FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享DBusiness:DTE Energy in Detroit today announced it is the first company in Michigan to offer green bonds, which were priced Monday. The $525 million in bonds will finance green investments, including low-carbon projects such as renewable energy and energy efficiency. DTE is the fifth [energy] company in the nation to sell green bonds.“Green bonds will help finance our low-carbon investments, which will enable us to continue moving Michigan toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy future,” says Gerry Anderson, chairman and CEO of DTE Energy. “This is a tangible way for investors to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and is one of many steps in our aggressive plan to reduce carbon emissions by more than 80 percent by 2050. We’re proud to be among the first energy companies to offer this green investment option.”The bonds have a maturity of 30 years at an annual fixed coupon of 4.05 percent. They are expected to help fund the development and construction of solar arrays and wind farms, including the transmission infrastructure to support renewable energy facilities, as well as strengthen energy efficiency programs.“A fundamental transformation in the way we produce power in Michigan has already begun,” says Anderson. “As DTE moves toward cleaner energy sources, we are focused on maintaining reliability and keeping energy affordable for our customers.”In related news, last Friday the Michigan Public Service Commission approved DTE Energy’s gas plant proposal for East China Township. The utility is scheduled to break ground on the new facility in 2019. The plant is one of the steps the company is taking to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by the early 2020s, and more than 80 percent by 2050.More: DTE Energy Among First In Nation To Offer Green Bonds, Wins Approval For East China Township Natural Gas Plant DTE Energy Issues Green Bonds to Fund Renewable Projects
Dr. Michael Fong, an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, remains in the hospital following a car accident involving a West Hollywood Sheriff’s patrol car on Thursday.According to NBC4 News, Fong was in critical condition on Friday but his family reported he was doing OK on Saturday. The crash, which was reported at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, left one dead and three injured, including Fong.Two sheriff’s deputies were responding to a domestic violence call when their car struck another vehicle near the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards and spun onto the sidewalk, hitting two pedestrians. All four men were transported to local hospitals.The other pedestrian was identified as Jonathan Peña, a 27-year-old man from Los Angeles, according to NBC4 News. Peña later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. The two deputies remained hospitalized as of Saturday.
“The Executive Branch has not participated in the undermining of the electoral process and urges all countries interested in Guyana’s development to await the logical conclusion of the process which is being managed by the Elections Commission, in accordance with the Constitution of Guyana,’ it said, adding that it has “not interfered in the functioning of the Elections Commission” “Today I am announcing visa restrictions on individuals responsible for or complicit in undermining democracy in Guyana. Immediate family members of such persons may also be subject to such restrictions,” US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said during a live press conference streaming on the U.S Department of State Facebook page. Misenga Jones, a private citizen, through her attorneys, led by Trinidad-based Senior Counsel, John Jeremie, wants the Court to prevent GECOM from using the recounted, valid and certified results to declare the results of the election and instead compel the seven-member body to use the 10 district declarations. CMC GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana government has said it regrets the decision taken by the United States to implement visa restrictions on persons undermining democracy” in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country where the official results of the March 2 regional and general elections are still being awaited. The government said it “regrets” the position of Washington. Lowenfield had earlier written to Singh indicating that he needed guidance as to whether the report should be premised on Section 18 of the Election Laws or on Article 177 (2) (b) of the Constitution. Current President of Guyana, David Granger But in a brief statement, the Granger government said that “the matter affecting the outcome of Guyana’s elections is still before courts, which is entirely the responsibility of the judiciary. No declaration has been made. Earlier, Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire said she will begin hearing arguments on Friday in the case filed by a private citizen seeking to prevent the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from receiving a report from the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, regarding the results of the disputed March 2 regional and general election. Last Friday, GECOM’s chairman, retired justice Claudette Singh had informed Lowenfield by letter that he should revisit her previous communication of July 9 to prepare his report that would start the process of releasing the official results of the elections “The (David) Granger Government must respect the result of democratic elections and step aside,” Pompeo said. She has named GECOM, its Chairman retired justice Claudette Singh and the Attorney General, Basil Williams. The GECOM chair has since rejected Lowenfield’s latest report. Justice George- Wiltshire, describing the case as one “of national interest and importance” and intends to give a ruling, hopefully by Sunday, noting “it all depends on what is presented”.