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IEA: Renewable generation capacity expected to climb by 1,200GW in next five years

first_imgIEA: Renewable generation capacity expected to climb by 1,200GW in next five years FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next five years, powered by a resurgence in solar energy.The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in four years. Its latest report predicts that by 2024 a new dawn for cheap solar power could see the world’s solar capacity grow by 600GW, almost double the installed total electricity capacity of Japan. Overall, renewable electricity is expected to grow by 1,200GW in the next five years, the equivalent of the total electricity capacity of the US.“This is a pivotal time for renewable energy,” said the IEA’s executive director, Fatih Birol. “Technologies such as solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind are at the heart of transformations taking place across the global energy system. Their increasing deployment is crucial for efforts to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, reduce air pollution, and expand energy access.”The Guardian reported earlier this month that a renewable energy revolution could end the world’s rising demand for oil and coal in the 2020s, decades ahead of forecasts from oil and mining companies.Renewable energy sources make up 26% of the world’s electricity today, but according to the IEA its share is expected to reach 30% by 2024. The resurgence follows a global slowdown last year, due to falling technology costs and rising environmental concerns. However, Birol warned that the role of renewables in the global energy system would need to grow even faster if the world hopes to meet its climate targets.The IEA expects solar energy to play the biggest role in jumpstarting fresh growth in global renewable energy because falling costs are already below retail electricity prices in most countries. The cost of solar power is expected to decline by a further 15% to 35% by 2024, spurring further growth over the second half of the decade.More: Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years – reportlast_img read more

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Kotoko must guard against complacency: Coach Mas-Ud Dramani

first_imgCoach of Asante Kotoko Mas-Ud Didi Dramani wants his players to avoid complacency as they battle to qualify to the next stage of the CAF Champions league money Zone despite their good start. The Porcupine Warriors got their CAF Champions league campaign to a flying start with a 7-0 defeat to Sony Ela Nguema at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday. By virtue of the heavy defeat handed to the Equatorial Guinea side, Kotoko has been tipped to get an easy passage to the next stage but Coach Didi Dramani in an interview with JOY Sports noted that, his team must fight hard in the second leg.“I think we still have to plan now that we know their strength, we will watch the clip and do more for the return match”, said Coach Dramani“Yes we won 7-0 but there is no room for complacency because they are a good side so we will continue to work hard and go there for a positive result”The Porcupine Warriors will meet either JSM Bejaia of Algeria or Niger’s FC Olympic de Niamey in the next round if they advance from the return leg next month in Malabo.last_img read more

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Eric Reid on Jay-Z ‘moving past’ protests, cozying up to NFL: ‘When has (he) ever taken a knee?’

first_imgMORE: Jay-Z to become part owner of NFL team?”This isn’t somebody who just came out of left field and decided to make a partnership with the NFL,” Reid, wearing a black No. 7 Kaepernick jersey prominently featuring the hashtag #IMWITHKAP, said of Jay-Z. “This is somebody who’s spoken on the phone with Colin, has met with Colin, has presented awards to Colin, or his wife (Beyonce) has. Has been outspoken in support of Colin. Again, talking against the treatment that the NFL has shown towards Colin.”Now he’s made a partnership with the NFL, apparently is going to be a part owner of a team in the NFL and is trying to smooth it over with the black community by wrapping it in social justice. It ain’t cool.”That news — a TMZ report published just before Reid took the field Friday that Jay-Z will become part owner of an NFL team presumably as part of his deal with the league — was broken to Reid in front of his locker.When he heard, Reid could only smile and shake his head.”More of the same,” Reid said of the reported part ownership. “Jay-Z claims to be a supporter of Colin. Wore his jersey. Told people not to perform at the Super Bowl. And now he’s gonna be a part owner.”Eric Reid on whether he thinks Jay Z is a sellout pic.twitter.com/JXDw5Dzo5H— Tadd Haislop (@TaddHaislop) August 17, 2019Asked later whether he thinks Jay-Z is a sellout, Reid threw the ball into the rapper’s court: “If Jay-Z is going to be an owner, is Colin going to be signed the day he becomes an owner of a team? We’ll see. I think he has a very small window with an ownership position to make a move to get Colin on whatever team he’s on. Very small window.”Reid was also asked about Jay-Z’s claim that “we’ve moved past kneeling” when it comes to action items aimed at addressing the injustices Kaepernick and others have protested. He answered the question with a question.”For one, when has Jay-Z ever taken a knee? … Yes he’s done a lot of great work; a lot of great social justice work. But for you to get paid to go into an NFL press conference to say that we’re past kneeling? Again, asinine. … He got paid to take the bullets that he’s taking now. Because we’re not having it.”As for the NFL’s side of the partnership with Jay-Z, Reid isn’t letting the league off the hook.”So the NFL is hiding behind this black face, right? They get to say, ‘Look, we care about social justice. We care about the black community, because we’re with Jay-Z.'”Jay-Z is doing the work for them.”Eric Reid with some strong comments on Jay-Z: pic.twitter.com/9wRKK1HFWM— Sporting News NFL (@sn_nfl) August 17, 2019Reid, who signed with Carolina last season and remains with the team on a three-year contract that keeps him with the Panthers through 2021, was unemployed at this time last year largely because he joined Kaepernick in protest while both played in San Francisco. Of course, Kaepernick remains out of the NFL. Reid did admit that Jay-Z’s reportedly imminent part ownership of an NFL team is “an interesting turn of events” as it relates to Kaepernick’s potential return to the league. But he remains skeptical.”I don’t know how big of a stake that is and how much pull he’ll have as part owner of a team,” Reid said. “If he’s less than 1 percent, I guess that doesn’t mean anything.”But if he’s part owner, that means he has a say, so we’ll see if he uses that position to get Colin.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eric Reid has an issue with Jay-Z. In case that wasn’t clear before Friday night, the Panthers safety left no doubt soon after his team’s 27-14 loss to the Bills in Week 2 of the 2019 preseason.Reid, 27, previously had used Twitter as his avenue to express his displeasure with Jay-Z’s freshly announced partnership with the NFL. The player who has supported Colin Kaepernick since the now free-agent quarterback began kneeling during the national anthem to protest systemic racial oppression three years ago used his postgame availability as an opportunity to further explain his issue with the 49-year-old rapper.last_img read more