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Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide 200 EVs for Paris climate conference

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris later this year. The fully electric car fleet will shuttle delegates during the event from 30 November to 11 December. van, the Renault Fluence Z.E. Brief

Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen partner on renewable isooctane for specialty fuel applications

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Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen, world market leader in alkylate gasoline for two- and four-stroke small engines, have entered into a partnership on renewable isooctane ( earlier post ) for specialty fuel applications. —Thomas Buhl, Head of business development at Global Bioenergies. billion (US$3.8 billion).

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LowCVP Conference attracts 200 delegates and leading speakers

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Andrew Adonis, making his first public speech since his promotion to Secretary of State for Transport, told delegates at the LowCVP Conference that climate change is an issue which defines this age. There are also links from here to the conference speech by Lord Adonis and press releases issued by the LowCVP and the Greater London Authority.

ITF launches global initiative to decarbonize transport

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The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD has launched a major global initiative towards carbon-free transport. Transport activity currently contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, with the share expected to rise. The COP 21 Paris Agreement created a political pathway for global CO 2 mitigation efforts.

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Elon Musk On Climate: Tax Carbon Appropriately, Tesla Founder Says (Video)

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Elon Musk global warming climate change Tesla Motors electric vehicles plug-in carsThe COP21 climate summit in Paris is now in its second week.

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Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Rough map of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Click to enlarge. So, what does that mean? Well, it means maybe different business models. Policy makers.

Audi sponsors AI conference NIPS 2016, demonstrates how car develops intelligent parking strategies

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Audi is a sponsor this year of the annual Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems ( NIPS ) and is showcasing its expertise at the conference on artificial intelligence for the first time. Following the conference, there are workshops which provide a less formal setting.

Toyota sponsors Milken Institute Global Conference, advocates for fuel cell vehicles

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Toyota used the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles—which it sponsored, becoming the first automaker to do so—as a platform to argue for fuel cell vehicles and the opportunities they represent. —Chris Hostetter. Brief

Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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—Ken Morris, vice president, global product integrity, General Motors. Conferences and other events Conversions Fuel Efficiency High Octane Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins OSU’s series-parallel PHEV. Click to enlarge. The US Department of Energy and General Motors Co. The OSU EcoCar2 Malibu featured an A123 18.9

Ford holding auto app developer conference; hackathon with LA data

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Ford Motor Company will hold an automotive app developer conference on 8 September as part of the Connected Car Expo taking place at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. —John Ellis, Global Technologist and Head of Developer Program for Ford. Brief

German Government hosting international e-mobility conference; Merkel speaking

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The German Federal Government is hosting an international conference on e-mobility, “Electric Mobility Going Global” later this month (27-28 May) in Berlin; Germany’s chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is scheduled to give a speech on the first conference day. Video streaming will be offered through the website of the conference.

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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The answer is simple and direct – because I have done The Math. . There’s never been a bigger enemy or or a more noble cause. 15 years.

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Summary of decisions from Durban climate conference

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markets all remain in action as effective tools to leverage global climate action and as models to inform. the coordination of adaptation actions on a global scale; and a Technology Mechanism, which are to become fully operational in 2012. and to assist the Conference of the Parties. as possible, but not later than 2015. Brief

Australia Hosts First Climate Change Adaptation Conference

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The first international conference held in Australia to discuss the science and options for adapting to climate change begins in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center, Queensland, on 29 June. Professor Palutikof.

UCLA, UC Davis host world conference on electric vehicles and cities prior to EVS26

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The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and the UC Davis Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center will host the World Electric Vehicle Cities and Ecosystems Conference on 5 May, just prior to EVS 26. Brief

Protean Electric forms partnerships for global production of in-wheel drive motors

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In-wheel electric drive startup Protean Electric ( earlier post ) has formed relationships with several leading companies in the global auto industry to accelerate its in-wheel electric drive systems to market in high-volume production. MAHLE Powertrain, an engineering service provider to the global automotive industry. Brief

Greenland Conference Concludes Arctic Climate is Changing Drastically and Rapidly

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The Arctic climate is changing drastically at a rapid pace and the effects will be felt on a global scale. That was the overall conclusion from a scientific conference on climate changes in the Arctic which was held in Nuuk, Greenland last week. The permafrost in Greenland as well as globally is warming and in some areas thawing.

Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Current levels of investments in low-carbon technology and infrastructure are substantially lower than the $500 billion per year deemed necessary by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to hold the increase of global average temperatures below 2 °Celsius—the target agreed to in Cancun last year. Be transparent—i.e.,

Advanced biofuels conference in Singapore to focus on cellulosic and algal produced bioenergy

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Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology and Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced the second Keystone Symposia conference on Biofuels in Singapore from 1-6 March 2011. The scientific organizers of the conference are Professor Stephen P. —Professor Mayfield. Brief

IEC publishes two EV charging standards; global consensus on plugs and sockets

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The two IEC International EV Standards reflect a global consensus on the plugs and sockets that are needed to charge EVs. The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) has published two new International EV charging standards: IEC 62196-1 and IEC 62196-2. —Ronnie Amit, CEO and General Secretary of the IEC. Resources.

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DuPont Automotive Highlights Zytel PLUS and New Laser Welding Materials at SPE Conference

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A new nylon family—DuPont Zytel PLUS—and new materials to enable laser welding techniques were the focus of two DuPont Automotive Performance Polymers talks presented recently at the SPE Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference (AutoEPCON) at the Michigan State University (MSU) Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. Click to enlarge.

