Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

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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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Report: Biden rules will support 40% EVs by 2030, outdo Obama targets for mpg

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President Biden will soon propose fuel-economy and EV adoption targets that surpass targets set by his former boss, AP News reported Tuesday.

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Biden rule tracks toward Obama emissions targets but sees just 8% EVs by 2026 model year

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With Biden fuel economy rules revealed late Thursday, the EPA expects that “strong hybrid” powertrains will make up just 5% of new sales in 2026, and plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles combined will make up just 8% then.

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

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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 Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

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president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week. Green Barack Obama Politics climate change congress highway funding obama transportation policyYou have to give the man credit for vision. According to the White House, its goal is to create "a clear incentive for private-sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil, and at the same time invests in clean energy.

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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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Lawmakers seek 60% EVs by 2030, restoring Obama-era emissions standards through 2025

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The Biden administration isn’t likely to announce a comprehensive policy for electric vehicles—or for fuel economy and emissions—for a few months yet.

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

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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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Obama Administration outlines strategy for reduction of methane emissions

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

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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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Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

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I’ve been inspired by President Obama’s call to public service and so I have gotten out of my Steelcase Leap chair and out of the comfort zone of my ocean view office and out among the people and into the neighborhoods to try to respond to the extraordinary challenges our nation faces after eight years of looting and pillaging by the barbarians who occupied the White House and tried to destroy the values and standards our great country was built upon.

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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 Announces Transportation Infrastructure Spending Plan

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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'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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Obama announces $2.4 billion for EV projects

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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. Congratulations to San Francisco City College for the $500,000 it will receive for educational programs for secondary students; service personnel, and technicians in partnership with Chabot College; Central Shops; Pat’s Garage; and Perfect Sky Inc.

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Obama withdraws ozone rulemaking

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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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Obama to announce CAFE program for MY 2017-2025 on Friday

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On Friday, President Obama will hold an event at the Walter E. The expected decision to back a framework came after the Obama administration agreed to lower its proposal from 56.2 Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC to announce the next round of a coordinated national program to improve fuel efficiency for Model Years 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks. Reports suggest that the Administration and the auto industry are converging on a 54.5 mpg US (4.32

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Obama Administration withdraws proposed rulemaking on strengthened ozone standards

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In a statement released this morning, President Barack Obama said he has requested that US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson withdraw the agency’s draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) rulemaking. —President Obama.

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Obama Administration releases progress report on its energy efforts

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The Obama Administration released a progress report highlighting its achievements in meeting the “all-of-the-above” energy plan outlined in the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future released last year. —President Obama. In 2010, President Obama set a goal of breaking ground on at least four commercial scale cellulosic or advanced biorefineries by 2013.

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Obama budget backs electric vehicles

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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 orders GHG cuts for Federal Agencies; 50% of all new agency vehicles to be ZEV or PHEV by 2025

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President Obama today signed a wide-ranging executive order mandating cuts in greenhouse gas emissions for Federal agencies. Through more efficient Federal operations, agency direct greenhouse gas emissions can be cut by at least 40% over the next decade, the order suggests. The order has operational directives for building and fleet management, electricity generation, water use, waste management and purchasing.

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President Obama, DOT Secretary Foxx announce $600M for 6th round of TIGER funding for transportation projects

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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined President Barack Obama to announce that $600 million will be made available to fund transportation projects across the country under a sixth round of the US Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery ( TIGER ) competitive grant program. Obama’s $302-billion vision for infrastructure. President Obama also used the St.

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Obama gives $2.4bn Jump Start To Battery Makers

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

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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 orders creation of National Strategic Computing Initiative; delivering exascale computing

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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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Biofuels surge under Obama?

Plugs and Cars

Obama's choice for Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, apparently can't be faulted for his dedication to dealing with climate change. As the incoming Obama administration prepares to spend liberally to develop cleaner sources of energy, the structure of corporate-government partnerships will determine how the profits of that research return to taxpayers, and how rigorously scientists evaluate the downsides of controversial technologies such as biofuels."

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Conversion supporters petitioning Obama Administration to extend tax incentives to plug-in conversions

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The Obama Administration provides an online platform for grassroots petitions urging action on a range of issues. Entrepreneurs and advocates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles conversions have taken advantage of the platform to create a petition urging the Administration to extend the Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicles (IRC 30D) tax incentives, currently granted for new plug-in vehicles, to plug-in conversions.

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Obama Administration launches $200M Big Data Research and Development Initiative

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in concert with several Federal departments and agencies, launched a $200-million “Big Data Research and Development Initiative” to improve greatly the tools and techniques needed to access, organize, and glean discoveries from huge. volumes of digital data.

