Study Finds Global CO2 Emissions Dropped 1.3% in 2009; Emissions in China and India Rose 9% and 6%

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This is not unexpected ”, said Gunnar Myhre, senior research fellow at CICERO and one of the scientists behind the article. Although the stimulus package from the Chinese government in 2008 was said to have a green focus, even construction of windmills is a relatively emission intensive activity, at least in the short run Peters said. Due to large exports, China doesn’t only benefit from its own stimulus package, but also from stimulus packages in other countries ”, said Peters.

Worldwatch Institute report finds global energy intensity increased in 2010 for second year in a row

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The article notes that worldwide energy efficiency had been increasing steadily until recently. One reason for this shortfall is that more than half of China’s 4 trillion RMB (630 billion USD) stimulus plan was invested in infrastructure development, which drove up energy consumption.

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Feds Offer Free Chargers

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Read more in the article: Get in Line for 4,600 Free Electric Car Battery Chargers. From the article: “The goal is to make it easier for consumers and communities to get started with E.V.’s. Nine United States regions will receive 4,600 free chargers for public and private use through the ChargePoint America program, funded in part by $15 million in stimulus funds administered by the Energy Department.

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Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

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From Josh’s article: As the House Energy and Utilities Committee gave its stamp of approval to the measure, Hasner is planning a showing of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Read more of the article: Hasner’s electric car tax break gets boost. Here’s the complete text of the article, in case the link goes bad. The federal stimulus bill also provides a $7,500 tax credit for consumers who purchase plug-in vehicles. Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner.

Ford Starts EV Test Drives

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Here is a the entire text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Local utility RheinEnergie AG will supply vehicle-charging stations for the test, which is being financed by the German government’s economic-stimulus package, Dudenhoeffer said. Ford is starting EV trials in Germany. For more details, follow the link … Ford Plans to Start Electric-Car Tests in Germany Next Month. “Ford Motor Co.

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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]. The firm eTec got $100 million in funding from the US Department of Energy through the stimulus bill.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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The stimulus package is designed to address the recession and in the short term people were anxiously awaiting two key components of the plan: clarification on the details behind “ grants in lieu of tax credits ” and awards of loan guarantees by the DOE from section 1705. As another panelist pointed out, “ The New York Times is well-equipped to write the article about how Stimulus Funds have been wasted ”. Post-Stimulus. by Bill Cooke.

Tesla + Toyota

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From the article: After being sucker-punched first by the recession and then by the closure earlier this year of the NUMMI plant with its nearly 5,000 auto-worker jobs, the Bay Area’s fourth-largest city is suddenly coming to — buoyed by last week’s news that electric-car maker Tesla will jump-start NUMMI. Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link].

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Will Obama’s billions jumpstart the electric car? The Green Piece

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The economic stimulus funds have been doled out to programmes in 20 US states, but Michigan, the traditional home of motoring, is the key beneficiary. It appears the Obama administration has bet on winners with the bulk of the cash distributed through its stimulus plan.

Can green cars solve automotive crisis? The Green Piece

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Late last week it raised its full-year profit forecast on the hope that green stimulus efforts around the world will push consumers to offload older vehicles in favour of newer, more eco-friendly alternatives.

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From the article: ‘The New York study anticipates that by 2015, electric vehicle prices should decline because of reduced battery costs, that there will be a sufficient supply of electric vehicles to purchase, and that consumers will take advantage of the existing federal tax credit of $7,500 for new electric cars. billion in stimulus grants to the industry. This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market. Will Electric Cars Give New York a Charge?

Coming Soon – The Electric City

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From the article: “The San Francisco building code will soon be revised to require that new structures be wired for car chargers. Here’s the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Under last year’s stimulus package, nearly $200 million will support Nissan’s introduction of the Leaf by permitting the installation of 13,000 charging stations around cities in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona and Tennessee in the next year or so.

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

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Here’s the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. The economic stimulus package currently before Congress could include incentives for both buyers of electric vehicles and electric vehicle battery manufacturers. This is a well written story in the Pasadena Star News about how the utilities are gearing up for the coming plug-in vehicles.

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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 ).

Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

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PPS Should time permit for further study, Michelle, here's a distinct California Car Initiative (CALCars) info article on how important it is to get Arizona plugged in and now for the economic well being of Arizona, under the Stimulus Bill!

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The electric car and grid parity -

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Department of Energys (DoE) Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant, which would enable Chrysler to establish a nationwide demonstration fleet of zero-emission electric minivans that could be used by the U.S.

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

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Bob Lutz’s Latest Volt Test Drive Sprinting for Green Stimulus Dollars New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You G.M. Even this article keeps showing the old futuristic version model which GM said can’t be done.

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Profile: Farmers Ethanol: Focusing on Sustainable Corn Ethanol Production and a Triple Bottom Line

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In an article “Falling thirst for Fuel Leaves Ethanol Enthusiasts with a Hangover” published on 4 May 2009, The Wall Street Journal summarized three of the challenges traditional corn ethanol faces today. by Bill Cooke. Farmers’ Ethanol biorefinery process. Click to enlarge.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. Clean Fleet Article It would be a financial win-win for all. John Addison publishes the Clean Fleet Report with archives of over 60 articles and reports about electric vehicles, V2G, biofuels, fleet success and more. 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.

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

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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.

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