climate initiative

Houston Retrofits City Buildings to Save Energy, Protect Climate

Houston Retrofits City Buildings to Save Energy, Protect Climate

HOUSTON, Texas, October 24, 2008 (ENS) – Houston is about to become the first U.S. city to retrofit municipal buildings to reduce energy and water consumption as part of the Clinton Climate Initiative. The energy efficiency improvements are projected to save enough electricity annually to create millions of dollars in savings and lower greenhouse gas…

Western States, Provinces Set Climate Emissions Trading Program

Western States, Provinces Set Climate Emissions Trading Program

SACRAMENTO, California, September 23, 2008 (ENS) – The Western Climate Initiative governments today announced the design of their new regional market-based cap-and-trade program. The emissions trading program is intended to reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. The program recommendations met with support from environmental groups and criticism from…

U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Strategize to Green Their Economies

U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Strategize to Green Their Economies

HOLLYWOOD, California, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – At the opening of the annual U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Conference Thursday at Universal Studios in Hollywood, host California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he felt right at home. “I actually started my movie career right here at Universal Studios,” he told his nine fellow governors. “It was Universal Studios…

Green Power, Cleaner Cars, Carbon Trading in California's Future

Green Power, Cleaner Cars, Carbon Trading in California's Future

SACRAMENTO, California, June 29, 2008 (ENS) – By the year 2020, California utilities will produce a third of their energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar and geothermal, under a draft plan to address climate change released Thursday by the California Air Resources Board. Overall, the Climate Change Draft Scoping Plan aims to reduce…

Merchandise Mart First to Retrofit Under Clinton Climate Initiative

Merchandise Mart First to Retrofit Under Clinton Climate Initiative

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 25, 2008 (ENS) – Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, the largest commercial building in the world, has signed the first project development agreement in the United States under the Clinton Climate Initiative. Under the agreement to retrofit the huge building with energy-saving technologies announced today, TAC Energy Solutions will reduce the amount of energy…

New York City Public Housing Gets Green Lighting, Heating

New York City Public Housing Gets Green Lighting, Heating

NEW YORK, New York, December 10, 2007 (ENS) – New York public housing buildings are getting new, green upgrades for lighting, heating and hot water services at a special low price under the first sustainability partnership between the city of New York, the federal government and the Clinton Climate Initiative. On Friday, New York Mayor…