Scatec Solar completes second 65MW PV project in Malaysia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Compelo:Norwegian solar plants developer Scatec Solar and its partners have begun commercial operations of the 65MW Jasin solar plant in Malaysia.Scatec Solar said that this is the second of the three 65MW solar plants under completion by the company in Malaysia. The solar plant is located in the south-west of Peninsular Malaysia and is expected to generate about 94,000MWh of clean electricity per year, which will be enough to power more than 31,000 households, while avoiding about 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.Scatec Solar CEO Raymond Carlsen said: “We are pleased to have reached commercial operation for the Jasin solar plant, doubling our assets in operation to 130 MW in Malaysia. South East Asia continues to be a key market for us, and we expect that the Government of Malaysia will maintain high ambitions for the deployment of renewable energy in the country.”In December 2016, the company entered the country’s large-scale solar energy market by partnering with local ITRAMAS-led consortium which signed three 21-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the country’s electricity utility. Through the partnership, three solar plants with 197MW will be realized, with a total investment of MYR 1.24bn ($293m).After connecting the solar project to the grid, Scatec Solar has 714MW in operation and another 941MW under construction.More: Scatec Solar begins commercial operations at 65MW Malaysian solar plant
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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 56-year-old Shirley man was fatally hit by a minivan while walking on the Southern State Parkway in North Merrick on Monday morning.New York State police said Peter Perri was walking in the roadway when he was hit by an eastbound Honda Odyssey near exit 23 for Meadowbrook Road shortly after 6 a.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, who was note charged, was treated for minor injuries at Nassau University Medical Center.The eastbound lanes of the parkway was closed for hours while investigators were on the scene. Troopers are continuing the investigation and ask any witnesses to call them 631-756-3300.
by: Kelly McCartneyAs the U.S. continues to recover from the financial crisis started over seven years ago, the prospect of “too big to fail” banks still lingers because no real reforms have been made in the financial sector.But what if that change started at the grassroots level? What if average citizens took their money out of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citibank and put it in local credit unions?Well, this is already happening. Last year saw the largest increase in credit union membership in 25 years. Why? Because unlike big banks, credit unions are not-for-profit, cooperative, tax exempt organizations that are owned by their depositors. They exist to serve their depositor-owners, not shareholders as in the case of big banks. This enables them to offer lower fees and higher interest rates than big banks all while offering the same services. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Unfair or unfair competition is present in all markets, including the world of tourism. Unfair competition harms other renters, but also the guests themselves. Unfair competition in the tourism industry most often means the performance of tourism activities by unregistered natural and legal entities. The consequences are multiple, both for honest landlords and for the state itself, due to non-payment of taxes, contributions and the outflow of money from Croatia. It should be noted that, although unregistered, such renters take full advantage of online advertising through platforms such as Booking.com or Airbnb. That is one of the reasons why Airbnb, as it says Business diary, sent an e-mail to its hosts in Croatia warning them to report and pay rent tax on time, because otherwise they could easily be discovered. In this way, Airbnb wants to make its renters aware, but also to build a better image with national and city authorities, who accuse them around the world of encouraging tax evasion. With the start of last year’s tourist season, we wrote on enhanced inspections to catch illegal renters. It was announced that inspectors will be assisted by the central information system eVisitor, where all renters must register, and illegal renters will be compared with data and ads on the strongest booking portals, such as Booking.com and Airbnb.com. Inspectors are, as it says Jutarnji list, performed 78 inspections, and in as many as 66 cases they discovered illegal tourist rent. Such a high success rate is not accidental. Obviously, comparing data from eVisitor and online accommodation service platforms gives excellent results.
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19 Andress St, McDowall.AFTER 18 months at her McDowall home, Sarah Walker says personal reasons have prompted the sale of the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property.The tri-level property at 19 Andress St is in a quiet neighbourhood, which Ms Walker has enjoyed.“It’s a really family-orientated area, which drew me here,” she said.Ms Walker, who has a 12-year-old son, said there was plenty of space for him to spread out.“The split-level living allows him to have his own space,” she said.19 Andress St, McDowall. 19 Andress St, McDowall.With two living areas, Ms Walker, who works in financial services, said there was plenty of space for bigger families and allowed for separate living.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenOpen for inspection: what to look out for01:40The property, on a 900sq m lot, was designed to meet the natural contour of the block.The home has a north-easterly aspect with wide verandas to sit and enjoy the cool breezes and elevated aspect.19 Andress St, McDowall.Madeleine Hicks Real Estate selling agent Madeleine Hicks said there was a fully fitted-out hair salon with five work stations.However she said if working from home was not your thing, buyers could convert it into a granny flat for extended family and friends. There is two-car accommodation as well as side access for a caravan or boat.Other features within the home include a study, airconditioning, and a central kitchen.The property is a 15-minute walk to the Chermside Reserve, a short drive to Westfield Chermside, Everton Park State School and McDowall State School. 19 Andress St, McDowall.Ms Walker’s favourite spot to chill out is the back deck.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“There’s views looking out Samford way,” Ms Walker said.“It’s a great spot to have friends over for barbecues and gatherings.”19 Andress St, McDowall.
