Governor Releases Report on Meeting Renewable Energy Goal

first_img“The findings of the 25 x ‘25 committeeechoes the recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on ClimateChange,” added George Crombie, Secretary of the Agency of NaturalResources. “We need to keep our forests and farmlands working, both forVermonters’ well being and the overall health of our environment.” Next steps detailed in the report include: Governor Releases Report on Meeting Renewable EnergyGoalAdministration seeks 25% RenewableEnergy from Farms, Forests by 2025 Public Service Commissioner David O’Brien said there iswidespread public support for this effort.  “In 2007, almost 1,000Vermonters participated in a public engagement process on energy.  During thosediscussions, Vermonters expressed a strong desire to meet future energy demandsthrough renewable sources of energy.  The use of biofuels and sources such aswood are a natural solution for our state”, O’Brien said.   “In Vermontwe have many natural resources that can be converted into renewable and responsibleenergy options,” Governor Douglas said.  “Working toward, andmeeting, our renewable energy goals will present Vermont new opportunities for economicgrowth and job creation,” said Governor Douglas.  “This report laysthe groundwork for Vermontto be a leader in the expanding farm, forest and field-based energy industries.” Ø     Prioritizing strategies and implementation processØ     Setting a timelineØ     Identifying partners, collaborators and stakeholdersØ     Developing a resource assessment and planØ     Developing a communication planØ     Identifying and procuring administrative support The committee’s report suggests using crop-based technologies,agricultural power sources such as anaerobic digesters, wood-basedtechnologies, farm-scale wind power, and biodiesel, solar, hydro and geothermaltechnologies. Jason GibbsGovernor’sCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ www.vermont.gov/governor(link is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345 “I appreciate the collaborative effortof the members of this committee and the work they have done to put into placerecommendations that have the potential to positively impact Vermont’s economy and our environment,”Governor Douglas said.  “It is important for Vermont to make continued progress in theseareas.”center_img The 25 x ‘25 steering committee conducting the work, firstlaunched by Governor Douglas and later approved by the Legislature in 2006, iscomprised of a broad coalition of agricultural, energy and policy professionalswhose goal is to develop a plan to meet the 25 X ’25 objective.  Thisreport shows that that is indeed feasible. David Lane, Deputy Secretary ofAgriculture, chairs the committee in 2008. Under Governor Douglas’ direction, Vermontbecame the 14th state to join the 25 X ’25 Alliance in 2006, a coalition of more than330 agricultural, forestry, businesses, labor, environmental and civicorganizations working to advance renewable energy solutions originating fromfarms, forestry and other working lands nationally. The Vermont 25 X ’25 Initiativepreliminary findings and goals can be downloaded from www.vermontagriculture.com(link is external). The report, funded by the Department of Public Service, is acompilation of the work the committee has accomplished over the past year inits consideration of all possible opportunities for renewable energy sources inVermont.   Atthe Governor’s request, it offers one of many scenarios in which Vermont could achievethe 25 X ‘25 goal. ### “Agriculture will play a key role in ensuring Vermont’s energy independence.Renewable energy offers many opportunities for our farmers, our economy and ourenvironment,” said Roger Allbee, Secretary of Agriculture. “Thisreport underscores the opportunities we have to produce energy whilemaintaining our working landscape.” Montpelier, Vt.– Governor Jim Douglas on March 6, 2008, released an advisory report showing that Vermont can meet thegoal of generating 25 percent of its total energy from renewable sources,principally from farms and forests, by 2025.last_img read more

EPL: Gunners gun down Saints

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Goals from Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock gave Arsenal some much-needed respite as they beat Southampton 2-0 to earn their first points since the Premier League’s restart.With the pressure on following back-to-back defeats to Man City and Brighton that had seen the Gunners slip into the bottom half, Nketiah took advantage of Alex McCarthy’s howler to open the scoring before Willock made the points safe late on after Jack Stephens had been sent off. Mikel Arteta made four changes to his side, including restoring the fit again Granit Xhaka to the line-up in place of Matteo Guendouzi, who was dropped from the matchday squad completely after his spat with Brighton’s Neal Maupay.The Gunners twice went close to opening the scoring inside ten minutes, denied first by the offside flag as Nkeitah converted Bukayo Saka’s low cross, and then by the crossbar after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had been released by a terrific long ball from Kieran Tierney.When the opener did come, it was gift-wrapped, Saints ‘keeper McCarthy dallying in possession and then bizarrely passing straight to Nkeitah, who gratefully finished into an empty net.The young striker wasted a decent chance to double the lead on the stroke of half-time, going for goal himself and getting the finish all wrong when he might have laid off to Aubameyang.Emiliano Martinez’s brilliant long kick created a similar opportunity soon after the restart, this time finding Aubameyang who did look to feed Nkeitah, but Jan Bednarek’s crucial intervention denied him a second. Southampton improved markedly, but despite enjoying lengthy spells of pressure struggled to create clear-cut chances, as Nathan Redmond found the side netting with a back-post effort before substitute Shane Long forced Martinez into his most notable save after good chest control.A potentially nervy finish for the Gunners was averted when Stephens was shown red after bringing down Aubameyang with the striker through on goal, and though substitute Alexandre Lacazette saw two efforts blocked from the resulting free-kick, Willock slotted the rebound home to give Arteta a first away league win in charge.—Tags: Joe WillockPierre-Emerick AubameyangPremier LeagueSouthamptonlast_img read more

