Body found during searches for missing Donegal woman

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Body found during searches for missing Donegal woman Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – May 19, 2020 Gardai have confirmed that a body has been found during searches for a missing West Donegal woman.43 year old Colleen Magnar had been missing from the Derrybeg area since Sunday.Searches have now been stood down. Pinterest Previous articleInishowen sees ‘big increase’ in joyridingNext articleMI cancel National Rally and Forestry Championships News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitterlast_img read more

BNEF: Costs for offshore wind, battery storage have dropped sharply in past year

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:The price of offshore wind power has plunged by a third in just a year, said analysts at BloombergNEF, as its latest benchmark prices for new projects also tracked lower onshore wind and solar cost-of-energy as equipment prices fell.New-build offshore wind has seen the fastest cost fall of any renewable energy source, according to BNEF’s second-half 2019 global benchmark price of $78/MWh – down 32% on the same stage in 2018 and 12% from the first half of the year. “New offshore wind projects throughout Europe now deploy turbines up to 10MW, unlocking Capex and Opex savings,” said the research group. European auctions are now contracting projects into the 2020s on a zero-subsidy basis or at rates below $50/MWh, as seen in the recent UK CfD round, while the turbine sector continued to up-size with the completion of the first 12MW Haliade-X this month.BNEF’s onshore wind benchmarks of $47/MWh for new-build onshore wind and $51/MWh for PV projects are down 6% and 11% respectively from the first half of 2019, which the researchers said is “mainly down to cheaper equipment” with a 7% average decline in wind turbine prices since last year.The research group suggests some ultra-low prices are achievable for “best in class” renewables projects financed this half in some geographies. In Brazil, India, Mexico and Texas it reckons costs can reach $26-31/MWh for onshore wind, while PV will get as low as $27/MWh in India, Chile and Australia.Storage has also seen a cost decline, said BNEF, estimating $186/MWh for battery storage with four-hour duration, down 35% since early 2018.More: Offshore wind power price plunges by a third in a year: BNEF BNEF: Costs for offshore wind, battery storage have dropped sharply in past yearlast_img read more