Renewables produced record 33% of U.K. electricity in third quarter

first_imgRenewables produced record 33% of U.K. electricity in third quarter FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Almost a third of the UK’s electricity came from renewable sources between July and September, as wind turbines and solar panels helped achieve a quarterly record for green energy. Major new offshore windfarms connecting to the grid pushed renewables to 33.1% of electricity generation across the quarter, up from 30% the year before.The speed at which green energy projects are being installed has resulted in records tumbling this year. Wind power broke records during the “beast from the east”, which was eclipsed during Storm Diana last month, and again this week when wind generation hit 15GW on Tuesday.The trend is expected to continue next year as more windfarms around the coast near completion. Initial analysis of some recently built offshore projects also shows they are generating more power than expected.Meanwhile, gas and coal slumped to a new low of just over 41.1%, according to official statistics published on Thursday.Low carbon sources of power, which include the country’s eight nuclear power stations, account for 56% of the UK’s electricity supply. The 50% mark was hit only two years ago.More: New offshore windfarms push UK renewables to recordlast_img read more

For the first time in history, Franjo Tuđman Airport has three million passengers

first_imgIn the operations of the Franjo Tuđman Airport, 2017 will be recorded in terms of record traffic results, and for the first time in history, Zagreb Airport recorded the three millionth passenger. Lucky passenger Stephan De Bleser from Belgium checked in for Croatia Airlines flight OU4456 Zagreb – Brussels.The check-in of the three millionth passenger for the flight was accompanied by a ceremony and a musical surprise performed by the Zagreb Philharmonic Trombone Quartet, in the check-in area, thus cheering many other passengers who found themselves at the airport. “We end a successful business year in the best possible way, by marking the three millionth passenger of the airport, for the first time in history. Congratulations to Mr. De Bleser, our three millionth passenger, and I thank all the passengers who used the services of Franjo Tudjman Airport this year, in which we opened a new passenger terminal and achieved excellent traffic results.”, Said Jacques Feron.The first three millionth passenger in the history of the Franjo Tudjman Airport is the Belgian Stephan De Bleser, who stated “I was pleasantly surprised by this kind of welcome, I felt like a movie star! This is my second time in Croatia, thank you very much for the gifts, I will use the voucher immediately in the duty free shop, and since I also received airline tickets, I will return to Croatia again. “Related news: CROATIA AIRLINES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY RECORDED TWO MILLION TRAVELERS IN ONE YEARlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Victorious Over Lady Raiders In Middle School Volleyball

first_imgThe Batesville 7th Grade Volleyball team won against South Ripley last night: 25-10 and 25-12.Cayman Werner was the leading sever with 9 serves and 5 aces. Timbre Davies added 4 aces, Jenna Honnert and Kennedy Westrick each had 2 aces. Tiffany Hawker and Jadyn Harrington added good set for the team to hit. Ashlee Cornn and Cayman Werner lead the team with 2 kills each.Their record is 2-1.The BMS volleyball fought 3 tough games to defeat South Ripley 24-25, 25-24, 15-13.The team was aggressive and never quit.  Shelby Westerfeld earned 3 kills. Brayleigh Patterson had 2 kills, and Sophie Lee, Jade Kopp, Katie Shane, and Ellen Bauer each connected on 1 kill each. Carley Pride earned a stuff block against the Raider attack. Top servers were Sydnee Schaeffer with 9 points; including 7 aces.  Shelby Westerfeld and Brayleigh Westerfeld each earned 6 points with 2 aces.  Katie Shane had 5 points including 1 ace. Jade Kopp earned 4 points including 2 aces.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Megan Werner and Angie Ehrman.last_img read more

IN CONTROL: Syracuse dismantles Villanova, nets 20 en route to highest offensive output of season

first_imgNarrowly clinging to a one-goal lead with about five and a half minutes left in the first quarter, Syracuse coughed up the ball — Villanova was ready to make its move.But instead of the Wildcats getting the ball upfield and potentially swinging momentum in their favor, freshman JoJo Marasco turned things right back around for SU.As Villanova tried to clear on the right side, Marasco and Stephen Keogh hounded the Wildcat defenders. Marasco finally knocked the ball free, and Keogh picked up the ground ball. He took a few steps toward the cage before finding an open Cody Jamieson just to the right of the crease.Jamieson caught the pass and ripped the shot past Wildcat goalie Billy Hurley to give SU a two-goal lead.From then on, No. 3 Syracuse never looked back. The Orange (6-1, 2-0 Big East) blasted the young Wildcats 20-6 in front of 2,341 people in the Carrier Dome Monday afternoon. It was the most goals SU has scored in a game this season and the fewest it has allowed. Syracuse controlled the ball most of the day, and its high-pressure play frustrated No. 15 Villanova (5-3, 0-1) as the Orange dominated all facets of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Wildcats junior longstick midfielder Brian Karalunas, though, there was one aspect that really keyed Syracuse to the blowout win. The SU riding — when the offense works to force turnovers as the defense attempts to clear its zone — was too much for Villanova to handle.‘Speaking from a defensive standpoint, trying to clear the ball, I honestly think that Syracuse’s best asset of the game today was their ride,’ he said. ‘More than their 6-on-6 sets. They really outplayed us in the riding and clearing game, and I think that’s what led to the wide margin of victory.’Other than the first five minutes of the game, in which Villanova scored the game’s first goal, the outcome was never really in question. Syracuse outscored (5-2), outshot (14-5) and outhustled (13 groundballs to four) the Wildcats in the first quarter. Junior Jeremy Thompson and Keogh led the Orange with three goals apiece, and Marasco dished out a career-high four assists.SU would gain possession and keep it for chunks at a time while Villanova struggled to just get the ball into its offensive side of the field. And the lack of possession and lack of success got to the Wildcats, who started six underclassmen.‘As the hole got deeper for them, you could see the frustrations coming out a little,’ junior defenseman John Lade said. ‘They were trying to force the ball a little more and, yeah, you just saw a little frustration when they couldn’t get the ball that much.’Some of the Villanova players could not hold in their emotions, even early on in the game. After a holding call on midfielder Nolan Vihlen following a faceoff at the end of the first quarter, the sophomore jogged over to the sideline and spiked his stick on the ground. He then paced back and forth along the sideline behind his teammates as SU’s Jovan Miller scored on the ensuing possession.Syracuse continued its domination throughout the rest of the game. Villanova struggled to find its offense, mostly due to Syracuse’s ball control and ball-hawking rides.The Wildcat defensive unit accounted for 10 of the team’s 21 turnovers. It could not solve the Orange’s pressure for any stretch of time as SU switched up its tactics throughout the game.‘I thought we rode pretty well,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘(Assistant coach Kevin Donahue) had a pretty good game plan coming in and mixed it up. We used probably three different rides today, and I think just the changing of the rides did a very good job.’By the fourth quarter, Syracuse held a 15-5 lead and rotated in some of its bench. But that didn’t even help Villanova slow down the Orange attack. Redshirt freshman Ryan Barber and junior Alex Giocondi tallied their first scores of the season in the final period to cap off the day.‘I thought that maybe a little bit of the Dome bug might have got to (Villanova) a little bit,’ Desko said. ‘But I think a lot of it had to do with our possessions and how these guys played today. … Just playing pretty good offense and the defense being stingy.’zjbrown@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 29, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more