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2009-04-15 10:18:00

Radio spots say solution to climate change and economic downturn are the same WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, Repower America, a project of the Alliance for Climate Protection, will run radio ads in 15 states emphasizing the benefits of comprehensive energy legislation currently being considered by Congress. Specifically, the ads focus on the potential for clean energy job growth within each state, as well as the importance of reducing carbon pollution and...

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2009-04-15 06:50:00

Stem cell research got a major boost from former vice president Al Gore after he promised a $20 million biotech venture in the study of "induced pluripotent" stem cells. "I just think it's a very important breakthrough that is filled with promise and hope," says Gore, a partner with the venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, which is backing the research. Researchers and biotech firms are examining induced cells as an alternative to embryonic stem cells. Scientists create...

2009-04-02 15:47:00

ATLANTA, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Prince Of Spain Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos is reaching out to partner with top business leaders and small business leaders in the American market to help the Obama administration lead the world in making change happen," Says Dr. Nono Pearson. His Royal Highness and the Princess along with some of Spain's key market leaders, recently held the (Spain-U.S. Sustainability Conference) organized by the Chief Executive Magazine, in New York...

2009-03-31 15:13:00

New TV Ad Aimed at Explaining Economic Benefits of Cap on Carbon Pollution, Driving Support to Repower America WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Climate Protection called on Congress to pass strong climate and energy legislation this year in order to create jobs and accelerate economic growth. Today's announcement comes on the heels of a draft climate and energy bill released by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce...

2009-02-25 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by John Flicker, President, National Audubon Society: "President Obama's message to a joint session of Congress made absolutely clear that the fate of our future economy will be determined by our ability to repower America with clean, renewable energy that will stimulate green jobs for the 21st century. We strongly urge Congress to heed the President's request for 'legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon...

2009-02-23 11:47:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke this morning at the National Clean Energy Project Roundtable, held at the Newseum and hosted by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and chaired by Senate Majority Harry Reid. Other speakers included former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Congressman Edward Markey, Chairman of the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming. The forum...

2009-02-17 17:30:00

Company Earns a Spot on Fast Company's 2009 "Fast 50" List NEWARK, Del., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., maker of GORE-TEX(R) fabric and thousands of other market-leading products, has earned a spot on Fast Company magazine's 2009 "Fast 50" list of the world's most innovative companies. Gore is ranked No. 30. The complete list is available at fastcompany.com and in the magazine's March issue, now on newsstands. Known for a wide range of products, including...

2009-02-14 06:18:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by former Vice President Al Gore, Chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection, on final congressional passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: "I congratulate Congress on the passage of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act and I look forward to the President's signature on this critical legislation. "The recovery bill reaffirms that the solutions to our economic and climate crises go...

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2009-01-30 12:10:00

World leaders convened in Denmark on Friday to discuss revolutionary cuts in greenhouse gas emissions during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. "It is essential to engage heads of state and government stronger in the whole process to ensure a positive result in Copenhagen," said Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Denmark's prime minister. Proposals came in the lead-up to a year-end meeting at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, during which leaders are expected to...

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2009-01-28 15:45:00

Former Vice President Al Gore testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, warning lawmakers not to let the recession prevent urgent measures needed to fight global warming.  The Nobel Peace Prize winner urged Congress to pass President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package as a first step toward bringing emissions of greenhouse gases under control.  Gore also called for "decisive action" on legislation to cap heat-trapping gases, saying such a law is...