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Nissan LEAF arrives in Puerto Rico for first time

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One of them is Puerto Rico – where Nissan has made the first two deliveries of its LEAF to the Caribbean island. [.]. Nissan

2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

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Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car.

2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

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Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car.

EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act ( DERA ) program. Puerto Rico. Colorado. Delaware. Delaware and Virginia. Idaho. Oregon.

Altairnano to provide 2MW Li-ion storage system for solar project in Puerto Rico

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will provide a 2MW ALTI-ESS Advantage advanced energy storage system to provide ramp-rate control for smoothing the power fluctuations associated with photovoltaic applications in addition to frequency regulation for the San Fermin 26 MW photovoltaic solar farm in Loiza, Puerto Rico. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. Brief

Wilmington Trust selected as trustee for $2.7B Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

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All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Native American nations are potential beneficiaries of the trust. Wilmington Trust, N.A. has been appointed trustee for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. The company also served as trustee for the Greece debt restructuring program. Brief

DOE awards up to $40M for open-water, grid-connected wave energy testing facility

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Recent studies estimate that America’s technically recoverable wave energy resource ranges between approximately 900–1,230 terawatt hours (TWh) per year, distributed across the coast of Alaska, the West Coast, the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Brief

General Dynamics NASSCO launches first LNG-powered containership

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Upon delivery in late-2015, the Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Brief

United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area now effective

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The ECA was designated under MARPOL amendments adopted in July 2011. There are now four three designated ECAs in effect globally: The new United States Caribbean Sea ECA (SO x , NO x and PM); the North American ECA (SO x , NO x and PM); the Baltic Sea ECA (SO x ); and. the North Sea ECA (SO x ). Brief

Daimler Pushes On With More Than 3,000 Orion VII Hybrid Bus Orders In

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Of the 3,000 orders in, there are over 2,200 units already in use and some 850 additional orders on the backlog from municipalities in New York, Seattle, Houston, Ottawa, and even Puerto Rico. Daimler has announced that sales of its Orion VII diesel electric hybrid bus has now exceeded 3,000 units. Daimler is the worldwide leader in

AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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The 8,000 th CNG vehicle—a 2014 Chevy Express van manufactured in Wentzville, Missouri—was delivered to a work center in St. Brief

NHTSA survey finds 660,000 drivers while driving at any given daylight moment using cell phones or electronic devices

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So far 39 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. Source: NOPUS.

NHTSA projects 7.7% increase in US traffic fatalities for 2015 year-on-year; significant increase in motorcyclist and non-occupant deaths

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FARS is a census of fatal traffic crashes in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. billion miles—about a 3.5%

US Refiners Slightly Expanded Capacity From 2008 to 2009

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As of January 1, 2009, there were 150 operable refineries in the United States, not including facilities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Safety Institute: auto manufacturers fail to meet NHTSA deadline for replacement airbags

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Under this root-cause theory, NHTSA gave the highest priority for airbag inflator replacement to model year 2008 or older vehicles which have been registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Preliminary approval of VW 2.0L TDI settlement program in US

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Volkswagen has also resolved current and potential consumer protection claims of 44 US states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Judge Charles R. TDI vehicles in the United States. Earlier post.). Individual class members will now receive notification of their rights and options under the agreement. TDI vehicles.

smart USA and Nissan to Collaborate on New Gasoline-Powered B-Segment Vehicle for the US Market

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smart USA supports approximately 75 smart retail centers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Sketch of the proposed new vehicle.

NSF announces $55M toward national research priorities; intersection of food, energy and water systems

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University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Center for a Sustainable Water, Energy, and Food Nexus (SusWEF) SusWEF initiates a strategic research and education partnership between researchers in Puerto Rico and South Carolina to address problems at the nexus of food, energy and water systems. Lead organization. Description.

Toyota factory in France starts Yaris production for North American export

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) has started production of the Toyota Yaris compact car for export to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The model produced is the conventional gasoline-fueled Yaris and annual export volume will be around 25,000 units on a full-year basis. An additional €10 million (US$12.9 Brief

smart USA names Coulomb Technologies as Preferred Supplier of Charging Stations for EVs

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smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. The smart fortwo is a brand of and is manufactured by Daimler AG.

