Executive Order – 2019-07- Commonwealth Leadership in Addressing Climate Change through Electric Sector Emissions Reductions

first_img October 03, 2019 Executive Order – 2019-07- Commonwealth Leadership in Addressing Climate Change through Electric Sector Emissions Reductions Interaction with Regional Transmission Organization. The DEP, working with the Public Utility Commission, shall engage with PJM Interconnection to promote the integration of this program in a manner that preserves orderly and competitive economic dispatch within PJM and minimizes emissions leakage.Effective Date. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect until amended or rescinded by the Governor. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Environment Subject: Commonwealth Leadership in Addressing Climate Change through Electric Sector Emissions ReductionsNumber: 2019-07By Direction of: Tom Wolf, GovernorDate: October 3, 2019WHEREAS, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mandate that we protect the Commonwealth’s air resources for the protection of public health, safety and well-being of our citizens; prevent injury to plant and animal life and to property; protect the comfort and convenience of the public and Commonwealth recreational resources; and develop, attract and expand industry, commerce and agriculture; and,WHEREAS, globally, there is a scientific consensus that climate change is occurring and there is wide agreement amongst scientific organizations that the cause is increased concentrations of greenhouse gasses (GHG) from anthropogenic activities; andWHEREAS, in 2015, the Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment Update found that Pennsylvania has undergone a long-term warming of more than 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit over the prior 110 years, and that current warming trends are expected to increase at an accelerated rate with average temperatures projected to increase an additional 5.4 degrees by 2050; andWHEREAS, average annual precipitation has increased by approximately 10 percent over the past 100 years and, by 2050, is expected to increase by an additional 8 percent; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania is experiencing the numerous negative effects of these trends. 2018 was the wettest year on record in the Commonwealth. The increased rainfall resulted in extreme weather events and flooding throughout the state costing residents an estimated $144 million in reported damages, and costing the Commonwealth at least $125 million in damages to state-maintained infrastructure; andWHEREAS, heat-related illness and death are significant public health problems in the Northeastern United States. Projected temperature increases are expected to increase air pollution and diminish water quality, leading to more premature deaths, hospital admissions, and emergency department visits from heat stress such as exacerbated asthma and increased water-borne illnesses; andWHEREAS, Executive Order 2019-01, Commonwealth Leadership in Addressing Climate Change and Promoting Energy Conservation and Sustainable Governance, committed the Commonwealth to strive to reduce net GHG emissions by 26 percent from 2005 levels, and to further reduce net GHG emissions by 80 percent by 2050; andWHEREAS on April 29, 2019, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan that identifies GHG emission trends and baselines in the Commonwealth, recommends cost-effective strategies for reducing or offsetting GHG emissions, quantifies costs and benefits of these strategies, and recommends limiting carbon emissions through an electricity sector cap and trade program; andWHEREAS, based upon data contained in Pennsylvania’s GHG Inventory, 30 percent of Pennsylvania’s total GHG emissions are produced by Pennsylvania’s electricity generation sector; andWHEREAS, cap and trade programs have an established track record as economically efficient, market-driven mechanisms for reducing pollution in a variety of contexts; andWHEREAS, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a cooperative effort of Nine East Coast states to reduce GHG emissions from the power sector. The RGGI participating states have collectively reduced power sector carbon dioxide pollution by over 45 percent since 2005, while experiencing per capita Gross Domestic Product growth and reducing energy costs for businesses; andWHEREAS, given the urgency of the climate crisis facing Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth must take concrete, economically sound and immediate steps to reduce GHG emissions.NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other laws, do order and direct the DEP as follows:Rulemaking. By no later than July 31, 2020, develop and present to the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board a proposed rulemaking package to abate, control, or limit carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel-fired electric power generators, which rulemaking package shall be authorized by the Act of January 8, 1960 (1959 P.L. 2119, No. 787), known as the Air Pollution Control Act. The proposed rulemaking shall:Include a robust public outreach effort working with the business community, energy producers, energy suppliers, organized labor, environmental groups, and others to ensure that the development and implementation of this program results in reduced emissions, economic gains, and consumer savings;Establish a carbon dioxide budget consistent in stringency to that established in the RGGI participating states;Provide for the annual or more frequent auction of carbon dioxide emissions allowances through a market-based mechanism; andBe sufficiently consistent with the RGGI Model Rule such that allowances may be traded with holders of allowances from other states.last_img read more

