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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

Government shutdown ends as Congress passes 2-year funding deal

Government shutdown ends as Congress passes 2-year funding deal

first_img continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Congress has reached a deal to fund the federal government for two years, ending a brief government shutdown. The previous funding measure expired at midnight Thursday; the president is expected to sign the measure.The budget increases defense and domestic spending over two years, lifts the debt ceiling (which would have required congressional action in the next few weeks) and provides billions in disaster aid. Funding for the National Flood Insurance Program is included in this spending bill, and it also retroactively extends tax breaks for mortgage insurance and forgiven mortgage debt for 2017 tax filings.last_img read more

Blake Griffin broke hand punching Clippers equipment staffer

Blake Griffin broke hand punching Clippers equipment staffer

first_img“L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand throwing a punch on Jan. 23 in Toronto. This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team. We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken.”Griffin was in Los Angeles on Monday and X-rays revealed the injury. He underwent a procedure Tuesday morning performed by Dr. Steve Shin. The expected time of recovery is four to six weeks.Griffin issued a statement on Twitter apologizing for the incident.“A situation among friends escalated and I regret the way I handed myself towards someone I care about,” it read. “I want to apologize to the Clippers organization, my teammates and the fans for creating a distraction. I am working with the team on a resolution and getting back in the game as soon as possible.”Rivers addressed the issue before tip-off at Indiana.“It’s frustrating,” he said. “We don’t want it to happen to anyone and you obviously don’t want it to happen during the season or even when the season is not going on. This type of stuff shouldn’t happen, but it did and it’s real life and you have to deal with real-life stuff sometimes in our make-believe world.”• HEISLER: Dear Donald — here’s one Clippers incident they can’t blame on youRivers said he has spoken to the parties, both of whom were sent back to Los Angeles after the incident. He was asked if he was satisfied with Griffin’s explanation.“Well, I’m not satisfied with anything,” Rivers said. “I’m talking about a non-basketball issue right now, so, no, I’m not satisfied with anything right now. Having said that, we have to move forward. We have to figure out the best way to deal with this.“My job right now, like at this moment, is to make sure those guys in the locker room are ready to play this game. And this is a distraction.”Rivers couldn’t say what Griffin’s punishment might be. Nor did he express worry about legal proceedings that could materialize. “I’m not concerned,” he said. “I mean, obviously, that’s something that can happen. That’s out of my pay grade. I know what I can control and what I can’t control and those are the things I can’t control.”Rivers said he spoke to the team Monday about proper conduct as players in the NBA. But these are men, not robots, so stuff happens and will continue to happen, he intimated. Rivers added he didn’t believe alcohol played a part in the incident.“Guys are human and they make mistakes and I’m not one of those guys to never give people second chances in life,” Rivers said. “I think that’s very important in life. Having said that, you have to learn from it. We all do. Not only just the people who were involved, but us, too. How can you avoid all these situations with these players?“They’re out on the road; they should enjoy their lives. For me, I take it personal. … It’s not like we live in a realistic world. We have to learn lessons and sometimes we have to learn them the hard way. This is a hard lesson for Blake, but it’s also a hard lesson for our team.”• REACTION ON TWITTER: Blake Griffin ‘needs to grow up’ The Clippers (29-16) had gone 11-3 in Griffin’s absence before Tuesday, the three losses coming over the previous five games. They finish their road trip today at Atlanta before returning home to face the Lakers on Friday at Staples Center.Griffin, who has not played since Dec. 25, was having a strong season. He was averaging 23.2 points on 50.8 percent shooting to go with 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists.Griffin in November 2014 was charged with misdemeanor battery for an altercation with a man in a Las Vegas nightclub, but he was not prosecuted.Griffin was recently named Sportsman of the Year by the L.A. Sports Council. @RMoralesPT on TwitterThings have gone from bad to worse for L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin.Griffin has sustained a fractured right hand after he punched Matias Testi, the team’s assistant equipment manager, at a restaurant during the team’s visit to Toronto this past weekend, where the Raptors defeated the Clippers 112-94 Sunday.As of now, no charges have been filed. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ESPN.com first reported the news.According to the report, an argument between Griffin and Testi began in the restaurant, where Griffin first struck Testi. Testi reportedly went outside, Griffin followed and struck him again. Testi’s face is said to have visible injuries. He and Griffin are friends and have actually vacationed together.• RELATED: LA Clippers: A history filled with drama and chaosGriffin, who had missed the past 14 games with a partially torn quad tendon, was expected to return on this current five-game East Coast swing before this happened. The Clippers were 1-2 on the trip ahead of Tuesday’s 91-89 victory at Indiana.Coach Doc Rivers, who is also the team’s president of basketball operations, and owner Steve Ballmer released a joint statement:last_img read more

Daniel Sturridge’s dog was stolen during a robbery: ‘I’ll pay you anything’

Daniel Sturridge’s dog was stolen during a robbery: ‘I’ll pay you anything’

first_imgThis is himA post shared by Daniel Sturridge – Dstudge (@danielsturridge) on Jul 9, 2019 at 2:51am PDTHe started the 2018-19 campaign brightly, finding the net with his first touch after coming on as a substitute in a 4-0 win over West Ham United on August 12. And, in a number of videos posted on Instagram, Sturridge shows how his house in LA was broken into, with a glass door having been smashed and his dog, plus several bags, having been removed.In a series of follow-up video pleas, Sturridge offers $30,000-plus for the return of his pet, saying: “Listen, somebody has broken into the house in LA, took my dog, from the house. Listen, whoever knows who broke into my crib, I’ll pay you anything.”Are you crazy? You come into someone’s house to take a dog?”Whoever brings my dog back, 20 grand straight up. Straight up. 20 Gs. 30 Gs. Whatever. Bring my dog back to this house, I’m moving out of this b— h anyway. I don’t give a s— about this place. Bring the dog back to this address, I’ll be moving out tomorrow or the next day.”I want my dog back and I’ll pay whatever. It doesn’t matter the cost. Bring my dog back. 20, 30 grand whatever it costs. You aren’t going to get more than that anyway, and if you are let me know and I’ll pay more than them. I want my dog back. Weeks later, he scored his 50th Premier League goal against former side Chelsea – the equaliser in a 1-1 draw that was voted as Goal of the Month for September.Yet, as 2019 came around, he would play just nine minutes of football for Liverpool, and would become the first Englishman to have collected two Champions League winners’ medals with different clubs despite not playing a single minute in the 2-0 win over Tottenham.Sturridge, who made a total of 160 appearances for the Merseysiders and scored 67 times, is seemingly keen to continue playing and is now available as a free agent. Somebody stole my dog. I’ll pay anything. I want him back.A post shared by Daniel Sturridge – Dstudge (@danielsturridge) on Jul 9, 2019 at 1:38am PDT”It’s a Monday. We was at the house at 11:30, we’d been away for two hours. So it doesn’t make any sense. Someone find my dog please, like I said before I’ll pay anything. It’s not about the money, I just want my dog simple as that.”Sturridge suffered a string of injuries that ultimately led to the Merseyside club letting him go after having joined from Chelsea back in January 2013. View this post on Instagram Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been the victim of a robbery at his house in Los Angeles and has appealed on social media for the return of his dog.The 29-year-old is currently without a club after the Reds released him after his contract expired in June. View this post on Instagramlast_img read more