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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...

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2009-07-15 14:25:00

Al Gore met with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday to discuss the future of the nation's role in the charge against global warming. Gore placed specific emphasis on Australia as a potential breeding ground for many revolutionary efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. "Australia is in the line of fire where the climate crisis is concerned, no nation is more vulnerable to the impact scientists have predicted," Gore said in a press conference where he was joined by the Prime...

2009-07-08 12:05:00

CDP / ICLEI report details greenhouse gas emissions and climate protection actions of 18 US citiesU.S. municipal governments are showing leadership by voluntarily accounting for and reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations. They also recognize the huge potential to influence long-term reductions from the residents and businesses in their communities, according to a new report.The report summarizes findings of a joint project by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and...

2009-05-27 12:00:00

Public-private partnership will focus on developing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-based electricity generation ATLANTA, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company today announced it will manage and operate the U.S. Department of Energy's new National Carbon Capture Center, which will develop and test advanced technologies to capture carbon dioxide from coal-based power plants. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) The center, a...

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2009-05-21 16:05:58

China will call on developed nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by the year 2020, according to a new position paper published ahead of global climate change negotiations scheduled for December in Copenhagen. However, China did not commit to any legally binding emissions cuts itself. "Developed countries shall undertake to reduce their GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in aggregate by at least 40 percent below their 1990 level by 2020," read the paper,...

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2009-05-19 15:45:00

Leaders of the world's cities heard from former US President Bill Clinton at the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit, where he urged them to act swiftly to save the planet for their grandchildren, The AFP reported. Executives from the 40 largest cities plus 17 affiliate municipalities, which produce over two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions, attended the summit in Seoul, the third such event since 2005. Clinton's own Climate Initiative develops programs to help cities cut the emissions blamed...

2009-05-19 06:45:00

New Clinton Climate Initiative program to demonstrate economic, environmental strategies for sustainable urban growth DESTINY, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Destiny, Florida, America's first eco-sustainable city, was announced today as one among 16 founding projects of the Climate Positive Development Program, a Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) program that will support the development of large-scale urban projects that demonstrate cities can grow in ways that are "climate positive." Climate...

2009-05-19 05:00:00

Project Two Degrees Demonstrated at C40 Summit in Seoul, Korea SEATTLE, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing effort to combat global climate change, Ascentium Corporation announced today its partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation, Microsoft Corporation and Autodesk on Project Two Degrees (www.project2degrees.org), an Internet-based software application that provides cities with a set of tools used to measure greenhouse gas...

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2009-05-13 06:33:31

According to an audit revealed on Tuesday, the Canadian government is failing to measure reductions in the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, as required by law. "We found that the government will be unable to determine actual emission reductions achieved for each of the measures in its plans," said Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan at a press conference. Vaughan added that Environment Canada has "overstated the expected reductions in greenhouse gas emissions for the 2008 to 2012 Kyoto...

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2009-05-11 14:50:00

Most nations have submitted less-than-ambitious proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the months leading up to the UN convention on climate change in Copenhagen in December. Australia on Monday announced plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 while postponing its carbon emissions trading plans by a year to mid-2011. The country cited the ongoing economic recession in its decision. According to Reuters calculations, international plans amount to average reductions in...


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