WRWA http://wrwa.net/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:59:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://wrwa.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png WRWA http://wrwa.net/ 32 32 NorthCrest Asset Management LLC Reduces Inventory in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) https://wrwa.net/northcrest-asset-management-llc-reduces-inventory-in-waste-management-inc-nysewm/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:51:03 +0000 https://wrwa.net/northcrest-asset-management-llc-reduces-inventory-in-waste-management-inc-nysewm/

NorthCrest Asset Management LLC reduced its position in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM – Get Rating) by 86.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor held 2,201 shares of the business services provider after selling 13,893 shares during the period. NorthCrest Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Waste Management were worth $349,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently changed their positions in the company. Steward Financial Group LLC acquired a new stake in Waste Management during Q4 valued at approximately $25,000. CarsonAllaria Wealth Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in Waste Management during Q4 valued at approximately $25,000. Amplius Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Waste Management during the 4th quarter for a value of approximately $27,000. Mizuho Securities Co.Ltd. acquired a new stake in Waste Management during the 1st quarter for a value of approximately $32,000. Finally, SOA Wealth Advisors LLC. increased its position in Cleaning by 51.5% in the 4th quarter. Wealth Advisors SOA LLC. now owns 206 shares of the business services provider worth $34,000 after buying 70 more shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds hold 80.37% of the company’s shares.

Separately, Executive Vice President John J. Morris sold 47,006 shares of the company in a transaction that took place on Thursday, April 28. The stock was sold at an average price of $168.10, for a total transaction of $7,901,708.60. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 95,461 shares of the company, valued at approximately $16,046,994.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, accessible via this hyperlink. Additionally, SVP Nikolaj H. Sjoqvist sold 10,311 shares of the company in a trade that took place on Thursday, April 28. The stock was sold at an average price of $166.57, for a total value of $1,717,503.27. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 38,769 shares of the company, valued at $6,457,752.33. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 59,985 shares of the company worth $10,072,025 in the past three months. 0.18% of the shares are currently held by company insiders.

A number of research companies have recently commented on WM. Bank of America downgraded Waste Management from an “underperforming” to a “neutral” rating and raised its price target for the stock from $155.00 to $165.00 in a research report from the Friday May 13. Morgan Stanley lowered its price target on waste management from $165.00 to $160.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a Wednesday, June 22 report. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised its price target on waste management from $157.00 to $167.00 in a Thursday, April 28 report. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Waste Management from an “outperforming” rating to a “market performing” rating and set a price target of $174.00 for the company. in a report on Tuesday, April 12. Finally, Raymond James raised its price target on waste management from $167.00 to $170.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a Friday, April 22 report. Six investment analysts gave the stock a hold rating, two issued a buy rating and one gave the company a strong buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Waste Management currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $163.00.

NYSE WM opened at $151.25 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $62.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.32, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.80. Waste Management, Inc. has a 1-year low of $138.58 and a 1-year high of $170.18. The company has a debt ratio of 1.83, a current ratio of 0.80 and a quick ratio of 0.76. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $155.34 and its 200-day simple moving average is $155.02.

Waste Management (NYSE:WM – Get Rating) last released quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 26. The business services provider reported earnings per share of $1.29 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.17. The company posted revenue of $4.66 billion for the quarter, versus analyst estimates of $4.45 billion. Waste Management had a return on equity of 29.67% and a net margin of 10.32%. The company’s revenue increased by 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period a year earlier, the company posted EPS of $1.06. On average, equity research analysts expect Waste Management, Inc. to post EPS of 5.55 for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 17. Investors of record on Friday, June 3 received a dividend of $0.65 per share. This represents an annualized dividend of $2.60 and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 2. Waste Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 57.27%.

Waste management profile (Get an assessment)

Waste Management, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides environmental waste management services to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers in North America. It offers collection services, including the collection and transport of waste and recyclable materials from their place of generation to a transfer station, a material recovery facility (MRF) or a disposal site; and owns, develops and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations.

