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

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You think HE’s working very hard to end our nation’s sick addiction to carbon based fuels that kill people and destroy our civilization? I’m thinking he likes our carbon-based economy just the way it is.

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

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With President Obama and a new US Congress, there is more possibility for climate action than ever before. And most of all there is the invisible carbon dioxide it spews each day into the atmosphere, drying our forests, melting our glaciers and acidifying our oceans.

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

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They deliberately suppressed and illegally covered up the EPA’s 2007 ENDANGERMENT FINDING that said the government should begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions because global warming posed serious risks to the country.

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

Creative Greenius

The oceans are warming about 50% faster than the IPCC reported in 2007. If so, then large-scale carbon capture, storage, and/or reuse should become a top priority to reduce global climate change. Tags: environment

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). The LCFS calls for at least a 10% reduction from 2006 levels in the carbon intensity (measured in gCO 2 e/MJ) of California’s transportation fuels by 2020. Carbon Derating Factor.

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. Congress should order a cost-benefit analysis that compares the volume of renewable fuel being added to the American transportation fuel system to the cost per gallon to the American taxpayer to achieve this marginal addition of non-fossil-fuel-based supply.

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. Emissions from ocean-going ships which burn minimally refined bunker fuel are primary sources of black carbon. by Jack Rosebro.

National Science Board Recommends Comprehensive, Coordinated Federal Strategy to Transform US Energy Economy

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The overarching priority recommendation in the NSB report is that the US government develop and lead a nationally coordinated research, development demonstration, deployment, and education (RD3E) strategy to advance a sustainable energy economy that is significantly less carbon-intensive. Inform the public about how consumer behaviors affect energy usage and the environment.

$26.4B DOE FY 2010 Budget Request Cuts Funding for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles; With Recovery Act Funding Boosts Support for PHEVs, Biomass and Biorefineries

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billion budget request to Congress for the Department of Energy increases investments in a number of areas, including investments in basic science and plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles and biofuels. billion); carbon capture and sequestration ($3.4

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

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Honeywell and DuPont introduced HFO-1234yf to the automotive industry in 2007, and since then, it has undergone extensive testing for safety and efficacy by independent testing groups such as the SAE International Cooperative Research Program, in which leading automakers participate. The issues were raised during a meeting of the SAE Interior Climate Control Committee at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit.

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

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A maximum concentration of 450 ppm carbon dioxide (~550 ppm CO 2 equivalent) in the Earth’s atmosphere is commonly cited as the limit at which average temperatures can be held at 2 ºC, and many emissions reduction proposals are based upon these two “upper bounds” targets. Barbara Ward, René Dubos, Only One Earth, UN Conference on the Human Environment, 1972. I am merely a humble and insignificant employee of the environment department of the government of Tuvalu.

Has the cash for clunkers scheme failed? The Green Piece

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And so it proved as the subsidy programme helped Ford to its first increase in US vehicles sales since 2007 after it sold 158,838 vehicles in July – a two per cent increase compared to the previous year (see article ).

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

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Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All 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.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Blog, 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.

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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In an interview on Tuesday, Schurr said that he planned to tell members of Congress that smart-grid technologies are already available and can deliver substantial improvements in efficiency. The GridWise smart-grid trial in the Seattle area in 2007 found that consumers lowered their energy use by 10 percent and utilities were able to shave their peak demand by 15 percent.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Audi Volkswagen-owned company exploring PHEVs Metroproject Quattro Sub-compact PHEV Concept Car shown October 2007; PHEV of A1 Sportback under consideration Bright Automotive For-profit spin off from Rocky Mountain Institute designing lightweight PHEVs, successor to RMIs 1990s "Hypercar" concept.