Carbon Tracker: Fossil fuel use will peak in 2023

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, an influential thinktank has predicted, posing a significant risk to financial markets because trillions of dollars’ worth of oil, coal and gas assets could be left worthless.Explosive growth in wind and solar will combine with action on climate change and slowing growth in energy needs to ensure that fossil fuel demand peaks in the 2020s, Carbon Tracker predicted.The projection is much more bullish than estimates by the global energy watchdog and oil and gas companies, which mostly expect demand to peak in the mid-2030s. Coal reached its peak in 2014.Kingsmill Bond, new energy strategist at Carbon Tracker, said: “Fossil fuel demand has been growing for 200 years, but is about to enter structural decline. Entire sectors will struggle to make this transition.”Carbon Tracker said financial markets faced a “systemic risk” from a reduction in value to the fossil fuel industry’s $25tn (£19tn) worth of assets, due to demand peaking. Countries such as Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, which are overwhelmingly reliant on oil revenues, are also at risk from a fall in their tax take, the thinktank added.The Carbon Tracker report warned incumbency and size would be no protection, and compared the fate of fossil fuel firms to the horse and cart at the start of the 20th century. “Demand for incumbents peaks early, and investors in incumbents lose money early,” it said.More: Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, says thinktank Carbon Tracker: Fossil fuel use will peak in 2023last_img read more

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Badgers win 71-51 against Huskies in 3rd win of season

first_imgWhile it was pouring outside, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team made it rain inside the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon.The Badgers shot 38.5 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from beyond the arc en route to a 71-51 victory against an undersized and overmatched Northern Illinois team (1-2). Wisconsin is 3-0 for the first time since the 2009-2010 season. Junior forward Jacki Gulczynski led the charge with a game-high 15 points, dropping 13 in the first half.The first five minutes of the game proved to be frustrating for the Badgers, a span in which UW only scored five points. They were unable to feed junior forward Michala Johnson in the middle because of  the Huskies’ 3-2 zone that took away the passing lanes. Head coach Bobbie Kelsey made a key adjustment during the first media timeout, instructing her guards to rapidly move the ball around the perimeter to get the defense shifting and create more scoring options.“Mick [Johnson] is a great post player, so they have to send two at her on every play, or else she’s gonna go to work,” Gulczynski said. “So we tried to focus on staying spread and getting to the open spot, and when you catch it you gotta make it.”Gulczynski opened the scoring by draining a three from the right wing. Following the adjustments, the Badgers were able to get better looks around the hoop. Fifth-year senior guard Taylor Wurtz knocked down a three-pointer in between a pair of Gulczynski three’s which extended the lead to 21-8 and kicked off a 17-2 run. The first Gulczynski score from beyond the arc was a perfect example of the new “inside-outside” offensive strategy Kelsey wants to employ. Gulczynski fed Johnson down low, who then kicked it back out to Gulczynski in the corner for a wide-open look.The Badgers were firing on all cylinders inside, muscling for four layups to cap off the run. They entered the locker room at halftime up 33-18. Allowing 18 points in one half is no small feat, and it was partially due to NIU’s poor shooting percentage of 28.1 percent and not hitting any of their three attempted three-pointers. They also did not attempt a free throw in the half. NIU’s Alicia Johnson led the Huskies in scoring with a mere six points.“We go into every game with a game plan,” Kelsey said. “If you don’t do that, you allow them to get comfortable and allow them to do what they’re used to doing so we try to take them out of their comfort zone and force them to make adjustments.”Sophomore point guard Dakota Whyte impressed once again while directing the offense. She finished with five assists, one of those feeding Johnson down low who finished with a nice post-move. On the next possession, Whyte drilled a three-pointer from the top of the arc which increased the lead to 20 (38-18). After a pair of Huskie baskets, Wurtz hit a three with 15 minutes, 48 seconds left to bring the lead to 21. Senior guard Morgan Paige, who finished with eight points, drove hard to the hoop and finished strong, putting the Badgers up by 23 with 12:20 remaining. Sophomore guard Nicole Bauman joined the scoring party by converting from beyond the arc, and Paige scored a contested layup in transition after a Wurtz steal.The Badgers then went into a lull, only scoring about six points in about a 10 minute span. UW was getting open looks at the basket and displayed a wide variety in their shot selection. There were several three’s that rattled in and out. Unable to buy a bucket, captain Wurtz got to the charity line and was successful 5-6 times throughout the dry streak. In the final seconds, senior forward Daria Kryuchkova hit a 14-footer for her first field goal of the season which the 3,689 spectators at the Kohl Center greatly enjoyed.“We missed some shots we probably should’ve made,” Kelsey said. “But everybody is taking good shots. It’s not something we can correct, but they’ll fall — they’ll fall eventually.”NIU failed to mount a comeback of any significance. Redshirt junior Danny Pulliam was their only scorer to crack double digits with 11 points. However, their severe lack of height was the most detrimental aspect of the game for the Huskies.“Their size and their length really affected us,” NIU head coach Kathi Bennett said. “Wisconsin is a very smart team and they definitely play well together.”last_img read more

