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West Coast Could Cut Oil Use In Half By 2030: Report

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When it comes to purchasing and promoting electric cars and clean energy, the West Coast stands apart. California leads the nation in policies encouraging electric-car adoption, and Washington and Oregon aren't far behind. oil California energy policy Washington State OregonIn fact, those three states may be poised to reduce their use of fossil fuels dramatically in coming years. DON'T MISS: West.

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New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

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Paradoxically, the goal of the project is to meet new clean-fuel standards. Biofuels oil energy policy energy Washington State OregonAlong the Columbia River in Washington state, developers are planning the first new oil refinery on the West Coast in 25 years. It's certainly not a result local environmental groups expected when they championed those standards. DON'T MISS: United Airlines To Start Using.

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Uber urges Portland drivers to lease electric cars

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In the wake of numerous recent PR setbacks, Uber may be able to help clean up its image with the launch of the Uber EV initiative in Portland, which supports the city’s green vision for the future. When you think of electric mobility, California might be the first state to come to mind—but Oregon is not far behind. portland plug-in cars ridesharing Oregon Uber

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Oregon governor directs DEQ to move ahead with Clean Fuels Program

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Oregon Governor Kitzhaber recently announced a new initiative to maximize the economic development potential of clean fuels in Oregon, directing the Department of Environmental Quality to move forward with full implementation of Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program and announcing a new Clean Fuels Work Advisory Committee. Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program currently is in a state of suspended animation, the governor’s office said.

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Clean Energy to provide LNG to Hawaii Gas; additional agreements in trucking, transit and refuse markets

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy has also signed additional agreements throughout the United States representing their growing portfolio of natural gas fueling. Clean Energy announced that it has extended its liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with the City of Phoenix. Clean Energy has supplied the City with LNG for more than a decade. Orchard Supply Hardware has also expanded the number of CNG trucks it’s fueling with Clean Energy.

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Propel Fuels to co-locate Clean Fuel Points at PC&F gas stations and convenience stores in Western US

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Propel Fuels announced a multi-year agreement with Pacific Convenience and Fuels (PC&F) to co-locate Propel Clean Fuel Points (E85/biodiesel) with PC&F gas stations and convenience stores throughout the Western US. Propel and PC&F have identified more than 80 potential locations for Clean Fuel Points throughout PC&F’s network of 300 stations in California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, which operate under various brands including Chevron, 76, Conoco and Circle K.

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Oregon Legislature passes coal transition bill; coal power out by 2035, 50% renewables by 2040

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The Oregon Legislative Assembly approved a landmark bill that will commit the state to eliminate its use of coal power by 2035 and double the amount of renewable energy serving Oregonians to 50% by 2040. Otherwise known as the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition plan, Senate Bill 1547-B received final approval on the Senate floor Wednesday after the Oregon House approved the bill in a 38-20 bipartisan vote on Tuesday.

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Oregon DEQ seeking public comments on implementing Low Carbon Fuel Standard before sunset in 2015

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Oregon’s Department on Environmental Quality (DEQ) is inviting public comment on a proposed rulemaking that would fully implement Oregon’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The first phase required Oregon producers and importers of fuels to register with DEQ, keep records and submit reports about the fuels they currently supply. DEQ had only partially implemented the Clean Fuels Program passed by the Legislature in 2009.

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Weighing and Cleaning the Car

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The next task today was to get the engine compartment cleaned so that I could remove the engine and have a clean bay to work in. After an hour of steam cleaning, I got the following: Look how clean the transmission is now. Here's the overall cleaned up engine.

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California ARB votes to move forward with light-duty vehicle GHG and ZEV programs through 2025; cranking it up post-2025

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After considering the Advanced Clean Cars Midterm Review ( earlier post ), the California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on Friday to continue with the vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards and ZEV program for cars and light trucks sold in California through 2025.

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AGAE Technologies introduces new rhamnolipid bio-surfactant solution for DPF cleaning

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AGAE Technologies, LLC, a specialty chemical company in Corvallis Oregon, is introducing a solvent-free, aqueous cleaning solution, formulated with rhamnolipid biosurfactant and other natural ingredients, for cleaning diesel particulate filters (DPFs). DPFs trap diesel engine exhaust pollutants such as these from directly discharging into the environment; however, insufficiently cleaned filters are not fulfilling this vital role. and DPF Cleaning LLC.

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Oregon State Senate rejects measure removing sunset of state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; shutdown in 2015

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The Oregon State Senate has rejected SB 488 , a measure that would have repealed the sunset on provisions of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in the state in 2015. The low carbon fuel standard (Clean Fuels Program, HB 2186) was adopted in 2009 ( earlier post ), with a sunset provision in 2015. Like the LCFS in California, the Oregon LCFS targets a 10% reduction in the carbon intensity of vehicle fuels by 2025. The Oregon LCFS is currently being implemented in two phases.

