Obama Announces Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal; RFS2, BCAP, BIWG and Carbon Capture and Storage Task Force

Green Car Congress

In addition, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum creating an Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage to develop a comprehensive and coordinated federal strategy to speed the development and deployment of advanced lower-emission coal technologies. If we can develop the technology to capture the carbon pollution released by coal, it can create jobs and provide energy well into the future.

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8 Reasons Government Grants Should Include Funding for Level 1 Charging Infrastructure

EV Adoption

As we wait for Congress to fully return from their recess and vote on various legislation, I continue to be extremely concerned about how as much as $10 billion in federal government grants will be be spent on EV charging infrastructure.

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Tesla + Toyota

Revenge of the Electric Car

But the future looks a lot brighter now than it did two months ago.&#. “Clearly it’s a goal of ours to be a hub of clean- and green-tech, and Tesla and Solyndra are two big players in that arena.&#. The company received a $535 million federal loan guarantee for construction of a manufacturing plant, a massive structure now rising beside Interstate 880.

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President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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The plan identifies $8 billion provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ARRA and $1 billion a year for five years requested in the federal budget as the components of an initial %13 billion investment. By late summer, the Federal Railroad Administration will begin awarding the first round of grants. Additional funding for long-term planning and development is expected from legislation authorizing federal surface transportation programs.

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