IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: China Intent on Coal-Industry Reduction IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: China Intent on Coal Industry Reduction FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享China will stand its stated intentions to scale down its coal industry, Fergus Greene, a policy analyst with the London School of Economics, said Monday afternoon in a presentation at Energy Finance 2016.Greene noted that the Chinese economy has grown less “energy intensive,” as its economy has evolved away from heavy industry toward service-sector development, and that electricity-generation diversity is rising.“We see big increases in particular in renewable energy,” said Greene, echoing remarks by IEEFA’s Tim Buckley, who noted China reached peak coal consumption in 2013. Greene said the country faces “enormous challenges” in managing its coal industry decline—with the announced layoffs of 1.3 million coal workers and 500,000 steel workers—but that the central government will persist nonetheless.Greene spoke more broadly to global coal markets too, saying that while “we don’t need new coal mines,” coal-mine development could still occur in places where status quo fossil fuel interests are dominant and hold political sway.“Many governments are largely captured by the coal industry, which is calling for subsidies,” he said. “They call it nation-building infrastructure in Australia.”
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:The Texas grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, found that Vistra Energy Corp.’s coal-fired Sandow and Big Brown plants, totaling approximately 2,400 MW, are no longer needed for reliability.ERCOT approved Vistra’s plan to retire the two Sandow units by Jan. 11, 2018, and Big Brown units 1 and 2 by Feb. 12, 2018.ERCOT on Oct. 27 found that Luminant’s 1,800-MW Monticello ST coal plant in northeastern Texas, which the company had announced prior to the Big Brown and Sandow announcement that it would close, was no longer needed for reliability and could retire by Jan. 4, 2018. The Monticello units came on in the mid-to-late 1970s, according to S&P Global data.More ($): ERCOT finds no harm to reliability in Vistra coal plant closures Texas Grid Operator Approves Company Plan to Close 2 More Coal-Fired Power Plants
Enel continues its renewable transition, with first quarter coal generation dropping 79% FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Enel SpA recorded group net production of 53,928 GWh for the first quarter of 2020, representing a 13.0% decrease compared to 61,956 GWh in the same period in 2019.Notably, the group’s coal-fired production for the period plunged 79.0% year over year to 2,837 GWh from 13,535 GWh. Coal-fired generation accounts for 5.5% of the group’s total production, according to Enel’s April 27 operating data report.Meanwhile, the group’s renewable production grew 12.0% year on year to 25,479 GWh from 22,741 GWh. Renewables account for 49.5% of the group’s total production.For the first quarter of 2020, the company’s wind assets produced 7,419 GWh, hydro facilities generated 15,224 GWh, solar and other sources produced 1,242 GWh, while geothermal projects generated 1,594 GWh.The balance in Enel’s portfolio will continue to shift as the company plans to close all of its remaining coal plants in Spain and Portugal within the next two years. Enel closed coal plants in Italy and Chile, and recorded more than €4 billion in total write-downs related to the fossil fuel in 2019.Other European utilities also saw their coal-fired generation drop in the first quarter of 2020. Germany’s RWE AG reported lower lignite coal-fired generation and hard coal-fired generation during the period, primarily due to low market prices.[Selene Balasta]More ($): Enel records 79% YOY drop in coal-fired generation in Q1
To see all of the Soggy Bottom SUP Tour, click here.“A day to remember” After attending the morning church service with my parents, I heading out for a day of paddleboarding, as I drove on I – 81, I thought about the ten year anniversary of 9/11 and how the United States had changed the last ten years and about the families & friends that had lost some many love ones in this tragic event and how they must be coping with the day. The week of enjoying such beautiful lakes, rivers and various parks has made me thankful to live in such a great country and appreciate the freedom that we have to enjoy these great places.First stop – Smith Mountain LakeToday’s trip is solo, Rasta and Bahama had stayed behind to enjoy some quality time with the grandparents at Claytor Lake, they knew that my dad would spend most of the day throwing tennis balls and taking them swimming, so today I was on my own. My first stop of the day was Smith Mountain Lake, I launched at the Smith Mountain Lake State Park boat launch, (many public boat launches are located all around the lake) the state park and launch area was busy on this Sunday afternoon, I headed out past the beach area, in the direction of the main lake, the park has some nice coves with sandy beaches to stop and explore, the water was fairly clear, about five feet of visibility and was a warm 72 degrees, the shoreline area was a cloudy with the wave action from the Sunday boat traffic, Smith Mountain