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Obama announces more than $1B in DOE initiatives for renewable and advanced fossil energy; loan guarantees and ARPA-E projects

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President Obama announced more than $1 billion in Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives to advance clean energy technologies. As part of the President’s Clean Power Plan, DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) is making up to $1 billion dollars in loan guarantees available to support commercial-scale distributed energy projects.

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President Obama announces new $140M public-private manufacturing innovation institute focused on power electronics

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President Obama announced the selection of a consortium of businesses and universities, led by North Carolina State University, to lead a manufacturing innovation institute for next-generation power electronics. Earlier post.). More specifically, the Next Generation Power Electronics Institute is focused on making wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor technologies cost-competitive with current silicon-based power electronics in the next five years.

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President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes; new manufacturing innovation institute competition

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President Obama announced two new manufacturing innovation institutes led by the Department of Defense supported by a $140-million Federal commitment combined with more than $140 million in non-federal resources: (1) a Detroit-area-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities, with a focus on lightweight and modern metals manufacturing; and (2) a Chicago-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities that will concentrate on digital manufacturing and design technologies.

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Obama Administration launches Quadrennial Energy Review; first to focus on transmission and distribution infrastructure

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President Obama signed a Memorandum directing his Administration to conduct a Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). This first QER will focus on the development of a comprehensive strategy for the infrastructure involved in transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy.

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Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car, Gas Won't Stay Cheap Forever

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Yet President Barack Obama hopes U.S. Low gas prices typically make fuel-efficient cars less attractive to consumers, and right now prices are very low indeed. car buyers won''t clamor for gas guzzlers. DON''T MISS: Gas Prices To Plunge More After Oil Price Falls To 4-Year Low? He cautioned that cheap gas prices won’t last indefinitely, and

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

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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 recommends designating most of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness

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President Obama said he will make an official recommendation to Congress to enact the plan. On Sunday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its revised proposed comprehensive conservation plan and final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the 19.64-million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The FWS’ preferred alternative recommends an additional 12.28 million acres—including the Coastal Plain—for designation as “Wilderness”.

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President Obama issues Executive Order to coordinate policy on development of unconventional natural gas

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President Obama has issued an Executive Order establishing an interagency working group to coordinate Administration policy efforts to support “safe and responsible” development of unconventional domestic natural gas and associated infrastructure.

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Obama: no Keystone XL if significant exacerbation of GHG; Canada: no problem

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In his talk at Georgetown University outlining his climate action plan, President Barack Obama suggested that the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would only be built if the project “ does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. ”. —President Obama.

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Obama issues Executive Order establishing Arctic Executive Steering Committee to enhance coordination of national efforts in the Arctic

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President Obama issued an executive order establishing the Arctic Executive Steering Committee to provide guidance to executive departments and agencies and to enhance coordination of Federal Arctic policies across agencies, offices, State, local, and Alaska Native tribal governments and similar Alaska Native organizations, academic and research institutions, and the private and nonprofit sectors.

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Obama Switches Schedule, Will Attend Final Copenhagen Negotiations

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Following discussions with Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, US President Obama has altered his schedule and will attend the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties at Copenhagen on 18 December, the summit’s final negotiating day, rather than 9 December as originally planned.

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Obama Announces $3.4B Investment in Smart Grid Technologies and Projects

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Speaking at Florida Power and Light’s (FPL) DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, President Barack Obama announced $3.4 Map of the 100 smart grid awards. Source: DOE. Click to enlarge. billion in grant awards to 100 private companies, utilities, manufacturers, cities and other partners—the largest single energy grid modernization investment in US history—to fund a broad range of smart grid technologies and projects. The $3.4

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PCAST suggests 6 key components for climate change strategy to President Obama; adaptation and mitigation

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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter to President Obama describing six key components the advisory group believes should be central to the Administration’s strategy for addressing climate change. The letter, responding to a request by the President last fall for input, calls for a dual focus on mitigation and adaptation.

Obama Administration proposes $4B to accelerate development and adoption of autonomous vehicles; policy update

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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a proposed 10-year, nearly $4-billion investment to accelerate the development and adoption of safe vehicle automation through real-world pilot projects. Secretary Foxx made the announcement at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Obama Administration To Add 10,000 Hybrids To Government Fleet

Green Car Reports

President Barack Obama may not achieve his goal of 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads by the end of 2015. But his administration continues to try to green the U.S. vehicle fleet. The latest salvo: The government''s General Services Agency plans to add an additional 10,000 hybrid vehicles to its fleet of roughly 200,000 cars and trucks

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