FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, is poised to install a record amount of solar-power capacity this year, prompting researchers to boost forecasts as much as 80 percent.About 54 gigawatts will be put in place this year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said Monday, raising a forecast of more than 30 gigawatts made in July. That amount of additional capacity would likely surpass all the solar energy generated in Japan in 2017.“The amount of rooftop solar plants and projects aimed at easing poverty were more than expected and developers rushed to build some ground-mounted solar projects before they have been allocated subsidies,” said Yvonne Liu, a BNEF analyst in Beijing.The growth of the market has benefited top panel producers, including JinkoSolar Holding Co. and Trina Solar Ltd. China installed 43 gigawatts of solar power in the first nine months of 2017, already above the 34.5 gigawatts for all of last year.China has been the world’s biggest solar market since 2013. It surpassed Germany as the country with the most installed photovoltaic power capacity two years ago.CCB International Securities Ltd. raised its forecast for China’s solar power capacity to 55 gigawatts from 40 gigawatts for 2018, according to a Nov. 17 note.Half of all additions to China’s electricity generating capacity since 2013 have been renewables or nuclear, according to the International Energy Agency. By 2040, the IEA sees renewables accounting for 40 percent of total power generation. Coal, which contributes about 67 percent of generation now, will fall to 40 percent over that period.More: China on Pace for Record Solar-Power Installations China Solar Surge: 80% Increase Seen
Governor’s budget heavy on new judges But very little else sought by the courts and related agencies is in the gubnatorial fiscal plan Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Gov. Jeb Bush’s proposed 2005-06 budget for the court system and related agencies is a mixed bag.On one hand, Bush recommended full funding for all 110 new judgeships certified by the Florida Supreme Court this year. On the other, very little else sought by the courts and related agencies is in the gubernatorial fiscal plan — including no new employees for public defenders, capital collateral regional counsels, guardians ad litem, and only five more for state attorneys.The governor’s budget also does not contain any funds for the Civil Legal Assistance Act, a program that helps fund legal aid programs that assist families with legal problems.“We’re less than pleased with his recommendations,” said Second Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, president of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association. “And we don’t understand it. The number of crimes is going up. You check with law enforcement. . . they’re getting new people.“We’ll just do more with less.”Overall, the governor’s budget gave public defenders $164.7 million and kept the number of employees the same at 2,705.25. Similarly, public defender appellate operations got $13.2 million, with the number of employees there remaining at 180.75.For state attorneys, Bush suggested a budget of $335.3 million, although the total number of employees would increase from 5,714.25 to 5,719.25.For the courts, Bush recommended a total budget of $399.2 million. That includes more than $9 million for 67 new circuit judges and 41 new county court judges, along with a judicial assistant for each, to be phased in during the year.According to the justification included in the budget, “The additional judges will help ensure full judicial access for Florida’s citizens. The certified need for judges includes: Two judges for the district courts of appeal, 41 county judges, and 67 judges for the circuit courts, along with the necessary support positions. This issue provides funding for 34 judges effective November 2005, 45 judges effective March 2006, and 31 judges effective June 2006, to ensure sufficient time for the application and appointment process.”But other than some capital improvements, little else requested by the courts was included in Bush’s proposed spending plan.Likewise, the Capital Collateral Regional Counsels and the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office had requested staffing and funding increases but didn’t get them in the budget.Meggs and Fifth Circuit Public Defender Skip Babb, president of the Florida Public Defender Association, expressed disappointment with the governor’s budget, but noted legislators can and do make adjustments to the spending plan.“We’re going to have a public relations campaign to convince those people who are in charge of the money that we really need some help,” Babb said. “We are beginning to stagger with the mandatory sentencing laws and the lock ’em up philosophy we have now.”Both Babb and Meggs said many of the proposed new judges would be assigned to handle criminal cases, which will lead to a demand for more prosecutors and public defenders to staff those courts.“If you don’t have a [new] public defender, that means we have to double our caseload. We’ve got to cover that court. We have to take all the cases that are going there and give them to a lawyer who already has too many cases,” Babb said.Meggs said cities, counties, and the state are typically adding more law enforcement officers; new judges are being supported; and more prisons are being built. Yet, he said, prosecutors and public defenders aren’t getting more people to handle the rising workload.Both Meggs and Babb said low pay continues to be an issue, with both offices plagued by experienced lawyers leaving for better-paying jobs in the private sector.