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September 29, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgShell will also incorporate a link between energy transition and long-term executive remuneration as part of its revised remuneration policy, engaging with shareholders and other relevant stakeholders. This will be subject to a shareholder vote at the 2020 annual general meeting.Other commitments include:Publication of an annual update on Shell’s progress towards lowering its carbon footprint;Third-party assessments of its net carbon footprint to be published on its website;A five-yearly review of updated “nationally determined contributions” and other developments, to calibrate its own pace of change in line with society;A review of Shell’s memberships of trade associations to assess alignment with its stated positions, to be published in the first quarter of 2019.Adam Matthews, director of ethics and engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board and co-lead of the investors’ dialogue with Shell, said: “This joint statement is the first of its kind, sets a benchmark for the rest of the oil and gas sector, and shows the benefit of engagement – aligning institutional investors’ long-term interests with Shell’s desire to be at the forefront of the energy transition.”He added that investors would be able to track Shell’s performance through the Transition Pathway Initiative, an independent academic tool hosted by the London School of Economics, which assesses companies’ preparedness for transition to low-carbon economy. Last year , Church Commissioners for England succeeded in lobbying ExxonMobil to provide information to shareholders on “energy demand sensitivities, implications of 2ºC scenarios, and positioning for a lower-carbon future”.The resolution – which called on the company to report on how its portfolio of reserves and resources would be affected by efforts to limit the average rise in global temperatures – was passed by shareholders in defiance of the ExxonMobil board’s recommendation to vote against. A similar resolution was defeated in 2016. In a groundbreaking joint statement with investors, the company said it would start setting specific targets for shorter-term periods – three or five years – to be set each year. This process would run from 2020 to 2050, the statement said.The proposals are subject to shareholder approval.center_img Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to set short-term targets to reduce the net carbon footprint of its energy products and link them to executive remuneration, after years of investor pressure.The plans were developed with institutional investors on behalf of Climate Action 100+, the global investor initiative with members running more than $32trn (€28.2trn) in assets under management.Investor engagement was led by asset manager Robeco and the Church of England Pensions Board, and included representatives of Eumedion – the Dutch platform for institutional investors – and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change. Other active participants were Dutch pension manager APG, the Environment Agency Pension Fund and the Universities Superannuation Scheme.Shell had previously stated a long-term ambition to reduce its net carbon by about 20% by 2035, and around half by 2050.last_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAustralian engineering company WorleyParsons has been awarded a frame agreement for engineering and construction (E&C) services and an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in the UK with ConocoPhillips.Under the first contract, WorleyParsons will provide E&C services to assets in the central and southern North Sea, the company said on Wednesday.Under the second contract, WorleyParsons said it will provide EPC services, including pre-commissioning and commissioning, for a subsea tieback project to an existing platform.The services for both contracts will be provided from WorleyParsons’ UK Integrated Solutions’ Aberdeen office.“We are delighted to continue our long-term relationship with ConocoPhillips in the ongoing development and support of their North Sea assets,” said Andrew Wood, Chief Executive Officer of WorleyParsons.last_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img“Gasunie is already working hard to accelerate the energy transition, including several hydrogen pilots on land, and have the necessary knowledge and experience with electrolysis in-house,” Lex de Groot, Managing Director of Neptune Energy in the Netherlands, said. The PosHYdon pilot is an initiative of Nexstep, the Dutch association for decommissioning and reuse, and TNO, the Dutch organisation for applied scientific research, in collaboration with the industry. The PosHYdon pilot project will involve the installation of a hydrogen-producing plant on the Neptune-operated Q13a platform. Han Fennema, CEO of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, said: “The Netherlands is in a strong position to lead the transition to a hydrogen economy. We have the North Sea for the production of wind and gas, the ports as logistics hubs, the industrial clusters that want to switch to green molecules and excellent infrastructure for transport and storage.” The Q13a platform. Source: Neptune Energy The Q13a is the first fully electrified platform in the Dutch North Sea, located approximately 13 kilometres off the coast of Scheveningen. Dutch energy infrastructure company Gasunie has joined the PosHYdon pilot, a project that aims to integrate three energy systems in the Dutch North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gas, and offshore