INRG wins approval for 17 MW solar farm on former airfield site in U.K.

first_imgINRG wins approval for 17 MW solar farm on former airfield site in U.K.INRG Solar has won approval for a 17 MW solar PV park on the site of a disused World War II airbase in Turweston, Buckinghamshire, in southern England. October 7, 2013 pv magazine Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share British solar company INRG Solar will construct a 17 MW PV plant in Buckinghamshire after winning approval from the local council. The project will generate sufficient electricity for 4,000 homes in the area, saving an estimated 3,000 tonnes of carbon annually. A report released by Aylesbury Vale District Council, which granted the planning permission, says: “Landscape value is considered low in its present form and it is therefore considered the proposed change would not result in a significant degree of harm to its landscape value.” Ian Gannon, director of INRG Solar, said: “Our aim is to enhance the ecology of the sites we develop and limit the impact of our solar farms on the character of the local area. We always try to engage with local residents and have a balanced and informed conversation with local people.”The western end of the site still operates as a civil aerodrome. “Construction of the project,” Gannon told pv magazine, “will start in six to eight weeks‘ time, and funding is secured.” The company isn’t willing to share financial or technical details at this stage, although additional information will be shared in the following weeks, confirmed Gannon. INRG Solar has a pipeline in excess of 300MW, which will be completed over the next two years. The company is committed to the U.K. market for the next three years, with projects and capacity secured well into 2016.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. 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Nuclear regulator comments on fees for site license applications

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Finance and Policy Previous articleNuclear power won’t be silencedNext articleKenya Power to blacklist various contractors for substandard works Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. BRICS Image credit: Stock The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has issued a public statement noting that members of the media may have exaggerated and misinformed the public concerning the payment of Nuclear Installation Site Licence fees by Eskom to the NNR.The regulator highlighted one area of misinformation reported in the media concerns the statement that “the payment will secure Eskom a nuclear installation site licence (NISL) for Thuyspunt.”The regulator stressed: “This statement is incorrect and the NNR can confirm that payment of application fees by any applicant to the NNR does not automatically secure a nuclear authorisation.”Orion Phillips, Regulatory Executive Nuclear Power Plants, explained: “The NNR carries out work in terms of a licence fee levied on a cost recovery basis for work performed by technical experts in the field of meteorology, oceanography, and geo-hydrology.“In this instance, the fees paid by Eskom will be for the review of the safety characteristics of the site to determine safety aspects such as seismic safety, emergency preparedness, potential dose to members of the public living within the vicinity of the site, and the environmental impact from a radiation safety perspective.”The NNR’s internal review of the mentioned application is at an advanced stage and once completed, the NNR will continue with the second stage of its public participation process at an appropriate time. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generationlast_img read more

Suspect in custody after he’s caught on camera impersonating police officer: Authorities

first_img(2 of 2) Here are an actual Wheaton Police Detective shield & Wheaton Police star for reference. Wheaton Police Officers/Detectives will always identify themselves by uniform or credentials. Residents may call the police department at 630-260-2161 to verify an officer’s identity. pic.twitter.com/nYiBOSU6D3— City of Wheaton (@CityOfWheaton) June 5, 2019Wheaton police did not immediately announce charges.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. (1 of 2) Wheaton Police are investigating reports of this individual impersonating a police officer/detective on June 3 & 4. These images show the suspect Wheaton Police are seeking, a white male in his 20s displaying a badge. Anyone with info should call Lt. Cooley 630-260-2077. pic.twitter.com/U2EIyf7WoR— City of Wheaton (@CityOfWheaton) June 5, 2019“Hi, sorry to bother you so late,” the man says in one homeowner video obtained by Chicago ABC affiliate WLS. The man introduced himself as an investigator with the Winfield Police Department.The suspect asked residents “various police-related questions” but didn’t make threats or try to go into the homes, said police in Wheaton, about 30 miles west of Chicago.“Here are an actual Wheaton Police Detective shield & Wheaton Police star for reference,” the police department said via Twitter. “Wheaton Police Officers/Detectives will always identify themselves by uniform or credentials.” City of Wheaton(WHEATON, Penn.) — A man is in custody after Illinois police say he was caught on homeowners’ cameras impersonating a police officer.Two other suspects were also taken into custody Thursday and Wheaton police say they are looking for a fourth person who may be involved.The impersonator, described as being in his 20s, had a fake badge and a police scanner or scanner app on his phone when he approached homes in the Chicago area on Monday and Tuesday, authorities said.last_img read more

