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Even top German minister for environment prefers Tesla

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Government officials in Germany seeking to express national pride in their choice of vehicle have no shortage of options. The established German luxury brands offer many models that frequently serve in the capacity of official vehicle for an elected official. Indeed, given Germany's considerable investment in its auto industry, using a German car.

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Hybrids perform best in urban environments

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The fuel economy advantage of running a hybrid car over a diesel vehicle is often ‘an illusion’ according to new assessment by Emissions Analytics.

U Toronto study measures GDI emissions in urban near-road environment

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A study of emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles in an urban near-road environment in Toronto over a wide range of weather conditions (February 2014 to January 2015) found that—other than for NO x and CO—the GDI engines had elevated emissions compared to the Toronto fleet. —Zimmerman et al. Resources.

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Nissan’s electric NV200 wins Environment Award

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The fully electric version of the LCV is still in testing stages with various companies but that didn’t bear any influence on Van Fleet World presenting it with the Environment Award at this week’s [.]. It’s not even due to hit the market for at least another year but Nissan’s e-NV200 has won its first award. Nissan award e-NV200

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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The latest news on global warming could not be worse. “ Civilization is at risk ,” they warned. But no one is listening.

Garages tempted to hurt the environment by disposing of tyres illegally

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Nearly two-thirds of garages (65%) say they have either considered or being approached to dispose of old tyres illegally according to new research.

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Greenius Wins The SEED Award for Environmental Outreach & Education

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Greenius Wins The SEED Award for Environmental Outreach & Education

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Argonne researchers developing multifunctional farm landscapes balancing economy, bioenergy and environment

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In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are finding ways to meet three agrarian land management objectives simultaneously: maximizing a farmer’s production; growing feedstock for bioenergy; and protecting the environment. Resources.

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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The latest news on global warming could not be worse. “ Civilization is at risk ,” they warned. But no one is listening.

New safety test environment for high-speed flywheels for energy storage systems; new high-speed imaging techniques

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FlySafe test environment. The FlySafe project is investigating the potential failure mechanisms and behaviors of high-speed flywheel systems.

Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. Automobile tire rubber in general consists of approximately 40?60% when complex.

Obama Administration releases National Bioeconomy Blueprint; health, food, energy and environment

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The White House today released a national Bioeconomy Blueprint , a comprehensive approach to harnessing innovations in biological research to address national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment. The objectives are: Support R&D investments that will provide the foundation for the future US bioeconomy.

Li-on batteries ‘not too bad’ for the environment

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Electric cars are widely excepted as a ‘green’ alternative to fossil fuelled vehicles as they emit no tailpipe emissions and because their carbon footprint can be largely determined by the electricity mix from which they recharge.

Could the Prius be harmful to the environment?

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According to them, the nickel on the Toyota Prius battery is mined in Sudbury, Ontario and then it is smelted nearby where there are reports of damage to the environment. Though widely thought of as the ultimate green car, the 2010 Toyota Prius is facing criticism over just how green it is. The nickel is then shipped to a refinery in Wales.

U Michigan opens Mcity test environment for connected and automated vehicle technologies

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In particular, Mcity allows researchers to simulate the environments where connected and automated vehicles will be most challenged. Xerox Corp.

The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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Canada Environment Minister to propose exemptions from 2% renewable content in home heating oil and diesel

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Today’s measures will provide flexibility for Maritime Provinces to make adjustments required to comply with the regulations and ensure Canadian families are not penalized for heating their homes with home heating oil. —Peter Kent. Brief

World celebrates forests for Environment Day

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Sunday was World Environment Day (WED) and this year’s theme is ‘Forests: Nature at your Service’; designed to highlight the vital environmental, economic and social role the world’s forests play. Green credentials climate change CO2 deforest forest india world environment day

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

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Considered to be among the harshest and most extreme environments on the planet with low water and nutrient levels paired with high salt and ultraviolet radiation levels, the team seeks to understand how the carbon cycle plays out in this ecosystem. This amounts to the equivalent of at least 10,000 human genomes in data. Proposer. DOE JGI.

Environment Agency receives first electric car

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The Environment Agency is the latest public body to benefit from the clean-running of the all-electric i-MiEV as Mitsubishi hands over the first electric car model to join the agency’s fleet. Mitsubishi Climate Change Week Environment Agency i miev

Everything you need to know about the 2017 road tax changes

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Environment Road tax TaxAs 2017 looms ever closer, many motorists may be concerned about the incoming changes to road tax bands and how it will affect their pockets. Set i.

