Vietnam looks to tap huge offshore wind potential

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Vietnam looks to tap huge offshore wind potential

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nhȃn Dȃn:The sea from Quy Nhon to Ho Chi Minh City is considered one of the areas with the greatest potential for offshore wind power production in the world, with average wind speeds of 7-11 metres per second, experts have said.The assessment was provided at a roundtable discussion on the development of offshore wind power in Vietnam with Dutch experience, held by the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in Hanoi on April 9.Speaking at the event, Do Duc Quan, Deputy Head of the MoIT’s Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, said that the demand for energy in Vietnam, especially electricity during 2020-2030, would be huge, as energy demand is increasing, while energy supply is and will be facing challenges, amidst traditional energy sources such as hydropower, coal, oil and gas that are gradually depleted and difficult to develop.In such context, considering the exploitation of renewable energy sources, the Vietnamese government aims to produce 10.7% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. It targets that the total wind power capacity will reach about 1,000 MW by 2020 and 6,200 MW by 2030.Currently, Vietnam’s total installed wind power capacity is about 190MW, with four wind farms onshore and near shore with a capacity of 6 MW to 100 MW each, while an additional of 263 MW of wind power is under construction and 412 MW is in the process of appraisal approval. Approximately 4,236 MW have been approved, raising the total registered wind power capacity to 10,729 MW.With great advantages in wind power, especially the sea area from Quy Nhon city, in Binh Dinh province, to HCM City, offshore wind energy in Vietnam has yet been fully exploited. Meanwhile, the Netherlands is one of the top five countries in the world in research and development of offshore energy. The Dutch experience would be useful to Vietnam in selecting the optimal solution for the development of offshore wind power in the most appropriate way, Quan emphasised.More: Huge potential for offshore wind power development in Vietnam Vietnam looks to tap huge offshore wind potentiallast_img read more

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Threat of rental home shortage looms in UK

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Oregon fires destroy five towns, governor says many deaths feared

first_imgTopics : Unprecedented wildfires in Oregon have all but destroyed five small towns and a record number of deaths is feared, Governor Kate Brown said on Wednesday.Oregon was the hardest hit state in the US West, where nearly 100 extreme wildfires were stoked by high winds and temperatures.In central Oregon, rescuers saved people’s lives by pulling them from the Santiam River where they had taken refuge from flames that destroyed scores of riverside homes, officials said. The Santiam Valley town of Detroit, as well as Blue River and Vida in coastal Lane County and Phoenix and Talent in southern Oregon were substantially destroyed, Brown told a news conference.”This could be the greatest loss in human lives and property due to wildfire in our state’s history,” Brown said.The governor gave no indication of how many people may have died, but one of Oregon’s most deadly blazes was in 1936 when a fire destroyed the city of Brandon and killed 13 people.Firefighters in Oregon, California and Washington retreated from uncontrolled blazes that forced tens of thousands to evacuate their homes and hundreds of thousands to lose power.center_img “It was like driving through hell,” Jody Evans told local television station NewsChannel21 after a midnight evacuation from Detroit, about 50 miles (80 km) west of Salem.Evans fled the largest blaze in Oregon, known as the Beachie Fire, which threatened to join up with another wildfire to the west known as the Lionshead Fire.To the south, parts of Medford, Oregon, a popular retirement location with over 80,000 residents, were under evacuation orders or warnings as a growing wildfire closed a section of Interstate 5, the primary north-south highway in the West.As the fire moved north to Medford it heavily damaged Talent with about 6,000 residents and Phoenix, with around 5,000, according to local police.Brown saw no respite in the near term. “Winds continue to feed these fires and push them into our towns and cities,” she said, adding that thousands more Oregonians will need to evacuate over the next several hours.Climate scientists have blamed global warming for extreme wet and dry seasons in the US West that have caused grasses and scrub to flourish then dry out, leaving fuel that supercharges wildfires.In California, all 18 National Forests were closed due to what the US Forest Service called “unprecedented and historic fire conditions.”The Creek Fire about 35 miles (56 km) north of Fresno tore through the Sierra National Forest, susceptible due to drought and bark beetle damage, destroying over 360 homes and structures.“This fire is just burning at an explosive rate,” said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for California’s state fire authority. “You add the winds, the dry conditions, the hot temperatures, it’s the perfect recipe.”Across the United States wildfires have burned nearly 4.7 million acres in 2020, the highest year-to-date area since 2018, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.Most of the fires are in western states, where 17 new large blazes were reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 96 that have burned more than 3.4 million acres – an area nearly the size of the US state of Connecticut.Home construction has encroached on forests in recent decades, and owners watched houses burn as firefighters are unable to save property. last_img read more

