funding sought for Caherdavin Park improvement works

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbriefLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Patrick O’Neill will run for Fianna Fáil in the local elections in City North.FIANNA Fáil local election candidate for Limerick City North, Pat O’Neill has applied to Limerick City and County Council for funding to carry out improvement works in Caherdavin Park.“I have applied for the funding following talks with local residents to increase and link the path walkways around the current green along with the security of street lighting. I have also looked for the setting up of outdoor gym equipment in green spaces which will provide people of all ages the opportunity to take part in physical activity. This park has not had the focus nor attention it requires,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter NewsLocal Newsfunding sought for Caherdavin Park improvement worksBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2019 1254 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Printcenter_img Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Facebook Previous articleDates and Times revealed for Munster Junior Cup semi-finalsNext articleWATCH: Alby Mathewson on staying with Munster and always being professional Staff Reporter Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email WhatsApplast_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


first_imgThe Wisconsin women\’s hockey team celebrates after beating Mercyhurst 5-0 to claim the NCAA title.[/media-credit]BOSTON (AP) — Jessie Vetter stopped 37 shots for an NCAA record 14th shutout of the season — and her second in a national championship game — and Wisconsin won its third women’s hockey title in four years on Sunday with a 5-0 victory over Mercyhurst.Vetter earned a second Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player award — she also won it with back-to-back shutouts in the 2006 tournament — to go with this year’s Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in women’s college hockey.Angie Keseley had a goal and two assists, and Erika Lawler had three assists for the Badgers (34-2-5) to join Vetter as three-time national champions. Meghan Duggan had a goal and an assist and Brooke Ammerman and Malee Windmeier also scored for Wisconsin.Hillary Pattenden stopped 27 shots for Mercyhurst (31-6-0), which reached the Frozen Four for the first time; the other three teams in Boston all had NCAA title pedigrees.The Lakers had won 28 of their last 29 games, including a 5-4 victory over two-time champion Minnesota in the semifinals. Wisconsin advanced to the championship with a 5-1 victory over Minnesota-Duluth in a rematch of the last two title games.The teams played a scoreless first period, then Ammerman broke the tie with 14:32 left in the second period when she picked up a loose puck on the side of the net and backhanded it past Pattenden. With 11:12 left, Lawler faked a defender and slid the puck to Alycia Matthews, whose shot was tipped into the net by Duggan.Just 1:50 later, the Badgers made it 3-0 when Keseley and Lawler used some back-and-forth passing to get the goalie out of position. Windmeier ran the score to 4-0 early in the third period, and Lawler worked another give-and-go with Hilary Knight to make it 5-0.With two players — Lawler and Duggan — from Massachusetts and Knight from New Hampshire, the top-seeded Badgers managed to win the crowd’s affection from the underdog Lakers.Mercyhurst, a Catholic college in Erie, Pa., went undefeated in the four-team College Hockey America conference and beat St. Lawrence in the national quarterfinals. Forward Meghan Agosta, an unprecedented three-time finalist for the Kazmaier Award and an Olympic gold medalist for Canada in Turin, led the nation in goals and assists per game.But the Lakers, with 15 freshmen on the roster, couldn’t get past Vetter, even with a pair of power plays in the final three minutes.It was Vetter’s fourth Frozen Four shutout and the 38th of her career, also NCAA records.last_img read more