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Crown Capital Eco Management

Crown Capital Eco Management

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    How does the program work? CCMBL provides short-term small commercial loans for a period of 6 to 12 months. Release of loans is based mainly on the business income and not the owner's individual credit rating. All that is required to begin the process is a 1-page application and the most recent 12-month business-bank statements. CCMBL will not require any tax returns, financial statements, business plans, credit card receipts, or itemized rundown of assets.

    What are your interest rates and how are they derived? Each applicant's cash flow, payment history and financial strengths are examined to determine a risk-compatible amortization scheme suited to that applicant. Payments are computed based on factors such as the amount and regularity of the business's cash flow, the length in years the company has operated, the assets possessed by the business, and the targeted usage of funds.

    What factors are considered for approval of the loan application? The age of the business, its revenue track record, assets, and business-credit record, among others, all determine a broad profile of the applicant.

    Why does CCMBL practice daily repayments? CCMBL loans are payable through tiny, daily automatic payments (with the exception of weekends and holidays) from the borrower's enterprise's checking-account. Because our borrowers usually earn daily income, CCMBL's daily repayment procedure allows them to control their cash more readily than if they did it on a monthl...

  • Climate change could spawn more frequent El Ninos

    Environment, Environmental Design


    Some of the worst El Niños, the infamous climate patterns that shake up weather around the world, could double in frequency in upcoming decades due to global warming, says a new study out Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

    During an El Niño, water temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean tend to be warmer-than-average for an extended period of time – typically at least three to five months. This warm water brings about significant changes in global weather patterns.

    The most powerful El Niños – such as the ones that developed in 1982-83 and 1997-98 – are forecast to occur once every 10 years throughout the rest of this century, according to study lead author Wenju Cai of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia's national science agency. Over the past 100 years or so, however these "extreme" El Niños occurred only once every 20 years, he said.

    This means that the extreme weather events fueled by El Niños – such as droughts and wildfires in Australia, floods in South America and powerful rainstorms along the U.S. West Coast – will occur more often.

    The most recent El Niño ended in 2010.

    The research results came from an aggregation of 20 climate models, which were used in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

    The models found that this doubling of extreme El Niño episodes is caused by in...

  • Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as "global warming".

    There are many reasons why we should believe in climate change.

    Measurements without a doubt demonstrate that Earth has been warming in the last hundred years. A considerable number of facts shows human activity contributes to this warming. Many scientists consider the cost of global warming as already terrible and irreparable. The scientific evidence is not so clear on how extreme a problem the warming is.

    "Adapting to an evolving climate is going to be required in every sector of society, in every region of the globe. We need to get going, to provide integrated science if we are going to meet the challenge," said senior scientist Richard Moss of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. "In this article, we describe the foundations for this research and suggest measures to establish it."

    The researchers assert that climate preparedness needs to integrate social an...

  • Climate_change_scammers_worst_week_ever

    Between global warming suckers getting entombed in ice while trying to prove the Antarctic ice cap has melted to most of America doing a Frigidaire impression, the entire façade of this bogus leftist power grab is crumbling. Understand that the climate change meme is simply the latest attempt by leftists to trick society into remaking itself in their image. It was never about science. It was always about power and money.

    The scammers have been ably assisted by a palace guard media that eagerly reports the scammers’ every lie while ignoring every inconvenient truth. You’ll skim the mainstream media in vain for the reason behind the trapped expedition’s trip to the Antarctic. And, of course, the most inconvenient truth of all is that it hasn’t gotten significantly warmer since the industrial revolution started generating CO2, and it hasn’t warmed at all in recent years.

    The left’s use of pseudo-science as a means to seize and centralize control has a colorful history. One particularly colorful scheme was the progressive nightmare of eugenics. Leftist icons like Margaret Sanger eagerly advocated it as a tool to eliminate infants of color.

    Let’s fast forward to the 1970s, when we were entering a new ice age and the only possible solution was – surprise - more government power. The global cooling panic morphed into the global warming panic. Suddenly, temperatures were inexorably rising and the ice caps were melting. In fact, they should be melted by now.

    But “...

  • Good Judgment in Forecasting International Affairs

    Environment, Environmental Design


    The Economist’s The World in 2014 issue focuses international attention on the geopolitical outcomes we can expect to see over the next 12-14 months hits the newsstand. It features an article by University of Pennsylvania psychologist Phil Tetlock and journalist Dan Gardner on the Good Judgment Project. That said article isa research study funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA, the U.S. government’s analog to DARPA), as a result, makes such geopolitical predictions each day. IARPA has posed approximately 100-150 questions every year to research teams partaking in its ACE forecasting tournament on topics like the Syrian civil war, the constancy of the Eurozone and Sino-Japanese relations since 2011. Every research team was obliged to collect individual forecasts coming from many forecasters online and to produce daily collective forecasts that allocate sensible probabilities to potential outcomes. The Good Judgment Project came out as the evident winner and the Good Judgment Project forecasters have established the capability to produce more right forecasts that have surpassed even a few of the most positive approximation at the start of the tournament. The supplementary graphic shows the calculation from three GJP forecasting techniques on a up to date question about whether the first round of chemical weapons inspections in Syria would be completed before Dec. 1. From the said condition, the question resolved as a “yes” since from the one ...

  • Diigo | The Rare Group Inspiring Change

    Community, Environmental Design

    Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive.

    Conservation ultimately comes down to people – their behaviors toward nature, their beliefs about its value, and their ability to protect it without sacrificing basic life needs. And so, conservationists must become as skilled in social change as in science; as committed to community-based solutions as national and international policymaking.

