Equinor may build the world’s largest floating offshore wind project in South Korea

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:Energy powerhouse Equinor has formed a consortium with the Korea National Oil Corporation and Korea East-West Power to develop a floating offshore wind project.In an announcement Thursday, Equinor said the consortium would undertake a feasibility study for the 200-megawatt project, which would be located off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea. Pending the results of that study, construction of a floating offshore wind farm will commence in 2022, with the possibility of “power production start-up” taking place in 2024.Stephen Bull, senior vice president for the wind and low carbon cluster of New Energy Solutions at Equinor, said the company was “very pleased to be member of the partnership involved in realizing the first floating offshore wind farm in Asia.”Bull added that if the project was successfully realized, it would be the world’s biggest floating wind farm.Equinor already operates Hywind Scotland, the world’s “first full-scale commercial floating offshore wind farm.” Located off the coast of Scotland, the facility has a capacity of 30-megawatts and started production in 2017.More: South Korea could soon be home to the world’s biggest floating offshore wind farm Equinor may build the world’s largest floating offshore wind project in South Korealast_img read more

GAO findings show early costs of Dodd-Frank regulatory burden

first_imgThe U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has taken an early look at the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on credit unions and community banks.This investigative arm of the U.S. Congress has found suggestions of “moderate to minimal initial reductions in the availability of credit” among those responding to various surveys on the subject.CUNA has consistently warned of the serious costs to credit unions and consumers represented by the burden of rules that sprang from the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.CUNA has delivered that message as testimony in congressional hearings, letters to and meetings with members of Congress, and meetings with and letters to government agency officials and their staffs–both before and since the act was signed into law in 2010. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Seeding crucial in Syracuse’s game against N.C. State on Friday

first_img Published on October 21, 2015 at 9:24 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Juuso Pasanen lay on the wet grass at SU Soccer Stadium, staring at the blackened sky and into the falling rain. When he limped off the field Tuesday against Hartford, he pulled his jersey over his head. Earlier, he leapt for a header but came down on his side and let out a scream.Late in the game, Ben Polk hobbled around the field after having his feet slide out from under him yet again.“We’re going to have some pretty sore bodies tomorrow,” McIntyre said after a 2-2 tie to Hartford Tuesday.No. 15 Syracuse will limp into its game against North Carolina State (8-3-3, 1-2-3 Atlantic Coast) on Friday, perhaps the most important game it has played this season. Squandering two games against No. 2 North Carolina and No. 4 Clemson has shoved the Orange into an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup that could either vault or plunge SU’s (9-4-2, 2-3-1) seeding for the conference tournament.The Wolfpack trails the Orange in the ACC by just one point with all teams having two conference games left in the regular season. In addition to N.C. State, Louisville and Duke are within one and two points of SU, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Both teams will be looking to win this game to rubberstamp,” McIntyre said of SU’s game against N.C. State as he trailed off, “We need another three points to make the ACC playoffs.”Against UNC, SU allowed two goals in the final 17 minutes after holding a 1-0 lead for over 50 minutes of the game. Despite not getting a goal from midfielder Julian Buescher, McIntrye called Buescher’s performance one of his best this season.Once Tar Heel midfielder Alex Olofson had ripped his shirt off and ran around the field, McIntyre pulled his team together in the postgame huddle, something the team always does. He told his players that they played well, but that it isn’t enough to lose to top teams.“I think we were a little bit unfortunate to come away with nothing tonight,” McIntyre said after SU’s game against UNC.With the ball on Alseth’s foot and 50 seconds on the clock, SU held a tie against Clemson. Tigers forward Kyle Murphy stole the ball from Alseth at midfield, forcing Orange goalie Hendrik Hilpert to run back to the net and get in position. Murphy buried the one-on-one chance.Once the final whistle blew, Alseth peeled the bottom of his jersey and covered his face for a little bit, bending over. The midfielder said he’s made the play many times before. Alseth went to sleep after the game and none of his teammates pointed fingers to blame him for the loss or mentioned the play the next day.The reality is that by blowing both games against North Carolina and Clemson in the last two weeks, SU cost itself at least a win and a tie, a total of four points in the standings. Those four points would tie SU with Notre Dame for fourth in the ACC and a potential shot at a home game in its first ACC tournament matchup this season.SU blew two, one-goal leads against Hartford, injuries piled up — Pasanen and Korab Syla both left the game — and the Orange couldn’t finish it’s chances.“They’ve been wonderful,” McIntyre said of SU, putting the 2-2 tie against Hartford in perspective. “A 7-1-1 nonconference record is a really terrific nonconference.”As good as SU’s nonconference play has been, the Orange will need a bit more to boost itself into postseason play. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bad news for Man United and Chelsea! Barcelona line up move for ‘the new Neymar’

first_imgBarcelona are lining up a move for Manchester United and Chelsea target Kenedy.The 18-year-old wonderkid has been hailed as the next big star to come from Brazil after breaking into the Fluminese first team.United and Chelsea are well aware of his progress and have both been linked with £5m moves for the man dubbed the ‘new Neymar’.But now according to sources in Spain, Barcelona are keeping close tabs Kenedy, who is under contract until December 2018.The Catalan giants would have to wait until the January transfer window in 2016 though, after being handed a transfer ban. 1 Kenedy in action for the Brazil Under-20 side last_img read more

Walcott starts ahead of Giroud? Predicted Arsenal XI v Barcelona

first_img 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 34. Francis Coquelin (centre midfield) 14. Theo Walcott (striker) 11 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right wing) 11 16. Aaron Ramsey (centre midfield) 11. Mesut Ozil (attacking midfield) Arsenal host Champions League holders Barcelona in the last 16 of the elite European competition on Tuesday night.It’s a draw that Arsene Wenger and his men will have dreaded being handed, with Luis Enrique’s side currently enjoying a 32-game unbeaten run, largely thanks to the prolific form of fearsome trio Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.So, with the pressure on, who will Wenger turn to?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Arsenal line up by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11 6. Per Mertesacker (centre back) 11 17. Alexis Sanchez (left wing) 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 4. Laurent Koscielny (centre back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the right arrow above 18. Nacho Monreal (left back) 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) last_img read more