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California Air Resources Board offers backing to Obama green plans

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Earlier this week we told you about President Obama’s push for a national policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (see article) – and now his plans have received backing from the California Air Resources Board.

Nissan Leaf – Taking Reservations

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Funny that this article cites “a shortage of public charging stations&# as the sole reason for auto makers scrapping electric vehicles in the 1990s. Read more about it in the San Jose Mercury News Article: Reservations for the all-electric Nissan Leaf start Tuesday. By Dana Hull for the San Jose Mercury News.

Will lighter cars backfire on industry?

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President Barack Obama’s national fuel efficiency standards in the USA have come in for criticism in The Wall Street Journal where a columnist points out that there could be severe costs in terms of urban air pollution and human life. To read the article in full, click here. However, could there be a downside too?

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Postal Service. The USPS will be using the vans for a variety of duties at locations around the country – including daily home delivery. Network.

U.S. Battery Makers Power Up

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As this article explains, we now have movement toward a domestic supply. See the LA Times article: U.S. Here is the complete text of the article - in case the link goes bad: [link]. Greenberger said he had been working to inform aides to President- elect Barack Obama as well. Battery Makers Work to Power Up.

Are You Plugged In?

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Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. How many plug-in electric vehicles does President Barack Obama wish to see on U.S. Tags: Production News The Wall Street Journal assesses your EV readiness. Are You Plugged In? By Mara Lemos Stein. By MARA LEMOS STEIN. streets later this year.

Tesla Prepping IPO

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Here is the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. combination of factors has driven the recent interest in developing electric, or partially electric vehicles, including the Obama administration’s push to have 1 million rechargeable vehicles on U.S. Tags: EV Economics Production News by Reuters.

Opinion: Political Climate Shifting Against The Oil And Gas Industry

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The probe comes on the heels of reports from InsideClimate News that the oil major’s own scientists knew about the threat of climate change decades ago. Finally, President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline on November 6, which will only come as news to readers living under a rock. Article Source: [link].

GM on the brink…

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Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Tags: Production News GM Chevy Volt In the Media Suffice to say, all of GM’s development programs including the Volt are threatened. Says U.S. Cash Is Its Best Hope. By Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley for the NY Times. If it provides G.M. Says U.S.

When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

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This Christian Science Monitor article takes an in-depth look at an age. Read more in the article: Can electric cars break out of niche status in US, China market? Quote from the article: “Investors, too, are excited. Here is the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. U.S.). percent of $1.9

Accessing Pixs of the "Spirit of DC" and LOTS of Other Plug-ins from the Inaugural Parade West: Plug In, America! in Santa Monica, 17 Jan 2009

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The country is ready, the market is ready, the people are ready and news flash, the technology is ready." End of Article] Hopefully, soon we'll be posting pixs from Bill Hopkins as well. All 74 vehicles that had signed up for the 2-mile parade through downtown Santa Monica showed up. More coverage here. www.PluginAmerica.org.

Are Hybrids Shockingly Risky?

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For the past several weeks a leading headline in local and national news has been flooding. Would there be a shock risk for the passengers?

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

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This is a well written story in the Pasadena Star News about how the utilities are gearing up for the coming plug-in vehicles. By 2012, we should have made some progress on this, just in time to re-elect Obama to his second term. Here’s the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link].

The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

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GM's New Plan: Fewer Jobs, More Chevy Volt - Environmental Capital - WSJ

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News Heard on the Street Obamas First 100 Days Weekend Europe WSJ. An account already exists for the email address entered.

GM, Segway to Make Vehicle - WSJ.com

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Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions As a registered user of The Wall Street Journal Online, you will be able to: Setup and manage your portfolio Personalize your own news page Receive and manage newsletters Log In Log In User Name Password Log in Remember me Forgot your password? Obama Tilts to CIA on Memos 1. Home World U.S.

Devil in the Details: World Leaders Scramble To Salvage and Shape Copenhagens UNFCCC Climate Summit

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Obama remarked that “ we should not make the perfect the enemy of the good ”, and that the agreement should have “ immediate operational effect.” April, 2008 : In an article entitled Dangerous Assumptions ( earlier post ), Roger Pielke, Jr., by Jack Rosebro. ” [ 1 ]. ” [ 3 ]. Earlier post.) Brazil.

The Reality of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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During his campaign, President Obama said he would work to put one million plug-in hybrids on American roads by 2015. rolls toward bankruptcy.

Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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Barack Obama releases Bush administration torture memos 5. The new breed of electric car. benefit, broadly, manufacturing in the UK," said Hoon.

Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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Basically, the external ESS is a system that produces artificial vehicle noise. We always seem to hear that one coming from a mile away. Hmm?!?!

Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Other than the good news on oil consumption, very little was said in regards to transportation fuels. As another panelist pointed out, “ The New York Times is well-equipped to write the article about how Stimulus Funds have been wasted ”. by Bill Cooke. Energy Markets in a State of Change. Billion vs. $28.3 Billion in 2008).

Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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But now that Obama is in office I don’t think we’ll have to do so much nationally and we’ll be able to focus more locally. And 2. LILLIAN.

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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The biggest problem with recharging at home - as already alluded to in the article, is that electric cars are mostly marketed as city vehicles.

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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The Obama Administration doesnt understand that. " President Obamas auto task force doesnt see it that way. Thats short-sighted.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Although Think has been plagued by bad financial news recently, the company’s North American C.E.O., Related Posts From Green Inc.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Early Days in the Obama Administration An Address I'd Like to Hear Global Warming Solutions Included in Transportatio. Here we go again.or not.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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The only question is a carbon TAX the kind of change Obama believes in. In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations. Thank you !