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2011-01-06 09:23:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal study shows Tennessee Valley Authority power plants have reduced emissions of two key acid rain components to a fraction of what was being released 30 years ago, and at a rate faster than the national average for the industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The study released Dec. 20 by the Environmental Protection Agency touted the success of the Acid Rain Program, designed to reduce...

2010-12-09 04:02:00

LORTON, Va., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Generation Energy Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: NGMC) (Nexgen), formerly Next Generation Media Corp., today said it is beginning to update shareholders and potential investors on its new business strategies and accomplishments. Next Generation Energy is acquiring ORRI (Over Riding Royalty Interests) in producing natural gas wells that have a long, steady, predictable level of production that would be expected to continue for many years. An...

2010-12-06 16:36:00

Film Exposes Dirty Coal As One Of The Most Profitable And Dangerous Businesses In The World CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "DIRTY COAL: The Toxic Addiction," a documentary film, held its premier today during the United Nations COP 16 climate conference in Cancun, Mexico. The film sponsored by REAP (Renewable Energy Accountability Project) calls on world leaders to focus on this major threat. The film features important interviews with actress and activist Daryl...

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2010-11-05 07:48:29

The globalization of the consumer society and global warming are quickly becoming the two biggest threats to future wealth and happiness, according to the United Nations. The UN's annual Human Development Report said wealthy countries "need to blaze the trail" on making economic growth less dependent on fossil fuels and helping underdeveloped nations reach sustainable development. Bringing up last year's failed Copenhagen climate summit, the report called for international commitment at the...

2010-10-28 07:30:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Westmont Resources, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WMNS) ("Westmont"), announces the development of its technologically advanced eco-friendly enhanced oil and gas recovery system. "EcoRecovery2"(TM), is a proprietary extraction process which combines industry disruptive technologies to optimize the recoveries of both oil from heavy formations and gas from shale. The facets of the EcoRecovery2 include patented processes and devices as well as a uniquely...

2010-10-26 21:42:22

Eggshell membrane can absorb 7 times its weight in carbon dioxide The food industry generates a lot of waste products, but one of these, eggshells, could help combat climate change, according to research published in the International Journal of Global Warming this month. Basab Chaudhuri of the University of Calcutta and colleagues have demonstrated that the membrane that lines an eggshell can absorb almost seven times its own weight of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere....

2010-10-23 01:36:51

Rice University think tank will strategize on environmentally sound policies on oil, gas, coal Rice University has created a Green Carbon Center to bring the benefits offered by oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other energy sources together in a way that will not only help ensure the world's energy future but also provide a means to recycle carbon dioxide into useful products. Whether or not one believes in anthropogenic climate change, the fact is humans are throwing away...

2010-10-22 14:44:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on its progressive sustainability platform, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week adopted a carbon emissions control policy supporting a national fuel economy standard for trucks, rather than government actions to increase fuel prices or alternative fuel mandates. The policy states that "carbon emission reductions achieved through national truck fuel economy standards are preferable to government actions that...

2010-10-06 17:44:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by Oil Change International, released on the eve of the World Bank's Annual Meetings, dispels the myth that World Bank support for coal and oil projects increases access to energy for the world's poorest. This finding stands in contrast to government, Bank, and industry claims that ongoing taxpayer support for these large coal and oil projects is necessary to alleviate energy poverty. The World Bank has used arguments around...

2010-10-04 15:31:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce delivered the keynote address on 'The Future of Fossil Fuels' at the Global Energy Future Symposium at Washington University in St. Louis, calling on the assembled international academic and governmental leaders to "put people first" by supporting policies that prioritize eliminating global energy poverty by 2050. Boyce said coal is a global "future fuel," citing three global...