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Dirty money from polluters funds clean-car incentives in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island is one of the many states to offer purchase rebates for new electric cars. Under the recently introduced Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE) incentive program, buyers can get up to $2,500 for their electric-car purchases.

Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

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That''s why Rhode Island plans to issue special license plates that identify a vehicle as an Hybrid and electrified cars may be good for the environment, but they can pose a danger to first responders.

Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

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Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil fuels, or to switch to renewable energy. emissions natural gas renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandThe smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. DON'T MISS: Dirty.

Small Islands Are Biggest Beneficiaries Of Renewable Energy

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Islands are often cut off from mainland grid infrastructure, which drives up energy costs for the people who live there. energy infrastructure renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandWhen it comes to sites where renewable energy can have the biggest impact, it's best to look offshore.

Cheap 2015 Nissan Leaf, Tesla drag racing, RI electric-car incentives: Today's car news

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Today, how one reader got an exceedingly inexpensive new Nissan Leaf electric car, drag racing a "Ludicrous" mode-equipped Tesla Model S, and how Rhode Island uses money from polluters to fund its electric-car incentives. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Toyota inviting royalty-free use of ~5,680 hydrogen fuel cell patents

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In November 2014, Toyota announced a collaboration with Air Liquide to develop and supply a phased network of 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations targeted for New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The announcement covers only fuel cell-related patents wholly owned by Toyota.

Honda cuts US lease price for Fit EV to $259/mo

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Further, the network of qualified Fit EV Honda dealers in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut will expand from 36 to more than 200 by the end of June. In the US, Honda has cut the lease price for the Fit EV in the US to $259 a month beginning 1 June, down from $389 a month.

California Energy Commission selects 16 hydrogen station projects for up to $33.4M in funding

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In 2016, Toyota announced a collaboration with Air Liquide to develop and supply a phased network of 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations targeted for New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 15 new main hydrogen retail station projects for up to $31.7

Nissan brings LEAF to new US markets

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By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order. Nissan North America Inc. is expanding the availability of the battery-electric Nissan LEAF in the US. On 3 Oct., Brief

8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

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The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. Representatives of an eight-state partnership to develop and to support the market for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) joined California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D.

Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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In addition to California, the ZEV states are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Rhode Island: $407 million. The report, Clean Air Future: Health and Climate Benefits of Zero Emission Vehicles , was produced by the American Lung Association in California.

Chemists develop cheap alternative fuel cell catalyst

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Chemists at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA, have developed a cobalt-graphene combination catalyst which works a little slower traditional platinum catalysts, but is longer-lasting and more sustainable-overcoming [.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars catalyst fuel cell hydrogen

US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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US driving topped 2.4 trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0% billion miles were driven in September 2016 alone—a 2.4%

DOE to award up to $137M for SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technology Office programs

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Promote and demonstrate plug‐in electric vehicles through showcases in a variety of venues throughout New England: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont. In 2010, the Energy Department launched the SuperTruck initiative to improve heavy-duty truck freight efficiency by 50%. Navistar, Inc. Applicant. Description. 999,977.

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More states follow California’s clean car standards

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The 13 states are: Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The decision follows President Obama’s landmark agreement to adopt federal emission standards for the model years 2012-2016.

Coalition of 11 states sues US EPA over soot rules

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Led by the State of New York, the coalition also includes California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The EPA had failed to meet an October 2011 deadline for revising the existing standards. EPA last revised the standards in 2006. Brief

FuelCell Energy hits 3 billion kWh mark from its DFC plants since 2003

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This land area is larger than the State of Rhode Island and almost as large as the State of Delaware. FuelCell Energy, Inc., —Chip Bottone, Chief Executive Officer, FuelCell Energy. Utilizing an electro-chemical process, power is generated in a manner that is virtually absent of criteria pollutants including NO x , SO x , and PM.

EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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of new vehicle sales in 2014 so far, up from 0.6% in 2013 and 0.4% in 2012. Electric vehicles per 1,000 vehicles. sales and use tax. Brief

Toyota announces priority registration website for Prius Plug-In Hybrid

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The 15 launch states include the following: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., Prius Plug-in online ordering will not be available in Hawaii.). Brief

NRDC-sponsored Shulock report says California ZEV regulations need a tune-up to meet 2025 goals

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In 2013, the Governors of eight of the ZEV states (including California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to place 3.3 million electric-drive vehicles across the ten ZEV states compared to the original 3.3 million goal. Chuck Shulock. Background.

