Ørsted CEO expects strong growth in U.S. renewable market to continue even without incentives

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Denmark’s Ørsted A/S is ramping up its expansion into the U.S. renewables market, where it expects continued cost reductions and higher prices for corporate power deals to fuel sustained growth after renewable tax credits are phased out.The largest offshore wind producer in the world broke into the U.S. onshore wind market with its acquisition of Chicago-based wind developer Lincoln Clean Energy LLC in October and announced on May 1 that it was buying a subsidiary of solar developer Coronal Energy, marking its first dip into photovoltaics and storage.“The U.S. solar market has significant potential,” Ørsted CEO and President Henrik Poulsen said on a call to discuss the company’s first-quarter earnings on May 1. “We believe the combination of onshore wind, solar PV and storage gives us a very strong platform for long-term growth in the U.S.”Poulsen said the acquisition includes Coronal’s development team and utility-scale solar and storage project pipeline. The company, headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., and backed by Japanese giant Panasonic Corp., has a multi-gigawatt-development pipeline in more than 20 states, according to its website.Ørsted expects its burgeoning U.S. onshore business to thrive despite the phaseout of renewable production tax credits, or PTCs, this year, as the subsidies will be offset by higher prices on corporate power purchase agreements, or PPAs, and continued cost declines, especially for onshore wind.“Beyond the PTC expiry, there is no doubt that the market will need to go for realignment,” Poulsen said. “Right now, corporate PPAs have been struck at prices that are very low and I’ll claim are very attractive to the corporations buying green power … because of the PTC support. I have no doubt that we’ll continue to be a strong market in the U.S., also beyond PTC,” he added.More ($): Ørsted sees bright prospects for U.S. expansion after end of renewable tax credits Ørsted CEO expects strong growth in U.S. renewable market to continue even without incentiveslast_img read more

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Credit unions get competitive compensation insights from survey

first_imgFor the 9th consecutive year, NAFCU and Burns-Fazzi, Brock (BFB) will conduct a comprehensive survey of credit union executive compensation and benefits. The NAFCU-BFB Survey of Executive Compensation and Benefits is the industry’s most comprehensive study of executive compensation.How can your credit union participate?NAFCU members have been sent an email invitation to complete the online survey.Nonmember credit unions can register to receive the survey by signing up at http://www.nafcu.org/execsurvey by March 27, 2015. Here are the top things you should know about this study:All credit unions are invited to participate.Any participating credit union’s individual responses are completely anonymous.Participating credit unions will receive a complimentary copy of the detailed report about the survey. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Novel H1N1 flu activity continues at unusual levels

first_imgJul 24, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Pandemic H1N1 influenza activity decreased for the fourth consecutive week, though the percentage of deaths from pneumonia and influenza rose a bit above the epidemic threshold, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.The nation’s number of lab-confirmed novel flu cases rose to 43,771, including 302 deaths, the CDC said. Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said at a press conference today that this would be the last national case count update, though the CDC will still provide regular updates on hospitalizations and deaths.Many public health officials say keeping case counts in countries that have had ongoing widespread transmission isn’t useful, because it dramatically underestimates the true burden of the disease and can be a waste of public health resources.On Jul 16 the World Health Organization (WHO) announced it would no longer provide a regular global case count, but would instead issue periodic surveillance updates and will still issue case counts for areas in which the virus is just beginning to circulate.Unusual activity for summerIn a statement today, the WHO said the number of pandemic H1N1 cases is still increasing substantially in many countries, even in those that were first affected. Most countries are reporting that most cases continue to occur in younger people, with a median age of 12 to 17 based on information from Canada, Chile, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.Despite the dip in lab-confirmed cases in the United States, Schuchat said the level of flu circulation is still very unusual for the summer months. She added that the CDC has gotten reports of outbreaks at summer camps and military academies where people from different parts of the country come together. “Unfortunately, it’s been a challenging summer,” she said.Seven states are reporting widespread activity, including California, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, and New Jersey, the CDC said in its flu surveillance report for the week ending Jul 17. Thirteen states and Puerto Rico are experiencing regional activity. Many of the states reporting regional activity are on the East coast.Five pediatric flu deaths were reported during the past flu surveillance week, though some occurred as far back as February. Four of the deaths were from novel H1N1, and one was associated with an influenza B virus. Of the 95 pediatric deaths that have been reported during the current flu season, 27 were related to the new flu virus.More than 99% of all subtyped influenza A viruses reported to the CDC were the novel flu strain.Pneumonia and influenza deaths, tracked through the 122-Cities Mortality Reporting System, were at 6.7%, which is slightly above the 6.5% baseline.Seasonal flu vaccine recommendationsIn other developments, the CDC today issued its recommendation for the seasonal flu vaccine, which appeared in an early edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). For the first time, the CDC recommends, rather than encourages when feasible, the shot for children aged 6 months to 18 years. Today’s appeal is part of a gradual phase-in of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation for kids, Schuchat said.The CDC now recommends the seasonal flu vaccine for about 83% of the population or for anyone who wants to reduce their risk, she said. However, only 40% of the recommended groups received their flu vaccine last year, she added.The 2009-10 vaccine contains a different influenza B strain from last year’s version but the same seasonal H1N1 and H3N2 strains.Seasonal flu vaccine immunization campaigns should begin as soon as the vaccine is available to make way for another possible round of vaccination against the pandemic H1N1 virus, she said.See also:CDC weekly flu surveillance reportJul 24 WHO statementJul 24 MMWR reportlast_img read more

