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2011-06-21 15:28:00

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Recognized WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service was recently awarded Climate Registered Gold status by The Climate Registry (TCR) for its leadership in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 8 percent. The Postal Service is among the first of TCR's 430 members, and the first government agency, to achieve this recognition. "Winning Climate Registered Gold status will help motivate the Postal Service to do even...

2011-06-02 10:12:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Electric Utilities on Wednesday (6/1) announced the results of its 2011 solicitation for solar renewable energy credits, which will help the company provide power from alternative energy sources for residential customers who elect to remain on the utility's default electric supply. PPL Electric Utilities will purchase 25,500 solar renewable energy credits with supply beginning December 2011 for a period of 8 1/2 years. The price will be...

2011-06-02 08:35:00

BUTTE, Mont., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) is asking the Montana Public Service Commission (MPSC) for approval to purchase and operate the yet to be developed Spion Kop Wind Project located in Central Montana. NorthWestern announced its intent to purchase the 40 megawatt project in April. If approved by the MPSC, the proposed $86.1 million project is to be developed by Compass Wind and placed into utility rate-base for NorthWestern's Montana electric...

2011-06-01 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of California CEOs and business leaders from around the state sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown today, urging him to remain committed to fully implementing AB 32. "We reject the calls from some environmental organizations for the wholesale revision of the AB 32 cap and trade system. We take particular issue with these organizations calling for such revisions in the name of jobs and the economy," the letter states. "As business...

2011-04-12 09:41:00

NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tradition, a leading global interdealer broker, today announced its environmental team brokered two significant renewable energy certificate (REC) deals with a Pacific Winds Inc. subsidiary, Idaho Winds LLC, a wind farm developer, regarding the 22 MW Sawtooth Wind Project, located in Elmore County, Idaho. The first deal is with 3Degrees, an environmental commodities sales, trading and advisory firm, to purchase the RECs generated by the Sawtooth...

2011-04-06 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association urges Congress to block efforts to weaken the Clean Air Act by limiting the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of climate change. Both House and Senate are expected to take up the issue today. "Climate change poses enormous health threats," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of the American Public...

2011-03-18 12:15:00

READING, Pa., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) subsidiary Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power) has successfully contracted for 19,800 Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). One SREC represents the solar renewable energy attributes of one megawatt-hour of generation from a solar generating facility. The procurement is part of Penn Power's plan to purchase SRECs to meet the state's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards through 2020. This purchase of SRECs...

2011-03-16 09:05:00

ATLANTA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, the retail energy business of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, will supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the 2011 Globalcon Conference & Expo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100210/DA52541LOGO) The RECs, which will be Green-e® Energy Certified, will match the electricity consumed at the Pennsylvania...

2011-03-01 12:23:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, issued the following statement today in response to an announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the agency's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: "EPA's action delaying the reporting deadline under its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program is a sensible step that will benefit both the American people and businesses across the nation...