V2G Test Drive

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Xcel Energy announces six-month test drive of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles DENVER - Six plug-in hybrid electric vehicles ( PHEVs ) will be on the road by the end of 2007 as part of a demonstration test of vehicle-to-grid ( V2G ) technology by Xcel Energy.

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DOE Funds PHEVs

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DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program leads the Department’s efforts to bring PHEVs to market and works with industry to develop advanced transportation technologies that will reduce the nation’s use of imported oil.

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Trending Sources

Excel PHEV Study

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With Smart Grid, Plug-In Hybrid Cars Could Have System Benefits Physorg Feb 28, 2007 Xcel Energy announced the results of a six-month study related to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and how an increase in their popularity may affect Colorado.

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Recharge IT

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Clean energy technology can dramatically shift how we make and use energy for our cars and homes by charging cars through an electric grid powered by solar or other renewable energy sources, and selling power back to the electric grid when it’s needed most.

2007 130

The Wall Street Journals

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Fialka Wall Street Journal March 26, 2007 AUSTIN, Texas -- Of all the plans cooked up by cities to combat pollution and global warming, the one hatched here is among the most ambitious -- and, some say, one of the more quixotic. A few months back, a reporter from the WSJ came to our offices.

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Senate Strives for Palatable Energy Bill; Plug-in Credits In

Plugs and Cars

As presently consitituted, the Senate bill drops the requirement of electricity generators to achieve 15% renewable sources, but includes higher CAFE standards and major provisions for plug-ins, including conversions. The Detroit News is reporting on the efforts in the Senate to craft a viable energy bill.

2007 100

EPA Says No: Dems Get Rolled Again

Plugs and Cars

To get a bill the president would sign, out dropped any challenge to big oil's obscene profits, a national renewable electricity standard, overwhelmingly popular wind and solar tax credits, and plug-in hybrid credits that might truly jumpstart an alternative automotive future. It took less than 12 hours. The Democrats got rolled again.

2007 100

German Battery, German Electric Car?

Plugs and Cars

The country has admirably pushed renewable electricity generation, offering subsidies and incentives greater than most any other nation. An Agence France Presse report has produced a small flurry of articles this past week, here and here , for example, that has a German company developing Lithium batteries that would be suitable for electric cars. Li-tec is said to be working in cooperation with Bosch and Volkswagen, which has heightened interest.

2007 100

Everybody Happy: Bush to Sign Do-little Energy Bill

Plugs and Cars

The reality, however, is no removal of tax breaks for Big Oil; no 15% renewables standard for utilities; no plug-in hybrid incentives. The opening line of the Detroit News story says all you need to know: The House approved a stripped-down energy bill Tuesday and sent it to President George Bush, who is expected to sign the legislation. The headline is a 35mpg CAFE standard for cars produced 13 years from now. Big whoop.

2007 100

Sierra Club California Weighs in for Electric Cars at CARB

Plugs and Cars

H2 is most often produced by cracking natural gas, even if the talk is all about "renewable" hydrogen. And of course the electric infrastructure is already in place and getting cleaner and more renewable. The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) monthly meeting today included the adoption of the State Alternative Fuel Plan. The analysis by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and CARB of the smorgasbord of non-petroleum alternatives was mandated by AB 1007.

2007 100

Ghosn Suggests Renault City EV

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Seems like further confirmation of my previous Nissan post (cnet), and the rumors of a renewed interest by European automakers in electric city cars. Puregreencars.com reports Renault's (and Nissan's) Carlos Ghosn sees electric city cars in their future. Three to four years away, apparently. The question for us in the USA is whether plans will include cars that meet the peculiar and unique legal requirements which limit the availability of many more fuel-efficient, interesting vehicles.

2007 100

Ethanol Boom Busting

Plugs and Cars

The ethanol boom was set off when Congress enacted an energy law in 2005 that included a national mandate for the use of renewable fuel in gasoline.Already, ethanol producers are poised to outpace that mandate.As Check out today's NY Times story Ethanol’s Boom Stalling as Glut Depresses Price.the ethanol market is suddenly plagued by a glut, in part because the means to distribute it have not kept pace.

2007 100

Trouble in Hydrogen Heaven

Plugs and Cars

With abundant renewable electricity, if it can't happen there, it can't happen anywhere. The World , a PRI/BBC radio collaboration, has a report on the problems bringing Iceland's hydrogen dream to fruition. Still only one filling station, now without any customers. The hydrogen busses have been retired to a museum. Jori Lewis reports from Reykyavik. Have a listen.

2007 100

Grist Writer Gets the URGE2 Electrify

Plugs and Cars

As Roberts' posits, 2007 holds out tremendous promise, the stars are aligned. I hereby propose just such an overarching message, a mere five words long: Use renewably generated electricity, efficiently, or URGE². Putting renewable electricity into plug-in cars would move to the top of any such coherent enviro agenda, and of course ethanol moves down. David Roberts is a staff writer at Grist , an online enviro magazine.

