SERIOUS MONDAY: TIDBITS SECTION

The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution this week setting a goal to expand renewable energy production in the US by 25% by the year 2025.

American Electric Power has agreed to spend $4.6 billion to reduce harmful air emissions from 16 coal-fired power plants.

The Weather Channel recently announced a $25 million donation to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) for the creation of American High School environmental education programs.’

Former US Vice-President Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the Nobel Peace Prize Award “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.”

October 26-November 3rd, The European Road Transport Show will be held in Amsterdam. The MODEC team will be there showing their line of zero emission vehicles.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a $500,000 grant to assist the People’s Republic of China in developing a system to manage water pollution. The project is estimated to cost $650,000. The balance will be covered by the government.

The Corporate Responsibility Reporting and Communications Conference will be held the 13-14 of November in London.

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