Lake is busy on weekends and during the peak summer season, the best time to paddle is earlier morning or late evening and during the spring and fall midweek season. The lake has some neat islands to paddle around and explore. As I paddled back to the launch area, I passed a few kayakers enjoying the lake and watched a few of the famous Smith Mountain Lake bass swim along the shoreline.Smith Mountain Lake Area information:Launch site: Smith Mountain Lake State Park boat launch, $4 fee, many other public access/boat launches are located around the lake, pick the area you plan to paddle in and use of these launches.Paddleboard rental nearby or Bring Your Own Board: For a lake the size of Smith Mountain Lake, I did not find a paddleboard rental operation; Wake and Skate a shop at Bridgewater Plaza is planning to rent boards next summer, the sell boards now.Nearby lodging: A large selection of vacation rentals, campgrounds, houseboat rentals and a couple motels are located around the lakeDining options: Mango’s (causal), Chopsticks (oriental cuisine) The Landing (fine dining) Blackwater Café (steak & seafood) Homestead Creamery (ice cream and sandwiches)Other nearby area activities: Virginia Dare Cruise, Hiking, Wine Festival (Sept 24 – 25) Sailing. 1 2
As previously discussed in my Ibex El Fito Bib ¾ review, Virginia is not one of those always 70 and sunny states. We have a thing called winter, that brings snow, cold, and if you have the proper gear, winter riding.The generous individuals at Ibex sent the Indie Chase Long sleeve jersey my way a few weeks ago. Delighted, I quickly set about calling my riding buddies and putting the wheels in motion for some fun rides.Right away the Indie Chase wins you over, and I’m not just saying that because we share the same name. The jersey is beautiful. I was sent the Neptune edition, which is this amazing blue/turquoise/teal type color with gold accents at the shoulders and wrists. It is such a nice departure from so many of the gaudy jerseys on the market now a days. I am not the only one who feels this way as all my riding buddies were jealous and remarked how sharp it looked.Looks aren’t everything though, and when it comes to cycling gear it has to perform and perform it did. The fit is well thought out. While it is not skin tight, there is also no extra fabric billowing about. The fit leaves enough room for a base layer, which is nice for those colder rides. The full zip is great for temperature regulation, and frankly I am not sure why all jerseys are not full zip. The gripper helm keeps the jersey where it should and prevents it from riding up.I wore the Indie Chase on mostly mountain bike rides with one road spin thrown in there as well. On the mountain bike the jersey is comfortable and doesn’t constrict movement when getting rowdy on the trail. On the road bike it was comfortable and worked well with road bike body position. I wore the jersey with and without a base layer. The wool is soft and doesn’t itch or scratch, a critical factor. The jersey keeps you darn warm, and sometimes I had to shuck extra layers on the climbs.The jersey comes with a $135 price tag, which in my opinion is not bad for such a quality garment. Yes for some that price tag can be a little high, but this is the type of garment you buy and have for many seasons to come. The quality is superb, the wool is soft and durable, and the look and fit is quite sharp.Bottom Line: There is a reason wool has been used for thousands of years. Stay warm and look classy this year in the Indie Chase jersey.Watch the Ibex video below about the Indie Chase
Our favorite outdoor videos from around the web for the week that was:Make the A.T. MovieBRO contributor Chris Gallaway thru-hiked the A.T. this past summer (you can read his poignant notes and stunning photo galleries from the trail in our Appalachian Trail Dispatch series) and has ambitions of making a film out of the experience. This is a trailer – his thru-hike in 3.5 minutes – and you can support the effort through his Kickstarter Campaign. Let’s get this A.T. Movie made, folks!Blood KnotFrom our friends at Two Fisted Heart Productions comes the trail for their latest film featuring VA natives and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing owners Brian and Colby Trow showing off the fantastic fishing in the Shenandoah Valley including the small creeks of SNP, the Shenandoah River and of course, Mossy Creek. Trout, carp, smallmouth, musky and some really cool aerial shots as well.Blood Knot [Trailer] from TwoFisted Heart Productions on Vimeo.Mission SteepsBack to shredding! When they say steep, they mean steep. Xavier de la Rue and friends defy physics to ski and snowboard the steepest of the steep.MISSION STEEPS – trailer from TimeLine Missions on Vimeo.100-Foot WaveA little winter surfing action, an intense soundtrack, some heavy, heavy, heavy waves, and possibly a new world record. The sea was angry that day, my friends.Nazaré Blow Up from SURFPortugal Mag on Vimeo.Bjorn to RideBack to shredding. Bjorn Leines has been in the game for a long time, and is up there with Nico Muller, T.Rice, and Terje in terms of the best all-around, style-first, conquer-the-mountain, legendary-status-achieved shredders of all time.A FULL YEAR WITH BJORN LEINES from Rome Snowboards on Vimeo.
