Environmental Issues

Technosylva Welcomes Strategic Growth Investment from TA

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 3:15pm

Technosylva Inc. (Technosylva or the Company), a leading provider of wildfire simulation modeling, risk analysis and operational response SaaS solutions, today announced that TA, a leading global growth private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to make a strategic growth investment in the Company.

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  • Technosylva Inc. (Technosylva or the Company), a leading provider of wildfire simulation modeling, risk analysis and operational response SaaS solutions, today announced that TA, a leading global growth private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to make a strategic growth investment in the Company.
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is serving as legal counsel to Technosylva, and Goodwin Procter is serving as legal counsel to TA.
  • TA Associates (TA) is a leading global growth private equity firm.
  • Investing as either a majority or minority investor, TA employs a long-term approach, utilizing its strategic resources to help management teams build lasting value in high quality growth companies.

Solace Capital Partners Sells Patriot Environmental Services

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:00pm

Solace Capital Partners, L.P. (Solace), a leading private equity firm focused on providing creative capital solutions for middle market companies, today announced the sale of Patriot Environmental Services, Inc. (Patriot or the Company), a premier provider of comprehensive environmental services and emergency oil spill response, to Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCCI) for $156 million.

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  • Solace Capital Partners, L.P. (Solace), a leading private equity firm focused on providing creative capital solutions for middle market companies, today announced the sale of Patriot Environmental Services, Inc. (Patriot or the Company), a premier provider of comprehensive environmental services and emergency oil spill response, to Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCCI) for $156 million.
  • Under Solaces ownership, Patriots talented management team delivered on a strategic plan to meaningfully expand its footprint and solidify its position as the leading environmental services provider on the West Coast, said Christopher Brothers, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Solace.
  • We look forward to Patriot flourishing under Heritage-Crystal Cleans ownership and continuing to provide premium services to our customers.
  • Solace Capital Partners is a Los Angeles-based private investment firm focused on providing flexible capital solutions for middle market companies in the United States and Canada.

CBRE Investment Management Announces Enhanced Focus on Solar, Battery Storage as Part of Sustainability Initiative in Growing Logistics Portfolio

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:00pm

Earlier this year, CBRE Investment Management announced its first agreement with Altus Power to build and operate a portfolio of rooftop community solar projects on logistics facilities that are managed by CBRE Investment Management in Maryland.

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  • Earlier this year, CBRE Investment Management announced its first agreement with Altus Power to build and operate a portfolio of rooftop community solar projects on logistics facilities that are managed by CBRE Investment Management in Maryland.
  • These projects, which provide renewable energy to residential customers and CBRE Investment Management logistics tenants, are expected to produce savings for approximately 5,700 residential customers in Maryland.
  • CBRE Investment Management is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), the worlds largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue).
  • CBRE Investment Management harnesses CBREs data and market insights, investment sourcing and other resources for the benefit of its clients.

Statement from Silfab Solar on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 12:25am

Silfab Solar, North Americas leading provider of high-efficiency and durable PV solar modules, applauds the Biden administration and U.S Congress for enacting the Inflation Reduction Act, along with passage of the Solar Energy Manufacturing in America Act (SEMA).

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  • Silfab Solar, North Americas leading provider of high-efficiency and durable PV solar modules, applauds the Biden administration and U.S Congress for enacting the Inflation Reduction Act, along with passage of the Solar Energy Manufacturing in America Act (SEMA).
  • Silfabs relentless commitment to US manufacturing and the solar industry is reflected in the continued expansion of our two (2) technologically advanced US solar manufacturing facilities.
  • At Silfab, we applaud the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, SEMA and the efforts by the Biden Administration to further invest in the solar industry, said Silfab Chief Executive Officer Paolo Maccario.
  • The Inflation Reduction Act and SEMA will mean more U.S. solar jobs.

