ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for international shipping.

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OP engine developer Achates Power closes $29.8M Series D; OGCI Climate Investments comes onboard

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Achates Power, the developer of next-generation two-stroke compression-ignition opposed-piston (OP) engines ( earlier post ) announced that OGCI Climate Investments has invested in the company’s Series-D round. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), is a CEO-led initiative of 10 oil and gas companies that collaborate on action to lead the industry response to climate change. —Dr Pratima Rangarajan, CEO of OGCI Climate Investments.

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California ARB releases concept paper for public review on reducing short-lived climate pollutants

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released , for public review, a concept paper to initiate discussion on the development of a Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy. Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) include methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon, and fluorinated gases. They are powerful climate forcers that remain in the atmosphere for a much shorter period of time than carbon dioxide.

2015 71

Bradford: Twelve Years A Failure – His Reason To Kill CCAs

Creative Greenius

First admit what a failure you were in your own personal efforts of launching a Community Choice power program where you live. And finally, try to kill the Community Choice power program for anyone else with the skills and abilities to do what you are not capable of.

2014 240

Top 7 Best, Classy and Fastest Electric Cars In Today?s World

DIY Electric Car

Instead of being dependent on gas, cars make use of electricity that can power your vehicle. For instance, you have battery life and even ugly designs of the past. You might be wondering what made Chevy Volt in our list of 10 fastest electric cars today?

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Spectacular #YearOfJoe Comes To Breathtaking Finish As #YearOfJoe2 Kicks Off With A Bang!

Creative Greenius

Greetings Creative Greenius Readers, A little more than a year ago I was fried to a crispy, nasty edge and ready to commit homicide with any number of potential victims in my sights – if I didn’t do myself in first from a stroke or a heart attack. More so as I’ve learned not to feel guilty about any of it. How is that even possible for the first born son of a Jewish Italian father and an Irish Catholic mother?

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UK Awards 1.6M to Project Investigating Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering

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A 2009 evaluation of geoengineering techniques by the Royal Society concluded that stratospheric aerosols could be highly effective and affordable, although there are questions over adverse effects. From: Geoengineering the Climate (2009) Click to enlarge. million) in funding to the project SPICE (Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering). Geoengineering and its consequences are the price we may have to pay for failure to act on climate change.”.

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Open Letter by Netherlands Scientists on IPCC and Errors in 2007 Climate Change Report

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In response to the ongoing discussion about the reliability of the UN IPCC and the climate reports, a group of 55 leading Dutch scientists working in the field of climate change, energy and the environment wrote an open letter. Open letter (10 February 2010) to Netherlands parliament by Netherlands scientists on climate change and IPCC. Errors in the IPCC climate change report are being seized by some to discredit climate science.

2007 64

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

Creative Greenius

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. I wanted to be part of EPN and I gave her my membership fee on the spot. We got in a lot of trouble for that.

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House Chairmen Waxman, Markey Release Draft of Energy and Climate Legislation; Among the Many Provisions Are Cap-and-Trade, Harmonization of CAFE and California Vehicle Regulations, and Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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Waxman of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman Edward J. Markey of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee on Tuesday released a draft of far-reaching energy and climate legislation that targets job creation, promotes renewables and energy efficiency, and places limits on emissions of greenhouse gases. The bill also establishes an interagency council to ensure an integrated federal response to adapting to the effects of global warming.

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Hey, Torrance City Council! Was That $80,000 Check You Took From Exxon A Bribe? Hush Money? Or Did You Just Sell Your Soul?

Creative Greenius

BREAKING NEWS: CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD JUST RELEASED BLOCKBUSTER GREENHOUSE GAS REPORT OF STATE’S WORST POLLUTERS AND GLOBAL WARMERS. Click on the breaking news above and you’ll finally get to see the greenhouse gas numbers on our two local climate changing refineries that I’ve been demanding for a year now. Yeah, that’s right - good old #6 on the state list of greenhouse gas emitters the Torrance refinery owned by EXXON!

2009 135

Tesla insurance, $10K Leaf discounts, cleaner electric cars, CT6 Plug-In drive: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got a first drive of the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In hybrid luxury sedan, $10,000 discounts on Nissan Leaf electric cars, higher Tesla insurance rates, and Trump misstating a climate study that was deeply flawed to start with. Over the weekend, we issued our usual list of top green-car stories from.

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Toyota Plug In

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The event represents the biggest gathering of national powerbrokers discussing the role of government regarding plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. The list of attendees includes Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.);

2008 130

UT Austin team and partners report on extensive measurements of methane emissions during natural gas production

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Estimated inventories of methane emissions from the natural gas production sector, excluding processing and transmission. The findings of the new study are represented in the yellow bar at right, and are similar overall to EPA’s latest inventory. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas

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

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released the results of California’s first quarterly auction under the cap-and-trade program. One allowance permits the release of one metric ton of carbon dioxide. Of the 23,126,110 allowances offered for the Current Auction (2013 Vintage), 23,126,110 were sold with a settlement price of $10.09 (auction reserve price was $10.00). The next surrender of allowances will be Nov. Use of revenues.

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Environmental groups sue San Diego Association of Governments over $214B Regional Transportation/Sustainable Communities plan; first regional plan under SB 375

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According to the groups, SANDAG used a deficient process to develop a plan that will over-invests in freeways at the expense of public transit, increased pollution and exacerbated global climate change. SANDAG approved the plan on 28 Oct after two years of work.

Hermosa Beach Mayor Has A Secret & It’s None of Your Damn Business

Creative Greenius

DiVirgilio reminded me that I wasn’t welcome at his event either as a founding member of the Carbon Neutral City (CNC) committee or as a member of the local press. Chevron Oil is one of California’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters and worst polluters.

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Summer Update

Plug In Partners

We thank our partners for your wide range of support in this important endeavor and are grateful for everyone’s efforts and dedication in making this campaign an overwhelming success to this point. Mayor Wynn will introduce the two speakers and give an update on the status of the campaign.

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EEA says industrial air pollution cost Europe up to €169 billion in 2009; some 37% attributed to CO2

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Air pollution from the 10,000 largest polluting facilities in Europe cost citizens between €102–169 billion (US$135–224 billion) in 2009, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which analyzed the costs of harm to health and the environment caused by air pollution. Half of the total damage cost (between €51–85 billion) was caused by just 191 facilities. —Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe.

2011 88

Luxurious Hybrid Cadillac Lacks Nothing

Hybrid SUV Blog

Chic, powerful, fun to drive,” those are some of the descriptors given by reviewers who drove the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. You can also add luxurious to the list of adjectives for this SUV. Base models of the eight-seater include numerous high-end amenities.

JRC Report Concludes Extreme Weather Wont Affect Average Levels of European Crop Output for 2010; Yields Up, Although Acreage Down; Heat and Drought Have Huge Impact on Russia

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Europe has faced a number of extreme weather events, such as floods and rain shortages, since the start of the year. In its report, the JRC notes that bumper harvests in some EU areas have helped counterbalance the effects of poor weather on crops in other areas. Russia has already issued a ban on exports of wheat, corn, barley, rye and flour from 15 August through to the end of the year due to the wildfires that have devastated the country.

2010 74

Greenius Weekend Update

Creative Greenius

Holiday greetings from teetering on the precipice of bankruptcy California, where we’ve had a couple of unnerving earthquakes, a historic election and a disappointing Lakers’ home loss in the NBA Western Conference Finals since last I posted.

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Luxurious Hybrid Cadillac Lacks Nothing

Hybrid SUV Blog

Chic, powerful, fun to drive,” those are some of the descriptors given by reviewers who drove the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. You can also add luxurious to the list of adjectives for this SUV. Base models of the eight-seater include numerous high-end amenities.

2010 Yukon Hybrid Options

Hybrid SUV Blog

Like the sharing that goes on between the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids, the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is a virtual replica of the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid underneath the skin. If you are planning to purchase one of these new green Yukons, bring your checkbook (and your banker).

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

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Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc. Cap-and-trade was first tried on a significant scale twenty years ago under the first Bush administration as a way to address the problem of airborne sulfur dioxide pollution–widely known as acid rain–from coal-burning power plants in the eastern United States. These reductions in power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ) were achieved at a significantly lower cost than originally assumed. Overview of RGGI.

2010 84

EPA proposes to replace and reduce certain HFCs; impact on mobile AC

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to prohibit the use of certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and HFC-containing blends that significantly contribute to climate change where safer, more climate-friendly alternatives exist. This is the agency’s second action aimed at reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

2014 84

California greenhouse gas inventory shows state is tracking to achieve 2020 AB 32 target

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The California Air Resources Board released the latest edition of the state’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory , which shows that emissions fell by 1.5 Bar chart of 2000 to 2013 GHG emissions by category as defined in the Scoping Plan. The 2013 inventory shows a decline of 1.5

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PPIC Survey Finds Californianss Support for Policies to Curb Warming Slips With Economy and Budget Crisis; Partisan Split Widens

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Solid majorities of Californians favor state policies to curb global warming, according to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) with support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. But in a year that has seen both a worsening recession and state budget crisis, residents’ support for urgent action on climate change has slipped and a partisan divide on the issue has widened. But in the current economic climate their support has dropped a notch.

2009 64

California ARB approves more rebate funding for hybrid and zero-emission cars, trucks, buses9

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The California Air Resources Board approved $27 million for its Air Quality Improvement Program, a statewide effort to provide incentives for the purchase of advanced-technology passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks. ARB will use the majority of those funds for its California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project to provide incentives for the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger cars.

