Australia: Developers Scrap Plans for Coal-Export Expansion in Newcastle

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Sydney Morning Herald:The $5 billion-plus Terminal 4 coal export expansion planned for Newcastle has been scrapped after demand for the fossil fuel failed to increase as expected.Port Waratah Coal Services said on Thursday that it would allow a lease for the terminal – known as T4 – to lapse, signalling that the project would not go ahead.Port Waratah’s two terminals, Carrington and Kooragang, last year exported 105 million tonnes of coal out of a combined capacity of 145 million tonnes, the company said in a statement.Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, operator of the city’s third terminal, shipped about 60 million tonnes, helping make Newcastle one of the largest coal export centres in the world.“With significant growth capacity available in the existing terminals, we do not expect that the conditions to support an investment of the large and long-term nature of Terminal 4 will be in place before the development approval lapses in September 2020,” Hennie du Plooy, chief executive of Port Waratah, said.The company is understood to have sunk many millions of dollars into T4, a project that secured its original lease in 2009. The first stage envisaged a 25 million tonne per year terminal, with plans to expand that in the future to 70 million tonnes.Jeremy Buckingham, Greens energy spokesman, said T4 becoming terminal was “wonderful news.”“Reality is catching up with the great lie that we can continue to export coal in an age of climate change,” Mr Buckingham said.The Greens called on the government “to develop a transition strategy away from coal” and the party would be making this a key election issue, he said.John Mackenzie, a Newcastle City Councillor, also welcomed the T4 decision.“From the outset the economics was against this, the science was against this and the community was against it but because of our broken planning system it was approved anyway,” Mr Mackenzie said.“Communities are sick of being placed in limbo by a planning system which has no red lights and a Government who won’t show leadership by refusing new fossil fuel projects at the outset.”More: Newcastle’s T4 coal port expansion scrapped as demand fails to rise Australia: Developers Scrap Plans for Coal-Export Expansion in Newcastlelast_img read more

Call for initial requests to the FINA Measures portal

first_imgSUPPORT: Support to users in the registration process and during the work in the system will be provided by Fina and these questions are received at the e-mail address: meri.podrška@fina.hr.  liquidity and working capital loanspayment delayloan rescheduling Applying through the MEASURES portal does not imply automatic approval of loans to applicants for the initial application. The system collects applications centrally and, after checking the entered data, sends the data from the application to the banks. Each bank, upon receipt and processing of the data from the application, contacts the applicant of the measure and directly undertakes the further loan approval process in accordance with its criteria.  In the next few days, through the MEASURES portal, it will be possible to enter other necessary data necessary for banks to evaluate the requests for all three measures. It is recommended to all applicants to follow the notifications on the availability of notification of all measures through the MEASURES portal. The notice will be published on the websites of all involved institutions, and until then you can register in the system and enter basic information.  Applicants who can register for the mentioned measures on the MEASURES portal are companies, crafts, family farms whose business activities are endangered or completely disabled in the circumstances of the epidemic. Registration and registration of the applicant of the initial request on the MJERE portal is enabled via the link: https://gospodarskemjere.fina.hr. To be able to apply, applicants need to pre-register on the MEASURES portal. To register on the MEASURES portal, the applicant enters several basic data, after which it receives a link to activate the password to the e-mail address. During the preparation of registration data, the applicant on the MEASURES portal gives consent for the processing of personal and other data for the purpose of processing his application. After successfully registering, the user can log in to the system and start entering data for the economic operator for which he wishes to submit an initial request for the use of one of the measures.  FINA invites all economic entities in the Republic of Croatia whose business is endangered due to the COVID-19 pandemic (applicants) to initially apply for measures of the Government of the Republic of Croatia in order to preserve the level of economic activity and liquidity through a single online portal starting from 31 March 2020. established by Fina for this purpose (MEASURES portal) .1 / 1The mentioned measures available to the applicants through the MEASURE portal refer to the following: In order to be able to provide the necessary support in a timely manner, please follow all the accompanying guidelines for submitting an initial request on the MEASURES portal and follow the information that will be published on the website. IMPORTANT NOTES FOR APPLICANTS When submitting the initial request through the MEASURE portal, the applicant gives a statement guaranteeing the truthfulness and accuracy of the data, after which his application for the measure will be automatically submitted to the selected bank to the specific economic operator and the corresponding set of reported data. After the application of the initial request has been processed, the applicants continue the communication related to the realization of the request with the selected bank. Statement on the estimated decrease in income in 2020 compared to 2019,statement of declining revenues in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019iEstimated amount of credit required the following mandatory statements: Institutions to which the applicant’s initial requests on the MEASURES portal will be forwarded are all banks that have an approval to operate in the Republic of Croatia, HBOR, HAMAG-BICRO. In addition to banks, HBOR and HAMAG-BICRO, representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Croatian National Bank and, of course, Fina also participate in the activities of establishing this unique online portal, given that the establishment of a single online MEASURE portal enables the implementation of their monitoring and reporting obligations. a measure to preserve the level of economic activity and liquidity, according to the existing mandates of the mentioned institutions. Functionality: Despite the circumstances, great efforts are being made to enable a complete online application process on the MEASURES portal, which will include all three measures for financial liquidity, and to provide the necessary assistance and support in the application process. From 31.03.2020. is available to applicants on the MEASURES portal: application option for measure liquidity and working capital loans registration in the system, data entry for the economic operator who is the subject of the application, the choice of the credit institution in which he wishes to have his application considered and  We refer future applicants to the MEASURES portal to familiarize themselves with the information available in mind Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), user instructions and video materials designed to facilitate the registration and application of the initial application. Source: koronavirus.hrlast_img read more

