FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence:As the Trump administration pursues policies to benefit the fossil fuel industry, the trend toward decarbonization among electric utilities in the United States is picking up steam.Shareholders have been pushing for investor-owned electric utilities to be more proactive and transparent when addressing environmental, social and governance risks and several management teams are responding. The Edison Electric Institute recently announced the launch of a pilot ESG and sustainability-related reporting template to help electric utilities provide uniform and consistent information.Duke Energy Corp., American Electric Power Co. Inc. and NiSource Inc. are among the investor-owned utilities to announce their participation in EEI’s broad working group that helped develop the template.Separately, PPL Corp. on Nov. 30 released its Climate Assessment report and plan to dramatically reduce emissions by 2050 in response to a request by its shareholders to analyze the costs and feasibility of limiting global warming to “no more than 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels,” which is tied to the Paris climate pact signed in 2016.President Donald Trump’s plans to initiate a U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement have so far done little to alter the course for utilities focused on clean energy and ESG risk management.Credit rating agencies believe utilities, by and large, have the inherent capability to proactively address ESG concerns. Still, shareholder groups see the need for progress.Lila Holzman, energy program manager for the nonprofit shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, agreed that several investor-owned utilities are taking steps to improve their ESG reporting.“One of the greatest challenges for investors has been the inconsistency with which utilities provide such disclosures on various actions including frequency, level of detail, presentation, and the underlying assumptions used in scenario analyses,” Holzman said. “Voluntary reporting initiatives like those of CDP and the Edison Electric Institute have helped draw attention to the need for improved uniformity, and this process must continue evolving to meaningfully respond to shareholder concerns. Participation in programs like these are an important and proactive step that some utilities are beginning to take.”Holzman warned that utilities that refuse to respond to climate concerns “leave themselves and their shareholders vulnerable to risks being better addressed by peer companies.”“Proactive companies are those that plan for the ongoing energy transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean sources,” she said. “Transparency and preparation help them to adapt to meet changes in demand in a profitable and sustainable way. Reluctant companies will be left behind and lose their ability to compete, putting their shareholders at risk.”More ($): Electric utility giants point to progress on ESG uptake Decarbonization of U.S. Utility Sector Gains Steam
Tweet LocalNews DFC calls for even more participation by schools in Carnival 2013 by: – April 5, 2012 Share 6 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! At the Prize Giving Ceremony on Friday, March 30th, DFC officials expressed their satisfaction with the participation of schools in this year’s Carnival, and called for even more participation from schools next year. Through a collaborative effort between the DFC and the Ministry of Education; and made possible by sponsorship by the National Bank of Dominica Limited (NBD), eight (8) schools participated in Carnival 2012. In his address, the Chairman of the Carnival Organizing Committee, Mr. Alwin Bully, called for the Youth Mas to be an annual feature of the Carnival street activities, and expressed a desire for even more schools to participate next year. The Convent Preparatory School emerged the first prize winner of the 2012 Youth Mas and was presented with a trophy and prize money by the Marketing Manager of NBD, Suzanne Piper. NBD contributed $10,000 to the Youth Mas segment, which, by all reports was a spectacular showing by the schools. According to Mrs. Piper, “We wanted to help the schools to showcase the talent of their young costume builders. Our ultimate goals are to get more young people involved in costume building and to develop the art-form. We have been championing this for the past three years through the sponsorship of costume building.”The other prize winners were the Dos Dane Primary, who came second and St. Luke’s Primary, who cam third. The schools from the Kalinago Territory received a special prize for their creativity. Press Release