Social Media Coordinator & Designer

first_imgDevelops social mediapolicies and procedures to ensure responsible use of the FLC brandand provide leadership to diffuse social media throughout the FLCculture.    One or more year ofprofessional design experience, including proficiency in graphicdesign, digital art, a sensitivity to typography, color, layout,and materials/textures.   Full competency with theAdobe Creative Cloud (specifically Illustrator,Photoshop, & InDesign)   Strong organizational,time management, and project management skills.   Evidence of creativeproblem solving.   A demonstratedcommitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, aswell as working with broadly diverse communities  Preferred Qualifications Basic socialmedia photography and videography experience.   Experience runningsocial media advertising campaigns across multipleplatforms.    Two or more years ofprofessional social media experience.   Two or more years ofprofessional design experience.     Application materials receivedby May23, 2021, will receivefull consideration. Position will remain open untilfilled.  ADAAAccommodations  Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA AmendmentsAct of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation uponrequest to enable the person to complete an employment assessment.To request an accommodation, pleasecontact Kristin Polens byphone 970-247-7459 or email [email protected] atleast five business days before the assessment date to allow us toevaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may beasked to provide additional information, including medicaldocumentation, regarding functional limitations and type ofaccommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this informationavailable well in advance of the assessment date.   * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 ofthe Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination onthe basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiriesabout the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis Collegemay be directed to FLC’s Title IX Coordinator and/or to theAssistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department ofEducation.   Equal Opportunity   Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race,age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexualorientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domesticstatus, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or geneticinformation. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall beextended to all persons. The College shall promote equalopportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts toincrease the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The Collegeis dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralisticfaculty and staff committed to teaching and working in amulticultural environment.  To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make anappointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.  Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  Molly Wieser  230 Skyhawk Station  1000 Rim Drive  Durango, Colorado 81301  (970) 247-7241 [email protected]  Other discrimination questions?   Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  David Pirrone  192 Education Business Hall  1000 Rim Drive  Durango, Colorado 81301  (970) 247-7182 [email protected]  Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy,sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crimestatistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, andcampus/community resources can be found in the AnnualSecurity and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies areavailable upon request.  Designs digital andprint components of major projects, including: news site graphicsand interactive material, admission recruitment material,advancement philanthropy campaigns, alumni outreach, collegeadvertising, and social media.   Utilizing social mediafor broader campus communications to current students for regularand urgent topics.    Adheres to brandmanagement and interprets established brand into newformats.    The successful candidate will be required to submitoriginal, official college transcripts,  and pass a background check.  Creates creative andcompelling content, or supervision of content creation, for allplatforms, including Facebook, Instagram (Feed, Stories, IGTV),Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, and more.   Monitors mentions andbranded and non-branded keywords for opportunities to engage withusers and responds in a timely fashion.   Educates campusconstituents (staff, faculty, and students) about what they need toknow to be successful and ensure messaging reflects institutionalpositioning.   Monitors publications,blogs, and competitor institutions to identify shifting trends andopportunities in social media and communication.   Continually assessesemerging technologies and new ways of using existing technologiesto tell the College’s story.    Produces and remediatesdigitally accessible materials in accordance with FLCstandards.  Perform other duties asassigned  Work Conditions The work environment characteristics described here arerepresentative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential functions.  Moderate noise(i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, lighttraffic).   Position Summary This position develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates acollege-wide social media program, internal and external, thatfully supports the college’s mission and brand development,strengthens campus culture, and bolsters recruitment, retention,enrollment, and fundraising activities. The position also assistsin supporting the visual brand of Fort Lewis College across printand digital platforms. This includes creative design and visualbrand management for the College’s primary branding, majorcampaigns, magazine, and marketing projects, as well as messagingdesign for Alumni, Advancement, Admission, and other institutionaloutreach, recruitment, and reputation-buildingendeavors.   Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree froman accredited college or university in Art, Design, InteractiveDesign, Marketing, Communications, Social Media, Tourism,Hospitality, Business, or a relevant field.   One or more year ofprofessional social media experience, including strategy,scheduling tools, and competency across multipleplatforms.   center_img Resume Names and contactinformation for three current, professionalreferences Submit materials as one PDF file viaemail to:  Ability to work in aconfined area.  Ability to sit at acomputer terminal for an extended period of time.  Occasional inside andoutside tabling at events as part of photo and video contentcreation for social media needs  Compensation  Salary is $45,000 plus acomprehensive benefits package.   Source, coordinate,design, order, and manage swag for campus-wide usage.   Works with externalthird-party contractors and product vendors on institutionalprojects.   Manages and mentorsStudent Marketing Team social media interns. Manages FLCInfluencers and Brand Ambassadors programs, including identifyingand hiring students, and generating metrics for compensation andproving value.    Demonstrates acommitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, aswell as working with broadly diverse communities  Maintains knowledge andawareness of digital accessibility including the American withDisabilities Act and Section 508.   Application Process A complete application packet includes: Cover letter addressinginterest and qualifications for position  [email protected]  Conceptualizes andcoordinates internal social media campaigns to increase engagementin campus events.     Monitors and reportsmetrics regularly.    The College and theCommunity  FortLewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degreeprograms in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities,social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiringmountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historicDurango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desertSouthwest. We are committed to accessibleand high-quality baccalaureate education, and ourhallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students andfaculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challengeof experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states,17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Nativebackgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is athriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautifulAnimas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, thecommunity is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festiveatmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of theFour Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment,and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, andDallas.  Include detailsregarding how your personal and professional experiences allow youto encourage a learning environment grounded in equity andinclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort LewisCollege’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”  Experience in front linecustomer service.   Familiarity with theFort Lewis College culture.​   Major Responsibilities Refines and implements acampus-wide strategy around the use of social media.   last_img read more

