Assessing the effects of low temperature on the establishment potential in Britain of the non-native biological control agent Eretmocerus eremicus

first_imgEretmocerus eremicus is a parasitoid wasp that is not native to Britain. It is a biological control agent of glasshouse whitefly and has recently been released under licence in Britain for the first time. This study assessed the effect of low temperature on the outdoor establishment potential of E. eremicus in Britain. The developmental threshold calculated by three linear methods was between 6.1° and 11.6 °C, with a degree-day requirement per generation between 256.3 and 366.8° day−1. The supercooling points of non-acclimated and acclimated larvae were similar (approximately −25 °C). Non-acclimated and acclimated larvae were subject to considerable pre-freeze mortality, with lethal temperature (LTemp50) values of −16.3 and −21.3 °C, respectively. Lethal time experiments indicated a similar lack of cold tolerance with 50% mortality of both non-acclimated and acclimated larvae after 7 days at −5 °C, 10 days at 0 °C and 13 days at 5 °C. Field trials showed that neither non-acclimated nor acclimated larvae survived longer than 1 month when exposed to naturally fluctuating winter temperatures. These results suggest that releasing E. eremicus into British greenhouses would pose minimal risk because typical British winter temperatures would be an effective barrier against establishment in the wild.last_img read more

Representative urges 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics boycott in letter to Biden

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKevin Frayer/Getty ImagesBy LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The ranking member on the Homeland Security Committee on Monday urged President Joe Biden to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.In a letter sent to Biden and obtained by ABC News, Republican New York Rep. John Katko cited suspected human rights violations against the Uighurs by the Chinese government.“The actions taken by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are antithetical to the values of both the United States and its allies around the world,” Katko wrote in the letter. “Participation in an Olympics held in a country who is openly committing genocide not only undermines those shared values but casts a shadow on the promise for all those who seek free and just societies.”A report released in January alleged China deployed a mass sterilization campaign against Muslim ethnic minorities in the country’s western provinces. China has denied the claims of forced mass sterilization.Katko also said Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the “severity” of the situation in China earlier this year.China’s treatment of Uighurs — the Muslim ethnic group that has historically lived in China’s westernmost province, known as Xinjiang — has come under increased scrutiny in the last couple years, as the Chinese government ramped up what it casts as a “re-education” campaign that uses mass detention camps.China’s tactics, the January report outlined, could be genocide.“Mr. President, the evidence is clear — the CCP is deliberately and systematically working to eliminate an entire population within its own borders,” Katko wrote in the letter.He said China “expects” the rest of the world to be silent while it carries out these alleged actions and urged Biden to join with other nations in boycotting the winter games.“The United States simply cannot in good faith participate in an Olympic Games in a country that is committing genocide and continuously attempts to manipulate and lie to the global community about such atrocities,” he wrote.The games are set to begin Feb. 4, 2022.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img February 23, 2021 /Sports News – National Representative urges 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics boycott in letter to Bidenlast_img read more

Waterous to launch bid to acquire additional stake in Osum Oil Sands

first_imgThe takeover bid is aimed at establishing a clear path to full ownership of Osum WEF intends to purchase the remainder of the common shares Osum in about three months. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay) Canadian oil and gas private equity firm Waterous Energy Fund (WEF) intends to launch a take-over bid to increase its stake in Canada-based oil sands producer, Osum Oil Sands to 85%.As per the terms of the offer, Osum shareholders will receive $2.40 cash per share for each share tendered, implying a total transaction value of C$126m ($95.6m).Subject to signing of the deal, WEF will acquire a maximum of 52,500,000 of Osum’s outstanding common shares, representing approximately 40% of the outstanding common shares of Osum, establishing a clear path to full ownership of Osum.WEF currently owns approximately 45% stake in OsumWEF, which currently owns approximately 45% stake in Osum, will own a minimum of approximately 73% and a maximum of approximately 85% stake in Osum, if the offer is successful.Waterous Energy Fund CEO Adam Waterous said: “The proposed transaction provides immediate liquidity and certainty of value to Osum shareholders after 15 years without any dividends or prospects of accessing the public markets.“The $2.40 per share offer price represents the same price that WEF paid this past summer when we acquired our initial 45% interest in Osum from three highly sophisticated global financial institutions.“Osum shareholders should have confidence that fair market value for their shares has been established.”Moreover, WEF intends to purchase the remainder of the common shares Osum in about three months, if the takeover offer succeeds.The offer, which is expected to remain open until 24 February 2021, will be subject to certain conditions, including the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, minimum tender condition, no occurrence of a material adverse effect, and other customary conditions.Osum Oil Sands is focused on the application of in situ recovery technologies within oil sands and carbonates in the North American country.Earlier this year, Waterous Energy Fund announced the combination of two of its portfolio companies Cona Resources and Strath Resources to form Strathcona Resources.last_img read more

