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2009-09-22 10:28:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Carbon Disclosure Project, which holds the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world, has recognized Air Products' (NYSE: APD) approach to climate change disclosure and named the company to its Leadership Index for 2009. Of the S&P500, only the top 50 companies' responses to the CDP's questionnaire are included in its Leadership Index, which highlights the "constituent companies displaying the most...

2009-09-22 09:46:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) today announced it is again featured on the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index," which 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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061030/CLM051LOGO) Companies, who voluntarily respond...

2009-09-20 18:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cisco Systems, Boeing and Pepco Holdings along with Consolidated Edison, EMC, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Hewlett Packard, PPG Industries and Transocean were among the US corporations leading efforts to tackle climate change, according to this year's Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) S&P 500 Report. The results were launched today in New York at an event hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, one of CDP's global sponsors. This year's S&P 500 Report,...

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2009-08-26 12:55:00

A recent study warns that the world's 100 largest companies are failing to meet scientific recommendations on how to contain global warming, AFP reported. The study by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) said the world is facing a "Carbon Chasm". It went on to say that a minimum annual global reduction rate of 3.9 percent per year is needed to cut emissions in developed economies by the required 80 percent by 2050. "However analysis of reduction targets from the Global 100 companies shows...

2009-07-13 19:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A report was issued today by Varshney & Associates purporting to show the economic impact of AB 32 on California small businesses. In response are statements from leading economists and climate experts at four non-profit organizations: "The study by Varshney and Associates is fundamentally flawed. It takes into account the costs associated with implementing solutions to global warming, while completely ignoring the immense savings that also accrue...

2009-04-27 07:17:00

HARTFORD, Conn., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the most rigorous study ever on the subject, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) demonstrates how to achieve a 60 percent reduction in the energy use of buildings by 2050 to help meet global climate change targets. To reach ambitious carbon footprint reduction goals set by the widely recognized Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the building sector must undergo a transformation toward greater energy...

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2009-01-20 13:15:10

A massive supercomputer intended to gauge the affect of climate change in the UK, will ironically be a huge emitter of greenhouse gases. The Met Office's new IBM supercomputer, which cost more than $46 million, is expected to begin operations later this year. It will emit an estimated 14,000 tons of CO2 each year, according to Dave Britton, the Met Office's chief press officer. It will be the second most powerful machine in Britain, with the ability to perform 125 trillion calculations per...

2008-09-29 09:00:00

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it has been named to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the sixth consecutive year. This index, a key component of CDP's annual Global 500 Report, highlights companies within the FTSE Global 500 Index that have displayed the most proficient approach to corporate governance in regards to climate change disclosure practices. The CDP represents 385 global institutional investors with $57 trillion in assets under...

2008-09-18 18:00:40

Growing concern around the environmental impacts of climate change and rising energy costs has prompted many to question what they can do to take action in their daily lives. In what is believed to be a first for corporate America, Alcoa (NYSE:AA) and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change have launched a unique new program to help find the answers. Make an Impact provides the tools for Alcoa's employees and the local community to manage their individual carbon footprint, reduce...

2008-06-23 18:00:00

The high-tech industry over the next dozen years could be a big contributor to global warming, according to a report released Friday - or, it could play a major role in cutting emissions. Depending on how they manage their businesses and what types of products they produce, communications and information technology companies could reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide by 2020 by 15 percent, close to what some scientists and economists say is needed for the world to avoid dangerous...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.