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Ricardo responds to electric drive stimulus package

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Ricardo, one of the leaders in the development of electric and hybrid vehicles, has welcomed President Obama’s announcement of $2.4billion in grants to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of the next generation of US batteries and electric vehicles.

Consortium Seeks Stimulus Funding for DME-Electric Hybrid Buses

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Among the consortium members is Alternative Fuel Technology , Inc., a developer of fuel injection equipment for DME-fueled vehicles. Volvo Truck Corp.

mPhase to Pursue Funding From Stimulus Plan’s $2B for Advanced Automotive Battery Technology

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says it will pursue funding opportunities arising from the $2 billion allocated for advanced battery technology in the new economic stimulus package. mPhase Technologies , Inc., The electrolyte is kept separate from the solid electrodes by a nanostructured membrane, preventing battery activation until power is needed.

Stimulus Bill Provides Major Increase in Plug-in Vehicle Purchase Credit Program

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The $787-billion stimulus bill (HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) that emerged from the joint House-Senate conference committee this week provides funds for a large range of transportation-related projects. The US House of Representatives passed HR1 on Friday morning, on a partisan 246-183 vote. Tax Credits for Plug-ins.

California High Speed Rail Authority Votes to Include $4.5B for High-Speed Train Projects In State Federal Stimulus Funding Application

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billion in federal stimulus funding for engineering, design and construction on the state’s high-speed train system (earlier post) —generating an investment of $9.1 The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board unanimously approved an application for more than $4.5 billion when state matching funds are added. Resources.

Ryder Awarded First-of-Its-Kind Natural Gas Heavy Duty Truck Rental and Leasing Project Using $19.3M in Stimulus Funding

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The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Board has selected Ryder System, Inc. as its fleet partner in a groundbreaking heavy-duty natural gas truck rental and leasing project in Southern California. Ryder will use $19.3 As part of the project, Ryder will purchase more than 200 heavy-duty natural gas powered trucks.

Obama Administration Buys Electric Cars, Charging Stations

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The President may be currently abroad experiencing the horror of European ramps, but his government has been busy at home ordering the very cars its stimulus program has helped to fund.

ABB launches first DC fast charger compliant with Chinese GB standard

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ABB launched Terra 53 Z, its first high power DC fast charger that complies with the Chinese GB standard. Earlier post.) China

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DOE to Award Up to $300M in Stimulus Bill Funding for Projects to Expand Use of Alt-Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

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The FOA modifies a much smaller and earlier-issued FOA by incorporating a supplemental $300 million appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (the stimulus bill) for the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 2005 Section 721 to fund a competitive grant pilot program to be administered through the Clean Cities Program.

Navistar to deliver all electric commercial truck

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The eStar all-electric truck transitioned from concept to reality in August 2009 when President Barack Obama visited the Navistar manufacturing plant and announced a $39.2million federal stimulus grant. [.].

Eaton to Support Project to Develop and Deploy Medium-Duty Plug-in Hybrid Systems; Stimulus Funding to Support Largest Commercial PHEV Demonstration to Date

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Eaton Corporation’s truck and electrical businesses will support a $45.4 million grant to develop a fully integrated, production plug-in hybrid system for Class 2 – 5 vehicles (8,501 – 19,500 lbs gross vehicle weight), and the accompanying demonstration of a fleet of 378 plug-in hybrid trucks and shuttle buses. Earlier post.)

Brookings analysts recommend against repeating cash for clunkers program in future recession

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Cost per job created. Click to enlarge. Cost per ton of carbon reduced. Click to enlarge. After the “clunker” was traded in, its engine was destroyed.

IRENA, IEA study concludes meeting 2?C scenario possible with net positive economics

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The Paris Agreement reflected an unprecedented international determination to act on climate. —IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. IRENA.

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Energy storage: why do we need it? The Green Piece.

