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2009-09-21 10:20:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ralph Izzo, president, CEO and chairman of PSEG called for action on climate change legislation this morning at a 'Climate Week NYC' kickoff event in Manhattan. Speaking before an audience of business leaders and institutional investors, Izzo highlighted the need for public policies that would give businesses the economic foundation and certainty they need to invest in a clean energy future. He also announced plans to reduce PSEG's carbon...

2009-09-21 07:00:00

-- Aid group: Poor communities most affected by climate change, require adequate funds to adapt -- U.S. must take leadership to pass legislation and ensure global agreement in Copenhagen that prioritizes needs of world's poor NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world's leaders prepare to discuss climate change solutions this week at the UN General Assembly and G20 summit, World Vision is warning that poor communities -- especially children -- are immediately and most...

2009-09-17 17:16:00

BOSTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Climate Commitment Committee submitted its Climate Action Plan to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The plan documents the College's commitment to reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions and outlines initiatives designed to achieve an overall goal of climate neutrality. BHCC's Climate Action Plan is based upon a comprehensive strategy of achieving climate neutrality. The College has...

2009-09-14 08:48:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Climate Group announced today that HP will serve as the Premier Sponsor of Climate Week NYC, a week-long series of events being held throughout New York City from September 20-26 that will address the urgent need for action on climate change. "We thank HP for their generous support of Climate Week NYC and their leadership on the issue of environmental sustainability," said Steve Howard, CEO of The Climate Group. "HP's commitment to action on the issue...

2009-08-25 15:13:28

Based on current reduction targets, the world's largest companies are on track to reach the scientifically-recommended level of greenhouse gas cuts by 2089 "“ 39 years too late to avoid dangerous climate change, reveals a research report "“ The Carbon Chasm "“ released today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).It shows that the Global 100 firms (92 of which participated in the study) are currently on track for an annual reduction of just 1.9% per annum which is below the...

2009-08-19 17:01:00

LONDON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to an Acclimatise global report, backed by IBM (NYSE: IBM), nearly all electric utilities claim climate change is threatening power outages, higher costs and changes in usage as demand grows to power the world's expanding cities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Over ninety percent of global electric utilities that report climate change activity to the Carbon Disclosure Project recognised they are at risk...

2009-08-19 09:30:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, a leading food and facilities management company, will partner with Second Nature, a nonprofit that catalyzes sustainability strategies for higher education. Second Nature will enhance Sodexo's groundbreaking work in sourcing food locally, reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and minimizing waste. "Sodexo shares Second Nature's vision of accelerating sustainability on college campuses," said Tom Post, president of Sodexo...

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2009-08-12 06:10:00

The top UN climate official found that cutting greenhouse gas emissions to slow global warming and adapting to impacts such as droughts and rising sea levels will be expensive. It's likely to cost about $300 billion a year, according to Yvo de Boer.  A new U.N. climate pact is due to be agreed on at a meeting in Copenhagen in December. "Over time, according to my own analysis, we are going to need $200 billion a year for mitigation and probably in the order of $100 billion a year for...

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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...

2009-07-29 16:00:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 19 nations from around the world finds that majorities in 15 think their government should put a higher priority on addressing climate change than it does now. This includes the largest greenhouse gas emitters: China (62% want more action), the U.S. (52%), and Russia (56%). In all but three nations, most people think their government should give climate change a relatively high priority (6-10 on...


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.