BRO: What is the most challenging or trying thing that has happened along the way?Yeager: Two things instantly pop to mind. The truck, and the dog. We never expected to have as many small issues with our truck as we have. We’ve found ourselves low on money repeatedly from having to fix small issue after small issue. Because of this we have had to find work more often than we planned, and that has affected where we travel and when. There are times when we want to visit a remote area (like the upcoming trip to Saline Valley) but in the back of my mind I wonder if Darlene will get us there and back. So far she’s never let us down, but she sure has kept us on our toes.Having the dog is a blessing and a curse – Alfredo is a great watchdog, he keeps us safe in the camper and he’s a constant companion, big lover and cuddler. He should probably be the mascot for us – EVERYBODY wants to pet and love on him and he’s always a conversation starter! But traveling with a dog is incredibly difficult – we can’t always go where we want with him.We can’t hike in any National Parks, we can’t go places where the heat might get to him, and we can’t do independent dog-free activities a lot of times because we don’t like leaving him in the truck and don’t want someone to “liberate” him if they think he’s been left to die in the truck.Even when we are in the woods, he can add a bit of stress – imagine a small child who can run really really fast, usually straight into trouble. He’s been attacked by another dog, skunked, killed several small rodents, and come limping back to the truck covered in mud after a night where he broke his leash and went missing. Even with all the stress and limitations, we couldn’t imagine doing it without him.BRO: What advice would you give other people that want to follow in your footsteps and take up the mobile, travel-based lifestyle?Yeager: Do it! Most people let fear hold them back, saying that maybe someday later they’ll go have fun when they are retired, have money saved, or some other excuse. What’s stopping you now? The longer you wait the more stuff will get in the way – work, health problems, kids, bills, mortgage, family issues. By the time you’re old and retired you won’t be able to hike those trails and you probably won’t want to sleep in a small camper that can go anywhere. Not one person who we’ve met on our travels has thought we should have waited, and every retired couple we’ve met wishes they had done it sooner. You’ll figure out the finer details (like jobs) for yourself once you’re following your heart.BRO: What’s next for you after this journey?Yeager: Who knows, we can barely decide what to eat for dinner! We’ll be on the road for another year, but by this time next year we might be saying the same thing. You’ll just have to follow along with us on Instagram (@traveling.trio) or our website to find out![divider]More from BlueRidgeOutdoors.com[/divider] Welcome to a new online series we call ‘Off the Beaten Path’. This web series showcases the many inspirational folks from across the Blue Ridge who have stepped away from the mainstream path of everyday existence to live a more intentional and adventurous life.From thru-hikers and van-lifers to off-the-grid warriors and tiny house disciples, these are the true stories behind some of the region’s most interesting and inspiring characters.This time around we’re featuring a man, a woman, and their dog who set out from Asheville, NC to travel the Americas while living in a 1997 Dodge Ram with a Four Wheel Camper Grandby. The Traveling Trio is made up of Yeager St. John, Beth Topper, and their dog Alfredo. [divider]meet the trio[/divider]BRO: What inspired you to leave home and take up a life on the road?Yeager: Beth and I had taken separate road trips in our past and upon our return felt like we had missed something, forgotten a part of ourselves out there on the road. This constant draw compounded with our lack of satisfaction in our structured life (wake, work, eat, drink, sleep, repeat) at that time led to us taking the leap.We were working dead-end jobs and never seemed to be able to jump into new fields or explore our talents or the degrees we had worked so hard to earn. We knew we needed something different and we figured that if this crazy plan didn’t work out, worst case we could always settle down somewhere and start working another dead end job to pay rent, so there really wasn’t anywhere to go except up!BRO: Tell us about you travel companions.Yeager: The Traveling Trio is made up of Beth, myself (Yeager) and our dog, Alfredo. We’ve met up with new and old friends along the way, but for the majority of our travels it’s just us in a camper the size of a walk-in closet! BRO: How has the idea for Traveling Trio evolved since you initially conceived it?Yeager: Every day it evolves. We started off thinking we’d only do this for a year and then call it quits – find a spot to settle down. Now we’re 10 months in and thinking of adding another year. We started with a TON of gear. We had a giant toolbox on the