Coal’s end may be on the horizon

first_imgCoal’s end may be on the horizon FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Should we just give up now?The world’s electrical utilities need to reduce coal consumption by at least 60 percent over the two decades through 2030 to avoid the worst effects of climate change that could occur with more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announced Monday.Such a target seems wildly ambitious: Even Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which tends to be more optimistic than other analysts (and more accurate) about the speed of energy transition, expects coal-fired generation to increase by 10 percent over the period. Hold on though. Is it really such a stretch?After all, U.S. coal-power generation decreased by about a third in the seven years through 2017, to 12.7 billion British thermal units from 18.5 billion, based on data from energy-market consultancy Genscape Inc. In the European Union, black-coal generation fell by about the same proportion over just four years through 2016, according to Eurostat, to 385,925 gigawatt-hours from 544,279 GWh.Across Europe and the U.S., the decline in coal output recently has averaged close to 5 percent a year. If the world as a whole can reach 7 percent a year, it would be on track to meet the IPCC’s 2030 target. The conventional wisdom is that this isn’t possible, as rising demand from emerging economies, led by China and India, overwhelms the switch from fossil fuels in richer countries. That may underestimate the changing economics of energy generation, though.The mainstream view is still that we can’t decarbonize our electricity system fast enough to meet the IPCC’s targets. But a decade ago, the current situation of plateauing demand for coal and car fuel and cratering renewables costs looked equally outlandish. Given the way the world’s energy market has changed in recent years, it’s a good idea to never say never.More: The end of coal could be closer than it lookslast_img read more

Everton ‘won’t rush Baines talks’

first_img Press Association Baines has just over 18 months remaining on his current deal but Martinez said they were in no rush to tie him down in the long term. “I think the injury doesn’t change anything,” said Martinez. “All our plans have always been the same. We want to have Leighton for the long term and that will never change. “The injury is a setback as you can imagine but we will use it to regenerate him, to give him a bit of a breather as he has been playing week in, week out and has had a lot of big demands on him because he’s been playing international football also. “It is a period we are going to use in our favour but, in terms of his contractual situation, it will never change what our thoughts were and our strategy behind the scenes.” There has been talk of a new deal for full-back Tony Hibbert, who has made just one 66-minute Capital One Cup appearance this season because of a calf injury. However, Martinez said while he wanted to keep the 32-year-old defender, whose contract expires next summer, there had been no developments. “Tony Hibbert and (fellow academy graduate) Leon Osman are unique characters. They are more than players, they represent the club and give direction to the new players coming in, youngsters and foreigners,” said the Spaniard. “Tony is someone I want to have at the club as long as we can. “Another aspect is to see how he is after the injury. All he wants is to focus on his fitness and fight to earn a place in the team. “I didn’t think it is the moment to look any further. He is a gem of a person, a special person to have at a football club.” Martinez received a lift on the injury front this week with centre-back Antolin Alcaraz, who has yet to make his debut following a summer move from Wigan because of injury, improving his match fitness. “Alcaraz is ready now. We had a behind-closed-doors friendly earlier in the week and he came through that,” said the Toffees boss. “Now it is just measuring his match fitness and being able to give him the time he needs to pick up the pace. “He is fully fit, anxious to come back and help the team which is a positive point. “It is important he is fully fit for the Christmas period because we are going to need everyone and Antolin needs to be ready. “What I’m not going to do is push him too early after the spell he had to endure on the sidelines.” The England left-back has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken bone in his right foot but the Toffees boss said the focus in that period will be on the defender’s fitness and not his future. Manchester United failed with a bid for the 28-year-old in the summer and speculation remains former Everton manager David Moyes will return with a new offer when the January transfer window opens. Everton will not use Leighton Baines’ injury-enforced lay-off to open talks over a new contract, according to manager Roberto Martinez.last_img read more

