Senate panel rejects clean-energy cuts, boosts DoE funding instead

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The committee released a lengthy report on the 2018 fiscal year budget for the Department of Energy that walks away from the Trump Administration's efforts to defund clean energy. Politics government senate Department of Energy DOE renewable energy clean energy Donald TrumpThe Senate Committee on Appropriations recently exhibited a quality somewhat rare in U.S. politics these days: bipartisanship.

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Clean powertrain company Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

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Punch Powertrain, a Belgium-based full-system supplier of fuel-efficient powertrains including transmissions and plug-in hybrid and battery-electric systems, is acquiring France-based power electronics expert Apojee.

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California ARB developing Innovative Clean Transit Proposal

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing an “ Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) ”—a regulatory concept that includes a gradual transition to zero emission transit technologies without compromising transit services and that recognizes enhanced mobility options. ICT reflects an expansion of the scope of the Advanced Clean Transit measure.

Clean energy provides far more U.S. jobs than fossil fuels: analysis

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jobs climate change solar clean energy energy Sierra Club wind energy fossil fuels Donald TrumpYesterday, U.S. president Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of rolling back pretty much every vestige of U.S. efforts to address climate change. In both his campaigning and since his inauguration, Trump has claimed that his government and its actions focus on creating or bringing back jobs for working-class Americans.

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Trump to slash clean-energy funding 72 percent, lauds "beautiful clean coal"

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You may wish to apply those judgments to mentions of "beautiful clean coal" by President Donald Trump, who used the phrase in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Trump claimed his administration had "ended the war" on "beautiful clean coal," while. If a marketer talked enthusiastically about "healthy delicious cyanide," what would you think?

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California Air Resources Board approves $663M funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $663-million low-carbon transportation plan to increase the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight equipment. The plan allocates $398 million to incentivize clean heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight projects, including $190 million for advanced-technology freight equipment such as yard trucks, forklifts and cranes. 20 million to make loans for clean trucks more widely available.

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Bill Gates, Other Billionaires Invest To Advance Clean Energy

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emissions energy policy climate change plug-in cars Bill Gates clean energyThis week, representatives from world governments are meeting in Paris for the much-anticipated United Nations summit on climate change. Ahead of those talks--which are intended to create a global strategy for radically reducing carbon emissions--some of the world's richest people announced their own plan to slow climate change. More than 20.

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Clean Energy investment reaches record levels

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There was a 30 per cent increase in global clean energy investment during 2010 – as the total reached a whopping $243billion. According to Pew Charitable Trusts, China, Germany, Italy and India were among the leading nations that attracted private investments with China solidifying its position as the world’s clean energy powerhouse. Green credentials Latest news China China clean energy clean energy clean energy investment germany Germany clean energy Pew Charitable Trusts U.S.A

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President Obama proposes 50% increase in spending on clean transportation, funded by $10/barrel tax on oil

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President Obama has laid out a plan for building a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”, the investment for which would be funded by a new $10 per barrel fee on oil paid by oil companies, which would be gradually phased in over five years. The President’s plan would increase US investments in clean transportation infrastructure by roughly 50%.

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Clean synthetic fuel plant to open in UK

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British firm, Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS) is to demonstrate how it is possible to produce liquid fuel using air, water and renewable energy to create a clean fuel suitable for use in combustion cars. Green credentials air Air Fuel Synthesis clean demonstrate fuel renewable synthetic fuel The company, chaired by green energy pioneer Tony Marmont, has built a working plant on Teesside in the UK to demonstrate [.].

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Know what a 'baller' is? Wanna be one for clean energy?

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Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched a campaign to promote clean energy in general, and electric cars specifically. It's entitled, "How to be a clean energy baller." Marketing Department of Energy plug-in cars clean energy AdsSometimes, even good intentions can't cover up poor execution. The U.S. The program's name, you may ask? DON'T MISS: How can automakers sell more electric cars? Sierra Club.

Volkswagen joins Clean Shipping Network

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In an effort to drive down all of its emissions, rather than just those that come out of the exhaust pipe, Volkswagen has joined the Clean Shipping Network.

