Decarbonization: The transition has barely begun; By Graeme Baker, Co-Portfolio Manager, Ninety One Global Environment

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Graeme Baker, Co-Portfolio Manager, Global Environment for Ninety One

Understanding how the flow of capital can help solve the climate crisis could be the single most important action of our generation.

It's our hope these recent reports will galvanize quicker political action and leave the investment industry in no doubt that understanding the flow of capital can help solve the climate crisis…”

— Graeme Baker, Co-Portfolio Manager for Ninety One

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 / — The summer of 2021, with its record-breaking heat waves, devastating floods and wildfires, has vividly illustrated the realities of climate change. This season has served as an uncomfortable reminder that the climate crisis has still barely been addressed, and it is clear that we urgently need to do much, much more as a global economy. This also means that tackling this problem presents us with significant growth opportunities.

We’re not moving fast enough
The 16th edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report reminds us, once again, that failure to take action on climate change is the biggest risk that we face as a species. In fact, it’s the top risk not just by impact but also by likelihood.

The UN IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report confirms with science what we have all feared to be true – that humanity has had an ‘unequivocal’ influence on global warming and that widespread and rapid changes to the climate system have already begun. Every 0.1 degree of warming matters and, unless urgent action is taken to decarbonize our global economy, global warming of 1.5°C and even 2°C (vs pre-industrial levels) will be exceeded in the current century.

The findings of both reports are alarming in themselves, while also underscoring that we need to act, and that we need to act quickly.

Five years after the Paris Agreement (COP21), in which political leaders pledged Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to curb greenhouse gas emissions, many of those NDCs are up for renewal with leaders needing to pledge ahead of COP26. The UN Interim Synthesis Report released in February this year states that many regions’ pledges and NDCs have not been ambitious enough, potentially yielding the equivalent of a mere 0.5% reduction in emissions from 2010 to 2030, when this figure should be closer to 45%. So as we head towards COP26, we hope to see more positive news and announcements from many countries around the world.

Once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunities abound
The scale of the immense change in how we function as economies means that we have a rare opportunity to invest to support the step change needed. The latest International Energy Agency (IEA) Report highlights that a four-fold increase in wind, solar and renewable energy capacity is required by 2030 from where we are today. It also states that, by 2030, the number of electric cars on the road needs to increase by 18 times and the annual battery production for electric vehicles by 41 times.

This means that significantly more capital must be spent in these areas, and the focus needs to shift to sustainable supply chains. The report further states that we need to spend over $4 trillion by 2030 if we are to have any hope of getting to net zero – a huge increase from the just under $1 trillion that’s been spent over the last few years.

Can we eat our way to net zero?
At Ninety One, we believe this provides an exciting, long-term, potentially once-in-a-lifetime structural growth opportunity for investors. An important point to highlight is that the IEA Report focuses only on the energy system, which accounts for about two-thirds of global carbon emissions. There are additional areas that we believe should be prioritized, and one of these is the future of food.

The global population is expected to increase to nine billion by 2050. To meet the demand associated with this number of people, food production will need to increase by 70%. What’s more, we need to achieve this in a carbon-efficient way, with less land and in increasingly challenging environmental conditions. Almost 20% of global carbon emissions are derived from ‘growing things’ for consumption – whether that’s plants or animals – and it is becoming quite clear that massive change in agriculture, livestock and the supply chain is urgently needed to decarbonise this sector across the world.

One area where we have carried out significant research is the decarbonization of meat. We see significant potential for growth in plant- and cellular-based meat because they have significantly lower carbon emissions relative to what they are replacing within the meat supply chain. We expect this market to potentially grow from tens of billions of dollars currently to over $300 billion by 2035.

Other opportunities include the natural-based products and enzymes used in plant- and cellular-based meat alternatives; and biochemicals and biosurfactants. Producers of these are helping to replace petrochemicals in many different industries, for example, the use of natural products to improve crop yields and resource efficiency when growing plants for consumption.

It’s no longer responsible or even viable to maintain current forms of agriculture, infrastructure, urban planning, land use, and economic development. Global movements on climate change have put pressure on leaders to take action and address the climate crisis like never before, and what is decided by their pledges ahead of COP26 will be key to how effective countries are at tackling the climate crisis in the next ten years.

