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

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state freeways and highways to allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to the Oregon border without worrying about running out of energy. —which will install 61 DC fast chargers at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway 99 and Highway 101.

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Canada Launches Heavy Oil Working Group to Promote Cleaner Fossil Fuels

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The Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, initiated the working group with leaders from countries with heavy oil potential in the Americas during the Ministerial meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) in Washington, DC on 16 April. The Government of Canada has established a Heavy Oil Working Group.

EPA Begins Awarding $88.2M to All 50 States and DC for Diesel Emissions Reduction

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Eligible projects include retrofit technologies, replacement with new, cleaner diesel vehicles, engine replacement with cleaner engines, and equipment to reduce or eliminate idling for school districts, local governments, businesses and truck owners and operators. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun awarding $88.2 million divided equally through a noncompetitive allocation process to all 50 states and the District of Columbia, all of which will receive about $1.73

Toyota Plug In

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Such plug-in hybrids can run longer as an electric vehicle than regular hybrids, and are cleaner. How should policymakers in Washington, D.C., T oyota President Katsuaki Watanabe made his company's intentions clear yesterday about PHEVs.

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Potbox and Backup Switch

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In the process, I got some two-conductor wire to make the connections to the potbox switch and backup-light switch cleaner. Note that the pink quick-disconnects are tied to the right two terminals and not the far left and far right terminals as in the original DC design.

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ABB launches first 150-350 kW high power charger

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The addition of Dynamic DC power sharing technology allows a two-power cabinet charging system to charge a couple of EVs simultaneously, with up to 350 kW and 500 A, while dynamically optimizing the available grid connection and the power delivery to the two vehicles.

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New 2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid boosts fuel economy 10% to 44 mpg combined

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The new TNGA 2.5-liter four-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine is more fuel efficient, runs cleaner, and is more powerful than previous iterations, and excels at dissipating thermal inefficiencies.

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Toyota Hot and Cold on Plug-in Hybrids

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As if to confirm that notion, recently a Toyota spokesman in DC was denigrating plug-in hybrids as Hymotion/A123 and Rob Lowe were making a plug-in splash in Congressman Ed Markey's global warming committee. After all, grid electricity is cleaner and cheaper than gasoline. A month or so ago word was Toyota was postponing the new generation Lithium Prius. That seemed to be a hint that Toyota wasn't moving too quickly on plug-ins.

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Opbrid Tr?kbaar ultra-high-power automatic charging station for heavy-duty trucks debuts at IAA 2014

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sbaar V3 are designed for ultra high power mode 4 DC charging, up to 650 kW. sbaar are 100% compatible, cities can leverage their investment in bus chargers by also using them for rubbish collection, delivery vehicles and street cleaners. The Opbrid Tr?kbaar. kbaar. Click to enlarge.

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New Fairchild automotive SuperFET II MOSFETs and HV Rectifiers for power electronics in electrified vehicles

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Fairchild, a leading global supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, has introduced the automotive-qualified SuperFET II MOSFET and High Voltage Rectifier product families, both of which enable cleaner and smarter vehicles overall and are suited for increasing the power ratings of onboard chargers and DC-to-DC converters used in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles. “A

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Conference confirms plug-in fever

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Coming on the heels of the Google/Brookings event in Washington, D.C., All the wind farms and solar panels in the world won’t do anything to lower the outflow of hundreds billions of dollars annually or decrease our pump-fueled funding of Islamic fundamentalism unless we build cars that can use that cleaner electricity. Once again, a conference on plug-in cars.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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like i said in the first place, for me, this makes me think of one step in the right direction and makes me think of a greener cleaner future.

GE Transportation Unveils New Evolution Series Locomotive; 17% Reduction in Fuel Consumption, 70% Reduction in Emissions

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The new model, which is part of GE’s ecomagination program, delivers a cleaner, faster, safer and more reliable alternative to the aging North American fleet of DC-powered locomotives. Ultimately, this new platform could replace the older generation of DC-powered locomotives.

