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2009-11-04 11:30:00

New coalition of business partners launch initiative to ensure their voices are heard WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a dozen leading U.S. corporations -- including Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), DB Climate Change Advisors (Deutsche Bank Group), Gap Inc., and National Grid -- announced the launch of a new initiative to support Congressional action on clean energy and climate change legislation. The goal of the new group, called American Businesses for Clean...

2009-10-27 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 4,000 of the nation's top energy decision-makers will meet in Washington, D.C. at the 32nd World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), Nov. 4-6, 2009 to address green jobs, climate change and the impact of new energy policies. The event, hosted for the second consecutive year exclusively by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI), will feature Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmental activist and attorney, who will speak on...

2009-10-26 15:44:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its next step towards creating a greener Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative (PCI) will introduce green city code language changes to Pittsburgh's City Council tomorrow. Working with Councilman Bill Peduto, the City's sustainability coordinator, and Duquesne University Law School, PCI has bundled proposed code changes that would make many recommendations of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan possible. These modifications would...

2009-10-14 10:30:00

Plan Open for Public Comment until Nov. 9; Governor Says PA Must Do More to Protect Economy, Environment PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that the commonwealth is taking another significant step in its efforts to avoid the devastating effects of climate change as he outlined recommendations from the state's Climate Change Action Plan, which are now open for public comment. The report recommends 52 actions to help the state reduce...

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2009-10-07 11:00:00

Corporate giant Apple resigned from the US Chamber of Commerce, as further separation over the group's resistance to hard-hitting climate change rules continues to widen. The firm "supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the chamber at odds with us in this effort," said Apple vice president Catherine Novelli, on Tuesday to Yahoo News. Apple is the fourth US company to leave the group over the topic of climate change. Pacific Gas and Electricity, PNM...

2009-09-25 13:28:00

Says Pennsylvania Acting Aggressively to Expand Green Economy, Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that America can spur a lasting and sustainable economic recovery while addressing one of the greatest global environmental challenges if it follows Pennsylvania's lead by investing in clean energy alternatives and combating climate change. Pennsylvania's leadership on this issue, he said, has created thousands...

2009-09-23 13:00:00

HOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced today it has been commended for its comprehensive reporting on its greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategy. This is EMC's third consecutive year on the "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index," created by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 475 institutional investors with $55 trillion in assets under management. This index...

2009-09-22 12:26:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Statement on behalf the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), in response to President Obama's address to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's climate change conference: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090619/LA35524LOGO) "President Obama's remarks today regarding climate change to the United Nations are pertinent given the importance and complexity of the climate issue. "As nations such as India and...

2009-09-21 14:47:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens of the world were called on today to join Hopenhagen, an international movement to drive action on climate change at the United Nations' Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen this December. Global Climate Week (Sept. 21-26) will mark the official launch of the Hopenhagen movement, less than 80 days before the COP15 meeting. Hopenhagen will allow citizens to become active participants in the climate change dialogue and make their...

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...


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