German government outlines $10 billion plan to boost green hydrogen

first_imgGerman government outlines $10 billion plan to boost green hydrogen FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:The German government agreed Wednesday on a long-term strategy for increasing production and use of hydrogen as part of a plan to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.While hydrogen is currently produced almost exclusively from fossil fuels, the government wants to encourage its production from excess electricity generated by renewable energy sources.Experts say this so-called green hydrogen could help smooth out the problem of solar and wind power’s fluctuating supply, and replace fossil fuels in industrial processes that require high temperatures such as steel making.The government plans to invest 9 billion euros ($10.2 billion) to promote hydrogen production and use, including 2 billion euros that will go toward projects in developing countries such as Morocco.It set a goal of building hydrogen production facilities in Germany with a capacity of up to five gigawatts by 2030.Germany’s industry lobby group BDI welcomed the government decision. “Only with hydrogen at competitive prices, from domestic sources and imports, can the goal of climate neutrality by 2050 be reached,” said BDI deputy head Holger Loesch.[Frank Jordans]More: German government agrees on national hydrogen strategylast_img read more

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Wisdom Marine to Add Secondhand Bulker

first_imgTaiwan’s shipping company Wisdom Marine Lines has reached an agreement to purchase a 58,000 dwt bulk carrier from Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance or nominee.The company did not unveil the name of the vessel in question, however, it said that Wisdom Marine will pay JPY 665 million (USD 5.9 million) for the unit.Under the terms of the agreement reached between the parties, the company will pay on a monthly basis and pay the balance after 7 years.The bulker is currently leased under operating lease and will become a part of Wisdom Marine’s fleet following the conclusion of the transaction.The Taiwanese owner operates a total of 116 vessels with an average age of 5 years, and has another 20 ships on order, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The fleet consist of 81 bulk carriers, featuring a total of 5.5 million dwt, 28 small dry ships, 3 containerships, three specialised cargo vessels and one vehicle carrier.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Eaves remembers ‘Badger Bob’

first_imgEaves said sophomore goaltender Joel Rumpel has separated himself from Landon Peterson early in the year.[/media-credit]As the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department prepares to honor one of its most successful coaches, men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves remembered the life of “Badger Bob” Johnson.The ice sheet at the Kohl Center will be renamed “Bob Johnson Rink” Friday prior to the Badgers’ game against Colorado College. In his weekly press conference Monday, Eaves said Johnson had a widespread impact on himself, the program and the game itself.“He was cutting edge all through his career,” Eaves said. “Because of the type of mind he had, he would stay on top of things.”Johnson coached at Wisconsin for 15 seasons and won three national titles during his time in Madison. Eaves was a member of the 1977 NCAA Championship team coached by Johnson.Eaves and Johnson later reunited in the professional ranks. In 1983, Eaves joined the Calgary Flames, who Johnson coached at the time.“I wasn’t cognizant of what he was doing [in Madison]. I was just too young,” Eaves said. “Having a chance to play for him again in Calgary, I was in a more mature place in my life that I was able to appreciate.”Eaves recalled the night Johnson was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after he suffered a brain aneurysm. UW’s current head coach learned of the news and traveled to Pittsburgh, describing that period as a “tough time” for everyone involved, including Johnson’s wife, Martha.Martha will be on hand Friday to drop the puck before the game.“I think it’s so apropos that she’s dropping the puck,” Eaves said. “She was right by his side the whole time.”When asked what characteristics of the current Badger team Johnson would appreciate, Eaves pointed to the competitiveness of his own team. Eaves also said Johnson was particularly fond of the power play.Eaves added that Johnson’s death at age 60 was a loss for hockey in the U.S., calling Johnson and former U.S. National team coach Herb Brooks, who also died at an early age, “icons” of the game. He lamented the loss of the two coaches and wondered how profound their influence on the game may have been had they lived longer.Wisconsin’s coach said he learned even more about Johnson after his playing days came to an end. In the early stages of his coaching career, Eaves discovered Johnson was a capable handyman, electrician and family man.“That’s something I never thought I would never hear about Coach,” Eaves said. “When I knew him, he was just all about hockey.”Reporters asked Eaves if Johnson would be capable of coaching in the modern era.“Without a doubt,” he said.Kerdiles suffers injuryFreshman forward Nic Kerdiles, currently serving a 10-game suspension, suffered a minor medial collateral ligament injury Saturday while playing for the United States under-18 team, Eaves said.Kerdiles’ injury won’t require surgery, but he will be out for a few weeks because of the injury.Eaves said he hopes to have Kerdiles back one week before the team begins a series with Denver on Nov. 30.The highly-touted freshman forward is in the midst of serving a suspension handed down by the NCAA less than two weeks ago. The NCAA ruled that Kerdiles violated its amateurism code by accepting an improper benefit from a professional hockey agent.The NCAA initially suspended Kerdiles for the entire season, but his suspension was reduced to 10 games after UW appealed the decision earlier this month.Rumpel winning battle in front of net Eaves addressed the play of two of his goaltenders and said one has “separated” himself from the other with his performance so far.Sophomore Joel Rumpel has been granted more time in the net because of his consistency this season, according to Eaves. Rumpel has been the goaltender for three of the Badgers’ four games this year. The other option between the pipes, sophomore Landon Peterson, saw his lone action in a 4-2 loss to Northern Michigan Oct. 13.Rumpel has boasted a higher save percentage and goals against average rate than Peterson so far this season.“There’s a little space now,” Eaves said. “It’d be silly to say anything less.”last_img read more

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Miami Beach apartment building evacuated after fire

first_imgResidents were later allowed to return to their homes.There were no reported injuries.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Several families were forced from their homes after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Miami Beach, early Sunday morning.The flames began on a ninth-floor balcony of the Ocean Blue, located near Collins Avenue and 76th Street. “I was sleeping, and then [I heard] the fire alarm,” said resident Marilee Lenzina. “Nothing happens here, so I thought it was a false alarm, and it was 15 minutes, 20 minutes until the guy gets on the microphone and says we have to come down, it’s an emergency.”Resident Camila Olmedo described the fire. “On the ninth floor, one of the rooms on the terrace, there was a big flame,” she said.As fire crews rushed to the scene, those inside were evacuated.Fortunately, everyone made it out safely, but some residents weren’t thrilled to feel the chill of South Florida’s cold front. “I feel freezing,” said Olmedo.“It’s cold out here,” echoed resident Yvonne Hunt. “We woke up at 6 in the morning to be told there was a fire, on the coldest night of the year.”Crews kept the flames from spreading inside, but the once burning balcony was left scorched. last_img read more

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