European offshore wind capacity up 18% in 2018 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:European offshore wind capacity grew by 18 percent in 2018, according to statistics from trade body WindEurope. Europe installed 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore capacity, with 15 new offshore wind farms coming online.Breaking the figures down, the U.K. and Germany led the way, accounting for 85 percent of the region’s new capacity. The U.K. installed 1.3 GW, while Germany was responsible for 969 megawatts (MW). Overall, Europe’s total offshore capacity now stands at 18.5 GW.WindEurope added that the “size and scale” of offshore wind in Europe was continuing to rise, with the average size of new turbines installed in 2018 hitting 6.8 MW, a 15 percent increase compared to 2017.Europe is now home to 105 offshore wind farms including the world’s largest, Walney Extension. Officially opened in September 2018, it is located in the Irish Sea, has a total capacity of 659 MW and generates electricity for almost 600,000 homes. The facility uses 87 turbines – 40 MHI-Vestas 8.25 MW turbines and 47 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW turbines – and covers an area equal to roughly 20,000 soccer pitches.Europe’s offshore wind statistics come in the same week that the Global Wind Energy Council announced that North, Central and South America installed 11.9 GW of wind power capacity in 2018. This represents an increase of 12 percent compared to 2017, with total installed wind capacity for the Americas now standing at 135 GW.More: Offshore wind capacity in Europe increased by 18 percent last year
Great Olympics new signing, Godfred Saka, has demanded a very good start from the team to the upcoming Ghana Premier League season.Saka will be wearing the blue and white of Great Olympics in the new season after his signing was confirmed and announced on Monday.He is expected to bring in his vast experience to bear on the team especially on the young players and already, he cautioning the team against a poor start which could prove costly.He spoke to Kumasi-based Fox FM on Monday and stated what he felt Olympics needed to do at the start of the new season if the campaign would be successful.“This year’s league will be very different. It has been very long since we played league matches in Ghana so if you are a club and you don’t prepare well before starting, you will struggle.The first five to six matches are very important and if you don’t start well before you realise you are left behind.”The league fixtures are expected to be announced by mid-December and Great Olympics and Godfred Saka will discover how their opponents in their first five or six matches of the new season.
Salem (TN), Jun 6 (PTI) Paralympic gold medallist T Mariyappan has been questioned following the death of a man with whom he allegedly quarreled, police said today.However, the athlete was allowed to go after the enquiry on Sunday.19-year-old Satish was found dead on a railway track in the district on Saturday. Earlier that day he reportedly had a quarrel with Mariyappan after his two-wheeler dashed against the athletes car, police said.A district police official told PTI that the Satishs parents were demanding a probe against Mariyappan and his friends.Since he was found dead after an alleged quarrel involving a car owned by Mariyappan, they wanted a probe to be held, the official said.The officer, however, said no formal complaint has been lodged against the athlete.Meanwhile, a railway government police official said a case of suspicious death is being investigated under relevant sections of the CrPC.However, Mariyappan said he had nothing to do with the death of the man.”My name has been unnecessarily dragged into this. I am busy training for future events,” he told PTI over phone from the Sports Authority of India facility in Bengaluru.Mariyappan said though he had been called for an enquiry by the local police in this regard, his name was cleared.His coach S Sathyanarayana alleged that the athlete is being dragged into the issue to tarnish his reputation.The coach claimed no complaint had been filed against Mariyappan, adding the paralympic gold medal winner was focused on winning honours at an event in London later this year. PTI SS VGN TVS BN ASVadvertisement
Lamine Diack, the disgraced former IAAF president, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and money laundering. It follows a four-year investigation in France into doping cover-ups, extortion and bribe-taking in world athletics.The 86-year-old, who led the International Association of Athletics Federations from 1999-2015 and was one of the most influential men in global sport, is accused of being part of a conspiracy to bury positive drug tests by Russian athletes in return for money. This conspiracy also involved the Russian athletics chief and IAAF treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev, Russia’s former national middle distance coach Alexei Melnikov, Diack’s former aide Habib Cissé and the IAAF’s former head of anti-doping, Gabriel Dollé. These four will also face trial on the same charges, along with Diack’s son, Papa Massata Diack, the disgraced former IAAF marketing executive who was banned for life from athletics in 2016. They all deny the charges. Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Athletics Share via Email news … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Topics IAAF Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter All six will be tried for their role in the case of Liliya Shobukhova, the London Marathon winner in 2010, who paid $600,000 in exchange for covering up violations in her athlete biological passport thus allowing her to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.According to the prosecutors, Diack and his son, who oversees a sports consulting business called Black Tidings, solicited payments from athletes, either directly or indirectly, totalling €3.45m in exchange for covering up positive doping tests and allowing athletes to go on competing.Massata Diack has also emerged as a central figure in French judicial probes of suspected corruption involving the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games and other sports events. The judicial official says the younger Diack will stand trial for complicity in corruption and money laundering. Believed to be living in Senegal, he could be tried in absentia.The French authorities have also been investigating allegations Diack Sr received bribes for his votes in several bidding contests for high-profile sports events. The former International Olympic Committee member is claimed to have controlled the votes of several African colleagues.It is alleged that Diack Sr, a former mayor of Senegal’s capital Dakar, used these payments to fund political campaigns in his homeland, as well as a lavish lifestyle in Monaco, where the IAAF is based. Since you’re here… Reuse this content Read more Rio Olympics: Lamine Diack’s son ‘paid $2m by Brazilian’ as vote loomed Sport politics