Offshore Wind Could Create 36,000 Jobs in Northeast U.S.

first_imgThe States of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island released three reports today, 2 November, setting out the context for offshore wind development in the U.S. Northeast and revealing its potential economic development benefits.The reports, produced as part of the Roadmap Project for Multi-State Cooperation on Offshore Wind Development, say the region has the potential for offshore wind deployment of between 4GW and 8GW by 2030 and the creation of up to 36,000 jobs.The three reports released today include Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization which identifies the opportunities and challenges that will shape the offshore wind market, U.S. Job Creation in Offshore Wind that quantifies the job impacts of offshore wind development and specifies the types of jobs to be created, and U.S. Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Study which examines the functional requirements and costs of constructing purpose-built vessels that would comply with the U.S. Jones Act and meet the needs of the U.S. offshore wind industry.The states will use the three reports’ findings to identify opportunities for cooperative actions that can contribute to the responsible deployment of offshore wind in the Northeast at a scale necessary to reduce costs and establish a regional supply chain.The reports were produced for representatives of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, and the Clean Energy States Alliance, as part of the Roadmap Project which is funded in part by a USD 592,683 grant to NYSERDA from the U.S. Department of Energy’s federally administered State Energy Program.The Regional Market Characterization was produced by a research team led by Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC and including AWS Truepower, Daymark Energy Advisors, and Meister Consultants Group.The jobs study was carried out by BVG Associates, an international consultancy with extensive experience tracking the job impacts of the offshore wind industry in Europe.GustoMSC, an international leader in designing and engineering vessels and equipment for offshore applications, researched and wrote the vessel study.An Advisory Committee representing a range of energy sector, economic, and environmental expertise reviewed and provided feedback on drafts of the reports.last_img read more

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Mayweather sets special meet the fans day for Blackpool

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mayweather is often associated with luxurious cars and hotels and flapping wads of cash, so this news has unsurprisingly come as a shock to most. One person wrote on Twitter: ‘Who told Floyd Blackpool is similar to Vegas?’ Another added: ‘I can’t for the life of me believe that Floyd Mayweather is going to Blackpool, seriously?’ While one Twitter user wrote: ‘I see you are coming to Blackpool, you do realise they say it’s the Vegas of the north… can’t wait until you realise it’s not.’ Rea AlsoFormer porn star Mary Carey seals celebrity boxing deal The 42-year-old will also be stopping off in Derby, Essex, London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Sheffield and Newcastle on his tour. Floyd Mayweather, the boxer who has become synonymous for ostentatious displays of wealth over the years, will ‘hold a meet-and-greet with fans at a budget £38-a-night-hotel’ in Blackpool in March. The retired fighter – nicknamed ‘Money’ in a nod to how many millions he has earned over his career – is swapping the brights lights of Las Vegas for Blackpool later this year on his Legendary Icon Tour. The Sun report that Mayweather has chosen to stage the March 1st event at the low-budget three-star Grand Hotel, owned by Britannia – which has consistently been voted the UK’s worst hotel chain. The legendary boxer, who it is estimated is worth between $700m-$1billion, will charge fans £150 for a photo at the nofrills hotel when he rocks up in two months’ time. Floyd Mayweather’s legendary tour calendar for 2020 For those attending with deeper pockets, VIP Platinum tables are available but will set back guests an eye-watering £2,500 while a VIP Gold table for 12 costs £1,800, according to The Sun.Advertisement Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

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Rexona partners Chelsea in ‘Be The Next Champion’ campaign

first_imgUnilever Ghana Limited through its Rexona deodorant and anti-perspirant brand has launched the ‘’Be The Next Champion’’ campaign as part of its partnership with English giants Chelsea FC. The campaign is a skills competition aimed at choosing a Ghanaian representative to be part of African 11 team to play against Chelsea legends.The lucky aspiring footballer will spend a day training with Chelsea coaches at the team’s training ground in Cobham. The fans are not left out. One lucky fan will win a Chelsea dream to watch the Blues train and meet at the Cobham Training Centre.According to the Managing Director of Unilever Ghana Limited, Mr Yeo Ziobeieton his outfit considers this campaign as an opportunity to provide a platform to showcase to the world the true spirit of Ghanaian football and keep this spirit alive especially so, considering the fact that Ghana did not qualify for World Cup this year. The official coach for the campaign, Laryea Kingston said Ghana holds many players with a huge passion for football and this competition gives them the chance to demonstrate their passion and ability.Former Ghana midfielder and Chelsea legend Micheal Essien is the Brand Ambassador for the campaign.‘’I am happy to be part of this Rexona and Chelsea partnership, I am very happy to be the Ambassador to promote it,’’ he said.‘’Chelsea is the biggest club in Europe at the moment and to be part of it is such an honour, I’m glad to be part of the generation that put Chelsea where it is today so it’s a blessing,’’ He added.The competition will begin in May and end on 21st July 2018. Apart from the two ultimate prizes, there are many exciting prizes up for grabs; autographed memorabilia as well as Rexona hampers, jerseys, headphones, water bottles and soccer balls.last_img read more

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