U-Haul buys another million gallons of renewable propane to sell at California stores

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U-Haul—the largest US retailer of propane—has purchased one million gallons of renewable propane to sell at its company-owned and -operated stores across California for the second year in row.

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Bakken Energy to purchase synfuels plant and convert to blue hydrogen production as part of $2B hydrogen hub project

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Energy infrastructure developer Bakken Energy (Bakken) has reached agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) on key terms and conditions to purchase the assets of the Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), a subsidiary of Basin Electric, and the owner of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant. The transformation of the existing facility and subsequent operations of the redeveloped clean hydrogen production facility will require the same level of highly skilled employees.


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Feature: Storing Your EV for an Extended Period

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million Americans have purchased a hybrid electric or plug-in electric car in the past two+ decades. Because EVs contain different components than conventional gas-powered cars, they require little maintenance, even when storing them for long periods of time. What You Need to Know.

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Maryland school board approves purchase of 326 electric school buses; Thomas Built e-buses powered by Proterra

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Highland will purchase buses manufactured in North Carolina by Thomas Built Buses, which will be supplied and serviced by American Bus.

Energy researchers: clean US hydrogen economy is within reach, but needs a game plan

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Addressing climate change requires not only a clean electrical grid, but also a clean fuel to reduce emissions from industrial heat, long-haul heavy transportation, and long-duration energy storage. However, they note, a clean US hydrogen economy will require a comprehensive strategy and a 10-year plan. A clean H 2 economy does not exist today. Researchers have plenty of colorful visions as to what a clean H 2 economy might look like.

New York City awards $3.8M multi-year contract to Envision Solar to purchase EV ARC solar-powered EV chargers

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New York City has issued a three-year contract to purchase Envision Solar International’s EV ARC products. The first units purchased through this contract were delivered earlier in May and were featured at the City’s 29 th Annual Fleet Show at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows. It generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving each day. The contract has a posted initial value of $3.8

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Texas Clean Energy Project signs long-term CO2 offtake agreement with Whiting Petroleum for enhanced oil recovery; 90% CO2 capture from IGCC coal polygen plant

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Summit Power Group, LLC and Blue Strategies, LLC have signed a 15-year CO 2 offtake agreement with Whiting Petroleum Corporation for some of the CO 2 that will be captured by Summit’s Texas Clean Energy Project ( TCEP ), a coal gasification with carbon capture polygen project being developed in Penwell, Texas, outside Odessa. Whiting will be the first in the Permian to purchase CO 2 from a power project that will be produced through the coal-gasification process.

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Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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This award marks the first Advanced Class Gas Turbines in the industry specifically designed and purchased as part of a comprehensive plan to sequentially transition from coal, to natural gas and finally to renewable hydrogen fuel, and creates a roadmap for the global industry to follow.

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Washington state legislature passes law establishing setting MY2030 target for 100% electric new LDV sales

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Clean Cars 2030 passed as an amendment to E2SHB 1287 , a bill mandating electric utility preparation for an all-EV future, with a vote of 25-23 in the Senate and 54-43 in the House. The target will be in effect for all publicly owned and privately owned passenger and light duty vehicles of MY2030 or later that are sold, purchased, or registered in Washington state.

Washington governor vetoes legislation mandating all-electric new LDV sales by 2030

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The Clean Cars 2030 package passed the legislature as an amendment to E2SHB 1287 —a bill mandating electric utility preparation for an all-EV future. Governor Inslee signed the bulk of 1287, vetoing the Clean Cars amendment package due to its linking electrification to the implementation of a road usage charge program. Electric was defined as vehicles that use energy stored in rechargeable battery packs or in hydrogen and which rely solely on electric motors for propulsion.

Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers

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To help gauge potential purchase and operating cost savings, Ford commercial customers have exclusive access to a new Ford digital fleet planning tool that calculates a variety of factors including purchase and lease costs, federal and regional tax incentives, and regional fuel and energy costs.

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Tesla Megapack batteries activated for 100 MW battery project in CA—one of the largest in the country


The Saticoy battery’s stored energy will be supplied to Southern California Edison based on the terms of a 20-year purchase and sale agreement. Strata Clean Energy, formally known as Strata Solar, developed the Saticoy clean energy project and completed it in nine months.

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Citroën ë-Berlingo Van now available to order

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For example, in France since the end of July 2021, the incentive for purchasing or renting a new electric LCV is €5,000 inclusive of tax (for a new electric LCV. To protect and facilitate cleaning of the passenger compartment, the floor is trimmed with a TPO plastic coating.

Propel Fuels and Eco-Energy sign E85 supply agreement

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Propel Fuels, a retailer of renewable fuels and clean mobility solutions, entered an exclusive supply agreement with Eco-Energy, a distributor of renewable fuels, to fulfill Propel’s Flex Fuel E85 demand over the next three years. Integrating the producer-to-pump supply chain reduces the cost and complexity of procuring, storing, and delivering renewable fuels, better positioning Propel during its accelerated rollout of hundreds of renewable fueling locations.