RECAP OF CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNERS FOR 2015.

first_imgRECAP OF CHERYL MUSGRAVE,  DR STEVEN BECKER MD AND DR DAN ADAMS MDThis years “Outstanding Community Services Award” luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A.  The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014.   Last five (5) events were a sellout.CHERYL MUSGRAVE THE CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” 2015 WINNERThe City County Observer is proud to announce our final Cheryl Musgrave as a 2015 “COMMUNITY SERVICE CherylAWARD Winner”.  Musgrave currently sits on the Vanderburgh County Board of Zoning Appeals, is a Commissioner on the Evansville Redevelopment Commission, and was recently given credit by State Representative Gail Riecken for the idea of tying local permit approvals to a business demonstrating it is current on its real property and personal property taxes. Her ability to work with people of every party affiliation has kept her relevant to local government and a lauded decision maker for over twenty years. Her work for the community is done while she also is building her own business in Musgrave Consulting, LLC.Musgrave’s family has long been involved in public service. After her grandfather’s B-17 Bomber crashed during a mission in World War 11 he was a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany. Her father continued the family’s military service as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, serving on bases in Europe and Alaska during the height of the Cold War. Thereafter her family settled in Greencastle, Indiana, and both of her parents entered politics. Her father served multiple terms on the Putnam County Council and was elected by the body as President. Her mother was elected Township Trustee-Assessor in Putnam County, and as County Chairman of her party.Cheryl married Robert Musgrave, an Evansville attorney and the United States Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Trustee, in 1979, the year they both graduated from DePauw University. They moved to Evansville in 1983, and have made their home in the city’s historic Downtown.Musgrave was first elected as the Vanderburgh County Assessor in 1994. When she arrived, the office staff still used typewriters and liquid correction fluid to process their paperwork. She updated and streamlined her office, adopting a hands-on approach to the job of assessing property values. She earned her Level I and Level II assessing certifications from the State of Indiana. She offered her staff nationally recognized training courses as well. Thanks to her improvements, Vanderburgh County was often the first county in the state to complete its reassessment.Musgrave’s understanding of technology resulted in the creation of a website that was the first of its kind. Citizens were given constant access to both property records and sales information. The site went online in 1997, and has significantly altered the real estate industry in Vanderburgh County. Musgrave also took the lead in developing the county’s Geographic Information System an online map used by both the private and public sectors.Cheryl was asked to serve on the Legislative Committee of the Association of Indiana Counties and was Legislative Co-Chairman of the County Assessor Association. Many of her suggestions and innovations have been incorporated into Indiana law.Musgrave was elected Vanderburgh County Commissioner for District Three in 2004, and a year later became President of the Board of Commissioners. She was praised for her efforts to help victims of the Evansville tornado of November 2005 and also for accomplishments in economic development, improved government performance and road projects.She was a member of the 1999-2000 Lugar Series Class. The Lugar Series selects approximately 20 women annually to participate in a year-long leadership training program.In the summer of 2007, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Cheryl as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance in an effort to respond to widespread outrage and protests at local property tax assessment increases. Cheryl reigned in the growth of local governments’ budgets. She also led reforms in consolidating assessing at the county level. During her tenure, the State Legislature through a series of public referenda eliminated all but 13 of the state’s 1,016 township assessors.Musgrave, a Republican, is a long term resident of the City of Evansville and is known for her no nonsense pragmatism when it comes to due diligence regarding the spending of public money. Her public policy background and accomplishments make her well deserving of the CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD”.,DR STEVEN BECKER IS THE DIRECTOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE IU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE The City-County Observer is excited to announce that Dr. Steven G. Becker is the Director and Associate Deanbecker of the Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville. has been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015. Since May, of 2011 Dr. Steven Becker, MD, the Director and Associate Dean of Indiana School Medicine-Evansville have been quietly working on attracting the IU Medical School to locate to Evansville. Because of the due diligence of Dr. Becker trying to convince our local and State elected officials to support the IU Medical School is now become a reality.Dr. Steven Becker, MD who has been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015 for his outstanding work on bringing the IU Medical School to Evansville.This years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014. Last years event was a sellout.So far the “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams.PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF DR. STEVEN G. BECKER MD, Dr. Steven G. Becker is the Director and Associate Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville. He is currently the Chairperson of Medical Education and Research Partners. Dr. Becker has been a practicing radiologist in the greater Evansville area since 1986. He was formerly the Medical Director of Radiology and Vice President of the Medical Staff at St. Mary’s Warrick Hospital, Boonville, as well as the Medical Director and Clinical instructor of Radiology Technologists