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2022 Global Wastewater Treatment Separator Market Development by 2028 https://wrwa.net/2022-global-wastewater-treatment-separator-market-development-by-2028/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:42:43 +0000 https://wrwa.net/2022-global-wastewater-treatment-separator-market-development-by-2028/

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Mumbai: BMC cut power and water but building got ‘repairable’ report | Bombay News https://wrwa.net/mumbai-bmc-cut-power-and-water-but-building-got-repairable-report-bombay-news/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:17:00 +0000 https://wrwa.net/mumbai-bmc-cut-power-and-water-but-building-got-repairable-report-bombay-news/
Last April, the BMC had identified 337 dilapidated buildings in Mumbai. (file photo)

MUMBAI: The Naik Nagar housing corporation, which was built in 1975 on a collection plot, was first put on notice by the BMC for repairs in 2013. In 2016, the BMC even cut off water and electricity to the company but the inhabitants refused to evacuate it. They had a structural auditor submit a report that the building was repairable.
Locals told TOI that most of those living in the building were rented and paid 8,000 rupees a month while elsewhere in kurla the monthly rent is over Rs 25,000. “The original tenants of the building did not live here and almost everyone here was a tenant,” said a resident of Jai Jawan Vasahut, located opposite the building destroy.
After the crash, BMC staff were seen at the site carrying large signs that read “Very dilapidated building”.
BMC Commissioner IS Chahal, who visited the site, said residents were repeatedly asked to leave the building. Instead, they got a structural audit from a certified auditor, who told them the building was repairable.
“After the building submitted this report to the civic body, it was removed from the list of dilapidated buildings and placed under the repair list,” Chahal said.
Mumbai Suburban Collector Nidhi Choudhari said the collector’s office has so far not received any redevelopment proposals from the company.
Last April, the BMC had identified 337 dilapidated buildings in Mumbai. According to BMC data, the most dilapidated buildings at 163 are in the western suburbs, followed by 104 in the eastern suburbs and 70 in the island city. This annual survey of dilapidated buildings is conducted before the monsoon.

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Vermont officials seek public comment on proposed wake boat rules https://wrwa.net/vermont-officials-seek-public-comment-on-proposed-wake-boat-rules/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 21:17:48 +0000 https://wrwa.net/vermont-officials-seek-public-comment-on-proposed-wake-boat-rules/
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Waking up along the shores of Lake Carmi in 2017. Courtesy of Larry Myott

New rules are being considered for the use of wake boats on Vermont lakes and ponds, in response to a push from concerned residents.

Responsible Wakes for Vermont Lakes filed a 54-page petition in March calling on the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to tighten boating regulations. The total number of wakeboats on Vermont’s waterways is unknown, as many are owned by tourists.

The grassroots group Responsible Wakes, which has around 40 members, argues that this increasingly popular form of boating contributes to shoreline erosion and the spread of aquatic invasive species. They also fear it poses a safety risk to swimmers.

“I would love to see what I have preserved for other generations,” says Mark Milazzo, spokesperson for Responsible Wakes, who lives in Peacham Pond. Milazzo says the proposed rules are key to ensuring lakes and ponds can be enjoyed by all.

Wake boats are powerboats or powerboats designed to create large wakes for activities such as wakeboarding or wakesurfing. Boats operate primarily by using their weight to move water. A ballast tank holds water in the bottom of the boat, weighing down the stern and creating surfable waves.

While Vermont regulates boats, it does not have specific rules for wake boats. The petition, which cites 56 scientific studies, calls for keeping these boats at least 1,000 feet from shore — that safe zone is now 200 feet — and establishing a minimum depth requirement for boats to operate and designate a contiguous area of ​​60 acres as a wake sport area.

The Department of Environmental Conservation can either approve all of the rules proposed in the petition, modify the list of rules, or decline any modification of the rules. According to environmental program director Oliver Pierson, the department has not taken a position on the accuracy of the claims made in the petition. The department does not conduct its own research, but reviews published research to help guide its decision, which could come as early as August.

