31 Dec
2020

BNEF: Corporate Renewable Investments Are Soaring

first_imgBNEF: Corporate Renewable Investments Are Soaring FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:AT&T Inc. and Walmart Inc. are among 36 businesses, government agencies and universities that have agreed to buy 3.3 gigawatts of wind and solar power so far this year. That’s on track to shatter the previous high of 4.8 gigawatts of disclosed deals last year, according to a report Monday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.One of the key reasons is that smaller companies are more comfortable doing these deals now. “There’s a blueprint now,” said Kyle Harrison, a New York-based analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “So it’s a lot easier for other companies to do it.” In addition to the 4.8 gigawatts in announced deals last year, BNEF also estimates 600 megawatts of undisclosed contracts were signed in Asia.The gains are also due to local renewables program and growing demand in international markets like Mexico and Australia.Google and other big technology companies have driven the trend, but the pool of clean-power buyers is deepening. Smaller companies have benefited from growing standardization in the ways companies agree to buy clean energy. Sometimes these companies are recruited to buy wind and solar power from the same power plant as larger buyers that function “like anchor tenants,” Harrison said.More: Businesses Are Buying More Renewable Power Than Ever Beforelast_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

NHL Playoffs 2019: Jets score three goals in four minutes en route to Game 3 win over Blues

first_imgAt the five-minute mark of the second period, with St. Louis sporting a 1-0 lead, Kevin Hayes ignited the action for Winnipeg by sneaking a long-range wrist shot past Binnington to tie the game. The goal was his first of the series and third postseason goal of his career.Just under three minutes later, Patrik Laine scored for the third straight game to give the Blues the lead with a wrister just inches from the net.  The ensuing minute and 10 seconds saw three players enter the penalty box to give the Jets a one-man advantage, and Kyle Connor surprised Binnington with a laser that snuck over his left shoulder for Connor’s first of the playoffs.Winnipeg’s four-minute onslaught in Game 3 matched the team’s goal total from the previous game and gave the Jets the first multi-goal lead of the series for either team. Not to be discouraged, the Blues scored twice in the final period of play, but the high-flying Jets went one better with a second-straight three-goal frame as they ended with six goals on the night.The @NHLJets have scored six goals in a road playoff game for the second time in franchise history. The other: Game 5 of the 2018 Second Round. #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/saKhQvY4mq— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 15, 2019The 6-3 victory gives Winnipeg its first win of the series. The Jets will look to even the series up with the teams meet again on Tuesday. The biggest storyline heading into Sunday’s Game 3 between the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues was the outstanding play between the pipes by Blues’ rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington.The Jets, down two games in the series, decided to remind the rookie which team went to the Western Conference Finals last year and pumped three goals past him in just four minutes during the second period of Sunday’s contest.last_img read more

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