first_imgAsia tops Europe as leading region for offshore wind investment in 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Total investment in offshore wind power projects in Asia Pacific (APAC) came in at almost double that of Europe in 2019, as the fast-moving emerging market eclipsed the sector’s historic heartland for the first time, according to new research from the Renewables Consulting Group (RCG).Led by Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam, the capital spend in APAC surpassed $10bn, while in Europe just over $5.5bn was invested – a differential largely explained by the “maturity of the [latter] market and intense competition” which have driven down the levelised cost of energy per megawatt by over 50% in recent years, said the UK analysts.Overall, by RCG’s calculus in its Global Offshore Wind: Annual Market Report, Europe saw just under 1.4GW of offshore wind plant reach financial close last year, while for APAC this was nearly 2GW.“Taipei’s offshore wind development plan, supported by a feed-in tariff, is starting to bear fruit [in Taiwan] with five projects reaching financial close in 2019, totaling almost 2GW in cumulative capacity,” said RCG director Lee Clarke, noting that the financial investment decision (FID) reached on the Changfang and Xidao projects in the first quarter of 2020 suggested the “mechanisms and procedures that can be adopted in emerging markets in order to attract investment and lower project costs.”Clarke also spotlighted break-out FIDs for the Vietnamese and Japanese markets, via Tra Vinh 1 and Akita projects, respectively reached the same milestone. Though 2019 was a “particularly strong year” for the APAC region in locking up project investment, other markets “continue to advance,” emphasized Clarke, pointing to RCG’s forecast that 8-13.5GW of cumulative capacity will reach FID in the next four years worldwide.“Europe and the Americas laid the foundations for similar project progress from 2020-2023, with significant lease auctions, power purchase solicitations and legislative changes taking place in the past year. In the UK, France, the Netherlands, and the US, large-scale offshore wind solicitations have positioned more projects closer to financial close than in any previous year in the history of the offshore wind market,” said Clarke.[Darius Snieckus]More: Asia offshore wind power capital spend eclipses Europe’s for first timelast_img read more

first_imgLessons have been learned from Ghana’s first game at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as the Black Stars go into the decisive fixture in Group B against Mali.Kick-off is at 15:00 GMTAfter a 2-2 draw against DR Congo on Sunday, Ghana’s campaign at the continental finals desperately needs a win to keep their chances of progressing to the next stage on course.“I personally believe that there is no pressure on them [Black Stars]. I have advised them to concentrate on the game instead of listening to what happens outside,” Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah said.Meeting the group leaders, Mali, is expected to be another tough battle but Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah believes the Black Stars can shake off their slow start and get a good result in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.“I believe they will not have any pressures and we will go out and see a different Ghana tomorrow [Thursday].” For Mali’s Seydou Keita, they are an improved side from the team that beat the Black Stars 2-0 to finish third in the last Nations Cup and have reason to aim high.“The team has grown up. We’ve got more experience and more confidence too thanks to the last Cup of Nations,” Keita said.“One thing is sure, though: we’re not worse than we were in 2012. We believe we can win the title and we want to do better than we did last year. If we have any chance of going all the way, there’s no doubt that we’ll seize it.”last_img read more

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHow to watch LeBron’s debut:Date: Sunday, September 30Time: 6:30 p.m. PTLocation: Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CaliforniaTV: ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet Related Articles Sept. 30Denver NuggetsSan Diego, CAValley View Casino6:30 PM DateOpponentCityArenaTime (PT) How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Oct. 10Golden State WarriorsLas Vegas, NVT-Mobile Arena7:00 PM Viewing on a mobile device? Click here for live chat and updates.PreviousThe Lakers’ LeBron James takes a shot during an open shootaround on Sunday morning at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula. James will make his Lakers debut late Sunday evening in a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets in San Diego. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes the court before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LeBron James, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Kids react during a Jr. Lakers Foundation Youth Clinic at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The youth clinic was held before a Lakers on-the-road practice. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Kids participate in Jr. Lakers Foundation Youth Clinic at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The youth clinic was held before a Lakers on-the-road practice. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)LeBron James, center, of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks with the media after an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)LeBron James, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Luke Walton, center, of the Los Angeles Lakers watches the players during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Fans watch the Los Angeles Lakers during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers works out during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)The Lakers’ LeBron James takes a shot during an open shootaround on Sunday morning at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula. James will make his Lakers debut late Sunday evening in a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets in San Diego. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes the court before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 12LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes the court before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)ExpandYes Laker nation, it’s happening.LeBron James will wear purple and gold on the court for the first time as he makes his preseason debut as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in San Diego against the Denver Nuggets.While it may just be the first game of preseason, it does serve as a starting point for what will be an interesting season.Throughout the preseason opener, our staff will hold a live chat to interact with Laker fans.center_img Oct. 6L.A. 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