BP studying 1.5GW of renewable energy capacity for Western Australia green hydrogen project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Oil and gas giant BP is looking to build 1.5 gigawatts of new wind and solar capacity in Western Australia if it goes ahead with a full commercial project to build a renewable hydrogen production facility in that state, with an eye to the export market.The scale of the project underlines the massive opportunities that could be presented by the renewable hydrogen industry, which will look to draw on Australia’s magnificent wind and solar resources and use them to create zero emissions export fuels, such as hydrogen or ammonia, or for use to support a revitalised domestic manufacturing industry.The Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which is putting $1.7 million towards a $4.4 million feasibility study, says the potential market of renewable fuels – both for export and domestic use – is so big it is thinking in terms of Australia moving beyond “100 per cent renewables” to 700 per cent renewables.Many states are now looking at the possibility of tapping into their own wind and solar resources to develop an industry that would match, if not replace the LNG sector over time, these include Queensland, South Australia and W.A., where another two projects have also been identified in the Pilbara and the same region targeted by BP.The significance of the BP interest is the focus of one of the Big Oil majors on renewables. The economics of renewable hydrogen over fossil fuel alternatives will likely be driven by the price trajectory of electrolysers, but also the potential to supply manufacturing and industries like steel making at scale.“We believe that green hydrogen will play an increasingly important role, not only as a new, clean energy vector but also in enabling the further growth of renewable power,” Dev Sanyal, executive VP of BP’s gas and low-carbon energy business, said in a statement.[Giles Parkinson]More: BP looks to add 1.5GW wind and solar for huge renewable hydrogen project in W.A.
In a recent survey, the Financial Health Network asked financial services executives about their organizations’ most important strategic priorities. The second most-frequently mentioned priority–cited by seven in 10 banks and credit unions–was “improving customer financial health.”I’m not buying it.The Data Doesn’t Add UpIf seven in 10 financial institutions are focused on improving customer financial health, then why do only:48% incorporate customer financial health into their strategic plans?42% provide personal financial advice or coaching to help with day-to-day challenges? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
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NKT ‘s new cable laying vessel – NKT Victoria – has won the Ship of the Year 2017 prize at the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Lillestrøm, Norway.On Tuesday, 30 May, Norway’s Labour and Social minister Anniken Haugli presented the award, in the presence of HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, to the vessel’s owner, the President and CEO of NKT Michael Lyng, the shipbuilder Kleven’s CEO Ståle Rasmussen, the design company Salt Ship Design’s CEO Arne Stenersen, and to the captain of the vessel, Svein Ole Sæter.“I am proud that NKT Victoria is awarded the Ship of the Year Prize. NKT Victoria is one-of-a-kind not only within this particular area of the shipping industry but also in the cable industry. With this vessel, we are now able to offer our customers complete cable solutions, from design and manufacture to installation and service – as one of a very few cable providers in the world,” said Michael Lyng, President and CEO of NKT.NKT Victoria was named in a ceremony held at NKT’s power cable plant in Karlskrona, Sweden, in early May.The vessel was part of NKT’s recently completed acquisition of ABB’s high voltage cable business.NKT Victoria is currently in Scotland where she is working on her first project ever – the installation of two subsea power cables connecting Caithness and Moray.
