DNV GL paper suggests near-term success for LNG in shipping; alternative fuel mix to diversify over time

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Well-to-Propeller GHG emissions results for marine alternative fuels. DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. —“Alternative Fuels for Shipping”. —“Alternative Fuels for Shipping”.

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GSA proposes assessing package delivery vendors on environmental and alternative fuel benchmarks

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The US General Services Administration (GSA), the government’s purchasing arm, has proposed that vendors competing for a $1.5-billion government-wide contract for package delivery services beginning in 2014 (Domestic Delivery Services Generation 3, DDS3), be assessed on their ability to meet annual targets for fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas intensity and alternative fuel use as well as delivery prices.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $17M to support alternative fuel and infrastructure projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $17,223,593 for eight projects including alternative fuel production, plug-in truck demonstrations, EV charging station deployment, and infrastructure planning. The awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. Pipeline transport of fuel and waterless processing will result in near-zero production emissions at the facility.

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Calif. Energy Commission to award more than $44M for hydrogen refueling and alternative fuel vehicle projects

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In two packages of awards, the California Energy Commission approved more than $44 million to expand the hydrogen fueling infrastructure and increase the number of alter alternative fuel vehicles on the road in the state. These awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. Expanding hydrogen fueling stations in California. Alternative fuel vehicles awards.

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President Obama issues Memorandum on Federal fleet performance to push for alternative fueled vehicles; GSA pilot project on EV purchases

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President Obama has issued a Presidential Memorandum directing Federal agencies to implement government-wide fleet management practices that will move the government to purchasing 100% alternative fuel vehicles by 2015 and drive agencies to meet the required 30% decrease in petroleum consumption by 2020 under Executive Order 13514 signed by the President in October 2009. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuels Hybrids Policy

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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These projects put more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy-efficient light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles on the road, and establish 542 refueling locations across the country. The project will deploy 502 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles through 119 public and private fleets throughout the state. The program includes the installation of 10 alternative fuel refueling sites (two B20, one Electric Recharging, and seven CNG).

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USPS Swaps Out 3% of Fleet for More Fuel Efficient or Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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The balance of the GSA purchase for the Postal Service will be more fuel-efficient, four-cylinder vehicles, which will replace aging vehicles at postal offices and facilities across the country. The 1,900 flex-fuel and hybrid vehicles from GSA will bring the total number of alternate fuel-capable vehicles in the Postal Service fleet to more than 43,000 (about 19.6%). Using 35 delivery vehicles in Florida that run on propane fuel.

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Overflow crowd at DC plug-in conference

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Politicians from both parties, both long-term advocates of alternative fuels and long-term defenders of every auto maker misstep, found themselves largely in agreement. The possibility of plug-in trucks to reduce the ever-increasing fuel costs for a package delivery service are very attractive, he asserted.

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"Spirit of DC" Taking on Las Vegas EVA, Monday Eve, 24 November 2008

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SEE below for December 2008 contents from Las Vegas EVA Watts Happening -- space that was reserved for Stan & Marianne, Bill and Amanda, Bill, Lloyd, Daniel, John, Michelle, et Las Vegas EVA'rs al for webblogging plus posting pixs of the "Spirit of DC" shining & showing on the 2nd level of the Texas Station Casino parking garage. After answering questions and handing out informational brochures, Jerry joined with LVEVA members to christen the Spirit of DC with the LVEVA logo.

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Fast-charging corridor from Berlin to Munich complete

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and Siemens have completed the installation of 8 DC fast-charging stations on the A9 highway linking Berlin to Munich in Germany as parat of the framework of the “Electromobility Connects” Bavaria-Saxony showcase sponsored by the German government. BMW, E.ON

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DOE Funds PHEVs

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DOE to Provide up to $14 Million to Develop Advanced Batteries for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. T he Department of Energy is moving forward to develop advanced batteries for PHEV s. Here is the story.

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Dr. James Hansen Has Something To Tell You

Creative Greenius

She’s already in DC, it’s only a few blocks away, Speaker. This just in from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , via her blog (thanks to Joe Romm of Climate Progress ).

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CCAT receives $100K USDA grant to determine feasibility of alt fuel plants in Connecticut

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The grant will be used to help determine the feasibility of alternative fuel plants in north-central Connecticut. CCAT is currently leading several significant alternative fuel efforts—a $20-million, five-year coal/biomass to fuel program that tests technologies critical to creating alternative fuels from biomass and fossil sources for the U.S. CCAT will partner with alternative fuel industry leaders to conduct the study.

Obama embraces PHEVs

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Barack Obama on Energy Independence Remarks of Senator Barack Obama Governor's Ethanol Coalition Washington, DC Feb. The Defense Department will also hold a competition where private corporations get funding to see who can build the best new alternative-fuel plant.

