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.

DeCicco: Transportation GHG reduction policy should focus upstream on fuel supply rather than downstream on choice of fuels in vehicles

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More specifically, he suggests that other than supporting fundamental R&D, programs to promote alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) “ are not currently warranted for climate protection. In addition to managing travel demand and improving vehicle efficiency, the implied climate policy priority is limiting net GHG emissions in fuel supply sectors. ” Trimming VMT growth by 25% only changes the degree of fuel system GHG reduction needed from 80% to 75%.

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U-Mich researcher’s first-principles analysis challenges conventional carbon accounting for biofuels; implications for climate policy

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In a paper that could have a significant impact on climate policies for transportation fuels, Dr. John M. Published in the journal Climactic Change , the open access paper shows that while the carbon mitigation challenge for liquid fuels has been seen—incorrectly—as a fuel synthesis and substitution problem, it is in reality a net carbon uptake problem. Land-use change. Climactic Change doi: 10.1007/s10584-013-0927-9.

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California ARB soliciting research suggestions for FY 2012-2013 plan; sustainable communities, behavior, pollutant exposure, air pollution science, GHG targets

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Sustainable Communities : The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) directs California’s metropolitan planning organizations to develop sustainable communities strategies that meet regional greenhouse gas reduction targets through integrated land use, housing and transportation planning. Behavior Climate Change Emissions Health Latin America Policy Sustainability

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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. The three lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next month that would apply different carbon controls to individual sectors of the economy instead of setting a national target. Graham recently declared, “ Economy-wide cap-and-trade is dead. ” Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Fuel-Substitution and Opportunities for Process Change.

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Discussion Paper Suggests Mechanisms for Addressing Biofuel GHG Emissions Under Cap-and-Trade Schemes; Avoiding the Renewability Shortcut and Moving Toward Carbon Management for All Transportation Fuels

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While including all fuels under a carbon cap is necessary for an effective climate policy, DeCicco argues, it is not sufficient for addressing all fuels-related emissions. “ Address market-mediated impacts (indirect GHG emissions versus those in the direct supply chain) through a Land Protection Fund (LPF) for purchasing international forest carbon offsets commensurate with induced fuels-related GHG emissions not otherwise accounted for. “

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Tesla Giga Berlin called a model investment by leading Chancellor candidate in Germany

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The Chancellor candidate seeks to find a balance between climate change policies and economic growth in Germany. . On his website , Laschet indicates that he seeks climate protection through innovation and competition.

Elon Musk talks about Tesla Giga Berlin’s next steps with Economics Minister

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While Laschet seems to strongly support taking action over climate change, he has also stressed the importance of striking a balance between climate policies and maintaining a strong economy. Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited Gigafactory Berlin recently.

Report argues advanced HD natural gas vehicles foundational for California to hit air and climate goals; near zero-emission potential

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Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a consulting firm specializing in market development for low emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure, and fuels for both on- and off-road applications, released a report examining the critical role that ultra-low-emission heavy-duty (HD) natural gas engines can play in helping California achieve its air quality, climate protection and petroleum-displacement goals.

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