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EPA report to Congress finds a strong scientific and technical foundation for mitigating black carbon emissions

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More recent work also suggests that BC plays an important role in climate change, although there is more uncertainty about its effects on climate.

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Meet A Leader In Today’s Death Wish Congress

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Barrasso, a rightwing whack job from Wyoming, introduced a bill (S.

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Climate Change #Liar-Deniers Are The New Racists

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And so the Greenius sees the day coming when the LiarDeniers will be socially akin to KKK members and Southern redneck haters.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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You can go to events where you recycle your old paper tax records, your motor oil, your cellphone, computers and other electronics. . Maddening.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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You can go to events where you recycle your old paper tax records, your motor oil, your cellphone, computers and other electronics. . Maddening.

3 More Reasons I’m Happy I Dumped the Democrats

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When I quit the Democratic party last summer the last straw for me was their total FAIL to take a stand and do anything about climate change.  It was always an easy choice because the Republicans were so clearly the party of phonies, hypocrites and mean-spirited, self-centered, big business boot-licking, environment-hating pollution-lovers.

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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The house we stayed in this trip was perfect. It was a craftsman-built one-bedroom with every amenity. Private. Quiet. deficit.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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The house we stayed in this trip was perfect. It was a craftsman-built one-bedroom with every amenity. Private. Quiet. deficit.

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Separate MIT, IEA reports both outline major expansion in role of natural gas; caution on climate benefits

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The new report, part of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2011 series, examines the key factors that could result in a more prominent role for natural gas in the global energy mix, and the implications for other fuels, energy security and climate change. Climate Change Emissions Natural GasSource: IEA. Click to enlarge. Source: IEA.

BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

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Ever since the Copenhagen climate treaty talks ended in impotence two months ago there hasn’t been a single ounce of positive news on the international scene about our chances of cutting the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and getting CO2 levels back down to the safe 350 ppm zone. city headed for carbon neutral, 87 more to go.

Creative Greenius is EV Driven

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Green Car Congress. I am very excited to announce my participation in the launch of. Starting right now. Obama on cars. Electric Car Blog.

BIO Asks Congress Not To Subject Biofuels To Double Jeopardy

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Climate change legislation should not subject biofuels to double jeopardy in greenhouse gas emission regulation, since they are already regulated under the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO released a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.),

US National Research Council reiterates need for action in US to limit magnitude of climate change; final volume in Americas Climate Choices

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Illustration of the steps in an iterative risk management approach for addressing climate change. From: America’s Climate Choices.

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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said Dr. Hansen this same week testifying to Congress and that’s not all he said. Wednesday, June 25, 2008. ” “What!? understand.

Frankly, I’d Rather Be Getting Arrested with Bill McKibben Today

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Bill’s helping to create the largest ever civil-disobedience on climate change in history.  It’s happening right now.

The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

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In the 15 months that have passed since I wrote the following, ALL the climate change news has gone from bad, to worse, to much worse than that. 

Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

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That climate change will be even worse by the time this dead dinosaur fluid gets pumped out of the ground.  What did we expect? 

BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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“Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# Greenius Rules. Uncertainty. 

Hey Exxon! Hey Chevron! My Friends At the EPA Are Declaring What You Do Dangerous & You Will Pay. Pack Up Losers, It’s Time For You to Go!

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According the the WSJ, “Many business groups are opposed to EPA efforts to curb a gas as ubiquitous as carbon dioxide.&#. Get it? 

“Greenius Was Right!” says US Congressman Inslee from Washington State

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Inslee told it exactly like it is when he stated for the Congressional record that the book’s clueless authors practiced “absolute deception&# in their blatant and amateurish lies about climate scientist Ken Caldeira. Why that perjurer wasn’t lead out of the US Congress building in handcuffs is a mystery. No problem.

Exxon/Mobil To Fund Solar Financing Bond For Torrance Homeowners

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Without Exxon Mobil’s funding of the financing bonds the program would not have had the money to offer loans in Torrance.  Goal of Task Force.

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

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The 15 th Congress, also known as the 15 th Conference of Parties, or COP 15, was initially intended to be a largely procedural summit, with many major negotiating points settled and most environmental ministers prepared to sign a binding emissions treaty that contained specific emissions targets as well as commitments to financing structures.

