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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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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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal. The number of top managers reporting directly to the CEO has been almost halved, and new appointments to several posts will take effect in the first quarter of 2016. hese structural changes speed up the decision-making process, reduce complexity and increase efficiency.

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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

2015 29

$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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When Will We Start To See 'Tailpipes' On Cars As Morally Wrong?

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emissions global warming climate change carbon dioxide smog air pollutionThe economists call them "externalities." They're the costs of people's actions on other people or communities--but the people taking those actions don't have to pay for those costs, even though they harm others. And the emissions from combusting fossil fuels are clearly a prime example. DON'T MISS: A Brief History Of Smog, Which Led To Electric.

2015 47

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.

2015 31

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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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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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.

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Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car To Get Global Showcase At 2020 Olympics

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to become a global showcase for hydrogen fuel-cell cars. And similar to earlier Olympics, the global event will focus huge media attention on the one carmaker that. Japan is already planning to use the games as an opportunity to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and put more fuel-cell vehicles on its roads. Green Japan Marketing Olympics hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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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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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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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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Lux suggests how LG Chem might overtake EV battery leader Panasonic

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share of global automotive sales.

2015 52

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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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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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.

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.

2015 23

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.

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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IRENA report finds renewable power costs at parity or below fossil fuels in many parts of world

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Even so, when the local and global environmental costs of fossil fuels are taken into account, grid integration costs look considerably less daunting, even with variable renewable sources providing 40% of the power supply.

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Achates OPGCI project targeting 50% fuel efficiency gains over downsized GDI engine at reduced cost

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Dan Hancock, president, DMH Strategic Consulting, retired vice president, GM Powertrain Global Engineering, past president of SAE International, and a member of Achates’ Industry Advisory Board. 2015) “GDCI Multi-Cylinder Engine for High Fuel Efficiency and Low Emissions,” SAE Int.

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Global Bioenergies delivering first renewable gasoline sample to Audi

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Global Bioenergies and its partner Audi ( earlier post ) announced that the first batch of renewable gasoline using Global Bioenergies’ fermentative isobutene pathway has been produced. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies.

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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

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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IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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IHS Automotive forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6 For the APAC region in 2015, IHS forecasts that China’s economic growth will decelerate further, to 6.5% However, IHS Automotive analysts still expect light vehicle sales in China to grow by 7% in 2015 to 25.2 The size of the market contraction in Russia is the biggest wild card facing vehicle manufacturers across the European continent, if not the world, in 2015 and 2016.” Global.

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

New Samsung silicon anode with graphene boosts volumetric capacity of LiCoO2 Li-ion cell 1.5x after 200 cycles; gravimetric capacity the same

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Rümmeli, Alicja Bachmatiuk, Hyun Jae Song, Junhwan Ku, Jang Wook Choi, Jae-man Choi, Seok-Gwang Doo & Hyuk Chang (2015) “Silicon carbide-free graphene growth on silicon for lithium-ion battery with high volumetric energy density” Nature Communications 6, Article number: 7393 doi: 10.1038/ncomms8393.

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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

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) and Dongfeng Motor Corporation enter strategic cooperation, focused on new energy vehicles

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS)—the rebirthed Saab—and Dongfeng Motor Corporation (Dongfeng) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to achieve global industrial synergies. In July 2015, NEVS began working with Dongfeng on complete vehicle development projects to enhance Dongfeng’s technical strength and improve NEVS’ own development capability. million in the first half of 2015.

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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

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President’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9B for DOE; 9% boost over FY 2015 enacted; $793M (2.7%) for sustainable transportation

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billion) above the FY 2015 enacted level. billion over the FY 2015 Enacted level, to maintain a safe, secure, and effective nuclear weapons stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing and manage the research, development, and production activities and associated infrastructure maintenance and modernization needed to meet national nuclear security requirements. President Barack Obama’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9 billion for the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Aramco opens R&D center in Detroit area; fuels research with focus on novel fuels/engines systems for reduced CO2

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The Aramco Research Center-Detroit was inaugurated as one of three US-based research and development (R&D) centers aimed at expanding the global research capabilities of Saudi Aramco, the leading global integrated energy and chemicals company. and owned and operated by US subsidiary Aramco Services Company, further strengthens the company’s global fuels research program.

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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Carbon Core of next-gen BMW 7 Series helps reduce sedan’s weight by up to 130 kg; remote control parking

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It is also the first car in which the CFRP has been fully integrated into the production process, largely based on a globally unique paint application process.

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Efacec licenses Qualcomm’s wireless EV charging technology

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Efacec Electric Mobility, a global supplier of energy, engineering, environment and transportation solutions, has licensed Qualcomm Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology to commercialise WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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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.