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Barclays Takes Harder Line On Coal Project Financing

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:Barclays, one of the four “Big Banks” in the U.K., silently made big news last month, shifting its policies regarding financing coal mining and coal-fired power plants, as well as declaring “no appetite” for projects in World Heritage Sites or Ramsar Wetlands locations.The bank declared in the first of two policy statements it had “no appetite” for project financing that supports development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and Ramsar Wetlands locations unless in both cases there is prior consensus that such development will not adversely affect the site.In addition to its commitment to protecting the Ramsar Wetlands, Barclays also published a lengthier, more in-depth policy statement regarding how it will do business with corporate banking and investment banking clients involved in the coal mining and coal-fired power sector. All such clients and their specific individual transactions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis against a wide array of considerations ranging from adherence to the Equator Principles, use of efficient technology, and a client’s potential for stranded asset risk.Unlike Barclays’ policies regarding World Heritage Sites and Ramsar Wetlands, its coal policy is much more nuanced and detailed, describing specific policies for specific aspects of the coal industry. For example, Barclays declared simply that it “has no appetite for project finance transactions for the development of greenfield thermal coal mines anywhere in the world” but had a much more detailed policy for mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR) given its legal recognition in the United States but the bank’s acknowledgement that this mining method “is also one that has been subject to intense political, judicial, and regulatory debate over the last decade.” As such, Barclays will “not directly finance MTR projects or developments” and will “apply enhanced due diligence to all credit and capital markets facilities involving clients which practice MTR.” Further, financing for companies which are significant producers of MTR-sourced coal will be provided “by exception only.”Barclays also declared “no appetite” for project financing supporting the construction or material expansion of coal-fired power stations in high-income OECD countries (though such power plants utilizing carbon capture storage or sequestration technology will be considered on a case-by-case basis) or the construction or material expansion of coal-fired power stations in non-high-income OECD countries unless they use super-critical or ultra-critical technology — and such transactions will be subject to enhanced due diligence on a case-by-case basis.More: Barclays Declares “No Appetite” For Thermal Coal Mining, Oil, & Gas, Moves To Protect World Heritage Sites Barclays Takes Harder Line On Coal Project Financinglast_img read more

Trail Mix – The Resonant Rogues

first_imgBRO – Your inspiration draws from musical styles the world over. While delving into all of this music, is there a common thread you find running through them all? SP – Neither and both. Autumn is part of a cycle. It tends to be a time of hard work and harvest, preparation for the cold months to come. Every season has its own beauty and hardships. Autumn is my favorite season. It has a beautiful melancholy to it. SP – Folk music from all over the world speaks to our shared humanity – lyrics about having crushes, working hard to feed your family, losing someone you love, and the beauty of nature are all common themes. Recorded in the hometown confines of Asheville’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio, this new record adeptly combines the disparate sounds that become part and parcel to the Rogues’ collective. BRO – Love the record title. For you, does autumn suggest a beginning or an end? For more information on The Resonant Rogues, when they will take to a stage near you, or how you can grab a copy of Autumn of the World, be sure to check out the band’s website. SP – The first one that comes to mind is Anais Nin. Though I don’t know if I’d want to because I don’t care for her husband, Henry Miller. Yuck! Ha!. Do you mean author or character? Usually any interesting story involves a fair bit of hardship. I think we’ll just write our own book. I wouldn’t trade our life for any other. SP – It’s hard to pick the best part. It’s such a wonderful experience all around. Great gear, space, and atmosphere, but my favorite part of recording there is the people. They are so knowledgeable and supportive. SP – I went on a short songwriting retreat a couple of years ago at Mountain Light Sanctuary and this song got stuck in my head on the way out there. I finished it within twenty-four hours. Big Ivy is one of my favorite areas of Pisgah National Forest. I’m a mother and a partner as well as being a performer, and it is really important to take some occasional time for myself. Going to the woods is one of my favorite ways to get away and regroup. I recently caught up with Sparrow to chat about the new record, literary rogues, and the benefit of taking time to just walk in the woods. BRO – If you could trade places with any literary rogue for a day, who would it be? While the music is distinctly Appalachian in flavor, there are obvious undertones drawn from the world over; jazz, both gypsy and New Orleans, and pedal steel and fiddle from mountain country create a rich, wondrous collection of songs. The Resonant Rogues – guitarist Kevin Smith and banjoist/accordionist Sparrow – hopscotch around the world for inspiration on Autumn of the World, the band’s latest record. BRO – We are featuring “Big Ivy” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song? Hometown fans are going to have to wait a while to catch The Resonant Rogues on stage. The band just wrapped up a tour of Alaska and, early next month, heads over to the UK for a bunch of shows that span most of July. BRO – Best part about recording at Echo Mountain? And be sure to listen to “Big Ivy,” along with brand new tunes from Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Griffin House, Ciaran Lavery, and many, many more on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: 76ers could make major play for Malcolm Brogdon

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Jazz showing ‘significant’ interest in Bojan Bogdanovic NBA free agency rumors: Clippers exploring pairing Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler It appears like Philadelphia is looking to sign a point guard.The 76ers could make a big play for Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon this summer, according to a report from the Journal Times. Especially if sharpshooter JJ Redick leaves Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent in 2019. Several NBA officials contend the 76ers will make the biggest play in free agency for Bucks Malcolm Brogdon, especially if Jonathan Redick bolts. New Orleans has shown an interest in the veteran sharpshooter. The Bulls are also Brogdon suitors.— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) June 30, 2019Brogdon, 26, has just finished the third year of his first NBA contract — a three-year deal worth just less than $4 million. However the 2017 Rookie of the Year could be approaching a big pay raise.The Virginia product was a second-round pick in 2017, but has quickly become one of the most efficient scorers in the NBA. Brogdon joined the illustrious 50-40-90 club in 2018-19 while averaging career highs of 15.6 points and 4.5 rebounds.  Related Newscenter_img Brogdon missed significant time dealing with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot last year and only played 64 games in the regular season. But he was an important contributor to Milwaukee’s 60-22 record — which was good for the best mark in the Eastern Conference.Brogdon checks all the boxes. He’s a capable defender, has good length at 6-5 and can excel as a spot-up shooter alongside dominant post forces like Joel Embiid, similar to the way he did with the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.The 76ers are lacking depth at the guard spots, as Ben Simmons and Zhaire Smith are likely the only backcourt players locked in to be on Philadelphia’s roster once its season-opener rolls around. But Smith saw limited action in 2018-19 after an unexpected allergic reaction sidelined him for a large portion of 2018-19. Philadelphia fielded what was arguably the second-most talented starting five in the NBA last season, but if Butler, Tobias Harris and Redick move on, the team could look drastically different. Securing Brogdon would likely help the young team continue toward more success in the future.Brogdon is a restricted free agent and Milwaukee has his Bird rights since they drafted him, meaning the Bucks can exceed the salary cap to keep him on board. Teams like New Orleans and Chicago could reportedly be willing to offer as much as $16 million per year, and the Bucks have already committed $70 million to Eric Bledsoe and have yet to pay 2019 All-Star wing Khris Middleton.The 76ers finished third in the Eastern Conference in 2018-19 and lost to the eventual champion Raptors in a seven-game series in the second round of the playoffs. That could be hard to replicate given the amount of talented players they could be parting with this summer.last_img read more