front hitch, and a motorcycle on the rear. Now we have none of that. As we travel, we’ve found we need less and less, and that the less we have, the more we can do. This includes money. This is the poorest we’ve been (we grossed a mere $2,000 above the federal poverty line in 2015) yet we feel rich as kings in experience, and we’re still able to take care of ourselves and our bills. We hit the road with no clear intentions, at first this adventure was hedonistic in nature.But now we’ve made it a mission to inspire others to get out there and follow their own dreams, whatever they may be, all while promoting sustainability and leave-no-trace ethics (As a side note – surprisingly few vandwellers and nomads pick up after themselves, and seem to have little respect for the ever-dwindling free campsites across the USA). We’ve learned to go with the flow, roll with the punches and be more like The Dude from The Big Lebowski. BRO: Last time we talked to you were headed into Big Sur. Where are you now?Yeager: Big Sur was incredible, but right now we’re camped out in a driveway, hah! We have had some intermittent issues with our truck and I had put out a plea for help on several online forums to see if anyone would lend us a hand in exchange for odd jobs or housework. A nice guy in San Luis Obispo reached out to us months ago and we finally met up with him. We’ve been working on Darlene for nearly a week in his driveway. I’ve worked out all the kinks in the transmission, replaced our heater core (yay heat again!) and a few other odds and ends. Our list grows shorter every day. Now I’m repaying my side of the bargain by helping out with a couple projects he had, and he’s also offered to employ me temporarily to help us earn a bit more money for the road.Once all my karma is paid back we plan to head Westward towards Pismo to camp on the beach, and then down to Joshua Tree and eventually Saline Valley to see about some hot springs. We’ve learned that our plans often adjust and adapt as we roll, but those are the three top destinations we want to reach next. BRO: Where did your journey begin, and what kind places have you discovered along the way?Yeager: We left Asheville NC on 20 March 2015. We’ve seen some amazing areas both natural and man-made. We’ve driven hours down bumpy desert roads to soak in hidden hot springs, we’ve climbed mountains just to see wildflowers. We gazed in awe at the giant hole that is Meteor Crater, watched the sun set from the Sandias Mountains in New Mexico, and had our breaths taken away watching planets rise through the dancing lights of the aurora borealis in the cold morning of Northwestern Minnesota.We’ve stared in wonder at a billion stars above us in the middle of the desert, watched perfect waves break in Santa Cruz, fog waft through ancient towering redwoods, strolled on a beach made of glass, and watched the ocean swallow the moon. Whether cities or countryside we’ve strived to see the beauty in wherever we are and we’ve discovered an inconceivable amount of kindness from strangers who have helped us on our way.BRO: Where have you been staying while out on the road?Yeager: Anywhere that we can, as long as it’s free. In an ideal world we’d stay on back roads far from civilization with no worries or cares. But until we figure out how to procure sustainable income and sustenance this way, we find ourselves equally between cities and wilderness.We prefer to dry camp on BLM land, National & State Forests, and similar areas when the opportunity presents itself, but it is surprisingly hard to do until you make it far enough West. Sometimes we stealth camp in neighborhoods if we’re trying to stay close to a city or town, and only once have we paid for a single night at a “traditional” campground with amenities – it was a gift to ourselves for our anniversary/Christmas. We didn’t travel across the country to sleep in Walmart parking lots, but on rare occasions they have proved to be valuable resources.BRO: Tell us about your adventure rig.Yeager: We have a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4 with a Cummins turbo diesel we affectionately call “Darlene”. We bought her because we needed the carrying capacity (GVWR) to safely haul a pop-up camper and all our gear, and having a diesel meant we could run alternative fuels and get decent fuel economy for our size. On top of this, the Cummins engines are known for their incredible durability – everything around the engine however….well by the time we end our trip we’ll have an almost new truck! We’ve kept Darlene mostly stock, but have made a few upgrades here and there to help us on our journey. Our camper is a Four Wheel Pop-up Camper – they’re made in Woodland CA and we had the opportunity to tour their production plant recently. We chose this camper because it is lightweight (only 600lbs before we filled it!) and durable for off-road or back-road applications. Since the top pops up and down we have low center of gravity, low wind resistance and are not worried about low-clearance areas while driving. However, we