February, 2006

Right Here, Right Now

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T he Fall edition of the EPRI Journal has a feature story called The Plug In Hybrid Vehicle: Beyond Gasoline by Lucy Sanna Here is the PDF. The Story In Brief As automakers gear up to satisfy a growing market for fuel-efficient hybrid electric vehicles, the next generation hybrid is already cruising city streets, and it can literally run on empty.

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No Hostage to Oil

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photo from hymotion P resident Bush continued his efforts to raise the awareness of Plug-in hybrids in his Saturday radio address and in his stops on Monday. Here is part of the Reuters Story. Bush: U.S. must not be 'hostage' to foreign oil Monday 20 February 2006 By Tabassum Zakaria MILWAUKEE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United States must reduce its dependence on oil from foreign countries that can hold it hostage, President George W.

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Ford Executive Talks Plug-Ins

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autoblog EV World and Autoblog posted this story today. This is a major announcement from a major manufacturer. Ford Europe Executive Calls for Increased Momentum Behind CO2 Reduction Ford Motor Co. Feb 17, 2006 SYNOPSIS: Lewis Booth acknowledged the importance of climate change and the responsibility to take action, calling for greater support for a more holistic approach to the challenges raised by sustainable mobility.

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Earth Policy Institute Joins

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"S ustaining our early twenty-first century global civilization now depends on shifting to a renewable energy-based, reuse/recycle economy with a diversified transport system. Business as usual - Plan A — cannot take us where we want to go. It is time for Plan B , time to build a new economy and a new world." So writes Lester Brown , President of the Washington-based Earth Policy Institute , a member of the Plug in Partners Coalition. Plan B has three components.

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Frank Talk on Plug-Ins

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photo EV World H ere is a new interview with Andy Frank from Washington Technology. Survival Guide: Perspectives from the field Washington Technology Feb. 13, 2006 Andrew Frank, University of California at Davis Mechanical engineering professor and researcher Andrew Frank has spent much of the last 30 years studying electric motors and batteries to make vehicles more fuel-efficient.

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Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. By Mayor Thomas M. Menino Guest Column Thursday, February 2, 2006 Here is part of the Mayor's column. "In In addition, I joined mayors from across the country in a national effort to support the National Plug-in Hybrid Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to demonstrate to automobile manufacturers that there is a market for flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Philadelphia Joins Coalition

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T he City of Philadelphia, where Independence was declared, has once again made it's voice clear by joining a growing list of cities, counties, environmental organizations, security organizations, electric utilities, and others who see that the flexible fuel plug-in is a here and now component of any future energy policy. C ity of P hiladelphia Council of the City of Philadelphia (Resolution No. 051211) RESOLUTION Supporting the development and purchase of flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Energizing America

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O ne of the reasons that the President is using Plug-Ins in his stump speech is the support that Plug-ins have received from serious security minded folks like Frank Gaffney. Here is a piece he wrote a week before the State of the Union. Energizing America Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. Jewish World Review Jan. 24, 2006 One week from today, President Bush has an opportunity to make a truly historically significant State of the Union address.

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Mayor Wynn Commends POTUS

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Mayor Wynn Commends President Bush's Support of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and Biofuels; Prescribes Treatment for ''Oil Addiction'' Houston Chronicle By Business Editors(c) 2006 Business Wire Feb. 2, 2006-- Austin Mayor Will Wynn, a leader in the national Plug-In Partners Campaign, commended President Bush for supporting the development of plug-in hybrid vehicles as part of his Advanced Energy Initiative developed to help America reduce its oil imports by 2025.

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President Plugs In

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ev world This is from the EV World Blog. Last week during the Plug-in Partners press conference , national security hawk Frank Gaffney, along with former-CIA chief Jim Woolsey and arch-conservative Senator Orin Hatch, called on the President to include flexible fuel and plug-in hybrids in his forthcoming State of the Union address to Congress, delivered last night. And he did. Now that's what I call clout.

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