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newsclips -- Newsclips for November 22, 2013

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 11:12:51
ARB Newsclips for November 22, 2013. 

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate talks near end without clarity on targets.  U.N. climate
talks are likely to run overtime with more than 190 countries
arguing over the building blocks for a new pact to slow global
warming.  A draft text presented Friday, the last scheduled day
of the two-week conference in Warsaw, gave only vague direction
on when countries should present their targets for restricting
carbon emissions. That's a key element of the deal that's
supposed to be adopted in Paris in 2015.  Posted. 
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_CLIMATE_CHANGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


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90 companies worldwide produced fuels driving climate change. 
Just 90 companies worldwide produced fuels that generated
two-thirds of industrial greenhouse gas emissions from 1854 to
2010, according to a new study.  The 90 biggest producers of
fuels driving climate change include investor-owned corporations,
such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron, and state-owned oil companies,
such as Saudi Aramco and Mexico's Pemex.  Posted. 
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-1122-climate-emissions-20131122,0,5093377.story#axzz2lJWWCVKC


DIESEL EMISSSION

EPA leader checks out Long Beach clean-air projects.  EPA
Administrator Gina McCarthy rolled up to the Port of Long Beach's
security command post on Pier F in a GMC Yukon XL, then got a
quick tour aboard a fuel-efficient crew boat to view air-quality
projects and discuss the seaport's environmental challenges.  The
crew boat operates on fuel oil and can burn through 27 gallons
per hour if the twin 850-horsepower engines run at full bore Ė
which is 20 mph. The boats are held out as environmental stars in
the ports because they've been retrofitted with fuel-efficient
technologies.  Posted. 
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/mccarthy-538334-port-air.html


Truckers given time, incentive to aid clean-air initiatives. 
After a letter campaign by rural communities, the Cali-fornia Air
Resources Board announced this week it will provide relief to
truckers already working to meet state deadlines for upgrades to
their aging diesel fleets.  The Calaveras County Air Pollution
Control Board and other rural area groups sent letters to Gov.
Jerry Brown addressing concerns about unintended economic
consequences of the clean-fleet regulations.  Posted. 
http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_9aa48070-5397-11e3-bea8-001a4bcf887a.html


California offers relief to truckers.  The California Air
Resources Board recently announced that it will provide relief to
truckers working to meet state deadlines for upgrades to their
aging diesel fleets.  The change comes following letters from the
Tehama County Air Pollution Control District and other rural air
districts seeking various changes in the mandate, said district
controller Alan Abbs.  The relief is detailed in a regulatory
advisory which recognizes good faith efforts of fleets to meet
upcoming compliance deadlines. The advisory also provides early
access to planned regulatory changes to be considered by the
Board in April 2014.  Posted. 
http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/business/ci_24579062/california-offers-relief-truckers


FUELS

Former advisors to Gov. Brown request fracking ban.  A group of 
27 former campaign and administration advisors to Gov. Jerry
Brown released a letter Thursday asking him to ban the
unconventional oil extraction method known as fracking until more
is known about its effects on global warming, air and water
pollution.  Their concern is over the 1,750-square mile Monterey
shale formation that  holds oil in rocks underneath Central and
Southern California. It's estimated to hold two-thirds of the
recoverable shale oil in the continental U.S., more than 15
billion barrels worth. But this kind of oil is difficult to
extract because it's locked in those pockets of rock.  Posted. 
http://www.scpr.org/blogs/politics/2013/11/21/15248/former-advisors-to-gov-brown-request-fracking-ban/


Most electric vehicle drivers charge them at home.  In a bid to
boost electric car sales, Bay Area cities have installed hundreds
of public charging stations where drivers can top off their
batteries.  The stations are considered essential to warding off
"range anxiety," the fear of running out of electricity on the
road. But a new survey suggests that many plug-in car owners
rarely use them.  Just 10 percent of charging happens at public
stations, according to the survey from PlugInsights. Seven
percent of charging takes place at work. In contrast, 81 percent
of electric car charging happens at home.  Posted. 
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Most-electric-vehicle-drivers-charge-them-at-home-4999799.php


VEHICLES

Network of electric car chargers stalled in Calif.  A New Jersey
energy company required by an unusual legal settlement to build
an extensive network of electric car chargers throughout
California has delivered just 10 percent of what it promised in
the first year.  By fortifying the state's still-spotty charging
infrastructure, the settlement between NRG Energy Inc. and
California energy regulators was sold as key to jump-starting
enthusiasm for the non-polluting vehicles. More places to
"refuel" would diminish worries of getting stranded with a dead
battery, and widespread adoption of the cars would help the state
meet ambitious air quality goals.  Posted. 
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAR_CHARGING_STATIONS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


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L.A. Auto Show: Hydrogen vs. electric -- which is superior? 
Hydrogen fuel cell cars were the big talk of the L.A. Auto Show
this week -- but will they catch on?  Thatís the question we put
to some of the top auto industry executives in the United States.
We were looking for insight into what will be the dominant zero
emission car technology 20 years from now, cars powered by
hydrogen or electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries? 
Posted. 
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-auto-show-hydrogen-vs-electric-20131121,0,3406683.story#axzz2lOpEvC4D


BLOGS

Former advisors to Gov. Brown request fracking ban.  A group of 
27 former campaign and administration advisors to Gov. Jerry
Brown released a letter Thursday asking him to ban the
unconventional oil extraction method known as fracking until more
is known about its effects on global warming, air and water
pollution.  Their concern is over the 1,750-square mile Monterey
shale formation that  holds oil in rocks underneath Central and
Southern California. It's estimated to hold two-thirds of the
recoverable shale oil in the continental U.S., more than 15
billion barrels worth. But this kind of oil is difficult to
extract because it's locked in those pockets of rock.  Posted. 
http://www.scpr.org/blogs/politics/2013/11/21/15248/former-advisors-to-gov-brown-request-fracking-ban/


Prognosticating The Green Car Of The Future.  When will we see
the ultimate green car, who will make it and how long will it
take for it to hit the mass market? Thatís pretty much what
everyone in the auto industry is asking. While clearly no one can
answer those questions definitively, the chief executive of
Nissan Motor Co. offered up his take on the sidelines of the
Tokyo Motor Show this week.  ďMass marketing, I donít see it
before 2020,Ē Carlos Ghosn said of hydrogen-powered fuel cell
cars. The CEO was responding to a question on why Nissan is so
focused on battery-powered electric vehicles at a time when
rivals Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. plan to roll out
their latest fuel-cell cars. Nissan has said it will launch a
fuel-cell vehicle in 2017.  Posted. 
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2013/11/22/prognosticating-the-green-car-of-the-future/?KEYWORDS=green+vehicles




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