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
CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council tonight will consider the purchase of a roadway ice breaker as part of the city’s snow removal operations. City Administrator Scott Flory says in a memo to the council that the city has recently explored purchasing mechanical ice breaking equipment as an alternative for reducing or eliminating the use of salt and sand as a primary de-icing agent on specified streets and routes, especially in the watershed. He says in the colder months of January and February, salt is far less effective due to the air and pavement temperatures. The ice breaker would be mounted to the front of an end-loader and be used strategically in the community. Flory says after soliciting multiple quotes, he recommends purchasing a roadway ice breaker from Ultramech of Loveland Colorado in the amount of $33,680 plus freight. The city council meets at 6 o’clock tonight at City Hall.
This partnership will also see PUMA working with Powell to design a Sub-10 King line of sportswear and spikes. Speaking about the new partnership with PUMA, Asafa Powell said, “PUMA has played a huge role in Jamaican track and field throughout my career – supporting the high-school programme that fosters young athletes, partnering with the JAAA and Jamaica Olympic Association and elite athletes such as Usain. It’s a brand I’ve been very familiar with throughout my career, and their longstanding commitment to Jamaican athletics is key as we continue to build and work to maintain our recent successes.” “They understand Jamaican culture, history, people and also the sport that this country loves, and I am very happy to be working with them,” Powell added. “Having Asafa as part of our team here at PUMA is great news for us. He has played such an important role in Jamaican track and field for more than a decade, demonstrating a consistently high level of performance throughout his sprinting career, which is a great testament to a great man,” said Pascal Rolling, PUMA’s head of sports marketing for Running. “He inspires those around him, is an excellent role model, and will bring great value to PUMA in the years ahead.” Asafa Powell has run the most sub-10-second 100m sprints in the history of track and field. The Commonwealth, World Championship and Olympic medallist has dipped below the 10-second mark 94 times and was the first Jamaican to win the IAAF Sportsman of the Year. Powell, who clocked the first sub 10 second time of the 2015 track season, was the first Jamaican to ever hold the world record for the 100m dash, with times of 9.77 and 9.74. Sub-10 King line PUMA yesterday announced a new endorsement deal with Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell. The former 100m world record holder who holds the record for the most sub-10-second 100m sprints having dipped below that mark 94 times, joins the Global Sports Brand’s growing portfolio of athletes preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, this roster has recently been bolstered by key additions, including NCAA 100m Champion Jenna Prandini, Australian sprint hurdler Michelle Jenneke and French 800m runner Pierra-Ambroise Bosse. Asafa Powell will become an ambassador for the PUMA brand in an Olympic year and beyond. He will feature in both global marketing activations promoting Running Training product lines and brand campaigns in the lead up to to the 2016 Olympics.
A 43-year-old man was on Monday granted bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a simple larceny charge.Prem Chan admitted that on October 4, 2018 at Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he falsely pretended to be heart specialist, Dr Mahendra Carpen in order to obtain the sum of $100,000 from Frank Shanicharara.The prosecution contended that on October 4 about 12:00h, Chan called the Virtual Complainant via telephone pretending to be Dr Carpen asking for a donation of $100,000 for a heart patient. The VC, realising that he was being conned, asked the caller to visit his business place to uplift the money. The VC then called the Police, and Chan was caught red-handed.In court on Monday, the unrepresented man claimed that he committed the act since he was frustrated. He claimed that he was making little effort in raising money for his own heart surgery. He was fined $100,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in him serving six months in prison.