Subsidy cuts result in sharp drop in U.K. residential solar installations

first_imgSubsidy cuts result in sharp drop in U.K. residential solar installations FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The Labour party has accused the government of “actively dismantling” the UK’s solar power industry after new installations by households collapsed by 94% last month.Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, used prime minister’s questions to challenge the government’s record on climate action after scrapping subsidies for domestic solar panels from April. Standing in for Jeremy Corbyn, Long-Bailey said solar power had the potential to cut household bills and carbon emissions while creating thousands of jobs.The solar feed-in tariff had encouraged more than 800,000 homes to fit to their roofs solar photovoltaics, the panels which generate electricity. The end of the scheme was widely expected after a series of cuts to subsidy levels in recent years.Renewable energy developers and green groups had hoped ministers would replace the scheme with another incentive system to avoid dashing the sector’s momentum and accelerating job losses in the industry. Instead, officials confirmed that new solar pv installations would be expected to give their unused clean power to energy companies for free.The opposition said data showed the scrapping of home panel subsidies from April caused new solar power capacity to fall from 79MW in March to only 5MW last month. The slowdown poses a big risk to plans put forward by the independent Committee on Climate Change to create a net zero carbon economy by 2045.More: Home solar panel installations fall by 94% as subsidies cutlast_img read more

“Hearts are doing fine” – Joe Addo

first_imgJoe Addo, Corporate Affairs manager for Accra Hearts of Oak has expressed his belief in the current squad and the coach, Herbert Addo.This assertion comes at a time when the club has struggled to find its feet in the second half of the First Capital Plus Premier League season. The Phobians have lost away to Wa All Stars, drawn against Inter Allies and only managed to secure a win over Great Olympics in recent matches.Addo however believes Hearts are heading in the right direction and will get back into a stronger form anytime soon. “Things are not the best but supporters should please help us weather the stop. When you look at the table, Hearts can easily break into the top three. But we need all hands on deck for that.”Hearts go away for their next game on Sunday June 28 against B.A. United before facing Hassacas at home on July 5. The 2009 league champions are now 10th on the table after 19 matches. –last_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins injury update: Warriors center ‘day-to-day’ after MRI on ankle

first_img Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks on Ben Simmons, calls him ‘baby;’ Simmons immediately dunks back  Cousins’ foot has been sore and he left Saturday’s 110-88 win over the Thunder in the fourth quarter. He was initially listed with a sore right ankle. With Cousins’ injury, the Warriors have shifted their plans for center Andrew Bogut’s return. He will now join Golden State in San Antonio and make his season debut Monday. The initial plan was for Bogut to stay in the Bay Area and debut against the Pacers at home Thursday due to the amount of travel he has done in recent weeks. Related News Additionally, Golden State is expected to get star forward Kevin Durant back Monday after he’s missed the last week due to a right ankle injury.The Warriors hold a 47-21 record and are sitting atop of the Western Conference, one game ahead of the Nuggets. DeMarcus Cousins avoided a serious injury but is not quite ready to return to Golden State’s lineup. An MRI on the Warriors center’s right ankle came back clean, the team announced. He is out of Monday’s game against the Spurs and will be day-to-day going forward. last_img read more

McNeese’s Wright, HBU’s Guindon Named Southland Weekly Award Winners

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Brenique Wright and Houston Baptist’s Emma Guindon are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. All Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Wright led McNeese (11-13, 3-0 SLC) to a 3-1 record for the week, falling 6-1 to No. 3 Oklahoma on March 3. The Cowgirls were then able to rebound and sweep Incarnate Word over the weekend with 7-2, 7-1 and 1-0 results to kick off the Southland Conference schedule.Guindon picked up a pair of wins from the circle the Huskies (11-7, 2-1 SLC) last week. Her efforts came on a pair of complete-game shutouts striking out 13 in her two games without allowing an earned run.The awards mark the first of the season for the both winners.Softball Hitter of the Week – Brenique Wright, McNeese – OF – Jr. – Moore, Okla.Wright provided McNeese with the only run of the game against No. 33 Oklahoma by blasting her first home run of the season. The junior then carried her offensive output over to the Southland Conference opening series sweep over Incarnate Word. In the trio of games against UIW, Wright batted .500 with three hits, four RBI, one double, one homerun and four walks. She was also a perfect 5-for-5 on stolen bases and captured a .615 on-base percentage.Honorable Mention: Mima Doucet, Southeastern Louisiana; Cayla Jones, Northwestern State; Kali Clement, Nicholls; Autumn Sydlik, Houston Baptist.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Emma Guindon, Houston Baptist – Fr. – Tomball, TexasGuindon helped the Huskies to a 3-1 record by going 2-0 on the week with a pair of shutouts. Over 14 innings, she struck out 13 batters while allowing six hits. The right-handed pitcher from Tomball, Texas, limited her opposition to a .133 batting average.Honorable Mention: Megan Landry, Nicholls; Alley McDonald, Southeastern Louisiana; Rio Sanchez, Central Arkansas.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more