Japan clears up uncertainty over its renewable energy FIT

first_imgJapan clears up uncertainty over its renewable energy FITJapan’s parliament passed a key piece of legislation for solar, which revises the country’s feed-in tariff policy for renewable energies, creating a new certification system and a new tendering program for PV projects, after April 2017. May 31, 2016 Sam Pothecary Finance Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share There has been an air of uncertainty surrounding large-scale PV in Japan recently, as much desired revisions to the country’s feed-in tariff (FIT) policy had yet to materialize. However, last week, there was a collective sigh of relief among PV developers in the country, as a key piece of renewable energy legislation, revising the FIT law, passed through Japan’s parliament.The revised Act on Special Measures for Renewable Energy contained a number of key changes to the FIT policy, including a new certification system and a new tendering program for PV projects.“The upper house of the Japanese Diet [has passed] the revision of the FIT law,” manager of the Research Division at PV consulting company RTS Corporation, Izumi Kaizuka, told pv magazine during an interview at SNEC. “That revision included how tariffs will be set. Now that the law has passed, the Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) can start to design the new tendering program for PV projects.”The new certification system will change from certifying facilities, to certifying projects. Once a new certification has been obtained, the project will then be able to agree a purchasing price well ahead of the completion of the facility. Interestingly, the new system will apply all new projects, but also those that have received the certification of facilities under the current FIT system.“[The current FIT system] will not expire, but the process for setting the tariff will change as of April 2017,” explained Kaizuka. “Now the FiT is set according to the market prices. After April 2017, METI can introduce a new way to set a tariff, the tendering program for large scale PV. Developers now have [to acquire an] approved grid connection contract by the end of March 2017, otherwise the project will be cancelled.”In Japan, there is an approved solar PV pipeline of almost 80 GW. Some 27 GW of this has already been built, which leaves 53 GW left. Kaizuka predicted that around 20 to 30 GW of that pipeline will be cancelled by the April 2017. PV’s Japan future looking goodWhile METI has yet to decide how much PV will be tendered using the new policy, there is plenty of optimism about the trajectory of solar PV in Japan over the next 15 years. One possibility for the market is a shift to more rooftops PV systems, as there is not a huge amount of affordable land for ground mounted projects.“At the end of 2015, Japan had 34 GW of PV,” continued Kaizuka . “The government target for 2030 is 67 GW. So already half of that goal has been reached. I think by 2020, the target will be reached. If effective measures are implemented, curtailment is addressed and an effective use of cross-regional transmission is achieved, then the Japan can potentially install 100 GW of PV by 2030.”In the shorter term, Kaizuka predicts that there will be a gentler increase in capacity. “Our forecast is for 7 to 8 GW in 2016, dropping to 6 to 7 GW in 2017,” she explained. “So it will be a gradual decline. 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Thirteen states from Dakotas to North Carolina on alert for heavy snow

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — As Northeast residents dig out from another nor’easter, 13 states from the Dakotas to North Carolina are on alert for heavy snow this weekend.The band of heavy, wet snow will span from the Dakotas to Kentucky by Saturday morning. This kind of snow can potentially down trees and power lines.The heaviest snow will fall from the Dakotas to Iowa, where up to a foot is possible.The storm will quickly move into the Carolinas by Sunday morning and could bring snow to the central Appalachian Mountains from West Virginia to North Carolina.Up to half a foot of snow is possible from Illinois to Virginia and into North Carolina.Meanwhile, California is recovering from some major rainfall.Up to 10.56 inches of rain fell in central California in 48 hours.Up to 2 inches of rain fell in Santa Barbara and up to 1 inch around Los Angeles.The worst of the flooding was found east and southeast of Sacramento, where rescues were made after cars became stuck on flooded streets. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Arts & Crafts Coordinator

