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USPTO Accelerates Green Patent Applications

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 4:32 PM

From December 8, 2009, the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is running a year-long pilot program to expedite green technology-based patent applications by advancing them to examination out of turn. These types of applications include technologies directed to improvement of environmental quality, energy conservation, development of renewable energy resources...

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EPA Finally Sides With Science

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 6:54 PM

EPA is often torn between sound science, analytical techniques/limitations and politics. Many of the standards set by EPA are "moving targets", because although EPA's goal is to lower acceptable standards for toxins and pollutants, the analytical techniques are not available to provide accurate measurements on the low end of the...

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Green Jobs In America

(4) Comments | Posted September 11, 2009 | 3:00 PM

The "green jobs" concept was merely a new face on the old ideology of central economic planning and control, an alternative and a threat to free market capitalism...the push for "green jobs" has everything to do with funding the far-left political activities that Van Jones so adamantly believed in. Green...
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EPA Ruling: California Can Regulate GHGs

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 11:50 AM

On January 26, 2009, President Obama requested that EPA review the March 6, 2008 decision by EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson denying California permission to set standards controlling greenhouse gases (GHGs) from vehicles. EPA's February 6 release stated that "The Clean Air Act gives EPA the authority to allow California to...

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EPA & Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2009 | 5:22 PM

EPA is often torn between sound science, analytical techniques/limitations and politics. Many of the standards set by EPA are "moving targets", because although EPA's goal is to lower acceptable standards for toxins and pollutants, the analytical techniques are not available to provide accurate measurements on the low end of the...

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