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2009-04-01 11:00:00

Kaiser Permanente's Climate Footprint Efforts are Rewarded for Third Consecutive Year OAKLAND, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named a "Climate Action Leader" for voluntarily calculating, verifying and publicly reporting its greenhouse gas emissions under the California Climate Action Registry. This is the third consecutive year Kaiser Permanente has won this award from the Registry, a private, nonprofit organization committed to solving climate change through...

2009-03-31 17:27:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCCE supports the timely adoption of a mandatory federal carbon management program. In that regard, we welcome the policy debate that will follow today's release of Chairman Waxman and Chairman Markey's discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. ACCCE believes that we can fashion a national greenhouse gas emissions reduction policy that 1) achieves emissions reductions, 2) creates jobs, 3) preserves fuel diversity as...

2009-03-31 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) -- a diverse coalition of 25 leading businesses and 5 environmental NGOs -- today issued the following statement in response to the release of a discussion draft of energy and climate legislation from House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA): USCAP hails the discussion draft released by Chairmen Waxman...

2009-03-30 08:30:00

Cleveland, Tenn., Plant Recognized for Efficient Energy Performance KENILWORTH, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Schering-Plough Corporation as a 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The company's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 31, 2009. In addition, Schering-Plough's plant in Cleveland, Tenn.,...

2009-03-24 13:20:00

Going Green Makes '$ense:' Saves Energy - Saves Money - Saves the Planet BETHESDA, Md., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third straight year, Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with its Sustained Excellence Award. Among a long list of "green" accomplishments, the EPA noted Marriott's energy reduction strategy, through which the company and its owners avoided $1.3 million in costs; decreased greenhouse gas emissions by 3...

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2009-03-24 13:50:00

In a draft proposal sent to the White House on Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency said greenhouse gas emissions pose a significant threat to public health and welfare. The proposal outlined what it calls an "Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act," which could shape the future regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. "I think it's historic news," Frank O'Donnell of the environmental group Clean Air Watch told Reuters. "It is going to set the...

2009-03-24 08:30:00

Fast return on investment and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are the key drivers in Chilean initiative VANCOUVER, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV: SSC) is pleased to report the company has signed a distribution agreement with Gesti³n en Energia S.A. (GEESA), a Santiago-based company. GEESA is now the exclusive distributor for Smartcool's Energy Savings Module(TM) (ESM(TM)) in Chile. With electricity rates averaging $0.12 (USD), and four...

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2009-03-23 16:38:51

A new guide distributed to negotiators of a new United Nations climate treaty says there is broad support among governments for stringent goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  However, opinion is divided on where such reductions should be made. The document, which is due to be presented at climate talks in Bonn from March 29-April 8, pares down the list of ideas to fight global warming as part of a new treaty to be agreed upon in December.  The original text, devised...

2009-03-13 11:45:00

Centex Energy Advantage homes up to 40% more efficient than typical 10-year-old home ELGIN, Ill., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Centex Corporation has implemented the Centex Energy Advantage across the Chicago metro area, including homes in progress in four of Chicagoland's 10 best-selling neighborhoods. Centex Energy Advantage homes now under construction collectively are projected to avoid thousands of tons of greenhouse gas emissions over time. Centex Energy Advantage is now...

2009-03-12 11:00:00

DALLAS, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has been named a 2009 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes K-C's ongoing efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations. K-C's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 31. Kimberly-Clark is committed to achieving energy efficiency targets for its...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.