Why Does @LATimes Have No Clue What’s Happening With LA’s Clean Power Alliance? Maybe Cause They Farm Out The Reporting To San Diego Trib #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Why Does @LATimes Have No Clue What’s Happening With LA’s Clean Power Alliance? Maybe Cause They Farm Out The Reporting To San Diego Trib #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. 2018 EPI Trends. The EPI uses three indicators to measure air quality: household solid fuel use; PM 2.5 average exposure, and PM 2.5 exceedance of WHO thresholds.

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BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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Global clean energy investment was $67.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF).

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Mercom: battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies raised $1.3B+ in VC funding in 9M 2018

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Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity, and corporate venture capital) for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies in the first 9 months (9M) of 2018 was 8% higher at more than $1.3 A total of 51 VC investors participated in Battery Storage funding in 9M 2018.

2018 89

California ARB releases proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation; 100% ZEB purchasing by 2029

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation ( earlier post ) and a Draft Environmental Analysis (Draft EA) for public comment.

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BASF and GAC R&D Center co-develop 3 electric concept cars; debut at Auto Guangzhou 2018

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GAC R&D Center) introduced three co-developed electric concept cars at Auto Guangzhou 2018, featuring futuristic designs that address the diverse needs of China’s drivers. BASF and the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.

2018 94

CalZEV Coalition supports Innovative Clean Transit measure under consideration at California ARB; 100% zero-emission buses

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Californians for Zero Emission Vehicles (CalZEV), a coalition of public health, environmental and electric vehicle industry organizations, announced its strong support for the Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) measure currently before the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

2018 93

California clean fuels rule reports 100% compliance in 2017

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They were required to make up for their shortfall by purchasing credits from clean fuel providers. The clean fuels also reduced emissions of toxic pollutants as well as those that cause smog.

2018 88

Mercom Capital report: VC funding up for battery storage, down for smart grid, efficiency companies in 1H 2018 YoY

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Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) in 1H 2018 was down with $2.4 In Q2 2018, VC funding for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies decreased to $367 million in 27 deals compared to $472 million in 23 deals in Q1 2018.

2018 83

Xing Mobility selects Clean Wave AC induction motors for electric super car Miss R

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XING Mobility, a Taipei-based electric powertrain system supplier, has selected Clean Wave Technologies to provide electric motors and drive control units for a rally-inspired supercar. The vehicle will utilize four Clean Wave traction motors, one for each wheel.

2018 93

Clean powertrain company Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

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Punch Powertrain, a Belgium-based full-system supplier of fuel-efficient powertrains including transmissions and plug-in hybrid and battery-electric systems, is acquiring France-based power electronics expert Apojee.

2018 93

Vouchers are Becoming the Clean Vehicle Incentive of Choice for Fleets

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Today, there are three new program developments that set the program up for success in 2018 and beyond. HVIP Program Enhancements for 2018 (tips for voucher success). Guest post by Clay Siegert, Chief Operating Officer at XL.

2018 94

Renewable Energy Group launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel; blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel

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Renewable Energy Group launched REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. REG Ultra Clean Diesel is California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved for year-round use throughout California under the Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation.

2018 88

New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

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The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, run by the Oakland-based nonprofit Beneficial State Foundation, was launched with a $5-million CARB grant. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. To date, Beneficial State Foundation has already received more than 900 applications and awarded 24 grants for cars ranging from a 2018 Nissan Leaf to a 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid.

2018 74

LA Metro to begin charging solo drivers in clean air vehicles in ExpressLanes in effort to reduce increasing congestion

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The Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors approved a plan last week to begin charging solo motorists in designated clean air vehicles (CAVs) a discounted toll to use the ExpressLanes on the 10 and 110 freeways, beginning in late 2018. Under the change, drivers in clean air vehicles without enough passengers to meet HOV occupancy requirements would get a 15% discount on the tolls. The discount for clean air vehicles would continue to apply.

2018 89

Six trucking firms deploy ultra clean near-zero RNG trucks at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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Six trucking firms operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines ( earlier post ), and fueled with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s —Greg Roche, Clean Energy’s vice president of sustainable trucking.

