Registration Now Open for El Dorado Grower Discussion on Vineyard Cultural…

first_imgAdvertisementPLACERVILLE, CA: Registration is now open for the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association meeting on August 19, at 6:30pm. The discussion via Zoom is with Lynn Wunderlich, Farm Advisor with the U.C. Cooperative Extension-Central Sierra, and Charlene Carveth, El Dorado County Agricultural Commissioner. The topics covered include the importance of using licensed and ELDO-registered farm labor contractors, mitigating heat stress, nutritional deficiencies, powdery mildew and mealey bugs in the Foothills.There is no cost to participate but registration in advance is required to get the Zoom meeting login. After registering, a confirmation email with login information will be sent. The link to register can be found here.For more information regarding the meeting or the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association, contact Karen Thomas at [email protected] or 707-853-3025.The El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association is committed to helping growers to improve quality and market visibility of wine grapes grown in El Dorado County. For more information visit our website Pinterest Email Share Facebook TAGSEl Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Registration Now Open for El Dorado Grower Discussion on Vineyard Cultural Issues…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessRegistration Now Open for El Dorado Grower Discussion on Vineyard Cultural Issues and Pre-Harvest Matters Including Farm Labor Contractors, August 19By Press Release – August 17, 2020 107 0 Twitter ReddIt Previous articleCOVID-19 Restrictions Pushes East Coast Wineries Toward Reservation-Only Business ModelNext articleBonterra Organic Vineyards Brings Climate-Friendly Practices to Life with “Tastes Like Saving the Planet” Advertising Campaign Press Releaselast_img read more

New analysis shows onshore wind energy potential can power Africa

first_imgFeatured image: Stock Developing Africa’s huge onshore wind energy potential can boost its transition to affordable and reliable clean energy.A new study for IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, shows that continental Africa possesses a stunning onshore wind potential of almost 180,000 Terawatt hours (TWh) per annum, enough to meet the entire continent’s electricity demands 250 times over.The analysis, carried out by Everoze, finds that 27 countries in Africa have enough wind potential on their own to satisfy the entire continental electricity demand—estimated at 700 TWh annually. Algeria has the highest resource with a total potential of 7,700 Gigawatts (GW), equivalent to over 11 times current global installed wind capacity. “This analysis has clearly shown that Africa has world-class wind potential and that wind can play an important role in bringing clean, affordable electricity to millions on the continent,” said Linda Munyengeterwa, IFC’s infrastructure director for the Middle East and Africa. “Going forward, IFC is committed to working with the public and private sector to help realise Africa’s remarkable, and largely untapped, wind potential.” Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Generation “What is surprising is how distributed the wind resource is,” said Sean Whittaker, principal industry specialist at IFC. “By using high-resolution mesoscale wind models and assuming the use of tall, large rotor, modern turbines we see great potential in countries not previously considered to be ‘windy’ places, including Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Botswana, Cameroon and Mozambique.” TAGSAlgeriaEgyptEthiopiaGWECKenyaMaliMauritaniaNamibiaSouth Africawind energy Previous articleWorld Bank funds Egypt’s initiatives to reduce climate pollutionNext articleDigital dialogues: Spotlight on doing business in Africa Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The analysis also finds that over one-third of Africa’s wind potential is in areas with very strong winds, averaging greater than 8.5 meters per second. Seventeen of the countries analysed have particularly strong wind potential, with average productivity (as measured by their “capacity factors”) up to 46%, rivalling the most productive onshore wind sites in the world.  Fifteen other countries have technical wind potentials over 1,000GW including Mauritania, Mali, Egypt, Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya.  center_img Commenting on the outcome of the analysis, Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said: “This important report demonstrates that the studies which have been published until now have significantly underestimated the opportunity that wind energy represents for Africa. There is a clear need now for governments to enact policies to take advantage of the vast resource that the report identifies and enable large scale investment in wind as a key building block for green economic recovery post-COVID-19.”IFC and GWEC will host a joint webinar on 5 October to disseminate and discuss the key findings of the analysis. IFC noted that wind is one of the fastest-growing, cheapest sources of new power generation around the world with over 650GW of installed capacity. However, installed wind capacity in Africa represents less than 1% of this capacity. The analysis reveals a total wind energy potential on the African continent of over 59,000GW—equivalent to 90 times the current global installed wind capacity. Wind energy potential RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy IFC worked in collaboration with Everoze, Vortex and GWEC to conduct the analysis. Everoze drew on high-resolution mesoscale data from the Global Wind Atlas and applied basic constraints for technical restrictions (i.e. slopes, elevation, minimum wind speed, land use cover) and basic environmental restrictions (i.e. population density, protected areas). BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more