Global Warming 101

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Global warming, its causes and effects, and a little global warming controversy. Eyeroll:

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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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Navigant forecasts global annual sales of LDVs of 122.6M by 2035, up 38% from 2015

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In a new report, Navigant Research forecasts global annual sales of light duty vehicles will reach 122.6 from 2015 to 2035 to almost 1.9 As a result, the share of vehicles in use that are conventional ICE vehicles will fall from more than 91% in 2015 to under 40% by 2035.

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Scotiabank forecasts 4% growth in global auto market in 2015 to 74M units, led by China

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2015 forecast share by region. In its latest Global Auto Report , Scotiabank forecasts record global car sales in 2015, with the total market advancing 4% over 2014, reaching more than 74 million units. million units in 2015. ). Data: Scotiabank. Click to enlarge.

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Navigant forecasts global annual natural gas vehicle sales to reach 3.9M in 2025, up 62.5% from 2015

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In its new Natural Gas Vehicles report, Navigant Research forecasts that global annual NGV sales—light-, medium- and heavy-duty—will grow 62.5% million vehicles in 2015 to 3.9 between 2015 and 2025.

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Navigant expects global market for automotive Li-ion batteries to hit $30.6 billion in 2024; almost 4x 2015 market

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In a new report, Navigant Research forecasts the global market for Li-ion batteries in light duty and medium/heavy duty vehicles will almost quadruple from $7.8 billion in 2015 to $30.6 GWh in 2015 to 93.1 The emergence of EVs in Asia Pacific will become more important for global automotive Li-ion battery demand across all categories toward the end of the forecast period.

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Navigant forecasts global natural gas refueling stations to grow from 23,001 in 2015 to 38,890 in 2025

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In a new report , Navigant Research forecasts that the total number of global NGV refueling stations is expected to grow from 23,001 in 2015 to 38,890 in 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4%. The report covers the global market for refueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles (NGVs), including light duty (LD), medium duty (MD), and heavy duty (HD) vehicles with four or more wheels and full-speed capability.

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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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Navigant forecasts global sales of light-duty stop-start vehicles to grow from 19M in 2015 to 59 million by 2024

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In a new report, Navigant Research forecasts that total annual global light-duty start-stop vehicle (SSVs) sales will reach 59 million, accounting for 55% of all light duty vehicle sales.

2015 78

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.

2015 78

IHS cuts 2015 light vehicle sales forecast in China to 23.4 million; deeper cut for 2016

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IHS revised downward its forecast for light vehicle sales in China, projecting a decline of 3 to 4 percent from previous estimates for 2015. IHS Automotive has reduced its full year 2015 light vehicle sales forecast for China to 23.4

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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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EuroCarBody Award 2015 goes to the Carbon Core body of the new BMW 7 Series

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The Carbon Core body structure of the new BMW 7 Series has been awarded the EuroCarBody Award 2015 at the 17 th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference.

2015 85

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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Right now, here in 2008 the cat is on the roof for global warming. Elements of a ‘perfect storm,’ a global cataclysm, are assembled ,”. “… now we have used up all slack in the schedule for actions needed to defuse the global warming time bomb. ”. Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

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Toyota unveils new 2016 Prius; first global vehicle based on TNGA

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Toyota did not provide specifics of fuel consumption and electric range, but confirmed that it expected a 10% improvement in EPA-estimated MPG on core models (51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, 50 mpg combined for MY 2015). As of 31 July 2015, cumulative Prius sales exceeded 3.5

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Ford expanding global electrified vehicle battery R&D

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Ford is expanding its electrified vehicles research and development program in Europe and Asia this year, creating a “hub-and-spoke” system that allows the global team to further accelerate battery technology and take advantage of market-specific opportunities. Through the end of November 2015, Ford has sold a total of 26,331 units of the Fusion Energi and 24,973 units of the C-MAX Energi.

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Global Bioenergies’ isobutene fermentation process successfully uses xylose

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Global Bioenergies first developed its isobutene process ( earlier post ) using glucose derived from cereals such as wheat or corn. Early in 2015, the company announced that the process was compatible with crude “second generation” sugars derived from agricultural and forestry waste. Global Bioenergies has now produced isobutene by fermentation based exclusively on xylose as a feedstock. —Frédéric Pâques, Chief Operations Officer of Global Bioenergies.

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Global MRV introduces first permanently embedded Micro PEMS for continuous onboard emissions analysis

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Global MRV , a provider of portable emissions measurement systems (PEMS), has introduced the first on-board permanently embedded Micro PEMS that reports all regulated vehicle emissions and performance system data all the time. —David Munro, CEO Global MRV.

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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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IEA March Oil Market Report revises 2015 demand forecast upward

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out in the second quarter of 2014, global oil demand growth has since steadily risen, with year?on?year IEA raised its forecast of demand growth for all of 2015 by 75 kb/d to 1.0 mb/d, bringing global demand to an average 93.5 Global supply rose by 1.3 expected US crude supply, raising the 2015 North American outlook. The slightly higher demand forecast has raised the “call” on OPEC crude for the second half of 2015 to 30.3 Having bottomed?out

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Navigant forecasts global light duty electrified vehicle sales to exceed 6.0M in 2024; PEVs to account for roughly half

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In a new report, Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts , Navigant research projects that under its base scenario, global sales of light duty electrified vehicles (i.e., million vehicle sales in 2015 to more than 6.0

2015 78

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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Anderman report projects annual global EV and PHEV market to grow four-fold to 1.4M vehicles between 2014 and 2020

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The 2015 xEV Industry Insider Report by Dr. Menahem Anderman, released this week, projects that the combined annual global electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) market will grow fourfold from 350,000 to 1.4 According to the report’s baseline estimate, the global Li-ion xEV business, totaling $4.1 2015 pack business is evaluated at about $1 billion in spite of the many vehicles that utilize the technology.