Manhattan developers discreetly shopping bulk condo deals

first_imgWhile some developers would be happy to entertain such a deal if one came their way right now, bulk sales can completely transform a building, particularly if they bring in large numbers of renters. Some investors buy in bulk so they can rent out the units and sell them years later at a higher price. Others opt to hold the units empty to avoid the wear and tear of renting.Having an investor own a block of units in a building can also pose obstacles for existing owners when they look to sell, because prospective buyers may run into trouble getting loans.A condo mortgage questionnaire reviewed by TRD asked applicants whether a single entity or individual owned more than 10 percent of units in the building. An affirmative response to this question would pose a red flag, said a banker in the mortgage industry, because lenders prefer the stability of owner-occupied units, and enforce thresholds when considering loans.Still, because of the state of the luxury market, investor interest in bulk deals has been on the up. Last month, TRD reported that the Douglas Elliman sales team at HFZ Capital’s XI condo had discussed bulk-offering opportunities with at least two investors. A bulk-offering document prepared by the Elliman team included 10 units with a blended discount of almost 20 percent, or more than $7 million.Ankit Duggal, vice president of acquisition and debt investments at RockFarmer Properties, said his firm had scooped up bulk co-op shares after the last financial crisis, and he anticipated the pandemic would generate a similar rush.“Any time you see a crisis point is usually when you see an opportunity for some kind bulk buying,” he said.Jambu insisted that bulk deals don’t necessarily mean a project is in distress — a point disputed by others in the industry.Finding the right investor, though, can be a challenge, and one developer who spoke on the condition of anonymity said bulk deals in his experience rarely worked.“In a market where there isn’t movement and nothing is sold, most bulk buyers are looking for a significant discount and that sits below the lender’s release price,” he said. “So unless you have a lender aligned with a bulk sale, they tend not to happen.”And while rental plans are an obvious fallback, they don’t always make sense in the high-end market, according to Jambu. That’s because developers would have to make huge discounts for investors to achieve any decent rental revenue, and they would be better served finding an investor looking to buy the units and sell them sooner, he said.“With the general condo inventory in Manhattan that’s luxury, that’s over $2,000 a square foot, typically, the rental math just doesn’t work,” he said. “Unless you’re discounting at such a heavy level, which is close to 40 to 50 percent.”His advice for investors? “Buy and hold and sell.”Write to Sylvia Varnham O’Regan at [email protected] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now 269 West 87th StreetIt’s hard to sell one luxury apartment these days, but what about 20?In New York City, some developers are hoping to clear a glut of unsold units by offering bulk deals at discounted prices. It’s an uncommon move that comes as the city’s weak luxury market is further hobbled by the pandemic.Developers Simon Baron and Quadrum Global are offering a 10 percent discount on the 26 remaining units at their 38-unit Chamberlain condop on at 269 West 87th Street, according to a marketing document obtained by The Real Deal.In a pitch, Vickram Jambu’s team at Lee & Associates projected the remaining units could fetch between $900 and $1,600 per square foot on resale with a total projected value of $87 million. If a bulk buyer considered renting out the units, the team estimated the Chamberlain’s three vacant penthouses — priced between $4.5 million to $5.4 million — could fetch between $35,000 to $37,000 per month, or $108 per square foot.ADVERTISEMENTRepresentatives for both Simon Baron and Quadrum declined to comment. The development team, which in 2015 signed a $90 million ground lease for the site, was originally aiming for a $205 million sellout.Jambu declined to comment on the project, but said he had seen an uptick in interest in bulk deals overall.“Given the turbulence in the market recently, bulk-condo dispositions have become more of a popular topic between some of our clients as of late,” he said.Read moreContending with Manhattan’s condo crunchHFZ’s the XI has considered wholesale dealsOne in four NYC condos are sitting emptylast_img read more

