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FERC Data Show Coal, Nuclear Capacity Dropping, While Renewables Surge

first_imgFERC Data Show Coal, Nuclear Capacity Dropping, While Renewables Surge FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享North American Clean Energy:In the latest issue of its “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with data through November 30, 2017), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notes that proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar could total 115,984 megawatts (MW) by December 2020—effectively doubling their current installed capacity of 115,520 MW.At the same time, the FERC report suggests that coal might experience a net decline of 18,723 MW (equivalent to 6.60% of current capacity) while nuclear power drops by 2,342 MW (equivalent to 2.16% of current capacity).The numbers were released as FERC prepares for a January 10 meeting to consider U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal for a bail out of the coal and nuclear industries. FERC’s data also outlines the retirement of 10,803 MW of natural gas capacity by the end of 2020 but offset by the potential addition of 92,489 MW for a net gain of 81,686 MW—an amount that would increase current natural gas capacity by 15.82%. Oil generating capacity would remain largely unchanged with retirements of 571 MW and additions of 762 MW.Proposed additions for wind total 72,526 MW with only 68 MW of retired capacity while solar could add 43,528 MW and experience just 2 MW of retirements. Hydropower, while retiring 706 MW, would grow by 12,732 MW. Biomass might add 945 MW and retire 47 MW while geothermal could expand by 1,610 MW without any retirements. In total, proposed net generation additions for the mix of renewable sources totals 130,518 MW.More: FERC Report Outlines Potential Doubling of Solar and Wind Capacity by 2020 as Coal and Nuclear Experience Sharp Declineslast_img read more

Execs raring to revive WV economy

first_img* repatriated overseas workers – reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test at port of entry, then quarantine (until the release of test result) * visual data to establish patterns and trends, and identify clusters * invest in backbone information communications technology (ICT) infrastructure to support electronic governance * look for alternative markets * formulate policies and protocols to address efficiency and ensures less than 24-hour quick turnaround of results * enhance testing and contact tracing * facilitate free movement of people to enable labor mobility and promote domestic tourism * relevant government agencies may be tapped such as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority A technical working group would be created to further flesh out the doable details for immediate implementation. * strengthen intra-regional market linkages and supply chains of local producers At the meeting Wednesday morning at Treñas’ office were governors Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo, Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, Rhodora Cadiao of Antique, Esteban Evan Contreras of Capiz, Florencio Miraflores of Aklan, Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental and his economic adviser former Negros Occidental congressman Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, former Guimaras congressman JC Rahman Nava, and former Bacolod City congressman John Orola representing Mayor Evelio Leonardia of Bacolod City. * local governments units should provide assistance in terms of new equipment, supply of raw materials and training Western Visayas shifted to modified general community quarantine on June 1 from 73 days of being under enhanced community quarantine and general community quarantine since March when there were restrictions on the movement of people and operation of businesses and industries. Public health safety precautions, however, must be observed. All passengers disembarking at any port of entry in Western Visayas must register at StaySafe.ph app for COVID-19 surveillance and contact tracing purposes. * local chief executives should study the supply and demand of  products in their areas to determine which products from other areas could be allowed to enter the region All symptomatic and/or reactive individuals at any point of entry must be isolated in designated quarantine facilities. Region 6 is the fifth largest economy in the Philippines outside the National Capital Region (NCR) in 2018. * promote domestic tourism FREE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE SCALE-UP PRODUCTION * facilitate bulk purchasing of consumables * ensure sustainability “We must work together para mapadasig ang economic recovery sang region,” said Treñas. “We have to prove that we have economic resilience. Ang aton pumoluyo waay trabaho. Nabudlayan ang private sector mag-venture. The government should step in kag mangita projects nga may economic returns.” * intra-regional travel * set up contact tracing center with full manpower complement * promote goods and products from the region and have preferential trade treatment for these ICT ILOILO City – The provincial governors of Western Visayas and Mayor Jerry Treñas of this city identified five “areas of cooperation” to rev up the region’s economy slowed down by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. SO MUCH FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING. Top leaders of Region 6 discuss at the office of Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas ways to restart the local economy on June 10, 2020. From left (back facing the camera): Governors Rhdora Cadiao of Antique, Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental, former Guimaras congressman Rahman Nava and Aklan’s Gov. Florencio Miraflores. From left (facing the camera): former Bacolod City congressman John Orola, Capiz’s Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras, Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr., Treñas, and former Negros Occidental congressman Albee Benitez. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * locally stranded individuals – rapid test at port of entry; 14-day quarantine if test result is non-reactive; if reactive, RT-PCR test must be conducted * enable labor mobility IMPROVE HEALTH SYSTEM * scale-up production of high-demand products All in-bound individuals from any point of origin outside Western Visayas are subject to the following: The region registered a gross domestic product of 9.4 percent in 2015, 8.4 percent in 2016, 8.6 percent in 2017, but it slowed down in 2018 at 6.1 percent. The sooner these are implemented, the better for Region 6’s economy, said Treñas. * improve health system capacity primarily in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing “I think timeline is soon. By June 15 basi magkambyo quarantine classification ta,” he explained. * local government must digital technology to report and monitor COVID patients and contacts, and analyze data INTRA-REGIONAL MARKET These areas of cooperation should not be difficult to implement, according to Benitez. These were identified and agreed upon two years ago yet by governors and congressmen of the Visayas bloc, he pointed out. * identify needs of laboratories * use digital technology for systematic contact tracing * all in-bound travelers must register at StaySafe.ph app * model different scenarios * assist laboratories throughout accreditation process “We understand that the adverse economic impact of the pandemic is the billions,” said Benitez. These areas of cooperation are the following: The region transitioned to modified general community quarantine on June 1. The national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases is expected to make another announcement on the quarantine level on or before June 15. Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilon recently urged the Western Visayas Regional Development Council to craft a roadmap aimed at sustaining the region’s growth and development that has been slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The formulation and implementation of this roadmap is very timely and critical. This roadmap will provide us a clear direction of where we are today and where we are headed. No province should be left behind. We will move forward as one region,” said Drilon./PNlast_img read more

Syracuse softball drops weekend finale, 8-7, to North Carolina State

first_imgSyracuse (13-8, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) fell to North Carolina State (8-16, 2-1), 8-7, in its final day in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Orange finished 1-2 on the weekend. After an NCAA record-tying four home runs Friday, Sydney O’Hara opened the scoring with her sixth blast of the year. A few batters later, Faith Cain sent a ball over the left field wall to put Syracuse up 3-1. But the Orange lead did not last. Alexa Romero started the game and allowed three earned runs in three innings of work. O’Hara relieved Romero and gave up four earned runs in 3 2-3 innings of work. After a three-run sixth inning, Hannah Dossett hit a sacrifice fly to right field, tying the game in the seventh. But an RBI double from the Wolfpack in the bottom of the seventh sealed Syracuse’s fate. Syracuse travels to Boiling Springs, North Carolina, to play Gardner-Webb in a double-header on Tuesday night. First pitch slated at 4 p.m. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on March 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more