“There are like 1,800 assistant state attorneys in Florida and 1,100 of them left — over the past five years — in the first five years [of their employment],” Meggs said. “About the time we get someone trained and proficient at what they’re doing, they get another job.”He said that also means that less experienced prosecutors and defenders have to be thrown into more complex cases to take up the slack. Over and over, Meggs and Babb said, they hear the same story: The prosecutor or public defender enjoys the work, wants to stay, but can’t afford the low salary with a family, house payments, and a law school loan to repay.“It is the people of Florida who lost a good prosecutor,” Meggs added.It wasn’t just more people the two offices wanted. In December Meggs told a Senate committee that the prosecutors needed $19 million in additional funds for pay equity and staff pay raises. None of that was in the governor’s budget. Public defenders had similar requests.Charlotte Jerrett, director of administrative services for the Office of the State Courts Administrator, said other than the new judges, the courts got little of what they asked for.Among the requests from the courts, and the governor’s corresponding recommendations, were:• Six more employees for the Supreme Court, primarily for the Inspector General’s Office and for security, and 10 more for OSCA, mostly to keep up with Art. V, Revision 7 implementation issues. None were included in Bush’s budget.• $4.9 million for capital improvements to the Supreme Court, including roof repairs and security improvements, plus another $1 million for routine maintenance and upkeep. Bush recommended $2.5 million. DCAs had requested about $800,000 for various projects, including replacing the air conditioning at the Third DCA. None was in the governor’s budget.• $1.8 million for insurance for judges, similar to other elected officials. Currently judges must pay the employee share for coverage in the state plan. That was not included in the suggested budget.• $6.5 million to hire 95 new law clerks for circuit judges to bring the ratio of one clerk per three judges to one clerk for every two judges, plus another 33 clerks if the new 67 proposed circuit judges were approved. No new clerks were included in Bush’s budget.• $7 million to continue transitions related to court reporting and the Revision 7 takeover by the state of most trial court funding. Jerrett said about half of that was to start buying digital reporting equipment. None was included by Bush.• Restoring $2.5 million in “salary lapse” funds, the lack of which has required the courts to hire new personnel at the minimum possible wage, which has made it hard to hire experienced employees.• $1 million to pick up the costs of leased equipment when the state takes over equipment from the counties as part of the Revision 7 changes. No money was budgeted for that.The CCRCs had requested four new attorneys and one investigator total for the south and central regional offices, noting that more death penalties were being upheld on appeal and increased their workloads. The governor’s budget had no new positions and cut about $45,000 from their $7.3 million budget.Likewise, the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office, which now provides assistance to about half the children in the dependancy courts, has hoped to expand on that number with a larger staff, asking for $4.3 million in additional funds — beyond the total current budget of $22.3 million — to move closer to 100 percent representation. But Bush proposed maintaining the current 378.5 employees, with a $22.6 million budget. Governor’s budget heavy on new judges February 15, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News
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Schmoldt says:I love sports and I like movies. Let’s just get that straight — I would much rather watch an actual game than pick up a movie any night of the week. That said, if I’m going to watch a movie, I’d like it to involve sports. I love “Caddyshack,” “Field of Dreams,” “Sandlot,” “Tin Cup,” “Slap Shot,” “Rudy” and, of course, “Hoosiers.” But in the case of Best Sports Movie Ever, I’m going to have to take “Major League.”With characters like Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, Willie Mays Hayes, Jake Taylor and Roger Dorn, how could you not love this cast of characters, especially as they took it to their awful owner who wanted them to do nothing but lose?But while the emergence of the Wild Thing and the “stick-it-to-the-man” and win the pennant Indians are both great stories — as is the twist when Vaughn sleeps with Dorn’s wife — there are two things that put this movie over the top in my — and much of Wisconsin’s — eyes.The first is the fact that in the movie, the Indians’ home stadium is County Stadium, formerly the home of the Brewers. With the stadium extinct thanks to the building of Miller Park, anytime this movie comes on, it allows us Wisconsinites to recall what I still believe was a great ballpark.The second thing that seals the deal is announcer Bob Uecker, the current Brewers’ radio announcer who plays Harry Doyle in the movie. It’s not hard to imagine him