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Latest U.K. offshore wind bids set new record, come in under $50/MWh

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Offshore wind came in at a new UK record low of £39.65/MWh ($48.8/MWh) as it dominated contract-for-difference (CfD) awards for 6GW of renewable energy.Developments awarded 15-year deals under the latest CfD round include three 1.2GW projects at Dogger Bank developed by Equinor and SSE, and Innogy’s 1.4GW Sofia development, all off England, plus 454MW at the Seagreen project off Scotland.The low rate, at 2012 prices, marks a 30% reduction on offshore wind power costs seen at the last CfD round in 2017 when the lowest rate seen was £57.50.The UK government said the total of 12 new projects – six offshore wind, four remote island wind and two bioenergy – will power seven million homes once they are exporting to the grid by 2025.Richard Howard, research director at UK-based Aurora Energy Research, told Recharge the low prices were both “surprising” and “impressive,” while also noting the huge role the Dogger Bank zone – site of the three Equinor/SSE projects and Innogy’s Sofia – will play in the future sector.“Overall it is impressive the continuing cost decline for offshore wind. And part of that must have been predicated by the introduction of larger turbines,” said Howard. “You have heard this week about GE starting to get orders for the 12MW [Haliade-X] turbine. I think an important part of how you get the costs down to around £40/MWh will have been really big turbines on really windy sites on Dogger Bank.”More: Equinor, SSE and Innogy win as UK offshore wind hits cost lows Latest U.K. offshore wind bids set new record, come in under $50/MWhlast_img read more

National Association of Caterers: It is unfair that caterers who have operated in accordance with all prescribed measures are punished for omissions in several clubs

first_imgThe National Association of Caterers on the eve of the upcoming weekend, on the occasion of the latest decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters on limiting the working hours of bars, calls on all caterers to, as always, adhere to all measures and recommendations prescribed by the epidemiological services and the Headquarters. “It is unfair that today caterers who operated in accordance with all prescribed measures, as well as the entire region without increasing the number of infected, such as Istria and Kvarner, are punished for omissions in several clubs. We oppose the limitation of working hours, as the bars include too many restaurants, ranging from quiet cafe bars on the beach in Istria to the largest clubs on the Adriatic. Our suggestion is that each club or other facility specified as a hotspot be immediately temporarily closed for 14 days with testing of all employees”, Says Marin Medak, president of the National Association of Caterers. A big problem of Croatian bars is the high value added tax, which is calculated on the service of drinks and beverages at a rate of 25 percent, to which the local government most often adds a consumption tax. At the same time, in the Mediterranean countries, drinks and beverages are taxed at significantly lower VAT rates, and some countries are now cutting up to 5% VAT in catering due to the coronavirus epidemic and subsidizing the consumption of citizens in catering facilities.  However, accepting the epidemiological reality, the Association must emphasize that the decision was made without respecting the hospitality profession and the specifics of the work of a wide category of diverse facilities that fall under the bars.  The National Association of Caterers makes its professional capacities available to the Civil Protection Headquarters and calls for dialoguecenter_img As always, the National Association of Caterers makes its professional capacities available to the Civil Protection Headquarters and calls for dialogue with the aim of preserving the health of Croatian citizens and the business of economic entities. For the caterers, these ten days of working time restrictions will not mean too much, most of us have already failed financially, Medak points out and adds: “We are facing a catastrophe for caterers and a tragedy for their employees, mostly young people who will look for their happiness outside Croatia after losing their jobs. The only chance to survive and look forward to the next season, which may be better, is to speed up the lending to caterers for liquidity through HBOR and HAMAG BICRO and to enable us to make that money through a lower VAT rate on beverages we will return in the future”, Concludes Medak.  The National Association of Caterers also called for more frequent inspections and penalties for caterers who do not adhere to epidemiological measures, as such caterers harm the public health and business of all those who consistently implement the measures. last_img read more

Jamaican among ICE most wanted

first_imgA Jamaican immigrant is among 22 immigrants listed as Most Wanted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, (ICE). The agency lists Chambers as being five feet, nine inches tall, 170 pounds Chambers, with a scar on his forehead and his last known locations were Maryland, Florida and Georgia.He is one of three Caribbean nationals who listed on the agency’s most wanted list. Chambers was ordered removed by an immigration judge on February 5, 1997 and was removed from the U.S. on May 10, 2000. He unlawfully reentered the U.S. at an unknown date and despite numerous attempts by ICE to locate his whereabouts, he currently remains at-large.center_img Fifty-two-year-old Desmond Hugh Chambers, who also goes by the names: Warren Michael Mullings and Gregory Lemuel Green, is wanted for removal from the United States following his conviction for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, second degree rape, first degree sex offense and false imprisonment.last_img read more

Futsal: MNK ”Centar” – MNK ”Brotnjo” 6:5

first_imgIn a match of the 13th round of Futsal League of FBiH futsal club from Sarajevo ”Centar” defeated futsal club ”Brotnjo” from Čitluk, and in doing so it secured itself a title.One round before the end of Championship, Centar and Brotnjo fought for the champion of BIH, while in the next round, teams will play matches for securing their position in the First Futsal League.Other results of 13th round: MNK Kaskada – MNK Karaka 8:2; MNK Banovići – MNK Mostar 7:5.First ranked team is MNK Centar with 27 points, followed by MNK Brotnjo with 22 and MNK Comunicare with 17 points, the last on the list is MNK Karaka.last_img read more

Sport-Bild: In German Football There Are Not Many Like Emir Spahić

first_imgThe German sports edition Bild published words of praise for the captain of the B&H Football Team.Sportbild.bild.de writes that Spahić is one of the heroes of his nation after qualifications to the World Cup in Brazil.Sport-Bild writes that the Bosnian player arrived during the summer from Seville to Bayer Leverkusen, and at 33 years old falls into the groups of football players with a lot of matches and an advanced career. However, immediately upon arrival to Leverkusen, Spahić emerged as the head of defense, which resulted in his team receiving only nine goals in the Bundesliga so far in the season.The man who, with his team, qualified for the World Cup has strong nerves, radiating calm and has trust from his younger teammates.Spahić is a player who does not care that his teammates, such as Sidney Sam, are more in the spotlight than he is. The first man of defense of Leverkusen enjoys the recognition from is teammates, trainer and fans. There are not many like him in German football, said Sport-Bild.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more