Renewable energy

Kubecost Expands Open Source Project, Community Involvement, and Enterprise Customers in 1H of 2022

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 7:02am

Kubecost highlights year-to-date heading into KubeCon EU include:

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  • Kubecost highlights year-to-date heading into KubeCon EU include:
    The community continues to rally around the Kubecost open source project: Community involvement with the Kubecost open source project is accelerating.
  • Nearly 1,600 individuals are currently active in the Kubecost community Slack channel, up 40% from October 2021.
  • Companies including Under Armour and Broadcom have recently joined other enterprise users such as Adobe, Capital One, and Allianz.
  • More than 2,000 companies use Kubecost across all major cloud providers and in on-prem and air-gapped environments.

Baidu Releases 2021 ESG Report, Pledging Efforts towards a Greener Future with Technology Innovation

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 7:54am

BEIJING, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu, Inc.(NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888) ("Baidu" or the "Company") today released its 2021 ESG report, providing updates on the company's efforts to help advance a more sustainable economy through technology innovation.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu, Inc.(NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888) ("Baidu" or the "Company") today released its 2021 ESG report, providing updates on the company's efforts to help advance a more sustainable economy through technology innovation.
  • The report details the company's ESG performance in 2021 in key areas including green products & solutions, corporate governance, trust building, talent nurturing, service improvement and society philanthropy.
  • Baidu gives top priority to risk prevention and management and has established a risk management system led by the Board.
  • Baidu has also been leading efforts to encourage a more inclusive and vibrant AI development community.

Baidu Releases 2021 ESG Report, Pledging Efforts towards a Greener Future with Technology Innovation

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 7:52am

BEIJING, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Baidu, Inc.(NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888) ("Baidu" or the "Company") today released its 2021 ESG report, providing updates on the company's efforts to help advance a more sustainable economy through technology innovation.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Baidu, Inc.(NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888) ("Baidu" or the "Company") today released its 2021 ESG report, providing updates on the company's efforts to help advance a more sustainable economy through technology innovation.
  • The report details the company's ESG performance in 2021 in key areas including green products & solutions, corporate governance, trust building, talent nurturing, service improvement and society philanthropy.
  • Replacing ordinary lamps with 27,000 LED lights at Baidu Technology Park has saved 1.81 million kWh of electricity annually.
  • Baidu is a leading AI company with strong Internet foundation, trading on the NASDAQ under "BIDU" and HKEX under "9888."

The EU must look to Virtual Power Plants to help avoid electricity grid collapse

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 7:30am

One solution is for policy, including the EU's REPowerEU action plan on May 18, to support the creation of Virtual Power Plants fuelled by massive amounts of untapped energy in homes across Europe.

Key Points: 
  • One solution is for policy, including the EU's REPowerEU action plan on May 18, to support the creation of Virtual Power Plants fuelled by massive amounts of untapped energy in homes across Europe.
  • To safeguard electricity grids, EU and government policy must help to create virtual power plants from new alternative sources of energy.
  • If 400,000 homes were renovated, this would save the need for a 1 GigaWatt power station at a fraction of the cost.
  • In effect, energy efficiency can become a "virtual fuel" and linked together, homes will become "Virtual Power Plants".

The EU must look to Virtual Power Plants to help avoid electricity grid collapse

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 7:30am

One solution is for policy, including the EU's REPowerEU action plan on May 18, to support the creation of Virtual Power Plants fuelled by massive amounts of untapped energy in homes across Europe.

Key Points: 
  • One solution is for policy, including the EU's REPowerEU action plan on May 18, to support the creation of Virtual Power Plants fuelled by massive amounts of untapped energy in homes across Europe.
  • To safeguard electricity grids, EU and government policy must help to create virtual power plants from new alternative sources of energy.
  • If 400,000 homes were renovated, this would save the need for a 1 GigaWatt power station at a fraction of the cost.
  • In effect, energy efficiency can become a "virtual fuel" and linked together, homes will become "Virtual Power Plants".

