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2009-12-10 08:00:00

Research for Lincoln Institute of Land Policy-Sonoran Institute reveals how local planners work to reduce vehicle miles traveled, energy and water consumption, encourage density PHOENIX, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planners in western communities are promoting efforts that address climate change-related challenges -- like managing water supplies, reducing energy consumption, building more efficient transportation systems and protecting open space -- but are reluctant to label them...

2009-12-07 16:27:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to today's Environmental Protection Agency announcement to finalize an initial endangerment finding, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity released the following statement: "Today's EPA ruling underscores the need for Congress to pass sensible climate legislation. We believe that regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the statutory authority of the Clean Air Act is not the preferred course. "ACCCE supports legislation...

2009-12-03 10:34:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll of 15 nations, most of them in the developing world, finds that majorities of the people canvassed want their governments to take steps to fight climate change, even if that entails costs. People signaled they would support public measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions and step up adaptation measures. For example, respondents would support higher fuel efficiency standards for cars, preserving or expanding forests, and extending...

2009-12-03 10:18:00

Proven innovator Ben Vitale to lead growth at national climate solution pioneer PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ben Vitale, formerly managing director of the Conservation and Community Carbon Fund at Conservation International (CI), has been named president of The Climate Trust, said Bob Therkelsen, chairman of The Climate Trust Board of Directors and a member of the search committee. "Ben stood out in a field of outstanding national candidates, because he embodies the...

2009-12-01 14:41:00

Effective Legislation Within Global Framework Can Help Realize Emissions Savings Enabled By Chemistry BRUSSELS, Belgium and TOKYO and WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-15) in Copenhagen in December, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the worldwide voice of the chemical industry, today announced eight policy principles to guide post-2012 discussions. Given that chemical products...

2009-12-01 12:30:00

New survey suggests current Senate climate bill is at odds with voters' views WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) and Future 500 released the results of a new survey by Hart Research, which reveals that three out of four Americans favor legislation to significantly cut carbon emissions -- contradicting reports that public support had cooled. Moreover, "Energy And Climate Change Policy: A Survey among American Voters" shows that U.S. voters...

2009-11-25 15:34:00

CEOs from Nation's Leading Electric Utilities, Consumer Giants, Manufacturers and Clean Energy Companies Applaud Administration's Announcement and Commitment to Lay the Foundation for a New, Clean Energy Future WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Business leaders representing a network of over 150 companies from more than 30 states today applauded President Obama's decision to travel to Copenhagen on Dec. 9 to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference and to...

2009-11-17 23:00:00

HONG KONG, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Outlines how the Mobile Industry can Lower Emissions in Other Sectors by Over 4.5 Times Mobile's own Footprint Today at the Mobile Asia Congress, the GSMA unveiled Mobile's Green Manifesto, developed in collaboration with The Climate Group. Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board, GSMA, was joined at the launch by China Mobile's Chairman Wang Jianzhou, Kevin Tao, CEO Huawei Device, and Changhua Wu, Greater China Director The Climate...

2009-11-11 09:17:35

Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning Professor Brian Stone publishes a paper in the December edition of Environmental Science and Technology that suggests policymakers need to address the influence of global deforestation and urbanization on climate change, in addition to greenhouse gas emissions. According to Stone's paper, as the international community meets in Copenhagen in December to develop a new framework for responding to climate change, policymakers need to give serious...

2009-11-05 10:26:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Statement on behalf of Stephen L. Miller, President and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), in response to the Kerry -Boxer, "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act:" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090619/LA35524LOGO) "ACCCE supports the adoption of a mandatory federal program to reduce greenhouse gases and recognizes that a cap-and-trade program is one alternative for achieving this goal. The...


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