Volkswagen reaches clean diesel benchmark

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While we wait for sales of hydrogen and electric cars to really take off, there''s no doubt there has been some early success for one clean technology.

Nissan develops self-cleaning car

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Not only is cleaning your car a major drag, but it can also be harmful to the environment. If you wash your car on the street or on your drive, much of the run-off either evaporates or runs into nearby street drains.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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PHEVLERs [ 3 ] are a disruptive technology that will help revolutionize both the clean transportation and the clean stationary energy sectors of our economy. PHEVLERs Provide Value to the Drivers PHEVLERs use the Existing Energy Infrastructure PHEVLERs use Clean Fuels to Reduce Air Pollution. PHEVLERs use Clean Fuels to Reduce Air Pollution. 22 ] Fueling a Clean Transportation Future - Union of Concerned Scientists, Feb 2016. [

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How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

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Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any state, and have strong public support. When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Of course, there''s one group that''s not very happy about these developments: the oil industry. A leaked Powerpoint deck now circulating among

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California OKs more than half a billion dollars to clean up freight trucks, trains, buses

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In mid-December, California announced it would invest $663 million in a plan to clean up particularly dirty fleets, especially those operating in low-income. California is using the growing sums of money it receives from its emission cap-and-trade auction for good, including to tackle up some of the state's most egregious transportation polluters.

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Faraday Future Asks: How Would You Invent A Car With A Clean Sheet Of Paper?

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But as a recently-founded startup, Faraday Future has an opportunity to start the design of the electric car it plans to launch in 2017 from a clean sheet of paper. It's not very often that a new car is designed completely from scratch.

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California proposes Advanced Clean Car package

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The California Air Resources Board has released details of its Advanced Clean Car package of regulations ahead of a meeting to consider adopting the new rules in January, 2012. Green cars Green credentials Latest news Advanced Clean Car program California California Air Resources Board greenhouse gas emissions proposals zero emission vehicles.

Continental showcases “Super Clean Electrified” connected, optimized 48V mild hybrid diesel; post-Eu6d

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The Continental engineers implemented the clean diesel in several stages. The Super Clean Electrified Diesel presented in Vienna uses a cEM Traffic Light Assist (TLA) function to achieve a further reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions as well as a reduction in fuel consumption.

Clean Tech Could Generate More Growth Than Fossil Fuels: Study

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Clean tech has obvious environmental benefits, but could it have economic benefits as well? The push by world governments to lower carbon emissions is viewed by some as financially hazardous, demanding considerable investment in new technologies in an economy that always seems to be in some state of distress. DON''T MISS: Four Ford Dealers To Test

Clean Energy wins $10M, multi-year transit deal with New Jersey Transit

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Clean Energy Fuels has won a $10-million, multi-year procurement from New Jersey Transit, the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, which links major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia and provides close to 223 million passenger trips each year. Clean Energy also recently signed other agreements across the transit, refuse and trucking markets, including the construction of new stations and extended maintenance and fueling contracts.

Government proposes clean air zones, but no commitment to diesel scrappage scheme

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The government has published its draft consultation for combatting air pollution, which hints that a number of “clean air zones” will be introduced in

'Clean Diesel' Is Dead Forever: Bob Lutz On VW's Culture Of Fear

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Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz has never been shy about sharing his opinions on the industry he's worked in for decades. So it's not surprising that he has a few thoughts on one of the biggest news stories of the past month. That would be, of course, the ongoing Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. DON'T MISS: Former GM Product Czar. emissions Bob Lutz Ferdinand Piech Volkswagen diesel scandal

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60% of $18B in US clean energy tax credits 2006-2012 went to top 20% by income; 90% in the plug-in program

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A working paper by a team at the Energy Institute at Haas, University of California, Berkeley, has found that 60% of the $18 billion in US federal income clean energy tax credits issued between 2006 and 2012—e.g.,

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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: first ride in hydrogen fuel-cell Army truck

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General Motors GM hydrogen military hydrogen fuel cell Prototypes clean energy U.S. Olive drab isn't the only green thing in the U.S. Currently undergoing testing at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle illustrates the unlikely intersection between eco-friendly powertrains and the demanding needs of a vehicle that may be deployed to a war zone. The Colorado ZH2 is a collaboration.

