Researchers calculate social cost of German nuclear phase-out at $12B/year; 70% from increased mortality risk

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In a working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a team from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) calculate that the social cost of the phase out of nuclear electricity production in Germany is approximately $12 billion per year. The decision to phase-out nuclear production in many countries seems to suggest that the expected costs of nuclear power exceed the benefits.

2020 91

Tesla Model 3 Will Benefit From Lowest Battery Costs Of Any Maker: Jefferies

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Tesla is aiming for a 200-mile range and $35,000 base price, in the hope that it can significantly increase volume with a more-affordable product. Whether Tesla can actually achieve those two targets has been the subject of much speculation. The Tesla Model 3 electric sedan will start production in 2017, if the carmaker can keep to its schedule.

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DISCOVR project seeking high productivity algae to reduce cost of biofuels

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with colleagues from Los Alamos, Sandia and NREL, are working to lower the cost of producing biofuels from algae. Numbers in red designate the number of strains tested at each TIER. Determining strains of algae that are highly productive could help lower the cost of biofuel production.

2017 60

New Ricardo 48V electric motor aims to boost power and cut costs of hybrids; up to 50% increase in power density; ECOCHAMPS

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As part of its contribution to a recently completed major European research initiative to achieve more efficient and cost-effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles, Ricardo developed a new 48V e-motor offering up to a 50% increase in power density compared with current production machines. Results of this work are expected to be published and presented at the IEEE ECCE at Portland, Oregon in September 2018.

2018 80

New catalyst could lead to affordable fuel cell cars

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Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the development of affordable fuel cells. One of the biggest hurdles for the use of hydrogen fuel cells in cars is the cost of the platinum used as a catalyst within the fuel cell. Increase in the demand for platinum-based catalysts could drive up the cost of platinum [.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars affordable catalyst cheaper cleaner fuel cell hydrogen

Lux Research: fuel cell vehicles lag other drivetrains in terms of cost of ownership; ICE and HEV lowest cost

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Based on an analysis of various cost of ownership scenarios for various drivetrains, including internal combustion engine (ICE) gasoline and diesel; hybrid (HEV); battery-electric (EV); plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV); and fuel cell vehicles, Lux Research concludes that fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are “ solidly in a laggard position. ”. Fuel cell vehicles can match EV fuel costs at $3/kg dispensed H 2 —a price highly unlikely in near-term, Lux said.

2014 102

PNNL leads team to accelerate development of affordable carbon fiber composites

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, along with experts from industry and academia, have developed predictive engineering tools for designing new, economical, and lightweight automotive composites. This approach should speed the development of more economical carbon fiber materials. As part of the project, PNNL also analyzed the costs of long carbon fiber components versus standard steel and fiberglass composites.

Eaton to develop affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles; liquid piston technology

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Eaton Corporation will develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles, utilizing existing natural gas sources in the home and innovative compressor technology. The effort is funded in part by a $3.4-million grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) MOVE project. Innovative heat exchanger technology will improve efficiency and cut cost dramatically.

DOE awards $56M to 21 concentrating solar power projects; $8M for reducing soft costs of rooftop PV systems

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award $56 million over three years—subject to congressional appropriations—for 21 total projects to further advance advanced concentrating solar power technologies (CSP). These awards are to help speed innovations in new components to lower costs, increase operating temperatures and improve the efficiency of CSP systems. As part of a planned three-year initiative, Congress has appropriated an initial $16.3

2012 87

UCSB Clean Car Calculator shows that high efficiency vehicles are affordable options that save consumers money over time

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Sangwon Suh, assistant professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara and a team of students have developed a “Clean Car Calculator” to help potential buyers of high-efficiency vehicles assess total lifetime costs for different vehicle options, and compare it with the lifetime costs of other cars.