It is our sincere hope that the findings of recent reports will galvanize far quicker political action, and leave the investment industry in no doubt that understanding how the flow of capital can help solve the climate crisis will be the single most important action of our generation.

All investments carry the risk of capital loss. The information contained in this press release is intended primarily for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions. Furthermore, the material contained herein is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an offer, or solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities either generally or in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. Offers are made only by prospectus or other offering materials and upon an investor meeting certain suitability standards and any other applicable requirements as required by law.

Kimberly Weinrick
Ninety One

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The Sales Control Plan Sets Standard for Sales Enablement

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Accurate Training Trends and Efficiency Ratings from CRM

The sales control plan management platform is the solution for all B2B selling challenges.

Sales leaders usually hire to solve talent problems, and choose a brand of CRM to solve process problems. Two of the biggest mistakes made when managing a sales force.”

— Edward Henry

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 31, 2021 / — Imagine if you were able to see exactly where every opportunity is at in your pipeline. We have experienced those long-winded sales stories that still did not add up to a closed sale, or even determined what needed to be closed. Sales managers are in the dark when it comes to seeing where the opportunities are in the organization’s pipeline. This has been the reason for most of the sales waste that many companies struggle to identify.

As a leader we want those around us to succeed. It reflects well on our own efforts, but more importantly, on the organization. Sales Training is an excellent way of building relationships and supporting your team with all the necessary resources and tools that they require to succeed. You can easily create goodwill while simultaneously creating accountability amongst your team.

Sales Control Plan Management is a management and training resource that provides sales leaders, and the salesforce with everything they need to manage, train, onboard, and reference. It is the ultimate resource for sales intelligence. It is time to make real time solutions in real time.


Training & Adoption

As the world changes around us, so has the way we learn and expand our skills. Sales Control Plan Management’s sales waste assessment identifies the sales waste and sales operation deficiencies in the sales organization. The results of the assessment provide the accurate roadmap to achieve highest standard for sales training and CRM adoption success.

Sales Control Plan

There are so many elements to manage when it comes to supervising a sales force. Sales Control Plan allows you to work with transparent metrics that help you to clearly see everything in your entire pipeline. You know exactly where to spend you time and resources for optimum sales management success. After implementation of baseline metrics, Sales Control Plan Management will provide the workflow automation that ensures your sales reps do not miss any opportunities.

There has never been a better management system that integrates with all brands of CRM to provide the highest level of accountability and sales intelligence throughout the entire sales force.

There is no more training on random selling methodologies or skill development. Sales Control Plan provides accurate training metrics which are accessed from actual CRM activity. Companies will eliminate massive training waste by training specifically in the area where the sales rep or sales force is struggling. Sales Control Plan solves every organization’s most costly selling challenges.

Benefits of Sales Control Plan Management

• Improved Customer Engagement
• Reduced Sales Waste
• Eliminate opportunities from going COLD!
• Sales Force Accountability – Management Accountability – Customer Accountability
• No more missed follow up calls
• No more missed deadlines on sales deliverables
• No more inactivity
• Complete pipeline visibility
• Simple onboarding of new hires saving money on training and resources.
• Progressive evaluation and sales analytics that produce accurate training scope based on CRM and selling practices.
• Real Time is REAL TIME
• CRM integration to make sure that learning requirements are triggered based on CRM performance metrics.
• Reduce and eliminates false reporting in CRM.
• Triggered emails specific to the customers sales stage, and engagement to communicate relevant requests, or notices where the sales representative has lost engagement due to inactivity or missed follow up.

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Global IP Networks Listed on INC 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies Nationwide

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Global IP Networks, an IT management services and colocation company has earned a spot in INC 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Nationwide list.

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 / — Inc. 5000 reports that Global IP Networks, an IT management services and enterprise cloud solutions company, has earned a spot in INC 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Nationwide list. This prestigious list highlights successful small businesses and privately-held companies that have achieved noteworthy growth over the past year.

“Making this list is a signal that you can do business the right way by letting wisdom prevail, doing the right thing, being honest, and being a good steward,” says Chris Martin, Executive Vice President at Global IP. “You can do those things and still be on a list like this. You don’t have to cut corners. You don’t have to be ruthless. It signals that you can run a business as the bottle prescribes and be successful at the top.”

