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

Creative Greenius

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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CNG Hot Rod Debuts at AFV 2010

Green Car Congress

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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Study finds US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010

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A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that deaths related to air pollution in the US were nearly halved between 1990 and 2010. The team plans to use other datasets to analyze air pollution deaths since 2010.

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2010 Tribute Hybrid Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

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).

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 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

Hybrid SUV Blog

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.

Hybrid SUV Sales 2010

Hybrid SUV Blog

Here we are more than four months later and the numbers are now in for the first quarter of 2010. January 2010 hybrid car sales jumped out of the gate in positive territory and were more than 10% higher than January of 2009.

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AVL Presenting Fuel Cell Commuter at Expo Shanghai 2010

Green Car Congress

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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2010 Yukon Hybrid Options

Hybrid SUV Blog

Like the sharing that goes on between the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids, the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is a virtual replica of the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid underneath the skin.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion 2010

Green Cars News

Tags: Road Tests Volkswagen 2010 bluemotion Polo road test

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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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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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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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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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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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Driven: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Green Car Reports

Suzuki has long been left out of the conversation when it comes to mid-size sedans, and it's trying to change that with its all-new 2010 Kizashi sedan. Green-car fans will note that the Kizashi has been estimated by Suzuki to make anywhere between 29 and 31 mpg on the highway, thanks to its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 185 horsepower

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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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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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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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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

GM Unveils Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Electric Crossover Concept at Auto China 2010; Showing Cadillac Converj, XTS Platinum Plug-in Hybrid

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GM’s Chevrolet unveiled the Volt MPV5 extended range electric vehicle concept at Auto China 2010. A centerpiece of the SAIC-GM Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai, EN-V embodies GM’s vision for personal urban mobility in 2030. The Volt MPV5. Click to enlarge.

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Renault 2010 Environment Workshop, Part 2: Electric Vehicles

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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. In the month-and-a-half since the opening of on-line pre-bookings via the Renault-ze.com website on 15 April 2010, early interest for Fluence Z.E.

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Greenius Says, Time’s Up Folks. Your Global Warming Goose Has Now Been Cooked…

Creative Greenius

An oil-covered pelican flaps its wings on an island in Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010. The smartest scientists on the face of the planet, the ones studying climate change and global warming, are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it any more.

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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.

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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TTXGP 2010 final at Albacete; First qualifying round

National Green Transportation

Today is seeing the qualifying rounds for the TTXGP 2010 championship race, with twelve teams from all around the world itching Saturday morning in Albacete was foggy, chilly, a possibility of rain, and the whirring of electric motorcycles.

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Driven: 2010 Nissan Cube 1.8S Krom

Green Car Reports

For a car that bears the name Cube, the Nissan Cube sure has a lot of circular design elements. For instance, there's the circular "wave" pattern in the headliner that radiates out from the dome light. Then there is the large, circular piece of shag carpeting that rides atop the center of the dash (I'm not kidding about this). Or the rounded

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Our Popular Stories of 2010: LEAF, Recharging, Myth Busting

All Cars Electric

We’re just two days away from 2011, the year many industry experts are terming the year of the electric car, but 2010 hasn’t been a slow year for electric cars. But over the course of 2010 what stories have been getting the most We’ve seen new models launched, records broken and even the Pope show an interest in going electric.

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South Bay Bicycle Coalition Scores $240,000 Grant! Huge Grassroots Victory for Brand New Bike Group

Creative Greenius

South Bay Bicycle Coalition members including Redondo Beach Councilman Steve Diels, with County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas and County Department of Public Health Staff upon awarding of the grant. That's South Bay Bicycle Coalition Chairman, Todd "Elvis" Dipaola rocking the shades.

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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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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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Opel Unveiling Vivaro e-Concept Extended Range Electric Van Research Study at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2010 Show

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At the IAA Commercial Vehicles Fair in Hannover (23-30 September 2010), Opel will unveil a research project on a Vivaro e-Concept, an electric van with up to 400 kilometers (249 miles) extended range. The Opel Vivaro e-Concept. Click to enlarge.

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Amazon.com Packaging FAIL – Hey Jeff Bezos, Who is the Airhead That Packed This?

Creative Greenius

I ordered my new 2011 wall calendar for my office from Amazon.com because they had the best price and free shipping.

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Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

Plugs and Cars

Coulomb Technologies unveiled San Francisco's first ChargePoint America charge stations yesterday in a Priority Parking lot along the Embarcadero. The charge stations and installations were paid for with federal stimulus and California Energy Commission grants won by Coulomb.

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LiquidPiston To Unveil Compact High Efficiency Engine at 2010 SAE World Congress

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In a paper to be presented at next week’s 2010 SAE World Congress in Detroit, LiquidPiston, Inc. The paper describes LiquidPiston’s third-generation engine prototype, which was first test-fired in January 2010. 2010) High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle Engine (SAE 2010-01-1110). will publicly reveal the architecture of its High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle (HEHC) engine. Earlier post.)

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