NYPD’s Blue just got a little greener by adding 40 new Nissan Altima Hybrids to their fleet of patrol cars. Of the forty cars, 18 of them are marked and 22 are unmarked. And while they cost the city $25,391 per vehicle, they get double the gas mileage compared to the current fleet.
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The EPA is holding public hearings April 6 and 7 in Arlington, Va (and streaming them online) about its proposal for greenhouse gas reporting.
The Pentagon will spend $400 million to develop solar-charged, hydrogen fuel cell blimp which will reach an altitude of 65,000 feet and remain airborne for 10 years.
The loan guarantee of $535 million will go to Solyndra Inc., which will expand its production of photovoltaic systems in Fremont, Calif. The money will cover 75-percent of the project costs but will yield up to 15 gigawatts of electricity and save some 300 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with President Bill Clinton, will retrofit LA with 140,000 LED streetlights starting this June. The initiative will save the city $48 million, and reduce carbon emissions by 197,000 tons.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/WIWSi9ds9Zs&hl=en&fs=1] [social_buttons] Transcript of President Obama’s address from Saturday, February 21, 2009: THE PRESIDENT: “Earlier this week, I signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — the most sweeping economic recovery plan in history. Because of this plan, 3.5 million Americans will now go to work doing the work that America needs done. […]
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is distributing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to its 1.2 million households, citywide. Oh, and for free! What’s next?
The Air Force has abandoned its plans for building a coal-to-liquid plant to produce aircraft fuel. While the plan would have reduced foreign dependence, all those emissions would have kinda sucked.
Today, President Obama delivered his first weekly address to the nation. I love these kinds of things. As archaic as the Bush administration was, I have to give them props for putting the President’s weekly address on iTunes. I expect Obama will follow suit.
the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee approved $20 billion in energy tax credits and related financial incentives as part of the Obama administration’s plan to revive the American economy.
Jacksonsays the California waiver on emission standards should be re-reviewed. She is currently New Jersey’s Chief of Staff. New Jersey is one of the 16 states that filed suit along with California.
The New York MTA is considering a green MetroCard program where riders can donate towards environmentally sustainable operations. The proposal also included that new construction should comply with LEED Silver guidelines. Riders will get to choose.
New York’s new cap-and-trade program has better emission standards than those of the EPA and it begins in March of this year. This is after many battles between the state and the Bush administration trying to lower pollutions standards.
Plasma TVs and LCD TVs account for 10-percent of the power needed to power Southern California. The Golden State hopes to ban inefficient televisions, greatly reducing usage during peak viewing times.