SMUD Board of Directors adopts climate emergency declaration; carbon neutrality by 2030

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The SMUD (2020 Sacramento Municipal Utility District) Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration that commits to working toward an ambitious goal of delivering carbon-neutral electricity by 2030. SMUD also helped grow the local market for solar development by providing $130 million in customer incentives to install solar on more than 15,000 local rooftops. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Power Generation

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The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

Creative Greenius

I have to admit that for the first few hours of day one in PV101: Introduction to Photovoltaics I was dazed and confused by all the foreign concepts I was trying to grasp at once. The extent of my electrical background heretofore consisted of installing lighting fixtures and new wall switches - so long as they were replacements for existing items that got wired the same way. Contractors looking to add PV systems to their client offerings, or to specialize in them all together.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

Creative Greenius

As our climate change crisis worsens and spins out of control with each passing day there’s no time to spare for those of us whose job it is to educate and motivate our fellow citizens to actions that cut our greenhouse gas emissions. And when you hear the questions folks ask at events like these you instantly realize just how little people know and understand about what’s happening to our climate and their world.

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IRENA, IEA study concludes meeting 2?C scenario possible with net positive economics

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Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition —a joint study by IRENA and the IEA—launched on the occasion of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, presents the case that increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in G20 countries and globally can achieve the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperature rise to no more than two-degrees Celsius, avoiding the most severe impacts of climate change.

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Arrival Electric Buses, Senate Requires New Jersey DEP to Develop, Implement Electric School Bus Program

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The post Arrival Electric Buses, Senate Requires New Jersey DEP to Develop, Implement Electric School Bus Program appeared first on EV Obsession. 100% Electric Vehicles Electric Buses Electric Motorcycles Electric Vehicles EV Companies Research Science Specific Technologies

Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

Creative Greenius

I have seen the future my friends and it looks exactly like a 76 degree January day filled with beautiful people driving gorgeous plug-in hybrid and plug-in electric cars. But now change has come to America, the people are more than ready, and the cars are here. She lives in a solar powered house and drives an electric car. Chris Paine, Director of “ Who Killed The Electric Car &# at the podium. This driver told the press he loves his electric truck.

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Your AB 920 Greenius Update & A Call For Three Times The Sun!

Creative Greenius

One of the groups I support and learn from is Environment California who have been great advocates of AB 811 and AB 920, the one-two punch for solar we absolutely need to drive solar sales at the rate demanded by today’s CO2 levels. Dan’s been a big help to California Assemblyman Jared Huffman’s efforts to get AB 920 turned into the feed-in tariff law that will drive sales of solar literally through and onto every available rooftop in the Golden State.

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Greenius On The Green Scene - The South Bay Report

Creative Greenius

Dency at the wheel of the all electric Tesla. Today they both drive electric cars powered from the charge generated via their rooftop solar panels. After all, Dency lives in the far more telegenic South Bay and his solar panels have an ocean view… That's Dency with actress Cameron Diaz at rehearsal. I’m looking forward to the next workshop in the series, on March 8, “ Helping The Earth With Every Bite.&# It’s all about food.

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General Motors plans to be carbon-neutral by 2040; eliminate LDV tailpipe emissions by 2035

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In addition to GM’s carbon goals, the company worked with the Environmental Defense Fund to develop a shared vision of an all-electric future and an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035. To reach its goals, GM plans to decarbonize its portfolio by transitioning to battery-electric vehicles or other zero-emissions vehicle technology, sourcing renewable energy and leveraging minimal offsets or credits.

GM commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

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General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100% renewable energy—such as wind, sun and landfill gas—by 2050. This new renewable energy goal, along with the pursuit of electrified vehicles and efficient manufacturing, is part of the company’s overall approach to strengthening its business, improving communities and addressing climate change. megawatt solar array powers 1.5%

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Extreme E – Team xite & myenergi

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Extreme E, the all-electric, all-terrain championship, will see SUVs race through some of the most demanding environments on earth, including the Arctic Circle and Amazon rainforest. myenergi is renowned for designing the world’s first solar compatible EV charger – zappi.

Toyota exec and Model X owner argues against a pure electric vehicle transition


Toyota Chief Scientist and Toyota Research CEO Gill Pratt recently shared his thoughts about the climate crisis, as well as the need to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector.


InDEED, a success

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Drive Electric Earth Day sets new records in attendance. Drive Electric Earth Day parade in Riverside, California. With the pandemic, with climate change issues coming to the forefront, with a change in Administration, there’s just incredible interest in EVs right now.”

Chipping away at the ICE

Electric Auto Association

My sojourn from grease monkey to EV advocate By TERESA PORTER; PRESIDENT, HEART OF TEXAS ELECTRIC AUTO ASSOCIATION. I’m probably the last person you’d expect to be passionate about electric vehicles (EVs). In two of the counties, I am often asked if I’m part of “that climate group.”

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California Energy Commission awards more than $5.5M for green transportation projects and $1.8M for 20 energy research projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $5,580,773 for clean-energy transportation projects including biodiesel production, power control electronics for medium-and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles, and buydowns for propane vehicles. In addition, CEC awarded $1,815,274 to fund 20 energy research projects in the areas of transportation, electricity, and natural gas. Electricity: Negawatt Consulting, Inc.

