Energy efficiency policy cuts power consumption rate

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Finance and Policy According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the world used 11% less energy last year than it would have, if not for efficiency improvements achieved since 2000. IEA’s executive director Dr Fatih Birol. Pic credit: Offshore Energy TodayHowever, the IEA’s executive director Dr Fatih Birol also noted that progress on the energy efficiency policies is critical.This means economies can grow without witnessing a parallel rise in energy demand, he said.“Without a central focus on energy efficiency by government and industry, none of our wider energy, environmental and economic goals can be fully achieved,”  Dr Birol stated.Innovative energy efficiency policiesDr Birol also noted recent developments that includes India, of which the country recently became their association member and is pioneering innovative energy efficiency policies.Through a programme called Ujala, the Hindi word for light, India is delivering the world’s largest rollout of energy efficient lighting.Over 230 million lights have been distributed owing to a policy that lowers costs through bulk purchases and allows households to pay for the lights with the savings they make.In China, government policy supporting energy efficiency has created a whole new sector for services where companies provide specialist services and technology solutions to make industries more efficient. Read more…The IEA director underlined that the sector is less than 20 years old yet employs over 600,000 people and has annual revenues of more than $13 billion.Global energy efficiency agendaDr Birol said: “These examples explain why one of my top priorities as part [of] our modernisation process has been to build a global hub for energy efficiency at the IEA, where we call energy efficiency the first fuel.“This solution needs to be central to any energy policy, and we need to raise our efforts to integrate it more into the mainstream,” he added.He also underlined that since 2015, the agency has opened doors to emerging countries beyond OECD countries, adding that the IEA members now includes the largest emerging countries like China, India and Indonesia, and is getting ready to greet new members like Mexico.center_img Generation Previous articleLiberia: renewable energy sector set to be transformedNext articleDonald Trump to drive an “energy-dominant” continent Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Featured image credit: Shutterstock BRICSlast_img read more

EC National Award Nominations are Open

first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Equine Canada (EC) National Awards and will remain open until March 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. ET.It’s time to celebrate the impressive achievements of individuals, equines and organizations who have contributed to the growth and success of the equestrian community over the past year.EC registered participants, sport licence holders and provincial/territorial sport organizations (PTSO) members are welcome to submit nominations for the following awards:• Lifetime Achievement Award• Junior Equestrian of the Year – The Gillian Wilson Trophy• Horse of the Year – The Hickstead Trophy• Canadian Breeder of the Year• Builder of the Year• Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Canada Health & Welfare AwardIf you know a person, horse or organization who deserves the honour and recognition of an Equine Canada National Award, be sure to submit your nomination by the deadline of March 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. ET.Full award criteria, information and nomination forms can be found here.Nomination forms can be submitted via:Email: [email protected] Fax: 613-248-3484Mail: Equine Canada Awards Committee c/o Christine Rowland, 308 Legget Dr., Suite 100, Ottawa, ON K2K 1Y6The EC National Awards for 2015 will be honoured at the 2016 EC Awards Gala, taking place on April 22 during the 2016 EC Annual Convention in Montreal, QC. This year’s Gala will be one for the books, with National EC Award presentations, gourmet appetizers and dinner, exciting, themed games and entertainment, and the grand unveiling of the new EC brand. Don’t miss out – buy your Gala ticket today by visiting the Convention Registration portal. Tags: Equine Canada National Awards, EC National Awards, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Bombtrack Bikes Drops the Hook, Charges into Cross with Steel and Disc Brakes

