26.01.07

26.1.2007: Meldung: Statement from Calpine-CEO

Calpine Corporation (OTC Pink Sheets: CPNLQ), issued a statement from its Chief Executive Officer, Robert P. May, in support of today"s interim rulemaking decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). This decision creates a new greenhouse gas emissions performance standard for long-term electricity supply contracts and power plant investments made by load serving entities:

"The CPUC"s interim greenhouse gas emissions performance standard is a major step toward assuring that California attains its vision for a low-carbon future. Calpine commends the CPUC for its leadership and foresight in taking early measures to create emissions performance standards that are fair, attainable and affordable. As a long-time proponent of renewable and low- carbon power generation, Calpine believes that the environment, consumers and the economy can benefit from the advancement of fuel-efficient and renewable power technologies."

Calpine continues to advocate for more stringent environmental standards at both the state and federal level. In particular, the company believes that the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on the climate is a serious problem and that all of us must take immediate steps to address the issue. Last week, 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, AB 32.

Calpine in California

Calpine Corporation has made an unprecedented investment in California"s energy infrastructure through the construction and operation of the state"s newest, cleanest, and most fuel-efficient fleet of power plants and is the state"s single largest renewable power producer. Since July 2001, Calpine has added more than 4,000 megawatts of clean, fuel-efficient capacity in California -- an accomplishment unmatched by any other company in the energy industry. 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.

About Calpine

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 more than 25,800 megawatts of clean, reliable and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and communities in 19 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Please visit http://www.calpine.com/ for more information.

CONTACT: Mel Scott, Media Relations, +1-713-570-4553, or scottm@calpine.com, or Karen Bunton, Investor Relations, +1-408-792-1121, or karenb@calpine.com, both of Calpine
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