Dakar: Portuguese rider Goncalves killed after crash

first_img Goncalves was competing in his 13th edition of the Dakar. He made his debut in 2006, and took second to Marc Coma in 2015. The Honda rider only made it to this year’s first Dakar staged in Saudi Arabia after recovering from a fractured spleen in a crash in his native Portugal in December. Read Also: Dakar: Peterhansel takes stage but Sainz retains lead After recovering from surgery in time he said before the rally got underway: “It’s a victory for me to be here at the start.” Goncalves was placed 46th in the overall bike standings after Friday’s sixth stage. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash during Sunday’s Dakar Rally seventh stage, organisers announced. The 40-year-old suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the day’s ride from Riyadh to Wadi Al Dawasir. Paulo Goncalves suffered a fatal crash in the Dakar Rally’s seventh stage “The organisers received an alert at 10:08 (0708 GMT) and dispatched a medical helicopter that reached the biker at 10:16 and found him unconscious after going into cardiac arrest,” a statement on the rally’s official website reported. “Following resuscitation efforts in situ, the competitor was taken by helicopter to Layla Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead,” it added.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Actors Who Are Happy With The Type Of Roles They Got Hired For5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role Models7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!last_img read more

Rape charge sends Murcia local to jail

first_imgEspanola was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Murcia police station.  The 36-year-old resident Ramero Espanola, whohad been hiding from the police for about five years, was caught on thestrength of an arrest warrant around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, a police reportshowed.  Officers of the municipal police stationserved the warrant issued by Judge Philadelfa Pagapomg-Agraviador of theRegional Trial Court Branch 43 in this city dated May 21, 2014. BACOLOD City – Charged with rape, a man wasarrested in Barangay Talotog, Murcia, Negros Occidental. The court recommended a P120,000 bail bond forthe suspect’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Martinez – we have all to play for

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez insists the integrity of his players means they do not intend just to make up the numbers against title-chasers Manchester City this weekend. Press Association But Martinez said that was not an attitude recognised within the club, stressing Saturday’s match was not about doing anyone favours. “We are not in a season where we are playing for nothing, just making up the numbers. We are not that sort of football club,” said the Spaniard, whose fifth-placed side still harbour ambitions of catching Arsenal four points ahead of them. “The values we have as a football club mean we would never contemplate not to give our all in a game, especially when we have so much to fight for. “I don’t think there is any doubt about the integrity of our football club towards the league, we are a club who want to win every single game. “They are precious points for us and we can’t really afford not to give everything we have got for every point we have got left. “If that adds some spice in the twists and turns of the title race so be it. “As to helping other teams, that is not the way we do our work. It is not as if we are coming out on the pitch to do anyone a favour. “We are focusing on trying to win for ourselves and have real high standards in every game we go into representing our club. The Toffees are in the strange position where taking points off the visitors would put the destiny of the Premier League back in the hands of near-neighbours Liverpool. To many Evertonians the thought of the red half of the city winning the championship after a 24-year hiatus is an unpalatable one and left plenty with mixed emotions ahead of the Goodison Park clash. “The fans are the first ones who want to come to Goodison to enjoy and be proud of the team. “It is important we are as good as we can be as we are facing a phenomenal football team and I think the fans understand that.” While rival fans on Merseyside gain little enjoyment from the success of the other, Martinez believes there can be a knock-on effect which benefits the city as a whole. And he believes what Liverpool have achieved this season will help raise standards at Everton. “I think rivalry in football is essential and the rivalry between the two clubs in the city will always be there,” he added. “It extends for many years and the chapters have been incredible examples in world football – not all rivalries have been unhealthy. “You need that rivalry to be as strong as it can be, you need to push each other to achieve perfection and that is something we welcome in both clubs. “The city as a whole needs to have that competitive edge so we can compete for the best we can aspire to. “In a way both teams will benefit from those standards.” Everton captain Phil Jagielka has returned to the squad after 10 weeks out with a hamstring problem. “It has been difficult to control Phil, not to get him back too early, and I think now is the next step to make sure he has a real strong ending to the campaign and make sure he is available for everything that is needed at England level,” said Martinez. last_img read more

