Leading green bond firm threatens State Bank of India over support for Australian coal mine

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Amundi said it has warned the State Bank of India it will evict one of the lender’s green bonds from a flagship fund if it helps finance a coal mine in Australia that has met fierce opposition from environmental groups. Amundi, which holds the bond in its Amundi Planet Emerging Green One fund, said it had learnt this week that the Indian bank was considering financing the Carmichael thermal coal mine in Australia.Carmichael has drawn strong opposition from climate campaigners because of the potential carbon emissions that would be produced by the mine, at a time when many countries are exiting coal to help fight global warming.Under pressure from investors, a string of banks and insurers have already cut ties to the project, with the most recent being Lloyd’s insurer Apollo.Amundi’s Jean Jacques Barberis, Director of the Institutional and Corporate Clients division & ESG, said the asset manager had contacted the bank to voice its concern and followed up with a letter to the management on Thursday.The Amundi fund – the largest aimed at green bonds in the emerging markets – looks to invest in bonds that help fund environmentally friendly projects, but also looks at the issuer to make sure its other activities are “coherent”.“We consider SBI should not finance this project. It’s their decision, ultimately, but we’ve been extremely clear on the fact that, if they decide to do it, we would immediately disinvest,” said Barberis. Financing the mine would be in “total contradiction” to the SBI activities financed through its green bond, he added. “We have engaged SBI, asking them not to participate (in the loan)… and now we are waiting for their answers.”[Simon Jessop]More: Amundi gives bond warning to State Bank of India over coal mine Leading green bond firm threatens State Bank of India over support for Australian coal minelast_img read more

Schott, Grabouski ace Friday Modified Duel qualifying features

first_img1st heat ­– 1. Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; 2. Darrell Hughes II, Manteca, Calif.; 3. Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; 4. Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; 5. Bryan Burnes, Lemoore, Calif.; 6. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Mitchell Niemi, Lakeside, Calif.; 8. Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas; 9. Donavon Sorenson, Laurel, Mont.; 10. Kenny Irwin, Bakersfield, Calif.; 11. Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; 12. Bland Bohannon, Williston, N.D.2nd heat – 1. David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; 2. Jared Hoefelman, Columbus Neb.; 3. Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; 4. Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; 5. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; 6. Chad Reichenbach, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Kyle Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; 8. Jason Strand, Portland, N.D.; 9. Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; 10. Michael Paul, San Anselmo, Calif.; 11. Dusty Safley, Price, Utah; 12. Doug Rivera, Yuma, Ariz.3rd heat – 1. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 2. Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; 3. Jesse Williamson, Coburg, Ore.; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; 5. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 6. Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Wade Taylor, Spring Creek; 8. Jacob Murray, Hartford, Iowa; 9. Jeff Olschowka, Quincy, Calif.; 10. Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; 11. Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Ryan Cotrell, Las Vegas.4th heat – 1. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 2. Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; 3. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; 4. Greg Gustus, Brighton, Colo.; 5. Mark Wauge, Medford, Ore.; 6. Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.; 7. Cale Carder, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; 8. Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; 9. John Piker, Bakersfield, Calif.; 10. Matt Micheli, Live Oak, Calif.; 11. William Heath, Kaiser, Mo.; 12. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz.5th heat – 1. Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; 2. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; 3. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa; 4. Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif. 5. Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; 6. Duane Cleveland, Plumas Lake, Calif.; 7. Brian Poppa, Medford, Ore.; 8. Raymond Ketelsen Jr., Aromas, Calif.; 9. David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa; 10. Tony Kinkade Jr., Pahrump; 11. Gordy Beaumont, Charlie Lake, B.C.; 12. Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont.6th heat ­– 1. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 2. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa; 3. Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; 4. Nicholas O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.; 5. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 6. Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. William McGuire, Belton, Texas; 8. Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.; 9. Chris Cole, Cache, Okla.; 10. Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; 11. Robert Higgins, Beckwourth, Calif.; 12. Rick Durica, Las Vegas.7th heat – 1, Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 2. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; 3. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif.; 4. Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; 5. Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; 6. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; 7. Billy Vogel, Fargo, N.D.; 8. Mike Tanner, Smithville, Mo.; 9. P.J. Dyke, Jamul, Calif.; 10. Dale Neitzel, Shepherd, Mont.; 11. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 12. Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.8th heat – 1. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; 2. Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont, Wis.; 3. Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; 4. Joey Moriarty, Glendale, Ariz.; 5. Joel Myers, Santa Rosa, Calif.; 6. Joe Frock, Reno; 7. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas; 8. Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; 9. Richard Anderson, Shelly, Idaho; 10. Rex Merritt, Billings, Mo.; 11. Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; 12. Delos Haugen, Burlington, N.D.9th heat – 1. Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; 2. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; 3. William Miller, Yuma, Ariz.; 4. Paris Archie, Sparks; 5. David Day, Sherwood, Ore.; 6. Rick Spangler, Grand Junction, Colo.; 7. Jeff Stafford Sr., New River, Ariz.; 8. Tim Balding, Prunedale, Calif.; 9. Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas; 10. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa; 11. Tyson Groves, Brush, Colo.; 12. Mike Meazell, Gilroy, Calif.10th heat – 1. Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; 2. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 3. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 4. Steve Noland, Terra Bella, Calif.; 5. Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 6. Johnny Sheets, Gatesville, Texas; 7. Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; 8. Cory Sample, Winnemucca; 9. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; 10. Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; 11. Rich Horibe, Pahrump; 12. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas.11th heat – 1. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 2. Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; 3. Jay Foster, Peoria, Ariz.; 4. Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; 5. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 6. Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; 7. Nolan Olmstead, Devil’s Lake, N.D.; 8. William Kinden, Williston, N.D.; 9. Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; 10. Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; 11. Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; 12. Kris Asche, Shelton, Wash.12th heat ­– 1. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 2. Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb.; 3. Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; 4. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; 5. Jett Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 6. Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; 8. Jeff Stafford Jr., New River, Ariz.; 9. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 10. Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 11. Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; 12. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.13th heat – 1. Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 2. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 3. Tanner Black, Albert, Kan.; 4. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 5. Jerry Schram, Vancouver, Wash.; 6. Garrett Funk, Phoenix, Ariz.; 7. Richard Papenhausen, Chico, Calif.; 8. Ryan Cousins, Darlingford, Man.; 9. Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; 10. Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; 11. Andy Freeman, Central Point, Ore.; 12. Don Hagan, Carefree, Ariz.14th heat – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 3. Joey Galloway, Manor, Sask.; 4. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas; 5. Roger Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; 6. Sean Stewart, Bullhead City, Ariz.; 7. Kenny Kirkpatrick, Nipomo, Calif.; 8. Matt Murphy, Susanville, Calif.; 9. Steve Stultz, Peoria, Ariz.; 10. Yancy Shepard, Smithville, Mo.; 11. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; 12. Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.15th heat – 1. R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif.; 2. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa; 3. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 4. Dustin Andersen, Omaha, Neb.; 5. Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 6. Troy Morris Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; 8. Sean Fox, St. Helen’s, Ore.; 9. Bryan Wulfenstein, Pahrump; 10. James Ness, Minot, N.D.; 11. Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; 12. Kevin Fitzgerald, Brentwood, Calif. 16th heat – 1. Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; 2. Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; 3. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz.; 4. Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; 5. Nick Nelson, Farmington, N.M.; 6. Troy Foulger, Martinez, Calif.; 7. Mitch Dickinson, Monroe, Utah; 8. Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; 9. Steve Simpson, Kingman, Ariz.; 10. Joe Carr, Petaluma, Calif.; 11. Mark Abouzeid, Chico, Calif.; 12. Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.1st “B” feature – 1. Dylan Smith; 2. Bret Bennett; 3. Eddie Kirchoff; 4. Bryan Burnes; 5. Peyton Taylor; 6. Ethan Dotson; 7. Collen Winebarger; 8. Chad Reichenbach; 9. Kyle Wilson; 10. Jason Strand; 11. Mitchell Niemi; 12. Kevin Irwin; 13. Joe German; 14. Donavon Sorenson; 15. Sherman Barnett; 16. Bland Bohannon; 17. Doug Rivera; 18. Michael Paul; 19. Randy Brown; 20. Dusty Safley.2nd “B” feature – 1. Dominic Ursetta; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 3. Benji LaCrosse; 4. Mark Wauge; 5. Jacob Murray; 6. Greg Gustus; 7. Wade Taylor; 8. Chett Reeves; 9. Jason Hilliard; 10. Jeff Streeter; 11. John Piker; 12. Jeff Olschowka; 13. Jesse Williamson; 14. Matt Micheli; 15. Cale Carder; 16. William Heath; 17. Darren Schatz; 18. Mickey Stubbings; 19. Ryan Cotrell; 20. Ryan Roath.3rd “B” feature – 1. Jason Beaulieu; 2. Robby Sawyer; 3. Justin Kay; 4. Paul Stone; 5. Nicholas O’Neil; 6. Duane Cleveland; 7. Mike Villanueva; 8. Brian Poppa; 9. David Brown; 10. William McGuire; 11. Robert Higgins; 12. Gordy Beaumont; 13. Tony Kinkade Jr.; 14. Rick Durica; 15. Raymond Keldsen Jr.; 16. Chris Cole; 17. Joey Price; 18. Josh Vogt; 19. Ryan Daves; 20. Logan Drake.4th “B” feature – 1. Shane Hiatt; 2. Clay Daly; 3. Joey Moriarty; 4. Mike Mullen; 5. Bob Moore; 6. Chad Melton; 7. Jason Wolla; 8. Kenny Wallace; 9. Billy Vogel; 10. Rex Merritt; 11. Lawrence O’Connor; 12. Joel Myers; 13. Richard Anderson; 14. Dale Neitzel; 15. Nick Herrera; 16. Delos Haugen; 17. Ryan Porter; 18. Mike Tanner; 19. P.J. Dyke; 20. Joe Frock.5th “B” feature – 1. Cody Laney; 2. Mike Hagen; 3. Steve Noland; 4. Johnny Sheets; 5. Bricen James; 6. Christy Barnett; 7. Paris Archie; 8. David Goode Jr.; 9. Tim Balding; 10. Rick Spangler; 11. David Day; 12. William Miller; 13. Rich Horibe; 14. Freddie Plourde; 15. Tyson Groves; 16. Mike Meazell; 17. Jeff Stafford Sr.; 18. Cory Sample; 19. Jerry Frydrych; 20. Clayton Christensen.6th “B” feature – 1. Johnny Saathoff; 2. Todd Shute; 3. Jason Noll; 4. Jett Big Eagle; 5. Jay Foster; 6. Brandon Blochlinger; 7. Brian Schultz; 8. Alan Sharpensteen; 9. Nolan Olmstead; 10. Jeff Stafford Jr.; 11. Reed Payne; 12. Chester Kniss; 13. Kris Asche; 14. Cody Grabbe; 15. Jeremy Frenier; 16. Albert Gill; 17. William Kinden; 18. Kyle Heckman; 19. Robert Hellebust; 20. Justen Yeager.7th “B” feature – 1. Joey Galloway; 2. Tanner Black; 3. Roger Holder; 4. Garrett Funk; 5. Yancy Shepard; 5. Kenny Kirkpatrick; 6. Matt Murphy; 7. Steve Stultz; 8. Roger Bonneville; 9. Chris Clark; 10. Stephen Streeter; 11. Andy Freeman; 12. Don Hagan; 13. Bo Partain; 14. Tommy Fain; 15. Jerry Schram; 16. Richard Papenhausen; 17. Ryan Cousins; 18. Sean Stewart; 19. Spencer Wilson.8th “B” feature – 1. Zachary Madrid; 2. Dustin Andersen; 3. Masen Big Eagle; 4. Casey Delp; 5.Troy Foulger; 6. Nick Nelson; 7. John Parmeley; 8. Jesse Richter; 9. Alexander Wilson; 10. Troy Morris Jr.; 11. Mitch Dickinson; 12. Joe Carr; 13. Sean Fox; 14. Billy Wormsbecker; 15. Mark Abouzeid; 16. Bryan Wulfenstein; 17. Steve Simpson; 18. James Ness; 19. Kevin Fitzgerald; 20. Bill Egleston. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 13) – Night two at the Duel In the Desert saw Lucas Schott and Jordan Grabouski ace Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified qualifiers at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.Schott won Friday night’s first feature ahead of Ryan Ruter, Dylan Smith and John Hansen. Joining Grabouski in the top four for the nightcap were R.C. Whitwell, Hunter Marriott and Travis Hagen.All eight drivers advance to Saturday’s $7,777 to win main event. Both qualifying features paid $777 to win.Schott led the first qualifier from the drop of the green and pulled out to nearly a half straightaway lead before fifth-running Jeremy Payne, a four-time Duel winner, slowed in turn two.The race was for second following the ensuing restart as Hansen had his hands full holding off Ruter for second while David Murray Jr. motored behind in fourth.Ruter had caught Hansen for the runner-up spot before 2008 race winner Murray spun on unlucky lap 13. Twenty-sixth starting Benji LaCrosse drove by Eddie Belec and Dylan Smith to crack the top four shortly after the race resumed.Schott kept to the lower line while Ruter ran up high. The distance between the two was down to a car length but Schott kept the front spot until the 25th and final lap was scored.Smith, who’d started 17th, and Hansen both shuffled LaCrosse out of a qualifying spot before the checkers flew.It took Grabouski seven circuits to find his way to the front after starting inside row three in the nightcap, first passing Tim Ward for second and then Ricky Alvarado for the point.Alvarado exited with mechanical issues and shortly afterwards Grabouski was pulling away from Whitwell, his closet pursuit, and entering lapped traffic by midway.While Grabouski negotiated traffic and Whitwell ran a distant second, Marriott and Jeff Taylor both tried to reel in Ward for third.Taylor broke on the backstretch with five laps left. Marriott used a great restart to steal second from Ward and challenge Whitwell. Ward exited the top four with a flat before Grabouski checked out for the victory.Last-chance qualifying fills the starting grid for the main event. If not already vote eligible, the winner becomes a candidate for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.1st qualifier – 1. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 2. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 3. Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; 4. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 5. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 6. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa; 7. Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; 8. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; 9. Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; 10. Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; 11. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; 12. Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont, Wis.; 14. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif.; 15. Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; 16. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; 17. Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif.; 18. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; 19. Joey Moriarty, Glendale, Ariz.; 20. Darrell Hughes II, Manteca, Calif.; 21. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa; 22. Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; 23. David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; 24. Jared Hoefelman, Columbus, Neb.; 25. Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; 26. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 27. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; 28. Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.2nd qualifier – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 2. R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif.; 3. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 4. Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 5. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 6. Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; 7. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; 8. Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; 9. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; 10. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 11. Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; 12. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 13. Joey Galloway, Manor, Sask.; 14. Tanner Black, Albert, Kan.; 15. Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; 16. Roger Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; 17. Dustin Andersen, Omaha, Neb.; 18. Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb.; 19. Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 20. Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 21. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz.; 22. Steve Noland, Terra Bella, Calif.; 23. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 24. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 25. Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; 26. Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; 27. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 28. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa.last_img read more