California state fleet reduces petroleum consumption 13% compared to 2003

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The California state fleet has reduced its petroleum consumption by 13% compared to a 2003 baseline, according to a state progress report. In 2003, the state fleet consumed 38,559,715 gallons of petroleum-based fuel (gasoline and diesel), according to the report.

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FuelCell Energy hits 3 billion kWh mark from its DFC plants since 2003

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a provider of direct fuel cell power plants, has generated a cumulative three billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from its Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plants since the first commercial installation in 2003. FuelCell Energy, Inc., FuelCell Energy has customers in nine countries in North America, Asia and Europe; three billion kWh of electricity is adequate to power approximately 271,000 US homes for one year, or about 679,000 German homes or 837,000 South Korean homes.

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Satellite data reveal major loss in volume of Arctic sea-ice since 2003

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autumn and 9% in the winter between 2003 and 2012, an. The researchers used new data from the European Space Agency’s CryoSat-2 satellite spanning 2010 to 2012, and data from NASA’s ICESat satellite from 2003 to 2008 to estimate the volume of sea ice in the Arctic. They found that from 2003 to 2008, autumn volumes of ice averaged. 2003 to 2008 was 16,300 cu. Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36% in the. international team of scientists has found.

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API: US Gasoline Demand Slumps to Lowest May Level Since 2003

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million barrels per day, the lowest May level since 2003, according to the American Petroleum Institute’s Monthly Statistical Report. million barrels per day, which marked the second lowest May since 2003. US gasoline deliveries for May dipped 0.4% from last year to average 9.05

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Replacing 2003 VW Jetta TDI: What Non-Gasoline Car Should He Pick?

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Richard Kelly--the president of Plug-In America--has now put almost 200,000 miles on his 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Everyone needs car-buying advice once in awhile--even the leader of an electric-car advocacy group. Maintenance costs for the compact diesel are going up, so he believes it''s time to move on. In a blog post, Kelly laid out his

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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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Demand for petrol hits lowest level since 2003

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It appears that demand for gasoline (petroleum) in the US is more sensitive to higher prices and the effects of the sluggish economy than expected after deliveries in May hit their lowest levels since 2003. According to the American Petroleum Institute’s Monthly Statistical Report, deliveries in the month dipped 0.4 per cent from last year to [.].

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Vienna testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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Solaris has been present in Austria since 2003 and over that time it has delivered nearly 400 buses to 40 cities there. Wiener Linien, one of the biggest public transport operators in Europe, has added a hydrogen Solaris bus ( earlier post ) to its fleet for testing until 12 June.

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Solaris to supply two hydrogen buses to Transdev in Sweden

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The partnership between Solaris and Swedish operators dates back to 2003. Operator Transdev has signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach to supply two hydrogen buses. The vehicles will roll out onto the streets of the Swedish city of Sandviken in autumn 2021.

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So how about all-electric supersonic aircraft, then?

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Supersonic airliners haven't flown since 2003, when the last Concorde was retired. But could supersonic planes carrying large number of passengers make a comeback—and with electric power no less? That's the vision of Luke Workman, a designer of lithium-ion battery packs who believes all-electric supersonic aircraft are attainable. DON'T. emissions Batteries aircraft

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Lux: nearly $7B in private investment in emerging oil & gas E&P technologies over last decade

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Investment into emerging oil and gas E&P (exploration and production) technologies, which were nearly non-existent in 2003, at just $57 million, have attracted nearly $7 billion in private investment from 497 unique transactions, according to a new report from Lux Research, “ Investing in Next Generation Oil and Gas Technologies ”. There have been 136 acquisitions between 2003 and 2013. Schlumberger is the most prolific buyer, acquiring 56 E&P technology developers since 2003.

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Swedish bus operator orders 8 electric, 42 natural gas Solaris buses

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Cooperation between Solaris and the Swedish operators dates back to 2003. Solaris has signed a contract for the supply of 50 zero-emission and low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB: eight electric buses and 42 natural-gas-fueled units. Ultimately, the bulk of the ordered buses (48 vehicles) will be in operation in Gävle.

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Toyota Sienta Hybrid MPV (Small Minivan): Forbidden Fruit Or Bizarre Oddity?

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But this is the Sienta (with a "t"), the second generation of a much smaller minivan model first introduced in 2003. Toyota recently introduced a new minivan, and it's like nothing sold in the U.S. Buyers on this side of the Pacific are familiar with the rather large Sienna. DON'T MISS: Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan (Oct. Japan forbidden fruit

2015 119

China-based study concludes using political incentives to fight pollution is costly and inefficient

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The water regulations took effect in 2003, when the central government installed several hundred state-controlled water monitoring stations, set targets for the stations to meet, and used the water quality readings to help determine the promotion of local government officials. The gap in productivity between upstream and downstream firms did not occur until 2003 when the new targets were announced.

