mPhase to Pursue Funding From Stimulus Plan’s $2B for Advanced Automotive Battery Technology

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says it will pursue funding opportunities arising from the $2 billion allocated for advanced battery technology in the new economic stimulus package. mPhase is developing its Smart NanoBattery as part of a Phase II STTR Grant that was awarded by the United States Army in 2008. mPhase Technologies , Inc., mPhase is developing a “smart” reserve battery, the Smart NanoBattery, which is a primary battery typically designed for a special purpose such as emergency or military use.

MECA: 31,283 Diesel Retrofits in US in 2008

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The total number of diesel retrofit devices (for both on-road and off-road diesel engines) sold in the US (including California) by Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association ( MECA ) member companies in 2008 was 31,283, according to the latest MECA annual survey. Worldwide, compared to the results of MECA’s 2007 survey, the overall 2008 sales figures remained about the same (43,118 diesel retrofit devices were sold by MECA member companies worldwide in 2008 vs. 44,625 in 2007).

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Study Finds Global CO2 Emissions Dropped 1.3% in 2009; Emissions in China and India Rose 9% and 6%

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Although the stimulus package from the Chinese government in 2008 was said to have a green focus, even construction of windmills is a relatively emission intensive activity, at least in the short run Peters said. Due to large exports, China doesn’t only benefit from its own stimulus package, but also from stimulus packages in other countries ”, said Peters. Global CO 2 emissions decreased 1.3%

Polk Forecasts US LDV Sales to Grow 10.2% in 2010

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lower than 2008. As government stimulus programs end, consumers must have confidence to continue spending and businesses need to invest and hire, otherwise the economic recovery could slow in 2010. Polk & Co. predicts the light vehicle market will be 11.5 million units in 2010, according to its most recent US light vehicle forecast. Light vehicle sales in 2009 were 10.4 million, the lowest level in 27 years, and 21.2%

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PECO Expanding Fleet with NGVs & PHEVs

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The utility is participating in a national consortium that recently was awarded a federal stimulus grant to purchase plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and the company is buying more trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as well. PECO is one of 50 utilities and other fleets in the program, which was awarded the $45 million competitive stimulus grant. The matching stimulus grant will provide up to $2.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2008.

Ener1 Outlines Automotive Programs Underway for Li-ion Packs

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As part of its report on fourth quarter and year-end 2008 results, Ener1 outlined its EnerDel unit’s customer programs underway for its lithium-ion battery technology in applications spanning hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and full electric vehicles. Overall, Ener1 reported 2008 revenues of $6.8 Fourth quarter 2008 revenues were $6.3 Net loss in 2008 was $43 million, compared to a loss of $51.7 million of equipment during 2008, of which $7.2

State of Texas to Submit Bid for Battery Consortium

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The State of Texas will submit a bid to become the headquarters for an advanced battery consortium that is seeking $1 billion in Federal stimulus money to develop technology for the next generation of hybrid electric vehicles. The National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Battery Cell Manufacture, which formed in December 2008 ( earlier post ), seeks to develop one or more manufacturing and prototype development centers in the United States, which will be shared by Alliance members.

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

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Ed Feo is a partner with the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and was voted one of the “Five Most Influential People in Renewable Energy” in 2008 by Euromoney / Institutional Investor. We reached peak oil consumption in the US in 2008 and the same is true in the EU and Japan. ” Billion in 2008). As another panelist pointed out, “ The New York Times is well-equipped to write the article about how Stimulus Funds have been wasted ”. Billion in Q1 2008).

GM China Sales Rise 38.0% in 1H09 to 814,442 Units

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from the first six months of 2008. The market benefited from stimulus policies adopted by the Chinese government as well as growing demand for personal transportation in tier-three and tier-four cities and rural areas. —GM from the first half of 2008. General Motors China and its joint ventures sold 814,442 vehicles in China in the first half of 2009. This represented an increase of 38.0% It was a first half record for both GM China and global automakers in China.

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Novolyte Technologies and Foosung Form JV for Li-ion Electrolytes

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—John Televantos, a Partner at Arsenal Capital, an investor in Novolyte since 2008. Novolyte received in 2009 a $20.6-million award in stimulus funds for expansion from the Department of Energy under the Recovery Act - Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative, as well as $1.12

World Economic Forum Report: US$515 Billion Per Year Needed in Green Investments

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The report shows that even after a tumultuous 2008, an index of the world’s 90 leading clean energy companies had a five-year compounded annualized return of almost 10%, unmatched by the world’s major stock indices. Other highlights from the report include: Clean energy investments increased from around US$30 billion in 2004 to more than US$140 billion by 2008.

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US Geothermal Power Could Top 10 Gigawatts, New Industry Report Says

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At the high end, that would be enough baseload power to supply about 20% of California's total electric power in 2008—or enough generating capacity to supply the power needs of about 7.2 We hope the tax, loan guarantee, and DOE spending provisions of the stimulus bill will help turn this around, but there have been delays implementing these initiatives by the federal agencies.

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GE to Open Sodium-Metal Halide Battery Plant in New York

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At the AABC 2008 conference, Robert King from GE Global Research outlined requirements and challenges for hybrid locomotive batteries, including: 1,300 kW continuous chare/discharge power.

