Climate

El Paso to Track, Report GHG Emissions

El Paso Corp. on Wednesday became the first natural gas company to announce it has joined the California Climate Action Registry, a group of organizations that publicly track and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

September 7, 2006

Mayors’ Coalition Seeks Input on Proposed Texas Coal-Fired Plants

Some mayors from various Texas cities have formed an ad hoc group, “Texas Cities for Climate Protection,” to provide input to the state’s Commission on Environmental Quality, which is individually reviewing 17 separate proposals for new coal-fired generation plants in the state. Arlington’s mayor held a formation meeting for the group earlier in the month at the University of Texas — Arlington, and subsequently Dallas Mayor Laura Miller sent a letter to all the mayors in the state urging their support.

July 17, 2006

CA Governor Writes President Bush about Greenhouse Gas Waiver

As his statewide summit on global climate change was getting under way in San Francisco Tuesday, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released the copy of a letter the governor sent to President George W. Bush Monday requesting that California be given a waiver from federal preemption of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards. Schwarzenegger was following up on a request his Resources Agency made last December.

April 13, 2006

APGA Chief Takes Preemptive Shot At Senate Climate Change Proposal

Taking preemptive action, the chief of the American Public Gas Association (APGA) on Monday blasted a climate change amendment that U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) may offer as part of pending energy legislation. APGA CEO Bert Kalisch took specific exception with an element of the anticipated amendment that would require pipeline transmission owners to buy emission credits.

June 21, 2005

You Don’t Need a Weather Man to Know Which Way the Wind Blows

Recent six- to 10-day temperature outlooks by the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) have been off by a mile, and CPC Senior Forecaster Ed O’Lenic admits the atmospheric situation currently is the “kind that forecasters dread.”

December 8, 2003

You Don’t Need a Weather Man to Know Which Way the Wind Blows

Recent six- to 10-day temperature outlooks by the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) have been off by a mile, and CPC Senior Forecaster Ed O’Lenic admits the atmospheric situation currently is the “kind that forecasters dread.”

December 3, 2003

CA Fiscal/Political Crises Could Lower DWR Ratings, S&P Says

California’s topsy-turvy fiscal and political climate this summer, with a $38 billion annual budget deficit still waiting to be patched over, does not immediately impact the standing of the state’s former wholesale net-short power buyer, the Department of Water Resources (DWR), but it could longer term, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) said Monday in a terse credit report.

July 30, 2003

Despite Industry Climate, BP Posts Gains on Quarter, Full-Year

More than compensating for the company’s poor refining results, BP’s Exploration and Production (E&P) segment boosted net income to $651 million for the fourth quarter, compared to a loss of $603 million in the year earlier quarter. For full-year 2002, net income increased to $6.85 billion from $6.56 billion in 2001. Sales on the year increased to $202.5 billion from $200 billion.

February 12, 2003

Davis: Warm Winter ‘Baffled’ Him, Showed Difficulty of Seasonal Forecasts

All of the climate trends pointed to this past winter as being especially cold, and the warm weather completely “baffled” one of the leading meteorologists in the country. However, the warm outcome only pointed to how difficult long-term seasonal forecasting is and how much is still being learned in making predictions, said Jon Davis, the chief meteorologist for Salomon Smith Barney on Wednesday at the GasMart/Power 2002 conference in Reno.

March 25, 2002

Experts: Weather, Storage Management Gaining Importance

In the ever-changing climate of energy deregulation, portfoliomanagement tools, such as weather hedging and storage control, arebecoming more vital, a panel of industry experts said Thursday atthe LDC Forum Conference in Boston, MA.

April 19, 1999
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