2020 177

Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

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Designed, engineered, and offered for lease in California and a few other locations from 1998 to 2003, the two-seat EV1 was likely the most The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. It''s been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of General Motors in some quarters.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to supply global compact sedan to Chrysler de Mexico

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This new contract reaffirms the strong relationship that Chrysler de Mexico has built with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation since 2003 when we began distributing Mitsubishi vehicles in our country, which have garnered great acceptance in the Mexican market. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Chrysler de Mexico (CdM) announced a five-year agreement in which MMC will supply its global compact sedan to CdM, to be sold in Mexico starting November 2014.

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New York City Transit Authority adding 50 New Flyer buses equipped with Allison H 40 EP systems

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In full production since 2003 and now operating in thousands of buses, it has proven up to 25% fuel saving, depending on the duty cycle.

2020 188

Equinor contracts for first green-ammonia-fueled supply vessel; 2MW SOFC

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Viking Energy was the first LNG powered ocean going vessel in 2003, and Eidesvik and Wärtsilä also collaborated on the 2009-built Viking Lady, another LNG-fueled vessel that was seen as a milestone in the transition of shipping with its installation of fuel cells and marine batteries.

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Phoenix Motorcars, EasyMile win grant for development of first FMVSS-compliant autonomous shuttle bus in US

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Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Ontario, California, Phoenix Motorcars develops, deploys, and services all electric drive systems for electric commercial vehicles.

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IHS Markit: global oil demand still growing in the short term despite increasing focus on EVs

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Current global total liquids oil demand growth is at similar levels to what was recorded during the 2003 to 2007 commodity super-cycle, referred to as the “golden age” of refining. The IHS Markit report compared the current oil demand growth surge to demand levels during 2003 to 2007, and identified underlying significant differences between the two cycles.

2018 234

Bosch and Weichai Power boost efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from 46% to 50%

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Their strategic alliance began back in 2003. Bosch and Weichai Power have increased the efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from their current level of roughly 46% to 50%. In increasing the efficiency by four percentage points, we have jointly reached a new milestone.

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Draper awarded patent on electrostatic motors; family under development

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Esashi (2003) “High power electrostatic motor and generator using electrets,” TRANSDUCERS '03. Draper (officially, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, a US-based not-for-profit R&D organization based in Cambridge, Mass.) is developing a new family of electric motors and generators based on electrostatic, rather than electromagnetic principles. Underpinning the initiative is a recent patent on aspects of the technology. Almost all electric motors today use magnetism to generate torque.

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Solaris to supply electric buses to Paris

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Solaris vehicles have been present in France since 2003. Paris-based Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) has signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of the Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE 8.9-meter electric bus to Paris. Under the contract option, the public transport operator reserved the option to extend the contract to a value of €10 million. This means a possibility of delivering a further dozen or so zero-emission Solaris buses. The Solaris Urbino 8.9

2019 223

Want a Retro Electric Car? Firm Plans All-Electric VW Beetle

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When El Rey -- the final Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle to ever be made -- rolled off the Mexican production line on July 30, 2003, many Volkswagen fans around the world mourned the end of a 60-year production run. And with over 21.5 million original Volkswagen Beetles made, the VW Bug still holds the title as the longest-running and most-manufactured

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Chevron Confirms first oil production from deepwater Papa-Terra offshore Brazil

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Discovered in 2003, the Papa-Terra field development marks the first use of dry-tree floating technology (sometimes called a spar, or a buoyant vertical cylinder) offshore Brazil and the first Tension Leg Platform (a floating structure held in place by vertical, tensioned tendons connected to the sea floor by pile-secured templates) installation offshore South America.

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2012 Toyota Prius V & Plug-In: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees

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Until this year, though, the Prius has been a single model: a subcompact four-door sedan from 2000 through 2003, and then two generations of mid-size five-door hatchback after that, one from 2004 through Ask pretty much any car buyer about green cars or hybrids and, chances are, that person will likely mention the Toyota Prius sooner or later.

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NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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NTN began work on in-wheel motors in 2003, deploying and testing successive iterations on different types of compact, lightweight EVs. Japan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group. FSAT will exhibit a prototype vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. NTN’s latest in-wheel motor.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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The BBA Brilliance Automotive joint venture was founded in 2003. The BMW Group continues to adapt its production structures to growing demand for fully and partially electrified vehicles.

2020 260

London Tightens Congestion Charge Limits; Only Plug-Ins To Be Free?

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London is one such city, and residents have been paying to enter the center of the capital since 2003. Imagine if you were being charged tens of dollars to drive into the center of your home city each day. Around Europe, many drivers already face such a charge. Low-emission vehicles have commonly been exempt--but new plans being drawn up by

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Toyota and Hino to develop heavy-duty fuel cell truck; Mirai stacks

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Toyota and Hino have positioned hydrogen as an important energy source for the future and have worked together on developing technologies and spreading and innovating fuel cell vehicles for over fifteen years since their joint demonstration trials of the fuel cell bus in 2003. Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. have agreed to develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck jointly, and to proceed with initiatives toward its practical use through verification tests and other means.

