More than two dozen philanthropic organizations and corporations on Thursday launched the California Black Freedom Fund. It’s five-year $100 million initiative the group says will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state aiming to eradicate systemic racism. The 25 funders include the philanthropic groups of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs as well as JPMorgan Chase. The group says the fund aims to address the “history of underinvestment” in Black-led organizations. It currently has $32.4 million, with the rest of the money slated to be raised and given during the next five years.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has begun construction of a 2GW hybrid project in Inner Mongolia which, upon completion, will boast 1.7GW of wind power capacity, 300MW of solar PV capacity, and 320MW of battery capacity with three hours of storage.MingYang Smart Energy is developing the project alone, utilising its experience in both wind manufacturing and its burgeoning solar PV manufacturing experience. The project, billed by the company as a demonstration project, was originally intended to feature only 1GW of wind.The 10 billion yuan ($AU2.08 billion) project will continue to build on Inner Mongolia’s rich wind resources, with at least 31GW worth of wind already installed in the region, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.According to MingYang Smart Energy’s press release announcing the start of construction (as translated by Google), in addition to the 1.7GW of wind and 300MW of solar, the project will also boast an energy storage project with capacity of 320MW/960MWh.MingYang Smart Energy expects that the project “will greatly promote the power and grid-side large-scale energy storage technology revolution and regional grid high-proportion green power consumption technology, promote the energy revolution, improve energy efficiency, and jointly build a modern energy economic development of domestic and even global significance benchmarking.”MingYang Smart Energy also hopes that the project will demonstrate how hybrid renewables can be immediately effective and efficient, while also demonstrating the value of customised wind turbines and large-scale grid peak energy storage.[Joshua S Hill]More: Huge 2GW wind, solar and storage project gets underway in Mongolia Chinese developer begins construction of 2GW hybrid renewable project in Inner Mongolia
Black Stars left-back Richard Kissi Boateng, has joined DR Congo outfit TP Mazembe on a five-year deal.A statement on the official website of the four-time African champions, confirmed Kissi Boateng inked the deal last week after fruitful negotiations with his parent club, Berekum Chelsea.“The former defender of Berekum Chelsea has signed a five-year contract with TP Mazembe and will play in the CAF Champions League, “ the Congolese club stated.The 24-year old, currently with the Black Stars preparing for for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations becomes the third Ghanaian to join the Lubumbashi-based club.The deal will serve a major boost to the defender, who will be making his bow at the Africa Cup of Nations later this month in South Africa.Last week, ‘Les Corbeaux’ snapped up Asante Kotoko right-back Yaw Frimpong also on a five-year deal. The other two Ghanaian with the DR Congo champions are Gladson Awako (formerly of Berekum Chelsea) and former Asante Kotoko midfielder Daniel Nii Adjei, who joined last year.