Zero

Refundamentals: How the FTC returns billions to consumers

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

So how do provisions like that translate into real help for real consumers?

Key Points: 
  • So how do provisions like that translate into real help for real consumers?
  • Thats the subject of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protections Office of Claims and Refunds Annual Report.
  • Covering the period between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, the Report recaps how FTC cases resulted in orders that returned billions back to consumers.
  • How do we get checks to eligible consumers while outwitting fraudsters who may try to subvert our efforts?
  • In total, during the 12-month period covered by the Report, FTC cases resulted in more than $6.4 billion in refunds for consumers.
  • In other cases, the FTC sent money directly to consumers.
  • Second, what happens if theres money left over after a refund program or if there isnt enough to provide meaningful refunds to individual consumers?
  • In those instances, the FTC sends the money to the U.S. Treasury, where it goes into the General Fund.
  • In other words, we never forget that the money belongs to consumers, so were duty-bound to do our job carefully and efficiently.
  • And its not unusual for the FTC to ask a court to reinstate the full amount if it looks like defendants lied about their finances.

Highlights - PEGA: Hearing on 'Trade in zero-day vulnerabilities' - Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware

Retrieved on: 
Saturday, November 26, 2022

PEGA: Hearing on 'Trade in zero-day vulnerabilities'

Key Points: 
  • PEGA: Hearing on 'Trade in zero-day vulnerabilities'
    On 24 November 2022 PEGA Committee held a hearing on 'Trade in zero-day vulnerabilities'.
  • This hearing explored the trade in vulnerabilities that often escape the light of day.
  • This trade is part of the foundation for the spyware industry.
  • The hearing in particular covered effects of this trade often taking place in hiding, against untraceable payments and to groups that are linked to cyber criminality.

Bruynzeel: 90% CO2 savings possible on buildings

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

PANNINGEN, Netherlands, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --According to the UN buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of annual CO2 emissions worldwide.

Key Points: 
  • PANNINGEN, Netherlands, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --According to the UN buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of annual CO2 emissions worldwide.
  • Bruynzeel's smart mobile storage systems can reduce the footprint of buildings by 50%.
  • Compared to new construction (or extensions), this can result in a 90% reduction of a building's CO2 emissions.
  • Bruynzeel is also working with partners in the steel industry to apply hydrogen-produced steel as soon as possible.

Progress Report shows that Maritime Green Corridors are taking off - but essential stakeholders must not be left behind

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

However as maritime Green Shipping Corridors progress towards implementation, some key industry stakeholders, especially cargo owners and fuel producers, will need to be engaged as soon as possible.

Key Points: 
  • However as maritime Green Shipping Corridors progress towards implementation, some key industry stakeholders, especially cargo owners and fuel producers, will need to be engaged as soon as possible.
  • So far, maritime Green Corridors are too shipping-centric, more needs to be done to involve cargo owners and producers of future fuels if important obstacles are to be overcome.
  • "Green Corridors have captured the maritime sector's imagination, and the number of initiatives that have been launched in one year is genuinely exciting," Fahnestock said.
  • "These corridors are all at very early stages, but as they move towards implementation, this report can provide a platform for monitoring and sharing global progress.

Progress Report shows that Maritime Green Corridors are taking off - but essential stakeholders must not be left behind

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

However as maritime Green Shipping Corridors progress towards implementation, some key industry stakeholders, especially cargo owners and fuel producers, will need to be engaged as soon as possible.

Key Points: 
  • However as maritime Green Shipping Corridors progress towards implementation, some key industry stakeholders, especially cargo owners and fuel producers, will need to be engaged as soon as possible.
  • So far, maritime Green Corridors are too shipping-centric, more needs to be done to involve cargo owners and producers of future fuels if important obstacles are to be overcome.
  • "Green Corridors have captured the maritime sector's imagination, and the number of initiatives that have been launched in one year is genuinely exciting," Fahnestock said.
  • "These corridors are all at very early stages, but as they move towards implementation, this report can provide a platform for monitoring and sharing global progress.

The Biden Administration Signs Ambitious Global Agreement to Accelerate Zero-Emission Transport

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biden Administration announced a landmark endorsement of zero-emission transport today at COP27. The United States signed the Global Memorandum of Understanding (Global MOU) on Zero-Emission Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, an international agreement supporting a path to 100% new zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) sales by 2040 with a targeted floor of 30% new zero-emission MHDV sales by 2030.

