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FEBRUARY 1, 2008 [Carbon, Congress] Europe's Major Reconsideration of Biofuels
But a flurry of studies has discredited some of the claims made by biofuel producers that the fuels help reduce greenhouse gases by reducing fossil fuel use and growing carbon-dioxide-consuming plants. Trees soak up carbon dioxide; felling them blunts the benefit of cleaner-burning fuels made from oil palms. January 15, 2008. link].
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CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS [Carbon, Congress] Tues: Washington DC Briefing; TV: Nova & Car Talk's Tom & Ray on PHEVs
| MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008
Today, high gas prices, concerns about carbon
emissions and the need for greater energy independence are generating fresh interest in more efficient vehicles (and a fresh upturn in mileage averages). He said the juiced
-up EV1 was so efficient that even when the car was running on gasoline power, it got 80 miles per gallon. Edward B. MORE >>
CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS [Carbon, Congress] Big-Picture Volt Coverage: Time/BizWeek/Forbes/Car+Green Sites
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
Even though electric cars use relatively little power -- the average car recharging draws about as much juice
as a widescreen TV -- they could still potentially overwhelm the electrical system. When we burn all that imported oil, we release nearly 2 million tons of carbon
dioxide into the atmosphere each year, heating up the planet. MORE >>
CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS [Carbon, Congress] Can Fleets Help Rescue Auto Industry? Four Actions Could Make a Difference
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
" Judging from today's news reports, it appears Congress
(especially but not only Republicans) may be insufficiently receptive to steps to keep the Detroit Three alive. We hope that this turns out to be brinkmanship and that Congress
will in fact act next week. Developments in Washington have become "fast and furious." MORE >>
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