Green Mountain Power commissions its first methane plant at Westminster Farms

first_imgGreen Mountain Power (GMP), headquartered in Colchester, Vermont, has added farm methane to its portfolio of renewable energy sources, which includes hydro, wind, landfill methane and a planned solar plant, with the commissioning of the Westminster Farms plant. About 1,200 cows will provide enough manure to produce about 225 kw of electricity. That’s enough electricity to power about 250 homes.”This arrangement is a winner for all involved. I want to congratulate Green Mountain Power and Westminster Farms for working together to make this project possible,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “Not only does this allow Green Mountain Power to provide low cost alternative energy to their customers, but it also gives the farm a much needed revenue boost.”While generating power from manure is not a new concept in Vermont, the arrangement represents an important step toward creating a sustainable model for farmers. The farm will receive a fixed price per kilowatthour generated that will ensure that it gets enough money to keep the project profitable.”This kind of pricing arrangement makes it possible for the farmers to count on this revenue for their operations,” said Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power president and chief executive officer. “Our customers are choosing to buy renewable energy for a lot of reasons, but we often hear that helping preserve the local economy and way of life is an important factor. With so many Vermont farms closing shop, diversifying with the addition of electrical generation will help increase their chances of survival.”An added benefit, according to Shawn Goodell, one of the owners of Westminster Farms, “is the $80,000 per year savings in operation costs that we’ll have. That’s the amount of money we spend on bedding for the cows. The revenue stream from producing milk, electricity and offsets for operational cost will help ensure the viability for the farm for future generations of our family.”The project is the result of collaboration between Green Mountain Power, Westminster Farms and a number of State and Federal agencies. Westminster Farms made a significant investment of nearly $700,000 in the project. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provided $358,993 in rural development grants and $348,268 in loan guarantees. The Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund of $250,000 was also crucial to the undertaking. GMP committed $175,000. The Vermont Department of Agriculture provided a $50,000 grant as well as $10,000 from the Renewable Energy for America Program.The Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC), the agricultural financing program of the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA), approved $348,268 to support the digester project. “We were very pleased to help the Westminster Energy Group bring this project to fruition,” said Jo Bradley, VEDA’s Chief Executive Officer. “VACC has supported several anaerobic digester projects in recent years, helping Vermont farmers realize their renewable energy goals.”Green Mountain Power customers will also help with the ongoing payment to Westminster Farms. Green Mountain Power customers have the option of choosing to purchase renewable energy through GreenerGMP. Customers opting to pay an additional 3 cents per kwh support projects like Westminster Farms, as well as power from the Moretown Landfill methane plant. In the near future solar will be added to the list as Green Mountain Power is in the permitting process for a 200 kw solar plant.About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power ( is external)) transmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont’s population. It serves more than 200,000 people and businesses.Source: GMP. COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – October 20, 2009) –last_img read more

RGA issues industry GDPR guidance

first_img Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts May 20, 2020 EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles EGBA backs EU regulators demand for highest industry standards March 31, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Industry trade body, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published its guidance for mandatory General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies which are set to be implemented on 25 May 2018.The RGA seeks to help industry stakeholders, navigate the complexities of EU-wide GDPR policies, which will implement a single regulatory framework on individual consumer digital data protections, the privacy of individuals and corporate data gathering consent.Enforced this Month by the EU across its member states, GDPR will pose an operational challenge for all European digital enterprises, who will be forced to adhere to a stricter code on user data, implementing new provisions for processing data of EU consumers.“The consistent and effective implementation of the GDPR poses a number of challenges for all industries and organisations, not least because of the lack of precedent to follow; and the fact that clear regulatory guidance on every aspect of it is not yet available.” The RGA details on its release.“The aim of this guidance is to assist the remote gambling sector through this phase.  It will be reviewed and updated as and when greater clarity or better practice emerges.”last_img read more

