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
Wisp Resort, in McHenry, Maryland, is kicking off the Blackstrap Rail Jam Series this Friday, January 17th. The event takes place in the newly relocated Pro-Park with registration starting at 6pm and the competition beginning at 7pm. This is open to all skiers and snowboarders.The series is similar to that of a game of HORSE except this time we’re spelling SNOW. Participants compete against one another, trying to match each trick as they are done. The competition will be set and judged as a points series. Individuals will have the opportunity to score up to ten points within each event. The overall points leader after the finals in March will be awarded the grand prize and deemed the ultimate champion.Mark your calendar: the second event is scheduled for February 21st.
Paris St Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down reports that the club could sign Wayne Rooney in the summer. Ancelotti’s comments come after the club’s director of football Leonardo told Gazzetta dello Sport that no offer had been made for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and he was unaware of any plans to sign either Rooney or Napoli’s Edinson Cavani. “On Ronaldo, there has never been an offer,” Leonardo said. “I’ve never heard anything about (Wayne) Rooney or (Edinson) Cavani either. I do not rule out big signings, but only if there is a suitable opportunity. We do want a larger squad with adequate cover in all areas in order to avoid the sort of problems we had in January in midfield with all the injuries and suspensions.” PSG have pulled nine points clear in Ligue 1 to put themselves in line for their third domestic title, and also put together an impressive Champions League run, exiting the competition after being knocked out by Barcelona on the away goals rule. That success has come on the back of major investment from the club’s Qatari owners, and further spending is expected this summer. Most of PSG’s big-money signings last summer came from Italy, highlighted by the deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva from AC Milan, as well the acquisition of Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli and Thiago Motta from Inter Milan, among others. However, Leonardo – the former AC Milan and Inter coach – said he could cast a wider net this year. “The market is opening up,” he said. “We may look in Spain or England.” Even if no deal for Ronaldo emerges, one obvious target at Real Madrid would be France striker Karim Benzema, and Leonardo admitted he was keen to bring some French stars into the PSG line-up. “The idea of seeing the great French players here is something I like,” he said. “I’m not necessarily talking about Benzema, but maybe (Samir) Nasri, (Franck) Ribery or (Yohan) Cabaye. But I do not know if it is feasible and I have not had contact with any of them.” Reports suggested the Manchester United striker was on another ambitious shopping list being prepared by the big-spending Parisiens, who appear destined to win their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years this season. However, Ancelotti has responded by saying he could not imagine the England striker being for sale. “Wayne Rooney is one of the best strikers in the world,” the former Chelsea boss said in comments reported by L’Equipe. “I think he is impossible to buy. He is an idol for Manchester United.” Press Association