Corporate sector demand for renewable energy remains strong

first_imgCorporate sector demand for renewable energy remains strong FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享GreenBiz:While the pace of announced corporate renewable energy contracts slowed slightly in the second quarter compared with the first three months of 2018, large companies disclosed deals representing almost 1,500 megawatts of capacity.So far, big businesses have been involved in 31 transactions for clean power this year (not including onsite generation), the same as for all of 2017, according to data gathered by GreenBiz and the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC). Indeed, the aggregate amount of electricity represented by those purchase agreements was only slightly less than last year’s total.The biggest single U.S. deal of the quarter was announced by AT&T — its 300 MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) covering two wind farms in Texas brings the total capacity of contracts announced this year by the telecommunications giant to a whopping 820 MW.The second largest contract of the second quarter came outside the United States. Facebook’s 294 MW transaction for three contiguous Norwegian wind farms with asset manager Luxcara represents its biggest European deal to date. The project, when it becomes operational in the fourth quarter of 2019, will add more than 1 million megawatt-hours of renewable electricity to Norway’s grid on an annual basis.The second quarter also brought a milestone for utility renewable energy programs, with Georgia Power’s deal to bring online 177 MW of solar electricity in order to satisfy the clean power procurement requirements of four large companies: Google; Walmart; Target; and Johnson & Johnson. The arrangement was made possible through the approval of the utility’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which committed the utility to adding 1.6 GW of new solar, wind and other renewable resources by 2021. The commitments by the group of four were necessary to help keep prices stable for other Georgia Power customers.The second quarter also demonstrated that creative arrangements for smaller chunks of capacity are becoming more common, said Kevin Haley, program manager for BRC. “More developers are willing to work with the corporate buyer to make things happen,” he said. “We see the market evolving to accommodate.”More: Clean energy deal tracker: AT&T, Facebook and Walmart stand out in another strong quarterlast_img read more

BiH Representatives Visited Gruža Derby

first_imgThe tournament “Dubrovnik 2013”, which is taking place in Gruža in the vicinity of Dubrovnik on the playground of the elementary school Ivan Gundulić, was the scene of great football matches.BiH representatives Edin Džeko, Emir Spahić and Senijad Ibričić participated at the local tournament “Dubrovnik kup 2013” and visited the Gruža derby between the teams “Central” and “Gladijator Klub”, according to Portaloko.hr portal.“Central” team won with 5:2, and it is worth mentioning that every move of Senijad Ibričić, winner of the Hajduk heart award, was received with a thunderous applause.(Source: Sportsport.ba)last_img read more

COWEN’S COMMENTS SHOW ‘ARROGANCE’ – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said Brian Cowen’s comments in the media today highlight the cocky and arrogant mentality that marked his and other Fianna Fáil led governments.Speaking today Deputy Doherty said: “Brian Cowen’s comments highlight the cocky and arrogant mentality that marked his and other Fianna Fáil led governments.“Sinn Féin and others continually highlighted the weakness of our economy, the folly of an over dependence on the property market and the likelihood of a crash only to be told by Fianna Fáil that we were cribbing and complaining. “Bertie Ahern even went as far as to suggest that ourselves and others who were warning of the dangers facing the economy should just go and kill ourselves.“It is this type of arrogance, typified by Brian Cowen’s failure to listen to anyone who didn’t agree with him, that ultimately meant we had no plan B as we collapsed into crisis.“Brian Cowen and his Fianna Fáil colleagues, including Mícheál Martin, have a lot to answer for. His refusal to apologise to the Irish people shows he has not lost his arrogance.“Unfortunately Fianna Fáil has been replaced by Fine Gael, a party that shares Fianna Fáil’s ideology and is gaining a level of arrogance to compete with its predecessor.”  COWEN’S COMMENTS SHOW ‘ARROGANCE’ – DOHERTY was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more