Obama rolls out EV strategy

Plugs and Cars

The Obama administration is calling for raising the number of plug-ins that qualify for federal incentives from 200,000 to 500,000 cars per manufacturer. In addition, Obama is looking to convert the federal tax credit into a rebate available at the time of sale. Joe Biden barack obama enerdel battery electric carAt EnerDel's Indiana battery plant today, VP Biden outlined the administration's EV strategy.

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Obama announces $2.4 billion for EV projects

Plugs and Cars

President Obama today announced $2.4 Tags: electric vehicles president obama billion for battery and electric car manufacturing and deployment efforts. Green Car Congress has the full rundown of recipients.

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Obama on cars

Plugs and Cars

Today Barak Obama appeared on Meet the Press. OBAMA: Well, you know, I, I think that if we decided right now that we were going to make the kind of investment I've proposed--$150 billion over 10 years--then I think at the end of the decade we could have a auto industry that has significantly reduced our consumption of oil by as much as 35, 40 percent. Tags: barak obama Plug-in Hybrids battery electric car full transcript here.)

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Obama's cabinet drunk on ethanol?

Plugs and Cars

Obama's cabinet is looking very friendly toward ethanol, The Hill reports. Tags: vilsack cabinet daschle barack obama cellulosic ethanol lahood corn ethanol salazar Vilsack from Iowa at Agriculture, Salazar from Colorado at Interior, Daschle from South Dakota at HHS and likely Transportation nominee Ray LaHood are all big ethanol boosters. Chu at Energy, while critical of corn ethanol, has been an advocate for cellulosic.

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Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

Creative Greenius

But while I’m wondering, I’m going to keep on working and I’m going to continue to support President Barack Obama and his efforts to lead the United States in the direction that me and people like me have been yearning for.

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Obama Visits Detroit Auto Show, Checks Out Chevy Bolt EV Electric Car

Green Car Reports

Eisenhower in 1960, Bill Clinton in 1999, and now Barack Obama, yesterday. Detroit Auto Show obama Barack Obama plug-in cars Government loans Government grantsOnly three U.S. presidents in history have visited the Detroit Auto Show in its century-plus of existence: Dwight D. At various points during the day, the president lauded the ongoing recoveries of the city of Detroit itself as well as the domestic automakers, including the.

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Obama embraces PHEVs

Plug In Partners

Barack Obama (D-Ill.) Barack Obama on Energy Independence Remarks of Senator Barack Obama Governor's Ethanol Coalition Washington, DC Feb. delivered a major speech on energy independence yesterday. The setting was a meeting of the National Governors Association.

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EPA proposes repeal of Obama Clean Power Plan

Green Car Congress

Released in 2015 by the Obama Administration EPA, the CPP established the first national standards to limit CO 2 emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants (Electric Generating Units, EGUs), with a target of a 32% reduction against a 2005 baseline by 2030. The Trump Administration EPA has proposed to determine that the Obama-era regulation exceeds its statutory authority.

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Electric Car 'Outrage': Obama Goal Missed, Dubious TV Report Dissected

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sales obama Television TV plug-in cars Biased reporting"Billions of your tax dollars were spent to put a million electric cars on the road by the end of this year. You might be outraged when you hear what happened." Sounds shocking, doesn't it? Also perhaps vaguely reminiscent of 2011 and 2012, when uninformed, context-free, and factually-wrong "news" stories emerged about the Chevrolet Volt and, by.

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Obama gives $2.4bn Jump Start To Battery Makers

Revenge of the Electric Car

President Obama is making good on his promise to spearhead the EV revolution. It’s all part of the Obama administration’s plan get to 1 million plug in hybrids on the road by 2015. Obama At A Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles, California - March 19, 2009. Here’s a quote from the LA Times article By Maeve Reston: Obama unveils $2.4-billion grant program to aid electric cars. Tags: EV Economics Obama Energy

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Tom Friedman on Gas Prices, Honesty, Obama, and Electric Cars

Plugs and Cars

Obama was not blown away by his opposition to the gas holiday. Barack Obama had the courage to tell voters that the McCain-Clinton summer gas-giveaway plan was a fraud. Tags: thomas friedman barack obama battery electric car plug-in car Tom Friedman of the NY Times has been hammering away at the bi-partisan disaster that is the US energy policy for years now. One cornerstone of the policy is cheap gas.

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Green Car Congress

As expected, President Obama vetoed S. In his veto message to the Senate, Obama cited procedural issues rather than any potential impacts of the pipeline itself. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which had been passed by Congress. He wrote: Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest.

