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California is preparing to extend the nation’s toughest carbon emissions rule another 10 years through 2030. The state Senate passed the bill 25-13 on Wednesday, a day after a 42-29 vote passed it through the state Assembly. Gov. Jerry Brown has said he intends to sign the bill into law, which aims to reduce greenhouse-gas […]

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ExxonMobil is lobbying for a carbon tax credit in Washington, which would support its natural gas division and could deflect investigations into its climate change scandal. Calling for the federal government to enact a revenue-neutral tax on carbon would encourage carbon producers like oil companies and power plants to shift to energy sources that emit […]

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Many articles have been published about slower than expected plug-in electrified vehicles’ market acceptance this decade, but these tend to highlight only a few aspects of a very complicated picture. Looked at from a broad overview, one could alternately say it’s a wonder plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles (PEVs) have done as well as they […]

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A new study from the University of Sussex says that historical precedent shows that huge shifts in energy sources can take place within a decade. Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Director of the Sussex Energy Group at Sussex University, has published a paper that asserts that a switch to a new energy source can be made very […]

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The message from scientists last week during a climate change conference was clear and unequivocal: the need to further reduce greenhouse gases is critical and changes must be implemented without delay. The Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference was hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Attended by almost 2,000 […]

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Bolstered by availability of a car model the U.S. does not get, Western Europe’s plug-in-electrified vehicle (PEV) sales are solidly eclipsing those of the U.S. for the first time. Sales volume in the new global leader for the period of January through April 2015 is actually 60-percent ahead of the U.S. which held a lead […]

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If money is the auto industry’s lifeblood, today Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn warned stricter European rules calling for steeper CO2 targets too soon could make it bleed. “Every gram of CO2 that we save in our European fleet costs our group almost 100 million euros — 100 million that we have to invest in […]

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General Motors has been recognized for its green efforts. The company achieved, for the first time, perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. Featured in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, GM said it ranks among the world’s largest companies […]

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Part 2 of a multi-part series. On Tuesday this week Toyota’s world premiere began in Tokyo for its Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) concept which foreshadows a global production version set for a 2015 launch. Contrary to reports predicting the U.S. won’t see it until 2016, plans for select U.S. regions do begin in 2015, Toyota […]

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