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Polk County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office running 10 patrol cars on propane

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The Polk County, Oregon, Sheriff’s Office is running 10 patrol cars converted to propane autogas, including seven Ford Crown Vics, two Chevy Tahoes and one Ford F-350 pickup truck; the office expects to save more than $20,000 every year by using the alternative fuel. Sergeant Garton says the new clean vehicles could operate up to 10,000 miles between regular services since autogas is a cleaner burning, higher octane fuel than gasoline.

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Oregon climate change laws signed

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Significant steps have been taken by the US state of Oregon as Governor Ted Kulongoski signed into law a series of bills that constitute a climate change package. Senate Bill 101: New electricity sources must be at least as clean as natural gas plants. Tags: Global warming Green cars Latest news climate change laws house bill Oregon senate bill

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Ocean Power Technologies Signs Stakeholder Agreement for Oregon Wave Energy Project

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has signed a Settlement Agreement (SA) with 11 federal and state agencies and three non-governmental stakeholders for its utility-scale wave power project at Reedsport, Oregon. Manufacturing of the first 150 kW PB150 PowerBuoy is already underway at Oregon Iron Works under its contract with OPT. The 10-buoy wave farm is expected to be connected to the grid after receipt of the FERC license and additional funding, supplying clean energy to approximately 1,000 homes.

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DOE finalizes $96.8M loan guarantee for Oregon Geothermal Project; supercritical binary geothermal cycle

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to construct a 23 megawatt (net) geothermal power project in Malheur County, in southeastern Oregon. The Department of Energy, through the Loan Programs Office, has issued loan guarantees or offered conditional commitments for loan guarantees totaling nearly $18 billion to support 19 clean energy projects. The US Department of Energy (DOE) finalized a $96.8 million Recovery Act supported loan guarantee to a project sponsored by US Geothermal, Inc.

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Navistar First Launching eStar All-Electric Truck Sales in Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon will be the initial launch market for Navistar’s new eStar electric truck. The eStar all-electric truck is the first medium-duty commercial vehicle to receive US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification as a clean fuel fleet vehicle as well as California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification as a zero-emissions vehicle. Earlier post.).

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Oregon Department of Transportation Issues RFP for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Equipment

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has issued a first-in-the-nation solicitation for charging equipment to service electric vehicles (EVs). At the request of local entities and electric utilities throughout the state, ODOT is using its public/private partnership authority to establish consistent standards and uniformity in building an EV charging infrastructure for Oregon. Oregon is poised to lead the nation in the early adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.

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Oregon Governor Signs Climate Change Bills, Including Low Carbon Fuel Standard and B2

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Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signed into law a series of bills constituting a climate change package that includes a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), a B2 mandate, and other transportation-related measures. Expands reporting requirements for greenhouse gas emissions to imported electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel and will allow state to better track amount of greenhouse gases emitted in Oregon.

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Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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To measure freight efficiency, DTNA ran vehicle testing on highway routes in Oregon and Texas; one city route in Portland, Ore.; This ensures the air coming out the tailpipe stays clean, while freeing up the engine to run more efficiently at higher temperatures and pressures.

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EPA awards $5M in Clean Diesel Grants to 4 port projects

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $5 million in grant funding for 4 clean diesel projects at ports in California, Oregon, New Jersey and Texas. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will retrofit cargo handling equipment with diesel particulate filters and replace 23 drayage trucks with ones powered by certified engines that are model year 2011 or newer at the Port of Portland.

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ICCT: available low-carbon fuels can reduce CI of on-road transportation fuels in Pacific Coast region by 14%–21% by 2030

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A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and E4tech finds that the targets adopted or proposed by British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels can be met with a range of low-carbon fuel options.

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Pacific states and BC agree to align GHG and clean energy policies; targeting 10% new vehicle ZEV purchases by 2016

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The Governors of California, Oregon and Washington and the Premier of British Columbia signed a regional agreement strategically to align policies to reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy. Oregon will build on existing programs to set a price on carbon emissions. Where possible, California, British Columbia, Oregon and Washington will link programs for consistency and predictability and to expand opportunities to grow the region''s low-carbon economy.

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EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

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The DERA funding covers engine replacements, repowers and idle reduction technologies to clean up a variety of older diesel engines, including those in heavy-duty trucks used at ports, delivery trucks, long haul trucks, marine vessels, school buses, and even agricultural equipment. Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District is replacing three school buses and four agriculture engines and converting three irrigation pumps to clean burning electric. Oregon.

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8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

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The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. This announcement is further evidence that the market for zero emission vehicles is growing and that increasingly, consumers nationwide are choosing to say no to cars that run on petroleum and yes to a new generation of ultra-clean vehicles.

