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NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global home entertainment technology leader LG Electronics and BoConcept, the Danish-founded retail furniture franchise and innovator in the global Scandinavian furniture revolution, received the AVA Digital Platinum Award for their innovative "GLASS" campaign – an in-store collaboration integrating BoConcept furniture designs with "Picture on Glass" LG OLED TVs. The annual awards were selected from 2,500 entries from the U.S., Canada and 23 other countries.

Coveted Top-Tier Award Recognizes Innovative ‘GLASS’ Campaign Integrating Iconic Global Furniture Franchise and Critically Acclaimed LG OLED TVs
Coveted Top-Tier Award Recognizes Innovative ‘GLASS’ Campaign Integrating Iconic Global Furniture Franchise and Critically Acclaimed LG OLED TVs

The GLASS campaign created a unique consumer experience that highlighted the elegant and streamlined design of LG OLED Glass TVs. The campaign provided a persuasive argument for premium TV shoppers to trade up to the superior style and design of OLED by activating consumers across several key dimensions including talent and rollout, campaign assets, amplification and cross marketing.

BoConcept's Global Visual Director, Kalina Todorova, and its longest tenured furniture designer, Morten Georgsen, led the campaign in partnership with LG-backed interior designer and style influencer Sarah Sherman Samuels. One of the hallmarks of the GLASS campaign was the launch of high-end designer showrooms featuring BoConcept furniture seamlessly framing an LG OLED TV. The showrooms were located on Madison Avenue in New York City; Cambridge, Mass.; Buckhead, Ga.; and Costa Mesa, Calif. Visitors could also experience a global showroom thanks to country-specific landing pages linked to both LG's and BoConcept's homepages, digital platforms that generated an estimated 14.5 million impressions.

"LG has led the way in the development of OLED TV technology from the beginning and it has since elevated the TV industry to a whole new level of performance and cutting edge design," said Michelle Fernandez, head of Home Entertainment Marketing, LG Electronics USA. "Collaborating with a highly respected home furnishings innovator like BoConcept is the perfect match. We are proud that our collaboration on the GLASS campaign is being recognized for its effectiveness in reaching consumers who seek the best design and entertainment solutions for their homes."

"Since the beginning, BoConcept has been committed to elevating interior spaces so that they can reach their true potential," said Steen Knigge, Director of U.S. Marketing for BoConcept. "The GLASS campaign speaks directly to the fresh, modern consumer who is looking to integrate form and function by connecting technology and design. BoConcept's curated furniture line and the LG OLED TVs work in harmony to elevate one's space and serve as the very contemporary design solution that has always been at the heart of the BoConcept brand. The AVA Digital Platinum Award serves as incredible validation of both the power of this collaboration and our brand mission to become the global leader in progressive interior design."

AVA Digital recognizes exceptional achievement by creative professionals whose work involves the concept, direction, design and product of media that drives the evolution of digital communication. AVA Digital Awards are sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization composed of thousands of professionals across sectors including production, marketing, advertising, public relations and freelancing.

Visit BoConcept.com to learn more about BoConcept's furniture and to find a showroom location near you. Visit LG.com to learn more about the critically acclaimed LG OLED TVs. 

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $54 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar energy solutions and vehicle components. The "Life's Good" marketing theme encompasses how LG is dedicated to people's happiness by exceeding expectations today and tomorrow. LG is a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. www.LG.com.

About BoConcept
Since opening its first franchise in Paris in 1993, BoConcept has become a global leader in the design of bold, stylish furniture, boasting more than 300 locations in 65 countries around the world. Founded in Denmark in 1952, BoConcept differentiates itself by offering premium quality, modern designs that elevate interior spaces to achieve their full potential. The company remains focused on creating functional furniture for the urban consumer through partnerships with the world's leading furniture designers. Backed by a proven global concept and strong franchise support system, BoConcept's 15 U.S. locations include a flagship store, which opened in December 2017 on New York City's famed Madison Avenue. For more information please visit www.boconcept.com. To inquire about franchise opportunities, please visit https://www.boconcept.com/en-us/boconcept/franchise.

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DUBLÍN, 21 de mayo de 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainstream Renewable Power ("Mainstream" o la "empresa"), desarrollador líder global de plantas de energía eólica y solar, anuncia hoy sus resultados auditados para el período de doce meses que cerró el 31 de diciembre de 2018 ("el período").

