BOEM sees limited potential for tidal, wave, offshore solar in GOM

first_imgOnce offshore wind was identified as the leading technology for Gulf of Mexico application, BOEM and NREL further analyzed of the economic feasibility of offshore wind for selected sites in the Gulf of Mexico. The analysis found that offshore solar photovoltaics had the greatest gross potential resource. Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies in the Gulf of Mexico study analyzed different technologies best suited for development in the GOM. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released two new studies on renewable energy in the Gulf of Mexico. Offshore Wind The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers helped undertake these studies, funded by BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program. However, specific sites in Florida and Texas identified in this study have potential for small distributed systems. Other renewable energy technologies surveyed in this study may present opportunities for energy generation on a limited basis. Tidal energy has very little resource in the GOM, according to BOEM.center_img The renewable energy resources evaluated included wind, wave, tidal, current, solar, deepwater source cooling, and hydrogen. Furthermore, it was noted that there are many sheltered sites in state waters that may be suitable for offshore solar; not evaluated in this study. Of all the technologies, BOEM said offshore wind had the largest quantity of technical resource potential with 508 gigawatt (GW) covering all GOM states, although Texas and Louisiana show the highest overall technical offshore wind resource potential. However, longer term technological and economic improvements are possible. Wave energy, OTEC, and ocean current all have major challenges that may preclude their implementation in the GOM. There are also limited cold water source cooling options in the GOM because the best resource is far from shore. However, without a demonstrable method of surviving extreme waves on the open ocean, none of that resource counts toward the technical resource potential. last_img read more

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Hospitalized

first_imgRICHMOND, Ind. — Indiana’s Libertarian candidate for governor Rex Bell was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night.It is unclear why he was taken there.His campaign released the following statement saying that he was admitted to Reid Health in Richmond to undergo testing.“As details become available, the Bell for Governor campaign will share further updates.”Bell is from Hagerstown.last_img

Palace target new strikeforce

first_img The 20-year-old Spaniard is Ian Holloway’s fourth summer signing, following the arrivals of Stephen Dobbie, Jerome Thomas and Dwight Gayle. However, the latter is the only out-and-out striker – a position in which the south Londoners are struggling with numbers. Glenn Murray netted 31 times for Palace last season but faces a long injury lay-off after sustaining a cruciate knee injury, while Wilfried Zaha has now started life with Manchester United. Veteran striker Kevin Phillips, who netted the decisive goal in the play-off final against Watford, has yet to officially pen a permanent deal and chairman Parish is well aware they need to strengthen in attack. “People have got to think we lost Wilfried Zaha and then Glenn Murray to injury, and we didn’t concede a goal in the three play-off games,” he told the Croydon Advertiser. “We’ve obviously lost in an attacking sense and we weren’t bad defensively anyway. I think it’s about getting your priorities first at the top end of the pitch because of being a bit thin there.” The rest of the Palace squad is shaping up nicely and the acquisition of Campana for an undisclosed fee is arguably the most impressive deal yet. After a foot injury restricted him to just five appearances for Sevilla last summer, Campana captained Spain at the Under-20 World Cup. The 20-year-old impressed as his side reached the quarter-finals, which helped the goal-scoring midfielder earn a four-year deal with the Premier League new boys. “I got the first interest through my agent, who said that Crystal Palace were interested and straight away I said ‘yes’ because for me it was a dream to play in England, especially in the Premier League,” Campana told Palace Player, speaking through an interpreter. “I hope to help the team stay in the league and then move forward. What I like to think are my best qualities are to keep the ball and to have good distribution. I have always been a typical Spanish midfielder and I like to move forward and score goals. “I scored a lot of goals when I was in the academy at Sevilla. That’s what I want, but especially to keep the ball and to organise the team.” For boss Holloway, such is Campana’s quality that he believes his recruitment could be key to the club’s ambitions of survival. “I’m absolutely delighted,” the Palace manager said. “Everybody knows the way I want to try and play football and how fantastic Spain have been over the past few years, so I’m delighted to get a lad of this quality. “I think he’s a fantastic player, his maturity is unbelievable, and the way he plays the game is the way I believe it should be played. He’s going to be a great star of the future and the present. We’re going to try and do as well as we can in this division and making signings like this is really going to help us.” Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is targeting attacking reinforcements after completing the signing of Sevilla midfielder Jose Campana. Press Associationlast_img read more

