Report: U.K. Can Go Straight From ‘Coal To Clean’

first_imgReport: U.K. Can Go Straight From ‘Coal To Clean’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The U.K. has no need to build new large gas-fired power stations to replace the coal plants that the government has pledged to switch off by 2025, the World Wide Fund for Nature has argued. The gap can instead be filled by renewables, battery storage and flexible technologies, allowing the U.K. to go from “coal to clean” and skip new gas completely, according to a report by the environmental group.The analysis challenges the orthodoxy that phasing out coal will require large new gas plants. Gareth Redmond-King, the WWF’s head of climate and energy, urged ministers to ensure the review does not open the door to gas.He said: “If we don’t need large-scale gas, if it can’t compete with renewables and there’s no need for it, why would you need a route to market for it? It is essential the government does not substitute one dirty power source for another.”The last large gas plant to be built in the U.K. was in Carrington in 2016 – the first since 2012.Using official government forecasts, the WWF found that the growth in electricity produced by wind, solar and other renewables would more than replace the lost power from old coal plants. Around 95% of that renewable energy capacity is already being built or contracted under government subsidy deals. Most of the growth will come from windfarms out at sea.The government has allocated a £557 million pot of funding for more renewables subsidies between now and 2025. That should bring forward the remainder of the new capacity needed as coal drops off the grid.More: ‘From Coal To Clean’ – UK Does Not Need To Turn To Gas, Says WWFlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Win Volleyball Games Over Lady Lions

first_imgBatesville wins both levels of play against the Rushville Lady Lions.Varsity: 25-22, 24-26, 25-22, 25-10.Batesville vs. Rushville Varsity VB (9-9)JV: 25-7, 25-7.Batesville vs. Rushville JV VB (9-9)JV and Varsity will travel to Jennings County on Thursday for a 6:00pm JV Start Time.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

Tod R. Emigh age, 49

first_imgTod R. Emigh, age 49, of Brookville, Indiana died unexpectedly Thursday, June 23, 2016 at his residence.Born August 10, 1966 in Oxford, Ohio he was the son of Lewis & Lenoris M. (Canter) Emigh. He was a graduate of the former Brookville High School in Brookville, and attended Vincennes University, where he graduated with his Associates Degree. He was employed in the Telecommunications field for many years and currently worked for Cyrus One. In his leisure time he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and also golfing. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brookville, as well as the Brook Hill Golf Club.Survivors include his son, Hunter Emigh of Brookville; Hunter’s brother, Tom Wory of Bright, Indiana; his father Lewis Emigh of Brookville, Indiana; a sister, Melanie Swartz of Shelbyville, Indiana and a brother, Kim Emigh of Rowlett, Texas.He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenoris M. Emigh who died July 2, 2013 as well as a brother, Scott Robert Emigh who died March 28, 1964.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 8:00 P.M. on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Kevin Waltz of the Emmanuel Baptist Church will officiate the Funeral Services on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana Memorial contributions may be directed to the Emmanuel Baptist Church or the Brook Hill Golf Club. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Emigh, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.philllipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Geistlinger & Hayes: Everything you need to know about 2016-17 bowl season