at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Welborn Hospital. He was the founding member and president of Southern Indiana Imaging Consultants, which provides radiology services to St. Mary’s and Gibson General Hospital. Dr. Becker has been a volunteer clinical instructor of Radiology Anatomy at IUSM-Evansville since 2001.Dr. Becker received his bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Brown University and his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. He completed an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.He resides in Vanderburgh County where he enjoys time spent with his wife, Carol, four children and five grandchildren. DR. HERBERT DAN ADAMS, MD SELECTED “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015 The City-County Observer is excited to announce that CITY COUNCILMAN DR. HERBERT DAN ADAMS MD, Dr. Dan AdamsFACS, ACPE and MBA has been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015.  Since May, of 2011 Dr. Adams along with Dr. Steven Becker, MD, the Director and Associate Dean of Indiana School Medicine-Evansville have been quietly working on attracting the IU Medical School to locate to Evansville. Because of the due diligence of Dr. Becker and Dr. Adams trying to convince our local and State elected officials to support the IU Medical School is now a reality. Tomorrow we shall profile Dr. Steven Becker, MD who also has also been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” winner for 2015 for his work on bringing the IU Medical School to Evansville.This years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014. Last years event was a sellout.So far the “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth.SUMMARY OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OF DR. DAN ADAMS, MDEvansville Airport Board, Port Authority. Evansville City Council member, doing hiring evaluations, contract studies and creating value for the city residents. Executive level surgeon with high-level experience in health care services. Seasoned Leader of medical teams with technical expertise in practice management, clinical operations design, implementation, and expansion. Record of Bipartisan Board Work. Extensive mentoring experience. Medical malpractice reviews; Cardiac Surgery Serviceline enhancement @ Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes IN; Quality Assurance; & executive coaching of physicians, graduate students, college attendees, and high school members; Substitute high school teacher EVSC; Lecturer @ Signature School, University of Evansville, USI School of Nursing, IU Medical School – Evansville. Evansville City Council: January 2008 – December 2015. Evansville City Council Vice-President 2011, 2013 & 2014. Evansville City Council President 2015CIVIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCESCity Councilman At-Large Evansville, IN 2008-2015Shining Light Medical Business Consultants Evansville, IN. President-Owner 2002 to presentOhio Valley Heart Care Evansville, IN . President & Chief of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgical Section 1996 – 1999Cardiovascular Surgery Inc. Evansville, IN. President, Adult CVT Surgeon 1982 – 1995Western Montana Clinic Missoula, MT. Adult CVT Surgeon 1975 – 1982EDUCATIONExecutive MBA, Health Care Management,The Olin School of Business, St. Louis, MO 2002Senior Registrar, Brompton Hospital, London England, 1/75 – 7/75Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgical Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 7/74 – 12/74Cardiovascular Surgical Fellowship, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, 7/73 – 6/74Active Military Service 6/71 – 6/73Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgical Chief Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 7/70 – 6/71Senior and Chief Surgical Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 7/68 – 6/70Junior Surgical Residency, The Children’s Hospital/ Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA, 7/66 – 6/68Straight Surgical Internship, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA, 7/65 – 6/66M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1965B.A., American Studies – Pre Med, Yale University, 1961Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, 1957MILITARY SERVICECommander, USNR, 7/73 – 7/79Naval Reserve Unit, Missoula, MT 9/75 – 7/79Marine Reserve Battalion Surgeon, 1st BR 23MAR4th MARDIVFMF USMCR, Houston, TX 8/-73 – 6/74, Created Pilot Teaching Program with BenTaub Hospital Emergency Room For OJT of USN CorpsmenStaff Thoracic Surgeon, Pensacola Naval Hospital, Pensacola, FL, 8/72 – 6/73,Team partner in creating pilot PROMIS SystemShip’s Surgeon, USS John F. Kennedy, CVA 67, Atlantic/Mediterranean Cruise, 7/71 – 8/72, Awarded Navy Achievement Medal for Professional Excellence.BOARD CERTIFICATIONAmerican Board of Surgery, 10/71American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 10/74MEDICAL AFFILIATIONSAmerican College of Physician Executives, DiplomatAmerican College of Surgeons, FellowThe Society of Thoracic SurgeonsThe Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular SocietyIndiana Medical AssociationVanderburgh County Medical SocietyCIVIC AFFILIATIONSOne of five individuals on the original YMCA Board that first brought soccer to Missoula, MT in 1975For the enjoyment of over 1000+ children & their families within 4 yearsMember of Evansville Regional Airport Board 2004-2005Evansville Northside Kiwanis Club, Board & Foundation Member 2004-2008Mentor Indiana –2004ISMA 2005 Physician Community Service Award NomineeEvansville Port Authority Board 2005Boys & Girls Club Devotee & Soccer CoachVolunteer Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery,Indiana University Medical School–Evansville Community Advisory Committee 2010- PresentArea Health Education Committee Forming Committee 2007- presentPOLITICAL ACTIVITIESEvansville City Councilor At-Large 2008-2012City Council Vice-President 2011, 2013, 2014City Council President 2015City Council Liaisons – Area Plan Committee, Animal Control, Computer Services, Evansville Redevelopment Commission, Fire Department, Evansville Endowment Fund.The “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams, Dr Steven Becker MD, Tracy Zeller. Holly Dunn, Cheryl Musgrave and Betty Hermann.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS (All Saints)

