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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to gut Clean Power Plan, increasing pollution and harming health 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to allow massive increases in climate pollution 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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Can the EPA Roll Back California's Clean Air Standards? 10.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) The Los Angeles skyline on June 24, 2010 Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. When officials within the Trump administration, on August 2, proposed scaling back Obama-era fuel-economy standards and revoking California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes, they were betting on the chance that courts can’t tell the difference between a law against gas guzzlers and one against carbon belchers. Low-mileage cars and low-emissions cars are often one and the same, they may have reasoned. If you’re requiring a car to emit less carbon dioxide, you’re also asking that it burn less fuel. That part might be mostly true, although there are emissions controls that have nothing to do with gas mileage. But from a legal standpoint, fuel economy and tailpipe emissions take distinctly different routes to regulation. Fuel-economy ...
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Can electrification short-circuit the Utility Death Spiral? 8.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
What if utilities could rekindle their profits while protecting the environment?
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Administration Cooks the Books to Justify Rollback of the Clean Car Standards 8.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Administration Cooks the Books to Justify Rollback of the Clean Car Standards
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Can behavioral economics finally get Americans to stop commuting by SOV? 7.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
Driving real change and influencing mobility decision-making is incredibly difficult.
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Study: Minnesota can meet climate goals through clean energy, electrification 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The latest study on how Minnesota can reach greenhouse gas reduction goals set back in 2007 shows renewable energy and a more connected grid can help de-carbonize the state's economy.
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Trump breaks his “jobs” promise in proposal to gut Clean Car Standards 3.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
In March 2017, President Trump held a high-profile event in Ypsilanti, Michigan to announce that his administration was re-opening the mid-term evaluation of America’s Clean Car Standards. He was joined at the event by the CEO’s of General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, and Ford among others. His action that day kicked-off a process that culminated […]
Clean Cars Are Safer and Cheaper to Drive 1.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was written by EDF consultant Chester France, who served as a Senior Executive at EPA and led the development of vehicle standards at the agency   Very soon, the Trump administration is expected to propose dramatically weakening America’s Clean Car Standards under the Orwellian title “The Safer and More Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) […]
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Four ways the Trump administration’s Clean Cars rollback would harm Americans 31.7.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The Trump administration’s proposed rollback of America’s Clean Car Standards is bad news — for your pocketbook, climate security and clean air, auto sector jobs, and state leadership. A leaked draft of the administration’s proposal recommends gutting the existing Clean Car Standards — even though they’re already in place, delivering pollution reductions and saving Americans’ […]
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Americans save hard-earned money with Clean Car Standards that Trump may soon roll back 24.7.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The latest rumblings indicate the Trump administration is poised to advance a proposal that would dramatically roll back America’s Clean Car Standards, one of our biggest climate success stories. Thanks to the Clean Car Standards, we’ve made major strides in reducing climate pollution while at the same time spurring fuel efficiency gains that save Americans […]
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With China in the lead, new obstacles to climate progress are emerging 12.7.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It has become the de facto leader in international climate efforts. But is the world’s leading carbon emitter now pulling back?
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There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sometimes the most vicious fights occur over the smallest differences. Brutal battles have pitted Catholics that kneel in prayer against Protestant sects that stood before the same God. There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story from the US House of Representatives about a senior […]
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Automakers form Audi to Volvo are driving the electric transition 2.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Toyota, Nissan, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover are also gearing up.
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SEPTA green lights new bus route for Philadelphia 29.6.2018 Philly.com News
SEPTA's first new bus route in a decade will go into service in 2019.
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An electrified transportation future could create thousands of jobs for this Midwestern state 26.6.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
An electrified transportation future could create thousands of jobs for this Midwestern state
Crews scramble to clean up oil spill after NW Iowa train derailment 24.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Crews were scrambling Saturday to clean up a BNSF oil train derailment in northwest Iowa that dumped crude oil into floodwaters, while officials seek to get a handle on the extent of the spill and its cause.
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Colorado will adopt California-style low-emission vehicle standards under Hickenlooper order 20.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today issued an executive order requiring the adoption of low-emission vehicle standards by 2025, with the first steps in developing the program ready by the end of this year. The idea is that by relying on available technologies in clean energy delivery and using cost-effective strategies, it will boost the state's chances of meeting its goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 26 percent in that time frame, Hickenlooper's office said in a statement.
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Electric vehicle networks need to be open, smart, clean and equitable 19.6.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new collaborative EV charging agreement was unveiled in Portland this week.
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Sizing Up Tesla's $10 Billion Debt Stack 17.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Tesla is growing faster than any other auto maker—just not always in ways stockholders would want. The company’s debt has surged just as fast as sales, while profits remain elusive.
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