2012 78

DOE seeks to cut cost of Level 2 EV charging equipment in half in 3 years; $12M FOA

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (DE-FOA-0000554) for up to $12 million in cost-shared projects to develop and make available to the market in three years smart-grid capable Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) at half of the current costs of commercially available EVSE with comparable functionalities.

2011 93

UK study finds Bio-SNG could offer 90% reduction in lifecycle CO2; lower cost of carbon abatement than electrical solutions for transport applications

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Cost of carbon abated for transport applications. Bio-SNG (Synthetic Natural Gas) delivered via the gas grid offers CO 2 lifecycle savings of up to 90% compared with fossil fuel alternatives, and offer sa more cost-effective solution than electricity for carbon abatement in transport applications, according to a new feasibility study published by National Grid (UK), the North East Process Industry Cluster ( NEPIC ) and Centrica. Cost of carbon abated.

2010 76

Britain set to be a nation of one car families

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British motorists could once again find themselves as part of a nation of one car families, the RAC has suggested. According to the motoring organisation, which today publishes it annual ‘Cost of Motoring Index’, the cost of motoring for Britain’s 30 million drivers has actually reduced over the year yet most believe it has risen, leading many to revise their car use.

US DOE launches two consortia to advance fuel cell truck and electrolyzer R&D

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck (M 2 FCT) and the H2NEW consortia to advance fuel cell truck and hydrogen production R&D. Today’s announcement builds upon DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office’s (EERE’s) intention to invest up to $100 million over five years, subject to appropriations, to reduce the cost of fuel cells for trucks and of electrolyzers for hydrogen production.

2020 69

DOE issues RFI in support of medium- and heavy-duty truck research and development

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is announcing a request for information (RFI) from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to medium- and heavy-duty freight trucking. ( Affordable freight movement is essential for the nation’s economy. Trucks carry mmore than 70% of the nation’s freight on a tonnage basis and 73% of freight on a value basis.

2020 69

Hyundai Motor accelerates hydrogen technology development through 3 strategic investments

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The collaborations will enable Hyundai to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and enhance the efficiency of its fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) manufacturing. Our investment in these innovative companies will reduce the production cost of FCEVs and enhance the safety and affordability of hydrogen infrastructure. We hope to accelerate the widespread adoption of hydrogen technology by making FCEVs more accessible for our customers.

2019 92

Lyft commits to 100% EVs by 2030

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By working with drivers to transition to electric vehicles, we have the potential to avoid tens of millions of metric tons of GHG emissions to the atmosphere and to reduce gasoline consumption by more than a billion gallons over the next decade. Percent of total miles completed on the Lyft platform in EVs and business-as-usual projection for California, the US leader in EV market share.

2020 95

Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

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Companies like GM and Volkswagen, which each make 10 million cars a year, can afford the breathtaking costs of developing expertise and engineering cars with entirely different powertrains. It's now clear that every automaker, no matter how large or small, will have to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles by 2020 to 2025.

2017 64

CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program announced that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC); 28 companies out of 212 were selected to receive grants of $150,000 each. Details of the 28 companies awarded a total of $4.2 This novel technology would deliver safe, reliable, resilient, and cost-effective electric power in the grid.

2020 87

California Governor orders all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be ZEVS by 2035; medium-and heavy duty trucks by 2045

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector. In addition, the Air Resources Board will develop regulations to mandate that all operations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles shall be 100% zero emission by 2045 where feasible, with the mandate going into effect by 2035 for drayage trucks.

2020 78

OptiFuel finalizing $2.6M DOE grant to demonstrate RNG hybrid line-haul locomotive

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OptiFuel Systems, a system integrator of Cummins and BAE Systems hybrid power products for decarbonizing the rail, marine, and microgrid power market, is in the process of finalizing a $2.6 g/bhp-hr of NOx, a reduction of 400 times. g/bhp-hr of PM.

