on with business and managed to score a great goal.” The 23-year-old opened the scoring before the Hammers hit back through an Andy Carroll penalty and a well-taken Joe Cole effort. Substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson scored his first league goal to equalise for Spurs before Bale claimed the points for the visitors with a brilliant long-range effort. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce had suggested in the lead-up to the game that Bale’s valuation would sit somewhere around the £50million mark and admitted the former Southampton youngster leaves defenders in a quandary when it comes to stopping him. “If you get too tight he skips past you, if you stand off him he hits them like that [the winning goal],” he said. “You have got to admire the quality of the goal. We’ve heard a lot about Michu at Swansea and what [Robin] Van Persie has done for Manchester United but at the moment there’s nobody doing more for a football club than Gareth Bale for Tottenham, by the quality of goals he is scoring and consistent level of goals. “I am not sure anybody else has scored for them recently, and every goal he seems to be getting is outside the box as well.” center_img Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas believes Gareth Bale deserves to be named the Barclays Premier League’s player of the year this season after seeing the Wales winger produce yet another match-winning display at Upton Park.last_img read more