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Labour MP gauges support for assisted-suicide bill

first_img3News 6 November 2014Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway is taking up the mantle of a bill belonging to a former colleague, which would legalise voluntary euthanasia.The Palmerston North MP offered to pick up Maryan Street’s End of Life Choice Bill, which she withdrew last year in fear of it becoming a political football during an election year.Mr Lees-Galloway is still in the process of gauging support for the assisted-suicide members’ bill with other MPs, because it would likely be put to a conscience vote – meaning MPs would not have to vote along party lines.“At this stage, I don’t know where MPs will stand on it – we’ve got a lot of new MPs whose names I don’t even know yet.“But I’m hoping people might be interested in getting it to select committee so we can have that open debate,” he says.The debate has gained prominence again following the case of US woman Brittany Maynard whose video about planning to kill herself on November 1 went viral.http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/labour-mp-gauges-support-for-assisted-suicide-bill-2014110615last_img read more

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Moyes plays down transfer plans

first_img Press Association It could be a struggle to sign two of the men United bid for in August, even though neither Leighton Baines nor Ander Herrera will be prevented from playing in European competition, as Everton and Athletic Bilbao will have their own targets to aim for. So Moyes is cautious about building up fans’ expectations. “I’ll look at January but I wouldn’t want people to have big expectations of what we would sign or do,” Moyes told reporters. “In the main, January has not been a great month to sign at the top level. “If you’re in trouble near the bottom you might as you’re desperate for something but we’ll be looking for the top players.” Moyes does want to strengthen though. It was anticipated he would make more reinforcements following his arrival beyond the single, significant capture of £27.5million Marouane Fellaini from Everton in the last minutes of the transfer window. “Undoubtedly we will, in time, try and make the squad better – the job is to make progress at Manchester United,” said Moyes. “They won the league last year but I want to try and progress on that, try to win it again and try to win the cups if possible as well. “We’ll also look to add to the squad if the right players become available. “We wanted to try and get one or two players in which, I said at the time, we wanted to buy players to come into the team if possible. “That was the goal. We didn’t need many more players, just one or two who could definitely help and effect on the first team.” After a tricky start to his tenure, Moyes has been assured by United’s owners that cash will be made available to strengthen his squad. The problem is top-class players are rarely available during the mid-season window. Manchester United boss David Moyes has played down expectations of a January transfer splurge.last_img read more