first_imgAt this point, Bombtrack Bicycle Company is probably better known for their single speed and fixed gear options like the Limited Edition Adidas bike. If single speed culture or fixed gear freestyle isn’t your thing, Bombtrack’s latest project might have you taking a second look.Entering into uncharted territory, the brand has introduced their new cyclocross bike, the Hook. Details next… Bombtrack Hooks will be available in Europe starting in October and are hoping to ink a deal with one or two American distributors very soon. The bikes will be available to the US through European mail order companies, but Bombtrack wants to make it easier for consumers to find the bikes in the US. The second production batch will include the hydraulic cable guides and will be delivered in January. At this point there will also be availability of frame and fork only. For the Hook’s maiden voyage, Stefan ‘Fish’ Vis took one of the first production bikes and crashed the Bike Transalp – a 7 day adventure ride across the Alps from north to south. Not sure if the race organizers would allow him to compete on a CX bike while most of the riders were on full mountain bikes, Stefan ended up finishing well in the overall mountain stage results and 739th out of 1200 riders over all. Not bad for a guy with limited mountain biking experience on drop bars and a rigid carbon fork. The bike itself uses a Columbus “Cromor” double butted steel frame with a 44mm head tube and PF30 bottom bracket. Running QR axles front and rear, the Hook uses a carbon/alloy disc fork with a tapered steerer. Pictured with 10 speed components, the production bike will include the new 11 speed SRAM rival group and fittings that will accommodate hydraulic disc brakes (the hydraulic guides will be available starting with the second production run). Complete Hooks will include a SRAM Rival 22 drivetrain, BB7 Road S mechanical disc brakes, Mavic CrossOne wheels with Continental Cyclocross Race 700x35mm tires, and an assortment of BT Bikes parts for a combined build weight of 23.14 lbs.Hooks will be sold in S, M, L, and XL frame sizes in Matte Grey or Metallic Red.bombtrack.comlast_img read more

PM out of state on parental duties

first_img Share 3829 Views   15 comments LocalNews PM out of state on parental duties by: Dominica Vibes News – August 25, 2017 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit left Dominica Thursday August 24 2017 to settle his eldest son Malik Skerrit at university. Speaking to members of the media before he left Thursday, he said, “I am going off on private business, I am going to settle my son in university so I have to exercise my responsibility as a parent.”He said he will be out of island for a few days. In his absence Honourable Reginald Austrie is Acting Prime Minister. Sharing is caring!last_img

WWE Monday Night RAW Delivered On The Hype

first_img Vince McKee Related TopicsBayleySasha BanksWWEWWE RAWWWE Women’s Revolution There was a lot of hype behind tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw.  With the WWE teasing a big announcement all week, and a superb main event match of Bobby Lashley vs Roman Reigns set up, the hype was real and it delivered!  Not to mention those of us hanging on to the next turn in the Bayley and Sasha Banks (friendship) saga.  Easily the biggest news to come out of the show was the opening announcement by Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon and an emotional HHH, that on October 28th, the WWE will feature their first ever all women’s Pay Per View.  It will be called “Evolution” and feature over 50 women’s wrestlers from the present roster, legends and NXT roster.Four matches are already set in stone for the show as the Smackdown, RAW and NXT titles will be on the line.  The fourth match will be the Finals of the second annual Mae Young Classic.  They did say that over 50 women will be featured on the card.  I would imagine that would mean at least 1 Battle Royal, and several multi person tag matches.  The WWE will have 3 plus months to build towards this massive card, but I’d have to believe every single female member of the active roster will be on it and featured in some way.  My only hope is that Ronda Rousey or any legend is not in the Main Event.  Not that she isn’t deserving of it, or talented enough, I just remember the backlash from the ending of the Royal Rumble and I’d have to believe the WWE doesn’t want to kick up that dust storm again.Speaking of the Women’s Revolution, one could not argue that two of the biggest reasons it succeeded were the incredible performances of Sasha Banks and Bayley, both in NXT and now on the main roster.  Bayley and Banks remain two of the most captivating women in the company.  It has been a bizarre last six months for them however as the WWE creative team has lost all and any clue on how to book them,That all seemed to change last week when Sasha Banks declared her love for Bayley in a very emotional, almost uncomfortable moment amongst the two women.  It was awkward to say the least, but sure had everyone talking and tuning in this week to see what would happen next.  Tonight, they attempted smoothing everything over by saying that they were just very similar friends with the same dreams and that is why they argue so much. They also hung all over each other and almost kissed after their victory celebration hug.  Stayed tuned on this one as the WWE is about to go to a place where ratings soar.The night concluded with a Bobby Lashley vs Roman Reigns rematch from WWE Extreme Rules with the winner getting a shot at Brock Lesnars Universal Championship.  You remember right?  The exact same thing the Extreme Rules match was “supposed” to be for?  Anyway, rather than try to understand that logic they had the match again and it was very good.  As much as the fans want to boo these guys, they are struggling to do so because they are delivering in the ring when it counts.As mentioned, these two just fought two weeks ago at Extreme Rules where Lashley got the better of Reigns.  Tonight, it was Reigns coming out on top.  All signs point to a three-way dance being named for SummerSlam.  With Lesnar advertised for next week’s show, expect the announcement to happen then.That’s it for now, we’ll see you at ringside fans!last_img read more