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Motive Energy Expands Their Offerings to Include Solar, Energy Storage Systems (ESS), & Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

Motive Energy | February 23, 2022

Motive Energy, one of the largest forklift battery and charger suppliers in the United States announces the expansion of its offerings to include Solar, Energy Storage Systems (ESS), and Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging. Motive Energy is restructuring into two divisions: Power Solutions and Energy Solutions. Motive Energy's existing material handling offerings will form its Power Solutions division while Motive Energy is reorganizing its 15-year-old Solar group with its ESS and EV Charging divisions under Energy Solutions.

This expansion better serves our existing commercial and industrial customers by providing end-to-end power and energy solutions all from one company and one brand. As more states pass regulations requiring greenfield commercial building projects to have solar and energy storage, Motive Energy is well positioned to help customers take control of their energy."

Brian M. Robertson, Vice President of Marketing for the Motive Companies

Motive Energy's customizable suite of energy solutions transforms how businesses can source, store, and manage their energy. Its solutions assist customers in their efforts to significantly reduce annual energy costs by lowering dependence on utilities and exposure to energy price increases. Additionally, Motive Energy provides consultation to capitalize on incentives and provide its customers with revenue opportunities to generate income through EV chargers and selling excess energy back to the utility. Whether it is creating Net Zero facilities, electrifying your fleet, or navigating the complexities of government incentives, Motive Energy's experts can support the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) goals of your business.

"This restructuring is the next step in fulfilling our vision in driving innovative, sustainable solutions that empower our partners to take control of their energy needs and thrive, all while doing the right thing for the planet," states CEO Bob Istwan.

Sustainability is a top priority at Motive Energy, from recycling initiatives to helping businesses tap into renewable energy sources, every solution Motive Energy provides aims to maximize sustainability while simultaneously delivering significant savings.

About Motive Energy
Motive Energy is a division of Motive Companies. With a nearly 50-year track record designing innovative power and energy solutions, Motive Energy will help your business transform the way you source, store and manage your energy. We partner with companies to develop customized, fully integrated, end-to-end solutions that move them toward greater energy independence and efficiency.

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PRODUCTS

Enlight to Acquire 525 MW Portfolio of Solar and Wind Projects in Croatia

Enlight Renewable Energy | July 07, 2022

Enlight Renewable Energy (TASE: ENLT) has signed an agreement for the acquisition and joint development of a 525 MW portfolio of renewable energy projects in Croatia, across various stages of development. The portfolio comprises five projects, four of which are solar, totaling 386 MW and one of which is wind, totaling 139 MW. Enlight projects that the projects will commence construction from the end of 2023 through 2025, subject to the successful completion of the development phase for each project.The portfolio is one of the largest and most advanced portfolios of renewable energy projects in Croatia, and will enable Enlight to diversify its activity in Croatia to include significant solar projects, alongside its existing operational high-quality Lukovac wind project. As a member of the European Union, Croatia has adopted a far-reaching National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) to increase the generation of electricity from renewable sources from 28% to over 36% by 2030 and 66% by 2050. Croatia benefits from one of the strongest solar resources in Europe and untapping the potential of its solar resources will be key to achieving the country's 2030 and 2050 renewable targets. The acquisition also reinforces Enlight's already strong presence across Central and Eastern Europe, where the Company owns a 1.2 GW portfolio of renewable energy projects between Hungary, Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia, including 316 MW of operational projects. Enlight Renewable Energy founded in 2008 and traded on the Tel Aviv 125 Index is 98% publicly held. It is among the Israeli leaders in initiation, development, funding, construction and operation of ventures for generation of clean electricity from renewable energy sources. The company operates in Israel and Europe, benefits from a diverse portfolio of revenue-generating projects that are under construction, leading up to construction and with a signed agreement for the sale of electricity (PPA) with an output of approximately 3,800 MW, approximately 1, 200 MW in advanced development stages and an additional approximately 12,200 MW in various stages of development. The company has a growing revenue pipeline from long-term agreements for the sale of electricity and is also working to expand its footprint in additional clean energy markets and segments.