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Poyet eyeing quality signings

first_img The Black Cats ensured Barclays Premier League survival with a late surge last season and looked to strengthen in the summer as they signed the likes of Jack Rodwell, Jordi Gomez and Ricky Alvarez. But the season thus far has not gone to plan with Poyet’s men without a win in six games and with just one victory since an 8-0 drubbing against Southampton in October. With the January transfer window approaching Poyet has made it clear he wishes to strengthen his ranks, although he has suggested that he will have little to do with the process, with sporting director Lee Congerton leading a continental scouting system on Wearside. “I want more quality. Do I think I’ll get it? I don’t know,” he told several national newspapers. “You know what is missing. It is clear what we need to do. That is down to recruitment. “I am a head coach. I am not going to be a head coach when it suits people and a manager when it doesn’t. That side of it is down to recruitment. “So, if you ever get the chance to speak to anyone on the recruitment side and ask them about it, you are lucky. If you don’t, don’t ask me.” Sunderland manager Gus Poyet insisted he needs more quality as he launched a thinly-veiled attack on the recruitment policy at the Stadium of Light.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Florida Man Accused of Setting Person on Fire in Money Dispute

first_imgSheriff’s officials near Jacksonville say they have arrested a man who is accused of setting another person on fire during a money dispute.St. Johns County Sheriff’s officials arrested 35-year-old Brian Terrance Connor on charges of attempted first-degree murder, arson and burglary, for the Saturday night incident.Investigators explain that Connor entered an apartment and started an argument before dousing the victim with a flammable liquid.Photo courtesy: St. Johns County Sheriff’s OfficeThe person was able to run to another apartment in the complex while still on fire, and people there helped extinguish the flames, the Sheriff’s Office said.The victim remains in critical condition after being flown to the UF Health burn unit in Gainesville, the Sheriff’s Office said. They did not release the individual’s name, age or gender.Connor remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.last_img read more

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Couture, USC hope to get back on track

first_imgUsually on Tuesday afternoons, baseball starting pitcher and senior Kevin Couture would be the very last option for USC coach Chad Kreuter.Another shot · Senior starter Kevin Couture will get a chance to start a second game after his previous start lasted just two-thirds of an inning. – Avi Kushlan | Daily Trojan However, Couture also usually makes it through the first inning in his Sunday start. Since he didn’t last weekend, when USC faces the Pepperdine Waves today, Couture will get the rare opportunity to start consecutive games.“We want him to go ahead and get back on the horse,” Kreuter said. “He needs to rebound and give us six strong [innings] similar to his first start [of the season].”The Trojans (5-6) will take to the road to try to end their recent struggles, having lost five of the last seven games, including Sunday’s 16-7 blowout by New Mexico to give the Lobos the 2-1 series win.But Sunday’s game, in which Couture pitched only two thirds of an inning, allowing seven hits and four runs, was an anomaly this season, as the starting pitching has usually kept USC close only to have the bullpen falter.“We’ve not pitched well in spots, particularly the first couple of innings Sunday and throughout the year in the bullpen,” Kreuter said. “Our pitch selection has to be better; our location needs to improve, and our pitchers need to pitch around situations better.”Kreuter also said that when relievers enter the game they need to either succeed or learn how to make the adjustments when they are struggling.He noted junior Chris Mezger as a model of a pitcher that has learned from his mistakes in his first outing of the season (one-third of an inning, two hits, one run) to be productive since (seven innings, no earned runs).The Trojans pitching staff could find reprieve in facing a Waves’            (4-7) lineup that is in a funk itself. Pepperdine is batting only .275. Instead of big boppers, the lineup features four partial or full-time starters batting at or below .200.Joe Sever and Torrey Jacoby are the only two Waves that have produced consistently, batting .362 and .351, respectively.USC’s bats will try to build on their last week of play. The Trojans averaged more than six runs in their four games led by Alex Sherrod’s six RBI and the play of sophomore first baseman Ricky Oropesa, who appears to be escaping his early-season struggles.Oropesa scored seven runs last week and went 4-8 in Sunday’s doubleheader, knocking a pair of doubles and a line-drive home run that jetted out of the ballpark like a missile.Dealing with some key injuries, Kreuter said he plans to continue to experiment with lineups in an attempt to find one that will maximize Oropesa’s production.“When Mike Greco was hurt two days before the season started, it really changed the dynamics of the lineup,” Kreuter said. “We expected him to be a power bat that could protect Ricky in the middle of the lineup.”In addition to Greco, Kreuter is currently without the services of his most productive hitter this season after junior infielder Matt Hart had to leave Sunday’s first game with what Kreuter described as impingement in his throwing shoulder. Hart, who had been one of Oropesa’s protectors, was evaluated by team physicians on Monday.“I have to figure out some way to protect [Oropesa], whether that be with him leading off or batting third and us trying to stack the deck around him,” Kreuter said. “But the bottom line is that we need to pitch better. That’s the key to us winning.”last_img read more

