Single use plastic bags charge increases to 10p

first_imgWhile the increase from 5p to 10p plus the new inclusion of smaller retailers, means more money could reach good causes, the amount the scheme has delivered to charities has dropped steadily since its introduction as a steadily decreasing number of people have requested single use plastic carrier bags for their shopping. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The single use plastic bags charge has also risen to 10p in Scotland as of 1 April, and currently remains at 5p in Wales. According to government figures, and based on information submitted by retailers, in 2019-2020, 564 million single use plastic carrier bags were reported sold (equating to 10 per person), with £9.2 million donated to good causes. This is around half the number of bags reported sold the previous year (1.11bn in 2018-19), and over a 50% decrease in the amount donated (£22.9m in 2018-19) although the government states that the figures are not directly comparable due to changes in the retailers submitting this information. The single use plastic carrier bags charge in the UK has risen from 5p to 10p as of 1 April, with small retailers no longer exempt. The main retailers (Asda, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Group, Tesco and Waitrose) sold 226 million single use plastic carrier bags in England in 2019 to 2020, compared to 549 million in 2018 to 2019 – a drop of 59%. These retailers account for around 40% of the total bags reported by all retailers for 2019 to 2020.  1,126 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Single use plastic bags charge increases to 10pcenter_img In comparison, its figures show, back in 2016-17, 2.12 billion single use carrier bags were reported sold (38 per person), and £65.4m donated to good causes. The charge was introduced for large retailers (those with over 250 employees) in England in 2015, with the expectation that the money goes to good causes. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 6 April 2021 | News The pandemic has also seen less money donated with the charge suspended for bags used in online grocery deliveries (and in some cases collections) for a number of months in England, as well as Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and many non-essential retailers forced to close. Tagged with: plastic bag levylast_img read more

HAT Awards Communications Scholarship at Indiana 4-H Congress

first_imgDeWeese was one of thirty-three 4-H youth who received scholarships in a variety of different categories. Some of Indiana’s top agribusinesses, as well as the Indiana 4-H Foundation, sponsored the scholarships. She told HAT that learning communication skills is vital for everyone, “I believe that communications is one of the top three skills that all leaders need to develop. You have to communicate with those around you.” Olivia DeWeeseDeWeese says her 4-H projects helped her set the direction for her life, “4-H helped me find my strengths and weaknesses. I realized that public speaking and journalism were both strengths of mine through the projects that I participated in, and that is how I decided a choice for my career.” DeWeese is a freshman broadcast journalism major at  Indiana University. Facebook Twitter SHARE HAT Awards Communications Scholarship at Indiana 4-H Congress HAT Awards Communications Scholarship at Indiana 4-H Congress By Gary Truitt – Nov 18, 2013 Facebook Twitter The scholarships were presented at a luncheon sponsored by CountryMark and Ice Miller LLP. Over the weekend, top 4-H youth from around the state gathered at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the annual Indiana 4-H Congress. The 4-H Congress brings together the best and brightest of Indiana’s 4-H youth for a day of leadership training and recognition.  As it has for the past 6 years, Hoosier Ag Today presented the communications scholarship.  This year’s winner Olivia DeWeese of Vanderburgh County typifies a 4-H participant, “I had the honor to be a 9 year member, and I really immersed myself in the leadership and teamwork skills that 4-H offers.” And, like the other several hundred Congress participants, leadership and giving back are part of her 4-H experience, “In 2012, I was crowned Miss Vanderburgh County and that was one of my favorite moments in 4-H. I got to be a role model for all the young girls, and I was the girl that everyone was looking up to, just as I had done in my earlier 4-H career.” SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Awards Communications Scholarship at Indiana 4-H Congress Previous articleStorms Delay Completion of Indiana HarvestNext articleEPA Proposes Lower RFS Level for 2014 Gary Truittlast_img read more

