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2011-06-22 08:00:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reducing fuel consumption, carbon emissions and community noise are the focus as Boeing (NYSE: BA) and American Airlines (NYSE: AMR) announced that the airline will be the launch customer for the evolutionary ecoDemonstrator Program. A Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft will be used to flight test and accelerate the market readiness of emerging technologies. "We are proud to have American Airlines as our launch partner for this new...

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2011-06-06 05:50:00

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that emissions from fossil fuels, despite 20 years of effort, are going up instead of down, hitting record highs as climate negotiators gather to debate a new global warming accord, reports the Associated Press (AP). It is one of several pieces of bad news facing delegates from about 180 countries heading to Bonn, Germany, for two weeks of talks beginning Monday. Another strike against curbing emissions is the tsunami-triggered...

2011-06-02 12:01:00

Efforts to Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions Succeeding WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As suggested by its Reduce our Environmental Footprint Go Green Forever stamp, the U.S. Postal Service became a lot greener last year. Known globally for sustainability innovations and leadership, the agency reported an 8 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a fiscal year (FY) 2008 baseline. The reduction of 1,067,834 metric tons of CO2 is an amount equal to the...

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2011-05-31 07:25:00

Even as governments around the world have pushed to limit global warming, record levels of carbon dioxide filled the atmosphere in 2010, according to new figures released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Monday. "Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history," the IEA said in a statement on its website. The record global emissions were driven mainly by booming economies that still rely on coal for their energy needs, it added. CO2 emissions...

2011-04-22 11:41:00

CHICAGO, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PortionPac Chemical Corporation announced today an unprecedented step to balance 100% of its energy use from all sources by funding green house gas reduction and clean energy projects. The company is investing in Climate Action Reserve and VerifiedCarbon Standard-certified projects through TerraPass and is purchasing Green-E®-certified Renewable Energy Credits through Renewable Choice. For its commitment to using green power, the...

2011-04-20 12:30:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) announced its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy as a participant in the Save Energy Now LEADER program. In this partnership, National pledges to reduce its energy intensity by 25 percent in 10 years. "National has a strong commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our products and operations," said Chris Lee, corporate environment, health and safety senior manager for National...

2011-04-12 05:00:00

HOUSTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A trio of European countries and one from South America made major strides in reducing their levels of sulfur content in gasoline, allowing them to advance in the annual global ranking published by Hart Energy's International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC). Montenegro leaped 48 slots, from 89th place in 2010 to 41st in this year's ranking. Colombia jumped 40 spots, from 98th to 58th, while Croatia moved up from 57th to 37th and Russia improved from 60th...

2011-03-21 08:00:00

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) as a 2011 Partner of the Year with Sustained Excellence, the highest ENERGY STAR honor awarded. PepsiCo and other honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2011. This award recognizes PepsiCo for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. PepsiCo has been an ENERGY STAR partner since...

2011-02-18 09:00:00

10 Worst States for CO2 Pollution Are TX, FL, OH, IN, PA, IL, KY, GA, AL and MO. Half of New Coal-Fired Power Generation in the U.S. in 2010 Came Online in Texas. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as a fierce debate rages in Congress today about whether or not to handcuff the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deal with coal-fired power plant pollution, a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project shows that carbon dioxide (CO2)...

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2011-02-01 05:45:00

The deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression failed to reduce the amount of global greenhouse gas emissions, as falling industrial output in the West was counterbalanced by the rapid growth of China and other emerging markets, according to new data released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Total global carbon emissions rose 5.2 percent in 2009 compared to 2006, the report showed, while U.S. carbon emissions fell 8.18 percent during that time. US emissions fell...