PHEV Day 143 - Thursday, 26 February 2009. From Gallup to Albuquerque Electric Vehicle Association!

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - More info this evening, once situated in Albuquerque. However, it can be reported that Pat Allen Pat.Allen@CitComm.com from KKOB 770AM Radio, a 50,000 Watts flamethrow out of Albuquerque, did an interview with EVJerry this AM. soon to be hypermile-scooting to Albuquerque!

PHEV Day Off - Friday, 27 February 2009 - Albuquerque, New Mexico. And e-Catching Up On Thingies -- Webblogging, Email, Energy,

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, Hopefully at the Kirkland AFB library, right here in Albuquerque, on a PHEV Day Off, EVJerry plans to catching up on thingies. especially webblogging, email, and a tad of energy per rest & relaxation, too! Do check back later in the evening on the "Spirit" as well. Yet, remember to click on MAP and see where the "Spirit" is currently located, more or less! EVer, "Spirit" and EVJerry

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INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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Albuquerque. INRIX, a leading global connected car services and transportation analytics company, has created a scalable and customizable scoring system to prioritize corridors for the deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs).

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Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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Alliance AutoGas member Pinnacle Propane will also be hosting 3 additional stops in Albuquerque, NM, Oklahoma City, OK, and Little Rock, AR, in conjunction with local Clean Cities Coalition partners. Supported by partners, Clean City Coalitions and corporate sponsors, Alliance AutoGas is embarking on a 5300+ mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip—the Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride —with its record-setting propane autogas F-150.

Tesla to build new EV plant in New Mexico!

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AP via the Detroit News Link Albuquerque, N.M., The $35 million facility on Albuquerque's west side will mean 400 new jobs, Gov. The company plans to produce at least 10,000 cars a year at the Albuquerque plant, with the first cars scheduled to be ready in the fall of 2009. And GM keeps telling us the batteries aren't ready.

PHEV Day 144, Saturday, 28 February 2009, Holds a Two Variety of Folks Meeting at Flying Star plus Run to 41st State Capital, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Saturday morning holds first a get-together of two variety of folks in Albuquerque -- EVnthusiasts, especially from the EAA (Electric Auto Association) and testy New Mexico Mensans. Possibly, ClearChannel Radio in Albuquerque may be calling in as well when everyone meets up at noon, this Saturday, at the Flying Star Cafe on 8th Street and Silver Ave. and possibly, an UNM - Albuquerque EAA Educational Chapter as well.

Overwhelming response by cities across the country to USDOT Smart City Challenge

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Medium-sized cities from across the country from Reno to Rochester and Anchorage to Albuquerque represent the depth and breadth of this challenge.

DOE launches wave energy competition

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The judging panel will include technical experts from: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico; National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado; Naval Surface Warfare Center—Carderock Division, Bethesda, Maryland; and Ricardo, Inc., The US Department of Energy (DOE) opened the registration period for the new Wave Energy Prize competition that aims to double the state-of-the-art performance of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices over the next two years.

HEI ACES study of lifetime animal exposure to New Technology Diesel Engine exhaust finds no lung cancer

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The core study was led by Dr. Jacob McDonald, of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the exposures were carried out. The first study to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of lifetime exposure to new technology diesel exhaust (NTDE)—i.e., exhaust from heavy-duty diesel engines meeting EPA 2007 and later emissions requirements—has found no evidence of carcinogenic lung tumors.

First results from HEI/ACES murine study find few biologic effects from exposure to exhaust from new technology diesel engines

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McDonald of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jeffrey C. The first results of a comprehensive study of the health effects of exposure to new technology diesel engines has found no evidence of gene-damaging effects in the animals studied, and only a few mild effects on the lungs, according to a report issued today by the Health Effects Institute (HEI). HEI is an independent, non-profit research institute funded jointly by the US.

Mayors Join Drive

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Chavez of Albuquerque, Mayor David Berger of Lima, OH, Mayor Kitty Piercy of Eugene, OR, and Mayor Miguel Pulido of Santa Ana, CA. Conference of Mayors Join Drive for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles LAS VEGAS—June 5, 2006— The U.S.