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World Environment Center awarding 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for sustainable development to Volkswagen Group

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The World Environment Center ( WEC ) will award its 30 th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen will accept the Gold Medal Award on 15 May 2014 during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, DC. Brief

Gallup poll finds Americans split on energy vs. environment trade-off

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These results are based on Gallup’s annual Environment poll, conducted 8-11 March. Click to enlarge. Brief

DOT to award almost $9M to keep Ann Arbor connected vehicle R&D environment going for another 3 years

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The Connected Vehicle Test Environment (CVTE) was developed as a real-world model deployment test site for enabling wireless communications among vehicles and with roadside equipment for use in generating data to enable driver safety warning systems. Work areas covered under the agreement include: Operate and maintain test environment.

What's Good For GM Is.Good For The Environment?

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We asked last year if the new GM would be a cleantech play. It’s looking more and more like that’s the case. Yesterday, the company announced it would be rolling out a hybrid technology system called eAssist in the Buick Regal 2012 that will boost fuel economy by 25 percent. The system uses regenerative braking, power stored in a

Could black box insurance be good for the environment too? The Green Piece

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The Green Piece Column. The Green Piece car insurance eco-driving

US Federal Aviation Administration to form Center of Excellence (COE) for Environment and Energy

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is forming a Center of Excellence for Environment and Energy during FY-2013. The FAA Administrator will announce the final selection of the Center of Excellence for Environment & Energy in FY 2013. Aircraft Emissions and Impacts Characterization. Aircraft Technology Assessment. Brief

Diesel owners could soon face congestion charge in major cities

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Environment Politics DieselDiesel drivers could soon be charged to enter many major cities such as Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Bristol after the High Court rule.

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Federal Highway Administration to award up to $2M for assistance in setting up certification environment for connected vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a request for applications ( RFA DTFH6114RA00014 ) for assistance in establishing a future certification environment for connected vehicle devices and applications. Estimated funding is up to $2 million. radio range and positioning accuracy).

DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

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The principles reflect the positions of the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration), NHTSA, and RITA at this time of adoption related to research, demonstration and implementation of a connected vehicle environment. Transportation Safety is the DOT’s top stated priority for the connected vehicle environment. Coverage/scale.

Environment Canada study finds vehicle exhaust a significant source of isocyanic acid; suggests consideration of new emission standard

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Researchers at Environment Canada have found that vehicle exhaust is a significant source of isocyanic acid (HNCO), a toxic gaseous acid that is a product of various forms of combustion and a potential health concern. HNCO and its aqueous anion isocyanate (CNO ? —Wentzell et al. In the reported study, Wentzell et al. functional group.

NSF and JST launch joint program Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society; focus on energy and environment

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Conceptual sketch of future metabolomics challenges and opportunities from May 2010 NSF-JST workshop on metabolomics. Click to enlarge. Resources.

G-Wiz founder wins Energy and Environment award

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The Economist has announced that Chetan Maini, co-founder of Reva Electric Car Company, is to receive its respected Energy and Environment Innovation award at the international publication’s forthcoming 2011 Innovation Awards. Electric cars award Chetan Maini electric car Energy and Environment G-Wiz REVA The Economist win

Euro Parliament Environment Committee approves 147 g CO2/km target for light commercial vehicles by 2020; caps van speed

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Members of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee approved a draft law setting out rules for achieving a 147 g CO 2 /km (235 g/mile) target for new light commercial vehicles by 2020, down from 203 g/km (325 g/mile) today—i.e., a 27.6% reduction. The vote was 53 to 4 with 1 abstention.

Ford poll finds Europeans want freedom of car ownership, but worry about traffic, cost of driving, environment

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A new Ford Motor Company-sponsored poll of 6,000 people across Europe found that most Europeans remain committed to car ownership, but have growing concerns about traffic congestion, the cost of driving and the environment. 57% say elected bodies bear most responsibility for reducing transport impact on the environment. Earlier post.).

Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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Joe Galliani in Keep Hermosa Hermosa hat receiving his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from the City of Manhattan Beach and V.O.I.C.E. And the L.A.

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Does Paris have the right solution for city pollution?

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US DOT holding public meeting on enabling a secure environment for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure transactions

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will hold a free Policy Research Workshop on Enabling a Secure Environment for Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Transactions on 19-20 April in Washington, DC. What are estimated costs for supporting these requirements?

Saving money more important than the environment?

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Would it be the chance to do your bit for the environment? What would drive your decision to buy a green car? Or is your focus firmly on saving cash? According to a new survey by Auto Trader, it appears most of us are more money conscious. It found that the majority of UK motorists [.].