NRG Systems’ Jan Blittersdorf named chair of American Wind Wildlife Institute

first_imgNRG Systems Inc,Jan Blittersdorf, CEO/Owner of NRG Systems (www.nrgsystems.com(link is external)), was recently named chair of the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) (http://www.awwi.org/(link is external)). As a first order of business, Jan attended a meeting in February with top White House officials to discuss new wind energy siting guidelines issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. â ¢ The development, with the Nature Conservancy, of a unique landscape assessment tool designed to identify sensitive wildlife habitat and areas that are likely to have low wildlife risk where wind energy development could be prioritized;â ¢ Launch of pilot study to build a comprehensive research information system, gathering existing wind-wildlife data to support critical scientific research and analysis;â ¢ The release of Enabling Progress (http://www.awwi.org/initiatives/mitigation.aspx(link is external)), a report that provides a review of current wildlife related mitigation practices employed in the United States and how those practices might relate to future wind energy development.‘From the outset, Jan’s collaborative style and vision have provided clear direction to this group,’ says Abby Arnold, AWWI executive director. ‘With her as chair, we will continue to benefit from her leadership and advance our vision of furthering wind energy and addressing potential wildlife impacts.’Jan Blittersdorf previously served as AWWI vice chair.The eight non-profit partner organizations of AWWI include: Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club and Union of Concerned Scientists. In addition to NRG Systems, the remaining ten AWWI industry and utility partners include: American Wind Energy Association, BP Wind Energy, GE Energy, Horizon Wind Energy, Iberdrola Renewables, Pacific Gas & Electric, Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Ridgeline Energy, Shell WindEnergy, and Vestas Americas.For more information about American Wind Wildlife Institute, visit www.awwi.org(link is external).About NRG SystemsNRG Systems’ wind measurement equipment can be found on every continent in more than 140 countries, serving electric utilities, wind farm developers, research institutes, and government agencies. The Hinesburg (VT) company, founded in 1982, has been nationally recognized for its LEED gold-certified manufacturing facility and its employee best-practices. For more information on NRG Systems, Inc., visit www.nrgsystems.com(link is external).# # #last_img read more

Yasiel Puig hits the disabled list with strained left hamstring

first_imgHyun-Jin Ryu threw 20 pitches, all fastballs, in his first bullpen session since spring training Sunday at Petco Park. “It’s kind of what I expected,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “I didn’t throw hard.” Ryu is expected to throw from a mound again Tuesday in Los Angeles. The Dodgers shut down the left-hander in late March, about a month ago, after he received an anti-inflammatory injection in his shoulder. The timetable for his return was deliberately vague; “at least a month” was the initial estimate. Well, it took a month for Ryu to even get off a mound. Neither he nor the team is estimating a timetable for his return, not even to a minor-league rehab assignment. “I know it’s been over a month, but I don’t think that’s been too long of a time to be impatient,” Ryu said. Mattingly said that Ryu “hasn’t missed a beat. It’s just a matter of him getting strong. He threw almost 90 throws today with his toss, throwing, plus the bullpen. We’re building him up and he hasn’t had any problems at this point.”AlsoThe Giants’ game against the Colorado Rockies was rained out Sunday. That means the San Francisco rotation will re-set for the three-game series beginning today at Dodger Stadium. Tim Lincecum will oppose Brett Anderson tonight, 2014 MVP Clayton Kershaw gets a rematch against 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday, and Zack Greinke starts against a to-be-determined pitcher Wednesday. … The Dodgers signed veteran Mike Carp to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The first baseman/outfielder is a graduate of Lakewood High School. … Sunday was only the second game that Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez started and did not reach base. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SAN DIEGO >> The Dodgers finally bit the bullet Sunday on Yasiel Puig, placing the star outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Puig was able to grab a bat and head to the batting cage prior to Sunday’s game against the San Diego Padres, but manager Don Mattingly was tired of playing short-handed, waiting for Puig’s hamstring to come back to 100 percent. “He’ll probably be able to play in five days but we’re in the same situation,” Mattingly said. “At this point, let’s get the thing right, make sure we have him for the long run.” Puig had never gone on the disabled list in his major-league career before Sunday. His situation was easily the most straightforward one on a busy day for Dodgers transactions.center_img The Dodgers recalled Carlos Frias from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and the right-hander made his 2015 debut in the eighth inning Sunday. Frias had been at Triple-A for exactly 10 days (the MLB minimum) since his last call-up. He did not appear in a game then, but Mattingly said he needed a long reliever one day after Juan Nicasio threw two scoreless innings at Petco Park. Frias, who had been scheduled to start for Oklahoma City on Sunday, fit the bill.Asked if Frias might take Brandon McCarthy‘s next start, Mattingly said “it’s a possibility.” McCarthy felt tightness in his right elbow Saturday and will undergo an MRI exam Monday. Right-hander Scott Baker, who arrived in San Diego on Saturday, was formally added to the 40-man roster so he could start the series finale against the Padres. To clear a spot on the 40-man, the Dodgers transferred Brandon League from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. League’s DL stint was backdated to March 27, so he won’t be able to pitch until May 27. It’s a safe target date for the right-hander, who has been taking a conservative approach in his rehabilitation from shoulder inflammation and hasn’t been able to pitch off a mound yet.Ryu throws off moundlast_img read more