first_imgCELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS — Pictured are the members of the spirit club of All Saints Catholic Academy as they wish happy birthday to those in grades Pre-K to 3 for the month of November. ×last_img

Invite to BSB golf day

first_imgThe British Society of Baking (BSB) is hosting a golf day on 28 May at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel in Meriden, Birmingham.Open to both BSB members and non-members, the event will commence at 12.30pm on the hotel’s Championship Course, with a networking three-course dinner taking place on the evening, starting with a drinks reception at 7pm.Keith Houliston, BSB chairman, said: “There are only 20 places left for the golf, so please book fast, but we can accommodate more for the dinner where impersonator and comedian Aaron James will provide the entertainment.”Cost is £130 for the golf and dinner, or £40 for the dinner only, which can be booked by emailing [email protected] or calling 01869 247098. BSB rooms at the Forest of Arden, Meriden, Warwickshire cost £130 for the night, which must be booked direct.last_img read more

Spread The Word Colorado Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

first_imgReturning to Denver, CO for the sixth straight year, the exciting Spread The Word Music Festival has just announced their lineup for the upcoming 2018 event. Taking place from May 11th through the 13th at the Fox Street Compound, the festival will see a headlining performance from the the Jeff Austin Band (former leader of Yonder Mountain String Band), A-Mac & The Height (2 shows), Bass Physics, another headliner TBA, as well as a late-night Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler at Cervantes.The full billing includes Tatanka, Skydyed, Eminence Ensemble, Grant farm, Great American Taxi, Evanoff, Cycles, Tnertle, Lucid Vision, Whitewater Ramble, Dead Floyd, Rastasaurus, The Sweet Lillies. Aaron Bordas, Spectacle, Mikey Thunder, Trufeelz, Homepage Spaceship, and so many more! Check out the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s official website for more information.last_img read more