Manchester United suffered another significant Premier League setback as Adam Lallana scored an 88th-minute equaliser to earn Southampton a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. It means United have won only three times from their eight league games so far and the gap to pace-setters Arsenal has now widened to an imposing eight points. And it had all looked so good too, with Adnan Januzaj celebrating his new five-year contract with a hugely impressive display. It was Januzaj who claimed the assist for Van Persie’s goal after providing a sensational 50-yard pass to send Wayne Rooney racing through. Artur Boruc was out quickly to deny the England man, only for Van Persie to seize on the rebound and net his seventh goal of the season. Januzaj also brought a fine save out of Boruc with a thunderous second-half effort, then released Danny Welbeck to create what would have been a second United goal had Morgan Schneiderlin not made a magnificent covering tackle. The value of that became evident at the end as, with Sir Alex Ferguson watching on front the stands, Moyes’ search for the winning formula continued. An upbeat mood prior to kick-off was partly due to that precious win at Sunderland a fortnight ago, but also news the youngster whose goals secured victory had committed his long-term future to the club. Yet it obscured the sobering reality of United starting the game in ninth spot. Press Association David Moyes had looked on course to record back-to-back wins for the first time as United boss as the hosts edged ahead through Robin van Persie. But Saints’ enterprise was rewarded in a penalty-box scramble, when Dejan Lovren got his foot to the ball and prodded it goalwards, before Lallana got the last touch from a position right in front of David de Gea. That Southampton dominated the opening 20 minutes did not bode well. Mauricio Pochettino had taken the bold step of leaving Rickie Lambert out of his starting line-up in favour of Jay Rodriguez and was rewarded with an enterprising start in which the former Burnley man twice went close with headers. Victor Wanyama also tried his luck before the visitors’ best opportunity arrived when Rooney coughed up possession to Lallana close to his own box. The Saints skipper quickly squared to Dani Osvaldo but his effort lacked conviction and De Gea, maintaining an ever-present record, made a comfortable save. In response, Van Persie had gone close with an audacious first-time effort from Jonny Evans’ lofted pass and also had a shot saved by Boruc after Nani had provided the assist. United were in search of inspiration. Januzaj provided it. Moyes knows the tradition of young players being given a chance at United. It seems he has got one from the very top drawer. Certainly United were desperate to tie the 18-year-old down to a long-term deal. And in the brilliant pass that released Rooney, Januzaj showed why. Boruc was out quickly to make a brave block. But Van Persie reacted equally swiftly. He nipped around the prone goalkeeper before drilling home his first league goal from open play since the win at Swansea two months ago. United nearly doubled their advantage soon afterwards when Nani created space for himself inside the area, then rolled a pass into Rooney’s path which the in-form striker crashed against the crossbar. Southampton were not retreating into their shells though. De Gea needed to watch Lovren’s 30-yard shot closely before he gathered and Evans needed to be alert to prevent Lallana sliding in to finish off a flowing move by touching home Steven Davis’ low cross. The introduction of Lambert should have given the visitors even more impetus, yet it was United who responded better. In a frenzy of penalty-box action, Van Persie guided a header against the crossbar, then, after Evans had returned it to the six-yard box, Nani controlled and smashed the ball goalwards, only for Boruc to make a splendid save. A minute later, Januzaj, who had both been booked and been the victim of a tackle which caused Wanyama to be cautioned, let fly from 25 yards. His vicious shot dipped and swerved, but Boruc still managed to get a hand on it and Marouane Fellaini skied the rebound over. Januzaj’s influence remained strong. It was his touchline pass that released substitute Danny Welbeck, only for Schneiderlin to make a magnificent challenge before the United man could set Rooney up with a tap-in. It was Southampton who had the last word though, with De Gea saving from Nathaniel Clyne before that mad, scrambled leveller.
Woods was back to a level he described as a low point in late 2015 when he struggled to get out of bed and play with his children.“I had nerve pain with anything I did and was at the end of my rope,” Woods said Wednesday. “The process leading up to my decision to have surgery was exhaustive. I consulted with a specialist, and after weighing my options, that’s when I decided to go to Texas to have surgery.”– ‘I can have a life again’ –Woods said “fusion” was a scary word but cited other players who had disc fusions or replacements.“They have all come back and played, but more than anything, it made their lives better,” Woods said. “That’s the most important thing — that I can have a life again with my kids.”Returning to a swing motion is something Woods will not do until August at the earliest.“Presently, I’m not looking ahead,” Woods said. “I can’t twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.“There’s a long way to go, but as I said, words cannot convey how good it feels to be pain-free.” Share on: WhatsApp Tiger WoodsMiami, United States | AFP | Former world number one Tiger Woods said Wednesday he is feeling better than he has for years and the 14-time major winner remains committed to playing pro golf again.In a blog posting through his Twitter feed, Woods spoke for the first time about his April 20 fusion surgery, his fourth back operation since 2010 and one that cut short his 2017 campaign.“It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back and it is hard to express how much better I feel,” Woods said. “It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years.”Woods, who last won a major title at the 2008 US Open with a broken leg, missed all four majors in 2016 and skipped last month’s Masters as well, saying he was not tournament ready.“I did everything I could to play at Augusta and was ready to go,” Woods said. “Unfortunately, it was kind of like the 2008 US Open. The pain was post-impact when I swung the club. I figured, ‘Can I handle it?’ This time the answer was, ‘probably not.’ That shows the effect nerve pain can have.“Obviously, it was a huge disappointment not to play. I hate to miss any major, especially the Masters, but the reality is I just couldn’t play.”The 41-year-old former world number one, whose epic shotmaking stretched the sport’s exposure for much of the past 20 years, has won 79 career PGA titles, three shy of Sam Snead’s all-time record, and remains second on the all-time major win list, four shy of the 18 won by Jack Nicklaus.“As for returning to competitive golf, the long-term prognosis is positive,” Woods said. “My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful.“It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse. I’m walking and doing my exercises and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry.“But I want to say unequivocally I want to play professional golf again.”Woods ended a 15-month layoff for back surgery last December at his Hero World Challenge charity event in the Bahamas, but he missed the cut at Torrey Pines in a PGA event last January and withdrew from a European Tour event in Dubai in February, saying in April he needed the latest operation to ease back and leg pain.“I could no longer live with the pain I had,” Woods said. “We tried every possible non-surgical route and nothing worked. I had good days and bad days, but the pain was usually there, and I couldn’t do much. Even lying down hurt.”
