Clean energy investment needs policy clarity on carbon price, say MPs

first_imgNick Stansbury, fund manager at Legal & General Investment Management, said a trajectory towards clear rising carbon prices was “exactly what investors need to see” in many countries around the world.“Ministers must urgently plug this policy gap and publish a delivery plan to secure the investment needed”Environmental Audit Committee“It would be much better if it could be global and coordinated,” he told IPE. “If it can’t be global and coordinated then let’s have it on a regional level, but we need to see that trajectory and that certainty around the end destination so that capital markets can start discounting carbon risk into the price of securities today.”The select committee, whose remit cuts across government, said the government’s ‘Clean Growth’ strategy would not allow the country to meet its carbon reduction goals.“Ministers must urgently plug this policy gap and publish a delivery plan to secure the investment needed to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets,” it said.A series of sudden changes to low-carbon energy policy in 2015 had undermined investor confidence and contributed to an apparent dip in investment since then, according to the EAC.The members of parliament urged the government to promptly respond to recommendations made by the Green Finance Taskforce and provide greater clarity on how it intended to deliver its strategy by the budget announcement in the autumn.The politicians also lent qualified support to green bonds, saying that if they made additional capital available for low-carbon or sustainable projects they could have “transformational public benefits”.“We can therefore see a case for incentives to encourage financial institutions and owners of UK assets to issue green bonds, but only once clearly defined standards are in place,” they said.It was crucial that investors and policy makers be able to have confidence in green bonds, the committee said. Government ministers should therefore set out a timetable for introducing “authoritative standards” on products such as green bonds.It would make sense for the UK’s efforts to “cohere” with steps being taken at the EU-level under the European Commission’s sustainable finance action plan, the MPs added.The UK issuing a sovereign green bond could also be beneficial and something the government should explore from the perspective of its Clean Growth Strategy, according to the committee.As part of its inquiry into green finance, the EAC has questioned the 25 largest UK pension funds about their approach to climate change and urged the government to use its powers to require the country’s pensions and financial regulators to produce climate adaptation reports in respect of their public functions. The UK government should consider extending carbon pricing to cover the whole economy, a group of parliamentarians has argued.Carbon pricing had been “extremely effective” at driving investment away from carbon-intensive forms of generating electricity, they said, and they had heard evidence that it could be effective in driving decarbonisation in other sectors of the economy.“Long-term clarity about the future level of that price would allow businesses and investors to plan for the transition to a low-carbon economy,” said the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) in a report, ‘Green finance: mobilising investment in clean energy and sustainable development’.Ministers should set out a trajectory to gradually increase the carbon price to continue driving investment away from fossil fuel-based electricity generation, the parliamentarians said.last_img read more

GGG vs. Rolls live stream: How to watch Gennadiy Golovkin’s fight online on DAZN

first_imgGolovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) is making his first appearance inside the ring since losing his WBA and WBC titles to Canelo Alvarez in narrow decision that snapped “GGG’s” 39-match unbeaten streak. The fight is also the first of his new six-fight contract that he signed with DAZN in March. A win over Rolls will likely set up a trilogy and title rematch with Alvarez held serve earlier this year by  defending his belts in May versus Daniel Jacobs.Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over KeAndrae Leatherwood for the USBA middleweight title in December. The fight will far and away be the most difficult fight of his nearly 120 amateur and professional fight career, but look no further than the Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz fight to show that anything is possible.Here’s all the information you need to watch Golovkin vs. Rolls, including how to live stream the fight online with a DAZN subscription.GGG VS. ROLLS: Read the latest news, features at SN’s fight HQHow to watch, live stream GGG vs. Steve RollsThe Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls fight is not available via traditional pay-per-view methods. Instead, fans in the United States can watch the fight on DAZN, the global live-sports streaming service that signed Golovkin to an exclusive deal in March and Alvarez to an exclusive deal in October 2018 after the fighters left HBO.DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.MORE ABOUT DAZN• Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?• How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?What time does the Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Rolls fight start?Date: Saturday, June 8Start time: 7 p.m. ET (undercard)Live streaming: Only on DAZNGennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls will take place Saturday, June 8 at Madison Square Garden. It’s Golovkins first fight since his September loss to Alvarez. It is Rolls’ first fight since his December victory over KeAndrae Leatherwood.The undercard is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET. Golovkin and Rolls will likely begin around 11 p.m..How much does DAZN cost?A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who opt for the monthly plan instead of the longer-term value, that’ll cost fight fans $19.99.For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.Join DAZN to watch GGG-Rolls and 100+ fight nights a yearWhat other fights are on DAZN?In addition to Golovkin vs. Rolls, DAZN also is the exclusive home to Golovkin’s rival, Canelo Alvarez, and former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. A rematch between Joshua and heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz is likely later this year, as is the GGG-Canelo trilogy. Gennadiy Golovkin, one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, will look to bounce back from the first loss of his professional career when he takes on Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 8, live an exclusively on DAZN.Join DAZN to watch GGG-Rolls and 100+ fight nights a year DAZN also carries Matchroom Boxing cards and live-streams mixed martial arts (MMA), offering over 100 fight nights per year between Bellator MMA, Combate Americas and World Boxing Super Series.On June 14, Bellator 222 will feature former UFC stars Lyota Machida vs Chael Sonnen as well as Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie live from Madison Square Garden.Where can I stream DAZN online?DAZN can be live-streamed via smartphone, computers/laptops, tablets, smart TVs, set-top boxes and video game consoles. Here is a list of DAZN-supported devices: Mobile DevicesTV & Streaming DevicesGame ConsolesiPhone, iPadAmazon Fire TVPlaystation 3Android phones, tablesAmazon Fire TV StickPlaystation 4, ProAmazon Fire tabletAndroid TVXBox One, One S..Apple TVXBox One X..Google Chromecast….LG Smart TV, Smartcast….Panasonic Smart TV….Samsung Smart TV….Sony Smart TV..last_img read more