WINNER’S PROFILE: Bojana Popović

first_imgLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Handball in Germany is played by 750.000 people Veszprem wait clash with Zagreb, Davis: This is Champions League Click to comment Related Items:bojana popovic handball, handball, HANDBALL WINNER ShareTweetShareShareEmailComments The uncrowned queen of handball courts in the 21st century, Bojana Popović (34), decided to hang up her boots after the Olympic games in London 2012, with the intention of being a leading star and eternal inspiration to all the young sportsmen as a sports director, not only to handball players, and not only in Montenegro. Born in Nis, she paved her way wearing a jersey of her favourite, the Tobacco Industry in Nis, TIN at the time, without saying that after the battle everyone is a general, and at the end of the 90’s the media and expert’s predictions were unmistakably unanimous about one thing, that she was a great potential, a girl of great capabilities. From “Cair” to “Moraca” and golden days of Danish handball, through coming back to Montenegro handball and all the way to Olympic heights in London, Bojana’s mentality of a winner, knocked down all her opponents, with the standing ovations of the audience, showing that the connection of a talent and marvellous worker is a winning combination. Handball exclusive has tried to tell a story of one of the most successful handball players of all times.(Read the full text on www.handball-exclusive.com) Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail France beat Norway with Pardin&Mahe in main role!last_img read more