BIO Conference Highlights Emerging Range of Pathways to Drop-in Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels

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The following list of companies presenting their pathways to hydrocarbon fuels at the BIO conference is not exhaustive; indeed, other companies at the same conference could take their platforms, which they are currently targeting at the lower-volume, higher-value chemical molecule market, to produce higher-volume, lower value transportation fuels.

UOP/Solazyme Neat Renewable Diesel from Algae Oil Powers Vehicle at United Nations Climate Change Conference

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Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has organized a “ Driving the Future ” showcase during the COP 15 climate conference that begins today. Attendees needing a ride to the center of Copenhagen or journalist wanting to visit Danish cleantech solutions are free to use the COP15 showcase vehicles. Earlier post.).

Ford chief warns of global gridlock with smart transport systems

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The world could become crippled by congestion if car makers, governments and telecommunications fail to work together to create an inter-connected transportation networks, Chairman of Ford, Bill Ford explained during his keynote speech at the 2012 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona yesterday. Ford transport

Monsanto, BASF Scientists Discover Gene Conferring Drought Tolerance in Corn Plants

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Monsanto Company and BASF scientists have discovered a naturally-occurring gene that can help corn plants combat drought conditions and confer yield stability during periods of inadequate water supplies. This product will be the first biotechnology-derived drought-tolerant crop in the world. metric tons per hectare). Earlier post.)

UN scientific panel ranks overhaul of global environmental governance to meet 21st century challenges as top emerging issue; GEO-5 summary issued

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A complete overhaul of global environmental governance is urgently needed if the challenges of global sustainability are to be met for seven billion people, according to a wide-ranging Foresight Process conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Global Environment Outlook-5. —Foresight Report. Resources.

SwRI to showcase Ranger precision localization technology for automated driving; non-GPS system with 2cm precision

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A Ranger map conceptually consists of images that are registered to a global, fixed frame. —Dr. Bottom. Source: SwRI. Click to enlarge.

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ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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Thornton is the director of product integrity and performance at Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, a global company headquartered in Norcross, Georgia. The committee will host its first meeting on 27 March in Brussels, Belgium, in conjunction with the annual conference of the European Tire Recycling Association (ETRA).

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Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The Schaeffler Group, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, sees e-mobility, Industry 4.0 Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

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If You Love the Ocean Consider This… Then Do Something

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No where else on our planet are the current impacts of global warming being felt more strongly. That bathtub is full and overflowing now folks.

Biofuels Industries Form Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

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Companies and organizations from 29 countries representing more than 60% of global biofuels production have formed the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA).

Global billionaires unite in “Breakthrough energy coalition” to support development of zero-carbon energy

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As the UN climate conference COP21 opened in Paris, Bill Gates announced the formation of the “ Breakthrough energy coalition ”, an investment grouping of global billionaires focused on developing the technologies that will create a new zero-carbon energy mix. —Breakthrough energy coalition. Japan. Brief

BMW i3 Electric Car And BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid: Overview

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The designs and details of both cars were unveiled in a Frankfurt press conference that was broadcast globally on the Internet. BMW today revealed concept versions of its first-ever production electric cars: the i3 battery electric minicar and i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe.

2011 Mitsubishi PX-MiEV II Plug-In Hybrid Concept: Tokyo Motor Show

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On the stand in a Mitsubishi Motors press conference at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show yesterday, the company’s president, Osamu Masaku, made no mention of performance or motorsports—or the sporty Lancer family.

Audi adds INRIX Park Service to Audi connect services globally

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Audi and INRIX demonstrated the technology today at the Telematics Detroit 2013 conference. Audi is adding INRIX Park—a real-time service providing drivers with continuously updated pricing, hours and availability information for off-street participating parking—for all existing and new Audi connect subscribers. Brief

Anderman report projects annual global EV and PHEV market to grow four-fold to 1.4M vehicles between 2014 and 2020

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The 2015 xEV Industry Insider Report by Dr. Menahem Anderman, released this week, projects that the combined annual global electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) market will grow fourfold from 350,000 to 1.4 According to the report’s baseline estimate, the global Li-ion xEV business, totaling $4.1 billion.

Aviation Summit calls for global framework on emissions reductions

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The 6 th Aviation and Environment Summit , recently held in Geneva, Switzerland, concluded with the adoption of an industry declaration titled “Aviation Benefits Beyond Boundaries,” as a joint message to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). Brief

BREAKING NEWS: US Science Report Proves All Out Effort To Fight Climate Change Needed Right Now Or Everyone Is Screwed. Get It?

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Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on Tuesday. Global Warming Study Released – Boston Globe website. Burnt toast.

Mitsubishi Motors to Premiere Concept Global Small car at Geneva show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will give the global premiere of its fuel-efficient Mitsubishi Concept Global Small (show model) vehicle at the 81 st Geneva International Motor Show (1-13 March at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex. A body shape that greatly reduces aerodynamic resistance. Brief

Letter from Copenhagen

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Contrary to some reports, the Copenhagen Climate Conference was a great success. Sure, national leaders failed to sign a meaningful agreement, even after painstaking work by so many national staffs, NGOs (like Global Observatory), and demonstrators. It reported – even with global distractions like Tiger Woods in full swing.