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Social Change Organizations Unite to Fund Digital Equity Advocacy in California

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Three social change organizations are partnering on a new and unique approach to philanthropy by funding and advancing digital equity advocacy in California through the Digital Equity Pooled Fund. The inaugural recipients of the Fund's $100,000 grants are The Utility Reform Network (TURN) and the Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT), two organizations leading digital equity efforts in California.

Key Points: 
  • The Digital Equity Pooled Fund aims to position equity at the forefront of how broadband infrastructure dollars are spent in California by ensuring digital equity advocates and communities most affected by the digital divide can make their voices heard in critical regulatory processes.
  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Three social change organizations are partnering on a new and unique approach to philanthropy by funding and advancing digital equity advocacy in California through the Digital Equity Pooled Fund .
  • The inaugural recipients of the Fund's $100,000 grants are The Utility Reform Network ( TURN ) and the Center for Accessible Technology ( CforAT ), two organizations leading digital equity efforts in California.
  • It will ensure digital equity advocates and communities most affected by the digital divide can make their voices heard in critical regulatory processes at the state and federal levels.

AM Best Downgrades Issuer Credit Rating of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.; Affirms Issue Credit Ratings on Debt Issuances

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Sompo International Holdings Ltd.—
-- “a-” (Excellent) on $335 million 7% senior unsecured notes, due 2034 (issued by Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. and guaranteed by Sompo International Holdings Ltd.)
-- “a-” (Excellent) on $300 million 4.7% senior unsecured notes, due 2022 (issued by Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. and guaranteed by Sompo International Holdings Ltd.)

Key Points: 
  • AM Best has downgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of Sompo International Holdings Ltd. (SIH) (Pembroke, Bermuda) from a (Excellent) to a- (Excellent).
  • The downgrade is to harmonize the intermediate holding company Credit Ratings (ratings) of SIH with the Financial Strength Ratings of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (The ratings of the insurance operating companies of SIH.
  • Concurrently, AM Best has affirmed the Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings (Long-Term IRs) of a- (Excellent), which are guaranteed by SIH.
  • For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Guide to Best's Credit Ratings .

Leaders from Seven States Receive High Honors from America’s Service Commissions

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Washington, DC, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eight leaders from across the nation were recognized virtually last night at the 2022 Innovation and Leadership Awards, hosted by Americas Service Commissions (ASC).

Key Points: 
  • Washington, DC, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eight leaders from across the nation were recognized virtually last night at the 2022 Innovation and Leadership Awards, hosted by Americas Service Commissions (ASC).
  • The awards program is held each year to recognize the accomplishments of state service commission staff, commissioners, service programs, and champions of national service throughout the United States and its territories.
  • Congratulations to the following awardees:
    Friend of Americas Service Commissions: Schultz Family Foundation (Washington)
    Each of these awardees has answered the call to serve in an innovative way that is transforming the national service landscape, said Kaira Esgate, CEO of Americas Service Commissions.
  • Americas Service Commissions (ASC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing and promoting the 52 state service commissions across the United States and territories with the mission to lead and elevate the state service network.

New Report Shows How High Retail Electricity Prices Are Slowing California’s Progress Towards an Equitable Clean Energy Future

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Friday, September 23, 2022

The report finds that in 2019, IOU residential customers were paying an effective electricity tax that averaged $678 per year.

Key Points: 
  • The report finds that in 2019, IOU residential customers were paying an effective electricity tax that averaged $678 per year.
  • The researchersProfessors Severin Borenstein, Meredith Fowlie, and James Salleeconclude that utilities in California are covering many costs beyond the direct cost of supplying electricity through higher electricity prices.
  • The new study is a follow-up to the authors 2021 study, Designing Electricity Rates for An Equitable Energy Transition .
  • The Energy Institute at Haas helps create a more economically and environmentally sustainable energy future through research, teaching and policy engagement.