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DOE releases five-year strategic plan, 2014-2018; supporting “all of the above” energy strategy

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The overarching goal for Science and Energy is: “Advance foundational science, innovate energy technologies, and inform data driven policies that enhance US economic growth and job creation, energy security, and environmental quality, with emphasis on implementation of the President’s Climate Action Plan to mitigate the risks of and enhance resilience against climate change.” Leverage increased private sector financing for deployment of “all of the above” energy technologies.

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Guest post: Honda Introduces the EV-Cub; two-wheel-drive electric motorcycle

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But with so much attention being given to the issues of pollution and climate change, Honda knows the writing is on the wall for the internal combustion engine. It’s time for a paradigm shift in the way we all travel. The company just recently revealed a new iteration of the venerable design: the EV-Cub, an all-electric motorcycle that could revolutionize the motorcycle industry. Electric (Battery) Personal Transitby Alex Vanover.

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California ARB Adopts Regulation Implementing 33% Renewable Electricity Standard by 2020

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The California Air Resources Board adopted unanimously a regulation establishing a 33% renewable electricity standard. Under the regulation, one-third of the electricity sold in the state in 2020 must come from renewable sources of energy. Work on the standard began immediately following the Governor’s Renewable Electricity Standard Executive Order, signed on 15 September 2009.

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Extreme E tackles tough terrain, promotes sustainable racing


Formula E, the FIA-sanctioned electric racing series, has been a powerful ambassador for the EV revolution—and a damn fine sporting event—since its opening season in 2014. The all-terrain, all-electric Odyssey 21.

Greenius Weekend Update

Creative Greenius

And for the first time ever it’s an all green Fiesta Weekend in Hermosa! It’s because all the buses and generators involved in the Fiesta will be fueled with clean-burning biodiesel, made from used vegetable oil donated by local restaurants Patrick Molloy’s, Sangria, and Café Boogaloo. Not only is the South Bay’s greenest city getting the EVs for use by city officials, Mini USA is also providing an electric charging station for the cars.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance.

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

My Electric Car

Proponents believe such a car could be easily refuelled with hydrogen and assumed it would have greater range than a pure all-electric car. Little seems developed in any wide commercial sense and certainly not to the extent of the pure electric car. (Guest Post by John Murray).

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DOE to award up to $35M to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies; fuel cell range extenders

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced ( DOE-FOA-0001224 ) up to $35 million in available funding to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and to enable early adoption of fuel cell applications, such as light duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Integrated Intelligent Hydrogen Dispensers for 700 bar Gaseous Refueling of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. Demonstration and Deployment of Battery - Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

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Smart Meters and Electric Cars

Revenge of the Electric Car

Ed Kjaer, the director of electric transportation for Southern California Edison, demonstrates how the Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle or MiEV plugs into their Garage of the Future at their Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Smart meters and electric cars: a match made in efficiency. But an increasingly important energy resource is little more than a digital electric meter.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All Energy & Environment World U.S. Ted Kulongoski behind the wheel of Nissan’s prototype electric vehicle. Mr. Kulongoski wants to make Oregon the go-to state for electric vehicle production. According to Nissan, the company plans to introduce its upcoming electric car in Oregon in late 2010. So why has Oregon become a hotbed of activity for electric vehicles all of a sudden?

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All Energy & Environment World U.S. Electric car supporters are rising to defend General Motors’ development of the Chevy Volt after the Obama Administration’s automotive task force proclaimed that the car was probably too expensive to be commercially successful in the near future. report titled, “The Comeback of the Electric Car? It was able to get 90 miles per charge and they were all destroyed.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? Prop 87 Missed Opportunity RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA Holiday EVangelism ZEVTech Saving RAVs Holiday EVangelism Who Killed the Electric Car? nk City Electric car Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation. Who Killed the Electric Car?"

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Why hes banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who - no joke - drinks his own battery fluid. REDDIT STUMBLE UPON MYSPACE MIXX IT Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all RSS FEEDS ( close ) By Marc Gunther Last Updated: April 13, 2009: 9:29 AM ET Warren Buffett with BYDs E6. BYDs breakthrough all-electric E6, photographed at this years Detroit auto show. He is, after all, a man who shunned the booming U.S.

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Buffett's Chinese electric car company

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Sign Up Login All Posts | About & Contact Us | Get a TEC Badge | Getting Started with The Energy Collective Cutting-edge insight on energy and climate that you wont find anywhere but here. BYD’s conventional gas-powered cars are selling well these days in China, and his electric plug-in electric model looks like it will come to market with a longer range and a lower sticker price than the new Toyota Prius much-hyped Chevy Volt.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

GigaOM Network: GigaOM | Earth2Tech | jkOnTheRun | NewTeeVee | OStatic | TheAppleBlog | WebWorkerDaily | Jobs Live Events | About | Contact Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon? While the Model S is in the concept phase of development, rapid charging represents a very real focus for battery developers and electric car makers. Nissan is working on an electric car that it says is on track to have a 100-mile range and 26-minute charge time.

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