The Plano, Texas-based firm serves businesses across the state along with select clients throughout the Southeast region. Since launching in 2000, Global IP has supported over 1,200 clients across multiple industries, including healthcare, energy, banking, insurance & financial services, and manufacturing & distribution.

While their core KPIs are centered on delivering IT transformation–thanks to their two interconnected data centers in Dallas and Plano–the firm also provides IT managed services, monitoring, and 24×7 support for their client in IT infrastructure, enterprise cloud solutions, cross-platform access, and security. Their emphasis on seamless IT integrations and commitment to their clients further substantiates why Global IP continues to be a trusted IT provider to so many clients.

About Global IP Networks
Founded in 2000, Global IP Networks prides itself on providing end-to-end data services support that seamlessly integrates into a client’s existing team. When a client outsources their IT Department to Global IP, it alleviates the burden of IT operation and management by reducing expenses associated with these tasks and allowing them to free up labor and other resources towards pursuing key business roles. More importantly, clients have access to a robust and diversified team of IT professionals that are each specialized in a specific niche relevant to the IT environment.

Chris Martin
Global IP Networks
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Advanced Biofuels Canada unveils Canadian Transportation Fuels Dashboard 

Advanced Biofuels Canada's portal fills missing need for ‘one stop’ comprehensive data on Canadian fuels market

VANCOUVER, CANADA, August 31, 2021 / — Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has announced the launch of a new resource, the Canadian Transportation Fuels Dashboard. The interactive resource combines federal and provincial data to showcase biobased and conventional fuel use and impact.

“This is an elegant data source for investors, researchers, and project developers who have long perceived a dearth of at-hand information on Canadian fuels,” said Ian Thomson, President, Advanced Biofuels Canada. “The profile of fuel demand and supply has never been changing so dynamically, and the pace will only accelerate under low carbon mandates.”

The dashboard presents a summarized view of federal and provincial biofuels’ policies displayed by geography. Coverage includes mandated requirements, carbon intensity-based GHG reductions, credit market status of each Canadian province, and links to regulations’ official pages.

Using data extracted from the Biofuels in Canada 2020 report – commissioned annually by ABFC from Navius Research Inc.- the interactive platform allows users to filter and sort a wide range of variables over three years. These include fuel and feedstock type, and price impact due to biofuel blending.

Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Our members are global leaders in commercial production of advanced biofuels and renewable synthetic fuels, with over 15 billion litres of installed annual capacity worldwide.  Amongst them are Canada’s leading advanced biofuels producers and technology innovators; these are actively developing new low-carbon liquid fuels production and distribution assets and operations in Canada.  For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and its members, visit: 

Ian Thomson
Advanced Biofuels Canada
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Cathode Materials Market Size Worth USD 28.28 Billion by 2027 – Reports and Data

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Increase in demand for electric vehicles and growing demand for consumer electronics are propelling the market growth.

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 / — The global cathode materials market is forecast to reach USD 28.28 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Reports and Data. Cathode materials are vital components of any general battery which finds various applications in consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, and power tools among other industries. Owing to the changing trends in the electronics industry, coupled with growing laptop & cell phones in the market, the critical application of cathode materials are found to be in smart devices.

The market for cathode materials is influenced by the rising demand for battery electric vehicles in order to minimize carbon dioxide emissions. Strict government regulations against environmental pollution and the increasing price of fossil fuels are passively driving the market growth for cathode materials.

The above-mentioned factors collectively create opportunities for the market growth while factors such as safety issues related to storage and transportation of batteries pose limitations in the market. However, each factor would have a definite impact on the market during the forecast period. Consistent advancements in the battery market owing to innovative efforts have enhanced the efficiency of cathode materials.

The Asia Pacific is a key region for the cathode materials market due to the rising industrialization in emerging economies, such as China, India and Thailand. Presence of established battery manufacturers and facilities in the region are expected to fuel the demand for cathode materials in the region. Furthermore, factors like support from the government, hefty investments by automotive giants on electric vehicle production have made the region one of the leading cathode material consumers.

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Key players Umicore, 3M, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, POSCO, Johnson Matthey, Hitachi Chemical, Kureha, Sumitomo, Toda Kogyo, and Mitsui Mining & Smelting among others.