A lucky fan has won the chance to have dinner, or work out, with NFL superstar Tom Brady by bidding nearly a million bucks in an auction that benefits victims of the coronavirus. After placing the winning bid of $800,000 at a fundraising auction, the winner also receives opening game tickets and memorabilia such as Brady’s jersey and cleats from his first game for Tampa Bay.The celebrity ‘All In Challenge’ fundraiser will help feed people who have lost jobs and who are in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The fundraiser raised $21.5 million in 13 days.Brady has signed with the Buccaneers after 20 years and six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.Other auction items include a round of golf and dinner with twice NFL Super Bowl winner Peyton Manning, which attracted a $525,000 bid, and a day of activities with Hall of Fame basketball great Magic Johnson that had a high bid of nearly $100,000.The identities of the leading bidders were not immediately available.
Although some states are still under a lockdown, President Donald Trump said Friday that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential” and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend.“Today I’m identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogues and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services,” Trump said.President Trump warned governors that they “need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, for this weekend.” And he warned that if governors don’t abide by his request, he will “override” them.For months the reopening of religious services have been a controversy, and now that many states are starting to reopen, Trump and the White House administration believe it is safe to reopen churches in accordance with the CDC guidelines.Following Trump’s announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for communities of faith that include taking steps to limit the size of gatherings and considering holding services outdoors or in large, well-ventilated areas.
Matthew started swimming at the age of five years when he joined the Nelson Neptunes Swim Team.The 14-year-old Nelsonite currently swims winter club with the Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX).The six-podium finishes in the pool for Matthew came with silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle and bronze in 100 meter Breaststroke, 400-meter boys IM, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter breaststroke. The BC Summer Games are an important opportunity for athlete development, but through sport, these athletes are also learning lifelong skills of commitment and leadership. “The response to this bursary opportunity shows that these athletes are not only leaders on the field of play but also in their home communities,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “We were impressed with the involvement of these young leaders and are proud to call them all BC Games alumni.” The remaining athletes include:Matthew Armstrong of Surrey in Volleyball; Nolan Badovinac of Port Alberni in Wrestling: Zoe Chore of Cranbrook in Rowing; Sydney Fetterly of Abbotsford in Basketball; Amanda Heinze of Prince George in Athletics; Nisa Hofer of Burns Lake in Canoe/Kayak; Dylan Joyce of Chetwynd in Swimming; Erika Lieu of Burnaby in Soccer; Tanner Lorenson of Vernon in Beach Volleyball; Trent Monkman of Telkwa in Beach Volleyball; Kristen Schulz of North Vancouver in Athletics; Maxwell Stalling of Delta in Field Lacrosse; Jay Taylor of Kelowna in Baseball; Ryan Watt of Vancouver in Rowing; Alice Young of Duncan in Equestrian and Samuel Matthew of Nelson in Swimming. Samuel Matthew of Nelson was one of 16 talented athletes recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.Matthew won six medals in the pool in the Hub City. The athletes are from 16 different communities around the province. “Coast Capital Savings is committed to building a richer future for youth in the communities where we live and work,” said Maureen Young, Manager, Community Partnerships for Coast Capital Savings.“These young athletes have demonstrated dedication and commitment to their sport, their communities, and their schooling. We’re thrilled to be able to contribute to their future goals with the presentation of these bursaries.”