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This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

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Hell, they won’t even allow Communities for a Better Environment to come into the front line community schools to talk to the kids about environmental health, never mind about climate change and global warming.

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VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally

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We're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications. The 482,000 VW and Audi cars being investigated by the EPA are a majority of all the diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. since 2008, when new and tougher emission limits took effect. If VW Group's engineers. emissions future EPA EU VW Group Volkswagen R regulation

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2015 Jeep Renegade: First Drive

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Army more than 70 years ago, and the brand has huge global recognition. than at home, the 2015 Jeep Renegade. DON''T MISS: 2015 Jeep Renegade - full review It''s a subcompact Jeep, exported to North America from an Italian assembly Jeep got its start with the U.S. Now we''ve driven the first Jeep designed to sell in greater volume outside the U.S.

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Elon Musk On Climate: Tax Carbon Appropriately, Tesla Founder Says (Video)

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Elon Musk global warming climate change Tesla Motors electric vehicles plug-in carsThe COP21 climate summit in Paris is now in its second week.

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Global debut for Nissan Murano Hybrid at Shanghai show

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Nissan unveiled two all-new production models, the Murano Hybrid and Lannia, a new mid-size sedan for the Chinese market, along with two Nismo products, GT-R Nismo and 370Z Nismo, at Auto Shanghai 2015. Murano Hybrid features the Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch System (one motor/two clutch parallel system). A new supercharged QR25DER gasoline engine is paired with an electric motor to deliver driving performance equivalent to a V6-3.5L engine and fuel economy similar to the 2.0L engine.

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DENSO building large test facility for production of biofuel from P. ellipsoidea microalgae

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Japan-based global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation will build a large 20,000 square meter test facility for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea , an oil-producing microalga patented by DENSO. In a 2015 paper (Kasai et al. ), researchers noted that the lipid productivity of P.

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Navigant forecasts energy storage enabling technologies revenue to total nearly $75B from 2015 to 2024

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Navigant Research forecasts that worldwide energy storage enabling technology (ESET) revenue will total nearly $75 billion from 2015 to 2024. The report analyzes the ESET global market across four distinct market segments: utility-scale storage; community storage; residential storage; and commercial storage, including global market forecasts through 2024. According to the report, Energy Storage Enabling Technologies , global installed ESET revenue will grow from $605.8

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2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

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The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet''s chief global marketing officer, Tim Mahoney, announced the price cut today in a luncheon speech at the Washington Automotive Press Association. Mahoney also said Chevy will offer the Spark EV electric minicar on. California incentives Pricing plug-in cars Prices Maryland Chevy Spark Spark EV compliance car Oregon

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CFBP and Global Bioenergies: success of tests on including renewable isobutene in domestic bottled gas

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The Comité Français du Butane et du Propane (CFBP), the industry organization representing gas supply distribution companies Antargaz, Butagaz Finagaz, Primagaz, Vitogaz and Campingaz, together with Global Bioenergies, a company developing a processes to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation ( earlier post ), have formed a partnership to incorporate renewable isobutene in commercial butane.

$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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A large coalition of European partners has launched the €63-million (US$70-million) project Hydrogen Mobility Europe ( H2ME ). H2ME is co-funded with €32 million (US$36 million) from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

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Johnson Controls expanding global production of AGM batteries for start-stop systems; $555M investment from 2011 to 2020

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In anticipation of increasing demand for start-stop systems, Johnson Controls is adding Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery production capacity. AGM battery technology is at this point the dominant start-stop energy storage technology.