Further key findings from the report suggest

• The lithium-ion battery type held the largest market share of 50.3% in the year 2019. This due to the growing trend for the adoption of electric vehicles where lithium-ion batteries are extensively used to propel the motor.
• Lead dioxide material segment is forecasted to grow with the highest CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period. The growth is due to the increasing production of two-wheelers, commercial vehicles, and passenger cars, along with growing demand for industrial energy storage systems.
• Consumer electronics segment is forecasted to grow with the highest CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period. High demand for cell phones, laptops, televisions, and digital cameras from the consumers are fueling the market growth for cathode materials.
• The Asia Pacific region held the largest market share of 58.5% in the year 2019. The market is shifting towards the adaptation of battery propelled vehicles such as BEVs, PHEVs, or HEVs due to carbon dioxide emission regulations and government subsidies. The growing population and the increasing consumer electronics appliances in the region are further driving the market for cathode materials.

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The report sheds special focus on the factors that propel the growth of the industry. For better understanding, the report segments the Cathode Materials market into key divisions such as types, applications, end-use, technology, region, and others. These segments are extensively analyzed to offer better forecast for the global and regional market and key factors influencing their growth are also covered in the report.

For the purpose of this report, Reports and Data have segmented into the global Cathode Materials market on the basis of battery type, materials, end-use industries, and region:

Battery Type Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2017-2027)


Materials Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2017-2027)

Lithium Iron Phosphate
Lithium Cobalt Oxide
Lithium-Nickel Manganese Cobalt
Lead Dioxide

Applications Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2017-2027)

Consumer Electronics
Power Tools
Energy System Storage

Regional Analysis Covers:

North America (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)

Europe (U.K., Italy, Germany, France, Rest of Europe)

Asia Pacific (India, Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Rest of APAC)

Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)

Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Rest of MEA)

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E Source prepares for its first hybrid utility conference

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Strong attendance anticipated for E Source Forum 2021 despite COVID challenges

BOULDER, CO, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 / — E Source is thrilled to announce that the E Source Forum 2021 will be held in a hybrid format, providing content online and in person, September 28 to October 1. This year’s Forum will facilitate networking and collaboration among utility professionals from across the US and Canada, while offering information and best practices from highly regarded industry experts.

The Forum will host in-person attendees at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, which offers enhanced safety protocols such as contactless hotel check-in, hand-sanitation stations, frequent public-space cleanings, and available space to keep a six-foot distance. Online attendees will be able to follow the same agenda and access the same content as in-person attendees, but from the comfort of their home or office.

“I’m looking forward to being able to interact in person,” says Michael Carter, president of Research and Advisory at E Source. “I’m excited to hear firsthand about the issues our attendees are facing and how their utilities are tackling those challenges.”

This year, the agenda features market research results, data-driven content, customer panels, and insights from utility leaders. Attendees can choose from more than 40 sessions across the three-day event. E Source has identified five critical industry themes that form the framework for the agenda:
• Overcoming electrification roadblocks with emerging opportunities
• Managing CX as a business imperative
• Rising to the energy-equity challenge
• Optimizing customer programs for an evolving grid
• Enabling tomorrow’s data-driven utility

Paul Lau, CEO and general manager of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), will be the opening keynote speaker. Lau’s session, “Disruptive times call for innovative measures: SMUD’s Clean Energy Vision 2030,” will take place on Wednesday, September 29, at 9:00 a.m. MT. Lau is leading SMUD’s Clean Energy Vision and will walk the audience through the utility’s goals, challenges, and solutions. He’ll describe the strategies that are powering this transformative journey—from Clean PowerCity to the California Mobility Center.

Stan Phelps, founder of, will close out the Forum on October 1, at 10:30 a.m. MT with the keynote “Creating customer- and employee-centric purpose in an uncertain future.” Phelps is a TEDx speaker and Forbes contributor and will inspire the audience with a unique perspective on how utilities can embrace their purpose to drive engagement, fuel profits, and make a positive impact on society.

Learn more about this premier utility event, see the agenda, and register to attend at

About E Source
E Source is a leading partner to more than 500 electric, gas, and water utilities and municipalities, and their partners, across the US and Canada. We provide data science, market research, benchmarking, and consulting services. Our 35 years of technology validation, market assessment, program design, and customer experience expertise help clients make informed, data-driven decisions; plan for tomorrow’s infrastructure needs; strengthen customer relationships; and meet critical business objectives while becoming more innovative and responsive in the rapidly evolving market.

