FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Renewable energy could power an economic recovery from Covid-19 by spurring global GDP gains of almost $100tn (£80tn) between now and 2050, according to a report.The International Renewable Energy Agency found that accelerating investment in renewable energy could generate huge economic benefits while helping to tackle the global climate emergency.The agency’s director general, Francesco La Camera, said the global crisis ignited by the coronavirus outbreak exposed “the deep vulnerabilities of the current system” and urged governments to invest in renewable energy to kickstart economic growth and help meet climate targets.The agency’s landmark report found that accelerating investment in renewable energy would help tackle the climate crisis and would in effect pay for itself.Investing in renewable energy would deliver global GDP gains of $98tn above a business-as-usual scenario by 2050 by returning between $3 and $8 on every dollar invested. It would also quadruple the number of jobs in the sector to 42m over the next 30 years, and measurably improve global health and welfare scores, according to the report.“Governments are facing a difficult task of bringing the health emergency under control while introducing major stimulus and recovery measures,” La Camera said. “By accelerating renewables and making the energy transition an integral part of the wider recovery, governments can achieve multiple economic and social objectives in the pursuit of a resilient future that leaves nobody behind.”[Jillian Ambrose]More: Green energy could drive Covid-19 recovery with $100tn boost IRENA: Clean energy transition would pay for itself, drive post-pandemic economic recovery
Sales added Briones has suggested thatthe end of school year rites can still be held between April 13 and 17 “wheneverything will be okay.” (With PNA/PN) Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued ThursdayExecutive Order No. 16-2020, saying it is imperative that the city governmentimplements urgent and critical measures to prevent the spread of the diseasecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “That’s why we decided to endface-to-face classroom interaction by March 20. After that, all our learnerswill be given home self-help activities. The five days from March 22 to 27 arenon-contact days, but are still counted as part of the school days,” she said. BACOLOD City –School recognition and graduation exercise in all levels of public and privateschools in this city will be suspended until further notice. “I’d like to thank the mayor forpromptly deciding on the issuance of the EO for the suspension of graduationand end of school year rites. This decision is consistent also with that of thegood (Education) Secretary Leonor Briones,” she said. For her part, City Schools DivisionSuperintendent Gladys Amylaine Sales welcomed the mayor’s decision. Sales, however, said public schoolsunder the Department of Education (DepEd) have not suspended classes since theyare almost done with all the learning competencies for the school year. Leonardia said he arrived at thedecision to suspend the graduation and moving-up ceremonies after threeconsecutive emergency meetings with city, school, and health officials onWednesday. Leonardia cited Resolution No.282-2020 approved by the City Council on Wednesday, declaring a local state ofhealth emergency, after President Rodrigo Duterte made a similar declarationall over the country, and after the World Health Organization also declared thedisease as public health emergency of international concern. According to Leonardia, the Departmentof Health strongly urges the public to avoid attending, participating in, andorganizing events that draw a huge number of attendees.
By Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa – Simmons Promotions of Farley, owner/operators of the Farley Speedway and contract holders for racing events at the West Liberty Raceway and Dubuque Speedway, will be offering IMCA Late Model competitors an opportunity to earn record-setting prize money for a weekly racing program.SPI has long been the innovative trend setters in racing in Eastern Iowa, for example SPI was the first in Eastern Iowa to utilize the exciting double file restarts, since the introduction by SPI, double file restarts have become the standard in Iowa racing. SPI was also the first to establish the popular Tri-Track Challenge offering more money to Late Model competitors than any other tracks in the area.The next innovative move will be a double feature format for the IMCA Late Models with extra racing for the fans and extra money for the drivers with one trip to the track. Following heat races and the first Late Model feature being qualified for, the first of two 25-lap main events will be run.The winner in victory lane will draw a pill, which will set the lineup for the second feature. The possible number of cars inverted for the second feature will be three rows, six rows or all cars on the lead lap.IMCA points will be awarded only for the first feature.The final six racing events of the season at the SPI tracks will utilize this format, the dates are as follows: Farley Speedway, Aug. 19 and 26; West Liberty Raceway, Aug. 20 and 27; and Dubuque Speedway, Aug. 21 and 28.