2020 90

New IACMI collaboration to develop advanced carbon fiber for hydrogen, natural gas storage tanks; $2.7M DOE award

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million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and validate technology that will reduce the cost of manufacturing high-performance carbon fiber by 25% to make composite natural gas or hydrogen fuel tanks to power cars and trucks. Fuel tanks add significantly to a vehicle’s cost, impeding the use of these clean fuels in US transportation. Well over half of the composite fuel tank’s cost is attributed to carbon fiber used in its manufacture.

2020 75

Xcel Energy wants 1.5M EVs in its service areas by 2030; 30x increase from today

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If realized, EVs would make up 20% of all vehicles on the road in those areas—more than 30 times the number today. Xcel said that it will need the support of policymakers, manufacturers and other stakeholders to make its vision real. Electric vehicles are the next frontier in the clean energy transition, and we are committed to making charging EVs easy, convenient and affordable for customers. Utility holding company Xcel Energy wants 1.5

2020 108

Chevron partners with Clean Energy On Adopt-A-Port initiative to supply renewable natural gas for port trucks

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on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleaner, carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to reduce emissions. Chevron’s funding will allow truck operators to subsidize the cost of buying new RNG-powered trucks. —Mike Vomund, Chevron vice president of Americas Products – West. Chevron is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

2020 79

Nissan Leaf – Taking Reservations

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After a federal tax credit and state rebate, the price of these cars will come out at around a cool 20k. Funny that this article cites “a shortage of public charging stations&# as the sole reason for auto makers scrapping electric vehicles in the 1990s. Viewers of “ Who Killed The Electric Car? &# may recall it was a little more complicated than that… The first five states where the Leaf will be available are: California, Arizona, Tennessee, Oregon, and Washington.

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Lightning Systems introduces range of AC and DC fast charge charging stations for fleet electric vehicles

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, introduced “Lightning On Tap” charging solutions, a comprehensive offering of AC and DC fast charge charging stations. Lightning Systems’ lineup of new chargers includes both AC and DC fast charge options, ranging from affordable 7.2kW AC chargers to high-end 100kW DC fast chargers, which deliver much shorter charging times for high-battery-capacity commercial EVs.

2019 75

Lightning Systems electric shuttle buses now offered on CALACT purchasing contract

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Vehicles eligible include the Ford Transit 350HD Passenger Van and Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus, both of which are offered by Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based developer and manufacturer of zero-emission, Buy America commercial electric vehicles. CALACT provides oversight for the purchase of more than 800 buses annually and is the largest co-op of its kind in the United States.

2020 95

More Doom & Gloom On Higher MPG Standards From Car Dealers

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It's not news that new, higher fuel-economy standards will raise the cost of future cars in real dollars. Now a new study, funded by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), suggests that those increases will prevent up to 7 million buyers from affording new cars in 2025. That's out of a pool of perhaps 80 or 100 million potential

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Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable. The company hopes the technology can help the project achieve its goal of creating environmentally friendly buses for public transportation systems in Japan.

2018 99

UK supports Gigastack feasibility study with ITM Power, Ørsted, Element Energy; gigawatt-scale PEM electrolysis

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Gigastack, funded by the BEIS Hydrogen Supply Competition, will demonstrate the delivery of bulk, low-cost and zero-carbon hydrogen through gigawatt-scale polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysis, manufactured in the UK. The project aims to reduce the cost of electrolytic hydrogen through: Development of a new 5MW stack module design to reduce material costs. A new semi-automated manufacturing facility with an electrolyzer capacity of up to c.

2019 65

Multi-nation survey reports consumers want electric cars. Now.

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A large survey, 4000 people in eight countries, has discovered what many of us have been saying all along. There is an existing market for electric vehicles, especially among those who can afford the extra cost of limited-production new technology vehicles. I drove one of those, and although luxurious (it's a $100,000 7-series before the hydrogen ,) it was lumbering and slower off the line than my RAV4 EV.