Tottenham beat Southampton in FA Cup 4th-round replay

first_imgLondon: Tottenham edged Southampton 3-2 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay that was decided on a penalty conversion by Son Heung-min shortly before the start of second-half stoppage time.The teams had to square off in a rematch on Wednesday after their initial fourth-round encounter on January 25 had ended in a 1-1 draw, reports Efe news.Jose Mourinho’s men jumped out to an early lead at the 11-minute mark at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London when a shot by French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele ricocheted off defender Jack Stephens and travelled out of the reach of net minder Angus Gunn and into the goal.But the Saints were unfazed by the early deficit and mostly outplayed Tottenham over the remainder of the contest.In the 19th minute, Danny Ings had a golden chance to score the equaliser from just outside the six-yard box, but his shot slammed off the crossbar.The visitors managed to knot the game at 1-1 15 minutes later, however, when a poor block by Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris set up Southampton striker Shane Long for a short-range finish.The Spurs were able to preserve the tie heading into halftime despite a very unconvincing performance, while the Saints’ strong showing was marred by an apparently serious knee injury suffered by midfielder James Ward-Prowse.Ward-Prowse was in visible agony and had to be taken off on a stretcher in the 39th minute after young Tottenham winger Ryan Sessegnon caught him with his studs on a clearance.Both teams had good chances to score early in the second half, with Sofiane Boufal and Lucas Moura failing to convert chances for Southampton and Tottenham, respectively.Finally, the visitors grabbed the lead when Ings scored on a curving strike just inside the post in the 72nd minute.Moura scored the 2-2 equaliser with a right-footed shot in the 78th minute and then Son was brought down in the area by the Saints’ net minder eight minutes later. The South Korean did the honours himself on the penalty try, stepping up to the spot and slotting the ball home for the winner.Tottenham will next square off at home in the first week of March against Norwich City in the fifth round (round of 16) of this annual English knockout football competition.Matches in that round will not be replayed, so if the Spurs-Norwich contest is tied at the end of regulation extra time, penalties will determine who reaches the quarterfinals. IANSAlso Read: Tottenham sink Manchester City; Burnley hold ArsenalAlso Watch: 89th Annual Conference of Srimanta Sankardev Sankar Sangha begins todaylast_img read more

