Entergy Only U.S. Utility Selected to 2008 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
For an unprecedented sixth consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes named Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) to the exclusive Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index. Entergy was the only U.S. utility selected to the world index, and one of only 16 utilities chosen worldwide.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI tracks the financial, environmental and social performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and selects companies whose overall performance scores are in the top 10 percent for their sector. The DJSI World covers the top 10 percent of the world's 2,500 biggest companies in 58 different sectors. The DJSI North America selects the top 20 percent in each industry sector from a pool of the 500 largest companies in 47 different sectors. Listing on the indexes is based on a thorough assessment of general and industry-specific criteria, which is then verified by an external auditor. In 2007, Entergy accompanies an elite group of 52 U.S. companies honored by the DJSI World, and is one of only 11 utilities selected by the DJSI North America.
Power-Gen Renewable Energy & Fuels last week convened its conference advisory board to determine the conference content for the upcoming event February 19-21, 2008 at the Rio All Suites Hotel, Las Vegas. The excitement was extremely high as the more than 50 industry professionals selected the papers to be presented from over 260 abstracts submitted. The number of abstracts was 247% greater than the number submitted the previous year (105).