GM invests $1.4B for Arlington Plant upgrades for SUVs

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billion for a range of improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant to more competitively produce high-quality full-size SUVs. Since 2011, GM has invested nearly $2 billion in manufacturing improvements at Arlington Assembly including the latest announcement, the launch of the current full-size SUVs and a new stamping plant. In its largest single plant investment in the US this year, General Motors announced $1.4

UT Arlington researchers use polyaniline to split CO2 into alcohols

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have been the first to demonstrate that polyaniline (PANI), a member of the organic conducting polymer family, is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst.

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America's First All-Electric Taxi Firm Hopes To Launch In Arlington County

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A taxi company in Arlington County, Virginia, is looking to become the first firm in the U.S. to have an all-electric fleet. The Electric Vehicle Taxicab Company aims to provide customers with a high-tech experience as they ride to their destinations. Now is the time to be more technologically advanced," said founder Malik Khattak to The

GM to use wind power for more than 50% of annual vehicle output from Arlington Assembly plant

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General Motors’ Arlington, Texas, Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power. Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. Arlington Assembly expects to start using the clean power during the fourth quarter of 2016, avoiding about $2.8

UT Arlington project for Navy investigating how batteries age when run at high rates

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A University of Texas at Arlington engineering researcher is working to determine how oversized a battery has to be while operating safely and efficiently during its lifetime of use by the US Navy. David Wetz, associate professor of electrical engineering, is principal investigator for an $801,224 Office of Naval Research grant that investigates how batteries age when they’re run at high rates.

UT Arlington licenses technology for portable, modular GTL conversion units; targeting stranded gas

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The University of Texas at Arlington has licensed technology for converting natural gas to synthetic liquid fuels (GTL) in portable units at a cost lower than current market rates to 1 st Resource Group Inc. UT Arlington engineering and science researchers designed a portable conversion unit utilizing their microreactor and process.

GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. GM Arlington Assembly, which is already 50% powered by renewable energy, will have all of its electricity needs met with green power.

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Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Arlington, TX Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Boulder, CO Corpus Christi, TX Dallas, TX Denver, CO Fort Worth, TX Irvine, CA Los Angeles, CA Madison, WI Philadelphia, PA Salt Lake City, UT Seattle, WA Wenatchee, WA Become a Partner today. Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign.

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DOE awards $1M to project on cost-competitive hydrogen fuel

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in Arlington, Virginia—will identify cost-effective and efficient materials and processes to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $1 million to a project to analyze and evaluate potential cost-competitive pathways for producing and transporting hydrogen fuel. The project selected—led by Strategic Analysis , Inc.

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Mayors Join Drive

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The resolution was submitted by 13 mayors: Mayor Will Wynn of Austin, Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston, Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck of Arlington, VA, Mayor Patrick H. Conference of Mayors Join Drive for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles LAS VEGAS—June 5, 2006— The U.S.

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Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership forms; applying for national designation

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Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Area — UTA campus, Arlington streets, I-30 corridor and Managed Lanes. Cities and regions across Texas are partnering with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to form the Texas Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground Partnership.

UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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Fort Worth, Texas; and Arlington, Texas. UPS plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks.

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University of Texas researchers develop new solar photoelectrosynthetic process to convert CO2 to methanol

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Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are developing a new process for photoelectrosynthesis of methanol—the conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol using sunlight and hybrid CuO–Cu 2 O semiconductor nanorod arrays. Solar photoelectrosynthesis of methanol was driven on hybrid CuO–Cu 2 O semiconductor nanorod arrays for the first time at potentials 800 mV below the thermodynamic threshold value and at Faradaic efficiencies up to 95%.

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Summer Update

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They join Founding Members from these cities: Arlington, TX, Baltimore, Boulder, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and Wenatchee, WA.

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US Army and Air Force planning to develop 1GW of renewable energy on installations by 2025

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The Army will host the Army-Air Force Energy Forum 12 July in Arlington, Va. The US Army and Air Force are planning to develop 1 billion watts of renewable energy on their installations by 2025.

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ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel to convene 2nd meeting in November

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The ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) will convene its second plenary meeting on 17-18 November 2011, in Arlington, Virginia, to continue work on a strategic roadmap identifying the standards and conformity assessment programs needed to enable the widespread acceptance and deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the United States.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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Arlington, Texas Environmental Insights Explorer for Buildings, $750,000 Google, Mountian View, Calif. Arlington, Texas Ionic liquids as novel lubricant additives for HVAC compressors for enhanced efficiency and durability, $150,000 Ingersoll Rand, Bloomington, Minn. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).