The Latest: No. 2 seed Thiem advances to 4th round at Open

first_imgMaria Sakkari reached the fourth round at her second consecutive Grand Slam tournament after needing just 55 minutes to eliminate mistake-prone American teen Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 6-1.The 22nd-seeded Anisimova, who turned 19 on Monday, finished with 28 unforced errors and just four winners. Sakkari made eight errors.The 15th-seeded Sakkari entered 2020 with an 0-7 record in third-round matches at major championships. But she finally won at that stage at the Australian Open in January, then did it again Saturday in Louis Armstrong Stadium.Normally the Grand Slam circuit would head to Paris and London between Melbourne and New York. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the French Open was postponed from May until late September and Wimbledon was canceled for the first time in 75 years. Other third-round winners Saturday include No. 10 Andrey Rublev in the men’s draw, and No. 16 Elise Mertens in the women’s, both in straight sets.___2:25 p.m.Kristina Mladenovic and her partner, Timea Babos, have been dropped from the U.S. Open women’s doubles competition after Mladenovic was issued a quarantine notice by public health officials of Nassau County, New York.The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal Saturday, saying it was “obligated to adhere to government guidance.” Associated Press Sakkari will play Serena Williams or Sloane Stephens next.___11:30 a.m.Day 6 has started at the year’s second Grand Slam tournament — the U.S. Open normally closes the major tennis championship season but the pandemic caused changes to the calendar.The sun is shining and the temperature is in the mid-70s Fahrenheit (mid-20s Celsius) as the third round continues Saturday. The Latest: No. 2 seed Thiem advances to 4th round at Open Kenin lost in the third round of the tournament each of the past three years. She’s bidding for her second Grand Slam championship in a row after winning her first major title at the Australian Open in February.Kenin was the steadier player against the powerful Jabeur, who hit 10 aces and 35 winners.___9:05 p.m.No. 7-seeded Madison Keys has retired at the U.S. Open in the second set of her third-round match against Alize Cornet, who was leading 7-6 (4), 3-2. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):11:45 p.m.No. 2-seeded Dominic Thiem has advanced to the fourth round at the U.S. Open by beating No. 31 Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Keys required treatment from a trainer on her upper back and neck after the first set. She was the Open runner-up to Sloane Stephens in an all-American final in 2017.Cornet is making her 57th Grand Slam appearance, and her 54th in a row. With one more win, she’ll reach the quarterfinals of a major event for the first time.___7:15 p.m.Frances Tiafoe is the last American man in the U.S. Open singles field — and he’s into the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time. 4:15 p.m.Serena Williams has come back from a slow start to beat Sloane Stephens 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the U.S. Open’s third round.Williams’ victory in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday allowed her to avoid what would have been her earliest exit at Flushing Meadows since she lost in the third round in her tournament debut all the way back in 1998.Williams was 16 then and had yet to win a Grand Slam title. She turns 39 in three weeks and is pursuing her 24th major championship in singles.Williams will face Maria Sakkari of Greece in the fourth round.center_img Thiem lost only eight points on his first serve and saved seven of eight break points.The Austrian, who will next face No. 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime, is seeking his first Grand Slam title. He’s 0-3 in finals in major events.___10:15 p.m. No. 2-seeded Sofia Kenin has advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time, beating Ons Jabeur 7-6 (4), 6-3. Among the matches underway: No. 15 Maria Sakkari of Greece is facing No. 22 Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. in Louis Armstrong Stadium.The highlight of the afternoon is expected to be Serena Williams against Sloane Stephens in Arthur Ashe Stadium.Williams owns 23 Grand Slam singles titles, including six in New York. Stephens won the 2017 U.S. Open.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___3:40 p.m.Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens are heading to a third set in their third-round showdown at the U.S. Open.Stephens took the first set 6-2, and Williams grabbed the second by the same score.Williams has won six of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Flushing Meadows. Stephens won the 2017 title in New York. Mladenovic was one of seven players placed under extra restrictions during the tournament after contact tracing determined she potentially could have been exposed to COVID-19 by Benoit Paire, the only entrant to test positive.Mladenovic had been allowed to continue to compete in singles. She won in the first round but lost in the second round after blowing a 6-1, 5-1 lead.The USTA says the new quarantine orders mean those players “identified as having prolonged close contact with the infected player will quarantine in their rooms for the remainder of their quarantine period.”___12:15 p.m. September 5, 2020 ___2:45 p.m.Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens have started their third-round U.S. Open match in Arthur Ashe Stadium.Williams has won six of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Flushing Meadows; Stephens won the 2017 title in New York.That matchup follows 2019 runner-up Daniil Medvedev’s 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 victory over American wild-card entry J.J. Wolf in Ashe. The 22-year-old who grew up in Maryland advanced Saturday by beating Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.“I’m not satisfied … I plan to keep going,” the 82nd-ranked Tiafoe said.The only other time the he made it past the third round in 17 Grand Slam appearances was when he got to the quarterfinals at the 2019 Australian Open.To get to the quarterfinals now, he’ll need to beat No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev, last year’s runner-up at the U.S. Open. They met in the first round of the Australian Open this January, with Medvedev winning. ___last_img read more

