Italy’s Enel says renewables powering growth in its 2018 profits

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Windpower Monthly:Renewable energy was the main driver behind Enel’s growth in operating profit, the power firm stated, and was its largest recipient of investment in the first nine months of the year.The Italian company’s reported earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) rose 6% year-on-year to €12.1 billion between 1 January and 30 September. It stated that this increase was “mainly driven by renewables”, and that – along with networks – clean energy sources contributed €670 million of earnings in this period.Enel increased its capital expenditure on renewables by 32% year-on-year, and with an investment of €2.65 billion, clean energy received more than any other business line as it did in 2017.The power company installed 3.3GW of new renewable energy capacity in the last 12 months, it stated. This total includes 613MW of new wind power capacity commissioned by its subsidiary Enel Green Power in the first nine months of 2018, including a 132MW project in Peru – the country’s largest wind farm.It also added hydro (62MW) geothermal (1MW) and ‘solar and others’ (1,112MW), but no new nuclear, coal, combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT), or oil and gas during this period.Enel’s wind fleet reached 7,438MW at the end of the third quarter: 8.75% of its 84,932MW total capacity. Hydro, coal, CCGT and oil and gas all had larger shares of this total. The Italian power company had 3,279MW of wind projects under construction (1,773MW) or ready to build (1,506MW) at end of Q3, more than any other power source.More: Clean energy ‘main driver’ of Enel’s earnings Italy’s Enel says renewables powering growth in its 2018 profitslast_img read more

Elian Gonzalez All Grown Up and embracing Fatherhood

first_imgProtests, demonstrations and rallies were held in both countries, on both sides of the issue.Gonzalez was found on Thanksgiving Day 1999 in an inner tube off the South Florida coast after his mother and nine others died trying to escape Cuba. He lived with relatives in Little Havana for several turbulent months. His aunt wanted him to stay in the US per his mother’s wishes. US Immigration officials and FBI agents, armed with tear gas and guns, eventually seized the boy during a terrifying middle-of-the-night raid on Easter weekend. Elian Gonzalez is held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, one of the two men who rescued the boy from the ocean, right, as government officials search the home of Lazaro Gonzalez for the young boy, in the early morning, in this April 22, 2000 file photo, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)The boy was reunited with his father and has grown up in Cuba where he now plans to become a father himself. Elian Gonzalez says he is going to be a papa. In a Father’s Day Facebook post, Gonzalez said his own father, who famously brought him back from Miami to Cuba, is his inspiration. On Father’s Day, Elian Gonzalez announces he will soon be a Dad. Muchas felicidades Elian. https://t.co/QgtYVDYjxw— Patrick Oppmann CNN (@CNN_Oppmann) June 21, 2020last_img read more

”I would exchange the MVP title for the gold medal in China” – Giannis Antetokounmpo

first_imgView this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram It’s not every day an NBA player would be heard wishing to trade his NBA Most Valuable Player award for a FIBA Basketball World Cup title, but that’s exactly what Giannis Antetokounmpo is thinking.Giannis is set to become the first player to see action at the World Cup right after capturing the prestigious MVP award, and to do so for a Greek program that has seen a lot of success at this level is nothing short of significant. The 24-year-old didn’t mince his words as he expressed his desire to shock the world this year.”I would exchange the MVP title for the gold medal in China,” he declared. Προτίμηση; Στη σειρά και σοβαρούς ή σε λίγο πιο… ελεύθερο στυλ; Όπως κι αν είναι, #HellasGotGame! #FIBAWC #HellasBasketball FIBA Basketball World Cup FIBA 🏀🇬🇷 (photo InTime, @yorgosmatthaios )A post shared by Hellenic Basketball Federation (@hellenicbf) on Aug 4, 2019 at 4:52am PDTDubbed the “Greek Freak,” Giannis has had a profound impact on the game these past few years, rising from a big question mark in the NBA Draft 2013 to become arguably the best player on the planet right now.In just six NBA seasons and at just 24 years of age, Giannis has blossomed into an unstoppable force, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their best record since the 1980-1981 season and clinching their first number one seed in 45 years.Still, despite all that he has achieved, Giannis knows that the ripples of his growth and stardom go way beyond the confines of the NBA. Back in Greece, the 6ft 11in (2.11m) wingman has become an icon for anyone hoping to emerge from obscurity and reach the pinnacle of excellence.That’s why for Giannis, putting the Hellas kit on is an unparalleled experience, and that’s why winning the World Cup would be his brightest crowning glory yet.”I always feel something special when playing for the national team,” he explained. “When you are starting the tournament and listening to the national anthem, the emotions can’t be described. After the first basket, the first plays, it is an amazing experience and every time I feel as proud as the first time. The feeling of winning with the national team is incredible, and I have said before that I will always be part of the team, as long as I am healthy like this summer.”Another element that adds meaning to this year’s World Cup campaign is the fact that Giannis will be with two of his siblings in the national pool: older brother Thanasis and younger brother Kostas. The former has been on an NBA and EuroLeague journeyman and will be Giannis’s teammate in Milwaukee for the 2019-20 NBA season, while the latter is expected to see action for the Los Angeles Lakers. This is how we roll babe! #NikosGikasVoiceA post shared by Giannis Antetokounmpo (@giannis_an34) on Aug 5, 2019 at 3:02am PDTBefore all that, though, the three Antetokounmpo brothers will be focused on one thing – leading Greece as far as they can in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, where the table has been set for what seems like one of the most wide open races for the title of world’s best. “We’re just trying to encourage each other and get better,” Giannis shared. “It is an incredible feeling that all three of us are together. We have worked very hard to get here and to achieve this. That’s why I know that our mother is proud, as is our father, who I’m sure is watching us from the heavens.”Greece, of course, made headlines the last time the World Cup was held in Asia after they beat Team USA in the Semi-Finals of the World Cup 2006 in Saitama, Japan. Back then, Giannis was not even 12 years old, but now he’s all grown up and ready to be the face of Hellas as they aim to stun the global basketball community on an even bigger scale.The Greeks have been drawn into Group F at the World Cup, where they will face Montenegro, Brazil and New Zealand in succession. All Group F fixtures will be played at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park.last_img read more