Aspectos destacados

Financieros – Un año de transformación para la empresa

  • Ganancia récord de 487,5 millones de euros (2017: pérdida de 5,5 millones de euros) luego de la exitosa venta del proyecto de granja eólica Neart na Gaoithe de 450 MW en Escocia al EDF Group
  • Toda la deuda corporativa pagada (73 millones de euros)
  • Instrumento de financiamiento comercial por 90 millones de euros garantizado por DNB Bank ASA y HSBC Bank PLC, que puede extenderse hasta 200 millones de euros, sujeto a acuerdo, y que concede libertad para perseguir oportunidades de desarrollo a gran escala en todo el mundo
  • Mainstream marcha a buen ritmo para recaudar de 700 a 800 millones de euros adicionales para financiación de proyectos en 2019
  • La empresa ha regresado a su estructura de propiedad con participación accionaria esencial, propiedad privada del fundador Eddie O'Connor, de empleados y de una pequeña base de inversores minoristas, luego de una recompra de acciones a los accionistas institucionales en septiembre de 2018

Operativos – Entrega, de manera sostenible, de más megavatios que ningún otro desarrollador independiente

  • Más de 10,5 GW de nuevos proyectos en desarrollo
  • 707 MW en construcción
  • 804 MW entregados y ya en operación
  • Reconocimiento del Carbon Disclosure Project: Se nos concedió A- (Liderazgo)
  • Evitamos, como estimado, 998.340 toneladas métricas netas de CO2 en 2017
  • Presencia extendida para igualar nuestras ambiciones globales; nuevas oficinas inauguradas en Edimburgo, Colombia, Singapur y Australia

Perspectiva – Destinada a convertirse en una de las grandes empresas globales de energías renovables

  • Mainstream está magníficamente bien posicionada para impulsar expansión y crecimiento espectaculares en sus mercados fundamentales de Asia-Pacífico, América Latina y África, así como en el sector eólico mar afuera global

América Latina:

  • Ya somos el mayor desarrollador de energía renovable en Chile con un equipo conformado por 100 chilenos
  • Centrados en poner la plataforma Andes Renovables de 1,3 GW en operación comercial entre 2021 y 2022
  • Está en marcha la construcción de los proyectos Sarco y Aurora en Chile (299 MW) como parte de una empresa conjunta con Actis (Aela Energía); se espera que entren en operación comercial en la segunda mitad de 2019
  • La granja eólica Cuel de 33 MW ha estado en operación comercial durante cinco años

Asia-Pacífico:

  • Asociación con el Phu Cuong Group para entregar el mayor proyecto eólico de Asia – la granja eólica mar afuera Phu Cuong Soc Trang de 800 MW en Vietnam – cuya primera fase se espera que alcance cierre financiero en 2020
  • Memorando de entendimiento existente para entregar 1 GW adicional de energía solar en Vietnam, Camboya y Laos
  • Dos granjas eólicas en desarrollo en Filipinas con una capacidad combinada de 120 MW

Mar afuera: 

  • Mainstream ha establecido su centro de excelencia mar afuera en Edimburgo
  • Búsqueda activa de proyectos en el Reino Unido, India, Vietnam y Estados Unidos

África:

  • 408 MW adicionales en proyectos en construcción; de ellos, Mainstream está construyendo 250 MW en Sudáfrica y otros 158 MW se encuentran en construcción en Senegal
  • La plataforma Lekela Power (una empresa conjunta con Actis) tiene proyectos adicionales en Egipto (250 MW con acuerdo de compra de energía) y Ghana (150 MW)

Andy Kinsella, director ejecutivo de grupo de Mainstream, señaló: "Mainstream está posicionada para ingresar en una nueva categoría como una de las grandes empresas de energía renovable, en momentos en que se acelera la transferencia de capital de los combustibles fósiles a la energía sostenible. 

Luego de un año transformativo en el cual completamos con éxito la venta de nuestra granja eólica mar afuera en Escocia, ahora tenemos un sólido estado de balance y no tenemos restricción alguna en nuestras aspiraciones de contribuir al desarrollo de economías en crecimiento mediante la entrega de capacidad de energía renovable.

