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UT Arlington researchers use polyaniline to split CO2 into alcohols

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have been the first to demonstrate that polyaniline (PANI), a member of the organic conducting polymer family, is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst. —principal researcher Krishnan Rajeshwar.

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America's First All-Electric Taxi Firm Hopes To Launch In Arlington County

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A taxi company in Arlington County, Virginia, is looking to become the first firm in the U.S. to have an all-electric fleet. The Electric Vehicle Taxicab Company aims to provide customers with a high-tech experience as they ride to their destinations. Now is the time to be more technologically advanced," said founder Malik Khattak to The

GM invests $1.4B for Arlington Plant upgrades for SUVs

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billion for a range of improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant to more competitively produce high-quality full-size SUVs. Since 2011, GM has invested nearly $2 billion in manufacturing improvements at Arlington Assembly including the latest announcement, the launch of the current full-size SUVs and a new stamping plant. billion.

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GM to use wind power for more than 50% of annual vehicle output from Arlington Assembly plant

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General Motors’ Arlington, Texas, Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power. Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. million in energy costs annually. Brief

UT Arlington project for Navy investigating how batteries age when run at high rates

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A University of Texas at Arlington engineering researcher is working to determine how oversized a battery has to be while operating safely and efficiently during its lifetime of use by the US Navy. The project is one of more than a half-dozen grants Wetz has been working on during the last few years that total more than $2 million in funding.

US Army and Air Force planning to develop 1GW of renewable energy on installations by 2025

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The Army will host the Army-Air Force Energy Forum 12 July in Arlington, Va. The US Army and Air Force are planning to develop 1 billion watts of renewable energy on their installations by 2025. New sources of clean energy will vary among installations, he said, and will include solar, wind, biomass and geothermal developments. Brief

GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. Brief

Chevrolet one of 16 organizations across US recognized by EPA for Climate Action; only automaker

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The awards were presented at the 2015 Climate Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va. One of the 16 was Chevrolet ( earlier post ), the only automaker among the group. Campus leaders have learned about the program through webinars and workshops. San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative (San Diego, Calif.): Tiffany & Co. Brief

Federal Realty partners with Car Charging Group to install EV charging stations at retail sites nationwide

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Pentagon Row and The Village at Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia. Federal Realty Investment Trust is partnering with Car Charging Group, Inc., a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Federal Realty‘s portfolio of 18.6 —Michael D. Brief

Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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photo by Glenn Marzano). The on-stage banner heralding the ribbon cutting event @ ECHS. Courtesy of CBS EcoMedia). Courtesy of CBS EcoMedia).

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APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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Bus systems in the following cities showed the top ten increases: Saint Louis, MO (15.6%); Dallas, TX (11.9%); Arlington Heights, IL (11.1%); Boston, MA (10.6%); Oakland, CA (10.5%); Ft. Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7 This was the fifth consecutive quarter of US public transit ridership increase, as 125.7 nationwide.

DOE awards $1M to project on cost-competitive hydrogen fuel

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in Arlington, Virginia—will identify cost-effective and efficient materials and processes to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $1 million to a project to analyze and evaluate potential cost-competitive pathways for producing and transporting hydrogen fuel. Brief

US DOE awards nearly $7M for cost analyses to advance fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems research

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Arlington, VA – up to $3 million for two projects. The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award nearly $7 million over five years for independent cost analyses that will support research and development efforts for fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems. The four projects selected for award are: Directed Technologies, Inc. million.

University of Texas researchers develop new solar photoelectrosynthetic process to convert CO2 to methanol

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Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are developing a new process for photoelectrosynthesis of methanol—the conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol using sunlight and hybrid CuO–Cu 2 O semiconductor nanorod arrays. —Ghadimkhani et al. In the lab, they submerged those rods in a water-based solution rich in CO 2.

DOE Joint Genome Institute approves 41 projects for 2012 Community Sequencing Program; climate, environment and bioenergy feedstocks

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University of Texas at Arlington. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has approved 41 projects from 152 submitted (culled from the 188 letters of intent originally received) for the 2012 Community Sequencing Program (CSP). This amounts to the equivalent of at least 10,000 human genomes in data. Proposer. DOE JGI.

Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. By Mayor Thomas M. Menino Guest Column Thursday, February 2, 2006 Here is part of the Mayor's column. "In

UTA study indicates air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies, not inherent to the extraction process

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A study led by chemists at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational inefficiencies and not inherent to the extraction process itself. Collectively, 12,821 data points were taken. Resources.

ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel to convene 2nd meeting in November

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Participation in the November meeting is open to all affected parties, including representatives of the automotive, electrotechnical, and utilities industries, relevant trade associations, standards development and conformity assessment organizations, government agencies, and academia. Brief

Clean Cities Autogas Vehicle Conversion Program Rolls Out First of 1,189 LPG Cars in Virginia

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Arlington, Va.-based The first vehicle converted to propane Autogas under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program is on the road, with thirty more program vehicles slated to be running on Autogas by the end of August. based Red Top Cab provided the first vehicle for conversion under the program.

US EPA Holding First Public Hearing on Proposed Endangerment Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act

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The hearing at the EPA Potomac Yard South Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia, is scheduled from 9am to 8pm. EPA is holding the first of two public hearings on Monday, 18 May regarding the agency’s proposed findings that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare. Earlier post.)