SPANISH QUEEN, CONSUMER CREDIT PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 AMERICAN OAKS; BALTAS & BROWN, WHO SADDLES THREE, SQUARE OFF IN 1 ¼ MILES TURF FIXTURE FOR THREE YEAR OLD FILLIES

first_imgPLETCHER TRAINEE FEATHERED SHIPS WEST FROM KENTUCKY FOLLOWING GRADE III TURF WIN ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2015)–Locally based Spanish Queen and New York invader Consumer Credit head a field of seven three year old fillies set to go a mile and a quarter on turf in the Grade I, $400,000 American Oaks at Santa Anita.Trained by red-hot Richard Baltas, California-bred Spanish Queen comes off a dazzling 1 ½ length win in the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf Honeymoon Stakes on May 3, which was only her third career start. A first-out one mile turf maiden winner versus statebreds March 5, the Tribal Rule filly was subsequently second, beaten a neck, in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles turf Providencia Stakes in her second start.Owned by her breeders, Jack Nakkashian, Harry Bederian and Harout Kamberian, Spanish Queen, like the remainder of the field, will be trying a mile and a quarter for the first time on Saturday. With two win from her three starts, she has earnings of $183,600.Conditioned by Chad Brown, Consumer Credit comes off a narrow minor stakes win going 1 1/16 miles over a yielding turf at Aqueduct April 23 and, with four wins from seven starts, would appear to have a considerable conditioning edge over Spanish Queen. Second, beaten three quarters of a length in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles turf Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs March 7, the Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready was a one length winner of the Grade III, one mile turf Sweetest Chant Stakes at Gulfstream three starts back on Jan. 24.Owned by Gary Barber, Brous Stable, LLC and Wachtel Stable, Consumer Credit, who will be piloted by Flavien Prat, is 7-4-2-0 overall with earnings of $255,445.Brown will also send out a pair of recent turf allowance winners, Strict Compliance, who comes off a nose allowance win going 1 3/16 miles over soft turf at Keeneland April 19 and Mrs McDougal, who exits a 7 ¼ length win going one mile on a “good” turf at Aqueduct on April 24.A Florida-bred filly by Into Mischief, Strict Compliance has two wins and a second from three starts. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, Mrs McDougal also has two wins from three starts on turf.Trainer Todd Pletcher will be represented by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Feathered, who comes off a gate to wire win in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs May 1, which was her first start on turf. A close fourth in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies five starts back Nov. 1, the Indian Charlie filly was subsequently second to eventual Eclipse Champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi in the Grade I Starlet at Los Alamitos Dec. 13. With an overall mark of 8-2-2-1, she has earnings of $400,974, the most of any Oaks entrant.Second to Spanish Queen in the Grade II Honeymoon, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Sharla Rae has more game-day experience than anyone else in the field and she’ll try to turn the tables on Spanish Queen in her 11th career start. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Afleet Alex, Sharla Rae was third two starts back in the Grade III, one mile Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park March 21.Owned by W.C. Racing, Sharla Rae has run at six different tracks and has one second place finish from two tries on grass. She is 10-4-1-1 overall with earnings of $223,545.The complete field for the Grade I American Oaks, to be run as the fifth race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Strict Compliance, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Spanish Queen, Brice Blanc, 123; Dating Lady Luck, Corey Nakatani, 118; Feathered, Tyler Baze, 118; Sharla Rae, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Mrs McDougal, Gary Stevens, 118 and Consumer Credit, Flavien Prat, 118.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more