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ECONOMY

CATL launches CTP 3.0 battery "Qilin," achieves the highest integration level in the world

CATL | June 23, 2022

On June 23, CATL launched Qilin, the third generation of its CTP (cell-to-pack) technology. With a record-breaking volume utilization efficiency of 72% and an energy density of up to 255 Wh/kg, it achieves the highest integration level worldwide so far, capable of delivering a range of over 1,000 km in a breeze. Focusing on the very nature of electrochemistry, CATL continues its endeavor to push beyond the boundaries of innovations in system structure. In 2019, CATL launched the world's first module-less battery pack CTP, taking the lead in achieving a volume utilization efficiency of over 50%. Together with overall breakthroughs in the core process, algorithm and materials, CATL redefines battery structure design with "Qilin," which is named after a legendary creature in Chinese mythology. Function Integration. In the CTP 3.0 battery, the internal crossbeam, liquid-cooling plate and thermal pad have been integrated into a multifunctional elastic interlayer. It also features built-in micron bridges inside the interlayer, which flexibly accommodate the changes inside the cell, improving the battery reliability throughout its full life cycle. The integrated energy unit, which is composed of the cell and the multifunctional elastic interlayer, builds a more stable load bearing structure perpendicular to the driving direction, thus enhancing the shock and vibration resistance of the battery pack. Reshaping system structure. Powered by its precise computing and AI simulation capabilities, CATL explores the boundaries of battery design involving the battery's full life cycle application scenarios. The ingenious bottom sharing design allows the smart arrangement of various components including structural protection, high-voltage connection and a protective vent for thermal runaway, further increasing the battery capacity by 6%. Meanwhile, the CTP 3.0 battery satisfies the criteria of the battery safety tests required by national standards such as the bollard test. Disruptive Water Cooling Design . By placing liquid cooling functional parts between adjacent cells, the trailblazing large-surface cell cooling technology increases the heat transfer area by four times, cuts thermal control time in half, and supports a hot start in 5 minutes and fast charging in 10 minutes. It enables the cell to cool down rapidly in extreme circumstances, effectively preventing abnormal thermal conduction among cells. Moreover, it has achieved thermal stability and thermal safety for all chemical systems, making it compatible with materials with higher energy density. From the material, cell to system structure, the systematic engineering mindset runs through the whole chain of research and development in CATL. Supported by the above-mentioned technological innovations, the CTP 3.0 battery can increase the energy density to 255Wh/kg for ternary battery systems, and 160Wh/kg for LFP battery systems. With the same chemical system and the same pack size, it can deliver 13% more power than the 4680 battery, accomplishing an all-round improvement in range, fast-charging, safety, service life, efficiency and low-temperature performance. The CTP 3.0 batteries, or Qilin, are expected to be mass produced and come on the market in 2023. From simulated computing in the micro world to artful streamlining inside the battery structure, CATL remains focused on technological ingenuity and independent innovation, aiming to promote the overtaking of fossil fuel vehicles by electric ones.

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OhmConnect Partners with Redondo Beach City Leaders to Shut Down High-Pollution Peaker Plant on Beach

