EPA/CARB accuses VW, Audi, cheated on emissions regulations

Before the VW Group follows through on their promise of electric car leadership by 2018, VW has to face an EPA and California investigation over evasion of emissions laws.  Within minutes of publishing my previous piece saying the VW Group may be in the opening stanza’s of an electric vehicle symphony,…

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Rail industry wants oil train routes secret; FBI concerned about environmental extremists attacking oil trains

According to the FBI “Environmental Extremists assert criminal actions are necessary to end perceived destruction or exploitation of our natural resources and ecosystems.”  The warning goes on to list signs of extremist activity including posting information to social networks or making bombs. Retrieved from Chemical Facility Security News, DeSmogBlog Retrieved…

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IEA: Tracking Clean Energy Progress, 2015

Input document for the “Clean Energy Ministerial” prepared by the IEA. Key Findings Market viability of some clean energy technologies is progressing, but the overall rate of deployment falls short of achieving the ETP 2°C Scenario (2DS). The cost gap between electricity generated from renewables and that from fossil fuels…

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California Gov. Jerry Brown issues tougher Climate Change goals

Today, after several actions related to California’s water crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order enacting the strictest climate change targets of any North America territory.  The new goals are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.  California is on target to reach the existing goal…

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