Electrical Insulation Materials Market worth $14.3 billion by 2027 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

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Friday, September 23, 2022

CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrical Insulation Materials Market size is projected to grow from USD 10.6 billion in 2022 to USD 14.3 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 6.2% between 2022 and 2027, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrical Insulation Materials Market size is projected to grow from USD 10.6 billion in 2022 to USD 14.3 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 6.2% between 2022 and 2027, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets.
  • Electrical insulation materials are used in electrical systems to prevent unwanted flow of current to the earth from the supporting points.
  • The thermoplastics segment is estimated to lead the electrical insulation materials market during the forecast period.
  • The rising use of electrical insulation materials owing to high growth in automation in construction industry and rise in sales of electric vehicles (EVs), drives the electrical insulation materials market.

Electrical Insulation Materials Market worth $14.3 billion by 2027 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

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Friday, September 23, 2022

CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrical Insulation Materials Market size is projected to grow from USD 10.6 billion in 2022 to USD 14.3 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 6.2% between 2022 and 2027, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrical Insulation Materials Market size is projected to grow from USD 10.6 billion in 2022 to USD 14.3 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 6.2% between 2022 and 2027, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets.
  • Electrical insulation materials are used in electrical systems to prevent unwanted flow of current to the earth from the supporting points.
  • The thermoplastics segment is estimated to lead the electrical insulation materials market during the forecast period.
  • The rising use of electrical insulation materials owing to high growth in automation in construction industry and rise in sales of electric vehicles (EVs), drives the electrical insulation materials market.

Global Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market Analysis Report 2022-2027: Growing Focus of Organizations on Introducing New Standards Such as ISO 19650 in BIM Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Global Building Information Modeling Market (BIM) is estimated to be USD 11.98 Bn in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 25.69 Bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 16.48%.

Key Points: 
  • The Global Building Information Modeling Market (BIM) is estimated to be USD 11.98 Bn in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 25.69 Bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 16.48%.
  • Market dynamics are forces that impact the prices and behaviors of the Global Building Information Modeling Market (BIM) stakeholders.
  • The report presents a detailed Ansoff matrix analysis for the Global Building Information Modeling Market (BIM).
  • The analyst analyses the Global Building Information Modeling Market (BIM) using the Ansoff Matrix to provide the best approaches a company can take to improve its market position.

Global rollout of electric vehicles depends on creating right framework for investment, says Arcadis

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

As the global EV market evolves, countries need to ramp up investment in charging infrastructure to successfully transition to zero emission vehicles.

Key Points: 
  • As the global EV market evolves, countries need to ramp up investment in charging infrastructure to successfully transition to zero emission vehicles.
  • Policy changes and stricter environmental regulations are some of the strongest catalysts for global EV transition.
  • Simon Swan, Global New Mobility Solutions Director at Arcadis, said:
    "The Electric Vehicle market is moving quickly, with new charging hubs and technologies becoming available all the time.
  • With clear leadership and the right policies, electric vehicles can play a crucial role in tackling the climate crisis."

Global rollout of electric vehicles depends on creating right framework for investment, says Arcadis

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

As the global EV market evolves, countries need to ramp up investment in charging infrastructure to successfully transition to zero emission vehicles.

Key Points: 
  • As the global EV market evolves, countries need to ramp up investment in charging infrastructure to successfully transition to zero emission vehicles.
  • Policy changes and stricter environmental regulations are some of the strongest catalysts for global EV transition.
  • Simon Swan, Global New Mobility Solutions Director at Arcadis, said:
    "The Electric Vehicle market is moving quickly, with new charging hubs and technologies becoming available all the time.
  • With clear leadership and the right policies, electric vehicles can play a crucial role in tackling the climate crisis."

DonorDrive and Leading Enterprise Nonprofits Join Forces for TwitchCon 2022

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Enterprise nonprofits choose DonorDrive as their main platform to run charity streaming programs that expand their audiences and diversify their fundraising efforts well into the future.

Key Points: 
  • Enterprise nonprofits choose DonorDrive as their main platform to run charity streaming programs that expand their audiences and diversify their fundraising efforts well into the future.
  • The DonorDrive Charity Arcade provides a space where nonprofits can connect with their supporters and expand their audience while showcasing the ways content creators can get involved.
  • DonorDrive is proud to host this experience at TwitchCon with our nonprofit clients and provide the best solution for livestream fundraising.
  • DonorDrive, an EngageSmart solution, is an advanced digital fundraising platform for nonprofits that turns everyday people into powerful fundraisers.