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TNGA-based 2019 Toyota Avalon features new hybrid system

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A new TNGA 2.5-liter four-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine is more fuel efficient, runs cleaner, and is more powerful than previous iterations, and features enhanced thermal management. Instead of oil pressure, its Dual VVT-i with VVT-iE variable valve system employs an electric motor to control variable valve timing, which aids fuel efficiency and promotes cleaner exhaust emissions (this is especially helpful in cold climates).

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GE and Shenhua form coal gasification JV in China

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GE and Shenhua have agreed to form an industrial coal gasification joint venture to advance the deployment of “cleaner coal” technology solutions in China. The agreement was signed today at a ceremony at the Strategic Forum on US-China Clean Energy Cooperation in Washington DC. Coal plays an important role in the economies of the US and China, and gasification technology allows us to use this abundant and low cost resource in a much cleaner way.

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California ARB receives VW’s 1st $200M, 30-month ZEV investment plan

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liter Partial Consent Decree to be spent by California on replacing older, dirtier heavy-duty vehicles and equipment with cleaner vehicles and equipment. In addition, other use cases/technologies are also under consideration including destination charging at California state parks to increase access to L2s, and, for higher power DC charging applications, targeted battery storage to manage peak demand, ease grid loads, etc.

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

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General Disclaimer HV (High Voltage) DC (Direct Current) Warning: Traction Battery Packs, Motors, Chargers, and other HV sources could cause serious injury or death if proper precautions are not taken while working on or around such High Voltage Direct Current sources.

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Neste and Boeing to partner on commercialization of renewable aviation fuels

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Neste suggests that high freeze point renewable jet fuel is a potential game changer; it would be used in lower blends: NEXBTL renewable jet fuel has also been tested on 1,187 scheduled Lufthansa flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg in 2011, and one intercontinental flight between Frankfurt and Washington D.C.

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Volkswagen of America to invest $10M in EV charging infrastructure by 2016; calls for more legislative support to spur EV adoption

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At the same time, Sommer said in his presentation at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress in Washington DC, continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption. Federal and state commitment to cleaner fleets by purchasing EVs and PHEVs. Volkswagen of America will invest $10 million by 2016 to support the build-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the US, said Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy.

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CMU study finds that coal retirement is needed for EVs to reduce air pollution

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Electric vehicles charged in coal-heavy regions can create more human health and environmental damages from life cycle air emissions than gasoline vehicles, according to a new consequential life cycle analysis by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Shell CEO Says Half the Companys Output Will Be Natural Gas by 2012; Shell and Electric Mobility

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Natural gas will represent around half of Shell’s total production by 2012, said Shell CEO Peter Voser in a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC on 8 October. We also offer gasification technology that would enable a cleaner use of coal and more effective application of CO 2 capture technology; and we produce wind power.

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Toyota’s new conventional and hybrid powertrains for 2018 Camry deliver significant boost in efficiency

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The innovative Dual VVT-i with VVT-iE variable valve timing system uses an electric motor instead of oil pressure to control variable valve timing, helping the system enhance fuel efficiency with cleaner exhaust emissions—even when operating in cold temperatures or at low RPMs.

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Mazda to offer diesel Mazda6 in North America in second half of 2013; i-ELOOP and SCBS

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Expected to offer a high amount of torque as well as cleaner combustion, the SKYACTIV-D 2.2L Also, with the ultra-low compression ratio, the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine burns cleaner and discharges fewer nitrogen oxides to produce virtually no soot, thus requiring no additional NO x aftertreatment as is typical of conventional diesel engines. System components of i-ELOOP, which makes its first production appearance on the Mazda6. Click to enlarge.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Remember its PURE D.C. Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Find investors, resumes, and free research Get Cleantech Blog in your email Enter your email address: Subscribe in a reader Join us on Linked In Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook GHGBlog.com - The Greenhouse Gas Blog Loading.

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Volkswagen launching E-Golf BEV test fleet in the US; partnering with Solazyme and Amyris on renewable diesel fuels

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The E-Golf pilot program will take place in the Detroit Metro, San Francisco, and Washington DC markets, beginning in April. The 12-month evaluation period will equip Volkswagen engineers with valuable data that will aid in the ongoing enhancement of TDI Clean Diesel technology and help the brand to develop more efficient, cleaner burning diesel powertrains for future products.

