Trade association says record 39.2GW of new wind projects is in the development pipeline

first_imgThe U.S. saw the commissioning of 841 MW of wind farms in the first quarter of 2019, bringing the country’s cumulative installed capacity to 97,223 MW. Project developers signed 2,717 MW of power purchase agreements (PPAs), with utilities accounting for almost all of the contracts. “With nearly 40,000 MW in development, America’s largest source of renewable energy generating capacity is on a path to grow by 40 percent in the near term,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA. Those projects have brought the country’s overall construction and advanced development pipeline to a new high of 39,161 MW, representing an increase of 11% in sequential terms. According to AWEA’s US Wind Industry First Quarter 2019 Market Report, some 17,213 MW of the total projects were under construction across 21 states at end-March and 21,949 MW were at an advanced stage of development. The U.S. wind industry hit a new record after announcing 6,146-MW pipeline of projects under construction and development in the first quarter of 2019, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said on Friday. More: U.S. wind project pipeline hits record 39.2 GW – AWEA FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now: Trade association says record 39.2GW of new wind projects is in the development pipelinelast_img read more

Boycott – Me Before You – “disability death porn.”

first_imgAlex Schadenberg – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 26 May 2016The movie – Me Before You will be released in theatres across North America on June 3.The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is urging its supporters to boycott Me Before You to not give any money to the production of movies that perpetuate the ideology that death is better than living with a disability.We also urge our supporters to donate the admission price to either: Not Dead Yet (donation), Not Dead Yet UK (donation), Toujours Vivant – Not Dead Yet (donate through the Council of Canadians with Disabilities) or the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (donation).This is not a campaign to obstruct free speech, this is a campaign to oppose the “disability death porn” that this movie promotes.In the Me Before You plot (Will Traynor) a man who was paralysed in an accident, decides to die by assisted suicide at a Swiss suicide clinic. His family, who are incredibly wealthy, hire Louisa Clark, as his care-giver. As the story progresses, Clark falls in love with Traynor, but Traynor has decided that death is better than living with a disability. Traynor dies by assisted suicide in Switzerland and of course he loves Clark so much, that he leaves her an inheritance.What is most insidious about the movie is that Traynor’s suicide is sold as an act of love. For me that borders on what I call “disability death porn.”People with disabilities are fighting for social and attitudinal change. Me Before You perpetuates the idea, that death is better than living with a disability.To understand the disability perspective, I urge you to read the comments by people with disabilities concerning Me Before You.William Peace, a Syracuse University professor, known as Bad Cripple, wrote an excellent article: A Second Class Existence: Me Before You Gets It All Wrong.READ MORE: read more