New Flyer Defers Indefinitely Production of 140 Diesel-Electric Hybrid Buses Due to Delays in Customer Receiving State Funding

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The customer planned to fund this order solely from state monies as federal stimulus monies available to the customer were allocated to other capital projects. Notwithstanding the deferred order, New Flyer expects that full-year total production for fiscal 2009 should not be less than the 2,164 EUs delivered in fiscal 2008. New Flyer Industries Inc.

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Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporations All-Electric Walk-In Van Chassis Debuts at NTEA Work Truck Show; Enova Drive System, Tesla Battery Pack

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FCCC initiated our all-electric project well before stimulus money and federal grants were available for alternative-power transportation projects. The all-electric WIV chassis. Click to enlarge.

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Freightliner Custom Chassis and Morgan Olson Introduce Next Generation Vehicle for FCCC All-Electric Walk-In Van

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The all-electric chassis also was initiated before stimulus money and federal grants were available for alternative-fuel transportation projects. The new electric WIV from FCCC and Morgan Olson. Click to enlarge.

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EIA Estimates 2.1% Growth in Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions in US in 2010; Still Below 1999-2008 Levels

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However, even with increases in 2010 and 2011, projected CO 2 emissions in 2011 are lower than annual emissions from 1999 through 2008. million bbl/d in 2009, up about 370,000 bbl/d from 2008. in 2009 after having risen by 4% in 2008. This summer, the stimulus to demand from the continuing modest economic recovery is constrained by the projected $0.48-per-gallon average increase in gasoline prices over last summer. Projected US CO 2 growth from fossil fuels.

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ITF study finds limited environmental and safety impacts of car fleet renewal schemes in US, France and Germany

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Car fleet renewal schemes introduced in the US, France and Germany to stimulate consumer spending on cars in the wake of the 2008. The report does not address the employment or stimulus-related impacts of fleet renewal schemes which are arguably their primary objectives.

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Research Suggests Renewables Could Generate 40% of Global Power by 2050

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In Europe, Britain’s industry has called on the British government to shell out £625 million (€675 million, US$872 million) for renewables support, and the latest data show that EU Member States France and Germany have committed large sums of green stimulus money, especially for renewables. This would help the Czech Republic fulfil its pledge to increase twofold its renewables-generated electricity (in gross domestic power consumption), which amounted to 4% in 2008.

Nissan reports significant net loss

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Nissan has followed Honda and several other Japanese carmakers by announcing significant losses in its financial results for the fiscal year ending in 2008. Its net revenues of $83.78billion were accompanied by a net loss of $2.32billion. During the year, Nissan sold a total of 3,411,000 vehicles worldwide which is down 9.5%. The company was particularly hard hit in the USA were just 856,000 units were sold - a slump by 19.1%.

ZAP, Zhejiang Jonway Partner to Target China and Export EV Markets

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In 2009, China overtook the United States as the world’s largest automobile market with sales increasing 46 percent from 2008 to 13.6 ZAP hopes to leverage a stimulus from the government for plug-in forms of transportation. The Jonway A380. Click to enlarge.

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GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

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In 2008 the company released a test fleet of 450 Mini-E vehicles and is getting ready to announce its second phase. The firm eTec got $100 million in funding from the US Department of Energy through the stimulus bill. This Christian Science Monitor article takes an in-depth look at an age. old question for electric cars – When will electric cars make a real. presence in the world’s two largest passenger car markets (China and the. U.S.).

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NYC Goes EV

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In 2008, transportation accounted for 22 percent of all city carbon emissions. percent of all cars in New York City are electric, which the PlaNYC study suggests is possible, the city’s carbon emissions would be reduced by approximately 170,000 metric tons per year from 2008 levels. million metric tons of transportation emissions in 2008. billion in stimulus grants to the industry. This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Bob Lutz’s Latest Volt Test Drive Sprinting for Green Stimulus Dollars New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You G.M. Galbraith joined The New York Times in June 2008 to write about renewable energy.

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Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

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PPS Should time permit for further study, Michelle, here's a distinct California Car Initiative (CALCars) info article on how important it is to get Arizona plugged in and now for the economic well being of Arizona, under the Stimulus Bill!

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Department of Energys (DoE) Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant, which would enable Chrysler to establish a nationwide demonstration fleet of zero-emission electric minivans that could be used by the U.S. Total sales worldwide in 2008 were 2 million vehicles.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Unfortunately, there is very little specific funding for wireless transmission in the stimulus bill that was just signed by the USA President. Galbraith joined The New York Times in June 2008 to write about renewable energy.

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Profile: Farmers Ethanol: Focusing on Sustainable Corn Ethanol Production and a Triple Bottom Line

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In 2008, Valero Energy CEO Bill Kless had said that using corn to produce ethanol will make food so expensive in poor countries that it will cause more misery than global warming. by Bill Cooke. Farmers’ Ethanol biorefinery process. Click to enlarge.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re. The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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GE: The global stimulus bellwether FORTUNE 500 Current Issue Subscribe to Fortune (Fortune Magazine) -- Warren Buffett is famous for his rules of investing: When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact. Revenues, which have grown by about 45% annually during the past five years, reached $4 billion in 2008.

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