Doeren And Pemsl LaFleur To Receive Double D Award This Weekend

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Two notable former Drake University student-athletes will be honored by Drake Athletics with the Double D Award on Saturday, Feb. 6, in a ceremony following the men’s basketball game against UNI. Dave Doeren, a former Drake football player and coach, and Heidy Pemsl LaFleur, a standout volleyball player, will be presented the award for their athletic accomplishments at Drake and their continued success in their careers and communities.The Double D award is presented each year to former Drake athletes for achievements in their professions and or community service since earning their degrees from Drake. Since it’s inception in 1968, the Double D honor has now been presented to 252 former Drake letter winners, including Doeren and LaFleur.Both recipients will be honored at a reception and ceremony held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Courtside Club in the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility.Doeren and LaFleur will also be recognized at halftime of the men’s basketball game against UNI that afternoon, which tips of at 1 p.m. in the Knapp Center.2016 Double D RecipientsDave Doeren – AS ’94, GR ’99Doeren received a bachelor’s degree in pre-med/biology before earning a master’s degree from Drake in 1999. He was a four-year letter winner in football from 1990 through 1993 and earned second team Academic All-America honors in 1993.Doeren is currently the head football coach at North Carolina State and just completed his third season leading the Wolfpack. Prior to joining the Wolfpack, Doeren was head coach at Northern Illinois for two seasons and led the Huskies to a berth in the 79th Orange Bowl in 2012. Before his stint at Northern Illinois, he spent five seasons as the defensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin helping the Badgers win the 2010 Big Ten Championship, earning a birth to the Rose Bowl. He arrived at Wisconsin after four seasons (2002-2005) at the University of Kansas. In 2000 and 2001, Doeren coached at Montana and helped the Grizzlies win the NCAA Division 1-AA national championship in 2001.Doeren began his collegiate coaching career at Drake in 1995 and helped lead the Bulldogs to their first Pioneer Football League championship. He was promoted to the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator in 1997 and then spent the following two seasons at USC.Doeren resides in Cary, N.C. with his wife Sara and three sons, Jacob, Luke and Connor.Heidy Pemsl LaFleur – LA ’98Heidy Pemsl LaFleur received her bachelor’s degree from Drake in elementary education and then earned a master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. She was a four year letter winner in volleyball from 1994 to 1997. She was named a team captain in 1997 and was also a second team all-MVC honoree.LaFleur is currently the principal at North Elementary School in Franklin Park, Ill. Prior to becoming principal, she spent 14 years as a teacher and assistant principal at the Garvy School in Chicago.In addition to being a principal and mother of three, LaFleur is also a leadership consultant and author. She recently published a book on leadership called “Hop on the Clue Bus – A Common Sense Guide to Leadership”.LaFleur resides in Des Plaines, Ill. with her husband Garrett and three children, Lilly, Garrett and Peter.All-Time Double D Award RecipientsDavid E. Abram (D) -1971Leonard B. Adams (D) -1987Frank D. Anderson (D) -1979Karla Burds Antonio -2006Isaac J. (Ike) Armstrong (D) -1968Marlyn C. Augustine (D) -1981Dale Awtry (D) -1972Jarrold Bachman-2013Michael Beaman-2013Floyd T. Beasley -1977Lisa Behlmann Cannon -2011Mike Belinson -1982Joe Bell -1996Dale C. Bennett -1984William E. Benskin -1989Thomas J. Bienemann (D) -1968Tammi Blackstone -2014William L. Bliss (D) -1968Sherwood Boudeman -1996Lee B. Bowman -1986Lois Brass -2005Paul W. Brechler (D) -1968Lee E. Brewer (D) -1969John D. Bright (D) -1968John L. Briley (D) -1980Lisa Brinkmeyer-VanDeventer -2010Frank Brody (D) -1976Donald Buckroyd -1994Leanne M. Buell -1999Verle Burgason -1975Keith E. Burgett -1994Jody Busing -2008Jack Buss (D) -1980Dan Callahan -1985Lou Callaway -2004Liz Stephan Campbell -2004Donald D. Carlson (D) -2000Clyde F. Carney (D) -1988Tom B. Case (D) -1969Udell Cason -1979Robert Clark Jr. -1968Robert I. Cobb (D) -1977E. Allen Colbert (D) -1977Bill Coldiron -2008Ralph C. Collins (D) -1976Clarence R. Conklin (D) -1986Donald J. Cook -1979Jay P. Cookman -1999James B. Cooney -2000Marguerite Cothorn (D) -1995Billy Cundiff -2012Harold E. Davidson (D) -1969Sally M. Davis -1999Kay Riek DiLeo -2000Ernie C. Dippel Jr. -1988Waldo E. Don Carlos (D) -1972Tom Drake -2005Harry N. Drier