New Weed Control Formulation Ready to Get to Work

first_img SHARE Need weed formulation for cornIn the drive for a profitable year in 2016 amid depressed commodity prices, where are farmers able to trim on inputs? One product manager says it doesn’t appear that weed control is getting cut out, and that’s a good thing.“One thing that we’ve seen as commodity prices get a little pressure on them you would expect that growers would tighten up the purse a little bit,” says Luke Peters, U.S. Corn Herbicides product manager for Dow AgroSciences, “but they’re still spending money to control these high anxiety weeds. We know it’s an issue. The glyphosate resistance, the herbicide resistance is top of mind so they’re continuing to invest in it. They’re looking for products that are going to do a better job.”Staying with a weed control program is a key to success but he says farmers now need multiple modes of action.“That’s our biggest defense and biggest prevention of future herbicide resistant weeds. Palmer amaranth, marestail, waterhemp is a big one these days, and giant ragweed obviously in Indiana.”For companies like Dow, research and development efforts are continuing the search for new modes of action to add to the weed control mix, and Dow AgroSciences has brought its new Resicore corn herbicide to farmers this year. Peters says it offers something new to the marketplace.“We really excited about Resicore. We’ve been looking for a new residual corn herbicide to add to our lineup. Resicore brings that with a formulation of 3 active ingredients we haven’t seen together before, and we’re looking forward to seeing it in action this spring.”Peters added, “With this product we’re looking for powerful residual that stretches its control deep into the growing season and something a grower can put on early but still has the flexibility to go on early post. And we’ve seen excellent results in our trials and university trials last year.”Peters says there is limited availability of Resicore this spring with full availability in 2017. But he added a lot of farmers will be putting it on their corn acres this spring. Learn more at SHARE Facebook Twitter New Weed Control Formulation Ready to Get to Work Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Apr 18, 2016 Previous articleFarm Safety Net Payments Forecast to be Higher in 2016Next articleNarrow Row Soybeans Have Yield Advantage Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News New Weed Control Formulation Ready to Get to Worklast_img read more

