Hawaii, utility offer $10,000 electric-car rebates; hope for carbon-free transport

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Islands can be excellent places to promote clean energy. incentives electric utilities plug-in cars Hawaii renewable energyBecause they are typically disconnected from both mainland grid infrastructure and sources of fossil fuels, it is easier for alternative sources of energy to gain a foothold. In fact, the cost of importing coal or oil to fuel power plants or vehicles can make fossil fuels vastly more.

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

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has secured a contract to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility. 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.

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Nissan confirms Hawaii electric vehicle partnership

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Nissan North America has formed an electric vehicle partnership with the state of Hawaii as it bids to introduce an electric vehicle charging network in the area. The partnership was confirmed at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo in Honolulu and is the first definitive agreement reached by the company in the United [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Hawaii Hawaii electric cars Nissan electric cars Nissan LEAF

Nissan and Hawaii Partner on EVs

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Nissan North America and the state of Hawaii formed a partnership to promote the development of electric vehicles, and an electric-vehicle charging network, throughout the state. The partnership, which was announced at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo in Honolulu, marks Nissan’s first definitive agreement in the United States, the company said. The Nissan LEAF EV will be available in Hawaii beginning in January 2011.

Hawaii opts for EVs and renewable energy

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My wife, Zan, and I were recently on the Big Island, Hawaii, and while there we toured the state’s only geothermal plant. Hawaii's 30 megawatt geothermal control room. The rest of Hawaii’s electricity is generated by burning oil. Richard Dods, a consultant working with the Israeli company that owns the facility, Ormat Technologies , says that in theory, there’s enough geothermal capacity here to power all of Hawaii.

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Nissan And Coda Work To Make Hawaii Electric Car Paradise

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It’s not a secret that Hawaii is keen to become the most electric car-friendly state in the whole of the U.S. Earlier this week at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo, the state of Hawaii announced it has signed a And now two more electric car companies are laying a claim to the electric vehicle market in the island state.

Mitsubishi Motors and the State of Hawaii to begin effort on EV infrastructure and deployment

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MMNA) and the State of Hawaii have entered into an agreement that will seek to vastly improve the infrastructure and deployment for the new Mitsubishi i and other advanced 100% electric-powered vehicles (EVs) for residents. Mitsubishi Motors has selected Hawaii to be among the first states to receive the North American-spec production version of the Japanese auto manufacturer’s i-MiEV. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.,

Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative seeking to ramp up hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and fueling infrastructure

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Ten companies, agencies and universities have joined an initiative between The Gas Company (TGC), and General Motors to support a ramp up of hydrogen-powered vehicles and associated fueling infrastructure in Hawaii by 2015. The plan, called the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative (H2I), aims to integrate hydrogen as an essential building block for Hawaii’s sustainable energy ecosystem. In Hawaii, we want to address the proverbial chicken or egg dilemma.

Hawaii awards $820K contract to AeroVironment for up to 320 EV charging docks

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Hawaii has awarded an $820,000 contract from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program to AeroVironment to fund the deployment of up to 320 AeroVironment 240-volt electric vehicle (EV) charging docks throughout the islands. Once deployment is completed, Hawaii will have one of the nation’s first statewide public charging networks supporting electric vehicle drivers.

GM and Hawaii Gas Company to Collaborate on Hydrogen Infrastructure Pilot; Different Approach to Provisioning Fueling Stations

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General Motors and Hawaii’s The Gas Company (TGC), the state’s major gas energy provider, are collaborating on a hydrogen infrastructure project. The Hawaii infrastructure could eventually support tens of thousands of fuel cell vehicles. Hawaii Energy Challenges.

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CODA to Launch CODA EV in Hawaii in 2011

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CODA Automotive’s all-electric vehicle is another important addition to Hawai’i’s efforts to transition to a clean energy economy. The State of Hawai’i recognizes new electric vehicle technology and the electrification of the transportation sector will play a critical role in helping Hawai’i reduce its dependency on the use of fossil fuels and achieving our 70 percent clean energy goal by 2030.

Better Place, Sheraton Waikiki and Hawaiian Electric Partner on EV Charge Network in Hawaii

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Better Place has started its initial deployment of EV infrastructure in Hawaii, with the launch of a project to incorporate its electric-vehicle infrastructure in Honolulu, in partnership with Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts’ Sheraton Waikiki Resort and Hawaiian Electric Company. This project marks the beginning of our initial, pre-commercial infrastructure deployment in Hawaii.

DOE to award $500K for testing of wave energy device in Hawaii

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $500,000 will be available this year to test the technical readiness of technologies that can harness energy from waves to supply clean, renewable power to highly-populated coastal regions. ( DE-FOA-0000705 ) The funding will support one project to deploy and test a wave energy conversion device for one year at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site in Kaneohe Bay, on the island of Oahu.