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P G & E Plugs Drive

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The amount of money we make in a given year is regulated by the state Public Utilities Commission,” he said. A PHEV would cut a consumer’s gas cost down to $0.75 Car companies say the technology to produce PHEV vehicles is not advanced enough to make the cars affordable for the average consumer. million of them could hit the road by the year 2020, according to a study from the California Electric Transportation Coalition. This would result in a gasoline savings of 1.14

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Companies form H2Bus consortium to deploy 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell buses and infrastructure in Europe

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The partners says that this hydrogen fuel cell electric bus solution will be the most cost-effective truly zero-emission option available, with a single-decker bus price below €375,000 after funding, a hydrogen price between €5 and €7 per kilogram and a service cost of €0.30 The hydrogen fuel cell electric bus is the ideal substitute for fossil solutions, without compromising range, operational ability or cost. —Jacob Krogsgaard, CEO of Everfuel.

2019 116

US, Europe and Japan to cooperate on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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On the sidelines of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, US Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette; Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hiroshige Seko; and European Union Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Cañete signed a joint statement of future cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

2019 73

Study finds shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty

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Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new study by researchers at Portland State University (PSU) and Vanderbilt University. Conversely, it reduces emissions to a lesser degree when occurring in a context of decreasing inequality. We don’t think of energy as a human right when it actually is.

2019 98

Toyota invests $394M in, collaborates with Joby on air mobility

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Toyota is collaborating with Joby Aviation (Joby), an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services. As we take up the challenge of air transportation together with Joby, an innovator in the emerging eVTOL space, we tap the potential to revolutionize future transportation and life.

2020 83

Aluminum industry says NHTSA/EPA draft rule assumptions on lightweighting in small cars false

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Last week, Mario Greco, chairman of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) and director of global marketing of automotive for Arconic, testified on behalf of the aluminum industry before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during a public hearing held in Dearborn, Michigan.

2018 93

KU Leuven team creates solar panel that produces hydrogen from moisture in air

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After ten years of development, the panel can now produce 250 liters per day—a world record, according to the researchers. Twenty of these solar panels could provide electricity and heat for one family for an entire winter. A traditional solar panel converts between 18 to 20% of the solar energy into electricity. If that electric power is used to split the water into hydrogen gas and oxygen, you lose a lot of energy.

2019 105

DOE to issue a funding opportunity announcement on H2@Scale

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The US Department of Energy DOE intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002022) to advance the H2@Scale concept. The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across multiple sectors. The US produces more than 10 million metric tons of hydrogen per year, used primarily for petroleum refining and fertilizer production. Area of Interest 2 ?

2019 85

Hail “Taxi!” and it might be an electric car-wherever you are

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Nissan''s all-electric LEAF car is increasingly finding work as a taxi car, as taxi companies clock on to the affordable running costs of a battery-powered model. The world''s most successful electric vehicle is now being used as a taxi in several countries including the Netherlands, Switzerland, [.]. Electric cars Nissan

DOE awarding $15M to 3 algae-based biofuel and bioproducts projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects will develop highly productive algal cultivation systems and couple those systems with effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost harvest and processing technologies.

2016 95

Groupe Renault announces strategic partnership with computer vision innovator Chronocam

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Groupe Renault has entered into a strategic development agreement with Chronocam SA ( earlier post ), a developer of biologically-inspired vision sensors and computer vision solutions for automotive applications. Because of the efficiencies it realizes through its data capture techniques, the technology can expand conventional vision methods and contribute to better adoption and effectiveness in the automotive market.

2016 76

Lightning Systems all-electric medium-duty vehicles selected for State of California contract

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The voucher program can reduce the upfront cost of advanced zero emissions fleet vehicles by 40 to 70 percent. HVIP was formed by CARB to respond to a key market challenge by making clean trucks and buses more affordable for fleets. By offering point-of-sale incentives for clean trucks and buses, HVIP provides a streamlined approach for providing helpful incentives to fleets without waiting to submit proposals or complicated paperwork.

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