Criminal Cases Against MPs/ MLAs: Manipur HC Directs Govt To Establish Two Special Courts; Seeks Monthly Status Reports [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCriminal Cases Against MPs/ MLAs: Manipur HC Directs Govt To Establish Two Special Courts; Seeks Monthly Status Reports [Read Order] Akshita Saxena1 Oct 2020 11:50 PMShare This – xWith an aim to enable “timely action” in criminal cases pending against sitting and former MPs and MLAs, the High Court of Manipur on Thursday directed the State Government to create two “exclusive Special Courts” at Imphal at the Sessions and Magisterial levels. The Bench of Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice A. Bimol Singh directed the Government to set up: Special…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWith an aim to enable “timely action” in criminal cases pending against sitting and former MPs and MLAs, the High Court of Manipur on Thursday directed the State Government to create two “exclusive Special Courts” at Imphal at the Sessions and Magisterial levels. The Bench of Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice A. Bimol Singh directed the Government to set up: Special Court (MP/MLA) No.1, Manipur [Sessions Court to be manned by MJS Grade-I] & Special Court (MP/MLA) No.2, Manipur [Magisterial Court to be manned by MJS Grade-II] having jurisdiction over whole of Manipur. As a corollary, the State Government has been directed to create two cadre posts of Manipur Judicial Services: MJS Grade-I : 1 postMJS Grade-II : 1 post along with 2 posts of Special Public Prosecutor. “The Special Court where trial is going on, are directed to conduct the case on day-to-day basis. In any event, no adjournment beyond 7(seven) days should be granted and that too, for reasons to be recorded,” the Bench said. It further added that if any authority is not co-operating in the day-to-day hearing of the case, the name and designation of the officer should be informed to the superior authority and to the Court also without fail. Inter alia, the Court directed the DGP, Director of Prosecution and the Director of FSL to ensure that the police authorities cooperate with the trial Courts on day-to-day proceedings of the Criminal cases, more particularly, the direction relating to production of accused, execution of non-bailable warrants, service of summons to witnesses, prioritization of FSL reports, etc. Further, the State Government shall ensure that they cooperate and take initiative in the establishment of “safe and secure witness examination room” and the provision for “Video Conferencing” in these Courts to aid and assist in the early and speedy conduct of the trials. These directions have come in a suo moto case registered by the High Court to ensure appropriate and timely action in relation to both pending FIRs and in case where charge-sheet has been filed against MPs/MLAs. This is incompliance with a recent direction issued by the Supreme Court in Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors., which said: “these cases should be investigated without undue delay and wherever charge-sheet has not been filed, it should be filed in time and the Special Courts dealing with these cases should expedite the trial on priority basis and that there should not be any scope for delay.” Criminal Cases Against MPs/MLAs : SC Asks HC Chief Justices To Submit Action Plan For Expeditious Disposal After this direction, the High Courts of Karnataka and Orissa swung into action. Following the lead, the Manipur High Court has also registered the suo moto case and appointed Senior Advocate Y. Nirmolchand Singh as the Amicus Curiae. The matter is now listed for compliance on October 15, 2020. Detailed Instructions To State Govt: State Government is directed to sanction funds for creating the infrastructure for the two proposed Special Courts, staff, etc. For the present till the two Special Courts mentioned at Sl. No.1 are created, the State Government is directed to designate the Courts of (i) Additional District & Sessions Judge (FTC), Manipur West and (ii) Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East as Special Courts No.1 & No.2, Manipur respectively to deal with Criminal cases relating to sitting and former MPs/MLAs. The Special Courts should be empowered to conduct trials of cases relating to offences under Indian Penal Code as well as Special Acts also. State Government shall provide adequate facilities for video conferencing in the Special Courts for recording of evidence and for proper conduct of trial. To DGP: A Nodal Prosecution Officer not below the rank of Additional Superintendent of Police shall be designated to ensure production of accused persons before the respective Special Courts and execution of NBWs issued by the Courts. The Officer shall also be responsible for service of summons to the witnesses and their appearance and deposition in the courts. Any lapse on the part of the Nodal Prosecution Officer will make him/her liable to disciplinary proceedings apart from initiation of contempt of court proceedings. In the suo motu PIL, the Director General of Police shall designate a senior Police Officer of the rank not below Inspector General of Police who shall be present in the Court in each hearing to collect and provide requisite information to the Court as and when the case is listed for hearing. The Director General of Police, State of Manipur shall direct all Investigating Officers to complete the investigations in respect of criminal cases filed against former and sitting MPs/MLAs and submit reports under Section 173 CrPC without any further delay. To Director of Prosecution: The Director of Prosecution shall ensure that the reports submitted by the I.O.s under Section 173 CrPC shall be processed on priority basis and submitted to the concerned Special Courts immediately. Any delay on the part of the Director of Prosecution will be viewed as disobeying the order of this Court. The Director will ensure without fail that all pending NBWs, summons, etc. issued by the Special Courts shall be executed on time. A compliance report be submitted to this Court through the Public Prosecutor. The appearance of the accused, witnesses and experts shall be ensured in the day-to-day trial. To Director of FSL: The Director, FSL, Manipur shall ensure that test reports in connection with criminal cases against former and sitting MPs/MLAs be completed on priority basis and shall be forwarded to the Investigation Agency and/or the Special Courts, as the case may be without any further delay. All pending reports to be processed and reported. Video Conferencing facility should be available in the FSL itself so that the same may be used at the time of trial. To Special Agencies: The Special Agencies such as CBI, NIA, etc. shall ensure that pending investigations of criminal cases against former and sitting MPs/MLAs shall be completed as soon as possible and submit the reports under Section 173 CrPC promptly. They will complete all required formalities for speeding up the trial on day-to-day basis. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

2 more deaths and 259 Covid-19 cases reported in North

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 2 more deaths and 259 Covid-19 cases reported in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleNursing home visits not allowed in counties with Level 3 restrictionsNext articleNPHET recommends further restrictions on gatherings in homes News Highland Twitter By News Highland – October 1, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img Two more people have died of Covid-19 in the North, and there are 259 new cases.It brings the total number of infections in the North to 11,952 – with 17% of those reported in the past week.The Stormont executive is expected to introduce new restrictions later today.Health Minister Robin Swann said yesterday that new measures are needed because of the recent spike.The 7 day incidence rate in Strabane and Derry has dropped very slightly from yesterday’s figures to 322.6 per 100,000. WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Push ups for life

