Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Luckily no one was really at Plug-In 2009 to hear the Three Car Stooges at this point, they don’t have any pleasant surprises in store for us. If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is , well just take a look for yourself.

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Greenius On The Scene: Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Here’s a few shots from yesterday first full day of the Plug-In 2009 conference in Long Beach, California. I’ll be back there today for more Greenius coverage to be published later this week. The Creative Greenius with the new Nissan Leaf flat lithium ion battery. They’ll be making Leafs in Tennessee and they will be making many more batteries than cars. The Nissan spokesman told me they will be selling the battery as a standalone product too.

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Meet Your Next Car At Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Don’t miss Plug-In 2009 if you’d like to get on board the Cluetrain before it leaves the station without you. Last year’s Plug-In 2008 gave attendees an insider’s advantage on the Plug-In technology that will quickly replace today’s obsolete, planet-killing fossil fuel centric cars. Creative Greenius readers were right there with me as I live blogged from the event: Top Ten Things I Learned At Plug In 2008. Day 3 At Plug In 2008.

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Shouldn’t We ALL Be Going to PowerShift 2009?

Creative Greenius

I know I should be in Washington DC in two weeks to help take over the capitol on behalf of green jobs, clean energy and ending our carbon-based economy. I know I should be there contributing, blogging and shooting pictures, marching and lobbying and networking with my green brothers and sisters in arms. I know I should be there with the 10,000 young people who are gathering in Washington to hold our elected officials’ feet to the accountability fire. “I

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What Can One Blog Do?

Creative Greenius

Creative Greenius is a proud part of Blog Action Day 2009. Expect to be amazed on October 15, 2009. Tags: climate change blog action day 2009

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Best Selling Hybrid SUV for 2009

Hybrid SUV Blog

2009 won’t end up being a record year for hybrid vehicle sales, but considering the circumstances it would be fair to say that hybrids have held their own. In the battle for best selling hybrid SUV of 2009 (U.S.),

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The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

Creative Greenius

One of my goals for 2009 is to double the membership of the EPN and I ask you to literally join me and my fellow EPN environmental activists. The Greenius in Yosemite.

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So You Think YOU Can Dance? Take To The Streets & Do The PowerShift Dance!

Creative Greenius

These great kids down under are taking part in a ‘flash mob’ on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, dancing as a creative protest at the Power Shift 2009 youth climate summit. carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels green jobs flash mob Power Shift 2009

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Torrance Enviro Commish - From Curious to CringeWorthy

Creative Greenius

The most recognizable symbol of Torrance Environmental Quality.

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US Refiners Slightly Expanded Capacity From 2008 to 2009

Green Car Congress

From 2008 to 2009, total US crude distillation capacity increased from roughly 17.6 As of January 1, 2009, there were 150 operable refineries in the United States, not including facilities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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Toyota release 2009 sustainability report

Green Cars News

Japanese car giant Toyota has released its 2009 sustainability report as it looks to reduce the impact it has on the environment. The report covering April 2008 – March 2009 shows that the company is achieving year-on-year reductions in CO2 emissions and step up its use of green energy.

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SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive 2009 road test

Green Cars News

Read the full SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive 2009 road test. Tags: Road Tests SEAT 2009 ecomotive road test The Ecomotive versions of the Ibiza add £600 to the price of the standard 1.4 turbodiesel models whether you choose the three- or five-door versions.

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Mitsubishi Sees 2009 launch for iMiEV EV

Plugs and Cars

Mitsubishi Motors President Osamu Mashiko clearly stated "We will commercialize a small electric vehicle in 2009.". Thomson Financial is reporting that Mitsubishi aims to launch its i-MiEV city electric car one year earlier than expected. Techon blog from Japan gives more details.

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Toyota Prius T Spirit 2009 road test

Green Cars News

Three years later came the second-generation Prius, and 2009 sees the arrival of the third. Read the full Toyota Prius T Spirit 2009 road test. Tags: Road Tests Toyota 2009 prius road test t spirit The world’s first mass market hybrid car first went on sale in Europe in 2000.

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The US Postal Service is All Charged Up!

Electric Cars are for Girls

BTW, it looks like Ford and Chrysler haven't actually forgotten how to build electric cars after all, because they've been quietly building a small fleet of electric postal vans for California since the beginning of 2009 Here's a (pdf) link to a USPS report outlining a grand plan, released this week, to electrify a LOT of postal vans, all across the country. Looks like it's a fiscally smart move, too, which the Post Office dearly needs.

