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Presidential push may kickstart Indonesian transition from coal to renewables

first_imgPresidential push may kickstart Indonesian transition from coal to renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mongabay:President Joko Widodo has reportedly expressed his intention to wean Indonesia off coal, in a move that runs counter to his own administration’s stated policy of increasing the country’s reliance on the fossil fuel.The president made the announcement at a July 8 cabinet meeting, according to Siti Nurbaya Bakar, the minister of environment and forestry. “[T]he president emphasized that we must develop the energy sector with a focus on renewable energy,” Siti said at a recent event in Jakarta. “Therefore, the president has explicitly asked to ‘start reducing the use of coal.’”If the administration follows through on the statement with concrete policies to phase out coal use, this could signal the beginning of a transition to renewable energy for Indonesia, the largest energy consumer in South East Asia and one of the biggest consumers of coal in the world, analysts say.But any meaningful change will have to start with an overhaul of the electricity procurement plan, or RUPTL, by the state-owned utility, PLN. At present, the RUPTL calls for increasing the absolute figure for renewable power generation over the long term, but shrinking its share of the overall energy mix in favor of more coal-fired electricity.The ideal plan would have to offer both fiscal and non-fiscal incentives that would lower the price of renewable power to make it competitive with coal, said Elrika Hamdi, an analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “What’s also important is that the policies taken should be consistent and in effect for a long time in order to give assurance to investors and funders,” she added.Indonesia is currently one of the world’s biggest CO2 emitters, most of it from deforestation and land-use change. However, emissions from the energy sector are poised to dominate in the near future as Indonesia’s demand for electricity continues to rise. The country’s energy consumption growth is among the fastest in the world, with coal accounting for nearly 60 percent of the energy mix in 2018. Its energy policy therefore has important implications not just for the country’s climate future, but also for global efforts to achieve cuts under the Paris Agreement.More: Indonesia’s president signals a transition away from coal powerlast_img read more

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Friendly Match: Keshi names squad to face Ghana

first_imgSuper Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi has named a 24-man Team B squad of local players that will face Ghana in an international friendly to commemorate the commissioning of a newly constructed stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.Stephen Okechukwu KeshiThe grand opening of the ultra-modern Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo on Friday, will see the home based Eagles pit their strength against rivals Ghana who will be represented by their U-23 male squad, the Black Meteors.Keshi has called up 24 players made up of the Nigerian league’s goal-king award chasers Emem Eduok and Mfon Udoh, the Super Eagles senior team regulars Chigoozie Agbim, Gbolahan Salami, Solomon Kwambe and Azubuike Egwuekwe to report to camp at the Le Meridien Hotel in Uyo on Monday.The Ghana side coach by Malik Jabir, a former technical adviser for Nigerian side Kano Pillars are already in camp with 29 players out of which a squad for the trip to Uyo will be named. Ghana will leave for Nigeria on Wednesday, November 5. –last_img read more

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Magic Johnson, Kyle Kuzma react to Lakers’ latest cap space-clearing moves

first_imgWow wow WOW what a trade and big move by Jeanie and Rob to clear $32M in cap space! This move puts the Lakers in play for all of the free agents. I can’t wait until Sunday!! It’s going to be exciting!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 27, 2019Laker Nation, Anthony Davis just showed all of us Lakers fans he wants to win a championship by waiving his $4M trade kicker!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 27, 2019Kuzma’s reaction was a bit more straight forward:pic.twitter.com/NGOZMcMRmt— kuz (@kylekuzma) June 27, 2019It was also reported on Thursday that LeBron James is switching jersey numbers so Davis can wear No. 23 with LA next season.This NBA offseason has already been eventful, but it looks like things are only going to get crazier from here. The Lakers continued their busy offseason Thursday, making more moves to better position themselves for the start of free agency on Sunday night.ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Los Angeles traded Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Wizards as part of the blockbuster Anthony Davis deal, which is now a three-team affair. Wojnarowski also reported that Davis has waived his $4 million trade kicker. Those two moves now give LA $32 million in cap space, enough to sign a star player to a max contract this offseason. MORE: What are LA’s next roster moves following Anthony Davis trade?As with all things that happen in the NBA, you didn’t have to look too hard on Twitter to find people reacting to the news. We even got reactions from former Lakers president Magic Johnson and current Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma.Johnson took to Twitter to congratulate not only Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka, but also Anthony Davis for… waiving his trade kicker?last_img read more

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Week 16 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker

first_imgWeek 16 is finally here. All of your blood, sweat, and tears has brought you to your fantasy football championship game. There’s no better feeling than playing for a title, even if it’s just in a virtually scored league based on the actions of real-life people you’ll probably never meet. Thank goodness it won’t come down to a game-winning kick because you got rid of kickers before this season. Wait… your league still has kickers? You actually need some Week 16 fantasy kicker rankings? Well, luckily for you, I wrote some more words and put some names in order.It’s winning time, and that means there’s no messing around — no being lazy and not changing your kicker just because you don’t want to take the time to do it. Just like I advised last week, two of the biggest factors when choosing a kicker this time of year is whether misses count against you and what the weather forecast looks like. We’ll make adjustments as the week goes on due to the latter. (Update: Keep an eye on Greg Zuerlein’s health ahead of Saturday as he deals with a quad injury.)WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STAt first glance, one thing stood out this week: Matt Prater gets to return and kick in the thin air of Denver. We know how intriguing he was as a fantasy kicker during his time with the Broncos, and so that intrigue is back this week (weather permitting). We also have Zane Gonzalez, Matt Gay and Younghoe Koo as high as they’ve been all season because they just keep on draining kicks.WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPIf you’re in a tricky kicker spot for some reason, give Josh Lambo a try. Getting to use his big leg in Atlanta’s dome against a defense that should allow ball movement could pay off. MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderLike I said above, these rankings will be updated throughout the week if there are any late-season kicker moves or particularly concerning or helpful weather developments, so check back later in the week, too.  WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 16 Fantasy Rankings: KickerMORE WEEK 16: Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsRankPlayer1Justin Tucker, BAL @ CLE2Greg Zuerlein, LAR @ SF3Michael Badgley, LAC vs. OAK4Wil Lutz, NO @ TEN5Zane Gonzalez, ARZ @ SEA6Matt Gay, TB vs. HOU7Younghoe Koo, ATL vs. JAX8Harrison Butker, KC @ CHI9Joey Slye, CAR @ IND10Matt Prater, DET @ DEN11Dan Bailey, MIN vs. GB12Jason Myers, SEA vs. ARZ13Mason Crosby, GB @ MIN14Josh Lambo, JAX @ ATL15Jason Sanders, MIA vs. CIN16Jake Elliott, PHI vs. DAL17Ka’imi Fairbairn, HOU @ TB18Brandon McManus, DEN vs. DET19Daniel Carlson, OAK @ LAC20Kai Forbath, DAL @ PHI21Chris Boswell, PIT @ NYJ22Eddy Pineiro, CHI vs. KC23Austin Seibert, CLE vs. BAL24Robbie Gould, SF vs. LAR25Dustin Hopkins, WAS vs. NYG26Greg Joseph, TEN vs. NO27Sam Ficken, NYJ vs. PIT28Chase McLaughlin, IND vs. CAR29Randy Bullock, CIN @ MIA30Aldrick Rosas, NYG @ WAS31Nick Folk, NE vs. BUF32Stephen Hauschka, BUF @ NElast_img read more

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