Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

Creative Greenius

Al sounded sincere and remorseful… Joe Galliani (in green “Keep Hermosa Hermosa” cap) accepting his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi at the 22nd Annual Earth Day Celebration in Manhattan Beach.

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

Creative Greenius

Joe Galliani in Keep Hermosa Hermosa hat receiving his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from the City of Manhattan Beach and V.O.I.C.E. Photo taken by the Greenius on Wednesday April 31, 2014.

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Ted Lieu To The Rescue! Heroic Climate Champion Saves Community Choice Aggregation.

Creative Greenius

San Rafael projects an even larger savings of $47,000 in 2014. million in savings overall for Marin Clean Energy customers in 2014.

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Bradford: Twelve Years A Failure – His Reason To Kill CCAs

Creative Greenius

South Bay Gets More Done In 3 Months Than SCE’s Former Flack Got Done in a Dozen As A City Councilman in Gardena. What a unique concept. First admit what a failure you were in your own personal efforts of launching a Community Choice power program where you live.

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Video Review

Green Car Reports

We tested the company''s first-ever hybrid model, the 2014 Subaru XV It''s no secret that Subaru has surged from strength to strength over the last several years.

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Al’s Bright Idea for Hermosa, Ted’s Tough Stance Against Oil & Why I’m Worried About It Mattering

Creative Greenius

Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Director, Coastal Resources at the podium, California State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and State Senator Ted Lieu behind her – Photo by Jose Bacallao (lifted from Facebook).

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Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

Creative Greenius

When we last wrote about AB 2145 it was after a trip to Sacramento to speak out against the bill at the Senate Energy Committee hearing on it.

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Wendy Greuel Gains Green Ground in South Bay L.A. – Stands Up & Speaks Out To Keep Hermosa Hermosa

Creative Greenius

Your friendly neighborhood Greenius has been waiting for awhile now to see which of the candidates for Henry Waxman’s 33rd District seat was going to step up environmentally. Today that person turned out to be Wendy Greuel.

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A Few Words on Eco Terrorists, Cowards and Courage

Creative Greenius

Last night at the Hermosa Beach City Council meeting I heard an ignorant little man reference my favorite Edward Abbey book, “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” which I read the year it came out – in 1975 as a senior in high school. It’s true. I am that young.

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Video Road Test

Green Car Reports

Honda was the first car company to sell a hybrid in the U.S. by a few months, but it hasn''t done nearly as well with its hybrids as Toyota has done with its Prius.

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ZSW: more than 400,000 plug-in cars on road worldwide at beginning of 2014; 2x 2013

Green Car Congress

At the beginning of 2014, there were more than 400,000 electric cars—battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and range-extended electric vehicles—on the road worldwide, according to an analysis by Zentrums für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany.

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Kia enhances 2014 Optima Hybrid

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan at the Chicago Auto Show last week. The 2014 Optima Hybrid builds upon the advancements of its gasoline-powered sibling, which went on sale in late-fall of last year. Available in LX and EX trims, the 2014 Optima Hybrid features carryover refinements for smoothness and drivability, including a 47 hp (35 kW) electric traction motor, a strong Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) and a 47 kW lithium polymer battery. .

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The Curious Case of Buying A New State Senator From The South Bay

Creative Greenius

Candidate Ben Allen, running as a democrat, gets $300,000 from the right wing guy who wanted Henry Waxman out of office – Bill Bloomfield – and then Ben tells me he feels “weird” about it.

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earns 28 mpg highway; best in segment

Green Car Congress

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. The 3.6-liter V6 EcoDiesel-powered 2014 Ram 1500 pickup ( earlier post ) has earned a 28-mpg (8.4 l/100 km) highway, a rating that stands for model-year 2014. Pricing for the 2014 Ram 1500 starts at $24,200, plus $1,195 destination.