US and Japan collaborating on smart grid project in Hawaii; EV operation and charging, including grid-balancing services

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The project is supported by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), in cooperation with the State of Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., the University of Hawaii, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, whose involvement is based on the Japan-US Clean Energy Technologies Action Plan, agreed to following the Japan-US heads of state summit held in November 2009. Hitachi, Ltd., Cyber Defense Institute, Inc.,

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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.

US Air Force demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source

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The US Air Force is demonstrating the use of hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. This state organization supports the Hawaii ANG, the National Guard Bureau, and the US Air Force.

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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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So before it goes out completely forever, I’m headed for the mountains and the woods and the lake and Hawaii too. Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired. And I’m cranky – angry even – I’ve got no patience left.

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Port of Honolulu testing hydrogen fuel cell generator; Sandia-led Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project

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Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Young Brothers President Glenn Hong and Sandia California Vice President Marianne Walck. In June, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed four energy bills, including one that strengthens Hawaii’s commitment to clean energy by directing the state’s utilities to generate 100% of their electricity sales from renewable resources by 2045. At Young Brothers Ltd.’s

Dependable Supply Chain Services deploys Orange EV electric trucks as step towards zero-emission freight facility

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CARB is in the process of transitioning terminal trucks into its Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE), where, in addition to discounts for these trucks, proposed funding will also include vouchers for charging equipment.

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Urgent: Assemblymember Chris Holden Trying to Kill California’s 100% Renewable Climate Bill, #ChangeTheClimate, #SB100

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SB 100 accelerates the existing renewable energy targets to 60 percent RPS by 2030, and requires retail energy sellers to plan, model, and invest over the next 28 years to reach the 100% clean, zero carbon, and renewable energy target.

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2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners include Opus 12; conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals

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African Clean Energy (Lesotho) produces cookstoves that reduce smoke emissions and solar electricity for small electronics and LED lighting. Clean Energy Works (Washington, D.C.) CalCEF/Nexus (Oakland, California) is forming a Qualified Clean Energy Opportunity Zone Fund to deploy solar, wind, energy storage and other clean economy assets.

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When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

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Similarly, in China, the sheer size of the auto industry and the country’s ambitious clean-energy goals suggest a potentially huge market for electric cars. To address the “range anxiety&# of prospective electric-car consumers in the US, a number of states, namely California, Oregon, and Hawaii, as well as private companies, are working to develop and install public charging stations on a large scale.

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Six refineries in $425M settlement with EPA and DOJ over emissions violations

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and Par Hawaii Refining that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations and protects public health by reducing air pollution at six refineries. The settlement, a consent decree lodged in US District Court for the Western District of Texas, includes provisions that resolves ongoing Clean Air Act violations at refineries in Kenai, Alaska; Martinez, California; Kapolei, Hawaii; Mandan, North Dakota; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Anacortes, Washington.

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ClearFuels Signs Cooperative Agreement for $7.7M First Round of DOE Biorefinery Funding

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headquartered in Aiea, Hawaii, has signed a Cooperative Agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to receive its first $7.7 The grant will facilitate the integration of ClearFuels’ synthesis gas technology with Rentech’s Fisher-Tropsch process, with the goal of demonstrating efficient, flexible, low-cost production of certified, drop-in, renewable diesel and jet fuel from clean biomass at Rentech’s Product Demonstration Unit in Commerce City, Colorado.

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

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Adrian Narvaez of Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC) observes a metal hydride storage tank, part of a project led by Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia National Laboratories and Hawaii Hydrogen Carrier s (HHC) are partnering to design a solid-state metal-hydride hydrogen storage system for forklifts; the storage system can refuel at low pressure four to five times faster than it takes to charge a battery-powered forklift. —Adrian Narvaez, Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC).

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Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

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Production of the 2014 model year Prius Plug-in begins in October with pricing taking effect when these models arrive in showrooms in November.The Prius Plug-in qualifies for a Federal Tax Credit of up to $2,500 in addition to the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) which offers a $1,500 rebate. Toyota has reduced the MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by more than $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding dealer preparation and handling, DPH).

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Liquid metal battery company Ambri raises $35M in Series C

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Ambri has recently been awarded projects to deploy prototype systems in Massachusetts, Hawaii, New York and Alaska, alongside project partners that include First Wind, Joint Base Cape Cod, Con Edison, Energy Excelerator (Hawaii), Alaska Center for Energy and Power, and Raytheon. Ambri has also received grants from the Office of Naval Research and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

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NREL data set shows clouds effects on solar power

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Seventeen measurement stations near Hawaii’s Honolulu International Airport on the island of Oahu collected data at 1-second intervals over the course of a year. The DOE-funded study by NREL supports the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI), a multifaceted program to substantially increase the use of renewable energy in Hawaii.