actually using a line like “The post-game show is brought to you by … Christ, I can’t find it. To hell with it.” Or how about when he asks his colorman Monte if he has anything to add. Upon finding out he’s got nothing he says “He’s not the best colorman in the league for nothing folks.”It’s got classic characters, playing in a classic stadium and playing games commentated by a classic announcer. No doubt, it’s a classic movie.McGrath says:When handing out my Oscar for best sporting picture, much deliberation was necessary, as the list of awesome athletic films is longer than Troy Polamlu’s mane. However one film stands above the rest, due to its incomparable contributions to today’s society: “Caddyshack.”The world is a much different and better place because of the Harold Ramis classic.It took fashion to a new level, on the strength of Rodney Dangerfield’s ahead-of-its-time wardrobe.It brought new awareness to environmental issues on golf course, such as the hazards of using dynamite on the links and the positive aspects of growing your own hybrid of grass. Also, children could learn at an early age as to why playing golf in a thunderstorm is a bad idea.The movie promotes world-wide awareness through Bill Murray’s in-depth description of Tibetan golf practices (like stiffing the caddy), and how the people from Mr. Wang’s country bury folk upright, to save room, because “Golf courses and cemeteries are the biggest waste of prime real estate.”Heck, there is even philosophical advice like “Gungala, gungala,” (straight from the Dalai Lama’s mouth himself!) and “be the ball.”And to respond to Schmoldt’s comment that Wisconsinites love “Major League,” what movie promotes the hatred of Gophers more than “Caddyshack” and what is more Wisconsin than hating Gophers?As an aside, my Oscar for best sporting actor would have to go to Shaq, not for his puffy garbed wizardry in “Kazaam,” or for his juvenile pratfalls in “Blue Chips,” but for his superhero work in “Steel.” In the movie, the Diesel had to make a free throw with a grenade to avoid being blown to smithereens (Kobe Bryant’s dream). And in an acting exposition not seen since Anthony Hopkin’s portrayal of Hannibal Lector, Shaq makes the suicide free throw.Like to see George Clooney pull that one off.
HoopsOSU is in the final five of a big man from Wisconsin who looks like Zach Randolph. His name, I’m not kidding, is Diamond Stone. (PFB)By the way, the guy who wrote that post is named Kyle Boone (not a fake name!) and he’ll be contributing to our recruiting news this season. (PFB)Travis Ford got some good news earlier this week. Another shooter. (NewsOK)Other sportsThe OSU golf team is starting its season at Pebble Beach which is, you know, pretty amazing. (okstate)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! FootballMust, must, must read on Tyreek Hill. Where he came from, what he was like growing up, and what his limits are. Awesome. (O’Colly)We almost had a uni scandal in the Vandy game on Thursday night! (CBS Sports)None of the Big 12 coaches pay attention to advanced stats. Only a few of them even pay attention to stats at all. It seems like there’s some value to be gleaned in there somewhere. (Fox SW)I can’t stop watching this GIF of Finebaum breaking the SEC Network desk from Thursday night. (Yahoo)Here’s a preview of what OSU’s offensive line is going to look like this season. (PFB)Jimbo Fisher is 3-3 against the Big 12. Cool post here. (NewsOK)Has anyone in the country gone on record as picking OSU? I haven’t seen it if it’s happened. (ESPN)If we’re playing Texas A&M in a bowl game I’m going to be pretty stoked. (NewsOK)Your Week 1 watch guide. (PFB)Oh my — Tebow does an insane Steve Spurrier impression! (Yahoo)If Oklahoma State records an upset victory, Spencer in one night will have earned every cent of the $550,000 he’ll be paid this year. (Tulsa World)ESPN has OSU in the Cactus Bowl. Hey, it’s a January 2nd game! (ESPN)I went game by game and I have OSU finishing at 8-4. Maybe I’m crazy but it didn’t feel like a stretch to get there. Maybe I just think this team is going to be better than it actually is. (PFB) Remember, OSU’s over/under is 7.5 (PFB)Tremendous Q&A here between Tomahawk Nation and CRFF if you want a deep dive on what FSU fans are thinking going into this game. (CRFF)Down to the top three in the uni rankings. (PFB)Burt Reynolds and Lee Corso were FSU teammates and roommates in 1954. Who would ever guess than when Burt Reynolds was on the cover of Cosmopolitan and starring with Sally Field in “Smokey & the Bandit” in the 1970s that Corso would have more staying power in American pop culture? (NewsOK)Navy’s new unis are boss. Maybe the tightest thing Under Armour has ever done? (CBS Sports)OSU as a shameful powerhouse — up there with OU, Bama, and FSU. Nice. (Deadspin)Zac Veatch used to be a tight end. I didn’t realize that. (NewsOK)Thanks to gobs and gobs of starts lost to graduation and otherwise expired eligibility, it’s unfair to expect Oklahoma State to look like a complete team right away, however high our expectations for this program will be come November (and we do expect the Cowboys to contend with Oklahoma and Baylor for top conference honors). (Grantland)I did a Q&A with a Florida State blog on what to expect this weekend. Karlos Williams = big problem. (Chant Rant)F/+ has us covering this weekend. I do like that. (Football Study Hall)My wish list for the 2014 season. (PFB)One more time.