Tesla’s Aussie Success Paves Way For More Projects

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Australia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery: South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery.The Aurora solar plant in Port Augusta, SA, will begin construction this year. The $650 million, 150-megawatt plant uses mirrors and solar power to heat molten salt and generate electricity, and was approved this week by the state government. It will be built by American company SolarReserve, and is expected to create 650 local jobs during construction.In Queensland, French utility Neoen – which partnered with Tesla in SA to create the world’s largest battery – may trump its own creation by building an even larger storage system at the Kaban Green Power Hub, 80 kilometers from Cairns.Garth Heron, Neoen Australia’s head of wind development, told Bloomberg the company was looking to create “a very large battery” up north to deal with “a lot of need for electricity storage up in Queensland.”The South Australian Tesla battery, which is paired with Neoen’s Hornsdale wind farm, has a 100 MW capacity. In December the state government hailed the battery’s effectiveness in dealing with power outages, and Neoen and Tesla have recently announced plans for a second collaboration to build a 20 MW battery in Victoria.More: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/11/big-new-renewable-projects-planned-across-australia-as-tesla-effect-hits Tesla’s Aussie Success Paves Way For More Projectslast_img read more

Australia first to qualify for ATP Cup quarterfinals

first_imgMelbourne: Australia, led by 20-year-old Alex de Minaur, has become the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals of the inaugural ATP Cup, defeating Canada 3-0 in the group stage.On Sunday afternoon, Alex de Minaur rallied from a set down to win for the second time in as many matches and put the host country in the Final Eight qualification position.De Minaur defeated Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-2 and clinched the tie for the home country. “I managed to turn things around, get back into a positive mindset, get my energy back,” De Minaur said.“I think it’s all energy. It’s good that in the back of my head I know that all the hard work I’ve put in in the pre-season, so I know that my body’s ready to keep on going for however long it takes,” he added.John Millman, who replaced Nick Kyrgios as Australia’s No. 2, defeated Canada’s Feliz Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-2.In doubles, the duo of Chris Guccione and John Peers finished off the sweep with a 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-8 win against Auger-Aliassime and Adil Shamasdin.The group phase of the ATP Cup, which is being played in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney, will end on January 8, while the final phase, in which the six group winners and the two top No. 2 teams will compete, will be played between January 9-12 in Sydney. AgenciesAlso Read: Marnus Labuschagne hits ton as Australia dominate Day 1Also Watch: Torch Relay of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games received by District Administration in Kokrajharlast_img read more

Legendary boxing coach Dick Katende dead

first_imgLegendary boxing coach Dick Katende has passed on. Though the cause of his death is still very much speculative, reports claim he slipped and hit his head on a hard surface at his home in Naguru.The fall turned out to be fatal. In a condolence message, the Uganda Sports Press Association said “Your contribution to boxing has been immense,you nurtured many boxers past and present.You’ll be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Dick Katende.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img

Michigan Democrat: Hydroxychloroquine Saved My Life, Thanks President Trump

first_img“Congratulations to State Representative Karen Whitsett of Michigan,” he wrote. “So glad you are getting better!”Trump has repeatedly highlighted the drug’s ability to fight COVID-19, especially when combined with the antibiotic azithromycin. But health professionals have argued it is unproven and carries multiple risks. They also say Trump’s promotion of the drug could lead to a shortage of the medication of those who normally use it for other illnesses. A Michigan state lawmaker infected with COVID-19 is crediting the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with saving her life. She proclaims she felt better within a few hours of taking her prescription which was difficult to obtain.Democratic State Rep. Karen Whitsett of Detroit told FOX News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Monday that she went into home quarantine on March 12, the day she last attended a session at the State House in Lansing, and her condition only got worse from there.“It took the longest [time] for me to actually be able to get an appointment and getting with my doctor, which was the 18th of March, and then actually getting the COVID test,” Whitsett said on the program.She initially thought she’d contracted a bout of pneumonia and was prescribed the anti-viral drug amoxicillin.But then on March 31, she tested positive for COVID-19. By then, she said, her condition had “just plummeted”.“It went from the headaches being severe to fluid building up in my lungs, to sweats breaking out to the cough and my breathing being labored,” Whitsett said. “It all happened in a matter of hours.”At the hospital, Whitsett learned that the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, under Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, had issued a state order prohibiting the use of hydroxychloroquine. Though that order was retracted several days later, at the time, Whitsett struggled to get her hands on the medication.“I did have a difficult time, even that day, obtaining the medication because of an order that was put down in my state,” she said on the program. “And it was on that day so you can imagine how terrified I was that I had to beg and plead and go through a whole lot to try to get the medication.”Whitsett suffers from chronic Lyme disease — for which hydroxychloroquine is also used as a treatment — but she said she had never thought of it as a potential coronavirus treatment until President Donald Trump touted the drug.see alsoThese are the drugs being tested in fight against coronavirus“If President Trump had not talked about this it wouldn’t have been something that would be accessible for anyone to be able to get right now,” the lawmaker said.“It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up,” the freshman lawmaker told The Detroit Free Press. “He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority.”Trump tweeted the Free Press’ story Monday.last_img read more