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. Chairman Mary Nichols issued a statement applauding the announcement stating that California will work with Federal agencies on the next phase [.].

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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. Here is the text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Nissan's new electronic vehicle, the Leaf. (AP

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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. The author suggests that Mr Obama’s fuel efficiency proposals may worsen emissions of these harmful gases. To read the article in full, click here. Most people know about the positive effects of developing greener, lighter cars.

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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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. Tags: EV News Production News Inside Track

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. Some of the first plug-in electric passenger vehicles are slated to roll onto U.S. streets later this year. Are you ready? Test your knowledge with this Wall Street Journal quiz.

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Tesla Prepping IPO

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Here is the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. A 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 Tesla Model S Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET. Rumors are circling that Tesla is preparing an IPO, although no one at Tesla is yet talking.

GM on the brink…

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Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. President-elect Barack Obama signaled his intentions Friday to help the auto industry, calling it “the backbone of American manufacturing” during his news conference. “I Tags: Production News GM Chevy Volt In the Media Suffice to say, all of GM’s development programs including the Volt are threatened.

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]. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. Oil and gas companies have had a tough time over the past year trying to weather the storm of falling oil prices.

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]. old question for electric cars – When will electric cars make a real. presence in the world’s two largest passenger car markets (China and the. U.S.).

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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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which was there in the sunny & bright of Santa Monica, California on Saturday, 17 January 2009 (with slight edits and annotations): Recap: Plug In America's Inaugural Parade With 100-percent participation, Plug In America pronounced its inaugural plug-in parade a total success, confident that President-Elect Obama himself will hear the message the event's participants sent: America needs one million plug-in vehicles by 2010 and 10 million by 2016.

Are Hybrids Shockingly Risky?

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For the past several weeks a leading headline in local and national news has been flooding. Some of this concern was fear of the unknown but it seemed reasonable that getting a really big battery wet could have negative consequences ( here was an article on electrocution risks from 2004).

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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GM, Segway to Make Vehicle - WSJ.com

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

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2 ] Rasmussen’s “one agreement, two steps” plan was quickly endorsed by US President Obama, as well as Australia’s Prime Minister Rudd and Russia’s President Medvedev, all of whom were present at the APEC summit. Obama remarked that “ we should not make the perfect the enemy of the good ”, and that the agreement should have “ immediate operational effect.” Bloomberg News, 16 November 2009. [ by Jack Rosebro.

The Reality of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles

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Newsletter LinkedIn Twitter Facebook News and ideas for a sustainable world Search 04.17.09 The article is often carried by lots of media who will point to this breakthrough as something that has an impact on electric vehicles. Join Matter Now!

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

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Electric car supporters are rising to defend General Motors’ development of the Chevy Volt after the Obama Administration’s automotive task force proclaimed that the car was probably too expensive to be commercially successful in the near future.

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

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Call the main Guardian and Observer switchboard: +44 (0)20 3353 2000 Advertising guide License/buy our content About this article Close Labours £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution This article was first published on guardian.co.uk

Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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Breaking News Feed Chryslers first EV will be the Dodge Circuit Vectrix in trouble, may be for sale REPORT: Toyota claims 40,000 pre-orders for new Prius Cadillac Converj reportedly approved for production *UPDATED New York 2009: Mitsubishi confirms i-MiEV will come to U.S.

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 ”. While everyone agrees that Barack Obama has made a huge difference in the future of renewables, attendees were worried about the cap and trade provisions of the 2009 Energy Bill. by Bill Cooke.

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

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Well my article is going to go into the MB Residents Association publication. So that’s going to reach residents with the news about the climate agreement. 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.

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. million investment into fuel cell technology Tohe on Obama outlines high-speed rail plan for U.S.

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

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"On some products, the costs, particularly in advanced technologies, are high," he said in a lengthy interview with Automotive News (free subscription required). The Obama Administration doesnt understand that. " President Obamas auto task force doesnt see it that way.

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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., April 12, 2009 2:08 pm Link Obama’s “Social Democratic&# dream will be further unveiled after the failure of GM and Chrysler is certain and on the books.

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. Clean Fleet Article It would be a financial win-win for all.

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

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Sven Thesen, the communication and technology director for Better Place , a start-up that is gaining traction (see this recent New York Times article ) in its effort to create a network for electric cars in various countries, likened the concept of electric cars to cellphones.