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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:
Offshore wind now cheaper than new nuclear

Offshore wind now cheaper than new nuclear

Business
The cost of new offshore wind power is set to fall by 50% over the next five years following the award of new government contracts.The results of the latest auction for new projects were cheered by environmental campaigners as the contracts - which guarantee a set price for power - tumbled to record lows.The cost fell to £74.75 per megawatt hour (MWh) for projects delivered in 2021/22 and £57.50 for projects in 2022/23.That compares with £92.50 MWh for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station - due to start generating electricity in the latter half of the 2020s.:: Hinkley Point C hit by £1.5 over-run and delayVideo:Hinkley Point costs to rise by more than £1bnThe results of the auction for 11 new contracts, which also included biomass and waste plant energy schemes, should help put do
Kylie Jenner's knickers exposed by gust of wind in Marilyn Monroe wardrobe malfunction

Kylie Jenner's knickers exposed by gust of wind in Marilyn Monroe wardrobe malfunction

Entertainment
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians starlet was spotted grabbing a takeaway lunch in Studio City, Los Angeles, on Monday.However, the reality TV babe suffered a major Marilyn moment as a gust of wind whipped up her dress, causing her to expose her underwear for all to see.** KYLIE JENNER'S BOOB MAKES A BREAK FOR IT **While the brunette beauty was heading back into her car, her flimsy red dress flew up and flashed her Spanx for the paps.Wearing the discrete shapewear underneath her red polka dot tea-dress, Kylie headed out with best friend Jordyn Woods.Daddy/X17online.comWHOOPS: Kylie Jenner suffered a major wardrobe malfunction on MondayKylie Jenner's sexiest pics  Kim Kardashian's protege Kylie Jenner poses for her own version of sister's selfieTwitter Kylie Jenner's MEGA
World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

Technology
The world's first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland.The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines used.The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which will bring power to 20,000 homes. Manufacturer Statoil says output from the turbines is expected to equal or surpass generation from current ones.It hopes to cash in on a boom in the technology, especially in Japan and the West coast of the US, where waters are deep."This is a tech development project to ensure it's working in open sea conditions. It's a game-changer for floating wind power and we are sure it will help bring costs down," said Leif Delp, project director for Hywind...