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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.

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Meet A Leader In Today’s Death Wish Congress

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228) that would bar the federal government from implementing any law or regulation related to climate change, whether it has to do with cutting industrial greenhouse gas emissions or not.

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Climate Change #Liar-Deniers Are The New Racists

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As evil and damaging as racism is to individuals and our society overall, the Climate LiarDeniers’s evil far exceeds the scope of race haters because the damage is done to everyone at a global level of catastrophe that no racial supremacist ever dreamed of. .

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable. I have given up on any hopes I once had that we’ll respond to climate change in time to avoid seeing it metastasize during my lifetime.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

Creative Greenius

Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable. I have given up on any hopes I once had that we’ll respond to climate change in time to avoid seeing it metastasize during my lifetime.

3 More Reasons I’m Happy I Dumped the Democrats

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When I quit the Democratic party last summer the last straw for me was their total FAIL to take a stand and do anything about climate change. It was always an easy choice because the Republicans were so clearly the party of phonies, hypocrites and mean-spirited, self-centered, big business boot-licking, environment-hating pollution-lovers.

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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Indeed as it turned out he knew far more than the President or any member of Congress did on the subject but none of them cared because Gore’s personality and persona didn’t work on TV.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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Indeed as it turned out he knew far more than the President or any member of Congress did on the subject but none of them cared because Gore’s personality and persona didn’t work on TV.

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Separate MIT, IEA reports both outline major expansion in role of natural gas; caution on climate benefits

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The new report, part of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2011 series, examines the key factors that could result in a more prominent role for natural gas in the global energy mix, and the implications for other fuels, energy security and climate change. Both reports also emphasized that although natural gas is the lowest carbon fossil fuel, it is still a fossil fuel. The Administration and Congress should support RD&D focused on environmentally responsible domestic natural gas supply.

BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

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Ever since the Copenhagen climate treaty talks ended in impotence two months ago there hasn’t been a single ounce of positive news on the international scene about our chances of cutting the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and getting CO2 levels back down to the safe 350 ppm zone. Many in Congress have acted unethically and immorally with the responsibility they have been trusted with. 1 city headed for carbon neutral, 87 more to go.

Creative Greenius is EV Driven

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So you can see that Climate Change , Environment , Standards , Solar and other such terms all relate heavily to Obama according to what people talk about. * Green Car Congress. I am very excited to announce my participation in the launch of.

BIO Asks Congress Not To Subject Biofuels To Double Jeopardy

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Climate change legislation should not subject biofuels to double jeopardy in greenhouse gas emission regulation, since they are already regulated under the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). When it comes to climate change legislation, Congress has focused a great deal of attention on stationary emission sources, such as coal-fired power plants.

US National Research Council reiterates need for action in US to limit magnitude of climate change; final volume in Americas Climate Choices

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Illustration of the steps in an iterative risk management approach for addressing climate change. From: America’s Climate Choices. This trend cannot be explained by natural factors such as internal climate variability or changes in incoming energy from the sun.

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

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Bill’s helping to create the largest ever civil-disobedience on climate change in history. Along with Al Gore , Dr. James Hansen and Joe Romm , Bill Mckibben is one of the climate change activists I admire most.

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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said Dr. Hansen this same week testifying to Congress and that’s not all he said. Carbon dioxide amount is already 385 ppm and rising about 2 ppm per year.”. Those are the killer carbons that caused this mess which we need to stop using now. Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

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

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In the 15 months that have passed since I wrote the following, ALL the climate change news has gone from bad, to worse, to much worse than that. For the past three months I’ve been working night and day as the Chairman of the South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group.

Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

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It’s perfectly obvious that President Obama is attempting to reach out to the right and members of Congress who are owned by the oil industry with his move this week to make offshore drilling part of his energy mix.

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

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“Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# 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?

Hey Exxon! Hey Chevron! My Friends At the EPA Are Declaring What You Do Dangerous & You Will Pay. Pack Up Losers, It’s Time For You to Go!

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According the the WSJ, “Many business groups are opposed to EPA efforts to curb a gas as ubiquitous as carbon dioxide.&#. They went “all in&# with the fossil fuel industry and are one of the most shameless carbon collaborators in the United States.

“Greenius Was Right!” says US Congressman Inslee from Washington State

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Inslee told it exactly like it is when he stated for the Congressional record that the book’s clueless authors practiced “absolute deception&# in their blatant and amateurish lies about climate scientist Ken Caldeira. It all went down yesterday during a hearing of the House Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming investigating the criminally forged letters sent on behalf of the coal industry opposing climate legislation.

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.

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. Climate Change And The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. ” —Jonathan Pershing, chief US delegate to the Copenhagen climate summit.