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Clean Energy Capital to develop first commercial-scale sugarcane ethanol plant in US

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Clean Energy Capital LLC , a US private equity firm specializing solely in investments in ethanol, is developing the first major sugarcane ethanol refinery in the continental United States, in the Imperial Valley of California. —Scott Brittenham, CEO of Clean Energy Capital. This will provide greater stability in profit margins, according to Clean Energy.

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Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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The report, Clean Air Future: Health and Climate Benefits of Zero Emission Vehicles , was produced by the American Lung Association in California. The answer is to move to passenger vehicles that run on clean, renewable energy, and the Zero Emission Vehicle program that has been adopted by 10 states is key. In addition to California, the ZEV states are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Oregon: $1.3

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EPA Awards $20M in Recovery Act Funding for Clean Diesel Finance Program

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three recovery act grants totaling $20 million in funding for the SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program. The recovery act grants were awarded to the following organizations: Houston-Galveston Area Council: $9 million for a revolving loan program to clean up trucks at the Port of Houston through replacements and retrofits using SmartWay-verified technologies.

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Renault-Nissan has started working with governments and utilities in California and Oregon to gear up for regional electric vehicle rollouts next year. Digg Facebook StumbleUpon Reddit Print China’s Electric Cars & the Road to an Affordable EV Related Posts on the GigaOM Network » More GigaOM Network Headlines Cleantech content is provided by Earth2Tech , which covers cutting-edge clean technology startups and their innovations.

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Chevrolet purchasing and retiring up to $5M in carbon credits to help 11 colleges pay for efficiency projects

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As we kept inching closer to our carbon-reduction goal, we wanted to support colleges going above and beyond to help combat climate change, and open the door for other companies to contribute to such campus clean energy projects. Chevrolet is purchasing carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges in the US pay for energy efficiency-based carbon reductions.

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ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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A study by a team from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows that state electric vehicle incentives are playing a significant early role in reducing the effective cost of ownership and driving electric vehicle sales.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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Clean Future, Inc. Southwest Clean Air Agency. University of Oregon. The Hawaiian Electric Companies will continue to install more DC fast charging stations, research demand management and demand response strategies in EV charging and seek new policy and infrastructure opportunities to provide reliable, clean power for EV charging.

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Nissan forms partnership in Seattle

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Having already established working relationships in Tennessee; Oregon; Phoenix and Tucson Arizona; as well as Sonoma County and San Diego in California; the Renault-Nissan Alliance will now be working with Seattle to add recharging stations for electric vehicles. According to Seattle mayor Greg Nickels, the goal is to combine clean, green electricity with the city’s transportation system.

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Coalition of 11 states sues US EPA over soot rules

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Led by the State of New York, the coalition also includes California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The federal Clean Air Act requires the EPA every five years to review and, if warranted by advances in public health science, revise the national air quality standards for common air pollutants, including soot.

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USDA closes on $105M loan guarantee to Fulcrum for biorefinery converting municipal waste to renewable jet fuel; first USDA loan for biojet

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The cleaned syngas is them processed through an amine system to capture and remove sulfur and carbon dioxide. The syngas then enters the secondary gas clean-up section that contains compression to increase syngas to the pressure required by the FT process. The end syngas product is very clean with zero sulfur content. USDA is negotiating three additional loans for biorefineries in Iowa, North Carolina and Oregon.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Navigant’s analysis indicates that only buyers in California and Oregon will purchase sufficient numbers of vehicles in order to meet the ZEV requirement in 2018 and 2019.

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ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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A new white paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses which policy actions are behind the regional leading markets in the US for electric vehicles.

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Waste-plastic-to-crude company Agilyx obtains $25M Series C financing

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The plastic can be co-mingled so that no sorting is necessary, and there is no need to clean the plastic of any contaminants prior to processing. Since then, the Oregon-based company has hit a number of milestones—including closing $25 million in sales, tripling its workforce, and increasing its oil production and revenue.

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Alaska Airlines launching 75 flights powered by 20% biofuel blend in the US; SkyNRG the fuel supplier

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and Portland, Oregon. Aviation clearly needs a clean energy alternative to fossil fuels. Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States powered by a biofuel blend, starting this Wednesday. Two flights will leave Seattle on 9 Nov. for Washington, D.C. Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, will continue to operate select flights between Seattle and the two cities over the next few weeks using a 20% blend of renewable biofuel.

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Kroger division takes delivery of first 11 of 40 Freightliner LNG heavy-duty tucks; replacing diesel

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Oregon-based Fred Meyer Stores, a division of The Kroger Co. Fred Meyer will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months, making Fred Meyer the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty LNG trucks. The fleet will be fueled at a new, private LNG fueling station at Fred Meyer’s Clackamas Distribution Center, which has been designed and engineered by Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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