US manufacturing sector energy use and energy intensity down since 2002

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Total energy consumption in the manufacturing sector decreased by 17% from 2002 to 2010, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. US manufacturing used more than 14 quadrillion Btu of energy as a fuel in 2010, a decrease of 13% from the 2002 level. increases in their fuel consumption from 2002 to 2010. Although overall manufacturing output declined by 3% between 2002 and 2010, some manufacturing industries grew over the period.

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2002 Toyota RAV4 EV: Enduringly Popular Electric Car On eBay

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Some cars take time to squeeze their way into your affections. Others are pretty much perfect the first time around, with appeal that endures for many years. The original Toyota RAV4 EV is just such a car, for electric car fans. Toyota's useful small SUV with an electric drivetrain has been the perfect car for many drivers for over a decade, and

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USGS boosts assessment of recoverable natural gas in Marcellus Shale by 42x from 2002; now 84 trillion cubic feet

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These gas estimates are significantly higher than the last USGS assessment of the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian Basin in 2002, which estimated a mean of about 2 trillion cubic feet of gas (TCF) and 0.01 Map of the Appalachian Basin Province showing the three Marcellus Shale assessment units. 96% of the estimated resource resides within the Interior Marcellus AU. Source: USGS. Click to enlarge.

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China’s 2005 Carbon Emissions Almost Twice As Much As 2002 Emissions

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Carbon emissions associated with increased exports from China (left), as part of a more systematic view of increased national emissions (right), 2002 to 2005. Researchers from Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States, estimated in the study that China’s 2005 carbon emissions were 80.59% or more higher than 2002 emissions. “ Data from the China Electricity Council shows that annual electric power generating capacity rose from 350 GW in 2002 to more than 505 GW in 2007.

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2002 Vs 2012 Toyota Prius Hybrids: Progress In Numbers

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It seems like the Toyota Prius has been zipping around our roads forever, but in reality the first examples only hit U.S. soil just over a decade ago, with the Japanese market getting the car a few years before that. The premise remains the same--a mass-market hybrid vehicle that offers the best economy and lowest emissions on the market--but much

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Japan Meteorological Agency: 2009 Tied With 2002, 2003, and 2006 For Third Warmest Year Since Instrumental Records Began

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ºC above normal, based on the 1971-2000 average, and that 2009 will be tied with 2002, 2003, and 2006 as the third highest record since 1891. A preliminary analysis of worldwide surface temperatures from January to November conducted by the Japan Meteorological Agency shows that the average land and sea surface temperatures for 2009 have been +0.31 Annual global average surface temperatures have been rising at the rate of around +0.68 ºC per century.

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Electric-Car Drive Report: 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV Crossover

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One of the best parts of the electric-vehicle world is the camaraderie. Someone knows someone who passes us along to a friend who knows a guy. you know the story. Which is how we ended up in San Francisco on a sunny Friday, driving a well-used--but still reliable--example of one of the highest-volume modern electric cars built to date, the

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DOE: Adjusted for inflation, the price of gasoline in 2019 was similar to the price in 1929

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From 2002 to 2008, the price of gasoline rose substantially, but then fell sharply in 2009 during the economic recession.

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This mountain project won the DOE’s Solar Decathlon Build Challenge


The contest, which has been running since 2002, challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by clean energy. The US Department of Energy announced the winners of its collegiate competition, the Solar Decathlon , yesterday.

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Chevy Blazer Conversion with No Transmission

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I have a 2002 Chevy Blazer 2wd RWD Automatic in my garage and am thinking about EV, but my goals are modest. I hope you can help us out. 40mph

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Dual potentiometers or no?

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Hi all, I am beginning an EV conversion with a mini cooper from the early 2000s (I'm still trying to choose which year I want but I know it's going to be a model from 2002 - 2010) and I'm trying to make my first purchase for either one or two potentiometers.

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Romania orders 123 Solaris electric buses

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The partnership with the country began in 2002. In a government tender run by the Romanian Ministry for Public Works, Development, and Administration (Ministerul Lucr?rilor rilor Publice, Dezvolt?rii i Administra?iei),

DOE: despite 13% rise in VMT from 2002-2015, pollution down significantly

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Despite an increase in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) of 13% from 2002 to 2015 (the latest year for which data are available), the total amount of airborne pollutants emitted from highway vehicles has declined considerably, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Environmental Protection Agency updated methodologies for transportation emissions in 2002, so data are not directly comparable to earlier years.

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DOE: highway vehicles responsible for a declining share of pollutants

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More than half of all carbon monoxide (CO) emissions in 2002 were from highway vehicles; by 2016 that fell to 30%. The share of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) emissions from highway vehicles declined from 43% of all NO x emissions in 2002 to 34% in 2016. Highway vehicles are responsible for a declining share of pollutants in the US, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Commentary: Toyota Corolla Hybrid ad brags about not plugging in

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In Toyota's latest ad for its new Corolla Hybrid in Britain, it's 2002 all over again. The ad shows the new Corolla Hybrid (in non-U.S. hatchback form) bypassing all kinds of road transportation alternatives from different eras—from a stagecoach and an early brass-era car to 1950s hot rods and, finally—an electric car plugged in and. Advertising youtube

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Brasov orders 25 Solaris Trollino 18 articulated trolleybuses

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Since 2002, the manufacturer has supplied nearly 300 vehicles to Romanian carriers, including more than 100 Trollino vehicles and 41 Urbino 12 electric battery buses. Brasov, Romania has ordered 25 Solaris Trollino 18 trolleybuses. Solaris will supply the articulated, low-floor and zero-emission trolleybuses to the customer within 12 months. The value of the contract amounts to about €19 million.

VW Dresden 'glass house' factory to build e-Golf electric car

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When it launched its Phaeton luxury sedan back in 2002, Volkswagen decided that its most opulent car ever should have an equally opulent assembly plant. So it built the "Transparent Factory," a glass-walled plant in Dresden, Germany, that was intended solely to handle Phaeton production. The Phaeton was a vanity project of VW Group's. VW Germany plug-in cars Ferdinand Piech assembly plants

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How Many Batteries for my EV?

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How many batteries and what size electric engine do I need to power my 1975 bmw 2002? Does any one have a universal kit (wiring, batteries, safety switches

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Electric-car pioneer Paul Scott looks back on 15 years of plugging in

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was unaware that modern electric cars got their start in California between 1996 and 2002. Most of the U.S. Many of the earliest owners and EV advocates from those days remain involved 20 years later, though their names may be familiar only to a small group of activists. One of those people is Paul Scott, who's been part of several important. History EV1 plug-in cars Who Killed the Electric Car? Plug-in America

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Golf Cart Battery Post Burn Out

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I purchased my used 2002 EZ-Go with new batteries three years ago with new (no visible name) batteries. The cart is used for

MBTA orders five 60' electric buses from New Flyer

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Since 2002, New Flyer has delivered more than 750 buses to MBTA, including diesel-electric hybrids and low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. New Flyer of America Inc., the US subsidiary of NFI Group Inc.

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Upwards of 90% of EU city dwellers exposed to PM2.5 and O3 pollution at levels deemed harmful by WHO

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Despite a decline in emissions of the main air pollutants in Europe in the period 2002–2011, around 90% of city dwellers in the European Union (EU) are exposed to PM 2.5 For example, PM emissions from fuel combustion in the commercial, institutional and household sector, has increased by around 7% since 2002 and is now the most important contributor to total European Union PM emissions. decreased by 14% and 16% respectively in the EU between 2002 and 2011.

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Toyota to pay $180M penalty for Clean Air Act reporting violations

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In March and May 2002, at EPA’s request, Toyota and EPA representatives met to discuss Toyota’s internal process for identifying whether 25 instances of a specific emission-related defect exist in vehicles or engines of the same model year, requiring an EDIR filing. At a May 2002 meeting with EPA, Toyota presented its revised process. Without notifying EPA, in approximately 2005, Toyota stopped following the May 2002 EDIR process.

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EIA: ethanol production drives growth in overall biomass energy use over past decade

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Biomass energy consumption in the United States grew more than 60% from 2002 to 2013, the growth due almost entirely to increased consumption of biomass to produce biofuels, primarily ethanol but also a smaller amount of biodiesel and other biomass-based diesel fuels, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). From 2002 to 2013, biomass energy converted to biofuels grew more than 500% as US production of ethanol and biodiesel grew.

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2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door: Gas Mileage Review

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The original BMC Mini had two doors and a small trunk; the BMW MINI from 2002 is a more conventional three-door hatchback. In various forms, the MINI has been with us for more than half a century--but its image has always been shaped by the two-door model. Now there''s a five-door hatchback model as well, putting the 2015 MINI Cooper squarely into. minicar Driven MINI Cooper S

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Volkswagen to unveil new third-generation Touareg in Beijing

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Volkwagen initially launched the Touareg in 2002; since then, it has sold around one million units worldwide. Volkswagen will stage the world premiere of the new third-generation Touareg SUV—which the brand is calling its flagship—on 23 March 2018 in Beijing. China is the world’s strongest growing SUV market and Volkswagen’s largest individual market.

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Volkswagen Group appoints Dr. Michael Steiner as Group Compliance Commissioner

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in engineering, moved from Daimler, where he held various management posts, to join Porsche as Head of Innovation and Concepts in 2002. Michael Steiner, until now Head of Total Vehicle Development/Quality at Porsche, has been appointed Compliance Commissioner at the Volkswagen Group effective as of 16 November 2015. In this function Steiner reports directly to the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller.

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Best Used Green Cars To Buy: 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

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in 2002. Now in its third generation, the Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the stalwarts of the compact hybrid class, having been around in one form or another since its introduction to the U.S. Here we're looking at the popular 2006-2011 model, as one of our Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. While not as overtly green, nor as economical as the

Land use in the US in 2007; total cropland at lowest level since 1945, while urban land use has quadrupled

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Between 2002 and 2007, total cropland decreased by 34 million acres to its lowest level since this series began in 1945, even though harvested cropland (which accounts for most land planted to crops) increased 5 million acres due to a recovery of failed cropland from severe droughts in 2002. The estimated acreage of grassland pasture and range increased by 27 million acres (almost 5%) between 2002 and 2007, partly offsetting a decline in this land-use type during 1945-97.

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Ricardo partners with Excel Engineering to deliver testing and prototype services; Excel acquiring Ricardo’s Michigan Test Center and Personnel

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Excel, founded in 2002, tests engines for exhaust emissions compliance, long- and short-term durability and overall performance. Ricardo Inc., the North American operating arm of UK-based Ricardo plc and specialists in advanced propulsion, software and thermal management, signed an agreement to partner with Iowa-based Excel Engineering, which includes the sale of Ricardo’s Michigan engine testing and prototype facility.

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Since 2002, Bloom has been awarded 19 patents for its solid oxide electrolyzer technology. Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell EPA-rated with 366-mile range; longest of any ZEV

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Since the introduction of its first-generation fuel cell vehicle, the FCX, in 2002, Honda has made significant technological advancements in fuel cell vehicle operation in both hot and sub-freezing weather while meeting customer expectations and safety regulations. Honda fuel cell technology firsts include: The first EPA- and CARB-certified fuel cell vehicle (July 2002). The first production fuel cell vehicle, introduced to the US and Japan (December 2002).

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How Philanthropy Became This IEEE Member’s Cause

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In 2002 an opportunity to work for IEEE opened up. He served as chair from 1999 to 2002, when he joined IEEE as a staff member. "I I kind of dropped out of volunteer work from 2002 to 2007, but got back into it after I retired," he says.

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Québec’s CRIAQ launches project on additive manufacturing technologies for aerospace components

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CRIAQ is a non-profit organization established in 2002 with the financial support of the Québec government. The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ) has launched a project (MANU-601) entitled Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Aerospace Components. This project—CRIAQ’s 100 th —aims to generate knowledge about design, transformation and high-strength aluminium alloy properties for additive manufacturing of aerospace components.

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Honda FCV Concept to make North American debut at 2015 NAIAS in Detroit

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The original Honda FCX became the first EPA- and CARB-certified fuel-cell vehicle in July 2002. The FCX also was the world’s first production fuel-cell vehicle, introduced to the US and Japan in December 2002. The Honda FCV Concept ( earlier post ) will make its North American debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

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RAC survey finds UK drivers increasing reliance on cars, spurning public transport in response to COVID-19

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For the first time since 2002 fewer than half of drivers (43%) say they would use their cars less, even if public transport was improved—down sharply from 57% in 2019.

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Traffic volume on rural and urban roads in the United States: 1991-2016

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Rural vehicle miles traveled (VMT) increased from 884 billion miles in 1991 to 1,127 billion miles in 2002, an increase of 27%. The average daily number of vehicles per lane on rural roads increased from 378 in 1991 to 491 in 2002, for an increase of 30%. by Michael Sivak. This analysis was conducted to examine changes in traffic volume on rural and urban roads in the United States from 1991 through 2016.

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SEPTA awards New Flyer a contract for up to 550 diesel hybrid buses; 90 in first order

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New Flyer has delivered more than 1,130 heavy-duty transit buses to SEPTA since 2002 and is currently delivering 35 MiDi buses under a contract that was awarded in September of 2015. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 550 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior diesel electric hybrid buses. Earlier post.).

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First Look: 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman, A Much Maxier Mini

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When it launched in the States in 2002, the Mini Cooper taught the auto industry that U.S. buyers will pay real money for very small cars. If, that is, they offer personality, charm, cheekiness, and good handling. But can you make a Mini into a crossover sport utility and still keep its "Mini-ness"? That's the question that buyers will decide

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Want A Cheap, Usable, Toyota Electric Car? Check eBay!

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That's where we found this 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV, still one of the most Electric cars are often criticized for being too expensive. While there are many reasons for this, it means some people simply can't afford an electric car. However, there's still hope. Want a practical, reliable, usable electric car, with a decent range? Have a look on eBay!

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The next generation of the Porsche Macan compact SUV will be fully electric

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Porsche Leipzig GmbH started series production of the Cayenne SUV in 2002, with 259 employees. The Supervisory Board of Porsche AG has decided to manufacture the next generation of the Macan as a fully electric series. This will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche, and is due to roll off the assembly line in the Leipzig site at the start of the next decade. Current generation Macan.

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Study: Crop relocation can help buffer US agriculture from climate change but southern states may face massive loss of productive land

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James Rising, Naresh Devineni (2002) “Crop switching reduces agricultural losses from climate change in the United States by half under RCP 8.5”

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Map of public biogas filling stations in Finland

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There are five sellers of biogas in public filling stations: Metener (private company, 1 station, since 2002); Gasum (state company, 17 stations, since 2011); Haminan Energia (municipal company, 1 station, since 2013); Envor Biotech (private company, 1 station, since 2013); and Joutsan Ekokaasu (private company, 1 station, since 2014). Finland now has 21 CBG100 public biogas filling stations—i.e. they sell 100% compressed biogas (CBG).