2007 100

Coal Into Cars: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Plugs and Cars

The Good About half our electricity comes from coal, and that will change, at best, slowly as we move to renewables. The Ugly Coal sucks, there's really no two ways about it. Extracting it is ruinous of the landscape and burning it has disastrous environmental consequences. It should be perhaps our last fuel of choice regardless of how it's used. But not all use of coal is alike.

2007 100

EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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Their Rechargeit.org campaign really makes the connections between renewable power and plug-in cars. A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks. Out in the desert as part of Burning Man , our encampment, Snow Koan Solar, is setting up a solar photovoltaic EV Charging Station (at 7:30 and Desert) for electric scooters, golf carts, sofas and barstools. We'll also be taking Burning Man art projects off petroleum generators by switching them to solar electricity.

2007 100

Plug-in Hybrid Study: Electricity Better

Plugs and Cars

And the grid is getting cleaner and more renewable every year. The basic question addressed, which appears on the study homepage (epri-reports.org) is this: How would air quality and greenhouse gas emissions be affected if significant numbers of Americans drove cars that were fueled by the power grid?

2007 100

The Reality of AltFuels Under Bush

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President Jimmy Carter established the National Renewable Energy Laboratory at the edge of the Rockies, but its always been afterthought of America's energy policy. But one year after the president’s visit, the money flowing into the nation’s primary laboratory for developing renewable fuels is actually less than it was at the beginning of the Bush administration. Maybe he means it this time. Perhaps the 7th SOTU mention will be the charm.

2007 100

Zero-Carbon Drive to Sacto Anti-Carbon Rally and Back

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And due to all our efforts, the grid is getting even cleaner and more renewable. Rainforest Action Network (RAN) held a rally in Sacramento Thursday outside the lobbying offices of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers to protest their continuing lawsuit against California's greenhouse gas legislation.

2007 100

Renewable Energy Group to acquire Imperium Renewables

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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. REG) will acquire substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables, Inc., Seattle-based Imperium Renewables began developing proprietary technology and processes in the production of biodiesel in 2004. The Grays Harbor refinery began operation in August 2007 in Hoquiam, Wash. including a 100-million gallon nameplate capacity biomass-based diesel refinery and deepwater port terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Washington. Earlier post.).

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Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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To those of you who know me best and have been reading Creative Greenius since we started publishing in October 2007 it seems pretty silly that any candidate for elected office would seek my endorsement or think that it would do more good than harm.

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Study: Bio-Based Plastics Could Ultimately Replace Up to 90% of Total Global Consumption of Plastics in 2007

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Replacement of up to 90% (270 Mt) of the total global consumption of plastics in 2007 with bio-based plastics is ultimately technically possible, according to new study by authors at Utrecht University, commissioned by the associations European Bioplastics and the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE). of 2007 consumption) under a high growth scenario—approximately 30% higher than the projections based on company announcements (3.45 Mt in 2007 to 2.33

2007 60

UOP Renewable Jet Fuel blend powers first renewable jet commercial flight in Columbia

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that a blend with its Green Jet Fuel powered the first commercial flight in Colombia operating with renewable jet fuel. The renewable fuel was made with natural oils from camelina, an inedible plant that grows in conditions where food crops can not be grown. The flight marked the first time any aircraft in Colombia has flown on renewable jet fuel.

Renewable Energy Group to acquire Tyson Foods’ half ownership of Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel biorefinery

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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. Completion of the transaction with Tyson Foods, which is contingent upon the closing of REG’s December 2013 announced agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Syntroleum Corporation, would give REG full ownership of Dynamic Fuels and its 75-million gallon per year nameplate capacity renewable diesel biorefinery in Geismar, Louisiana. Tyson and Syntroleum formed Dynamic Fuels in 2007 as a 50/50 joint venture.

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EPA proposes volume requirements for Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014-2016

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Adhering to a schedule in a proposed consent decree ( earlier post ), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its long-awaited proposed volume requirements (renewable volume obligations, RVO) ( earlier post ) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017. Proposed Renewable Fuels Volumes (million gallons). Total renewable fuel.

2015 60

Volvo CE Braås facility now powered entirely by renewable energy

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At the end of December 2013, Volvo Construction Equipment’s (CE) Braås facility, a 45,000 m 2 -site in southern Sweden, which specializes in the design and manufacture of articulated haulers, became powered entirely by renewable energy sources, including wind, biomass and hydropower. This follows in the footsteps of the Volvo Group’s trucks facility in Ghent which sets the standard for emissions-free industrial manufacturing in 2007. generated from renewable sources).

