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California keeps fighting for clean cars as Trump digs in 22.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s disappointing but not surprising that the Trump administration has stopped trying to negotiate a deal with California to avert a fight over fuel efficiency standards.

For months, officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board have been meeting,...

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Trump administration ends talks with California, presses ahead with Clean Car Standards rollback 22.2.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
EDF attorney Erin Murphy co-authored this post  The Trump administration announced today that it will end negotiations with California and press ahead with its attempts to roll back America’s successful Clean Car Standards. Rolling back the Clean Car Standards would increase pollution and raise costs for American families. The administration’s justification for weakening these safeguards is […]
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Colorado AG files brief supporting stronger vehicle fuel standard opposed by auto dealers 21.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has filed a legal brief in support of stronger vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, saying the state recently adopted its own rules because the Trump administration is pushing for weaker ones.
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MN lawmaker wants electric cars drivers to pay higher fees 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A Minnesota Senate committee is considering a big fee increase for electric vehicles and a new fee for hybrid vehicles.
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Trump Administration Reportedly Ends Talks with California, Doubles Down on “Reckless” Rollback of Clean Car Standards 20.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Administration Reportedly Ends Talks with California, Doubles Down on “Reckless” Rollback of Clean Car Standards
States take the wheel in drive for cleaner vehicles 19.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
From California to the Carolinas, states are implementing smart policies to rev up the marketplace for low- and zero-emission vehicles.
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As more electric cars arrive, what's the future for gas-powered engines? 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The vast majority of American cars run on gasoline. But analysts say that's poised to change as electric vehicles take over the market -- albeit not as quickly as environmental activists might like.
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Poll: Likely 2020 Voters Support Parts of Green New Deal, Despite Concerns Over the Cost 16.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A majority of likely 2020 voters support key aspects of a Green New Deal even when faced with potential costs and downsides, but strict regulations to decarbonize the nation’s top polluters could trigger a backlash, according to a new poll from proponents […]
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Data visualization to drive clean air innovation and improve health 14.2.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Aileen Nowlan, Senior Manager, EDF+Business The first time I spoke at a conference about air pollution, the venue was right beside a daycare—a well-regarded chain, no doubt with significant waiting lists. But on the outside, the facility was steps from onramps to a bridge and a major highway, where horns blared and buses and trucks […]
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Electrification Doesn't Make Sense Everywhere—Yet 13.2.2019 WRI Stories
Electrification Doesn't Make Sense Everywhere—Yet Comments|Add Comment|PrintWhere cities have relatively clean grids, they should electrify as much as possible. Flickr/Eric */ Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is impractical or can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Electrification Doesn’t Make Sense in Every City – Yet 13.2.2019 THE CITY FIX
Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is ...
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From Colorado to New Mexico to Kansas, new governors seek the next clean energy frontier 13.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With a lack of cohesive federal policy, interesting opportunities are arising stateside.
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Colorado energy director Will Toor to drive push toward renewables, electric vehicles 11.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
As the new executive director of the Colorado Energy office, Will Toor, plans to tackle Gov. Jared Polis' "bold goals" of increasing the use of renewable energy sources on the state's electric grid and getting more electric vehicles on the roads.
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This Is the Green New Deal’s Biggest Problem 11.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There might be no better monument to the limits of American environmentalism in the climate change era than a parking garage in Berkeley, California. It’s got “rooftop solar, electric-vehicle charging stations and dedicated spots for car-share vehicles, rainwater capture and water treatment […]
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Floods and mudslides kill 6 as storm leaves Rio de Janeiro in state of emergency 8.2.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A torrential storm in Rio de Janeiro killed at least six people as it tore through the city Wednesday night, with rain flooding neighborhoods on its south side, wind felling trees and a mudslide burying a bus.

Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella declared a state of emergency as gushing water invaded homes...

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Advocates Condemn Unlawful Foundation of Trump Administration’s Effort to Attack America’s Clean Car Standards 7.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Advocates Condemn Unlawful Foundation of Trump Administration’s Effort to Attack America’s Clean Car Standards
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The state of China’s energy transition and carbon reduction efforts 7.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
In the last year, China has made progress in renewables and transportation — but major obstacles remain.
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Reimagining rare earth elements in a sacrifice zone-free future 6.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
We need to rethink how and where we get the materials crucial to a greener energy future
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The State of Green Business, 2019 5.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It’s déjà vu all over again.
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Baghdad is reemerging from 15 blood-soaked years, but the city now barely functions 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For weeks now, Capt. Ghassan Ghani and his team of workers, cranes and long-bed trucks have stripped away what has been a fixture of this city since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion: the 12-foot concrete barriers lining Baghdad’s major roads and buildings as protection from suicide car bomb attacks.

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