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India embarks on offshore wind energy effort

India embarks on offshore wind energy effort

Business
June 19 (UPI) -- The completion of studies for the offshore wind energy potential in India expands the sector in a greening economy, the government said Tuesday. Norwegian energy advisory group DNV GL announced Tuesday it completed a study, co-funded by the European Union and an offshore wind energy group in India, examining the offshore wind energy potential for two coastal states. "It is the beginning of India's journey from onshore to offshore -- A dream comes true," India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy stated. India under its commitments for the Paris climate agreement targeted 175 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2022, with about 35 percent of that coming from wind energy. India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Its trade deficit hit $ 16.3 bill...
Germany's E.ON wants even bigger wind footprint

Germany's E.ON wants even bigger wind footprint

Business
May 7 (UPI) -- German utility E.ON said it will build up its wind energy portfolio by taking over the domestic activities of wind-power company Vortex Energy.E.ON said it's targeting a takeover of the German activities of Vortex. E.ON takes 30 employees from the company, though non-German activities of Vortex are not part of the transaction.Germany has one of the greener economies in Europe and E.ON said it was retooling in the domestic landscape as the country emerges as a regional leader in renewable energy development. Vortex has 300 megawatts of wind power development in its immediate portfolio and much more in early-stage development.Both companies said the agreement is a win-win."Vortex Energy sees the acquisition by E.ON Climate & Renewables as the ideal opportunity to successfully ...
Feud fight: Gone With The Wind star awaits court ruling

Feud fight: Gone With The Wind star awaits court ruling

Entertainment
One of the last surviving links to the golden age of Hollywood is behind a legal challenge which could change how the entertainment industry tells real-life stories.Olivia de Havilland, who starred in Gone With The Wind and won two Oscars during a stellar career, is suing the makers of the docudrama Feud over her portrayal as a gossipy narrator played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.The series tells the story of the notorious rivalry between screen stars Bette David and Joan Crawford and stars Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange.But de Havilland, who is now 101 and lives in Paris, filed a lawsuit against FX and the show's producer claiming its portrayal of her, without her permission, violates her right to publicity as celebrity and casts her in a "false light".Image:De Havilland (C) with her sister ...
New York sets high bar for wind energy

New York sets high bar for wind energy

Business
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said.New York ranks 11th in the nation in terms of installed wind energy capacity and is the 15th windiest. As of 2014, the state had 20 wind energy projects in service, with a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The state set of goal of 2.4 GW by 2030."New York intends to be the preeminent global hub for the next generation of the wind industry," Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said during the opening remarks of a wind energy conference. "We're making unprecedented investments in infrastructure and laying the groundwork for the offshore wind industry, which is primed to benefit from New York's talented, ambitious workforce."A...
Geri Horner cleared out BBC radio studio with mass evacuation – after her dog broke wind

Geri Horner cleared out BBC radio studio with mass evacuation – after her dog broke wind

Entertainment
WIREIMAGEUNHELPFUL: Geri's dog broke wind during a radio interviewThe pop singer was booked for an interview with Radio Two’s Ken Bruce.But he has now revealed how Ginger Spice turned it into a nightmare for him and his bosses.She turned up with a random girl she had just met on the streets outside BBC headquarters in London.BBCUPSET: Bruce says Geri turned the radio interview into a nightmare “She brought in somebody she had met on the street, and this was just after a major terrorism incident. And a dog that farted” Ken BruceAnd she brought a dog, expecting Bruce to interview the pooch but it ended up causing a stink.In an interview with Radio Times, when asked about his “highlights and lowlights”, Bruce named Geri as someone he would rather not have back.He revealed: