World Environment Center awarding 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for sustainable development to Volkswagen Group

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The World Environment Center ( WEC ) will award its 30 th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen will accept the Gold Medal Award on 15 May 2014 during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, DC. WEC is recognizing Volkswagen for its comprehensive commitments to environmental sustainability operations, most notably through its holistic sustainable business model, Think Blue.

US Federal Aviation Administration to form Center of Excellence (COE) for Environment and Energy

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is forming a Center of Excellence for Environment and Energy during FY-2013. The FAA anticipates the COE will attract interest from other organizations such as the airline industry, other industrial groups, airport authorities, and other governmental entities to solve various unique and difficult aviation problems related to environment and energy.

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City of Chicago and 350Green announce city-wide Network of EV charging stations, 73 DC fast and 207 Level 2

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The City of Chicago has selected 350Green, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks ( earlier post ), to design, build and operate a network of 280 EV charging stations—73 DC Fast and 207 Level 2 charging stations—throughout the Chicago area. When this project is completed, Chicago will have the most DC quick-charging stations of any city in the country, with only the entire State of California surpassing our station numbers.

US DOT holding public meeting on enabling a secure environment for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure transactions

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will hold a free Policy Research Workshop on Enabling a Secure Environment for Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Transactions on 19-20 April in Washington, DC. Establishing a secure trust environment among vehicles and other legitimate equipment is a key challenge for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure crash avoidance and other applications.

Finnish electric powertrain company Visedo raises €20M to support global expansion; SRPM technology

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They are liquid-cooled and designed to work as traction motors in harsh operating environments. For power electronics, Visedo offers three main product groups: PowerMASTER inverters and frequency converters; PowerBOOST DC-to-DC converters; and PowerCOMBO multiconverters—a combination of inverters and DC-to-DC converters.

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Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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It includes advanced functions for inverter, DC/DC converter and AC/DC charger systems control. Silicon Mobility provides OLEA T222, OLEA LIB, AUTOSAR low level software, OLEA COMPOSER’s simulation environment, boards for development and calibration and pre-defined application.

Researchers developing DC micro smart grid for charging EV fleets; Li-ion, redox flow batteries and renewables

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The MSG is designed as a direct current (DC) grid. We settled on a DC design for our micro smart grid to avoid the losses that occur when transforming alternating current (AC) into DC. Up to 30 electric vehicles at a time can recharge in Fraunhofer IAO’s parking garage.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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We also made regular trips to Washington DC to lobby for support for the National Parks at the House, Senate, and NGO levels and we learned that we could meet with anyone we gave money to.

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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We also made regular trips to Washington DC to lobby for support for the National Parks at the House, Senate, and NGO levels and we learned that we could meet with anyone we gave money to.

BP Pledges $500M for Independent Research into Impact of Deepwater Horizon Spill on Marine Environment

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BP pledged up to $500 million to an open research program studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon incident, and its associated response, on the marine and shoreline environment of the Gulf of Mexico. BP said that the key questions to be addressed by this 10-year research program reflect discussions with the US government and academic scientists in Washington DC last week.

Siemens to collaborate more closely with Semikron on automotive power electronics; takes over Semikron subsidiary

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VePoint’s VPID integrated inverter and DC/DC converter. VePOINT has developed its own inverter platform which features a compact design, high power densities, an optional combination of inverter and DC/DC converter, high power/weight ratios and maximum reliability.

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EPA gets 29,000 comments on proposed elimination of environmental rules

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Much of the news out of Washington, D.C., But the wheels of government keep turning, and significant changes are happening at numerous agencies charged with missions as diverse as collecting intelligence, supporting education, and protecting the environment. these days has to do with the possibility of political scandal.

Envia Systems hits 400 Wh/kg target with Li-ion cells; could lower Li-ion cost to $180/kWh

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DC-R onset. @13%. Operating environment. -30 Envia has developed Li-ion cells with an energy density of 400 Wh/kg using its proprietary HCMR cathode and Silicon-Carbon Composite anode. Credit: Envia Systems. Click to enlarge.

GFEI report concludes 50% improvement in average fuel economy of entire global light duty fleet by 2050 is achievable; importance of the regulatory and fiscal environments

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Eads, Charles River Associates, was presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington DC on 25 January 2011.

Alstom unveils hydrogen fuel cell regional train Coradia iLint

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The traction inverter supplies the DC-link with electrical power generated from kinetic energy of the vehicle. Alstom presented its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell regional train at InnoTrans, the railway industry’s largest trade fair, taking place in Berlin from 20 to 23 September 2016.

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"Spirit of DC" is in GroovyLand. aka Groveland, California, Friday, 23 January 2009

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Mr. Malloy will speak about the benefits of Biofuel and the environment and “EV Jerry” Asher will speak about electric vehicles and bring his “SPIRIT OF DC” Prius for the audience to experience. “EV He started last year on Earth Day leaving the National Mall in Washington D.C.

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BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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BMW range testing was under everyday conditions in city environment, 68° F, heating/air-conditioning, preheating, COMFORT driving mode. The BMW i3 is equipped with 50 kW direct current (DC) fast charging technology.

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GM provides a few more details on SURUS fuel cell four-wheel steer concept truck

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The SURUS platform is equally well-suited for adaptation to military environments where users can take advantage of flexible energy resources, field configurability and improved logistical characteristics.

What Does Henry Waxman Know About Climate That Made Him Quit?

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Congressman Waxman with 66 District Assemblyman Al Muratuschi, in a Tesla Roadster, contemplating how fast he could drive away from DC in one of these EVs. (c) Congressman Henry Waxman receiving environmental award at 2013 Earth Day Celebration, Manhattan Beach (c) Joe Galliani.

Chevrolet unveils Bolt EV Concept; 200+ electric miles for ~$30,000

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The Bolt EV concept is also designed to support DC fast charging. The Bolt EV concept has practically no front or rear overhang; it thus makes the most of interior space and was designed to create a roomy environment for four that feels expansive.

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Hanging with EVADC at the Green Fesitival in Washington, DC, 10-11 October 2009

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EVer (seemingly playing webblog catch-up), EVJerr PS The "Spirit of DC" was hangin' with Todd Barlow at Green Motors www.GreenMotorsInc.com in Phoenix, a'waiting an updated battery box and Li-ion set of batteries. GREEN FESTIVAL - 10 Great Ways to Experience Washington DC Green Festival – THIS WEEKEND! To see the entire program of events, workshops, speakers and exhibitors – download the program guide at www.greenfestivals.org/washington-dc.

Moving Planet South Bay Shaping Up To Be Spectacular!

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Did he go to DC to get arrested with the rest of the 350 gang? What, pray tell, has the Greenius been up to? No posts on Creative Greenius, no new columns on Patch. What gives with that? Fraid not, friends.

Moving Planet South Bay Shaping Up To Be Spectacular!

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Did he go to DC to get arrested with the rest of the 350 gang? environment Hermosa Beach Manhattan Beach Moving Planet South Bay South Bay 350 Climate Action Group South Bay Bicycle Coalition South Bay Bicycle Master Plan South Bay Environmental Services Center Transitions South Bay LA Vitality CityWhat, pray tell, has the Greenius been up to? No posts on Creative Greenius, no new columns on Patch. What gives with that? Fraid not, friends.

Dr. James Hansen Has Something To Tell You

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She’s already in DC, it’s only a few blocks away, Speaker. This just in from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , via her blog (thanks to Joe Romm of Climate Progress ).

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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From Washington DC as I return from an LED lighting retrofit at the giraffe house in the Maryland Zoo , a project site visit to the waterways of Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts , and meetings with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and potential EcoMedia advertisers. .

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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From Washington DC as I return from an LED lighting retrofit at the giraffe house in the Maryland Zoo , a project site visit to the waterways of Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts , and meetings with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and potential EcoMedia advertisers. .

Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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Power electronics control the flow of high-voltage power between the motor and the battery, converting the direct current (DC) stored in the battery into alternating current (AC), while a DC/DC converter supplies the on-board electronics with 12-volt power.

