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2008-09-30 09:00:50

WORCESTER, MA, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE) today announced it has successfully administered the first-in-the-nation auction for carbon dioxide (CO(2)) emissions allowances on behalf of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). According to RGGI, Inc., 12,565,387 allowances were sold at the auction at a clearing price of $3.07 per allowance, netting the six RGGI states that offered allowances in this pre-compliance auction $38,575,783 in...

2008-09-23 21:00:31

Seven Western U.S. states and four provinces in Canada have proposed a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, officials said. The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the Western Climate Initiative would cut regional greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent below 2005 levels in the next 12 years. "We're sending a strong message to our federal governments that states and provinces are moving forward in the absence of federal action," said California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The plan...

2008-09-23 12:00:00

By JOHN RICHARDSON Maine and nine other northeastern states will break new ground Thursday with the launch of a regional effort to fight global warming. The effort - called a cap-and-trade program - means large power plants that want to discharge carbon dioxide after this year will have to buy pollution allowances from the states or from each other. The carbon market will open for business Thursday, when Maine and some of the other states hold an Internet-based auction that will be...

2008-08-06 09:00:55

WORCESTER, MA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE), a leading operator of online exchanges for energy and environmental commodities, today announced that the company has executed a contract with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Inc. to provide services related to the design and implementation of regional carbon dioxide (CO(2)) allowance auctions. RGGI, Inc. is a non-profit corporation created to support the cooperative effort by ten...

2008-07-24 15:01:02

SALEM, Mass., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion , one of the nation's largest energy producers, announced today that it would continue to operate the Salem Harbor Power Station in compliance with strict environmental regulations. The announcement was made in accordance with an agreement the company has with Massachusetts and other parties to declare its plans for the station by this summer. "Salem Harbor has demonstrated that it is a viable, reliable and an environmentally sound...

2008-07-24 09:01:06

To: BUSINESS/ENVIRONMENT/NEWS EDITORS Contact: Investor Relations: Phil Adams, World Energy Solutions, Inc., (508) 459-8100, padams@worldenergy.com; or Craig Armitage, The Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 x278, carmitage@equicomgroup.com; Media Relations: Shellie Rapson James, World Energy Solutions, Inc., (508) 459-8180, sjames@worldenergy.com Executive Vice President Eric Alam to address members of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association WORCESTER, MA, July 24...

2008-07-15 12:00:54

WORCESTER, MA, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE), a leading operator of online exchanges for energy and environmental commodities, today announced that Jonathan Harvey, VP, Government will present a session on The Art and Science of Implementing Greenhouse Gas Allowance Auctions at this week's Carbon Counting 2008 (http://www.frallc.com/conference.aspx?ccode=B616) Conference in Chicago. Session Details - Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 -...

2008-07-11 09:00:59

By David Funkhouser, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 11--Connecticut is just weeks away from implementing a sweeping plan to cut power plant emissions, and most agree that effort will mean higher energy costs to consumers. But with electricity and gasoline prices already shooting upward, Gov. M. Jodi Rell now wants to blunt the impact on homeowners and businesses by building rebates into the plan. That may sound good, but opponents of the idea said it actually undermines the effort...

2008-06-25 06:03:16

The Public Service Electric and Gas Company has unveiled a new $45.9 million program filed under New Jersey's regional greenhouse gases legislation, to curb customers' energy consumption, resulting in lower customer bills and a meaningful reduction in CO2 emissions. The filing with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) was made under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) legislation, which encourages utilities to invest in conservation and energy efficiency programs as part...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Climate Registry announced that it has appointed Denise Sheehan, a former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as its Eastern Director. Sheehan will work with east coast states and companies to support common greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting standards to set a strong foundation for future GHG policies. As Eastern Director, Sheehan will also work closely with the federal government, including the U.S....


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