However, the department will first two public hearings to explain the petition and allow public comment on the potential rules for wake boats.

The hearings, both at 5:30 p.m., will take place on June 29 at the Richmond Free Library and July 7 at the Manchester Community Library. Both can be assisted virtually. Those wishing to speak are requested to do so by 4:00 p.m. the day before.

“It is important to note that the initiation of formal regulation does not mean that the rule will be implemented or that it will pass,” Pierson said.

According to members of Responsible Wakes, unless the rules are passed, lasting effects could result for the ecology and visitor numbers of the lakes.

Currently, Vermont requires wake boats to operate at least 200 feet from shore, per recommendations from the Water Sport Industry Association, a national water sports advocacy group.

Responsible Wakes contends that increasing this requirement to 1,000 feet will ensure that any waves created by a wake boat will dissipate by the time they reach shore, allowing shoreline wildlife and their habitats to thrive.

If the petition rules are adopted, Vermonters and visitors would have 19 lakes that allow wakeboarding. Most inland lakes over 500 acres would meet the criteria, and Lake Champlain and Lake Memphremagog are excluded from the petition.

Boat ballasts are the main source of concern for the petitioners. They argue that reservoirs can spread aquatic invasive species because they cannot be drained or examined thoroughly. And, because the tank weighs down the boat, the propeller is lower than on other boats, increasing the risk of moving sediment from the lake bottom and spreading harmful phosphorus.

Responsible Wakes also argues that the waves created by wake boats overpower other activities and make them undesirable for other lake users due to the increased likelihood of injury.

But Brad Fralick, director of government affairs at the Water Sport Industry Association, said the opposite was true.

“It’s never a good idea to make a policy that’s going to significantly overload the waterways,” Fralick said. He suggested limiting the sport to certain lakes would make injuries more common as wake boats would be more concentrated in one area. “It’s just an invitation to disaster.”

In 2015, the association conducted its own study which showed that in lakes around 200 acres in size, the height of the waves as they hit the shore was 9 to 11 inches. According to the association, these wave heights are consistent with the size of wind-driven waves that occur naturally. The industry group argues that waves generated by wake boats are actually less harmful than wind-driven waves because they lose energy and dissipate faster, while wind-driven waves generally maintain an energy constant.

“Our primary focus in all of this has always been education,” Fralick said.

Popular primarily in the West and South, wake boats and their corresponding sports are relatively new to New Englanders, according to Milazzo and Fralick. The petition cite research boating is the fastest growing water sport in the country.

However, according to Milazzo, the group surveyed 14 waterways in Vermont and found that recreational boating accounts for less than 1% of waterway use in Vermont. Lake Raponda in Wilmington, Lake Iroquois in Chittenden County and Joe’s Pond, shared by Cabot and Danville, are particularly impacted by wakeboat use, Milazzo said. The state does not track the use of wake boats, according to Pierson.

Watercraft users are a “very small percentage of users on waterways, but they have the greatest impact and do so at the expense of all other uses of lakes and ponds,” Milazzo said.

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New Study: Small Waste Incinerators Market Forecast to 2026 https://wrwa.net/new-study-small-waste-incinerators-market-forecast-to-2026/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:24:17 +0000 https://wrwa.net/new-study-small-waste-incinerators-market-forecast-to-2026/

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Klein Law Firm Announces Deadline for Lead Plaintiff of August 8, 2022 in Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Waste Management, Inc. Stockholders. https://wrwa.net/klein-law-firm-announces-deadline-for-lead-plaintiff-of-august-8-2022-in-class-action-lawsuit-filed-on-behalf-of-waste-management-inc-stockholders/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:45:00 +0000 https://wrwa.net/klein-law-firm-announces-deadline-for-lead-plaintiff-of-august-8-2022-in-class-action-lawsuit-filed-on-behalf-of-waste-management-inc-stockholders/

NEW YORK, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Klein Law Firm Announces Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed on Behalf of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) Shareholders Alleging the Company Violated Federal Securities Laws .

This lawsuit is on behalf of all purchasers of certain redeemable senior notes of Waste Management between February 13, 2020 and June 23, 2020.
Lead Applicant Deadline: August 8, 2022
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CLASS ACTION CASE DETAILS: The filed complaint alleges that Waste Management, Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the United States Department of Justice advised Waste Management that it would require Waste Management to sell many more assets than the $200 million set forth in the merger agreement between the Company and Advanced Disposal Services; (ii) as a result, the merger would not be effected by July 14, 2020, the termination date provided for in the merger agreement; and (iii) the redeemable senior notes of Waste Management would be subject to a mandatory redemption at 101% of par.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU AS A SHAREHOLDER: If you have incurred a waste management loss, you have up to August 8, 2022 ask the court to obtain the status of principal plaintiff. Your ability to participate in any collection does not require you to serve as the lead plaintiff.

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Samsung Electro-Mechanics applies advanced treatment process to wastewater effluent https://wrwa.net/samsung-electro-mechanics-applies-advanced-treatment-process-to-wastewater-effluent/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:21:43 +0000 https://wrwa.net/samsung-electro-mechanics-applies-advanced-treatment-process-to-wastewater-effluent/

This photo provided by Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. shows a family of mandarin ducks swimming in a stream near the company's Suwon plant.

This photo provided by Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. shows a family of mandarin ducks swimming in a stream near the company’s Suwon plant.

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire)Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. applies advanced treatment methods to the water it uses throughout its production process as part of environmental protection efforts, the company said.

The electronics manufacturer purifies the water used at its Suwon plant in three stages. It manages the density of contaminants in the sewage it discharges into nearby Woncheonri Stream more strictly than the level required by law.

The sewage effluent containment density is monitored in real time and the information is shared with the Ministry of the Environment.

Wastewater effluent of higher quality than second quality water is discharged into the watercourse with third quality water quality and reduces the chemical oxygen demand of the watercourse by approximately 18%, turning it into second-grade water.

The amount of water that the company discharges into the creek is approximately 1 million tons per year.

Thanks to these efforts, species like carp and sea horn are thriving in the creek and the number of waterfowl is increasing, making the creek a popular ecological park.

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Keeping a promise from her State of the State address, Governor Mills will provide more than 1,000 middle and high school students with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor learning experiences this summer.

Augusta, MAINE – Keeping a promise from her State of the State Address, Governor Janet Mills today announced the launch of the Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative to provide Maine students with hands-on outdoor learning experiences this summer.

The initiative, developed by the Maine Department of Education with federal funding, will give middle and high school students the opportunity to participate in marine and coastal ecology learning programs, including research and marine exploration, boat building, sailing, career exploration with marine companies, island immersion programs, and more.

For example, the School of Ecology will take students on field trips to sandy beaches, tidal pools and salt marshes to learn about Maine’s coastal ecosystems. The Herring Gut Coastal Science Center will expose students to marine fish currents, oyster farms, mudflats, hatcheries and labs, while visiting maritime businesses across the Midcoast to allow students to see potential careers firsthand. in Maine’s maritime industries. Sailing Ships Maine will provide students with the opportunity to sail aboard a commercial training vessel as an active member of the crew.

This outdoor learning initiative will benefit at least 1,000 students across Maine, with a focus on students from low-income families in areas of Maine where they typically don’t have access to such experiences. .

“Maine’s outdoors are one of our greatest treasures. In an age where devices and screens too often capture our children’s attention, getting them outside and connecting them to our state has never been so good. important “, said Governor Janet Mills. “In my State of the State address, I promised that we would partner with outdoor organizations to create new learning opportunities and help young people who may have lost ground in the school during the pandemic. Today, I keep that promise. Our outdoor learning initiative in Maine will help our students learn, grow, develop new skills, and enjoy the outdoors, which will lead to new interests in life.

