UK power crisis – entirely the fault of regulators and ministers

EV Info

No new nuclear power plants operational. Rush to implement Green Power. Solar also generates a good share of the power generated when the sun shines. OfGem started to do this well and we now have an abundance of retailers you can select as your power company.

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EPA recognizes Volkswagen Chattanooga with a Green Power Leadership Award for on-site generation

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MW solar park at Chattanooga is owned and operated by Silicon Ranch; VW has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement. Volkswagen Chattanooga has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—the only automaker to be so recognized. The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market.

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The Curious Case of Buying A New State Senator From The South Bay

Creative Greenius

I’m guessing Bloomfield thinks he’s buying a Ben Allen who would NOT be Waxman-like on the issues. I feel that people who spend too much time on party politics are wasting that precious time which would be far better spent working on the actual issues, but what the hell do I know?

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Power Electric Scooter Buyers Guide | Mid 2021

Plug In India

By Team PluginIndia We often get so many queries, from all of you about buying a high speed electric scooter. In this blog/video we will talk about the performance electric scooters you can buy now in mid 2021. So, without wasting any more time, let's beg in in alphabetical order!

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UK wants to ban 100% ICE power by 2030

EV Info

Under Boris’s new Green plan, the sale of new combustion engine vehicles, that are powered wholly by Petrol or Diesel will be banned from 2030. Offshore wind: Produce enough offshore wind to power every home in the UK, quadrupling how much it produces to 40 gigawatts by 2030, and supporting up to 60,000 jobs. So, a four-fold increase in offshore wind power suggested by AER, seems not to cover natural gas, which is the main source of heat in UK homes.

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Mayor of London launches England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses

Green Car Congress

The hydrogen for the buses is currently being produced at Air Liquide’s plant in Runcorn, harnessing waste hydrogen as a by-product from an industrial chlor-alkali plant. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses.

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Volkswagen showcases inductive charging w/ “power lift”, autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities & gesture control at CES

Green Car Congress

These technologies are realized in several different vehicles for CES: the e-Golf Intelligent Charge with inductive charging (with “power lift”); an e-Golf with Trained Parking; the Golf R Touch concept with gesture control; and the Connected Golf—an e-Golf equipped with the latest generation (MIB II) infotainment system incorporating a range of apps, smartphones and tablets via a progressive interface management system. Inductive charging with a power lift is also safe and easy.

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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. The facility will create biodiesel from renewable waste-based materials such as used cooking oil from restaurants. Motiv Power Systems, Inc. Buy-down incentives totaling $560,000 were approved for 35 alternative-fuel propane vehicles.

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Thankful To Be Home — And ALIVE!

Creative Greenius

Then I almost got carsick with the bag on my head smelling faintly of cilantro as we did what seemed like an endless series of donuts, attempted drifts and all manner of diversion tactics I’m certain were a complete waste of time. Buying off politicians and everybody to make sure nothing gets done to fix things?” It all started with the video. It was sent to me last Thursday via email. A YouTube link from someone calling themself Primrose Evergreen.

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Pennsylvania Awards Axion Power $800,000 to Demonstrate PbC Batteries in Hybrids, PHEVs and EVs

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The Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program has awarded Axion Power International, Inc. The tankers will collect waste vegetable oil from 750 of Ettline’s customers and deliver it to a processor for conversion to SVO. 170,850 to buy down the incremental cost of 240,000 gallons biodiesel blended fuel for use by six municipalities and school districts. 150,000 for 15 compressed natural gas-powered trash trucks to replace standard diesel trucks.

Energy 2030 outlines steps to double US energy productivity by 2030; spend $166B a year to net savings of $327B

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The Commission includes members from the power sector, environmental groups, the financial community, manufacturing, transportation and government. Specific recommendations under the invest strategy include: Make more capital available by enabling institutional investors to buy energy efficiency financial obligations on a large scale using securities based on uniform contract structures and better performance data. Fuel Efficiency Market Background Policy Power Generation

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California Energy Commission awards more than $2.5M for clean transportation projects

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will receive $1,211,370 to design and install a new system to pre-process solid food waste for use in two existing anaerobic digesters at a solid waste facility in Chino. The digesters will use the waste to produce biomethane to be converted into renewable compressed natural gas fuel. The project will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting food waste from landfills that release methane gas directly into the atmosphere.

2012 193

Could Sucking Up the Seafloor Solve Battery Shortage?

Cars That Think

We are committed to turning those rocks into metal using renewable power and with zero solid waste," Shesky says. Land-based mining is already fraught with environmental destruction, emissions, human rights abuses , and mountains of waste, as well as precarious global supply chains.

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Tesla vehicle reviews are pointless…Here’s why

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Earlier this week, Edmunds put up a scathing review of the Model S Plaid , calling it “a waste of money” and saying it was nothing more than a marketing tool to make an aging vehicle relevant once again. They talked about its powerful V6 engine and its fine leather interior.

