EPA Proposes Transport Rule to Cut Pollution from Power Plants in 31 States and DC; New Approach for Pollution Reduction

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The proposed Transport Rule sets in place a new approach that can and will be applied again as further pollution reductions are needed to help areas meet air quality health standards, EPA says. In the first alternative, EPA is proposing to set a pollution limit or budget for each state.

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

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Life cycle emissions by pollutant and life cycle stage for each vehicle type in the recent (a) and future (b) PJM grid.

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National Academies report finds EPA’s controlled human exposure studies of air pollution are warranted

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out controlled human inhalation exposure (CHIE) studies in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information about the effects of outdoor air pollution on human health. The NAAQS process has broad health importance because it regulates the outdoor air concentrations of those pollutants.

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Researchers say policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefits; methane and black carbon

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A commitment to reducing global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane and black carbon could slow global warming while boosting public health and agricultural yields, aligning the Paris Climate Agreement with global sustainable development goals, according to new analysis by an international research panel published in the journal Science.

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EPA finalizes Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (Transport Rule)

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the new Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) (also called the Transport Rule). The rule will improve air quality by cutting SO 2 and NO x emissions that contribute to pollution problems in other states. Transport Rule states.

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A New Battery of Tools to Fight Patent Pollution

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Green automobile technology has a unique history that affects strategies for both navigating “patent pollution” (i.e. The AIA is therefore important to both innovators who must now consider the ramifications of the “first to file” paradigm and for those navigating the “patent pollution” who soon will have additional tools for defending themselves against invalid patents. Perspective by David K.S. Cornwell and Richard D. Coller, III.

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TDK and Toshiba establish JV for automotive inverters for HEVs, PHEVs, EVs

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Many countries propose to impose more stringent regulation of automobile exhaust emissions in 2020 and after, in an effort to prevent air pollution and global warming. TDK offers a lineup of products, such as DC-DC converters, on board chargers and wireless power transfer systems that are currently being developed. The DC-DC converter in particular utilizes the magnetic material technologies that are the strength of TDK.

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EVgo fast charges 40M miles of EV driving in US in 2017

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EVgo’s US network of DC fast chargers provided 40 million miles of electric driving in 2017; in 2016, the figure was 22 million EV miles. The EVgo network saw strong expansion in 2017, increasing by 20%, and now has more than 1,000 DC fast chargers across 66 markets nationwide. million charging sessions, an increase of 50% over 2016, equal to 28 million minutes of DC fast charging, an average of 25 minutes per session.

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Scania delivering 51 hybrid buses to Madrid

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The City of Madrid recently enforced tough temporary measures to tackle pollution, including limiting speed limits and banning passenger car access to the city center if NO x levels exceed acceptable levels.

2016 78

Volvo Buses officially launches the all-new plug-in Electric Hybrid bus

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To enable full electric drive, the bus is equipped with electric power steering; an electrical air compressor ; and a DC/DC unit that converts 600 V power to 24 V power. The DC/DC unit replaces the conventional alternator.

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NASA satellite images highlight US air quality improvement with reduction of NO2

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New NASA satellite images released this week demonstrate the reduction of air pollution across the US. Nitrogen dioxide is one of the six common pollutants regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect human health. Alone it can impact the respiratory system, but it also contributes to the formation of other pollutants including ground-level ozone and particulates, which also carry adverse health effects.

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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.

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First $300M tranche of VW National ZEV investment targets charging infrastructure; 150kW+ fast charging on highway network

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the plan for the first tranche of Volkswagen’s National Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment spending, directed at 11 cities nationwide—New York, Washington, D.C.,

2017 78

EPA beginning process to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft under Clean Air Act

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Beginning the domestic regulatory process lays the groundwork for adopting the international standards currently being developed through ICAO’s Committee on Aviation and Environmental Protection (CAEP), and it responds to the D.C. District Court’s ruling requiring EPA to determine whether greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft cause or contribute to air pollution that may be reasonably anticipated to endanger public health or welfare.

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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 ).

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ZITY car sharing launches in Madrid with 500 Renault ZOE EVs arriving this month

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Madrid has the highest rate of daily car-sharing in Europe due to the city’s size, population, traffic problems and air pollution issues.

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Coalition of 11 states sues US EPA over soot rules

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A coalition of 11 states filed a lawsuit to compel the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promptly to revise national air quality standards for air pollution involving soot. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, asks the Court to order the EPA to adopt new air pollution standards promptly and by a date certain.

GSA proposes assessing package delivery vendors on environmental and alternative fuel benchmarks

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In support of Executive Order 13514 and other applicable statutes, regulations and Executive Orders, and in recognition that harm to the environment, including from greenhouse gas pollution, has quantifiable costs and negative impacts on the economy and federal agency operations, it is the Government’s intent to reduce as far as practicable the environmental impacts of services provided under this contract.

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Sandia study finds high-speed hydrogen-powered ferry and supporting infrastructure in SF Bay feasible

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We can eliminate environmental pollution from ships. Electrical architecture: DC power from the fuel cells converted to AC power for the motors. Zero greenhouse gas and criteria pollutants during operation. And all at zero pollution.

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Delta Electronics Targeting Electric Powertrain Market; Series Hybrid Test Vehicle On the Road

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Transportation in particular is relatively energy intensive and produces air pollution. The series hybrid system in a cutaway chassis. Photo: Business Wire. Click to enlarge.

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Intelligent Energy announces US$1.8B deal for ~27K telecom towers in India; fuel cell power for ~70%; landmark in fuel cell deployment

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billion liters) of diesel fuel annually, with the attendant negative greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant impacts. The diesel generator was removed from the site, and replaced with a hydrogen fuel cell system coupled to the DC bus bar in parallel with the battery bank.

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IHS Automotive forecasts global production of plug-in vehicles to rise by 67% this year

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This year will see the worldwide rollout of public “trio” chargers that comply with the AC-Type 2 Mode 3, DC-CHAdeMO and DC-CCS standards. The domestic charging market, typically an AC domain, will be shaken up this year with the introduction of DC chargers.

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IBM Research launches 10y project to support China in transforming national energy systems; “Green Horizon”

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Through a collaboration agreement, the two parties have agreed to work together to develop solutions which can help tackle the city’s air pollution challenges. —D.C.

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AC Kinetics to showcase next-generation motor control software at ARPA-E Summit; 10-40% reduction in energy consumption and improved performance

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will introduce its next-generation motor control technology at the upcoming ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., Internal AC Kinetics testing used an AC induction motor coupled to a large inertia, following a modified EPA city traffic cycle.

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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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“ Though President Obama’s personal intervention at Copenhagen salvaged a modest non-binding agreement among major polluter nations, he acknowledged that much remains to be done at the international and national levels.

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Nissan introduces the e-NV2000 electric van

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A dedicated CHAdeMO DC 50 kW quick charger can recharge the battery from 0-80 percent in 30 minutes or less if the battery is already partially charged. e-NV200. Click to enlarge.

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PHEV Day 168. Sunday, 29 March 2009. Run to Knoxville, Tennessee

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

From: Leslie A Grossman [mailto:leslieann@lesliegrossman.com] Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 2:47 PM Subject: News Conference Monday - Electric Vehicle Spirit of DC here in Knoxville The Future of transportation is here, and is visiting Knoxville on Monday March 30th. Don’t miss this news conference of the “Sprit of DC”, Plug-In PHEV vehicle, bringing its message of energy independence to East Tennessee. On 31 May 2008, the "Spirit of DC" launched its EVducating tour.

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EPA grants waiver for California’s Advanced Clean Car Program

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The ACC regulations revise California’s Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program (which includes both criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards) as well as the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program. A hearing took place on 19 September 2012 in Washington DC and the comment period closed on 19 October 2012.

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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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What it should have said is: “Polluters & Global Warmers Caught In The Act and Stopped – New Clean, Green, Sustainable Economy Begins Booming!&#. It’s time for you to pack up all your dirty, polluting equipment and get out of town.

EPA proposes rule for nationwide 30% cut in GHG from existing power plants by 2030 relative to 2005

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Cutting particle pollution, nitrogen NO x , and SO x by more than 25% as a co-benefit. Vermont and Washington, DC are not included in this rule because they do not have fossil fuel-fired power plants.

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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.

NASA GISS Study Finds That Methane Has an Elevated Warming Effect Due to Interactions With Aerosols

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As a result of their findings, published in the 30 October issue of the journal Science , the authors argue that assessments of multigas mitigation policies, as well as any separate efforts to mitigate warming from short-lived pollutants, should include gas-aerosol interactions.

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Oak Ridge researcher developing autonomous intelligent engines capable of real-time calibration based on driver behavior

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The ultimate goal, he says, is to exploit fully existing propulsion technologies in terms of fuel economy and pollutant emissions. maximizing fuel economy, minimizing pollutant emissions, and maximizing engine acceleration).

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Mitsubishi Motors Begins Production of i-MiEV; Targeting 1,400 Units in Fiscal 2009

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The company is presenting the production i-MiEV as the ultimate eco-car, a solution to the various challenges the automobile faces today including environmental pollution, global warming and the depletion of petroleum-based energy supplies. DC/DC converter.

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Real World Driving Tests

Open Source Civic EV Kit

As with many DC motor powered cars, accelerating from zero to 30 mph is great and getting up to 60mph is a bit slower. It just feels so much like a regular ICE car but without the noise and pollution. I had a chance to take the Civic out for about 25 miles yesterday (two charges) and see how it handles in traffic and on the freeway. Here are some first impressions. The potbox, being directly under the accelerator pedal, is very sensitive, especially at slow speeds.

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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.

California Energy Commission awards more than $17M to support alternative fuel and infrastructure projects

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These trucks will displace conventional diesel trucks, which consume substantial quantities of petroleum fuel and emit substantial pollutants and greenhouse gases. DC fast-charging systems typically provide 60 to 80 miles of range in just 20 minutes of charging. CNG is much less polluting than conventional diesel.

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EU launches clean fuel strategy; EU-wide standards of equipment and binding targets for infrastructure

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The benefits of alternative fuels are initially larger in urban areas where pollutant emissions are of great concern and in freight transport where alternatives have reached a sufficient level of maturity.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $1.8M additional funding to further UCSD microgrid project; energy storage, EV charging and V2G services are components

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Demonstrate that a DC-linked chargeport is more efficient than an AC-linked chargeport. In addition, the microgrid can more efficiently manage real-time demand, supplying and storing energy at a lower cost with less pollution than a conventional grid. as its designated assembler and distributor of RWE DC fast chargers and AC intelligent chargers for the US and Canada markets.

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. At high plasma temperature, the PGV reactor does not produce any air pollutants such as SVOCs (dioxins/furans) or NO x , tar, fly ash or flue gas.

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