Statement from Robert P. May, CEO, Calpine Corporation, on Supreme Court Ruling Concerning Global Warming

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 /CNW/ -- Calpine Corporation (OTC Pink Sheets:  
CPNLQ), issued a statement from its Chief Executive Officer, Robert P. May, in
support of today's decision by the United States Supreme Court, which ruled
that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority
to regulate greenhouse gas issues under language included in the Clean Air
Act. In August of 2006, Calpine filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in
this case in support of the plaintiffs, which included, in addition to
Massachusetts, the states of California, New York, and Illinois, and a number
of public interest groups, including the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources
Defense Council. The company believes that the impact of greenhouse gas
emissions on the climate is a serious problem and that everyone must take
immediate steps to address the issue.
    "Calpine applauds today's Supreme Court decision as a positive step
toward limiting emissions that contribute to global warming.  We believe that
the environment, economy and consumers will all benefit from the reduction of
carbon dioxide emissions, and we encourage the EPA and Congress to move
promptly to adopt mandatory limits on emissions.  Calpine has long recognized
the tremendous opportunity for the U.S. to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions
and will continue to support legislation to accomplish this important task.
Calpine believes that a strong environmental policy is good business," stated
Mr. May.
    The company's fleet of natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plants is
among the cleanest and most fuel-efficient of its kind, and, unlike
traditional renewable resources such as wind and solar, Calpine's renewable
geothermal power plants are capable of generating electricity twenty four
hours a day, seven days a week. As one of the largest U.S. power companies and
as a leader in environmentally responsible power generation, Calpine continues
to advocate for more stringent environmental standards at both the state and
federal level.
    For example in January, Mr. May joined U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and
representatives from five major power generators for a press conference on
Capitol Hill to support her landmark bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Tom
Carper, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's electric power
industry.  In addition, last year Calpine was actively involved in the
development and enactment of California's landmark global warming legislation,
The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), calling for a mandatory
greenhouse gas emissions cap.
    Calpine is helping meet the needs of an economy that demands more and
cleaner sources of electricity.  Founded in 1984, Calpine is a major North
American power company and is the largest renewable geothermal power producer
in the U.S.  The company's portfolio of low-carbon natural gas-fired and
geothermal power plants combined are capable of delivering approximately
25,000 megawatts of clean, reliable and fuel-efficient electricity to
customers and communities in 18 U.S. states.  Please visit for
more information.

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