first_img Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “Operation Push for a Cure” has been set for May 26. The time and place will be announced at a later date.“I wanted C.C. to have time to get ready,” Cheatham said. “I don’t want to beat him but I will.”Matthews let Cheatham’s confidence roll off his shoulders like water off a duck’s back. Then, with a smile, he upped the ante.“The challenge is how many pushups we can do in a minute?” he asked. “I can do about 60 in the first minute … so let’s make it interesting. Let’s make it how many pushups we can do in two minutes. That’s when it starts to get a little harder.” Skip Dr. Phylecya Cheatham looked personal trainer C.C. Matthews straight in the eyes and gave him fair warning. “If you don’t practice, you’re going to get your feelings hurt.”Cheatham is taking very seriously her Relay for Life challenge to Matthews. “Back when I was in C.C.’s Boot Camp, I was doing pushups and he came over and whispered something about a pushup contest. I decided, ‘Let’s do it.’ But I wanted it to be more than just a challenge between the two of us. I wanted it to really count for something.”Cheatham is on the Doctor’s Building East Relay for Life team and thought she could turn the pushup challenge between two very competitive friends into a fundraiser for her team. “I got to thinking that making the challenge a Relay fundraiser would make it even more interesting and motivational,” Cheatham said, with a smile. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson If Cheatham flinched, it didn’t show.“Okay. Two minutes it is,” she said.What if the trainer beats the student? What if he wins the challenge?“He’s ex-military and he’s a body builder,” Cheatham said with a smile. “He should be able to do it. But it’s all about lifting your own weight and I don’t weigh as much as he does. I’m not nervous.”Sponsors may lend their support by stopping by theDoctor’s Building East or calling 807-0235. No donation is too small or too big because it’s all going to finding a cure for cancer. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Published 5:50 pm Monday, April 6, 2009 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Matthews agreed and “Operation Push for a Cure” became a reality. “What I’m doing is asking people to support me as sponsors,” Cheatham said. “I’ve got different levels of sponsorship starting with ‘private’ at like 10 cents a pushup and all the way up to ‘general’ for $5 a pushup.“But some people are afraid of that because they don’t understand how difficult pushups are to do. They think I can do something like a hundred or more. I can’t.”For those who think that Cheatham just might be pulling their legs and can pump a hundred or more pushups, she also has a ‘civilian’ level of membership. “The civilian level is just a flat rate at whatever you’d like to donate,” she said. “All levels of support are appreciated.” Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like TroyFest entertainment to feature film festival TroyFest entertainment is going to be bigger than ever this year with a jazz fest, local entertainment and Troy’s first… read more By The Penny Hoarder Push ups for life Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Big business concerned about internet misuse by staff

first_img Previous Article Next Article Half of Britain’s large companies are concerned about personal use of theinternet by staff during work hours. A survey by Continental Research shows that 50 per cent of businesses with aturnover of more than £5m are worried about staff internet access. However, levels of concern seem to depend on the size of the organisation,with only 19 per cent of medium-size companies expressing anxiety over webabuse, while just 11 per cent of small firms are worried. Despite the concerns of big business, only 16 per cent of all companies saidthey would go as far as to ban staff from using the internet altogether. The report also suggests that HR is being overlooked when it comes to theweb, as almost half of the 423 firms questioned have no company policy on staffinternet access. The majority of large firms, however, have a policy that typically limitsinternet use. Only 16 per cent of all companies with the internet offer no access tostaff, 18 per cent allow limited access during work breaks, while 23 per centallow open access to the web as long as it does not interfere with work. Big business concerned about internet misuse by staffOn 14 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

A statistical study of the open magnetic flux content of the magnetosphere at the time of substorm onset

first_imgIn this paper we determine the probability of substorm onset as a function of open magnetic flux in the magnetosphere by comparing the occurrence distribution of open flux observed at all times with that observed at the time of substorm onset. The open magnetic flux is measured in 12735 auroral images of the ionospheric polar cap from the IMAGE WIC detector. The probability of substorm onset is found to be negligible for fluxes below ~0.3 GWb, increases almost linearly until ~0.9 GWb, and is undefined above this. We also demonstrate that those substorms which show a clear particle injection signature at geosynchronous orbit, as measured by the LANL spacecraft, occur, on average, with higher values of open flux than those showing no activity. We discuss these results in the context of various hypotheses for substorm onset.last_img read more