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DONEGAL PROTEST TO SUPPORT JAILED WATER PROTESTORS

first_imgThe Right2Water group in West Donegal are holding a roadside protest at the junction of the N56 with the ‘back of Errigal road’ at Termon on Friday 27th at 5pm.The protest is in support of those water charges protesters who have been jailed for contempt of court.Right2Water see this as an unnecessary and provocative decision brought about by an unfair water charge that has already been rejected and cannot work. “It is important to remember that these jailings are not as a result of any crime committed, but for a’ technical’ contempt issue“These jailings will not stop the campaign to defeat water charges.“The ultimate responsibility for these jailings lie with the Government who have made a political choice to impose water charges on communities across Ireland . The protesters should be released without delay,” said spokesman Philip McFadden.  DONEGAL PROTEST TO SUPPORT JAILED WATER PROTESTORS was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 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) Tags:donegalRight2Waterlast_img read more

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Chelsea Ladies sign Brazilian midfield star

first_imgChelsea Ladies have signed Brazil international Ester.The defensive midfielder, who is set to become the first Brazilian to play in the FA Women’s Super League, was welcomed to the Blues’ Cobham training ground by compatriots David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar.She has played for her country 53 times, was part of the Brazil squad which finished runners–up at the 2007 World Cup and 2008 Olympics, and also played in the 2011 World Cup and at London 2012.“I’m delighted to be here at Chelsea and am looking forward to the season,” she said.“I feel at home already and am very happy to play for such a big club.”Luiz said: ‘Ester is a great signing for Chelsea Ladies and it’s fantastic for us to see another great player at Chelsea. I’d like to welcome her to the Chelsea family.‘Ester will bring a wealth of experience to the squad and plenty of Brazilian flair!”Chelsea Ladies start the third FA Women’s Super League season this Sunday, 14 April, when they host Birmingham City at Staines Town’s Wheatsheaf Park.Tickets can be bought at the gate and cost £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.See also:Chelsea Ladies sign Japan World Cup starChelsea Ladies star sees bright future for women’s football in England’Excited’ Williams joins Chelsea LadiesChelsea Ladies star relishing Japan tripChelsea Ladies sign another England 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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10 months agoDONE DEAL: Marco Baroni named new coach of Frosinone

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Marco Baroni named new coach of Frosinoneby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarco Baroni has been named new coach of Frosinone.Baroni replaces Moreno Longo after the latter’s sacking yesterday.The 55-year-old is best known for his stints in charge of Juventus Primavera and Benevento, the latter of whom he guided into Serie A for the first time in their history.He takes over a Frosinone side already five points adrift in 19th place after just one win all season. last_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agenda

first_imgEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agendaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is back on the agenda of AC Milan chiefs.TMW says Wenger is the frontrunner to land the Milan job – should it become available.The Frenchman left the Gunners last summer after 22 years in charge.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Rino Gattuso has two games to save his job.Milan sit fifth in the Serie A table and are desperate for Champions League football next season.They lost to Fiorentina yesterday and Gattuso must now beat Frosinone and SPAL between now and December 29 to save his job.Wenger is the favourite to replace the Italian, with former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis now in charge at Milan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoWoodward: Man Utd committed to youth policy

first_imgWoodward: Man Utd committed to youth policyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists they’re committed to providing the right investment for the first team.United announced a record revenue of £627.1million on Tuesday, with the release of their annual financial figures.“We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager,” said Woodward.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our Academy.”Everyone at Manchester United is committed to delivering on our primary objective of winning trophies.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days ago​Arsenal boss Emery: We needs youngsters for success

