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2010-09-20 18:05:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) was ranked first in the Energy Sector on the 2010 Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)." The CDLI highlights constituent companies within the S&P 500 that have displayed the most professional and transparent approach to corporate governance in respect to climate change disclosure practices. This is the second year the company has held the top slot. Spectra Energy also ranked first...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbon management is becoming a strategic business priority and competitive driver for the largest global companies, despite the lack of global agreement on climate change. These are among the findings of the 2010 Global 500(1) report and leadership index released today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), produced by PwC and sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100917/NY66894LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- While leading companies are forging ahead to cut emissions and seize business opportunities, US companies still lag their global peers in the numbers and types of actions they are taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, some 70 percent of firms surveyed believe they can seize new commercial opportunities and improve relations with customers, employees and other stakeholders by addressing sustainability and climate change issues. These were a...

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2010-02-17 12:55:00

Landmark legislation to cut carbon emissions suffered a huge blow after three major U.S. companies said they were leaving a coalition that pushes for action on climate change, AFP reported. Oil groups ConocoPhillips and BP America, and equipment maker Caterpillar Inc., said they backed efforts for a green economy but felt that proposed laws were unfair to them. The companies said they would not renew membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of business leaders...

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2009-12-08 13:21:37

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll on Monday showed that Americans who think global warming is caused by human activity, including vehicle and industrial emissions, are now a minority for the first time in nearly two years, AFP reported. The survey found that now only 45 percent of the 1,041 adults surveyed on December 2-3 believed global warming is a proven fact and mostly caused by human activity. That number is down from 56 percent in October 2007. The number of Americans who believe global...

2009-12-02 12:02:00

USCAP Economic Modeling Shows Climate Action Compatible With Growing Economy WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. economy will experience robust growth of about 70 percent through 2030 even as it adopts policies to lower greenhouse gas emissions leading to a more sustainable environment, according to an analysis released today by the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP). The economic analysis estimates that U.S. GDP will grow 70 to 71 percent through 2030 assuming...

2009-10-20 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, a global IT solutions and services provider, today announced that it has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 475 institutional investors with $55 trillion in assets under management, for its approach to climate change disclosure. For the second consecutive year, Dimension Data is featured among the highest-scoring companies in CDP's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). This index highlights the...

2009-09-23 08:21:00

NEW YORK, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoSecurities, a leading company in the business of sourcing, developing, and trading carbon credits from greenhouse gas emission reduction projects, has partnered with Baker & McKenzie LLP, a leading climate change law firm, and ClimateBiz, the resource for climate management, to launch the second year of its Carbon Management and Offsetting Trends Survey Report 2009. The Carbon Management and Offsetting Trends Survey was originally...

2009-09-23 08:00:00

DUBLIN, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoSecurities, a leading company in the business of sourcing, developing, and trading carbon credits from greenhouse gas emission reduction projects, has partnered with Baker & McKenzie LLP, a leading climate change law firm, and ClimateBiz, the resource for climate management, to launch the second edition of The Carbon Management and Offsetting Trends Survey Report 2009. The Carbon Management and Offsetting Trends Survey was originally...

2009-09-22 11:00:00

DETROIT, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 475 institutional investors with $55 trillion in assets under management, for its approach to climate change disclosure. For the first time since beginning participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2006, DTE Energy is featured in CDP's "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index." This index highlights companies within the S&P 500 Index that have displayed the most...