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2010-04-21 16:02:00

LOS ANGELES, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Over one billion people in 180 countries are expected to celebrate Earth Day this year, the biggest to date since its inception 40 years ago. This does not come as much of a surprise given all the recent attention on climate change. What does come as a surprise to many, however, is discovering that passenger cars are not the greatest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions - it's buildings. When broken down into comparisons of what are America's...

2010-04-12 08:00:00

"Tax that Pays You Back" initiative highlights benefits of alternative measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Tax Day approaching on April 15, the U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) announced a new campaign today to educate Americans on the financial benefits of a carbon tax for households across the country. "The Tax that Pays You Back" initiative underscores the advantages of recycling the revenues from a tax on carbon emissions back...

2010-04-06 12:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A new statewide poll conducted for Next 10 by Field Research Corporation finds that a majority of California voters support both the state's landmark 2006 law that requires reducing greenhouse gas emissions (58%), and imposing a fee on companies that emit these gases if most of the money collected is returned back to state residents (64%). More voters think state energy policy encouraging new cleaner energy technologies will add jobs (36%) than take...

2010-03-24 17:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today released the most up-to-date study of the economic effects of California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). CARB's analysis is consistent with numerous peer-reviewed studies concluding that California can expect robust economic growth while implementing AB 32. The California Business Alliance for a Green Economy issued the following statements from members in major state markets. Los Angeles...

2010-03-24 16:30:00

Economic impacts of plan to implement AB 32 likely to be small and positive SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California can grow its economy and reap immediate benefits from cleaner air while meeting air pollution reduction goals of its Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), according to an economic analysis released today by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and reviewed by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The analysis shows the economic impacts of...

2010-03-23 18:25:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is expected to release the most up-to-date projections of the economic impact of California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). Multiple mainstream independent economic analyses project robust economic growth of California's economy between now and the year 2020. The projected impacts of AB 32, according to these analyses, which include the industry-funded Charles River Associates study,...

2010-03-23 09:36:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by The Brattle Group evaluates several challenges facing natural gas demand growth in the coming decade under potential future climate legislation and recommends that U.S. policy-makers revisit the role of natural gas in meeting climate goals. In the discussion paper, "Prospects for Natural Gas Under Climate Policy Legislation: Will There Be a Boom in Gas Demand?," Brattle economists Steven Levine, Frank Graves, and Metin Celebi...

2010-03-04 12:00:00

ATLANTA, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that it has reduced its U.S. store energy use by 2.6 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) since 2004 and that it will achieve a 20 percent reduction in kWh per square foot usage in its U.S. stores by 2015. Also, the Company has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its domestic supply chain by 20 percent within the next five years. (Logo:...

2010-03-01 23:01:00

MIAMI, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international coalition today thanked the nine U.S. Senators who sponsored the Clean Energy Partnerships Act for advancing marine conservation as part of the solution to climate change. The Act is focused on mitigating climate change and making the transition to a clean energy economy, through offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation advances marine conservation by including the restoration and conservation of certain coastal and...

2010-03-01 08:20:00

Health Impact Project Awards Grant to Conduct First Study of Its Kind on Climate Change Legislation WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Impact Project today announced the award of a $150,000 grant to the Oakland-based Public Health Institute to collaborate with the California Department of Public Health on a health impact assessment (HIA) of a proposed "cap-and-trade" regulation under California's 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act. The study will analyze the health...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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