BMW and Nissan again partner to add 174 more DC fast chargers in US with EVgo

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Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Earlier post.) Brief

Eight states make huge green car commitment

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By 2025, eight US states have agreed to have 3.3million zero emission vehicles on their roads: along with the accompanying refuelling infrastructure.

California, Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient States

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California, Massachusetts and Oregon have been named the top-rated states for energy efficiency, while New York, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Maine rounded out the top ten.

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2010 Altima Hybrid, On Sale Monday

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The states include California, Connecticut, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The all new 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid will go on sale Monday with a base MSRP of $26,780. The vehicle will only be available in the same nine states that the outgoing model was offered in.

BOEMRE awards $5.6M for Arctic environmental study to inform decision-making on potential energy development in the Chukchi Sea; $500K for study on ice fracturing

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His team will include researchers from the Florida Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Maryland, the University of Rhode Island, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The study will be conducted from 2011-2016 and is expected to cost $5,645,168. Dr. Kenneth H.

Nissan launching upgraded 2012 LEAF in new US markets

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By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order. Nissan North America Inc. is expanding availability of the all-electric Nissan LEAF to US consumers, upgraded for the 2012 model year. Brief

Federal-Mogul introduces new range of low- and zero-copper brake pad materials to meet new legislation

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Similar bills have been introduced in Rhode Island , New York and Oregon. Click to enlarge. tribological fingerprinting process.

Nissan expands LEAF availability into 7 more states

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Nissan has re-opened reservations and has begun taking orders from the general public for the 2012 Nissan LEAF in Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Nissan North America Inc. NNA) has expanded availability of the all-electric LEAF into seven new states. Brief

Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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The governors of 8 states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—have signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) to take specific actions to put 3.3 The 3.3 This multi-state effort is intended to expand consumer awareness and demand for zero-emission vehicles.

Dept. of Interior to auction nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for wind energy development

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Offshore Maryland lease areas. Click to enlarge. Sixteen companies have qualified to participate in the auction for the Maryland Wind Energy Area.

Toyota introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge. With a starting base price of $32,000 (before rebates), the production Prius Plug-in features a 4.4

US to hold second auction for renewable energy on Outer Continental Shelf

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The nation’s first wind energy lease sale for an area offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts was held on 31 July. Click to enlarge.

Soot rules cause controversy in USA

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A coalition of 11 states – including New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington – has compelled the EPA to [.]. Green cars Green credentials Latest news EPA green cars soot US Environmental Protection Agency

Nissan LEAF electric car arrives in seven new states

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Do you live in Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Delaware, Rhode Island or Pennsylvania? If so then you can now place your order for a 2012 Nissan LEAF electric car. Nissan has expanded the availability of its flagship zero emission vehicle into these seven states.

Azure Dynamics Partners with Champion Bus

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The completed bus will be displayed at the upcoming Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Expo in Providence, Rhode Island during the first week of June. Champion ordered its first Azure Balance Hybrid Electric chassis last fall and has installed their Challenger Body on the product.

EPA approves emergency gasoline fuel waivers for 16 states and DC

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The waiver was granted by EPA in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE). EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson determined that, as a result of effects of Hurricane Sandy, extreme and unusual supply circumstances exist, which may result in a temporary shortage of gasoline compliant with federal regulations. Brief

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Bosch offers copper-free brake pads

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Similar legislation has been introduced in Rhode Island, Oregon and New York. In response to legislation requiring the reduction of copper in friction formulations, Bosch has announced the use of its first copper-free ceramic material in the premium-grade QuietCast line of braking products. Brief

Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

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The Prius Plug-in is available in 15 states (California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Hawaii). This price repositioning on the base Prius Plug-in Hybrid is not accompanied by any reduction in vehicle content. Brief

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid coming to market with EPA-estimated 27-mile electric range; starts at $34,600

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Pricing (without factoring in incentives) starts at $34,600 for the base model and $38,600 for the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited model.

Clean Energy Capital to develop first commercial-scale sugarcane ethanol plant in US

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Other states are considering adoption of the same low carbon fuel standard as California, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The ethanol produced there will meet California’s low carbon fuel standard.