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Green transportation innovators praised at Clinton Global Initiative

September 28th, 2010

The Clinton Global Initiative is literally all over the map — working to solve poverty, promote peace, improve lives and curb pollution around the world.
But the CGI has always recognized that climate change is an overarching problem that must be addressed, or all other goals for bettering human existence will not matter.

And so, the promise of electric and other low-carbon transportation basked in a moment at the 2010 CGI meeting. Former Costa Rica President José María Figueres presented awards to several innovators for transportation advancements that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Recipients included:


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Clinton Global Initiative addresses problems — major and minor

September 22nd, 2010

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has opened the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual gathering of world leaders, businesspeople, NGOs and philanthropic organizations who seek to improve the lives of people worldwide. VOA New York Correspondent Peter Fedynsky reports on the ambitious three-day agenda that includes an array of ignored, but easily preventable, problems that claim the lives of millions each year:


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Clinton Global Initiative addresses problems — major and minor

September 22nd, 2010

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has opened the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual gathering of world leaders, businesspeople, NGOs and philanthropic organizations who seek to improve the lives of people worldwide. VOA New York Correspondent Peter Fedynsky reports on the ambitious three-day agenda that includes an array of ignored, but easily preventable, problems that claim the lives of millions each year:


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President Clinton keynoter at university Climate Commitment Summit

August 13th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote speech today to kick off annual Climate Leadership Summit for members of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Six hundred fifty college and university presidents have joined the effort, a comprehensive global warming initiative through which schools are committing to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions on their campuses, dedicating research and programs to the development of climate change solutions, and training their students to address the climate crisis upon graduation.

Approximately 250 higher education leaders are expected to attend the summit in Chicago.

“The sustainability and climate efforts on college and university campuses nationwide are a great start and an inspiring example for all of society, but they are not happening fast enough to match the speed and severity of climate disruption,” Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University and a co-chair of the ACUPCC Network, said in a statement. “We’ve come together this week to get down to business to figure out how to accelerate the pace and success of our efforts.”


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Clinton (Bill), Solis, Villaraigosa to join Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas

August 4th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

As the economy shows early signs of picking back up, commentators are abuzz about whether the revival will be a “job less” recovery.

Green advocates hope the recovery with come not just with jobs, but with new employment in clean energy, alternative power and other green industries.

Green jobs will be back atop the agenda at the Clean Energy Summit 2.0 next Monday in Las Vegas. The second annual summit, again hosted by US Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and the Center for American Progress Action Fund has attracted a long list of dignitaries and green leaders.

Summit leaders announced today that former President Bill Clinton will attend, along with Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Others already on the list of those expected:


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Energy conference: no time to wait on smart grid

February 25th, 2009

By John DeFore
Green Right Now

A high-powered conference on the future of energy in America was held Monday in Washington; while it produced some consensus about the foundation necessary to meet future needs, it suggested there might be conflicts ahead in getting there.

Attendees, who ranged from former president Bill Clinton to officials at state utilities, heard plenty about the necessity of a new “smart grid” capable of shuttling electricity cross-country from renewable sources like wind and solar farms to the high-density cities that need the juice.


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Clean Energy Summit Turns Spotlight On Alternative Sources

August 20th, 2008

By Harriet Blake

Nevada Senator Harry Reid joined forces this week with former President Bill Clinton, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Texas oilman-turned-wind-advocate T. Boone Pickens and other notables at the University of Nevada/Las Vegas for the National Clean Energy Summit.


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