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

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted its final Report to Congress on Black Carbon , in response to an October 2009 request from Congress to advance efforts to understand the role of black carbon (BC) in climate change. emissions in 2005.

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Study recommends $10B/year US federal investment in energy RD&D and a substantial price on carbon emissions; leveraging the national labs and encouraging the private sector for a clean energy future

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This includes about $5 billion annually for seven technology areas considered in detail: four energy supply technology areas (nuclear energy, bio-energy, fossil energy with and without carbon capture and sequestration, and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy); one enabling technology area (utility-scale energy storage); and two key areas of energy efficiency (buildings and vehicles).

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Exxon/Mobil To Fund Solar Financing Bond For Torrance Homeowners

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We know carbon taxes are coming and we won’t always be floating in a sea of profits we made at your expense. So it seemed only logical that we give a little back to a community we’ve released an awful lot of carbon in.

DOE not proceeding with ATVM loan for Carbon Motors; company exploring strategic and financing alternatives

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Carbon Motors Corporation, developer of a diesel-engined law enforcement vehicle ( earlier post ), announced that the US Department of Energy (DOE) has indicated that it will not proceed with Carbon’s $310 million application for a direct loan under the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program. We are outraged by the actions of the DOE and it is clear that this was a political decision in a highly-charged, election year environment.

National Research Council report finds it unlikely the US will meet cellulosic biofuel mandates absent major innovation or a change in policies

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Further, the report found, only in an economic environment characterized by high oil prices, technological breakthroughs, and a high implicit or actual carbon price would biofuels be cost-competitive with petroleum-based fuels.The report also suggests that RFS2 may be an ineffective policy for reducing global GHG emissions because the effect of biofuels on GHG emissions depends on how the biofuels are produced and what land-use or land-cover changes occur in the process.

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. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Cleantech Crunched Top 10 Low Carbon Footprint Cars (and one SUV) for. Carbon trading vs t.

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. February 17, 2009 9:43 am Link No matter how you slice it we need a carbon TAX to accelerate all these important projects.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Beginning in 2005, we excerpted individual statements of intentions by carmakers, but by the start of 2008, the number of comments became too numerous for us to track. Cischke, Ford senior vice president for sustainability, environment and safety engineering. "By