DOE reports show major potential for wave and tidal energy production near US coasts

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation’s coasts could contribute to the United States’ total annual electricity production. The United States uses about 4,000 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity per year. Resources. Brief

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulfur fuel oil requirement; 5000 ppm

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The ECAs established under MARPOL Annex VI for SO x are: the Baltic Sea area; the North Sea area; the North American area (covering designated coastal areas off the United States and Canada); and the United States Caribbean Sea area (around Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands). If not, the date could be deferred to 2025.

General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 1st LNG-powered containership; christens first ECO tanker

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The Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, the Isla Bella , to TOTE Maritime. The ship was delivered nearly two months ahead of schedule. LNG-conversion-ready ECO tanker.

Doosan delivers first dual-fuel, low-speed engine to NASSCO shipyard

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The two 3,100 TEU vessels will be powered primarily by LNG, and will operate between Florida and Puerto Rico. Brief

Daimler Buses North America Crests 3,000 Hybrid Bus Sales Mark

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More than 2,200 units are already in service, with an additional 850 firm orders in backlog from cities such as New York City, Seattle, Houston, Ottawa and Puerto Rico. Sales for Daimler Buses North America’s Orion VII diesel-electric series hybrid bus have surpassed 3,000 units—more than any other manufacturer in the world.

EPA announces availability of $26M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleet

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Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the US’ existing fleet of diesel engines. Idle-reduction technologies that are EPA verified.

Republic Services to Deploy 226 Natural Gas Trucks in West

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Republic Services, a provider of recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal in the United States and Puerto Rico, announced that 20% of the trucks it is adding to its fleet in 2010 will be powered by natural gas. Beginning in April, the Company will be adding 226 NGV trucks to 10 facilities in its Western region.

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US EPA awards $50M for clean diesel projects

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This year for the first time, the following territories can now receive direct state allocation funds: Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $50 million for clean diesel projects. Diesel engines emit 7.3

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Penske Seeking to Buy Saturn

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Penske Automotive Group, which sells new and previously owned vehicles, finance and insurance products and replacement parts, and offers maintenance and repair services on all brands it represents, has 158 franchises in 19 states and Puerto Rico and 152 franchises located outside the United States, primarily in the United Kingdom.

Northwestern-led team finds slightly imperfect graphene can serve as a highly selective proton separation membrane

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We found if you just dial the graphene back a little on perfection, you will get the membrane you want. —Professor Franz M. —Achtyl et al.

Toyota to establish new North American headquarters in Texas; consolidating from California, Kentucky and New York

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Operating units in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Altogether, these moves will affect approximately 4,000 employees. Click to enlarge.

Coulomb Technologies is the smart choice

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Smart USA Distributor LLS is the exclusive distributor of the Smart Fortwo in both the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Its headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Volkswagen AG agrees to plead guilty and pay $4.3B in criminal and civil penalties; 6 execs and employees indicted

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Volkswagen has agreed separate settlements with 44 US states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to resolve state consumer protection claims related to the diesel matter. As part of the resolution, Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts, to pay penalties and fines totaling $4.3 Indictment. public.

NSF Awards Rutgers $7.6M for Sustainable Energy Development, Graduate Education

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Lam and his colleagues will collaborate with University of Puerto Rico and two historically black universities, Virginia Union University and Delaware State University. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Rutgers University two grants worth $6.4 The foundation also has awarded the university up to $1.25

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Researchers Identify Conditions for Increased Atlantic Hurricane Activity

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Samples from Puerto Rico, the US Gulf coast, the Southern US coast, the mid-Atlantic coast and the southeastern New England coast were radiocarbon dated and combined to form a history of landfall hurricanes. La Niña conditions are favorable for hurricanes because they lead to less wind shear in the tropical Atlantic. Michael Mann.

NSF Awards $40M in 20 Grants for Research on Natural Systems, Including 8 Projects for Obtaining Hydrocarbons from Plants and Microorganisms

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Nadathur of the University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez, and Gordon Wolfe of California State University. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding 20 grants for FY 2009 in two research areas on natural systems: biosensing and bioactuation (12 awards); and obtaining hydrocarbons from biomass and microorganisms (8 awards).