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  • New York State Pursues Clean Energy Goals

    ALBANY, New York (ENS) - New York Lt. Governor David Paterson will tour the state this week to promote the government’s new clean energy agenda. He will inspect current renewable energy facilities and report on how this industry can be expanded. Last week, Governor Eliot Spitzer announced a comprehensive plan for reducing energy costs and curbing pollution in New ...

  • Wind energy poised to help country meet clean energy goals

    "Our country is pursuing a new energy vision, and transitioning to a new energy economy. This new policy landscape - and in particular, a focus on renewable energy - has made electric transmission policy one of the most important areas of emphasis at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)," said Aileen Roder, Senior Legal Advisor with FERC and a key speaker during the upcoming ...

  • EU struggles with climate and energy goals

    Despite some evidence of progress, the European Union (EU) is still struggling to meet its challenging environmental goals according to the latest Environment-related Indicators Assessment Report. The 2008 report states that in most areas there has been little improvement, with only one indicator showing positive progress towards reaching EU targets. Goals showing lagging performance ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • APEC Leaders Set Measurable Energy Efficiency Goal

    SYDNEY, Australia, September 8, 2007 (ENS) - Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to adopt a 'long-term aspirational goal' to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region in support of the United Nations' global efforts, announced Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Under the Sydney Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development, the goals are to ...

  • EPA scores 100 percent on sustainability and energy goals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its fiscal year 2010 scorecard on sustainability and energy performance. EPA is meeting or exceeding all the federal goals to decrease energy use per square foot; reduce potable water use per square foot; lessen fleet petroleum use; establish inventories of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions; incorporate sustainable building ...

  • EU Sets 2030 climate and energy goals

    A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by the European ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ecolab Sets New Environmental Goals

    Following a strong performance on earlier environmental goals, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has set new five-year targets to further improve the environmental impact of its operations. “Sustainability is core to our purpose of making the world cleaner, safer and healthier,” said Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab chairman and chief ...


    By Ecolab (ECL)

  • Exelon: Competitive Markets Can Achieve Clean Energy Goals at One-Fourth the Cost of Other Approaches

    A new analysis by Exelon under its Exelon 2020 strategy finds that by letting competitive electricity markets work, the electric utility industry can slash harmful air pollutants for as little as one-quarter the cost of other politically popular approaches, such as subsidizing favored energy technologies. “The evidence is clear: Markets are delivering more than ...


    By Exelon Corporation

  • Policy void could jeopardise UN`s energy access goals

    Universal access to electricity and clean cooking stoves will not be achieved by 2030 without new policies and further investment, says a study published today. It also predicts that, without new policies, the number of people relying on traditional solid fuels and fuels will increase by an additional 50–220 million ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Xcel Energy on track to surpass CO2 reduction goal by 2020

    Xcel Energy today announced a 16 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, or 14 million tons, since the utility in 2005 began a reduction strategy in its eight-state service territory. The company's goal is to achieve a 20 percent CO2 reduction by 2020, and the latest projections are that it will surpass that goal by up to ...


    By Xcel Energy

  • Aggressive Energy Efficiency Goals Are Transforming the Building Industry, According to Pike Research

    Despite significant growth and much publicity, the green construction and technology market still accounts for only a small percentage of the commercial building stock worldwide.Today, the spread of sophisticated building automation systems (BAS), which take advantage of the convergence of information technology (IT) data and building data, is helping drive ...


  • Indonesia’s economic success hinges on energy-sector investment, realistic goals

    Indonesia is enhancing the governance and transparency of its energy institutions and state-owned companies, reducing fuel subsidies and facilitating much-needed infrastructure investments, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its second in-depth review of the country’s energy policies, but it must move to meet demand growth and ensure the environmental sustainability of ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • We can meet our low carbon energy goals

    Meeting our low carbon energy targets is a big job but the technologies exist to get the job done. Viewpoint from James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust. From the ongoing squabbling over energy you might think that meeting our energy targets was impossible. It's certainly a big job. And we have been slow to get things going as Ofgem's recent analysis of UK energy supply has made clear. But the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 2030 climate and energy goals for a competitive, secure and low-carbon EU economy

    A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Financing key to achieving climate change goals

    Financing of renewable energy, energy efficiency and other technologies to reduce America's carbon footprint is a huge challenge for companies, public utilities and governments worldwide. However, Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) has revealed some bright spots and innovative developments in the investment landscape. "Private equity investment-the real engine of innovation in clean ...

  • Using information and communications technologies to meet sustainability goals

    The U.S. based Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has issued a new report presenting eight case studies of federal agencies using information and communication technologies to meet the twin challenges of cutting costs and advancing sustainability goals. While the examples drawn are from U.S. federal government departments and agencies, the several lessons learned (see below) are applicable ...

  • China Falls Short of Stated Environmental Goals

    BEIJING, China (ENS) - China has 'flunked the first test' in meeting the energy saving and environmental protection goals stated in its current five-year plan, the 'China Daily' newspaper said today. The target set for 2006 was to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by four percent and to cut polluting emissions by two percent but according to a new report, only Beijing and ...

  • Going for gold in clean energy

    Helping British Columbia 'Go for the Gold' in clean energy, GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE and Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX: PCC) announced today updates on construction at the 144-megawatt Dokie Wind Project and 196-megawatt East Toba River and Montrose Creek Hydroelectric Project. Announced during a 2010 Winter Olympic Games briefing today at the British Columbia Showcase in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • PepsiCo Achieves Safe Water Access Goal

     PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today announced that the company has achieved its previously stated goal of partnering to provide access to safe water to three million people in developing countries by the end of 2015. Given the company's strong progress to date, PepsiCo also announced a new commitment to provide access to safe ...


    By PepsiCo, Inc.

  • IEA offers blue print to deliver on ambitious climate change goals and urges all governments to send a strong signal to spur new investment for clean energy

    “While the details of a binding agreement may not be completely worked out in Copenhagen, it is more important than ever that participants send a strong, indicative and ambitious signal that can guide energy investment and policy decisions globally,” said Nobuo Tanaka, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), today at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-15) in ...


    By International Energy Agency

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