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U.K. renewables topped fossil fuel electricity generation in third quarter

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Ars Technica:The third quarter of 2019 saw the UK’s renewable generation pass that of fossil fuels for the first time, according to an analysis by the climate and energy policy group CarbonBrief. The shift is driven by the completion of several enormous offshore windfarms and has been accompanied by a near-elimination of coal on the UK grid. And it comes only four years after the very first day in which renewables outpaced fossil fuels.CarbonBrief performs regular analyses of the UK electrical market based largely on government figures but also incorporating off-grid sources like combined heat and power facilities. In general, its results have been within 3% of the final quarterly figures for the last several years, but the numbers for 2019 are close enough that it remains possible that the first quarterly landmark will have to wait until 2020.That said, the organization estimates that renewables produced 29.5 TeraWatt-hours in July, August, and September, while fossil fuels only produced 29.1 TW-hr. The news for carbon emissions is even better, as the UK is well on its way toward its goal of eliminating coal-fired generation—almost all of the fossil fuel generation was in the form of natural gas, which has relatively low emissions. The report estimates that less than 1% of the UK’s electricity came from coal during the quarter.Coal was planned to be eliminated from the UK grid by 2025, but the implementation of a carbon tax has hastened its decline. As a result, the UK now regularly goes weeks without using any coal. Nuclear provided nearly 19% of the UK’s electricity; if nuclear and renewables are lumped together as carbon-free generation, the UK is on track to have fossil fuels fall to under half its generation for the entire year, as had been predicted by its National Grid.Among the renewables, solar provided 6% of the power during the quarter, while biomass accounted for double that. Wind provided the biggest contribution at 20%, and CarbonBrief ascribes this in part to the opening of new offshore windfarms. Earlier this year, a 600MW farm opened, and this month has seen the completion of Hornsea One, a monstrous 1.2GW offshore farm. Those join 2.1GW completed during 2018. The report also notes that contracts are already in place that would more than double the UK’s 8.5GW of offshore wind over the next five years.More: UK renewables out-generate fossil fuels for an entire quarter U.K. renewables topped fossil fuel electricity generation in third quarterlast_img read more

Bulldogs team up to give back during Holiday season

first_imgBinghamton Bulldogs owner Jimmy Evans took notice, and wanted to jump on board. “This initially started with donations,” she said. “My friends on my Facebook page, that’s how this first wave of bags came through.” Ocker said getting support from the Bulldogs means a lot. “To have someone reach out and say they want to partner and make it bigger and better it just makes my heart happy for the kids that need a little bit more,” she said. “We have some players on the team that come from this community and we want to make sure that every opportunity that we can connect with members of our community to give back and help support in any way that we possibly can,” said Evans. Evans said being a community based franchise encourages the team to give back in any way they can. To donate, Ocker said you can message her on Facebook by searching her name. center_img (WBNG) — The Binghamton Bulldogs are giving back this Holiday season, collecting toys for the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The idea originated from Endwell native Bobbi-Jo Ocker, who said the idea for her “cheer bags” grew after posting on Facebook. “We just wanted to kind of piggyback on it, and do whatever we can to contribute and help raise as many bags as we possibly could,” said Evans. Ocker and Evans said their goal is to reach sixty bags. Ocker said the deadline to donate is December 10. You can also donate through the Bulldogs by dropping bags off at St. Ambrose Church in Endicott at 6 p.m. any week day.last_img read more

Top news of the week June 4-9

first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Chevron)Golar: Cameroon FLNG starts full commercial opsGolar said on Monday that its FLNG Hilli Episeyo located offshore Kribi in Cameroon has started full commercial operations.LNG Limited welcomes new investor, raises $21.4m through share placementLNG Limited, the Australian company developing two LNG export projects in North America, has raised A$28.2 million ($21.4m) through a share placement agreement with the Hong Kong-listed investment holding company IDG Energy Investment Group.SK E&S plans to build $1.7 billion LNG infrastructure in PhilippinesSouth Korea’s SK E&S, part of conglomerate SK Group, said it signed a letter of intent on Tuesday with the Department of Energy of the Philippines to propose the construction of LNG infrastructure worth $1.7 billion in the archipelagic country.Keppel O&M to build LNG bunkering vessel for FueLNGKeppel Offshore & Marine through its unit, Keppel Singmarine, has secured an S$50 million ($37.5 million) contract from FueLNG to build South East Asia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel.Chevron completes modifications on 2nd Gorgon LNG trainUS-based energy giant Chevron said it has completed planned modifications on the second production unit at its Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more