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ARB Newsclips for February 13, 2014. 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. CAP AND TRADE REDD Still On California's Radar. Major doubts have been expressed recently about whether offsets from reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) will ever make it into California’s cap-and-trade program. But state regulators affirmed this week that REDD credits are still on their radar. Political opposition has been one of the major factors driving the growing reservations that REDD would ever be allowed into California’s program. Posted. http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/pages/dynamic/article.page.php?page_id=10195§ion=news_articles&eod=1 Automaker creates carbon market to drive down college campus emissions. Hundreds of universities and colleges across the United States have committed to reaching carbon neutrality, but many lack the financial tools they need to get clean energy and efficiency projects underway. To help overcome the funding speed bump, American automaker Chevrolet unveiled a new carbon-reduction formula yesterday that gives campuses the ability to sell verified carbon credits. Posted. http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/stories/1059994548/print BY SUBSCRIPTION ONLY AIR POLLUTION China to Reward Localities for Improving Air Quality. Chinese officials announced on Thursday that they were offering a total of 10 billion renminbi, or $1.65 billion, this year to cities and regions that make “significant progress” in air pollution control, according to a report by Xinhua, the state-run news agency. The announcement came from the State Council, China’s cabinet, after it held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss, among other issues, the country’s immense air pollution problem. Posted. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/world/asia/china-to-reward-localities-for-improving-air-quality.html China announces $1.6 billion air pollution fund. China's Cabinet has announced that 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) has been set aside this year to reward cities and regions that make significant progress in controlling air pollution, highlighting how the issue has become a priority for the leadership. The fund will be set up to reward rather than offer subsidies for the prevention and control of air pollution in the key areas…Posted. http://www.vcstar.com/news/2014/feb/12/china-announces-16-billion-air-pollution-fund/#ixzz2tDvojXlj http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/feb/12/china-announces-16-billion-air-pollution-fund/ CLIMATE CHANGE AM Alert: Jerry Brown meets with Obama administration on climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown has made climate change a prominent issue in his return to the governor's office, calling it the greatest threat to young people's future and focusing on the reduction of greenhouse gases during his trip to China last year. He will discuss the matter further today with President Barack Obama's task force on climate preparedness, which meets for the second time at 11:30 a.m. in Los Angeles City Hall. Posted. http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/02/13/2923718/am-alert-jerry-brown-meets-with.html Officials urge Californians to prepare for climate change. Like saving for retirement or hoarding food and water for The Big One, Californians should get ready for the effects of global climate change, state and federal policymakers said Wednesday. Among the potential changes discussed at The Autry Museum: severe weather, droughts, floods, rising sea levels, travel delays, hotter inland temperatures, even something as odd as the loss of the spring season. Posted. http://www.sbsun.com/environment-and-nature/20140212/officials-urge-californians-to-prepare-for-climate-change Closed-door L.A. meeting of Obama climate-change task force includes Gov. Jerry Brown, Mayor Eric Garcetti. Gov. Jerry Brown, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other members of an Obama task force charged with taking on the effects of climate change will meet this morning at Los Angeles City Hall. The Task Force on Climate Change and Resilience, formed by President Barack Obama in November, is charged with overhauling federal grant programs and identifying funding sources to better address climate change-related disasters such as droughts, wildfires, floods and storms. Posted. http://www.sbsun.com/environment-and-nature/20140213/closed-door-la-meeting-of-obama-climate-change-task-force-includes-gov-jerry-brown-mayor-eric-garcetti DROUGHT Gov. Brown says he can help solve state's water crisis. Though he offered no new details, he expressed confidence in his political skill to deal with the situation: “If anybody can get it done, I can get it done and I’m working night and day to achieve it.” http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-jerry-brown-barack-obama-tulare-water-20140212,0,2140531.story Mayor Eric Garcetti calls for conservation in face of drought. Emphasizing the need to save water during the worst drought in recent history, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the region’s major supplier of water called on residents Wednesday to take steps to conserve as much as possible and follow existing conservation guidelines. http://www.dailynews.