Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

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The study demonstrates the success of California’s air pollution control programs, regulations, enforcement efforts and clean-air plans in regions with the greatest air quality challenges: Southern California and the southern Central Valley.

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Chicago Area Clean Cities names American Lung Association 2017 Clean Fuels Champion

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The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people. The Clean Fuels Champion was awarded last night at the coalition’s Annual Meeting. We are truly honored to be named a Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities.

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EPA issues ANPR on Clean Trucks Initiative, seeking input from public and stakeholders

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EPA last revised NO x standards for on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines in January 2001. The US EPA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI). The eventual CTI rulemaking will establish new, more stringent emission standards for NO x and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines. EPA is seeking input from the public and interested stakeholders.

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Clean Air Power launches Genesis Edge Dual Fuel Volvo Euro5 truck in Australia

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Clean Air Power CAP), the developer of a dual-fuel combustion technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on a combination of diesel and natural gas, has launched its Genesis Edge Dual Fuel Volvo FM13 Euro5 product in Australia. CAP says that Australia is a mature Dual Fuel market and its existing Caterpillar product, which has sold more than 200 units, is reaching the end of its life cycle having been operational since 2001.

2011 73

Corning investing $170M to expand clean air products plant in Shanghai; increased substrate capacity for automotive emissions control

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Corning Incorporated will invest approximately $170 million to further increase the capacity of its clean air products plant in Shanghai, China. Corning Shanghai Company Limited, which is wholly owned by Corning Incorporated, is an advanced emissions control substrate facility that first began shipping product in early 2001.

2011 78

BP agrees to add more than $400M in pollution controls at Whiting Refinery and pay $8M Clean Air Act penalty

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In this case, BP North America has not lived up to all of its obligations under an earlier settlement agreement and has committed new violations of the Clean Air Act at its Whiting refinery in Indiana. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that BP North America Inc.

2012 78

Chinese tycoon to launch clean-tech car venture in US

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It will be a case of ’sweet home Alabama’ for Yang Rong, a Chinese automobile tycoon who is preparing to launch a plan to make clean-tech cars in the United States. A report in Reuters suggests that the former chairman of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd, who was ranked by Forbes as China’s third richest man in 2001 and fled the country after being accused of economic crimes, will announce a plan this month to set up a company in the southern state.

EPA launches Cleaner Trucks Initiative to update NOx standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The CTI will include a future rulemaking that will update the existing NO x standard which was last set in 2001 while also streamlining compliance and certification requirements. Through rulemaking and a comprehensive review of existing requirements, we will capitalize on these gains and incentivize new technologies to ensure our heavy-duty trucks are clean and remain a competitive method of transportation.

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ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

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The average gap between official fuel consumption figures and actual fuel use for new cars in the EU has reached 42%, according to the latest update by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to its on-going research into vehicle fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

2016 131

Motiv Power Systems delivering 7 electric walk-in vans to USPS as part of CARB program; deployment in Central Valley

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Since 2001, the USPS has operated 30 electric two-ton vehicles on the streets of New York City, and these were later joined by a pair of two-ton hybrid electric vehicles in Long Island.

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Yosemite first US national park to purchase electric buses from Proterra

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In 2001, the park began replacing its diesel bus fleet with diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. Yosemite is now taking the next steps toward a state-of-the-art clean transportation system with the adoption of Proterra battery-electric buses. Yosemite National Park will add two Proterra Catalyst electric buses to its fleet. Yosemite is the first US National Park to add zero-emission buses to its shuttle fleet permanently.

2017 60

Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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I began our interview by asking Lillian about the early days of EPN which she helped found in 2001. What was your environmental priority in 2001 and what is it today? We covered: global warming, nuclear power, clean air, smart growth, globalization and the environment.

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Ballard signs fuel cell supply agreement with Solaris; initial order of 10 modules as range extenders for electric trolley buses

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The fuel cell module is a clean energy alternative to diesel auxiliary power units (APUs) currently used in Trollino buses allowing them to operate on short distances without external power supply—for example, the route between the depot and the beginning of electric traction.

2016 95

California greenhouse gas inventory shows state is tracking to achieve 2020 AB 32 target

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Carbon intensity has dropped 23% from the peak in 2001, and declined an average of 1.9% tons per person in 2001 to 12.0 The primary programs are the Renewable Portfolio Standard, the Advanced Clean Cars program, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and the Cap-and-Trade program.

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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They fell 23% from a peak of 14 metric tons per person (roughly equal to driving 34,000 miles) in 2001 to 10.8 The carbon intensity of California’s economy has dropped 38% since the 2001 peak and is now one-half the national average.