Dell CES 2018 News

first_imgWelcome to the Dell CES 2018 News Site!Here you will find all the Dell happenings at CES 2018, including information about the press conference, product launches and business news. #DellExperience #CES2018Quick Links:Product Press Materials and ImagesPress ReleasesEvent ImagesDell SocialMissed Dell’s press conference? Watch the full replay belowhttps://youtu.be/8aQHs-_jO3wDell NewsThursday, January 4, 2018Meet the New XPS 13: Stylish, Powerful and Better by Every MeasureCorresponding product assets: Click Link HERETuesday, January 9, 2018Dell Pushes Boundaries with New PCs, Software and Partnerships at CES 2018Corresponding product assets: Click Link HEREThe Formula for Success is Simple: Fast, Functional & DesirableGet 2018 Off to a Flying Start with the Launch of Dell’s New Latitude 2-in-1sMovie Buffs Won’t Want to Miss What’s Inside Dell’s New ComputersNikki Reed and Dell Turn E-Waste into New Treasures with Recycled Gold Jewelry CollectionCorresponding product assets: Click Link HEREVR and AR Gets Easier, More Interesting with DellSecrets of the New XPS 13 Thermal EngineeringWednesday, January 10, 2018Dell Design and Engineering Honored at CES 2018Thursday, January 11, 2018Real Innovators Use VR for Societal GoodThursday, January 16, 2018Dell Recycles Gold for Motherboards – And JewelryDell Schedule of Events:Visit the Dell Experience: Check out products and meet with Dell representativesWHENJanuary 9th 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. for press / 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for public.January 10th 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.January 11th 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.WHERE: Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Venetian Hotel & CasinoDell’s CES Press Conference:Immersive computing. Exquisite design. Eliminating boundaries. Hear the inspiration behind Dell’s latest technology from designers, partner and celebrity guest speakers.WHEN: January 9th 10:00-11:30 a.m. PT; Doors Open at 9:00 a.m. PTWHERE: Sands Showroom at The VenetianMedia contact: [email protected]last_img read more

Elton John & Paul Rudnick Team Up to Write The Devil Wears Prada Musical

first_img View Comments The Devil Wears Prada Paul Rudnick, Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep & Elton John(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser, 20th Century Fox & Getty Images) Related Shows We’re one step closer to a Broadway diva belting the chronicles of cerulean. Elton John and playwright/essayist Paul Rudnick are at work to bring The Devils Wears Prada to the stage. The two will pen a Broadway musical adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel and the subsequent 2006 film from 20th Century Fox.“Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theater is super exciting,” John, whose previous Broadway musicals include Aida, The Lion King and Billy Elliot, said in a statement. “I’m a huge fan of both the book and the feature film, and a huge aficionado of the fashion world. I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.”Like the novel and movie, the show will follow aspiring writer Andy Sachs as she lands a job as an assistant to notorious Runway Editor-in-Chief Miranda Priestly. The new gig demands 15-hour workdays, an impossibly demanding list of chores, a demoralizing trip to Paris and an extensive makeover montage. Andy eventually finds her way and realizes that fashion is more than clothes and “this stuff,” forcing her to determine her own set of morals in the merciless industry.The Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway film brought Streep her 14th Oscar nomination and an additional nod to legendary costume designer Patricia Field. Several unauthorized stage adaptations and musical parodies from camp aficionados have sprung up since, including one borrowing from Evita and one featuring Marla Mindelle singing “Wrecking Ball” on crutches.A timeline for the production, which is being produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment, will be announced at a later date. Plans for a musical adaptation were first reported in 2015. No word yet on casting, but that didn’t stop you from letting us know your top picks for the iconic role of Miranda Priestly at the time. Christine Baranski, are you in? That’s all.last_img read more

China buys big stake in 700 MW UAE solar project

first_imgChina buys big stake in 700 MW UAE solar project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:China’s Silk Road Fund is to acquire a 24 percent stake in a large scale solar power project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it was announced Sunday.The 700 megawatt Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Concentrated Solar Power (DEWA CSP) project represents the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the biggest single-site solar park on the planet.The DEWA CSP project was awarded to a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power in 2017. ACWA Power, which develops, owns and operates power generation and water desalination plants, said the plant was expected to save 2.4 million tons of carbon dioxide per year.“The introduction of a new investor into the DEWA CSP is absolutely in line with ACWA Power’s established strategy of sharing investments with value adding partners who will in turn bolster our projects,” Paddy Padmanathan, ACWA Power’s CEO, said in a statement. “We could not have found a more capable partner than Silk Road Fund to complement DEWA and us on what is the largest single renewable energy project underway in the world today,” he added.The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has a planned capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW) by 2020 and 5,000 MW by 2030. It will use both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technology to generate energy and will help to cut CO2 emissions by more than 6.5 million tons per year, according to DEWA.More: Vast solar power plant gets ‘significant’ investment from China’s Silk Road Fundlast_img read more