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

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The more time I spend with Lillian Light the more I admire, respect and flat out like her. I want to be as vital and meaningful as Lillian Light is when I grow up. I began our interview by asking Lillian about the early days of EPN which she helped found in 2001.

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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. On 13 October 2010, EPA had approved a waiver allowing the use of E15 for MY 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. MY2001 and newer light-duty cars and trucks. MY 2001 and newer medium-duty passenger vehicles (SUVs).

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EPA Grants E15 Waiver for MY 2007 and Newer Light Duty Vehicles

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a waiver for fuel containing up to 15% ethanol (E15) for model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. The partial waiver was in response to a March 2009 application submitted by Growth Energy under the Clean Air Act. A decision on the use of E15 in model year 2001 to 2006 vehicles will be made after EPA receives the results of additional DOE testing, which is expected to be completed in November.

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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. The investment will be used to expand the Corning Shanghai Company Limited (CSCL) facility and to increase its capacity to manufacture emissions control substrates for light-duty (automotive) passenger vehicles.

2011 76

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.

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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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These two discrete modules have been designed, tested and validated for transit bus and light rail applications.

2016 93

Trump directs EPA to begin rulemaking to allow E15 to be available year-round

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In 1978, a Clean Air Act waiver allowed the use of 10 volume percent ethanol in gasoline (E10). In June 2011, EPA approved a partial waiver for blends of 15 vol% ethanol in gasoline for use in model year 2001 and newer passenger cars, light-trucks and medium-duty vehicles. President Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin a rulemaking process to expand the sale of ethanol to include E15 (15 vol% ethanol blend) year-round.

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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 81

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.

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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 118

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

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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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). introduced into commerce for use in Model Year (MY) 2007 and newer cars, light-duty trucks, and SUVs.

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ICCT: gap between official and real-world fuel economy figures in Europe reaches ~38%; call to implement WLTP ASAP

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The gap between official and real-world fuel-economy figures in Europe has risen to about 38%, according to a new report published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

2014 139

ICCT study finds that transitioning to low-GWP MAC refrigerants in China could avoid up to US$150B in costs

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A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses the feasibility, benefits, and costs of phasing out HFC-134a as the refrigerant in mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems in the Chinese LDV fleet, focusing on three alternatives with lower global warming potential (GWP) most likely to be adopted by automakers with a global supply chain: HFO-1234yf, HFC-152a, and CO 2. —“HFC-134a phase-out in the Chinese light-duty motor vehicle sector”.

2016 76

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.

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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.

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California Governor announces $120M settlement with NRG will fund electric car charging stations across California; new Executive Order to accelerate commercialization of ZEVs

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stemming from claims reaching back to Dynegy and the California energy crisis in 2000 and 2001) that will mostly be applied to fund the construction of a statewide network of plug-in vehicle charging stations, including at least 200 public fast-charging stations and another 10,000 plug-in units at 1,000 locations across the state. California’s clean, efficient vehicles will annually displace at least 1.5 California Governor Edmund Brown Jr.

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FCA unveils Chrysler Portal concept: next-gen family transportation for Millenials; electric, semi-autonomous, connected, flexible

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Millennials—the demographic cohort following Generation X, and defined as people born between 1982 – 2001—are tech-savvy, environmentally aware and cost-conscious. A clean, simple high-mount instrument panel display features easy-to-use interfaces.

2017 78

EPA Proposes to Streamline Approval Process for Fuel Conversion Systems

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The new options would reduce some economic and procedural impediments to clean alternative fuel conversions while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure that acceptable emission levels from converted vehicles are sustained. The proposed rule would cover conversions of light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty highway vehicles and engines, and would apply to all clean alternative fuels. MY 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and < useful life mileage.

Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Taking legal action over the ZEV mandates would be a repeat of the late 1990s: automakers filed a federal lawsuit that led California to water down its ZEV requirements beginning in 2001, thus effectively ending most automakers electric vehicle (EV) programs for more than a decade.

2014 145

Canada seeking to strengthen oil tanker safety system

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New and modified aids to navigation: The CCG will ensure that a system of aids to navigation comprised of buoys, lights and other devices to warn of obstructions and to mark the location of preferred shipping routes is installed and maintained. enhance response to oil spill incidents by removing legal barriers that could otherwise block agents of Canadian response organizations from participating in clean-up operations.

2013 78

California ARB mods to ZEV regulations for IVMs would result in ~1.9% drop in total ZEV/TZEV units 2018-2025; no impact on air quality requirements

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Its goal was and is to reduce the environmental impact of light-duty vehicles through the gradual introduction of ZEVs into the California fleet. Although some consider the ZEV mandate a policy failure, others credit it with launching a revolution in clean automotive technology.

2014 113

Univ. of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Team Up On Li-Air Batteries, 5 Other Renewable Energy and Biomedical Technology Projects

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Large-panel integrated-light transmitting and solar energy-harvesting façade systems for net-zero energy-efficient buildings. Goal: Build and test a prototype of a new, high-efficiency "smart façade" for buildings that captures solar energy, transmits light, provides enhanced insulation and is capable of changing its characteristics through sensor-based interaction with internal building climate controls.

2010 68

ICCT study finds increasing gap between rated and actual passenger car fuel consumption in Europe

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The new Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), with a more realistic test cycle and tightened test procedure, is expected to result in more realistic CO 2 emission values and therefore a narrower gap between type-approval and real-world values.

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