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal boss Emery: We needs youngsters for successby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery believes the club’s youngsters have a vital role to play as they strive for success this season.The Gunners are competing on several fronts, including the Premier League and Europa League.Squad rotation is essential if they are to maintain form and fitness over a lengthy and gruelling season.It is why Emery believes the younger players emerging in the squad have vital roles to play.”We can play better each match. It’s one process. Little by little we’re using the young players to achieve the performance, giving them confidence and experience in the matches,” Emery told reporters.”For example, Bukayo Saka is improving, helping us and taking a good performance. I know he needs to break more steps ahead in his improvement. Other players are the same.”This is the way he can give us the best performance and best way to do our way, playing maybe better sometimes. I think this is one process.”For us it’s very important to be competitive each match. We are being competitive at the moment. Being competitive we can then achieve a better way for how we can play.”If we are competitive we can use different players in different moments, some with more skill, some with more capacity to do pressing and transition. We can use them if we, like a team, can feel strong in our mentality and being competitive and consistent each match.” last_img read more

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Alberta government announces further easing of oil production restrictions

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – The Alberta government has announced another easing of restrictions on oil production, saying the amount that can be produced will increase in May by 25,000 barrels per day and another 25,000 barrels per day in June.The province mandated production cuts at the start of this year in an effort to reduce a price discount on oil produced in Western Canada, which is due to a lack of pipeline and rail capacity.The province says in a news release that less diluent is needed to move the bitumen through pipelines when the weather is warmer, meaning there’s more capacity. The Alberta government initially ordered production of raw crude oil and bitumen to be cut by 325,000 barrels per day.Since then, the province has eased the mandatory cuts as the discount for Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend oil compared with New York-traded West Texas Intermediate has fallen.It says that when both increases are in effect in June, it will represent a total increase of 150,000 barrels a day since the start of the production limit policy on Jan. 1.“As we increase production, we’re providing even more certainty for producers who have been working with us to protect the jobs and livelihoods of thousands of Alberta families and businesses,” Premier Rachel Notley said in Monday’s news release.“This temporary policy has been critical to reducing the oil price differential while we move ahead with our medium-term plan to ship more oil by rail and lead the long-term charge for new pipelines as we fight to get full value for the resources owned by all Albertans.”Effective June 1, the province will allow 3.71 million barrels per day to be produced. When the production limits were announced in December, the government said it would buy as many as 80 locomotives and 7,000 rail tankers, expected to move the province’s excess oil to markets, with the first shipments expected in late 2019.Monday’s news release said the province’s crude-by-rail program is scheduled to begin initial shipments in July, ramping up to 120,000 barrel-a-day shipments by 2020.The government said it will continue to monitor the market and its response to the increases, and will work to provide information prior to trading periods for future months.last_img read more

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Michael Sams Father Not Happy With Sons Gay Revelation

Michael Sam Sr., the father of Missouri football star Michael Sam who revealed this week that he is gay, was so upset when his son told him of his sexuality that he said he could not finish his meal.“I couldn’t eat no more, so I went to Applebee’s to have drinks,” Sam Sr. told The New York Times. “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment.”He said he received a text message from his son that read, “Dad, I’m gay” last Tuesday. And while many have publicly applauded Sam’s son for his courage, the player’s father was less than thrilled. He told the Times that he’s “old school” and that the idea of a homosexual player in the NFL bothers him, even when that person is his own son.“As a Black man, we have so many hurdles to cross. This is just one he has to cross,” Sam Sr. told The Times.He told the newspaper that late Hall of Famer Deacon Jones, the leader of the Rams’ Fearsome Foursome who is credited with terming the word “sack,” is “turning over in his grave.”He told the newspaper, however, that he loves his son and hopes he makes it into the NFL.Sam led the SEC with 11.5 sacks, and 19 tackles for a loss. Many NFL draft projections see him as a likely mid-round pick, with some saying Sam could go as high as the third round, with a possible position switch to outside linebacker. He is rated as the 12th-best outside pass-rusher in the draft by ESPN Scouts Inc.His upbringing in Hitchcock, Texas, was filled with adversity. As such, he told ESPN that his decision to come out seemed easy compared to the tragedies he has had to endure.“I endured so much in my past: seeing my older brother killed from a gunshot wound, not knowing that my oldest sister died when she was a baby and I never got the chance to meet her,” he said. “My second-oldest brother went missing in 1998, and me and my little sister were the last ones to see him … my other two brothers have been in and out of jail since eighth grade, currently both in jail.“Telling the world I’m gay is nothing compared to that.”On Sunday, the defensive end told ESPN that his parents, who are no longer together, took the news well, which contradicts the comments from his father to The Times.“I told my mom and dad last week, and they just pretty much said, ‘We knew and we love you and support you,’” he said. “I’m their baby boy. I’m the first to go to college. I’m the first to graduate college. Something like this is just another milestone.”The Times reported that when Sam returns to his hometown he usually stays with friends instead of his family.“I’m closer to my friends than I am to my family,” Sam told the newspaper. read more

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