Klay Thompson on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I know he’s going to be a huge asset for the Lakers’

first_img Lakers vs. Clippers to headline slate of Christmas Day games “(Cousins) was very hurt last year during our finals run but he was still out there making a huge impact and getting double-doubles and he won us a couple games, honestly,” Thompson said. “He’s just such a gamer and I’m going to miss competing with him. L.A. got a very good player, who’s very hungry. I know he’s eager to get out there and show everybody he’s still one of the best players in the world because he has all the talent.”Thompson, meanwhile, tore his ACL in Game 6 of the finals against Toronto and is expected to miss a large portion of 2019-20.“I doubt I’ll be back before the All-Star break,” Thompson said. “But I want to be back this season.”The Warriors also lost Kevin Durant to the Nets in free agency and traded Andre Iguodala to the Grizzlies this offseason. “DeMarcus is a great teammate and I developed such a great chemistry with him, coming off screens and cutting off from posts,” Thompson said. “I’ll miss him. I know he’s going to be a huge asset for the Lakers. When they slow it down, he’s so good on the block and such a great decision maker. People don’t realize what a great decision maker he is. Above all, I love his will to compete.”Cousins missed the Warriors’ first 45 games in 2018-19 as he continued to recover from a torn Achilles. He finished the regular season averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per appearance. The 28-year-old center also tore his left quadriceps muscle and was out for most of the playoffs, although he returned for the NBA Finals, where the Warriors fell to the Raptors in six games. Related News Klay Thompson thinks DeMarcus Cousins will thrive with the Lakers.Cousins was teammates with Thompson on the Warriors last season before he signed a one-year contract with Los Angeles this summer. Thompson praised Cousins during a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times. “The West is so stacked, not just with the Lakers and Clippers but the Jazz made great moves, the Nuggets are young and upcoming, the Blazers have an amazing backcourt, the Rockets have a two-headed monster in the backcourt with two MVPs still in their prime,” Thompson said. “So it’s going to be tough for us, but I assume I’m going to be on the court at some point and hopefully I’ll hit the ground running and we’ll be in playoff contention. That’s all we need is just a shot.”Golden State managed to offset the loss of Durant, somewhat, by acquiring guard D’Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade. He’ll likely slot into the Warriors’ backcourt next to star Stephen Curry with Thompson sidelined. Steve Kerr on Warriors roster changes: ‘We don’t know who we are’ Lakers’ Anthony Davis says not winning a title would be one of his ‘biggest failures’last_img read more

The European Judo Championship in Sarajevo to gather 450 Athletes

first_imgThe European Judo Championship U18 that will be organized in Sarajevo from June 28 to July 1, confirms that the capital city of BiH became one of the favourite destinations and addresses for organization of the official European and international competitions.European Judo Union entrusted technical organization of this important official championship to our Judo Federation after the successful organization of the World Judo Championship U18 (2015). So far, our capital city hosted five European judo championships, one World judo championship and 14 European cups.All of this will contribute to a very good and affirmative image of Sarajevo and BiH, which is one of the main reasons for organization of these prestigious competitions.At this competition, more than 40 countries and 450 top judo athletes will fight for the title of the best judo athletes. This is the largest international sporting event that will be held in  our country in the year of 2018.“Of course, this event represents a great victory of the Judo Federation of BiH, a victory of the synergy of work of all judo activists in BiH, the victory of our communion,” as noted from the Judo Federation of BiH.(Source: read more

UAAP volleyball: Adamson sends seniors off with dominant win over UST

first_imgThe Golden Tigresses, despite getting billed as contenders before the start of the season, settled at the seventh seed with a humble 4-10 record.Both teams were in a virtual stalemate midway through the third set knotting the scores at 15-15 but the Lady Falcons got lucky when Cherry Rondina sent her spike attempt directly to the net to get a 19-15 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRondina would make up for her earlier mistake later in the set and  tied the scores at 22-22 with a powerful down the line kill before Jema Galanza and Mylene Paat immediately retaliated for the Lady Falcons for Adamson’s 24-22 lead.Paat then scored the finisher with a quick kill that landed firmly on UST’s side of the floor. Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University made sure its seniors would leave the team on a happy note as it bludgeoned University of Santo Tomas, 25-6, 25-23, 25-23 in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym.The Lady Falcons bid farewell to seniors Jema Galanza, Mylene Paat Fhen Emnas, and Jellie Tempiatura, who all played their final game for the school, as they ended as the tournament with a 6-8 record.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda was aware of their status as a potential Final Four contender before the season started, but the reality was her team just had to settle as semifinal spectators.“It as bittersweet, they were playing to get into the Final Four today and that’s the team that I wish would’ve showed up in all the other opportunities we had,” said Padda. “That’s Adamson volleyball. I’m very proud with the way they showed up today.”“But they knew, we told them that not making the Final Four was a very big ‘sayang’ (almost).”Eli Soyud finished with a team-high 14 points for Adamson while the graduating Paat and Galanza finished with 13 and 12 points, respectively.Rondina had 15 points for UST to lead all scorers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Slaughter out for another month due to severe ankle sprain Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more