Biodiesel Board Study Asserts Critical Importance of Biodiesel Tax Credit, Calls for Extension

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According to a study released by the US National Biodiesel Board (NBB), allowing the Federal biodiesel tax incentive to expire on 31 December would result in a loss of jobs and income; increased demand for petroleum diesel; a degradation of energy security; decreased demand for soybean oil and lower soybean prices leading to a negative impact on farm income; and stranded investment as biodiesel capacity is idled and lost tax revenue for States and local governments.

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

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R1T pricing starts at $61,500 after Federal Tax credit. R1S pricing starts at $65,000 after Federal Tax credit. Vinnels was previously the Executive Program Director at McLaren from 2004 through 2017.

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CalCars' PRIUS+ Plug-In Hybrid

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CONTRIBUTE ANY AMOUNT : Its tax-deductible, with a credit card or PayPal. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

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Li-ion maker Boston-Power adds $30M in funding; China expansion

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The investment follows Boston-Power’s September 2011 announcement of $125 million in growth capital and Chinese government stimulus programs ( earlier post )—comprising a combination of grants, low-interest loans and related financial and tax incentives&madsh;and is being used to scale manufacturing, research and development, and business development activities in China for the company’s technology and products. Boston-Power, Inc. announced $30 million in new private equity.

Bush Budget: Plug-ins Hybrids, Not So Much

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nk City confiscated in 2004! With all sorts of fuel cell double-talk and hydrogen hype, our policies and tax dollars have been led astray and flushed away. The Detroit News has the alternative fuel breakdown in the president's budget request, and it isn't pretty. Increases for hydrogen fuel cell research from $289 million in FY 2007 to $309 million in FY 2008.

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Startup commercializing thermo-acoustic Stirling technology for combined heat and power for homes

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Variables such as energy tax credits, availability of low-interest home-equity loans and electricity and natural gas rates all affect an economic decision, but it is nonetheless clear that a viable unit must be manufacturable at relatively low cost. Backhaus (2004) “ Design of a High Efficiency Power Source (HEPS) Based on Thermoacoustic Technology ,” Final report, NASA contract no. Startup Nirvana Energy Systems, Inc.,

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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We Promote PHEV Conversion Programs: First CalCars in 2004, then a number of aftermarket companies, have converted over 200 cars — at first most were for fleets, but more and more are going to individual owners.


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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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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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. Global investment in renewable power and fuels (excluding large hydro-electric projects) was $270.2

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Vauxhall Astra 5-Door Hatch 1.7 ecoFLEX Design road test

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Astras have been part of the UK’s furniture now since 1980, with this fifth-generation model launched in 2004.

Study Concludes That Smaller Capacity PHEVs Would Be a “Robust” Option for Minimizing Fuel Consumption, Cost and GHG Emissions

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Over a range of scenarios—including fluctuating gas prices, new battery technologies or high taxes on carbon dioxide emissions—plug-ins with small battery packs are economically competitive with ordinary hybrid and conventional vehicles for drivers who charge frequently.”

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EU Imposes Temporary Import Duties on US Biodiesel

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The EC said that its investigations confirmed evidence provided by the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) that US producers of biodiesel exported biodiesel to the Community at dumped prices, received countervailable US Federal (in particular tax credits) and State subsidies and that the exports of dumped and subsidized biodiesel were causing material injury to the biodiesel industry in the EU. US exports of biodiesel to Europe have surged, and represent the bulk of US production. Source: EBB.

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power announces $125M in new financing; focus on and support from China

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Additionally, through its stimulus programs and local industrial policies, the Chinese government is providing a range of grants, low-interest loans and related financial and tax incentives. Wu co-founded GSR Ventures in 2004, following a series of senior-level positions with Nortel Networks, Shanghai ASMC, Shanghai Nortel Semiconductors Corporation and Guangdong Nortel Telecom Corporation. Boston-Power, Inc.,

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

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It creates a risk that consumers will lose faith in type-approval fuel consumption values, which in turn may undermine government efforts to encourage the purchase of fuel-efficient vehicles through labeling and tax policy.

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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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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. tax over a term of 24 months and includes the cost of hydrogen fuel.

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

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The stimulus package is designed to address the recession and in the short term people were anxiously awaiting two key components of the plan: clarification on the details behind “ grants in lieu of tax credits ” and awards of loan guarantees by the DOE from section 1705. Is tax equity dead? billion in 2004 to $117 billion 2007 with the first three quarters of 2008 averaging 29% higher than 2007. Generally, tax equity investors expect a return in the 8-12% range.

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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The XC90 was the Nº 1 selling European luxury SUV in 2004. T8 pricing does not include federal or state tax incentives.

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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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Carbon tax: Californians are more in favor (56% support, 35% oppose) of taxing companies for their emissions but are sharply divided along party lines on this issue as well, with 73% of Democrats in favor and 60% of Republicans opposed. Three in four residents (77%) say the state should focus transportation planning dollars on expanding public transit and using the existing network more efficiently, up 10 points since August 2004 (67%).

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Perspective: US Needs to Transition to Hydrous Ethanol as the Primary Renewable Transportation Fuel

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Automobile manufacturers were given tax breaks to produce cars that ran on hydrous ethanol, and, by 1980, every automobile company in Brazil was following this lead. The first such vehicles were introduced by Volkswagen in 2003, and by 2004, they accounted for more than 17% of the Brazilian auto market. by Brian J. Donovan, CEO Renergie, Inc. This opinion piece originally appeared in the Field-to-Pump blog, published by Renergie, Inc. ]. Use of Hydrous Ethanol in Brazil.

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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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Climate economist Richard Tol, a lead author for the UN climate panel, determined that to cut carbon emissions enough to meet the 2 ° goal, the leading industrial nations would have to slap a huge tax on carbon-emitting fuels—one that by the end of the century would reach something on the order of US$4,000 per metric ton of carbon dioxide, or US$35 per gallon of gas (US$9 per liter). According to Tol, the impact of a tax hike of this magnitude could reduce world GDP 12.9%