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2009-03-24 10:42:00

Retired Members of the Armed Forces, the Intelligence Community and Pres. Reagan's NSA Advisor Bud McFarlane Petition Gov. Schwarzenegger to Fix Proposed Fuel Standard WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Truman National Security Project: Sixty-six retired members of the U.S. armed forces and intelligence community petitioned Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fix the proposed California fuel standard, which imperils our national security....

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2009-03-21 16:30:00

Many U.S. states plan to proceed with their own global warming emission control programs until the White House and Congress pass a credible federal market mechanism such as "cap-and-trade" to meet President Obama's targets for greenhouse gas cuts, Reuters reported. Obama's federal system environmental policy may overshadow regional markets that trade air pollution credits aimed at cutting emissions that heat the planet. The federal program might never happen, or be too weak to help reduce the...

2009-03-11 14:03:00

ZURICH, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BP Alternative Energy Plc has taken a minority interest in South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., a leading developer of high-quality greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. Since its inception in 2006, South Pole has been profitable and has financed its growth out of the cash flow generated from carbon asset development and related advisory services. Through the investment from BP the company will accelerate its expansion and consolidate its leading...

2009-03-10 12:59:44

The Swedish government has proposed new rules on vehicle emissions that includes linking a tax to vehicle emissions. It should be expensive to drive with fossil fuels, Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren said at a press conference, The Local reported Tuesday. Green party spokeswoman Karin Svensson Smith was skeptical of the proposals she termed far too weak, and a Swedish farming group was outraged by a proposal to raise diesel fuel taxes four cents per liter, the Local said. The Federation...

2009-03-05 14:47:00

Calls on Board Members to Reject Report - Says Inclusion of Indirect Land Use Change Models Could Harm More Than Help in Fight Against Carbon Emissions SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Growth Energy today called on the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to reject rules developed by its staff that would impose unfair standards in calculating the carbon intensity of fuels as part of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The ARB staff report released today calls for the...

2009-03-05 11:00:00

NADA chairman says a single, national fuel economy standard is a more effective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, John McEleney, told the Environmental Protection Agency today that complying with state-based fuel economy regulations would cause additional hardship on the nation's declining number of new car dealers with little environmental benefit. McEleney's comments came in...

2009-03-02 10:41:00

Group Acknowledges Common Goal of Producing Sustainable Alternative Fuels and Protecting Forests, But Says Current Proposal Tilts Playing Field in Favor of Fossil Fuels LIVERMORE, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, more than 100 of the nation's top scientists warned that the proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) enforces a new and highly uncertain category of carbon emissions - called indirect or market-mediated effects -...

2009-02-24 12:56:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Fehr & Peers is proud to announce CoolConnections, a company-wide initiative that reflects Fehr & Peers' commitment to innovative transportation solutions that improve communities, with a particular emphasis on sustainable climate energy conditions and healthy lifestyles. CoolConnections is in line with the current trends of reducing green house gas emissions and providing solutions for developers and governments to help reverse the...

2009-02-19 19:14:00

Broken System Allowing a Few Legislators to Hold Up Budget Must Be Fixed SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today called for reforms to prevent a minority of legislators acting on behalf of special business interests from demanding policy changes that are irrelevant to the budget process resulting in lengthy, painful and costly delays. One possible solution to prevent costly budget stalemates is repealing California's unique status as one...

2009-02-12 10:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- California Energy Initiatives (CEI), a leading developer of accurate, timely and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions profiling solutions, today announced the introduction of its service that profiles the distribution of greenhouse gas levels throughout California. CEI's new service is a key resource for the successful implementation of California's landmark climate change legislation for all of California's 58 counties, 18 metropolitan...