Wood Mackenzie: Wind developers ordered record 31GW of turbines in 2nd quarter of 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:For a market that’s increasingly described as mature, the global wind industry still knows how to put up startlingly big numbers.Wind developers placed orders for 31 gigawatts of turbines during the second quarter, the highest volume on record, and 79 gigawatts over the past 12 months, according to Wood Mackenzie’s quarterly analysis of the turbine market. The order surge comes as developers race to beat subsidy deadlines in the world’s two largest wind markets, China and the U.S.Developers typically order turbines a year or so before building a project, to take advantage of the latest technology. The biggest year for wind construction so far was 2015, when around 64 gigawatts of new capacity came online around the world.As is usually the case, China played the central role in the record-smashing quarter, with developers there ordering up 17 gigawatts of turbines, including more than 3 gigawatts destined for offshore projects.Denmark’s Vestas, the world’s largest turbine supplier, rode the wave of Q2 demand to capture the largest quarterly order intake for any wind manufacturer in history, at 5.7 gigawatts.WoodMac expects the global wind market to climb to new heights over the next few years, pushing past 70 gigawatts of annual installations in 2020 amid record construction in key markets like the U.S.More: Wind developers ordered more turbines in Q2 than ever before
Officials are now saying Lowndes County Alabama Sheriff John Williams was shot in front of his son.The sheriff was shot after he approached a truck and asked the driver to turn down his music.The suspect, 18-year-old William Chase Johnson, is the son of a Montgomery County Deputy.Police arrested him several hours later when he returned to the scene.Johnson made his first court appearance Monday where he was charged with murder and denied bond.A Crenshaw County judge has placed a gag order on the case, prohibiting anyone associated with the case from making any statements at this time.
Fortunately, the driver was not hurt, and the church was not occupied when the accident happened. Police are investigating an incident after a driver lost control and crashed into a Church.According to Delray Beach Fire Rescue, a man trying attempting to go around a roundabout ended up driving into a wall at Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Church.
by Anthony Scherer For New Pittsburgh Courier The Penn Hills Hall of Fame recently inducted two more men who contributed on the field, but have contributed more off the field.Howard R. Slaughter Jr., PhD and Darnell Kimbrew were inducted earlier this year at the Churchill Valley Country Club.“The ceremony was very humbling,” said Slaughter. “It really shows that hard work pays off.” HOWARD R. SLAUGHTER JR. and DARNELL KIMBREW Slaughter graduated in 1975, but before doing that he played nose guard in 1974 and 1975. He lettered in both his junior and senior year in football while on the wrestling team and throwing the shot-put.He graduated from Carlow College with Bachelor of Arts degree. He later earned a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Public Management in 1995 and he earned his MBA from Point Park University in 2001. In 2006 he earned his Doctor of Science degree from Robert Morris University.Not only was Slaughter an excellent athlete and student, but he has also been a person that others could look up too as well. He is a recipient of a New Pittsburgh Courier Men of Excellence Award and Renaissance Publications Black Trailblazers Award. He volunteered in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina for residents in the 9th Ward. He also served his country in the Army and Navy, where he received two honorable discharges.Darnell Kimbrew graduated in 1988, but before doing so ran track and played football.“I was surprised when I was told,” said Kimbrew. “The ceremony was really nice and we had a mentor. It was very top notch in my book.”In 1985 Kimbrew was the first freshman sprinter in Penn Hills history. He qualified for the WPIAL finals all four years in various events such as 100, 200, 400, 4X100, and 4X400. He was three time WPIAL champion in the 4X100 and 4X400. He was a three time state medalist and still holds three indoor track records. He lettered in track all four years.It wasn’t just track where Kimbrew dominated, he was also an accomplished football player. He played running back, wide receiver and safety. In his senior year he was named 2nd team WPIAL and 1st team Post-Gazette at wide receiver. During his senior year he scored a 77 yard touchdown against the number one team in the country, North Hills.After graduation he attended Slippery Rock University and majored in Political Science. He still ran track and was a member of the winning 4X400 Penn relay team. He transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Affairs in International Affairs.Kimbrew lives in South Florida now and works for Broward County Government Purchasing Division. He volunteers his time as the Business Development Director for Midas Athletics, which is a non-profit that helps athletes gain scholarships for college. He also works with Stanback Athletics, which promotes sports for kids.He is also a State of Florida certified mediator, an active member in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and an Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver.These two men have proven that with hard work and dedication that you can improve your own life as well as others.