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California Energy Commission awards $3.27M to 6 clean transportation projects

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Of the award, $145,554 will be used to install and assess the performance of three publicly accessible DC fast chargers by RWE. DC fast-charging systems typically provide 60 to 80 miles of range in just 20 minutes of charging. CNG is a cleaner burning, less polluting and less expensive vehicle fuel than gasoline or diesel. The California Energy Commission approved $3,270,066 for six clean transportation projects.

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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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for Washington, D.C. They will enable us to fly cleaner, foster job growth in a new industry, and can insulate airlines from the volatile price swings of conventional fuel to help make air travel more economical. 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. and Portland, Oregon.

NRG invests additional $35M in FuelCell Energy for 6% of company; establishes $40M financing facility

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We believe that clean distributed power generation from fuel cells will be one of the key technologies that drive our country toward a cleaner energy future. The resulting electrochemical reactions in the fuel cell anode and cathode produce direct current (DC) power, which is then converted to alternating current (AC) power by the electrical balance of plant. FuelCell Energy, Inc.,

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Maxwell Technologies Lands $13.5M Order for Ultracapacitor Modules for Hybrid Buses in China

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China’s leading bus OEMs have developed an array of electric and hybrid drive systems for cleaner, more efficient, transit buses, trolleys and other commercial vehicles. Capacitance (F) ESR, DC (m?). Maxwell BMOD0165 P048 module. Click to enlarge. Maxwell Technologies Inc.

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BMW bringing 4-cylinder gasoline engines back to the US; more diesels to come

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For the first time in more than a decade, BMW will once again offer a four-cylinder engine in the United States, said Jim O’Donnell, president BMW North America, in remarks at the Washington DC Auto Show. BMW powertrain strategy. Click to enlarge.

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British Airways Partnering With Solena on Renewable Jet Fuel Plant; F-T Biojet Use Targeted for 2014

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a bioenergy and biofuels company based in Washington DC. City Hall has been working with British Airways and Solena to drive this project forward to help untap the massive potential to generate cleaner, less polluting energy from waste, otherwise destined for landfill.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee to offer new 3.0-liter turbo diesel in Europe; more power, less fuel

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1 on the previous model, contributing to cleaner combustion and providing more power. Euro 5 emissions are met through an exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) system that includes an EGR valve with DC motor and a high-performance EGR cooler with bypass valve. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee will debut a new, optional 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine available for Europe and other diesel markets.

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Department of Energy Announces $57M for Small Businesses in Phase III Xlerator Program; Algal Biofuels, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cells Included

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Other awards included funding for renewable energy resources, industrial and building energy efficiency, a modernized electricity grid, cleaner fossil fuels, and the next generation of nuclear power. State College, Pa.) - Compact High Temperature DC Bus Capacitors for Electric Vehicles.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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The DC and fast charging infrastructures for BEVs are very expensive to construct [ 13 ] & operate, and are wasteful of electricity inversely to the square of charge time (meaning ½ the charge time 4 times the losses, and ⅓ the charge time 9 times the losses). PHEVLERs running on electricity and biofuel are cleaner than conventional vehicles running on fossil fuels. [ 21 ] Cleaner Cars from Cradle to Grave - Union of Concerned Scientists, Nov 2015. [

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Nissan Updates on Nissan Green Program 2010; New Vehicle CO2 Needs to Be Reduced 90% by 2050

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and Washington, D.C. This unit provides cleaner emissions and utilizes half the amount of precious metals compared with conventional catalysts. Nissan Motor Co., provided an update on its progress under the Nissan Green Program 2010 (NGP 2010) mid-term environmental plan. Nissan also announced the introduction of an automatic transmission (AT) model with a clean-diesel engine in the Japanese market, planned for spring 2010.

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EPA honors winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge; advanced biofuels

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored the six 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners at a ceremony in Washington, DC. Renmatix’s technological innovation, the use of water-based chemistry instead of enzymes, and/or acids, provides a cleaner, faster, and lower-cost method for deconstructing biomass into cellulosic sugars.

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