Energy & Fuel

Poll: Americans Trust Obama More Than Romney on Climate; Want Action

A new poll shows more Americans (47%) trust President Obama on climate issues than those who trust GOP contender George Romney (21%). Some 66% percent believe global warming is happening. A previous poll showed 72% think climate change should be a priority for both the president and Congress. The poll, conducted by Yale and George Mason University researchers, had a 3% margin of error.

Source: Greenwire, 05/16/2012

Sen. Sanders, Rep. Ellison Unveil Bill To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

"WASHINGTON -- Progressive lawmakers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) teamed up on Thursday to introduce legislation designed to stop subsidies to the oil, coal and natural gas industries, preserving an estimated $110 billion over the next ten years."

Source: Huffington Post, 05/11/2012

Carmakers Standardize 15-Min Fast-Charge System for Electric Vehicles

"LOS ANGELES -- Eight U.S. and German automakers have agreed to utilize a fast-charging technology that recharges EV batteries in just 15 to 20 minutes. Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed to support a harmonized single-port fast charging approach - called DC Fast Charging with a Combined Charging System - for use on electric vehicles in Europe and the United States."

Source: ENS, 05/08/2012

"Fourteen Arrested Blocking BNSF Coal Train in White Rock"

"Fourteen Canadians were arrested for civil disobedience at 6 p.m. after sitting down on the tracks in front of an oncoming coal train in White Rock. Their vigil began at midnight, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) cancelled many of its scheduled runs in anticipation of the protest."

Source: Vancouver Sun, 05/07/2012

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