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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.

2015 85

GFEI: vehicle fuel economy is below global targets, jeopardizing action on climate and energy; failure of policy

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The new report shows that while fuel economy is improving in OECD countries, progress is still below the rate needed to hit global targets by 2030. Energy savings in 2015 due to fuel economy policies compared to 2005 baseline.

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Global Bioenergies hits two milestones in renewable isobutene project

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Global Bioenergies has reached two milestones—the labscale performance and the industrial process scale-up—of its process to produce renewable isobutene, one of them more than 2 months in advance. Since 2008, Global Bioenergies has been developing an innovative process to convert renewable resources into isobutene, one of the main building blocks of the petrochemical industry from which fuels, plastics and rubbers are made.

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JATO Dynamics: 2016 will be record year for plug-ins with global sales in excess of 700K units; China to begin dominating the market

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Global electric passenger car sales totalled 280,000 units in 2014, representing growth of 43% compared with 2013; total global passenger car sales that year were 72 million units. By 2022, the Chinese market is expected to account for half of global sales—almost 1.5

2015 85

Hyundai Motor launches new global luxury brand Genesis

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Hyundai Motor is launching an all-new global luxury brand—Genesis—as a stand-alone brand that operates alongside the company’s popular Hyundai marque. Capitalizing on its success in the fast-growing global car market, Hyundai Motor will launch six new Genesis models by 2020 and intends to compete with the world’s most renowned luxury car brands.

2015 65

Opinion: Global Oil Supply More Fragile Than You Think

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Many oil companies had trimmed their budgets heading into 2015 to deal with lower oil prices. In other words, oil traders are now feeling much gloomier about oil prices several years out than they were at the beginning of 2015. But the delay of 46 major oil and gas projects that have 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent in reserves mean that global production several years from now could be much lower than anticipated. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

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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Lux forecasts global driver assist market to grow to $102B market by 2030

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In a new research report, “ The $102 Billion Opportunity in Partial Automation for Cars ”, Lux Research calculates that the revenue opportunity from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features will grow from $2.4 billion today to $102 billion in 2030, corresponding to a 26% CAGR.

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Navigant: sales of light duty vehicles to total more than 2.1 billion from 2015 to 2035

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billion from 2015 to 2035. Navigant forecasts global annual LDV sales to grow from 88.8 million vehicles in 2015 to 122.6 High purchase price premiums and low infrastructure availability are expected to limit the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) globally, according to the report. Global market forecasts for sales and the number of vehicles in use, segmented by country, drivetrain, and primary fuel, extend through 2035.

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Navigant forecasts global carsharing revenue to grow to $6.5B in 2024

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In a new report , Navigant Research forecasts that global carsharing services revenue will grow from $1.1 billion in 2015 to $6.5 Carsharing services revenue in North America is expected to drop to just 23% of the global total by 2024. million members, or just less than half of total global carsharing membership as of 2014. billion in 2024. The Asia Pacific region will take the largest share at 34%. Europe will follow with an estimated 32% of the total.

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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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Application process now open for 2015 BASF/VW “Science Award for Electrochemistry”

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The application process for the fourth (2015) BASF/VW “ Science Award for Electrochemistry ” ( earlier post ) is now open. Researchers have until 24 July 2015 to apply. The awards ceremony will take place on October 28, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan. The Science Award has been offered annually since 2012 and is aimed at scientists in the global academic research community.

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Toyota cumulative global hybrid sales top 8 million units

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Toyota announced that it has now sold 8,048,400 hybrid vehicles, with just 10 months elapsing between this and the last million-unit milestone. 5,264,300 of those are in the Prius family (65.4%): Prius (3,527,100); Prius α / Prius v / Prius + (582,400); Aqua / Prius c (1,081,200); and Prius PHV (73,600). Camry Hybrid is the next most sold, with 528,300 units.

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BioAg Alliance targeting 250-500 million acres globally by 2025 for microbial tech

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The two partners in The BioAg Alliance are dedicated to catalyze the development of new microbial solutions to transform global agriculture and envision that their products will be used on 250-500 million acres globally by 2025, equivalent to 25-50% of all US farmland. The top new microbes in the 2015 research program increased corn yields by 4-5 bushels per acre and soy yields by 1.5

2015 65

Ford hires investment banker Casesa to run global strategy

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Ford Motor Company hired long-time auto analyst and investment banker John Casesa as group vice president, Global Strategy. Reporting to Ford President and CEO Mark Fields, Casesa will be the most senior leader and corporate officer overseeing global strategy and business development. The appointment is effective 1 March 2015. Casesa will lead the company’s strategic planning globally.

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Global Bioenergies joins aireg to push jet fuel application of its isobutene process; isododecane

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France-based Global Bioenergies, a company developing a processes to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation, has joined aireg (Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V.) Global Bioenergies, which is currently developing its demonstration plant in Leuna, Germany, will soon be able to produce alternative jet fuel from sugars. We are very excited about Global Bioenergies’ membership in our initiative.

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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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