Local academic not happy with BudgetHEAD of Economics at the University of Limerick Dr Anthony Leddin, described Brian Lenihan’s budget as like cutting the dog’s tail at the neck.He predicted that the cutting €6billion from our €125billion economy will have a devastating impact.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I done my calculations and I expect this budget to reduce employment by 120,500 in the short term and drive down economic growth by 5.2%”.However, he said that the deflationary affects will result in a huge gain in competitiveness.“It should reduce inflation by 0.4% which will give us our only escape route through competitiveness and net exports”.His biggest concern is the apparent lack of a jobs strategy to balance these cuts.“There is absolutely no economic strategy in here whatsoever.Brian Lenihan’s performance as Minister for Finance has left a lot to be desired, according to the academic.“I don’t think he really understands the situation. Every single statement he has made so far has been factually incorrect. Every time he comes to a crossroads he has taken the wrong path”.He is horrified that the government have received consultation from top international economists in this situation.“This is like a hospital that has no doctor with mechanics in the operating theatre”.The economist was disgusted by the Gombeen politics at play to pass the budget.“It’s disgraceful that they had to deliver a casino in Tipperary and a hospital in Kenmare to get this budget through”.According to Dr Leddin there has also been complete failure to implement Colm McCarthy’s An Bord Snip Nua Report and confront expenditure in the public sector. NewsLocal NewsCutting the dog’s tail at the neckBy admin – December 9, 2010 683 Advertisement Facebook Twitter Print WhatsApp Email Linkedin Previous articleFestival time in downtown LimerickNext articleStrong reaction to RTE Prime Time programme admin
The produced RNG is planned to be distributed by Aspire Energy. (Credit: Paul Brennan from Pixabay) Privately-owned investment firm Fortistar and US-based residential and commercial waste and recycling firm Rumpke Waste & Recycling, have started the construction at Noble Road Landfill Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project in Shiloh, Ohio.The $33m transportation decarbonisation project is aimed at extracting and capturing waste methane from the Noble Road landfill in Ohio and converting it into renewable natural gas (RNG).The produced RNG is planned to be distributed by Aspire Energy, an affiliate of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, and dispensed in fuel stations for natural gas vehicles by Trustar Energy, a portfolio company of Fortistar.Chesapeake Utilities Corporation president and CEO Jeff Householder said: “As a collaborator across the renewable natural gas development, distribution and transmission value chain, our Company is committed to investing in innovative energy solutions for our customers while lowering the carbon footprint of our system.“This unique project enables us to utilize our existing natural gas gathering assets to inject RNG into our system and deliver to our customers. Because of the magnitude of this project’s benefit, once flowing, the RNG volume will represent nearly 10 percent of Aspire Energy’s entire system.”Noble Road project will capture 20,323 tonnes of methane emissionsThe Noble Road project is expected to capture 20,323 tonnes of methane emissions, which is equivalent to 49,940 tons of carbon dioxide per annum.The project will include a new advanced facility that leverages patented technology to treat landfill gas by eliminating carbon dioxide and other components to purify the gas and produce pipeline quality RNG.The facility will leverage membranes provided by Air Liquide, an international company engaged in offering gases, technologies and services for industry.The Noble Road Landfill RNG project marks the fourth of Fortistar’s 12 new RNG projects with nearly $500m investment.Expected to be completed over the next three years, the projects are expected to help in reducing US transportation emissions by 2 million metric tons of CO2 annually.Fortistar president Mark Comora said: “We believe that this should be the future for all landfills. At Fortistar, we repurpose the captured methane in a way that benefits local communities, environments and economies.“That’s why we’re working with major innovators like Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Air Liquide and partnering with Rumpke, which was recognized this year by Deloitte as one of the best managed companies in the US.” The project will extract and capture waste methane from the Noble Road landfill in Ohio and converting it into renewable natural gas
Anderson .Paak tribute to Mac Miller & Nipsey Hussle Last week, Anderson .Paak officially released his latest album, Ventura, via Aftermath. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, the new record comes as a quick follow-up to .Paak’s acclaimed late-2018 release, Oxnard, which was recorded during the same session. .Paak’s new album boasts a number of exciting featured artists including hip-hop heavyweight André 3000 (Outkast), iconic soul singer Smokey Robinson, Lalah Hathaway, the late Nate Dogg and more.On Friday, Anderson. Paak & the Free Nationals performed at Coachella for their weekend two kickoff, and enlisted some notable guests to help out throughout his set. First, .Paak invited up R&B vocalist Brandy to offer a helping hand on “Jet Black”, off of his Ventura album. Anderson .Paak later called on Jay Rock to assist on “King’s Dead”, a tune off of Black Panther which was originally performed by Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake, and Mike Will Made-It. Jay Rock also performed his Redemption track “Win” alongside .Paak.Anderson .Paak would go on to perform a plethora of select Malibu, Ventura, and Oxnard cuts, as well as a tribute to the late Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle. .Paak offered up a moving performance of “Dang!”, his collaborative track with Miller.Watch videos from Anderson .Paak’s weekend two Coachella performance below:Anderson .Paak ft. Jay Rock – “King’s Dead”[Video: Kendrick Lamar News]Anderson .Paak ft. Brandy – “Jet Black” For a full list of his upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Anderson .Paak’s website here.