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NRG Energy selects AeroVironment to expand eVgo EV charging ecosystem to Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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Planned Dallas/Fort Worth network. to expand the privately funded, comprehensive eVgo electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem launched first in Houston to EV drivers in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) market, the fourth-largest metropolitan area by population in the US. Click to enlarge. NRG Energy Inc., Nissan LEAF).

First Private Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open In Texas

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NRG Energy has opened its first eVgo direct-current electric vehicle charging station in Dallas, Texas, as part of a privately funded 70-station network in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the company announced.

Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership forms; applying for national designation

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Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Area — UTA campus, Arlington streets, I-30 corridor and Managed Lanes. The partnership builds upon the momentum of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Smart City Challenge, in which Austin was a finalist, and is a direct outcome of the Texas Mobility Summit held 1–2 December 2016.

Walgreens Installs DC Rapid Electric Car Chargers ?Where Practical?

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You may already know that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is installing as many as 800 electric car charging stations at its branches throughout New York City, Houston, Dallas Fort-Worth and Chicago.

Would You Pay $4 For 90 Minutes Of Electric Car Charging?

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A few weeks ago we told you that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens had begun to install Level 2 electric car stations at stores in New York City, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago.

Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck shows 54% improvement in fuel economy, 61% improvement in freight efficiency

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l/100 km) during testing last fall on US Route 287 between Fort Worth and Vernon, Texas. Click to enlarge. Cummins Inc. Earlier post.)

Early results from Univ. of Texas hydraulic fracturing study show no direct link to groundwater contamination; contamination problems appear related to other aspects of drilling ops

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Groat provided initial observations from the study, which the Energy Institute is funding, at a briefing in Fort Worth attended by local government officials, regulators, energy company executives, representatives of community groups and others. Johnson School of Public Affairs, School of Law and College of Communication. Natural Gas

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.

LEAF sales hit 50K mark in US, almost 115K worldwide

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Cumulative Nissan LEAF sales in the US hit the 50,000 mark this month, with the delivery of a black LEAF SL in Dallas, Texas. Brief

TransCanada receives final key permit for Gulf Coast Project pipeline; construction set to begin this summer

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With the permit from the Fort Worth, Texas Army Corps district added to previously received permits from the Galveston, Texas and the Tulsa, Oklahoma districts, TransCanada is now in a position to start construction of the oil pipeline in the coming weeks. Earlier post.) Brief

ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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Exxon Mobil Corporation will more than double its Permian Basin resource to 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent through the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, with an estimated resource of 3.4 ExxonMobil will make an upfront payment of $5.6 Darren W. growth area for onshore oil production. Woods.

INRIX and Parkmobile bring end-to-end parking solution to the connected car

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Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Fort Worth, Indianapolis and Houston. INRIX, Inc., The two will partner to develop an embedded, end-to-end parking solution for the auto industry. Parkmobile’s solutions are available in 35 of the top 100 U.S. cities, including Washington D.C., Brief

UPS to invest $100M more in compressed natural gas, CNG vehicles and related infrastructure

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El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; At UPS, we own our fleet and our infrastructure. Columbia, S.C.; Phoenix, Ariz.;

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GE Transportation expands locomotive diesel engine remanufacturing facility; demand increasing in part from compliance requirements for EPA Tier 3 standards

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and Fort Worth, Tx. in order to meet accelerating demand for remanufacturing services. ?GE Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). Brief

UT Arlington licenses technology for portable, modular GTL conversion units; targeting stranded gas

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of Fort Worth for commercialization. a Fort Worth-based, publicly traded company, to aid in commercializing the patent-pending process. UT Arlington engineering and science researchers designed a portable conversion unit utilizing their microreactor and process. 1 st Resource has partnered with UMED Holdings Inc. , Brie

Aventine sends first unit-train shipment of ethanol from Nebraska to Alabama

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Louis, Illinois; and Dallas, Houston, Deer Park, Fort Worth, Beaumont and Texas City, Texas. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. Brief

City of Ann Arbor Receives Four Hydraulic Hybrid Recycling Trucks; 30% Reduction in Fuel Consumption and Emissions

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Eaton’s Hybrid Launch Assist technology has been tested on refuse vehicles in Fort Worth and Denver. Earlier post.) Click to enlarge.

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

Westport LD announces new natural gas system for Ford Super Duty Pickups

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Westport will demonstrate the WiNG-powered F-250 through a “ride and drive” at the Green Fleets conference in Grapevine, Texas on 3–4 October and at the Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA) conference in Fort Worth, Texas on 20–23 October. Westport Innovations Inc. The F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks, based on Ford’s new 6.2L

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CleanFUEL USA and Ferrellgas Working Together on Propane Refueling Network in US

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Dallas-Fort Worth is the first metro area CleanFUEL USA and Ferrellgas are jointly targeting to develop 8-10 propane refueling stations. CleanFUEL USA, a leader in alternative fuel dispensing equipment and engine technology, is working with one of the largest distributors of propane, Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., Louis.