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Barak Obama or John McCain - Which Candidate will Revive the Electric Car?

DIY Electric Car

presidential candidates Barak Obama and John McCain are talking about EVs. Tags: Editorials candidates senator barak obama john mccain ev electric vehicle phev hybrid range extended campaign race 2008 energy sustainable clean solar wind biofuels diesel hydrogen Big news! Finally, American politicians, corporate executives and grassroots advocates all seem to agree that powering cars from clean, affordable and domestic electricity makes sense.

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Obama to grant California waiver Monday

Plugs and Cars

New York Times reports the expected change in federal policy will happen Monday.the centerpiece of Monday’s East Room announcement is Mr. Obama’s directive to the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately begin work on granting the so-called California waiver, which allows the state, a longtime leader in air quality matters, to set its own standards for automobile emissions.

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Obama withdraws ozone rulemaking

Green Cars News

USPresident Barack Obama has requested that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdraw its Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) rulemaking. Global warming Green credentials Latest news Green cars green credentials National Ambient Air Quality Standards Obama ozone President Barack Obama US Environmental Protection Agency

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EPA to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas policies on coal power plants

Green Car Reports

EPA head Scott Pruitt told miners in Kentucky on Monday that he intends to begin dismantling former President Barack Obama's signature climate-change agenda effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions from coal power plants. Standing alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Pruitt told reporters at an event in Hazard, Ky., that, "The. Environmental emissions Politics EPA climate change Donald Trump

President Obama proposes 50% increase in spending on clean transportation, funded by $10/barrel tax on oil

Green Car Congress

President Obama has laid out a plan for building a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”, the investment for which would be funded by a new $10 per barrel fee on oil paid by oil companies, which would be gradually phased in over five years. Obama is proposing to reform the existing transportation formula programs to ensure that local, regional, and state governments are maximizing returns on public investments and delivering better outcomes.

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President Obama, Bill McKibben & I Want You To Man Up on Global Warming. It’s Time To Book Your Hotel In Copenhagen

Creative Greenius

I voted for Barack Obama and I worked hard campaigning to get him elected. Wimpy and inadequate” is the apt description of United States action so far, which only looks good under Obama compared to the eight years of Bush, but the best we can do? Expecting anyone else but President Obama to fill those shoes ignores who he is and where we currently are on the timeline. I would do it again and I’m proud of the small contribution I made to achieve change.

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Obama budget backs electric vehicles

Green Cars News

With the aim of having one million advanced technology vehicles on US roads by 2015, President Obama’s Budget offers clear support for electric vehicle manufacturing. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Barack Obama Budget proposals electric vehicle incentives Obama Budget President Obama support for electric vehicles

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Obama launches advanced manufacturing partnership

Green Cars News

As part of a national effort to bring together industry, universities and the federal government, US President Barack Obama has announced the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). Ford Green cars Latest news advanced manufacturing partnership AMP President Obama

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Obama Administration announces actions to sustain and advance nuclear energy in US

Green Car Congress

Although overshadowed by the announcement on denial of a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline ( earlier post ), on Friday, the Obama administration also on Friday announced and highlighted a number of actions to sustain and advance nuclear energy in the US.

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Greenius Is Fired Up Over Obama’s Green Economic Recovery Bill!

Creative Greenius

President Obama Steps Up To Save The Economy & The Climate While Republicans No Longer Relevant. I wholeheartedly applaud, support and endorse President Barack Obama’s signing of the $787 billion economic recovery bill just moments ago.

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Obama In Detroit, Audi Q6 e-Tron Plant, Diesel 'Defeat Devices': Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, President Barack Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Audi selects a plant in Belgium to build its new electric SUV, and the Internet offers diesel "defeat devices" for owners looking to mess with their vehicles' emissions controls. President Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and checks out.

Obama Administration outlines strategy for reduction of methane emissions

Green Car Congress

The Obama Administration has outlined its Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. The strategy summarizes the sources of methane emissions, commits to new steps to cut emissions of the potent greenhouse gas, and outlines the Administration’s efforts to improve the measurement of these emissions. The strategy builds on progress to date and takes steps to further cut methane emissions from landfills, coal mining, and agriculture, and oil and gas systems.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

Green Car Congress

The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road.

