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Panamerican carbon-free cruise for electric sportscar

| Sourced From Siliconrepublic |

An electric sportscar has completed an epic journey from near the Arctic Circle to the worlds southernmost city, passing through 14 countries in 70 days of travel.

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  • Published: Oct 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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On the GreenBeat: Carbon startup C3 looks to raise $50 million, White House goes solar

Energy and carbon management startup C3 is looking to raise almost $50 million in funding.

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  • Published: Sep 28th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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‘Progress’ on low-carbon vehicles could inspire interest in electrical courses

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An industry source has described how good progress has been made by the UK government in supporting low-carbon transportation, which might lead to more interest in electrical courses.

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  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Electric Carmakers Focus on Incentives, Not Carbon Prices

| Sourced From NYtimes |

LIVONIA, Mich. — With climate legislation seemingly dead in Congress, many clean-energy advocates are going back to the drawing board. But the electric-car industry, which is relying on other federal incentives to get ahead, remains upbeat.

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  • Published: Jul 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Electric Car Use May Increase Carbon Emissions

| Sourced From Energyboom |

New reports suggest that increased use of electric cars may in some areas of the US actually increase carbon emissions. Just when you thought we were on to something that might actually help!

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  • Published: Dec 30th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Spotlight on CO2 emissions at climate conference

THE WORLD leaders, delegates and protestors crowding Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change Conference might be surprised to see billboards around the city announcing four major carmakers as event sponsors. With road transport accounting for 10 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions

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  • Published: Nov 16th, 2009
  • Category: Europe
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Electric cars mean more CO2

| Sourced From Tgdaily.com |

Under the current EU emissions trading system, increased use of electric cars would actually boost CO2 emissions and oil consumption, according to the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).

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Government aims for 40% cut in new car CO2 by 2020

| Sourced From Verdictoncars.co.uk |

The government has announced that it is aiming to achieve a 40% decrease in average new car CO2 by 2020.

The target is contained in a white paper called the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan. Its ambitious nature is highlighted by that fact that the actual CO2 drop between 1997 and 2008 was just 19.8%.

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Shoots sprout in Canada’s green sector

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s alternative energy sector is showing signs of a budding recovery, as companies resurrect financing deals and public offerings that withered with the recession, but that revival remains very fragile.

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  • Published: Jun 29th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Nissan will unveil electric car prototype in August: report

| Sourced From Ibtimes.com |

Nissan Motor Co. will unveil its new electric car on August 2 in Japan but just as a prototype, according to British site AutoCar.

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Electric Cars Not Yet Free of CO2 Emissions

| Sourced From IBTimes |

Electric cars emit gases indirectly if they use widely available power from fossil fuel electric plants which burn coal, natural gas and petroleum and release greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide.

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