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2011-02-03 10:55:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation of America, Sony DADC, Sony Electronics and Sony Pictures Entertainment in the U.S., under the umbrella of Sony Corporation of America, announced today that they have come together to purchase more than 143 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually for 2011, which is enough green power to meet an estimated 49 percent of these entities' electricity use. As a result of this purchase, Sony Corporation of America ranks No. 27...

2011-01-20 09:29:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM EnviroTrade has expanded the bid and offer period in its monthly Sage auction of solar renewable energy certificates to provide greater flexibility to market participants. Additionally, sellers can offer currently eligible certificates from any year. "The change results from our market participants' feedback, which we appreciate," said Adrien Ford, president of PJM EnviroTrade. "We're affording participants more liberty regarding...

2010-12-24 07:51:00

The Obama administration said Thursday it will regulate greenhouse gas emission from power plants, setting up for a possible climate change war with the newly appointed and skeptical Congress, which seats in January. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will set standards, beginning in 2012, for fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries that emit nearly 40 percent of US greenhouse gases. "We are following through on our commitment to proceed in a measured and careful...

2010-12-18 07:38:31

California has approved an extensive carbon-trading plan aimed at cutting greenhouse emissions. State regulators passed a "cap-and-trade" framework that allows companies to buy and sell permits, giving them an incentive to emit fewer gases. The goal is to create the second-largest market in the field. State officials hope that the scheme will become a trend through the U.S., but opponents say that it may harm California's growth and lead to higher electricity prices. California's Air...

2010-12-16 21:09:00

Emissions trading market serves as model for national system SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting an innovative program today that will cap and reduce global warming pollution, while growing the state's clean energy economy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) "California is turbo charging its already fast-growing clean energy economy by...

2010-12-16 11:29:00

WILTON, Conn., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The top renewable energy integrator in the northeast, Alteris Renewables, has introduced monitoring solutions into all residential solar panel installations effective immediately. As one of the first renewable energy integrators to offer every residential customer the opportunity to actively track their energy production - anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection - Alteris is reaffirming its commitment to bringing reliable, sustainable...

2010-12-15 11:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 125 small/mainstream businesses, cleantech companies and business associations - representing tens of thousands of employees around the state - issued a letter today urging the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to adopt a proposed emissions trading program (also known as cap and trade) that will reduce carbon, grow the economy, and create jobs, with the goal of creating a better future for all Californians. The ARB Board will...

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....

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'