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2011-02-01 01:00:00

BERLIN, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and Climate Strategies announced the results of a study on the impact of the EU ETS on low-carbon investment. EU ETS captures companies' attention, contributes to clarity for strategic decision-making, and is part of the enabling environment for low-carbon investments. The study suggests improvements such as increasing stringency, limiting CDM use, changes in international financial reporting standards, and...

2010-12-09 14:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one month after voters soundly defeated a ballot measure that would have suspended California's efforts to address climate change indefinitely, new research shows that state's proposed emissions trading or cap-and-trade program will create minimal economic impact, and California voters are solidly behind (64 percent) implementing this new program. In anticipation of the California Air Resources Board (CARB)'s upcoming decision over a...

2010-11-16 11:15:00

Investors Say Weak U.S. Policies Causing Private Capital To Go Overseas; Strong Policies Needed to Close Widening Climate Investment Gap BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest global investors have a powerful message for climate negotiators in Cancun and the new U.S. Congress: take action now in the fight against global warming or risk economic disruptions far more severe than the recent financial crisis. Citing potential climate-related GDP losses of up to...

2010-10-21 10:15:00

Los Angeles, Atlanta utilities face increasing risks, according to report's water risk assessment BOSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Growing water scarcity in many parts of the United States is a hidden financial risk for investors who buy the water and electric utility bonds that finance much of the country's vast water and power infrastructure, according to a first-ever report on the issue released today by Ceres and Water Asset Management. The report, The Ripple Effect: Water...

2010-10-19 13:00:00

Large Asset Managers, VC's, Say Economic Competitiveness and Job Creation Would Take Major Hit in CA if Referendum Passes SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-eight major investors collectively managing $415 billion in assets today issued a joint statement urging a "No" vote on Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would halt implementation of the state's landmark bipartisan clean energy law. The signed statement was unveiled at a news media...

2010-10-18 12:39:00

SAUSALITO, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- California's clean energy law (AB 32) will spur energy efficiency investments and new innovations, providing opportunities to a wide range of small businesses to boost their bottom lines and grow their businesses, according to a report released today by Small Business Majority. "Under AB 32, California's small businesses will be able to take advantage of the increased investments, innovation and energy efficiency savings that the law will...

2010-10-06 08:00:00

TIANJIN, China, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- An E3G report released at UN climate negotiations today shows that pioneer investment in high-risk, high-reward development models is essential to avoid carbon lock-in. The report, "Toward Low Carbon Resilient Economies - Implications for the Fast-Start Finance Package", outlines the dangers of spending the $30 billion in fast-start finance pledged at Copenhagen last year on short-term, least-cost emission reduction projects. Recognizing that $30...

2010-09-30 16:17:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- OneBeacon Government Risks, a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group (NYSE: OB), today announced the launch of its new website - www.onebeacongov.com. OneBeacon Government Risks provides risk management solutions specifically for the public entities sector. Through the site, visitors can find information regarding OneBeacon Government Risks' insurance products and services, investigate risk management training options, access claims reporting tools...

2010-08-25 02:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, as we witness the continued assault on California's landmark climate law (AB 32) by out-of-state oil companies, a powerful alliance of California business, labor, environmental, and community leaders announced they have joined together to put forth The California Apollo Program--a comprehensive strategy that details how to continue creating clean energy jobs in California--and to keep them here. The California Apollo Program notes that...

2010-05-04 16:31:00

ST. LOUIS, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce today highlighted the company's superior safety, financial and environmental leadership at the company's annual shareholder meeting, noting that strong first quarter results put the company on track for 2010 earnings that may rival the company's 2008 record year. "Peabody is the only global pure-play coal investment, and a global leader in clean coal solutions," said Boyce. "We...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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