New York to invest $127.7 million Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

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million received from the 2016 Volkswagen settlement to significantly increase the number of electric vehicles and other clean vehicles in the state. The state’s strategically leveraged investment of settlement funds is anticipated to result in at least $300 million of clean vehicles and infrastructure on New York’s roadways. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York will utilize the $127.7

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CARB approves $483M funding plan for clean transportation investments; 94% of funding from cap-and-trade

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $483 million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. Highlights of the FY 2018-19 Plan include: $200 million for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), including increased rebates for low-income consumers.

2018 69

T&E: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

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T&E estimates this to be equivalent to around 9% market share of new registrations in 2018. Last month the European Parliament supported public procurement targets for clean urban buses by local authorities; however, the targets also include gas buses.

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NYSERDA announces $5M for innovative transportation clean technologies and strategies to increase efficiency in public transit systems

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that up to $5 million is available for proposals that include innovative clean transportation technologies and strategies to improve operations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for public transit systems throughout the state. Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030. Funding is available through the state’s 10-year, $5.3-billion Clean Energy Fund.

2018 79

Argonne Oleo Sponge for cleaning oil spills successful in real-world conditions off California coast

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The Oleo Sponge, a patent-pending technology to clean oil spills invented at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, performed successfully in an experiment conducted off the coast of Southern California.

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Look for new gridlock-busting purple California Clean Air stickers

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Starting New Year's Day 2019, the state will issue updated Clean Air stickers that allow electric cars purchased after January 1 to access the state's carpool lanes, even without a carpool inside. California electric-car drivers have a new color to keep track of. The new purple decals will remain valid through Jan. 1, 2023, a year longer than the. California plug-in cars

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California ARB releases draft summary of proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation for comment

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The California ARB has released the draft summary of its proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation ( earlier post ) for review and comments.

2018 83

King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro earlier this year became the first transit agency in North America to install a high-powered charging station at a base facility where recharging is combined with cleaning and maintenance.

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CARB announces up to $205M in new funding for clean freight transportation; >$400M with partner match

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced up to $205 million in grants for projects designed to accelerate the adoption of clean freight technologies and reduce air pollution caused by the movement of goods throughout the state. The goal of CARB’s Zero and Near Zero Emission Freight Facility program is to support transformative, cost-effective clean technologies that can be adopted by other freight facilities and accelerate the commercialization of these technologies statewide.

2018 69

Chevron Sucks! But Not At Staples Center Anymore, Thanks To Greenius

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But meanwhile I’m going to enjoy the new green, clean Showtime Lakers. Nobody knows what the f**k “Techron” is but everyone knows exactly what “Chevron Sucks!” ” means. It means the same thing as “Celtics Suck!” ” or “Boston Sucks!” ” and there is no worse insult a Lakers fan can give an evil villain.

Total to take 25% share in Clean Energy; two to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks

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France-based energy major Total SA and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. million shares of Clean Energy’s common stock for $83.4 million, to become Clean Energy’s largest stockholder with ownership of 25% of Clean Energy’s outstanding shares of common stock. Clean Energy, with support from Total, also plans to launch an innovative leasing program that is intended to place thousands of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks on the road and fueling at Clean Energy stations.

2018 68

“Drive to Zero” program to fast-track adoption of clean trucks and buses

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State government agencies and companies signed on to a new program intended toaccelerate the deployment of zero and near-zero emission commercial vehicles and technologies. The “Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero” pledge is championed by CALSTART, a non-profit industry organization with more than 190-member companies, aimed at reducing emissions from trucks and buses in high-potential markets. The Pledge focuses on eight global market segments for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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CARB approves ICT regulation; 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040; ZEB tech symposium in Feb 2019

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The California Air Resources Board on Friday approved the Innovative Clean Transit regulation (ICT) ( earlier post )—a first-of-its-kind regulation in the US that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100% zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleets by 2040.

