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2009-07-24 14:00:00

ST. LOUIS, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AmerenUE, the Missouri utility company of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), will be filing today a request for an electric rate increase with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MoPSC). If approved in its entirety, the request would mean an increase of less than 50 cents per day for the average household (based on a residential customer average of 1,100 kilowatt hours used each month). Each household's increase would vary according to the...

2009-06-29 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green America recognizes the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) as an important step forward towards the comprehensive approach needed to reduce climate emissions and increase clean energy usage in the United States. As the Senate takes up its version of this legislation, Green America, on behalf of its 120,000 individual and 5,000 business members, calls on Senators to build on the work of the House and strengthen the...

2009-06-24 16:30:00

As Sole Real Estate Industry Sector Member of Ceres, Jones Lang LaSalle is Sector's First Firm to Participate in Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), the leading integrated financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, today announced it has signed the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) project developed by Ceres in cooperation with founding members...

2009-06-22 13:09:00

BOSTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This joint Op-Ed submission from Deutsche Bank and Ceres, by Kevin Parker and Mindy Lubber, was released today by Ceres: Behavioral economists will tell you that the simple act of placing an electricity consumption meter in plain view can substantially cut a home's energy use. The same goes for real-time miles-per-gallon meters in cars, which change the way we drive. These findings tell us something about human behavior: When the price of costly...

2009-06-22 11:53:00

BOSTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This joint Op-Ed submission from Deutsche Bank and Ceres, by Kevin Parker and Mindy Lubber, was released today by Ceres: Behavioral economists will tell you that the simple act of placing an electricity consumption meter in plain view can substantially cut a home's energy use. The same goes for real-time miles-per-gallon meters in cars, which change the way we drive. These findings tell us something about human behavior: When the price of costly...

2009-06-22 10:51:00

A New University of Michigan Report Analyzes Scope and Pace of Change Needed To Turn Detroit 3 Around ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As the domestic automobile industry struggles to address the worst financial crisis in its history, a new report released today by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) analyzes critical choices faced by automakers and finds that broad, deep, fast change is necessary for success. According to the report, "Fixing...

2009-06-11 09:17:00

BOSTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the company's increasing commitment to integrating sustainability efforts enterprise-wide, Ceres' board of directors announced today it has approved Dunkin' Brands, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, as the newest member to join the Ceres company network. Dunkin' Brands is among more than 80 member companies that are part of the Ceres network of companies. Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and...

2009-06-03 08:00:00

Investors Call on SEC to Take Steps to Improve Company Disclosure WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change-related disclosure continues to be weak or altogether nonexistent in SEC filings of global companies with the most at stake in preparing for a low-carbon global economy, according to two major studies released today by Ceres, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES). The reports' findings highlight the need for the...

2009-04-23 10:00:00

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats WASHINGTON and BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As another hurricane season approaches and government leaders debate U.S. climate policy, a first-ever coalition of leading insurers, public officials, risk experts, builders and conservation groups today announced a bold blueprint of policy changes and common sense actions that could reduce economic losses from future storms and rising...

2009-03-02 08:00:00

"The Responsible and Sustainable Board" White Paper Highlights the Top Reasons Why Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Should Be on the Board's Radar Screen NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Boards of directors are increasingly paying attention to the risks and opportunities associated with corporate responsibility, sustainability and climate change, according to a survey commissioned and released today by Deloitte and Corporate Board Member magazine. The survey of 220 directors at...