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California Air Resources Board News Clips for November 22, 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 China urges progress on climate change fund. China's climate change envoy said Tuesday that global financial woes have put climate issues on the back burner for now, but they have not diminished the need for a multibillion-dollar fund to help developing countries cope with global warming. Delegates at a U.N.-sponsored climate change conference that starts Nov. 28 in Durban, South Africa, are to consider ways to raise $100 billion a year for the Green Climate Fund. Posted. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_CLIMATE_SUMMIT?SITE=JRC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT AP Newsbreak: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/china-urges-progress-on-financing-for-100-billion-climate-change-fund-for-developing-nations/2011/11/22/gIQAtcVwjN_story.html http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/11/21/2623524/china-urges-progress-on-climate.html#storylink=misearch http://www.modbee.com/2011/11/21/1957594/china-urges-progress-on-climate.html http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/nov/22/china-urges-progress-on-climate-change-fund/ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/11/21/international/i211154S25.DTL http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_19389263?IADID=Search-www.contracostatimes.com-www.contracostatimes.com http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_19387711?IADID=Search-www.insidebayarea.com-www.insidebayarea.com The art of talking climate science. Let's face it: Few of us speak in perfect, clear, stirring, and memorable soundbites. But scientists are particularly apt to load their communications with so many caveats and so much detail that non-scientists have a hard time determining whether they've said anything definitive at all. Posted. http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-11-22-the-art-of-talking-climate-science FUELS Oil Abundance in Canada Provokes Anxiety Over Fossil Fuel Lust. The helicopter swooping over once- pristine spruce forests provides a close-up view of why the province of Alberta, Canada, is among the planet's most coveted -- and contested -- petroleum hot spots. North of Fort McMurray, a boomtown serving tens of thousands of migrant workers, Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s oil-sands mine stretches 74 square miles. Posted. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/11/22/bloomberg_articlesLV12V50UQVI9.DTL GREEN ENERGY School solar projects offer students hands-on opportunities to learn about green technology. Besides offsetting energy costs at schools, solar panels are providing hands-on learning for students. At informational kiosks on the Las Positas Community College campus in Livermore, students can find out how solar power works and track how much energy it generates, said Jeffrey Kingston, vice chancellor of facilities. The kiosks were part of the solar project built by Chevron Energy Solutions. Posted. http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_19386092?IADID=Search-www.insidebayarea.com-www.insidebayarea.com VEHICLES Electric cars to take Taiwan by storm: Minister Shih. There will be a boom in the popularity of electric vehicles in Taiwan in five or six years, Minister of Economic Affairs Shih Yen-shiang (施顏祥) said on Tuesday while presiding over a ceremony to mark the launch of a government project aimed at encouraging people to buy electric vehicles. Shih said he arrived at the venue, the National Taiwan Science Education Center in Taipei, in an electric vehicle. Posted. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2011/11/17/2003518472 2012 Volt Moves Into California Carpool Lanes. A low-emissions package that qualifies the 2012 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid hatchback for single-occupant travel in California's High Occupancy Vehicle traffic lanes will be standard on all models sold in the Golden State early next year, the automaker said, The special tuning will have no affect on the model's price, performance, fuel economy or electricity-only driving range, Rob Peterson, manager of the Volt and electric vehicle technologies at General Motors, told AutoObserver. California is a key state for Volt sales, and giving the Volt carpool lane access is expected to help swell sales there. Posted. http://www.autoobserver.com/2011/11/2012-volt-moves-into-california-carpool-lanes.html MISCELLANEOUS Fowler doctor named to Valley, Calif. air boards. Dr. Alex Sherriffs, a Fowler family practitioner and clean-air advocate, has been named to the governing board for both the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the California Air Resources Board. Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday announced the appointments for Sherriffs, a 60-year-old Democrat. He replaces Dr. John Telles, who resigned in June. Posted. http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/11/21/2623552/fowler-doctor-named-to-valley.html#storylink=misearch OPINION Climate change doubts behind attack on Air Resources Board. Climate change skepticism by one congressman among California’s 53 ordinarily doesn’t matter much. But coming from Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, it’s now leading to one of the most significant attacks ever on California’s lead smog-fighting agency, the state Air Resources Board. Posted. http://www.sddt.com/Commentary/article.cfm?Commentary_ID=109&SourceCode=20111121tza&_t=Climate+change+doubts+behind+attack+on+Air+Resources+Board BLOGS On Our Radar: Made With the Wind. Companies including Motorola Mobility, Lego, Deutsche Bank and Bloomberg L.P. signed up to use a new trademark, WindMade , to show that at least 25 percent of their electricity was generated by wind power. The brand is sponsored by Vestas, a wind turbine manufacturer. The company hopes to develop a widely recognized industry trademark akin to the Fair Trade and Organic labels. Posted. http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/on-our-radar-made-with-the-wind/ 10 Questions about California's Cap and Trade Program. Last month, the California Air Resources Board unanimously approved California’s first-of-its-kind cap and trade program to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution across the economy. As the world’s eighth-largest emitter of GHGs, California’s leadership in taking action to curtail its carbon footprint promises to have impacts beyond our borders. The program is a critical component of the state’s larger plan to reduce GHG pollution and transition to a clean energy economy under the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). Posted. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kgrenfell/10_questions_about_californias.html Californians Would Save $34 Million This Thanksgiving If We All Drove Clean Rides. If you are the proud owner of a fuel efficient vehicle, you definitely have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Considered one of the busiest travel days of the year, Thanksgiving lures people from their homes with the promises of family, friends, football and overeating. Environment California released “Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving: How Clean Car Standards Will Cut Oil Use and Save Americans Money” today, a report that says Californians would save roughly $34 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone plus significantly slash oil use if travelers took to the streets with fuel efficient vehicles. Posted. http://laist.com/2011/11/21/gobbling_less_gas_for_thanksgiving.php UN report projects that increasing use of HFCs likely to have a significant climate impact by 2050; equivalent to current total annual emissions from transport. A new report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) projects that by 2050, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) could be responsible for emissions equivalent to 3.5 to 8.8 Gigatonnes (Gt) of carbon dioxide (Gt CO2eq)—comparable to total current annual emissions from transport, estimated at around 6-7 Gt annually. Used in products such as air conditioners, refrigerators, firefighting equipment and insulation foams, HFCs are becoming popular as replacements for those phased-out or being phased-out to protect the ozone layer. Posted. http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/11/unephfcs-20111121.html