Sannie Sieper
E Source
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LOBO Systems Breaks New Ground With Wind Turbine Company

Work at height manufacturing solution

Modular working at height solution

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LOBO overcomes work at height problems in manufacturing.

DERBY, DERBYSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, August 31, 2021 / — The orbital milling process at Enerpac creates safety challenges that are not always easy to overcome. Assessment of the risk from working at height should be organised and a plan developed to ensure work is carried out safely. The LOBO Advanced Platform System solves the access problem created by in situation manufacturing.

The adjustable system allows operators to safely access important parts of the machine when installing or producing wind turbine rotor blades. LOBO, due to its modular design and fully adjustable components can be quickly assembled into any shape or size without the need for any tools.

Here is why Enerpac uses LOBO:
“We selected LOBO over a costly fabricated system that was never quite right and had to be fitted to suit on-site. LOBO was easy to assemble and adjust and it was far less expensive. Also, ease of transportation was a major factor in choosing LOBO as the whole milling system is now far more portable. The training was very extensive and easy to understand which resulted in a much quicker and easy to adjust install on the rig. Great kit!”

Robert Bokros
LOBO Systems Ltd
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Capaccio’s Strategic Approach and Partnerships Accelerate Vaccine Production

Massachusetts firm works with producers of COVID vaccine to build infrastructures to help them accelerate production.

We’re proud to partner with these companies on this significant undertaking. The work they do is vital, and we are honored to help them get this vaccine – – out to as many people as possible.”

— Lisa F. Wilk, CEO, Capaccio

MARLBOROUGH, MA, USA, August 31, 2021 / — Capaccio Environmental Engineering (, which helps companies of all sizes respond to industry and business transitions, today announced its ongoing partnerships with the leading producers of the COVID vaccines and other life-saving mRNA medicines.

Working together with these companies, Capaccio’s environmental engineering services have helped them build infrastructures that allowed them to accelerate production of the vaccines safely and accurately.

Specifically, Capaccio has been providing the expertise needed, from both environmental and infrastructure points of view, on how the companies could best, and quickly, scale up production. The team at Capaccio has ensured environmental, health and safety solutions were considered and implemented, and has designed and introduced a dashboard that allows better measurements and predictive outcomes throughout the process.

The foundation of Capaccio’s work over the last 30 years led to its selection by top firms involved in vaccine production. Capaccio has demonstrated its readiness for such a monumental task based on its well-established track record of success.

“We’re proud to partner with these companies on this significant undertaking,” said Lisa F. Wilk, P.E., CEO of Capaccio. “The work they do is vital, and we are honored to work with them to help them get this vaccine – and future life-saving medicines – out to as many people as quickly and as safely as possible.”

About Capaccio
Founded in 1992, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. has helped companies of all sizes respond to industry and business transitions in order to continuously improve, stay competitive, and move the needle. Their mission of helping industry and the environment prosper guides their efforts in the environmental, health and safety space, as does their core values of integrity, dedication, commitment and responsiveness.

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Business Consulting Firm

Valerie Anderson Campbell, President, Anderson Campbell Enterprises, LLC.


Strong professional background and record of service to the community…critical moment for Long Island’s energy future with transformational changes towards a clean, lean, and customer-first utility.”

— Tom Falcone

BALDWIN, NEW YORK, USA, August 30, 2021 / — New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has appointed Valerie Anderson Campbell of Baldwin to serve as Trustee of the Long Island Power Authority, (LIPA). Tom Falcone, LIPA’s Chief Executive Officer. “…strong professional background and record of service to the community… This is a critical moment for Long Island’s energy future with transformational changes towards a clean, lean, and customer-first utility.”

