In a bold move, the governments of the U.S. and Japan are proposing a global governmental fund to support cleantech research and development.
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It is going to be announced today (Friday, when the news cycle goes into snooze control) that the Environmental Procrastination Agency will take no further action on auto emissions or greenhouse gases during the George W. reign.
Yes, American gasoline prices have risen more than 30% in a year. Yes, consumption is now down in the U.
Know somebody in America running a vehicle on vegetable oil? New or used, it doesn't matter, that fuel is not government approved.
As always, money will dominate American poilitics next year. But it appears science may play a larger role that it has in recent years.
Two more leaked cabinet choices from the incoming Obama Administration. Both will have influence on energy, land use and green tech subsidies.
In today's radio address, the President-elect specifically said he intends to add jobs in the greentech sector. Here's the specific passage: "We’ll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our children, and building wind farms and solar panels; fuel-efficient cars and the alternative energy technologies that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead.
Is much expected from the G8 summit in Japan? Not according to the Aussies.
Today the California Air Resources Board approved state standards that will push utilities there to use less fossil fuel for generating electricity. The express reason for the new, tougher anti-emissions regs: combat global warming.
Canada is the first to offer a ransom. The government there will give GM money if GM will keep Canadians employed.