Estamos listos para lanzarnos a una expansión considerable en nuestros mercados fundamentales de Asia-Pacífico, América Latina y África, así como para regresar al sector de la energía eólica mar afuera en el Reino Unido, donde previamente hemos entregado 3,45 GW de energía eólica mar afuera.

El hecho de haber regresado a nuestra estructura de propiedad esencial significa que estamos posicionados para entregar crecimiento material y retornos a nuestros accionistas durante la próxima década".

Acerca de Mainstream Renewable Power 

Mainstream Renewable Power es el desarrollador más experimentado de plantas de energía eólica y solar a escala de servicio público en todo el mundo.

La empresa se enfoca hacia la entrega de un portafolio de alta calidad compuesto por más 10,5 gigavatios de recursos eólicos y solares en América Latina, África y Asia-Pacífico.

A nivel mundial, Mainstream ha entregado y puesto en operación comercial más de 800 MW de recursos eólicos y solares, y en la actualidad construye capacidad para otros 707 MW en América Latina y África.

En Chile, Mainstream tiene propiedad absoluta de 1,3 GW de proyectos eólicos y solares totalmente contratados que marchan a buen paso para comenzar su operación comercial en 2021.

Mainstream es un líder mundial en el desarrollo de plantas eólicas mar afuera. Ha desarrollado con éxito 4,5 GW de proyectos eólicos mar afuera en el Reino Unido, desde el concepto inicial, pasando por la consecución de aprobaciones y hasta llegar a la fase de listo para construir. Esto incluye la mayor granja de energía eólica mar afuera del mundo: los proyectos Hornsea 1 y Hornsea 2 que actualmente se construyen en el Reino Unido.

El proyecto eólico mar afuera Phu Cuong Soc Trang de 800 MW de Mainstream es el mayor proyecto individual de desarrollo de energía renovable en el sudeste asiático, al tiempo que la empresa también precalificó recientemente para la presentación de licitaciones por el primer desarrollo eólico mar afuera de India, la licitación por el proyecto eólico mar afuera Gujarat de 1.000 MW. La empresa también tiene en fase de desarrollo dos granjas eólicas en Filipinas.

Hasta la fecha Mainstream ha conseguido más de 1.800 millones de euros para la financiación de proyectos y emplea a 200 personas en cuatro continentes.

www.mainstreamrp.com

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Antonio Mexia, EDP CEO and Chairman of EDPR and Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, announce today the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to create a co-controlled 50/50 joint-venture (JV) in fixed and floating offshore wind. The new entity will be the exclusive vehicle of investment of EDP, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables (EDPR), and ENGIE for offshore wind opportunities worldwide and will become a global top-5 player in the field, bringing together the industrial expertise and development capacity of both companies.

Under the terms of the MoU, EDP and ENGIE, will combine their offshore wind assets and project pipeline in the newly-created JV, starting with a total of 1.5 GW under construction and 4.0 GW under development, with the target of reaching 5 to 7 GW of projects in operation or construction and 5 to 10 GW3 under advanced development by 2025.

For EDP and ENGIE, offshore wind energy is becoming an essential part of the global energy transition, leading to the market’s rapid growth and increased competitiveness. The companies believe that creating an entity with greater scale and a fully dedicated team, with global business development reach and strong power purchase agreement origination capabilities, will allow them to grow their asset base more rapidly and to operate more efficiently assuring a stable partnership.

The JV will primarily target markets in Europe, the United States and selected geographies in Asia, where most of the growth is expected to come from. The JV’s ambition is to be self-financed and the projects that will be developed will respect the investment criteria of both companies.

This ambitious alliance follows EDPR and ENGIE’s successful six-year cooperation as consortium partners in the Dieppe Le Tréport and Yeu Noirmoutier fixed offshore wind projects in France and Moray East and Moray West in the UK. EDPR and ENGIE are also partners in 2 floating offshore wind projects in France and Portugal and in the Dunkerque offshore wind tender currently ongoing in France.

Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, said: “We are delighted to announce this strategic alliance in offshore wind with EDP that we have been partnering with since 2013. The offshore wind sector is set to grow very significantly by 2030. The creation of this JV will enable us to seize market opportunities while increasing our competitiveness on one of our key growth drivers, renewables. This agreement is also fully aligned with ENGIE’s zero-carbon transition strategy.

