High cost of coal and natural gas could make EVs, US grid cleaner this summer

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Anticipated price hikes for coal and natural gas could lead to increase use of renewable energy in electricity generation, making both the grid and EVs cleaner, according to new United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) analysis.

EPRI-NRDC report finds widespread vehicle electrification and a cleaner grid could lead to substantial cuts in GHG by 2050

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Use of electric vehicles would achieve greater reductions in GHG emissions, corresponding to the rate that the electric grid becomes cleaner, through greater reliance on renewables and low- and non-emitting generation. In the Lower GHG Scenario, further reductions in carbon emissions result from adoption of policies that apply an increasing price on carbon emissions, resulting in faster deployment of low-emission generation technologies.

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Washington governor proposes slate of measures to curb GHG emissions & transition state to cleaner energy; cap-and-trade and EV incentives

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a set of proposals to transition Washington to cleaner sources of energy and to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limits adopted by the state Legislature in 2008. Cleaner transportation options for consumers. For electric vehicles, Inslee will request legislation to: Extend the existing tax incentives, exempting sales tax from the first $60,000 of the purchase price of electric, natural gas, propane and hydrogen vehicles.

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Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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In terms of investment in innovation for cleaner energy, the plan calls for: Investment in advanced fossil energy projects. In addition, the President has directed his Administration to purchase cleaner alternatives to HFCs whenever feasible and transition over time to equipment that uses safer and more sustainable alternatives.

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ClearRefining Process Upgrades ULSD to Lighter, Cleaner-Burning Fuel; Nevada Designates it an Alternative Fuel

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Nevada-based Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC, (ARC) has developed a process—called ClearRefining—for the upgrading of ultra-low sulfur diesel to a lighter, cleaner burning, higher quality fuel. ARC is currently selling GDiesel at the same price as regular diesel through five local and regional Nevada distributors, including Golden Gate Petroleum, one of the largest fuel distributors in Northern Nevada and Northern California.

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SoCalGas reduces CNG price by $0.26 per gallon at its fueling stations by using LCFS credits

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SoCalGas) will lower the price of compressed natural gas at all of its 13 public access natural gas vehicle fueling stations by $0.26 Through a California Public Utilities Commission approved program, the utility is able to offer a reduced price by returning revenue generated from the sale of Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits to customers. For example, the average pump price at utility compressed natural gas stations was $2.37 Southern California Gas Co.

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Opinion: Uranium Prices Set To Double By 2018

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With prices set to double by 2018, we’ve seen the bottom of the uranium market, and the negative sentiment that has followed this resource around despite strong fundamentals, is starting to change. Uranium analyst David Talbot of Dundee Capital Markets is forecasting 6 percent compound annual demand growth through 2020, which is enough, he says, to “kick-start” uranium prices up to and beyond 2007 levels. by James Stafford of Oilprice.com.

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All-Electric Renault Vans chosen by Kent County Council for ‘Try Before You Buy’ Electric van initiative

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Electric Car Costs / Prices Electric Vans Electric Vehicles Kangoo E-Tech Kent County Council Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG).

Delhi startup develops air-purifying motorcycle helmet

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An anti-pollution helmet developed by a Delhi-based startup can help 2-wheeler riders breathe cleaner air. The product, at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) level 9 has been granted utility patent and is now being sold in all parts of the country priced at Rs.

Land Rover pricing the Range Rover Evoque starting at $43,995; most fuel efficient model to date

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Land Rover is pricing the new 2012 Range Rover Evoque starting at $43,995 for the five-door, and $44,995 for the coupe. Both prices include Destination and Delivery. Parts with recycled content include: headliner, center console, wheel arch liners, air cleaner, cooling fan and shroud, air ducting, side under trays, parcel shelf, engine cover and subwoofer box.

Land Rover pricing the Range Rover Evoque starting at $43,995; most fuel efficient model to date

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Land Rover is pricing the new 2012 Range Rover Evoque starting at $43,995 for the five-door, and $44,995 for the coupe. Both prices include Destination and Delivery. Parts with recycled content include: headliner, center console, wheel arch liners, air cleaner, cooling fan and shroud, air ducting, side under trays, parcel shelf, engine cover and subwoofer box.

Land Rover pricing the Range Rover Evoque starting at $43,995; most fuel efficient model to date

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Land Rover is pricing the new 2012 Range Rover Evoque starting at $43,995 for the five-door, and $44,995 for the coupe. Both prices include Destination and Delivery. Parts with recycled content include: headliner, center console, wheel arch liners, air cleaner, cooling fan and shroud, air ducting, side under trays, parcel shelf, engine cover and subwoofer box.

DoD report concludes use of renewable fuels contributes to national security interests, but at a price penalty

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However, the report also finds that the projected supply of drop-in renewable fuels will not be sufficient to meet anticipated DoD demand for renewable jet fuel products, and that price premiums for drop-in renewable fuels and the budgetary implications associated with meeting renewable fuel goals may be considerable. At present, these fuels command a price premium, but it is anticipated to decline significantly as the market develops over the next decade.

