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2014-06-23 16:22:12

DALLAS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its 82(nd) Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting yesterday, the nation's mayors renewed their longstanding commitment to fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions, promoting energy independence and efficiency and developing renewable energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110125/MM36443LOGO Conference President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson joined with other USCM leaders to sign a revised agreement that for the first time...

2014-04-22 16:24:33

Survey Shows Cities Are Curbing Carbon Emissions in City Operations and Citywide WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors today released findings of a climate survey, showing that cities with a mayoral pledge or formal city council action to curb carbon emissions are making progress on their goals, with two-thirds reporting quantifiable reductions in emissions from city operations and one-third for citywide emissions....

2014-03-01 12:20:10

U.S. Mayors Release 200+ City Survey Showing Successful Use of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Funding Under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act WASHINGTON, March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's mayors this week released the results of a new survey pointing to city successes in using Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)....

2009-12-11 11:52:00

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Honor Copenhagen Mayor WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Seattle (WA) Mayor Greg Nickels, a delegation of U.S. Mayors including the organization's Vice President Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, Second Vice President Los Angeles (CA) Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Past President Trenton (NJ) Mayor Douglas Palmer, will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) and deliver remarks...

2009-09-30 11:47:00

Future Funding for Energy Block Grants, Green Jobs Included in Bill WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Trenton, NJ Mayor Douglas Palmer, Past President of The U.S. Conference of Mayors: "On behalf of the Nation's Mayors, I want to thank California Senator Barbara Boxer and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry today for their action on federal energy and climate legislation that will help reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions and help...

2009-09-14 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conference President Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels will be leading a group of mayors representing cities across the nation, to meet with key members of the U.S. Senate in Washington and urge action on Senate Energy and Climate legislation including support for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The EECBG, a program first conceived by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and currently housed in the U.S. Department of...

2009-07-21 14:44:00

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the nation's mayors, former U.S. Conference of Mayors President Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and the Public Works Subcommittee on Green Jobs and New Economy, to stress the importance of receiving direct local funding for cities in order to meet the nation's climate reduction goals. Mayor Palmer urged Congress to direct a share of allowances in the pending Climate Bill, to...

2009-06-26 18:38:00

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's mayors under the leadership of Conference President Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels praised Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for approving historic energy and climate legislation. On the Congressional action, Conference President Mayor Nickels stated, "This is a landmark vote that will help cities transform to a clean energy economy. For years, there was debate over the existence of global warming. Then came discussions...

2009-04-22 05:00:00

Newly Created $2.8 Billion Green Grants To Be Available for Local Energy Efficiency Projects: Meanwhile, 944 Cities Commit to Reduce Emissions WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Earth Day, The United State Conference of Mayors highly commended a new Administration for setting Climate Change as a top policy priority, including new funding for first-ever energy efficiency grants specifically for cities, counties and states. "This Earth Day we are proud to announce close to...


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