Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change. Climate change presents major long-term risks to the global economy and to the assets in which we invest. Climate Change Policy

Thomas Friedman Explains Climate Change Action For You

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From Today’s, December 9, New York Times: Thomas Friedman, “If we prepare for climate change by building a clean-power economy, but climate change turns out to be a hoax, what would be the result? We would be much less dependent on oil dictators who have drawn a bull’s-eye on our backs; our trade deficit would improve; the dollar would strengthen; and the air we breathe would be cleaner.

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Reducing Black Carbon Emissions and Ground-Level Ozone Would Provide Immediate Benefit Against Climate Change

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Reducing emissions of black carbon soot and ground-level ozone would quickly make a considerable dent in the climate change problem and would also contribute to public health and protect crop yields, according to an essay in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs. The piece was co-authored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego climate and atmospheric scientist V. A provision on black carbon is also included in the Waxman-Markey climate bill.

Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. The two jurisdictions will also share technical information and best practices in regulating cleaner fuels, as California does today though its Low-Carbon Fuel Standard.

2019 216

State Auditor says California may not meet 2030 GHG reduction goal; says aspects of CARB efforts lacking

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To help the California Air Resources Board (ARB)—the state’s key organization in this area—to fight climate change by reducing GHG emissions, the Legislature has allocated more than $2 billion from the State’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (cap?and?trade

Cleaner fuels have replaced more than 3B gallons of diesel under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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New 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers. billion gallons of petroleum diesel have been displaced by clean, low-carbon alternatives. CARB developed the program to help support a return to 1990 levels of climate-changing gases by 2020, as required by AB 32, the 2006 landmark climate bill.

2019 184

3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices. The TCI-P Memorandum of Understanding grew out of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, and was informed by extensive outreach and input from thousands of people, businesses, and organizations.

2020 251

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. It’s about time we changed course. COP15 , United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009.

2009 210

CARB scrap-and-replace incentive program Clean Cars 4 All reaches 10,000th participant milestone

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As a direct result of the state’s Clean Cars 4 All program, more than 10,000 Californians have now scrapped old, dirty cars and replaced them with cleaner alternatives such as new and used zero-emission, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid cars. There is strong consumer demand for Clean Cars 4 All (CC4A) which incentivizes lower-income California drivers to scrap their older, high-polluting cars and replace them with clean cars.

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UN report finds nations must be more ambitious with national climate action plans to achieve Paris goal

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UN Climate Change published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report , showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2 °C—ideally 1.5 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, by contrast, has indicated that emission reduction ranges to meet the 1.5°C Climate Change Climate models Market Background Policy

IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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IPG’s project will demonstrate the role of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in bringing EV charging to high-use and remote locations through clean, cheap, grid-independent power generation. Not only can IPG’s technology deliver low-emission, pollutant-free energy on today’s cleaner fuels.

2020 349

Next 10 report finds California must increase GHG reductions to 4.9%/year through 2030 to meet target

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California’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions has temporarily reversed, with pollution upticks signaling an increasingly difficult path ahead in achieving the state’s 2030 and 2050 climate targets, according to the 12 th annual California Green Innovation Index —released by the nonpartisan nonprofit Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics. This year’s Index highlights just how much things need to change.

2020 240

Washington governor proposes slate of measures to curb GHG emissions & transition state to cleaner energy; cap-and-trade and EV incentives

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a set of proposals to transition Washington to cleaner sources of energy and to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limits adopted by the state Legislature in 2008. Cleaner transportation options for consumers. Inslee has also asked the Department of Ecology to draft a clean fuel standard rule and to solicit review and comments from legislators, stakeholders and the public. Clean energy industry funding.

2014 192

Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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Among the transportation-related elements of US President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan, which he is outlining today in a speech at Georgetown University, is the development of new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018. Preparing the US for the impacts of climate change. In terms of investment in innovation for cleaner energy, the plan calls for: Investment in advanced fossil energy projects. Providing a toolkit for climate resilience.

2013 212

4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London. The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories. Climate Change Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty Urban mobility

2015 263

Plug In America testifies at EPA cleaner cars hearing

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Plug In America commends the EPA for acting quickly on revising the federal clean car standards. This change in the American automotive landscape needs to be more fully recognized. Times have changed, and this proposal should more closely reflect today’s realities, rather than continuing a trend from nearly ten years ago. On August 25, 2021, Plug In America Executive Director Joel Levin testified at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on vehicle emissions.

California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

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In a unanimous vote on Friday, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) regulatory package ( earlier post ), launching California into another round of major automotive regulations for model years 2015-2025 that are designed to deliver cleaner air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to help build the future market for battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles. Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Plug-ins Policy

2012 224

CARB approves $533M funding plan for clean transportation investments

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $533-million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. CARB uses this funding to accelerate development and early commercial deployment of the cleanest vehicle technologies and to improve access to clean transportation for all Californians.

