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2010-02-02 16:22:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) today joined petroleum refiners and other end-users in a legal challenge to California's recently enacted low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The regulation adopted by the California Air Resources Board requires annual reductions in the carbon intensity of gasoline and diesel over the next ten years. The LCFS regulation falls directly upon fuel providers (refiners, importers and blenders of fuel), but...

2010-01-12 12:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobalt Technologies, the leader in commercializing biobutanol as a renewable fuel and chemical, today formally launched its first facility. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Silicon Valley cleantech leaders were on hand, demonstrating the importance of clean technology to the state's future economic vitality. "It is great companies like Cobalt that will help California meet our greenhouse gas reduction targets under AB 32 and our...

2009-12-30 14:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has signed a memorandum of understanding with 10 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states committing to a regional effort to develop a comprehensive, regional low carbon fuel standard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels. "This regional effort marks the next step in Pennsylvania's remarkable transition to a green energy economy," Governor Rendell said. "Low carbon fuels are being manufactured...

2009-09-28 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Use of compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and hybrid vehicles will grow dramatically worldwide, more than doubling their use in the next decade in helping address the issues of climate change and energy security, according to the International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC). To address the increasing issues developing around alternative fuels and the vehicles that run on them, IFQC has launched the Alternative Fuels Service (AFS)....

2009-08-31 08:56:00

Multi-State Effort Includes Major TV/Radio Ad Buy in Several States, Warns of Increased Energy Costs and Expanded Reliance on Energy from Unstable Regions WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition comprised of 120 affiliates and more than 180,000 grassroots supporters today launched a multi-state campaign to educate American consumers on economic and national security impacts associated with a national Low-Carbon Fuel...

2009-07-15 19:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent group of clean tech executives from TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today were in Sacramento, California to meet with a variety of state government officials to discuss the importance of clean technology and innovation to California's economic, environmental and energy future. TechNet's members are leaders in many areas of clean energy including venture...

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2009-05-22 13:40:00

The US biofuel industry is voicing opposition against a provision developed by environmental regulators that would hold it responsible for greenhouse gas emissions from crops overseas. The EPA has proposed a plan to compare the levels of greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels to those generated from petroleum. The proposal would include the effects of land clearing required to cultivate crops for alternative fuels in its comparison. The provision would be damaging to the biofuel industry,...

2009-05-05 10:46:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) welcomed today's White House announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will finally publish proposed rules to implement the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). UNICA confirmed that it would submit formal, detailed comments to the EPA in coming weeks. UNICA President & CEO Marcos Jank said from Brazil that his organization is pleased with the decision of the Obama Administration,...

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2009-04-24 14:15:00

The California Air Resources Board adopted a new standard for fuel that will aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by ten percent by 2020. The ARB voted 9-1 to approve the new standards. In a statement, the board said the decision was intended to add interest to diversifying transportation fuels while boosting the market for alternative-fuel vehicles. "The new standard means we can begin to break our century-old dependence on petroleum and provide California with greater energy...

2009-04-23 22:48:00

California Air Resources Board votes to recognize sugarcane ethanol's carbon reduction levels SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugarcane ethanol passed a critical test today as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved its long-awaited, first-of-its-kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). While the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) continues to provide evidence that sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by CARB,...