FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.biz:US company Clearway Energy Group has brought online the 419MW Mesquite Star wind farm in Texas.The project is located in Fisher County and has long-term power purchase agreements with several corporate and institutional customers, including Ecolab, Lowe’s, Intuit and Brown University.Clearway Energy Group chief executive Craig Cornelius said: “We’re proud of the team that came together to bring this project to life. Successfully launching a project like this, at a time like this, demonstrates the durability of this industry even under the most difficult circumstances. Mesquite Star will provide clean, affordable wind power in the Lone Star State for decades to come while supporting our customers in meeting their sustainability and clean energy goals.”Ecolab senior vice president and chief sustainability officer said: “Projects like the Mesquite Star wind farm are a crucial part of creating a resilient future for all of us. Our virtual power purchase agreement with Clearway will cover 100% of our electricity use in the US and also represents an important step in Ecolab’s journey to halve its carbon emissions by 2030.”Lowe’s director of corporate sustainability Chris Cassell said: “Lowe’s is committed to reducing our carbon emissions footprint, and our agreement with Clearway Energy will help us to achieve our 2030 goal of reducing emissions by 40%. The 100MW agreement will generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of all 143 Lowe’s stores in Texas.”Brown assistant provost for sustainability Stephen Porder said: “This partnership is a key part of Brown University’s goal of getting to net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Power we purchase from Mesquite Star will offset about 30% of our campus electricity and will cut our net campus emissions by 15%.”More: 419MW Mesquite Star shines in Texas Clearway Energy completes work on 419MW Mesquite Star wind farm in Texas
Laurina failed to sparkle last season, winning just one of her three starts over fences before being switched back to hurdles, but the 11-time champion trainer believes the extended two-mile-three-furlong test is an ideal starting point.Nicholls said: “I’m looking forward to running Laurina. She has been a bit of a challenge, but she appears in good shape.“We’ve got to start her off somewhere, and it’s a nice little starting point. She doesn’t get any penalties and gets a mares’ allowance. She could be quite interesting.”- Advertisement – Laurina remains on course to make her stable debut for Paul Nicholls in the Coral Hurdle at Ascot.The former Cheltenham Festival winner, one of a number of horses switched by owner Jared Sullivan from Willie Mullins to Nicholls over the summer, features among six entries for Saturday’s Grade Two contest.- Advertisement – Looking beyond this weekend, Nicholls has not ruled out giving Real Steel an outing in the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase on Boxing Day, for which he is a general 16-1 shot.Nicholls added: “He would be a King George possible. He ran well in the Gold Cup – going to the last he looked like he might win, but he didn’t quite get up the hill.“You would say three miles around Kempton would suit him very well.”Completing the quartert of entries are the Kim Bailey-trained Imperial Aura and Olly Murphy’s Itchy Feet. The entries are completed by last year’s runner-up Call Me Lord (Nicky Henderson), Goshen (Gary Moore) , Tea Clipper (Tom Lacey), Song For Someone (Tom Symonds) and Indefatigable (Paul Webber).Gold Cup sixth Real Steel, who like Laurina has joined Nicholls from Mullins, is one of two entries for the Ditcheat handler – along with Black Corton – in the Grade Two Chanelle Pharma 1965 Chase.He said: “I think a middle-distance trip will be the ideal place to start him. A right-handed track seems to suit him, looking at his form. He is in good shape, and we are looking forward to him running.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
The Allstar Performance IMCA Modified drivers had some extra work to take care of at the June 7 show at Auburn, first of all completing the feature rained out from the previous week. However, it was another no. 42 that stole the spotlight in the second feature for the Modified class. No. D42 Sautter, a long-time veteran in asphalt racing, had his own tough luck over the past 10 years since switching to dirt racing. Sautter the held off a tenacious Szecsodi to pick up his first dirt feature win. Vance slipped into the lead early and never looked back as he started the evening picking up his first feature win of 2019. He also dominated the field in his heat race and looked like he had a legitimate chance to sweep all of his races that night. AUBURN, Mich. (June 7) – Craig Vance won the makeup feature and Don Sautter raced to his first win on dirt Friday at Tri-City Motor Speedway, Don Sautter was a first-time winner on dirt, in Friday’s scheduled IMCA Modified feature at Tri-City Motor Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Tri-City Motor Speedway) Sautter, who had yet to win a feature on dirt, took the lead from row three on the first lap. He committed to the low groove for the majority of the race. A few bobbles knocked him back as far as fifth but he was able to fight his way back to steal the lead from Matt Szecsodi with three laps to go. By Roger M. Williams
Premier League fans may remember him as a £30million misfit for Chelsea but Andriy Shevchenko’s exploits for AC Milan in Serie A were breathtaking.