BPL points table

first_imgPOS CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 Arsenal 20 13 3 4 34 18 16 422 Leicester City 20 11 7 2 37 25 12 403 Manchester City 20 12 3 5 39 21 18 394 Tottenham Hotspur 20 9 9 2 34 16 18 365 Manchester United 20 9 6 5 24 17 7 336 West Ham United 20 8 8 4 30 23 7 327 Crystal Palace 20 9 4 7 23 19 4 318 Liverpool 20 8 6 6 22 24 -2 309 Watford 20 8 5 7 25 22 3 2910 Stoke City 20 8 5 7 21 21 0 2911 Everton 20 6 9 5 36 29 7 2712 West Bromwich Albion 20 7 5 8 20 25 -5 2613 Southampton 20 6 6 8 26 24 2 2414 Chelsea 20 6 5 9 26 29 -3 2315 Norwich City 20 6 5 9 23 32 -9 2316 Bournemouth 20 5 6 9 22 34 -12 2117 Swansea City 20 4 7 9 17 26 -9 1918 Newcastle United 20 4 5 11 19 35 -16 1719 Sunderland 20 4 3 13 22 39 -17 1520 Aston Villa 20 1 5 14 16 37 -21 8last_img read more

McCann And Huston Sweep MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honors

first_imgST. LOUIS – For the fourth time this season, Drake University student-athletes have swept the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week Awards with Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) and Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) earning the honor on Tuesday, May 3. The award is the sixth of the season for Huston now gives the Bulldogs a total of 23 Scholar-Athletes of the Week this season.Huston, who has won the award in back-to-back weeks, finished second in the 1,500 meters at the 107th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.  Running a tremendous race that finished in a sprint to the finish line, Huston was edged by just 0.04 seconds as both competitors dove across and collapsed at the finish.  Huston’s time of 4:23.14 is three seconds off her personal best, which ranks No. 1 in the Valley.  She is also the top-ranked MVC runner in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters and has set four school records this season. Academically, she has a 3.97 GPA as a biology major and is a two-time Elite 18 Award winner. She has previously been named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on April 26, April 5, Feb. 16, Jan. 26 and Oct. 19McCann made history last week in winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the prestigious Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee with a winning time of 8:49.14 in driving rain and wind.  McCann’s win was the first for a Bulldog at the Drake Relays since 2013 and the program’s first Relays steeplechase win since 1981 and just the second all-time.  His time was just two seconds off his personal best in the event, which is easily the fastest in the MVC this season.  He currently ranks 12th in the West Region in the event and 18th nationally.  McCann owns a 3.93 GPA as an actuarial science major and is a two-time Elite 18 Award winner. This week’s awards continues Drake’s extensive collection of MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards. A Drake student-athlete has won the award 23 times in the 37 weeks the honor has been awarded in 2015-16 including four weeks in which the Bulldogs swept the men’s and women’s honors.To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.2015-16 Drake Scholar-Athlete of the Week WinnersEmma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – May 3Robert McCann – Men’s Track & Field – May 3Emma Huston – Women’s Track and Field – April 26Reed Fischer – Men’s Track & Field – April 19Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – April 5Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – Feb. 16Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Feb. 2Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – Jan. 26Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Jan. 12Maddy Dean – Women’s Basketball – Jan. 12Graham Woodward – Men’s Basketball – Jan. 5Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 29Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 22Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 15Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 8Rai Ahmed-Green – Women’s Track & Field – Dec. 8Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 1James Grunert – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 24Paul Ciszewski – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 16Steven Enna – Men’s Soccer – Oct. 19Emma Huston – Women’s Cross Country – Oct. 19Reed Fischer – Men’s Cross Country – Oct. 6Ben LeMay – Men’s Soccer – Sept. 22Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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