Greenius Is Fired Up Over Obama’s Green Economic Recovery Bill!

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And for those of us who believe that the future of the auto industry involves a plug and a battery - Plug In America just released their press release with the following headline: Plug In America Hails Plug-in Electric Car Aid in Stimulus Bill. The coal industry is about to get what’s coming to them and not a moment too soon. The EPA is about to start regulating deadly CO2 emissions from coal fired power plants.

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Renewable-methanol fueled Geely cars in fleet testing in Iceland; 70% reduction in WTW CO2 compared to gasoline

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Among drivers testing the vehicles were CRI staff and members of the Icelandic Automobile Association as well as several local service providers in the auto industry. CO2 Value Europe’s mission is to promote development and market deployment of sustainable industrial solutions that convert CO2 into valuable products, in order to contribute to the net reduction of global CO2 emissions and to the diversification of the feedstock base.

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President Obama Asks Congress for Carbon Cap Legislation; to Spend $15B per Year on Energy Technologies

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Well I do not accept a future where the jobs and industries of tomorrow take root beyond our borders—and I know you don’t either. And to support that innovation, we will invest fifteen billion dollars a year to develop technologies like wind power and solar power; advanced biofuels, clean coal, and more fuel-efficient cars and trucks built right here in America. But we are committed to the goal of a re-tooled, re-imagined auto industry that can compete and win.

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CMU study finds that HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs offer more emissions and oil displacement benefits per dollar spent than large pack PHEVs and BEVs; policy implications

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This fact is due in large part to SO 2 and GHG emissions from coal-fired power plants.Although the costs of damages from vehicle-associated emissions are significant, the damage reductions that can be gained through electrification are small compared to the total cost of owning and operating a vehicle. average electricity grid mix, hydroelectric is assumed to be a zero emission source, while coal is a higher emission source).

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VW Chief Executive Says Company Will Introduce EVs Based on the Up! New Small Family in 2013; Cautions Against Electro-Hype

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Winterkorn made the remarks during a presentation at the 17 th Handelsblatt-Jahrestagung in Munich on 3 July, during which he outlined VW’s approach to future mobility in the current context of the economic crisis, pessimism about the industry and technology potential. Winterkorn noted that the industry is experiencing its worst crisis in decades, with a collapse in the global market of 18% in the first half of this year. And the auto industry doesn’t hold back on announcements.

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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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Andrew Frank is a significant industry dignitary credited as being the “Inventor” (or “Father”) of the modern day Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. The combination of harvesting whole forests and burning long-sequestered carbon sources such as coal or oil has impaired the Earth’s carbon cycle at an increasing pace. This is especially true in air, sea, and some ground transportation as well as in industrial processes. by Professor Andrew Alfonso Frank.

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National Research Council Report Concludes FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Should Continue to Include Fuel Cells and Other Hydrogen Technologies in Research Portfolio

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Especially under the present economic conditions, the committee considers R&D for other precompetitive technologies, which could help reduce industry development times, also to be appropriate. This research could provide sufficient information for the auto industry to make decisions about the marketability of hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2015.

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US DOE Issues Request for Information on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Market Development; Reports to Congress on Program

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Among its findings, the report notes that in DOE’s assessment, “ although significant progress has been made ”, fuel cell cost is still too high and durability still too low to enable industry to meet the deployment goal of 100,000 hydrogen-fueled vehicles by 2010, as specified in EPACT. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on potential early markets and deployment opportunities for hydrogen and fuel cells.

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Demand for oil ‘passed its peak’

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Industry analysts reckon oil demand in developed countries likely reached its all-time peak in 2005. The rise in energy prices over the past several years has pushed consumers to value increased efficiency and influenced the auto industry through a major re-orientation toward greater fuel efficiency. After the oil crisis of the early 1980s the non-transportation sector turned to readily available substitutes like coal, gas or nuclear power.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Heres our roundup of auto-maker comments in the media recently. But its monumentally less pollution , even on the national (half-coal) grid. However, there is a legal precedent set by aftermarket modifiers arguing that original auto warranties cannot be voided completely by modifications, and that only the part(s) affected by retrofit will have their warranties voided. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Renewables That Even Coal-Based Utilities Can Love. V2G helps solve the major problem that demand for electricity is high during the day when everything from industrial plants to air conditioning is running full blast and then excess electricity is wasted at night. Recent announcements demonstrate that electric utilities and some auto makers want to make V2G a reality.

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

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’s expertise on the auto industry in general, we are concerned that in its understanding of future pathways, it offers a flawed analysis and predictions based on business-as-usual,&# notes a posting on the California Car Initiative’s Web site. The demand-is-everything argument is the cop-out line from the auto industry and our lovely government. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

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Buffett's Chinese electric car company

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Within a few years, BYD’s batteries were cheaper and just as reliable as those made by industry giants ony and Sanyo. 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.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", The XHT is a new generation of plug-in hybrid drive train ready to multiply the gas mileage of any SUV or any standard sedan." ( Company PressRelease ) BYD Auto top 2/3/08 BYD Auto Co., By partnering with these two industries.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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" President Obamas auto task force doesnt see it that way. Denmark did that with Wind Power and now most of their energy comes from wind rather than oil, natural gas, or coal. Posted by: Dale Kaup | Apr 13, 2009 10:34:27 PM I am sorry to hear that, and I wish my auto tools business( [link] will not be hurt, Posted by: David | Apr 13, 2009 11:11:37 PM I cant help but feel sorry for all of us when people start proposing what the gov *should* have been doing with our money.

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