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Chevrolet one of 16 organizations across US recognized by EPA for Climate Action; only automaker

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The awards were presented at the 2015 Climate Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded 2015 Climate Leadership Awards to 16 organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology for showing what the agency said was exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change.

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Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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EcoMedia President and Founder, Paul Polizzotto , created the concept back in 2002 and now spends his time as the Eco-Evangelist making it happen week after week with one company after another and then crisscrossing the country to participate in ribbon-cuttings in cities like Arlington, Texas; San Francisco; Worcester, Massachusetts; Sacramento, California; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Federal Realty partners with Car Charging Group to install EV charging stations at retail sites nationwide

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Pentagon Row and The Village at Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia. Federal Realty Investment Trust is partnering with Car Charging Group, Inc., a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Federal Realty‘s portfolio of 18.6 million square feet of high quality retail assets in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and California.

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Most Hybrid Cities In America

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Arlington. 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 EPA Holding First Public Hearing on Proposed Endangerment Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act

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The hearing at the EPA Potomac Yard South Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia, is scheduled from 9am to 8pm. EPA is holding the first of two public hearings on Monday, 18 May regarding the agency’s proposed findings that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare. Earlier post.) The proposed findings identify six greenhouse gases that pose a potential threat.

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Clean Cities Autogas Vehicle Conversion Program Rolls Out First of 1,189 LPG Cars in Virginia

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Arlington, Va.-based The first vehicle converted to propane Autogas under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program is on the road, with thirty more program vehicles slated to be running on Autogas by the end of August. Administered by Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University, the program will deploy nearly 1,200 propane Autogas vehicles, reducing air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, soot and smog-causing emissions when compared to traditional gasoline vehicles.

Clean Energy to build new CNG stations for multiple transit agencies and large school district; agreements with trucking, refuse and others

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will construct new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for Arlington Transit (ART) in Arlington County, Virginia; Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) in Long Island, NY; and North Kansas City (MO) School District, which is set to become the largest school district in the US to transition its school bus fleet to CNG. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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UTA study indicates air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies, not inherent to the extraction process

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A study led by chemists at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational inefficiencies and not inherent to the extraction process itself.

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DOE awarding ~$4.75M to San Francisco and Strategic Analysis for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure projects

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based in Arlington, Virginia, has been selected to analyze the cost competitiveness for a range of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including those used in hydrogen infrastructure relevant to San Francisco and other projects. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has selected the city of San Francisco for funding as the first Climate Action Champion to pursue hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for local transportation.

ARPA-E Begins Reviewing Second Round of Concept Papers for Transformational Energy RD

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Separately, ARPA-E will hold a “ Power Technologies ” public workshop on 10 February in Arlington, Va. The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) of the US Department of Energy has received 583 concept papers in response to its second Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) released 7 December 2009. Earlier post.)

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Cadillac introduces the 4th gen Escalade SUV; no new hybrid model

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Production of the 2015 Escalade begins next spring in Arlington, Texas. Cadillac introduced the 2015 Escalade, the fourth-generation of the luxury SUV. Offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, the Escalade features a new 6.2L V-8 engine that is more powerful and more efficient than previous models. There is no new hybrid model to replace the MY2013 Escalade two-mode hybrid, which was dropped in MY 2014 due to low sales (about 2%, according to a Cadillac spokesperson).

S4 Energy Solutions to Develop Plasma Gasification Project at Waste Management Landfill for Waste to Fuels and Power

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and InEnTec LLC, plans to develop a plasma gasification facility at Waste Management’s Columbia Ridge Landfill in Arlington, Oregon. S4 Energy Solutions LLC , a joint venture by Waste Management, Inc.

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Global Power Company AES Raises $1.58B Through Stock Sale to China Investment Corp; Approx. 15% Stake

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AES, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power generation and distribution businesses in 29 countries. Global power company AES Corporation entered a binding stock purchase agreement with a wholly owned investment subsidiary of China Investment Corporation ( CIC ) to raise $1.58 billion of new equity to fund growth opportunities and extend its global leadership in the power sector. At close, CIC will acquire 125.5

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APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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Bus systems in the following cities showed the top ten increases: Saint Louis, MO (15.6%); Dallas, TX (11.9%); Arlington Heights, IL (11.1%); Boston, MA (10.6%); Oakland, CA (10.5%); Ft. Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7 billion trips in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of last year, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This was the fifth consecutive quarter of US public transit ridership increase, as 125.7

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US DOE awards nearly $7M for cost analyses to advance fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems research

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Arlington, VA – up to $3 million for two projects. The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award nearly $7 million over five years for independent cost analyses that will support research and development efforts for fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems. These projects will generate lifecycle cost analyses of existing and conceptual fuel cell systems for transportation and stationary applications.