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Chicago Area Clean Cities names American Lung Association 2017 Clean Fuels Champion

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The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people. The Clean Fuels Champion was awarded last night at the coalition’s Annual Meeting. We are truly honored to be named a Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities.

Ford’s clean, green, technological, small SUV

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With the EcoSport, Ford claims to have quite literally redefined the acronym SUV. The American giant says the Fiesta-based car is so packed with technology it is a ''Smart Utility Vehicle''. Smart or not, it is clearly Ford''s attempt at creating a car fit for any occasion.

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Soaring growth of solar power demonstrated in one chart

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electric utilities Netherlands renewable energy solar clean energy wind energySometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. In the case of the rapidly rising rate of solar generation for electricity, numerous forecasts by internationally respected bodies have proven woefully conservative. The image in the tweet below, created by Auke Hoestra at the Technical University of Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, shows it.

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Cleaning up diesel too costly for mass market, Renault says, as real-world testing looms

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Since the news of Volkswagen's illegal "defeat device" software in TDI diesel cars broke almost a year ago, the future of diesel cars has been the topic of much discussion. But the makings of diesel's demise may have been building even before the VW diesel emissions scandal began. Carmakers have known about tightening emissions standards for some. Europe emissions Renault

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Photo-activated catalyst converts CO2 to CO for clean fuel technology; no unwanted byproducts

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Clean energy to grow, coal to fade, regardless of Trump EPA plans

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President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that his administration will pursue radically different energy policies from its predecessor's. Pruitt is a climate-science denier, and has sued the agency he is being asked to lead multiple times. He has. emissions EPA energy policy renewable energy fossil fuels Donald Trump

EPA opens door to consider Carbon Capture and Utilization as part of new Clean Power Plan; algae industry locks on

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EPA’s newly released voluminous final Clean Power Plan rule ( earlier post ) has established the first national standards to limit CO 2 emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants (Electric Generating Units, EGUs), with a target of a 32% reduction against a 2005 baseline by 2030.

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FTC sues Volkswagen for false 'clean diesel' advertising

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For years, Volkswagen promoted its TDI models under the "clean diesel" banner, portraying them as environmentally superior, due to their high fuel economy while (supposedly) meeting strict new emissions standards. We now know the company was actually using "defeat device" software to mask its diesels' inability to meet those standards in. Advertising TDI VW Ads Volkswagen diesel scandal

More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

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emissions natural gas renewable energy solar clean energy wind energyRenewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy sources are expected to account for 8 percent of U.S. electricity-generation capacity in 2017, according to the Department of Energy, and solar energy is responsible for most of.

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More than half of millennials say they want solar panels: study

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Millennials solar clean energyAny automotive journalist has, by now, sat through many lengthy presentations from carmakers on Millennials and what they want. Some are insightful, a few are cringeworthy, but the basic message seems to be that they're very, very different and hard to understand. We'd suggest that's the way of the world: older people often do stand on their.

EPA Issues Final Clean Power Plan Rules; Now The Fight Begins

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Under the newly-finalized Clean Power Plan, the EPA will attempt to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon emissions from power plants. After much discussion, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever standards for carbon emissions from power plants. The rules have been under development for. Environmental emissions EPA energy policy climate change air pollution

Chevrolet debuts 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel for US and Canada

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2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel engine. Assembled in Lordstown, Ohio, the 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel has demonstrated an estimated 42 mpg (5.6 This Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel represents a new era in diesel performance for American cars. 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel.

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More states follow California’s clean car standards

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The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant California’s request to carry out its own clean car standards not only clears the way for the Schwarzenegger-led state to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions, but it is likely to effect at least 13 additional states too. The state clean standards meanwhile, will apply from model years 2009-2011 allowing compliance across the 14 states to expand the averaging pool for determining compliance.

North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energyHere's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since.