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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Safety of flying and driving after the attacks of 9/11 revisited

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In 2003, Brandon Schoettle and I published a detailed analysis of the relative safety of flying and driving in the United States. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. The flying data were for 1992 through 2001, and thus they included the year of the 9/11 attacks. The analysis showed that, despite the events of 9/11, flying was substantially safer than driving. Furthermore, the safety advantages of flying over driving increased with the distance traveled.

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San Francisco orders 30 El Dorado hybrid buses with Allison H40 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. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Municipal Railway (Muni) has awarded a contract to ElDorado for 30 electric hybrid E-Z Rider II model heavy-duty 30-foot transit buses, which will feature the Allison H 40 EP hybrid propulsion system.

Wärtsilä and Eidesvik Offshore to partner on converting ship to ammonia-fueled engine

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Eidesvik has a strong track record in supporting sustainable innovations, having used LNG fuel in its fleet from as early as 2003, and fuel cells from 2006. The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian ship owner Eidesvik Offshore ASA have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at converting an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to operate with an ammonia-fueled combustion engine with required fuel supply and safety system.

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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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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Electric crossover charge: These are the rivals to the Tesla Model Y

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As Tesla finds its sea legs as a larger-scale global automaker, the launch of the Model Y small crossover is its most critical test since the California company started in 2003. No other Tesla has faced this much competition. No other Tesla has faced much of any. When Tesla first delivered the Roadster in 2008 it was a novelty. The peerless Model

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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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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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Eni and BASF launch R&D initiative to convert bio-diesel byproduct to bio-propanol; drop-in component for gasoline

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As a result of increasing biodiesel production, the world’s glycerin production increased from 200,000 t/y in 2003 to approximately 5,000,000 t/y in 2020. Eni and BASF have signed a strategic agreement on a joint R&D initiative to reduce the CO 2 footprint of the transportation sector.

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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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

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Congestion charge and electric vehicles: Everything you need to know

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The London Congestion Charge was first introduced in 2003. There are plenty of reasons why electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of motoring both in the UK and around the world. You only have to look to the London Congestion Charge for proof of that.

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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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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Zemo hydrogen well-to-wheel study highlights need for inclusion of life cycle energy & GHGs in net-zero plans

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Zemo Partnership, formerly LowCVP, was established in 2003 as a public-private partnership working to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK businesses.

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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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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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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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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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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