Coalition accused of planning to open green bank to fossil fuel investments

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The Morrison government has been accused of planning to open up the taxpayer-owned green bank to fossil fuels investments through a change that explicitly defines gas-fired power as a “low-emissions technology”.

The energy and emissions reduction minister, Angus Taylor, introduced legislation to parliament on Thursday that would give the Clean Energy Finance Corporation an additional $1bn funding for a “grid reliability fund”.

Taylor said the new fund would be used to encourage private investment in infrastructure needed to balance electricity generation from solar and windfarms – battery and pumped hydro storage, “dispatchable” power plants that can be ramped up as needed, transmission projects and technologies that stabilise the grid.

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It would also allow the CEFC to administer a long-promised underwriting program for new electricity generation announced before

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MGP Ingredients Hires New Vice President of Information Technology

Jeffrey Ruger brings 20 years’ CIO experience to this newly created role

Jeffrey Ruger

Jeffrey Ruger joins MGP Ingredients, Inc., as Vice President/IT
Jeffrey Ruger joins MGP Ingredients, Inc., as Vice President/IT
Jeffrey Ruger joins MGP Ingredients, Inc., as Vice President/IT

ATCHISON, Kan., Aug. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jeffrey Ruger has joined MGP Ingredients, Inc., (Nasdaq: MGPI), a leading supplier of distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches, in the newly created position of Vice President of Information Technology. Ruger brings more than 20 years’ experience in IT, including serving as chief information officer for Fortune 500 companies, where he developed global business strategy using established and emerging technologies.

At MGP, he will lead development of technological strategies and administer an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and additional information systems, all in support of business initiatives, as well as provide data analysis for the initiatives. Additionally, he will ensure data security and work with his team to

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