August, 2015

60% of $18B in US clean energy tax credits 2006-2012 went to top 20% by income; 90% in the plug-in program

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A working paper by a team at the Energy Institute at Haas, University of California, Berkeley, has found that 60% of the $18 billion in US federal income clean energy tax credits issued between 2006 and 2012—e.g.,

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Greenius Endorses Bernie Sanders

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Latest Toyota Prius C Dubbed IIHS Top Safety Pick After Updates

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The 2015 Toyota Prius C hybrid subcompact has now become a "IIHS Top Safety Pick" among new cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The crash-test ratings of the smallest Toyota hybrid improved after updates were made during the 2015 model year.

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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is first plug-in vehicle from Audi to sell in the U.S.

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On Wednesday, Audi announced American pricing for the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid. While that car name is a mouthfull, it is important as the first-ever plug-in vehicle from Audi to be sold

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Ready For Environmental Justice in the LA Harbor? So Are We! Join Us, August 19 in San Pedro

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Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm South Bay 350 Climate Action Group comes to San Pedro for its first ever general membership meeting in the L.A. Harbor. We’ve been working with the San Pedro and Wilmington communities as well as Carson, Torrance and many other cities.

2015 141

MIT team proposes ARC fusion reactor: affordable, robust, compact

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Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor that might be realized in as little as a decade: the ARC (affordable, robust, compact) reactor.

EU launches $7.6M ALISE to develop Li-sulfur batteries for plug-ins; targeting stable 500 Wh/kg cell by 2019

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DOE: US wind power capacity grew 8% in 2014 to ~66 GW, 2nd in world; meets 4.9% of end use demand; lowest prices to date

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Holtec and Mitsubishi Electric partnering to advance SMR-160 small modular reactor program

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Diversified energy technology company Holtec is partnering with the US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation—Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. MEPPI)—to develop the instrumentation and control solution for Holtec’s small modular reactor SMR-160.

2015 123

Berkeley Earth study calculates that air pollution contributes to 1.6M deaths per year in China

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In an analysis of hourly air pollution data (PM 2.5 ,PM PM 10 , SO 2 , NO 2 , O 3 and CO) from more than 1500 sites in China, Berkeley Earth has calculated that the observed air pollution contributes to ~1.6 million deaths/year in China [0.7–2.2

2015 121

US total VMT hits historic high in first half of year; VMT per capita trending upward, but below 2005 peak

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US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates show that US driving topped 1.54 trillion miles in the first half of 2015, beating the previous record of 1.5 trillion miles, set in June 2007.

2015 116

Lux suggests how LG Chem might overtake EV battery leader Panasonic

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2015 116

Jeep Cherokee in Europe gains new 2.2L MultiJet II diesel

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2015 116

Tesla Model X Prepped For Delivery: Spyshots And Video

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Tesla has said it plans to deliver the first Model X electric crossover in the coming months, after multiple delays. If nothing else, the increased presence of prototype vehicles on public roads seems to indicate greater activity surrounding the vehicle.

2015 114

Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

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The event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week. Every year, advocacy group Plug-In America collaborates with the Sierra Club, the Electric Auto Association, and numerous smaller entities to host a national electric-car awareness event.

Tesla Releases Video Of Snake-Like Charger Plugging Into Electric Car Automatically

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While it continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, Tesla Motors is looking at ways to improve those stations. That's led it down a rather unusual path.

2015 113

Danish Drivers Set New Tesla Model S Distance Record: 450 Miles (Video)

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A pair of Danish drivers claim to have set a new record for Tesla Model S electric-car range. Over the weekend, the pair covered 728.7 kilometers (452.8 miles), after a marathon drive beginning and ending at the Supercharger DC fast-charging site in Rødekro, Denmark.

2015 113

BMW i3: How Far Can You Go Without Touching The Brake Pedal?

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The regenerative braking system in the BMW i3 electric car is quite extreme. If you plan ahead and allow enough stopping distance, by lifting off the accelerator, this little electric car will come to a complete stop, without ever requiring a touch of the brake pedal.

2015 113

Samsung SDI unveils e-bike Li-ion battery pack with 100km per charge

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At Eurobike 2015, Samsung SDI unveiled a 500Wh e-bike Li-ion battery pack that can run for 100 km on a single battery charge. Samsung SDI is exhibiting six types of standardized battery packs that can either be built inside or installed on the outside for immediate use.

