Environment

Metropolitan Statement on Offer to Compromise to San Diego County Water Authority

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 3:45am

Gloria Gray, chairwoman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors, issued the following statement on Metropolitans offer to compromise to the San Diego County Water Authority:

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  • Gloria Gray, chairwoman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors, issued the following statement on Metropolitans offer to compromise to the San Diego County Water Authority:
    Today, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has made a statutory offer to compromise to the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) to resolve several rate cases filed by SDCWA, leading to nearly a decade of ongoing litigation.
  • With another trial upcoming, and our Board and many prominent leaders in San Diego desiring a more collaborative approach to providing water services in our region, this is an opportune time to end these disputes.
  • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative that, along with its 26 cities and retail suppliers, provide water for nearly 19 million people in six counties.
  • The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.

Mercury Analyzer Market 2019-2023 | Evolving Opportunities with Analytik Jena AG and envea | Technavio

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 1:00am

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191115005398/en/

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191115005398/en/
    Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled global mercury analyzer market 2019-2023.
  • In addition, the growing focus on the manufacture of high-quality food products is anticipated to further boost the growth of the mercury analyzer market.
  • Major Five Mercury Analyzer Market Companies:
    Analytik Jena AG is headquartered in Germany and operates under the business segment: Unified business segment.
  • The company offers FIMS 100 Flow Injection Mercury System, which is an easy-to-operate mercury analyzer.

Cummins Unveils New Environmental Sustainability Strategy to Address Climate Change, Conserve Natural Resources

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today its next environmental sustainability strategy, which includes science-based goals that meet or exceed the goals in the United Nations Paris agreement on climate change.

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  • Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today its next environmental sustainability strategy, which includes science-based goals that meet or exceed the goals in the United Nations Paris agreement on climate change.
  • Its clear that government, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and communities must unite behind swift, decisive action to address the environmental threats we face.
  • The strategy, called PLANET 2050, is focused on three priority areas: addressing climate change and air emissions, using natural resources in the most sustainable way, and improving communities.
  • In 2019, Cummins was named to the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for a 14th consecutive year.

Amcor Leads Industry Conversation on “Choose Plastic” with New Initiative

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 2:42pm

With a goal of educating consumers, customers and other stakeholders on the benefits of plastic packaging, Amcor recently launched a Choose Plastic marketing campaign.

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  • With a goal of educating consumers, customers and other stakeholders on the benefits of plastic packaging, Amcor recently launched a Choose Plastic marketing campaign.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191115005302/en/
    Tell the PET story with truth, strength and conviction clearing up common misperceptions regarding plastic packaging.
  • Help customers educate their employees, legislators and consumers on the benefits of plastic packaging.
  • Plastic packaging gives our customers a safe, responsible and recyclable way to deliver products to their consumers, said Eric Roegner, President of Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP).

INNIO Signs Agreement with EGAT to Develop Advanced Microgrid Solutions in Thailand

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:18pm

EGAT is planning to install a Jenbacher gas engine from INNIO that runs on 100% renewable gases such as biogas and green hydrogen and support the green microgrid demonstration.

Key Points: 
  • EGAT is planning to install a Jenbacher gas engine from INNIO that runs on 100% renewable gases such as biogas and green hydrogen and support the green microgrid demonstration.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191115005236/en/
    From left to right: Tawatchai Sumranwanich (EGAT, Generation and Transmission System Planning Division), Patana Sangsriroujana (EGAT, Deputy Governor Strategy), Carlos Lange (INNIO, President & CEO) and Anand Anton (INNIO, General Manager Sales and Services APAC).
  • We are excited to work with INNIO on this project, as we develop a green microgrid demonstration project at EGAT.
  • Our plans are to install that kind of solution across Thailand and possibly beyond, said Patana Sangsriroujana, Deputy Governor - Strategy, EGAT.

The Estée Lauder Companies Becomes First Prestige Beauty Company to Execute a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement for Renewable Energy

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Este Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Ponderosa wind farm in Beaver County, Oklahoma, adding renewable energy to the electricity grid.

Key Points: 
  • The Este Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Ponderosa wind farm in Beaver County, Oklahoma, adding renewable energy to the electricity grid.
  • This agreement makes The Este Lauder Companies Inc. the first prestige beauty company to execute a VPPA1 and bolsters its renewable electricity footprint in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Through the companys renewable energy solutions in its portfolio, the company has achieved 100% renewable electricity (RE100) in the United States and Canada ahead of schedule.
  • The Este Lauder Companies is committed to innovating to help achieve a low-carbon future, said Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability of The Este Lauder Companies.

Enviva Partners, LP Announces Launch of $450.0 Million Offering of Senior Notes and Provides Notice of Conditional Early Redemption of the Existing 2021 Notes

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:55pm

The Partnership expects that it will receive net proceeds of approximately $443.5 million from the offering after deducting initial purchasers discounts and commissions and its estimated offering expenses.

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  • The Partnership expects that it will receive net proceeds of approximately $443.5 million from the offering after deducting initial purchasers discounts and commissions and its estimated offering expenses.
  • The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to (i) repay the Partnerships existing $355.0 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2021 (the 2021 Notes) and the related redemption premium and (ii) repay borrowings under its senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • Unless they are registered, the notes may be offered only in transactions that are exempt from registration under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
  • The notes are offered only to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and to persons outside the United States under Regulation S of the Securities Act.

Corporate Social Responsibility Related News Releases and Story Ideas for Reporters, Bloggers and Media Outlets

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:08pm

Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire for secure and accurate distribution of market-moving news and multimedia.

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  • Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire for secure and accurate distribution of market-moving news and multimedia.
  • Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals, and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented NX Network.
  • Business Wire has 18 newsrooms worldwide to meet the needs of communications professionals and news media.
  • View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191115005043/en/

Cummins CEO and National Environmental Experts to Discuss the Need to Combat Climate Change and Plans to Address Environmental Challenges

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:30pm

Conference call with the media to discuss need to address climate change and plans to address environmental challenges.

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  • Conference call with the media to discuss need to address climate change and plans to address environmental challenges.
  • Cummins will announce its latest environmental sustainability strategy including specific and quantifiable goals and its future carbon neutral target.
  • Call is intended for media only due to limited number of lines.
  • Janet McCabe, Director, Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute and Professor of Practice, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and former EPA Administrator
    Friday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m. EST

At CIIE 2019 Panasonic Showcases Solutions to Help Bring to Life China's "Healthy China 2030" Vision

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 4:22am

In the bathroom, the "Vital Sensing Toilet" will take your heartbeat and blood pressure measurements and utilize AI to determine your stress level and make suggestions to help you relax.

Key Points: 
  • In the bathroom, the "Vital Sensing Toilet" will take your heartbeat and blood pressure measurements and utilize AI to determine your stress level and make suggestions to help you relax.
  • Panasonic proposed compact, highly-functional and stylish renovation ideas that help the elderly live independently by alleviating their burden.
  • Utilizing cutting-edge technologies accumulated to date, Panasonic proposed an end-to-end solution ranging from food production, precooling warehousing systems, low temperature transport, and refrigerated warehouses.
  • This section introduced and demonstrated solutions that deliver excellent air quality for both homes and centrally cooled/heated facilities.