Wed, 2007-01-10 09:32Kevin Grandia
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GM's chief economist reveals automakers greenwash

Update: GM issued this statment in reaction to the BBC story referred to below. 

With comments like this on global warming from Chrysler's chief economist Van Jolissaint, it's no wonder Chrysler continues it's steady slide in profits. According to a BBC report out this morning, Jolissaint went on a global warming screed during a private breakfast…


Tue, 2007-01-09 13:39Ross Gelbspan
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It's Official!

The 2006 average annual temperature for the continental U.S. was the warmest on record, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The agency began keeping such records in 1895.

Read more: It's Official!
Tue, 2007-01-09 13:09Bill Miller
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EU plans bold cut in carbon emissions; UN urged to widen Kyoto

Its leadership in the battle against climate change lagging, the European Union has raised the bar with a proposal to slash carbon output by 20 per cent by 2020 from the benchmark 1990 level.

H/T to Climate Ark  

Tue, 2007-01-09 12:42Emily Murgatroyd
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Save Money: hybrids save $13,000 compared to regular cars

A new study based on “cost of ownership” data has been released, citing that hybrid cars trump their non environmentally friendly counterparts in 7 major vehicle categories. The study used all 22 hybrid models currently on the market and found, among other things, that hybrids retain their value better, incur less maintenance and repair costs and naturally have lower costs for fuel.
Tue, 2007-01-09 11:06Richard Littlemore
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Quote of the Century

The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment.

- Margaret Atwood*

*This whole CBC Writers & Company interview is excellent (if you like Atwood), but the really political stuff begins at minute 43:00.

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