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Piaggio Introduces Li-ion Electric Version of Ape Calessino As Part of 2009 Refresh

Green Car Congress

Piaggio has introduced the refreshed 2009 range of the Ape Calessino, including a new electric version powered by lithium-ion batteries. Ape Calessino Electric Lithium. Click to enlarge.

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SAE Hybrid Standards Committee: Works In Progress For 2009

Green Car Congress

During the SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit, Gary Kissel of General Motors presented an update of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle standards being revised or developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Hybrid Standards Committee. by Jack Rosebro. Active standards work.

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Futuresource 2009: Fuel Saving Technology

Green Cars News

Tags: Latest news 2009 cms supatrak futuresource

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2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid Test Drive

Hybrid SUV Blog

I had the opportunity to test drive a 2009 GMC Yukon hybrid SUV last week, and I learned first hand how incredible the Two Mode hybrid transmission really operates. The interior of the 2009 model that I drove looked pretty much the same, although the exterior did not have the large “H Y B R I D&# badges on the sides.

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Ford Marks 5-Millionth EcoBoost Engine Since 2009

Green Car Reports

Back in 2009, Ford introduced what would become the backbone of its fuel-efficiency strategy: the EcoBoost line of efficiency-focused engines. Ford has used the smaller turbocharged, direct-injected engines in most of its models to improve its EPA fuel-economy ratings--even if high gas-mileage numbers aren''t always reflected in all buyers''. EcoBoost Turbochargers direct injection downsizing Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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Stop Climate Change Before It Changes YOU

Creative Greenius

Volkswagen Polo 1.2 (70PS) SE manual 5-door (2009) road test

Green Cars News

The new, fifth-generation Polo first appeared at the 2009 Geneva motorshow and as a 5-door it goes on sale in the UK on 16th October. 70PS) SE manual 5-door (2009) road test. 70ps se manual 5-door 2009 Polo road test

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Hyundai Takes the Lead for MY 2009 CAFE in US

Green Car Congress

According to the latest US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy report, Hyundai passed all major manufacturers in MY 2009 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) as measured in EPA testing. The EPA 2009 Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends Report indicates that Hyundai has the highest MY 2009 laboratory 55/45 (55% city 45% highway weighted metric) fuel economy with 30.1 MY 2009 EPA Lab 55/45 ( projected ).

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BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Creative Greenius

“Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# Greenius Rules. It’s true, I have declared it thus this very day, marking this date as the beginning of the end of the Exxon/Mobil era.

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Greenpeace CSI – On the Scene of a Climate Crime Spree!

Creative Greenius

17, 2009. I’m very proud to be a Greenpeace volunteer and supporter and I had a blast last night at the Greenpeace holiday party in Silver Lake with Southern California Field Organizer for Greenpeace, the amazing Jenny Binstock.

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Geely May Begin Production of Methanol Cars in Late 2009

Green Car Congress

Geely has set a target of 25% growth in sales for 2009, despite the global economic downturn. China Daily. Geely Auto may start mass production of its methanol-fueled cars ( earlier post ) in the second half of this year, its chairman said Saturday. Methanol Haifeng. Click to enlarge.

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World Record Falls At 2009 Solar Challenge

All Cars Electric

A Dutch team has set a new world record at the World Solar Challenge , a biennial race in which international teams compete to race solar-powered vehicles 1,870 miles across the Australian outback, between Adelaide and Perth. The Nuon Solar Team from the Technical University of Delft averaged 60 Mph with their Nuna II during a 30 hour

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Japan's Tokai Challenger Wins The 2009 World Solar Challenge

All Cars Electric

Carrying the regulation-maximum 6 square meters of solar cells and reaching speeds of up to 94 mph, the Solar-powered Tokai Challenger built by a team from Tokai University, Japan, has fought it's way across 3000 kilometers of Australian desert ahead of the pack to take first place in the premier "challenge class" of the 2009 World Solar

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Honda to Show Hybrid and Battery-Electric Vehicle Concepts at Tokyo Motor Show; CR-Z Concept 2009

Green Car Congress

The CR-Z Concept 2009. Honda will reveal the CR-Z Concept 2009, the most recent prototype of a compact sports car using Honda’s IMA technology, at October’s Tokyo Motor Show. Click to enlarge.