hydrogen.center_img Other companies involved in the project include Neptune Energy, TAQA, EBN B.V., NAM, NOGAT B.V., and Noordgastransport B.V. Electricity generated by offshore wind turbines will be used to power the hydrogen plant on the Q13a platform, converting seawater into demineralized water, then into hydrogen via electrolysis. The aim of the pilot is to gain experience in integrating working energy systems at sea and the production of hydrogen in an offshore environment, Neptune Energy said. ”The wind energy can be used to generate hydrogen, then transport onshore along with natural gas via the existing large pipelines of NOGAT and Noordgastransport for customers in industry, the transport sector and for Dutch homes. PosHYdon is key to accelerating this,” de Groot said. De Groot pointed out that the Netherlands is in a special position due to its extensive gas infrastructure network and the abundance of wind in the Dutch North Sea. “Now these two worlds onshore and offshore are literally connected in terms of infrastructure. The pipelines and infrastructure at sea of ​​NOGAT and Noordgastransport are already suitable for hydrogen and that is good news as offshore production will continue to be crucial to meet Dutch energy demand.”last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Chinese Super League is poised to kick off on Saturday as planned after all players registered negative for coronavirus as part of a vast testing programme. A total of 1,870 people, including players and coaching staff, were tested as they entered a safe “bubble” designed to prevent infections. All were negative, the CSL said. Players will be tested for coronavirus once a week during the delayed and revamped season, Xinhua news agency said. The 16 teams have been split into two groups, one based in the northeastern city of Dalian and the other in Suzhou, near Shanghai, as part of coronavirus safety measures. All players, staff and officials are housed at a single hotel in each host city and are not allowed to see their families for the first two months.Advertisement Read Also: AC Milan hand Pioli two-year contract extension Wuhan Zall, the club from the original epicentre of the epidemic, play newly promoted Qingdao Huanghai later Saturday in Suzhou. All matches will be behind closed doors. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The season, which was supposed to begin in February before the pandemic struck, will launch with Fabio Cannavaro’s champions Guangzhou Evergrande playing FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua in Dalian. Promoted Content20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movieslast_img read more

September 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Press Association But they held out for a triumph that sees them rise to 18th in the table, below 17th-placed Leicester on goal difference alone. Meanwhile, Stoke – also beaten at home by Leicester and Aston Villa this term – drop a place to 10th. Dyche had stressed after the Hull win the importance of building on that result, and it certainly seemed those words had been absorbed by his players in the opening stages here as the visitors raced into a two-goal lead. On an individual level, those strikes also marked a continuation of momentum for Ings, who had netted twice for England Under-21s at his home ground Turf Moor during the international break. But it was notable as well, as Burnley’s top-scorer from their 2013/14 promotion campaign notched his second and third goals for them this term, that Stoke – without injured duo Marc Wilson and Erik Pieters in defence – had provided him with a significant helping hand for each goal. First, Pieters’ replacement Marc Muniesa lost the ball and in the move that followed, Asmir Begovic’s parry from Ashley Barnes’ cross teed Ings up nicely for a slotted finish. Then, just over a minute and a half later, Burnley’s former Stoke man Michael Kightly got the better of Phil Bardsley and had the space to burst forward down the left and cross to an unmarked Ings, who once again despatched the chance. With the away support going wild, George Boyd looked to add another goal, sending an attempt from outside the box into Begovic’s arms. Stoke then began to get into the game, with the lively Bojan Krkic having a shot deflect wide. Soon after, the Spaniard provided the delivery which Walters converted with a diving header, goalkeeper Tom Heaton getting a hand to the effort but unable to keep it out. Victor Moses – he of the recent diving “cheat” accusations from Swansea boss Garry Monk – then had penalty claims waved away after going down in the box in a questionable-looking manner, before curling in a shot that Heaton palmed away. Stoke’s quest for an equaliser continued after the break as Moses skewed wide, Mame Biram Diouf just failed to meet a delightful Bojan cross properly with his head, and referee Martin Atkinson dismissed Potters claims that Kieran Trippier had handballed in the box. Moses then departed the field clutching his thigh, Marko Arnautovic coming on in his place, before Steven Nzonzi sent the ball over Heaton’s bar from a cut-back to the edge of the area. While Mark Hughes looked convinced Burnley were taking every opportunity to eat up more minutes, he will also have been frustrated by his own side’s further exertions not yielding a goal, with a couple of attempts from substitute Charlie Adam proving unsuccessful. The Clarets held firm with some brave defending and might have even scored a third goal during the closing stages as Begovic denied substitute Lukas Jutkiewicz. The Burnley goal was still not out of danger, with Begovic joining the action at that end and passing up the last real opportunity of note, heading off-target from a corner. Sean Dyche’s men had claimed their first victory of the season in their last outing by defeating Hull 1-0 at home, and they looked determined from the off to add three more points at the Britannia Stadium, with striker Ings taking advantage of sloppy play from the Potters to tuck in from close range in the 12th and 13th minutes. Jonathan Walters pulled a goal back for the home side in the 32nd minute and Burnley had to withstand plenty of pressure as the game continued. Burnley’s resurgence continued as a quickfire brace early on from Danny Ings secured a 2-1 win at Stoke that took the Clarets off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table.last_img read more