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Greenpeace CSI – On the Scene of a Climate Crime Spree!

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Their Climate Emergency Response Team went into action at the scene of the crime – The US Chamber of Horrors – I mean Commerce – HQ in DC. Tags: environment Greenpeace Jenny Binstock Thomas J.

Cummins progressing with lightweight downsized T2B2 diesel for pickup; 40% improvement in fuel economy over gasoline V8

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At the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Annual Merit Review meeting in Washington, DC last week, Michael Ruth from Cummins noted that the DOE program target for the project is a fuel economy (CAFE) target of 26 mpg (9.05

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Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

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“ I’m proud to be represented by a Member of the House in DC who knows what she’s talking about and who tells it like it is.

Jane Harman Will Vote Yes on Climate Change Bill While Holding Her Nose

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Frankly, I’d Rather Be Getting Arrested with Bill McKibben Today

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I just got the email below from author/activist/environmentalist, Bill McKibben of 350.org He’s in Washington DC with thousands, protesting the coal-fired Capitol Power plant–a dirty symbol of our dirty energy history.

Greenius on KPCC with Patt Morrison Talking About the Pew Poll on Global Warming

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I love Airtalk with Larry Mantle, I love the Patt Morrision show, I love Off Ramp with John Rabe on the weekends, I love Steve Julian with the local news and I love Kitty Felde reporting from Washington DC. Tags: climate change environment Kitty Felde KPCC FM 89.3 I’ve been a proud member-supporter of KPCC FM 89.3 for many years and they are my NPR station of choice here in Los Angeles. I listen to them every single morning and have since 1993.

Exxon/Mobil Guilty of Climate Change Coverup. Now Ordered Out of Torrance 3 Years Sooner.

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These include the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in Dallas, Texas, which received $75,000 (£45,500), and the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, which received $50,000. I initially gave Exxon/Mobil till 2020 to get out of Torrance and clean up their toxic mess here in my town.

Hey Exxon! Hey Chevron! My Friends At the EPA Are Declaring What You Do Dangerous & You Will Pay. Pack Up Losers, It’s Time For You to Go!

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How do you like me now South Bay spewers of greenhouse gases? Yeah, I’m talking to you Exxon/Mobil mercenaries who work at the Torrance refinery and you amoral assassins who get your blood money from the Chevron refinery in El Segundo.

Shouldn’t We ALL Be Going to PowerShift 2009?

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I know I should be in Washington DC in two weeks to help take over the capitol on behalf of green jobs, clean energy and ending our carbon-based economy. A multigenerational trip to Washington DC with your children is exactly what this unprecedented time in our history calls for. Tags: carbon producers Powershift '09 renewable energy fossil fuels citizen volunteer climate justice environment green jobs Disneyland politics capitol climate action climate change Yes We Can!

TU/e introduces converted VW Lupo electric research vehicle; lightweight and longer range

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This results in a very flexible, programmable environment allowing different types of research to be executed. kW, 260 - 520 V DC out, programmable, water cooled, CAN. current 236 A (nominal), 400 A (peak), 80 - 400 V DC in, switching frequency 3-9 kHz, water cooled, CAN.

Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

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They own and built the ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations which range in capability from 120V 15A to 240V 80A AC charging to future 120kW DC charging. If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is , well just take a look for yourself.

Space for Jim Frierson and Randy Whorton, Chattanooga EVA Stalwarts, to post "Spirit of DC" Stories, Pixs and More! Regarding CHATTZ!

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Lamar Alexander’s office director, the faculty head of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Energy, Transportation and the Environment and the nation’s first dedicated electric vehicle test track (circa 1981). More to follow. and while waiting. Check out emails below that Jim Frierson sent to Bill Moore, EVWorld Editor and EV Colleagues. with Bill's response first: VERIFY: Plug-in hybrid national tour with Jerry Asher comes to Chattanooga Allow Subject Jim.

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Rent A Hybrid. Links To Green Rentals.

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Spring break and summer vacations are closer than you think, and many families making travel plans now are looking for ways to make their trips a little easier on the environment. Louis, MO | Tampa, FL | Washington, DC.