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November 15, 2013 Charge Ahead California Launches Million Electric Vehicle Campaign
watchlistnews.com - Today a diverse coalition of community-based, public health, science and conservation groups across the state launched a campaign to help clean up Californiaâs transportation system and improve air...
November 15, 2013 BMW Makes Lone Shift to Carbon Fiber to Gain Auto EdgeSource: Bloomberg
BMW will use the sleek, black filaments for the passenger frame of the i3 electric car, which goes on sale at dealers in Germany tomorrow and around the world in the coming months. It’s the first effort to mass produce a car made...
November 15, 2013 Next generation of biofuels remains many years away
Santa Cruz Sentinel - The first trickle of fuels made from agricultural waste is finally winding its way into the nation's energy supply, after years of broken promises and hype promoting a next-generation fuel source cleaner...
November 15, 2013 Fracking Boom Gives U.S. Geopolitical Leverage - Text/AudioSource: NPR
American oil production has grown so much that it may affect American global strategic thinking. The technology known as fracking has allowed a flood of previously inaccessible oil.
November 15, 2013 Why SunPower Is a Rulebreaker
The Motley Fool - Sure, fuels have changed and there's been an effort to develop biofuels, wind, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources but little has fundamentally changed about the electric energy industry. The truth...
November 15, 2013 Berkshire Hathaway discloses Exxon Mobil stakeSource: USA Today
Warren Buffett's company disclosed a new stake of 40 million Exxon Mobil Corp. shares Thursday and revealed that it further cut its ConocoPhillips investment during the third quarter.
November 15, 2013 A Push Away From Burning Coal as an Energy SourceSource: NY Times
The Tennessee Valley Authority sharply accelerated a shift away from coal as an energy source on Thursday, saying it would shut down eight electricity-generating units that together will burn nearly a fifth of its coal this year....
November 15, 2013 Japan slashes climate reduction target amid nuclear shutdownSource: BBC News
Japan is to significantly slash its greenhouse gas reduction target in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It will now aim to achieve a 2020 target of 3.8% below 2005 levels. This replaces a previous commitment to reduce...
A vast majority of red-state Americans believe climate change is real and at least two-thirds of those want the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions, new research revealed on Wednesday. The research, by Stanford University...
November 14, 2013 NRC Fails to Apply Standard Earthquake Protection Protocols to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant, Report Finds
ucsusa.org - âThe NRC should enforce its safety regulations at Diablo Canyon.â The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems....
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