EB14: Argon 18 Unveils Nitrogen Aero Road, E118 Next Tri & Krypton XRoad –…

first_imgArgon 18 has been rather busy, bringing about new bikes for all the hot pavement categories -adventure road, aero road and triathlon- and equipping them with some new components from TRP and, from the looks of it, Shimano.The biggest news is the all-new Nitrogen aero road bike, which incorporates all-new TRP linear pull road brakes. The frame utilizes many of their existing technologies and designs, including their HDS (Horizontal Dual System), which slices an imaginary line from the top of the head tube back to the rear dropout. Everything below that line is stiff and oversized, above it things are thinner and more compliant. The idea, now common, is to enhance power transfer without sacrificing comfort.It also uses their progressive sizing and integrated head tube spacers, albeit with an aero shape, to accommodate a wider variety of rider shapes and sizes. The bottom bracket gets a 75mm drop to put the rider’s center of gravity low and keeps the head tube height low for a stiffer front end and snappy handling. It’s all assembled with a 7003 HM nano-tech carbon, which brings the medium painted frame weight to just 960g. Hardware (+60g) and Di2 bits (+23g) add a little more. Fork weight is claimed at 366g when cut to fit a size medium frame.To get aero, they used smart tube shapes, hidden brakes and custom seat tube…UPDATED…with the real deal on that “new” Shimano Di2. Argon 18 codeveloped these new direct mount linear pull brakes with TRP, but they’ll be available to any manufacturer.Dubbed TTV Road, they get improved pad clearance over the original TTVs, which were designed for TT/Triathlon bikes. They also get linear springs rather than a coil spring and a two position cable noodle.The noodles can be placed inside or outside the arm, allowing for more fit options. Other features include oversized 11mm diameter pivots with bushings and adjustable brake pad position. TRP says they can’t be retrofitted to any bike, the frame must be made with these in mind, but the updates and improvements found here will migrate to the TTV soon.Click to enlarge. The bike includes their flippable seatpost and saddle cradle, allowing for a -15 or -25mm setback per position and an effective 72º or 76.5º seat angle. Add aero extensions to the handlebar and you could substitute it for a tri bike in a pinch.Argon 18 doesn’t have full build specs on their website yet, but they did have some rather interesting build pics:UPDATE: We first heard rumor of a new Di2 group spotted on an Argon 18 road bike while walking Eurobike. Then, we got the full download on 2015 bikes and a tip from a reader, hence the speculation below. The descriptions have been left intact for fun by turned italic to set them apart. Why leave them in? As a reference point for one, but also because they look great. Sadly, they’re not real. Argon 18’s marketing chief chimed in to say: “The images you’re referring to are actually 3D renderings. This is why there are some slight differences with the angles and light on some of the bikes’ parts. So, to answer your question, our 2015 bikes are not showing a new Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.”Besides the very different build from the Eurobike display model, it appears to out what could be a next generation Dura-Ace Di2 (thanks to Michael for the tip!).Two things jump out: A more angular design to the rear derailleur with a slightly smaller tail end and harder lines to the front “P” knuckle. The front derailleur looks much, much more compact with a more distinct crease and indent at the front of the outer cage.The levers get a more pronounced point at the top of the hoods and very angular button shapes. The front button that sits against the brake pad seems to move most of it’s surface area lower, creating a more cohesive button area. Altogether, the group looks a little leaner and meaner.So, is this the next gen Di2? Or just renderings to fill the website? (…) a leaner and meaner seems like the right progression for a group that’s seen a couple years of action.Now, back to truthiness:Their Gallium Pro race road bike (above) gets the same image treatment along with blacked out C50 carbon tubular wheels, as does the updated E118 Next triathlon bike:If you need more aero than the Nitrogen, Argon 18’s E118 Next is the, uh, next generation of their flagship triathlon bike. They took the frame and rider through a CFD analysis and wind tunnel to improve overall aerodynamics with someone actually on the bike. Compared to it’s predecessor, the E114, this one proved to be 5% to 20% more efficient depending on wind angle. They did this by tweaking the geometry to make the rider more comfortable when tucked – the chainstays are a bit longer to improve stability and shifting (longer chainline), and the BB was dropped to 75mm below the axles, putting the rider lower on the bike. Combined, it allows for better control even in cross winds, which lets you stay lower longer.The Oneness 3.0 stem integrates the top half of the stem into the steering column to clamp the bar in place with a sleek solution. That keeps stack height lower, which keeps the rider lower. The handlebar can be flipped for a 10cm height adjustment at the ends, and two sets of aero bars (straight and S-bend) are included.Frame weight is claimed at 1,290g plus 80g of hardware. Bayonet fork is 400g (500g w/ stem) and the handlebar is 250g. The E118 also gets a flippable seatpost, offering 76º or 78º seat angles with 10-15mm adjustment either way.On the gravel front, the new Krypton XRoad borrows the new 5007HM carbon layup of the standard Krypton and adds disc brakes and clearance for 32c tires. Combine that with a 27.2 seatpost and you’ve got the trappings of an off-pavement pounder.Dropped seatstay placement and the thin post should keep things comfy……while the massive BB and downtube keep your perfect circles moving the bigger circles efficiently.The official spec looks different than the display bike, and full specs aren’t available yet online.Argon18bike.com Slender headtube and fork legs slice through the air and trailing edges reduce turbulence. Their 3D pressfit head tube extenders provide extra height without giving up stiffness. On most of their bikes, they’re much rounder, but here they get a tear drop shape.Various heights are offered.Down below, the huge bottom bracket surrounds a PF86 shell and mates to asymmetric, oversized chainstays.last_img read more

White House recognizes NRG Systems CEO Jan Blittersdorf as Champion of Change for renewable energy

