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 Reported
Southeast Asian countries considered more emergency powers on Monday to tackle the threat of the coronavirus as Singapore Airlines said it was grounding almost all of fleet in the face of the “greatest challenge” it has ever faced.The virus has infected about 3,700 people across Southeast Asia, with nearly 100 deaths, more than half of them in the region’s most populous country, Indonesia.The Philippines has confirmed 396 cases and 33 deaths. But health officials acknowledge limited testing for the coronavirus means, that like Indonesia, its already overstretched health system could be facing far more infections than the numbers indicate. The Philippines was the first Southeast Asian country to adopt lockdown measures, with borders closed to foreigners and tens of millions of people in home quarantine.But more are following suit as cases soar, with Vietnam and Malaysia deploying soldiers to help with quarantines or to enforce curbs on travel and gatherings.Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the government may consider extending movement restrictions by up to two weeks, and would announce more economic stimulus to soften the blow from the coronavirus and weak oil prices.Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, has joined Thailand and Cambodia in shutting bars, cinemas and entertainment spots.Thailand reported 122 new cases on Monday, taking its total to 721, a health ministry spokesman said.Global travel hub Singapore, the small but most economically advance country in the region, announced on Sunday a ban on short-term visits and even on transit stops, after a surge of imported cases, most in people returning from Europe and the United States.Singapore reported 23 new cases on Sunday taking its tally to 455.The scale of the disruption was brought home when Singapore Airlines said it was cutting capacity by 96% and grounding almost all of its fleet.Shares of the airline, majority owned by Singapore state investor Temasek, fell more than 9%, outstripping losses in the broader market, which was down 7% and on track for its biggest daily drop since October 2008.Globally, there are now more than 337,500 cases of coronavirus and more than 14,650 deaths related to it, according to a Reuters tally. Topics : Governments are scrambling to raise their defenses with border closures, entry bans and lockdowns.The Philippine Congress held a special session to consider allowing the government powers including taking control of private utilities, telecoms and transport operators or businesses in the public interest, and forcing hotels and other venues to accommodate medical workers or quarantine people.”It is a step we were reluctant to take, but the circumstances and the experience of nations worldwide convinced us that we have no other choice,” Duterte’s Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea told a near-empty Congress, with most lawmakers streaming the session at home.Duterte’s has a supermajority in both chambers, so the bill is expected to pass, although the opposition is concerned about the scope of the powers and potential for abuse.
Comments Jacquie Greco and her teammates were playing for more than their first conference win last Saturday afternoon.Stuck in last place with no way to advance out of the College Hockey America basement, a win against Niagara meant nothing to Syracuse’s grim spot in the standings. It didn’t matter, though. Greco and her teammates were playing for something else.‘Pride. We needed a conference win,’ Greco said. ‘We needed a win in general. We needed all the things going for us. We needed the bounces to go our way. They happen to go our way that game, so it was good for us.’The Orange got the bounces and beat Niagara for its first conference win of the season Saturday. After a loss to the Purple Eagles on Friday, SU (10-21-3, 1-8-3 CHA) had no chance to move out of last place in the conference. Going into the weekend slate of games, Syracuse players had a goal to sweep the series and sneak into a third-place finish. Instead, SU split the two-game set. Still, finding one win for the Orange was still a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season.‘We mostly did it for ourselves,’ Greco said. ‘Obviously the second game didn’t really matter regarding standings-wise, so we obviously did it for ourselves and to prove to ourselves we’re good enough to play with any team in the league.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the program’s four years of existence, SU head coach Paul Flanagan stared down the bleak possibility of not winning a conference game for the first time. Even in the program’s inaugural year, Syracuse didn’t have to worry about sweating out a win in the final regular-season game of the year.The Orange has kept games close, though, losing four conference games by one goal. And Flanagan feels luck hasn’t been on SU’s side for most of the season.On Friday, it even made him wonder if his team was snake-bitten in a 3-2 overtime loss.One Purple Eagles goal deflected off Catlin Roach’s pad and into the net for an early goal. Then the deciding score in the extra period hit off a defender’s head and past goalie Kallie Billadeau for the winning goal.‘We were starting to scratch our head, like what do we have to do to win,’ Flanagan said. ‘You really start to wonder are we going to get one of the bounces to go our way.’But for once at least, Syracuse did get the luxury of luck. And as Flanagan said, the team makes its own breaks. After starting on the penalty kill due to a questionable penalty against the Orange, SU was able to kill it off.Shortly after, Syracuse was on the power play as a result of what Flanagan thought was ‘probably a makeup call’ in favor of his team.That’s when Margot Scharfe capitalized with a goal. For the first time all season, Syracuse tasted a CHA victory. An unfamiliar feeling that Megan Skelly said was important for the Orange.‘I think any time you’re struggling it’s hard to keep positive in the team atmosphere because you’re struggling that hard it’s like maybe we’re not that good,’ Skelly said. ‘But I think we proved to ourselves that we should beat a team like that.’Greco said a weight was lifted off the shoulders of the 17 underclassmen. Though she said they’ve been doing great all year, the win still provided some extra confidence.It’s a confidence that came just in time for Syracuse. Now Syracuse faces top-seeded Mercyhurst in the first round of the conference tournament.While Syracuse has suffered a pile of losses this season, for once, it finally got to celebrate a win in the locker room and on a three-hour bus ride home. And in the most important stretch of the season coming up, Syracuse finally has momentum to ride.‘It’s huge,’ Flanagan said. ‘In terms of just having that energy, you know what it’s like and your just not fretting and walking away, ‘What do we have to do?’ You put that behind you and just move forward with some positive energy.’email@example.com Published on February 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+