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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,...

2009-04-23 21:54:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today issued a statement supporting the decision of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to adopt a new statewide fuel standard that calls for at least a 10 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of California's transportation fuels by 2020. Adoption of this regulation is one of many measures identified by ARB to implement AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which aims...

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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.