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Japanese Firms Take New Interest in Offshore Wind

Japanese Firms Take New Interest in Offshore Wind

first_imgJapanese Firms Take New Interest in Offshore Wind FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Untapped offshore wind is luring Japan’s biggest commodity houses to invest in projects in Taiwan and at home, buoyed by favorable government policies that support development of the clean power.Mitsui & Co. this month bought a stake in the Taiwanese wind developer Yushan Energy Co. that gives the Tokyo-based company a 20 percent stake in a 300-megawatt offshore project that may cost $1.8 billion to develop. Mitsubishi Corp. is working with partners to build a separate windmill venture off Taiwan’s coast and Marubeni Corp. is developing two offshore projects in the northern Japanese prefecture of Akita.Buffeted by strong breezes in the Taiwan Strait, the island has emerged as a hot spot for clean power projects as President Tsai Ing-Wen works to phase out nuclear energy while adding 25 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2025. The island is seeking to boost offshore wind capacity to 5.5 gigawatts over the same timeframe, from just 8 megawatts.Globally, there are about 18 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity and Europe accounts for more than 80 percent of that, with the rest mostly in Asia, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Asia will add 3.5 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity in 2030, more than double the 1.5 gigawatts to be added in Europe the same year, according to estimates in a December report from BNEF.Mitsubishi, which will start construction of a 950-megawatt wind project off the U.K. coast with partners this year, aims to double its renewable output so that it accounts for about 20 percent of its total power production by 2030. Offshore wind will play an important role in that expansion, according to Yusuke Takeuchi, who heads a power business development team at Mitsubishi.More: ‘Dawn’ of Asia Offshore Wind Boom Lures Japanese Trading Houseslast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Advance In SEI Tourney

Lady Bulldogs Advance In SEI Tourney

first_imgThe BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team won the first round of tourney against Milan: 25-12 and 25 13! Cayman Werner was our leading server with 5 aces. Following was Timbre Davies with 4 aces. Laney Walsman had one ace. Megan Meyer scored 5 point with her serves. Jadyn Harrington, Cayman Werner, and Timbre Davies led the team with 2 kills. Samantha Kessens and Ashlee Cornn each had one kill! Kaitlyn Sarringhaus had two good hits. The whole team did a great passing! Their record is 6-6.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The BMS 8th Grade Volleyball team defeated Milan 25-24, 25-19 in the first round of the SEI tourney.  The team had to rally back in the first game to seal the win.  Then they kept the momentum in the second game.  Earning service points were Shelby Westerfeld with 7 points.  Sophie Lee had 6 service points.  Sydnee Schaefer chipped in 5 points. Jade Kopp and Brayleigh Patterson had 4 points each. And Laney Flynn added 3 service points.  The team was strong from the front row with 22 kills.  Leading the team was Shelby Westerfeld with 6 kills, Jade Kopp added 5 kills, and Carley Pride had 4 kills. Katie Shane contributed with 3 kills.The team travels to Greendale on Tuesday for round 2 of the tourney.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.last_img read more

Reddan aware of Samoa’s strengths

Reddan aware of Samoa’s strengths

first_imgEoin Reddan has warned Ireland are on a hiding to nothing against potent Pacific Island nation Samoa on Saturday. “From the kick-off they turned the ball over, it was all-out attack for two minutes and they scored in the corner. “That is what we will be up against this week. They are going to come out very strong and very fast and we will have to do the same.” Reddan reckons Ireland are in the “best possible situation” to produce victories over Australia and New Zealand across the autumn schedule spectrum. Ireland still remain winless against the All Blacks, but Limerick-born Reddan is unfazed by that record – and more concerned with helping Schmidt realise his long-term coaching plan. Reddan continued: “It sounds very cliched, but if you want to win something in the long run, you have to get better every week and it is your performance that has to improve. “If you play worse, but win, you sneak a few games, it will come back to bite you eventually. “(Coach) Joe (Schmidt) gave us things that were easily identifiable to work on in the last month, even though we were back with our clubs. “The emphasis was on your carries, your cleanouts, were you straight, how hard did you fight on the ground for the ball. “That means what you are working on at your club is still very relevant. “They are the kind of things that if you improve over the next 12 months, that is where you get the big, big games. “The biggest thing for us is performance and attention to detail.” Press Association The South Seas visitors outrank Ireland in the International Rugby Board official world standings, boasting seventh place to Ireland’s eighth. Scrum-half Reddan believes Samoa’s quality is not in doubt – but fears outside expectation will not take into account the power this weekend’s tourists possess. Samoa despatched Italy and Scotland in South Africa in June, following victory over Wales at the Millennium Stadium 12 months ago. The Leinster half-back explained: “Samoa are ranked seventh in the world and have had massive victories last year against Italy, Scotland and Wales. “We know what we are up against this week. “It is a tough game because it is the kind of one where within a squad you know what you are up against. “Outside the squad, people normally don’t know what you are up against, so expectations can be very high and there is a bit of a gap of what is expected and what is a reality. “We know they are all challenges we have to deal with this week and I think we won’t be looking past this week because of that. “Samoa scored after 1:52 last year against Wales. “There was no doubt about what they had come to do. last_img read more

County reduces amount paid out for workers’ comp

County reduces amount paid out for workers’ comp

first_imgFor the second consecutive year, workers’ compensation and litigation costs have dropped in Los Angeles County, where officials have cracked down on abuses and boosted wellness efforts, such as offering fitness bonuses for firefighters and lifeguards. After paying out $408 million in fiscal 2003-04, the county had its total costs drop to $358 million in 2005-06, officials said Thursday. Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen said county and state workers’ compensation reforms and stepped-up attention contributed to the drop. “Departments specifically identified risk managers that we can work with, focusing on return-to-work programs and working as a whole organization to continue to monitor and drive down the costs,” he said. The annual risk-management report found that workers’ compensation costs dropped from $324 million in 2003-04 to $263 million last fiscal year. The report also found that the county’s total liability for workers’ compensation costs dropped 35 percent in that period, to $2.4 billion. But while the county’s legal expenses fell from $49 million to $45 million in that period, settlements and judgment payments jumped from $26 million to $38 million. Chief Deputy County Counsel Donovan Main said a $3 million sheriff’s settlement, a $4.5 million medical-malpractice case and $2.3 million in legal fees in a hospital-closure case drove up the costs. “Normally, we don’t have that combination of large-magnitude cases,” Main said. Risk Manager Rocky Armfield said the $61 million drop in workers’ comp costs is significant because the county has more than 95,000 employees and about 24,500 open workers’ compensation claims. The county has aggressively worked to combat fraud and abuse and has encouraged employees to come back to work to perform light duties. The county Fire Department also has embraced a Fitness For Life program that offers firefighters, lifeguards and their nonunion management counterparts a 3 percent bonus for participating. At the Sheriff’s Department, workers’ compensation costs have dropped from $100 million in 2003-04 to $84 million last fiscal year. “We have been aggressively pursuing anything that looks like, or might be, fraud,” said Chief Bill McSweeney, who oversees the Risk Management and Internal Affairs divisions. Sheriff Lee Baca hired 10 retired detectives to conduct surveillance on employees and McSweeney said the department has reviewed more than 1,000 cases. McSweeney said the detectives’ work is sending a “big message” to employees. “When we call somebody up and say, We have reason to believe you were playing basketball at the park last week and you told us you couldn’t walk. Which one is it? – We often get a response of, I’m feeling much better now. I’ll come back to work.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more