Off-grid escapes for doomsday preppers

first_imgLoads of water storage options. Fenced all round at lot 18-19 Raff Street, Warra. This cabin is away from it all. A vege garden could go here.More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago“This unique property is completely off the grid. No power and water bills and low rates — what more could you ask,” was how Terri Hay and Marg Whip were marketing the property.It holds about 34,000 litres of rainwater and has seven solar panels, with 12-volt power.Located in the town of Warra, about half way between Dalby and Chinchilla in Queensland gas country, the house is literally a three minute walk from the train station, and the little community has a pub, post office, cafe and school. Queensland homes scoop national awards It has four bunks.For just $10,000 more, on the crest of the Great Dividing Range near Toowoomba is a 7.62 hectare estate that’s about the necessities of life.Jason Fitzgerald of Millmerran Rural Agencies was marketing the property as having “nothing left to do”.It has a fully insulated cabin with four beds, a water tank and a basic amenities block, off grid solar power — and unlike some others, it’s not so remote from everything with underground wiring, power and phone services running past the property and sealed road access. There’s a dam on the property too.“Adding to the off grid appeal of this property is approximately 45kl of water tanks spread throughout the allotment,” was how agents Lachlan Brealey and Heath Knox of LJ Hooker Toowoomba described the property at 9 Bloodwood Avenue, Millmerran Woods. “A rare bonus is a well sized dam central to the block.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK It’s tidy.For less than a house deposit in the city, you can pick up a completely off-grid single bedroom house on a large 1,971sq m block of land — at just $45,000.The “simple life” was created with a bare cabin, a six-metre long container with kitchenette and bathroom, two other six-metre containers for storage, with connections via breezeways. The whole thing is, of course, fully fenced — high — to keep nasty critters out. MORE: Quade ready to let go — at any costcenter_img 9 Bloodwood Avenue, Millmerran Woods, has a front deck. Loads of water storage out back and solar panels on the roof.Costing $109,950, it’s “totally off-grid” with a north facing front deck, open plan living, dining and kitchen — and there’s even a combustion fireplace in the living room “making short work of the cold weather”.The hot water system does run off gas, but the property is serviced by a 2.0Kw solar system with 15kwh battery storage. Cooking outdoors, under the stars.“Everything is ready for you just to come out of a weekend, ideally located within three hours of Brisbane,” the listing said.What it does have plenty of, according to Mr Fitzgerald, was “peace and quiet”.If you really have a bit of cash to splurge, a one bedroom, one bathroom, two car park house on 8.09ha may be the way to go. The trusty dunny. Getting away from it all to a cabin in the woods is possible in Millmerran for $55,000.Ever want to get away from it all, go completely off-grid in case SHTF, doomsday prepper style? You’d be surprised how little it actually costs to do so.If the proverbial stuff does hit the fan and it’s The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI), you might want to have one of these stashed away, running off grid, with loads of room to grow your own food, or at least forage for some. Would you buy six houses at once? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Dede Ayew poses with PSG players at night club

first_imgGhana midfielder André Ayew who is recovering from injury, was seen in the famous Parisian nightclub VIP Room, accompanied by many PSG players.The Ghana international was pictured with several PSG players in a recent night out in Paris which has sparked the criticism from some Marseille fans.Arm in arm with Edinson Cavani and Jeremy Menez, the Ghanaian also posed with the business owner, Jean Roch, who published the photo.The photo also had Marco Verratti, Salvatore Sirigu and Ezequiel Lavezzi which sparked some suspicion among Marseille fans that Ayew is plotting to join PSG.But Ayew insists he is not leaving Marseille and that he is friends with players of others clubs.“Everyone knows my love of the club (Marseille) and the colours (of Marseille) have always been ingrained in me,” Ayew responded on Twitter. “Please lets have some respect for each other. There is the rivalry of the clubs but there is also a reality that we are all human beings.”Ayew is expected to return to action by the end of next month.last_img read more