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California Air Resources Board News Clips for April 18, 2011. This is a service of the California Air Resources Board’s Office of Communications. You may need to sign in or register with individual websites to view some of the following news articles. CLIMATE CHANGE States Seek Greenhouse-Gas Curbs. A battle over whether states can use nuisance laws to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants will come to the Supreme Court Tuesday in a case that puts a twist on the debate over climate policy. The case pits a coalition of states against five of the nation's biggest power companies and the Obama administration, which has said it intends to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from big utilities but objects to the way the states want to do it. Posted. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704204604576269092011845186.html In Climate Change Case, Obama Administration Sides With Power Companies, Not Environmentalists. Washington -- The Obama administration and environmental interests generally agree that global warming is a threat that must be dealt with. But they're on opposite sides of a Supreme Court case over the ability of states and groups such as the Audubon Society that want to sue large electric utilities and force power plants in 20 states to cut their emissions. Posted. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/in-climate-change-case-obama-administration-sides-with-power-companies-not-environmentalists/2011/04/18/AFFqwlxD_story.html http://www.modbee.com/2011/04/17/1648994/new-climate-change-case-headed.html http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/apr/18/new-climate-change-case-headed-to-supreme-court/ http://www.nctimes.com/news/national/article_a32c93e4-11a5-5237-bfd6-e362c31330a7.html http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/04/17/2353656/new-climate-change-case-headed.html#storylink=misearch http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_17867759 Budget Fight Hurts U.S. Climate Effort. Austin, Texas — The recent budget wrangling in Washington will take a toll on the administration’s efforts to combat climate change. The budget of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was cut $1.6 billion — 16 percent — for the rest of this fiscal year, under the bill that President Barack Obama signed Friday. Posted. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/business/energy-environment/18green.html?scp=4&sq=climate%20change&st=cse&gwh=2D9837F17F30E6269F27773DBB1BDD3C Carbon Traders Predict On-Time Launch Of New GHG Market. Los Angeles -- Carbon traders are cautiously optimistic that California's nascent greenhouse gas market will be well-designed and start on schedule. California's greenhouse gas trading program, set to start next January, would be the biggest in North America to date, covering 600 facilities and 166 million metric tons of carbon dioxide at the outset of trading. Some advance trades have taken place, but a robust secondary market has yet to form. Traders at a carbon markets conference here said they are not discouraged by California's rocky road to implementation of its climate law. Posted. http://www.eenews.net/Greenwire/print/2011/04/18/7 Young Climate Activists Push Obama, Vow To Create More Local Awareness. About 10,000 young climate change activists gathered this weekend in Washington, D.C., for what they billed as the largest grass-roots training event in the nation's history. The third-ever Power Shift, which began Friday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and ends today, drew speeches from former Vice President Al Gore, former green jobs czar Van Jones and U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. But the event's main goal was to teach young environmentalists how to organize in their communities. Posted. http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2011/04/18/ VEHICLES Electric Car Maker Coda Automotive To Open Showroom In Mall. Coda Automotive will begin selling its $44,900 electric compact sedan at the Westfield Century City mall in July. Kate Spade, Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton — tony retailers at the Westfield Century City mall — are getting a new neighbor, but it won't be another fancy brand. In an unusual move for an automaker, electric car company Coda Automotive Inc. will open its first showroom at the shopping center in July. Posted. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0418-autos-coda-20110418,0,5315158.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fbusiness+%28L.A.+Times+-+Business%29 GREEN ENERGY Is Your Building Green? We’ll All Know Soon. The District imposed some of the nation’s toughest standards for green construction in 2006, many of them to take effect in 2012. But developers didn’t need a deadline to get started. Many are incorporating energy-saving designs into their projects, hoping to appeal to the federal government as it pushes new standards and holds out the promise of millions of square feet of leases. Posted. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/is-your-building-green-well-all-know-soon/2011/04/11/AFqLFYvD_story.html EV Battery Forum: EVs in India from USD 400. Electric Two-Wheelers were introduced in India around four years ago. Today the market size is approximately 150,000 units per year, driven by 5 major and more than 50 minor players, with Hero Electric being the market leader. Posted. http://www.cars21.com/content/articles/56420110418.php OPINION A Victory for Cleaner Air, and the Law. The new settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency, other plaintiffs and the Tennessee Valley Authority resolving clean air violations at 11 T.V.A. coal-fired power plants is long overdue. Posted. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/opinion/18mon2.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=air%20pollution&st=cse&gwh=D6850F136B6FC51E3EA9E40A1A5D5B49 BLOGS Cornell Gas Study Stirs Heated Debate. More researchers and policy analysts have had a chance to digest a new study analyzing the climate impacts of unconventional natural gas development, published this week in the journal Climatic Change Letters. Posted. http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/cornell-gas-study-stirs-heated-debate/ Clouds Part for U.S. Solar Industry. A potentially dim week for the American solar power industry ended on a bright note instead. Solar advocates mounted a last-minute push Monday to prevent sweeping cuts to a federal loan guarantee program for clean energy development in a Republican budget plan. Posted. http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/clouds-part-for-u-s-solar-industry/ Scientists Find First Evidence That Weather Affects Movement of Tectonic Plates. What’s the News: Geologists have known for years that tectonic plates affect climate patterns. Now they say that the opposite is also true, finding that intensifying climate events can move tectonic plates. Posted. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/04/14/scientists-find-first-evidence-that-weather-affects-movement-of-tectonic-plates/