first_imgâ Jan has done so much for women in our industry,’said Kristen Graf, executive director of WoWE. â Not only is she a visible role model of leadership and innovation, but she is committed to encouraging the development of a diverse workforce. She truly is an inspiration for all of us hoping to make a difference in the renewable energy field.â â Itâ s certainly a great honor to be recognized as a White House Champion of Change,’said Blittersdorf. â I am humbled to share the company of other talented and dedicated leaders who are advancing a renewable energy future. Despite the headwinds pushing against our progress, I will continue to work to bring renewable energy into the fore as a mainstay source of power.â The White House Champion for Change initiative seeks to recognize ordinary Americans doing extraordinary work in their communities and industries to further education and innovation in our nation. Each week, different individuals are recognized for their efforts. For more information, visithttp://www.whitehouse.gov/champions(link is external). â Jan is a change agentâ ¦with her at the helm, AWWI carves out new ground to find solutions to wind’s impact on wildlife, and brings industry and conservation partners together to think differently, creatively and innovatively toward a clean energy future,” said Abby Arnold, executive director of the American Wind Wildlife Institute. Blittersdorf was also credited for her work chairing the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) and her service on the board of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), where she serves as chair of the public affairs committee. Jan Blittersdorf, President and CEO of NRG Systems, was recognized as a Champion of Change for renewable energy at the White House today. Blittersdorf learned late last week that she had been one of ten persons selected nationally. During this afternoonâ s award ceremony at the White House, Blittersdorf spoke on a panel with other renewable energy leaders who were also recognized as Champions of Change. Blittersdorf was a founding member of AWWI, an organization devoted to facilitating timely and responsible development of wind energy, while protecting wildlife and its habitat. Under her leadership as chair, AWWI has played a critical role in submitting joint comments from conservation groups and the wind industry for the recently released land-based wind energy guidelines proposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. â Supporting homegrown sources of renewable energy is a key part of the Presidentâ s all-of-the-above energy strategy to create jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and strengthen national security,’said Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. â The leaders weâ ve selected as Champions of Change are helping to grow our economy, reduce pollution in our communities, and position America as a world leader in clean energy.â Blittersdorf was honored not only for her work leading NRG Systems, a manufacturer of measurement systems for the renewable energy industry, but also for her work supporting the advancement of women in the wind industry. She was nominated for the award by Kristen Graf, executive director of the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), an organization dedicated to the education and professional advancement of women to support a robust renewable energy economy. Blittersdorf has been active in WoWE since its inception. Blittersdorf became CEO of NRG Systems in 2004 after serving as vice president and CFO. In 2010, she became sole owner of NRG Systems, one of only a few independent, women-owned companies in the wind energy industry. About NRG SystemsNRG Systems’measurement equipment can be found in 150 countries on every continent, serving electric utilities, renewable energy developers, turbine manufacturers, and research institutes. The Hinesburg company, celebrating 30 years in business, has been nationally recognized for its LEED gold-certified manufacturing facilities and its employee best-practices. For more information, visit www.nrgsystems.com(link is external). About Women of Wind EnergyWoWE was founded in 2005 to support the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the wind industry. Since that time, WoWE has grown to an organization with 35 local chapters in the US and Canada and a growing grassroots network of more than 2,000 women and men. The organization is supported through hundreds of volunteer hours and the generous contributions of individual members, the American Wind Energy Association, and a large number of leading wind energy companies. For more information, visit www.womenofwindenergy.org(link is external). NRG Systems. 4.19.2012.last_img read more

Champlain Housing Trust purchases property from UVM

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Champlain Housing Trust announced today that it has purchased the Ethan Allen Apartments in Essex from the University of Vermont. The property, with 31 apartments in 11 buildings, was sold for $3.9 million. “We are excited to acquire this property, and appreciate UVM’s desire to work with us to eventually create more affordable homeownership opportunity,” said Michael Monte, chief operating and financial officer for Champlain Housing Trust (CHT).The organization will offer existing tenants an opportunity to sign a new lease in June. Eventually, 19 of the 31 apartments will slowly be converted to affordable homeownership through CHT’s shared equity program.The remaining twelve apartments will remain for rent, and will provide future flexibility for CHT to address affordable housing needs for people in need.”Champlain Housing Trust have been ideal partners to work with on the sale of Ethan Allen Apartments,” said Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs at UVM. “We know that Champlain Housing Trust will be excellent stewards of this property and that they are committed to providing a smooth transition for the student residents and their families as well as assistance for their ongoing affordable housing needs.”CHT is receiving financing for the purchase through Community Housing Capital, a national Community Development Financial Institution which serves as a direct lender to members of the NeighborWorks America network, like CHT. Most recently, Community Housing Capital financed a similar rental-to-homeownership initiative of CHT’s in Burlington’s south end. The university is also financing a portion of the sale.The Champlain Housing Trust, founded in 1984, is the largest community land trust in the country. Throughout Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties, CHT manages 2,200 apartments, stewards 565 owner-occupied homes in its signature shared-equity program, offers homebuyer education and financial fitness counseling, provides services to five housing cooperatives, and offers affordable energy efficiency and rehab loans. For more information, visit www.getahome.org(link is external).last_img read more

Brattleboro Retreat Closings Due to Tuesday’s Snowstorm

first_imgBrattleboro Retreat,The following programs at the Brattleboro Retreat will be closed on Tuesday, March 14th due to predicted heavy snowfall:The Anna Marsh ClinicThe Starting Now ProgramThe Uniformed Service ProgramThe Birches Treatment Center’s Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient ProgramsThe Meadows SchoolThe BRIDGES program.All other services and programs at the Retreat, including the Buprenorphine Clinic (HUB Program) will remain open.,Yeslast_img