Belgian pension funds achieved a return of 1.45% on their investments in the first half of 2016, with the UK vote to leave the European Union having had a “very negative” impact on the financial markets, although they stabilised after, according to PensioPlus, Belgium’s occupational pension fund association.The survey was of a representative sample of Belgian pension funds with €23.4bn in total assets under management, representing around 60% of second-pillar funds in Belgium; the results were presented late last week.The 1.45% figure is the average weighted return.Inflation was reportedly 1.69% for the first half of the year, which lead to a loss of 0.23% in real terms. Philippe Neyt, president at PensioPlus, told IPE the rate of inflation was exceptionally high and “one of the highest in Europe”.He explained that the high rate was propelled by a jump in value-added tax on electricity from 6% to 21%.Inflation is expected to fall, to between 1.87% and 2.2%, depending on the source.PensioPlus noted that the results of its survey reflected the situation seven days after the UK referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union, a vote the association said had a “very negative” impact on the financial markets and, as a result, on investment returns.However, markets have stabilised since then, it said, adding that the weighted average return on investments since the beginning of 2016 would have been 4.56% as at the end of August.PensioPlus said its survey showed the returns to be principally due to a fall in interest rates that increased the value of fixed income investments.In equities, ex euro-zone stocks made a strong positive contribution.In 2015, Belgian pension funds posted a full-year return of 4.48%, with the real return at 2.86%.This is also based on a survey conducted by PensioPlus.This year, as at the end of June, Belgian pension funds’ asset allocation was split 35% equities, 45% bonds, 5% real estate, 2% liquid assets and 13% ‘other’ investments.With regard to “persistent low interest rates”, Neyt told IPE the “vicious circle had to be broken”.He noted that pension funds from Canada and Australia had countered the problem by making significant investments in infrastructure, including in Belgium, such as in Brussels airport and Elia, Belgium’s electricity transmission system.Belgian pension funds, according to Neyt, are invested in infrastructure funds such as TINC/DG.Neyt also addressed the subject of pan-European pensions funds, saying that Belgium had attracted two-thirds of funds that had moved, which made the country Europe’s predominant location for setting up cross-border pension vehicles.Pension funds and employers that have chosen Belgium as their base include RESAVER, the European Commission-backed second-pillar scheme for researchers, and Alcon, BP, Chevron, CITCO, Euroclear, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Pfizer and Sanofi.Neyt attributed this to Belgium’s legislation being fully in line with the EU IORP II Directive, with its flexible governance framework, and noted that the Belgian government had overcome a major hurdle relating to the deduction of withholding tax.The Belgian council of ministers recently passed a bill that clarifies the tax and administrative treatment of cross-border pensions. Changing pension attitudesThe PensioPlus returns survey coincided with multi-employer first-pillar pension fund Ogeo announcing the results of its latest annual opinion survey.Ogeo said the survey showed a “significant change in Belgians’ attitudes to their pensions”.For example, whereas in 2014 7% of respondents intended to retire after 65, in the latest survey, this increased to 28%.The survey showed that 63% of Belgians are in favour of the establishing a compulsory supplementary pension. Just under two-thirds of private sector workers support such a system, with public sector workers slightly less positively inclined (54% are in favour).Only 44% of working people in Belgium have a supplementary pension scheme with their employer, 36% of which are women and 55% men, according to the survey.
A Navantia Australia team led by chairman Warren King and managing director Donato Martinez, held discussions with Western Australia industry players on opportunities including LNG carrier repairs. West Australian senator Linda Reynolds said, “there is a significant opportunity for Western Australia to become a regional leader in the sustainment and maintenance of LNG vessels in conjunction with the sustainment of the future naval fleet.”Discussions with the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation included the potential for an LNG carrier repair capability in the state, as well as WA’s substantial naval sustainment and maritime industry.“With Navantia Australia’s expertise in LNG carrier repair in Spain, we are optimistic about the opportunity to work with WA industry to establish a similar capability here,” King said.Navantia’s Ferrol shipyard is a major player in the European LNG carrier repair industry, one of six shipyards which account for over 94 percent of global LNG carrier repairs, the company’s statement reads.King noted that a number of West Australian companies that have been identified as potential suppliers for the Future Frigate program also have capabilities which provide natural synergies for LNG carrier repair and other opportunities.