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2009-05-18 12:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter sent today to U.S. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and House Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey (D-Mass.), the American Public Power Association, along with a number of consumer protection and utility industry groups including the Consumer Federation of America, Public Citizen, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the National Association of Regulatory Utility...

2009-05-18 08:02:00

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Establishes Emissions Baseline, Provides Key Insights to Help Reduce Environmental Impact MINNEAPOLIS, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory service that measures and provides a comprehensive snapshot of an organization's verifiable GHG emissions. The service gives customers the information to make educated, strategic decisions about reducing their environmental impact and creates an accurate baseline...

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2009-05-15 10:40:00

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said they were working out final details of a climate change bill, as they announced new breaks for an industry that they said would also minimize the potential impact on consumers' energy bills."We have reached agreement on most key matters," said Representative Rick Boucher, who represents Virginia, the coal-producing state.The White House was very optimistic about the expectation that the environmental bill will be approved by the...

2009-05-14 10:54:00

Leveraging 13-years of Experience Through its Environmental Practice, Noblis Develops a Software-as-a-Service Application - Also Launches GREEN.Noblis.Org Portal FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Noblis, Inc., a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization, today announced the availability of a new suite of analytic tools to help organizations assess and plan their sustainability strategies. TEAL (Total Emissions Analytics) is a full-featured, yet...

2009-05-06 10:21:00

Joint statement highlights role of markets in promoting innovation, the most cost-effective means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the COMPETE Coalition today issued a joint statement and general principles in support of federal legislation enacting a uniform, economy-wide cap-and-trade program to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The joint statement emphasizes that market-based policies will...

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2009-04-09 07:10:00

White House officials announced on Wednesday that a share of the profits from any future carbon-capping program in the US has to be shared with consumers to help ease the effects of rising energy prices. Presidential aid for energy and environment, Joseph Aldy, says that the road to a complete clean energy economy in the US will not be an easy one.  "There will be those who are going to be vulnerable as we make this transition and...we need to actually target the allowance value and...

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2009-04-07 14:00:11

A White House official said on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama has taken steps on climate and clean energy that prove the United States is preparing to lead the world in fighting global warming, Reuters reported. Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality, told a carbon trade conference: "The administration is signaling to the rest of the world that the United States is ready to assume leadership in helping to bring the world together and reduce our...

2009-04-06 09:00:00

Environmental Integrity Project Finds Downturn Linked to Recession and Mild Weather Last Year, Threatened By New Coal-Fired Plant Plans; Big Jumps Seen in OK, IA, TX, NE, IL and WA. WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due in part to the recent economic slowdown and milder-than-usual weather, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from U.S. power plants dropped 3.1 percent in 2008, tempering a steady increasing trend in the preceding years, according to a new report from the Environmental...

2009-03-12 11:42:00

Bill could fund transit, passenger and freight rail, and smart highway operations WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised a bipartisan group of lawmakers today for introducing legislation to ensure that future state and metropolitan area transportation plans protect the climate and enhance energy security. Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) today introduced The Clean, Low-Emission, Affordable, New Transportation Efficiency...

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2009-02-26 11:15:36

The Australian Agriculture Minister said the government will invest A$26.8 million ($17.4 million US) to support research that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. Methane coming from farm animals accounts for some 12 percent of the country's yearly greenhouse gas emissions. They are the third largest source of carbon emissions in Australia. Agriculture Minister Tony Burke said farmers will have to pay increased transport and fertilizer costs as a result of the new...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'