gain TONS of space when we’re fully set up.We customized an empty Grandby shell model to best suit our needs and keep our costs down. We are fully self contained with food and clothing for three, water storage, solar power, propane, and a toilet. Both the camper and truck hold their resale value and are easy to work on, which has really helped us while on the road when we need to fix or modify something. We love our rig, although to be honest we’ve had van-envy at times. Popping the top can get old after 300+ nights on the road, but the space we gain is incredible and we know we made the right choice. BRO: Of all your extensive traveling, was there one place you’ve enjoyed the most?Yeager: Ya know, we’ve been asked this a lot, and it’s honestly one of the hardest questions. How can you answer when just around the corner lies another adventure?! Would you ask someone in an ice cream parlor what their favorite flavor is when they had only tasted a few? There are specific areas that we’ve enjoyed, but it is incredibly daunting to put a finger on just one place.The Southwest has always been a favorite of ours, but so has Northern California and the West coast in general. The Midwest was surprisingly fun and the warmth of the people made up for the frozen nights and has left us yearning for more. Ya know, if I had to give you one moment off the top of my head, it would be an evening we spent watching a thunderstorm roll towards us during monsoon season, sitting on the edge of the Mogollon Rim in Northern Arizona, sipping cold beers, eating burritos and watching bolts of lightning snap in the distance with no sound. That was pretty magical.
Ever wonder who works behind the scenes at Blue Ridge Outdoors? Who are the lucky bastards who get to write stories, take photos, shoot video, sell and design ads, and attend outdoor events across the region? It’s a good gig, and our team is a fun mix of folks who work hard and play harder.Some of us are fun-loving festival-goers; others are gonzo adventurers. Our staff includes moms and millennials, amateurs and aces, hippie vegetarians and paleo-carnivores.But who are we, really? We asked our staff to take the Outdoor Personality Quiz in this month’s issue, so you could get to know how we roll.Dusty Allison and Leah Woody – The UrbaniteOur digital publisher Dusty Allison is an URBANITE who knows every bike shop, outfitter, and brewery in town—but he is also a true Appalachian native and mountain man who has explored the region’s most rugged and remote wilderness areas.Print publisher Leah Woody is also an URBANITE—but this supermom and woman warrior could easily be a PAPOOSER, too.Hannah Cooper, Katie Hartwell, and Lauren Worth – The YogiGraphic designer Lauren Worth and sales executives Katie Hartwell and Hannah Cooper are all YOGIS. Lauren is probably the most grounded member of the BRO team, while Hannah and Katie are our most energetic.Jess Daddio – The River SpiritJess Daddio is a RIVER SPIRIT—and she’s also a badass mountain biker who just completed a thru-ride of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.Craig Snodgrass – The DrifterOur IT guru Craig Snodgrass is a DRIFTER …. in another life. Craiggers is also a dad, a runner, an artist, and the illustrator of our outdoor personality sketches.Martha Evans – The UrbaniteOur senior sales executive Martha Evans is a hip URBANITE who regularly crushes OrangeTheory classes before work, but she’s not afraid to get dirty, either. She’s hiked the 500-Mile Camino de Santiago Trail through Spain.Kaity Vance – The SurvivalistWhen doomsday arrives, we’ll rely on our circulation manager Kaity Vance, the only SURVIVALIST on staff.Justin Forrest – The DudeOur newest employee, digital content specialist Justin Forrest, is the classic DUDE. He skateboards, mountain bikes, fishes, and drinks craft beer—he’s essentially the poster child of the Asheville hipster.Melissa Gessler and Will Harlan – The NaturalOur business manager Melissa Gessler is THE NATURAL—not surprising since she lives on a farm in western Virginia keeping bees, growing vegetables, and raising crops as well as kids.I took the quiz and also ended up as THE NATURAL, but admittedly, I fit the profile of ENDURANCE GEEK, too. Even Craig’s illo isn’t far off.Blake DeMaso – The DirtbagAnd what about our bossman, Blake DeMaso, the long-time leader, president, and owner of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine? Some staffers wagered that he was a DUDE. After all, he’s a hard-drinking, festival-loving, outdoor gear junkie and cool dad who loves his jam bands. Others pegged him as a GRATEFUL GENTLEMAN with his encyclopedic knowledge of liquor and his many globe-trotting adventures. He has some URBANITE tendencies, though he is a country boy at heart. He’s not a GREEK GONE WILD frat boy, but he can hang with the wildest of them. And he’s not a SURVIVALIST either, though he’s an accomplished angler and a skilled marksman.No, folks, our boss is a DIRTBAG.Take the quiz for yourself HERE and find out whom you most resemble.
