Taiwan government moves to speed offshore wind projects

first_imgTaiwan government moves to speed offshore wind projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taiwan News:The government is sparing no effort in advancing offshore wind farm development through such measures as streamlining approval processes, strengthening oversight of support infrastructure construction, and providing assistance with planning and building procedures, according to Premier Lai Ching-te Transition to renewables is central to achieving a nuclear-free homeland by 2025, Lai said. Wind will play a key role in the nation’s energy mix, with the Ministry of Economic Affairs selecting nine local and foreign companies to build 14 wind farms with a total capacity of 5.5 gigawatts off Taiwan’s western coast within the next seven years, he added.MOEA Bureau of Energy statistics reveal that in 2017, 46.8 percent of Taiwan’s energy was generated from coal, 34.7 percent from natural gas, 8.3 percent from nuclear power and 4.5 percent from renewable sources. By 2025, the government aims to change these numbers to 50 percent for natural gas, 30 percent for coal and 20 percent for renewables, with solar and wind expected to contribute the majority of the latter.According to the MOEA, two demonstration wind farms in the waters off Miaoli and Changhua counties in northern and central Taiwan, respectively, are forecast to come online in 2019. Financed partially through state subsidies, the sites, which have a combined capacity of 230 megawatts, underscore the government’s commitment to fostering renewables and related expertise, the ministry said.The 14 additional offshore wind farms are projected to generate 19.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, create 20,000 job opportunities, spur investment totaling NT$962.5 billion (US$31.56 billion) and reduce Taiwan’s carbon emissions by 10.47 million metric tons annually, the MOEA added.More: Cabinet accelerates offshore wind farm development in Taiwanlast_img read more

Ayala refusing to play for Middlesbrough amid Leeds United interest

first_img With Leeds United said to be keen on his services, the 29-year-old does not want to risk picking up an injury which will hinder his chances of securing a deal at Elland Road. read also:Middlesbrough players ‘told they need to take pay cuts’ Ayala, who has been at the North-East outfit since 2013, has made 23 starts and two substitute outings at the second tier of English football this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Despite being due to depart the Riverside Stadium at the end of June, Ayala has the opportunity to pen a short-term contract in order to feature in the club’s remaining Championship fixtures. However, according to the Daily Mail, the Spaniard has informed club officials that he wishes to leave on a free transfer later this month.Advertisementcenter_img Daniel Ayala reportedly has little intention of representing Middlesbrough during the final weeks of the campaign.last_img read more

Spector jury deliberates for 11th day

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The jury in the Phil Spector trial will continue its 11th day of deliberation today, in the hopes of reaching a verdict on a charge that the record producer murdered actress Lana Clarkson more than four and a half years ago. The jury, who was given some new instructions after reporting an impasse a week ago, asked for a VCR Monday and buzzed twice during deliberations indicating they had questions. No reports were released on what the jury wanted to watch on the VCR, but during the trial they were shown a videotape of sheriff’s investigators interviewing Spector’s chauffeur. Driver Adriano De Souza is a key witness in the trial. He testified that Spector came out of his mansion with a gun in his hand and said “I think I killed somebody”, while Clarkson’s body sat slumped in a chair behind him. S[ector’s defense said a fountain, in the courtyard, and other noises made it difficult for the Brazilian-born driver to understand Spector. Spector, 67, is charged with second-degree murder. Clarkson, 40, died on Feb. 3, 2003, from a gunshot fired in her mouth. Spector’s defense said the shot was self-inflicted, either an accident or a suicide. last_img read more

Supreme Court Justices Seek Administration Views In Medical Device Case

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Supreme Court Justices Seek Administration Views In Medical Device Case Reuters: Justices Seek Obama Administration Views In Medical Device CaseThe Supreme Court on Monday sought the legal views of the Obama administration in a medical device manufacturer’s appeal of a ruling that the company can be sued by a man who was left paralyzed after using one of its products (Hurley, 10/7).last_img