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SAE World Congress panel highlights progress on H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicle commercialization

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Although the SAE World Congress has been running panel sessions on fuel cell vehicle commercialization since 2005, this year was the first in which three participating automakers—Toyota, Hyundai and Honda—had fuel cell vehicles that customers can buy now or within a year.

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

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I took an unexpected trip in the WABAC Machine last week while I was on vacation with the lovely and talented Debra just outside Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park here in America’s most beautiful state, California.

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

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I took an unexpected trip in the Wayback Machine last week while I was on vacation with the lovely and talented Debra just outside Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park here in America’s most beautiful state, California.

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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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On 20 April, the opening day of the SAE 2009 World Congress, the AVL Technology Leadership Theater presented a forum on “Green Mobility—The Long View”. Professor Robert Cervero, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California-Berkeley. The goal is to design a city that “ is completely sustainable, to be completely self sufficient, to be able to live on its own produced energy from the sun, the wind, of processing its own waste ” according to Guala.

Cascadia Capital forecasts flurry of MA and commercialization in clean tech in 2011; US Congress to discard Cap and Trade

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Sustainable Industries Predictions for 2011 include: Cap and Trade Discarded by Congress in National Energy Policy. Cascadia believes that Congress will implement a policy in the coming year that focuses primarily on gas, nuclear and. Salinas project in California roll out over the coming year. focused on companies in the wind, solar, waste to energy and energy efficiency markets. Cascadia Capital , a diversified, boutique investment.

Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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On May 25, 1961 President John F Kennedy, in a special joint session of Congress, declared, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”

US DOE announces 3 consortia for $125M US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center; solar, second-generation biofuels and buildings

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The Department plans to make additional requests to Congress for up to $20 million over the next four years, subject to available appropriations, that will be used to support work conducted by US institutions and individuals. team that includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory; University of California Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Autodesk, Inc.; California Energy Commission; Delphi; enLighted, Inc.;

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Real leadership is coming from the Nurses Union and the SEIU and the ILWU and the CWA – all of whom know we need to #BreakFreeLA without putting their fingers in the air to test the wind.

Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

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If you’re a regular Creative Greenius reader you know that I’ve been writing for quite a while about California’s leadership on climate, renewable energy, environmental legislation and energy efficiency issues.

Google’s technology campaign for autonomous driving

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In a keynote address to the SAE 2012 World Congress on 25 April 2012, Anthony Levandowski, Business Lead for Google’s Self Driving Car Project provided an overview of Google’s autonomous vehicle program and requested that the auto industry partner with Google on the implementation. The California state Senate has approved a similar measure ( SB 1298 ). Levandowski showed a video of a narrow, winding CA road full of runners which they use for software development.

Raser Technologies and Hyundai Heavy Industries To Collaborate on Development of Renewable Energy and Extended Range Electric Vehicles

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Raser first unveiled its Extended Range Series Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) drive system, developed with FEV, at the 2008 SAE World Congress in Detroit. At the 2009 SAE World Congress, Raser and FEV showcased a HUMMER H3 converted with the EREV powertrain. Both projects are anticipated to be completed over the next several months, with the first E-REV trucks to be introduced by the nation’s largest electric utility, Pacific Gas & Electric in California.

BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

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Here in the United States our President and Congress haven’t shown the leadership or sense of urgency necessary to prevent a climate catastrophe and they’ve given the people no hope for their children’s future at the national level. Many in Congress have acted unethically and immorally with the responsibility they have been trusted with. And as Hermosa Beach goes, so goes the rest of California and the rest of our state.

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

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Ed Kjaer, the director of electric transportation for Southern California Edison, demonstrates how the Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle or MiEV plugs into their Garage of the Future at their Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona on Thursday, January 22, 2009. And it is this meter that will make possible the widespread use of electric vehicles, according to representatives of Rosemead-based Southern California Edison.

Hey Exxon! Hey Chevron! My Friends At the EPA Are Declaring What You Do Dangerous & You Will Pay. Pack Up Losers, It’s Time For You to Go!

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One of the other big business groups the WSJ is talking about is the motley group of US Senators and US Congress members who got their money directly from the oil, gas and coal industry. And we’re going to make the rest of the USA as energy efficient as California has been.

GM and Chrysler Submit Updated Restructuring Plans; Up to $18.6B More Needed; Outlines for Product Plans

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As required by the loan agreements signed in December 2008, GM and Chrysler submitted their updated restructuring plans showing a pathway to achieve financial viability to Congress on Tuesday.

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Honda details development of powertrain components for Accord plug-in hybrid

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At SAE World Congress in Detroit, Honda engineers presented several papers on the development of the new Accord plug-in hybrid, describing work on the new gasoline engine (which will also be featured in the coming full hybrid version of the Accord), and the development of the new two-motor system. Honda’s development target was to meet the new California LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standard.

Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Dr. Don Paul is the Executive Director, University of Southern California Energy Institute and a former vice president and chief technology officer of Chevron. by Bill Cooke.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? CDM Baby, CDM Ruminations on Vegas and NASCAR California Dreamin' ► February (16) Car Sharing and Saving in a Tough Economy Throwing down the gauntlet to Secretary Clinton Weather Does Not Equal Climate The Hub Lab Seeks Revolutionary New Energy Science.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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We can now say with confidence that it is worth waiting 70+ days to make the shift to the left side of the car, following a brief spin around Cobo Hall in a prototype vehicle during the SAE World Congress here in Detroit.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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So far Israel, Denmark, Australia , Hawaii and California’s Bay Area have plans to implement the Better Place model. Wind, solar and nuclear could easily change our electrical sources. Gas is 60% efficient and wind, in this context, is 100% efficient even with transmission losses.

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Waxman of California and Edward J. The legislation would also provide new incentives for domestic oil and gas drilling, nuclear power plant construction, carbon capture and storage, and renewable energy sources like wind and solar. states (Arizona, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) and four Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec). Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc.

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

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Additionally, I had a close frind out in California that just about creamed in his pants when he was able to lease one. If our country is going to spend money like a drunk sailor we should have spent it on building renewable energy power plants like Wind and Geothermal.

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