Dixie State Routs Adams State To End Season Successfully

first_img Tags: Adams State/Dejuan Dantzler/Dixie State Football/FCS/Marquese Surrell/Michael Sanders/NCAA Division II/Sei-J Lauago/Tyree Harris/Western Athletic Conference November 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Routs Adams State To End Season Successfully Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailALAMOSA, Colo.-Michael Sanders ensued in his recent magnificence by completing 21 of 36 passes for 388 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception as the Dixie State Trailblazers decimated Adams State 52-10 Saturday at Rex Field in the season finale for both squads in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.Sei-J Lauago also became the all-time leading runing back in program history by netting 103 rushing yards and a touchdown for Dixie State. Lauago added three receptions for 66 yards for the Trailblazers, showing his versatility.Dejuan Dantzler served as one of Sanders’ reliable targets on the afternoon as both of his receptions went for scores for the Trailblazers, while he amassed 87 receiving yards.In defeat, the Grizzlies were paced by tailback Tyree Harris (24 car, 103 yards) and receiver Marquese Surrell (7 rec, 119 yards, TD).The Trailblazers end their season at 7-4 while rumors continue to swirl that they may soon leave NCAA Division II and make the move up to Division I as an FCS member in football and a representative of the Western Athletic Conference in all sports.last_img read more

Australia to offer oil refiners payments to remain open following fuel demand shock

first_imgOnshore diesel storage will also secure jobs as well as fuel suppliesIn its statement, the government said the A$200m ($146m) it will use to build an additional 780 megatlitres of onshore diesel storage will not only secure its fuel supplies but also support up to 950 jobs, along with 75 new ongoing jobs, many of which will be in regional areas.It will create a “minimum stockholding obligation” that will act as a safety net for petrol and jet fuel stocks, while also increasing diesel stockholdings by 40%. The government added that it will work with industry over the next six months on the legislative and regulatory design of the package.A further commitment pledges to back the refining sector by entering into a “detailed market design process” for a “refinery production payment”.The statement noted the “important role” refineries play in securing Australia’s fuel security and putting “downward pressure” on fuel prices for consumers.The government said its modelling has shown that a domestic refinery capability over a 10-year period is worth about A$4.9bn ($3.6bn) in value to Australian consumers in the form of price suppression.Australia’s refiners have been crippled by the loss in fuel demand as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (Credit: Flickr/Kyle Pearce)The statement added that the nation’s policymakers remain committed to a sovereign on-shore refinery capacity despite the “threat to the viability of the industry”.“This is why we will design a market system for a production payment that recognises those fuel security benefits,” the government said.“It has been designed to protect Australian families and businesses from the around 1 cent per litre increase that modelling shows will hit fuel if all refineries close in Australia.“For refineries to receive support, they will be required to commit to stay operating in Australia.“The government recognises that the future refining sector in Australia will not look like the past.“However, this framework will protect Australian families and businesses from higher prices and will secure jobs in the fuel sector and in fuel-dependent industries, such as our farmers, truckers, miners and tradies [tradesman ].” The government will offer the subsidies while also making a A$200m ($146m) investment in new domestic diesel storage facilities, as it looks to secure the nation’s long-term fuel supply Additional measures to ‘reduce the burden on industry’The government said additional measures will also be introduced to “reduce the burden on industry” and “improve fuel market information”.This will include modernising the online fuel reporting system to make it easier for industry to report stock levels to the government and improve the timeliness of data, while there will also be a removal of the application fees for fuel standard variation requests.This “domestically-focused package” will look to build on the country’s action to purchase up to A$94m ($69m) of crude oil at “record low global prices”, which will be stored in the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve for access during a global emergency.The government said supporting its refineries will ensure Australia has the sovereign capability it needs for any event, to protect families and businesses from higher prices and support thousands of jobs across the economy as it looks to recover from Covid-19.center_img Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country’s fuel security was “essential” for its national security (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Bob Tan) Australia has proposed offering payments worth $2.3bn Australian dollars ($1.7bn) to the country’s four remaining oil refiners as an incentive to remain open.Its government will offer the subsidies while also making a A$200m ($146m) investment in new domestic diesel storage facilities, as it looks to secure the nation’s long-term fuel supply, keep prices low for consumers and create more than 1,000 new jobs.This comes as Australia’s refiners have been crippled by the loss in fuel demand as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country’s fuel security was “essential” for its national security and that it had been “fortunate to not have experienced a significant fuel supply shock in more than 40 years”.“Our positive changes to the fuel market will ensure Australian families and businesses can access the fuel they need, when they need it, for the lowest possible price,” he added.“Fuel security underpins our entire economy. Not only does it keep Australia moving, the industry supports thousands of people across the country and this plan is also about helping keep them in work.“Like all sectors of the economy, the Covid-19 pandemic is having an impact on Australia’s fuel industry.“The events of 2020 have reminded us that we cannot be complacent. We need a sovereign fuel supply to shield us from potential shocks in the future.”last_img read more