U.N. Mourns staff members killed in Haiti Below is a list of the men and women from around the world who were on a mission of peace, stationed with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, and who died in the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Lt. Col. Kenneth Bourland from the United States Southern Command, who was in Haiti for official meetings with Haitian defense counterparts at the time of the tragedy, also died in the earthquake. Their service will not be forgotten. Margareth Alexandre (Haiti) – Administrative Assistant, World Bank Cabo Raed Faraj Alkhwaldeh (Jordania) Major Ata Issa Almanasir (Jordania) Lionel Amar (França) – U.N. Police Terceiro-sargento Antônio José Anacleto (Brasil) Hédi Annabi (Tunísia) – Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of Mission Pierrena Annilus (Haiti) – Administrative Assistant Mesonne Antoine (Haiti) – Security Guard Sargento Janice Dorado Arocena (Filipinas) Mamadou Bah (França) – Public Information Officer Nicole Lola Bahaya (República Democrática do Congo) – U.N. Volunteer Ann Barnes (Reino Unido) – Personal Assistant to the Police Commissioner Subtenente Raniel Batista de Camargos (Brasil) Jerry Bazile (Haiti) – Interpreter Mario Bazile (Haiti) – Public Information Assistant Parnel Beauvoir (Haiti) – Public Information Officer Boucif Belhachemi (Argélia e Canadá) – World Bank Sargento Eustacio Cajucom Bermudez Jr. (Filipinas) Farah Boereau (Haiti) – Interpreter Kai Buchholz (Alemanha) – Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General Cheick Boundou Camara (Guiné) – U.N. Police Chrystel Cancel (França) – World Bank Renée Carrier (Canadá) – Personal Assistant to the Special Representative Primeiro-sargento Leonardo de Castro Carvalho (Brasil) María Antonieta Castillo Santa María (México) – Administrative Assistant Ericka Chambers Norman (EUA) – Board of Inquiry Officer Douglas Coates (Canadá) – Acting Police Commissioner James Coates (Canadá) – Administrative Assistant Mamadi Conde (Guiné) – U.N. Volunteer Cecilia Corneo (Itália) – Program Officer Luiz Carlos da Costa (Brasil) – Deputy Special Representative to Haiti Rosa Crespo-Biel (Espanha) – U.N. Police Junior Délinois (Haiti) – Language Teacher Terceiro-sargento Tiago Anaya Detimermani (Brasil) Philippe Dewez (Bélgica) – Special Advisor Varnel Dimanche (Haiti) – Language Assistant Alexandra Duguay (Canadá) – Public Information Assistant Dede Yebovi Fadairo (Nigéria) – Associate Report Writing Officer Cabo Ari Dirceu Fernandes Júnior (Brasil) Mark Gallagher (Canadá) – U.N. Police Guido Galli (Itália) – Senior Political Affairs Officer Gerthy Germain (Haiti) – Janitor Gustavo Ariel Gómez (Argentina) – U.N. Police Terceiro-sargento Felipe Gonçalves Júlio (Brasil) Andrew Grene (EUA) – Special Assistant to the Special Representative Tenente-coronel Márcio Guimarães Martins (Brasil) Jan Olaf Hausotter (Alemanha) – Political Affairs Officer He Zhihong (China) – U.N. Police Karimou Ide (Níger) – Security Officer Salifou Imorou (Benin) – U.N. Police Major Ashraf Ali Mohammad Jayousi (Jordânia) Stevenson Jean-Louis (Haiti) – Driver Marie Renée Joseph (Haiti) – Security Guard Frantoumani Kourouma (Guiné) – U.N. Police Batipa Agnes Koura (Benin) – U.N. Police Jean-Philippe Laberge (Canadá) – Civil-Military Coordination Officer