September 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche has no interest in building up this weekend’s crunch relegation battle with Leicester as a grudge match. The two clubs, both promoted from the Sky Bet Championship last season, meet in a game that could have huge implications for either side’s chances of surviving in the Barclays Premier League. Burnley go into the game bottom of the table but just two points from a safe position and two behind 18th-placed Leicester. “Every manager has the chance to say whatever they want to,” said Dyche when reminded of Pearson’s comments, which came after Burnley snatched a stoppage-time equaliser at the King Power Stadium in October. “I have no problem with that. “If you look in my history, I have very rarely – if ever – questioned the opposition or the manager. “I made a conscious decision that I would respect everyone and how difficult it is. Even before I was a manager I had a feeling of how tough it is. “But everyone to their own. They have the chance to say or do whatever they see fit.” Pearson felt Burnley were fortunate when substitute Ross Wallace struck in the sixth minute of stoppage time to claim a 2-2 draw the last time the sides met. Press Association Foxes boss Nigel Pearson described Burnley as “quite poor” earlier this season. But Dyche has no intention of dragging up that matter to add spice to what is already likely to be a highly-charged occasion at Turf Moor on Saturday. “It is a game we should have won,” he said at the time. “I don’t think they really deserved to get anything out of the game. I thought they were quite poor on the day.” His remarks attracted criticism but they never bothered Dyche, who crossed paths with Pearson as a player when third-tier Chesterfield took on then-Premier League Middlesbrough in the 1997 FA Cup semi-finals. Asked if he had spoken to Pearson, Dyche said: “No, but not because of any other reason than I don’t know him that well. “I know him from last season, saying ‘Well done Nigel, great job’, but I didn’t know him before. “Semi-final in the FA Cup? I didn’t know him, he didn’t know me. He could only just see me he was that high up the division and I was that far down!” At the time of the draw between the clubs last autumn, Leicester were playing confidently, having claimed a stunning 5-3 win over Manchester United in a positive start. That spirit has recently returned with three successive wins taking them off the bottom of the table, and Dyche is surprised they are in trouble. “I am not suggesting they should be top 10 but I thought they would win more,” said Dyche, whose side have scored just once in seven games. “When they got off to a good start I thought they would maintain that and be in good shape. “But they have had a few things go against them, like us. Maybe they have changed at the right time. “Everyone needs a scratch of luck and we need that as well, whether it is Leicester or the games after that – but mainly we need to build on performing properly.” last_img read more

September 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgOfficials with FDNY says they are currently responding to a helicopter crash in Midtown Manhattan.The crash occurred around 2:00 pm at on seventh Avenue and West 49th Street.Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, authorities are reporting that the helicopter attempted to land on the roof of a building in the area that was not equipped with a helicopter landing pad when the crash occurred.A fire was said to have quickly erupted.New York Daily News is reporting that at least one person was injured in the crash.This is a developing story.last_img read more

September 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – New Zealand will bank heavily on reverse swing to emerge from the trial by spin that awaits them in the Test series in India, coach Mike Hesson said yesterday.Last time they hosted a team, India rolled out turning tracks and flexed their spin muscles to crush South Africa 3-0 in the four-Test series last year.Kane Williamson and his men can look forward to a similar treatment in the three-Test series beginning in Kanpur on September 22 but Hesson sounded upbeat.“It’s a huge component of playing cricket overseas,” the bespectacled coach told reporters.“On surfaces that aren’t responsive in terms of seam movement, and they are abrasive and they lose their shine very quickly, you need to find another way.“Hence overseas teams are pretty keen to find ways to get the ball to reverse, obviously in a legitimate fashion.”Hesson conceded it would be a different ball game for his side, literally.“The challenge for us is firstly adjusting to the different ball,” he said. “The SG balls (to be used for the series) can be different to what we have been operating with – the Kookaburra.”New Zealand have picked three spinners — Mark Craig, Mitchell Santner and Indian-born Ish Sodhi — in their squad and Hesson said they could prove quite a handful on the turning tracks.