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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

Wuhan, Ground Zero for coronavirus epidemic, reopens all schools

first_imgSchools have drawn up plans to switch back to online teaching should new outbreaks emerge, city officials said last week.Students were advised to wear masks to and from school and avoid public buses or trains if possible.Schools were also ordered to conduct drills and training sessions to help prepare for new outbreaks.Official figures show Wuhan accounted for 80 percent of China’s more than 4,600 coronavirus-related deaths and was under a strict lockdown for more than two months from late January.  Students in facemasks returned to class Tuesday in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, as the city opened schools and kindergartens for the first time in seven months.Nearly 1.4 million students resumed classes at some 2,800 kindergartens, primary and middle schools across the city, following the re-opening of high schools in May. State media broadcast images of thousands of students hoisting the Chinese flag — a daily routine at all public schools — despite warnings to avoid mass gatherings. The city also conducted a mass testing campaign targeting ll million residents in May.China has now largely controlled the spread of the virus, and schools across the country — which were closed in late January — have gradually re-opened.Shanghai re-opened schools in May, and the capital city Beijing, which recently suffered from a local outbreak of the virus, said it will resume all schools including kindergartens in September.Beijing authorities require teachers and students to wear facemasks on campus.China has not reported any new local transmissions of the coronavirus in recent days.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Trump at Mar-a-lago for Easter but remains focused on Mueller report

first_imgBefore leaving Washington, Trump said he felt vindicated by the report.However, Democrats are now demanding access to the full, unredacted version of the report amid calls for impeachment. President Trump is in Florida for the holiday Easter weekend, but he remains focused on the Mueller report.Saturday morning, in a series tweets, Trump said the special counsel probe should never have been authorized in the first place and was written “as nastily as possible” by “Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters.”Despite the fact that the Mueller Report should not have been authorized in the first place & was written as nastily as possible by 13 (18) Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters, including highly conflicted Bob Mueller himself, the end result is No Collusion, No Obstruction!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2019 He also tweeted that the “Fake News Media is doing everything possible” to anger” as many people as possible.”Trump later Tweeted the following video:pic.twitter.com/yoWCQLuxbD— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2019last_img read more