António Mexia, EDP CEO said: “This agreement for wind offshore represents an important step in EDP’s renewables strategy. We are fully committed with the energy transition and a more sustainable future, as per the ambitious goals communicated in our strategic update. We are confident that this partnership will reinforce our distinctive position in renewables allowing us to accelerate our path in offshore wind, one of the key growth markets in the next decade.”

The execution of the project is subject to the respective social, corporate, legal, regulatory and contractual approval processes. The Group’s’ aim for the JV is to be operational by the end of 2019.

1Corresponding to 100% of projects capacity: Moray East (950MW), Wind Float Atlantic (25MW), SeaMade (487MW)
2Corresponding to 100% of projects capacity: Moray West (800-950MW), Tréport & Noirmoutier (992MW), Leucate (24MW), Mayflower (1500 MW), B&C Wind (400MW), California (100-150MW)
3Corresponding to 100% of project capacity
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TURLOCK, Calif., May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Considering last week's report from the United Nations, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Gemperle Family Farms is expanding their philanthropic giving in the areas of preservation of natural ecosystems and the diversity of plant and animal species.

"Sustainable Farming at Gemperle Family Farms"
"Sustainable Farming at Gemperle Family Farms"

"After we read portions of the report we decided as a family business that we needed to do something," said Heidi Gemperle, a Seattle veterinarian and longtime advocate for land and animal habitat conservation. "We felt that we needed to do more to preserve our Earth's ecosystem for future generations."  The United Nations report concluded that up to 1 million species (about 25%) are threatened with extinction within decades, over 40% of amphibian species threatened with extinction, over 33% of marine mammals threatened with extinction. Loss of pollinator insects alone may result in a US$235 to US$577 billion of global crop loss.

Gemperle Family Farms is calling on all businesses to join forces in the preservation of our ecosystem and its vital contributions to the world population. "If every business does a small part, we can become a web of action and change," stated Gemperle. "There is a network of awe-inspiring nonprofits on the ground doing sound science and community-based projects. The easiest way to create change is to fund these organizations so they can continue their work. That's why we started the #PreserveNatureDonations challenge."

This year Gemperle Family Farms has chosen two organizations, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation for sizable donations. "We are calling on all businesses and individuals to join the #PreserveNatureDonations challenge," stated Gemperle. "Let's start the conversation and move everyone to action in supporting organizations committed to improving the Earth's environment for future generations."

Inspired by his time in Africa while serving in the Peace Corp, Mike Gemperle, VP of Gemperle Family Farms saw firsthand how illegal poaching and degradation of environments has decimated many animal species in Africa. "I feel that there is so much more to do in this world when it comes to animal welfare and species preservation. Species like the mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Congo are near extinction because of systematic abuse and mistreatment that occurs." Gemperle Farms feels that it is important to fund projects around the world that work with the local indigenous communities, so this year they chose to donate to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

Gemperle Family Farms lives and breathes animal welfare and ecosystem preservation daily.

"We are always looking at best science-based practices for reducing our carbon and water footprint, as well as lowering energy use in our barns" stated Mike Gemperle. "In our orchard division, we practice sustainable farming methods such as micro sprinklers to reduce water use, all-natural fertilizer and planting cover crops and pollinator habitat to enhance bee population health. We have also invested in renewable energy solar projects to reduce our carbon footprint. We do what we can on our local farms, however, as a family we feel compelled to expand our efforts to worldwide causes."

The Gemperle Family feels it is important to support the conservation of pollinators, and other invertebrates which are considered essential to biological diversity and an ecosystem's health. Therefore, a second donation was made to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Gemperle Farms encourages all businesses large and small to join the nature preservation conversation.

"It's easy to join the movement," said Heidi Gemperle. "Simply donate to an environmental oriented organization that inspires you.  Then share your story via social media and use the hashtag #PreserveNatureDonations. If you don't know where to start, visit Charity Navigator to find a charity that resonates with you and your beliefs."

We can all help grow the web of action and inspire other businesses to do their part to protect nature for current and future generations. Gemperle Family Farms challenges you to become part of the conversation and help create change.

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