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Bernstein analyst: 100% renewable energy transition looking more and more feasible

first_imgBernstein analyst: 100% renewable energy transition looking more and more feasible FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Barron’s:Electricity generation is the largest single contributor to the carbon emissions that are warming the planet. It accounts for 42% of global emissions, and that share is likely to grow as transportation increasingly is powered by batteries instead of oil.As countries announce ambitious plans to wean their economies from fossil fuels, their efforts to shift how they generate electricity will determine whether they can hit those goals. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which helps governments come up with plans to shift to renewables, has estimated that 86% of electricity can be generated with renewables by 2050.That number might seem high, but more data is now supporting the potential for an aggressive shift in power generation. In a new report, Bernstein analyst Meike Becker examined how countries can get to 100% renewable electricity generation by 2050, and the analysis has some good news about the potential for renewable generation.Becker’s report found that countries will take widely different paths to renewable generation, based on their natural resources. If coal and oil deposits determined a country’s fate in the 20th century, the force of its rivers and strength of its sunshine will likely determine its path in the 21st. Countries that generate hydroelectric power are way ahead in terms of producing clean power. Norway generates 98% of its electricity from renewable sources, largely because of hydro power. As of 2015, Brazil got 75% of its power from hydro sources. Canada relies on renewables for 67% of its electricity.But even in countries without rushing water generating much electricity, Becker sees a feasible path to renewable generation. In Belgium, for instance, hydro accounts for just 7% of generation. What’s more, Belgium depends on nuclear power for about 30% of its electricity, and the country plans to phase nuclear out by 2025. Nonetheless, Becker expects Belgium can generate at least 75% of its electricity with renewables by 2050 by relying on solar, wind and a variety of other technologies, including so-called “combined cycle gas turbines” that use gas and steam for power. The key to doing this is being able to generate and store power at times when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing, using batteries and technologies that can use other fuels more efficiently.The chances that countries can generate all their electricity with renewables by 2050 are “at this point very close to 100% for countries with good resources and a bit further away if conditions are less favourable,” she wrote in an email to Barron’s. Nonetheless, countries without the same resources can still generate “very high share, and usually higher than what most people currently think, I would say.”More: The path to 100% renewable power is looking more achievablelast_img read more

Rain disturbs qualifying round of AITA Championship

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The qualifying round of the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls U-12 years got underway today at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex in the city. However most of the matches were postponed because of inclement weather. The tournament will kick off on May 6 where nearly 45 players in the boys and the girls events will participate.Also read: Local Sportslast_img

CFU to consider split from CONCACAF

first_imgSEVERAL Caribbean nations have supported a bid to break away from regional football representative CONCACAF in favour of forming an independent confederation as disputes over funding grow.According to multiple reports, the issue was raised at a recent meeting of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) executive and 26 of 31 nations were in support of the proposal that would see the region depart from its 41-member parent association.President of the CFU, Gordon Derrick, was the one to raise the motion, which is firmly rooted in extreme displeasure with the attitude of the new Victor Montagliani-led CONCACAF towards the Caribbean region.Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) president Montagliani was elected as head of the body in May of last year. Since then the CFU has reportedly seen the majority of funding and grants heavily cut and been allowed no major input in CONCACAF’s decision-making process.Many believe the measures in part serve as punishment of sorts for the region, who supplied the last two CONCACAF presidents Jack Warner and Jeffrey Webb. Both former FIFA officials are now facing corruption charges and have been banned for life from the sport.“We were promised development for our youth, we were promised a treatment as equals but we received nothing but crumbs if that,” Inside World Football quoted Gordon as saying.“True to the tradition that sadly governed our region for far too long, we were the water carriers of countries much larger than ours, we were expected to deliver when they called and we were to succumb to the interests that were not and are not ours to this day.”(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

Wellington girls get eliminated by Mulvane in first round of regional

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls softball team was eliminated in the first round of the Class 4A Div. 1 Regional by the Mulvane Wildcats 6-0 in Winfield Tuesday afternoon.Mulvane would lose to Rose Hill 7-3 in the regional championship. Rose Hill beat Winfield in the other first round game 14-6It was a tough outing for the Crusaders, who couldn’t get the bats going. The two teams has split during the regular season, but this time Mulvane dominated. The Wildcats had 10 hits to the Lady Dukes two. Wellington also committed three errors.Jade Dry reaches first in the top of the seventh after leading off the inning with a walk.Mulvane opened with a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. It was a defensive battle the rest of the way until the fifth inning when the Wildcats added three more runs to lead by six. Wellington never made an offensive threat the whole ball game.Carlie McComb and Ryleigh Buck both had one hit for Wellington .Jade Dry was the losing pitcher. She allowed 10 hits, no walks while striking out two.Wellington ends its season at 7-14. Wellington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0 2 3Mulvane      3 0 0 0 3 0 x.     6 10 0LP Dry 6I 10H 6R 2ER 0BB 2KWP H HayesWellington batting stats:McComb 1/3P Adams 0/3Buck 1/2 1BB 1SBDry 0/2 1BBDeJarnett 0/2 SACE Goodrum 0/3Oathout 0/3M Adams 0/2A Goodrum 0/2a title=”Sumner Newscow twitter account” href=”https://twitter.com/Cueballnewscow” target=”_blank”>Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more