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New inventory of black carbon emissions from China finds 2007 levels higher than previously reported

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for year 2007. 2007); and predicted national data from the National Long-term Development Plan (NLDP) (2008?2050). Click to enlarge.

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Study quantifies impact of oil and gas emissions on Denver’s ozone problem

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VOCs can come from both natural sources like trees and anthropogenic ones, like oil and gas activities. Emissions Health Natural Gas Oil

NREL and partners build pilot plant to co-process biomass streams with petroleum

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Bio-hydrocarbons Biomass OilThe National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with leading petroleum refining technologies supplier W.R.

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Nothing to See Here - Oil Prices Retreat.from $90.07

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Forbes 12:43pm ET: Oil retreats from today's record highs around 90 usd as traders lock profits Bloomberg Crude Oil Falls From Record on Signs U.S. Supplies Are Adequate Associated Press Oil Futures Retreat From $90 Record CNN Money Oil retreats from $90, but gas keeps climbing. Tags: petroleum Big Oil

Iran's Oil Woes; An Arab Electric Car?

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Today the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports "Soaring Energy Use Puts Oil Squeeze on Iran." Iran may start rationing gasoline as soon as next month, and its oil exports could dry up in as little as a decade. The stagnation of Iran's oil industry presents a potential crisis for the country and the global oil market.

Oil Flirts Again with $100 a Barrel

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NY Times late Wednesday: Oil prices flirted with the symbolic $100-a-barrel level in overnight trading. Crude settled in New York trading at $97.29, down 74 cents

Oil Hits New High - Nears $90 per Barrel

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NY Times reports Record Price of Oil Raises New Fears

Freedom from oil in Brazil

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International Herald Tribune reports: Brazil stages raid against debt slavery at Amazon sugar cane-ethanol plantation.

The Mountain and Mohammed: Halliburton Moves HQ to United Arab Emirates

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Tags: dick cheney united arab emirates halliburton dubai Big Oil

V2G Test Drive

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With operations in eight states, Xcel Energy will study how the vehicles perform in varied geographic regions and climates over a six-month period.

The Cash Back Hybrid

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By John Voelcker First Published October 2007 Google , a former CIA director , the Natural Resources Defense Council , a U.S.

$97.07

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Domestic oil inventory to fall. Oil platforms evacuated. Severe weather shuts Mexican ports, disrupts oil supply to US. Tags: petroleum oil price per barrel As the price per barrel goes beyond $97, one story in the NY Times reports : •Bombing in Afghanistan kills 64. Attack on pipeline in Yemen. Dollar weak.

Ford and Edison

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Henry Ford and Thomas Edison M omentum for Plug-ins continues to build as two of the biggest names in transportation and energy meet. clip) The U.S.

Trying a Different Transmission

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Note: Ross Cunniff is burning the midnight oil over at [link] to try and get his 914 AC done this weekend. I drove out to Camp914 this morning.

DOE Funds PHEVs

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The submission deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2007. T he Department of Energy is moving forward to develop advanced batteries for PHEV s.

Keeping the Rain Out

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Since I live in the Pacific Northwest, I get rather concerned that rain entering the engine compartment will cause problems with the electrical wiring.

Getting the Tachometer and Lights Working

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Next up was tying the READY and FAULT output lines into the green oil light indicator and red generator light indicator. digital logic outputs.

We are Green for 12V Electrical!

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You can definitely test the green oil light, but don't short out any terminals as mentioned in step XXVI.G!! Whew! The moment of truth! engine.

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Victory! Death to the old Transmission Seal!

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Even after lubricating the seal and the surrounding hole with oil, I still had to use the throwout tube and a large hammer just to get it in.

Those darned gaskets!

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Above is a picture of the main transmission seal that prevents transmission oil from spewing out into the flywheel area. Let's hope this works.

Excel PHEV Study

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In order to make a dent in issues like climate change and dependence on foreign oil, the grid must change. Here is the story.

The Wall Street Journals

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A few months back, a reporter from the WSJ came to our offices. Here's part of his story. The whole story is here. But that's not all.

Recharge IT

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G oogle proved it is serious about Plug Ins with its new Recharge IT initiative. Here is part of the story. In addition, Google Inc.

$200,000 Google.org Grant to CalCars

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Google.org is stepping up to the plate for electricity in cars. Everyday Prius owners ask me where to get their car converted to a plug-in.