New recycling solution introduced to treat Marcellus Shale flowback frac water

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Albuquerque, NM, is seeking to provide a solution to the environmental issues surrounding the treatment of mineral?laden A new joint partnership between Casella Waste Systems, Inc. based in. Rutland, VT, and Altela, Inc., a privately held water desalination company in. laden brackish water from Marcellus Shale drilling. Brackish, salty water produced from drilling for natural gas.

DOE To Award $104.7M to Establish Research and Testing Facilities for Carbon Fiber Manufacturing, Advanced Batteries, and Net-Zero Energy Building Technology

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Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) will receive $4.2 The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $104.7 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for eight new projects to establish critical research and testing facilities at seven DOE National Laboratories. The projects will support the development and improvement of clean energy and efficiency technologies of strategic national interest.

US Public Transit Ridership in 2008 At Highest Level in 52 years; 10.7B Trips

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The commuter rail systems with the double digit ridership growth rate in 2008 were located in the following areas: Albuquerque (35.1%); Portland, ME (26.5%); Seattle (23.8%); Pompano Beach, FL (22.9%); Harrisburg-Philadelphia (17.7%); New Haven (17.5%); Oakland (16.1%); Stockton, CA (14.7%); Dallas-Fort Worth (14.1%); San Carlos, CA (12.5%). Americans took 10.7

Kenworth Receives Largest Hybrid Tractor and Truck Order Yet

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GVW) will be deployed to Albuquerque, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus (Ohio), Jacksonville (Fla.), Coca-Cola Enterprises has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. GCW) are the largest hybrid delivery truck on the road in North America. The CCE order is the largest yet received by Kenworth for hybrid tractors and trucks.

DOE Selects Laboratory-led Projects for up to $11M to Support Development of Advanced Water Power Technologies

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Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico), along with partners from universities and other national laboratories, will evaluate hydrokinetic device designs and performance, develop hydrodynamic theoretical and numerical models to create design codes for use by industry; and conduct basic research in materials, coatings, adhesives, and manufacturing to increase the reliability and cost-effectiveness of marine and hydrokinetic devices.

Sandia Successfully Completes Hydrogen Storage System for GM

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With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., The hydrogen storage system Sandia designed for GM. To the right is the “SmartBed,” featuring a thermal management system with individual control of four identical modules, each of which is a shell and tube heat exchanger.

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Audi takes one-two win at Le Mans with its diesel hybrids, Toyota third; 13th success for Audi in 16 runs

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Car Nº 3, with Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi and Oliver Jarvis, was hit in the rear at high speed by a GT Ferrari on the Hunaudières straight during a safety car period in pouring rain. Audi takes first and second at the 2014 Le Mans. Click to enlarge.

Sandia progressing to demo stage with supercritical CO2 Brayton-cycle turbines; up to 50% increase in efficiency of thermal-to-electric conversion

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A second loop, located at Sandia in Albuquerque, is used to research the unusual issues of compression, bearings, seals, and friction that exist near the critical point, where the carbon dioxide has the density of liquid but otherwise has many of the properties of a gas. Simple diagram of the heated un-recuperated supercritical CO 2 Brayton loop. Source: Wright et al. Click to enlarge.

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A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Wants to Visit Your School

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PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 06, 2009 – The "Spirit of DC's" on the road again on its Sun Belt Grand Finale from San Francisco to Washington, DC.

DOE Awards Up to $6.9M to Nine Projects for Shale Gas and Coalbed Methane Production

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Albuquerque, N.M. The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected nine new projects targeting environmental tools and technology for shale gas and coalbed methane (CBM) production. NETL’s goals for these projects are to improve management of water resources, water usage, and water disposal, and to support science that will aid the regulatory and permitting processes required for shale gas development.

Most Hybrid Cities In America

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Albuquerque. I made my first trip to San Francisco this week and although I expected to see a higher percentage of hybrid cars compared to most Midwest cities, I was really surprised.

US DOE Awarding Up To $62M for Concentrating Solar Power Research and Development

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Albuquerque, NM – up to $4.3 The US Department of Energy has selected 13 projects for investment of up to $62 million over five years to research, develop, and demonstrate Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems capable of providing low-cost electrical power. CSP technologies concentrate the sun’s energy and capture that energy as heat, which then drives an engine or turbine to produce electrical power.