“All three … are keen learners of the game and certainly we’re going to put a lot of faith in them in the coming weeks.”Captain Williamson was confident his team would prove equal to the task against the world’s second-ranked Test team.“It’s a tough place to play, particularly in recent years,” said the 26-year-old who will need to lead from the front with the bat if they are to succeed in the series“The pitches have been very tricky and you throw in world class spinners, the challenge is very tough.“At the same time, we see it as a very exciting opportunity …. You want to be playing the best in their backyard and the guys are excited and looking forward to the challenge.”The series, which also includes matches in Kolkata and Indore, was to feature the first day-night Test in India before the proposal was shelved.“There’s no doubt that the pink-ball Test was discussed,” said Hesson, whose team played the first-ever day-night Test against Australia at Adelaide in November, 2015.“Having played one, we were obviously quite happy to play one but for some reason, it was deemed not appropriate. Certainly was not something that came from our camp.”last_img read more

September 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgATHLETES taking part in the National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships started arriving at the Games Village on Saturday, and more arrivals continued yesterday ahead of the championships starting today with the 10km road race, swimming and cycling events.The athletes will be housed at various schools along Woolford Avenue, including Tutorial High and North Georgetown Secondary.As is customary, the students of these schools will have no classes during the one-week duration of the Championships.The 10km race will begin at 6am this morning, while the swimming at the National Aquatic Centre starts off at 9.00hrs. The cycling will be held at the circuit of the National Park starting from 10am.North Georgetown District 11 and Corentyne District 6 have been known to dominate the swimming and cycling competitions, respectively and are looking to defend their titles today.District 11 will no doubt get stiff competition from Linden in the pool, as well as from East Georgetown District 12 who have been boasting that they have an improved swimming team and will also be looking to be a force to reckoned with.For the first year all of the cycling events, save for the 40km road race, will be held on one-day and at one location, separate from the track events. The 40km cycling road race will be held on Friday at 10am, commencing and concluding outside of Oceanview Hotel on the East Coast of Demerara.Following today’s activities,the Championships will continue tomorrow with the opening ceremony at 10.00hrs at the National Stadium.The much anticipated track and field events finally get underway at the same venue. The day will see the heats in the 400m and quite a few of the field events being contested.Athletics will continue at the Stadium through to Friday from 9:30am daily.A total of fifteen districts will be contesting the Championships in four competitions,namely the athletics, swimming, cycling and teachers competitions. The event will see the participation of student athletes and teachers from all across Guyana.Upper Demerara/Kwakwani District 10 is the defending champion-of-champions.last_img read more

September 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Zimbabwe cricket is facing a massive problem. The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Zimbabwe in July over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference, putting the country’s participation in multi-nation events in doubt. However, there is a ray of hope for the country when it comes to the cricket when Zimbabwe will travel to Bangladesh to participate in a Twenty20 tri-series which will also feature Afghanistan in September 2019. However, Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus clarified that Zimbabwe were just banned from ICC events and not from playing any bilateral or trilateral series. “We have been informed by the concerned officials that there is no bar on Zimbabwe playing in bilateral matches. They are only suspended from ICC events. This is why we included them in the series,” Yunus said. Bangladesh were originally scheduled to play a bilateral series against Afghanistan in September, but officials said Zimbabwe had been included in the series following a request from the strife-torn country. The tri-series will be preceded by Afghanistan’s maiden Test match against Bangladesh in Chittagong from September 8.    Fixtures:September 8: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Test match    Sept 11: T20 practice match between Zimbabwe XI and BCB XI in Fatullah    Sept 13: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe tri-nation T20I in Dhaka    Sept 14: Afghanistan v Zimbabwe tri-nation T20I in Dhaka    Sept 15: Bangladesh v Afghanistan tri-nation T20I in Dhaka    Sept 18: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe tri-nation T20I in Chittagong    Sept 20: Afghanistan v Zimbabwe tri-nation T20I in Chittagong    Sept 21: Bangladesh v Afghanistan tri-nation T20I in Chittagong    Sept 24: Final of tri-nation T20I in Dhaka Afghanistan will play Bangladesh in a Test match for the first time.Zimbabwe were suspended by the ICC in July.Zimbabwe’s suspension will affect their participation in ICC events.center_img highlightslast_img read more