Greece to Seek 2.6 GW of Solar, Wind Development

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Greece is preparing to auction 2.6 gigawatts of solar and wind projects to attract investment and beef up the Mediterranean country’s clean-energy credentials.“From now on renewable energy production and prices will be determined by competitive tender process,” said Energy Minister George Stathakis. The “move should encourage investments in renewable energy of 2.5 billion to 3 billion euros, especially in wind.”The government published the final rules for its first competitive tenders, which outline the timeline and size of the projects that will awarded. The first tender will be held July 2 and will hand out permits to build 300 megawatts of wind power and 300 megawatts of solar photovoltaics. The shift to auctions from feed-in-tariffs follows a move most renewable markets have made.Greece is known for its sunshine, a key driver of its tourism industry, but it also has good wind resources. Like all European Union members, it has a legally-binding clean energy target and is aiming for 18 percent of energy consumption to be from renewable by 2020.The country will tender 300 megawatts apiece of wind and solar annually from 2018 to 2020 and will also hold two auctions for 400 megawatts that will pit the two technologies against one another, starting in 2019. Total capacity procured will be 2.6 gigawatts, about the equivalent of two nuclear reactors.More: Greece Kicks Off $3.6 Billion Program for Solar, Wind Projects Greece to Seek 2.6 GW of Solar, Wind Developmentlast_img read more

Don’t pause DEI

first_img 175SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Angela Russell Angela Russell is the VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CUNA Mutual Group, the leading provider of insurance and financial services to credit unions and their members. In this role, … Web: https://www.cunamutual.com Details Credit unions are more vital now than ever before. They are on the front lines, serving as a sheltering tree and a safe haven for the financial health and well-being of their members and their communities.As part of this industry, you remind your members they are not alone during this pandemic. You are showing up and demonstrating the credit union difference every day.These essential habits and values are quite literally built into the fabric of our cooperative upbringing – people helping people, empathy, member service, and authentic community engagement.But as an industry, we know we must bring another value to the forefront if we are to truly serve all of our members. Last fall, with the urging and leadership of Maurice Smith, CUNA established diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as an important part of our cooperative principles for credit unions across the United States.I am proud of the work I see across the country to bring DEI to the forefront in our day-to-day work. It is a journey, but one I know we are on together.Not a “Nice to Have”Now, during a global pandemic and economic uncertainty for many, we are all prioritizing – taking stock of what members need from us now.And it may be tempting to let these newer DEI efforts fall by the wayside, to reassure ourselves that we’ll return to developing this work when our current crisis has improved, when we have more time and attention to devote.But I would argue that now is exactly when we need to fully lean into our DEI efforts.Lines of inequity don’t disappear during a crisis. Instead, they are amplified.COVID-19 is no exception. It’s impacting various groups differently, highlighting economic and health disparities. DEI isn’t nice to have during times like this one; it’s crucial.Across the nation we are already seeing the following:More men dying of coronavirusRacial biases in coronavirus testing.Communities of color being hit particularly hard with COVID-19 because of existing health and economic disparitiesCalls regarding domestic violence are increasingIf we aren’t moving our DEI efforts forward in the face of these disparities, then, when will we?Understanding differences among and between your members will be even more important during this time.  Knowing that COVID-19 is impacting populations differently will help you to continue to provide exceptional member service.Here are some things you can do to continue to practice your DEI skills during this time:Tell your story and listen to your member stories – There is a great quote that says, “stories help me see no stranger.” To help us connect across differences, there must be a space and time to share your stories. Questions to consider here include: Is there space for your workforce to share their stories with each other?  What is the space that you are creating for your members to share their stories regarding the impact of coronavirus on them, their families and their communities? At CUNA Mutual Group, we are staying in close contact with employees and customers, listening to their needs, and sharing stories of how our employees stay connected during this time.Understand and embrace difference – Diversity is a beautiful aspect of humanity, but often we fear what we don’t know. Continue your path toward understanding and embracing difference. Take time to learn how coronavirus is impacting populations differently. Those impacts are being reported on widely, and a quick online news search is a great place to start.Ask the equity question – The equity question is, “Who is benefiting and who is burdened?” The decisions we make now will have amplified impact on various communities. When making a decision, take time to pause and ask who is benefiting and who is being burdened by this particular decision.Reach out – There are several organizations and individuals within the credit union movement that have and offer a wealth of knowledge, experience and wisdom regarding DEI. Reach out and ask for help.Moving Forward Together In this very scary time, it is good to know we have each other.  We are an industry that works together to help more people. We are all in this together – and by leaning into all the values we share, we will make it through together and come out stronger.During this time, make sure to keep asking yourself:How are you continuing to serve as a sheltering tree and safe haven for your members during this time?What are you doing to continue to understand and embrace difference?How is coronavirus impacting your members and the communities where you are located?How are you telling your story, and what are you learning from your members’ stories?At CUNA Mutual Group, we are focused on supporting our workforce, customers and our communities during this time, leading with our value of inclusion. I am grateful to be with you on this journey.last_img read more

Syracuse and Elon set for 1st-ever meeting Nov. 21

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 27, 2015 at 11:48 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Syracuse will play Elon Nov. 21 in the first-ever matchup between the two teams. The game, being played in the Carrier Dome, is the Orange’s first-round pairing for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.SU will then travel to the Bahamas to play Charlotte, the first of three games the Orange will play in Paradise Island.Elon is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and reached the conference tournament quarterfinals last season. The Phoenix went 15-18 overall with a 6-12 record in the CAA. Matt Matheny is entering his seventh season as head coach.The Orange’s full schedule for the 2015-16 season is expected to be released in the near future. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Eustaquio faces Akhmetov for interim ONE flyweight belt in Manila

first_imgGeje Eustaquio (left). Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPTeam Lakay’s Geje Eustaquio has been given a shot at redemption against Kazakh Kairat Akhmetov, and this time it’s for the interim ONE flyweight championship.The two title contenders headline ONE Championship’s Global Superheroes card at Mall of Asia Arena on Jan. 26, the first of four events the fighting promotion has set in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong is aware of Eustaquio and Akhmetov’s shared history and he expressed his excitement to bring the two once more with a title at stake.“Mall of Asia Arena will be pulsating with excitement,” said Sityodtong. “Fans of martial arts in the Philippines are among the most passionate in the world, and it is our honor to present the best in local and global martial arts talent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis fight marks an immediate rematch after Akhmetov (21-1) scored a split decision over Eustaquio (9-6) in September of 2017.Akhmetov’s lone loss of his career was against ONE World flyweight champion Adriano Moraes back in August 2017 when he lost the strap to the Brazilian.center_img Paul Lee sparks Magnolia beatdown of Kia OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Eustaquio’s Lakay teammate Joshua Pacio (10-2) looks to get back in the ONE World strawweight title conversation as he faces Thailand’s Pongsiri Mitsatit (9-0) in the undercard.Eric Kelly (10-4), often considered as one of the best homegrown Filipino fighters, is fighting to end his three-fight losing streak when he matches up against Brazil’s Rafael Nunes (10-1).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more