The boys of fall are back.Nearly four months removed from an 8-5 season, the program’s worst mark since 2001, USC returned to the field early Tuesday morning for the first of 15 spring practices. And by early, try 7:25 a.m.Leadership · Starting with spring practice, junior quarterback Matt Barkley will look to get the Trojans headed in the right direction. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan “Meetings were a little slow; guys were a little tired,” said junior quarterback Matt Barkley. “We’re just getting used to it. The tempo should be better in the days to come.”Despite not practicing since early December, 19 players were sidelined from Tuesday’s session at Cromwell Field and listed for “no contact.” Many of them, such as junior linebacker Devon Kennard and redshirt freshman wide receiver Kyle Prater, were still recovering from offseason surgeries.Combine various ailments with NCAA-levied sanctions, and the Trojans’ depth chart is thin, particularly on the offensive line, where there are just “six or seven” healthy linemen, according to USC coach Lane Kiffin.“You probably noticed,” he said of the team’s nagging depth issues. “The scary thing is, we’re 19 short and we just started. Usually you’re short at the end of spring. Hopefully we don’t add to that list, and possibly get some guys back.”With declining numbers, Kiffin and his staff resorted to more seven-on-seven drills as opposed to simply 11-on-11s.But over the course of the two-hour practice, the Trojans’ injury issues worsened, as senior tailback Marc Tyler pulled his right hamstring while running a pass route, causing him to miss the remainder of the practice.“He’s going to be treated day-to-day,” Kiffin said. “He just pulled his hamstring. We don’t know how severe it is yet.”–Many younger players also got reps Tuesday, even at the quarterback position where Barkley is a lock to start the team’s Sept. 3 season opener against Minnesota.Three freshmen — Cody Kessler, Jesse Scroggins and Max Wittek, none of whom have taken a collegiate snap — all saw significant reps at quarterback as they vie to become the team’s No. 2 signal caller come fall. The winner of the competition, according to Kiffin, will be the one who makes the fewest mistakes.“You’re not looking for the guy to have a 400-yard passing game,” Kiffin said. “He’s not going to get a lot of reps during the week in preparation, so he’s going to be a guy who approaches the game very seriously. He has to be a guy who can go in there at any time and run the offense.”Additionally, redshirt freshman tailback D.J. Morgan, who missed all of last season following surgery to repair a torn ACL, showed flashes of the speed said to make him a candidate to crack the team’s backfield rotation.“He’s a good player,” Barkley said with a grin. “He’s developing into a good running back. He’s just got to get the mental side of the game down like all the other guys do.”–The Trojans won’t be afforded much rest in the coming weeks, as Kiffin expects the team to partake in tackling drills, possibly as soon as Thursday, despite fewer bodies.“We’re going to have to, especially in the spring, this far away from an actual game,” Kiffin said. “Obviously when you tackle you get some guys banged up. So even if that happens, hopefully we’ll get them back before we get into the fall.”Defense, particularly tackling, has remained a primary concern for Kiffin’s staff. A season ago, the Trojans surrendered 400 yards and 26.7 points per contest and did not hold any tackling drills during the fall.“We had so many missed tackles last year,” Kiffin said. “It cost us a lot, so that needs work.”
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By John BurtonMeeting to be held in OctoberHIGHLANDS – Mayor Frank Nolan knows something has to be done in the borough to prevent it from further flooding and damage similar to what occurred with Super Storm Sandy.But the mayor finds himself at odds with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over what that plan should be.A town hall meeting is expected to be held in early October by the corps and Nolan during which the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to make public its assessments for corrective action, according to David Gentile, the corps’ Highlands project manager.Following the devastating effects of last October’s storm, the corps and borough officials are looking at various options that will hopefully prevent a reoccurrence for the traditionally flood-prone Bayshore community.The corps proposal won’t work, the mayor said, and the corps has dismissed one of the solutions Nolan has proposed, an admittedly ambitious plan to elevate all of the structures situated in the borough’s low-lying area.Nolan said the corps recently recommended a plan that advocated building a high retaining wall at the