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2010-12-15 11:00:00

Firms Challenge the Notion That D.C.-Based Trade Lobbying Organizations Speak for All U.S. Businesses; Six-Month Delay in EPA Rules Will Mean Lost Workdays, Lower Productivity From Workers. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the EPA and the Clean Air Act got a huge boost from large and small U.S. companies, when over 60,000 firms represented by 14 business organizations told Congress to keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Clean Air Act strong. At...

2010-12-06 12:09:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- West Virginia will rely on the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) from PJM Environmental Information Services, Inc. (PJM EIS) to achieve the objectives of its new renewable portfolio standard. The West Virginia Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Act requires that by 2025 at least 25 percent of the electricity supplied by in-state investor-owned electric utilities and retail suppliers serving more than 30,000...

2010-11-16 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has exceeded the Chicago Climate Exchange's® (CCX) required 5-percent greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction target for calendar year 2009 (the latest reporting year for which the data has been verified). Cargill reduced its GHG emissions at its U.S. facilities by 12 percent. During calendar year 2008, Cargill achieved a 7.8 percent reduction. Cargill has now met every annual CCX reduction milestone since 2003....

2010-11-04 13:15:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-six states have recognized the need to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by changing land use patterns to reduce sprawl and making buildings more energy efficient, according to an exclusive survey conducted by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC), a nonprofit group based in San Rafael, Calif. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091109/DC07904LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-27 05:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Full Disclosure Network ® is releasing online an exclusive video series covering California Environmental Politics, the "Global Warming Solutions Act" (AB 32) and Proposition 23 that would suspend implementation of the Act. The series features in-depth interviews with two experts from dramatically contrasting viewpoints in six video segments (8 minutes each) available online here:...

2010-10-20 11:00:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, announced today that it has received a 2010 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country's leading green power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation's voluntary green power market. EPA presented TD Bank with the award at an event...

2010-10-06 09:51:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) FutureGen 2.0 program, the FutureGen Alliance today released the site selection guidelines for communities that would like to be considered as the host for a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site. Using safe, proven pipeline technology, the hub will receive and store CO2 emissions from a power plant in Meredosia, Ill. that will be repowered with advanced oxy-combustion technology. The hub also...

2010-09-29 05:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Full Disclosure Network ® presents a seven minute Video debate over California's Proposition 23, the initiative to suspend implementation of the "Global Warming Solutions Act" (AB32) enacted in 2006. The video debate can be viewed here http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Blogs/89.php and features the following: Jesse Marquez, Appointed to the California Global Warming Solutions Act EJ Advisory Committee and who is the founder and...

2010-09-21 10:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 21/PRNewswire/ --Donlen, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and GreenDriver(TM) today announced that they are collaborating on a multi-year Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action titled, "Commercial Fleet 20% GHG Emissions Reduction." This commitment indicates a significant pledge by all three organizations to work together to transform the environmental impact of the fleet industry. CGI commitments are designed to promote global corporate citizenship...

2010-09-21 07:00:00

LANCASTER, TX, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ - United Natural Foods Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI), a leading national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products, has extended its commitment to utilizing renewable energy by purchasing 6,200 MWh (megawatt hours) of electricity and renewable energy from EcoElectrons Renewable Energy for its new Lancaster, TX distribution facility. The renewable energy purchase is expected to reduce carbon emissions at its Lancaster facility by...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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