Construction begins on Scotland’s first subsidy-free onshore wind farm

first_imgConstruction begins on Scotland’s first subsidy-free onshore wind farm FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:Independent Scottish developer Muirhall Energy announced on Monday that construction has begun at the Crossdykes Wind Farm, an important step in the company’s effort to deliver Scotland’s first subsidy-free onshore wind project.The 46 megawatt (MW) Crossdykes Wind Farm, being developed at Dumfries and Galloway, in the western Southern Uplands of Scotland, is expected to produce first power in September 2020. Muirhall Energy and its partners WWS Renewables reached financial close on the project in August — believed to be the first subsidy-free development to be project-financed, thanks to funding from Close Brothers Leasing and wind turbines to be supplied by Nordex. “We are delighted to be starting construction on what will be one of the first subsidy-free developments to come online in the UK,” said Chris Walker, Managing Director of Muirhall Energy.The milestone of construction start and the potential of delivering Scotland’s first subsidy-free onshore wind project comes despite a complete lack of support from the U.K. Government.“Access to the Contract for Difference or some other support mechanism would make a huge difference to the economics of the sector, encouraging the build-out of some of the more challenging consented sites, therefore ensuring onshore wind makes the biggest possible contribution to meeting our net zero climate change targets whilst keeping bills down for consumers,” explained Chris Walker.More: Scottish developers announce subsidy-free onshore wind farmlast_img read more

Travel + Leisure: The island of Hvar and the Dalmatian islands on the list of the best islands in Europe

first_img“This time, Hvar is recognized for the breadth of its offer and the highest tourist criteria it offers to visitors. Tourists from the United States are very present in the overall structure of realized arrivals and overnight stays. In the first six months of 2019, guests from the USA are second on the list of foreign guests in the town of Hvar, just behind guests from the United Kingdom, with almost 15 percent in the structure of foreign guests. pointed out Petar Razović, director of the Hvar Tourist Board. This time, a reputable American monthly magazine Travel+Leisure, Hvar and the surrounding islands were highlighted as one of the best European island destinations. Hvar, which has been recognized on the world tourist map for many years as a great choice for touring the island, a popular island hopping, this is another confirmation of the excellence of the destination as well as a great free advertisement.  In the first place, according to the votes of visitors, is the Greek island of Milos. Each year, on the occasion of the World + Best award of Travel + Leisure magazine, their readers cast their votes for their favorite destinations, based on natural and cultural attractions, activities offered, beaches, food, cordiality and overall value.  The island of Hvar and the Dalmatian islands have once again held a high position on the list of the best islands in Europe and in the focus of global media.  Hvar thus positioned itself in the high seventh place of the best European islands, ahead of Mallorca, Sardinia, Malta, Ischia and others. The editorial board of Travel + Leisure magazine, which, along with National Geographic Traveler and Conde Nast Traveler, is one of the most influential travel magazines in the world, decided to put 15 islands on this list, emphasizing that European culture, history and food are best experienced on these. islands.  Attachment: The Top 15 Islands in Europelast_img read more

Trump to visit El Paso, Dayton after deadly mass shootings

first_imgPresident Donald Trump intends to visit El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Walmart store that killed 22 people.The President is making the trip despite calls from the area’s Congresswoman and other Democrats for him to “stay away.”Democrats have cast blame on Trump for the El Paso shooting after an anti-immigrant manifesto believed to be posted by the gunman before he entered the Walmart Saturday morning.President Trump has faced severe backlash and accusations of racism for his strong push against illegal immigration.U.S. representative, Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, and her predecessor in Congress, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, both said the President should not come to El Paso.Rep. Escobar took it a step further by saying President Trump was not “welcome.”In spite of this, Republican Mayor of El Paso Dee Margo confirmed Monday that the President would visit and said he would be welcome.“I want to clarify for the political spin that this is the office of the mayor of El Paso in an official capacity of welcoming the office of the president of the United States, which I consider is my formal duty,” Margo said.Not even 24 hours after the deadly shooting in El Paso, nine people were killed in a mass shooting at a bar in Dayton, Ohio.A total of 31 people died in two separate mass shootings over the weekend.President Trump spoke out about the tragedies at the White House on Monday condemning white supremacy and offering his condolences to the victims.Related content:President Trump Condemns “Hate” after Mass Shooting He said the nation would respond with “urgent resolve” to a weekend of mass shootings but did not offer additional information.Trump is also expected to visit Dayton on Wednesday.last_img read more

Sad! Falconets Beg NFF For Match Bonus Review

first_imgSource: Saharareporters Nigeria’s national u-20 team, the Falconets, have asked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to do a match bonus review of the $100 per match that is presently being paid during the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying series.This new development comes days before the team play Morocco in Benin City on Saturday in the second leg of their qualifier. Both sides played a 1-1 draw in their first leg encounter in Morocco some two weeks ago.The girls have reportedly been paid a small amount of $300 in the three matches played in their World Cup qualifiers till date and they are adamant is not enough to meet their financial demands.The situation was corroborated by a source close to the team camp. The source said: “We are using this medium to appeal to the NFF to review the 100 dollars per game match bonus, it is not helping situation among the players. Even though the NFF has decided not to pay the age grade teams again, but that is not to say they can’t review the decision.”“Initially they used to pay the players like one thousand dollars or more per match, by then they had more money to take care of their bills.“Don’t let me lie to you some of the players are already bread winners of their families.“They owed the girls backlog of match bonuses after representing the country at the U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Jordan, and the same set of players graduated to the U-20, instead of clearing it, they decided to pay just 300 dollars (one hundred dollars per match). That is absolutely unfair, but right now the players are only appealing for a slight review as things are not really looking good with the girls financially.” the source added.The girls are said to have decided to put their financial demands in camp to one side to focus on beating their opponents to honour Edo State Governor, Mr Anthony Obaseki for his financial support to the team.“We have all decided to come out and play for Governor Obaseki, who has been supporting us financially. We just want to win that game for him. But again, we are not just happy the way the N5 million given to us by the governor was being shared. We will appreciate if the money can be paid into our different personal accounts, in that way there won’t be any reason for anybody to complain,” the source concluded. RelatedU-20 World Cup Qualifer: Falconets Sweep Past Tanzania In BeninSeptember 16, 2017In “National Team”Ex Super Falcons Coach Slams Aisha Falode For Falconets’ “Tortuous Road Trip To Benin”September 16, 2017In “National Team”NFF Cancels Match Bonuses For National TeamsNovember 22, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more