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European Commission Reaches Agreement to Reduce Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases BRUSSELS, October 14, 2004—The European Commission reached an agreement in the Council today to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases.


“Summer Energy Savers” Awarded To Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy Leaders In Connecticut Fairfield and New Haven Counties in the Southwest area of Connecticut face continued air quality and electricity reliability challenges.


The Silver Bullet for High Gasoline Prices Everybody is now talking about rising gasoline prices, but, to paraphrase Mark Twain, nobody is doing anything about it.


Technology Review.com "'For all the buzz about future highways filled with hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars, the technological—and environmental—high ground will belong to gasoline-electric hybrids for decades to come,' said Joseph J. Romm

"Hydrogen and fuel-cell cars are being mightily promoted. The U.S. Department of Energy has made them the central focus of its clean energy efforts. The state of California has said it will in the next few years build a 'hydrogen highway,' with hydrogen fueling stations every 20 miles along major highways. General Motors is spending more than a quarter of its research budget on fuel cell vehicles and Larry Burns, GM’s vice president for R&D and planning, said in February that the company will have a commercially viable fuel cell vehicle by 2010."


The Hype About Hydrogen: A Realistic Primer on the Promise of Hydrogen The Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF) announces the release of Joseph Romm’s new book, The Hype About Hydrogen, (Island Press).


The Hype About Hydrogen: A Realistic Primer on the Promise of Hydrogen The Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF) announces the release of Joseph Romm’s new book, The Hype About Hydrogen, (Island Press).


First Environment Issues Sustainability Report BOONTON, NJ, January 19, 2004 - First Environment, Inc., a strategic environmental management consulting firm, is pleased to announce the release of its first CERES Sustainability Report, which addresses environmental and social policies, systems and performance.


Solar Power Gift Brings Ray of Sunshine to India's Rural Poor MANGALORE (India)/BASEL (Switzerland), January 9, 2004 - Poor families in India are being given a New Year renewable energy life-line as a result of a donation by BP Solar USA, one of the world's leading solar power companies.


Pilot Project Initiated to Clean Up Danube River Basin LONDON, December 22, 2003 - An environmental credit facility for Slovenia is being set up by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to help clean up the Danube River Basin.


Weather Related Natural Disasters in 2003 Cost the World Billions MILAN/NAIROBI, December 17, 2003 - Natural disasters, the lion's share of which were weather-related catastrophes, cost the world over $60 billion in 2003 up from around $55 billion the year before, according to a report by experts with the UNEP Finance Initiative, released at the UN Climate Change Conference in Milan.



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