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2010-12-16 21:09:00

Emissions trading market serves as model for national system SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting an innovative program today that will cap and reduce global warming pollution, while growing the state's clean energy economy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) "California is turbo charging its already fast-growing clean energy economy by...

2010-12-15 11:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 125 small/mainstream businesses, cleantech companies and business associations - representing tens of thousands of employees around the state - issued a letter today urging the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to adopt a proposed emissions trading program (also known as cap and trade) that will reduce carbon, grow the economy, and create jobs, with the goal of creating a better future for all Californians. The ARB Board will...

2010-12-15 11:00:00

Firms Challenge the Notion That D.C.-Based Trade Lobbying Organizations Speak for All U.S. Businesses; Six-Month Delay in EPA Rules Will Mean Lost Workdays, Lower Productivity From Workers. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the EPA and the Clean Air Act got a huge boost from large and small U.S. companies, when over 60,000 firms represented by 14 business organizations told Congress to keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Clean Air Act strong. At...

2010-12-13 13:03:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board has approved the THINK City as a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV). The approval paves the way for THINK to sell the all-electric THINK City in California, 12 other states and the District of Columbia that have adopted California's ZEV requirements. "CARB certification is critical for fleet sales, not just in California, but in the other CARB states as well," said THINK spokesperson Brendan Prebo. "These states...

2010-11-26 17:12:00

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Place announces the launch of Vehicle Repair, Retirement and Replacement for Motorists program sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges. From a $20 million funding grant, the state program will be launched with an aim of improving air quality. The fight to reduce air pollution caused by vehicles has been an ongoing battle throughout the years. Now, the possibility for cleaner air has become more prevalent as...

2010-11-18 20:02:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced today, following the recommendation of its Expert Workgroup and staff, that it will revisit its lifecycle greenhouse gas emission modeling particularly with regard to the indirect land use change (ILUC) estimates under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The following statement should be attributed to Joel Velasco, Chief Representative in North America of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry...

2010-11-17 10:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Climate Registry and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) have selected Qualcomm Incorporated to participate in the organizations' joint Cool Planet Program. The program offers SDG&E customers incentives to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. "Qualcomm has been committed to energy efficiency and solving climate change for decades," said Gail Welch, senior manager of sustainability at Qualcomm. "Our...

2010-11-11 14:30:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) has committed to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is the only industrial gas company to have its reduction goal accepted under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Climate Leaders® program. Air Products' production-intensity based emission reduction goal -- to reduce global GHG emissions by seven percent per production index by 2015 -- is aligned with the...

2010-11-03 07:46:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, today issued the following statement on the defeat of Proposition 23 in California: "Proposition 23 was defeated because a sophisticated multimillion-dollar misinformation campaign falsely led Californians to believe they were voting to clean their air of pollutants that posed a danger to their health. In fact, Proposition 23 would simply have...

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2010-11-01 13:41:27

Current computer models may underestimate levels of ground-level ozone A team of scientists has, for the first time, completely characterized an important chemical reaction that is critical to the formation of ground-level ozone in urban areas. The team's results indicate that computer models may be underestimating ozone levels in urban areas during episodes of poor air quality (smoggy days) by as much as five to 10 percent. Ground level ozone poses significant health hazards to people,...