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Clean Energy to build new CNG stations for multiple transit agencies and large school district; agreements with trucking, refuse and others

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will construct new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for Arlington Transit (ART) in Arlington County, Virginia; Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) in Long Island, NY; and North Kansas City (MO) School District, which is set to become the largest school district in the US to transition its school bus fleet to CNG. Transit. Trucking.

Cadillac introduces the 4th gen Escalade SUV; no new hybrid model

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Production of the 2015 Escalade begins next spring in Arlington, Texas. Offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, the Escalade features a new 6.2L

Mayors Join Drive

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Conference of Mayors Join Drive for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles LAS VEGAS—June 5, 2006— The U.S. Become a Partner today.

ARPA-E Begins Reviewing Second Round of Concept Papers for Transformational Energy RD

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Separately, ARPA-E will hold a “ Power Technologies ” public workshop on 10 February in Arlington, Va. The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) of the US Department of Energy has received 583 concept papers in response to its second Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) released 7 December 2009. Earlier post.)

Global Power Company AES Raises $1.58B Through Stock Sale to China Investment Corp; Approx. 15% Stake

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AES, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power generation and distribution businesses in 29 countries. Global power company AES Corporation entered a binding stock purchase agreement with a wholly owned investment subsidiary of China Investment Corporation ( CIC ) to raise $1.58

S4 Energy Solutions to Develop Plasma Gasification Project at Waste Management Landfill for Waste to Fuels and Power

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and InEnTec LLC, plans to develop a plasma gasification facility at Waste Management’s Columbia Ridge Landfill in Arlington, Oregon.

DOE FCTO selects 11 fuel cell incubator projects for up to $10M in awards; exploring alkaline exchange membrane FCs

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Proceedings from the Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Arlington, Virginia May 8-9, 2011. Source: Slade et al. Click to enlarge. Description.

UTA researchers demonstrate one-step solar process to convert CO2 and H2O directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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A paper describing the process is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). —Chanmanee et al. ΔG˚= 237.3kJ/mol.

DARPA Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program aims to break “more armor” paradigm for protection

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GXV-T’s technical goals include the following improvements relative to today’s armored fighting vehicles: Reduce vehicle size and weight by 50%. Brie

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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Arlington). The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 60 research projects for up to a combined $156 million in funding from the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. Prior to today, ARPA-E has awarded $365.7 million in funds to approximately 120 energy projects within seven program areas. million). Funding.

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GE Receives $1.4B Contract to Supply Turbines for Largest Wind Farm Yet Built in the US

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Stretching across 30 square miles of Gilliam and Morrow Counties in north-central Oregon, near the town of Arlington, the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat project marks the US debut and largest single global order of GE’s 2.5xl wind turbines, which has been proven in Europe and Asia. GE has received a $1.4 The 2.5

ARPA-E holding workshop on increasing efficiency of light collection and bioconversion to liquid fuels

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The US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E will hold a workshop on “Applied Biotechnology for Transportation Fuels: Meeting Today’s Energy Needs by Maximizing Photon Capture” on 2 December 2010, in Arlington, Va. There will also be an optional morning session on 3 December 2010 at the same venue. This event is closed to the media.

Alabama Injection Project Aimed at Enhanced Oil Recovery, Testing Important Geologic CO2 Storage

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A recent study by Advanced Resources International of Arlington, Va., Carbon dioxide injection—an important part of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology—is underway as part of a pilot study of CO 2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in the Citronelle Field of Mobile County, Alabama. and 2 billion tons of CO 2. Denbury Resources Inc.

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EPA Proposes New Tougher Ground-Level Ozone Standards

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2010 in Arlington, Va. Counties projected to violate proposed Primary 8-hour Ground-Level Ozone Standards in 2020. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the strictest standards to date for ground-level ozone. By July 2011: EPA makes final area designations. and in Houston; and 4 Feb.

EPA Issues Proposed Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases; Proposed Cause or Contribute Finding Identifies Motor Vehicles as Contributing Source

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There are two public hearings scheduled for this proposed finding: 18 May at the EPA Potomac Yard Conference Center, Arlington, VA; and 21 May at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, WA. The issuance of an endangerment finding enables the regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Resources.

EPA issues greenhouse gas proposals

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The public hearings are scheduled for the EPA Potomac Yard Conference Centre in Arlington, VA on May 18 and the Bell Harbor International Conference Centre in Seattle, WA on May 21. It has been deemed by the EPA that the emissions from new motor vehicles and their engines contribute to these concentrations and threaten climate change.

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Summer Update

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Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months. Keene, N.H., Santa Barbara, CA.,

Most Hybrid Cities In America

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Arlington. I also noticed many Honda Civic hybrids and armies of hybrid SUVs. A quick review of the most recent annual numbers from R.L. 1.00.

DOE Selects 15 Projects Aimed at Secure CO2 Underground Storage

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Arlington, Va.) The US Department of Energy has selected 15 projects to develop technologies aimed at safely and economically storing carbon dioxide in geologic formations. Funded with $21.3 The selected projects are described below: Advanced Resources International, Inc. DOE share: $1,345,541; Recipient share: $653,500; duration: 24 months).

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DOE Selects 19 Projects to Monitor and Evaluate Geologic CO2 Storage

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Advanced Resources International , Arlington, Va. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 19 projects to enhance the capability to simulate, track, and evaluate the potential risks of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations. The projects’ total value is approximately $35.8 million over four years, with $27.6 Simulation.

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