Vermont Guard solar project completed

first_imgUS Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Maj. Gen. Michael Dubie, the Vermont National Guard commander, today marked the completion of one of the largest solar installations in Vermont and one of the largest solar projects on any National Guard base in the country.  The chairman of the Senate Green Jobs Subcommittee, Sanders helped secure $8.5 million to make the base here one of the greenest in the United States and a model for other guard installations around the country. ‘I am very appreciative and proud of what General Dubie and the Vermont National Guard have accomplished in constructing this solar project.  The U.S. military is the largest consumer of energy in the world, and the Vermont National Guard is now playing a significant role in becoming a model for the Department of Defense as it moves toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy,’ Sanders said. The project will help reduce reliance on foreign oil, help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and help the economy by creating jobs and saving taxpayers’ money, Sanders said.  This project will produce 1.5 megawatts of clean energy, save the Vermont National Guard nearly $250,000 per year in energy costs, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the base by about 236 tons per year.  From an energy independence standpoint, the Defense Department has set an aggressive target of meeting 25 percent of its electricity needs with renewable energy by 2025, a goal the Vermont solar project will help achieve. The military today spends billions a year on energy and transportation fuel costs. From the vantage point of the environment and climate change, the Pentagon has been a strong voice in recognizing the need to address global warming.  Military analysts recognize that climate change could aggravate instability around the world and drain military resources in the event of natural disasters and humanitarian crises. With regard to jobs and the economy, the solar industry workforce has more than doubled since 2009, growing from 46,000 workers to more than over 100,000 today. At the same time, the price of solar installations continues to drop, by nearly 20 percent last year alone. SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 1 ‘last_img read more

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Bulldogs Winning Against Pirates

first_imgBatesville defeated Greensburg 3-2 on Monday to improve their record to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe defeated Trevor Foster 6-2, 7-5#2 Singles- Sam Giesting defeated Brett Stringer 6-3, 4-6, 6-2#3 Singles- Adam Scott defeated Charlie Pumphrey 6-3, 4-6, 6-3#1 Doubles- George Ritter/Cooper Williams were defeated by Logan Smith/Ben Duerstock 7-6(5), 5-7, 2-6#2 Doubles- Ben Rodgers/Brayden Worthington were defeated by Sam Bower/Isaac Tebbe, 1-6, 3-6.\\In JV, Batesville won 3-0. Lane Oesterling won in singles while the doubles teams of Jonathan Hoff/Seth Gausman and Sam Voegele/Grant Story were also winners.Batesville will play at East Central at 4:00 on Tuesday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

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IMCA Modifieds chase $1,250 prizes at Arizona Speedway’s Snowbird Classic

first_imgAPACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (Jan. 8) – IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds chase $1,250 top prizes both nights of the Snowbird Classic special at Arizona Speedway Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19.Both Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events start 20 cars and pay a minimum of $100 to take the green. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded for each show.Pill draw is $40 with $50 paid to non-qualifiers. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. each night. Camping, but no hookups, is available on site. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for kids ages 7-11 and free for six and under. Two-day grandstand tickets for adults are $25 and $22 for seniors. Pit passes are $30 for adults, $15 for kids and free for six and under. “The Snowbird Classic is drawing interest from drivers as far away as Canada,” noted promoter Jonah Trussel. “And the field of IMCA Modified talent that will be on display is sure to be the richest Arizona Speedway has ever seen. Many of the top teams in the country will be in attendance.”Arizona Speedway is located within ET Motopark just minutes from Mesa on Ironwood Drive, four miles south of US Highway 60. Pure stocks and bombers are also on the card. More information about the Snowbird Classic is available at the www.arizonaspeedway.net website and on Facebook. The first night sanctioned Modifieds will race for local track points at Arizona Speedway is March 8.last_img read more

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Drake Men’s Basketball Signs 7-Footer From Davenport

first_imgRobbins graduated from Davenport Assumption High School in 2017 and has spent the past season at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan. Print Friendly Version “Liam is going to be a great addition to our basketball program,” DeVries said. “He is 7-feet tall and has an incredible skill set for someone his size to go along with his big frame. Liam has a very bright future in our program and we can’t wait to start working with him.” DES MOINES, Iowa – Liam Robbins, a 7-foot tall talent from Davenport, Iowa, will join the Drake University men’s basketball program next season, head coach Darian DeVries announced Tuesday, April 17.last_img read more

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Asia on display at the Travel Industry Exhibition

first_imgThe Travel Industry Exhibition has today announced a number of new international exhibitors from Asia to its industry event at Luna Park.Travel Industry Exhibition event director exhibition and trade fairs David McCarthy, said it’s great to see a high quality and new range of exhibitors from Asia adding value to the show.“The close proximity to Asia for Australian travellers, its affordability and frequent flight routes make for a popular destination choice. We are pleased to have them involved,” Mr McCarthy said.Tourism boards, International wholesalers and airlines from Asia will be amongst the types of exhibitors at the Travel Industry Exhibition this year.One of the exhibitors is Korea Tourism Organization, along with them is Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) who has also confirmed their participation at the event.JNTO Sydney executive director Hiroshi Kuwamoto, said this year JNTO is delighted to represent Japan for the first time at the Travel Industry Exhibition.“We invite visitors to stop by and visit our stand C17 to discover what makes Japan a leading destination for Australian travellers, with record visitor numbers in 2014. We look forward to the opportunity to meet with our valued travel industry partners and strengthen our relationships further with them,” Mr Kuwamoto said.Other tourism boards, international wholesalers and airlines from Asia include Tourism Thailand, Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Mandarin World Tours, Indochina Legend Travel, Thai Airways and Air Asia X.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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