Jr. -1989Charles A. Duchen -1968Donald L. Duncan (D) -1989James S. Duncan (D) -1973Charles H. Durant -1971James E. Dyson (D) -1968Anne Erpenbeck -1996Robert M. Evans (D) -1968William E. Evans -1972Chuck J. Everett (D) -1970Jack C. Finegan (D) -1968Thell H. Fisher (D) -1968Jenni Fitzgerald -2009Julie Fitzpatrick -2001Wayne Ford -1995John R. Freudenthal (D) -1997William H. Fulton (D) -1978George L. Funk -1991Warren N. Gaer (D) -1970Rolland A. Gallagher (D) -1974Lou Gatta -2015Frank Gilliam Jr. -2006Robert B. Goode (D) -1968Paul W. Goodrich (D) -1968?Robert K. Goodwin (D) -1968William J. Goodwin Jr. (D) -1968David R. Griffith (D) – 2001Peter Hackett – 1991Ronald P. Hallock (D) – 1971Thomas M. Hamilton – 1988James L. Hanahan – 1978Orbin W. Hanks (D) – 1972David Hansen – 1995Alexander G. Harbutte (D) – 1987James A. Harris – 1977Ray Harrison (D) – 1968Herbert V. Hedlund (D) – 1976Joe K. Henderson – 1980Roger M. Herriott (D) – 1976Dick Hewins – 2014Thomas G. Higgins (D) – 1974Robb B. Hill – 1998Carolyn Schnure Hill – 1998John Hodges – 2002Albert G. Hodor (D) – 1972William F. Hoffman – 1992Bob Holliday – 2009Gibson C. Holliday (D) – 1968Charles E. Horner (D) – 1971Robert J. Horstmeier (D) – 1972Leighton Housh (D) – 1968Philip Howrey (D) – 1992Thomas P. Hyland – 1985Donald C. Jackson (D) – 1978Michael J. Jackson – 1993Thomas H. Jenk – 1978John H. Jennett – 1981Erling N. Jensen (D) – 1968Jan Jensen – 2007Carl C. Johannsen (D) – 1984Maurice E. John Jr. – 1986Zach Johnson – 2011Barb Johnston – 2002Jack W. Kaley – 1974Karl Kassulke (D) – 1974George H. Keeney (D) – 1968Robert M. Klingler – 1986Harrison Kohl (D) – 1973John H. (Jack) Kragie – 1993Dan Kroloff (D) – 1980Roger J. LaBrasca – 1999Douglas S. Lang – 1993Charles A. Lanphere – 1978James A. Lavery – 1973Laura A. Leonard – 2000Lewis J. Levick – 1973William H. Lienemann – 1975Joseph J. Lisek (D) – 1974William B. Lockhart (D) – 1968Trescott A. Long (D) – 1968Glenn S. Lott – 1999Ralph J. Luchsinger (D) – 1983John T. Lynch – 1992Kenneth A. Macke (D) – 1977Robert A. Maddocks (D) – 1982Raymond J. Malcoun – 1993Clarence (Pug) Manders (D) – 1968Lucille Robinson Mann (D) – 1995E. Nick Manoles – 1968Guido J. Marchetti – 1975Laurie Bowden Mardis – 2003Jack McClelland (D) – 1973William H. McCloud (D) – 1971Christie F. McCormick (D) – 1975Harold J. McCoy (D) – 1971John J. McGivern (D) – 1971Jack McGuire (D) – 1970John L. McKeon (D) – 1974McCoy McLemore Jr. (D) – 1984George R. Mellinger (D) – 1989Jerry W. Mertens – 1991James M. Meston – 1984Frank Metzger (D) – 1974Patrick Meyer – 2008Emmanuel S. Migliorisi (D) – 1977Floyd Miller (D) – 2003Dave Milligan – 2005David L. Mills – 1980Victor A. Modeer (D) – 1979Clark R. Mollenhoff (D) – 1968Paul Morrison – 2003Mike Murphy – 2007Phillip R. Murrell – 1981Thomas K. Murrow (D) – 1968Edgar C. Musgrave (D) – 1976William O. Myles Jr. – 1981George S. Neel (D) – 1969Brett A. Nelson – 2001James A. Nelson – 1987Donald A. Nepote – 1979Jim Neswold – 2004Don Neumann – 2003Connie A. Newlin – 2001George H. Nolan – 1975L. D. Norris (D) – 1972Harry Chandler Olson (D) – 1968Ronald L. Olson – 1979Samuel E. Orebaugh (D) – 1970Gary Osborn (D) – 2013Joe (Philippson) Patrick (D) – 1978Robert B. Patrick (D) – 1969Theodore B. Payseur (D) – 1968Rita Harmening Pedersen – 2008Alfred Perry (D) – 1970Richard F. Peterson (D) – 1987Jerry Pezetti – 2012James W. Pilkington – 1977Loren Pollet Jr. – 1980Roger Prescott – 2010Adolphus Pulliam – 1988Nolan L. Quam – 1981Harold A. Quint (D) – 1973Max P. Rauer (D) – 1983Kelly Reed – 2015Dennis E. Rees- 1980S. Albert Robertson (D) – 1969Timothy J. Roels – 1983Wallace O. Rooker (D) – 1974Wilber W. Sackett (D) – 1976Bert Schaller – 1981James Schmidt (D) – 1995Robert O. Schnarr – 1975Arnold C. Schultz – 1983Steve Scullen – 2009Corwin B. Seitz (D) – 1973Theodore Shapiro – 1985G. Donald Shawver (D) – 1970Ronald W. Shellady – 1992Dean Showers – 1985Doug Siedenburg – 2002Ezra Silas – 2003Brent Slay – 1991Ted Sloane (D) – 1970Robert L. Smith – 1993Merwin E. Soper (D) – 1973Robert H. Spiegel (D) – 1968Jim Stalnaker – 2007Jack Stapleton – 2007Oscar W. Strahan (D) – 1970William G. (Bud) Suter (D) – 1968David Terre – 1982William R. Thompson – 1996Michael Thorpe – 2004Donald L. Tidrick (D) – 1975Terry Trieweiler – 1992Charles B. Tupper (D) – 1968Danielle Tyler – 2012Robert Underwood (D) – 1978Cary F. Viktor – 1994Tricia Wakely Watts – 2015Rick Wanamaker – 1994Doree Ward – 2013Herman Watson – 1978Maurice White (D) – 1971Warren Whitted – 2010Harley A. Wilhelm (D) – 1968Alicia Mundahl Wollmering – 2002Jerry Wollmering – 2002Harold L. Wright (D) – 1974James Wright (D) – 1973Robert W. Wright (D) – 1976Emil Wroblicky – 1989Catherine Yeagley – 1997Daniel J. Zarazan – 1997D – DeceasedPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more