first_imgAdditional Information:Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offeringequal access to its educational programs and activities or withrespect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age,ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity,genetic information, marital status, national origin, race,religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran’s status.The following person has been designated to handle inquiriesregarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief ofStaff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North CharlesStreet, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resourcesat 410-532-5898 or [email protected] Notre Dame of MarylandUniversity is an EEO/AA employer.All applicants must submit: Plans and implements varied and creative arts & craftsprogram of challenge and interest to all CND age groups, submittinglessons plans and daily activities to CND administrators two weeksin advance of each Camp session.Inventories, notifies CND administrators of needed purchases,and distributes all program supplies, keeping within program budgetand maintains all equipment and supplies throughout all sessions.Effectively manages camper behavior with the assistance ofindividual group senior and junior leaders and leaders-in-trainingas needed.Maintains a neat and organized work area, reporting any issuesor areas of concern.Lunchtime supervision one day per week. Qualifications On-site presence required Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. OR9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. during every day of Camp operation, June 21August 13.Attendance required at staff orientation and training sessionprior to first day of Camp, June 12th, 2021.Time to be spent as needed prior to first day of Camp to ensureproper program organizationLunchtime supervision one day a week, served in rotation withother CND staff members.Completes inventory of explorations supplies at the conclusionof Camp, packing up, labeling supplies in appropriate containers,and returning said items to CND office.Completes other tasks as assigned by the Auxiliary ServicesTeam and Camp Director to ensure smooth and safe CampoperationsStrong leadership skills and devotion to imparting those skillsthrough empowerment for the success of children ages 5 to 11 inadvancing their leadership potentials and knowledge within theexplorations areaTeam player who is flexible and understanding, able to adapt tochanges in schedules and provide consistent creativity andenthusiasm in daily sessions with CND campersA thorough knowledge of various sciences, experimentations, andlearning activities. Ideal candidate will have prior professionalexperience or internship with facilitating exploration activitieswith school-aged children. Education curriculum and childhoodengagement in the classroom expertise welcomed.Current certification in American Red Cross First Aid and CPRstrongly recommended.center_img Cover letterSalary requirementsResumeContact information for three professional references Reporting to the Auxiliary Services Team and Camp Director, theArts & Crafts Coordinator:last_img read more

Pragma raises $12m in Series A funding

first_imgJeffrey RousseauStaff WriterTuesday 20th April 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareToday Pragma announced that it has raised $12 million in Series A funding.The funding round was led by Greylock Partners, along with investments from Zynga, Oculus, Cloudera, and existing investors Upfront Ventures and Advancit Capital.Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Along with the funding announcement, the developer shared that shared that Accompany founder Amy Chang has joined their board of directors.Founded in 2019 by Eden Chen and Chris Cobb, former Riot Games engineering lead, Pragma provides a “back-end as a service” solution for online games, covering accounts, player data, lobbies, match matching, social systems, telemetry, and store fulfillment.Last year, Pragma raised $4.2 million in a seed funding round.last_img read more

Russia to chase Norway for the final!

first_imgPots for Olympic Handball draw! IT WAS 10 MINUTES JOB: Russia beat Macedonia with +12 Recommended for you Sergey Shishkarev furious on Zhitnikov’s attitude: Humiliated as a child – smiles as a child! Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsRussia celebrated the sixth win to grab the tickets for the Olympic semi-final on Thursday! The girls led by Evgeny Trefilov beat Angola 31:27 (18:14) to qualify for the medal battles, where they will play against the reigning champions – Norway. The Russian girls were untouchable for the African champions, who played fantastic tournament on which they achieved the best results every in the Olympic history.European side made a crucial advantage early in the secondhalf providing their fans “no-stress” experience with a lead 26:19…Guailo led Angolian girls with six goals, while Polina Kuznetsova scored five for the winners. Related Items:Olympic handball, russia Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Training expert: old EU states should learn from new members

