Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

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When we last wrote about AB 2145 it was after a trip to Sacramento to speak out against the bill at the Senate Energy Committee hearing on it. ” It’s pretty much impossible to set customer rates five years in advance with today’s volatile energy markets. There is nothing consumer protective about this kind of poison pill – it’s protective of one thing only – the profits for the monopoly utility’s shareholders.

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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

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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Our relationship started about a month ago when we spent an evening together carpooling to a UCLA workshop on communication climate change that we both participated in. We covered: global warming, nuclear power, clean air, smart growth, globalization and the environment. But I say it is because the money we spend there cannot be spent on fixing the environment. Number two, we’ve made a terrible mess of the environment there. Dangers of Nuclear Energy - 2005.

2009 207

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.

DHL to use biofuel to neutralize carbon emissions of all ‘less-than-container’ load shipments in ocean freight globally

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To fight against climate change, the transport sector needs true decarbonization. Even though we are in unprecedented times, due to the ongoing pandemic, we have to make sure that climate protection and sustainability efforts remain at the forefront. Deutsche Post DHL Group has been exploring renewable fuels as an important lever to minimize ocean freights’ impact on the environment.

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AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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The electrical energy generated by braking is stored in AKASOL’s systems and released to the electric engines when the train accelerates. —Olaf Lies (SPD), Lower Saxony’s Minister for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection.

2020 279

Continental presents action plan for immediately reducing lead in electronic components in cars

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Continental has submitted a plan of action to the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection with which the company intends immediately to reduce the lead content in some of its electronic components to legally prescribed maximum quantities in accordance with the End of Life Vehicles Directive.

2019 186

ARB: California not tracking to meet required GHG reductions due to transportation; significant changes in communities and systems required

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While overall, California has hit its 2020 climate target ahead of schedule due to strong performance in the energy sector, meeting future targets will require a greater contribution from the transportation sector. The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, Senate Bill (SB) 375, was passed into law in 2008. SB 375 recognizes the critical role of integrated transportation, land use, and housing decisions to meet state climate goals.

2018 204

Ford of Europe piloting geofencing and blockchain technology to ensure PHEVs operate efficiently in city center low-emission zones

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The study, which is also testing Ford PHEVs on the streets of London and Valencia, Spain, aims to better analyse and show the real-world benefits of such vehicles for the environment and for commercial vehicle owners and operators. Initiated by the City of Cologne and regional energy supplier RheinEnergie AG, SmartCity Cologne is a cooperative platform for partners throughout the region to pilot technologies and services that promote climate protection and energy transition.

2019 163

Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL fuel cell vehicle cracks 300,000 kilometer mark; Daimler receives f-cell Award 2014

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In recognition of the 300,000 km milestone, Daimler AG was honored with the “ f-cell Award 2014 ” given by Ministry of Environment, Climate, Protection and Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg and the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (WRS). “

2014 229

Volkswagen’s ID.3 debuts for the European market

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1ST models feature the most popular battery variant that provides a usable energy content of 58 kWh. The series production version will later also offer a smaller battery option with an energy content of 45 kWh and a range of up to 330 kilometers (205 miles) as well as a larger battery with an energy content of 77 kWh and a maximum range of 550 kilometers (342 miles). It has been externally provided with renewable energy generated by hydroelectric power stations since 2017.

2019 184

BASF intensifying R & D of products for sustainable electromobility; triple-digit million euro investment in batteries over next 5 years

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With our research activities we are substantially contributing to making electric cars affordable, environment friendly and sustainable. BASF also offers solutions for improving heat management in electric cars; when the temperatures rise in summer, the car’s air conditioner consumes additional energy reducing the vehicles driving range, says Kreimeyer. We are also developing innovative storage technologies because in our latitudes these forms of energy are not available 24/7.

2011 195

ifo Institute study projects ban on combustion engines in 2030 would affect 600K jobs in German manufacturing

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Disadvantages of electric vehicles are associated with their production (amount and composition of materials), the required resources including water-usage, as well as adverse effects on the environment (acid impact, particulates). increase in the required electricity generation in Germany overall, which would have to be generated completely from renewable sources to still meet the reduction targets for energy generation. Climate Change Emissions Engines Policy

2017 150

Study finds that switch to heavy and synthetic crude oils could double or triple refinery emissions

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Increasing crude processing intensity and energy intensity with worsening oil quality. EI: Refinery energy intensity. gigatons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere annually from fuel combustion to process the oil, according to a new study by Greg Karras at Communities for a Better Environment ( CBE ), published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. OQ: Crude feed oil quality. PI: Crude processing intensity.

2011 237

Univ. of Michigan researcher recommends shifting the basis of fuel carbon regulation from lifecycle analysis to ABC accounting

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In a new paper published in the journal Climatic Change , Dr. John DeCicco of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment posits that attempting to regulate fuels using a lifecycle analysis (LCA)-based approach—as is currently done by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the US Renewable Fuel Standard—is inappropriate and ultimately unworkable as far as environmental effectiveness is concerned.

2011 191

German OEMs to upgrade emissions control on 5.3M Euro 5 and 6 diesels, contribute to €500M Sustainable Mobility fund

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In attendance from the government side were Alexander Dobrindt, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure; Dr. Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety; Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of the Interior; Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy; Prof. Nitrogen oxide emissions (NO x ) in particular require comprehensive efforts to improve the health protection of citizens.

2017 150

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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DeCicco, formerly on staff at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. 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. “ Tags: Biomass Climate Change Emissions Fuels Land use Lifecycle analysis Policy

2009 185

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. Two senators, Maria Cantwell, Democrat of Washington, and Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, have proposed an alternative that they call cap-and-dividend, under which licenses to pollute would be auctioned to producers and wholesalers of fossil fuels, with three-quarters of the revenue returned to consumers in monthly checks to cover their higher energy costs.

2010 210

Green Star to Demonstrate Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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President Barack Obamas New Energy For America program calls for deployment of 1 million plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2015, and on March 19, 2009, he announced programs directing $2.4 The advantages of a PHEV with a larger battery pack with ranges up to 40 miles or more is that it gives you the ability to recharge this battery pack from the electric utility company at night, utilizing inexpensive clean electrical energy which is abundantly available during night time hours.