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Used Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

For the first time in around 80 years, it is possible in many parts of the world to buy a used electric car

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2014 BMW i3 Vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class: Luxury Electric Car Comparison

Green Car Reports

Those cars are the 2014 BMW i3 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. This summer, buyers will have the option of two electric cars that on the surface, offer very similar attributes. Both are from Germany, for a start. Each has a very similar price tag. Each offers four doors and a liftback-style luggage area. And since we''ve driven

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Mitsubishi takes divisional 1st and 2nd in Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2014; 2nd overall

Green Car Congress

Mitsubishi Motors’ iMiEV Evolution III all-electric racecars ( earlier post ) took first and second place in the the Electric Modified Division of the 2014 edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

Green Car Congress

During 2014, the global plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) industry is poised to grow by 86% and will surpass more than 346,000 new vehicles sold, according to a new white paper—“ Electric Vehicles: 10 Predictions for 2014 ”—published by Navigant Research.

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What Does Henry Waxman Know About Climate That Made Him Quit?

Creative Greenius

Congressman Henry Waxman receiving environmental award at 2013 Earth Day Celebration, Manhattan Beach (c) Joe Galliani.

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Volkswagen Group top global R&D spender in 2014; 3rd year in a row

Green Car Congress

The Volkswagen Group was the top global R&D spender in 2014, according to The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 report from consultancy Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company). billion on R&D in 2014 according to the report, was followed closely by Samsung ($13.4

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2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Car On Sale In Summer From $41,450

Green Car Reports

Just over a year after its unveiling at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is getting ready for its U.S. showroom arrival. The compact electric hatchback will go on sale in the U.S. this summer with a base price of $41,450.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. hybrid sales, the 2014 Highlander Hybrid stands at the top of Toyota''s mid-size SUV line. While smaller vehicles--the Prius far ahead of any other model--make up the bulk of U.S. Our model was rated

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Texas CNG, LNG motor fuel sales double FY 2014 estimate

Green Car Congress

As of 31 July, fiscal 2014 tax revenue from sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) motor fuel totaled $2,178,199, according to the Texas state Comptroller’s office. State forecasters projected fiscal 2014 natural gas motor fuel tax revenue of $992,000, equal to sales of 6.6

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2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe: Free Home Charging Station Included

Green Car Reports

When the price of the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended luxury coupe was announced last October--it''s $75,995--the gasps and shrieking could be heard throughout the plug-in electric car world.

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World Green Car 2014 shortlist announced

Green Cars News

The shortlist for the 2014 World Green Car award has been announced, ahead of the reveal of the final winner at the New York International Auto Show (NAIAS) on April 17, 2014.

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2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Test Returns 40 MPG

Green Car Reports

Eighteen months ago, when we first drove prototype versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, we knew we''d be eager to get our hands on the little subcompact with the turbocharged three-cylinder engine for a longer drive. DON''T MISS: 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Prototype As a general rule, we like small cars, and small cars with small engines.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: First Drive

Green Car Reports

But put your sensible cap on for the moment, have a look at the 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, and you''ll find little of such flirtation. Can electric cars be sexy? Look at the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive gullwing sports car, and that question has been answered. That''s partly because Mercedes has potentially a much

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2014 BMW i3: Polarizing Looks, Average Range--Can It Succeed?

Green Car Reports

And it remains unclear which category the 2014 BMW i3 will fall, in the different global markets in which BMW is selling it. DON''T MISS: 2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW''s Radical New Most of the world''s truly significant cars have been striking, even polarizing, designs. But some unusual, even polarizing, designs have been colossal failures.

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Road test: Toyota Aygo 2014

Green Cars News

When the original Aygo was released way back in 2005, it had just a small group of nine competitors, but now that number is nearer 20. That means it’s time for the Aygo to up its game.

