Vietnam installed 4GW of utility-scale solar in the past 12 months

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:As developers scrambled to meet the end of June deadline to tap a generous feed-in tariff scheme, Vietnam saw unprecedented activity in its utility scale solar market, with multi gigawatts of PV capacity connected to the grid.While Australia and Vietnam have been progressively expanding over 12 months, the latest tally showed the Southeast Asian country had overtaken Australia for operating utility scale solar PV capacity, according to Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy.Building on the previous year’s record volume of new large-scale PV capacity, Australia continued to expand its portfolio of commissioned projects. According to Rystad’s data, the nation’s operating capacity rose from less than 600 MW to 2.7 GW over 12 months. However, that performance was put in the shade as the Vietnamese market skyrocketed on the back of June installation figures, from less than 10 MW of operational generation capacity in June 2018 to more than 4 GW – a 400-fold increase.More than 60% of that capacity was commissioned last month, Rystad found. The average time for construction and commissioning in Vietnam was an astonishing 275 days.“Few would have predicted Vietnamese utility PV to exceed Australia’s by mid-year,” said David Dixon, senior analyst on Rystad Energy’s renewables team. “The commissioned capacity in Vietnam has exceeded our high case.”Rystad’s prediction was that 40 solar projects with a total generation capacity of 2 GW were due to come online in Vietnam this year, itself a big leap from just two large scale projects – the 49 MW Krong Pa and 35 MW Duc Hue PV farms – commissioned last year. However, according to Vietnamese state-owned utility EVN’s latest data, as many as 82 plants with a combined capacity of 4.46 GW were connected to the national grid by the end of June.More: Vietnam overtakes Australia for commissioned utility scale solar following June FIT rush Vietnam installed 4GW of utility-scale solar in the past 12 monthslast_img read more

República Dominicana: DNCD desarticula organización narcotraficante

first_imgBy Dialogo March 25, 2013 SANTO DOMINGO, República Dominicana – El mayor general Rolando Rosado Mateo (hablando en la foto), presidente de la Dirección Nacional de Control de Drogas (DNCD), informó que las autoridades antinarcóticos desmantelaron una red de narcotráfico e incautaron 680 kg de cocaína en un avión privado en el aeropuerto de Punta Cana, el 20 de marzo. (Cortesía DNCD). SANTO DOMINGO, República Dominicana – Las autoridades antinarcóticos dominicanas encontraron 680 kg de cocaína escondidos dentro de 26 piezas de equipaje en un avión Falcon 50 que despegaría del aeropuerto de Punta Cana con destino a Puerto Rico, el 20 de marzo. (Cortesía DNCD). SANTO DOMINGO, República Dominicana – Las autoridades antinarcóticos dominicanas encontraron 680 kg de cocaína escondidos dentro de 26 piezas de equipaje en un avión Falcon 50 en el aeropuerto de Punta Cana, el 20 de marzo. Unas 35 personas fueron arrestadas en vinculación con la incautación. (Cortesía DNCD) SANTO DOMINGO, República Dominicana – Los 35 sospechosos arrestados el 20 de marzo tras la incautación de 680 kg de cocaína ocultos en un avión en el aeropuerto de Punta Cana presuntamente trabajaban para una importante red de contrabando que traficaba droga desde América del Sur a Francia, Bélgica, Holanda y otros países europeos. (Cortesía DNCD)last_img read more

The good thing about being at home…

first_imgMost of us have been trying our best to stay at home for at least two weeks now. These days, two weeks feels like two months. We don’t all have celebrity-sized estates that allow us to forget we’re under quarantine, so cabin fever is a real battle. While being stuck at home isn’t ideal, it’s hopefully shortening the life of the coronavirus, and that’s a definite plus. If you’re looking for some other advantages of having to stay at home, here are a few things to think about…You can stop putting “it” off: There’s probably a million projects you’ve been wanting to get to around your house. There’s probably a million books you’ve picked up and then put back down. And I know there’s a million shows that have been recommended to you, only for you to say “I’ll add that to my list.” If you’ve been putting stuff off until “tomorrow”, it is now “tomorrow”.You can examine your habits: I don’t know about you guys, but this quarantine has made me realize a lot of things. One thing I’ve realized is how often I dine out. I’ve tried to continue to support some of my favorite restaurants by getting take out here and there, but I’ve definitely been cooking at home WAY more than I ever have. I’ve enjoyed the savings. If you’re used to drinking the coffee at work every day you may not realize how much caffeine you’re drinking, but when you start running out of k-cups, you’ll realize real fast if you’re drinking too much.You can learn a lot about distractions: You’re at home, your spouse is home, and your kids are home. There are distractions everywhere. This will be life for now. Because of all the distractions around you, you’ll figure out quickly how to fight through them to get stuff done. Once this is over, you’ll hopefully be able to apply some of these distraction-fighting techniques to life at the office. 79SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – November 20, 2020

