Reptile session set for Feb. 19

first_imgRock Eagle 4-H Center will kick off the Saturday at the Rock series on Feb. 19 with Herpetology: the Study of Reptiles and Amphibians. Participants will learn to identify common local reptiles, dispel myths and perhaps touch a turtle or a snake. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Sessions are appropriate for all ages and cost $5 per person. Each session includes the day’s scheduled program and an opportunity to visit Rock Eagle’s Natural History Museum. Advanced registration is required. Saturday at the Rock programs are set for the third Saturday of each month, excluding December. For more information, contact Matt Hammons at (706)484-2862 or [email protected] A complete list of Saturday at the Rock sessions may be found online at read more

Vestas optimistic about long-term wind power growth in U.S.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Wind turbine maker Vestas sees U.S. demand peaking in 2020 as government incentives, which have spurred investments in the sector, are phased out.Strong interest from utilities looking to replace retiring coal assets and big companies looking to buy renewable power will ensure U.S. demand does not fall off a cliff, as some analysts have predicted, Vestas’ North American chief said.“There’s no such thing as a cliff,” Chris Brown said at the firm’s capital markets day on Thursday. “I think that 2020 is going to be the peak of where the demand is and you’re going to see it fall off a little bit as you lose the PTC (production tax credit). And then you’re probably going to see it come back,” he later told Reuters.The PTC scheme has been critical to enabling wind projects to compete with fossil fuel plants but will start being gradually phased out from 2020.Brown pointed to 22 gigawatt (GW) of unmet demand by 2030 from so-called RE100 companies, which is an alliance of firms including Goldman Sachs, Walmart and Starbucks that aims to get 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources to combat climate change. Another 11 GW of unmet demand comes from utilities across the United States looking to replace coal plants with new wind generation, Brown added.More: Vestas sees U.S. demand for wind turbines peaking in 2020 Vestas optimistic about long-term wind power growth in U.S.last_img read more

Call for Tipp minors to play more club games

first_imgThe Vice Chairman of the County Board is calling for minor players in Tipperary to play more club games.John Devane says action is needed to change the current situation which sees some get as few as 2 or 3 matches a year at their own level.He thinks the lack of regular action is particularly unfair on less talented players who may not be lining out for sides playing in other grades. The Boherlahan-Dualla club man believes the status quo is unacceptable.last_img