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Cairns City, Gordonvale great for those renting close to trainline

first_img Edmonton (house) Cairns CBD (unit) Median value $417,007 Yearly growth 8.2%3-year growth 5.1%5-year growth 15.7%Median Rents $470Rental change (1 year) 12.6%Rental change (5 years) 22.1%Rental Yield 7.2% Median value $232,908Yearly growth -2.8% 3-year growth 4.0% 5-year growth 11.9% A historic steam train arriving in Cairns after making its way up the coast for Queensland Rail’s 150 year anniversary. The 1956 1079 steam locomotive and historic carriages arriving at Cairns station. Picture: Stewart McLeanHOMES in the handful of Far North suburbs lucky enough to be near a railway station may not fare the best in the capital growth stakes but in terms of rental returns, they are an investor’s dream.Cairns City units increased in value by 8.2 per cent over the year to July, making it the best performing railway suburb across the Cairns region, and the only to record an increase in 12-month growth, according to a recent CoreLogic reportRental yields in the CBD, Cairns North, Edmonton and Gordonvale were between 6.1 and 7.2 per cent, almost double that in Brisbane which currently sits at 4.4 per cent.Rents increased across the region over one year and five year period, except for in Gordonvale where the median rental price for houses was 2.1 per cent lower than one year ago.Since 2013, however, rents climbed 4.4 per cent in the town.While this may make railway suburbs more or less attractive for Far North buyers, Elite Real Estate Services Karl Latham said in all his years in real estate “it has never been a factor of people’s decision to buy a property”. “The reason is that there are no stations in suburbs. It has always baffled me as in my opinion it would certainly make sense to capitalise the rail line on the southern corridor with stations at White Rock, Bentley Park, Edmonton and Gordonvale and maybe even on the northern side at Aeroglen, Stratford, Freshwater and Redlynch,” he said. “This would certainly lift the congestion off the main roads and help to lift property values along these routes.“For people living in the city for the train station, I can’t see the day that it will happen as we are too isolated for it to be viable to commute this way, to head south by train to Townsville is six hours away. It takes four hours to drive it and it’s usually a clear run with very little traffic.”A CoreLogic spokesman said: “While being close to transport and amenities can increase incentive, we don’t consider these suburbs to be performing in a certain way on the basis of being ‘railway town’.” Babinda (house) Gordonvale (house)center_img Median value $322,486Yearly growth -3.0%3-year growth -1.1%5-year growth 8.6%Median Rents $380Rental change (1 year) 1.3%Rental change (5 years) 15.2%Rental Yield 6.1% Cairns North (Unit) FACTBOX Median value $241,442Yearly growth -0.7%3-year growth 1.7%5-year growth 13.6%Median Rents $335More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoRental change (1 year) 1.5%Rental change (5 years) 19.6%Rental Yield 7.7% Median value $310,544Yearly growth -3.3%3-year growth -4.8%5-year growth 10.5%Median Rents $355Rental change (1 year) -2.1%Rental change (5 years) 4.4%Rental Yield 6.1%last_img read more

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Gallery: No. 22 Syracuse men’s basketball slips past North Florida

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