Navigant Research sees global wind capacity doubling by 2028, topping 1,217GW

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:The global wind industry will add more than 626GW of new capacity — representing more than $1trn of investment — over the 2019-28 period, according to a new report from Navigant Research.This represents more than a doubling of the 591.1GW of wind installed around the world at the end of 2018, adding up to a total of more than 1,217GW (1.2TW).This tenfold growth in “wind capacity value” will be “led by countries in Asia-Pacific and non-traditional markets in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa,” said Jesse Broehl, senior research analyst with Navigant Research.The global offshore market will experience a 16% compound annual growth rate over the period, with China, Taiwan and Europe being the leading markets, according to the Global Wind Energy Overview report.The study says that 51.4GW of wind was installed globally in 2018, down from the 52.9GW recorded in 2017. The Global Wind Energy Council put the 2018 figure at 51.3GW.“This growth is flat but behind these top-line figures resides profound shifts throughout global wind power markets and promising outlooks on the future of the industry throughout most global markets,” says the report.[Leigh Collins]More: Global wind capacity to more than double to 1.2TW by 2028: report Navigant Research sees global wind capacity doubling by 2028, topping 1,217GWlast_img read more

Bookman encourages recruitment of attorneys to serve on the JNCs

first_img December 1, 2005 Regular News Bookman encourages recruitment of attorneys to serve on the JNCs Bookman encourages recruitment of attorneys to serve on the JNCs The Florida Bar is actively looking for lawyers from all backgrounds and from all over the state willing to serve on the state’s 26 judicial nominating commissions.Bar President Alan Bookman asked members of the Board of Governors in October to assist in the recruitment effort. He said the Bar must send 156 names to Gov. Jeb Bush by April. Bush in turn will appoint two members to each of the 26 JNCs.The Bar has sent e-mails to voluntary and minority bar associations, and he urged board members to follow up with those groups.Board member David Rothman said an effective technique for board members is writing one-paragraph letters to lawyers they think would make good JNC members.Applications for the JNC positions can be found on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org. The deadline for applying is January 16.last_img read more

Approval for cannabis treatment on ‘compassionate grounds’

first_imgOneNews 9 June 2015A Nelson teenager in an induced coma has been granted the one-off use of cannabis treatment to help his condition after the Government approved the drug on “compassionate grounds”.Today, Associate Minister of Health Hon Peter Dunne granted the use of Elixinol, a cannabidiol (CBD) product from the United States, to be administered by doctors treating Alex Renton in Wellington Hospital.The 19-year-old has been in the hospital’s intensive care unit since April with a condition causing him to suffer repeated seizures.The Capital and Coast District Health Board asked the Ministry of Health to approve the use of medical marijuana after all other treatment options had failed.Mr Dunne said he has “considerable sympathy” for the parents of Mr Renton who face an incredibly difficult situation.“Despite the absence of clinical evidence supporting the efficacy of CBD in patients with Mr Renton’s condition status epilepticus, my decision relies on the dire circumstances and extreme severity of Mr Renton’s individual case,” he said.“Understandably they want to do the best for their son, and they believe that this option is worth trying.”http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/seizure-plagued-teen-in-coma-approved-cannabis-treatment-compassionate-grounds-6334800last_img read more

Jamaican PM calls for special regime for indebted middle income countries

first_imgPrime Minister Bruce Golding (second right), receives a warm welcome from US Senate Foreign Relations committee member, Senator Robert Mendez (right), on his arrival at the US State Capitol on June 9, where he held talks with eight US senators. Sharing in the occasion (from left) are: Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks and US senator, Christopher Coons.By Derrick ScottWASHINGTON, USA (JIS) – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding has emphasised the need for multilateral financial institutions to create a special regime for indebted middle income countries.Addressing a high powered team of United States senators at a special meeting called in his honour on Capitol Hill, on June 9, the prime minister said it is a long-standing concern of the government that Jamaica be accorded more “space” by the multilateral institutions, given its inherent vulnerabilities as a small, heavily indebted country.“Although being one of the most highly indebted countries in the world, Jamaica is classified as a middle income country, which meant that it is not eligible to receive many of the concessions or considerations available to countries which are classified as poor, even though the combined effect of the high indebtedness and the vulnerabilities, create many of the same effects as those experienced by ‘poor’ countries,” Golding told the senators.He said that Jamaica is not asking to be included in the Least Developed Country (LDC) category; rather, “We have been making the case at the international level, for middle-income countries like Jamaica not to be penalised for their successes.”The prime minister also raised with members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the Vice Chair of Homeland Security, Senator Frank Lautenberg, a proposal he made to both President Barack Obama during the G8 Summit last year and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, which urged the US to come up with creative ways to effectively stem the flow of weapons into Jamaica.Golding told the meeting that the illegal gun trade has contributed to the major challenges of security in Jamaica and the region.Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey noted the concerns highlighted by the prime minister and enquired how the US could assist with the other challenges related to security.The prime minister welcomed the request and noted that due to resource limitations, the government is in need of assistance in a number of areas, for example, satellite tracking technology, which could improve the country’s anti-narcotics efforts.He said this assistance would facilitate more information being shared on the movement of drug traffickers, particularly in Jamaican waters.While agreeing that this concern needed further consideration, Democratic Senator, Tom Udall of New Mexico asked whether the tourism sector had been negatively affected by the security concerns being discussed.In response, the prime minister pointed out that the sector had performed well, in spite of the recession and security concerns. The prime minister also noted that approximately 70 percent of stop-over tourists to Jamaica came from the US, followed by Canada and Europe.The prime minister explained that tourism had significant scope for investment and singled out heritage tourism for particular mention. He also noted that the government has embarked on an investment drive in this area, and expressed a desire for more US investors to take advantage of the opportunities in the sector.Menendez, who is current Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired the meeting.Among the senators of the Foreign Relations Committee in attendance were Senator Christopher Coons (D, Delaware); Senator Marco Rubio (R, Florida); Senator Benjamin Cardin (D, Maryland); Senator Robert Casey (D, Philadelphia) and Senator Udall. Senate majority leader, Harry Reid (D, Nevada) also attended the meeting.Golding, who was in Washington on a five-day visit, held talks with president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Moreno; president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick and the deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Naoyuki Shinohara. He also held bilateral talks with Clinton.The prime minister presented a lecture at the Brookings Institute, held talks with several high-level US-based investors, and attended a reception in his honour, hosted by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks. Golding also launched the IDB’s art exhibition, which featured works of nine Jamaican artists.Caribbean News Now Share Share Tweet 17 Views   no discussionscenter_img NewsRegional Jamaican PM calls for special regime for indebted middle income countries by: – June 15, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more