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GE Receives $1.4B Contract to Supply Turbines for Largest Wind Farm Yet Built in the US

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Stretching across 30 square miles of Gilliam and Morrow Counties in north-central Oregon, near the town of Arlington, the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat project marks the US debut and largest single global order of GE’s 2.5xl wind turbines, which has been proven in Europe and Asia. GE has received a $1.4 billion contract from independent power producer Caithness Energy to supply wind turbines and provide services for an 845-megawatt (MW) wind farm project to be located in Oregon.

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DOE FCTO selects 11 fuel cell incubator projects for up to $10M in awards; exploring alkaline exchange membrane FCs

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Proceedings from the Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Arlington, Virginia May 8-9, 2011. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has selected 11 projects to receive up to $10 million in funding through the fuel cell technology incubator FOA ( earlier post ) in support of innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies.

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DARPA Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program aims to break “more armor” paradigm for protection

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To familiarize potential participants with the technical objectives of GXV-T, DARPA has scheduled a Proposers’ Day on 5 September 2014, at DARPA’s offices in Arlington, Va. DARPA announced a new program—Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T)—to develop revolutionary technologies to make future armored fighting vehicles more mobile, effective and affordable.

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ARPA-E holding workshop on increasing efficiency of light collection and bioconversion to liquid fuels

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The US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E will hold a workshop on “Applied Biotechnology for Transportation Fuels: Meeting Today’s Energy Needs by Maximizing Photon Capture” on 2 December 2010, in Arlington, Va. There will also be an optional morning session on 3 December 2010 at the same venue.

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UTA researchers demonstrate one-step solar process to convert CO2 and H2O directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have demonstrated a new solar process for the one-step, gas-phase conversion of CO 2 and H 2 O to C 5+ liquid hydrocarbons and O 2 by operating the photocatalytic reaction at elevated temperatures and pressures.

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Alabama Injection Project Aimed at Enhanced Oil Recovery, Testing Important Geologic CO2 Storage

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A recent study by Advanced Resources International of Arlington, Va., Carbon dioxide injection—an important part of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology—is underway as part of a pilot study of CO 2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in the Citronelle Field of Mobile County, Alabama. A project team led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham is conducting the injection.

EPA Proposes New Tougher Ground-Level Ozone Standards

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2010 in Arlington, Va. Counties projected to violate proposed Primary 8-hour Ground-Level Ozone Standards in 2020. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the strictest standards to date for ground-level ozone. Ground-level ozone forms when emissions from industrial facilities, power plants, landfills and motor vehicles react in the sun.

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EPA issues greenhouse gas proposals

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The public hearings are scheduled for the EPA Potomac Yard Conference Centre in Arlington, VA on May 18 and the Bell Harbor International Conference Centre in Seattle, WA on May 21. After a thorough scientific review was ordered by the US Supreme Court in 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposal on greenhouse gases.

EPA Issues Proposed Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases; Proposed Cause or Contribute Finding Identifies Motor Vehicles as Contributing Source

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There are two public hearings scheduled for this proposed finding: 18 May at the EPA Potomac Yard Conference Center, Arlington, VA; and 21 May at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, WA. After a thorough scientific review ordered in 2007 by the US Supreme Court, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal with two distinct findings regarding greenhouse gases.

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DOE Selects 15 Projects Aimed at Secure CO2 Underground Storage

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Arlington, Va.) The US Department of Energy has selected 15 projects to develop technologies aimed at safely and economically storing carbon dioxide in geologic formations. Funded with $21.3 million over three years, the selections are to complement existing DOE initiatives to help develop the technology and infrastructure to implement large-scale CO 2 storage in different geologic formations across the US.

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DOE Selects 19 Projects to Monitor and Evaluate Geologic CO2 Storage

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Advanced Resources International , Arlington, Va. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 19 projects to enhance the capability to simulate, track, and evaluate the potential risks of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations. The projects’ total value is approximately $35.8 million over four years, with $27.6 million of DOE funding and $8.2 million of non-Federal cost sharing. The work will be managed by the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

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