Renewables supplied 45.8% of Spain’s electricity in first half of ’18

first_imgRenewables supplied 45.8% of Spain’s electricity in first half of ’18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:A combination of good meteorological conditions in the first half of 2018 has led Spain to cover 45.8% of the electricity demand on its grid via renewable energy sources (the figure excludes the Balearic and Canary Islands).Wind energy systems were the peninsula’s primary source of electricity, covering 22.6% of its electricity demand, the highest penetration of any type of energy, renewable or not. “Compared with the first six months of 2017, wind production has increased by 10.4%,” added the REE.Hydropower also grew by a staggering 74% in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, which was a particularly dry year. From January to June 2018, hydro energy systems generated 20,821 GWh, which corresponds to 16.9% of the total demand.Solar energy contributed an additional 4.6% in the same period, comprising 3% PV power and 1.6% of electricity generated by solar thermal systems.Taking into account the contribution of nuclear energy, which supplied 20.6% to the Spanish mainland’s electricity demand, and the second highest electricity contribution after this, wind, REE says that “technologies that do not emit CO2 into the atmosphere represented 67.5% of the generation of the first half of the year.”More: Spain covers 45.8% of H1 2018 electricity demand with renewableslast_img read more

Police probe Karius death threats after UCL misery

first_img0Shares0000Loris Karius was subjected to vile abuse after his blunders cost Liverpool the Champions League © AFP / Sergei SUPINSKYLONDON, United Kingdom, May 27 – Police are investigating after Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius was subjected to death threats and vile abuse on social media after his costly mistakes condemned his side to a painful Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid.Karius was responsible for two of Real’s goals in their 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday. The 24-year-old German threw the ball into Real forward Karim Benzema and it bounced back into the net for the opening goal.He then allowed Gareth Bale’s harmless shot to squirm through his hands for Real’s third goal in the closing minutes.Karius was in tears after the final whistle and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt bad for the player he signed from Mainz in 2016.No Liverpool players went to console Karius, who was pictured covering his face while disembarking the team’s plane when it arrived back at John Lennon Airport on Sunday morning.Karius had apologised after the match for his mistakes, but that didn’t stop furious Liverpool fans from making sick threats to the keeper and his family.Posts included a commenter saying he hoped Karius died of cancer, while another read: “I hope your whole family dies” and one even said “I’ll murder your girl”.A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police told the Daily Telegraph that officers were investigating the abuse.“The force takes social media posts of this nature extremely seriously and any offences identified will be investigated,” she said.“Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users than any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated.”By the time he returned home on Sunday, Karius was still in turmoil as he tried to come to terms with his woeful display in the biggest game of his life.Without making reference to the abuse, he took to Twitter himself to again say sorry for his nightmare performance.“Haven’t really slept until now. The scenes are still running through my head again and again. I’m infinitely sorry to my team-mates, for you fans, and for all the staff,” he tweeted.“I know that I messed it up with the two mistakes and let you all down.“As I said I’d just like to turn back the time but that’s not possible.“It’s even worse as we all felt that we could have beaten Real Madrid and we were in the game for a long time.“Thank you to our unbelievable fans who came to Kiev and held my back, even after the game.“I don’t take that for granted and once again it showed me what a big family we are. Thank you and we will come back stronger.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WOMAN WITH STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS KILLED IN AUSTRALIA

first_imgA woman with strong Donegal connections has been killed following a tragic accident in Australia.Kathleen Peat was knocked off her bike and killed on St Stephen’s Day as she trained for a triathlon with her husband near Adelaide.Kathleen, 48, was the daughter of Mary Heraghty from Fanad. Her uncle Humphrey Friel from Fanad said the family were devastated by Kathleen’s sudden and unfortunate death. WOMAN WITH STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS KILLED IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: January 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentAustraliaKATHLEEN PEATkilledlast_img read more