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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Having started his career at Ford, he was Head of Volkswagen Group Research from 2000 to 2003. He was appointed Board Member for Engineering at Bentley in 2003 before taking over as Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry in 2012. He moved to Saab as Executive Director Design in 2000 and was also given responsibility for Advanced Design at General Motors Europe in 2003.

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DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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Left to right: Mercedes-Benz SK 1844 Euro II (model year 1996), Mercedes-Benz Actros 1846 Euro III (model year 2003), Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 Euro VI (model year 2016). The second test vehicle, an Actros 1846 (production year 2003) was certified according to emission standard Euro III, with 5 grams of NO x per kilowatt hour (kWh) and 0.10 The second test truck, the Actros 1846 (from 2003) was fitted with tires from the Michelin Multiway family, in size 315/70-22.5

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Unveiled, TDI Diesel Included

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This is only the third all-new open-air Beetle in history; the first was in 1949, the second in 2003. With the new VW Beetle launched last year, you knew there would be a ragtop, right? We now have photos of the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, which includes a unique model: the only diesel convertible available for sale in the U.S. This time

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Study measures the effect of regional change in clouds caused by ships’ emissions; masking GHG warming

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The new study uses observations from 2003 to 2015 in spring, the cloudiest season, over the shipping route between Europe and South Africa. Cloud droplet concentrations from 2003 to 2015 averaged over the months of September, October and November, as observed by NASA satellites. A container ship leaves a trail of white clouds in its wake that can linger in the air for hours.

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Story of TESLA Motors: Beginning, Fight, Survival, and Success

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The Beginning (2003). Martin Eberhard , Marc Tarpenning the company’s first CEO and CFO respectively, started the company in 2003 and named it Tesla motors in the honors of Nikola Tesla a great inventor of all time and who changed the course of electrical technology with his A.C

DOE collaborating with AIChE CHS on hydrogen safety

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The Center aligns with recommendations made by the DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, with roots back to a previously DOE-funded effort called the Hydrogen Safety Panel established in 2003. At the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) Spring Meeting, US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) Director Sunita Satyapal announced a planned collaboration with the new Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), launched by AIChE.

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EPHA: Coronavirus threat greater for polluted cities; clean air returning to cities in lockdown

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A 2003 study on victims of the coronavirus SARS found that patients in regions with moderate air pollution levels were 84% more likely to die than those in regions with low air pollution.

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2001-2003 Toyota Prius Recall: Steering Nut On Early Hybrids

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Toyota has issued a recall notice for its very earliest hybrids, the 2001 through 2003 Prius sedan models. The company will replace the pinion-shaft attachment nuts in the electric power steering box, which could loosen over time if the wheel is "repeatedly and strongly turned" to the full-lock position, Toyota said. Drivers with loose nuts may

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Potent GHG SF6 rapidly accumulating in atmosphere, driven by demand for SF6-insulated switchgear in developing countries

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Sales compiled from 1996–2003 by producers in Europe, Japan, USA, and South Africa (not including China and Russia) showed that, on an annual average basis, 80% of the SF 6 produced during this period was consumed by electric utilities and equipment manufacturers for electric power systems.

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Study finds rates of LDV fuel consumption in US peaked in 2004; indications of peak motorization

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These rates are down 16% to 17% from their peaks in 2004, except that the rate per vehicle is down 13% (from its peak in 2003). The rate increased to a maximum of 611 gallons in 2003. 2003 to 2004. -13%

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Allison Transmission and Cummins receive certification from ARB for MY2017 H 40/50 EP hybrid systems

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Since 2003, Allison has delivered nearly 8,000 hybrid propulsion systems which have accumulated nearly 800 million miles, saving more than 41 million gallons of fuel and preventing 400 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. Allison Transmission Holdings and Cumminshave received certification from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for model year 2017 Allison Hybrid H 40 EP / H 50 EP hybrid propulsion systems paired with the Cummins B6.7

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JFE Steel and NEDO begin demo testing of ferro coke production at medium-scale; reducing ironmaking energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 10% each

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JFE Steel Corporation, one of the world’s leading integrated steel producers, was established through the consolidation of NKK Corporation and Kawasaki Steel Corporation in 2003. In Japan, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and JFE Steel Corporation have built a medium-scale ferro coke production facility with a daily production capacity of 300 tons and begun demonstration testing.

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Allison Transmission launches eGen Flex, new zero-emission-capable electric hybrid system

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Since 2003, Allison has delivered more than 9,000 electric hybrid propulsion systems globally. Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, launched its new zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV)-capable electric hybrid system, the eGen Flex, as the initial product offering under its new Allison eGen brand.

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