2014 65

Neste publishes updated info about crude palm oil suppliers; feedstock for renewable diesel

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In 2016, waste and residues accounted for nearly 80% of the company’s usage of renewable raw materials while crude palm oil represented less than 20%. All the crude palm oil the company has used has been fully traceable to the oil palm plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013. Neste has published updated information about all its crude palm oil suppliers on the company’s website. The data covers the entire supply chain—i.e.

2017 60

Proposed ethanol cuts bring EPA up against Iowa's powerful politician

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Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has required growing amounts of ethanol to be blended into U.S. Biofuels Politics EPA ethanol e85 E10 flex fuel Renewable Fuel Standard Donald TrumpFollowing years of debate, the EPA said earlier this month it will study the possibilities of cutting the amount of ethanol in the United States' gasoline supply. fuel supplies, with E10—a mix of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent.

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UPS announces renewable diesel agreements with Neste, REG and Solazyme; up to 46M gallons over next 3 years

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UPS announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. Neste, Renewable Energy Group (REG) and Solazyme will supply renewable diesel to UPS to help facilitate the company’s shift to move more than 12% of its purchased ground fuel from conventional diesel and gasoline fuel to alternative fuels by the end of 2017.

2015 65

Santa Monica signs 5-year deal with Clean Energy for renewable LNG for bus fleet; deploying CWI Near-Zero NOx engine

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The 5-year deal, worth an estimated $3 million per year, will enable BBB to continue using Clean Energy’s Redeem brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), rated up to 90% cleaner than diesel. LNG derived from renewable natural gas) marked with arrows.

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Worldwatch: Fossil fuel subsidies continue to outweigh those for renewable energy; international pledges on reform unfulfilled

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Estimated consumption subsidies, industrial and developing countries, fossil fuels and renewables. Fossil fuel subsidies continue to far outweigh support for renewable energy, according to new research conducted for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online service.

2012 101

Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

Green Car Reports

Representative Bob Goodlatte [R-VA] introduced two bills in February that together would eliminate the Renewable Fuels Act passed in 2007 and ban E15 from the nation's gasoline pumps. The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S.

2015 64

GM, Carnegie Mellon renew agreement to develop automated vehicle technologies

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General Motors recently renewed its five-year agreement with research partner Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh to continue developing technologies that could allow future production vehicles to drive autonomously. In 2007, Boss navigated 60 miles (97 km) of mixed traffic, intersections and stop signs in less than six hours to win the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, Urban Challenge competition.

2013 60

Petrixo selects UOP Green Fuels technology for renewable jet and diesel in UAE

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Petrixo will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process technology to process approximately 500,000 metric tons per year of renewable feedstocks into renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel, also known as Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and Honeywell Green Diesel.

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EPA Extends Comment Period for Renewable Fuel Standard Program

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period on its proposed rule revising the national Renewable Fuel Standard program, commonly referred to as RFS2, by 60 days. These revisions were mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Earlier post.). The comment period, originally due to end on 27 July, will now end on 25 September 2009.

2009 60

EPA proposes reduction in cellulosic biofuel and total renewable fuel standards for 2014

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a reduction in the cellulosic biofuel and total renewable fuel standards (RFS) for 2014. Specifically, EPA is proposing a total renewable fuel target of 15.21 Four separate percentage standards are required under the RFS program: cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuels. Total renewable fuels. 2007.

2013 69

Neste Oil starts up Europes largest renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam

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Neste Oil has successfully started up Europe’s largest renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Production of NExBTL renewable diesel at the new plant—the company’s fourth—will be ramped up on a phased basis. The Rotterdam plant has a capacity of 800,000 t/a and will increase Neste Oil’s total renewable diesel capacity to 2 million t/a.

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks approves HVO renewable diesel for its medium- and heavy-duty engines; neat or blended

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With immediate effect, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is granting approval for the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) renewable diesel for the in-line six-cylinder engine variants of the Mercedes-Benz OM 470, OM 471 (first generation) and OM 936 as well as the in-line four-cylinder variants of the OM 934 meeting the Euro VI emissions standard. HVO is a renewable diesel produced from waste materials such as waste fat, used cooking oil and also oil from crop plants.

2016 60

EPA proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standard

Green Cars News

Under the Renewable Fuel Standard programme, the EPA has made suggestions for cellulosic biofuel; biomass-based diesel; renewable fuel; and advanced biofuel. The proposals follow on from the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which [.]. Tags: Biofuels Green cars Latest news advanced biofuels biomass-based diesel cellulosic biofuels renewable fuel US Environmental Protection Agency

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Neste Oil and Raisioagro to research the potential of straw as a renewable diesel feedstock via microbial oil

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Neste Oil, developer of the NExBTL process for renewable diesel, and agritrader Raisioagro have launched a research project to investigate the potential of straw as a raw material for producing NExBTL renewable diesel via Neste’s microbial oil technology.

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