Ms. Anderson Campbell has more than 20 years of experience in helping build successful organizations, including her current role as a Senior Recruiter and Consultant at Anderson Campbell Enterprises. She has helped shape high-performing cultures at Fortune 500 companies through developmental programs and by attracting and retaining high-potential talent. Ms. Anderson Campbell is also a leader in the community, serving as Nassau County Director of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, (LIAACC), Vice President, Membership, of the Uniondale Community Land Trust, (U-CLT), as a member of the Nassau Community College’s Presidential Search Committee, and an Ambassador for the Toys For Tots. Ms. Anderson Campbell was appointed to fill the vacant seat left by the late Matthew Cordaro, who passed away earlier this year. Valerie Anderson Campbell said, “I want to thank Speaker Heastie for this opportunity. As someone who has dedicated my life to building great organizations and serving our community, I am excited to serve on the Board to ensure LIPA is doing all it can to support customers.”

Prior to joining the LIPA Board of Trustees, Ms. Anderson Campbell is the President of Anderson Campbell Enterprises, LLC., a business consulting firm providing contract management, PR, and HRM services. Ms. Anderson Campbell graduated from the Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus with a BS in Information Systems & Business.

ACE PR, a division of Anderson Campbell Enterprises, LLC, informs the local government, business, and non-profit communities with any updates they should be aware of. Stay connected with the latest ACE PR news by subscribing at

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Community College of Allegheny County Extends its Solar Footprint with 543kW Installation

Solar installation is expected to reduce electricity costs by 20% at North Campus

We are very pleased to partner with BAI Group on this initiative, which extends our commitment to renewable energy while reducing electricity costs. We expect to save over $27,000 annually.”

— Elaine Sadowski, Director of Energy & Sustainability, CCAC

WAYNE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2021 / — BAI Group, LLC (BAI), a leading service provider in renewable energy production and energy transmission, is helping Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) implement an on-premise solar installation at its North Campus in McCandless, Pennsylvania. As a member of the Pittsburgh 2030 District plan and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, CCAC is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and its costs.

After considering three competing proposals for a purchase power agreement (PPA), CCAC chose BAI because its proposal met CCAC’s stringent terms. The team from BAI will lead the construction phase, scheduled to start in August 2021, as well as the operations phase, which is slated to commence in November 2021.

The North Campus solar installation, CCAC’s third and largest, will feature a 543 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic array utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. The installation is expected to produce sufficient electricity to provide 40 percent of the campus’ electricity needs, while reducing its electricity costs by nearly 20 percent.

“We are very pleased to partner with BAI Group on this important initiative, which extends our commitment to renewable energy while also reducing our electricity costs,” said Elaine Sadowski, Director of Energy & Sustainability, CCAC. “We expect to save over $27,000 annually with this new array, which will allow us to better achieve our mission of providing affordable access to high-quality career and transfer education.”

“We are proud that we can help Community College of Allegheny County rebalance its energy mix with this investment in solar energy,” said Sel Edor, Market Director for Renewables, BAI Group LLC. “With this PPA, we demonstrate our commitment to delivering high-quality, cost-effective solar projects. We are excited to help the college reduce its costs so that it can focus on providing affordable educational opportunities to the communities it serves.”

About BAI Group
Founded in 1986 in State College, Pennsylvania, the BAI Group, LLC is a multi-disciplinary company that provides renewable energy production and energy transmission services. BAI Group’s services started within waste management and quickly expanded to other industries, including the energy sector. Their primary focus has been in the areas of bio-energy, wind farms, and solar. With significant experience in the design, construction, and permitting of solar arrays, the BAI Group assists clients with the development of commercial and industrial (C&I), merchant scale, and other types of large solar installations, including storage. In addition to developing these projects, BAI also provides financing for projects in the form of PPAs and other mechanisms. To learn more, visit

About Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
Since its founding in 1966, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today—a nationally renowned two-year college dedicated to serving all members of the community. From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of every three adults in Allegheny County.

Each year, more than 24,000 students enroll at CCAC, taking advantage of nearly 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs while thousands more access noncredit and workforce development courses. Comprising four campuses and four neighborhood centers as well as other off-site locations, CCAC is honored to have one of the largest veteran student populations in the state and takes pride in ranking among the nation’s top community colleges for the number of individuals graduating in nursing and the health-related professions.

CCAC graduates have transferred to the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, have obtained the most academically challenging and competitive degrees, and can be found at leading companies, organizations and institutions throughout the country. CCAC alumni are actively engaged in every sector of society, providing leadership to scores of economic, scientific, civic and philanthropic entities both in the Pittsburgh region and around the world. Visit to learn more.

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