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

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Although most countries have already revealed their opening emissions reduction proposals, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer pointed out Thursday that “ we still await clarity from industrialized nations on the provision of large-scale finance to developing countries for immediate and long-term climate action. Climate Change And The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Australia is considered to be one of the most vulnerable developed nations to climate change.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The vision is fuelled by the fear of climate change and the need to find green alternatives to dirty coal, unpopular nuclear power and unreliable gas imports from Russia. “In 25 years from now, millions of buildings … will be constructed to serve as both ‘power plants’ and habitats,&# says writer and economist Jeremy Rifkin, who has advised governments and corporations on tackling climate change and energy security.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

So imagine a million electric cars on US roads which all need to change these batteries in say 2015. Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. One thing is for sure; - electric cars bring down the air pollution, but they sure create another waste pollution problem.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Most Americans commute less than 40 miles daily, so that most days they would consume practically NO combustible fuel, na d not pollute the environment while driving or idling. Also maintenance on these (no oil changes to speak of) etc will cost much less than an internal combution propelled car. April 18, 2009 1:03 pm Link Writing from Panama where we could use a few more electric cars to reduce pollution.

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