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2009-04-23 12:49:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General Wesley Clark, Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America's economy through cleaner, greener energy, released the following statement on today's California Air Resources Board (ARB) hearing on the proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS): "Today's ARB hearing has the potential to accelerate or freeze America's drive towards energy independence," said General Clark. "Governor...

2009-04-24 00:45:00

Move Penalizes Green Biofuels and Lets Oil Off the Hook WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the California Air Resources Board voted to enact a standard that unfairly penalizes biofuels as compared to other fuels, including gasoline. "We're disappointed with the Board's vote," said General Wesley Clark, co-chairman of Growth Energy. "This was a poor decision, based on shaky science, not only for California, but for the nation. It is unfair to selectively single out the...

2009-04-23 23:35:00

Statement attributed to Tim O'Connor, attorney for Environmental Defense Fund SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund commends the California Air Resources Board for today adopting the world's first Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) that, once implemented, can dramatically reduce the environmental impact of transportation. By achieving this ambitious yet critical milestone, California will usher in widespread use of low carbon fuels that drive...

2009-04-23 19:19:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Monica-based Miles Electric Vehicles, Inc. expressed today its support of the California Air Resources Board's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which will encourage the purchase of electric drive vehicles and expedite the build out of a statewide electric charging infrastructure. "By regulating the life-cycle emissions of fuels sold in-state, the Governor's Low Carbon Fuel Standard will further position California as a leader in the...

2009-04-21 14:02:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 23, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is expected to vote to adopt a first-in-the-world Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), aimed at reducing the carbon content of the transportation fuels used in the state. California business leaders, representing a vast array of economic interests, are rallying in support of the standard and calling on the ARB to pass the measure. A letter signed by a broad range of top business interests states:...

2009-04-20 13:34:00

Say Recent Public Comments From Other Leading Universities Underscore Need to Slow Down and Get The Science Right LIVERMORE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter submitted to California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary Nichols on Monday, several leading scientists warned CARB about the premature and erroneous inclusion of indirect carbon effects in the proposed LCFS, and called for an independent third party review of the issue. The scientists, who also submitted a letter in...

2009-04-20 04:00:00

Broad Expert Objection To Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard CHICAGO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB), an arm of the State's Environmental Protection Agency, will end its comment period next week on the merits of adopting the Golden State's proposed Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). With only days remaining before the comment period ends April 24, increasing numbers of university professors, scientists, researchers, and industry trade organizations have...

2009-04-17 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). CARB is scheduled to vote on the first-of-its- kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on April 23-24. The objective of the LCFS is to reduce by 10% the carbon intensity of all transportation fuels in California by 2020. "Sugarcane...

2009-04-17 14:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six energy companies, in three settlements, have agreed to install pollution control equipment at a cost of over $6 million to comply with the Clean Air Act at their natural gas producing facilities in the Uinta Basin, near Vernal, Utah, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The facilities are located on the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation. The series of three settlements with Bill Barrett Corp,...

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2009-04-17 15:40:00

In a turnabout important to global warming related regulation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was set to shift course and deem carbon dioxide a health risk on Friday. Environmental activists and their supporters in Congress were jubilant and industry groups were happy with the news of the move.  President Barack Obama is said by the White House to prefer legislation over administrative action to curb greenhouse emissions. In April 2007, five out of nine Supreme Court justices...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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