2019 195

California clean fuels rule reports 100% compliance in 2017

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It was originally developed to support a return to 1990 levels of climate-changing gases by 2020, as required by AB 32, the 2006 landmark climate bill. Now that a new climate target of a 40% reduction of climate-changing gases is in place for 2030, California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has proposed a further reduction in the LCFS to reach a 20% decrease of carbon in vehicle fuels to help meet that target.

2018 174

Hydro-power reservoirs emit methane, a greenhouse gas: no free lunch?

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The cleaner the electricity used to charge an electric car, the cleaner that car becomes in operation. emissions climate change plug-in cars renewable energy clean energy energyThe energy sources used to generate grid electricity can be a major source of greenhouse-gas emissions, and thus they affect the environmental impact of electric cars. And among potential energy sources, hydroelectric power from dams would seem.

2016 112

Provisional agreement reached on European CO2 standards for heavy-duty trucks; 30% lower by 2030

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The new targets and incentives will help tackle emissions, as well as bring fuel savings to transport operators and cleaner air for all Europeans. For the EU industry, this is an opportunity to embrace innovation towards zero-emission mobility and further strengthen its global leadership in clean vehicles. —Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. Climate Change Emissions Europe Heavy-duty Regulations

2019 233

California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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The state’s latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory shows that California emitted 429 million metric tons of climate pollutants in 2016—a drop of 12 million metric tons, or three percent, from 2015. Due to the carbon price signal created by the Cap-and-Trade Program that makes fossil fuel generation more expensive, cleaner out-of-state electricity is increasingly taking the place of fuels such as coal. Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

2018 200

BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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New investment in wind, solar, and other clean energy projects in developing nations dropped sharply in 2018, largely due to a slowdown in China. The findings suggest that developing nations are moving toward cleaner power but not nearly fast enough to limit global CO 2 emissions.

2019 222

Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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A new report produced by the American Lung Association concludes that over-reliance on petroleum-based fuels for transportation costs the 10 ZEV states in the US (California and nine other states that have adopted the California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program) an estimated $37 billion in health expenses and climate costs every year—with California costs alone hitting $15 billion. in hidden health and climate costs. Climate benefits include $5.5

2016 210

CARB approves $483M funding plan for clean transportation investments; 94% of funding from cap-and-trade

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $483 million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. Projects in the FY 2018-19 plan prioritize environmental justice by addressing specific community needs and increasing awareness of, and access to, cleaner transportation and mobility options exceeding the requirements called for under Senate Bill 350.

2018 175

Toyota: No More Plug-In Electric Cars If Electricity Doesn't Get Cleaner (In Europe)?

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European buyers waiting for an electric Toyota may have quite some time to wait--until the electric grid cleans up, basically. That''s the word from Toyota Europe, which says it wants to see cleaner electricity generation before it commits to electric vehicles. According to Responding to Climate Change, the automaker sees "little sense" in electric

2013 102

EPA: GHG emissions standards for cars and light trucks should be revised; joint process with NHTSA (updated with more reactions)

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E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs): “Cleaner and more efficient vehicles means more jobs in innovative technologies and more dollars back in the pockets of small businesses and consumers. Nichols: “This is a politically motivated effort to weaken clean vehicle standards with no documentation, evidence or law to back up that decision. This is not a technical assessment, it is a move to demolish the nation’s clean car program.

2018 183

Northeast States, DC release proposal for regional plan to cut emissions and invest in clean transportation

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The transportation sector is currently responsible for more than 40% of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions in the region, and soot and smog from cars and trucks are major contributors to lung disease and other health problems region-wide, particularly in low income communities.

2019 195

California Air Resources Board approves $663M funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $663-million low-carbon transportation plan to increase the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight equipment. The funding will help the state cut climate-changing gases while promoting technologies that reduce harmful diesel emissions, particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities. 20 million to make loans for clean trucks more widely available.

2017 196

California Air Resources Board posts revised draft of strategy to reduce “Super Pollutants”

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a revised draft of California’s proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Strategy. SLCPs may account for an estimated 40% of global warming, increasing the impacts of climate change. In this SLCP Strategy, we outline SLCP emission reduction actions that provide a wide array of climate, health, and economic benefits throughout the State. —“Revised Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy”.

2016 196

Greenius Declaration of Human Rights

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This was five years before the Clean Air Act of 1970, before any kind of regulations on car and truck emissions or fuel standards or burning your garbage. One of the fundamental goals of the Clean Air Act was “ To protect public health and welfare from any adverse effects. Today, right here, right now the biggest and most immediate threat we face is the destruction of our climate and a future of hell and high water for the Baby Boomers, their kids and grandkids.