Maradona pleads for ‘hand of God’ to end pandemic

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) — Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has asked the “hand of God” to deliver the world from the coronavirus pandemic and allow normal life to resume.The World Cup winner referred to his hand-assisted goal in the 1986 World Cup after Argentine football chiefs voted to end the current season as well as suspend relegation, saving Maradona-managed bottom club Gimnasia from the drop.“Today this happened to us and many people say it is a new hand of God,” said Maradona, alluding to his infamous goal against England.“But today I’m asking for that hand to end this pandemic so people can go back to living their lives, healthy and happy.”Then-Argentine Captain Maradona responded to the controversy over his goal at the World Cup in Mexico by saying “it was the hand of God!”Argentina went on to beat England 2-1 in the quarter-final.On being thrown a lifeline by the suspension of the season, he told Argentine daily Clarin: “It’s not the ending we had wanted; we were convinced we could save ourselves on the pitch.”Argentina has been on lockdown since March 20 against the coronavirus, which by early last Wednesday had infected 4,114 people with 207 deaths in that country.The 59-year-old Maradona, appointed to manage struggling Gimnasia in September, said clubs in Argentina are facing years of financial difficulty.“Hopefully it is understood that we have to face what’s coming together, for the good of football. No one is like Rambo in this war, because even Rambo loses against this.”last_img read more

Syracuse allows 4 goals in 2nd half of loss to Notre Dame in Big East tournament quarterfinals

first_imgAll Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre and his team can do now is wait.The Orange had a chance to advance to the semifinals of the Big East tournament and virtually guarantee a spot in the NCAA tournament with a win over Notre Dame on Saturday night at SU Soccer Stadium.But after bursting out of the gates to a two-goal lead, Syracuse (12-6, 5-3) surrendered four unanswered goals in the final 28 minutes and fell to Notre Dame (14-3-1, 6-2-1) 4-2 in the first home postseason match in Syracuse history. Following the emotional, roller-coaster loss in front of a record crowd of 1,675, the Orange’s fate is now in the hands of the NCAA selection committee.“For a young team there’s those moments and emotional changes,” McIntyre said. “We perhaps took our foot off the accelerator just a little bit and were punished.”After Syracuse controlled the tempo in the first half, Notre Dame seized the momentum and exploded with two goals in 19 seconds, thanks in large part to freshman forward Patrick Hodan.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHodan toyed with Syracuse defenders all night and delivered in the 62nd minute, as he rifled a twisting ball past SU goalkeeper Alex Bono.Hodan then juked out Bono, causing him to slip and fall before finding a wide-open Kyle Richard who lofted the ball into the net with ease for the second goal.“He was a handful,” McIntyre said of Hodan. “We didn’t really have an answer for him. They’ve got some very dynamic attacking players.”Syracuse’s two-goal lead was erased, and the Orange couldn’t finish an abundance of opportunities the rest of the way.Moments after UND’s two goals, Syracuse midfielder Ted Cribley drilled a ball that sailed just over Fighting Irish goalie Patrick Wall’s fingertips and out of bounds.SU defender Tyler Hilliard almost gave his team the lead in the 72nd minute. Jordan Murrell sent a corner kick into the box. Hilliard jumped and was shoved in the back by a Notre Dame defender. He ended up two feet into the net, but no call was made, much to the dismay of the raucous crowd.While the Orange offense struggled, Notre Dame continued to create and finish chances. In the 76th minute, Hodan gave SU the lead, taking a pass from teammate Ryan Finley and placing the ball past Bono.Finley tacked on an insurance goal with six minutes to go to seal the win.The Irish outshot Syracuse 21-12 and forced Bono to make a slew of diving saves late in the game.Murrell said Bono kept the Orange in the contest for much longer than it should have been. The defense simply didn’t do enough to preserve the win.Murrell said he wants all four goals back and is devastated because the defense let the lead slip away. On the verge of victory, Syracuse’s defense couldn’t handle Notre Dame’s attack down the stretch after keeping the Irish in check in the first half.“It was a lapse,” Murrell said. “I put myself on the line for that. I hate losing.”Bono dove left and right in the waning minutes, but was unable to keep UND from capitalizing.“Once we got the two goals, the mindset was to not give one up,” Bono said. “The game was back and forth and they put them away. We had two feet in and they pulled us out.”Those “two feet in” electrified the Syracuse crowd, and for a while it seemed as though the Orange would stage the upset and send Notre Dame packing with a loss.Ted Cribley got the scoring started for Syracuse with a goal in the 15th minute. Louis Clark tallied on another goal for SU less than four minutes into the second half.Following his second goal of the season, Clark burst toward Syracuse’s bench and slid knees-first through the moist grass into a mob of overjoyed teammates. Arms extended, Clark soaked in the moment as his team had taken control.After Clark’s goal, though, the momentum shifted in Notre Dame’s favor.“Then they came out firing in the second half,” Cribley said. “I thought when we got the two-nil cushion it wasn’t dead and buried, but we certainly could see it out. Credit to them, they kept playing and finished very well.”Now Syracuse waits.With the selection show on Nov. 12, the Orange are very much on the bubble. Wins against Villanova and Rutgers help Syracuse’s cause, but losses to teams such as Niagara and Cal State Fullerton could cost it.“Hopefully the season’s not over. It’s been terrific,” McIntyre said. “The guys all take tremendous pride when they take a step back and look at it, but we’re not ready to start reflecting yet.” Comments Published on November 4, 2012 at 12:59 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Younes Limam and Syracuse agree on ‘long-term contract extension’