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NY state reports 5,750+ EV rebates in first year of Drive Clean Rebate program

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Cuomo announced that more than 5,750 consumers have received rebates to buy electric cars in New York since the State’s Drive Clean Rebate was launched one year ago. Since the Drive Clean Rebate was announced in March of 2017, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, which administers the initiative, has approved more than $7.5 builds on Charge NY, which was launched in 2013 and has a target of 30,000 to 40,000 electric cars on the road by the end of 2018.

2018 68

UCSD study: under current policies, home energy storage would often increase carbon emissions

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But this year saw a substantial increase in installations, with sales tripling from January to September of 2018.

2018 117

DOE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute awards ~$10M to 10 projects

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute ( CESMII ) will award nearly $10 million for ten projects to help advance its goals and enable US manufacturers to develop and implement innovations that will advance U.S.

2018 69

IMechE report calls for new Clean Air Act in UK

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Broadly, the report calls for the creation of a modern Clean Air Act that takes a holistic approach—i.e., The original Clean Air Act of 1956 focused on tackling smoke and sulfur dioxide in the wake of the five-day Great Smog event that was directly linked to the deaths of more than 4,000 Londoners. IMechE says that the new Clean Air Act needs to set out ways to help the 71% of local authorities which missed their 2017 air quality targets.

2018 60

Bolivian-German lithium extraction project takes major step forward; YLB partners with ACISA

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completed in December 2018. snow jet systems for industrial parts cleaning. Bolivian state enterprise Yacimientos de Litio. Bolivianos (YLB) and the German company ACI Systems Alemania GmbH (ACISA). officially sealed their cooperation on the extraction and industrialization.

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Cummins Westport receives 2018 emissions certifications for ultra-low NOx ISX12N natural gas engine

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CWI) received certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Production of the ISX12N will begin in February of 2018. Cummins Westport acknowledged engine development funding support from the South Coast Air Quality Management District, SoCalGas, California Energy Commission, and Clean Energy Fuels. Cummins Westport Inc.

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NYSERDA announces $5M for innovative transportation clean technologies and strategies to increase efficiency in public transit systems

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that up to $5 million is available for proposals that include innovative clean transportation technologies and strategies to improve operations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for public transit systems throughout the state. Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030. Funding is available through the state’s 10-year, $5.3-billion Clean Energy Fund.

2018 60

Ecolectro secures $1.7M ARPA-E award for development of alkaline exchange membranes and ionomers for fuel cells and electrolyzers

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The membranes have unmatched chemical stability, high conductivity and are mechanically robust and provide a simple and durable route to clean renewable electricity and hydrogen production. Ecolectro Inc.,

2018 114

UK government launches new clean air strategy; ending sales of conventional diesel and gasoline LDVs by 2040

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UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove published a new Clean Air Strategy to cut air pollution backed up through new primary legislation. Air quality has improved significantly since 2010 but sixty years on from the historic Clean Air Act a clear truth remains—air pollution is making people ill, shortening lives and damaging our economy and environment. This is why today we are launching this clean air strategy, backed up with new primary legislation.

2018 68

Stanford team develops efficient OER/ORR electrocatalytic system inspired by mammalian lung

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Electrocatalytic oxygen evolution and reduction reactions play a central role in clean energy technologies. 2018) “Breathing-Mimicking Electrocatalysis for Oxygen Evolution and Reduction” Joule doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.11.015.

2018 114

Trump to slash clean-energy funding 72 percent, lauds "beautiful clean coal"

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You may wish to apply those judgments to mentions of "beautiful clean coal" by President Donald Trump, who used the phrase in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Trump claimed his administration had "ended the war" on "beautiful clean coal," while. If a marketer talked enthusiastically about "healthy delicious cyanide," what would you think?

2018 65

Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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Starting with a clean sheet, we have spent years developing the technology to deliver the ideal vehicle for active customers. Rivian has developed its connected car platform from a clean sheet to allow full control and flexibility over the vehicle hardware, software and user experience.

2018 126

The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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Nearly half of the world’s electric vehicles are in 25 cities, according to a new briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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