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2023 Private Equity Labor Scorecard

First-Ever Scorecard Grades Biggest Private Equity Firms On Labor Practices A new labor scorecard developed by the Private Equity Stakeholder Project underscores a pattern of hazardous or negligent labor practices within the industry. All eleven private equity…

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Carlyle’s risk increases from its gas-fired power plants

Carlyle-owned power plants declare bankruptcy, increased risk in gas fired energy generation Major private equity firm The Carlyle Group is facing increased risks from its large portfolio of gas-fired power plants. Carlyle’s Lincoln Power, based out of Illinois, filed for…

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Carlyle’s timid capital raise for renewables

Private equity firms are seeking to portray themselves as supportive of the energy transition. One indicator of their commitment to clean energy technologies is fundraising. Several private equity firms have sought to raise money for funds with a mandate…

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NGP emissions grow under Carlyle ownership

NGP Energy Capital Management (NGP or also called “Natural Gas Partners”) claims to be at the forefront of transitioning to a low-carbon economy, through “partner[ing] with first-in-class entrepreneurs building oil and gas companies that are improving their emissions intensity of…

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Private equity drives methane pollution

Sustainability-focused nonprofit Ceres and the Clean Air Task Force released their annual Benchmarking Methane and Other GHG Emissions[1] report in May 2023. Of the over 300 oil and natural gas producers analyzed, 60% of the top 10…

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