Asian Development Bank approves $600 million loan for renewable energy development in Indonesia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday approved a $600 million loan for Indonesian state utility Perusahaan Listrikk Negara (PLN) to expand electricity access and promote renewable energy.The loan is part of the second phase of an electricity grid development programme covering the outer regions of Kalimantan, Maluku, and Papua in the east of the country, which began in 2017.“The programme will increase PLN’s delivery of electricity powered by renewable energy to remote communities by six-fold and reduce indoor kerosene and wood consumption, which is expected to generate significant environmental and social benefits,” ADB Energy specialist Diana Connett said in a statement.Indonesia’s government aims to have 23% of energy coming from renewable sources by 2025, up from around 9% in July, but progress on renewable projects has been slow.The country has over 400 gigawatts potential capacity for sources like hydropower, solar and geothermal, but only around 2.5% had been utilised, according to government data. It hopes to simplify pricing for electricity from renewables to encourage more investment in the sector.[Tabita Diela]More: ADB approves $600 mln loan for Indonesia’s PLN for renewable power Asian Development Bank approves $600 million loan for renewable energy development in Indonesialast_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The e-mail question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well as officials within Governor Sam Brownback’s administration have been under fire with using personal e-mail to conduct governmental business. What is your opinion on the subject? Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 284 weeks ago Not only bad practice, but pretty sure it’s againt the law. But they’re politicians. Laws do not apply. Report Reply 0 replies · active 284 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 284 weeks ago Hillary should be hung right beside the others that have committed treason against the United States Citizens. Report Reply 1 reply · active 284 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 284 weeks ago Including ” officials within Governor Sam Brownback’s administration ” Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down just sayin! · 283 weeks ago please show respect to our governor and make your question seperate from the clinton issue. just sayin! Report Reply 0 replies · active 283 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentscenter_img Should governmental officials use personal e-mails to conduct business? I don’t have any problem with it. It’s bad practice no matter the content. It depends on content. Classified information: no. Dinner plans: yes Heck, yes, if those e-mails are made public, making for more transparency. View Resultslast_img read more

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher sticks up for Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

first_imgAdvertisement 38vcNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsnmij2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezr8fm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cWould you ever consider trying this?😱jfpcCan your students do this? 🌚7v7d1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United has found a surprising cheering voice so to say in the form of Jamie Carragher. The Liverpool legend believes that Manchester United are not in any kind of downward spiral and are still a force to reckon with.Advertisement “Too much has been made of Manchester United, this ‘demise’, really,” Carragher told Pundit Arena, playing up United’s chances this season.Advertisement “I’m not talking about the last five or six years, I’m talking about last season. I think if you look at it over Solskjaer’s time they were still the third-best team in the league.“So, I don’t think we should forget that. It wasn’t great, what happened at the end of the season. (United drew with Huddersfield and lost to Cardiff, two teams already relegated).Advertisement “I think everyone just wanted the season to finish when they went out of the Champions League and there was no chance of getting top four. I think they all would have liked to go home, and they played like that. Which is not great, I get that.“But they’re not as bad as that, what we saw, those last three or four games.“You think of the games in the Champions League, the Paris Saint-Germain game, Solskjaer finishing third over that period. Now he’s got a full pre-season, I think Manchester United will finish in the top four,” Carragher continued.“I don’t think they’ll challenge for the title, I don’t think they’re ready, that might be a couple of years away. But certainly not four or five years away as some people have been saying, I don’t believe that. Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I don’t think you can ever write off the big clubs.”After the thumping 4-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, United seem fit to challenge for the title this season! Advertisementlast_img read more

Tech-Savvy Teen ReDesigns Web Site for LS Library

first_imgRBR Junior Ryan McVeety accepts an award from Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff Jr. in thanks for McVeety’s work on the borough library’s web site.By John BurtonLITTLE SILVER — What do you do if you’ve got a computer issue? Get a teenager to help, of course.That’s what the Little Silver Public Library did when it needed a new Web site design.Ryan McVeety is a 16-year-old Red Bank Regional High School junior who donated his time this summer to assist the library in establishing its new site.The library had a Web site, but it was one that dated back to the 1990s and was “very static, very one-dimensional,” explained Anita O’Brien, the library’s acting director.“The subject came up that I was good with technology,” McVeety explained about his involvement. But to say he was “good” with technology appeared to be something of an understatement.Even by the tech savvy standard of those of his generation, McVeety seems to be a go-to guy for computer questions.  “I’m the technical support guy at home,” he acknowledged.McVeety is a student at the high school’s Academy of Information Technology and is currently taking the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science class. He is also involved in computer competitions including a forthcoming one at the New York University’s Polytechnic Institute, in Brooklyn, where he and his teammates will be competing in a virtual forensic science murder mystery. Along with that, Ryan is taking a cyber security class and is involved with his school’s CyberPatriot national competition program.Ryan’s mom had been a volunteer at the borough’s library and “I always loved the library,” he said, which led him to offer his help. He’s been interested in computers since he was quite young—even younger than he is now—going back to when he was about 10, he said.His design is much more interactive than what the library’s previous site, as well as being very user friendly, O’Brien said.For Ryan the appeal of is, “the problem solving aspect of it,” he said, explaining it has the same draw as puzzles, like Rubik’s Cube. That and video games, such as Call to Duty Shooter and Halo, which may lead him into a career some day designing games, something he’s thinking about, he explained.“He was a big help to me,” O’Brien said of Ryan’s work, which included a program that would allow O’Brien to update the site.And on Monday the Borough Council recognized McVeety’s contribution to the borough by approving a resolution commending his work for his community. “It’s a huge benefit to us,” Mayor Robert Neff Jr. said.“It’s pretty cool,” getting the acknowledgment, McVeety said afterwards. Yeah, but does it compare with Call to Duty?last_img read more