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PRO/CON: Are Heat Pumps Green?

first_imgSo are they green?#John D. Geyer, a geothermal designer, trainer, and consultant in Vancouver, Washington says that their high efficiency means low operating costs. Read moreHenry Gifford, an energy consultant in New York City, says that high-efficiency boilers and furnaces are much more efficient. Read moreFURTHER RESOURCESGreen Building Encyclopedia:Heating OptionsHeat PumpsBlogs:Ground-Source Heat PumpsAir-Source Heat PumpsHeating a Tight, Well-Insulated House All heat pumps work on the same principle, moving heat from one location to another with the help of a closed refrigerant loop, a compressor, and a heat exchanger. In winter, heat is extracted from air, water, or the earth; this heat is used to heat the house. In summer, the process can be reversed so the heat pump pulls heat from the inside and dumps it outside. A heat pump can be used with either a forced-air or hydronic distribution system.They seem like the perfect Green technology and that’s why they’re so popular. According to the EPA, they’re extremely efficient. Problem is, it’s more complicated than it seems. They use energy from an inefficient grid that often burns coal to make power.last_img read more

I forgive those who criticised me for political gains: Sidhu

first_imgPunjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said God has always helped him in difficult times to sail through and that his life was dedicated to Punjab. He was reacting to the Supreme Court’s verdict sparing him jail term in the 1988 road rage case.“I am thankful to all the people who supported me and stood by my side. Also I forgive all those who criticised me only for petty political gains. When you are on the side of truth there’s no need to worry,” he said here.“My life is dedicated to Punjab. I live Punjab, I dream Punjab and I would continue to work towards the welfare of my State until it achieves the best,” he added.Celebrations broke out at Mr. Sidhu’s house on the outskirts of Amritsar at Holy City colony soon after the Supreme Court reprieve. His wife, daughter, friends and relatives offered sweets to each other and danced to the beating of drums.“Justice has been done,” Mr. Sidhu’s daughter Rabia said.Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh hailed the verdict. “I welcome SC judgement in the road rage case against @sherryontopp. His acquittal on culpable homicide charges shows justice has prevailed. I’d always maintained that there was nothing wilful in his act, and the judges have also upheld the same. Law has duly taken its course,” Capt. Singh tweeted.On April 12, the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in the Supreme Court had favoured the High Court’s judgment convicting and awarding a three-year jail term to Mr. Sidhu.At that time, the Chief Minister had maintained that his government had taken the only legally tenable stand in the apex court.Punjab Sports Minister Gurmit Singh Sodhi also said the law has taken its own course and justice has been done, describing the verdict as a victory for the people of Punjab.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Spread Pension Funds – Phillips

first_imgMember of Parliament for North West Manchester, Mikael Phillips, is suggesting that the Government utilise more than one pension fund manager to administer public sector pensions when the new pension scheme is implemented. In making his contribution to the debate on the report of the Joint Select Committee on Pension Reform in the House of Representatives on November 20, Mr. Phillips argued that this will lead to increased competition and boost returns on funds. “This will mean that no one pension manager will have all the pension funds under his control and would increase competition for companies to deliver the returns on the fund entrusted to them. It will also help to increase transparency,” Mr. Phillips said. He said the move will also ensure that the future income of public sector bodies will not be put at risk by the concentration of funds in a single fund manager. Mr. Phillips also stated that strong regulations should be implemented to protect public sector pension funds. The Joint Select Committee has recommended that the Government retain the defined benefit model and that a segregated fund be established under trust. It also suggested that new public sector employees should begin paying a contribution of five per cent of their earnings towards their pension as of January 1, 2013, and that existing workers should begin contributing to their pension in the new fiscal year of 2013/14. Under the new pension scheme an actuarial review would be conducted every three years or earlier, if there are any significant changes in the economic environment of the country. The retirement age for all workers will also be raised from 60 to 65 years, except for members of the security forces. The debate was suspended to facilitate contributions from other members of the House of Representatives.last_img read more

IPO alert Nekkanti Sea Foods files papers for going public

first_imgIPO alert: Nekkani Sea Foods files papers for going publicIBT Raghavendra NVisakhapatnam-based seafood processing and exporting company Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited (NSFL) has filed draft papers with market watchdog SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) to float an Initial Public Offer (IPO).Nekkanti Sea Foods proposes to raise an estimated Rs 750 crore through the initial share sale. In its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP), the company has said the issue comprises fresh shares worth Rs 250 crore besides a secondary sale of 8 million shares by promoters and other shareholders.The public issue will be managed by Motilal Oswal Investment Advisors. Equity shares are proposed to be listed on BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) and NSE (National Stock Exchange), and proceeds from the issue will be used for working capital requirements.Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited is the third seafood exporter to file IPO papers in less than a month. Sandhya Marines and Devi Seafoods had filed papers with the SEBI for going public in the last two-three weeks.The increase in numbers of seafood exporters issuing IPO is due to strong growth in the industry in recent years. There is good investor interest in listed seafood companies.Many companies are planning to launch IPOs in 2018. Over a dozen firms are awaiting the market regulator’s go-ahead to launch their public issues.Nekkanti Sea Foods is among the country’s leading processors and is one of the largest exporters of seafood from India. It has been in business for over three decades.Nekkanti started its operations in 1985 with a leased processing facility in Kakinada. In 1989, NSFL setup it’s own processing facility in Visakhapatnam.last_img read more

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