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President Clinton Announces Four New Commitments to Provide Solar Energy to Haiti

New York, NY—Today, President Bill Clinton announced four new commitments to provide solar energy to Haiti by Clinton Foundation partners.  The announcement came after a three-day trip to Haiti to visit project sites featuring solar energy installations.  He was accompanied by senior executives of large energy corporations from around the world, including China, Israel, and Ireland, as well as directors of large foundations interested in supporting projects in the energy sector.  The trip was co-hosted by David Crane, CEO of NRG Energy.  Together, they toured sites in Haiti’s Central Plateau to view the progress of solar power installations funded by the $1 million commitment made through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) by NRG and their implementing partner, the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF).

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY, CLEAN POWER AND THE SMART GRID

Since 1994, Global Green has consistently worked to promote energy conservation and clean power generation. Reduced and smarter energy consumption directly benefits consumers by reducing energy bills, creating new jobs, and reducing our need for new fossil fuel power plants. As the single largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, energy production poses a significant challenge in combating climate change, but also provides a meaningful opportunity. Given that the operation and maintenance of our nation’s buildings account for 40% of all energy use, increased energy efficiency has been a central focus of Global Green's efforts.

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Green Cross Speaks on Chernobyl

Dr. Stephan Robinson, Green Cross Switzerland was quoted on March 19 inNew York Times article “Lessons From Chernobyl for Japan,” written by Ellen Barry.  A link to the article can be found here. Dr. Robinson received his Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from Basel University and has been with Green Cross Switzerland since 1994.

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