first_imgDutchman Peter de Rooij says current member states would do well to follow the example of accession states, which he says have made impressive efforts to prepare young people to join the workforce.De Rooij, director of the Turin-based EU agency since its launch in 1995, called on the EU to invest more in lifelong learning and training.“There should be a collective awareness of the need to invest in that most precious commodity – human beings,” he said. “Governments and individual companies simply have to provide more facilities for people who lack the right education and skills to continue to be active in the labour market.” De Rooij also says any future increase in EU employment opportunities is likely to be centred on new member states rather than current ones.“Although unemployment is still high in many of the new member states, economic growth and public investment in education have been considerably higher than in the countries of the current EU.“With the last trade barriers coming down from 1 May, foreign direct investment in the region will go up further,” he says.ETF figures show a high level of preparation of the future workforce in the field of education in central and eastern European countries. In 2002, the percentage of people aged 22 who had successfully completed at least upper secondary education was higher in the acceding countries – 90.1% – than in the EU-15 (75.4%).In the same year, the share of the population aged 18-24 that had left EU education systems with only lower secondary education was 18.5% compared with 8.4% in the acceding countries. “The perception that the current working population of new member states is static, with little effort put into re-training people with redundant skills, is wrong,” says de Rooij. “All these countries have made impressive efforts to prepare education and training systems and their labour markets for EU membership.”Public expenditure on education as a percentage of gross domestic product in 2000 was 4.94% in the EU and 4.86% in the 12 acceding countries. But when Bulgaria and Romania, who are not joining until 2007, are excluded, the figure is higher in accession states.However, he says new states may soon experience a brain-drain with the migration of single, well-educated young people to current, richer member states.“This would put extra pressure on the acceding countries to increase further investment in human resources development,” he says.De Rooij will step down as director of the ETF at the end of June and will be replaced by Scot Muriel Dunbar. The agency has a 120-strong workforce and an annual budget of some €18 [email protected]last_img read more

Crush Arizona Spreads Love At Annual Valentine’s Rager: A Gallery

first_imgSome of EDM’s premier DJs came out to Arizona last weekend to spread the love for an all-out Valentine’s rager of epic proportions. Keys N Krates, Seven Lions, Jauz, Netsky, Borgeous, Wax Motif and more brought high-energy sets to Crush Arizona for hours of nonstop beats and over-the-top production. The annual Insomniac/Relentless Beats event took place at Rawhide, just south of Phoenix, AZ.Photographer Tony Cottrell captured the essence of the fest, from the production to the people. Check out some photos, with a full gallery at the bottom. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Stand Up for the Gulf: Jay Leno to Perform Benefit for Oil Spill Victims

first_img”We did it for flood victims in Iowa; we did it for auto workers in Detroit; we did it for victims of Katrina and others. We tell a few jokes and help out people.”Tickets cost between $40 and $150 for the show at the MGM Beau Rivage Theatre in Biloxi. The $150 tickets include an exclusive Jay Leno meet & greet reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTonight Show host Jay Leno will perform a benefit Saturday night for Mississippians impacted by the Gulf oil spill.Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Mississippi Oil Spill Recovery Fund, established to support non-profits working to help the state’s fishermen, coastal communities and wildlife impacted by the disaster.“It’s great to be able to do shows like this,” said Mr. Leno about the benefit, which carries the long title, Stand Up for the Gulf Coast: A Special Evening with Jay Leno to Benefit the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.last_img read more

