It’s 2010 – Are YOU Ready for The Greenius Decade?

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I sure hope you’re strapped and ready to roll for the Greenius Decade because ready or not, it’s already begun and I guarantee you it will not be like any other decade you’ve ever experienced or even previsualized. The Greenius Decade will be all now and totally happening.

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2010 Tribute Hybrid Update

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If you are looking for a 2010 Mazda Tribute hybrid, good luck finding one. We aren’t certain a 2010 version can really be purchased, even in California (the only state where they have previously been sold).

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CNG Hot Rod Debuts at AFV 2010

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The WJ Daytech/AFVTech CNG Hot Rod made its debut at the recent Alternative Fuels and Vehicles ( AF&V 2010 ) show in Las Vegas. 2010 GM e-38 engine processor, calibrations via Fern at AFVTech. The “Gasser” CNG Hot Rod. Click to enlarge.

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2010 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid Specs

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2010 Tahoe Hybrid accomplishes this difficult feat thanks to a two-mode hybrid system that combines a 6.0 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid.

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Ford Escape Hybrid 2010 Update

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The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid is advertised as the most frugal sport-utility vehicle in America when it comes to fuel consumption. The 2010 model has seen a number of upgrades over the previous model, both in terms of cosmetics and features.

2010 Escalade Hybrid Updates

Hybrid SUV Blog

Starting at a mere $73,425 the 2010 Cadillac Escalade hybrid takes the same gasoline / electric architecture used to underpin both the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid and provides it with a full-on luxury spin.

2,487.5 MPG Achieved at 2010 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas

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For the second year in a row, the student team from Laval University in Quebec, Canada took home the grand prize at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, taking top place in the 2010 competition with 2,487.5

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2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Recap

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is in most ways a re-skinned version of the successful Ford Escape Hybrid. Unlike the nearly identical 2010 Escape hybrid , the Mariner is much more elusive. 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid.

Green Grand Prix Plans Double Header Again in 2010

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Tom Megan of Redwood, NY, will compete in the 2010 Green Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, NY, in his 1965 Porsche 356SC that runs on bio-diesel.

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AVL Presenting Fuel Cell Commuter at Expo Shanghai 2010

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AVL is presenting an electric vehicle with a fuel cell range extender at the Austria Tec Week within the scope of Expo Shanghai 2010.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Sprout at Plug-in 2010

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The charging network is expected to be operational by 1 December 2010 to support the variety of new EVs entering the roadways. Blink residential unit. Source: Ecotality. Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion 2010

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Tags: Road Tests Volkswagen 2010 bluemotion Polo road test

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Berkeley Lab report finds installed cost of solar PV systems in the US dropped sharply in 2010

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According to the report, the decline in PV installed costs seen by customer-owners of such systems in 2010 follows a significant drop in the wholesale cost for PV modules in 2009. However, that drop in module prices appears to have made its way to customers in 2010. December 2010.

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Frito-Lay to Deploy 21 Electric Delivery Trucks in 2010, 155 More in 2011

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Frito-Lay will deploy 21 electric delivery trucks this year. The company projects it will roll out 155 additional trucks in 2011, making Frito-Lay the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America. The trucks, designed by Smith Electric Vehicles, generate zero tailpipe emissions and operate for up to 100 miles on a single charge.

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DOE releases Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan (2010 Draft) for public comment

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Comments may be submitted through 30 November 2010. The roles for hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy mix. Source: DOE. Click to enlarge.

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Quentin Wilson: ?The 2010 Mitsubishi i Has Changed My Life?

All Cars Electric

gave a suitably British farewell to their car of the past year: a 2010 History has a way of repeating itself. Just as the many tearful original EV1 lease drivers bade farewell to the electric car in the mock funeral that started Chris Paine’s docufilm Who Killed The Electric Car, a select group of electric car lease drivers in the U.K.

