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Energy COOL: Sailing our way to a Smart Energy Future

December 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

For many, shipping is out of sight, out of mind. So much so, for example, that shipping emissions are not covered in the Kyoto agreement or other proposed carbon reduction treaties. Few people realize that carbon dioxide emissions from the shipping industry exceeds that from aviation.  As one UK Member of Parliament put it, Shipping […]

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Tags: wind power

Hybrid Chinese Style?

December 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Hybrid Chinese Style?

Just a few days ago, the first domestically developed and produced Chinese hybrid vehicle rolled off the assembly line.   “It took us 6 years to develop this hybrid and it marks the beginning of mass production of hybrid vehicles at our company today,” said Xu Liuping, the president of Changan Automobile at a celebration ceremony. […]

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Tags: automobiles · hybrid

Bush Admin tramples States’ Rights … Again

December 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Bush Admin tramples States’ Rights … Again

This evening, shortly after George W. Bush signed the weakened Energy Bill into law, EPA administrator Stephen Johnson announced that California (and the 16 states that had pledged to adopt California’s standards) will not be granted a waiver from the clean air act to put stricter pollution controls on vehicles and drive a higher CAFE standard than is included […]

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