2015 113

BIO: RFS’ biofuel requirements saved 589.3M tons of carbon emissions over past decade

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Over its 10-year lifespan, the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS’) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced US transportation-related carbon emissions by 589.33

2015 113

JCAP team reports first complete “artificial leaf”; >10% solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency

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Researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) report the development of the first complete, efficient, safe, integrated solar-driven system—an “artificial leaf”—for splitting water to produce hydrogen.

2015 113

Electric Minimalism: Laptop-Size Electric Skateboard Scoots You Around

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Cars aren't the only way to get from place to place, nor are they the only mode of transportation to take advantage of electric power. For shorter journeys where walking may be too impractical, there are other potential options. Like an electric skateboard, for example.

2015 113

Armored Plug-In Hybrid, Mazda Miata, Tesla Battery Life: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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What's our new champion for the greenest sports car you can likely afford? And, who's built a plug-in hybrid with armor plating--and why? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, July 31, 2015.

2015 112

Japanese Hot Springs Maintain Serenity With Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

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The Nissan Leaf electric car has become part of a novel tourism promotion in its home market of Japan. A car-sharing service is being set up in rural Japan to help tourists better explore the onsen--hot springs--and other natural features.

2015 112

JRC: Increased use of renewables results in growing GHG emission savings in the EU; transport contribution only 5%

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Greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity; cooling/heating; and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8%

2015 111

Volkswagen Group selects LG as FAST partner for high-voltage batteries

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The Volkswagen Group nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating with the Group on a new common strategic level under the joint FAST initiative. Among the 44 is LG Electronics for the supply of high-voltage batteries. Earlier post.).

2015 111

Tesla Hacking, i-MiEV Driven, Norway's Zero-Emission-Car Plan: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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What's Norway's ambitious plan to get rid of gasoline cars altogether? And, who's talking up electric cars in the pickup-heavy heartland of Oklahoma oil country? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, August 7, 2015.

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Argonne researchers develop new non-precious-metal fuel cell catalyst with performance comparable to platinum

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new fuel cell catalyst using earth-abundant materials with performance that is comparable to platinum in laboratory tests.

2015 110

2016 Toyota Prius Spy Video: New Hybrid In San Francisco Testing

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We've tracked down another video of the upcoming, all-new 2016 Toyota Prius testing on public roads. A San Francisco driver captured video of what appears to be a camouflaged Prius prototype on one of the city's typically hilly streets.

BMW launches BMW i ChargeForward pilot in SF Bay Area

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The BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), have launched an 18-month pilot of the BMW i ChargeForward Program in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program is now issuing calls to participating BMW i3 drivers in the Bay Area to request the interruption of the charging of their EVs for one hour.

2015 110

Prius Countdown, Audi Electric SUV, Leaf Battery Upgrades: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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What does Toyota plan for the fourth-generation Prius? Is Audi serious about an electric SUV? Why was Tesla scolding those who used its Superchargers? And should you get a used Chevy Volt?

2015 109

Air pollution associated with increased heart attack risk despite “safe” levels

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2015 109

Lux: Despite softness in utilization, global biofuels capacity to grow to 61.4 BGY in 2018; driven by novel fuels and feedstocks

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The global biofuels industry averaged 68% in utilization rate from 2005 to 2014, reached a high of 80.9% in 2007, dropped to a low of 56.9% in 2012, and climbed slightly back to 60.4% in 2014.

2015 109

Laser-burned graphene could replace platinum as fuel cell catalyst

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Researchers at the Tour Lab at Rice University developed an improved cost-effective approach using direct laser scribing to prepare graphene embedded with various types of metallic nanoparticles.

2015 109

First 5 production Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles for Europe arrive

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The first five production Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles ( earlier post ) for Europe were unloaded in Bristol, UK and Zeebrugge, Belgium, respectively on 8 and 10 August.

2015 109

Audi releases exterior sketch of 311-mile e-tron quattro concept for Frankfurt; 3-motor powertrain

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Audi has released an exterior sketch of the 311-mile-range (500 km) Audi e-tron quattro concept it will unveil at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt next month. Earlier post.)

2015 109

Argonne team finds copper cluster catalyst effective for low-pressure conversion of CO2 to methanol with high activity

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have identified a new material to catalyze the conversion of CO 2 via hydrogenation to methanol (CH 3 OH): size-selected Cu 4 clusters—clusters of four copper atoms each, called tetramers—supported on Al 2 O 3 thin films.

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