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Flash Drive: 2021 Volkswagen ID4 AWD

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Clean Fleet Report has written extensively about the 2021 Volkswagen ID4 , the all-electric crossover that was launched early in 2021. A big benefit are the three years of free fast charging with Electrify America, which is included in the purchase of either ID4 model.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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California’s largest owners and operators of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) are in negotiation to purchase the plant’s output to supply current and future HRS to be built in the state over the next ten years. Now, most of these materials are stored or sent back to landfills.

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ABB charges into the future with Formula E


Obviously if you electrify that, you’re really going a long way to cleaning up the air.”. There are other companies that do just the software—you’ve got Mobility House, ViriCiti, Electriphi, which was just purchased by Ford.”.

Buick launches VELITE 7 EV and VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Under the new sales model, customers can check vehicle information, engage in purchase consultation and place an order directly with Buick through the iBuick app. The sporty exterior also features sleek body lines, and a clean and powerful hood with a center crease.

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Fresno County unveils countywide solar-powered EV charging program using Envision Solar’s EV ARC

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Both the SJVAPCD and FCRTA provided funding for the purchase and deployment of the EV ARC products, which include back-up energy storage for emergency services. The CALSTART San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center is funded, in part, by a grant from the CEC. The EV ARC fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day.

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Two e-Bikes to Consider for the Post-Pandemic Commute

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When I first thought of purchasing an electric bike in 2013, my mind fixed on Tesla' s recently released Model S sedan. This fantasy was dismantled when I stepped foot in my local bike dealer's store.

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New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE H2 fuel-cell bus achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range in a test demonstration for OCTA

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The fuel cell with stored hydrogen performed ideally as an on-board battery charger, allowed the bus to reach 350 miles without refueling or connecting to the electric grid. Under California’s Innovative Clean Transit regulation, starting in 2023 large transit fleets will be required to purchase ZEBs for at least 25 percent of total procurements, ultimately transitioning to 100 percent ZEBs by 2040.

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SoCalGas & UC Irvine show power-to-gas technology able to boost use of intermittent renewable energy significantly

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Instead, the excess electricity can be used to make hydrogen that can be integrated into existing natural gas pipeline infrastructure and stored for later use. The central component of the process is the electrolyzer, which takes in water and uses excess clean electricity to power an electrochemical reaction that splits it into hydrogen and oxygen. Southern California Gas Co.

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FuelCell Energy receives $2.8M continuation of DOE award for tri-generation Direct FuelCell power plant

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FuelCell Energy will install a sub-megawatt carbonate fuel cell power plant at its manufacturing facility in Torrington, Connecticut, to generate hydrogen, electricity and heat, replacing hydrogen that is currently purchased and delivered to the facility via truck, and replacing electricity purchased from the electric grid. FuelCell Energy, Inc.

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Additional $47M to 7 ARPA-E SCALEUP projects; $27M to 3 advanced battery projects for EVs and electric aviation

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This proposed project will significantly (1) reduce Si anode costs; (2) improve efficiency and reduce waste in production; (3) reduce engineering and cost risks; and (4) reduce EV battery costs and accelerate the move to clean transportation and renewable energy.

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UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

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This is because many of the external costs1 of transportation—such as congestion, pollution, and GHG emissions—are not paid for by the businesses or individuals that make key decisions, and because individuals and even many businesses do not make purchase decisions based on the total cost of ownership (TCO). Shifting toward low-carbon clean energy requires major investments in electricity and hydrogen.

Illinois Governor launches EV fast-charging network, currently US’ largest

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7-Eleven convenience stores at four of the Illinois Tollway Oases now have dedicated space for fast-charging stations. Before plugging in to one of the Tollway’s fast-chargers, drivers must purchase a payment card from 350Green. capital plan and Clean Cities Grant funds that the city of Chicago received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and representatives from the Illinois Tollway, 350Green LLC and 7-Eleven, Inc.

Utah Transits Authority adding 5 battery-electric New Flyer buses to fleet

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UTA and the University of Utah received a $5.4-million Low-No grant from the US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase five New Flyer battery-electric buses. The NMC Li-ion battery pack in the electric Xcelsior stores up to 300 kWh, powering a 160 kW Siemens electric drive system. Currently, the UTA bus fleet mix is approximately 45% pre-2006 diesel, 42% clean diesel, 7% CNG and 6% hybrid-electric.

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Road Trip: 2021 Volkswagen ID4

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To see how this would work, Volkswagen agreed to let Clean Fleet Report take the ID4 on a 985-mile California Cruising road trip. For additional storage space, the rear floor in the cargo area can be dropped, and below it is a well for storing, among other things, the charging cord.

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Audi introduces Q5 TFSI e PHEV to US market; EPA-rated at 65 MPGe

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The lithium-ion battery pack, located under the luggage compartment floor, is made up of 104 prismatic cells and stores 14.1 Audi anticipates that customers purchasing the 2020 Audi Q5 TFSI e will be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $6,712.

