FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The Queensland government has given development approval for a massive wind project of up to 1,200MW that will be located in state pine forest in the Wide Bay-Burnett region.The $2 billion project put forward by Forest Wind will comprise up to 226 turbines and would be located in state forest used as pine plantations between the towns of Gympie and Maryborough, in a similar way to that proposed by French renewable energy developer Neoen, which is looking at a 900MW wind project and battery hub in western Victoria.Construction could start as soon as the end of this year, pending the results of talks on off-take contracts and financial close. Forest Wind is a joint venture between global energy giant and turbine manufacturer Siemens and Queensland renewable energy company Clean Sight.“This is a major clean energy project for Queensland and will contribute to our target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030,” state minister for planning Cameron Dick said in a statement on Saturday.State energy minister Dr Anthony Lynham said Queensland currently has 5,500 megawatts of installed renewable energy capacity after more than $5 billion has been invested in almost 2500MW of new renewable generation, creating almost 5000 jobs. “More generation helps put downward pressure on power prices, and give Queenslanders have the lowest electricity prices on the eastern seaboard,” he said.[Giles Parkinson]More: Queensland approves massive 1,200MW wind farm in state pine forest Australian state government approves plans for 1,200MW wind project in Queensland
Greensburg, In. — A report from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department says 11 children and two adults were injured in a Thursday morning involving a North Decatur County School bus.Investigators say shortly before 8 a.m. the bus was stopped at the railroad crossing on the State Road 3 bypass between U.S. 421 and State Road 46, when a mini-van driven by Genna Miller, 35, slammed into the back end. The impact forced the bus across the tracks and disabled the min-van.Investigators believe Miller was traveling 55 to 60 miles-per-hour. The speed limit in the area is 55 miles-per-hour.Nine children on the bus, Miller and two small children were treated at Decatur County Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the bus, Linda Jackson, 50, was also treated for minor injuries.Miller was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of severe injuries.
Published on December 20, 2016 at 7:42 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse has been ranked No. 7 in the 2017 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top 20. Last year, it started the season No. 8.The Orange returns three All-Americans, seven players who started at least one game last season and 20 players who saw action in at least 10 games. SU finished 12-5 and as Atlantic Coast Conference champions before falling to No. 1 Maryland, 13-7, in the 2016 NCAA tournament quarterfinals.All five ACC teams are in the top 14 of this season’s preseason poll: defending national champion No. 2 North Carolina, No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 7 Syracuse, No. 8 Duke and No. 14 Virginia. Denver claimed the top spot, Johns Hopkins No. 12 and Albany No. 13.Head coach John Desko enters his 19th season at Syracuse, which has not won the national title since 2009.Syracuse opens the 2017 season, the program’s 101st, on Feb. 11. against Siena in the Carrier Dome. The rest of the schedule will be released later this month or early next. SU begins practice in three weeks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+