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NOAA: 2010 So Far Tied with 1998 as Warmest Global Temperature on Record

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The first eight months of 2010 tied the same period in 1998 for the warmest combined land and ocean surface temperature on record worldwide. Temperature Anomalies, August 2010. For January–August 2010, the global combined land and ocean surface temperature of 58.5 °F

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California gasoline consumption down 0.8% in July 2010

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In July 2010, Californians used 1.27 Data show diesel fuel sold in California during July 2010 totaled 219.3 per gallon in July 2010 compared to $2.73 The July 2009 refunds were larger than most and may have skewed the July 2010 percentage change to a 1.6% Figures for August 2010 are scheduled to be available at the end of November 2010. California gasoline demand fell by 0.8%

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Bosch Solar Energy showcasing solar-operated electric bike at Solar Power International 2010

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Bosch Solar Energy, Bosch’s newest division, will present a new e-bike concept that combines at the upcoming Solar Power International 2010 (27-29 Oct) in Los Angeles that teams its high-performance thin-film solar modules with a new type of drive system for Bosch e-bikes.

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Aptera delays 2e until 2010

Revenge of the Electric Car

Big changes at Aptera … more details ( plus official press release ) after the jump: Officially Official: Aptera production pushed back to 2010. Officially Official: Aptera production pushed back to 2010. They’re not, and the release date has now been pushed back to some undefined time in 2010. PRESS RELEASE: FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC APTERA 2e PUSHED BACK TO 2010.

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Renault 2010 Environment Workshop, Part 1: Combustion Engine Technology and Product Plans

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Renault held a “2010 Environment Workshop” last week to showcase its progress across its range of vehicles’ full lifecycle through the Renault eco² program.

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Horizon Fuel Cell Powered Team Wins 1st Place at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2010

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The first Asian Shell Eco-marathon included 81 teams from 10 Asian countries and was held at the Formula One Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia on 7-10 July 2010.

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Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

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It’s perfectly obvious that President Obama is attempting to reach out to the right and members of Congress who are owned by the oil industry with his move this week to make offshore drilling part of his energy mix.

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All-New Mazda5 with Stop-Start to Premiere at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show

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Mazda Motor Corporation will unveil the all-new Mazda5 (known as the Mazda Premacy in Japan) during the press days of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, 2-3 March 2010.

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Phoenix Motorcars Introducing Electric AWD Phoenix SUT at FedFleet 2010

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Phoenix Motorcars will present its newly configured Sports Utility Truck (SUT) ( earlier post ) at the FedFleet 2010 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, 13-15 July 2010. Phoenix Motorcars will shortly begin production making initial deliveries in late 2010. The electric Sports Utility Truck can travel at freeway speeds while carrying four passengers and a full payload. Phoenix Motorcars offers a 70 mile range pack with deliveries later this year.

Polk Forecasts US LDV Sales to Grow 10.2% in 2010

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million units in 2010, according to its most recent US light vehicle forecast. We believe wealth accumulation and improving consumer confidence added to GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2009 and we see slow but steady GDP growth in 2010. Polk’s forecast for Real GDP US growth in 2010 is 2.9%. Polk & Co. predicts the light vehicle market will be 11.5 Light vehicle sales in 2009 were 10.4 million, the lowest level in 27 years, and 21.2% lower than 2008.

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Getting To Work In Hermosa Beach – The Carbon Neutral ClueTrain Leaves the Station

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And speaking of work, it was a great week for the South Bay 350 Climate Action Group and for 350.org too as we jump started the new 2010 plan “Get To Work.&#.

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Westport Heavy-Duty LNG Engine Receives 2010 US EPA Certification

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The Westport GX 2010 15L engine has been certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to 2010 emissions compliance—0.2 g/bhp-hr oxides of nitrogen (NO x ) and 0.01 g/bhp-hr particulate matter (PM)—without the use of emissions credits.

