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 proposes reduction in cellulosic biofuel and total renewable fuel standards for 2014

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a reduction in the cellulosic biofuel and total renewable fuel standards (RFS) for 2014. Specifically, EPA is proposing a total renewable fuel target of 15.21 billion gallons; the original target as specified in the Clean Air Act is 18.15 EPA is setting the troublesome cellulosic biofuel target at 17 million gallons—significantly lower than the Clean Air Act (CAA) target of 1.75 Total renewable fuels.

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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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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.

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Alberta Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Awarding C$37.5 Million in Funding for Renewable Energy Projects from Biofuels to Home Generation

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million) to five Alberta-based renewable energy projects including waste to biofuels and energy, concentrating solar power, biogas and home generation. Through this project, Enerkem and its partners will use waste, such wood and straw, to produce clean biofuels, and will also incorporate carbon dioxide directly in the process, demonstrating the potential for greenhouse gas reductions in biofuels production.

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The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

Creative Greenius

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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The View From Here Today

Creative Greenius

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.

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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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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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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. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and other renewable fuels groups were extremely supportive of the anticipated move.

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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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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. I wish I had gotten a photo of the complete line-up of chargers under the solar array, because it is evidence of real-world solutions, available now, to make plug-in cars and renewable electricity a reality quickly.

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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. 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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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. The ISL G NZ can operate on compressed, liquid, or renewable natural gas (RNG). 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.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

As we’ve noted before , a lower-power version of it was published back in 2001, specifying charging hardware interface and coupler system. Artificial Moore’s Law for Cleantech: Renewable Standards, by Steps : [.]

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

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—Craig Blue, ORNL’s director of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. 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.

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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.

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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. All CWI engines offer customers the choice of using compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or renewable natural gas (RNG) as a fuel.

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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California Air Resources Board studies show that battery electric vehicles emit at least 67% lower greenhouse gases than gasoline cars -- even more assuming renewables. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

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

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million in funding for renewable energy and biomedical technology projects in the third year of a joint program that teams up investigators from both schools. The energy projects chosen seek to improve electric vehicle batteries, to model the impact of renewable energy policy on the economy and the environment, and to better understand the combustion biodiesel fuels. Integrated energy-economy-environment (3E) modeling for clean vehicle development in China.

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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). Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) would generally be sufficient to satisfy the.

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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%. —Dan Arvizu, NSB Chairman and director and chief executive of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 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.

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Rentech Planning to Build Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Electric Power Plant in California

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a Fischer-Tropsch process company, plans to build a plant in Rialto, California for the production of synthetic fuels and electric power from renewable waste biomass feedstocks. Product gas is cleaned in a scrubber. The Rentech Process is based on Fischer-Tropsch chemistry.

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Bloom Energy Debuts SOFC Fuel Cell System for Distributed Generation

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Depending on whether they are using a fossil or renewable fuel as fuel for the SOFC, they can also achieve a 40-100% reduction in their carbon footprint as compared with the US grid. Founded in 2001, Bloom Energy can trace its roots to the NASA Mars space program.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Take Action Now Act Contact Automakers Events Downloads Donate Join Multimedia Center Audio 2008 Podcasts EVS-23 PHEVs and Air Quality 2007 Podcasts Video Photo Gallery Reviews Plug In Hybrids Coming Clean Plugged In Internal Combustion Electric and Hybrid Cars The Hype About Hydrogen The EV and HEV Forward Drive The Car that Could Additional Links News and Press Press Room Newsletters 2008 to Present Newsletter Vol. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One?

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ICCT study concludes no technical barriers to use of higher blends of ethanol

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A team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a paper assessing technical barriers to the use of higher blends of ethanol. The paper was commissioned by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) as part of a yearlong effort aimed at fostering “ constructive dialogue and action ” on reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). The others are: Petroleum and Renewable Fuels Supply Chain , Stillwater Associates LLC.

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