Clean investments in U.S. doing far better than fossil fuel stocks since 2017

first_imgClean investments in U.S. doing far better than fossil fuel stocks since 2017 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Fossil fuel never had a better friend in the White House than Donald Trump. So why, two years into his presidency, are investors favoring public companies devoted to renewable energy and giving the Bronx cheer to the coal, gas and oil crowd?Trump campaigned against the scientific consensus on climate change and promised to repeal any regulation that impeded the exploration, drilling, mining and burning of traditional energy. Since his inauguration on Jan. 24, 2017, he rescinded the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the Interior Department’s moratorium on new coal mining on public land, and President Barack Obama’s 2013 climate action plan and 2015 climate mitigation efforts. He withdrew from the Paris agreement signed by 195 countries in 2015, revived construction of the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Canada’s oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries, and increased by 600 percent the public land (not to mention coastal waters) for lease by oil and gas companies.Yet with all of these incentives, fossil fuel is a rare loser in the stock market since Trump took office. And that’s after oil appreciated 15%. The 170 companies in the Russell 3000 Energy Index, most of which engage in oil and gas, are down 12% during the first administration to declare global warming a hoax. The Russell 3000, meanwhile, gained 27% and technology, its best-performing sector, rallied 53%, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.As lucrative as the overall stock market has been for investors during the past two years, clean-technology shares have done even better. The 89 major publicly traded U.S. firms identified by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as deriving at least 10 percent of their revenue from the business of renewable energy, energy efficiency or clean technology have returned 50%since Trump’s first day in the Oval Office.Free-market capitalists seek profits wherever they see the potential for exceptional growth, and they’re reaping a bonanza from the cleanest companies. Ameresco Inc., a firm based in Framingham, Massachusetts that develops renewable-energy projects, almost doubled its value to $15 a share during the Trump presidency. Vivint Solar Inc., a Lehi, Utah-based installer of renewable-energy equipment, appreciated 98%. Cree Inc., the Durham, North Carolina producer of energy-efficient environmental lighting, surged 121%, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.What did traditional energy companies do for their shareholders during the same period with Trump as the cheerleader-in-chief? Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. gained 1%. Kinder Morgan Inc., the pipeline transportation and energy storage company based in Houston, lost 1%. Peabody Energy Corp., based in St. Louis, declined 4% since it was restructured in April 2017, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.More: Trump likes fossil fuels. Investors don’t.last_img read more

The Latest: Beckham presents England shirt to Captain Tom

first_imgThe Latest: Beckham presents England shirt to Captain Tom July 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___David Beckham has presented a framed England soccer shirt to Captain Tom Moore, who was named the honorary captain of a special England Lionhearts team. Associated Press ___Parma soccer club has announced that a non-playing member of the team tested positive for the coronavirus.Parma says the person is asymptomatic and is being isolated according to Italian government protocols. The Serie A club adds that every other member of the team tested negative but that the rest of the squad was being kept under observation at its training center.According to the league’s virus protocol, Parma can still play its home game against Bologna in the top tier on Sunday as usual.___center_img More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___The Houston Astros have canceled their workout after learning that a staff member could have been exposed to a person outside the organization with the coronavirus. It’s the second time this week the Astros have canceled a workout because of concerns about the pandemic. Houston also scrapped its Monday workout because of delays with testing results due to the holiday weekend, as did some other teams around the majors.General manager James Click said they decided to cancel Saturday’s workout as a precaution.“As part of MLB’s testing and reporting plan, we were alerted that a staff member was potentially exposed to a COVID-positive individual outside the organization,” Click said. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have canceled today’s workout. We are working closely with MLB and our team physicians to follow the established testing and cleaning protocols so that we can safely bring our players and staff back to the field as soon as possible.” The Lionhearts are an initiative by England’s Football Association to celebrate 23 people who have inspired during the pandemic.Beckham went to the Bedfordshire home of Captain Tom to say thank you to the World War II veteran.Captain Tom was aged 99 in April when he decided to do laps of his backyard garden on his walker until his 100th birthday to fundraise for Britain’s National Health Service. He aimed for 1,000 pounds ($1,200). By his birthday on April 30, he raised nearly 33 million pounds ($42 million).He was knighted in May.Beckham said: “The highlight of my whole career was being made England captain. To have Sir Tom as our captain — it doesn’t get any better than that.”last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw passes sim-game test, ready for rehab start in minors

