Australian grocer Coles expands renewable energy commitment, signs major solar PPA


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Construction of three large-scale solar farms proposed for regional New South Wales could be underway as early as next month, after a landmark deal between Australian supermarket giant Coles and UK-based renewables developer Metka EGN.The 10-year deal – claimed as a first for a major Australian retailer – will see Coles purchase more than 70 per cent of the more than 220 gigawatt hours of electricity that will be generated by the three PV plants, which will be built and operated by Metka near Wagga Wagga, Corowa and Junee.This would be enough to meet around 10 per cent of the retailer’s electricity needs, a statement said, and would add to the commercial solar already installed on 30 Coles outlets, and to plans to install rooftop PV on a further 38 stores this financial year.The three solar farms at the centre of the deal, totaling 260MW in capacity, were originally developed by Terrain Solar – the company behind the under-construction Warwick Solar Farm, now owned by and set to supply the University of Queensland – and were acquired by Metka earlier this year.Terrain chairman David Griffin said the deal struck between Metka and Coles meant that construction of the solar farms would go ahead in September, and all three projects could be finished and supplying power to the grid by July 2020.The three NSW solar farms, meanwhile, are the latest in Australia to be built off the back of corporate power purchase agreements, as big businesses and energy users turn to large-scale renewables to cut costs and bolster their sustainability. Notable corporate PPAs of the recent past have included Australian steel giant BlueScope agreeing to buy the bulk of the output from the Finley Solar Farm, which has just started sending power to the grid in NSW. And in March last year, brewing giant CUB signed a 12-year power purchase agreement with BayWa to buy just under half of the output of the 112MW Karadoc solar farm in Victoria, completed late last year by German company BayWa – accounting for nearly 90 per cent of CUB’s total electricity needs.More: Landmark deal to power Coles underpins three NSW solar farms Australian grocer Coles expands renewable energy commitment, signs major solar PPAlast_img read more

Body Found in Gilgo Beach ID’d as Missing Woman


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman’s body that washed ashore at Gilgo Beach this week has been identified as that of a 31-year-old Queens woman who was reported missing from the area three months ago.Suffolk County police said the victim was Natasha Jugo of Queens Village, whose belongings and car were found near Ocean Parkway after she disappeared in March.People walking on the beach saw Jugo’s body wash up on Monday night and called 911.Police have said that they do not suspect a link between the woman’s disappearance and the discovery of 11 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway in recent years.last_img read more

Dodgers fans react to news that Corey Seager is out for the season


first_imgFan reaction: Where can I donate my elbow to Corey Seager? #Dodgers— DENISE BROWN (@denisebrownLA) April 30, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error News that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will eed to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right arm and will be lost for the remainder of the season was met with predictable angst and some despair from Dodgers fans Monday.Some samples:Seager’s reaction from Arizona: Corey Seager SS for LAD out for at least a yr with TJ surgery. Manny in Dodger blue? #inevitable @masnOrioles @Dodgers— Jim Palmer (@Jim22Palmer) April 30, 2018Potential elbow donors:Take my elbow @coreyseager_5 I don’t need it.— Ronnie Bedrosian (@Ronniebedros) April 30, 2018 Where do I sign up to donate my arm to Corey Seager?— Angel G. (@AngelG13_) April 30, 2018Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here. What happens now?last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, March 16, 2015


first_imgWellington Police notes Monday, March 16, 2015•1:20 a.m. Rob E. Supon, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance.•3:16 a.m. Officers took a report of a missing person in the 300 block W. 8th, Wellington. The person was eventually located.•9:50 a.m. Cody L. Smith, 20, Newkirk, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 64 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:04 a.m. Eric Bannister, 29, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 56 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:50 a.m. Eva M. Foale, 72, Woodward, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 62 mph in a 40 mph zone.•12:50 p.m. Deward D. R. Burrows, 33, Wellington was arrested and confined on an arrest and detain order for violations of release conditions.•2:12 p.m. Marvin L. Segers, 63, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 57 mph in a 40 mph zone.•2:40 p.m. Officers investigated an animal bite by known owner in the 300 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•3:36 p.m. John J. Becker, 55, Argonia, was issued a notice to appear for defective brake light.•9 p.m. Dacia L. Claffee, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving without lights.•10:10 p.m. Savannah A. Snowden, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•11:25 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more