Environment

The Prime Minister of India, Hon. Shri Narendra Modi to Deliver Keynote Remarks at CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2021 and Receive the CERAWeek Global Energy and Environmental Leadership Award

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 9:00pm

Shri Narendra Modi, will deliver a keynote address at CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2021, to be held virtually March 1-5.

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  • Shri Narendra Modi, will deliver a keynote address at CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2021, to be held virtually March 1-5.
  • Prime Minister Modi will participate in a special plenary with Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit and conference chair on Friday, March 5.
  • He will also receive the prestigious CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award in recognition of his commitment to sustainability in energy and the environment.
  • We are pleased to warmly welcome the Honorable Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, to CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2021, Yergin said.

Connie Stacey Wins The Forum’s 2020/21 Pitch for the Purse, $50,000 Prize

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Forum is pleased to announce Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations is the winner of the 2020/2021 Pitch for the Purse program and the $50,000 prize.

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  • The Forum is pleased to announce Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations is the winner of the 2020/2021 Pitch for the Purse program and the $50,000 prize.
  • The Forums Pitch for the Purse Finale is an absolutely spectacular display of womens ingenuity and business acumen, said Paulina Cameron, CEO of The Forum.
  • We are so proud of all of our finalists and are excited to see what is next for Connie Stacey.
  • I am so thrilled to have been selected as the winner of The Forums Pitch for the Purse, said Connie Stacey, Owner, Growing Greener Innovations.

ICE publishes auction calendar for UK’s new Emissions Trading Scheme

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

ICE plans to launch ICE UK Allowance (UKA) Futures contracts on May 19, 2021, coinciding with the launch of the first auction, with UKA Daily Futures following on May 21, 2021, subject to regulatory approval.

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  • ICE plans to launch ICE UK Allowance (UKA) Futures contracts on May 19, 2021, coinciding with the launch of the first auction, with UKA Daily Futures following on May 21, 2021, subject to regulatory approval.
  • ICE UKA Futures will trade on ICE Futures Europe and clear at ICE Clear Europe alongside ICEs global environmental complex, including European Union Allowances (EUA), California Carbon Allowances (CCAs) and California Carbon Offsets (CCOs).
  • The publication of our ambitious UK Emissions Trading Schemes auction calendar is another crucial step towards our target of eliminating our contribution to climate change by 2050, said UK Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
  • Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange.

OSFI discussion paper looks at climate-related risks for pension plans

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

Morneau Shepell released the February 2021 issue of its monthly newsletter, News & Views , in which the company looks at the following topics:

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  • Morneau Shepell released the February 2021 issue of its monthly newsletter, News & Views , in which the company looks at the following topics:
    OSFI discussion paper looks at climate-related risks for pension plans The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has published a discussion paper on climate-related risks for federally regulated pension plans.
  • OSFI confirms that it is reviewing its guidance, supervisory processes and reporting requirements to determine whether they sufficiently account for climate-related risks.
  • Update: Quebec adopts bill permitting target benefit pension plans Quebec has passed Bill 68, An Act mainly to allow the establishment of target benefit pension plans, which allows for the establishment of target benefit pension plans.
  • Our approach spans services in employee and family assistance, health and wellness, recognition, pension and benefits administration, retirement consulting, actuarial and investment services.

BYD to Help Kyoto Reach Japan’s 2050 Carbon Neutral Goal

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 9:06am

On February 24, BYD Japan Co., Ltd. (BYD), Keihan Bus Co., Ltd. (Keihan Bus) and The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kansai Electric Power) announced a tripartite deal in Kyoto, Japan, which will see the three parties work together to help the city achieve Japans 2050 carbon neutrality target and build a carbon-free society.

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  • On February 24, BYD Japan Co., Ltd. (BYD), Keihan Bus Co., Ltd. (Keihan Bus) and The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kansai Electric Power) announced a tripartite deal in Kyoto, Japan, which will see the three parties work together to help the city achieve Japans 2050 carbon neutrality target and build a carbon-free society.
  • As the signing location for the landmark 1997 Kyoto Protocol, Kyoto is a pioneer city that has witnessed the world's active response to climate change.
  • The new bus loop line will connect Kyoto Station, Shichijo Keihan-mae, and Umekoji Hotel Emion Kyoto, which are surrounded by key tourist attractions such as Kyoto Railway Museum and Kyoto Aquarium.
  • The introduction of electric buses around the JR Kyoto Station - the gateway station to Kyoto - will further boost the citys green credentials.

CGTN: Classics Quoted by Xi Jinping: Why Do the People Support the CPC?

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 3:03am

CPC member's acting as the vanguard in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic serves as a telling example of staying with the people.

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  • CPC member's acting as the vanguard in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic serves as a telling example of staying with the people.
  • Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 39 million CPC members fought the virus on the frontline, and more than 13 million CPC members volunteered their services.
  • Nearly 100 million people were lifted out of extreme poverty over the last eight years, that's about 1,500 people per hour.
  • It also means China has reached the targets of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 10 years ahead of schedule.

Ecolab Declares Regular Dividend

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:35pm

The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.48 per common share, to be paid April 15, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 16, 2021.

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  • The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.48 per common share, to be paid April 15, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 16, 2021.
  • Ecolab has paid cash dividends on its common stock for 84 consecutive years.
  • A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services.
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Merck Animal Health Completes Acquisition of Poultry Sense Limited

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:30pm

Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced the completion of its acquisition of PrognostiX Poultry Limited d/b/a Poultry Sense Ltd. from its founding shareholders.

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  • Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced the completion of its acquisition of PrognostiX Poultry Limited d/b/a Poultry Sense Ltd. from its founding shareholders.
  • In March 2019, Merck Animal Health invested in Poultry Sense Ltd., to support their development.
  • The Poultry Sense Ltd. product portfolio joins Merck Animal Health Intelligence, a newly formed specialized operating unit which takes its name from the companys strategic vision for animal health intelligence and data expertise.
  • Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business unit of Merck.

Settlement Unanimously Approved in Pennsylvania American Water Rate Request

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 7:24pm

This allows Pennsylvania American Water to raise its water and wastewater rates over a two-year period to reflect the continued investment made by the company to provide reliable, quality service.

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  • This allows Pennsylvania American Water to raise its water and wastewater rates over a two-year period to reflect the continued investment made by the company to provide reliable, quality service.
  • We are pleased the Commission has approved this settlement, which reflects carefully negotiated terms that balance the customers interest with the much-needed ongoing investments made by the company, said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran.
  • Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people.
  • American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing.