Livent Corporation | February 16, 2022
Livent Corporation announced that it has begun a voluntary, third-party assessment of its brine-based lithium extraction and manufacturing operations at the Salar del Hombre Muerto, Catamarca, Argentina. This independent assessment of the company's Fenix site is the next step in the multi-stage review against the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) Standard for Responsible Mining.
The IRMA Standard is widely considered to be the most comprehensive and rigorous set of requirements for mining industries, with a multi-stakeholder approach for defining robust criteria and evaluating performance in environmental management, labor practices, human rights, health & safety and community interests.
Livent began the IRMA self-assessment of its Fenix site in February of 2021, becoming the first company in Argentina to begin the process and one of the first in the global lithium industry. With the commencement of the third-party assessment, Livent is now a full member of IRMA, joining other leading companies and organizations around the world who share the objective of advancing responsible mining.
We began our journey with IRMA knowing that it would be an intensive, multi-year undertaking. Despite the demanding process, our teams are excited about beginning this next stage and welcome it as an opportunity for Livent to strengthen our sustainability program, including our efforts to engage with our local communities. We fully support IRMA's mission and are confident that Livent's participation in IRMA will result in better outcomes for our company, our stakeholders in Argentina and around the world, and the lithium industry as a whole."
Paul Graves, president and chief executive officer of Livent
"Increasingly, the world wants to understand the impacts of raw material extraction and to better protect communities and the environment on which we all depend. The Fenix assessment provides an opportunity for Livent to encourage input, increase transparency and explore ways to improve practices at the site," said Aimee Boulanger, IRMA's Executive Director.
SCS Global Services (SCS), an IRMA-approved certification body, is conducting the third-party assessment, beginning with a desk review followed by an onsite audit. The auditors will review and verify data and policies; interview site managers, employees and external stakeholders, including nearby communities; identify areas for improvement; and publicly disclose the assessment results on the IRMA website.
For nearly eight decades, Livent has partnered with its customers to safely and sustainably use lithium to power the world. Livent is one of only a small number of companies with the capability, reputation, and know-how to produce high-quality finished lithium compounds that are helping meet the growing demand for lithium. The company has one of the broadest product portfolios in the industry, powering demand for green energy, modern mobility, the mobile economy, and specialized innovations, including light alloys and lubricants. Livent employs approximately 900 people throughout the world and operates manufacturing sites in the United States, England, India, China and Argentina.
Greenbriar | December 07, 2020
Greenbriar Capital Corp (Greenbriar) has reported that it has executed a conventional concurrence with Devon Sandford of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, for the securing of a 500 MW photovoltaic sun based energy venture portfolio in Alberta. The restrictive portfolio is at different phases of advancement, including late-stage, mid-stage and beginning phase ventures.
Devon claims and works an enormous utility scale sun oriented energy development firm, Northern DC Solar Inc. (NDC), and has assembled a few enormous utility scale sun powered ventures in Alberta. Progressing from the assembling and charging of utility scale power frameworks into utility scale sunlight based ventures has given NDC an extraordinary point of view, basic experiences and generally speaking preferences on the most proficient method to convey enormous scope sun based undertakings productively and cost viably.
Greenbriar gains a preferred position in the market as it profits by NDC's ongoing effective mechanical and electrical establishment of one of the principal enormous scope following galaxies in Canada. Situated in Southern Alberta, with more than 70 000 modules, 7000 heaps, 4.8 million mechanical pieces and 200 000 work hours, NDC can guarantee for Greenbriar what it additionally can show, which is constructing huge scope ventures, under spending plan and on schedule.
The particulars of the exchange require a progression of execution installments dependent on the capital cost reserve funds under a specific edge at business creation for each task. The installments can be paid from the development continues or chose by Devon to be taken in offers at the then current market cost, with the exception of the organization will look for TSX Venture Exchange endorsement for the initial 2 million offers to be taken at current market costs. What's more, Devon will get 100 000 offers for each venture put underway in addition to 500 000 investment opportunities at US$1.50 per share. Greenbriar will pay a careful distance advisor 50 000 offers for orchestrating this exchange.
Green Mountain Energy | January 19, 2022
Arizonans have moved closer to having the power to choose clean, renewable energy for their homes and businesses. Green Mountain Energy (GME) has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sawtooth DevCo, LLC, to provide locally sourced renewable energy to Arizonans from new solar facilities to be located in Arizona. The LOI was executed to support expected customer enrollment following GME’s 2021 application to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to provide competitive retail electric services in accordance with the Energy Competition Act (ECA). The approval of GME’s application by the ACC will allow GME to move forward on purchasing solar energy from the Sawtooth projects.
Through the LOI, GME will provide 100 percent local renewable energy from new projects to its Arizona customers pending a favorable decision by regulators to allow consumers to exercise their existing right to choose their electric provider. When approved, GME will be the first and only Arizona electricity provider to provide only clean renewable energy to all its customers, meeting the ACC’s pending 100 percent clean energy requirement nearly 50 years ahead of the proposed 2070 deadline. GME estimates that customer interest in its local renewable offering would support 100 MW of locally generated solar from the projects.
GME’s ACC application and this LOI provide Arizonans the option to get green energy from a 100 percent local Arizona solar generator -- if customers are given their existing right under law to choose. Arizonans will be able to access 100 percent renewable offerings once GME’s application with the ACC is approved.
Arizona’s current electric monopolies are actively attempting to block the ability of all customers to choose GME’s 100 percent local renewable product through efforts at the legislature. If their efforts succeed, this freedom for Arizonans to choose their electric provider and products they desire would be denied.
Arizona consumers deserve the freedom to choose clean energy, now. This agreement supports Green Mountain’s mission to change the way power is made and brings the state one step closer to meeting their clean energy goals. Green Mountain can help Arizonans accelerate the transition to renewables with our commitment to clean energy and local jobs.”
Mark Parsons, vice president and general manager of Green Mountain
About Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun, and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with a simple mission: to change the way power is made. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid 90 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.