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Norway’s Equinor, China’s CPIH team up on offshore wind development

first_imgNorway’s Equinor, China’s CPIH team up on offshore wind development FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Norwegian energy firm Equinor and state-owned China Power International Holding (CPIH) plan to cooperate in offshore wind developments in China and Europe, they said on Wednesday.The two firms signed a memorandum of understanding that they said was a step toward building a long-term strategic partnership, although an Equinor spokesman said it was too soon to outline specifics about what that would involve. “Next we will look at what projects we can develop together in China or Europe,” the spokesman for the Norwegian firm said.China has been one of the world’s biggest investors in renewable energy, such as solar and wind power. It is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind power market by 2030, CPIH and Equinor said in their statement.Equinor, the state-controlled oil and gas producer that has been seeking to expand its offshore wind energy business, has secured deals to erect turbines off the U.S. and British coasts. Equinor and London-listed SSE won a contract last week to build a 3.6 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind park at Dogger Bank in Britain’s North Sea that will involve investment of 9 billion pounds ($11.20 billion) from 2020 to 2026.Equinor, which aims to boost spending on renewables to 15%-20% of its total capital expenditure by the 2030, said on Friday it had offshore wind plans for about 7.4 GW in capacity, including projects in Poland, the United States and South Korea.CPIH is a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), one of China’s top five power producers.More: Norway’s Equinor to cooperate with China’s CPIH in offshore windlast_img read more

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Mother of Kiwi man with Down syndrome calls for pre-natal testing to be banned

first_imgStuff co.nz 4 August 2019Family First Comment: “if his mother had listened to the advice of health professionals when her prenatal test for genetic disorders came back positive 25 years ago, Bill would have been terminated. “I’m so pleased that I managed to get off the conveyer belt. I’m really grateful every day because my son’s just gorgeous.””#NoImPerfectThanksBill Gavin, 24, lives a simple, yet fulfilling life.He lives at home with his mother Suzy Dymock, but has previously flatted, and is looking forward to trying it again so he can get a cat called Billy.He goes to the gym and spends Fridays in the city. He even enjoys a cider every so often too.But if his mother had listened to the advice of health professionals when her prenatal test for genetic disorders came back positive 25 years ago, Bill would have been terminated.Dymock is glad she made the decision to carry her pregnancy but wishes she never even had the test.“They said ‘come on, quickly come in and see the obstetrician for further testing and a termination of the pregnancy, if necessary’ and that was how it was told to me,” Dymock said.“I’m so pleased that I managed to get off the conveyer belt. I’m really grateful every day because my son’s just gorgeous.”READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/114604025/mother-of-kiwi-man-with-down-syndrome-calls-for-prenatal-testing-to-be-bannedKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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