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Obama Backing EVs With Missouri Visit

All Cars Electric

President Barack Obama isn't hiding his support for electric vehicles one bit, with the nation's leader heading to Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday to visit one of a growing number of electric vehicle startups. Obama will be visiting Smith Electric Vehicles, a small firm specializing in building battery-powered commercial vehicles and the

Obama Administration announces new 54.5 MPG CAFE standards

National Green Transportation

Today the Obama Administration announced the long-awaited new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for cars and light-duty trucks, raising the standard to the equivalent of 54.5 miles/gallon, by 2025. The CAFE standards are regulations

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Obama announces emissions target for vehicles

Green Cars News

An agreement has been reached with 13 major automakers as President Obama announced the next phase of the administration’s national vehicle programme. Green cars Latest news emission standards emissions model year 2025 MY2025 National Vehicle Program President ObamaThe aim is to increase fuel economy to a fleet-wide average 54.5mpg or 163g/mile of CO2 for cars and light duty trucks by model year 2025. Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land [.].

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Obama and Trudeau put majority of US and Canadian Arctic water off-limits to offshore oil and gas leasing

Green Car Congress

US President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau jointly announced sweeping restrictions to offshore oil and gas leasing in the US and Canadian Arctic waters. Obama designated the vast majority of US waters in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas as indefinitely off limits to offshore oil and gas leasing. Obama acted under his authority designated by Section 12a of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. In the Atlantic Ocean, Obama also protected 3.8

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Obama Administration announces $14 million for lightweight vehicle materials

National Green Transportation

During his trip to Columbus Ohio today, President Obama announced a $14 million program to support development of lightweight materials for advanced vehicles. Reducing vehicle weight will reduce the energy required by vehicles, leading to less

Obama administration backs biofuels research

Green Cars News

Biofuels Green cars Latest news biofuels Department of Energy green cars Obama administrationThere are reasons to be excited about biofuel research in the USA – 35 million of them. That’s because the Biomass Research and Development Initiative – a programme run by the Department of Energy (pictured) and the US Department of Agriculture – is set to award $35million over three years for research and development into [.].

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Obama Announces Transportation Infrastructure Spending Plan

Green Car Congress

US President Barack Obama announced a transportation infrastructure spending plan to expand and renew US roads, railways and runways. Obama is also proposing a long-term framework to reform and expand our nation’s investment in transportation infrastructure. The plan envisions a front-loaded $50-billion investment in the first year. The plan would also reform the way the US currently invests in transportation and includes the creation of a Federal infrastructure bank.

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Obama Administration announces $14 million for lightweight vehicle materials

National Green Transportation

During his trip to Columbus Ohio today, President Obama announced a $14 million program to support development of lightweight materials for advanced vehicles.

Obama Oil Tax, Electric-Car Charging Costs, Tesla Gigafactory: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, President Barack Obama proposes a tax of $10 per barrel on oil, California wrestles with the question of who should pay for electric-car charging infrastructure, and the Nevada government says the Tesla "Gigafactory" fell short of job and investment projections in 2015.

Obama Budget Boosts Funding For More Efficient Cars, Hikes Electric-Car Tax Credit

Green Car Reports

President Barack Obama has said he wants to boost the Department of Energy''s vehicle research budget 75 percent to help develop more efficient cars.

Obama Meets The Volt: Sparks Barely Fly

All Cars Electric

President Barack Obama's electric vehicle tour climaxed last week with a visit to the Compact Power battery plant in Holland, Michigan where he was treated with his first extensive experience with the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Volt. The Holland plant just happens to be the place where LG Chem, the parent of Compact Power, is making the battery cells

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Obama green-car rules, next Hyundai fuel-cell SUV, autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, the outgoing Obama administration aims to quickly enact more green-car rules, the next Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle may get a boost in range over the current Tucson Fuel Cell, and a second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous prototype will begin testing in the new year.

Obama Administration recommends designating most of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness

Green Car Congress

President Obama said he will make an official recommendation to Congress to enact the plan.

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Obama orders creation of National Strategic Computing Initiative; delivering exascale computing

Green Car Congress

President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). The NSCI is a whole-of-government effort designed to create a cohesive, multi-agency strategic vision and Federal investment strategy, executed in collaboration with industry and academia, to maximize the benefits of high-performance computing (HPC) for the United States. One of the specific objectives is accelerating the delivery of exascale computing. Earlier post.).

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Obama announces transport spending plans

Green Cars News

US President Barack Obama has announced his spending plans for transportation infrastructure and efforts to expand and renew US roads, railways and runways. Tags: Latest news Barack Obama federal infrastructure bank transport infrastructure transport spending The plan will see $50billion invested in the first year and will reform the way the US invests in transportation with the creation of a Federal infrastructure bank. Among the goals outlined [.].

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