FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Des Moines Register:MidAmerican Energy said Wednesday it plans to invest $922 million in added wind-power capacity, equaling as much renewable energy as its customers use.“If the project is approved, it will allow our customers to get 100 percent of their annual energy use from a clean, renewable and cost-effective source,” said Adam Wright, MidAmerican’s CEO. “This is, no doubt, historic.”MidAmerican said it will be the first investor-owned electric utility nationally to meet the goal, which the Des Moines utility announced in 2016.The latest wind investment, expected to be completed in late 2020, would enable the company to freeze consumer rates, possibly up to 15 years, MidAmerican said. “With wind, we don’t need to buy fuel to make the energy,” Wright said. “This is a big reason why MidAmerican Energy’s rates are 37 percent below the national average.”MidAmerican needs the Iowa Utilities Board approval before it can move forward with the project. MidAmerican’s newest project would add 591 megawatts of wind generation. With nearly 2,200 turbines, the company’s wind generation capacity is 4,400 megawatts. It has 27 wind farms across Iowa. With its newest project, MidAmerican will have invested about $12.3 billion in wind generation in Iowa since 2004.More: MidAmerican Will be First to Create Enough Wind Energy to Cover 100% of Consumer Use MidAmerican Plans for 100% Wind by 2021
Morea Baru is not a new name in the PNG sports industry, however, this young Hanuabada lad is about to make a bigger name for himself and the country when he takes centre stage tomorrow (today) at the Oceania Championship in Fiji.Baru has his eyes set on the 2016 Rio Olympics and there is no doubt of his capabilities.Trukai Industries General Manager-Sales and Marketing, Andrew Daubney, said:“Baru has been training extremely hard in New Caledonia. I have no doubt that he will make PNG proud when he lifts today. He has done his best to win a bronze last October at the 2015 Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Championships held at Pune, in India. But if results from his XV Games gold medal win and topping the Australian International Open are any indication, I have no doubt this young man will produce some great results.Both the 2015 Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Championships and the 2015 World Championships have been stepping stones to achieving bigger dreams this year.”Alongside Baru in Fiji are two other hopefuls and PNG’s Pacific Games gold medallist, Thelma Toua and Fred Oala, who are hoping to qualify for the Rio Olympics.Following a successful bid during the Australian International Open in March this year, where he finished on top by lifting a total of 291kg (Snatch 126kg and Clean & Jerk 165kg), Baru currently ranks 10th in the world, in the 62kg category, making him a champion in Oceania.Just this year, Baru signed up to be an ambassador of PNG’s number one rice distributor.Earning a gold medal tomorrow (today) means a K5,000 reward from Trukai Industries, as part of the company’s incentive, similar to last year’s incentive during the XV Pacific Games. Another K50,000 is also up for grabs if he goes as far as Rio and strikes gold.“As a major sponsor of the PNG Weightlifting Federation, Trukai Industries would like to wish all our three lifters the best during the Oceania Championship in Fiji, this week,” said Dubney.“We are proud to be associated with an elite sport that’s putting PNG on the map and representing Trukai, as positive brand ambassadors,” added Daubney.