bulkhead along Marine Place, which faces the water and runs parallel to Bay Avenue, the borough’s main thoroughfare populated by businesses and homes.The problem, Nolan said, is that most of Bay Avenue is below sea level. When there is an exceptional high tide, heavy rains or a combination, “we don’t flood from the bulkhead to the main road,” Nolan said. The area generally floods from the bulkhead to Bay Avenue with water rising from storm drains and sewers.A 15- or 16-foot wall along the shoreline “would create a bathtub effect,” trapping floodwater in the area, Nolan contended.Another problem with something like that, he said, was that it would be aesthetically unpleasing and would diminish property value. First and foremost, he said, “It doesn’t fix our problem.”The retaining wall remedy was the corps’ assessment from its 2009 feasibility study, which corps representatives have agreed to reassess, Nolan said.However, the corps’ Gentile, said recently that the Army Corps is “leaning toward” the wall option. Army engineers are looking at additional facets to the plan, which would include more pump stations and check valves to eliminate that effect, according to Gentile.“We would want (the Army Corps of Engineers) to consider multiple options,” Nolan said.The mayor said one option that should be discussed is the viability of lifting all of the structures located in the lower portion of the borough. Preliminary number crunching has Nolan believing it would cost somewhere around $200 million and could be effectively done, as was done to much of Galveston Island, Texas, more than 100 years ago following a devastating hurricane.Since this idea was first floated, Nolan said he has heard from engineers and scientists from Japan and the Netherlands who offered their ideas about how best to do it, if the project gets approval.The corps, however, has rejected that proposal, based upon its cost-effective analysis. The cost would be too high in comparison to the value of what it would be saving, Gentile said.The current total property value in Highlands stands at $575 million, according to Nolan. So far, the borough has seen a 7 percent loss of ratables with Sandy-damaged and closed businesses.“That doesn’t even include homes that are abandoned,” after the storm, Nolan said. He believes that when abandoned homes are factored into the equation, the loss in ratables is actually more than 30 percent.The upside of elevating sections of the borough, Nolan argued, would result in increases in property values because homes would be protected from flooding. It also would likely result in a flow of money into the community from businesses and developers, he said.“We know we have to do something,” Nolan said. “We definitely know there is something happening with the climate.”Nolan acknowledged the elevation idea may be radical – maybe too radical for many – but he believes the corps’ idea is a non-starter.“We’re hoping they’re going to look outside the box and not just at walls.”In the meantime, the borough council has bonded for $4.5 million for work on its sewer system and pump stations, Nolan said.
Okay Bombers, let’s . . . play . . . ball.Unfortunately, the first home game for the L.V. Rogers High School Baseball team will not be at the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson.Bomber fans need to travel 80 kilometers to the west to Trail for the 2015 LVR High School Tournament.“Unfortunately for accommodations and such we had to make a decision about two weeks ago,” said Bomber manager Ron Mace when asked why the move to Trail.Mace also said Queen Elizabeth Park does not have a pitching mound installed, which also posed a problem. “With that in mind and the fact we now have five teams in our tournament we moved to Butler Park in Trail for this year.”The Bombers are off to an amazing start to the season, going 10-0 against American opposition to begin the2015 campaign.“We have had strong games from our pitchers and hitters so far, but this weekend will be the big test for us, as we play all the Canadian teams which will all be varsity teams,” Mace explained.“The teams we play in the USA are not always varsity teams, due to their schedule restrictions.”The Bombers consist mostly of LVR players with a handful from Trail and Castlegar.The pitching staff is bolstered by Braeden Zarikoff, Hanno Southam and Austin Tambellini, all Grade 12’s players who pitch and play important defensive positions for us Mace said.LVR opens the tournament Friday with a pair of games against Mount Baker of Cranbrook (10 a.m.) and Kimberley Selkirk Storm 12:15 p.m..The Bombers face Mount Boucherie of Kelowna (2:30 p.m.) and Vulcan, Alta. (12:15 p.m.) Saturday.All Games are being played at Butler Park and Pople Park in Trail.