Key Points: 
  • SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biden Administration announced a landmark endorsement of zero-emission transport today at COP27.
  • The US joins nations around the world working to support a path to 100% zero-emission MHDV sales by 2040.
  • More countries are expected to be announced at a joint CALSTART/Netherlands COP27 event later today (additional details at www.globaldrivetozero.org ).
  • The Global MOU and the growing list of signatory countries and endorsing organizations signing on at COP27 is a significant and welcome development.

Cognata Named CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Smart Cities Category

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

REHOVOT, Israel, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognata today announced that it has been named a CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree for its 4D Urban Planning Engine in the Smart Cities Category.

Key Points: 
  • REHOVOT, Israel, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognata today announced that it has been named a CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree for its 4D Urban Planning Engine in the Smart Cities Category.
  • "Cognata is committed now more than ever to the smart cities and auto-tech ecosystems and works vigilantly to advance smart mobility", says Danny Atsmon, CEO & Founder of Cognata.
  • * *
    This year's CES Innovation Awards program received a record-high number of over 2100 submissions.
  • The announcement was made ahead of CES 2023 , the world's most influential technology event, happening Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

Mubadala acquires stake in AirCarbon Exchange which is establishing the first regulated carbon exchange based in Abu Dhabi

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, LONDON and SINGAPORE, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala) and AirCarbon Exchange (ACX), the global exchange revolutionizing the voluntary carbon market, have successfully completed a transaction under which Mubadala has acquired a strategic stake in ACX, supporting ACX's establishment of the first fully regulated carbon trading exchange and carbon clearing house in Abu Dhabi. The announcement was made during the first edition of Abu Dhabi Finance Week (ADFW) hosted by ADGM on 16th November 2022.

Key Points: 
  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, LONDON and SINGAPORE, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala) and AirCarbon Exchange (ACX), the global exchange revolutionizing the voluntary carbon market, have successfully completed a transaction under which Mubadala has acquired a strategic stake in ACX, supporting ACX's establishment of the first fully regulated carbon trading exchange and carbon clearing house in Abu Dhabi.
  • The announcement was made during the first edition of Abu Dhabi Finance Week (ADFW) hosted by ADGM on 16th November 2022.
  • Mubadala and the broader Abu Dhabi government have the impetus to take a leading role in scaling carbon markets.
  • For more information about Mubadala Investment Company, please visit: www.mubadala.com
    AirCarbon Exchange ("ACX") is a global exchange revolutionizing the voluntary carbon market.

Masdar Empowers Next Generation of Global Sustainability Leaders to Innovate Climate Solutions at COP27

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

This week at COP27, Y4S demonstrated that, by working together, we can inspire sustainable innovation and meaningful action in future generations.

Key Points: 
  • This week at COP27, Y4S demonstrated that, by working together, we can inspire sustainable innovation and meaningful action in future generations.
  • At COP27, we saw some of the best and brightest come together to innovate impactful, sustainable solutions.
  • Ahead of COP27, Y4S hosted "Innovate 4 Climate," a special 45-day competition, including a 10-day virtual "bootcamp,"to inspire young changemakers to learn, collaborate, innovate, and co-create solutions for a just energy transition in Africa.
  • Y4S partners in the Innovate 4 Climate competition included Siemens Energy, the UN's Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its Global Cleantech Innovation Program (GCIP).

Masdar Empowers Next Generation of Global Sustainability Leaders to Innovate Climate Solutions at COP27

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

This week at COP27, Y4S demonstrated that, by working together, we can inspire sustainable innovation and meaningful action in future generations.

Key Points: 
  • This week at COP27, Y4S demonstrated that, by working together, we can inspire sustainable innovation and meaningful action in future generations.
  • At COP27, we saw some of the best and brightest come together to innovate impactful, sustainable solutions.
  • Ahead of COP27, Y4S hosted "Innovate 4 Climate," a special 45-day competition, including a 10-day virtual "bootcamp,"to inspire young changemakers to learn, collaborate, innovate, and co-create solutions for a just energy transition in Africa.
  • Y4S partners in the Innovate 4 Climate competition included Siemens Energy, the UN's Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its Global Cleantech Innovation Program (GCIP).