Power | Year: 2011
According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Europe installed 308 new offshore wind turbines in 2010, a 51% increase in installed offshore capacity over the previous year. The 883 Mw of new capacity were installed at nine wind farms in five countries, bringing the continent's total offshore installed wind capacity to 2964 Mw. The UK, with 1,341 Mw, continues to lead the world in installed offshore capacity, followed by Denmark (854 Mw), The Netherlands (249 Mw), Belgium (195 Mw), Sweden (164 Mw), Germany (92 Mw), Ireland (25 Mw), Finland (26 Mw), and Norway (2.3 Mw). Between 1,000 and 1,500 Mw of new offshore capacity is expected to be added in 2011. Ten European wind farms are under construction, representing a total of 3000 Mw. These are expected to double the installed capacity of the 45 offshore wind farms already connected to the grid. In the US, only 5115 Mw of wind power were installed in 2010 - 50% of 2009's amount. As of January 2011, total US wind capacity stood at 40,180 Mw - the second-highest in the world, behind China for the first time. China has 41,800 Mw in operation and installed new wind capacity during 2010 that was 62% more than what it had at the end of 2009.
Power | Year: 2011
In January 2011, Brazil's environment agency, IBAMA, issued a partial installation license that allows for construction of the Belo Monte dam complex. The 11,233-Mw hydro project is estimated to cost about $11.7 billion, and will begin on the margins of the Amazon's Xingu River. The massive hydro project is expected to be the world's third largest in installed capacity when completed, putting it behind China's Three Gorges Dam (22,500 Mw) and the Itaipú Dam (14,000 Mw) on the border of Brazil and Paraguay. Completion is expected in 2015.
Power | Year: 2011
Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Carbon Management Program and the University of California, Santa Cruz found that seawater and calcium could effectively remove most of the CO 2 from a natural gas power plant's flue gas stream. A large fraction of the captured gas could then be converted into dissolved calcium bicarbonate - which, pumped into the sea, could be beneficial to the ocean's marine life. The results mean that above-ground CO 2 hydration and mineral carbonate scrubbing may provide a "relatively simple" point-source CO 2 capture and storage system at coastal locations. According to Greg Rau, a senior scientist with the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz who also works at LLNL, such low-tech CO 2 mitigation could be especially relevant for retrofitting to existing power plants and for deployment in the developing world, the primary source of future CO 2 emissions.
Power | Year: 2011
China's government plans to increase its nuclear capacity from 2 to 5% of its total power generation, for a total of 86 Gw by 2020, by spending 70 billion yuan/yr. The government is expected to approve another 10 nuclear power projects during its 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015). The bulk of the investments are to be made by the China National Nuclear Corp, which will spend 800 billion yuan by 2020. The localization rate - the amount of nuclear equipment that is domestically engineered - stands at an average of 50%.
Power | Year: 2010
One of the world's first osmotic power plants started operation at Tofte on the Oslo fjord in Norway last November 2009, producing 2-4 kw after more than a decade of collaborative research and development by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft. The plant operates on a process called pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO), which basically involves pumping seawater at 60% to 85% of the osmotic pressure against one side of semipermeable membranes whose other side is exposed freshwater. When freshwater, compelled by osmosis, flows across the membranes, it dilutes the saltwater and increases its volume - and consequently, the pressure within the saltwater chamber. A generator-driving turbine is spun as the pressure is compensated. PRO can be thought of as the reverse osmosis process running backward and producing power from the flow of freshwater. Statkraft expects its prototype to play a significant role in the testing and development of osmotic power during its 3-yr operational run. The next phase will be to build a 1-2-Mw pilot facility. The utility?s ultimate goal is to build a commercial osmotic power plant by 2015, a facility that will harvest a fraction of the 1600-1700 TWw-hr/yr global osmotic power potential.
Axelrod D.A.,Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center |
Millman D.,Powers |
Abecassis M.M.,Northwestern Memorial Hospital
American Journal of Transplantation | Year: 2010
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 will result in dramatic expansion of publically funded health insurance coverage for low-income individuals. It is estimated that of the 32 million newly insured, 16 million will obtain coverage through expansion of the Medicaid Program, and the remaining 16 million will purchase coverage through their employer or newly legislated insurance exchanges. While the Act contains numerous provisions to improve access to private insurance as discussed in Part I of this analysis, public sector coverage will significantly be affected. The cost of health care reform will be borne disproportionately by Medicare, which faces nearly $500 billion in cuts to be identified by a new independent board. Transplant centers should be concerned about the impact of the reform on the financial aspects of transplantation. In addition, this legislation also utilizes the Medicare Program to drive reform of the health care delivery system, by encouraging the development of integrated Accountable Care Organizations, experimentation with new 'models' of health care delivery, and expanded support for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Transplant providers, including transplant centers and physicians/surgeons need to lead this movement, drawing on our experience providing comprehensive multidisciplinary care under global budgets with publically reported outcomes. © 2010 The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
Powers | Date: 2011-04-20
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Powers | Date: 2011-07-18
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Powers | Date: 2015-03-28
News Article | November 1, 2016
The personal injury law firm of Powers & Santola, LLP, has again received Tier 1 recognition for the Albany, NY, metropolitan area in the U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. In the 2017 rankings, Powers & Santola, LLP, received top-tier status for Albany in four practice areas: Every year since 2010, Powers & Santola, LLP, has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. Achieving a Tier 1 ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal experience. The designation reflects the high level of respect that the lawyers of Powers & Santola, LLP, have earned among other leading lawyers and clients for their professionalism, skill and integrity. The rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for the rankings, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro area. The attorneys from Powers & Santola, LLP, who have been included in the Best Lawyers rankings, are founding partners John K. Powers and Daniel R. Santola (Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation and Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation), senior partner Laura M. Jordan (Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law and Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation), senior partner Margie M. Soehl (Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law and Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation) and Michael J. Hutter, Jr. (Appellate Practice). Founded in 1987, the law firm of Powers & Santola, LLP, assists individuals in Albany and Onondaga counties and throughout New York State who have suffered serious, catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of others. The firm primarily focuses on medical malpractice, including cases involving the delayed diagnosis of cancer, and construction site accident cases. The firm’s main office is located at 39 North Pearl Street, Suite 6, Albany, NY 12207 (local phone 518-465-5995). Please contact the firm to learn more.