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80Greenhouse gas levels still climbing, CO2 now up to 389 ppm, says UN

It's got to be difficult to accurately measure and predict the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but if tests by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are correct, then things are getting worse than people originally thought.

15EIA: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions drop by record-setting 5.8% in 2009

Total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measured in at 6,576 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2009, a record-setting decrease of 5.8 percent from the 2008 level, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This marks the largest annual decline in total U.S. GHG emissions since the EIA started reporting this data in 1990. EIA Administrator, Richard Newell, says that the drop in emissions was, "driven by the economic dow

AddBig CAFE announcement expected later today

Last May, President Obama announced an increase in CAFE standards to reduce greenhouse gases and improve fuel economy.

AddNHTSA chief counsel says Murkowski Resolution will hurt the environment, car companies and consumers

The U.S. media's political lens is focused pretty heavily on the health care debate right now, but that doesn't mean other items of interest aren't happening in Washington, D.C. For example, debate over the EPA's endangerment finding that found that greenhouse gases (GHGs), including those from on-road vehicles, threaten the public health and welfare of the American people is far from over.

AddEPA says green house gases endanger people, environment - and it's all our fault

It's official: the cars we drive are hurting us. The EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced today that "greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people. EPA also finds that GHG emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat."

AddRETECH 2009: hydrogen proponent Sandy Thomas says fuel cells beat the pants off of battery-powered cars

At the American Council on Renewable Energy's RETECH conference and expo last week, I was able to listen to a few presentations on renewables and transportation. It's always interesting to hear about the auto industry from people on the outside, and the RETECH presentations lived up to expectations. I'll be writing about a few of them this week.

AddNational Biodiesel Board sees the cleaner side of Bush's GHG plan

The President has at least one fan of his vague call last week to halt to greenhouse gas emissions growth in the U.S. by 2025. Kind of.

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