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In 2009, for example, the US Stimulus Plan helped finance research into energy storage with [.]. August 22, 2011. The Green Piece Column. With electric cars inching ever closer to a mainstream reality, questions are raised as to how the grid will cope with increased demand. One of the potential answers appears to be energy storage.

China on track for 12million vehicles

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This has been prompted by the government’s stimulus plan for the auto industry which has boosted domestic demand and ensured industry growth. Now sales of China’s domestically produced automobiles have totalled 1.09million units in July alone – that’s up 63.57

Minneapolis gets EV Ready

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Minneapolis will be getting 18 electric cars from Ford, and stimulus funding will be used to install charging points, as reported in the Twin Cities downtownjournal.com.

EPFL/Technion team develops “champion” nanostructures for efficient solar water-splitting to produce hydrogen

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Its efficiency was such that gas bubbles emerged as soon as it was under a light stimulus. LPI / EPFL. Click to enlarge. 2 air mass, 1.5

Study finds solo hybrid drivers in California HOV lanes amplify congestion, create up to $4,500 per car in adverse social costs annually

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However, two-thirds of the sticker registrants had hybrid cars already on the road, the authors noted; in other words, the stimulus effect was lower than expected. Between August 2005 and June 2011, California law allowed owners of hybrid vehicles achieving at least 45 mpg (5.2 While adding a single hybrid to any HOV lane at 2 a.m. Resources.

3 Years Of Painful Cuts Sets Oil Markets Up For Serious Supply Crunch

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Here’s another example: the WSJ reports that oil prices are entering a “sweet spot,” a range between $50 and $60 per barrel that could finally be good for the global economy—low enough to provide consumers with a bit of a stimulus, but high enough to keep the industry and capital spending afloat. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

Platts Report: China oil demand rises 2.9% in October from year ago, YTD up 2%

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Stimulus measures implemented by the Chinese government and autumn harvest activity in the farming sector continued to buoy domestic oil demand going into the fourth quarter. China’s apparent oil demand in October rose 2.9% year over year to 42.65 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.09 from September. year over year to 43.51 Brief

SoCal Edison opens 32 MWh battery energy storage project, largest in North America; batteries from LG Chem

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The demonstration project is funded by SCE and federal stimulus money awarded by the Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The project is strategically located in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area that is projected to generate up to 4,500 MW of wind energy by 2016. —Dr. Brief

Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus

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Moreover, the contract seeks to match and qualify contract users with federal grant and/or stimulus funds. Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a new 35-foot vehicle based on the same technology platform as its current 40-foot Catalyst vehicle. Earlier post.). Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

Pike Research forecasts global biofuels market to double by 2012 to $185.3B

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Governments are expected to retreat from stimulus investment highs, shifting financing. Pike Research forecasts that the global market for biofuels will more than double over the coming decade, increasing from $82.7 billion in 2011 to $185.3 billion by 2021. However, despite strong. BGPY of biofuels demand. Pike Research estimates that.

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Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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Without the CAFE standard and stimulus monies to promote green vehicle tech, the industry would not be headed toward a greener horizon.

DOE awards more than $145M for advanced solar technologies under SunShot Initiative

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The announcement of the new awards comes a day after high-profile solar company Solyndra, which had received a $535-million Federal loan guarantee under the Obama Administration’s stimulus program, ceased operations, laid off its 1,110 workers and filed for bankruptcy. —Energy Secretary Steven Chu. million. million. million.

Pike Research forecasts worldwide grid energy storage spending to reach $22B by 2021, down from 2010 forecast of $35B

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“Contributing to the short-term over-capacity issue is that manufacturers rushed to build out capacity ahead of demand to (a) capture stimulus funding and (b) try to drive scale to reduce cost. Installed revenue by ESG technology, worldwide. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). Electric grids require balance in order to function properly.

Norway stimulates economy and electric cars with 5000 chargers

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As a part of the new government economic stimulus plan, Norway will be getting a "forest" of charging stations for electric vehicles.

