Global Offshore Wind Capacity Tops 27GW as 2019 Sets New Record

first_imgThe UK remains the world’s biggest offshore wind market with 9.7GW of total installed capacity. Germany retains its second place with a total of 7.5GW of operational capacity. China, currently in third place, has 4.9GW of installed offshore wind power. Global offshore wind installations reached 27,213MW by the end of 2019, according to Global Offshore Wind Report 2019 by World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO). South Korea and France Emerge as Floating Wind Hot Spots Gunnar Herzig, Managing Director, WFO, said: “WFO’s new global offshore wind figures clearly illustrate two major trends: Firstly, China’s rapid growth will make it the world’s largest offshore wind market during the 2020s. Secondly, floating offshore wind is gaining serious traction. While the last decade was its demonstration phase, the 2020s will bring the commercial breakthrough for floating offshore wind.” 5,194MW of offshore wind capacity went into operation during the last year, making 2019 a new record year in terms of new global offshore wind installations with a 24% growth as compared to 2018, WFO said. The disruption in the German offshore wind market caused by regulatory framework changes is reflected in the comparatively low capacity currently under construction of only 220MW, WFO said. The Netherlands is the second-largest market for offshore wind projects under construction with 1.5GW. center_img China and the Netherlands Leading Offshore Construction Charge Worldwide, 16 new offshore wind farms went into operation during 2019 in China, UK, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, and Taiwan. 146 offshore wind farms are now up and running around the globe. Floating offshore wind is also making significant progress. Announcements for two large-scale floating projects in South Korea brought the total floating offshore wind development pipeline to around 1GW. Looking at offshore wind farms under construction, China clearly leads the way, WFO said, with a total capacity of 3.7GW currently under construction. With four floating offshore wind projects under development in the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea, France is the front runner in this new market, WFO said. last_img read more

US issues new travel advisory for Haiti

first_img Share Share Share 74 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel US issues new travel advisory for Haiti by: – December 31, 2012 Washington said that in recent months, visitors have been attacked and robbed after leaving the airport and that at least two U.S. citizens were shot and killed in robbery and kidnapping incidents.WASHINGTON D.C., United States – The United State is warning Americans about robbery, lawlessness, infectious disease and poor medical facilities in Haiti.The State Department has issued a revised travel advisory on the French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country now recovering from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people and also battling an outbreak of cholera.“U.S. citizens have been victims of violent crime, including murder and kidnapping, predominantly in the Port-au-Prince area. No one is safe from kidnapping, regardless of occupation, nationality, race, gender, or age,” the State Department said.The new travel warning, released Friday, replaces a less strongly worded advisory issued in June.Washington said that in recent months, visitors have been attacked and robbed after leaving the airport and that at least two U.S. citizens were shot and killed in robbery and kidnapping incidents.“Haitian authorities have limited capacity to deter or investigate such violent acts, or prosecute perpetrators,” the State Department said, adding that while the incidents of cholera have declined, the disease persists in many areas of Haiti. Medical facilities, including ambulance services, are particularly weak.“Thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Haiti each year, but the poor state of Haiti’s emergency response network should be carefully considered when planning travel. Travellers to Haiti are encouraged to use organizations that have solid infrastructure, evacuation, and medical support options in place,” the State Department added.Caribbean 360last_img read more

Van Gaal’s United to play Valencia

first_imgNew Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will make his first appearance at Old Trafford in a pre-season friendly against Valencia on August 12. Press Association Van Gaal’s role as Holland coach will end after Saturday’s third-place play-off against Brazil at the World Cup and he will then turn his attention to making the Red Devils competitive again after last season’s seventh-placed finish – a dismal season which cost David Moyes his job. The Valencia friendly is also likely to feature new signings Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw playing at their new home for the first time. center_img “This event marks the start of the next chapter at Old Trafford. With a new manager and new players making their first appearances in front of a home crowd,” said group managing director Richard Arnold. last_img read more

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill apologizes for crude language in leaked audio, denies beating son

first_img“Punching my son in the chest would probably refer to me teaching my son how to box, cause we do have boxing gloves at our house…” [@ftbeard_17]🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️pic.twitter.com/1kPlEoEUlu— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 28, 2019Hill was under investigation both by the police and NFL over the allegations that he broke his 3-year-old son’s arm by hitting him, along with allegations that he beat the boy with a belt. Espinal secretly recorded her confronting Hill, saying their son was “terrified” of him. He also addressed the part of the recording where he thumped his son in the chest, saying that he was teaching the child to box and pushed him on the chest to practice.”Punching my son in (his) chest. That would probably refer to me teaching my son how to box,” Hill said. “Because we do got boxing gloves at our house.”He added that the boy likes to pretend to be Iron Man and that he loves to roughhouse. Prosecutors still have a case open against Hill, but it’s considered inactive. The NFL decided not to punish him further, clearing him to play at the beginning of the season. However, the league said it didn’t have full access to law enforcement’s records and said it was still monitoring the case. Hill said that he is excited for the future and reiterated that he that he has grown from his experience.“I can’t wait for my new journey, man. I’m excited,” he said. “I’m working every day to be a better father, better person, better citizen, a better son, too, to my parents. One thing stood out to me, my mom, as I was going through this long process, my mom told me, people don’t need to change, they need to grow. When you think about it, a tree changes and a tree grows every day.”My mom kept telling me ‘Reek, you need to grow. You need to add layers to yourself because if a tree grows, it doesn’t go back.’ So, I don’t want to go back. I want to grow every day of my life.” NFL coaches scheming to ‘weaponize’ new pass interference challenge rule, report says Tyreek Hill spoke for the first time about the allegations surrounding him after Chiefs training camp Sunday.The receiver apologized for the way he spoke to his ex-fiancee Crystal Espinal on a leaked recording, in which he said she should be afraid of him, but added he never abused their son. A.J. Green injury update: Bengals wide receiver out 6-8 weeks with torn ankle ligaments Tyreek Hill welcomed by cheers at Chiefs training camp Hill said he wanted to “man up” for the language he used in the audio, which he said he didn’t know of until it was released in April.”I don’t want nobody talking to my little sister, my daughter that I have now, my mom like that. It’s very disrespectful,” Hill said. “I mean, my mom got onto me, like she thumped me in the ear, like, Come on, man, Reek. Come on, grow up, grow up out of it. So, never again. Like I said I’m growing as a human being, as a person. Never again.” Related Newslast_img read more