September 24, 2007
For Immediate Release
Alex Schott
Entergy Services, Inc.
Entergy Selected to Prominent Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for Fourth Time

New Orleans, La. – In a report released today, the Carbon Disclosure Project honored Entergy Corporation as “Best in Class” in its approach to climate change disclosure. This marks the fourth consecutive time Entergy has been recognized by the CDP, which encompasses over 315 global investors with more than $41 trillion in assets.

The CDP report is a survey of responses from the “Financial Times 500” corporations on the issue of climate change. In the report, Entergy was included in the “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index,” a prestigious honor roll for global corporations addressing the challenges of climate change. The Climate Disclosure Leadership Index is comprised of 68 companies that show distinction in their responses to the CDP survey based on each company’s reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, and an independent assessment of their climate change strategies.

“It is an honor to receive such a high level of commendation from an organization dedicated to encouraging honest, open communication with investors on the challenges and opportunities we anticipate in a carbon constrained economy,” said J. Wayne Leonard, chairman and chief executive officer of Entergy Corporation. “Climate change is the defining issue of our generation. At Entergy, we’ve concluded that the costs of reducing our impact on the global climate are far lower than the costs of picking up the pieces after a climate-related natural disaster. This is not merely a business decision; it is our corporate social responsibility to do what is right for future generations.”

All candidates for the index were assessed relative to their peers and judged based on which companies have the most comprehensive climate change disclosure practices. CDP used a proprietary carbon risk model to analyze the net carbon exposure of all industry sectors represented in the Financial Times 500, and selected the 10 industry clusters with the highest exposure to carbon risks and opportunities. Climate Disclosure Leadership Index members were distinguished by their awareness of the risks and opportunities of climate change, as well as the quality and effectiveness of programs put in place to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.

“Entergy has set itself apart from its peers by disclosing the information required by investors to judge its readiness for the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change,” said CDP Chief Executive Paul Dickinson.

The Carbon Disclosure Project is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in New York. The group of investors is not a legal entity and the Carbon Disclosure Project has no authority to make any other statement on behalf of the participants. Full details on CDP, the CDP reports and the responses from corporations can be found at

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.6 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 14,500 employees.

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