More than $10.3 million for Vermont energy efficiency and conservation projects was awarded today, Senator Bernie Sanders announced. The funds are Vermont s share of $3.2 billion included in the economic stimulus bill for a Sanders-sponsored Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. Helping states, cities and towns go forward with energy efficiency and sustainable energy projects will reduce carbon emissions, lower energy costs and create good-paying jobs, Sanders said. The State of Vermont will receive almost $9.6 million for projects to reduce energy use, limit fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency. In addition, cities and towns will receive funds including $57,900 for Bennington, $56,100 for Brattleboro, $180,200 for Burlington, $71,200 for Colchester, $50,000 for Essex, $50,000 for Essex Junction, $50,000 for Hartford, $50,000 for Milton; $78,900 for Rutland, and $85,500 for South Burlington. More than half of the state s $9.6 million will be distributed to smaller cities and towns.Sanders said the grants may be used to update building codes to require construction of energy-efficient homes and businesses, retrofit old buildings with newer technology, experiment with alternative energy, and create incentives for residents to car pool or ride buses.The block grant program was created under a Sanders provision in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Sanders is a member of the Senate energy committee and chairman of the environment committee s Green Jobs and New Economy Subcommittee.Both the bill that created the block grant program and the successful effort to include funds for it in the economic recovery bill that Congress passed on February 13 were supported by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) The block grants are a major investment in energy solutions that will strengthen America s economy and create jobs at the local level, said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The funding will be used for the cheapest, cleanest and most reliable energy technologies we have energy efficiency and conservation which can be deployed immediately. The grants also empower local communities to make strategic investments to meet the nation s long term clean energy and climate goals.
In this way, the Tourist Board wants to pay tribute to ideas, projects and activities that have contributed to the strengthening of Istria as a very attractive tourist destination and motivate the public and private tourism sector while providing incentives for further successful work. The Tourist Board of the Istrian County has announced a call for nominations on the occasion of the traditional award ceremony of the Golden Goat – Capra d’oro Prominent individuals are awarded as well as the best projects or activities in the field of marketing activities in the tourism of Istria, and especially in the field of product improvement and tourist promotion in the categories of events, innovative products, tourist products and visual communications. Applications are open until November 20th. You can find more detailed information about the award and everything about the previous candidacies and winners on our website www.istra.hr/zlatna-koza Plaque Golden Goat – Capra d’oro contained in the form of a commemorative charter and a cash prize in the amount of HRK 4.000 is awarded to the best submitted project, product or activity in each of the following categories: events, innovative products, tourism products and visual communications.
The dining room has exposed timber beams.Off the loft is a balcony, which the couple use frequently to unwind.“We still go up and sit on that deck together with a glass of wine and look out on our courtyard, which is heavily planted with tropical trees,” Mr Harvey said. An abundance of windows in the bedroom keep it bright.Mr Harvey said his wife had migrated from Fiji when she was a teenager and the couple wanted to bring a bit of her home to the 415 Priestdale Rd property.“We wanted to build something Polynesian with a resort feel,” Mr Harvey said. There is an exposed brick fireplace in the winter lounge.Downstairs are four bedrooms, the master with an ensuite and not one, but two walk-in wardrobes.There also is a second bathroom, the reading room, and the winter lounge which has an exposed brick fireplace. The kitchen has timber benchtops and is in a different wing of the home.The kitchen is in a separate wing of the home, with the summer lounge, dining and living areas.Outside is the entertainment pavilion with a bar, laundry and another bathroom.The home also has a resort-style pool and tennis court, and is on a 1ha block. The bathroom has a tropical vibe.The house was so well designed, it won the 1983 Housing Industry Association House of the Year award.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The home is sprawled across one level, with the exception of the loft, which is above the reading room.“The ceilings are western red cedar and are such a wonderful product that they look like they were just put in recently,” Mr Harvey said.“It’s also got Danish Velux windows which act as a skylight, but you can also set them to open up to let the air flow through.” The loft at 415 Priestdale Rd, Rochedale.WHEN Michael and Jane Harvey built their Rochedale home in 1982 they had Mrs Harvey’s island background in mind. The floorplan of 415 Priestdale Rd, Rochedale.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17
Ex-Black Stars handed, Michael Essien says Olympique Lyon played a major role in making him a “senior player” at a very young age.Essien joined the French Ligue 1 side in 2003 where he stayed until his big summer move to Chelsea in 2005.While at Lyon, the Ghanaian international won two league titles, and two Trophée des Champions.In an interview with 3news, the former Chelsea star praised the French league team in their ability to nurture young talents into mature players.“It moved me from being a young player to a senior player at a big club, so, it helped me grow up and feature on the big stage.”“I gained a lot of experience in a short space of time.“I think the set-up of the club as a whole and the longevity of the president [has helped], there has been continuity and they also know how to develop good players.“The two titles and Champions League games will be my favourite memories.”Since making the move from Lyon, Michael Essien played for clubs Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan Panathinaikos, Persib Bandung and Sabail in Azerbaijan.Essien, 37, recently announced he has left Azerbaijani club, Sabail, and is without a club at the moment.