Developing Countries Lead for the First Time in Renewables Investment

first_imgDeveloping Countries Lead for the First Time in Renewables Investment FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From the Economic Times of India:India and China led developing countries in investments made in renewable energy in 2015, when for the first time commitments in solar, wind and other renewables capacity by emerging economies surpassed those by wealthy nations, a UN-backed report has said.The report ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016’ by the UN Environment Programme said the developing world including China, India and Brazil committed a total of USD 156 billion in new renewables capacity last year, up 19 per cent on 2014.Investments by developed countries were down eight per cent in 2015 to USD 130 billion.The year 2015 was the first time when investment in renewables in developing countries outweighed that in developed economies, the report said.A large part of the record-breaking investment in developing countries took place in China, which lifted its investment by 17 per cent to USD 102.9 billion, more than a third of global commitments.India was also among the top 10 investing countries in renewable energy, with its commitments rising 22 per cent to USD 10.2 billion.The US, Japan, UK Brazil, South Africa, Mexico and Chile all made it to the top 10 investing countries in 2015.“The investment (in India) took place against a backdrop of pro-renewable policies introduced by India’s BJP government. These include a target to almost- triple wind capacity to 60 GW by 2022,” the report said.Within the developing-economy category, the “Big Three” of China, India and Brazil saw investment rise 16 per cent to USD 120.2 billion, while other developing economies enjoyed a 30 per cent bounce to USD 36.1 billion.Among developed countries, investment in Europe was down 21 per cent,  from USD 62 billion in 2014 to USD 48.8 billion in 2015, the continent’s lowest figure for nine years despite record investments in offshore wind projects.The US was up 19 per cent to USD 44.1 billion, and in Japan investment was much the same as the previous year at USD 36.2 billion.Full article: India, China led investments in renewable energy in 2015: United Nationslast_img read more

Schrader scores opener at Springfield

first_imgSchrader took the win by approximately five car lengths.  With Schrader out in front on the Delaware Double File restart, Bowers elected to go to the top and close some ground. During the run, Schrader moved about a lane up and found some extra bite, forcing Bowers to forgo his thought of keeping to the extreme top side.  SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (May 30) – Kenny Schrader took the early lead and then schooled the IMCA Modified field following a late restart Saturday at The Quick Quarter of the Springfield Raceway. Out in front, Schrader opened a half-a-track lead until a late caution bunched the field as fast moving Steven Bowers Jr. was getting the chance to try and steal the thunder at Jerry Hoffman’s high banked racy oval.  For Schrader, the opening night win marked a special moment as the very popular driver celebrated to the date his first-ever race and first-ever win 49 years ago. He’d also celebrated his 65th birthday just a day earlier. IMCA Modified action continues this Saturday with racing at 7 p.m. Schrader, in his Federated Auto Parts Modified, took the early lead from Derek Watson after starting third in the 20-lap Bad Boy Mowers feature. last_img read more

Heidrun Eva Hill

first_imgHeidrun “Heide” Eva Hill, 82, of Connersville died on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at her residence.Heidrun was born on March 1, 1938 in Germany to Karl and Anna Schaffert Lutz. Heidrun “Heide” Lutz married Robert Hill while he was stationed in Germany and they enjoyed over 57 years of marriage before he died on February 2, 2016. Heidrun was a homemaker, had attended Scipio Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, watching TV, and spending time with her family.She is survived by four sons and their spouses: Mark Hill  of Cedar Grove, Greg Hill and Debbie of Everton, Tony Hill and Michele of Shandon, OH and Jeff Hill and Angela of Colerain, OH; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters in Germany. Heidrun was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, and a daughter, Terry Leah Hill.Cremation has been chosen and there are no services. Burial will be at a later date in West Virginia, in the family cemetery. For more information or to send condolences or memories, go to www.cookrosenberger.com. The Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff assisted with the arrangements and were honored to serve Heidrun’s family.last_img read more