OhmConnect | May 19, 2022

OhmConnect, the world's leading residential energy flexibility provider, today launched a campaign in partnership with the City of Redondo Beach to shut down the AES Redondo Beach power plant. The 68-year-old gas-fired peaker plant, which incongruously sits on a public beach, has long been a blight to residents and visitors. "This power plant is a relic of a different era and needs to be shut down permanently, With OhmConnect, we have an opportunity to take action by powering down and preventing this power plant from turning on and polluting our community." -Mayor Bill Brand. The campaign, with the social media hashtag #PowerDownForGood, invites residents to help keep the AES power plant from turning on and polluting the ocean and air. Participants will receive alerts to power down when electricity is in high demand, which is when peaker plants like AES are called upon to make up the shortfall. "When you save energy between 4-9 p.m., especially this summer, you help keep peaker plants like the AES Redondo Beach from turning on, Our long-term goal is to eliminate the need for peaker plants entirely by giving people the power to reduce stress on the grid and get paid for saving electricity." -OhmConnect CEO Cisco DeVries. As part of the campaign, participants will receive a $25 sign-up bonus just for joining OhmConnect's free energy alert service. In addition to helping shut down peaker plants, participants will also get paid for the electricity they save during energy-saving events, which is made possible by selling the unused power back to the grid. The Redondo Beach City Council voted unanimously to approve the #PowerDownForGood campaign last week. At a previous meeting, during which the City Council voted to partner with OhmConnect, one council member signed up for the free service on his computer, showing how easy it is to participate in the free program. The AES Redondo Beach power plant has been slated to close since 2010, when the state water board approved phasing out power plants that use ocean water to cool their operations. These power plants suck in ocean water and then drain the heated water back into the ocean, killing wildlife and damaging the local ecology. That's in addition to spewing smoke that diminishes air quality for residents and contributes to global warming. The AES Redondo Beach power plant was supposed to be shuttered on Dec. 31, 2020, but its closure has twice been postponed by state officials citing the threat of summer blackouts as the reason to keep the prehistoric plant on standby. Even AES has expressed a desire to shut down the plant if they are permitted by the state. "AES has recently announced they are committed to finally retiring the Redondo Beach power plant at the end of 2023, unless it's postponed again by state officials, Joining #PowerDownForGood is something we can all do to make a real difference in a concrete and measurable way to protect our environment, move towards a greener future, and save money at the same time." -Redondo Beach City Attorney Mike Webb. Even if you don't live in Redondo Beach, you can still join the campaign and contribute, due to the interconnected nature of California's electric grid. There are almost 80 gas-fired peaker plants like AES Redondo Beach throughout California that could turn on this summer and spew pollution if electricity demand during peak periods is not reduced. About OhmConnect OhmConnect, winner of the 2021 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award, helps hundreds of thousands of customers manage their at-home electricity and rewards them for smarter energy use. The company pays its customers for saving electricity when the grid is stressed and likely to utilize dirty power, unlocking clean, affordable, and reliable energy. With more than $17 million in rewards paid to its customers, OhmConnect is making a future of 100% clean energy accessible to everyone.

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FOOD SYSTEMS

FleishmanHillard Launches Offering to Help Brands Build Learning Labs for Web3, Metaverse and Emerging Platforms

FleishmanHillard | June 03, 2022

FleishmanHillard's Media + Platforms (M + P) practice announced the launch of learning lab environments to help brands explore the impact of the metaverse, Web3 and emerging digital media platforms. The offering includes a combination of an existing training series and planning workshop, along with hands-on experience in a custom-built environment where brands can gain the strategic and technical expertise needed to communicate and market in these new platforms. "It's time to help clients move beyond the hype headlines of today and see what's possible in emerging technologies, including how to use them now and prepare for the future, Our offering helps teams develop new skills and strategies in a customized, curated learning lab environment based on the client's industry, culture and business goals." -Ephraim Cohen, global managing director of Media + Platforms, FleishmanHillard. The capability will be overseen by Jared Carneson, a FleishmanHillard senior partner, who, as part of the Media + Platforms global leadership team, leads the development of capabilities around emerging platforms. The new Media + Platforms offering includes three components to help clients learn, plan and begin developing the skills needed for the future: The new offering leverages media, digital and technology expertise from across FleishmanHillard's Media + Platforms practice, which unites media relations, social influencer, brand content and digital platform experts into one integrated, innovative community to deliver maximum impact for clients across earned, owned and paid channels. About FleishmanHillard FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named 2021 PRovoke Global Agency of the Year, 2021 ICCO Network of the Year, 2021 Campaign Global PR Agency of the Year, 2022 PRWeek U.S. Agency of the Year and Outstanding Extra-Large Agency of the Year; 2021 PRovoke APAC Consultancy of the Year; 2021 PRWeek UK Large Consultancy of the Year; Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2018-2021; and to Seramount's (formerly Working Mother Media) "Top Companies for Executive Women" list 2010-2021. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and has nearly 80 offices in more than 30 countries, plus affiliates in 45 countries.

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