Facebook Email Linkedin Print Twitter Previous articleLaw Link, defence to debt collection proceedingsNext articleForget strapless – get ‘Glamorous Bra Straps’ admin ON this Saturday, a group of 10 cyclists will commemorate K2 mountaineer Ger McDonnell by cycling 112kms from Kilcornan in Limerick to Doolin in Clare, passing through Askeaton, the Tarbert Ferry, Kilrush, Ennistymon, Lahinch and Lisdoonvarna.They hope to raise funds for the Ger McDonnell Memorial Scholarship Fund at DCU, where Ger studied Electronic Engineering.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ger came to world attention in August 2008 when he became the first Irish person to scale K2 and was subsequently killed in the single worst accident to have taken place on K2.In a memorial service shortly after the accident, his brother JJ recounted how Ger once cycled from his native Kilcornan in Co. Limerick to Doolin in Co. Clare to post a letter. This summer Ger’s university classmates will recreate this epic cycle as part of a fund-raising drive. Their aim is to raise 50,000 euro to fund a scholarship in Ger’s name for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to study engineering at DCU. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCycle in aid of Ger memorial scholarshipBy admin – July 15, 2009 731 WhatsApp
Wartsila: Electricity system renewable transition likely to speed up in wake of Covid-19 pandemic FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):European responses to the coronavirus have accelerated the electricity system transition by a decade, proving systems can cope with high levels of renewable energy generation, according to analysis Friday by Finnish power engineering firm Wartsila.Coal-fired generation fell 25.5% across the EU and the UK in the first three months of 2020 versus 2019, while renewable energy accounted for a 43% share in the generation mix, according to system data gathered by Wartsila’s new Energy Transition Lab.The impact was accentuated in the month to April 10, coal generation down 29% on year, accounting for just 12% of EU and UK generation, while renewables delivered 46% of generation — an increase of 8% on 2019.“What we can see today is how our energy systems cope with much more renewable power — knowledge that will be invaluable to accelerate the energy transition,” said Wartsila Energy Business’ Bjorn Ullbro. “Electricity demand across Europe has fallen due to the lockdown measures applied by governments to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, total renewable generation has remained at pre-crisis levels with low electricity prices, combined with renewables-friendly policy measures, squeezing out fossil fuel power generation, especially coal. This sets the scene for the next decade of the energy transition,” he said.System data from Entso-e gathered by Wartsila showed that, in the UK, renewables had a 43% share of generation in the month to April 10, up 10% on year while coal power was down 35% and gas down 24%.In Germany the share of renewables reached 60% (up 12%) while coal generation fell 44%, resulting in a fall in the carbon intensity of its electricity of over 30%.[Henry Edwardes-Evans]More ($): Coronavirus has accelerated energy transition by a decade: Wartsila
China also retains its spot as the top importer of Gladstone LNG volumes. China imported a total of 1.12 million tons in April. This compares to 1.82 million tons exported in March 2020 onboard 28 tankers. Gladstone Ports Corporation data shows the three liquefaction plants exported 29 cargoes. South Korea imported 283,194 tons in April. Japan, Malaysia and Singapore imported 203,823 tons, 187,620 tons and 138,748 tons, respectively. April LNG exports also rose when compared to the corresponding month last year. To remind, the three facilities exported 27 cargoes in April 2019, totaling 1.78 million tons. Image courtesy of Santos LNG exports from the three liquefaction plants located on Curtis Island off Gladstone reached 1.93 million tons in April 2020. So far this year, the three liquefaction plants exported a total of 114 cargoes, totaling 7.52 million tons of the chilled fuel. For comparison, the three plants shipped a total of 111 cargoes amounting to 7.37 million tons of LNG in the corresponding period in 2019. The LNG export plants located on Curtis Island include Shell’s Queensland Curtis LNG, Santos Gladstone LNG, and the ConocoPhillips-operated Australia Pacific LNG terminal.