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Adding Ethanol To Gasoline May Boost Global Oil Use: Study

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It's hard to imagine any reality in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) benefits from measures meant to decrease gasoline consumption. But that's apparently the case--in a sense--when it comes to U.S. efforts to add ethanol to gasoline supplies. Gasoline consumption is on the rise, and that could in turn increase demand. ethanol Study Fuel Economy

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Tesla Motors Releases Quarterly Sales: 10,030 Cars Sold Globally Jan-Mar

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Tesla Motors started deliveries of its all-electric Roadster more than six years ago. Since then, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker has released its sales data in various ways at various times, usually only during quarterly earnings reports. Today, the company announced that it would provide quarterly sales numbers just after each three-month. Green Elon Musk New car sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars sales

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All-New 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Coming soon

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Hyundai has slipped the first image of its next-generation Elantra and confirmed that the global debut of the new compact sedan will be taking place soon. A local debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November is likely. The car will go on sale in the United States sometime next year, as a 2017 model, bringing with it styling that resembles. Teaser

Mercedes-Benz to begin equipping top models with CO2 air conditioning systems starting in 2017; adapting other models for R1234yf

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Due to especially quickly available and high cooling performance, CO 2 air conditioning systems swiftly provide for a pleasant feel-good climate inside vehicles even in very hot weather, the company said, while at the same time complying with legal requirements for low global warming potential refrigerants and avoiding the use of R1234yf, which Mercedes has found problematic.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Photos, Few Details At Global Launch Of 55-MPG Hybrid

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The new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid made its debut in Las Vegas Tuesday evening, where 350 guests watched the latest model of the world's most popular hybrid car raised into the night sky at an elaborate event to mark its global launch. But "it's not just about MPG any more," according to the press release--and that's the message from the launch. Fuel Economy

Toyota announces aggressive environmental targets through 2050; cutting new vehicle CO2 by 90% compared to 2010

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Addressing key global environmental issues such as climate change, water shortages, resource depletion, and degradation of biodiversity, the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 aims to reduce the negative impact of manufacturing and driving vehicles as much as possible.

Tesla Delivers 11,500 Electric Cars Globally From April Through June, It Says

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Keeping to its promise of releasing quarterly global sales totals in a timely fashion, Tesla Motors announced its second-quarter delivery totals this morning. According to the Silicon Valley carmaker, it delivered 11,507 Model S luxury electric cars from April 1 through June 30. That is its highest quarterly total thus far, and brings Tesla's. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? (Which Sins Worst?)

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Eco-activists often indict air travel as a carbon-spewing threat to the global climate. Worldwide, commercial jets pour an estimated 700 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, leading to headlines like this one in The New York Times not long ago: “Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel.” ” But it turns out that. Carbon Footprint emissions greenhouse gas climate change transportation policy air pollution

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West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

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As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met in Portland for a two-day summit and united to reduce carbon emissions on a regional level.

IHS forecasts global EV charger market to grow to more than 12.7M units in 2020

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The global EV Charger (EVC) market is forecast to grow from more than 1 million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 According to the report, approximately 10% of EV charging stations by 2020 will be within the public or semi-public domain, whereas the global DC fast charging stations are expected to be relatively low and located on the outskirts of cities and highway infrastructure, rather than located in dense urban areas.

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Samsung SDI to supply cylindrical Li-ion batteries to JAC Motors for new EV; 50 million 18650 cells next year

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Among global electric vehicles, Tesla has been the only major brand to use 18650 batteries.

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Cross-Border Carbon: Mexico Sets Limit On Climate-Change Emissions

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global warming energy policy mexico greenhouse gas climate change Mexico is officially joining the cadre of nations seeking to limit climate change, with a formal promise to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions. The country is one of the first to issue a plan for emissions reduction as part of a cooperative international effort that is being coordinated by the United Nations. MORE: U.S. And China Agree To Curb.

Low Gas Prices Lead To Lower 2016 Toyota Prius Global Sales Targets

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The 2016 Toyota Prius, the fourth generation of the company's iconic hybrid-electric vehicle, is just starting to come onto the market around the world. But with the price of oil a fraction of what it was two years ago, and gasoline prices at recent lows in major markets, the title of highest fuel efficiency of any gasoline car is less alluring. sales New car sales

OPEC Says Electric Cars Will Remain Irrelevant Through 2040

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Increased electric-car adoption could dramatically decrease global demand for fossil fuels, but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries--better known as OPEC--isn't too worried about that. OPEC recently issued its annual World Oil Outlook report and, not surprisingly, it's very optimistic about the future use of fossil fuels in. oil Middle East energy policy plug-in cars transportation policy

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BMW Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Prototypes Now Testing, Production "Sometime After 2020"

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Now BMW has shown the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle prototypes from its partnership of several years with Toyota, which aspires to be the global leader in fuel-cell. As the cost of advanced technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of vehicle travel rises, car companies have increasingly partnered to share those technologies and their costs.