They Don't Just Steal at the Pump

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PBS' Now profiles government auditor Bobby Maxwell's attempt to get oil companies drilling on government land to pay royalties due. The corruption in the oil business isn't only in Iraq. Tags: Big Oil pbs now bobby maxwell See the video here.

Just Cleaning Up

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The transmission off to the right has a fresh load of oil in it and I look forward to seeing if I have any major leaks over the next few days.

Starting the Wiring

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The green/red-stripe wire turns on the oil-pressure light in the cabin. The black wire is the 12V switched line from the ignition.

Days 3 and 4

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I also drained all the engine oil and transmission fluid. The shift linkage was especially hard because it moved around so much.

Spaghetti Wiring

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The green/red wire drives the oil pressure light and will be tied to chassis ground on a bolt, so we use a closed terminal. Getting closer

A Jewish Electric Car?

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No oil of its own should be reason enough. Tags: renault petroleum israel davos electric cars Big Oil hillel fendele toyota A report from IsraelNationalNews.com out of Davos reports on talks to build electric cars in Israel. It's about time. Not very far to drive in this very small country should be reason enough. Dayenu.

Statoil postponing Corner oil sands project for minimum of 3 years; rising costs, limited pipeline access

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Statoil entered Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) through the acquisition of North American Oil Sands Corporation in 2007. Click to enlarge. Brief

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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Flows through the Strait in 2011 were roughly 35 percent of all seaborne traded oil, or almost 20 percent of oil traded worldwide. ”.

$98.62

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oil supplies fell last week for the third straight period. 2, crude oil inventories fell by 800,000 barrels to 311.9 One 11am EST AP report in the NY Times •U.S. Stockpiles of gasoline also dropped, the government reported Wednesday. Demand for gasoline over the past four weeks was 0.8 percent higher than a year earlier. •.prices

EPA Says No: Dems Get Rolled Again

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To get a bill the president would sign, out dropped any challenge to big oil's obscene profits, a national renewable electricity standard, overwhelmingly popular wind and solar tax credits, and plug-in hybrid credits that might truly jumpstart an alternative automotive future. It took less than 12 hours. The Democrats got rolled again.

Andy Grove Advocates Disruption

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s dependence on foreign oil. In the Wall Street Journal Online, The Informed Reader , Andy Grove, onetime CEO of Intel, discusses corporate "cross-boundary disruption," such as Apple moving into the music business. As a suggestion, Mr. Grove says General Electric Co. could benefit from a cross-boundary disruption by building an electric car.

Everybody Happy: Bush to Sign Do-little Energy Bill

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The reality, however, is no removal of tax breaks for Big Oil; no 15% renewables standard for utilities; no plug-in hybrid incentives. The opening line of the Detroit News story says all you need to know: The House approved a stripped-down energy bill Tuesday and sent it to President George Bush, who is expected to sign the legislation.

Fahrvegnügen and fuhgedaboutit: V-Dub Disses Hybrids, Hydrogen & CO2 Concern

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Both will survive because we need to extract both the heavy and the light fuels to achieve the maximum efficiency from our oil. Edmunds Inside Line 's Alistair Weaver interviewed Wolfgang Hatz, the head of powertrain for the entire Volkswagen Group. Quotations from the interview below; first, my somewhat snarky synopsis. market.

Bush Uses Alternative Fuels

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Bush in 2007. Certainly not part and parcel of a serious exploration of the potential of grid electricity as an alternative to oil. An imperiled attorney general, an unpopular war, a hung-over housing market and a presidential approval level of 32 percent: White House officials took all that into consideration and made their decision.

IEEE: Will CARB Take Part in Plug-in Car Revival?

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Oil companies shut out of electric markets are exploring biofuels and hydrogen as potential markets they could control. The IEEE Spectrum Magazine for November 07 touts on its cover "Battery or Fuel-Cell Cars? A California Cabal Will Decide." Interesting choice of headlines. The problem with electric is it is here now. Facts are facts.

New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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The majority (62%) of the plantations were located on the island of Sumatra, and more than two-thirds (69%) of all industrial plantations were developed for oil palm cultivation, with the remainder mostly being Acacia plantations for paper pulp production. The effect isn’t only a problem for biodiesel from palm oil. Earlier post.).