Vermont Ski Museum inducting Damon, Gray, Klein and von Trapp into Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Vermont Ski Museum is inducting four new members into its Hall of Fame. Larry Damon, Bob Gray, Hilary Engisch Klein and Johannes von Trapp will be inducted at a ceremony in Stowe on October 24.Hall of Fame Induction 2010Tickets are selling QUICK!Please join us for a very special evening as we honor four of Vermont’s most influential skiers: Larry Damon, Bob Gray, Hilary Engisch Klein and Johannes von Trapp.  Sunday, October 24thStowe Mountain LodgeStowe, VT5:00 PMReception, cash bar and silent auction 6:30 PMDinnerInduction Ceremony Presentation of the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award to Hank McKeeLive Auction!Big Spruce Chair donated by Stowe Mountain ResortLodging Information: For the best available rate at Stowe Mountain Lodge, please call (800) 829-7629.  The Inn at the Mountain is offering a rate of $85/night.  Please call (800) 253-3654.  The Commodore’s Inn is offering a rate of $88/night.  Please call (800) 44-STOWE (78693).Tickets:VSM members                                          $100/ticketNon members                                           $125/ticketPatron’s table.  Reserved seating for 8       $1000/tableRSVP by October 10th by calling Meredith Scott at (802) 253-9911 ext. 202 or by logging onto www.vermontskimuseum.org(link is external).last_img read more

Bernstein analyst: 100% renewable energy transition looking more and more feasible

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Barron’s:Electricity generation is the largest single contributor to the carbon emissions that are warming the planet. It accounts for 42% of global emissions, and that share is likely to grow as transportation increasingly is powered by batteries instead of oil.As countries announce ambitious plans to wean their economies from fossil fuels, their efforts to shift how they generate electricity will determine whether they can hit those goals. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which helps governments come up with plans to shift to renewables, has estimated that 86% of electricity can be generated with renewables by 2050.That number might seem high, but more data is now supporting the potential for an aggressive shift in power generation. In a new report, Bernstein analyst Meike Becker examined how countries can get to 100% renewable electricity generation by 2050, and the analysis has some good news about the potential for renewable generation.Becker’s report found that countries will take widely different paths to renewable generation, based on their natural resources. If coal and oil deposits determined a country’s fate in the 20th century, the force of its rivers and strength of its sunshine will likely determine its path in the 21st. Countries that generate hydroelectric power are way ahead in terms of producing clean power. Norway generates 98% of its electricity from renewable sources, largely because of hydro power. As of 2015, Brazil got 75% of its power from hydro sources. Canada relies on renewables for 67% of its electricity.But even in countries without rushing water generating much electricity, Becker sees a feasible path to renewable generation. In Belgium, for instance, hydro accounts for just 7% of generation. What’s more, Belgium depends on nuclear power for about 30% of its electricity, and the country plans to phase nuclear out by 2025. Nonetheless, Becker expects Belgium can generate at least 75% of its electricity with renewables by 2050 by relying on solar, wind and a variety of other technologies, including so-called “combined cycle gas turbines” that use gas and steam for power. The key to doing this is being able to generate and store power at times when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing, using batteries and technologies that can use other fuels more efficiently.The chances that countries can generate all their electricity with renewables by 2050 are “at this point very close to 100% for countries with good resources and a bit further away if conditions are less favourable,” she wrote in an email to Barron’s. Nonetheless, countries without the same resources can still generate “very high share, and usually higher than what most people currently think, I would say.”More: The path to 100% renewable power is looking more achievable Bernstein analyst: 100% renewable energy transition looking more and more feasiblelast_img read more

MLB suspends Phillies’ Odubel Herrera for 85 games

first_imgAccording to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Herrera will not appeal the suspension.Herrera was arrested May 27 and charged with simple assault after his girlfriend, Melany Martinez-Angulo, told security at an Atlantic City casino that he had attacked her. Markings and scratches were evident on her neck.MLB placed Herrera on administrative leave the next day under the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.Despite the fact the domestic assault complaint was dropped Wednesday in Atlantic City Municipal Court (Herrera’s girlfriend declined to press charges), MLB reserves the right under the CBA to discipline players in domestic violence situations even without a guilty verdict.Herrera issued a statement through the MLBPA, admitting “inappropriate behavior.””Today, I accepted a suspension from Major League Baseball resulting from my inappropirate behavior,” the statement reads. “I acted in an unacceptable manner and am terribly disappointed in myself. I alone am to blame for my actions.”I’ve taken meaningful steps to assure that nothing like this will ever happen again. … I apologize to the Phillies organization, all my teammates and all my fans.”According to the Inquirer, terms of the suspension call for Herrera to participate in “confidential, comprehensive evaluation and treatment program.”In a statement, the Phillies voiced full support for MLB’s decision. “The Phillies fully support the decision by the Commissioner’s Office to suspend Odubel Herrera for violating MLB’s Joing Domestic Violence Policy. All instances of domestic violence and abuse are abhorrent and unacceptable. … We are encouraged by Odubel’s acceptance of his discipline as an indication of his willingness to learn from this and change his behavior appropriately.”Herrera finishes the season with one home run and a .222 batting average in 126 at-bats. MLB has suspended Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera for 85 games for his involvement in a domestic violence situation.Herrera’s suspension is retroactive to June 24, meaning he will be eligible to return for the start of the 2020 season. He will, however be sidelined for any Phillies postseason games.last_img read more