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219786 DIESEL EMISSIONS California responds to OOIDA legal challenge of CARB's Truck and Bus Reg. California Attorney General Kamala Harris has responded to OOIDA’s lawsuit against CARB. On Jan. 27, Harris filed a partial motion to dismiss the complaint’s claims against the CARB defendants in their individual capacities, but did not seek dismissal of those claims against them in their official capacity. Posted. http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=26568#.UvzvkhByx4w VEHICLES Conn. honoring top Conn. electric car dealers. Automobile dealers in Connecticut who sell or lease the most electric vehicles will get a special recognition from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The agency is offering its first "Connecticut Revolutionary Dealer Awards." Posted. http://www.modbee.com/2014/02/13/3186841/conn-honoring-top-conn-electric.html#storylink=cpy GREEN ENERGY Basking in a New Glow. If you haven’t noticed the virtual disappearance of old-school incandescent bulbs from retailers’ shelves, there’s good reason. With the federally mandated phaseout of traditional incandescent bulbs entering its final stage, manufacturers and retailers have done well to make the transition nearly invisible to consumers. Posted. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/garden/basking-in-a-new-glow.html?ref=earth Liquid-Cooled Supercomputers, to Trim the Power Bill. Dropping a home computer into a vat of liquid would wreck it. Yet some operators of supercomputers are submerging their machines in liquids, without causing any apparent damage, to keep them from overheating. Advocates say so-called immersion or submersion cooling could solve one of the biggest challenges of the digital economy: reducing the air-conditioning bills and environmental strains of the power-hungry servers…Posted. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/business/international/improving-energy-efficiency-in-supercomputers.html?ref=earth Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows. A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal land near the California-Nevada border…Posted. http://www.vcstar.com/news/2014/feb/13/huge-thermal-plant-opens-solar-industry-grows/#ixzz2tDyxfQk2 U.S. defense contractor to build world's largest wave energy project in Australia. Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor with a penchant for ocean-based renewable energy projects, will work with an Australian firm to develop what is believed to be the largest wave energy project constructed to date. The planned 62.5-megawatt peak power energy project will be built in three stages off the southeast Australian coast near Portland, an area known to have some of the world's strongest wave regimes…Posted. http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/stories/1059994521/print BY SUBSCRIPTION ONLY OPINIONS India’s Air Pollution Emergency. Last month, the Yale Environmental Performance Index ranked India 174th out of 178 countries on air pollution. According to India’s Central Pollution Control Board, in 2010, particulate matter in the air of 180 Indian cities was six times higher than World Health Organization standards. Posted. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/opinion/indias-air-pollution-emergency.html?_r=0 No quick fixes for drought. If California can't come up with a quick response to its epic drought, then Washington wants to try. Two rival and partisan plans have the potential to reshape agriculture, wildlife and the political landscape for years to come. http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/No-quick-fixes-for-drought-5229719.php BLOGS Neel Kashkari blames Jerry Brown for drought. Republican Neel Kashkari blamed Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday for California's ongoing drought, saying a "lack of leadership in Sacramento" has left the state unprepared for dry years. Posted. http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2014/02/neel-kashkari-blames-jerry-brown-on-drought.html Ecotricity offering 1,000 free EV miles to new customers. Ecotricity is offering electric vehicle drivers in the United Kingdom an lengthy incentive for using green energy: 1,000 miles of free fast charging per year. Called "Green Electricity + Car," the program will power customers' homes with renewable power allow them to charge their cars through Ecotricity's national network of fast chargers, which the company has named the Electric Highway. Posted. http://green.autoblog.com/2014/02/13/ecotricity-offering-1-000-free-ev-miles-to-new-customers/ U.S. wants poor and rich countries alike to cut emissions under next climate treaty. If the U.S. gets its way, developing countries will need to roll up their sleeves and do more to slow down global warming. The Obama administration is taking the position that poor and rich countries alike should be legally obligated to reduce the amount of climate-changing pollution that they produce after 2020, when a new climate treaty is expected to take effect. Posted. http://grist.org/news/u-s-wants-poor-and-rich-countries-alike-to-cut-emissions-under-next-climate-treaty/ Honda Film: Controlling Air Pollution A 'Never-Ending Race'. The fight to improve air quality may not sound like fodder for a typical Hollywood blockbuster, but Honda has done its best to make the topic exciting. The latest short film in the company's Environmental Short Film series--this one titled "Never Ending Race"--depicts Honda's efforts to respond to the far stricter Federal and state environmental legislation in the 1970s that resulted from efforts to improve the heavy air pollution in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Posted. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1090317_honda-film-controlling-air-pollution-a-never-ending-race California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.