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Lux suggests how LG Chem might overtake EV battery leader Panasonic

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Toyota Passes 8 Million Hybrids Sold Since 1997, Still Dominates Sector

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The Japanese carmaker now says that it has sold more than 8 million hybrid cars globally. Since the first-generation Prius originally went on sale in Japan in 1997, Toyota has dominated the hybrid sector. Less than a year after selling its 7 millionth hybrid, Toyota has passed another significant milestone. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius Spy Shots. Green Car Sales sales

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Navigant: 85M autonomous capable vehicles to be sold annually globally by 2035

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In a new report, “ Autonomous Vehicles ”, Navigant Research forecasts that 85 million autonomous-capable vehicles will be sold annually around the world by 2035. While the core technology continues to advance, vehicles that can autonomously accelerate, brake, and steer under limited conditions are coming to market in the 2016 model year. Many OEMs are now projecting the next level of functionality is coming by 2020, with full autonomy possibly as soon as 2025.

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Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says

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Back in November 2009, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said 20 percent of his company's sales would be electric cars by 2020--and that electric cars would make up 10 percent of global sales. But Ghosn was widely pillored for his projections just a few years later, when Nissan Leaf sales proved slower than expected after its December 2010 launch. As the. sales New car sales Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Renault-Nissan

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Natural-Gas Vehicle Sales Globally Won't Quite Double In 10 Years: Analyst

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Cars running on natural gas have been around for decades now, and presently represent 2 to 3 percent of global auto production. Their tailpipe emissions are much cleaner than gasoline or diesel cars. And North American production of natural gas has soared over the last decade. You might think that would mean that natural-gas vehicles should have a

Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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Global investment in renewable power and fuels (excluding large hydro-electric projects) was $270.2 Additional highlights of the 9 th annual Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report include: China saw by far the biggest renewable energy investments in 2014—a record $83.3

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4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London.

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DLR and Wuppertal publish comprehensive global analysis of e-mobility technologies, outlook and lifecycle assessments

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The availability of rare earth elements varies greatly; while some are available on the global market from various sources, others are highly dependent on just a few source countries, China in particular.

Toyota progress report on TNGA; half of vehicles sold in 2020 to feature new platforms

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In 2012, Toyota Motor introduced its new development framework, the Toyota New Global Architecture. I want 2015 to be a year in which we take steady and bold steps toward sustainable growth.

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2016 Volvo XC90 Level 2 Charging, 2015 BMW i8 Sales, Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Today's Car News

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Today, read about 240-volt Level 2 charging for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid SUV, the end of dealer markups for the 2015 BMW i8 coupe, and the potential true amount of global fossil fuel subsidies. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" is officially the first plug-in hybrid to come with. Today in Car News

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By 2050, Toyota Says It Won't Sell Many Combustion-Engine Cars

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While stricter global emissions standards are forcing carmakers to augment their lineups with zero-emission vehicles, it will likely be some time before internal combustion is displaced entirely--if ever. But that is apparently just the goal that Toyota is working towards. The Japanese carmaker reportedly says it will all but eliminate. Green Carbon Footprint Future Cars Manufacturing emissions hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Volvo Cars introduces new compact architecture; expects electrified vehicles to be 10% of total sales by 2020

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We are confident that by 2020, 10% of Volvo’s global sales will be electrified cars.” Volvo Cars expects to significantly increase its global volumes with the coming range of CMA-based cars.

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Toyota details powertrain advances in Gen4 Prius; available E-Four system for all-wheel drive

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The 2016 Prius is the first global vehicle to implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA).

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Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017

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The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-production electric car in history, now closing in on 200,000 global sales since the first one was delivered in December 2010. National Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today.

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