Rachelle Laime (Haiti) – Security Guard Yves Mery Bertline Laroque (Haiti) – World Food Programme Laurent Le Briero (França) – U.N. Police Gerard Le Chevallier (El Salvador) – Chief, Political Affairs and Planning Section Li Qin (China) – U.N. Police Bhojraj Luchmun (Ilhas Maurício) – U.N. Development Programme Watanga “Didier” Lwango (República Democrática do Congo) – Audit Assistant Coronel Marcus Vinícius Macedo Cysneiros (Brasil) Isa Mairigia (Níger) – U.N. Police Tenente-Coronel Gonzalo Daniel Martirene Ruibal (Uruguai) Lisa Mbele-Mbong (EUA) – Human Rights Officer Riquet Michel (Haiti) – Radio Producer Hebert Moise (Haiti) – Driver Josseline Nguekeu (Camarões) – Administrative Assistant Cleiton Neiva (Brasil) – Associate Security Officer Nivah Odwori (Quênia) – U.N. Volunteer, Electoral District Coordinator Affis Okoro (Benin) – U.N. Police Tadia Roger Onadja (Burkina Faso) – U.N. Police Sargento Pearlie Taub Panangui (Filipinas) Terceiro-sargento Douglas Pedrotti Neckel (Brasil) Frednel Pierre (Haiti) Pedreiro Mason Ronald Pierre (Haiti) – Driver for Political Affairs Section Marc Plum (França) – Chief, Electoral Assistance Section Primeiro-sargento Davi Ramos de Lima (Brasil) Capitão Bruno Ribeiro Mário (Brasil) Mirna Patrícia Rodas Arreola (Guatemala) – Administrative Assistant Philippe Charles Claude Rouzier (Haiti) – Civil Affairs Officer Stanley Sainte Rose (Haiti) – Driver for Political Affairs Section Guillaume Siemienski (Canadá) – Political Affairs Officer Terceiro-sargento Rodrigo Augusto da Silva (Brasil) Terceiro-sargento Kleber da Silva Santos (Brasil) Satnam Singh (Índia) – IT Technician, International Contractor Segundo-sargento Rodrigo de Souza Lima (Brasil) Terceiro-sargento Washington Luis de Souza Seraphim (Brasil) Adamou Biga Souley (Níger) – U.N. Police General Emílio Carlos Torres dos Santos (Brasil) Simone Rita Trudo (França) – Personal Assistant to the Principal Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General Nicole Valenta (Alemanha) – Best Practices Officer Andrea Loi Valenzuela (Chile) – Human Rights Officer Coronel Francisco Adolfo Vianna Martins Filho (Brasil) Frederick Woolridge (Reino Unido) – Political Affairs Officer Jerome Yap (Filipinas) – Personal Assistant to the Principal Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General General João Eliseu Souza Zanin (Brasil) Zhao Huayu (China) U.N. Police Zhao Jianqin (China) U.N. Police By Dialogo April 01, 2010
By Dialogo June 14, 2010 The Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies approved an anti-terrorism law establishing prison terms of between 5 and 30 years for violators, strongly opposed by elements of the left, parliamentary sources reported. The bill was approved by the Senate a month ago and must be signed by President Fernando Lugo in order to take full effect. The law punishes acts of terrorism, terrorist association, and financing of terrorism. Leftist organizations with ties to the administration opposed the text’s approval and have called for a veto by President Fernando Lugo. The critics warn that the law could be a double-edged sword, used to repress civil-society groups. A draft of the proposed law had been withdrawn by the head of state at the end of 2009, but he resubmitted it this year, due to pressure from international bodies.