‘NBA 2K’ tournament bracket results, scores from ESPN’s players-only quarterfinals

first_imgThe NBA schedule would be in the midst of the final week of the regular season if not for the coronavirus pandemic bringing the season to a halt. Though teams aren’t currently gearing up for a playoff run, some players are still playing games on national TV. It’s not quite the same as live NBA action, but the quarterfinal round of the “NBA 2K” Players Tournament will provide some live competition on Thursday night.Suns guard Devin Booker handled Michael Porter Jr. in the first round and is set to take on Wizard’s rookie Rui Hachimura in the first game of round two. Hachimura’s first-round victory over Donovan Mitchell came down to the final shot in the most exciting game of the tournament so far.  .@patbev21 was too hyped on his W 😤”Who next?” pic.twitter.com/FkmdSV4CoZ— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 10, 2020Live stream & how to watch ‘NBA 2K’ Players TournamentESPN, ESPN2 and the Watch ESPN app are the only ways to watch the “NBA 2K” Players Tournament live.Here’s a look at Thursday’s schedule for the quarterfinals:MatchupStart timeTV channelDevin Booker vs. Rui Hachimura7 p.m.ESPN2Montrezl Harrell vs. Derrick Jones Jr.8 p.m.ESPN2Trae Young vs. DeAndre Ayton9 p.m.ESPN2Andre Drummond vs. Patrick Beverley10 p.m.ESPN2A delayed broadcast of the matches will be re-aired on Twitch and YouTube. A feed is included below.’NBA 2K’ tournament bracket resultsRoundMatchupWinnerResult1Kevin Durant vs. Derrick Jones Jr.Derrick Jones Jr.78-621Zach Lavine vs. Deandre AytonDeandre Ayton57-411Trae Young vs. Harrison BarnesTrae Young101-591Hassan Whiteside vs. Patrick BeverleyPatrick Beverley84-541Donovan Mitchell vs. Rui HachimuraRui Hachimura74-711Devin Booker vs. Michael Porter Jr.Devin Booker85-751Andre Drummond vs. DeMarcus CousinsAndre Drummond101-491Montrezl Harrell vs. Domantas SabonisMontrezl Harrell73-512Devin Booker vs. Rui HachimuraDevin Booker71-552Montrezl Harrell vs. Derrick Jones Jr. Montrezl Harrell71-662Trae Young vs. Deandre AytonDeandre Ayton73-662Andre Drummond vs. Patrick BeverlyPatrick Beverley69-62 The second game of the night is Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell against Heat guard Derrick Jones Jr. Jones Jr. took down top-seeded Kevin Durant, while Harrell beat Damontis Sabonis so badly that Sabonis pleaded to get the virtual version of himself out of the game. Trae Young dominated Harrison Barnes in the first round, tying for the league-high with 101 points scored. Young’s’ opponent in the second round, DeAndre Ayton, allowed the fewest points (41) in round one. Which side of the ball will be more dominant in their quarterfinal matchup?The final game of the night features Andre Drummond of the Cavs against Patrick Beverly of the Clippers, who both dominated their first-round opponents. Drummond beat DeMarcus Cousins by 52 in the first round, while Beverly beat Hassan Whiteside by 30. MORE: DeAndre Ayton once broke his PS4 in anti-2K rageSporting News is tracking live updates and results from the “NBA 2K” Players Tournament quarterfinals. Follow along below for updates.’NBA 2K’ tournament live updates, scores from quarterfinalsDevin Booker vs. Rui Hachimura7:05 p.m. — Hachimura is playing as the Clippers. After deciding between the Lakers and Mavericks, Booker chose the Mavs.Rui had a waterboy the first round now he got a coach too? 🤣 He ain’t playin around pic.twitter.com/sY9nDGACSM— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 9, 20207:12 p.m. — It’s been a tightly contested game so far. A Kawhi Leonard three gives Hachimura a 13-10 lead with 1:41 left in the first. 7:15 p.m. — Luka Doncic step through layup to end the first quarter. Hachimura and the Clippers lead 17-15 over Booker and the Mavericks after one.7:21 p.m. — Interesting nugget: Booker says he was working out at the beginning of the NBA stoppage but has just been chilling because they shut the gyms down.7:22 p.m. — Booker seems to think the All-Star skill level is too easy.  Book’s mad they’re playin on All-Star after Rui knocks down a 3️⃣ What difficulty do you usually play on? pic.twitter.com/mrEu74gR6Q— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 9, 20207:23 p.m. — Booker went on a bit of a run, opening up a five-point lead with a minute left in the first half. 7:26 p.m. — Half time: Booker leads Hachimura 32-28 at half time. Seth Curry has 10 assists for Booker, a pretty incredible number for only having 32 points as a team.7:40 p.m. — Wet like I’m BookCoach Book goin off with @luka7doncic 🔋 #NBA2KTourney pic.twitter.com/65sQ6IUIqI— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 9, 20207:48 p.m.  — Booker takes a commanding lead into the fourth.🎮 @NBA2K Players Tournament 🎮@DevinBook triple and slam with @luka7doncic… and follows it up with the @BobanMarjanovic block!📺: #NBA2KTourney on ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/lNZrO1zQUZ— NBA (@NBA) April 9, 20207:55 p.m. — Booker runs away with it at the end. It was close for most of the first three quarters but Hachimura couldn’t contain Doncic and Curry. The road ends here for No. 13 seed Rui Hachimura.gg, @DevinBook 🤝#NBA2KTourney | @rui_8mura pic.twitter.com/0DclKXEib3— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) April 10, 2020Montrezl Harrell vs. Derrick Jones Jr.8:03 p.m. — Harrell uses the Trail Blazers and Jones is the Mavericks.8:10 p.m. — The two seem to have different communication styles. Harrell is talking throughout and Jones is a man of few words so far. 8:11 p.m. — Harrell and the Blazers is up 16-10 over Jones and the Mavs with 1:08 left in the first quarter.8:13 p.m. — Clutch buzzer-beating three by DJJ to end the first quarter. Harrell up 20-16 after one.8:18 p.m. — Harrell pulling away in the second quarter, up 28-16 midway through.8:25 p.m. — DJJ climbing back into it, but Melo hits a fadeaway to cool of the run.🎮 @NBA2K Players Tournament 🎮@MONSTATREZZ goes to the turnaround fall-away jumper with @carmeloanthony!📺: #NBA2KTourney on ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/YmMXbEygPU— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 20208:30 p.m. — Halftime: Harrell up 34-28. 8:36 p.m. — Dame Lillard over the top!🎮 @NBA2K Players Tournament 🎮”OH CHILL OUT… I see the cameras start flashing early!” @MONSTATREZZ attacks the rim with @Dame_Lillard. 📸📺: #NBA2KTourney on ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/usTuLUWbEQ— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 20208:40 p.m. — Harrell pushing the lead in the third quarter. The Clippers forward is up 53-42 with the Blazers. 8:58 p.m. — Jones made it interesting in the end. He cut it to four with around 30 seconds to go, but Lillard knocked down some clutch free throws to clinch the game. Trae Young vs. Deandre Ayton9 p.m. — Trae Young picks the Lakers. Deandre Ayton picks the Clippers. It’s an LA matchup between the 2018 draft picks.9:15 p.m. — Ayton takes a 13-4 lead early in the first.9:24 p.m. — Ayton and the Clippers are up seven at half time over Young and the Lakers.9:30 p.m. — When Trae Young picked his team he said he was picking “Bron” (not the Lakers). Ayton said he was going with “Kawhi” (not the Clippers). 🎮 @NBA2K Players Tournament 🎮@TheTraeYoung & @DeandreAyton trade big dunks with @KingJames & @kawhileonard! 💥📺: #NBA2KTourney on ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/5Dl0u0gDNW— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 20209:58 p.m. — Ayton committed a backcourt violation that nearly blew his three-point lead in the last minute, but Young turned it over on the next possession and couldn’t get any closer.9:59 p.m. — The nail in the coffin. Ayton advances to the semifinals with a 73-66 win over Young and the Lakers.🎮 @NBA2K Players Tournament 🎮@DeandreAyton locks up on defense and @Yg_Trece puts the ‼️ on his QF victory!📺: #NBA2KTourney on ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/Lyqoj8NzO8— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 2020Andre Drummond vs. Patrick Beverley10 p.m. — Andre Drummond chose the Bucks and Patrick Beverly took the 76ers to start the final game of the night.10:24 p.m. — Beverly is a pesky (annoying) defender in video games too!”What is he doing with the ball” 🤣Pat Bev out here straight clampin pic.twitter.com/wQX1UNgPMm— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 10, 202010:35 p.m. — This one continues to go back and forth. Pat Bev up by four with under a minute in the third.🎮 @NBA2K Players Tournament 🎮”It’s a game of runs.” “I’ve seen this movie before.” @patbev21 & @AndreDrummond are loving the back and forth action! 👏📺: #NBA2KTourney on ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/T1BY6570BU— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 202010:40 p.m. — Buzzer. Beater! Wow. Beverly gets a shot clock violation with one second left. Drummond heaves a pass up the court and Eric Bledsoe hits the 3 to take a 48-46 lead into the fourth quarter. Pat Bev had to make sure his controller wasn’t broken after Drummond ends the 3rd quarter on a buzzer beater 🤣#NBA2KTourney pic.twitter.com/S33hbjOVxr— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 10, 202010:50 p.m. — Five-point lead for Pat Bev with 45 seconds to go.10:54 p.m. — Beverley and the 76ers take down Drummond and the Bucks 69-62. Beverly with a big celebration. last_img read more