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Nissan e-NV200 battery-electric commercial vehicle goes on sale in Japan in October

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By having the power supply stop automatically at a predetermined level, the driver ensures that the vehicle has enough energy stored within the main battery pack for the ride home. In addition, customers can receive up to ¥850,000 ($8,291) in incentive grants in accordance with the Japanese government’s incentive scheme for fiscal year 2014 to promote the purchase of clean energy vehicles. Nissan Motor Co.,

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Nissan FY 2014 global corporate activities reduce CO2 emissions by 22.6% compared to FY 2005

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One example of this is Nissan Mexico’s Aguascalientes A1 Plant, which has manufactured 500,000 vehicles through the use of clean energies, making it the first automotive company in Mexico, as well as the first manufacturing facility of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, to achieve this milestone. In all, the use of clean energies accounted for 68% of the production at the Aguascalientes A1 Plant. Nissan Motor Co.,

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Road Test: 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD

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2021 Mazda CX-9 owners say things like “exceeds my expectations,” “I love it,” “it is one of the most beautiful cars on the road” and “super happy with my purchase.” For even more space, the second row folds flat producing plenty of room for a run to the DIY store or maybe some antiquing.

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Cal Energy Commission approves ~$9M for DC fast chargers; $12.6M for NGV incentives

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million in funding to the Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project (NGVIP), which offers incentives for the purchase of natural gas vehicles. Last year the Energy Commission allocated more than $11 million to recipients to purchase natural gas vehicle for use in California for at least three years. Three grants totaling nearly $15 million will expand incubator-type services and facilities available to clean energy entrepreneurs in the Bay Area, Central Valley, and San Diego regions.

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Peabody Energy Acquires Equity Interest in Calera Corporation

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Peabody Energy will purchase a $15 million equity interest in Calera Corporation, which has proprietary technology that converts carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into green building materials. Every ton of Calera building material is expected to store as much as a half-ton of CO 2. Because Calera’s process removes minerals and other constituents from water, it also acts as a freshening system to produce fresh water, which can benefit areas of the world that need clean water.

Two e-Bikes to Consider for the Post-Pandemic Commute

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When I first thought of purchasing an electric bike in 2013, my mind fixed on Tesla' s recently released Model S sedan. This fantasy was dismantled when I stepped foot in my local bike dealer's store.


UK wants to ban 100% ICE power by 2030

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Nuclear: Pushing nuclear power as a clean energy source and including provision for a large nuclear plant, as well as for advanced small nuclear reactors, which could support 10,000 jobs. Carbon capture: Developing world-leading technology to capture and store harmful emissions away from the atmosphere, with a target to remove 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030 – equivalent to all emissions of the industrial Humber.

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Enabling Electric Vehicle Charging in Condominiums


Finally, on top of these financial gains, you’ll also contribute to facilitating the all-important clean energy transition. Some apartments and condos will be eligible for EV charger rebate offers, which often cover up to 50% of purchase and installation costs.

As Electric Car Makers Ante Up Billions, Software Is Ace in the Hole

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The amount, type and usefulness of the data poses unique challenges for automakers in deciding which data to store, how to store it, and where to store it. Furthermore, BMW does not believe customers will purchase an EV based on its underlying EV platform alone.

Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

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More significantly it must be realized that hydrogen, just like a battery, is not an energy source in itself, but simply a means of storing energy. This factor too, means hydrogen powered FCEV will always be far more expensive to purchase and operate than a simple battery electric vehicle. .

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

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5 million for light-duty plug-in electric vehicle rebates to meet high demand for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, administered by the California Air Resources Board. $5 5 million for manufacturing projects, supporting economic development and clean transportation technology. $4 These charging sites will be located at 7-Eleven convenience stores, and will provide a charging network in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.

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Installing the Charging Outlet

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Instead, I chose to simply cut a hole in the side of the front bumper and use a charging outlet from a boating store. I purchased the charging outlet from West Marine (my favorite overpriced EV parts store) for $27. I like the clean look of this. At some point, I guess we have to charge this thing. Most people like to be clever and put the charging outlet under the gas tank cover.

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Sandia Labs and HHC partner to design metal hydride hydrogen storage system for forklifts

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Plus, they no longer have to purchase battery rechargers or dedicate space for recharging. Instead, companies can simply purchase and store hydrogen tanks as needed. Sandia’s project manager Joe Pratt and Narvaez drew on modeling and simulation results from an earlier project led by Sandia engineer Terry Johnson to identify a small-diameter tube as the best design for storing the metal hydride.

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9 Leading EV Influencers Discuss The Innovations That Will Shape The Future Of Electric Cars


Speaking to 9 leading influencers and experts, these are the technologies they think will reshape the EV market for years to come: Bidirectional charging: facilitating the transition to more EVs & clean energy whilst redefining what an EV can do.

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