FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWind.biz:New Jersey has opened the application window for [the] state’s second solicitation of offshore wind capacity. This second solicitation seeks to award between 1,200 MW and 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy, potentially tripling the state’s committed capacity from 1,100 MW to 3,500 MW.The application window opened on 10 September and will close on 10 December 10, 2020. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) anticipates awarding the resulting offshore wind projects in June 2021.“Developing New Jersey’s offshore wind industry will bring thousands of good-paying jobs and millions of dollars in economic development to our state to aid our economic recovery from COVID-19,” said New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy. “This second solicitation not only reinforces our commitment to fighting climate change and achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050, but it secures New Jersey’s foothold as a national leader in the growing U.S. offshore wind industry.”In addition to the solicitation, NJBPU approved the final New Jersey Offshore Wind Strategic Plan, the State’s roadmap for achieving 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035. The plan was developed by Ramboll U.S. Corporation through a public stakeholder process.In 2019, NJBPU made an award from its first offshore wind solicitation to Ørsted’s 1,100 MW Ocean Wind project, the largest single-project award in the country. The project, which will be built 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City and is expected to commence operations in 2024, will generate an estimated USD 1.17 billion in economic benefits for New Jersey and create 15,000 jobs over the 20-year life of the project.On track with Governor Murphy’s proposed solicitation schedule, NJBPU will vote in 2022 to open a third solicitation for offshore wind of at least 1,200 MW. Solicitations will open every two years until 2028.[Adnan Durakovic]More: New Jersey opens 2.4 GW offshore wind solicitation New Jersey opens bidding for up to 2,400MW of additional offshore wind capacity
Laura Cueva contributed to this report. USC has enrolled more international students than any other U.S. university since 2001, and this year’s freshman class is the most international in the school’s history.The trend in part represents a growing worldwide interest in U.S. higher education — in 2009 international students made up 3.6 percent of all U.S. college students, up from 2.9 percent in 1989 — and in part is the result of USC’s intense focus on becoming a global university.That focus began with former President Steven B. Sample, who strove to make USC a strong presence in the Pacific Rim and helped form the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Sample believed having a strong international population on campus could improve the experience for both international and domestic students by bringing different cultures, strengths and viewpoints together. That vision has continued under President C. L. Max Nikias.USC is not alone in its quest to become a more global university, but as the numbers show, it has so far been the most successful. Anthony Bailey, associate provost for global initiatives, attributes this to USC’s generally high place in the rankings, like those done by U.S. News & World Report, the availability of professional programs, and USC’s location in the heart of Los Angeles.Bailey specifically points to the Marshall School of Business and the Viterbi School of Engineering as academic units that draw a lot of international students. According to the Institute of International Education, the most popular fields of study for international students are business and engineering, and not all universities offer undergraduate business or engineering majors.Pei-Hsuan Chu, director of USC’s Taiwan office, added that reputation and the strong alumni network also influence students’ desire to come to USC.USC has also taken a fairly original approach to growing its international presence. The university currently has six international offices — in China, India, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan and Hong Kong— that work to develop academic and research partnerships abroad and interact with current and prospective students from those countries. Bailey said although many universities have learning centers in other countries to support students studying abroad, USC is one of few universities with such robust offices around the globe.The international offices support the efforts of the Admissions Office — which has three full-time officers who recruit internationally — and the graduate schools in recruiting students and helping them learn more about the university. The offices can also help allay the concerns of international students, which typically center on safety and the cost of tuition, as international students are not eligible for need-based financial aid.More critically, however, they help USC develop strong ties around the world, which leads to the continued growth in the international population at USC.“I don’t think the school is saying we want to bring in more international students, it’s that USC has strong roots around the world, in Asia in particular,” Bailey said.As the number of international students grows, some in the education community have raised concerns that many international students do not stay — the criticism is that students are coming to the United States to get an education, but then not using their education to benefit the country.“Most of the graduates from Korea return to Korea,” said Steven Lee, director of USC’s South Korea office. “Career opportunities for these graduates are much better in Korea.”Representatives from the Taiwan and Hong Kong offices echoed this sentiment, saying that especially in recent years, more graduates are returning home to find work. The tough U.S. job market is in part to blame, as well as the complicated process of getting a work visa to stay in the country.Roy Choi, a sophomore majoring in cinema-television production, said he hopes to stay in the United States but noted that it could be complicated by paperwork.Even if international graduates do leave the United States, Bailey said he does not think this is a problem. The goal, he noted, is not just to benefit the United States economically but to support a “cross-pollination of perspectives.”“International students benefit us even when they go home because they’re the ones who help provide global ties and understanding and promote global peace,” Bailey said.USC hopes to continue its quest toward globalization, both by bringing international students to campus and by growing the university’s presence abroad. There are currently plans to open an office in Brazil, and there is talk of offices in Singapore and Beijing, Bailey said. He added that administrators are also discussing the idea of a “global campus,” though the notion has yet to take a concrete form.
This SUNDAY (the 29th) will be T.D. BBQ’s one year anniversary! It’s been a heck of a journey, and the owners are grateful they have such a dedicated following. To celebrate, T.D.’s BBQ is bringing back the menu that the owners had on their first day! Who doesn’t love sliders? TwoÂ sliders with your choice of meat, a rib and two sides!Barefoot Jerry has been gracious enough to allow T.D.’s to come back and set up for the big day. They will be serving downtown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or later if there is still a steady stream of people.You can’t go wrong with beer and BBQ, right? There’s a couple Elite Eight games going on that day. The times haven’t been announced for them yet, but if they’re on while they are there, they will be sure to have them up on the TV’s! To-go orders are also welcomed!The following weekend (Easter), T.D.’s won’t be out selling anywhere, but they can definitely help with your Easter meal! Let them know if there’s anything they can provide to make your day just a little more special.And make sure to share their post on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Posted in: News Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments