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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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 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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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.

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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: 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.

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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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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

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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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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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.

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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.

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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 decreased by 14% and 16% respectively in the EU between 2002 and 2011.

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

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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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Toyota's First Electric Car?

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I'm pretty sure I just stepped out of my 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV. is reporting: "Toyota's iQ-based electric car, due to be launched in 2010, will get its own body style to create a stand-alone model which will become Toyota’s first all-electric car" (emphasis added.)

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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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Study finds rising emissions of ozone-depleting CFC-11, banned by Montreal Protocol

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Precise measurements of global atmospheric concentrations of CFC-11 made by NOAA and CIRES scientists at 12 remote sites around the globe show that CFC-11 concentrations declined at an accelerating rate prior to 2002 as expected. However, results from the new analysis of NOAA atmospheric measurements show that from 2014 to 2016, emissions of CFC-11 increased by more than 14,000 tons per year to about 65,000 tons per year, or 25% above average emissions during 2002 to 2012.

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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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Is the Mitsubishi Mirage’s eco-cred more than just an illusion?

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The Mirage name has been resurrected from its eleven year slumber and returns to the Mitsubishi range with a fresh sense of purpose after being ousted by the Colt in 2002.

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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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Third of fuel economy improvements ‘not real’ says T&E

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A new report from the European Commission suggests that about a third of all reported CO2 emission reductions from new cars since 2002, have not really happened.

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eMission Impossible? BMW's i8 Plug-in Hybrid Gets Hollywood Launch

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While it may look more like the futuristic car driven by Chief John Anderton in the 2002 Sci-fi thriller Minority Report than a car available What’s better for a new brand of car than a bunch of A-list celebrities choosing it as the vehicle of choice around Hollywood? For BMW, the answer is simple: A starring role in the next blockbuster.

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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

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NanoSteel and AK Steel win Platts Breakthrough Solutions Of The Year award

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NanoSteel, a developer of nanostructured steel materials, and the company’s joint development launch partner, AK Steel Corporation, have won the Platts Global Metals “Breakthrough Solution of the Year” Award.

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Map of public biogas filling stations in Finland

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Finland now has 21 CBG100 public biogas filling stations—i.e. they sell 100% compressed biogas (CBG). All are automatic stations that are always open (but for two of them a cash option is only available during office hours). These are to be joined by 20 more planned stations by 2016.

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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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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Toyota to produce hybrid transaxle and new gasoline engines in Poland; adjusting to shrinking diesel share in Europe

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Combined, the new projects represent an additional investment of approximately €150 million (US$165 million), bringing the total investment to-date of Toyota’s manufacturing operations in Poland to more than €950 million (US$1 billion) since operations started in 2002. Toyota Motor Europe will start production of a hybrid transaxle in 2018 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych, and add two gasoline engines—a 1.5L in 2017 and a 2.0L

First steps

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It's a 2002 Saturn SL1 with 220,000 miles and a rough engine, however it still runs. I have bought my donor car. The price was $900 which was OK I think? I have been looking for ages on Craigslist for the right car and toyed with all sort of cars.

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150 millionth Volkswagen rolls off assembly line at Wolfsburg plant: a Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

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The 25 millionth Volkswagen Golf left the assembly line in Wolfsburg in 2002, by 2013 the number had already risen to 30 million. Volkswagen was founded more than 80 years ago; since then, 150 million vehicles, including icons such as the Golf or the Beetle, have been built around the world at more than 50 production sites in 14 countries. The 150 millionth car—a blue Golf GTE plug-in hybrid— rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg on Thursday.

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Liberty Mutual and Subaru introduce new in-vehicle technology to promote safe driving and savings on auto insurance

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has been a partner since 2002. Liberty Mutual Insurance is introducing the new Liberty Mutual RightTrack in-vehicle application with Subaru of America, Inc.—a —a first-of-its-kind app that offers real-time driving feedback and tips while helping to reduce insurance premiums for safe drivers.

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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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SAIC-GM-Wuling breaks ground for new R&D center and proving ground

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Since its establishment in 2002, SAIC-GM-Wuling has been leveraging resources from China and abroad. SAIC-GM-Wuling) was launched on November 18, 2002. SAIC-GM-Wuling broke ground for its new R&D center and proving ground in Liuzhou, Guangxi, on 12 July.

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Audi taps Mertens from Volvo to lead technical development

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In 2002, he moved to Adam Opel AG, first as executive director for medium-sized and large model series. Audi AG has appointed Dr. Ing. Peter Mertens, previously Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation in Göteborg, Sweden, as the new Board of Management Member for Technical Development at Audi. Mertens has exceptionally broad technical expertise and an international background in the automotive industry.

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GKN Driveline develops new e-drive system for PHEVs; starts production on global platform in 2019

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GKN has been advancing the development of eAxle technology since 2002 and has produced more than 300,000 units at its manufacturing facilities in Europe and Japan. GKN Driveline has developed a new, complete electric drive system for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).

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GKN has produced more than 300,000 eAxles; affordable eAWD

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GKN introduced the eAxle technology in 2002, acquiring systems integration and production experience to transfer the technology from niche vehicles to high-volume mass-market applications. GKN Driveline has produced more than 300,000 units of its eAxle range at its eDrive centers of excellence in Italy and Japan.

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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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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BuG ReMeDEE project seeks to use extremophile bacteria to convert methane to biofuels, biopolymers and electricity

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This, the deepest mine in North America, began filling with water following its closure in 2002. Researchers from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT) are heading a project to to investigate methane cycling in deep and extreme environments and to develop new biological routes using previously unexplored and novel microorganisms from extreme environments for converting methane into value-added products such as liquid biofuels, biopolymers, and direct current electricity.

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Is The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Really Green, Or Not?

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Just ten years ago, cars like the 2002 Toyota Prius traded performance for unbelievably-high gas mileage, bringing the concept of eco-friendly gasoline electric hybrid cars to the masses. Recently however, automakers like BMW have used full hybrid technology to give high performance luxury cars like the 5-Series a gas mileage boost without

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