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Vermont B&B Offers Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging

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In Vermont, a bed & breakfast housed in an 1850s home is getting a 21st century makeover. The West Hill House B&B and Retreat Center in Warren, Vermont, now offers electric-car charging, powered by solar panels. The inn's owners recently acquired a 25-percent stake in the Same Sun Solar Society solar farm in Poultney, Vermont.

Why One Olympic Gold Medalist Drives A Plug-In Hybrid In Vermont

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That includes the cold weather and the occasionally dangerous snowy roads of Vermont. Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Olympics Vermont

VT electric utility sells Tesla Powerwall batteries to its customers

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A Vermont electric utility is now selling the battery packs to customers in hopes they can be used to stabilize the grid if needed. energy infrastructure electric utilities plug-in cars energy storage Vermont Tesla PowerwallThose customers, meanwhile, can make greater use of renewable energy. DON'T MISS: Tesla to.

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Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

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Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scenic route of 210 miles.

Vermont Passes Feed-In Tariff Measure

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Vermont legislators have passed House Bill 446 , also known as the Vermont Energy Act of 2009, which implements a feed-in tariff—an approach allowing owners of small renewable energy facilities to sign long-term contracts for the sale of power produced by their facilities to the larger grid. megawatts in capacity.

NG Advantage lands contracts for trucked natural gas

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NG Advantage’s first compressor station will serve enterprise customers in Vermont and adjacent New York and New Hampshire. NG Advantage will begin deliveries in early 2013. NG Advantage believes this is the first announcement of contracts for compressed natural gas delivered to enterprises beyond the pipeline in the United States. Brief

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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$10-Trillion Investment Needed To Avoid Massive Oil Price Spike Says OPEC

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Nick Cunningham is a Vermont-based writer on energy and environmental issues. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. OPEC says that $10 trillion worth of investment will need to flow into oil and gas through 2040 in order to meet the world’s energy needs. From there, it sees oil prices rising slowly, hitting $95 per barrel in 2040.

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

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

Fuji Electric installs 25 kW DC Quick Charger in Manhattan; EV Connect lands NY state charging contract

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The program was designed to spur adoption of electric vehicles by developing charging infrastructure in areas such as Maryland, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York City. Fuji Electric Corp. The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in less than one hour. next several years. being installed. Brief

New Burlington-Montréal EV charging corridor opening this fall

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A 138-mile (222km) charging corridor between Burlington, Vermont and Montréal, Québec will open this fall. Johnsbury. Brief

10-year study shows how air pollution fosters heart disease; accelerated plaque build-up in arteries

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The authors come from institutions that include the University of Washington, Columbia University, University of California, Los Angeles; Wake Forest University, Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, University of Vermont, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin, among others. μg PM 2.5 /m

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. originally estimated, and 5.6%

DOE: US average EV CO2e/year is 4,815 lbs, vs. 11,435 lbs for average gasoline car

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EVs charging in Vermont are estimated to produce the fewest emissions—oil and gas make up only 1.2% Source: DOE. Click to enlarge. Brief

USDOT awards $14M to UC Davis-led National Center for Sustainable Transportation

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Other members of the NCST consortium include University of California-Riverside, University of Southern California, California State University-Long Beach, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Vermont. million in the initial year) to advance a more sustainable transportation system. Brief

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

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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.

Is biodiesel bad for your health?

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It appears that the introduction of higher biodiesel blends into diesel fuels may have as many negatives as it has positives.

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.

2011 Ford Fiesta Day Three

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We began the day in Montreal, stopping by the famous Schwartz's Deli before setting out for Montpelier, Vermont. This post will be short and sweet, since we have an early wake-up call for our drive from Boston to New York City tomorrow. In Montpelier, we explored the picturesque city--the smallest state capital in the U.S.

Day Of Reckoning For US Shale Will Have To Wait

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Nick Cunningham is a Vermont-based writer on energy and environmental issues. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. October has been billed as a pivotal month in which indebted shale companies would see their credit lines cut, precipitating a faster consolidation in the industry that would sow the seeds of a rebound. Article Source: [link].

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. Incorrect reports surfaced just days ago

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

Researchers find HEV under real-world conditions delivers significantly greater fuel economy benefits than EPA “sticker” values

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miles) “outbound” driving through downtown Burlington, Vermont (“city”) and interstate highway I-89 to Richmond, VT (“highway”) and returning via 26.5

Nissan and Hydro-Québec partner to expand the public charging network in Québec; 20 DC Fast Charging sites in 2015, 5 in 2016

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Highway 35 towards Vermont. At the Montreal International Auto Show, Nissan announced it will support the expansion of the public charging network “ the Electric Circuit ” with an investment in 25 DC Fast Charging sites. Québec City based AddÉnergie will supply the chargers which will be manufactured at AddÉnergie’s plant in Shawinigan.

Obama and Trudeau put majority of US and Canadian Arctic water off-limits to offshore oil and gas leasing

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The New York Times quoted Patrick Parenteau, a professor of environmental law at the University of Vermont as saying “There is no case law on this. US President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau jointly announced sweeping restrictions to offshore oil and gas leasing in the US and Canadian Arctic waters. It’s uncharted waters.”. Brie

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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

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.

Automakers meet Oklahoma Governor and state procurement experts to explore RFP for CNG vehicles for state fleets

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Representatives from automakers are meeting with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and procurement experts to ask questions surrounding a recently issued multi-state request for proposal (RFP) for affordable and functional compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles for use in state automobile fleets. The objective behind our efforts is simple. —Gov.

NOAA: US Averaged Warmer-than-Normal, Drier-than-Normal in March

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It was the warmest January-March period for Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. March temperatures relative to 1895-2010 Click to enlarge.

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

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The top and bottom funding limits that will be considered for each proposal varies by region: Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont): EPA is requesting proposals between $100,000 and $800,000. California Air Resources Board (CARB)-verified retrofit technologies or certified engine configurations.

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

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availability of transportation fuels across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Projects include: AWARD TABLE. Project lead. Description. Funding. American Lung. Association in. Minnesota. Vehicle Workgroup and create a strategic plan for statewide natural gas. 248,788. Bay Area Air Quality. Management District.

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International Alliance on ZEVs seeks to accelerate ZEV adoption; 11 founding government members from N America and Europe

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California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; Québec in Canada; and The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom in Europe are the founding members. The 11 members account for 7% of global car sales, but represent 38% of the global market for electric vehicles.) Earlier post.)

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive priced at $41,450 for US; 85-mile range

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The MY14 B-Class Electric Drive. Click to enlarge. 50-state availability will be announced in 2015. Click to enlarge. seconds. hours. in (14.7

Plasan and Toray partner on carbon fiber reinforced composites for automotive markets; Toray acquires 20% interest in Plasan

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PCC was also chosen to supply three major exterior Class A Panels on the 2013 SRT Viper, which are manufactured in its Bennington Vermont facility. Toray, a global leader in organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry and biotechnology, has acquired a 20% ownership in PCC as part of its commitment to the global automotive market. Brief