UNFI adding 53 all-electric TRUs to California fleet

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is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Market BackgroundUnited Natural Foods, Inc.

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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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Volvo Trucks to begin selling all-electric trucks in North America in 2020

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As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure ( earlier post ), Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Volkswagen and Greece to create model island for climate-neutral mobility

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To that end, the current transport system on the island will transition to electric vehicles and renewable power generation. In the long run, Astypalea will strive to become a model island for climate-neutral mobility. Electric (Battery) Market Background Mobility services

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: What to expect from its mpg-boosting solar roof

Green Car Reports

Those who live in sunny climates—especially warm ones—see the shady spots in a parking lot as the hot commodity. solar

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$9.5M from California Climate Investments will support purchase of 10 battery-electric buses and solar charging stations

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million to bring 10 battery-electric buses and supportive infrastructure to serve disadvantaged communities in the south San Joaquin Valley city of Porterville. In addition to the buses, the project will include installation of charging stations and solar panels. Funding is from the California Climate Investments (CCI), the state’s cap-and-trade program. GreenPower will build a manufacturing facility for all-electric buses and batteries, expected to open in 2018.

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

EV Obssesion

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

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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Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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Arcadia connects renters and homeowners across the US to wind and solar energy through utility data and billing technology. Audi was among the first automotive manufacturers to publicly support and align its actions with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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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Stockton school district partners with Mobility House for electric school bus charging; savings of $500K over 5 years

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Completed in less than one year, the electric school bus fleet project is part of a series of electrification initiatives by the Stockton Unified School District to become the nation’s leading zero-emission school district. Bus Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background

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. She lives in a solar powered house and drives an electric car. Chris Paine, Director of “ Who Killed The Electric Car &# at the podium. Chris is currently working on the sequel to his blockbuster hit, “Revenge of the Electric Car&# and had a crew shooting footage at the event.

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California JETSI to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is leading a landmark effort along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks across California. The battery-electric trucks will be deployed through a partnership with NFI Industries (NFI) and Schneider. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Market Background

Kia outlines its path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2045; full electrification in major markets by 2040, in Europe by 2035

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The pillars will guide Kia in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions in all operational facets, from supply, logistics, vehicle production and vehicle use through to disposal of waste. Achieving RE100 and zero emissions at all Kia business sites.

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California Energy Commission approves first local energy efficiency standards that go beyond 2019 statewide requirements

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— The ordinances focus on building decarbonization—the strategic lowering of climate-changing emissions from buildings—including five that move toward building electrification. Local ordinances approved include the following requirements: City of Menlo Park – New residential construction must use electric space and water heating, but may use gas cooking and fireplaces. New nonresidential construction must be all-electric and install solar generation.

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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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Lightning Systems converting 35-foot diesel buses to battery-electrics in Boulder; cost-effective electrification

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission solutions for commercial fleets, is partnering with the City of Boulder and transit provider Via Mobility Services to repower diesel buses with battery-electric systems. The first demonstration vehicle will be on the road this summer and will give the bus more than 200 miles of all-electric range. People in Boulder are very interested in reducing the carbon footprint in all that we do.

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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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News: 2023 Fisker Ocean Introduced

Clean Fleet Report

Henrik Fisker revealed his plans to shake-up the electric SUV category with the all-new, all-electric Ocean. The 2023 Fisker Ocean will offer electric car buyers choices, although most of the specs are estimates at this point. All-wheel drive.

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.

Extreme E – Team xite & myenergi

My Energi

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.

Chrysler Group partnering with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid technology

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Chrysler Group is working with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology using four all-electric minivans. The battery-powered minivans are connected to a charging module that, using NextEnergy technology, can simulate any electrical grid in the world. The V2G project also considers the impact of cloudy days on solar-panel function. An ISO buys, sells and transmits electricity. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Smart Grid V2X

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Ford Europe reveals Transit Smart Energy Concept; maximizing EV efficiency and range

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While one survey showed that 40% of Europeans say the next vehicle they buy will likely be electric, the distance that drivers can travel on a single charge of a battery-electric vehicle continues to be greatly impacted by the use of cabin heating features. Research has showed that using the climate control system in a battery-electric vehicle can reduce the driving range by up to 50% in cold weather. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency

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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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Myenergi supports 400-mile charity cycle ride

My Energi

myenergi, pioneer of the world’s first eco-smart EV charging device, is throwing its full support behind electrical installation expert NRT Eco as the team saddles up for a gruelling 400-mile cycle ride across the UK to raise money for charity. On your bike for charity!

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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Extreme E tackles tough terrain, promotes sustainable racing

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Eleven projects will receive $150 million from California Climate Investments—using proceeds from the state’s landmark Cap-and-Trade program—and other sources, with another $55 million to be considered by the Board at its October meeting. The projects range from electric locomotives, trucks and refrigeration trailers at railyards in Stockton and San Bernardino, to a hybrid tugboat and electric cranes and forklifts at the Port of Long Beach.

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InDEED, a success

Electric Auto Association

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.”

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. It’s not a stretch at all to predict the EV Cub will be available stateside as well.

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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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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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BMW announces partners and services for 360° Electric portfolio for BMW i drivers

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BMW of North America has announced the partnerships and programs comprising its 360° Electric portfolio. Available in early 2014, 360° Electric is a portfolio of consumer-oriented offerings designed to overcome commonly perceived barriers to purchasing an electric vehicle. 360° Electric encompasses products for home and public charging, assistance services, and flexible mobility. BMW Solar Energy Program. Electric (Battery

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. GENI: Green Electricity Network Integration ($36.4 Solar ADEPT: Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology ($14.7 The goal of this project is to combine all of these genes. All generators contain coils of wire.

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New Gen4 smart electric drive; electrification of all smart models

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With the new fourth-generation smart electric drive, Daimler’s smart brand is applying electrification across all models in the range. smart will be the only car manufacturer worldwide currently to offer its full model range with both combustion engines and all-electric drive. In Germany prices for the smart fortwo electric drive start at €21,940 (US$23,077)—recommended retail price including 19% VAT. Electric history at smart. Electric (Battery

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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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Porsche’s 800V electric sports car Taycan makes world debut

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Porsche’s first all-electric sports car, the Taycan, made its world premiere at three simultaneous events in Canada, China and Germany. The most important sales markets of the new electric sports car are on these three continents. Less powerful variants of these all-wheel drive vehicles will follow this year. The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 260 km/h (162 mph). The electric motors: synchronous motors with hairpin winding.

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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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2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance PHEV going on sale in US starting at $89,100

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With its eDrive technology, the BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance can be driven in all-electric mode up to 75 mph (120.7 Combined fuel economy of 64 MPGe and an all-electric range of 14 miles is possible (EPA official figures). Experience gathered at BMW i has also been used in the model-specific configuration of the electrical machine, power electronics and lithium-ion high-voltage battery. Electric machine. BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system.

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DOE releases draft of $8B loan guarantee solicitation for advanced fossil energy projects

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The program is part of President Obama’s climate action plan. Carbon capture: CO 2 capture from synthesis gases in fuel reforming or gasification processes; CO 2 capture from flue gases in traditional coal or natural gas electricity generation; CO 2 capture from effluent streams of industrial processing facilities.

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