2013 207

UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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Due to strong federal and state emissions standards, the average new car has gotten 43% cleaner since 1998. —Dave Cooke, vehicles analyst in the UCS Clean Vehicles Program and author of the report. Climate Change Coal Emissions Fuel Efficiency Click to enlarge.

2014 246

Euro Parliament Environment Committee approves 147 g CO2/km target for light commercial vehicles by 2020; caps van speed

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To enable automakers to reach the 147g target, innovation should be encouraged by giving “super-credit” weightings to each maker’s cleaner vehicles, the committee said. The committee proposes that each of these extra clean vehicles would count as 3.5 Climate Change Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Policy

2013 278

IMechE report calls for new Clean Air Act in UK

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Broadly, the report calls for the creation of a modern Clean Air Act that takes a holistic approach—i.e., The original Clean Air Act of 1956 focused on tackling smoke and sulfur dioxide in the wake of the five-day Great Smog event that was directly linked to the deaths of more than 4,000 Londoners. IMechE says that the new Clean Air Act needs to set out ways to help the 71% of local authorities which missed their 2017 air quality targets.

2018 150

EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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While technological advances are producing cleaner vehicles, more and more passengers and goods are travelling further distances in Europe, thereby offsetting efficiency gains. On the other hand, implementing such changes will require a paradigm shift in planning approaches. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Policy None of the EEA scenarios considered delivered the targeted reduction in transport GHG emissions.

2010 170

Light Up Your Future At The Manhattan Beach Pier 8pm Saturday March 29

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But not Manhattan Beach which is launching its MB2025 vision of a 100% renewably energy powered city by 2025 at a special forum in the late afternoon and then filling the world famous Manhattan Beach pier with hundreds of people for Earth Hour to demonstrate their support for clean energy and their ability to Light Up Your Future. Be there and be part of the kickoff to a brighter, cleaner more prosperous future starting right here, right now.

2014 163

Europe moves forward on the Energy Union; transport key element

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The European Commission has adopted the European Energy Union package —a framework strategy for a resilient energy union with a forward-looking climate change policy. Today, we set in motion a fundamental transition towards a low-carbon and climate-friendly economy, towards an Energy Union that puts citizens first, by offering them more affordable, secure, and sustainable energy. The EU will provide an ambitious contribution to the international climate negotiations.

2015 203

Euro Parliament committee approves new 95 g/km CO2 target for cars; super credits and a switch to WLTP

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Car makers would therefore have to produce, in addition to older, heavier or polluting models, enough cleaner ones to achieve a balance of 95g en 2020, on pain of penalties. Within each manufacturer’s “balance”, each of these extra clean cars would count as 3.5 Climate Change Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Policy

2013 196

Calif. ARB releases GHG scoping plan update; more ZEVs, “LEV IV”, MD and HD regulations; ZEV for trucks; more LCFS

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The update identifies eight key sectors for ongoing action: Energy; Transportation, fuels, land use and infrastructure; Agriculture; Water; Waste management; Natural lands; Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (such as methane and black carbon); and Green Buildings. Since its launch in 2011, the regulation has generated a multitude of unique approaches for cleaner fuels. Additional strategies are needed over the next five years to define the paths for longer-term change.

2014 229

IEA: carbon intensity of global energy supply has barely changed in last 20 years; “window of opportunity in transport”

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The assessment came in an annual report to the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). To illustrate this inertia, the report, Tracking Clean Energy Progress , introduced the Energy Sector Carbon Intensity Index (ESCII), which shows how much carbon dioxide is emitted, on average, to provide a given unit of energy. The global energy supply became 6% cleaner from 1971 to 1990,in response to the oil shocks of the 1970s. —“Tracking Clean Energy Progress”.

2013 224

CARB releases summary of results of first CO2 cap-and trade auction; CPUC proposes how to use the revenues

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The auction was a success and an important milestone for California as a leader in the global clean tech market. By putting a price on carbon, we can break our unhealthy dependence on fossil fuels and move at full speed toward a clean energy future. That means new jobs, cleaner water and air—and a working model for other states, and the nation, to use as we gear up to fight climate change and make our economy more competitive and resilient.

2012 210

Analysis concludes that current transportation policy in most US states will likely worsen GHG emission trends in US

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In the 50-state assessment, no state received a higher grade than “B-,” and most states scored lower than “D,” demonstrating a lack of alignment between transportation and climate policies, according to the analysis. transportation policy with climate change and energy goals, and some put in place systems that effectively sabotage these goals. commuting provide a service in addition to information about smarter, cleaner travel choices.

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