Gigawatt-sized Cultana Solar Farm takes shape in South Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Billionaire UK industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has launched a $1bn, one-gigawatt renewable energy plan based in South Australia’s mid-north that he says will lead Australian industry’s transition to more competitive power.In the first of a number of projects slated for the upper Spencer Gulf region, which will also include a lithium-ion battery bigger than Elon Musk’s, Gupta’s energy company Simec Zen has released details of its Cultana Solar Farm.The project will produce 280 megawatts of power and feature 780,000 solar panels, generating enough electricity for 96,000 homes.Other projects in Gupta’s energy blueprint include the lithium-ion battery, expanded solar farms, a co-generation scheme to power his Whyalla steelworks using waste gas, and pumped hydro projects earmarked for the Middleback Ranges.Gupta said while coal and other fossil-fuels would play an important role in Australia’s energy transition, renewables offered the best future for energy‐intensive industries. “All of these projects will not only improve reliability and greatly reduce the cost of electricity in our own operations, they will also provide competitive sources of power for other industrial and commercial users, while at the same time playing a key role in the market’s transition towards renewables,” he said.“We have a strong conviction that traditional carbon‐intensive generation sources do not have a long‐term future as the predominant source of power in Australia and globally. We believe the world is undergoing a momentous transition to renewable power as the cost of renewables drops dramatically and quickly.”More: Sanjeev Gupta: $1bn South Australia renewable energy plan will mean cheaper power Gigawatt-sized Cultana Solar Farm takes shape in South Australialast_img read more

I’m 40. Here’s 39 Things I Still Don’t Know

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s my 40th birthday. Like any monumentally important milestone, it got me thinking about who I am and what I know, who I thought I’d be by now and who I actually am. What, I wonder, do I have to show for 40 years on this green earth?But here’s the thing. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that the older I got, the less I knew. I’m less sure about things I knew for certain when I was 30. At 20, life was a no-brainer: get a degree, marry the guy, get the job, have the kids. By 30, I had the kids and had no time to think about anything – but I could still tell you that breast beat bottle, that children shouldn’t watch too much television and that being a mom is the be-all and end-all of my life’s purpose.And now, on the big day?I’m glad that I breastfed my kids, but no longer have a strong opinion about what others do. My children have probably watched more TV than is acceptable by my compatriots in the mommy mafia.And is being a mom fulfilling? Absolutely. But is it everything? Where do my kids end and I begin?The answer is I don’t know. And the truth is that there are a lot of things I still don’t know. I have learned a thing or two here and there. I’ve learned not to have any heroes. Heroes often let you down. But that it’s okay because I’ve disappointed myself and I’m learning to forgive all of us.I’ve learned that I don’t want to be a brand. I don’t want to be defined by the things I buy or the candidates I vote for. I don’t want to be locked into a belief system that is so rigid I can’t be open to learning new things.Now the things I don’t know far outweigh what I’m sure of. Here are 39 of them. Maybe I’ll find the answers by my 50th.What I Don’t Know by Age 40:What I want to be when I grow upHow to keep it that way after I clean the houseHow to meditateHow to save moneyHow to make meatloafThe lyrics to “Yellow Ledbetter”How not to cry when I’m angryHow to thicken my skinHow to achieve great eyebrowsHow to be a wife, mother, employee and human being simultaneouslyHow to not order a second (or third) glass of wineThe difference between an alligator and a crocodileWhether Pluto is considered a planet or notHow to do a cartwheelHow to not care what others think of meWhy women vote RepublicanWhat happens when you dieHow to fold a fitted sheetHow to wear a scarfHow to organize anythingHow to achieve balanceWhy I can’t just use the fancy towelsWhy I need a pocketbook when I have pocketsThe difference between foundation and concealer, and how to apply eitherHow to be in the momentIf ghosts are realHow to disagree amicablyHow to be satisfied with what I haveHow some people don’t drink coffeeOr don’t like chocolateHow to code (or what that really means)How to do a headstandIf God is realHow Trump got this farWhat happened at the end of the SopranosHow to get through Joyce’s UlyssesHow to pronounce “quinoa,” “acai” and “manicotti.” I only want to eat the last one.Why pot isn’t legalMy placelast_img read more

Homeless man arrested after attacking dog and lifeguard at beach

first_imgAuthorities in California have arrested a homeless man who reportedly randomly attacked a small dog and a lifeguard at a beach.The incident occurred on August 9th at Ormond Beach in Port Hueneme.Authorities say lifeguards witnessed the suspect, Dylan McTaggert approach a beachgoer and her dog from behind, pick up the dog and punt it in the air.The dog reportedly went into shock and lost consciousness.When the lifeguards intervened in the situation, McTaggert then became violent and punched at least one of them.Authorities eventually located McTaggert and took him into custody.He has since been charged with fighting in public, assault on a lifeguard, and felony animal cruelty.According to the report, the dog was kicked so hard that she was “diagnosed with having a collapsed lung and displaced heart.”She is recovering at home under the care of her owner.last_img read more

Spars Basketball Players Won Tournament in Kranj

first_imgIn preparation for the upcoming season in League 12, the senior basketball team Spars participated in a tournament in Kranj.The team played two games and celebrated both victories and won the tournament. In the first game they played against Triglav Kranja and won with a scare of 91:61, and in the final they played against Zlatorog from Laško with a final score of 94:82.This will be the first season for Spars in the strongest basketball competition in B&H.(Source:

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, July 6, 2016:•8:55 a.m. Darren S. Archambeau, 28, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.•10:22 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•11:49 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of wallet and contents in the 800 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•1:30 p.m. Officers investigated theft by deception in the 100 block N. A, Wellington by known suspect.•2:33 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet by known owner in the 100 block S. High, Wellington.•3 p.m. Linda M. Feiock, 54, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone.•4:45 p.m. Officers investigated a trespass incident in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington by known subject.•4:52 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to an air conditioner in the 700 block N. H, Wellington.•7:53 p.m. Officers took a report of a Mental Subject in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•10:17 p.m. Officers investigated an aggravated assault of a known suspect in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.last_img read more