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Post your FREE garage sale ads here

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is a garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain selling and hunting!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 (9) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. 0 Vote up Vote down Sherry Rains · 302 weeks ago Estate Sale 502 North F Nov 1st 9-1:00 More items added along with reduced prices on nice selection of vintage vinegar cruets, oil lamps, clocks, porcelain birds, ladies L & XL blouses, hand & power tools, couch, kitchen oak table w/two chairs & misc. items Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Traci Hawks · 302 weeks ago Garage Sale 20 Sunset Rd Furniture, home decor, clothing, kids’ stuff Friday(10/31) and Saturday(11/1): 7:30-1:00 Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jodie Heath · 302 weeks ago Garage Sale 601 Delrose Sat: 7:00am; Household misc. & furniture, patio table w/4 chairs, adult men & women clothing, jewelry & plus other misc. items Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 302 weeks ago Garage Sale 317 N Woodlawn Sat 9-1 30″ Whirlpool elect range, dorm size GE fridge, composite wood shelving, 4-custom wheels from 2006 Dodge Charger, 3-storm windows 28″w x 47″h & other misc items Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down mjr · 301 weeks ago NOV 6TH & 7TH 10am-? 1222 NORTH JEFFERSON posting for them Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Carrells · 300 weeks ago This is a sale for this Saturday NOVEMBER 8 (8am til around 2:00) Last chance sale…. Plan is for it to be a mostly 25 cent sale. Not sure what all we have but will price some items. Rest will be 25 cents. Probably FREE after 3:00 Saturday. We are still cleaning out for sale. Too much “stuff” ! 621 Morningside Wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 300 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Carrells · 300 weeks ago Tracy? Will the garage Sale area be cleared to show the sales this week???? Hate to be lost in last weeks……. m Report Reply 0 replies · active 300 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down notlla · 300 weeks ago Who wants to know about last weeks sales. Very confusing Report Reply 0 replies · active 300 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Tina Barragan · 300 weeks ago at the Masonic lodge 2129 N A street.. lots of misc. Sat. The 7th 7-4 Report Reply 0 replies · active 300 weeks ago 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

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Lady Chiefs complete three-peat, beat Lady Altas in 4 sets

first_imgNew 3-digit US suicide hotline number PLAY LIST 01:18New 3-digit US suicide hotline number02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Our loss in Game 1, was big for us because we learned how to recover and realized the things that we still need to do,” Javier added.The Lady Chiefs have now won four titles in five seasons and they did it after going on a blistering run in the fourth set led by Arocha and Ebuen.“All of what we do is for the school. This trophy is for the school,” Javier said.Three-peat for Arellano University Lady Chiefs! #NCAAFinals pic.twitter.com/kCuwUpLDJX— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) February 12, 2019ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I have high respect for Perpetual because they really brought the best in us,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier, whose squad came back in the championship series after dropping Game 1, in Filipino.Blood, sweat and tears all worth it for the Lady Chiefs as they celebrate their 3rd NCAA volleyball crown in a row. #NCAAFinals pic.twitter.com/trdOfmMj8kFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) February 12, 2019 Down 11-13, Arellano scored 11 unanswered points capped off by an Ebuen kill that took the fight out of Perpetual Help.Arocha, who took home the Finals MVP plum for the second consecutive time, fired a game-high 16 points, Princess Bello had 12 points and 18 digs while Ebuen added 11.Cindy Imbo paced the Lady Altas with 12 points in her final collegiate game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University completed a three-peat after rolling past University of Perpetual Help, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-18, in the rubber match of NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball Finals Tuesday before a raucous crowd at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Reigning MVP Nicole Ebuen and Regine Arocha led the way for the Lady Chiefs, who foiled the Lady Altas’ bid to sweep this year’s volleyball tournament after ruling the men’s and juniors’ divisions.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Kawhi Leonard banks in winning basket as Raptors edge Nets Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

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