first_imgPeach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 WashingtonWhere: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GAWhen: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Alabama (-15.0)I hope earning a spot in the College Football Playoff’s top 4 was enough to celebrate in Seattle a couple weeks ago, because come New Year’s Eve, there may not be much to cheer for when the Huskies line up against No. 1 University of Alabama. Now that the pre-bowl season has taken its course, undefeated Alabama’s perceived dominance has only grown more daunting. Only two teams managed to score more than 14 points against Alabama during the entire regular season, and the Tide’s defense has allowed only 11.8 points per game — the lowest average in the country. The Crimson Tide also held the No. 2 offense (Western Kentucky University) to an explosive 10 points, which is just slightly below the Hilltoppers’ 45.1 points per game season average. Washington, however, boasts the fourth-highest scoring offense in the nation on the other side of the ball. While many think Bama’s offense is their lone Achilles heel, Alabama still put 54 in their last game against the eighth-best nationally ranked defense, University of Florida. The Tide keep rolling, sorry Washington. — David HayesGeistlinger: Alabama 36, Washington 16Hayes: Alabama 37, Washington 24Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 ClemsonWhere: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZWhen: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Ohio State (-3.0)The second of the national semifinal games features two squads boasting extensive postseason experience: Ohio State University captured the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2015, while Clemson University narrowly lost to Alabama in the title game last season. In this matchup of blue bloods, the Buckeyes will try to stifle Clemson’s rushing attack and force star QB Deshuan Watson to beat them with the aerial game. Although Watson can be a wizard with the pigskin, he has also shown a tendency to turn it over, with 15 interceptions on the season. If Watson can avoid succumbing to the spirt of giving so prevalent at this time of year, Clemson may be able to keep the game close, but ultimately I believe Ohio State’s gritty style will win the day. Look for the Buckeyes to control the game in the trenches and cover comfortably with help from a late turnover. – Luke GeistlingerGeistlinger: Ohio State 34, Clemson 24Hayes: Ohio State 38, Clemson 31Football: Malik Zaire reportedly narrows transfer to Wisconsin and UNCFormer Notre Dame star quarterback, Malik Zaire, has made a final decision on where the graduate transfer will most likely Read…CFP National Championship Game: TBD vs. TBD Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FLWhen: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Although Ohio State University was victorious in the meeting between these teams two years ago, this is an Alabama team that has evolved past the simple game of football and is now playing another game entirely. At this point it is simply hard to even fathom Alabama losing a game at all, and the Tide’s march to a second straight national championship seems inevitable, regardless of opponent. Although the Buckeyes are certainly qualified to play spoiler, it is difficult to envision a scenario where the Crimson Tide is not celebrating on January 9th. – Luke GeistlingerGeistlinger: Alabama 31, Ohio State 20Hayes: Alabama 28, Ohio State 23Cotton Bowl: No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 WisconsinWhere: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TXWhen: Noon, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Wisconsin (-7.5)After surrendering a 21-point lead in a crushing loss against Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Badgers’ postseason aspirations were quickly rerouted from Pasadena to Dallas. Wisconsin takes on a non-Power Five conference Western Michigan team in a matchup that many UW fans have mixed feelings about, but get one thing straight: the Broncos can play. This game may not be the kind of lopsided affair many people are expecting it to be in the Badgers’ favor; WMU is undefeated for a reason. Group of Five teams are 8-2 overall against the Power Five in their last 10 matchups in New Year’s Six bowl games. – David HayesGeistlinger: Wisconsin 27, Western Michigan 21Hayes: Wisconsin 24, Western Michigan 17Hayes: Why Badger fans should reconsider Wisconsin’s ‘disappointing’ Cotton Bowl berthAfter a tough loss in the conference title with a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line, many Wisconsin Read…Rose Bowl: No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn StateWhere: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CAWhen: 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: USC (-6.5)The 2017 Rose Bowl may be the most intriguing matchup of the entire bowl season, considering both teams combined for a 3-5 record heading into October. Fast forward to mid-December, No. 5 Penn State University and No. 9 University of Southern California are two of the hottest teams in all of college football. Neither team has lost since September, with the Nittany Lions winning their last nine in a row and the Trojans rattling off eight straight. Both teams boast explosive offenses and pride themselves on their big-play capability — just ask Wisconsin. Expect this season’s chapter of “The Grand Daddy of Them All” to prove a much better game than last year’s meeting, when Christian McCaffrey and Stanford trashed Iowa 45-16. — David HayesGeistlinger: USC 41, Penn State 28Hayes: Penn State 45, USC 38Orange Bowl:  No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Florida State Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FLWhen: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Michigan (-7.0)This season’s Orange Bowl pits University of Michigan against Florida State University. While there is also a top 15 matchup happening between two of college football’s blue-blood programs, the real drama in this game will play out on the sidelines, where the over-under on tantrums by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is set at 3.5. Harbaugh has shown remarkable versatility this season, with an ability to completely lose his composure over even the slightest of perceived wrongs against his team. After a penalty call during Michigan’s loss to Ohio State Harbaugh was forced to call upon his halcyon days as a star quarterback and delivered, beautifully tossing his clipboard across the field in a tight spiral. Look for the Harbaugh to have his squad motivated for this game, even if it is little more than a consolation prize for a team that had higher aspirations. – Luke GeistlingerGeistlinger: Michigan 42, Florida State 17Hayes: Michigan 24, Florida State 20last_img read more

Ghana duo to officiate at World Swimming competition

first_imgTwo Ghanaian Swimming Officials would officiate in this year’s Federation International de Nation (FINA) World Junior Championships to be held in Dubai.The two are the current technical director of the Ghana Swimming Association, Kwame Kpodoh and its treasurer, Helena Williams.They become the first in the history of the country to officiate at a world swimming event.Kwame Kpodoh who doubles as a member of the technical swimming committee of the Africa swimming federation last officiated in the Africa junior championship zone 2 held in Akure Nigeria last year.Helena Williams, a lecturer at the University of Ghana and staunch member of the Ghana Swimming federation has been instrumental in organizing most swimming competitions in the country and on the continent.The duo came through a rather rigorous selection procedure by the Switzerland based Swimming Body unscathed with Kwame Kpodoh shared his excitement with Joy Sports. “For now am very delighted, I was not expecting it but I think it is good news for Ghana swimming. It is the first time we are having officials at a major world event. I think I was lucky because I was chosen from over three hundred officials,” he said.Helena Williams could not hide her joy either when JOY Sports caught up with her.“It’s the highest place I can be in my career. I am so excited and I think the country should be proud that we are representing them at such a level, I’m honored and grateful,” she said.The 15th edition of the World Junior Swimming Championship would be staged in Dubai from the August 26 to 31.last_img read more