U.K. firm projects offshore wind capacity will top 165GW by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.biz:Global offshore wind installations will hit 165GW by the end of the decade and are on track to reach 418GW by 2040, according to new research by UK analysts Rethink Energy.The global expansion of offshore wind will see the technology provide 5% of global electricity in two decades, as installed capacity balloons from the 25GW installed worldwide today. The report predicts this growth will require some $1.3 trillion in investment and create 8 million jobs.Rethink said the Asia Pacific region is on track to overtake Europe as the largest market for new installations within the 2020s and China is set to take over from the UK as the country with the most installed capacity by 2026.US installations are however likely to continue to lag behind those in Europe and Asia over the next decade.Transmission was singled out as a key challenge that needs to be met to ensure the progress of the sector in global markets.The emergence of floating wind is set to play a big role in boosting the rate of new capacity added beyond 2030. Its authors predict the LCOE of floating wind will reach “a competitive level” between 2028 and 2030, but said the growth of floating installations in the near-term will likely be dogged by consenting problems.More: Offshore wind to ‘top 400GW by 2040’ U.K. firm projects offshore wind capacity will top 165GW by 2030last_img read more

Google’s Device Lock Controller App Allows Banks, Creditors to Remotely Lock Payment Defaulter’s Phone

first_imgGoogle’s Device Lock Controller app has silently been developed by the search giant. It allows banks and credit providers to remotely lock your device if you don’t make payments. The Device Lock Controller app uses the DeviceAdminService API of Android to remotely restrict access to the device in case of a payment default. It is already listed on Google Play, though users cannot download it on their own. The app also retains access to basic functionality including emergency calling and access to settings even when the device is restricted.“Device Lock Controller enables device management for credit providers. Your provider can remotely restrict access to your device if you don’t make payments,” reads the description of the app.- Advertisement – A Google spokesperson confirmed to XDA Developers that the new app had been launched in partnership with a Kenyan network operator Safaricom. In late July, the operator launched a financial plan called “Lipa Mdogo Mdogo” (Pay Bit by Bit) to offer Android (Go edition) smartphones in instalments. That plan included a clause under which the operator will “lock the device” following non-payment for four days.Google seems to have enabled Safaricom to lock payment defaulters’ phones using the Device Lock Controller app. However, it is unclear whether the app could be expanded to other credit providers and in other markets in the future.Google clarified to XDA Developers that the Device Lock Controller app should not be listed on Google Play for general users. The Google Play listing of the app was, however, still accessible at the time of filing this story. But nonetheless, you can’t find it on the Play Store available on your smartphone or tablet.- Advertisement – Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Jagmeet Singh Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at [email protected] Please send in your leads and tips.Morelast_img read more

Google mulls licensing deals with news media: industry sources

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal reported earlier Friday Google was considering deals for a “premium” news product.The California tech giant has remained steadfast about not paying for news article links displayed in search results and is not changing that position, people familiar with the matter told AFP.It has argued that it drives traffic to news websites and thereby helps those publishers get ad revenues.Google’s News Initiative works with publishers to encourage readership and paid subscriptions to their offerings.Facebook, which has been hit with similar criticism, last year launched a dedicated “news tab” with professionally-produced content — a move by the social network to promote journalism and shed its reputation as a platform for misinformation.Facebook was expected to pay some of the news organizations, reportedly millions of dollars in some cases.The move by Google comes amid pressure to comply with a European copyright directive on content in search results.Google said last year it would not pay European media outlets for using their articles, pictures and videos in its searches in France, the first country to ratify the copyright directive, raising the prospect of legal action against the internet titan.The tech giant said it would only display content in its search engine results and on Google News from media groups who had given their permission for it to be used for free. Topics : Google is in discussions on deals to pay media organizations for content, a move aimed at blunting criticism that it unfairly profits from copyrighted news, according to people familiar with the talks.Negotiations between the internet giant and news outlets were said to be in the early stages, with most of the publishers located in France and other parts of Europe.Paying for news would diverge from the Alphabet-owned internet titan’s practice of freely mining the internet for material it displays in search results.center_img A licensing deal would likely be welcomed by news organizations that contend Google derives profits from ads alongside their news articles, including “snippets” in search results.Contacted by AFP Friday, Google indicated it is seeking new ways to help publishers.”We want to help people find quality journalism — it’s important to informed democracy and helps support a sustainable news industry,” Google vice president of news Richard Gingras said in a statement.”We care deeply about this and are talking with partners and looking at more ways to expand our ongoing work with publishers, building on programs like our Google News Initiative.”last_img read more

Fuming Spurs fans sick of ‘Poch Hotspur’ and call for return of Redknapp

first_imgTOTTENHAM supporters fuming with Mauricio Pochettino want to see the Argentine gone – with some even calling for a return of Harry Redknapp instead.Pressure is mounting on the Spurs manager after a horror week in charge.2 A small minority of Tottenham fans want Mauricio Pochettino out – with some calling for Harry Redknapp to returnAfter throwing away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Olympiakos and losing from 1-0 up against Leicester, the Carabao Cup clash at Colchester last night was the perfect chance for Tottenham to get back on track.But a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes meant penalties and following Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura’s misses, Tom Lapslie converted the winning spot kick to send the League Two side through.Pochettino refused to blame his flops but with 15 defeats in 2019, a small section of Spurs fans have now seen enough.One wrote: “I’d rather redknapp back than wake up and poch is still manager.”Another fumed: “Get Pochettino out of my club.A third added: “Some people out here defending Pochettino. The biggest fraud in world football at the moment. I’m delighted he’s being found out.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneOne user tweeted: “Pochettino has wanted to leave Tottenham for 2 years. You can tell. I think he’s p****d he missed out on Real Madrid and United.”The majority of Spurs fans are still content with having Poch in charge and are confident this is merely a blip in form.But five months after one of their greatest nights, the club is descending into crisis with Harry Kane struggling, Daniel Levy’s transfer policy under scrutiny and Poch sulking.In the Argentinian’s five seasons in charge, Spurs have finished fifth, third, second, third and fourth – reaching the Champions League final last term.By comparison, Redknapp led the North Londoners to eighth, fourth, fifth and fourth, getting to the League Cup final and the Champions League quarters.Id rather redknapp back than wake up and poch is still manager.— Daniel Levys Wallet (@AngeSpur) September 24, 2019 Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongAs well as Spurs’ embarrassment, one punter was left ruing what might have been.They backed 20 teams in their £1 accumulator last night, with winnings of more than £13,000 on offer.Teams from England’s non-league divisions, the Austrian Cup and the Argentinian fourth tier all came through but one side didn’t – Tottenham at Colchester.2 Spurs were stunned by their League Two opposition in the Carabao Cup last week to complete a miserable weekCredit: ReutersColchester fans storm onto pitch as they beat Spurs 4-3 on penalties in shock winlast_img read more