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Fiat, MINI and smart Beat 130 gCO2/km New Car Average in Europe for First Half of 2009

Green Car Congress

The average CO 2 emissions figure on new Fiat cars sold in Europe during the first half of 2009 dropped 5.2 g/km reduction in the CO 2 output of new cars sold by the top 25 brands in Europe in 1H 2009, with a similar reduction measured in JATO’s 21 monitored EU markets.

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Grand Prize Combustion-Engine Winner at 2009 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Achieves 2,757.1 MPG

Green Car Congress

Some of the vehicles in the 2009 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas. The student team from Laval University (Quebec, Canada) took the grand prize in the “Prototype” category at the 2009 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas , held 15-18 April at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, with 2,757.1

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The Budget 2009 - working towards sustainable transport

Green Cars News

Reforms to VED have been confirmed as anticipated and the new 13-band system will come into effect from 1st May 2009. Duty will rise by 2p per litre on 1st September 2009 and by 1p per litre in real terms on 1st April each year from 2010 to 2013. A £2,000 allowance will be available from mid May 2009 until the end of March 2010, or until the money for the scheme runs out. First registered in the UK on or after mid May 2009.

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Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

Creative Greenius

When our South Bay 350 Climate Action Group asked for Congresswoman Jane Harman’s help with our October 24, International Day of Climate Action we got it.

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We Stand With The Small Island Nations! Candlelight Vigil for Survival in Hermosa Beach

Creative Greenius

Members of our South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group speak to our representatives and fellow activists in Copenhagen at Friday night’s Candlelight Vigil in downtown Hermosa Beach. Unedited and unrehearsed, our straight from the heart messages.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

REDDIT STUMBLE UPON MYSPACE MIXX IT Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS ( close ) By Marc Gunther Last Updated: April 13, 2009: 9:29 AM ET Warren Buffett with BYDs E6. First Published: April 13, 2009: 5:54 AM ET Gas prices: Up 5% in three weeks 8 cars for under $18,000 Featured Yahoos taskmaster Carol Bartz is shrewd, strong-minded, blunt, and disciplined. Disclaimer Copyright © 2009 BigCharts.com Inc.

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We Are ALL Tongan

Creative Greenius

The idyllic island kingdom of Tonga. My friend Elizabeth is from the South Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga, an exotic locale long fixed in my memory with images of Polynesian paradise. Tonga has sadly been in the news lately after an inter-island ferry sank on August 5 drowning over 70 people.

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BMW Technology Day 2009: Focus on Aerodynamics, Two New Engines and 8-Speed Transmission

Green Car Congress

For its Technology Day 2009 in Germany, BMW focused on describing its work with aerodyanmics, engines and transmissions in the context of its EfficientDyanmics development strategy. This will be applied in a production BMW 7 Series hybrid model in 2009.

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2009 Honda Insight tops Consumer Reports Most-Reliable List

All Cars Electric

Consumer Reports, long respected by car buyers for its unbiased analysis of everything from vacuum cleaners to children's toys to cars, has published its list of the most reliable (and unreliable) vehicles. Overall, the results are stunning — five of the top eight most reliable family cars were hybrids , and topping that short list is the

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Subaru to Begin EV Sales in Japan in 2009

Plugs and Cars

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has issued a press release, according to Green Car Congress , announcing that 2009 rather than 2010 will see the sales of the first 100 electric Subarus in Japan.

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Welcome to the Clean Energy Revolution! Lying Lobbiests for Oil & Coal Punk’d in Copenhagen

Creative Greenius

Here’s professional con man, Tim Phillips, paid lackey for the coal, oil and gas industries trying to use the Copenhagen Climate Summit as a propaganda platform and failing miserably.

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Ted Lieu Wants My Money, Wants My Vote, But Doesn’t Want To Talk About AB 920

Creative Greenius

My good green friend Dency Nelson – who just happens to be the 53rd Assembly District’s Democratic Man of the Year for 2009 – is a strong supporter of Ted’s and tells me that Ted is a real good guy and a good environmentalist too.

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Japan Meteorological Agency: 2009 Tied With 2002, 2003, and 2006 For Third Warmest Year Since Instrumental Records Began

Green Car Congress

A preliminary analysis of worldwide surface temperatures from January to November conducted by the Japan Meteorological Agency shows that the average land and sea surface temperatures for 2009 have been +0.31

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Event: REFF-Wall Street. 23-24 June 2009

Green Car Congress

The 6th annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) will occur on 23-24 June at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The event brings together industry veterans to discuss the issues associated with renewable energy finance in the US. More than 650 people attended last year’s event with 70% of them senior level leaders within their respective organizations, according to the organizers.

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