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ICCT analysis finds real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high of 42%

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The average gap between official fuel consumption figures and actual fuel use for new cars in the EU has reached 42%, according to the latest update by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to its on-going research into vehicle fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

2017 85

Fast charger comes to Voltageville: Envisioning the Future

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In 2001 I began driving an electric car, obtaining the last of the ZEV mandate-required EVs. If swap stations can be commercialized and the batteries can be charged at Level II speeds and below, they too might offer benefits and be part of the clean transportation quilt. As I got turned on to the benefits and technological readiness of electric cars, the writing was on the wall and EVs began to disappear from California's roads.

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Tesla Powered Th!nks?

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Michael Kanellos over at reports from the recent Clean-Tech Investor Summit that Tesla Motors will be selling its battery packs to other electric car companies. I drove a 2001 Ford Th!nk First in line appears to be Th!nk nk Global of Norway with its ready-for-manufacture Th!nk nk City. Martin Eberhard, CEO of Tesla Motors, said that Tesla has formed a group called Tesla Energy Now to sell battery packs to other companies. "A

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California Air Resources Board approves 2014 Honda Plug-in Hybrid Accord as first LEV3/SULEV20 vehicle on sale

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In 2001, the 2001 Civic GX powered by compressed natural gas was the first certified Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle (AT PZEV). The Executive Order allowing Honda to sell the newly certified ultra-clean cars in California was signed on 21 December, following a detailed examination of emissions and performance test results.

2012 81

US EPA extends E15 fuel waiver to MY 2001-2006 light-duty vehicles

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waived a limitation on selling gasoline that contains more than 10% ethanol for model year (MY) 2001 through 2006 passenger vehicles, including cars, SUVs, and light pickup trucks. At that time, EPA denied a request to allow the use of E15 for MY 2000 and older vehicles and postponed its decision on the use of E15 in MY 2001 to 2006 cars and light trucks until DOE completed additional testing for those model years.

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EPA approves first applications for registration of ethanol to make E15

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Registration of ethanol to make E15 is a significant step toward its production, sale, and use in model year 2001 and newer gasoline-fueled cars and light trucks. The Clean Air Act and EPA regulations require that manufacturers of gasoline and diesel fuels and fuel additives produced and commercially distributed for use in highway motor vehicles must register their gasoline and diesel fuels and fuel additives with EPA.

2012 83

Mahindra inaugurates EV plant, describes its vision of “future of mobility”

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Mahindra Group articulates the future of mobility using 5 Cs: Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost Effective. Reva focused on creating affordable electric cars through advanced technology and launched its first model in India in 2001 and in London in 2004. Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., a part of the US$15.4-billion Mahindra Group, formally inaugurated its manufacturing facility, the first platinum rated automobile facility in India.


Swiss team concludes that particulate filters should be mandatory for GDI engines

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The carcinogenic potential in one cubic meter of exhaust gas from gasoline direct injectors is up to 1,700 times higher than the EU limit for clean air.

2017 120

Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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model in 2001 by the DOEs Argonne National Lab estimates hybrids reduce greenhouse gases by 22%, and plug-in hybrids by 36% (see table 2). About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

Volvo Cars expanding connected services; refreshed Sensus interface in the new XC60

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The company has also refined the Sensus user interface in the new XC60 and in its 90 Series cars, improving usability while presenting a refreshed, clean and appealing design.

2017 97

Cummins Westport begins production of ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine; first commercially available near zero NOx MidRange engine

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Near Zero NO x Emissions standards eight years in advance of the 2023 California Near Zero NO x schedule and contributing to California Clean Air initiatives. g/bhp-hr) since 2001. Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) announced that orders are being processed and production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NO x natural gas engine ( earlier post ) has commenced.

2016 98

ORNL, HTS International to collaborate on manufacturing research; conformal cooling

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HTS, named after its heat treatment services, has been in business since 2001 and has supplied custom products in Europe for more than five years.

2017 90

GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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As we’ve noted before , a lower-power version of it was published back in 2001, specifying charging hardware interface and coupler system.

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13 environmental groups urge USPS to select plug-ins for next-generation delivery vehicles

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Thirteen environmental groups working on clean transportation solutions sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) urging it to select plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) for the next generation of delivery vehicles (NGDV). The USPS operates a fleet of more than 200,000 vehicles in all areas of the United States and its territories; approximately 163,000 of these are right-hand drive, light-duty carrier route vehicles (CRVs) purchased between 1987 and 2001.

2017 76

The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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Then I’ll be generating my own clean, renewable power and wait till you see what I do with that. FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE.

2009 142

Senate bill would enable sales of E15 and higher ethanol blends year round; RVP waiver

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The bill would amend the Clean Air Act to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10%. In June 2011, EPA approved blends of 15 vol % ethanol in gasoline for use in model year 2001 and newer passenger cars, light-trucks and medium-duty vehicles. US Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act.

2017 60

ICCT update finds real-world vehicle fuel economy gap continues to widen in Europe to 40%

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The gap between official fuel-economy figures and the real world for new cars in the EU has reached 40 per cent, according to the latest update by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to its on-going research into in-use vehicle fuel efficiency and CO 2 emissions.

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Cummins Westport announces MY 2018 natural gas engine line-up; near zero NOx

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Cummins Westport (CWI) announced its model year 2018 dedicated natural gas engines for regional haul truck / tractor, vocational and transit, school bus, and refuse applications at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. g/bhp-hr) since 2001. Partial funding in support of the ISX12N engine development has been received from South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Energy Commission, Southern California Gas and Clean Energy.

2017 65

The View From Here Today

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What we’re not breathing is clean air, because the smoke from the La Canada-Flintridge fire, about 38 miles from here, is still making air quality hazardous and people in the L.A. In 2001 she terminated our grass lawns and replaced them with drought tolerant plants because of her concerns for water use. I contributed the following to the World Wildlife Climate Witness site last week and it was published this morning.

2009 109

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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The EPN has been around since 2001 and to be honest, I should have gotten involved with them a long time ago. Free, Clean, Renewable Electricity From The Wind: Visiting PacWind with Dency & J.R. The Greenius in Yosemite.

2009 130

MassCEC Approves $5M Forgivable Loan for A123 Systems; Targeted at Expansion for Grid Storage Systems

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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has approved a $5-million forgivable loan for Li-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems contingent on its hitting job creation and private investment milestones. Founded in 2001, A123 Systems develops and manufactures advanced lithium ion batteries and battery systems for the transportation, electric grid and consumer markets.

ICCT study finds increasing discrepancy between type-approval and real-world fuel consumption in European cars

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) has found that the gap between type-approval and “real-world” fuel consumption / CO 2 values for European cars increased from about 8% in 2001 to 21% today, with a particularly strong increase since 2007.

2012 111

Worldwatch Institute report finds global energy intensity increased in 2010 for second year in a row

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Since the early 2000s, the Korean government and industry have sought actively to shift the country’s energy use patterns by focusing more on advanced technology R&D and clean energy initiatives. From 2001 to 2010, the rate dropped to 0.03%. Global energy intensity, 1981-2010.

2011 111

CWI ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine certified to near zero NOx; 90% below current standard

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g/bhp-hr) since 2001. ISL G NZ meets the ARB certification 8 years in advance of the 2023 California Near Zero NO x schedule contributing to California Clean Air initiatives. Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) announced that its new ISL G Near Zero (NZ) natural gas engine is the first mid-range engine in North America to receive emission certifications from both US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) in California that meet the 0.02

2015 79

EPA approves first company plans for E15 misfueling mitigation; E15 may be lawfully introduced to market

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Approved companies have now met all Clean Air Act requirements related to E15 and may legally—for CAA requirements—introduce E15 into the marketplace. application to the Clean Air Act for the introduction into commerce of gasoline-ethanol blends containing more than 10 vol% and up to 15 vol% ethanol content (E15 Waiver Request).

2012 84

China Industry Body Questions Shells Coal to Liquids Technology

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Chinese firms have acquired 19 technology licenses from Shell since 2001 in their bid for a share of the growing market for the clean utilization of coal, which powers around three quarters of the world’s third-largest economy. Shanghai Daily. The China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA) is proposing limiting any further purchases of Shell’s coal gasification technology following problems at half of the plants using the technology.

2009 60

U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University fund 6 energy and biomedical projects; batteries, policy and fuels

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Integrated energy-economy-environment (3E) modeling for clean vehicle development in China. This project will develop a model to simulate and evaluate the impacts of renewable energy policy on the economy and the environment, and to apply the model to provide policy suggestions for clean vehicle development and deployment in China. In 2001, U-M became the first non-Chinese academic institution approved to offer graduate engineering degrees in China, at SJTU.

2012 81

NSB report finds US lead in science and technology shrinking; emerging economies shifting global S&T landscape

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Since 2001, the share of the world’s R&D performed in the US and Europe has decreased, respectively, from 37% to 30% and from 26% to 22%. In addition to investing in their research and teaching enterprises, these countries have focused their attention on crucial sectors of the global economy, including high-tech manufacturing and clean energy. In addition, emerging economies now invest more in clean energy than advanced economies.

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