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MAKE: European Markets Mired in Regulatory Uncertainty – Near-Term and Post-2020

first_imgMAKE has published an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2025. Global energy markets are undoubtedly changing, the breadth of divestments in fossil fuel assets is a testament to the fact that the private sector considers investment in these technologies a losing proposition, MAKE said. The consultancy company expects the political battle over constituent interests will eventually side with consumers. Strong, stable policies can accelerate this transition, but need to be implemented now in order to avoid soft growth beyond 2018.MAKE projects global grid connected wind power capacity to decline by 17% in 2016, primarily due to a return to relative normalcy in China, which greatly exceeded industry expectations with its 32.9GW of grid-connected capacity and 30.5GW of installed capacity in 2015. The China market resets in 2016, dropping 35% YoY based on preliminary data for 2015, whereas global growth excluding China is flat. Due to another convergence of policy changes in key markets (e.g., China and the US) and a transition to market-based mechanisms, global growth spikes in 2018 before growing gradually from a lower 2017 level toward 2025.The outlook in the Americas improved dramatically throughout the end of 2015 as pivotal policy decisions in the US (PTC extensions) and in Canada (provincial leadership) confirmed growth. Brazil continues to lead in Latin America with the impact from its economic woes offset by a strengthening Mexico market that will become the third largest in the Americas. By 2025, annual installations in Latin America surpasses that of North America, highlighting the importance of developing markets to the region’s growth.European markets remain mired in regulatory uncertainty both in the near-term and post-2020, according to MAKE. Policy decisions in Germany, the UK and in Poland, for example, could very well limit onshore growth. This will put pressure on both a maturing offshore sector and geopolitically at-risk markets such as Ukraine and Russia to support a greater share of growth. Rising markets in the Middle East and Africa continue to develop, ultimately contributing to the highest 10-year CAGR, 21.7%, of any global sub-region.Adjustments to China’s FIT program cause annual variability in new capacity, but an expected upgrade to an already aggressive long-term target maintains China’s average annual share of the global market at 41%. Installation activity outpaces investment in transmission and adds to a 15GW grid connection gap and curtailment of more than 20% in some provinces.Growth in the rest of Asia Pacific will result in a 10-year CAGR of more than 9%, led by an Indian wind market facing increasing competition from solar. A new government in Australia, a release of EIAs in Japan, and a developing Pakistani market combine with long-term growth prospects in the sub-region’s offshore sector to make it the second fastest growing sub-region in the industry.Firm order intake increased 23% YoY in 2015 to nearly 48GW. China recorded the largest volume, but the market’s rush to finalize projects before year-end resulted in execution of a large portion of first half order intake. Firm order intake in Q4 also increased YoY, particularly in China as developers anticipated additional cuts to FIT levels.Source: MAKElast_img read more

Linklaters posts 7% rise in pre-tax profits

first_imgPre-tax profits at Linklaters rose 7% in 2015/16 on the back of strong growth across a number of its practice areas including mergers and acquisitions, the magic circle firm announced today.The rise pushed pre-tax profits to £611.9m in the year ending 30 April, compared with £573m the year before. Meanwhile revenues rose 3.4% to £1.31bn.Gideon Moore, managing partner, said that the strong performance was driven by ‘the efforts of our people, our deep client relationships and our sector focus’.He added: ‘There has been strong demand across all our practice and sector groups over the past 12 months. In particular we have seen strong growth and activity among our M&A, projects, dispute resolution and arbitration, [telecommunications, media, technology] & IP and [financial regulation] teams.’From a sector perspective we’ve seen strong activity in consumer, energy & utilities and private equity.’He said the firm would continue to prioritise the efficient delivery of legal services next year.Moore said: ‘Our approach to date has been making a real difference, with investment in knowledge and cutting-edge technology, running matters cost-effectively through matter mapping and project management and providing a wide range of lower-cost options to complement our offering.’last_img read more

Takahashi to compete in Philly

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Sydney Olympic marathon gold medalist Naoko Takahashi will run a half-marathon race in Philadelphia on Sunday for the second straight year, her management company said Wednesday.Takahashi, who finished fourth in the women’s half marathon at the same Philadelphia Distance Run last year, is scheduled to stay in the United States before returning to Japan for the Tokyo International Women’s Marathon on Nov. 19. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img The Tokyo marathon serves as a qualifier for the world championships in Osaka next summer. last_img read more

