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

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The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted the 2013-2014 Investment Plan Update to support the development and use of green vehicles and alternative fuels. The update sets funding priorities for the approximately $100 million in annual state funds under the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology (ARFVT) Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. 15 million for medium- and heavy-duty electric truck and hybrid vehicle demonstration projects.

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Renault signs clean vehicle agreement in France

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Having established various partnerships around the world, Renault has now turned to its home country for its latest green vehicle agreement. The French manufacturer will team with the CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) to work on electric vehicles, new energies and cleaner combustion engines.


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NY to award $18.9M to increase number of electric buses in state

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million for school bus operators to acquire cleaner forms of transportation with lower emissions. Under this program, purchasers of new all-electric transit buses are eligible to have 100% of the incremental vehicle cost covered on the condition that these buses are housed at bus depots or operate on routes located within a half-mile of a disadvantaged community. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in New York.

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Drivers from the world’s poorest cities who keep their windows down are exposed to 80% more air pollution

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and PM 10 exposure levels inside vehicles during peak hours in the morning and evening, as well as off-peak hours in the middle of the day. To be blunt, we need as many cars as possible off the road, or more green vehicles to reduce air pollution exposure. CArE-Cities involves 11 Development Assistance Committee (DAC) listed countries and aspires to bring cleaner air to cities by building a knowledge exchange platform.

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OECD paper presents and analyzes policies and programs to foster market growth of green cars

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While alternative fuel vehicles can potentially provide an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and threats to air quality and human health; enhancing the energy security of countries; and providing governments with new sources of economic growth and competitiveness, there are a number of specific barriers retarding the development of the market, according to a detailed policy paper newly published by the OECD as part of its “Green Growth” series.

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Event: City of Los Angeles Taking Green To the Streets

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The month the city’s Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) showed off a variety of vehicles and technologies it plans to employ to green the city not just with trees and bushes but also with green vehicles charged with renewable energy.

UK to invest $841M from 2015-2020 to boost ultra low emission vehicle industry

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The UK government announced plans to invest £500 million (US$841 million) between 2015 and 2020 to boost the ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) industry and help drivers both afford and feel confident using electric cars. The production of ultra low emissions vehicles is a major part of growth both now and for the future. Winning cities could, for example, incentivize drivers of green cars by letting them use bus lanes or allowing them to park for free.

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Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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Environment Web News Sport Comment Culture Business Money Life & style Travel Environment Blogs Video Jobs A-Z Environment Electric cars Labours £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution Ultra-green vehicles at heart of £250m plan to slash UKs carbon emissions Digg it Alok Jha , green technology correspondent The Guardian , Thursday 16 April 2009 An electric car. Its that part that could incentivise consumers to buy an electric vehicle."

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re. The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa.

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