Reed: Nursing Homes Could See Negative Impact Of Testing Mandates Long Term

first_imgPhoto: PixabayCORNING – Congressman Tom Reed is continuing to beat the drum on the struggles that nursing homes throughout the district are facing as a result of various mandates issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office during the COVID-19 pandemic. WNYNewsNow asked Reed during his weekly media conference to expand on his thoughts regarding the fiscal difficulties these nursing homes will face. Reed says the mandates could affect the organizations in the long term.“Right now, we are not seeing immediate closures such as in the next few days,” Reed said. “But this can not go unattended.”Reed said during his conference that he would be meeting Thursday with nursing home administrators throughout the district to discuss how to move forward through the pandemic. “That’s (mandates) one of the reasons why we are calling the stakeholders meeting together, is to raise awareness of this and say this has to be answered,” Reed said. “Who is going to pick up these costs? Who’s going to assist with these mandates? Who is going to take care of the state employees?”Reed says he was made aware that the union representing state employees wrote a letter Wednesday stating the state union healthcare would not be picking up the testing of state employees should the Governor’s office issue an order mandating state employees be tested for the COVID-19 virus.WNYNewsNow will continue to cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, putting facts over fear.  Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),This nazi is just goose stepping for his party, he does not represent NY he represents Fox newslast_img read more

Tractebel to build 30MW floating solar project in Brazil

first_imgTractebel to build 30MW floating solar project in Brazil FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Engineering firm Tractebel, a unit of French energy giant Engie, will develop the basic design of three floating PV arrays with 30MW of capacity at the 52.2MW Batalha hydropower project, which is owned by Brazilian state-run power company Eletrobras Furnas.The Batalha Photovoltaic Plants (UFVs) I, II and III will feature 90,900 solar panels, Tractebel said.Floating modules on unused hydroelectric reservoirs is a “smart” way to reduce carbon emissions, said Fabiane Ferrao, the manager of Tractebel’s renewables unit.Brazil hosts another 1MW floating solar plant at the Sobradinho dam, a 175MW hydroelectric facility on the Sao Francisco river in Sobradinho, in the state of Bahia. The project, which will be expanded to 5MW, was launched by the company in 2016. Chesf has also installed a pilot floating PV array at the Balbina dam, a hydroelectric facility and power station on the Uatuma River in the Amazon rainforest.Floating PV presents a particular advantage in Brazil, as the modules and floating mounting structures could help to reduce evaporation from already challenged water reservoirs, while also bolstering electricity supply in times of drought.[Emiliano Bellini]More: Brazilian hydropower dam to host 30 MW of floating solarlast_img read more