Bosch Chairman Says Business Must Do More for Climate Protection, Even in Difficult Times

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Business must do even more for climate protection, even in difficult times, said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the Bosch board of management, an a talk at the Baden-Württemberg sustainability congress held in Stuttgart on 25 March ( Nachhaltigkeitskongress Baden-Württemberg 2009 ). Tags: Climate Change Policy Sustainability

MIT study suggests carbon tax could help reduce US deficit, lower other taxes, reduce emissions

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A new report from MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change suggests that a tax on carbon emissions could help raise the money needed to reduce the US deficit, while improving the economy, lowering other taxes and reducing emissions. In the report— Carbon Tax Revenue and the Budget Deficit: A Win-Win-Win Solution?

National Research Council Report Recommends Setting a US Carbon Budget Through 2050; Concludes Known Technologies Not Sufficient to Meet Budget Goals

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Fri, Chair, Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change. carbon-pricing system is the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions.

The View From Here Today

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We’ve always planned on retiring and spending the rest of our lives right here, but these days we’re worried about what climate change is already doing – and about the far more serious consequences headed our way. For the past two months I’ve been the Chairman of the South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group.

Ethanol Groups File Suit Challenging Constitutionality of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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Two ethanol trade groups—the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy—have filed a complaint in Federal District Court in Fresno, California, challenging the constitutionality of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). grams of carbon dioxide-equivalent per megajoule (gCO 2 e/MJ), compared to ARB’s range of 47.4 to 75.1

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

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If so, then large-scale carbon capture, storage, and/or reuse should become a top priority to reduce global climate change. or Japan.

Devil In The Details: Is Copenhagens 2 ºC Guardrail Obsolete?

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The dispute has contributed to a significant split among the primary bloc of developing countries, and has highlighted an increased focus on climate adaptation strategies, in addition to emissions reductions, during the talks. Barbara Ward, René Dubos, Only One Earth, UN Conference on the Human Environment, 1972. by Jack Rosebro.

RAND study concludes use of alternative fuels by US military would convey no direct military benefit; recommends energy efficiency instead

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But uncertainties remain regarding their commercial viability—namely, how much these fuels will cost and what impact they may have on the environment, particularly in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. For coal-derived FT fuels , carbon dioxide emissions at the FT fuel production facility must be captured and sequestered.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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To restore balance we must protect the oxygen-producing biomass of Earth and reduce the amount of carbon emissions. Abstract. About Dr. Frank.

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Honeywell and DuPont Form JV To Manufacture Low GWP Refrigerant HFO-1234yf for Mobile AC

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The SAE testing found the product offers environmental performance superior to carbon dioxide, an alternative refrigerant, while having “ the lowest risk for use in mobile air conditioning systems in meeting environmental and consumer needs.”. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Vehicle Systems Earlier post.) The new refrigerant has 99.7%

National Research Council Study: More Compact Development Could Reduce VMT, Fuel Use and CO2 Emissions Anywhere from Less than 1% to 11%

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Compact, mixed-use development—individuals living in denser environments with jobs and shopping close by—could reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by shortening trip lengths, the report says, and by making walking, biking, and public transit more viable alternatives to driving. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Land use

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. The three lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next month that would apply different carbon controls to individual sectors of the economy instead of setting a national target. Western Climate Initiative (WCI).

US DOE to award up to $20M for research on methane hydrates

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Selected projects will be intended to support program goals to determine the (1) likelihood of methane hydrates as a potential energy resource and (2) their role in the natural environment. In addition, methane is itself a potent greenhouse gas, remaining in the atmosphere for about a decade before it is converted to carbon dioxide.

Perspective: Ending Oils Monopolya Blueprint for Mobility Choice

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One of the current focuses of Congress is the clean energy and climate bill. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge.

Perspective: Government Leadership Needed for Electric Vehicles to Succeed

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Jack Rosebro, founder of Perfect Sky in Los Angeles [and a contributor to Green Car Congress ], spoke of the need for government policy makers to move beyond incremental changes that are not providing enough incentive for the market to produce alternatives to oil as the almost exclusive source of energy for road and rail transportation.

Rice University Study and Policy Paper Find US Biofuels Policies Flawed, Recommend Fundamental Overhaul

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They also question whether mandated volumes for biofuels—including advanced biofuels—can be met and whether biofuels are improving the environment or energy security. Amy Myers Jaffe, one of the report authors The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) mandates production targets for renewable fuels, mainly biodiesel and ethanol.

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

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Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S. but not all of it. Thank you

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. Cleantech Crunched Top 10 Low Carbon Footprint Cars (and one SUV) for. Tree Planting as Carbon Offsets – Does Latitude Ma.