first_imgWelcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with our favorite reads from the week.Mentioned:3 fraud trends to watch for this holiday seasonby ASHLEY TOWN, CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICESExpectations are high that holiday shopping will look quite different this year. Unfortunately, this uncertainty is allowing fraudsters to take advantage of consumers already on edge during a time of unprecedented change and upheaval. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-store shopping at brick and mortar stores will be significantly curtailed. (read more)Everybody wants inclusion … so why are we so polarized?by JILL NOWACKI, HUMANIDEIAs we watch the dust settle on the 2020 Presidential election, I am hyperaware of the extreme polarization that exists in America and in our workplaces. Over the past eight months, I have studied and written on the impact of Covid-19 on inclusive workplaces. It involved looking at the necessity of credit unions to provide remote work options, acknowledging the need for managers to be intentionally inclusive during uncertain times, and exploring how Covid might impact women’s professional gains and what employers could do to help. (read more)Still Undecided on Your Thanksgiving Menu? Here Are 4 Ways to Think Big, but Cook Small for Thanksgiving 2020by FAITH DURAND, THE KITCHNThanksgiving is almost here: Are you still on the fence about how you’re celebrating (or even if you’re celebrating at all?). If so, you’re not alone. We’ve heard from so many people that they feel tentative about the holiday: Should they stay home? Celebrate with a small group? And the food — food is the last thing on our minds. So I’m here to give you a nudge and push you into a place of decision. (read more) ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Southeast Asia doesn’t really care who wins the U.S. election: Expert

first_imgHe was responding to a question on whether Southeast Asia would prefer Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to win the election.“Actually, to be frank, I don’t think Southeast Asians really care,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Wednesday. “Southeast Asians have already experienced an enormous boom in bilateral trade with China.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – SINGAPORE — The U.S. is important geopolitically, but China is the “real game” in terms of business for Southeast Asia, according to the founder of a political risk consultancy.“It’s quite clear that China matters so much more than the U.S.,” said Karim Raslan of KRA Group. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh addresses a live video conference during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-US Ministerial Meeting.Nhac Nguyen | AFP | Getty Images Asked what America can offer to the region, Raslan pointed to the continued inclusion of Indonesia in its Generalized System of Preferences, which waives duties on products from developing countries.He said there is “some capacity,” but that America’s investments — by Facebook into e-commerce company Bukalapak, or from Google into ride-hailing platform Gojek — have paled in comparison to China’s.“These numbers are dwarfed by the Chinese investment in nickel smelting in eastern Indonesia,” Raslan said. “As I say, billions and billions of U.S. dollars have been pumped over there.” “The U.S. is a sideshow. It’s important for geopolitics, but the real game in terms of business — and these are mercantilist nations — is China.”Raslan noted that Southeast Asia is China’s largest trading group, after surpassing both the U.S. and the European Union this year.“I think what we’ve got to bear in mind is that the perception of U.S. power, U.S. influence, has diminished enormously,” he said. I think what we’ve got to bear in mind is that the perception of U.S. power, U.S. influence, has diminished enormously.last_img read more

PREMIUMTension rises in West Papua’s Tambrauw after establishment of military HQ

first_imgGoogle LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Linkedin Residents in Tambrauw, West Papua, have reportedly endured “physical and mental mistreatment” at the hands of the Indonesian Military (TNI) after a new military headquarters was established in the regency.The military personnel are said to have used excessive force to maintain public order in the area. In July, there were at least five incidents of TNI members engaging in conflicts with residents as they got involved in people’s drinking habit and local brawls.Alleged beating of brawlers and drunkardsPapuan human rights lawyer Yohanes Mambrasar said six TNI personnel had physically mistreated four men during a customary meeting involving residents of Kosyefo village in Kwoor district.He said the customary meeting, held in Orwen village in Kwoor on July 28, was aimed at solving a case of adultery that had previously led to a brawl between residents in Kos… Topics : Facebook West-Papua Tambrauw Indonesian-Military TNI violence-in-Papua Kodam-Kasuari Kodim-Tambrauw Koramil-Kwoorlast_img read more

