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2010-09-21 11:01:00

Zerofootprint Challenge Competition Introduced to Measure, Compare and Change Global Environmental Impact...One School at a Time NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zerofootprint, a leading organization in the global fight against climate change, announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, the launch of the Zerofootprint Challenge, a Zerofootprint Foundation global initiative encouraging schools around the world to measure, compare and change their...

2010-09-20 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) event that opened 2010 NYC Climate Week, PwC LLP announced that it met its 20 percent carbon reduction goal in FY09, two years ahead of schedule. PwC is the global advisor and global report writer to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100917/NY66894LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100917/NY66894LOGO) Through a two-fold strategy, consisting of solutions...

2010-09-13 11:34:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young today announced a 15% reduction, or 33,200 metric tons of CO2, in the overall carbon footprint of its member firms in the Americas from the 2008 to 2009 fiscal year. It also reported a 12% reduction in intensity, or carbon footprint per person, for the 41,487 employees in the Americas. The total carbon footprint for the Ernst & Young Americas firms in fiscal year 2009 was 187,610 metric tons of CO2 with Scope 2 emissions, related...

2010-09-13 12:03:00

WGES CleanSteps(SM) Carbon Offsets now available to natural gas customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; effort includes creation of new Carbon Reduction Fund designed to help clean the Chesapeake Bay ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a first-of-its-kind partnership of corporations and environmentalists announced a new initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gases and improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region. Leading competitive...

2010-09-01 14:58:00

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced a five-year goal to reduce its carbon footprint through fuel-savings technology and improvements in operating efficiencies. The freight rail transportation company said it plans to lower its greenhouse gas emissions per revenue ton-mile 10 percent by 2014, compared with 2009 emissions. "Establishing this goal is an important step toward fulfillment of Norfolk Southern's objective to achieve...

2010-08-22 20:36:00

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced it has completed the carbon footprint verification on EcoDuo PM220P00, a multi-crystalline PV module, according to the international carbon footprint standard PAS2050. EcoDuo PM220P00 is the world's first PV module to have obtained carbon footprint verification, reaching a critical milestone on carbon footprint management of PV key components....

2010-08-16 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven by a period of significant economic growth, the demand for electricity within sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly approaching supply capacity and in many countries exceeding it. The resultant demand for new generation capacity is boosting growth in the steam turbine market for the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) "The sub-Saharan African steam...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear announced today the results of its greenhouse gas (GHG) life cycle assessment (LCA) for its AnvilSustainable(TM) t-shirt, which is made from recycled PET plastic bottles and transitional cotton, grown on farms making the switch to organic processes. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090422/NY03428LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090422/NY03428LOGO) The analysis of the AnvilSustainable tee, which encompassed a...

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2010-07-20 09:15:00

Can light-colored rooftops and roads really curb carbon emissions and combat global climate change? The idea has been around for years, but now, a new study by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that is the first to use a global model to study the question has found that implementing cool roofs and cool pavements in cities around the world can not only help cities stay cooler, they can also cool the world, with the potential of canceling the heating effect of up to two years...

2010-07-19 10:22:00

CHICAGO, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney today announced it has achieved carbon neutrality across its worldwide operations, fulfilling its first-in-the-industry 2007 pledge to be carbon neutral in 2010. A.T. Kearney has 1,700 consultants in 54 offices in 37 countries. A.T. Kearney's approach to carbon neutrality is built on four planks that reach across its entire organization: defining and measuring a rigorous set of carbon indicators, empowering...