Dan Tishman (left) and Oscar Soule in conversation on the Evergreen campus during the alumni reunion, ‘Return to Evergreen’ on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Photo by Shauna Bittle, Evergreen Photo Services 2012Low-income Evergreen students studying sustainability, nature conservation or business will soon get some extra help from high-level sources. A $500,000 pledge from the Dan and Sheryl Tishman Family Foundation, along with a matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be used by The Evergreen State College Foundation to create a new $1 million scholarship fund. The fund will support up to 25 students annually.Dan Tishman, who graduated from Evergreen in 1977, is chairman and CEO of Tishman Construction, one of New York City’s top building companies. Responsible for rebuilding the World Trade Center complex after the attacks of 9/11, Tishman Construction is also noted for environmentally friendly buildings throughout the city. Tishman is also chairman of the Board of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the world’s leading environmental advocacy organizations.“Sheryl and I are so pleased that this pledge will create opportunities for Evergreen students for years to come. We are true believers in the value of education and hope that this scholarship program will make a difference in many, many lives,” said Tishman.“I am especially proud to make this investment to support students at my alma mater, Evergreen, a college that allowed me to explore my passion for sustainability and nature conservation, which ultimately developed into a lifelong commitment,” he said.Les Purce, president of The Evergreen State College, sees the Tishman and Gates Foundation gifts as directly supporting Evergreen’s commitment to college access. “The investment by the Tishman Family Foundation, along with the matching Gates Foundation grant, will support students from the widest range of backgrounds in completing their degrees today, tomorrow and long into the future.”Submitted by The Evergreen State College Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
By John Burton |RED BANK — The race for the mayor’s office, at least on the Democratic side, may have gotten more competitive with a possible contested June primary in the offing with the incumbent.Democratic municipal chairman Edward Zipprich acknowledged last week that he had a brief conversation recently with former Councilman Michael DuPont. “He has said he was interested in running,” said Zipprich of DuPont.As far as the ambitions of the current officer holder, Democratic Mayor Pasquale Menna, he said this week, “I never said I wasn’t,” running for another term, seemingly implying his intention to seek another four-year term in the November 2018 election.Could this mean the squaring off of two long-term Democratic Party stalwarts?DuPont last Friday declined to comment and Menna declined to speculate as to what DuPont will do. “You’ll have to ask him,” Menna said. Menna did acknowledge he had spoken to DuPont Tuesday but wouldn’t offer any details. “I rather you spoke to him,” was all the mayor would say.But a brief article in the Nov. 21 edition of Insider NJ, an online political publication, reported DuPont is considering a primary challenge against Menna, if he could secure the support of the municipal and county organizations, which is unclear at this point.A number of people who are active in the local Democratic party who asked to not be identified confirmed DuPont has voiced an interest in running.DuPont is the law partner of Edward J. McKenna Jr., who was Red Bank’s longest serving Democratic mayor, with 16 years in office. DuPont served three three-year terms on Red Bank Council, losing a very close election in 2015. He has been active in local and state party politics for a number of years, including working for U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.Menna has won three terms as mayor, after serving for many years as a borough council member. For two of his three terms, he ran unopposed in the general election.On the Republican side, there has yet to be any indication whether who or even if there will be mayoral candidate.This article was first published in the Dec. 14-21, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.