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Canada aligns with US on light-duty vehicle GHGs, Tier 3 regulations and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency

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These vehicles and fuels regulatory initiatives are aligned with those of the United States. Over the lifetime operation of 2017 to 2025 model year vehicles, the Regulations Amending the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations are projected to deliver total GHG reductions of 174 megatonnes—roughly equivalent to one year of GHG emissions from Canada’s entire transportation sector.

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2015 VW e-Golf EPA-rated at 116 MPGe combined, 83-mile range

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the compact battery-electric 2015 e-Golf ( earlier post ) has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent (MPGe), and given a range of up to 83 miles. Although Volkswagen has sold more than 30 million Golf models worldwide, this is the first zero tailpipe emissions, fully electric version of the car.

2014 81

UK Government approves Statoil’s US$7B development of North Sea Mariner heavy oil field

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The UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) approved the field development plan put forward by Statoil and its co-venturers for the Mariner heavy oil field. Location of the Mariner field. The oil is heavy with API gravities of 14.2

2013 102

Québec moves forward with a zero-emission vehicle standard

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Automakers that sell or lease a yearly average of more than 4,500 new vehicles (all light models combined) will be subject to the ZEV standard. In its 2015-2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan, Québec set a target of 100,000 registered plug-in vehicles by 2020. The bill gives the Government of Québec the powers it needs to require car manufacturers to sell a minimum of zero-emission vehicles through a tradable credit system.

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Mexico proposes new heavy-duty vehicle emission standards aligned with Euro VI and EPA 2010

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Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) has proposed new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, aligned with current standards in place in the rest of North America and in the European Union. Formal publication opened a 60-day public comment period; following this period, a vote by COMARNAT, the national regulatory committee of SEMARNAT, will be required to finalize the standard.

2014 79

PG&E launches new $130M program to accelerate EV adoption in Northern and Central California; 7,500 chargers

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To help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched its new EV Charge Network program. Under the EV Charge Network program, PG&E will pay for and build all electric service infrastructure requirements from the transformer to the EV parking space, which often accounts for 60% to 80% of the total project cost, for participating sites. —Geisha Williams, CEO and President of PG&E Corporation.

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UN IPCC Selects 831 Authors for Fifth Assessment Report

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The UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) last week released the final list of 831 selected Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors for the three Working Group (WG) Reports of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) to be published between 2013 and 2014. WG II assesses the impacts, adaptation strategies and vulnerability related to climate change and will involve 302 experts.

2010 68

Pike forecasts growth for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles, but tied to overall growth of plug-in market

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In a new research brief , Pike Research forecasts that wireless charging equipment for light duty plug-in vehicle sales will grow by a CAGR of 91% from 2013 to 2020, as wireless systems move from a retrofit technology to an integrated part of new EVs, reaching annual sales of 283,000 units in 2020. Separately, Evatran just announced that the City of Sacramento has joined its Apollo Trial Program to test wireless charging technology on its own electric vehicles (EVs).

2012 94

US releases Federal alternative jet fuels R&D strategy

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The strategy provides a prioritized list of R&D goals and objectives addressing specific scientific, technical, analytical, and logistics challenges that hinder the development, production, and wide-scale economic deployment of AJFs.

2016 78

Study links air pollution and cyclone intensity in Arabian Sea; suggested solutions include diesel filters and two-stroke engines running on LPG fuel

Green Car Congress

The Nature paper suggests that weakening winds have enabled the formation of stronger cyclones in recent years—including storms in 2007 and 2010 that were the first recorded storms to enter the Gulf of Oman. Researchers note that weakening wind patterns during the last 30 years correspond with a buildup of aerosols in the atmosphere over India. This underscores the importance of getting a handle on emissions in the region.

2011 84

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announces $39.8M in first-round application development awards

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The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations. The application efforts will help guide DOE’s development of a U.S. exascale ecosystem as part of President Obama’s National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI).

2016 60

UK launches accreditation scheme for clean vehicle retrofit technologies

Green Car Congress

The scheme will enable the existing fleet of urban vehicles (initially buses, but extending rapidly to a wide range of vehicles) to be fitted with proven emission control solutions. The scheme will also provide the backbone of future retrofit funding. Manufacturers of abatement equipment need to get their equipment accredited before it can be added to the list of approved devices available to vehicle and Clean Air Zone (CAZ) scheme operators.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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The following lists are not exhaustive or fully comprehensive, but we have tried to include a representative list of resources for each category. Plug In America makes no representations as to the workmanship, creditworthiness, or any other attributes of the companies listed or of their products or services. nk City Electric car www.thinkelectric.org Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation.

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First drive: Volkswagen 2015 Golf SportWagen

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With the entry of the new 2015 Golf SportWagen, Volkswagen of America is bringing some dynamic and reasonably priced fuel-efficient verve to the non-luxury wagon segment in the US. VW of America is hosting a media drive in a rainy Austin, Texas this week to introduce the new model.

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