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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...

2009-05-05 06:00:00

Clean Air Pledge Asks Residents to Take Steps to Improve Air Quality and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore based non-profit, Clean Air Partners joins the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR(R) program to extend their commitment to protect public health, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by launching the Clean Air Pledge. As part of the Clean Air Pledge, Clean Air Partners...

2009-04-23 09:39:00

Allowances, Feedstock Treatment, Fuel Switching, Competitiveness of Energy-Intensive Manufacturers Among Areas of Focus ARLINGTON, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment continued its hearing on the "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009." Additional information is available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/ American Chemistry Council (ACC) President & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement: "ACC...

2009-04-22 12:01:00

PROVIDENCE, RI, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lights Out, Green In, a nonprofit that promotes conservation, and lawmakers from coast to coast have joined forces during Earth Week in an effort to raise awareness of a simple way to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Lights Out, Green In's main mission is to get households and businesses that have access to sufficient natural sunlight to turn off their lights from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. In the days leading up to Earth Day, April 22,...


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