Offshore wind projects push global first half renewable energy investment up 5% to $132 billion FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Global offshore wind investment more than quadrupled in the first half of the year even as the coronavirus pandemic triggered an unprecedented economic shock.A report has found that investors gave the greenlight to 28 new offshore wind farms worth a total of $35bn (£28bn) this year, four times more than in the first half of 2019 and well above the total for last year as a whole.The biggest half-year tally for offshore wind investment more than made up for a slowdown in investment for onshore wind and solar farm projects after the outbreak of Covid-19, according to the report by Bloomberg NEF (BNEF).The sea-based windfarms include some of the biggest investments in offshore wind ever made. The Hollandse Kust Zuid array off the coast of the Netherlands will cost the Swedish energy giant Vattenfall $3.9bn, and SSE’s Seagreen project in Scotland’s Firth of Forth is valued at $3.8bn.The number of offshore wind projects to receive a greenlight in China climbed to 17 in the first half of the year, led by the Guangdong Yudean Group’s $1.8bn plans to build the Yangjiang Yangxi Shapaat wind power project.The growth in offshore wind powered a 5% jump in total renewable energy investment to $132.4bn despite a slump for onshore wind and solar power projects. Onshore wind investment for the first half of the year fell by a fifth to $37.5bn, while solar investment slipped 12% to $54.7bn.[Jillian Ambrose]More: Offshore wind energy investment quadruples despite Covid-19 slump
Austin Wonch topped the Saturday feature for IMCA Modifieds at Crystal Motor Speedway. (Photo by Christine Hale)CRYSTAL, Mich. (May 13) – Austin Wonch was the Lane Automotive IMCA Modified winner Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway during the annual Janet Zeigler Memorial Yes 2 Kids Night event, held in honor of the long-time track employee.Brenten DeYoung lead the opening laps with Wonch and Mitchell Hunt following. Rusty Zeigler brought the event to a halt as he went off the turn one berm.When racing resumed, Wonch pulled along side and then in front of DeYoung to take the lead with Hunt moving to second. The two stayed in those positions for most of the race.Coming out of turn four for the checkers, Hunt mounted one last challenge but Wonch but went on to the win.
Tottenham Hotspur’s loss to Norwich on penalties on Wednesday night in the fifth round of the FA Cup put more than a few tempers on edge at the Tottenham Stadium.As Spurs’ players made their way off of the pitch following the disappointing loss, their fans made their anger clear to them.One fan must have gone a little too far, however, as Spurs player, Eric Dier abandoned his trek to the dressing room and instead darted to the touchline, leapt over the advertising hoardings and raced up the stands.Dier shrugged off several attempts to stop him as he progressed up the stands to confront the fan.He was eventually restrained, with a great deal of effort, by the stewards.The whole incident was captured by the fans as the England international went past them.One angle showed Dier jumping over the hoardings ad darting up the stands and was posted by Twitter user, Futbol Bible.Full footage of Eric Dier jumping over the stands and going over to confront a fan who was insulting & abusing his brother. Brotherly love, I respect that. pic.twitter.com/5xeSQ8Vj5a— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) March 4, 2020Another, much closer shot, showed Dier being restrained as he tried to confront the fan.Eric Dier just came into the stand and had a fight with fan next to me 😱 pic.twitter.com/nMGVcDWegX— Jascha Selby (@jselby123) March 4, 2020Some social media accounts claim Dier went to fight the fan after he shouted racial abuse at Spurs player, Gedson Fernandes who had missed his kick in the shootout.Eric Dier apparently confronting a fan after the fan allegedly racially abused Gedson Fernandes. Chaos at our club currently – on and off the pitch #THFC pic.twitter.com/CDtWkyykBk— Spurs Unfiltered (@SpursUnfiltered) March 4, 2020After the match, Spurs head coach, Jose Mourinho said Dier, who had his family in the stands, had been insulted by the fan.Although Mourinho believes the player did not act too professionally, he added that the circumstances involved made the player’s response at least understandable.“I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do but probably every one of us would do,” he said“I repeat we professionals cannot do it, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player. The fans were with the team until the last penalty kick that we missed. This person insulted Eric, the family was there, the younger brother was not happy with the situation.”Dier played the entire 90 minutes and extra-time for Spurs against Norwich.He scored from the spot in the shootout but two saves from Norwich keeper Tim Krul knocked Spurs out of the cup.More from Citi Sports