Marcus Allen: Colin Kaepernick may not want to return to the NFL

first_imgColin Kaepernick may never wish to return to the NFL, even after settling his legal case against the league, former Super Bowl champion Marcus Allen says.After the Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL was settled Friday, his attorney Mark Geragos said he would not be surprised if the Patriots — winners of a sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy earlier this month — made a move to sign the 31-year-old who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016. But Allen, a Hall of Fame running back named Super Bowl MVP in the Los Angeles Raiders’ win over the Redskins in 1984, believes Kaepernick may have no desire to come back to the NFL.”Well, two years is a long time from being away from something like that,” he told Omnisport at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2019. “You can lose the love to play and that’s only an issue he has to reconcile with himself.”Whether he is still interested in playing, because being away for two years from a sport is not an easy thing to do.”[It’s hard] To come back and play with the intensity and love and level that’s really necessary to be great again.”last_img read more

Kenya to face Uganda in COPA quarter finals

first_img0Shares0000Botswana’s, Leatile Lekhutile (in blue) sprints towards the Kenyan goalpost as Kenya’s, Leon David looks on during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament held at Nakuru Boys High School grounds. Kenya beat Botswana, 3- 0.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Kenya’s representatives St. Anthony’s Boys Kitale will take on Uganda in the quarter finals of the inaugural edition of the Copa Coca-Cola African Cup of Nations at Nakuru Boys High School on Thursday.Kenya progressed to the quarters after seeing off Zimbabwe 3-0 in their final group match on Wednesday while the Ugandans played to a 1-1 draw with Mozambique. Against Zimbabwe, Kenyan champions St. Anthony’s were in their usual class.Goals from Issa Rashid, Answar Shamuni and Isaiah Abwal ensured Kenya easily triumphed in this game, and also maintained their 100% record.Kenya went ahead inside the first 30 seconds of the match through the outstanding Rashid whose goal could easily contest for goal of the tournament.Jacob Onyango beat his marker on the right flank before crossing the ball into the area, Rashid controlled the ball before firing home via a low shot.Kenya continued to dominate proceedings with Lucas Maina, Wisdom Nayah and Rashid running the show in midfield. Botswana’s rear guard led by Captain Sekwai Letlamoreng did well to deny Kenya on several occasions.Letlamoreng had Botswana’s best chance with the scores still at 1-0. He rose highest to meet a free-kick but then failed to direct the header on target.The second goal did finally come in the 28th minute when a defense splitting pass from Maina was met with an excellent finish from Answar Shamuni.A rare chance for Botswana in the 49th minute saw Pintes Ricardo shoot wide from a prime position. But it was Kenya’s day, as substitute Isaiah Abwal then added a third in the 68th minute.Botswana’s, Leatile Lekhutile (left) attempts to score against Kenya’s goalkeeper Issa Emuria. Looking on is Leon David (middle) during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament held at Nakuru Boys High School grounds. Kenya beat Botswana, 3- 0.“Our strategy was a defensive one and to some extent I can say that it worked. Kenya is a very strong team, we watched them score eleven goals against Ethiopia and to lose 3-0 is not very bad,” said Botswana coach Godfrey Rantoka.“I expect us to have tougher matches in the knockout stages so we didn’t use match energy today considering we had already qualified for the quarter-finals,” added Kenya coach Peter Mayoyo.Meanwhile, a dominant Nigeria booked a COPA Coca-Cola African Cup quarter final spot following a 3-0 win over Zimbabwe in a group B match.Goals from Prosper Chukwuemeka, Gift Williams and Omodara Olamilekan helped the West African team post a comfortable win in a match.The victors dominated throughout, starting the match on a high and raiding the Southern Africans half in pursuit of an early goal.The teams that have so far qualified for the quarter-final matches include Kenya, Uganda, Botswana and Mozambique.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more