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NRDC TO OUTLINE MAJOR PLAN TO REDUCE CARBON POLLUTION FROM POWER PLANTS AND BLUNT CLIMATE CHANGE

Dramatic Federal-State Proposal Would Slash Power Plant Emissions a Full Quarter by 2020; Sophisticated Modeling to Show Benefits of Groundbreaking Approach 6-15 Times Greater than Costs.

Category: Investment, Renewable Energy

News about The Natural Resources Defense Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 3, 2012 (Investorideas.com renewable energy newswire) The Natural Resources Defense Council will unveil on Tuesday at the National Press Club a bold and innovative approach to curbing carbon pollution from existing power plants that fuel climate change-all the more timely in a year of ravaging wildfires, drought, floods and Hurricane Sandy.

Based on sophisticated analysis and modeling, NRDC's new federal-state approach would slash carbon pollution while creating substantial numbers of clean energy jobs and improving the health of Americans-and the benefits far outweigh the costs by as much as 15 times.

WHO:

  • Peter Lehner, executive director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Dan Lashof, director, Climate and Clean Air program, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Dallas Burtraw, Darius Gaskins senior fellow, Resources for the Future

WHEN:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

TIME:

1 p.m. EST.

DETAILS:

A live one-way Webcast of this news event will be available to reporters outside of Washington, D.C., starting at 1 p.m. EST on December 4, 2012. To participate, go to http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=91217 in order to view the event. Questions after the event for experts should be referred to: Jake Thompson, jthompson@nrdc.org or (202) 289-2387; and Leslie Maloy, lmaloy@hastingsgroup.com or (703) 276-3256.

CAN'T PARTICIPATE?:

A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at http://www.nrdc.org as of 6 p.m. EST on December 4, 2012.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Livingston, Montana, and Beijing. Visit us at http://www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM for December 4, 2012

Contact:

Jake Thompson, jthompson@nrdc.org or (202) 289-2387; and Leslie Maloy, lmaloy@hastingsgroup.com or (703) 276-3256.

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