Tottenham and Arsenal given equal 30% chances of signing 21-year-old midfielder

first_imgThe Italian media love a good percentage when it comes to transfers, just so their readers can visually picture who leads the pack for a player in the upcoming transfer windows. However, it seems they are pretty undecided when it comes to Nicolo Barella, who has made it clear he would like to stay at Cagliari for the foreseeable future (most likely until season’s end).Manchester United tend to be the ones normally thrown in there, with their interest dating back to January 2018, but it appears a more pressing need for a starter has led them to Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini instead, leaving Tottenham and Arsenal as the only two Premier League clubs Gazzetta dello Sport mention on Thursday.This, of course, isn’t the first time Spurs and the Gunners have been linked with the young midfielder, as Unai Emery’s side were said to have ‘noted down his qualities’ back in mid-October as they scour Europe for Aaron Ramsey’s replacement.Embed from Getty ImagesAs for Mauricio Pochettino and co., the latest we’ve seen on the matter came on November 15th when a report claimed Tottenham had made an ‘in-depth enquiry’ about Barella’s situation, having a ‘firm conviction’ he would become a top class player in the future.Percentage wise, it’s a tie at the top, with both Arsenal and Spurs joined by Inter on 30% chance of signing the Cagliari starlet, while Roma trail behind with a mere 10%.This suggests, at least on paper, that no one really is in the lead to acquire Barella, but the interest appears to be Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

Hundred delay will rob women’s game of momentum, fears Edwards

first_imgLONDON, (Reuters) – Women’s cricket risks losing momentum after the launch of The Hundred competition was postponed until next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, former England captain Charlotte Edwards said. The women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia proved a massive success this year with an 86,000-plus crowd watching the hosts beat India in the March 8 final in Melbourne.The global health crisis has since halted professional cricket and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last week decided to postpone The Hundred, which was scheduled to begin in mid-July.The innovative franchise-based league includes an American sports-style draft and features eight city-based men’s and women’s teams with names such as London Spirit, Manchester Originals and Trent Rockets. “There are so many mixed emotions really,” Edwards, who led England to Twenty20 and one-day World Cup titles in 2009, told BBC World Service.“Obviously it’s the right decision but it was such an important year for women’s cricket on the back of the hugely successful World Cup in Australia, where nearly 90,000 people watched the game.“We just really felt the momentum was with the women’s game and we were also going to introduce contracts this summer for 40 professional cricketers, and it’s all been put on hold at the moment,” the 40-year-old said. For several uncontracted female cricketers in England, the new league was to be their only source of income this year.“A lot of players were hoping to have contracts for the Hundred, which were quite lucrative for some of them, and everyone’s going to miss out which is so unfortunate and at such an important time for women’s cricket,” Edwards said.The ECB still plans to award 40 new full-time contracts at some stage as part of a plan to invest 20 million pound ($24.9 million) in the women’s game. “We have been guaranteed that the ECB will still go ahead with their 20 million pound investment into the women’s game, which is something that is obviously keeping us all going at the moment,” Edwards said.last_img read more

Local spud guns reunite

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT THIS year, on St Patrick’s Day, four local ladies met to mark 35 years since they s-mashed…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Rates queries dominate sessions

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Trek to end family violence

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Nelson Leafs, KIJHL saddened after passing of Chiefs’ GM

first_img“It is with extreme sadness to say we lost Grant (Sunday) evening,” the post from the Chiefs’ Facebook page said. ““He passed away peacefully in his sleep at Kelowna General Hospital. Grant you made the world a better place.”Rest easy my friend.”Nelson Leafs President Corey Viala said the Heritage City Hockey Club would like to extend our deepest condolences to Grants family as well as the entire Kelowna Chiefs Junior Hockey Club.“Grants passion for the game of hockey and development of his players to compete at the highest level was always a priority,” Viala said in an emailed statement. “The loss of Grant will have an impact on the entire KIJHL.”“It’s with great sadness that the league has been given the information that Grant Sheridan has passed,” a post on the KIJHL website said. “Grant, we’ll miss your Leadership, Honesty, Wisdom, Guidance and Humour.“The League was better having known you,” the KIJHL post added. “We knew your family was your biggest priority but thank you for making us a part of your hockey family.” The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League lost one of its main supporters after Kelowna Chiefs president and GM, Grant Sheridan recently passed away at Kelowna General Hospital.Sheridan was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in late March while the Chiefs were in a playoff series against Revelstoke Grizzlies. He was transferred to the trauma unit at Royal Inland Hospital before being sent to KGH where he battled the disease for the past couple of months.The Chiefs hockey club took to Facebook to announce the passing of Sheridan.last_img read more