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2009-10-14 07:00:00

MBA recommendations could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100,000 metric tons per year WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This past summer, 26 MBA students from across the country joined Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Climate Corps program to help Fortune 500 and other leading companies uncover energy efficiencies that represent net operating savings of more than $54 million over the lifetime of the projects. These projects could also reduce energy use by more than...

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2009-10-06 15:40:00

The sluggish global economy could actually have benefits for reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent this year, according to a report from the International Energy Agency on Tuesday. IEA economist Fatih Birol told reporters that the 3 percent drop from the previous year would represent the largest in 40 years. Traditionally, global greenhouse gas emissions have risen by 3 percent each year. The announcement comes as part of the IEA's World Energy Outlook report, being...

2009-10-01 11:19:00

Hoffa Urges Retention of Carbon Tariffs To Ensure Level Playing Field WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today praised Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., for introducing climate legislation that would expand states' recycling networks. Hoffa also urged inclusion of strong provisions to prevent foreign competitors from getting an unfair advantage over U.S. manufacturers. The bill recognizes recycling as a...

2009-09-30 17:56:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Recycling Works! campaign (RW), a coalition of labor, environmental and community organizations applauds Senator Carper as well as Boxer and Kerry for recognizing recycling as a key climate strategy. RW calls the inclusion of state recycling programs in the new Senate climate bill an important step towards rebuilding the economy, and looks forward to working with the Senate on details of these programs. "We are very pleased to see...

2009-09-23 13:00:00

HOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced today it has been commended for its comprehensive reporting on its greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategy. This is EMC's third consecutive year on the "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index," created by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 475 institutional investors with $55 trillion in assets under management. This index...

2009-09-22 09:46:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) today announced it is again featured on the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index," which highlights constituent companies within the S&P 500 that have displayed the most professional and transparent approach to corporate governance in respect to climate change disclosure practices. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061030/CLM051LOGO) Companies, who voluntarily respond...

2009-09-01 13:53:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Anthony's Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. St. Anthony's is the first hospital in Florida and one of only 86 hospitals in the nation to achieve this recognition. Buildings that receive the EPA's ENERGY STAR designation reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficient...

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2009-08-25 14:35:00

The UN's top climate scientist says he supports ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview with AFP, Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that his position does not allow him to make recommendations. "But as a human being I am fully supportive of that goal. What is happening, and what is likely to happen, convinces me that the world must be really ambitious and very determined at moving toward a 350 target," he...

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2009-08-06 06:15:00

China refused on Wednesday to submit to demands that wealthy nations commit to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions during upcoming climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this December. The country also refused to set limits on its own emissions. Instead, China and other developing nations will call on wealthy countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020, said Yu Qingtai, China's lead climate negotiator. "We have all along believed that...

2009-07-15 19:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent group of clean tech executives from TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today were in Sacramento, California to meet with a variety of state government officials to discuss the importance of clean technology and innovation to California's economic, environmental and energy future. TechNet's members are leaders in many areas of clean energy including venture...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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