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Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Chooses Michigan for 2010 Competition Events, Provides Competition Timeline

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The series of scored performance and evaluation events kicks off 26 April 2010 and continues through the end of August 2010. July 2010 (date tbd) Open house (public). August 2010: Validation stage (closed). September 2010.

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2010 Paris Auto Show: Electric Scooters from MINI, Smart

All Cars Electric

The 2010 Paris Auto Show proved there's serious energy going into electric cars, but even EVs with two wheels were well represented at the show--and by major auto brands, at that. The Smart Escooter Electric Bike seem like a logical extension for the teensy ForTwo, which looks like a beast in comparison. The Escooter sports a 6-horsepower hub

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Toyota Auris 2010 Hybrid road test

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Tags: Road Tests Toyota 2010 Auris hybrid road test

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Nissan Promises EV for 2010

Revenge of the Electric Car

said Monday that Tennessee is one of the first locations where it will sell its new all-electric car after it arrives in late 2010. He said Toyota’s 2010 Prius hybrid electric gets about 10 miles range on pure battery, while the planned Chevy Volt will get 40. said Monday that Tennessee is one of the first locations where it will sell its new all-electric car after it arrives in late 2010. Nissan is a first tier OEM building a pure EV in the U.S. - for sale to regular folks.

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Toyota Introduces Hybrid Version of the Auris 2010, Optimal Drive for Gasoline and Diesel Units

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Toyota introduced the Auris Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) at the 2010 Geneva motor show, marking a significant milestone in Toyota’s planned deployment of the Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain across Toyota’s entire model range by early 2020s. The Auris HSD hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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FEV to Display Extremely Downsized Engine at 2010 SAE World Congress

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will show its Extremely Downsized Engine (EDE) at next week’s 2010 SAE World Congress in Detroit. FEV’s 698 cm 3 Extremely Downsized Engine. Click to enlarge. FEV, Inc.

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Geely Showcasing Alternative Energy Vehicles at Auto China 2010

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Geely is showcasing a number of its alternative energy vehicle efforts at Auto China 2010, including two versions of an electric vehicle, two versions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (parallel and serial configurations), and an intelligent stop-start system.

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2010 Lexus HS 250h Review

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Not even a year old, Lexus HS 250h has already endured its fair share of criticisms: It's not as fuel efficient as the Prius. It's more expensive than the Prius. Its brakes will kill you dead. While I can agree that at least two-thirds of these complaints are valid, I can't help but feel that the idea behind the hybrid Lexus is a good one.

Toyota USA Announces Voluntary Recall on 2010 Model-Year Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h Vehicles to Update ABS Software

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As part of what has become a global recall of the third-generation Prius, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA Inc, will conduct a voluntary safety recall on approximately 133,000 2010 Model Year Prius vehicles and 14,500 Lexus Division 2010 HS 250h vehicles to update software in the vehicle’s anti-lock brake system (ABS). The recall will allow Toyota dealers to perform the software update on 2010 Prius vehicles sold prior to this running production change.

Colorado State University Forecasters Predict Above-Average 2010 Hurricane Season

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The Colorado State University forecast team predicts an above-average 2010 Atlantic basin hurricane season based on the premise that El Niño conditions will dissipate by this summer and that anomalously warm tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures will persist. The 2010 forecast marks 27 years of hurricane forecasting at Colorado State, led by William Gray. Klotzbach and Gray predict the 2010 season will have slightly less activity than the average of these five earlier years.

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2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Guide To Electric Vehicles

All Cars Electric

We took a look a few weeks ago at the five electric cars we reckoned you should do your best to see at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Our list included the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Coda Sedan, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV and the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Our opinion hasn't changed - these are still probably the most important EVs at

Ford Awards 13 University Research Program (URP) Grants for 2010

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That joint research was critical to the development of the aftertreatment system now featured on the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel powering the 2011 Super Duty, which complies with new 2010 federal regulations to reduce NO x levels by more than 80%.

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