The sixth Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair opens with the launch of Barry Kerr’s exhibition ‘Music from Anything’ in An Gailearaí, The Údarás Business Park in Gaoth Dobhair on the 27 December at 7pm. The work reflects on the words of Donegal fiddler John Doherty, and is inspired by the music and landscape of Donegal.Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair happens in the stunning surroundings of the northwest Donegal Gaeltacht. Formerly Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy, it is without question one of the highlights in the traditional Irish music calendar, where people travel from near and far!There will be numerous workshops with various traditional Irish music instruments, song and dance from some of the most respected musicians around, including acclaimed Harper, Síle Denvir, and Uilleann Piper Mick O’Brien. Other tutors include Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Louise Mulcahy, Angelina Carberry, Dan Brouder, Diane Cannon, Tony O’Connell, fiddler Zoë Conway and many more.This years concert series consists of an array of acclaimed acts, including FIDIL, who are back after a 10-year absence, with their new album release, ‘Decade’.A spokesperson said “We are also delighted to welcome acclaimed Scottish and Irish musicians Julies Fowlis and Zoë Conway, John McIntyre & Éamon Doorley, who will play music from their latest acclaimed release ‘Allt’. Zoë Conway, who is also one of this years tutors, was named Folk Instrumentalist of the year, at the recent RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Music Awards. “Special guests, Cór Uladh with Dominic Mac Giolla Bhríde will also be performing. Another concert features masters in Traditional Irish music – Bríd Harper, Tony O’Connell, Paul Meehan and Lisa Butler, which forms the new group UAINE.”One of the highlights each year at Scoil Gheimhridh is the New Year’s Eve party. This year we are honoured to have Dervish and surprise guests. Receiving this year’s Lifetime Achievement at this years BBC Folk Awards, this band are ending an incredible year with us in Gaoth Dobhair! It is going to be truly epic!This special concert is a family friendly, and ticket only! To avoid disappointment we encourage people to purchase tickets in advance! Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.This year’s lecture is ‘Women in Uilleann Piping 1800s- 1900s’, presented by musician Louise MulcahyEvents will be happening in various venues including Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair; Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair; Teach Hiúdaí Beag; An Gailearaí and Teach Jack, in Glassagh. There will also be session trails around various public houses in the Gaoth Dobhair during the festival.The following workshops will be available: Flute, Fiddle, Uilleann Pipes, Tin-Whistle, Harp, Banjo/Mandolin, Button / Piano Accordion, Sean-nós dancing, and singing, concertina, bouzouki/guitarFull details of all events are available on www.scoilgheimhridh.com, where you can also purchase tickets. You can also call: 074 956 0679, or email [email protected] Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair are grateful to be receiving annual funding from the Arts Council of Ireland. Exciting plans unveiled for sixth annual Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair was last modified: December 6th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Under-fire interim manager Rafael Benitez blamed missed chances and poor defending for Chelsea’s failure to beat Southampton.The Blues were 2-0 up and in control at Stamford Bridge before the visitors hit back with goals from Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon.It prompted another angry reaction from fans towards Benitez, who admitted: “We had to defend as a unit a little bit better, especially when we were winning.“At the start of the second half we didn’t manage the game and didn’t have the control we were expecting.”Jason Puncheon netted the equaliser.The disappointing result was another slip-up by the Blues, who recently suffered back-to-back home losses against QPR and Swansea.After those defeats Benitez suggested the problem was that visiting sides were defending in numbers, while his team were not taking their chances.And he insisted that was again the case despite Chelsea scoring twice in the first half and seemingly being in total command.“We didn’t take our chances and gave them hope they would score – and they did it,” said Benitez.“We had chances again. I said before that we had to be more clinical and today was exactly the same. We didn’t take the chances we had.“As soon as we scored the goals it was fine. After that, we needed to take our chances and put them under pressure.”See also:Chelsea left stunned by Saints comebackBenitez explains why he was not temped to bring Terry onFrustrated Benitez demands an improvement against ArsenalWenger plans to attack stuttering Chelsea Chelsea v Saints player 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Chelsea were unlucky not to find the net in the first half of the Capital One Cup semi-final clash at the Liberty Stadium.Trailing 2-0 after their first-leg defeat, the Blues were full of attacking intent and went close when Gary Cahill’s header was cleared off the line by Angel Rangel.And the visitors appealed in vain for a penalty after Demba Ba – preferred to Fernando Torres up front – went down under a challenge from Ben Davies.Swansea remained a threat, however, and keeper Petr Cech produced a good save from Michu after the City forward had been set up by Wayne Routledge.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Oscar, Lampard, Hazard, Ba, Mata.Subs: Turnbull, Luiz, Torres, Ferreira, Marin, Terry, Bertrand.Click here for our Swansea v Chelsea quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook