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Ceres Commends U.S.-Canadian Agreement on Climate and Energy and the Arctic

Press Release

March 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization Ceres issued the following statement today in support of the announcement by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada on climate, energy and Arctic leadership.

From Mindy Lubber, Ceres president and director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk:

Methane Disdain

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Along with the Affordable Care Act, the Clean Power Plan may end up being one of President Obama’s signature accomplishments. We learned recently, though, about the US Supreme Court’s potential role in determining the fate of the plan.

Investors Applaud EPA’s Methane Emissions Rule

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Boston, August 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ceres and members of its $13 trillion Investor Network on Climate Risk applauded

Investors Worth $1.5 Trillion Support White House’s Methane Emissions Reduction Plan

Support Comes as Data show Emissions of the Potent Greenhouse Gas are Rising from the Oil & Gas Sector
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Boston, MA, July 01, 2015 /3BL Media/ - As recent data show methane emissions rising from the oil and gas industry, and the White

Measuring Methane

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When we think of the potential dangers of fracking for natural gas, what may come to mind is the dramatic image of flaming tap-water. But the prospect of methane released in the hydraulic fracturing process goes beyond contaminated ground water to include poor air quality and accelerated climate change. Researchers have struggled to accurately measure how much methane is released through fracking, and studies vary widely in their findings.

GM Facility Ranks Among Nation’s Top Green Power Users

EPA recognizes Fort Wayne Assembly for its onsite renewable energy
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FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant – home of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra and 43 percent powered by methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby land

Upstate Renewable Energy Project to Power 1,800 Homes

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SPARTANBURG, S.C., April 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) announced today its newest landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project located at the Upstate Regional Landfill in Union County. The renewable energy project consists of two reciprocating combustion engines that generate 3,200 kilowatts of energy for the local electric grid, or enough electricity to power more than 1,800 area homes.

Albertsons Safeway Joins EPA and USDA Challenges to Tackle Food Waste

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Albertsons Safeway believes that food waste can be significantly reduced through collaborative partnerships. As part of our commitment to address the issue, we recently joined the EPA Food Recovery Challenge and the US Food Waste Challenge, both of which encourage participants to increase diversion of food waste away from landfills to better uses, such as composting, feeding livestock and feeding hungry people.

A New Study Points to the Need for Improved Air Monitoring in Texas

By Ramon Alvarez
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new study accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology takes a close look at the amount of certain air pollutants in the Barnett Shale, a booming oil and gas region in North Texas.

Simple Fixes Could Plug Methane Leaks from Energy Industry, Study Finds

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Almost all of the climate-affecting methane leaks from oil and gas infrastructure could be reduced at relatively little expense, often by simply tightening bolts or replacing worn seals, suggests a new study by the Boston-based Clean Air Task Force. (See related story: “Green Fracking? 5 Technologies for Cleaner Shale Energy.”)

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