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Belfer Center Brief Urges Higher, Stable Energy Prices to Achieve Long-Term Energy Policy Objectives

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Higher and stable energy prices would help achieve all US energy policy objectives in the longer term—improved oil security, lower greenhouse-gas emissions, more efficient operation of the electricity system, more incentives for private-sector innovation in energy technologies, and more incentives for consumers to purchase cleaner and more energy-efficient products— according to a recent policy brief from Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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EGEB: 5 Midwestern states will create an EV charging network


Natural gas prices have doubled in the US. Here are some cleaner alternatives. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Governors of five Midwestern states create an EV charging network.

EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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A survey conducted by Euro-barometer for the European Commission of nearly 26,000 people in all 27 EU member states found that most Europeans are willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price of their car in order to reduce harmful emissions. EU citizens were the least likely (54%) to say that they would be willing to compromise on purchase price (i.e. Willingness to compromise on different characteristics. Click to enlarge.

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European Parliament approves phase-out of time-based road charging with switch to tolls; reduced charges for low- and zero-emission vehicles

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Under the new rules, vignettes will be valid for shorter periods (one day, one week or 10 days) and have price caps that can be imposed on passenger cars, to ensure occasional drivers from other EU countries are treated fairly. We will encourage the world of transport to use cleaner vehicles.

Our enemies are gasoline and the internal combustion engine

Green Energy Consumers

From 1982 to 2016, Green Energy Consumers Alliance focused our attention on building energy fo r homes and businesses. But in 2016, alarmed at the rise in greenhouse gas emissions from cars, we became aware of the potential of vehicle electrification as a measure to reduce those emissions.

Geely testing Emgrand methanol hybrid sedan in -40 C conditions

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With methanol fuel price at Chinese pumps around 3RMB/L (€0.42/L or US$1.8/Gallon), fuel costs per 100km is roughly 27RMB (€3.85 In the face of rising global gas prices, methanol fuel offers a viable cleaner affordable alternative, Geely said.

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UnitedSiC (now Qorvo) announces 1200V Gen 4 SiC FETs with industry-best figures of merit

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All R DS(on) options (23, 30, 53 and 70 milliohm) are offered in the industry standard 4-lead kelvin source TO-247 package, providing cleaner switching at higher performance levels. Pricing (1000-up, FOB USA) for the new 1200V Gen 4 SiC FETs range from $5.71 Qorvo, a provider of innovative RF solutions, announced a next-generation series of 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) Field Effect Transistors (FETs) with industry-leading figures of merit in on-resistance.

Con Edison, Lion and Posi-Plus developing all-electric bucket truck

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Bucket trucks are a critical tool for building and maintaining the electric grid, which is set for major investment and expansion as the country shifts toward cleaner sources of energy.

Mining expert commends Biden for invoking Act to surge domestic production of EV materials


In recent months, material prices have surged due to various issues, namely the Russia-Ukraine conflict. However, the inflation of these crucial materials has caused prices to surge. Tesla announced price hikes on all four of its vehicle models the next day.

EU research project IDEALFUEL seeks to develop marine low-sulfur heavy fuel oils from biomass; Bio-HFO

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Although cleaner fuels are available, many companies opt for HFOs due to their low cost. Due to environmental concerns and national as well as international regulations associated with fossil based HFOs, there is a considerable need for cleaner, renewable and economic alternatives for the maritime industry. This is cost competitive with Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (ULSFO) which current, 2019, price level is €450-550/tonne.

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CARB and California electric utilities partner to offer point-of-sale reduction of up to $1,500 on PEVs

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California electric utilities are teaming up with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to offer the California Clean Fuel Reward (CCFR), a point-of-sale price reduction of up to $1,500 for the purchase or lease of any eligible new Battery Electric or Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (BEV or PHEV) from a participating automotive retailer. Consumers are able to purchase an eligible vehicle from an enrolled retailer and receive an instant reduction in the purchase price.

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Southern chapters embrace EV inclusion

Electric Auto Association

Sometimes the people who will most benefit from the long-term reduction in operating costs can’t afford the price differential upfront,” he continued. That’s why a point of sale rebate is the ideal form of addressing the price differential.”.

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City of San Francisco replacing petroleum diesel with renewable diesel by the end of the year

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San Francisco started on the path of transitioning away from petroleum diesel and using cleaner forms of diesel fuel a half-dozen years ago by transitioning to a blend of biodiesel. Our fleet ran cleaner and more efficiently, and we are completely supportive of the Mayor’s call to switch to renewable diesel to improve the environment and create a healthier future for our residents. San Francisco Mayor Edwin M.

Ambarella introduces new AI-based image signal processor

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This includes security and automotive cameras, where full-color night vision is a key operating point, and where better low-light and HDR enable reductions in external illumination, the use of lower cost sensors, and cleaner video for both human viewing and analytics processing.

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Ford and Sunrun partnering to advance home energy management using F-150 Lightning

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kW of power in a cleaner, quieter, more efficient way versus gasoline-powered generators, and with greater capacity than many wall battery units.