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The closest Kershaw has come to a game all spring has been these limited sessions against teammates. His throwing program was put on hold early in spring training due to shoulder discomfort. When he resumed throwing, the buildup carried past the end of spring training games, forcing the Dodgers to substitute simulated games for Cactus League action.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw might be starting on opening day after all.“Yeah. Woo hoo,” Kershaw said. “That’s great.”After throwing 52 pitches in three simulated innings Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, Kershaw checked off the final box in his progression before going on a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment. He is expected to throw four or five innings in a rehab start for either Double-A Tulsa or Triple-A Oklahoma City, most likely on Thursday — which is the season opener for either team. The choice will be made based on the “logistics” of travel and the potential weather in either city.“Yeah, I’m ready to go,” Kershaw said. “Sim games are good when that’s your only option. But it’s good to have a game-like situation, have long innings — things like that that you can’t control in a sim game. It’ll be good.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “It’s so hard,” Kershaw said of the lower-intensity settings. “You definitely get your work in. You throw your pitches. You get up and down, which is the most important thing. As far as intensity or adrenaline you might have, there’s probably always a tick more when you’re doing a spring training game against another team with fans in the stands and things like that. So a minor-league rehab game will mimic that.“It’ll be good, just another bit of a step. More intensity means pitching better, I think. More adrenaline. You don’t have to try as hard to generate things. So I actually prefer it. That’s why I never like pitching on the back fields in spring training. I prefer the games.”Kershaw’s work Saturday against Joc Pederson, Kike’ Hernandez and a couple of minor-league players brought in for the session was monitored by the usual assortment of technology measuring velocity, spin rate and break. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn’t know how Kershaw’s velocity or movement on his pitches rated. He said he would get that feedback at some point but there were other things higher on the priority list.“No. 1 most important, he came out of it feeling strong, which is good,” Roberts said. “I think to build him up and to come out of it healthy are the two most important things. I thought the curvveball was really good today. Fastball execution, the slider … that’s going to continue to get better. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “But the two most important things — the health coming out of it and building up as far as the arm and the innings — we passed all those hurdles.”Kershaw said the session was “definitely encouraging” and he would seek “a little bit” of the high-tech feedback, something he is trying to be open to.“More the break of pitches,” Kershaw said of his focus. “My curveball started getting there towards the end. Slider was getting there a little better. This was definitely better than the last one, which is good.“I’m trying to understand all the new technology and stuff, not just discredit it, trying to understand it. The guys are doing a good job helping me with it. It’s been good.”Kershaw and Roberts would not say whether they expect the left-hander to be ready to join the Dodgers’ rotation after the rehab start or will need to make another one.“I think that’ll be a discussion probably after this one,” Kershaw said. “I think it’ll be a little bit performance-based, a little bit timing-based, just seeing where the team is at and how I fit in. Not exactly sure yet.”HILL CLIMBLeft-hander Rich Hill has been limited to throwing on flat ground since suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee on March 17. But Roberts said he expects Hill to test his knee by throwing a 30-pitch bullpen session off a pitcher’s mound “some time early next week … and we’ll see how he feels” before planning the next step. Unlike Kershaw, Hill threw 11 innings in four Cactus League games before he was injured.RINGERSIn the home clubhouse before Saturday’s game, owner Mark Walter, team president Stan Kasten and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman presented the Dodgers with their 2018 National League championship rings.A year ago, the players received their rings for winning the 2017 NL pennant in an elaborate on-field ceremony before the third game of the season.ALSORoberts said Corey Seager and Justin Turner were scheduled to have Sunday off. After playing all 13 innings of Friday’s marathon, Roberts checked in on both, offering Seager in particular the chance to take Saturday off instead. Both were in the lineup Saturday. …UP NEXTDiamondbacks (RHP Luke Weaver) at Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler), Sunday, 1:10 p.m., SportNet LA (where available), 570 AMlast_img read more

Susan McNeil, 59, Argonia: May 10, 1954 – Aug. 30, 2013

first_imgSusan McNeil, of Argonia died Friday, August 30, 2013 at the age of 59.Susan was born the daughter of Ed and Letha Saunders on, May 10, 1954 in Wellington.On January 10, 1981, Susan and Mike McNeil were united in marriage in Wellington. Together they celebrated 32 years of marriage.Susan was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, daughter and sister. Before Susan attended nursing school, she worked at the Slate Creek Depot in Wellington. She later worked 10 years as a registered nurse at the former Wellington St. Luke’s Hospital. She later joined with her husband to work at the family business of McNeil Woodworks in Argonia. Susan’s greatest joys in life were her children and grandchildren, she loved them greatly. She enjoyed gardening and loved antiques. “You’ve taught me so much, I’ve watched how you live, how you chase after life, you inspire me to greater things”.Survivors include her husband, Mike McNeil of Argonia, mother, Letha Saunders of Wellington, brother, Michael Saunders and his wife Kelly of Lafayette, Colorado, daughters, Brynn Richardson and her husband Tim of Wichita, Kelsey Curry and her husband D.J. of Wellington, son, Brett McNeil and his wife Julie of Andover, grandchildren, Alex Richardson, Samuel Richardson, Jackson Curry, Makenzie Curry, Elizabeth Curry, Elliott McNeil and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father Ed Saunders.Visitation will be held at the Day funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2013, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Susan will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 6, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, 202 West Harvey in Wellington.Interment will follow at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road Suite 200 Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more