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Chrysler Pulling Plug on EV Development? Maybe Not

It wasn’t all that long ago that Chrysler Corp. pocketed more than $12.5 billion in government bailout funds to avoid a bankruptcy filing,…

HVAC Industry Proposes Regional Efficiency Standards

A group of U.S. HVAC (heating, venting and air conditioning) manufacturers signed a deal Tuesday designed to improve regional efficiency standards and building…

Blue Source, Goldman in “Largest Publicly Announced” Carbon Offset Deal

Carbon offset developer Blue Source announced the completion of the “largest publicly announced U.S. offset deal” (his description, reportedly): a $12 million carbon…

Streamlining the Smart Grid – the Key to Helping States Meet Renewable Energy Goals?

A recent USA Today report on (many) states’ failure to meet their renewable energy goals highlights a number of issues, one of which…

Saudi Arabia to Seek Financial Aid if World Reduces Oil Dependence

Saudi Arabia may join the list of countries seeking financial aid over the UN climate deal. According to a Forbes.com report, during the…

Obama Declares October National Energy Awareness Month

President Obama declared October “National Energy Awareness Month” Wednesday, in a statement published on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) website. Obama underscored…
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Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Uphill Battle for Green Jobs

Michigan, one of the nation’s manufacturing and auto industry hubs, was among the states hardest hit by carmakers’ decline. Its governor, Jennifer M.…

Obama Aide Says Passage of Climate Bill Before Copenhagen Is Unlikely

President Obama’s aide and top climate and energy official, Carol Browner, confirmed Friday what many already feared: there is virtually no chance Congress…
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Apple Latest to Leave US Chamber of Commerce Over Climate Change

In what could only be called a growing trend, Apple Computer on Monday became the latest Fortune 500 company to resign from the…

California Environment Initiatives Garner International Interest

Several dozen local officials and environmental groups from forest-rich nations (including Brazil and Mexico) gathered this week at Schwarzenegger’s Global Climate Summit, which…
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Could a Nobel Peace Prize Speed Up Climate Talks?

Guardians of the Nobel Peace Prize are getting creative in their attempt to speed up sluggish talks about climate. According to a Reuters…

China Caps Investment in Industry – May Limit Green Technology Development

China ordered sweeping limits on investment in cement, steelmaking, and other industries Wednesday, in an apparent effort to curb overexpansion and its snowball…

Nike Resigns From Board of US Chamber of Commerce, Citing Climate Change Differences

Nike, a global leader in sustainability issues, announced today it was resigning from its position on the US Chamber of Commerce’s board of…

The G-20’s Fossil Fuel Subsidy-Reducing Pledge: Where’s the Who, Where, When, Why, and How?

The G-20’s “pledge” to reduce subsidies for oil, coal, and other fossil fuels sounds more like a mumble. The group’s promise includes the…
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Quitting the US Chamber of Commerce: The Newest Eco-Fad?

Now that a third large utility has dropped out of the US Chamber of Commerce over its stance on climate change legislation, the…