Lancashire could see the creation of “heat networks” in an attempt to cut carbon emissions and reduce wasted energy. The specialist distribution systems are one of the key priorities identified in a county-wide energy strategy, commissioned by the area’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).Each individual network - which could extend across wide areas - is fuelled by a centrally-located source of power. The resultant heat is then transferred to the buildings which require it, via pipes carrying hot water. There is no need for boilers in each property - although individual buildings would retain the ability to control temperatures.The aim would ultimately be for low carbon sources to power the networks - but, whatever their source, they are thought to have the capacity to reduce carbon emissions by making use of otherwise wasted heat from industry.A report to be presented to an LEP committee this week states that Lancashire has so far not had as much … [Read more...] about Could boilers become a thing of the past in parts of Lancashire?
Jan 09, 5:19 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Madhur Dave @mad_dhoor 01/09/19 AT 3:48 AM North Korea, formally called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), will hold elections March 10, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced Wednesday.The citizens of the isolated country will vote for deputies to 687 seats for five-year terms. Elections in North Korea take place every five years, but citizens don't have much choice in choosing their candidates. Candidates from every district are chosen by the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland, the governing coalition controlled by the Worker’s Party, which is the founding and ruling political party in DPRK. In 2011, after the passing of Kim Jong Il, his son, Kim Jong Un became the supreme leader of the country. In the 2014 elections, Kim contested the election and won his seat unanimously because only his … [Read more...] about North Korea Elections On March 10: What Voting In A Dictatorship Means
Ted McKinney, U.S. undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs and part of the U.S. negotiating team, enters his hotel Tuesday in Beijing after a second day of meetings with Chinese officials. U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing and will extend into today, an American negotiator said. The discussions during the past two days "went well," according to Steven Winberg, an Energy Department official who spoke to reporters in Beijing. "I can confirm we're continuing tomorrow," he said Tuesday. The reason for the extension of meetings originally scheduled for two days wasn't immediately clear. President Donald Trump earlier expressed optimism in a tweet, exclaiming "Talks with China are going very well!" Chinese authorities plan to release a statement after the latest round of negotiations. Earlier on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters at a regular briefing in Beijing that "we will release a detailed readout after they are … [Read more...] about Trade talks in China extended a day, American says
Pixabay Things are not looking so good for palm oil these days, thanks to successful campaigning by environmental groups all over the world. And Malaysia – the world’s second biggest palm oil producer – is planning to go all out to defend the industry even as European lawmakers prepare for an eventual ban in 2030. On Tuesday (Jan 8), Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok detailed some of these plans, which include official letters written by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and a “Love MY Palm Oil” campaign. According to Kok, PM Mahathir will be writing letters to the premiers of France and Norway to protest the EU parliament’s decision to ban palm oil. Norway is the third EU country to ban palm oil, after Switzerland and France, Bernama reported. The news website quoted the minister as saying: “Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will send in Malaysia’s official protests to the French president Emmanuel Macron and the Norwegian … [Read more...] about Europe’s anti-palm oil stance has got Malaysia so riled up, Mahathir is planning to pen protest letters and launch a ‘Love MY Palm Oil’ campaign
Global stock market rally moves into fourth day amid reports of a positive end to trade talks between the US and China. Talks concluded on Wednesday, 24 hours after their scheduled ending. No official word has come from the talks yet, but one senior Chinese journalist reported that “the situation is quite positive.” European and Asian stocks rose Wednesday, while futures point to a positive open in the US. Follow global markets live at Markets Insider. Global markets continue their resurgence on Wednesday after trade talks between the US and China look to have ended on a positive note. Three days of talks between Washington and Beijing wrapped up Wednesday morning, having initially been scheduled to finish Tuesday. No official word on any agreement between the sides has yet been announced, but signs are that a preliminary deal may have been agreed. “Based on what I know, the situation is quite positive,”Hu Xijin, the editor in chief of the state run … [Read more...] about ‘It’s been a good one for us’: Global stocks rally for a 4th day as US-China trade talks conclude on high note