Port of Los Angeles provides AMP Mobile shore-side power to three different cruise lines

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The Port of Los Angeles this month became the first port worldwide to provide Alternative Maritime Power (AMP)—shore-side electric power, also called “cold ironing” (i.e., The Port of Los Angeles has three AMP Mobiles, which were designed for the World Cruise Center by Port engineers and Cavotec, a global engineering firm. Currently the power demand of the cruise ships calling the Port of Los Angeles is anywhere between 8 to 13 megawatts of power.

UCR study finds ultra-low emission natural gas bus exceeds federal and state NOx standards; as low as 0.0007g/bhp-hr

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A study by the University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) found that a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Agency (Metro) bus equipped with an ultra-low emission natural gas engine performs significantly cleaner than its certification standards across all duty cycles.

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Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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The R1T, a 5-passenger pickup truck, made its debut at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on 26 November and the R1S, a 7-passenger SUV, was revealed at the automaker’s press conference at Automobility on 27 November.

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10-year study shows how air pollution fosters heart disease; accelerated plaque build-up in arteries

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The MESA Air study was funded in 2004 by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The clinics were in Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, St. Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but the biological process has not been understood.

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Big Blue Bus investing $18.2M to upgrade bus fleet; Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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Big Blue Bus (BBB), a bus operator serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area, will invest $18.3 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and California Proposition 1B Bond funds to replace fifty 40-foot New Flyer buses purchased between 2004 and 2006. Seven 30-foot Gillig buses are being placed in service now; an additional twenty 40-foot Gillig buses will be delivered and commissioned in October 2018.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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CalCars PRIUS+/Ron Gremban, Fall 2004 Ron Gremban, CalCars team; initially with EnergyCS technology (not used in redesigned conversion) Marin County, CA info@calcars.org 2. EnergyCS, March 2005 Greg Hanssen, Pete Nortman and team Los Angeles County, CA info@energycs.com 3. EnergyCS/Clean-Tech, May 2005 EnergyCS Los Angeles County, CA info@energycs.com 4. South Coast Air Quality Management District, March 2006 EnergyCS Los Angeles County, CA LMirisola@aqmd.gov 8.

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

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Sysco Food Services of Los Angeles, Inc., This station along the I-215 corridor in the Inland Empire will serve vehicles moving goods at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and will complement clean truck programs at the ports. Sysco Food Services of Los Angeles, Inc., is based in Walnut, in eastern Los Angeles County. The quantity of fuel dispensed at the station has increased 19-fold since it opened in 2004.

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Mercedes-Benz presents B-Class F-CELL fuel cell vehicle at LA Auto Show; delivery to US leasing customers by end of 2010

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Mercedes-Benz presented the new B-Class F-CELL, its first (limited) series production fuel-cell powered electric vehicle available in the US ( earlier post ), at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The front-wheel drive B-Class F-CELL offers an operating range of around 240 miles (386 km) (Euro driving cycle, 190 miles (306 km) estimated EPA)—more than twice the range of the 2004 A-Class F-CELL—and short refueling times.

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"Spirit of DC's" Visit at Tioga HS in Groveland is Front Page News in The Union Democrat, Monday, 26 January 2009

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Any 2004 or newer Toyota Prius can hook up to the battery, which costs about $5,000. You could just say, ‘take me to Los Angeles.’ Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC's" visit to Tioga High School in Groveland, California, is front page news in The Union Democrat, Monday, 26 January 2009. See the James Damschroder's story below with slight corrective edits in brackets.

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FedEx Converts 92 Delivery Trucks to Hybrids, Expanding Hybrid-Electric Fleet by 50%

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The 92 retrofitted hybrid vehicles will be placed into service in California, primarily in the Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco metropolitan areas. Formisano applauded the California government for continuing to provide incentive funding for hybrid truck purchases, which allowed FedEx to place its first hybrid truck into service in the state in 2004 and continue to add hybrids to its fleet during the past five years. FedEx Corp.

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USGS study concludes plausible California megastorm could result in 3x more damage than severe SoCal earthquake

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As examples, the authors noted, the storm largely cuts off traffic from Los Angeles to the north and east for 1-2 weeks, with gradual recovery. An Atmospheric River originating over the central Pacific on 16 February 2004. Causes of ARkStorm cumulative highway damages.

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Sandia study finds fuel cell barges may be attractive lower-cost cold-ironing solution for some types of vessels at some ports

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According to a 2004 study by the Natural Resources Defense Council, average daily emissions for a busy port could exceed the total emissions from nearly 500,000 vehicles. Los Angeles, Calif.; Basic concept of a fuel cell barge. Although two containers are shown here, the actual number of containers would depend on the power and energy requirements of the vessel to be powered. Credit: Pratt and Harris (2013). Click to enlarge.

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Will CARB’s New Rules Damage EV Startups?

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That means you can drive around town as an electric car, and then jump on the freeway and head to Los Angeles, without having to recharge the battery. 3Prong Power only works on Prius model years 2004 to 2009. Paul Guzyk and Daniel Sherwood of 3Prong Power. Photograph by Chris Duffey. 3Prong Power converts existing Toyota Priuses into plug-in hybrids that can run entirely on electricity. The company launched last month at Green Motors in Berkeley, California.

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PPIC Survey Finds Californianss Support for Policies to Curb Warming Slips With Economy and Budget Crisis; Partisan Split Widens

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Today, residents in the Central Valley (36%), Los Angeles (30%) and Inland Empire (27%) are more likely to characterize air pollution as a big problem. This is a drop of 17 points in Los Angeles and 15 points in the Central Valley from last year. Central Valley residents (51%) are the most likely to say this, followed by those in the Inland Empire (44%), Orange/San Diego Counties (42%), Los Angeles (40%), and the San Francisco Bay Area (40%).

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California ARB Seeks Further Reductions of Diesel Emissions at State Rail Yards

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BNSF has been operating four liquefied natural gas yard locomotives in downtown Los Angeles since the mid-1990s. Additional diesel PM reductions in 18 major CA railyards with five new locomotive measures. Source: Staff presentation. With Five Locomotive Measures Click to enlarge.

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Researchers Finds Lake Tanganyika Has Experienced Unprecedented Warming Over Last Century

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The research grew out of two coring expeditions sponsored by the Nyanza Project in 2001 and 2004. Other authors on the paper are Brown graduates Marc Mayes and Natacha Meyer; Christopher Johnson at the University of California, Los Angeles; and Peter Swarzenski, with the United States Geological Survey.

First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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With the 2016 XC90 ( earlier post ) heading to dealerships across the US, Volvo Cars gave media an opportunity to experience the next generation of its full-size luxury SUV—in both its conventional T6 and plug-in hybrid T8 Drive-E Twin Engine forms—in and around Los Angeles.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Several dozen prototypes on 15-passenger van since 2004; now in second generation development; no production plans. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.

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Devil in the Details: World Leaders Scramble To Salvage and Shape Copenhagens UNFCCC Climate Summit

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February also saw the publication of a Los Angeles Times interview with US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu ( earlier post ), in which he voiced concern that the effects of climate change could decimate California’s agriculture as well as its urban water supplies. by Jack Rosebro.

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