FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Sun Sentinel:Florida Power & Light Co. announced a major solar plan Wednesday, vowing to install more than 30 million solar panels in Florida by 2030. The goal is to make Florida a “world leader in the production of solar energy,” the Juno Beach-based electric utility says.FPL said it has secured solar sites across the state to build solar energy centers, and some will be in South Florida. They include two 74.5-megawatt solar energy centers in Palm Beach County, each with about 310,000 solar panels, according to FPL spokesman Chris McGrath.The program would increase solar energy to about 20 percent of FPL’s energy mix by 2030. It’s about 1 percent now, according to the utility, which uses mostly natural gas and nuclear energy.If FPL meets its solar installation goal, it would result in a 67 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions rate by 2030, according to FPL.The utility currently operates 14 major solar power plants and more than 200 smaller solar installations, totaling more than 935 megawatts of universal solar capacity currently powering customers.Eight solar plants, in Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Hendry counties, were placed into operation last year, according to an FPL news release. In July 2018, FPL began construction on four additional solar power plants, including the FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center in South Florida. The other solar plants being built are in St. Lucie, Volusia and Columbia counties.More: FPL plans to add 30 million solar panels in Florida by 2030 Florida Power & Light makes major move to solar PV
Jose Mourinho’s men left the Stadium of Light with a 0-0 draw – the first time they have failed to score this season – on Saturday evening as the Black Cats turned in a stubborn defensive display and might even have snatched victory in a late flurry of activity. City will follow in their footsteps on Wednesday night when they head for Wearside desperate to end a run of four successive 1-0 league defeats on Wearside, although Brown is looking for more of the same. Sunderland defender Wes Brown has warned Manchester City not to take anything for granted as they attempt to succeed where Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea failed. “It helped us. We went in at half-time 0-0 and in the second half, anything can happen. There were a few tired legs, and they had some good chances as well – not perfect chances, but they had a couple of half-chances and then at the end, we probably could have nicked it as well. “At the beginning of the game, you would have said it would have been a great point earned, but we battled all the way through and then we had a couple of half-chances at the end. “We are happy with the result. We maybe could have nicked it, but it was a good Chelsea team and we put everything in and managed to stop them scoring and get the draw.” That draw means Sunderland are now unbeaten in four games since their season took an alarming dip with an 8-0 defeat at Southampton and Arsenal’s 2-0 victory on Wearside, although Brown insists engineering the transformation has not been complicated. He said: “If anything, it’s just back to basics, doing everything right, not necessarily making it difficult for ourselves, playing simple football, but in a quick way and defending how we know we can defend, where we make it very difficult for teams to score.” Press Association Asked if Sunderland could extend their remarkable run, the former Manchester United defender said: “After this result, there’s always a possibility. “Every game, we go into the game looking to win it and if we show the same commitment again, I’m sure we’ll have chances. “If you ask any player which teams they want to play, they’d say the top four or five. I suppose you would be up for it a little bit more and wanting to do really well. “Everyone is watching and why not play well against the best teams?” Chelsea arrived in the north east six points clear at the top of the league after a 19-game unbeaten start to the campaign and determined not to allow their hosts a third win on the trot over them inside 12 months. They enjoyed the greater share of the possession, but were rarely able to break through a red and white wall, and although Willian struck a post with a 17th-minute shot, Black Cats defender Santiago Vergini was later denied by the crossbar. Mourinho, who saw striker Diego Costa pick up just a single yellow card – his fifth of the season, which means he will miss Wednesday game against Tottenham – after clashes with central defenders John O’Shea and Brown, was complimentary about Sunderland’s defensive resilience and insisted he had nothing for which to reproach his players. Brown said: “We made it very difficult. I thought Catts [midfielder Lee Cattermole] was tremendous, like most of the lads, and that gave us a good balance and we showed them they were not going to have it all their own way.
The outcome for this contest — as with all our “MMM” games — was determined by you, the fans, on Twitter polls put out from the primary Sporting News account. Here’s the final one.NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPNo. 1 @KUHoops vs. No. 1 @DaytonMBB— Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 6, 2020MISSING MARCH MADNESS: Full schedule, scores of 2020 NCAA TournamentThis would have been one hell of a basketball game.By adjusted efficiency, Kansas had the No. 8 offense and No. 2 defense in the nation in 2019-20. Dayton checked in with the No. 2 offense — the Flyers knocked off the top offense, Gonzaga, in our Final Four matchup — and the No. 38 defense.Kansas is a team without any stunning flaws, and it would have taken a supreme effort to exploit any little weaknesses. Dayton is a team, led by SN Coach of the Year Anthony Grant, with brilliant offensive balance and jaw-dropping execution on an every-game basis. The Flyers are just the type of team that could have risen to the occasion.Remember the Flyers’ game against Davidson on Feb. 28? Dayton made 27 of its 28 shots from inside the 2-point arc against the Wildcats. Shredding a Bob McKillop defense like that is unheard of, but these Flyers understand the value of smart shots and smarter passes, and that knowledge would have played against the Jayhawks. And even though Kansas was clearly the No. 1 team by pretty much every poll and metric and had won 16 in a row to end the regular season, it’s not like these Jayhawks were crushing teams along the way. They won their final three road games by three, four and four points, respectively. They beat Texas Tech — a team that barely snuck into the tournament in our final Field of 68 — twice this year, but only by three and four points, respectively.This is a Kansas team that was very good at closing out wins. But it was also a Kansas team that let a lot of teams stay within striking distance deep into the second half of games. That’s a troubling tendency in the NCAA Tournament.And it seems you felt Dayton, the first “Missing March Madness” champion — and hopefully the last — was the team to take advantage of that. In real, actual basketball, played on a 94-foot court, with two 10-foot-high rims directly across from each other, the Dayton basketball team has never won a national championship.The Flyers came close in 1967, making it all the way to the NCAA Tournament title game before becoming another notch on UCLA’s dynasty belt. But in our current bizarro coronavirus world, the Dayton Flyers are champions. They knocked off five teams in Sporting News’ “Missing March Madness” poll — the closest we can come to the real thing in 2020 — to reach the title game. There, they upended the mighty Kansas Jayhawks in the championship contest.