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Looking to get in a hybrid for cheap? Used Toyota Prius 1.5 HSD 2004-2009 Review

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Used Priuses, especially the Generation 2 that were made from 2004 to 2009 are becoming a bargain to buy, especially for the MPG and features you get in return. It was time to buy our first car. During reversing, the Prius is powered only by the electric motor.

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IoT-ize Your Old Gadgets With a Mechanical Hijacking Device

Cars That Think

Connectivity usually comes at a premium, and it also usually involves buying a brand new whatever it is, because new hardware and software and services are required. But doing so is wasteful, whereas the MHD potentially gives a smart new life to many old things.

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ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

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Ultimately to reach zero, this hydrogen will need to be green (produced via electrolysis which is powered by renewable electricity). Customers will be able to buy green steel, based on verified emissions compared with a 2018 baseline.

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The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

Creative Greenius

So don’t buy another car until you can go electric. POWER ON - Once you see how well today’s solar panels work at making electricity you’re going to want to make ALL your electricity that way – especially since your electric rates are going to start doubling soon and then keep going up from there. You’ll be especially happy you made that switch when the energy shortages to come cause rolling blackouts for those reliant on the power companies.

2009 174

Cheap Sensors for Smarter Farmers

Cars That Think

Traditional sensors were too expensive for the farmers to buy in large quantities, and, as a result, the special resolution wasn't high enough to reflect this variability. One problem with mass-producing sensors, however, is that it creates a lot of waste.

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Electric vehicles battery swapping types, advantages & disadvantages 

Electric Vehicles India

EV charging infrastructure is something that everyone is looking for be it manufacturers, EV owners or customers or someone who is planning to buy. It is the best alternative to recharge your battery without wasting time waiting for the EV to charge.

Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

Creative Greenius

After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy. Just two people live in its 3000+ energy-wasting square feet. It’s just this mind-blowing waste of time. If you don’t use their (SCE) power, you don’t need their poles! Don’t you want to pump some green power into some dirty places? I want to sell power to Texas, because we can. HOW EFFECTIVE IS SOLAR POWER FOR SOUTH BAY HOMES?

2009 190

Reducing Carbon Emissions Quickly Is the Goal – Not Quarter-Mile Times (Commentary)

EV Adoption

They aren’t aware that while they want 300-400 miles of range, that for most people that is overkill and a waste for 95%-98% of their driving trips. What we need are compelling reasons for people to buy an EV — and Ford has nailed it with its F-150 Lightning.

PURE EV eTrance NEO Electric Scooter : Test Report

Plug In India

The power and torque seems to be better than the earlier generation ETrance scooter that I had tested. The law of diminishing marginal utility applied to motor power. My suggestion is that the company use reusable covers - or alternatively use more cloth and cotton waste in packing.

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Four new corporate partners join DOE National Clean Fleets Partnership

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Four new corporate partners—Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia—are joining the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Clean Fleets Partnership, a broad public-private partnership that assists the nation’s largest fleet operators in reducing the amount of gasoline and diesel they use nationwide. The new partners have already begun taking action to develop and implement fuel-efficiency projects in their fleets, including: Best Buy.

Dearman Engine signs MOU with Hubbard Products for integration of liquid air engine TRU; report details liquid air benefits

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The Dearman engine is a novel piston engine powered by the vaporization and expansion of liquid air or liquid nitrogen. Ambient or low grade waste heat is used as an energy source with the cryogen providing both the working fluid and heat sink. Hubbard would not manufacture the Dearman engine itself but will act as the system integrator contracted by the major multiples who buy it, such as supermarket chains. A Dearman Engine power cycle.

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How Do EVs Compare To Gas Cars?

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However, EVs are now much cheaper to buy and usually more affordable in the long-run. Many people associate power with the deep sound of revving engines and mistake EVs’ silence to mean they are lacking in speed and performance.

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Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?

Charged

Last September, ZeroAvia successfully completed a test flight of a commercial-scale fuel cell-powered aircraft. Right around that time, it started to be apparent that ground mobility was well on the way to cleaning up, and the power sector was already moving in that direction.

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

Green Car Congress

Approved awards include funding for new compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure; electric vehicle charging stations at grocery stores in Southern California; buy-down reservations to offset the cost of purchasing propane and natural gas vehicles, including 97 school buses; a clean vehicle rebate program; a biofuel facility that will convert organic waste into natural gas; and a US Department of Defense vehicle-to-grid demonstration project. Waste Management of California, Inc.,

2013 162

Volvo To Go All Electric By 2030 – EV Week in Review: Feb 23-Mar 1

EV Adoption

The C40 Recharge has twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast-charged to 80 per cent in about 40 minutes.

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

Green Car Congress

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. A power sliding door that opens halfway to reduce heat loss and can be activated by the passenger using a smart device.

