Michigan’s Clean Energy Goals Less Ambitious Than Reported

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Andy Balaskovitz for Midwest Energy News:Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s statewide 30 percent clean energy goal by 2025 wouldn’t necessarily expand renewable energy at all — a realization that was slow to reach the public, according to emails released earlier this month in relation to the Flint water crisis.As first reported by ClimateWire last week, a policy brief prepared for the governor’s office suggests that the media had been misreporting Snyder’s energy plan by saying a 30 percent clean energy goal could be met with a combination of renewables and energy efficiency.“If asked: the media has finally figured out that the 30% goal by 2025 language from your energy message that made it into legislation doesn’t actually involve building any more renewables,” according to the email.Full article: Flint emails shed light on Michigan governor’s energy strategy Michigan’s Clean Energy Goals Less Ambitious Than Reportedlast_img read more

Calatrava posts highest COVID cases in NegOcc

first_imgAbout one in six people, the WHO said, become seriously ill. The elderly and people with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, or chronic respiratory conditions, are at a greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19./PN According to the WHO, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Of the 268 COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental, 192 of these were locally stranded individuals and 39 were repatriated overseas workers.There were also 20 domestic cases and 10 frontliners who got infected.The patients were mostly males. A total of 234 cases are asymptomatic and 34 symptomatic. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – The municipality of Calatrava has the most number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases among towns and cities in Negros Occidental, data from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) showed. Aside from Calatrava, the cities of Sagay, Escalante and Himamaylan recorded 19 COVID-19 cases each.The cities of Bago and San Carlos followed with 16 cases each; Talisay City, 14; Cadiz City, 13; Hinobaan; 12; Silay City and La Castellana, 11 each; and Cauayan and Binalbagan, 10 each.Meanwhile, Candoni, Ilog and Don Salvador Benedicto reported one case each. WHO said about 80 percent of people who get COVID-19 experience a mild case – about as serious as a regular cold – and recover without needing any special treatment. Some patients may also have a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion and aches and pains or diarrhea. Some people report losing their sense of taste and/or smell. PHO’s July 19 data bared that Calatrava logged a total of 21 COVID-19 infections. These cases were 7.84 percent of the 268 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic.last_img read more