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Latest GOP Slap At Volt: Can't Hold A Gun Rack (Hint: Bad Idea, Boys)

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Yesterday, Newt Gingrich mocked the current Administration's promotion of fuel-efficient cars in a speech at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Real Americans only drive pickup trucks (imported oil be damned). It's obvious because slaps at green cars and fuel-economy rules have become a staple of political campaigning among certain candidates.

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INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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Tulsa. INRIX, a leading global connected car services and transportation analytics company, has created a scalable and customizable scoring system to prioritize corridors for the deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs). INRIX looked at one year’s worth of travel—nearly 1.3 Top 10 US Cities Primed for Autonomous Rollout. 90.33.

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ARPA-E awarding $30M to 12 hybrid solar projects; conversion and storage

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The University of Tulsa. Liquid Filter with Plasmonic Nanoparticles The University of Tulsa will develop a hybrid solar converter that captures non-visible wavelengths of light to heat a fluid containing light-absorbing nanoparticles that are far too small to be seen with the naked eye. Earlier post.). b) Hybrid storage system.

Williams, Williams Partners L.P. and Access Midstream Partners, L.P. in $50B merger deal

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Williams, headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., Williams, Williams Partners L.P., and Access Midstream Partners, L.P. announced that Williams Partners and Access Midstream Partners have reached and entered into a merger agreement; total transaction value is approximately $50 billion. Natural Gas Pipelines. Gathering and Processing. Brief

Study finds 2008 recession contributed to increase in age of US LDV fleet, slowing of emission reductions

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They found large reductions in the fleet fractions of 2009 model year vehicles of 40% (Denver), 38% (Los Angeles), and 35% (Tulsa), respectively, when compared to pre-recession 2007 levels; the light-duty truck category suffered the largest percentage declines. —Bishop and Stedman (2014). 29% higher for carbon monoxide; 9?14% Resources.

IC Bus adds purpose-built propane school bus offering; PSI 8.8-liter propane engine and Allison transmission

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bus assembly plant in Tulsa, Okla. PSI 8.8-liter engine. Click to enlarge. —Gary Winemaster, chairman and CEO, PSI. 8-11 November. Brief

California Energy Commission awards more than $8.5M to bring natural gas- and propane-powered vehicles to California

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The approved incentives go to these companies: Crane Carrier Company (Tulsa, Oklahoma) is awarded $884,000 to help buy- down 34 natural gas vehicles in the 26,001 pounds and greater gross vehicle weight range. The awards are funded by the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Navistar, Inc. Brief

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

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Solyndra was backed in part by capital from funds associated with George Kaiser, a Tulsa billionaire and Democratic fundraiser. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding more than $145 million to 69 projects in 24 states to help shape the next generation of solar energy technologies. —Energy Secretary Steven Chu. million. million.

DOE to award $11M to 20 new Clean Cities projects for alt fuel cars and trucks

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INCOG Tulsa Area. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is [link] about $11 million to 20 new projects to help states and local governments to develop the infrastructure, training, and regional planning needed to help meet the demand for alternative fuel cars and trucks, including vehicles that run on natural gas, electricity, and propane.

Linde to Supply Hydrogen to CITGO’s Illinois Oil Refinery for ULSD Production

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The plant, which is expected to begin operating in 2010, is being engineered, built and installed by Linde Process Plants, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based subsidiary of Linde Engineering, a division of The Linde Group and one of the world’s largest producers of hydrogen and hydrogen plants.

US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Makes Two Awards for Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Technology

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AFOSR awarded Dr. Daryoosh Vashaee at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa a five-year, $700,000 grant to perform research associated with thermoelectrics. The projects are part of a larger Air Force initiative to explore the use of alternative energy sources and energy harvesting and storage. Earlier post.). Jaime Grunlan.

Team at Saudi Aramco successfully field tests downhole drilling microchip system

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A team at Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC), in collaboration with the University of Tulsa, recently achieved the first major field test milestone of its four-year project to develop the industry’s first downhole drilling microchip. —Shaohua Zhou, DTT technologist. We are very pleased with the field test results.

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). The envisioned high-speed rail corridors.

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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.

DOE Awards Up to $6.9M to Nine Projects for Shale Gas and Coalbed Methane Production

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Awards include: ALL Consulting, Tulsa, Okla. The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected nine new projects targeting environmental tools and technology for shale gas and coalbed methane (CBM) production. The total proposed value for all selected projects is $10.2 million (DOE share: $6.9 million).