Mahindra inaugurates EV plant, describes its vision of “future of mobility”

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At the ceremony, Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group described the Group’s vision of the “future of mobility”. Mahindra Group articulates the future of mobility using 5 Cs: Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost Effective. Mahindra Reva also introduced a range of of technologies, all of them directly inspired by the vision of the future of mobility. Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.,

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Romming on Earth (and Sky)

Plug In Partners

H ere is an interview with Joe Romm that recently appeared on the the popular radio show Earth and Sky Joseph Romm is author of " The Car and Fuel of the Future ," a 2004 report to the National Commission on Energy Policy. What is the car of the future?

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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We chose to demonstrate our ultra-clean, ultra-efficient OP Engine in a full-size light-duty pickup truck because of the significant need and opportunity for improvement in this segment.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

Creative Greenius

We covered: global warming, nuclear power, clean air, smart growth, globalization and the environment. Public Policy Conference on Clean Air - 2004. Earth - Environment - Economic - Election - 2004. It’s your future that you need to worry about.

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OP engine developer Achates Power closes $29.8M Series D; OGCI Climate Investments comes onboard

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This investment will help us continue to develop and commercialize the most efficient, clean, and practical engine possible. The Advanced Combat Engine (ACE) project, a $47-million contract led by Cummins Corporate Research and Technology, which is a key component of the Army’s 30-year strategy to modernize tactical and combat vehicles, with potential for future production configurations being used in the Bradley Family of Vehicles (BFoV) and the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV).

2017 65

Will CARB’s New Rules Damage EV Startups?

Revenge of the Electric Car

When the air resources board relaxed its rules in 2003, it allowed car companies to receive credits toward zero-emission standards by building so-called partial-zero-emissions vehicles — super clean cars that produce little or no smog. Over the past few years, many environmentalists have become convinced that plug-in hybrids represent the next generation of super clean cars that will help continue the battle against smog and assist in the fight against global warming.

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Satellite method provides insight into ozone-NOx-VOCs sensitivity for different locations

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Both are represented in the study by a major gas of each type, the VOC formaldehyde and NO 2 , that are measureable from space by the Dutch-Finnish Ozone Monitoring Instrument aboard NASA’s Aura satellite, launched in 2004.

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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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Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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Europe was the first mover in clean energy, but it is still in a process of restructuring those early support mechanisms. In the US there is uncertainty over the future of the US Production Tax Credit for wind, but costs are now so low that the sector is more insulated than in the past.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Several dozen prototypes on 15-passenger van since 2004; now in second generation development; no production plans. Volkswagen CEO says "Future belongs to electric cars," has gained German government support for development.

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EPA, DOT and California align timeframe for proposing MY 2017-2025 light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards

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Proposing the new standards on the same timeframe—by 1 September 2011—signals continued collaboration that could lead to an extension of the current National Clean Car Program, providing automakers certainty as they work to build the next generation of cleaner, more fuel efficient cars. In the fall of 2010, California accepted compliance with these federal GHG standards as meeting similar state standards as adopted in 2004, resulting in the first coordinated national program.

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Who is winning the green car race? The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Volkswagen: German manufacturer Volkswagen has taken an alternative route to early success in the green car race by placing the emphasis on clean diesel models, which it has been marketing in Europe since 2003. The Green Piece Column: Tuesday 27 October.

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Calif. ARB releases GHG scoping plan update; more ZEVs, “LEV IV”, MD and HD regulations; ZEV for trucks; more LCFS

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California’s vehicle GHG standards—authorized by AB 1493 (Pavley) in 2002, first approved in 2004, and extended in 2012—are delivering fuel consumption and CO 2 reductions. As part of California’s Advanced Clean Cars program, the ZEV Regulation requires about 15% of new cars sold in California in 2025 to be a plug-in hybrid, battery electric, or fuel cell vehicle.

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ICCT study finds increasing gap between rated and actual passenger car fuel consumption in Europe

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Looking at the unadjusted data reveals that, up until about 2003 the discrepancy between real-world and type-approval CO 2 values was consistently around 20%; from 2004 onward it steadily increased to about 35% in 2012.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $23M to encourage use of alternative transportation fuels

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By leveraging outside funding, many of these projects also attract additional investment in clean energy technology. The award recipients are: Clean World Partners, LLC , will receive $6 million to increase the Sacramento BioRefinery’s capacity from 25 tons to 100 tons a day. This project will help the Energy Commission track its progress in reaching energy security and petroleum reduction goals as well as improve the future AB118 investment portfolio.

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EPA Grants California Vehicle GHG Regulations Waiver

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In September 2004 the California Air Resources Board (ARB) passed regulations to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) from new passenger vehicles starting in 2009. This previous decision was based on an interpretation of the Clean Air Act finding that California did not have a need for its greenhouse gas emission standards to meet “ compelling and extraordinary conditions. ” ( Earlier post.). California is preserving its right to establish more stringent standards in the future.

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Study Highlights the Importance of Considering Climate Effects of Non-CO2 Emissions from Transport in Mitigation Strategies and Policies

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This model has been used previously to understand the role of short-lived air pollutants in climate change for past, present and future atmospheres. Radiative forcing from the global and US ORT and PG sectors. The CO 2 radiative forcing shown is for the 20-year time horizon.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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Audi presented a range of its ongoing work on electromobility and efficiency—from fuels and systems to full vehicles—under the “Future Performance Days 2015” banner. This gives Audi the flexibility to respond swiftly to future requirements in the marketplace.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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But starting to raise immediate finance is more important than determining its exact future size. However, climate economists predict that if investment in clean energy technology is dramatically increased, for every dollar spent, the world will avoid eleven dollars of climate damage. Without clean technologies in place, these developing countries will find it impossible to curb emissions. Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc.

Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Neil Auerbach is a Managing Partner at Hudson Clean Energy Partners which is a global private equity firm investing in renewable power, alternative fuels, energy efficiency and storage. Lowering costs by helping technologies cross the Valley of Death between pilot scale production and commercialization is the charter of the proposed Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA) which was discussed by attendees. by Bill Cooke.