Calvert Impact Capital releases statement on Inflation Reduction Act

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Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:36pm

Calvert Impact Capital applauded the passage today of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

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  • Calvert Impact Capital applauded the passage today of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
  • The provision for a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act is a game changer for the communities we serve.
  • Calvert Impact Capital has joined a broad coalition that has been supporting a national green bank given its promise to drive capital to projects for under-resourced and low- to moderate-income communities.
  • Calvert Impact Capital also offers loan syndications and capital advisory services, where we consult on and structure loans for institutional and accredited lenders seeking environmental and social impact.

Metropolitan Issues Statement on Newsom Administration Water Initiatives to Counter Aridification

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 8:00pm

Climate change is accelerating aridification in California and demands urgent actions to adapt.

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  • Climate change is accelerating aridification in California and demands urgent actions to adapt.
  • We appreciate the administrations support for new supplies and infrastructure projects such as Pure Water Southern California.
  • The availability of our water supplies in California is permanently changing as a result of the warming and drying of our climate.
  • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative that, along with its 26 cities and retail suppliers, provides water for 19 million people in six counties.

Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023 Demonstrates Global Reach and Impact with over 4,500 Submissions

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 3:48pm

Following a successful 4-month submissions phase, the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award for recognising excellence in sustainability, has officially closed entries for its 2023 awards cycle.

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  • Following a successful 4-month submissions phase, the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award for recognising excellence in sustainability, has officially closed entries for its 2023 awards cycle.
  • Over 4,500 applications were received across the five Prize categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools, from a record 152 countries, demonstrating the Prizes growing global reach and impact.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220811005418/en/
    The Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023 receives more than 4,500 submissions globally (Graphic: AETOSWire)
    The Zayed Sustainability Prize winners will be announced at the 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards Ceremony that will be held on January 16, 2023 as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
  • The Prize witnessed a 13% increase in submissions compared to last year from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), nonprofit organisations and high schools.

D.A. Davidson Closes $160M in Bonds to Advance Next Generation Aerial Firefighting Platforms

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 2:45pm

Achieving a financing of this type and scale with a partner like Bridger Aerospace is a historic milestone for D.A.

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  • Achieving a financing of this type and scale with a partner like Bridger Aerospace is a historic milestone for D.A.
  • Amid record-breaking, year-round wildfire seasons and a changing climate, Bridger meets an underserved and growing need for next-generation and full-service aerial firefighting platforms by leveraging sustainable and environmentally safe firefighting methods.
  • Based in Bozeman, Montana, Bridger Aerospace Group, LLC is one of the nations largest privately held aerial firefighting companies.
  • Bridger provides aerial firefighting and wildfire management services to federal and state government agencies, including the United States Forest Service, across the nation.

More Than Half of Americans Believe Wealthy Individuals More Likely to Have An Impact on Combating Climate Change than Government

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 2:00pm

Two-thirds of Americans (67%) and three-fourths (75%) of those ages 18-34 believe that combating climate change doesnt seem to be a priority for politicians and the government.

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  • Two-thirds of Americans (67%) and three-fourths (75%) of those ages 18-34 believe that combating climate change doesnt seem to be a priority for politicians and the government.
  • In fact, more than half (56%) believe that wealthy individuals, not the government, will have more of an impact in combating climate change.
  • And 68% of those ages 18-34 feel the same about wealthy individuals being more likely to drive climate change than the government.
  • While consumers may not have confidence in systemic change to fight climate change, the survey found that individuals want to take action on their own.

Zebra Technologies’ Emissions Reduction Targets Validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 1:00pm

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today announced its emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), joining more than 1,500 companies globally.

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  • Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today announced its emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), joining more than 1,500 companies globally.
  • Zebras commitment includes a 50% reduction in absolute scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 from its 2020 baseline.
  • Zebra is proud to be part of the climate solution and committed to investing in climate initiatives with a sound economic proposition, said Anders Gustafsson, Chief Executive Officer of Zebra Technologies.
  • ZEBRA and the stylized Zebra head are trademarks of Zebra Technologies Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.