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newsclips -- Newsclips for May 9, 2014 Posted: 09 May 2014 11:09:34
ARB Newsclips for May 9, 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. AIR POLLUTION Air pollution spikes in Palm Beach County. Air quality in Palm Beach County worsened slightly this week, as hot dry weather prevented the swift dilution of pollution from cars, power plants and other sources. The Air Quality Index for the county dipped from good to moderate for ground-level ozone Thursday and was forecast to remain moderate on Friday. Posted. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-air-pollution-palm-20140508,0,7777031.story HIGH-SPEED RAIL Deerfield company helps bring bullet rail to California. A Deerfield company has designed equipment being used to create the first bullet train in California. RCM Power Engineering is providing a remanufactured mobile rail car mover, a Trackmobile 3 TM, for the French company Alstom Transport to move high speed rail train car bodies. Posted. http://www.recorder.com/news/townbytown/deerfield/11673389-95/deerfield-company-helps-bring-bullet-rail-to-california DROUGHT In California, Spigots Start Draining Pockets. The municipal water utility in this city, home to wide beaches, sun-kissed weekend getaways and evocative alternative scholarship, just got tough. Last week it started rationing water — for nonfarmers, the most draconian response to date to California’s debilitating drought. Posted. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/us/a-thirsty-california-puts-a-premium-on-excess-water-use.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1 GREEN ENERGY Obama to tout renewables, announce solar panel back at the White House. President Obama will promote his record on energy efficiency on Friday by touting several initiatives he says are taking hold across the country – as well as the completion of one very close to home. After years of delay, solar panels have been installed on the first family’s residence at the White House, according to aides, who say Obama will make the announcement at a speech in Mountain View, Calif., on Friday. Posted. http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-obama-energy-20140508-story.html BLOGS Another Hydrogen Fueling Station Opens In LA, With Fuel-Cell Cars On The Way. Another hydrogen fueling station opened in southern California yesterday, this one at California State University, Los Angeles. The university's Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility is a part of its program in sustainable energy and transportation technology, and is the largest hydrogen station operated by a university anywhere in the U.S. Posted. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1091968_another-hydrogen-fueling-station-opens-in-la-with-fuel-cell-cars-on-the-way Solar panels here to stay atop White House roof. The White House has completed installing solar panels on the First Family's residence, a process it started back in 2010. President Obama, who will announce the project's completion as part of a broader push to expand solar energy deployment in the private and public sectors, took up the gauntlet nearly three decades after Ronald Reagan dismantled the panels Jimmy Carter had put on the roof. Posted. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/05/09/solar-panels-here-to-stay-atop-white-house-roof/ Texas will soon offer $2,500 rebate for EVs, PHEVs and more. Lots of US states have implemented some sort of tax incentive program for buyers of electric vehicles. Hawaii, California, Massachusetts and more. One of those others could soon be Texas - land of the famously anti-Tesla dealer laws - where an alternative fuel vehicle rebate is about to go into effect, perhaps as soon as next week. Posted. http://green.autoblog.com/2014/05/08/texas-will-soon-offer-2-500-rebate-for-evs-phevs-and-more/ California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.