Travis Perkins: UK tradespeople see increase in demand for energy efficiency projects as homeowners grapple with rising heating costs

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 7:00am

The impact of rising petrol and diesel costs has also altered how the UK's tradespeople are operating, with eight in ten saying they have changed how they do business.

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  • The impact of rising petrol and diesel costs has also altered how the UK's tradespeople are operating, with eight in ten saying they have changed how they do business.
  • The survey is the fourth full publication of Travis Perkins' RMI Index following the inaugural report published in August 2020.
  • Since 2012, Travis Perkins has regularly surveyed the UK's tradespeople to gauge their expectations around materials purchasing and expected workloads.
  • With annual revenues of 4.6bn, the Group employs over 20,000 colleagues across the UK, but also in France and Benelux through Toolstation.

DGAP-News: OTRS AG reports revenue and earnings growth in 2021 - dividend increase to EUR 0.15 per share

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 7:02am

In the financial year 2021, OTRS AG increased its revenue by 13.8% to a record value of EUR 11,043 thousand (previous year: EUR 9,708 thousand).

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  • In the financial year 2021, OTRS AG increased its revenue by 13.8% to a record value of EUR 11,043 thousand (previous year: EUR 9,708 thousand).
  • The main growth driver was the share of recurring revenues, which increased by 11.2% to EUR 9,845 thousand (previous year: EUR 8,855 thousand).
  • Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased to EUR 2,395 thousand in the financial year 2021 (previous year: EUR 2,308 thousand).
  • The company consists of OTRS AG and its five subsidiaries OTRS Inc. (USA), OTRS S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), OTRS Asia Pte.

DGAP-News: Brockhaus Technologies AG: Record quarter with respect to all key performance indicators

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 7:02am

Within the first three months of fiscal year 2022, Brockhaus Technologies generated revenue of 28.8 million.

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  • Within the first three months of fiscal year 2022, Brockhaus Technologies generated revenue of 28.8 million.
  • In respect to the segments Security Technologies (IHSE) and Environmental Technologies (Palas), revenue growth amounted to +4.6%.
  • After successfully expanding of our technology group end of 2021 by two additional subsidiaries, the first full quarter after their consolidation was an absolute record quarter for Brockhaus Technologies.
  • At the same time, Brockhaus Technologies offers a gateway into these non-listed German technology champions, which are otherwise inaccessible to capital market investors.

WPIC: Events in Q1'22 hit platinum supply harder than demand, with previous surplus forecast for 2022 reduced to 627 koz

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 6:00am

During the quarter, both demand (-26%) and supply (-13%) fell year-on-year leaving the market in surplus of 167 koz.

Key Points: 
  • During the quarter, both demand (-26%) and supply (-13%) fell year-on-year leaving the market in surplus of 167 koz.
  • The surplus forecast for 2022has now been reduced to 627 koz, which is also notably down on the surplus in 2021 (1,128 koz).
  • Platinum mine supply in South Africa is forecast to decline 9% in 2022 (-421 koz) and is at risk of potential strike action related to three-yearly wage negotiations.
  • Overall global platinum jewellery demand declined by 9% (-42 koz) year-on-year in Q1'22, and is forecast to decline 2% (-37 koz) to 1,886 koz in 2022.

Fujitsu Charts Path to Purpose-driven Leadership with "Technology and Service Vision 2022"

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 5:12am

TOKYO, May 16, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today revealed its outlook for the future of business and society with the publication of the "Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision 2022."

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  • TOKYO, May 16, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today revealed its outlook for the future of business and society with the publication of the "Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision 2022."
  • The Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision 2022 offers readers a vision of the future that technology will open up.
  • Since its initial publication in 2013, Fujitsu's Technology and Service Vision has helped readers address the challenges facing business and society with forward thinking.
  • The "Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision 2022" proposes four visions for the future that will be realized through the continued evolution of technology.