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NEWS UPDATE January 23, 2013

White House tamps down expectations for climate legislation

John McArdle, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted January 23, 2013

Basking in praise from environmentalists because President Obama shined a spotlight on climate change in his inaugural address, the White House today sought to avoid raising expectations about specific new legislation aimed at curbing global warming. “I’m not going to speculate for you about future actions,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said when asked about how Obama intends to follow up on climate change comments. [ read more … ]

Airlines piggyback on DOD’s test flights, push for expanded production

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted January 23, 2013

Facing dwindling profit margins and few alternatives to expensive petroleum, the aviation industry is looking to biofuels for an edge toward cutting costs and reducing emissions. Airlines have formed regional partnerships around the globe in efforts to build biofuel markets, and Boeing Co. and other airplane manufacturers are pressing Congress and federal agencies for support. But the airlines’ all-out effort, industry officials say, won’t fly without the U.S. military. [ read more … ]

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