    Nowhere are community-based solutions needed more than in the world’s areas of highest biodiversity – from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa and India to Asia and the Pacific islands. These areas may be rich in natural resources, but poverty is also high, making social and environmental change a challenge for hundreds of thousands of communities.

    Rare and its partners in 50+ countries throughout these regions are committed to designing conservation programs that benefit both people and nature – ensuring that change is embraced and sustained.

    Learn more about Rare's mission and brand.

    The Rare approach includes:

    1) Determining human behaviors causing threats to biodiversity, such as overfishing, illegal logging, or unsustainable agriculture

    2) Conducting an ongoing search for the most innovative community-based solutions proven to change these behaviors – what Rare calls conservation “bright spots”

    3) Launching social marketing campaigns to increase adoption of these al...

  • The Climate Group - News And Blog

    Well-being, Industrial Design


    LONDON: A group of 70 global investors that manage more than US$3 trillion worth of collective assets, today launched the first-ever joint effort to spur the world’s top power companies to assess the financial risks of climate change, and the opportunities of transitioning to the low carbon economy.

    The investors sent letters to 45 of the world's biggest oil, gas, coal and electric power companies last month, in response to Carbon Tracker’s 2013 report Unburnable Carbon. The report found that in 2012 alone, the 200 biggest publicly traded fossil fuel companies collectively spent around US$675 billion on new reserves which could never be used and would become worthless, or ‘stranded assets’.

    Coordinated by CERES, the initiative aims to highlight the opportunity in redirecting at-risk capital to low carbon energy and clean technologies, as the investors ask how power companies are preparing for financial climate risk and the fast-growing clean energy economy.

    The 70 investors, which include California’s two largest public pension funds, the New York State Comptroller, F&C Management and the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, asked for detailed responses ahead of their yearly shareholder meetings in 2014.

    The investors wrote: “We would like to understand what options there are for [the company] to manage these risks by, for example, reducing the carbon intensi...

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    Pulang Pisau, Central Kalimantan. The residents of Jabiren faced a nervous wait in October last year as fires raged in the peatlands around their village, Jakarta Globe reported news. “Fire stormed this area — including that land across from here,” said Muhrizal Sarwani, the head of the Agricultural Land Resources Agency (BBSLDP), pointing at an abandoned field across a nearby ditch. “All other places were affected by the fire, except for this site.” While other tranches of land in the area — peat, mostly — were degraded by a particularly uncompromising fire in 2005 that laid waste to the forest covering, this five-hectare plot is still standing. Now, the government and environmentalists believe that the lessons learned here can be put to work at lessening the impact of one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems — Indonesia’s ticking carbon time bomb. The Sustainable Peatland Management project began in 2010 across five different pilot sites in the archipelago after it was proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and had its funding approved by the Indonesian Climate Change trust Fund (ICCTF). Jabiren was one of the locations chosen — the Central Kalimantan arm of the project is scheduled to run until 2014. “[Peatlands] here have been degraded for quite a long time, and have repeatedly fallen victim to fires,” Muhrizal said during a visit to the project site in Jabiren last Thursday. He puts the success of this project, so far, down to three focuses that depart f...

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    “We’re this far from taking off,” said a speaker at a pellet boiler firm’s recent sales meeting in Portland, Maine, while holding his thumb and index finger two inches apart. At the same time, another major pellet boiler firm in Maine is pounding the television airwaves with a commercial comparing the price of pellet fuel to heating oil, and Maine’s state energy agency recently announced an incentive program whereby up to 50 residential pellet boiler purchasers will receive rebates up to $5,000. The boiler firms and installers hope that this incentive will prove so popular that it will be extended beyond the initial funding.

    Speaking at the 2013 Kedel (a Danish pellet boiler) Summit in Portland, former Biomass Thermal Energy Council Chairman Charlie Niebling was asked what it will take for residential pellet boiler sales in Maine and New Hampshire to achieve liftoff. Niebling suggested that increased tension in the Middle East, thereby spiking oil prices, would be an obvious stimulus. Absent such a spike, Niebling stated that while the pellet sector is “poised to significantly expand,” it behooves the industry to undertake a strong education and promotion program.

    Other speakers at the meeting cited the need to answer consumer questions about bulk delivery, the long-term price outlook for pellets, the resale value of homes with central pellet heat, and...

  • Thermal Triumphs - All About Science | Thinkfinity

    Community, Environmental Design



    Using fast pyrolysis—gasification’s cooler, oxygenless cousin—to economically produce a bio-oil that serves as a replacement for alternative fuel oil has been a challenging endeavor. Despite its unusual properties and typically high capital and operating expenditures, however, there is increased interest around bio-oil production and utilization, and researchers and companies are achieving success in solving commercialization barriers.

    One of those companies is Metso, whose technology partner, VTTTechnical Research Centre of Finland, has been working on bio-oil since 1982. Jussi Mantyniemi, general manager of technology for Metso’s power business line, says the patented, integrated bio-oil production process has three main parts, the first of which is fuel handling. This includes fuel receiving, drying of the biomass to 10 percent moisture, crushing and conveying.

    Prepared fuel then enters a fluidized pyrolysis reactor where the dried biomass is pyrolysed in oxygen-free conditions. “The heat for the reaction is provided by the hot sand from the host boiler,” Mantyniemi explains. “After the reactor, in the cyclones, vapors are separated from the sand and char, which are returned to the boiler.” Vapors from the reactor are condensed to form bio-oil, and noncondensable gases are introduced to the boiler for heat and power generation.

    The technology has been thoroughly tested i...

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