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first_imgSurvey finds private equity investors looking to boost renewable holdings, cut oil and gas ties FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Roughly 40% of private equity investors say they will be reducing investments in the oil and gas sector in the next five years because of climate change concerns, according to a winter outlook survey conducted by secondary market investment firm Coller Capital Ltd.“Limited partners who do expect change to their investment strategies are broadly planning to replace oil and gas exposure with investment in renewable energy and climate-friendly products and services,” Coller said in the survey’s Nov. 28 release.While 57% of the 113 limited partner investors surveyed in Europe and Asia said they were changing energy strategies in reaction to climate change, only 30% of North American limited partners said the same, according to the survey. Just 16% of those in North America expect to need to make these modifications within the next five years, the survey found. More than one-third of those surveyed said they would be reducing investment in oil and gas, 42% said they would put more money behind climate-friendly goods and services, and 40% said more investment cash would go to renewable energy, according to the survey. [Bill Holland]More ($): Concerned over climate, PE investors looking to leave oil, gas for renewableslast_img read more

first_imgCHARLES CITY — A Charles City woman convicted of trying to kill her mother has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. 44-year-old Jennifer Bean was accused of being involved in a domestic dispute with her mother on November 6th of last year, with officers responding after a hangup of a 9-1-1 call. Bean was arrested the next day after authorities accused her of injecting her mother with insulin, which if it had not been treated, could have resulted in coma and eventual death. It took a Floyd County jury about three hours to convict Bean in mid-August. District Judge Christopher Foy sentenced Bean on Monday to 25 years in prison. Attempted murder is a Class B forcible felony, meaning she’ll have to serve 70 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole.last_img read more

first_imgA Congolese nun who worked with Spanish Catholic missionaries in Liberia has died of Ebola, the charity she worked for said Saturday in Madrid. Chantal Pascaline died early Saturday “due to Ebola at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia,” the Liberian capital, the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God said in a statement. Pascaline worked with Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, who being a Spanish national, was flown out of the country to Spain for special treatment.  He left Liberia on Thursday after contracting Ebola.Father Pajares’ country’s government said the same trial drugs that were tested on the US citizens—Dr. Kent Brantly and Nurse Nancy Writebol—who, too, contracted the deadly disease in Liberia, would also be tested on the Catholic priest.  The Hospitaller Brothers are in charge of the NGO that runs the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, where the priest and the nuns worked. Spanish health authorities said Thursday that the priest — the first Ebola victim in the fast-spreading outbreak to be evacuated to Europe — was in stable condition with no sign of bleeding. The hospital is not providing medical updates for the missionary, at his request. A weakened Pajares arrived in Madrid aboard a special hospital plane along with 65-year-old Spanish nun Juliana Bonoha Bohe. The nun had been cleared of Ebola before leaving Liberia, but doctors at Madrid’s La Paz-Carlos III hospital repeated the blood test on Thursday and said they would do so again in four days. The Hospitaller Brothers asked Madrid on Tuesday to “urgently” repatriate Pajares, Bonoha Bohe, Pascaline, and a Guinean-born nun, Paciencia Melgar, who was also infected with the virus. But officials said they would evacuate only the Spanish nationals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more