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DOE awarding $13M to advance fuel cell performance and durability and H2 storage technologies

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The Hydrogen Materials—Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC) is the newest consortium within DOE’s Energy Materials Network, a national lab-led initiative that is leveraging $40 million in federal funding to tackle one of the major barriers to widespread commercialization of clean energy technologies: the design, testing, and production of advanced materials.

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US Hybrid unveils new Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck for San Pedro Ports

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US Hybrid has unveiled a zero-emission Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck featuring its PEM fuel cell system during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center. The higher-volume fuel cell engine production capability will enable fleets to realize a comparable return on investment as other clean fuel engines.

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Sandia study finds fuel cell barges may be attractive lower-cost cold-ironing solution for some types of vessels at some ports

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A study by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories found that hydrogen fuel cell barges may be both technically feasible and commercially attractive as a clean, quiet and efficient power source to provide electrical power for some types of vessels at berth or at anchorage. To evaluate the feasibility of the fuel cell barge strategy and analyze potential deployment options, Sandia’s Joe Pratt visited ports up and down the West Coast and in Hawaii.

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EPA announces availability of $26M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleet

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the US’ existing fleet of diesel engines. Grant funds may be used for clean diesel projects that use: EPA-verified retrofit technologies or certified engine configurations.

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Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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Sandia’s expertise in this area stems from a portfolio of hydrogen projects that aim to develop efficient transportation solutions with clean domestic fuels.

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ICCT assesses factors driving EV market in US cities

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A new white paper from a team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses the growing US electric vehicle market and the factors that are driving it, with a focus on the 50 most populous US metropolitan areas.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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So far Israel, Denmark, Australia , Hawaii and California’s Bay Area have plans to implement the Better Place model. and tap clean, renewable energy sources. I’ll bet I can get that done long before we have a smart grid, or clean coal, or more nukes.

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Burns & McDonnell develops bi-directional fast chargers for SPIDERS program

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Thus, it is not a “clean sheet” approach to creating microgrids but one that, instead, mimics what the DOD and private industry could do as a lowest cost approach. Bi-directional fast charger at Ft. Carson. Click to enlarge.

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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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GM and US Army expanding collaboration on fuel cells; up to 5-year project

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TARDEC currently is evaluating GM fuel cell vehicles in a comprehensive demonstration in Hawaii. According to Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, GM ranked Nº 1 in total fuel cell patents filed between 2002 and 2012. General Motors and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) are expanding their collaboration in the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology.

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ClearFuels Adds BNP Paribas to Commercial Development Team for BTL Diesel and Jet Fuel Biorefineries

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The project team for the demonstration includes ClearFuels; Rentech, which has a 25% strategic ownership investment in ClearFuels ( earlier post ); URS; Linde/Hydro-Chem; Hawaiian Electric Company; National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL); and Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI). ClearFuels has begun development of multiple commercial-scale biomass-to-energy projects in the southeastern United States, Hawaii and internationally. ClearFuels Technology Inc.

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EPA researchers suggest US electricity consumers should be willing to pay 2-4x for emission-free alternatives to fossil fuel electricity due to health impacts

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US consumers of electricity should be willing to pay, on average, $0.24–$0.45/kWh—approximately 2–4 times current retail costs—for emission-free alternatives to fossil fuel electricity due to the cost of health impacts from fossil fuel electricity, according to a new analysis by a pair of researchers at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Energy and Climate Change Office, Region 9.

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DOE to award $18M to 32 geothermal projects

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Selected projects will study diverse territories across the United States—from as far west as Alaska’s Aleutian Islands chain and Hawaii, to the Cascade Range of Oregon, the Great Basin in Utah, the Rio Grande rift zone, and eastward to the Appalachian Basin in the mid-Atlantic region, where lower temperature geothermal resources could be tapped in the future.

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Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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The market would focus, consolidate and find some very innovative ways to produce low-cost clean energy. Another misconception is that the USA public will not tolerate a premium for clean electricity. cents/ kWh in Hawaii to 5.61 Perspective by The Townsend Company.

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FAA launches new Center of Excellence for alternative jet fuels; $40M in funding over 10 years

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Core team partners include Boston University; Oregon State University; Purdue University; the University of Dayton; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the University of Pennsylvania; the University of Washington; Missouri University of Science and Technology; Georgia Institute of Technology; Pennsylvania State University; Stanford University; the University of Hawaii; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the University of Tennessee.

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