“The Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative offers hands-on, highly engaging programs that allow Maine youth to explore and learn from our state’s incredible abundance of natural resources,” said Pender Makin, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Education. “Being outside in contact with nature and with each other is so important in helping students recover from the pandemic. These outdoor learning experiences will build teamwork and leadership skills, reduce stress and anxiety, and develop new skills in our expansive outdoor classroom that will also translate to success in the workplace. inside the classroom. We thank all the organizations that have stepped up to be part of this exciting initiative. »

This type of so-called experiential learning is very engaging and allows students to solve problems and acquire new skills in real contexts, to develop teamwork and leadership skills, to increase self-confidence. and develop an appreciation for nature.

Spending time outdoors has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety and equip students with skills and knowledge that can help them succeed in the classroom. Being able to interact with nature while bonding with peers is also beneficial for students’ recovery from the disruptions and challenges caused by the pandemic.

Organizations that will receive funding under the Initiative welcomed the announcement:

“Governor Mills’ new outdoor learning initiative in Maine is such a breath of fresh air for Maine’s children and for innovative education across the state. With support from the Maine Department of Education, Maine children in middle and high school will have access to experiential educational experiences that will take children outdoors this summer to explore the incredible diversity of Maine’s coastal ecosystems.” , said Drew Dumschdirector general of the school of ecology. “As part of the Initiative, the School of Ecology is proud to offer three sessions of the new Governor’s Academy for Coastal Ecology in July and will provide up to 180 campsites for Maine students entering grades 6-9 to attend a free week of camp at our River Bend Farm campus in Saco.

“Schoodic Institute is excited to work with the Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative to create hands-on coastal education opportunities here in Downeast Maine for underfunded schools and low-income families,” said Nicholas Fisichelli, President and CEO of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. “Additionally, the early-career internships created through this initiative will be stepping stones to successful careers in outdoor education in Maine.”

“Downeast Institute is thrilled to have received support from the Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative,” said Dianne Tilton, executive director of the Downeast Institute. “We’ve been helping students enjoy science and math using outdoor marine science activities for years, and we’re excited to expand our program this summer.

“All of us at Herring Gut Coastal Science Center are excited to bring the wonders and possibilities of careers in marine science and aquaculture to young people in Midcoast.said Tom Mullin, Executive Director, Herring Gut Coastal Science Center. Middle and high school students will have the chance to have fantastic hands-on experiences made possible by these grants. »

“We are thrilled to have received the Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative grant from the State of Maine,” said Adam Shepard Executive Director of Rippleffect. “Rippleffect’s programs, which focus on connecting participants to themselves, each other, and the natural world around them, are more important than ever. This grant will help us continue to expand these opportunities for all children in Maine. »

“With support from the Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative, Sailing Ships Maine will be able to connect more Maine students who need advanced experiences, the ability to disconnect from social media, and the opportunity to engage man-to-man problem-solving challenges that build connection and trust,” said Alex Agnew, executive director of Sailing Ships Maine. “By jumping in and heading out to sea for a multi-night tall ship sailing experience, students’ minds can be broadened to their life’s potential while learning valuable skills in leadership, teamwork , science, technology, engineering and math in a fascinating and engaging hands-on learning environment. We are thrilled to be a partner in this initiative for Maine students!”

“The Maine Maritime Academy is delighted to have been selected as a grant recipient under the Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative for summer programs in coastal ecology. With the expansion of the Discovery Voyage program, MMA will be able to introduce Maine students to the coastal estuaries and marine environments that are vital to the economic sustainability of our state’s coastal ecosystems,” said Kimberly Reilly, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing for Maine Maritime Academy. “Maine Maritime Academy’s location on Castine Harbor allows students to reach beyond the classroom and provides the opportunity to be on the water for up-close exploration of coastal environments.”