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2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: What It's Like On The Road

Green Car Reports

the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive remains the smallest and shortest plug-in electric car sold in the U.S.--as With minimal changes from the model launched last year as the least expensive electric car in the U.S.,

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2014 MINI Cooper: Gas Mileage Review With 3-Cyl Engine + Manual

Green Car Reports

The 2014 MINI Cooper hardtop is the first entire, top-to-bottom redesign of the iconic British minicar. In its base form, with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual gearbox, it runs a bit more than $20,000 and is rated at 34 mpg combined. But it''s longer, wider, and taller. It has more passenger and cargo room

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First drive: Nissan e-NV200 electric van 2014

Green Cars News

If you''ve ever thought ''I love my electric car but I can''t get all me tools in it'' then the new e-NV200 van is for you. Similarly, if you''ve dreamt of the day when an electric car comes with a boot that could easily gobble ten suitcases and still beg for more, then that day has come.

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First drive: Volkswagen e-Golf 2014

Green Cars News

When Volkswagen has a car which consistently appears in the top five best selling cars every month and the electrical know-how from one of the most intriguing electric cars yet, an electric derivative of the universally praised Golf seems like a no-brainer. Just as the e-up!

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2014 Mercedes E250 Diesel MPG, 2014 BMW i3 Demand, EPA Ethanol Rules: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: 2014 BMW i3 production rises to meet strong demand, the EPA resets its ethanol rules, and we drive the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec diesel sedan. Production of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car will rise to meet strong demand, but will sales stay strong when the i3 hits U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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2014 Nissan Juke: New Equipment, Revised Features, MPG Unchanged

Green Car Reports

Three years on from its debut, Nissan has refreshed its quirky offering for 2014--though fuel economy remains unchanged. The Nissan Juke''s appearance in the compact crossover segment has spurred several other automakers into fielding their own entries. All Juke models get a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder, producing 188 horsepower

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DOE 2014 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Progress Report highlights substantial progress

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has posted the 2014 edition of its annual Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report —a nearly 1,000-page document.

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Electric Vehicle - Buyers Guide

DIY Electric Car

The Electric Vehicle market is full of new terminology and concepts. The charge2drive buyers guide tries to help newcomers to the market understand all the different options. Why go electric? Different types of Electric Vehicles. Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles. - - - - - - - -.

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Honda adds 2014 Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas to US 2014 Civic lineup

Green Car Congress

Honda is adding the 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas models to its 2014 Civic lineup in the US. The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid has an improved EPA rating of 44/47/45 mpg city/highway/combined (5.3/5.0/5.2 The 2014 Civic Hybrid is on-sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $24,635. l/100 km), up from the 2013 model’s 44/44/44 mpg.

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2014 Nissan Leaf Electric Car: 84-Mile Range, RearView Monitor Standard

Green Car Reports

The 2014 Nissan Leaf is now rolling off the assembly lines in Tennessee, and the first examples should arrive at dealerships this week or next. Rated range rises to 84 miles Most importantly to new buyers, the range of the 2014 Leaf is now listed Now, after a long wait, we have information on the updates to the electric car for the new model year.

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2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

Green Car Reports

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on California''s crowded freeways.

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China iCET releases 2014 Green Car China report ranking mainstream cars by green and health impacts

Green Car Congress

China’s Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET) recently released its 2014 Green Car China Annual Report , an evaluation of mainstream vehicles on sale in China by their lifecycle impacts and their health impacts. 2014 Top 5 Green Rated of China’s 2013 Top 50 Sales.

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2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Arriving At Dealers, Updated, Cheaper

Green Car Reports

The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is There are times when being first to the market with something just isn''t enough. Take the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car. It may have launched as long ago as July 2009 in Japan, but worldwide sales have been just a fraction that of Nissan''s Leaf--and in the U.S, total sales are still in the low four-figures range.

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Mahindra Racing unveils Formula E electric racer at Auto Expo 2014

Green Car Congress

Mahindra Racing, the motor sports division of the India-based Mahindra Group, unveiled India’s first Formula E battery-electric race car, capable of reaching speeds of up to 225 km/h (140 mph), at Auto Expo 2014 in Delhi.

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