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Rio Tinto makes US$10M strategic equity investment in Nano One; strategic partnership on cathode materials

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This partnership and funding will accelerate Nano One’s multi-cathode (multi-CAM) commercialization strategy and support cathode active materials (CAM) manufacturing in Canada for a cleaner and more efficient battery supply chain for North American and overseas markets. Each Warrant shall entitle Rio Tinto to purchase one Share at an exercise price of C$4.00

Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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By operating yard trucks with a cleaner power source (i.e., At current market prices and fleet-reported electricity usage, fleets operating Orange EV yard trucks are expected to be paid up to $12,000 per truck annually from LCFS credit proceeds. Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing.

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BMW offering £2,000 incentive targeting Euro-4 and older diesels in UK

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This will enable customers to drive away in a new cleaner Euro-6 BMW from under £155 (US$202) per month (plus initial rental) and MINI under £130 (US$169) per month (plus initial rental). BMW Group UK has launched a new Lower Emissions Allowance scheme that offers an additional £2,000 (US$2,600) off all new BMW and MINI vehicles with emissions of 130 g/km or less.

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Toyota introduces second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle as design and technology flagship

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The inlet design and sound-absorbing material in the air cleaner prevent air column resonance. By necessity, the intake air for the fuel cell must be purified; the electret air cleaner element captures ultra-fine particles (PM 2.5 ), and a charcoal filter removes chemical substances.

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bp ventures makes 1st direct investment in India; $13M in EV ride-hailing & charging company BluSmart

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BluSmart is India’s first and largest integrated EV ride-hailing and charging company, and aims to deliver safer, cleaner and more sustainable mobility. It is the first service of its kind with no surge pricing or rides rejected by drivers.

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Toyota to debut 2 BEVs, 1 PHEV for US this year; says research shows BEVs & PHEVs have similar environmental benefits

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At every price point and with multiple powertrains, we can put more people in cleaner automobiles across North America to have the greatest near-term impact on total carbon emissions. Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) plans to debut three new electrified models—two BEVs and a PHEV—in the US market this year.

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Study: IMO low-sulfur fuel standards will decrease childhood asthma cases, premature deaths; climate tradeoffs

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Marine shipping fuels will get cleaner in 2020 when a regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires a decrease in the allowable amount of sulfur in fuel oil from 3.5% Now, a new open-access study published in Nature Communications quantifies these health benefits and finds cleaner shipping fuels will result in a 3.6% Cleaner marine fuels will reduce ship-related premature mortality and morbidity by 34 and 54%, respectively, representing a ~?2.6%

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Canada’s only privately-funded electric vehicle incentive is helping car buyers make the switch

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To qualify for the incentive, drivers must: Attend an educational webinar on the environmental and economic benefits of electric transportation Purchase a used fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with a re-sale sticker price below $50,000. “We

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IEA: Decisive action by governments is critical to unlock growth for low-carbon hydrogen

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But this time, we are seeing exciting progress in making hydrogen cleaner, more affordable and more available for use across different sectors of the economy. Investments and focused policies are needed to close the price gap between low-carbon hydrogen and emissions-intensive hydrogen produced from fossil fuels. It highlights that governments could stimulate demand and reduce price differences through carbon pricing, mandates, quotas and hydrogen requirements in public procurement.

Vauxhall Mokka-e Review

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The Vauxhall Mokka-e is a crossover version of a supermini with a 209-mile electric driving range and a relatively affordable price. Price to Buy : From £30,865. Price to Lease : Click here for our latest lease offers for the Vauxhall Mokka-e.

Nacero selects Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for gas-to-gasoline unit; reducing lifecycle carbon footprint up to 50%

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The plant will produce cleaner gasoline from low-cost natural gas, captured bio-methane from farms and landfills, and mitigated flared gas from the Permian basin. As a result, we will be able to profitably sell our environmentally superior fuel at competitive prices.

How clean is EV battery manufacturing?

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It’s getting cleaner and prospects are improving BY TIM BENFORD: PRESIDENT OF DRIVE ELECTRIC DAYTON, PAST VICE-PRESIDENT OF ELECTRIC AUTO ASSOCIATION. Is it becoming cleaner?

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RingGo survey: only two-fifths of UK drivers likely to consider an EV for next vehicle

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Price appears to be the main limiting factor. This demonstrates how difficult it is to change ingrained behaviors, despite many becoming even more appreciative of cleaner air and healthier environments in recent months.

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EV News: EV everywhere

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EV value The marketplace made clear “Inside EVs” has done a very thorough job rating EVs from the least to the most expensive , and by price per mile of EPA range. DeLorean A cleaner comeback The car maker is promising an all-elect third version of its iconic vehicle.

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10 Factors That Affect Widespread EV Adoption

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Aspects ranging from consumer knowledge to gas prices to charging infrastructure and more all affect sales. And though drivers are urged to remember that operating costs should be lower ( no gas, less maintenance ), even with incentives EVs can be out of some consumers’ price range.