Stephan Morse Named Vermont Chamber Citizen of the Year

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Stephan A. Morse of Newfane has been selected as the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. Morse will be honored with a roast-and-toast banquet on October 28, 2004 at the Woodstock Inn & Resort.The prestigious Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award focuses on community service, and going above and beyond the call of duty. Presented annually for more than four decades, the Citizen of the Year award honors the person who contributes to Vermont on a statewide basis through service, self-sacrifice, and volunteerism.Morse is known for his dedication to Vermont communities and our citizens through both his career and volunteer efforts. A native Vermonter and former Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, Morse is currently the President and CEO of the Windham Foundation, Inc., in Grafton.In addition to overseeing the operations of the foundation and its for-profit subsidiaries, Morse executes the popular, decade-old Grafton Conference program, which provides a forum for state leaders to convene and discuss topics and issues of statewide impact. To date, more than 25 conferences have been held on a variety of Vermont social policy issues.Morses public contributions extend far past his responsibilities at the Windham Foundation and the boundaries of Windham County. Throughout his career, he has contributed countless hours to more than 10 boards, committees and commissions, including the Brattleboro Retreat and the Snelling Center for Government. Most recently, Morse agreed to chair Coalition 21: Transforming Health Care for the New Century, a task force dedicated to transforming the states health care system.Stephan Morse is a very deserving recipient of this award, stated Vermont Chamber President Duane Marsh. He has displayed his dedication to the state, not only through his career at the Windham Foundation, but more importantly, by continually serving as a devoted citizen in the interest of Vermonts welfare.I am honored to be the recipient, Morse said of the award. Vermont is a great place to live and work because so many of us dedicate ourselves to helping others. I view this award as recognition that this philosophy remains alive and well in Vermont.The Citizen of the Year Award dates back to 1964. Recent recipients include David R. Coates (2003), the Honorable Barbara Snelling (2002), Diane P. Mueller (2001), and Francis G.W. Voigt (2000). For more information on attending the banquet, please contact Erin Hitchcock ([email protected](link sends e-mail), 802-223-3443).last_img read more

BNEF estimates new global solar installations in 2019 at 125GW, or more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 energy will march forward this year, due to “remorseless reductions in the costs of solar and wind electricity and of lithium-ion batteries,” Angus McCrone, the chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) wrote in a commentary. Clean energy will also make huge strides because of the “widening realization on the part of investors and corporations that there is this ‘sustainability thing’ and, for reasons of self-interest, they just need to do it,” McCrone added.Falling costs for wind and solar are great news, but they also make the headline investment figure appear less impressive. BNEF sees total clean energy investment hovering at around $300 billion, down from 2018’s $332.1 billion. But while investment totals will be down this year, as time marches on and costs continue to fall, every dollar invested brings more renewable energy capacity.The same will be true in 2019. For instance, BNEF predicts that the world will add between 125 and 141 gigawatts (GW) of new solar this year, sharply up from the ~109 GW added in 2018. For wind, BNEF sees capacity additions of 70 GW in 2019, up from 53.5 GW last year.One notable development is the rise of offshore wind. It will still remain a fraction of the wind installation total, but “eye-catching price drops” will make it a “must-have” technology this year, BNEF analysts argue. Europe is set to install 4.9 GW of offshore wind, with Asia installing 3.5 GW – both new record highs. BNEF says this will be the last year that Europe leads in offshore wind. From here on out, Asia will take over as the global leader.Energy storage hits a milestone in 2019 as well, adding 10 GWh of new capacity for the first time. China will “establish a truly global presence” in the energy storage market, with automakers increasingly seeking out Chinese suppliers. Average battery prices could fall below $150/kWh this year, down from $176/kWh last year, which itself was a record low.More: “Remorseless’’ cost reductions drive renewable energy revolution BNEF estimates new global solar installations in 2019 at 125GW, or morelast_img read more

Fantastic location nets $700k but don’t expect the kitchen sink

first_img17 Hillside Crescent, Townsville City which sold for $700,000.A BUYER has paid $700,000 for an uninhabitable Townsville home. A local medical professional snapped up the property at 17 Hillside Crescent, having been won over by the location and panoramic views.The house was gutted by the previous owner who had renovation plans that never eventuated. Janice Gallagher, from Janice Gallagher Real Estate, sold the property and said it would be one of her highest sales for a home that has no kitchen or bathroom. “All the services have been taken out, so it’s ready for renovation,” she said. “I haven’t sold anything else like this. The views are just spectacular and it has one of the best positions in Townsville.“You try and find a good block of land with a spectacular view like that. It’s really very rare.”The home has an elevated hillside location in one of Townsville’s most prestigious pockets close to The Strand. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 202017 Hillside Crescent, Townsville City which sold for $700,000.It was owned by an elderly man who sold it to a builder who had planned to renovate it but decided to sell it instead. The home has 220sq m of under-roof space.Ms Gallagher said high-end buyers were returning to the Townsville market and most wanted properties with stunning views.“The upper end has picked up and there are more doctors in town,” she said.“I think 2018 will be a good year and the market has definitely picked up so now there isn’t a lot of stock around but there are more buyers around.“We had a lot of stock sitting there for a long time but all that stock has gone now.”last_img read more