PRESS RELEASE Elections Department distributes Candidate Nomination Pack

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Lister Dudley LewisSupervisor of Elections Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 8, 2016 – The Candidates Nomination Pack for Turks and Caicos Islands general election schedule for December 15, 2016 has been launched by the Supervisor of Elections Lister Dudley Lewis on Friday November 4, 2016.The pack contains all the various items that every candidate or political party will need to complete to ensure that they are correctly nominated and that they have met all of the necessary legal requirements to allow them to stand for election.It includes detailed guidance notes about these requirements and a helpful checklist so that candidates can ensure that their nomination paper has been properly completed, including all of the other required forms that must be submitted to either the Returning Officer or the Supervisor of Elections.According to the election timetable, the Governor has issued the formal Writ for election on Monday 31st October, 2016 and the published notice for nomination day is November 18th 2016.Candidates must submit their nominations at the venues specified in the notices between the hours of 10am and 1pm and then 2pm and 4pm on Nomination day.  All nominations have to be made by that last time stipulated.   The list of Candidates for each electoral district and for the All Island district nominated will be published no later than November 19, 2016.Mr. Lewis stated; “Although many people have come forward and said that it is their intention to stand for election, they cannot do so unless they have met all the requirements stated in the nomination pack and they submit the correctly completed application by the deadline and pay the required deposit of $500.00.”The nomination pack can be obtained from the elections office in Grand Turk or Providenciales.  Any questions about the nomination pack should be directed to the Elections Office Woodville Court, Pond Street Grand Turk or call Telephone 649-338-2302 or 649-2558.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

California aims to get all electricity from clean sources

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state’s electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.Brown, who has positioned California as a global leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, approved the measure as he prepares to host a summit in San Francisco of climate change leaders from around the world later this week.The renewable energy measure would require California’s utilities to generate 60 percent of their energy come from wind, solar and other specific renewable sources by 2030. That’s 10 percent higher than the current mandate.The goal would then be to use only carbon-free sources to generate electricity by 2045. It’s merely a goal, with no mandate or penalty for falling short.“It’s not going to be easy and will not be immediate, but it must be done,” Brown said. “California is committed to doing whatever is necessary to meet the existential threat of climate change.”Phasing out fossil fuels would be a massive change in the energy grid. Utilities rely on natural gas plants to meet demand when renewables fall short, particularly in the early evening when the sun sets and people turn on their air conditioners as they get home from work.Utilities are already dealing with an abundance of solar energy during peak times, which must be offloaded to other states when there’s not enough demand locally for the power.Renewable energy experts have looked to batteries that can store solar energy generated in the afternoon as one possible solution, but the technology is not ready for wide-scale deployment.Brown has often faced criticism that he’s too cozy with the oil industry, including from environmental groups that plan to protest at the San Francisco summit.Critics say the renewable energy goal is not realistic and worry that individuals and businesses will face higher energy prices.The measure was written by Democratic Sen. Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat who is running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Updated: 11:20 AM Posted: September 10, 2018 I was honored to take part in today’s press conference as Governor Brown signed Senator DeLeon’s landmark legislation #SB100 . I was proud to serve as the Assembly floor manager for this historic bill which puts California on path to reach 100% carbon-free electricity! pic.twitter.com/fI21j9V3Kw— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) September 10, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter AP AP, California aims to get all electricity from clean sources September 10, 2018last_img read more