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Orange EV offering on-road electric terminal truck

Green Car Congress

Starting with the customer’s own diesel truck, Orange EV replaces the power train and control systems while refurbishing the rest of the truck to like-new condition. This conversion approach recycles and reuses the chassis and other durable components, eliminating waste and extending the life of the truck. As a result, fleet owners can buy an Orange EV electric terminal truck at prices at or below the cost of a new diesel.

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Is Elon Musk Back In “Production Hell” With Tesla’s 4680 Battery?

Cars That Think

Where Battery Day trumpeted the new cell as having five times the energy density and six times the power of its Panasonic-built 2170 cells, Musk conveniently failed to mention the larger 4680 has nearly 5.5 Stamped grid plates on top will bring power back to terminals.

California Energy Commission approves more than $20M for clean transportation projects; Tesla, Quallion, other EV, battery and alt-fuel vehicles projects

Green Car Congress

will receive $300,000 to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that will support the company’s fleet of natural gas-powered garbage collection trucks used for collection of solid waste in the city of Santa Maria (Santa Barbara County). This station, to be located in an existing solid waste collection center, will also be available for other goods-movement fleets along Highway 101.

2012 218

Fixing the Federal EV Tax Credit Flaws: Redesigning the Vehicle Credit Formula

EV Adoption

Consumers, preferably those with modest and lower-incomes, to buy EVs – whether BEV or PHEV – instead of gas-powered vehicles; and to choose those that are more efficient hence requiring fewer battery cells.

California Energy Commission adopts $100M investment plan for 2013-2014 for green vehicles and fuels

Green Car Congress

The program funds projects to encourage the development and use of new technologies and alternative and renewable fuels, including electricity, natural gas, biomethane, hydrogen, and gasoline and diesel substitutes, such as cellulosic ethanol (derived from woody materials, including agricultural waste), and biodiesel from waste grease. will receive $500,000 in vehicle buy-down incentive reservations for 25 propane school buses of 14,001 pounds or greater gross vehicle weight.

2013 246

Mærsk Group exploring use of lignin-based marine biofuels; CyclOx and B21st

Green Car Congress

Lignin already has a variety of industrial uses because of its chemical characteristics, energy content and its abundance; yet its potential as a marine diesel fuel is a relatively uncharted area, says Peter Normark Sørensen, with Mærsk Oil Trading, the Mærsk Group’s oil buying arm. The agreement between Mærsk and Progression Industry states that if Progression can produce a lignin-based fuel that meets Mærsk’s criteria then Mærsk will buy 50,000 tonnes of this fuel.

2013 223

Peugeot E-Expert walk around and first drive

Drive Electric

Hello, i’m Ella Power from DriveElectric. There are 3 driving modes on the right hand side charge, eco and power to optimise your performance and there is a battery level display rather than a fuel gauge. Lease vs buy.

This Volvo and Harris Poll Study investigates the state of EVs in America

Current EV

3 Many drivers find this mileage capacity limiting, making the fear of running out of power, or “range anxiety,” one of the most discussed issues in the space. 4 Trying it for 30 days before buying it (40%).

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Tesla seeking 56% cut in $/kWh, $25K EV in three years through manufacturing and design innovations

Green Car Congress

The new cell gains 5x energy, +16% range, and 6x power just from form factor alone. Tesla production will be supplemental to what it buys from the suppliers, reducing the weighted cost per cell.

2020 243

Protean Electric gaining traction in U.S., China with in-wheel motors — finally

China EV

To quote its web site: “Our aim has been to create an in-wheel motor with integrated power electronics and digital control that can be packaged with a brake as a single product.”. If they decide to scale up, they will buy the motors from the Weifu plant, says Chan.

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JetBlue to go carbon neutral on all domestic flights by offsetting emissions starting in 2020; flying with SAF from SFO

Green Car Congress

Buying carbon credits means investing in emission reduction projects that require carbon offsetting financing in order to take place. Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is produced 100% from waste and residue raw materials. Solar/Wind: These projects develop expansive solar and wind farms, generating power that otherwise would have been supplied by fossil fuels such as coal, diesel and furnace oil.

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Electric Vehicles Open-up New Business Opportunities

Get Electric Vehicle

The necessity of research facilities, complex power train components, well-established brands, competition, etc. For example, there is a pedal-powered hybrid electric motorcycle developed by E-Rockit. Exicom power solutions is an example for EVSE manufactures. #2

California Energy Commission awards more than $35M for green transportation in California

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will receive $5 million to develop, build and test a pilot facility to demonstrate an innovative gasification process to produce renewable biomass diesel from local municipal solid waste, including green refuse, railroad ties, construction and demolition waste, and plastics that typically wind up in landfills. and a demonstration of a natural gas version of the heavy-duty Navistar MaxxForce 13 diesel engine, in partnership with Clean Air Power.

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