Clean Power Plan Presents New Opportunities for Pennsylvania Energy August 03, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy, Energy, Environment, Press Release Harrisburg, PA –The Environmental Protection Agency today released the Clean Power Plan. Pennsylvania will use this as an opportunity to write a plan that could improve public health, address climate change, and improve our economy and power system. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection will give all stakeholders every opportunity to provide input into drafting a Clean Power Plan that is tailored to fit Pennsylvania’s economy.“My administration is committed to making the Clean Power Plan work for Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “Working with the legislature, industry leaders and citizens we will create a plan to ensure these new rules are applied fairly, allow for adjustments, and that they create economic opportunities for the commonwealth’s energy economy. Today’s plan sets ambitious but achievable goals for reducing carbon emissions statewide and addressing climate change in fair and smart ways that takes into account legitimate concerns of all parties.”“Pennsylvania is a leader in energy, and we need to do everything in our power to advance the next generation of energy production while protecting jobs in Pennsylvania,” continued Governor Wolf. “Clean coal is a part of our energy portfolio, as is natural gas, solar, wind, and other sources of power, and all of this has to be part of a comprehensive strategy. My administration looks forward to working with industry leaders and legislators as well as citizens to find the right balance and develop and effective and responsible state plan.”Pennsylvanians will have multiple options for input as the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) formulates a state-specific plan to comply with the EPA rule. A public comment period on the EPA rule will begin in early September, with additional comment periods over the next three years as the Pennsylvania plan is drafted and finalized.“We will make certain that we craft a Pennsylvania solution that protects the state’s vital role as a net electricity exporter,” said DEP Secretary John Quigley. “Our strategy must ensure we are protecting our diverse resources and creating economic opportunities. We’ll explore different methods of reaching the required reductions, options of partnering with fellow states, and other considerations.”DEP staff have already begun assessing the implications of the Clean Power Plan through the National Governors Association Policy Academy, which is developing detailed economic modeling to find solutions that meet Pennsylvania’s needs. These modeling exercises will continue now that the details of the plan have been released.“Cutting pollution from power plants, utilizing natural gas, supporting nuclear power plants, increasing the amount of renewable energy in Pennsylvania, and improving energy efficiency statewide all can fight climate change and be an economic driver,” said Sec. Quigley. “When our businesses upgrade power plants, install solar panels or improve energy efficiency, that’s a win for the environment and a win for Pennsylvania’s economy.”The Clean Power Plan sets a nationwide goal of cutting carbon emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030, with progress towards those reductions by 2022.“Pennsylvania is committed to achieving our target emission reductions, and we will develop the right tools and smart policies to do so,” said Quigley.The final EPA rule will be published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2015, and public comment will be available for the following 60 days. Public hearings will also be held across the state, with details to be released.
“I would have liked to have played with Zidane, a very elegant player with a lot of vision in the middle. I liked him a lot. Whenever he touched the ball something good could happen,” he said in a meeting on his social network accounts. Pedro acknowledged that the confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic “is being hard” and hopes that the season can be resumed when the situation has been resolved: “We have been locked up for a month. I train a lot at home, but staying in shape is going to be difficult”.“It’s like a summer holiday for footballers because you’re not in touch with the ball. You lose that a little bit, even though you play with the ball at home. It’s going to be noticed depending on how long it lasts. If it’s two months, it’s going to be very noticeable,” he lamented.Looking back, he highlighted as the best spell of his career being part of a historic Barcelona and the Spanish National Team as world and European champions.Read Also: Premier League games could remain closed to fans until 2021“I have been lucky enough to be in Barça’s golden age when we won everything with Pep (Guardiola), 6 trophies in a season, and playing great football that will always be remembered. With the national team, the same thing. I had a good time with Luis Aragonés and I experienced the continuity with (Vicente) Del Bosque. I was lucky enough to be in a great era and to win, which makes it all the more valuable”, he said.If he has to choose a moment, Pedro stays with the Champions League final. “The final at Wembley. I played all the competition and was important at Barcelona. Also special is the Germany match in the World Cup, my first match at the Bernabéu scoring against Real Madrid and Super Cup or World Cup finals for clubs I was able to score in, but I’ll pick the Wembley Champions League final against Manchester United,” he said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea’s Spanish forward, Pedro Rodríguez, said in a digital meeting on Friday, that the footballer he would have liked to play with is the Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, whose elegance as a player he highlighted.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In HalfYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More
A research team partnered with USC received a $10-million grant from the National Science Foundation last week to build “socially assistive” robots that will aid developmental goals for preschool-age children, according to a statement released by the Viterbi School of Engineering.The grant from the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering was one of four new Expeditions in Computing awards.The research team, led by investigator from Yale University, will attempt to develop robots to supplement the work of caregivers and teachers. The robots will be developed to establish long-term relationships with children to help them with developmental goals, such as reading and surmounting disabilities. The researchers plan to achieve their goal by modeling social interaction and creating new algorithms to give the robots a wide behavioral range.Maja Mataric, a professor of computer science, neuroscience, and pediatrics, and vice dean for research at Viterbi, will serve as a co-principal investigator.“I am thrilled to have the importance and promise of this work recognized by the Expedition Award,” Mataric said in the statement. “The term ‘socially assitive robots’ was defined in our Interaction Lab at USC in 2004.”The research team is made up of 17 principal investigators from USC, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford. The investigators’ areas of expertise include computer science, robotics, educational theory and developmental psychology.