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Amtrak test of B20 snags TIME recognition

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The Heartland Flyer operates daily between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. A 12-month test of a B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel) biodiesel fuel blend to power the daily Amtrak Heartland Flyer train has made TIME magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Inventions of 2010.” The biodiesel blend is provided by a Texas-based vendor.

The EV Project Expands to Texas; Overall Value of Charging Infrastructure Project Now at $230M

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Purchasers of a Chevrolet Volt who qualify for EV Project participation in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas will receive a free home charger and credit toward the installation of the charger. ECOtality, Inc. A $30-million extension of the grant funding was announced earlier this month.

4,500th GE Evolution Series Locomotive enters service; reductions in fuel consumption and emissions

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The company plans to invest approximately $200 million in a new manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as significant technology upgrades at its more than 100-year old manufacturing facility in Erie, Pennsylvania to meet accelerating domestic and global demand. Production is scheduled to start by the third quarter of 2012.

Why Wall Street is throwing billions at the Permian

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On August 25, Blackstone Group announced its decision to inject $1 billion into Permian assets in a partnership with a Fort Worth-based affiliate of Jetta Operating Co. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. The rebound in the rig count in the U.S. is largely concentrated in the Permian. As Bloomberg noted in an Aug. billion.

GE unveils prototype for first Tier 4 heavy-haul locomotive

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GE Transportation plans to build its Tier 4 Evolution Series Locomotives at one or both of its US locomotive manufacturing sites in Erie, PA and Fort Worth, TX. GE Transportation unveiled the prototype for its next Evolution Series Locomotive that will decrease constituent emissions by more than 70%. Brief

Edeniq and Flint Hills Resources Renewables establish joint development relationship for ethanol

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The company also has made equity investments in bioenergy companies, and operates a biodiesel plant near Fort Worth. Flint Hills Resources Renewables, LLC, a leading US ethanol producer, will become a customer of Edeniq, Inc., a biomaterials and sustainable fuels company, in addition to being an investor. Brief

Exxon Mobil Acquiring XTO Energy in $41B Deal; Enhances US Position in Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil

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The new organization will be located in Fort Worth, Texas, in XTO’s current offices. Exxon Mobil Corporation is acquiring XTO Energy Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at $41 billion. XTO’s resource base is the equivalent of 45 trillion cubic feet of gas and includes shale gas, tight gas, coal bed methane and shale oil.

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Nissan plans to add at least 500 quick-charging stations to US in next 18 months, tripling the quick-charging infrastructure

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NRG currently operates similar networks in Houston and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and has announced networks in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Joaquin Valley areas. Nissan outlined the strategy at the Washington Auto Show. Nissan has been working on accelerating a European quick-charging network since 2011.

Denbury Undertakes Midwest CO2 Pipeline Feasibility Study

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is the largest oil and natural gas operator in Mississippi, owns the largest reserves of CO 2 used for tertiary oil recovery east of the Mississippi River, and holds operating acreage in the Barnett Shale play near Fort Worth, Texas, onshore Louisiana and Alabama, and properties in Southeast Texas. Denbury Resources Inc.

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US Public Transit Ridership in 2008 At Highest Level in 52 years; 10.7B Trips

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The commuter rail systems with the double digit ridership growth rate in 2008 were located in the following areas: Albuquerque (35.1%); Portland, ME (26.5%); Seattle (23.8%); Pompano Beach, FL (22.9%); Harrisburg-Philadelphia (17.7%); New Haven (17.5%); Oakland (16.1%); Stockton, CA (14.7%); Dallas-Fort Worth (14.1%); San Carlos, CA (12.5%).

New RNP Flight Path Designed by GE Aviation Debuts at Bradley International

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The inaugural flight using the newly-approved approach to Bradley International Airport’s Runway 15 was American Airlines Flight 1916, which arrived from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Earlier post.). Over the next 20 years, airspace and airlines around the world will fundamentally change from how we operate today. Resources.

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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South Central Corridor (Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock). Source: DOT. Click to enlarge.

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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.,

Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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South Central Corridor (Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock). With the promise that he will scrutinise how every dollar is spent as the US bids to stage an economic recovery, President Barack Obama has released a strategic vision for a high-speed passenger rail system in the US.

US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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The project will deploy refueling stations and alternative fuel vehicles in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards. Click to enlarge. And with the cost share contributions from the recipients, every federal dollar spent will be matched by nearly two dollars from the project partners.