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US: Utility PG&E withdraws from Chamber of Commerce over climate change

Pacific Gas and Electric, the California-based utility, has pulled its membership of the US Chamber of Commerce over the chamber's sceptical line on global warming. The chairman Peter A. Darbee said: "We find it dismaying that the chamber neglects the indisputable fact that a decisive majority of experts have said that the data on global warming are compelling and point to a threat that cannot be ignored".

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Australia: Power firms not preparing for low carbon future - WWF

Environmental campaign group WWF has said that too many power firms in Australia are failing to plan for a lower carbon future.

US: Business climate change coalition calls for action

A group of US-based companies and several environmental NGOs have created the US Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) and are calling on the federal government to enact strong legislation to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Alcoa says aluminium industry carbon neutral by 2017

Aluminium giant Alcoa has said that it is now forecasting that the industry will be carbon neutral by 2017. According to its president of Primary Metals Development, Randall Overbey, its greenhouse gas emissions will be offset by the amount of emissions saved by the use of aluminium in the transportation industry.

Iceland: Environmentalists attack Alcoa smelter plan

Environmentalists are lobbying the Iceland government to prevent Alcoa inc from going ahead with the building of a smelter which will be fuelled by a huge hydropower plant.

Australian Alcoa workers demand safety action

Workers at Alcoa's West Australian Kwinana refinery have staged a walk-out over revelations of serious health risks at the plant which had not been revealed by the company.

Alcoa announces challenging sustainability programme

Alcoa, the leading world aluminium company, has set itself a challenging 20 year programme on sustainable development, announced at the recent AGM. The company has set targets for significant reductions in most key areas affecting the business operations.

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