Groves Police arrests, responses: Feb. 26–March 3

first_img Next UpFeb. 26n assault report was processed in 6200 block of Dave Street after a call in reference to a disturbance.A minor car accident informational report was processed in the 3200 block of Main Avenue.A 39-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 3800 block of Main Avenue after a traffic stop.An assault-family violence impede breathing/circulation was reported in the 4200 block of Main Avenue after a call in reference to a domestic disturbance.An informational report was processed in the 4200 block of Main Avenue after a call in reference to harassment.An assault cause’s bodily injury-family violence report was processed in the 4200 block of Main Avenue.Theft of a wallet was reported in the 4400 block of Gulf Street.A 24-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants and a 27-year-old man was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at Twin City/Dryden.Feb. 27A noise disturbance was processed.A 26-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 2800 block of East Parkway after a traffic stop.Feb. 28A 31-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 6300 block of 39th Street after a traffic stop.A 39-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 5200 block of 25th Street after a pedestrian stop.A 38-year-old woman was arrested for outstanding warrants and failure to identify with intent in the 5200 block of 25th Street after a traffic stop. March 3A theft report was processed in the 4200 block of Main Avenue.A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 2800 block of Oleander after a call in reference to criminal mischief.An accident involving damage to a vehicle report was processed.An assault cause’s bodily injury report was processed.Debit/credit card abuse report was processed.A citation was issued for possession of drug paraphernalia in the 3300 block of East Parkway and a Black Taurus G3 9mm handgun was seized. Groves Police officers arrested the following individuals from Feb. 26-March 3Feb. 26, Michael Allen Bobb, 40, warrant other agencyFeb. 27, Joshua Aaron Joseph, 25, warrant other agencyFeb. 27, Ryheme Jamal Prevost, 28, unlawfully carrying a weapon, possession of marijuanaFeb. 27, Joshua Aaron Burns, 27, warrant other agencyFeb. 28, Jarvis Jarone Jones, 32, warrant other agencyFeb. 28, Clifford Austin Ates, 40, warrant other agencyFeb. 28, Stacia Leyna Morris, 39, failure to identify fugitive intent to give false information, warrant other agencyFeb. 29, Myrtle Johnson, 60, driving while intoxicated, secondFeb. 29, Seth David Werner, 21, terroristic threat of family/household-family violenceMarch 2, Laquailia Denise Brooks, 37, driving while intoxicated, MBMarch 2, Jasmine Cunningham, 29, public intoxicationMarch 2, Kobey Ryan Gore, 19, warrant other agencyGroves Police Department responded to the following calls from Feb. 26-March 3Calls:Miscellaneous calls for service assistance — 114Offense reports filed — 29Motor vehicle accidents investigated — 3center_img Feb. 29A 59-year-old woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated in the 3900 block of Twin City Highway after a traffic stop.A 20-year-old man was arrested for terroristic threats-family violence in the 5400 block of Hogaboom after a call in reference to disturbance.March 2An assault-family violence report was processed in the 3100 block of Berry Avenue after a call in reference to a disturbance.An assault-family violence report was processed in the 3500 block of Canal Avenue after a call in reference to a disturbance.A 36-year-old woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and a 28-year-old woman was arrested for public intoxication in the 5300 block of Gulfway Drive after a call in reference to two unwanted subjects.A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 5600 block of West Washington after a call in reference to an unwanted subject.An 18-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 2800 block of Berry Avenue after a traffic stop.last_img read more

Euro-bites 2017: Day 2 unique bits from Haibike, Koga, Brooks, Hunt & Ritchey

first_imgFor the second day of Eurobike teasers I’ve turned over a couple of bikes that caught my eye this day out running along the halls. They are just a taste of what we saw today and what will get more detailed coverage over the next week or two. To be honest it’s hard to walk past a 200mm travel e-bike like Haibike‘s XDURO Dwnhll 10.0. Besides a flashy paint job, the bike’s downtube integrated battery suggests an attempt to blend in, even though you’ll be self shuttling the DH runs hours after the lifts close for the night.We were introduced to the sporty bikes of Koga by their sand dune racer. Well that bike gets an overhaul for next year, but this bike was a bit of a surprise too. That’s because the Koga Grandtourer starts life as a pretty unoriginal aluminum touring/trekking bike. But Koga is doing some more customization, and this Grandtourer S bike gets a full set of Ortlieb bikepacking bags to head out on an adventure.The new Brooks Cambium All Weather collection adds a new material to the top of the vulcanized saddle to make it more water and UV resistant. It also gets a new construction that is probably both more durable and less expensive.Hunt Bike Wheels started with the idea of making silver polished hubs & spokes. That apparently grew quickly into a desire for polished alloy rims to match for the new Sprint Aero Wide. It then became the training & even racing tool for their UK Continental cycling team.Last year we got a preview look at the light WCS Kite dropper seatpost from Ritchey. Well it took more time to fine tune & test, but Ritchey has the updated Kite dropper ready to roll.That’s enough teasers for today. Dig into our Eurobike 2017 coverage for a detailed look at all kinds of new gear. And keep coming back as we continue to provide the most in-depth coverage available on the next in new bike tech, and link to more detailed coverage of these small bits.last_img read more