Environmental Health

Hoover CS Announces Sustainability-Linked Financing with Riverstone Credit Partners

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hoover CS, a leading provider of sustainable packaging and fleet management solutions, announced today that it has closed on a $160 million sustainability-linked senior secured term loan with Riverstone Credit Partners L.P. (Riverstone Credit Partners), a dedicated credit investment platform focused on energy, power, decarbonization, and infrastructure managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC (Riverstone).

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  • Hoover CS, a leading provider of sustainable packaging and fleet management solutions, announced today that it has closed on a $160 million sustainability-linked senior secured term loan with Riverstone Credit Partners L.P. (Riverstone Credit Partners), a dedicated credit investment platform focused on energy, power, decarbonization, and infrastructure managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC (Riverstone).
  • Riverstone Credit Partners commitment of capital to Hoover CS recognizes the opportunity and importance of our mission to provide sustainable, innovative solutions that deliver attractive economics to our customers, said Kevin Friar, CEO, Hoover CS.
  • Riverstone has been a great partner to Hoover CS in the past, and this financing further aligns with our anticipated continued growth.
  • Founded in 2000, Riverstone is an investment firm focused on executing private equity and credit investments in energy, power, decarbonization and infrastructure.

Allonnia Now Capable of Providing Bench Scale Treatability Studies for PFAS Contaminated Sites

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Allonnia , the bio-ingenuity company dedicated to extracting value where others see waste, today announces new capabilities for bench scale treatability studies for PFAS contaminated sites within their Boston laboratory.

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  • Allonnia , the bio-ingenuity company dedicated to extracting value where others see waste, today announces new capabilities for bench scale treatability studies for PFAS contaminated sites within their Boston laboratory.
  • The enhanced bench scale capability enables testing of contaminated water samples using SAFF to determine indicative PFAS removal performance in advance of a full-scale pilot evaluation.
  • The capability to provide bench scale treatability studies for our clients is a big milestone for Allonnia, said Dayal Saran, VP & Head of Research, Allonnia.
  • Allonnia has completed several treatability studies in its Boston lab with the new SAFF bench units, with many more scheduled.

Asahi Kasei’s AKXY2 Concept Vehicle and the Future of Autonomous Mobility at CES 2023

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Virtually everything in the vehicle that can be seen, touched and interacted with is made from Asahi Kasei original or collaborative technology.

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  • Virtually everything in the vehicle that can be seen, touched and interacted with is made from Asahi Kasei original or collaborative technology.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221201005167/en/
    Asahi Kasei will showcase AKXY2 concept vehicle and in-vehicle solutions such as Active Road Noise Cancellation, millimeter-wave radar for child presence detection, and drunk driving prevention.
  • Debuting in Japan on May 25, 2022 in line with Asahi Kaseis 100th anniversary, AKXY2 showcases the companys cross-divisional expertise throughout the entire value chain.
  • From textiles and engineering plastics to elastomers, the Asahi Kasei materials integrated into the vehicle contribute to a lower carbon footprint.

Energy Globe Foundation Presents Solutions for Our Environment

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

In total, over 30,000 sustainable projects have been submitted, proposing innovative solutions to environmental problems.

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  • In total, over 30,000 sustainable projects have been submitted, proposing innovative solutions to environmental problems.
  • This was confirmed by high-ranking experts in a panel discussion before the ceremony, among them Nobel Laureate Prof. Mohan Munasinghe: There is no shortage of solutions to our current crises, as the many projects entered for the Energy Globe have demonstrated impressively.
  • It is important to inform people and economic players worldwide of these solutions, and to motivate them to join in their implementation.
  • Each Energy Globe World Award winner received EUR 3,000 Euro in SGCf.

Grove Announces Participation in the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Grove Collaborative Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GROV) (Grove or the Company), a leading sustainable consumer products company and certified B Corp, today announced that the Company will participate in the upcoming Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference being held at the InterContinental New York Barclay.

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  • Grove Collaborative Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GROV) (Grove or the Company), a leading sustainable consumer products company and certified B Corp, today announced that the Company will participate in the upcoming Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference being held at the InterContinental New York Barclay.
  • Launched in 2016 as a Certified B Corp, Grove Collaborative Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GROV) is transforming consumer products into a positive force for human and environmental good.
  • With a flexible monthly delivery model and access to knowledgeable Grove Guides, Grove makes it easy for everyone to build sustainable routines.
  • Grove is the first plastic neutral retailer in the world and is committed to being 100% plastic-free by 2025.

Malaysia Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2022: Comprehensive Information on Major Policies, Technology and Incentives - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The "Malaysia Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2022 Update" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Malaysia Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2022 Update" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The report offers comprehensive information on major policies governing the renewable energy market in the country.
  • The report discusses renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of the renewable energy industry.
  • The report details promotional measures in Malaysia both for the overall renewable energy industry and for specific renewable energy technologies that have potential in the country.

Arbor Day Foundation, NBCUniversal to Plant Trees in Celebration of Annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Special

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The partnership will be highlighted as part of NBCs two-hour Christmas in Rockefeller Center special airing live Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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  • The partnership will be highlighted as part of NBCs two-hour Christmas in Rockefeller Center special airing live Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Partners like NBCUniversal, who understand the true value of trees, enable the Foundation to make real, meaningful impact on a global scale, said Dan Lambe, CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • The Arbor Day Foundation, the worlds largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022.
  • Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world.

“Turn Forward” Launched to Advocate for Ambitious, Shared Vision of U.S. Offshore Wind Expansion

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Turn Forward, an independent, non-profit offshore wind advocacy organization, launched today to advance a shared, multi-stakeholder vision for American offshore wind power that meets todays climate, economic, equity and environmental challenges.

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  • Turn Forward, an independent, non-profit offshore wind advocacy organization, launched today to advance a shared, multi-stakeholder vision for American offshore wind power that meets todays climate, economic, equity and environmental challenges.
  • Turn Forward will be led by 12-year U.S. offshore wind veteran Stephanie McClellan, who founded and led the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, which helped create the original policy pipeline for offshore wind power in the U.S. McClellan also held offshore wind leadership roles across state government, philanthropy-funded initiatives, and industry entities.
  • Turn Forward will play a critical role in deepening support for offshore wind policies that will build a more equitable, worker-centered economy.
  • The full results of the Climate Nexus / Turn Forward offshore wind poll can be found here .

How Uber and Lyft Are Transforming US Cities

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The ways in which Uber and Lyft are redefining mobility is the focus of a new policy brief series, Uber and Lyft in U.S. Cities: Findings and Recommendations from Carnegie Mellon University Research on Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).

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  • The ways in which Uber and Lyft are redefining mobility is the focus of a new policy brief series, Uber and Lyft in U.S. Cities: Findings and Recommendations from Carnegie Mellon University Research on Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).
  • However, Uber and Lyft affect different kinds of cities differently, and that is important to understanding their impact, explains Michalek.
  • When TNCs entered U.S. cities, car ownership increased in car-dependent and slow-growth cities, and TNCs displaced transit ridership most in cities with high income and fewer children.
  • The costs that Uber and Lyft impose on cities are not clear-cut, either.

MSCI’s Net-Zero Targets Approved by The Science Based Targets initiative

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

MSCI (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today that its enhanced net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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  • MSCI (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today that its enhanced net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
  • MSCI is proud to be in the first group of companies to receive approval for its net-zero targets from SBTi, a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science.
  • I am pleased to announce our new commitments on the heels of the tremendous momentum that emerged from COP27.
  • MSCIs enhanced commitments will help us drive accountability and stay aligned with a sustainable climate pathway.