Boston-Power to supply Li-ion battery systems to Beijing Electric Vehicle Company for EVs, starting with Saab 9-5 based C70

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Additionally, through its stimulus programs and local industrial policies, the Chinese government is providing a range of grants, low-interest loans and related financial and tax incentives. Boston-Power, Inc., Under the terms of the agreement, Boston-Power’s battery systems are expected to support multiple BJEV models and brands.

Coulomb launches ambitious plan to electrify cars: 4,600 new charging stations

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— a project nearly half-funded by federal stimulus money.The news comes at a tenuous time for electric car makers and electric grid operators. Coulomb Technologies unveiled ambitious plans today to install 4,600 new charging stations for plug-in vehicles in homes and commercial spaces across the U.S.

GE to Open Sodium-Metal Halide Battery Plant in New York

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The announcement coincides with GE’s submission this week for federal stimulus dollars from the US Department of Energy. Click to enlarge.

First fleet of 100 Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell electric vans covers 650,000 km in customer use; more model variants planned

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The two promotional initiatives are part of the German federal government’s second economic stimulus package. Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL. Range.

Opinion: Saudi Arabia Continues To Turn Screws On US Shale

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A few other contributors to higher oil prices came in the form of a stronger-than-expected economic performance in Europe, as well as monetary stimulus in China. by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. Saudi Arabia continues to ratchet up production, taking market share away from US shale producers. million barrels. a Colorado driller.

Study Finds Global CO2 Emissions Dropped 1.3% in 2009; Emissions in China and India Rose 9% and 6%

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Although the stimulus package from the Chinese government in 2008 was said to have a green focus, even construction of windmills is a relatively emission intensive activity, at least in the short run Peters said. Global CO 2 emissions decreased 1.3% The decrease in emissions follow the decrease in the global economy. Resources. Environ.

Li-ion manufacturer Ener1 files pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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million in federal grant funding under the stimulus package. Li-ion manufacturer Ener1, Inc. has initiated a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy case to implement a restructuring plan agreed on by its primary investors and lenders. In 2009, Ener1 subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5 Brief

Dayton RTA Adding 10 Gillig Hybrid Buses

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Dayton RTA used two-thirds of the stimulus money it received in spring, 2009, to buy buses, offsetting the cost of fleet replacement and reducing the agency’s budget deficit. The Dayton, Ohio RTA is adding 10 hybrid buses to its fleet, which also includes electric trolley buses. million.

Application process now open for 2015 BASF/VW “Science Award for Electrochemistry”

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The international Science Award for Electrochemistry supports outstanding work in natural and engineering science and aims to provide a stimulus for the development of high-capacity energy storage systems. The application process for the fourth (2015) BASF/VW “ Science Award for Electrochemistry ” ( earlier post ) is now open. Brief

Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power announces $125M in new financing; focus on and support from China

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Additionally, through its stimulus programs and local industrial policies, the Chinese government is providing a range of grants, low-interest loans and related financial and tax incentives. Boston-Power, Inc., GSR Ventures has offices in Beijing and Silicon Valley. Reorganizing. Purcell, Jr., Earlier post.). Batteries China

Dow to produce advantaged materials for energy storage; initial focus on automotive

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Federal stimulus funds channeled toward domestic development of electric vehicle technology has created an opportunity to strengthen the energy storage industry in the US, which is currently based in Japan and Korea. —Monty Bayer, global business director, Dow Ventures & Business Development, Licensing and Venture Capital.

Japan ends subsidy program for green car purchases

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The government revived the stimulus in a fourth supplementary budget for fiscal 2011 as many carmakers suffered disruptions to production and exports following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and flooding in Thailand. Nikkei. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the government only has ¥2.5 billion (US$3.5 Brief

Help Plug In America renew the EV infrastructure tax credit

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From Plug In America: Last year, Plug In America, along with electric vehicle and EV infrastructure manufacturers from coast to coast, worked with members of the House and Senate to get a critical plug-in vehicle infrastructure tax credit into the stimulus bill. And then you helped us get it passed!