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  • mtneuman@juno.com
    HEADLINES +++++++++ - Accelerating along the road to nowhere - US hybrid vehicle sales cooling despite high gasoline prices - Big Three CEOs press lawmakers
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2006
      HEADLINES
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      - Accelerating along the road to nowhere
      - US hybrid vehicle sales cooling despite high gasoline prices
      - 'Big Three' CEOs press lawmakers on renewable fuels
      - EU backs hydrogen fuel in public transport
      - Brake on biofuels as obstacles clog the road
      - National Campaign Connects Drivers to Global Warming Solutions
      - Ethanol may not be answer to US oil dependence: critics
      - Wall Street Concerned About Impact of Oil Prices, Energy Policies, and
      Climate on Auto Companies
      - Ford Launches Customer Carbon Offset Program
      - Proliferation of Motorcycles and Health Risks
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      Accelerating along the road to nowhere
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      Financial Times, 30 May 2006 - In theory, hydrogen as a fuel for
      vehicles is the answer to an environmentalist's prayer because the
      "exhaust" comprises water or steam. In practice, things are very
      different. If the hydrogen is made from processes involving carbon-based
      fuels all that has happened is that the emissions of globally-warming
      carbon dioxide have moved from a car's exhaust pipe to a power station
      chimney.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTkzMTc


      US hybrid vehicle sales cooling despite high gasoline prices
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      AFP, 24 May 2006 - Hybrid sales are cooling off in the United States
      despite high gasoline prices, mostly because the fuel-saving vehicles are
      still too expensive, analysts say.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTkzMDA


      'Big Three' CEOs press lawmakers on renewable fuels
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      Greenwire, 19 May 2006 - Top executives of the Big Three automakers
      urged members of Congress yesterday to provide incentives for ethanol
      distribution as a step toward reviving the struggling domestic auto
      industry.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTkyMzM


      EU backs hydrogen fuel in public transport
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      EurActiv.com, 12 May 2006 - The EU Commission presented on 11 May the
      results of a pilot programme launched in 2003 that powered 27
      hydrogen-fuel cell public buses in 9 European cities, from Amsterdam to
      Barcelona.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTkxODE


      Brake on biofuels as obstacles clog the road
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      Financial Times, 9 May 2006 - Ethanol, the energy source whose appeal
      rises with every surge in oil prices, may well be the transport fuel of
      tomorrow: cheap, clean and produced nowhere near the Middle East. But on
      both sides of the Atlantic its adoption is restrained by the distorted
      markets of today.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTkxMjE


      National Campaign Connects Drivers to Global Warming Solutions
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      GreenBiz.com, 8 May 2006 - The nonprofit DriveNeutral program has
      launched an ambitious new online campaign to promote carbon offsets for
      individual drivers.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTkxMTc


      Ethanol may not be answer to US oil dependence: critics
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      AFP, 2 May 2006 - As concerns mount over soaring gasoline prices and the
      United States' dependence on foreign oil, ethanol is emerging as a
      controversial balm for the nation's growing energy problem.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTkwNzA


      Wall Street Concerned About Impact of Oil Prices, Energy Policies, and
      Climate on Auto Companies
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      GreenBiz.com, 1 May 2006 - A new Ceres report finds that the uncertainty
      in the U.S. regarding the future course of energy and climate change
      policy is a major problem for investors and Wall Street analysts in
      assessing the value of auto companies, and that analysts need better
      disclosure from auto companies about their strategies for managing the
      risks and capturing the opportunities posed by new energy and climate
      change policies taking effect worldwide.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTkwMTE


      Ford Launches Customer Carbon Offset Program
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      GreenBiz.com, 27 April 2006 - Ford Motor Company and TerraPass have
      announced "Greener Miles, a program offering Ford vehicle owners the
      opportunity to offset the climate impact of their driving through the
      support of projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTkwMTA


      Proliferation of Motorcycles and Health Risks
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      IPS, 26 April 2006 - The continued expansion of Brazil's motorcycle
      industry over the past 13 years has polluted the air of the major cities
      and increased the number of traffic accidents, which kill 30,000
      Brazilians a year and send more than 100,000 to hospitals.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=MTg5ODU


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