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Philadelphia Joins Coalition

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051211) RESOLUTION Supporting the development and purchase of flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles.

2006 130

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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Al Gore is one reason I like to believe in my own favorite version of the String Theory of particle physics – multiple alternative universes occurring simultaneously is the way I like to grok it. Except not here in this alternative dimension.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

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BUZZ CARGO, ABT e-Transporter, ABT e-Caddy, the Cargo e-Bike and the Crafter HyMotion which is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell drive system. Here, the direct current (DC) stored in the battery is converted into alternating current (AC). The van’s fuel consumption is 1.4

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EU launches clean fuel strategy; EU-wide standards of equipment and binding targets for infrastructure

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The European Commission announced a package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use. However, the alternatives available and their cost differ between modes.

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UPS Deploys 200 More Hybrid Delivery Trucks

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UPS has expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight US cities. The 200 new hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) join roughly 20,000 low-emission and alternative-fuel vehicles already in use and have been deployed in Austin, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C.,

ATA/DESC Announce Strategic Alliance for Alternative Aviation Fuels

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signed a strategic alliance agreement today in Washington, DC, recognizing a partnership for the development and deployment of alternative aviation fuels. The agreement highlights the shared goals of the Department of Defense and the principal US airlines to advance the development and deployment of commercially viable, environmentally friendly, alternative aviation fuels. in Washington, DC. million barrels of jet fuel per day.

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ICCT: available low-carbon fuels can reduce CI of on-road transportation fuels in Pacific Coast region by 14%–21% by 2030

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Fuel carbon intensity reduction from 2015-2030 from fuel deployment scenarios for the Pacific Coast region. Potential carbon savings were estimated by comparing the expected carbon intensity of these alternative fuels to the carbon intensity of the fossil fuels they replace.

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Bailouts and Beemers

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Hoping the broader crisis would provide cover for the effects of years of bad management and undesirable product, the over-compensated execs from Detroit flew in separate private jets to DC seeking a handout. Chairman Carlos Ghosn has gone further than any auto exec in making an alternative fuel choice for the future and it is unambiguously battery electric cars. Many a move toward alternative fuels has died on the shoals of lower petroleum prices.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

Al Gore is one reason I like to believe in my own favorite version of the String Theory of particle physics – multiple alternative universes occurring simultaneously is the way I like to grok it. Except not here in this alternative dimension.

ITS-Davis director Dan Sperling to chair US Transportation Research Board

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He has served as a board member of the California Air Resources Board since 2007, where his chief responsibilities are implementation oversight of the state’s climate change, alternative fuels, vehicle travel and land use, and zero emission vehicle programs. The appointment was announced at this week’s 94 th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC, attended by 12,000 transportation professionals from across the United States and abroad.

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Coca-Cola adding 6 eStar electric trucks to North American delivery fleet

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Beginning in September, six Navistar eStar all-electric, zero-emission trucks ( earlier post ) will be part of Coca-Cola’s growing fleet of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) in North America; the AFV fleet will surpass 750 units by the end of this year. Currently, Coca-Cola has the largest heavy-duty hybrid electric fleet in North America with more than 650 hybrid delivery trucks deployed in major US cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.,

Ground breaks on Washington West Coast Electric Highway

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Mayor Dan Pike; and local businesses including Starbucks and REI, celebrated the ground breaking of the state’s first DC fast charger and its segment of the West Coast Electric Highway. The state’s first public DC fast-charging station is located in the Bellingham’s Sehome Village Shopping Center. The transition from gasoline and foreign oil to alternative fuels, such as electricity, for transportation requires a huge first step—infrastructure.

GE Aviation signs 10-year supply agreement for biomass FT jet fuel for engine testing; baseline of 500,000 gallons per year

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Schematic of the DG Energy facility that will produce the cellulosic synthetic jet fuel. GE Aviation, which consumes more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel annually at its engine testing centers, has signed an agreement to purchase cellulosic synthetic biofuel from The D’Arcinoff Group (DG), based in Washington, DC, to be used for production and development testing of GE jet engines, starting in 2016. The cost for the biofuel will be comparable to traditional jet fuel.

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DOE awards $17M for vehicle technologies; batteries, PEEM, engines, materials, fuel

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The newly selected projects are in five areas: energy storage; power electronics and electric motors (PEEM); advanced combustion engines; materials technologies, and fuels and lubricant technologies. 30 kW Modular DC-DC System using Superjunction MOSFETs This project will develop a new modular power conversion approach that utilizes both silicon and WBG devices to address the fundamental power conversion, loss, and component stress mechanisms. Alternative Fuel Ignition.