“The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is honored to receive DOE funding to support new, expanded experiential science education initiatives in partnership with The Game Loft, The University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond, The Apprenticeshop, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, and teachers and leaders from partner schools across the state,” said Tara Elliott, grants coordinator for the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. “This DOE support will bring new students to the sustainable Hurricane Island campus for hands-on learning and expand our educational initiatives during the school year, strengthening support for teachers and schools implementing place-based learning. while giving students more time to do science. outside. We hear firsthand from students and teachers about the unique and impactful learning experience on Hurricane Island, and we are grateful to be able to bring these experiences to more Maine youth.

Organizations participating in the Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative include: Herring Gut Coastal Science Center in Port Clyde, Hurricane Island + Bryant Pond in Bryant Pond, Hurricane Island + Game Loft, Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Sailing Ships Maine in Portland, the School of Ecology in Saco, Boothbay Sea and Science Center in Boothbay, Casco Bay High School and Rippleffect in Portland, Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Science and Education in Beals, Hurricane Island Foundation in Rockland, Laudholm Trust in Wells , Rippleffect in Portland, Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park, and the University of Maine System Cooperative Extension summer camps in Blueberry Cove and Tanglewood.

The Initiative is supported by nearly $900,000 in federal funding from the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief Fund. Full program descriptions can be found here.

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Column: India’s power shortages ease as wind and hydro generation increase: Kemp https://wrwa.net/column-indias-power-shortages-ease-as-wind-and-hydro-generation-increase-kemp/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:22:00 +0000 https://wrwa.net/column-indias-power-shortages-ease-as-wind-and-hydro-generation-increase-kemp/

A worker repairs power lines on a pole in Kochi, India November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo

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LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – India’s power shortages have eased over the past six weeks as renewable generation has increased seasonally and relieved some of the pressure on starving coal units. fuel.

Sign of reduced constraints on the network, the frequency averaged 50.00 cycles per second (hertz) in May, exactly in line with the operational objective, against only 49.93 Hz in April.

The frequency fell below the minimum threshold of 49.90Hz only 9.8% of the time in May compared to 32.0% of the time in April, according to data from the Power System Operation Corporation of India (POSOCO).

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A frequency below target and falling is a sign that consumption is exceeding production, causing the rotary generators to lose speed, while a frequency above target and rising signals the opposite. (https://tmsnrt.rs/3QJGk22)

Grid stability has improved even though it delivered a record 136 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in May, compared to 133 billion kWh in April and 110 billion kWh in the same month a year earlier.

Seasonal increases in hydro and wind power played a key role in improving generation availability and mitigating severe power shortages and blackouts evident in March and April.

Wind farms added an additional 6 billion kWh in May compared to March and April, while hydroelectric generators added an additional 1 to 2 billion kWh.

Renewables supplied 23% of system-wide electricity demand in May, compared to 18% in March and April. (“Monthly Operational Performance Report”, POSOCO, June 24)

As a result, coal, gas and nuclear generators were called on to supply 3 to 4 billion kWh less in May compared to March and April.

Coal stocks held in power plants increased slightly to 9 days of production from 8 days at the end of April, but still well below the 15 days of June 2021.

The arrival of the monsoon season should ease the pressure further over the next two months by further boosting hydro and wind production in July and August, allowing fuel stocks to be replenished.

But low coal stocks compared to previous years mean power shortages are likely to reappear in September-October, when the monsoon recedes and renewable energy generation declines, and again in March-April 2023.

India needs to build coal stocks much faster and develop more production to meet demand and reduce power outages before and after the monsoon, or widespread blackouts will recur.

Related columns:

– India’s coal stocks under pressure due to rail bottlenecks (Reuters, May 12) read more

– India faces widespread blackouts this summer (Reuters, April 14) read more

– India’s coal and power shortages ease (Reuters, November 12) read more

– Plagued by coal shortages, India’s power grid struggles to meet demand (Reuters, Oct. 12) read more

John Kemp is a market analyst at Reuters. Opinions expressed are his own.

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Dylan Kain’s Vegan Organic Leather Range Eliminates Winemaking Waste https://wrwa.net/dylan-kains-vegan-organic-leather-range-eliminates-winemaking-waste/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 00:06:18 +0000 https://wrwa.net/dylan-kains-vegan-organic-leather-range-eliminates-winemaking-waste/

Magic happens when winemaking and fashion collide.