OGUK: Oil & gas firms need to spend £200 billion to extend North Sea life

first_imgOffshore oil and gas exploration and production companies in the UK will need to spend £200bn in existing operations and new opportunities to add a generation of productive life to the UK North Sea basin, Oil & Gas UK said in a report on Wednesday.A North Sea platform / Image source: BPOil & Gas UK’s Business Outlook 2019 finds investors are cautious due to continued uncertainty in commodity markets, with forecasts showing a conservative outlook for prices.Companies are looking to maintain unit operating costs at current levels, with operating expenditure running at around £7-7.5bn through 2019.Against this backdrop, OGUK said, exploration and production companies remain focused on cost whilst striving for further business and operational improvements.“A sustained focus on cost and efficiencies with ongoing uncertainty in commodity markets marks the “new reality” for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector,” the report said.15 wells in 2019While the report finds 62 percent of contractor companies have an improved outlook for 2019, many areas of the supply chain are still experiencing challenges as industry emerges from one of its most difficult downturns, the report finds.According to the report, production on the UK Continental Shelf has increased by 20 percent over the past five years, following 14 years of decline.On the exploration front, OGUK sees the momentum is building around exploration activity, with up to 15 exploration wells expected in 2019, including several potentially high-impact prospects, however, the report has said that the drilling activity remains at record low rate.Despite the low level of activity, up to 485 million boe have been discovered so far from exploration wells drilled in 2018 – a similar total to discovered volumes in Norway but with 20 fewer wells, OGUK said.2019 expected to match 2018 by number of approved projects The largest ten E&P companies accounted for just over half of production in 2018 compared to more than two-thirds in 2008, reflecting an increasingly diverse corporate landscape. Production from the UKCS continues to provide around 60 percent of the UK’s oil and gas demand reducing reliance on importsMore new projects were approved in 2018 than the previous three years combined, unlocking over £3.3 billion of new capital investment and more than 400 million boe of new reserves – a similar number are expected in 2019.“Around £200 billion will need to be spent to add a generation of productive life to the basin, providing significant opportunities for both supply chain and E&P companies”“Around £200 billion will need to be spent to add a generation of productive life to the basin, providing significant opportunities for both supply chain and E&P companies,” OGUK said.OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: “Our Business Outlook Report 2019 shows that industry’s approach during the downturn is delivering results. Following 14 years of decline, production has increased by a fifth over the past five years.“Cost improvements are being sustained and there is building momentum around exploration, with more new opportunities being drilled and the largest two conventional discoveries for a decade made in the second half of 2018.“Our report finds an industry that’s getting better at what it does, getting smarter in how it does it and is well positioned to deliver attractive returns on investment within this environment, maintaining our global competitiveness. This is the new reality and we need to embrace it.“However, challenges remain across parts of the supply chain, with revenues and margins still under pressure and cash flow stretched. If capabilities and resources are to stay anchored here in the UK, there must be a competitive proposition for supply chain companies to invest in too.“With focus on adding a generation of productive life to the basin, our report reveals around £200 billion will need to be spent to find, develop and operate the reserves of the future.“In a year in which output from the UK Continental Shelf met around 60 percent of primary UK oil and gas demand, the importance of our hard-fought investment conditions is reinforced – not only for our industry but for the UK economy.“This is a UK industry which is critical for security of energy supply, at the heart of the move to a lower carbon economy, supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and contributes billions to the economy.“With the new reality clear and clarity around the future potential, there is all to play for.”last_img read more

Spain’s virus death toll surpasses China’s

first_imgSpain’s rate ofinfection has increased by a fifth and almost 27,000 people are being treatedin hospital. MADRID –Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed the official figure fromChina, becoming the second highest in the world. Madrid is thecountry’s worst affected region but Catalonia in the northeast has seen a rapidincrease in cases. The number ofdeaths rose by 738 in 24 hours – a daily record – to 3,434, higher than the 683announced in Italy. By comparison,China has officially reported 3,285 deaths, while Italy – the worst affectedcountry – has 6,820.center_img Spain’s DeputyPrime Minister Carmen Calvo has tested positive for the virus, the governmentsays. She was admitted to hospital on Sunday with respiratory symptoms. A doctor checks a woman in Madrid. Spain now has more than 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. GETTY IMAGES Members ofParliament (MPs) are to vote on extending the country’s state of emergency foranother two weeks until April 11. Under the rules, people are banned fromleaving home except for buying essential supplies and medicines, or for work. (BBC)last_img read more

