Cali Budget Clears State Senate: The budget plan approved today in the California legislature (after a three-month impasse) includes a provision that will delay requirements for builders to retrofit heavy diesel equipment to reduce emissions. — LA Times
China’s Automakers Step Up: China’s Chery Automobile launched its first self-developed electric car today, the S18, joining BYD Auto in the country’s emerging alternative-fuel vehicle market. — Reuters
Western Resistance: As implementation of the Western Climate Initiative’s regional cap-and-trade system looms, business interests are raising a ruckus about the potential economic impact. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Carbon on the Cheap: The recent plunge in the price of carbon permits in the EU has reopened a debate over the efficacy of the cap-and-trade system to curb emissions, with real implications for U.S. climate legislation. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital
Electric Carmakers Chaaaaarge!: Massive investment in the future of vehicle manufacturing and infrastructure might be the slice of the stimulus that best delivers on its promise to create and save jobs. Now who’s hiring? — Wired’s Autopia