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EQS-News: Aurubis: Multimetal provider underscores strategic growth path at Annual General Meeting

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Friday, February 16, 2024

The multimetal provider is currently investing around € 1.7 billion in strategic projects to secure and strengthen its core business, pursue growth options in recycling in particular, and continue expanding the company’s pioneering role in sustainability.

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  • The multimetal provider is currently investing around € 1.7 billion in strategic projects to secure and strengthen its core business, pursue growth options in recycling in particular, and continue expanding the company’s pioneering role in sustainability.
  • We’re taking the company to a whole new level.”
    The first secondary smelter for multimetal recycling in the US is a key component of the growth course.
  • They’ll begin making another important contribution to a functional circular economy,” Roland Harings underscored at the Annual General Meeting.
  • In total, 64.55 % of the share capital with voting rights were represented in the Annual General Meeting.

As the world heats up, solar panels will degrade faster – especially in hot, humid areas. What can we do?

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Friday, February 16, 2024

We found solar in Australia’s hot, humid north will degrade fastest, while solar in the arid interior and more moderate climates down south will fare better.

Key Points: 
  • We found solar in Australia’s hot, humid north will degrade fastest, while solar in the arid interior and more moderate climates down south will fare better.
  • When you’re looking to install solar on your rooftop, the warranty will likely be a factor in your eventual choice.
  • The reason the power output drops at all is that solar panels slowly degrade over time.
  • Solar farms would be able to produce less power and might have to replace panels due to failure more often.

Comfort Systems USA Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Conference Call and Webcast

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX), a leading provider of mechanical and electrical contracting services including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, piping and controls, announces that it has scheduled its quarterly conference call and webcast for Friday, February 23, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial results.

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  • Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX), a leading provider of mechanical and electrical contracting services including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, piping and controls, announces that it has scheduled its quarterly conference call and webcast for Friday, February 23, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial results.
  • The conference call will be broadcast live in listen-only mode on the Company’s website at https://investors.comfortsystemsusa.com/ .
  • The call and the slide presentation to accompany the remarks can be accessed under the “Investors” tab after fourth quarter and full year 2023 results are released.
  • Comfort Systems USA® is a premier provider of business solutions addressing workplace comfort, with 172 locations in 131 cities around the nation.

5 Tell-Tale Signs Hard Water Is Affecting Your Home

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Hard water contaminants can be removed by water softener systems like the Culligan Aquasential® Smart High Efficiency (HE) Water Softener which offers high-efficiency water softening for your home and is regarded as the world’s most efficient water softener**.

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  • Hard water contaminants can be removed by water softener systems like the Culligan Aquasential® Smart High Efficiency (HE) Water Softener which offers high-efficiency water softening for your home and is regarded as the world’s most efficient water softener**.
  • Here are five tell-tale signs that you may be dealing with hard water issues:
    Stains and Dullness of Clothing.
  • Dissolved calcium and magnesium salts in hard water can accumulate in appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters, leading to decreased efficiency and potential damage.
  • Reduced water flow or pressure can be another indication, as hard water minerals accumulate and narrow the pipe's interior.

Climate change is forcing Australians to weigh up relocating. How do they make that difficult decision?

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Big environmental changes mean ever more Australians will confront the tough choice of whether to move home or risk staying put.

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  • Big environmental changes mean ever more Australians will confront the tough choice of whether to move home or risk staying put.
  • Communities in the tropical north are losing residents as these regions become hotter and more humid.
  • Others face rising bushfire risks that force them to weigh up the difficult decision to move home.

We’ve been slow to adapt to increasing impacts

  • It is increasing the frequency and intensity of disasters and extreme weather events such as heatwaves, fires, storms and floods.
  • It is also accelerating environmental changes such as soil erosion, salinisation of waterways, loss of biodiversity, and land and water degradation.
  • Both sudden disruptions and gradual pervasive decline have impacts on the places where we live, work and play.

What factors affect the decision to stay or go?

  • Systemic inequalities mean some people are more at risk from environmental change and have less capacity to respond than others.
  • This makes it more likely to be owned or rented by people with fewer financial resources, compounding their disadvantage.
  • For First Nations peoples and communities, connections to and responsibilities for places (Country) are intimately intertwined with identity.
  • For them, the impacts of climate change, colonisation and resettlement interact, further complicating the question of relocation.

So who stays and who leaves?

  • They nominated bushland, beaches, fauna and flora, and the climate/weather as characteristics they valued and feared changing or losing as climate change progressed.
  • One study participant wrote:
    It would be hotter and much more unpleasant in summer.
  • I would miss being able to cycle or walk to the local lakes to connect to nature and feel peaceful.
  • We also found place attachment was associated with people acting to protect that place, such as protesting environmentally destructive policies.

Proper planning for adaptation is long overdue

  • It causes significant economic and non-economic losses for both individuals and communities.
  • A changing climate and inappropriately built or located housing interact to create conditions where some people can or should no longer stay.
  • We need co-ordinated, well-governed, long-term planning for people to move in the face of environmental change to ensure equitable and positive transitions for individuals and communities.