Premiership Clubs Boast Record Revenues

first_imgIt paints a picture of “relentless revenue growth” with the record-breaking 2016-19 broadcasting revenue deal, which secured a 50 percent rise to 8.3 billion pounds, further improving finances.Over the three-year broadcasting rights cycle to 2015/16, the report said combined operating profits topped 1.6 billion pounds – more than the total over the previous 16 seasons combined.“The Premier League continues to power ahead of the other four big European leagues, particularly with regard to broadcast revenues, as has been the case for well over a decade now,” the report said.Although wages are soaring, up 12 percent to 2.3 billion pounds as clubs anticipated expected income from the latest lucrative broadcasting deal, the report said there was evidence of a more prudent approach with just 44 percent of revenue increases being spent on wages since 2012/13, compared with 99 percent in the five years before that.While Leicester City won the Premier League despite being ranked 15th by wage costs, and Chelsea finished eight places lower than their ranking, the report said the subsequent 2016/17 season showed a “stronger correlation between wage costs and league position”, with the division’s top six wage spenders in 2015/16 filling the top six wage positions in 2016/17.The report also revealed the price for those chasing a share of Premier League riches, with Championship clubs spending more on wages than revenue for the third time in four seasons.The second-tier clubs recorded a record combined operating loss of 261 million pounds with net debt rising to 1.3 billion pounds as owners continued to gamble on reaching the Premier League.The report’s editor, Dan Jones, predicted Premier League revenues topping 4.5 billion pounds by 2017-18, a confident assessment in contrast with another report published on Monday by financial analysts Vysyble which warned of dangerous levels of over-spending and said clubs were not meeting rising costs of transfers and wages.Clubs are on course to break their transfer spending record this summer. The Sportingintelligence website this week said that Premier League clubs had spent 571 million in transfers since the start of the month, making it the fifth biggest window ever, with 52 days remaining until it ends.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Premier League’s reputation as richest in the world was reinforced by an annual football finance report which showed record revenue of 3.6 billion pounds ($4.63 billion) in 2015/16, a 9 percent jump on the previous season.Across all four divisions, the 92 clubs generated 4.4 billion pounds, another record, with new highs in spending, profits and tax also being recorded by the 26th edition of Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance published wednesday.last_img read more

NBA news: Watch PJ Washington break NBA record by scoring 7 3s

first_img WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago NBA: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets player ratings, result PJ Washington of Charlotte Hornets broke NBA’s record for most three-pointers made by any player during his debut. The rookie tied for the previous record for five-three pointers in the first half itself. He set the record by shooting his sixth three-pointer with just about one minute left for Q3 to end. He finished the match with 9-17 from the field and 7-11 from deep for 27 points. Charlotte Hornets beat Chicago Bulls 126-125 with Washington as their top scorer. Jake Layman (2016 Trail Blazers) and Donyell Marshall (1994 Timberwolves) were the previous record holders. Also read | NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the world Devika Pawar 10 months ago NBA: Watch Kyrie Irving speed through Wolves defence 10 months ago NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the world FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 24th October, 2019 13:45 IST Also read | 76ers top Celtics 107-93 in 1st battle of East favorites center_img 10 months ago Dream11 BOS vs PHI: Team news, predictions and other NBA updates Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 13:45 IST NBA News: Watch PJ Washington Break NBA Record By Scoring 7 3s PJ Washington broke the NBA record for most three-pointers scored by a player in their debut match after scoring seven three-point shots. Here are the details. In a post-match interview, Washington said that he was just concentrating on scoring good shots and was not aware of his record till he was told after the game. Last year, Washington was a sophomore and played for the Kentucky Wildcats. He scored more than twenty points in eight out of ten games he played in late January and early February. Washington averaged 18.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 blocks in his last 18 games. Though Washington suffered from a sprained ankle and missed the first two NCAA Tournament games for Kentucky Bulls, he scored 16 points off the bench during Kentucky’s 62-58 Sweet 16 triumph over Houston. In April, Washington signed with Roc Nation Sports. Also read | Irving scores 50 but misses last shot, Wolves top Nets in OT COMMENT LIVE TV NBA 2019-20: PJ Washington breaks an NBA record Also read | Watch NBA chief Adam Silver present replica ring to a Raptors fan WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Live streaming details and broadcast schedule in Indialast_img read more