first_img Comments Limam also led Syracuse to its biggest upset in program history in 2018. The Orange knocked off then-No. 3 Georgia Tech, 4-3, on April 1.Prior to coaching at Syracuse, Limam was an assistant coach at Rice University for five seasons. A native of Mohammedia, Morocco, Limam played collegiate tennis at Division II Drury University.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Syracuse has agreed on a “long-term contract extension” with its women’s tennis coach, Younes Limam, SU Athletics announced Wednesday.Limam just completed his fourth year coaching the Orange. He has led SU to the first two NCAA tournament appearances in program history, first in 2016 and then in 2018.The 2018 season was one of the best in Syracuse history, as the Orange reached a ranking as high as No. 25 nationally and finished 17-8. SU also featured an All-American singles player in junior Gabriela Knutson, who finished the season ranked No. 8 in the country. Knutson combined with Miranda Ramirez for an All-American doubles finish, as well. Published on August 1, 2018 at 3:53 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Eagles to Arrive Nigeria Today from Cairo

first_imgSuper Eagles After a late night celebration at their Le Meridien Heliopolis Hotel till early hours of today, the players and the officials will leave for Nigeria this afternoon via a chartered flight.THISDAY checks revealed that a chartered flight has been arranged to convey the team back home after which the Europe-based players will have time with their families ahead of the new season which will start next month.The players have been together for six weeks from their preparation in Asaba to the final tune up before their first game of the tournament. “We are aware of their clubs’ schedules. Although they won’t be part of the their various clubs pre-season training, there is the need for them to go and enjoy with their families and loved one before flying back to Europe for the new season.“We brought them here in a chartered flight. We are here as one family, we need to go back to Nigeria as one family,” a Nigeria Football Federation official revealed to THISDAY last night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Division two player handed worldwide ban punching official

first_imgDerrick Sasraku, a player of R-Starke FC, a third-tier team in the Greater Accra Region has been banned one year for assaulting a match official.His ban is not only applicable in Ghana and for GFA sanctioned matches but in any other football association in the world.The decision to hand the player the suspension was reached by the Disciplinary Committee of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association.Sasraku, who was charged with misconduct and violence in breach of Articles 35 of the GFA Regulations was reported to have used his elbow against an a player of Charity Stars during a league match.He proceeded to punch assistant referee Mumuni Tahiru – who alerted the referee of his foul which led to his sending off – in the face until blood oozing from his mount and nose, leading to the abrupt end of the match.Though he denied the charge, the Disciplinary Committee found him culpable by the evidence available. The ban takes effect from the 14th day of March, 2014 to the 13th day of March, 2015.In another ruling by the Disciplinary Committee of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association, Harrison Debrah has been handed a one-year suspension from playing in an GFA sanctioned match for double registration.The player registered for Prestige Height FC, where he was captain for two seasons as Harrison Cobbina and signed for Lenient International FC as Harrison Debrah.He was charged with misconduct for a breach of Articles 26 (3)(b) of the GFA Regulations.last_img read more