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Zipcar and the City of Houston launch municipal car sharing program; hybrids and EVs

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By using Zipcar’s FastFleet technology, the City of Houston will be able to design and configure its fleet footprint in real time for optimal utilization; manage hundreds of critical activities including preventive maintenance, fueling, billing, and fleet distribution; analyze usage and diagnostic data, automatically captured during every trip; and utilize Zipcar’s experience-driven analytics to stay on top of trends and in control of its fleet. Zipcar, Inc.is

US Depts of Agriculture, Energy and Navy to co-host Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable

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The US Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and the Navy will co-host an Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable in Washington DC on 18 May 2012 as the next step in the partnership with the private sector to produce advanced biofuels to power military and commercial transportation. The roundtable will focus on efforts to accelerate the production of bio-based fuels for military and commercial purposes.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center provides a comprehensive database of federal and state programs that support EVs and infrastructure. The DOT is now soliciting nominations from State and local officials to assist in making designations for alternative fuel corridors. SCE will also launch its Clean Fuel Reward program in 2016 to provide incentives to residential EV owners using proceeds from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Wind, hydro, DC transmission lines, and smart grid electronics are also Portland strengths. We need to stop BURNING fuel in our cars. But most could build it for under $1k and mine gets the equivalent of 600mpg fuel cost wise.

Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal EV Pilot Program

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The 116 electric plug-in vehicles being deployed in the pilot are expected to annually save almost 29,000 gallons of gas, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 257 metric tons, and save taxpayers almost $116,000 in fuel costs. is a fleet industry service for transportation, energy and environmental projects, and pioneer in the market development of alternative fueled vehicles.

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27 November 2009 - In First "Plug-in Arizona" Outing to Nogales, AZ, " the "Spirit" Made the News with Nogales International

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Army in Washington, D.C., He has driven his 2005 Prius, dubbed “Spirit of DC,” to 48 state capitals and five Canadian provinces, and now he’s launching a “Plug-in Arizona Tour,” he said.Spirit is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Spirit of DC” has two meanings “ “direct current” and “drive carefully,” Asher told the students. Fuel is going up,” said student Sergio Jimenez. We have to find an alternative fuel source.”Right

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9 fleets and more than 160 vehicles joining the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program for vehicle conversions; nearly 1,200 vehicles total

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Virginia Clean Cities announced an additional nine fleets and more than 160 vehicles are joining the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program for vehicle conversions to propane autogas and the installation of on-site fueling stations. Several fleets already have autogas fueling stations, while four organizations will receive a new station under the program. Autogas is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world, and 90% of the US autogas supply is domestic.

Volkswagen of America to invest $10M in EV charging infrastructure by 2016; calls for more legislative support to spur EV adoption

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At the same time, Sommer said in his presentation at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress in Washington DC, continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption. Sommer also suggested Congress should enact a multi-year extension of the incentives for commercial and private investment in small and large-scale alternative-fuel vehicle infrastructure.

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NRC report finds Federal analysis to set LD CAFE and GHG standards generally of high quality; some technologies and issues should be re-examined

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The analysis used by federal agencies to set standards for fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions for new US light-duty vehicles from 2017 to 2025 was thorough and of high caliber overall, according to a new report from the National Research Council. Fuel Efficiency Regulations

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Cal Energy Commission hosting technology merit review workshop on EV charging infrastructure project

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This workshop will influence future funding opportunities at the Commission through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which provides up to $100 million a year for alternative fuels and vehicle technology development. The ARB concurred with this possibility through independent illustrative scenarios developed for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

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California Energy Commission approves $46.6M for hydrogen refueling and $2.8M for EV charging projects

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In response to this directive, the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) has already allocated nearly $400 million to help bolster statewide infrastructure and create a viable market for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), and to promote alternative fuels. million in grant agreements for 28 hydrogen refueling stations and one mobile refueler were awarded: FirstElement Fuel, Inc.

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Ford Unveils Electric Transit Connect, Transit Taxi with Alt Fuel Conversion at Chicago Auto Show

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TDK, 100A output DC/DC converter. While meeting with taxi operators in cities throughout the US, we found considerable interest for vehicles that run on alternative fuels. The electric Transit Connect. Click to enlarge.

Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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The Honda Clarity line includes fuel cell, battery-electric and plug-in hybrid versions.) DC fast charging is not available, unlike the Ioniq Electric, which can recharge to 80% in 30 minutes at 50 kW (23 minutes at 100 kW). EPA combined fuel economy.

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Scientists recommend fundamental research into separations technology to support large-scale thermochemical production of biofuels

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The report, “ Developing New Paradigms for Biofuel Separations to Enable an Alternative Fuels Future ”, was released recently and is intended to serve as a research roadmap that will help address the current issues associated with the thermochemical conversion of biomass.

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NASA and Partners Testing Coal and Gas F-T Synthetic Jet Fuels at 100% and 50% Blend

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Sampling tubing and instrumentation control cables laid out on the pavement beside NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory in between synthetic fuels emission and engine performance tests at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.

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