Bosch Chairman Says Business Must Do More for Climate Protection, Even in Difficult Times

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Business must do even more for climate protection, even in difficult times, said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the Bosch board of management, an a talk at the Baden-Württemberg sustainability congress held in Stuttgart on 25 March ( Nachhaltigkeitskongress Baden-Württemberg 2009 ). The acute economic and financial crisis must not, he said, be allowed to function as a pretext for slackening efforts to combat climate change. Tags: Climate Change Policy Sustainability

MIT study suggests carbon tax could help reduce US deficit, lower other taxes, reduce emissions

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A new report from MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change suggests that a tax on carbon emissions could help raise the money needed to reduce the US deficit, while improving the economy, lowering other taxes and reducing emissions. In the report— Carbon Tax Revenue and the Budget Deficit: A Win-Win-Win Solution? Bush-era tax cuts are scheduled to expire at the end of 2012, leading to interest in raising revenue through a carbon tax.

National Research Council Report Recommends Setting a US Carbon Budget Through 2050; Concludes Known Technologies Not Sufficient to Meet Budget Goals

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The report, Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change is one of three released by the NRC, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering. Fri, Chair, Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change. America’s Climate Choices.

The View From Here Today

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I contributed the following to the World Wildlife Climate Witness site last week and it was published this morning. We’ve always planned on retiring and spending the rest of our lives right here, but these days we’re worried about what climate change is already doing – and about the far more serious consequences headed our way. I’ve been blogging on the environment since October of 2007.

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. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Fuels Policy

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

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If so, then large-scale carbon capture, storage, and/or reuse should become a top priority to reduce global climate change. Report: California must adapt to changing climate. Tags: environment

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

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From the opening day of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate negotiations in Copenhagen, also known as Conference of Parties (COP) 15, the relevance of a key threshold metric—the 2 °C maximal warming limit, or “guardrail”—has repeatedly been called into question by delegates of COP member states which are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Barbara Ward, René Dubos, Only One Earth, UN Conference on the Human Environment, 1972.

RAND study concludes use of alternative fuels by US military would convey no direct military benefit; recommends energy efficiency instead

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But uncertainties remain regarding their commercial viability—namely, how much these fuels will cost and what impact they may have on the environment, particularly in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. In response to a congressional directive for a study on alternative and synthetic fuels, the US Department of Defense asked RAND to analyze whether alternative fuels can meet the needs of the nation’s military in a climate-friendly and affordable manner.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The combination of harvesting whole forests and burning long-sequestered carbon sources such as coal or oil has impaired the Earth’s carbon cycle at an increasing pace. To restore balance we must protect the oxygen-producing biomass of Earth and reduce the amount of carbon emissions.

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

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The SAE testing found the product offers environmental performance superior to carbon dioxide, an alternative refrigerant, while having “ the lowest risk for use in mobile air conditioning systems in meeting environmental and consumer needs.”. The issues were raised during a meeting of the SAE Interior Climate Control Committee at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Vehicle Systems

National Research Council Study: More Compact Development Could Reduce VMT, Fuel Use and CO2 Emissions Anywhere from Less than 1% to 11%

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Requested by Congress and funded by the US Department of Energy, Special Report 298: Driving and the Built Environment: The Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use, and CO 2 Emissions examines the relationship between land development patterns, often referred to as the built environment, and motor vehicle travel in the United States. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Land use

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. Cantwell said that cap-and-trade had been discredited by the Wall Street crisis, the Enron scandal and the rocky start to a carbon credits trading system in Europe that has been subject to dizzying price fluctuations and widespread fraud. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). carbon market, administrative costs for RGGI are only 0.5 Perspective by Brian J.

US DOE to award up to $20M for research on methane hydrates

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Selected projects will be intended to support program goals to determine the (1) likelihood of methane hydrates as a potential energy resource and (2) their role in the natural environment. Recent discoveries of methane hydrate in arctic and deep-water marine environments have highlighted the need for a better understanding of this substance as a natural storehouse of carbon and a potential energy resource.

Perspective: Ending Oils Monopolya Blueprint for Mobility Choice

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2 ] Furthermore, our environment cannot continue to bear the brunt of carbon emissions stemming from our heavy use of oil. We must fight against the increasing amount of carbon pollution entering our atmosphere if we are to leave our planet in better shape for generations to come.

Perspective: Government Leadership Needed for Electric Vehicles to Succeed

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Jack Rosebro, founder of Perfect Sky in Los Angeles [and a contributor to Green Car Congress ], spoke of the need for government policy makers to move beyond incremental changes that are not providing enough incentive for the market to produce alternatives to oil as the almost exclusive source of energy for road and rail transportation. That’s where government comes in.only the government can help influence [change] by having a price for carbon and technical incentives. ”.

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.

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. 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.

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.