Justine Dandy received funding for this work from the Centre for People, Place and Planet, Edith Cowan University. Zoe Leviston received funding for this work from the College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University

Honda and Acura Dealerships Dominate First U.S. EPA List of ENERGY STAR Certified Vehicle Dealerships

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Vehicle dealerships that earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR certification use significantly less energy and contribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical facilities.

Key Points: 
  • Vehicle dealerships that earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR certification use significantly less energy and contribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical facilities.
  • To earn the ENERGY STAR certification, the seven Honda and Acura dealerships demonstrated that they are more energy efficient than at least 75% of similar dealerships across the country.
  • The resulting 1-100 ENERGY STAR score, adjusted for weather and business activity, provided insight into a dealership's energy performance.
  • "On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings, such as these Honda and Acura dealerships, use 35% less energy and contribute 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their peers.

WALK-ON'S SPORTS BISTREAUX ADDS THREE NEW ZESTY WING FLAVORS TO ITS MENU

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- After adding traditional bone-in wings to its menu for the first time last September, Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux, the nationally renowned restaurant and sports bar, is expanding its wing options by adding three mouthwatering flavors: Stingin' Honey, Mojito Lime, and GochuBANG. To celebrate the launch of these new wing flavors and to make March Madness even more exciting, Walk-On's is introducing the Full Court Wing Sampler. This sampler allows fans to experience the thrill of all three flavors in one convenient and shareable platter, making it the perfect companion for watching the games with friends and family.

Key Points: 
  • To celebrate the launch of these new wing flavors and to make March Madness even more exciting, Walk-On's is introducing the Full Court Wing Sampler.
  • "We believe in providing our guests with more than just a meal, and these new wing flavors are sure to leave a lasting impression."
  • These bold and innovative wing flavors have been carefully crafted by Walk-On's culinary team to provide a sensation that will leave sports enthusiasts cheering for more.
  • Mojito Lime brings a refreshing twist with zesty lime and a burst of mint, providing a unique and tantalizing experience.

Sensible Expands Weather Guarantee to Include High Heat, Giving Consumers Confidence to Book in the Hottest Months of 2024

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Further strengthening its offering for hospitality partners and travelers, Sensible Weather announces its newest Weather Guarantee: a protection against high heat.

Key Points: 
  • Further strengthening its offering for hospitality partners and travelers, Sensible Weather announces its newest Weather Guarantee: a protection against high heat.
  • With 2023 as the hottest year on record, and 2024 shaping up to be even hotter, high heat has emerged as a significant factor affecting consumer comfort and enjoyment.
  • In response to the record-breaking temperatures experienced during the 2023 summer season, Sensible has expanded the Weather Guarantee to include protection against uncomfortably high temperatures in addition to rain.
  • “We’ve sold over 60,000 Weather Guarantees covering rain since launching the Weather Guarantee, confirming how seriously weather impacts confidence in booking outdoor activities and travel,” says Nick Cavanagh, Ph.D., Sensible CEO.

Sila Services Continues Central Pennsylvania Expansion with Acquisition of ECS Comfort Heating & Cooling

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

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  • PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Sila Services, LLC announced its continued expansion into Central Pennsylvania with the recent acquisition of ECS Comfort Heating & Cooling.
  • Based in Palmyra, PA, ECS Comfort specializes in both residential and light commercial heating, cooling, and water heating system service and installations across Lebanon, Dauphin, and Lancaster counties.
  • "We are pleased to take this significant step in further expanding our footprint in the Central Pennsylvania region with the acquisition of ECS Comfort Heating & Cooling," stated Jason Rabbino, CEO of Sila Services.
  • We look forward to working with Andy Sattazahn and his tremendous team in building on the strong foundation ECS Comfort has established over the past 35 years and delivering innovative, unparalleled comfort solutions to our growing customer base across the Central Pennsylvania region."

Subterra Renewables and Enercare Launch Fully Integrated Heating and Cooling Solution Powered by Renewable Geothermal Energy

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Subterra to provide geothermal drilling and exchange systems installations via its utilities, energy-as-a-service model

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  • Subterra to provide geothermal drilling and exchange systems installations via its utilities, energy-as-a-service model
    TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - Subterra Renewables group of companies ("Subterra"), North America's leading geothermal energy utility provider, and Enercare Inc. ("Enercare"), one of Canada's largest home and commercial services companies, announced today that the parties are launching a program to offer a fully integrated solution that will provide geothermal heating and cooling to Canadian homes.
  • Recognizing the need to accelerate building electrification with renewables such as geothermal, Subterra and Enercare are collaborating to help new construction multi-residential and low-rise developments to meet their net zero GHG emission reduction targets.
  • Working together, Enercare and Subterra will help developers build new residential homes with geothermal heating and cooling solutions, with the aim of substantially reducing GHG emissions and non-renewable energy use.
  • We are thrilled to be providing a low-cost and hassle-free option for installing a proven geothermal system within our energy-as-a-service model."