December 31

Draft law would begin German hard coal phaseout in 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Germany plans to close 4 GW of hard coal-fired plants via a first annual compensation auction in June 2020, an energy ministry spokeswoman told S&P Global Platts Tuesday.Compensation for closures is to be awarded to bidders offering the lowest cost of avoided CO2 emissions with winning plants set to close after winter 2020/21. The federal grid regulator BNetzA is set to run the auctions, according to a second draft leaked Tuesday.The ministry is finalizing a hard coal exit law to cap hard coal capacity at 15 GW by end-2022. Assuming Datteln 4 comes online, Germany will have around 22 GW of hard coal capacity in operation as the compensation auctions get underway.The BNetzA is to establish exact volumes required to hit the 15 GW target depending on other closure applications, the outcome of various capacity reserve auctions and startup of Uniper’s 1.1 GW Datteln 4 plant. Commissioning of Datteln 4 is foreseen for summer 2020.Closure auctions thereafter are set to run annually until 2026, with hard coal capacity declining to 8 GW by end-2030.Details on 3 GW of lignite closures are expected at a later stage, with Eur40 billion ($44 billion) of support for lignite mining regions already approved. Germany plans to completely phase out coal by 2038.More: Germany plans 4 GW hard coal closure auction in 2020: draft law Draft law would begin German hard coal phaseout in 2020last_img read more

September 24

Arsenal ‘hand’ Willian a three-year deal after rejecting Chelsea’s latest offer

first_imgArsenal are willing to hand Willian a three-year deal in a bid to sign the winger on a free transfer from Chelsea this summer. Willian has moved a step closer to the Chelsea exit after turning down their latest offer of a new contract, increasing Arsenal’s hopes of landing him. Brazilian Willian wants a three-year deal, while Chelsea are only prepared to offer a contract until 2022.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Arsenal, who overcame Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final, are prepared to give Willian, who turns 32 next week, the three-year contract he wants. They have discussed a potential deal with the Brazilian’s agent Kia Joorabchian, who negotiated David Luiz and Cedric Soares’ moves to the Emirates and is also close to the Gunners’ technical director Edu. As well as the contract length he is after Willian is also confident of securing a rise on his current £120,000 per week wages should he move across London, where he is settled, without Arsenal having to pay a transfer fee.center_img Joorabchian revealed last week that Willian had five offers on the table including one from the MLS, David Beckham’s Inter Miami, though they fear they are facing a losing battle to beat Arsenal.Daily Mail understands Inter Miami have also been offered the chance to sign Ryan Fraser after he left Bournemouth on a free transfer though they are initially focusing on adding a world renowned name to their squad.Willian, who joined Chelsea in 2013, is set to delay confirming a decision on his future until after the second leg of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Saturday.Chelsea start 3-0 down following the first leg back in February. They will be without captain Cesar Azpilicueta and wingers Christian Pulisic and Pedro who all suffered cup final injuries.Frank Lampard is keen to keep Willian at Chelsea but an agreement cannot be made at presentRead Also: Chelsea join race to sign Real Madrid starMidfielder Billy Gilmour was already previously confirmed out while suspended duo Jorginho and Marcos Alonso will also be missing.Willian is optimistic of to shake off the Achilles problem that ruled him out of the final while Chelsea hope N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be fully fit for the trip to Germany.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

September 16

Football: Badgers practices ahead of spring game at McClain Center

first_imgMoral was high Tuesday morning at the McClain Center as the Wisconsin football team lined up for practice at 8 a.m. sharp. Warming up and performing drills, the Badgers are preparing for the upcoming spring game approaching in a couple of weeks.Once the team finished their warm up, they split into different groups over the field to focus on their positions. Kickers set out to hone their craft with the aide of automated ball machines, the offensive lineman paired off to perform tackling drills with dummies, and receivers looked to improve their skills in pass and catch drills.Later in the practice, special teams lined up in the center of the field to practice kickoffs and kick returns. Last season, the Badgers fell in the middle of the pack when it came to special teams. Of 129 ranked FBS teams, Wisconsin placed 48th in punt return yardage and 68th in punt return defense, which is interesting as special teams are generally a strong suit of the Wisconsin football brand.Football: After first spring practice, Badgers ready to make serious run this yearThe University of Wisconsin football team is looking to follow up on one of the most successful seasons in program Read…Then, the starters and backup teams began a light scrimmage. Sophomore receiver A.J. Taylor had several amazing collaborations with redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook.Taylor dominated the majority of the plays as he completed passes from Hornibrook and escaped from defenders with ease as he sprinted into the end zone. Last season the versatile receiver and return-man played in all 14 games, starting three. He managed 31 receptions for 475 yards and collected five touchdownsRunning back Jonathan Taylor, who was named the Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season, looked like the same player Badger fans came to love in his first year in the cardinal and white, effortlessly avoiding defenders and bolting down field with blazing speed.Future appears bright for Wisconsin’s NFL prospectsThe University of Wisconsin has a history of sending players off to successful careers in the NFL. Let’s take a Read…After speaking with a few of the players after practice, they all mentioned that they are looking forward to the upcoming season and are excited to preview the new team as a unit during the Spring game. Clearly, the team has high hopes and the Badger Nation is anxious to see this team in action during the fall.The game will be hosted at the one and only Camp Randall Stadium on April 13. Tickets will be $5, with proceeds benefiting the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.last_img read more

December 26

AN IRISHMAN’S DIARY AND THE GLENSWILLY DECREE

first_imgTODAY’S Irish Times has a superb historical piece on the old saying ‘The Glenswilly Decree” and its origins.It relates to a 19th century union of poitin distillers who sought compensation from customers who didn’t pay up.It’s in the Irishman’s Diary section and worth a read and you can do so by clicking the link below: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2011/0513/1224296833103.htmlAN IRISHMAN’S DIARY AND THE GLENSWILLY DECREE was last modified: May 13th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more