In one of my recurring daydreams, I’m curled up on a wooden porch, staring at the rolling hills below me. These hills are not just any mounds of earth; they are dotted with vines because of course I am a professional natural winemaker. I’m trampling on grapes in my sleep!

I know my gamay from my grenache and pet nats are my forte. I end the day with a drink made from my own sprawling vineyard. So wWhen two of my favorite worlds collide, magic happens. Dream life and reality; winemaking and fashion. Dylan Kain, the local must-have accessories brand, is embracing this merger with its first foray into vegan handbags.


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Your average vegan leather is not without its problems. Of course, no animals were harmed in the process (or at least, not directly), but the harsh reality is that most alternatives are just name-brand plastics. Savvy marketers have made “leather” cool again with the transformation of polyurethane and PVC.

The idea sounds great, but in reality, these fabrics are made from petroleum-based inputs, which makes the manufacturing process toxic to workers and the environment (not to mention the use of limited carbon resources). fossil fuels). These coins are also a landfill disaster waiting to happen at the end of their life – returning to this earth they are not.

Branding something “vegan” can be in the moment and lead to quick sales, but is it really ethical or sustainable? As a truly c labelOmitted to durability and creating real impact, Dylan Kain is determined not to simply replace leather with plastic. Fortunately, options that don’t harm the planet or animals are becoming more standardized.

A plastic-free lifestyle, in every respect, is desirable and increasingly achievable. There are alternatives to leather made from oranges, mushrooms, apples, kombucha, and pineapple, among other naturally-prone bases. Some are more viable than others.

“Bio-leather” is the generic term given to these materials; greener options that are produced in an environmentally friendly manner and can be disposed of without causing further harm.

In the age of repurpose and reuse, every peel, scrap, and scrap serves a purpose and has the potential to become something new. Thus, from our oenophile behaviors, another substitute has arrived at our doorstep. Dylan Kain teamed up with Vegea, the brand’s go-to vegan bio-leather.

Worldwide, 26 billion liters of wine are produced each year, 18% of which comes from Italy. Unsurprisingly, this is also the birthplace of Vegea. Developed by Milanese architect Francesco Merlino and biochemist Gianpiero Tessitore, its name reflects the fundamental reasons for its existence: vegan (veg) and Mother Earth (ea).

According to the label, for every 10 liters of wine produced, about 2.5 kilograms of waste remains, including seeds, skins and other green matter. From this amount of waste, Vegea creates a square meter of wine leather, transforming the trash of one (the winegrower) into the treasure of the other (ours).

Not only does it sound impressive to say “Have you seen my wine leather mini bag? but you’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference. The resulting fabric is of high quality and feels beautiful, supple and smooth; it is solvent free, animal friendly and beautiful. (Vegea is also Reach compliant, strict European regulations that monitor all chemicals in a range of industries.)

The women’s-led brand’s introductory line offers two styles based on essential pieces: the LSC (to be used as a clutch, shoulder bag or wallet) and Mini Rodriguez. Black is a traditional and timeless colourway, while the second color available is aptly called Wine – a rich maroon reflecting a glass of merlot by the fireplace. Additionally, you can choose between light gold or silver hardware.

For a while there, my hopes for sustainable fashion dimmed – things seemed to get a little too beige and safe. But fashion is supposed to be fun! We are meant to be inspired and excited, driven to spread messages and communicate through our choices. Now it’s easier to announce your passion for a good glass of red and support a greener fashion industry. You can literally wear your heart on your sleeve/arm.

This marks a step forward for Dylan Kain and shows us that he is one to watch as he continues to research alternative materials further and achieve his sustainability goals.

Even better, by jumping on the bio-leather bandwagon you can feel a little less guilty about your next drink. After all, you could carry the remains of it on your shoulder next season. Daydreams can come true.

To discover the new vegan collection, go to here.

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