Sat.Mar 30, 2013 - Fri.Apr 05, 2013

L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

Creative Greenius

Source of an Epic FAIL. I’ve been seeing the b t full page ads for Icelandic Glacial water in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times for months now and every time I do they p**s me off. .

Major spill from the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas

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Route of the Pegasus pipeline. Source: ExxonMobil. Click to enlarge. A breach in ExxonMobil’s Pegasus crude oil pipeline occurred late Friday afternoon near Mayflower, AR (about 20 miles north northwest of Little Rock and at the southeastern end of the Lake Conway reservoir).

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Conquering Electric-Car Range Anxiety: A Complete Guide

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Range Anxiety. Two very familiar words, but their coming together is more recent. It''s the fear of running out of electricity in an electric car, compounded by typically short ranges and long recharging times.

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Tesla Motors profitable in Q1 2013 after massive losses in 2012

National Green Transportation

All eyes are on Tesla Motors and whether the companies sales live up to expectation. Tesla has made a big bet they can sell 20,000 electric luxury cars a year when the likes of Nissan and General Motors

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Forget climate change, it’s air pollution that really matters. The Green Piece

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Tuesday 2 April, 2013. The Green Piece Column.

Hansen paper emphasizes importance of retention and expansion of nuclear power for health and climate reasons

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Mean number of deaths prevented annually by nuclear power, 1971-2009. Credit: ACS, Hansen et al. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla Model S Electric-Car Deliveries For Q1: 4,750-Plus, Says Company

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When the news is good, you want to get it out there. Last night, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] released a statement saying that it had delivered more than 4,750 Model S cars from January 1 through March 31 of this year.

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Pathfinder Hybrid SUV Preview

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Nissan has been trying to prove to the world that electric cars are the vehicles of the future. Now it seems the company has finally given in to public demand and come up with a hybrid.

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Israel begins natural gas production from deepwater Tamar field in Eastern Mediterranean

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Map showing the location of Tamar, as well as the larger Leviathan field which is entering development. Source: Noble Energy. Click to enlarge. On Saturday, Israel’s Ministry of Energy & Water Resources reported that commercial natural gas production had begun from the deepwater Tamar field (c.

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Nissan Leaf's Great-Grandfather: The Tama EV

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You might think high gasoline prices are a problem now, but at least it's relatively easy to get hold of. The same couldn't be said in Japan after the end of World War II, when the country's gasoline supplies were limited under Allied occupation.

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Robert Llewellyn: Sunderland turns over a new LEAF

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Back in the 1980s, after she‘d massacred the last remaining stronghold of British manufacturing in the UK, good old Mrs Thatcher toddled up to the North East to open the Nissan plant.

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A123 Systems says it was the other A123 that changed its name to B456 Systems

National Green Transportation

The perfect April Fools prank would have been for A123 Systems to put out a fake press release saying the company had changed its name to B456 Systems. On Thursday, March 28, not April 1, an SEC filing from

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NHTSA survey finds 660,000 drivers while driving at any given daylight moment using cell phones or electronic devices

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Electric-Car Myths & Realities And NYC Rollout Plans (Videos)

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If you publish thousands of stories a year, sometimes you get asked to speak to groups of people about your topic. Which is how we came to talk about electric cars and try to allay some popular myths to a group of New York City activists called the Sane Energy Project.

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Mercedes-Benz electric car makes world debut

Green Cars News

After being unveiled as a concept at last year’s Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has now unveiled the production-ready version of its B-Class Electric Drive (pictured).

Tesla Motors profitable in Q1 2013 after massive losses in 2012

National Green Transportation

All eyes are on Tesla Motors and whether the companies sales live up to expectation. Tesla has made a big bet they can sell 20,000 electric luxury cars a year when the likes of Nissan and General Motors

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Pew Survey finds broad support for Keystone XL; splits on fracking; slippage in seeing warming as very serious

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Fisker Lays Off Most Of Its Employees; Is This The Final Blow?

Green Car Reports

Newspapers keep in their files pre-written obituaries for people who are old, known to be ill, or famous. We have a feeling we should start dusting off the one we wrote awhile back for Fisker Automotive, which laid off the bulk of its remaining employees this morning at 8 am Pacific time.

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Hydrogen from biomass breakthrough has commercial potential

Green Cars News

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the production of clean hydrogen fuel, developing a new method that allows them to extract the gas from any plant.

BMW says new 328d ushers in next wave of advanced diesel models for US; ~37 mpg combined

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BMW introduced the 328d Sedan at the New York International Auto, ushering in the next wave of BMW Advanced Diesel models in the US.

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GM: new Sierra 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 highway fuel economy tops Ford EcoBoost V-6

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2014 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Click to enlarge. The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck features a new 5.3L

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Continental launching fleet testing of smartphone digital car key using NFC

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Continental is developing a digital car key wirelessly installed in a smartphone together with a special utility program for cell phones. One of the objectives is to ease the spontaneous rental of cars. Car sharing via cellphone. Click to enlarge.

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NXP and Cohda Wireless Sign CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium memorandum of understanding; RoadLINK units

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NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Cohda Wireless have signed the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Earlier post.)

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CaFCP proposes two Centers of Excellence in California for fuel cell buses to accelerate commercialization; $100M program

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The California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) has published “A Road Map for Fuel Cell Electric Buses in California: A zero-emission solution for public transit”.

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Tesla reports Model S sales exceed Q1 target; Q1 profitability; 40 kWh pack cancelled

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Tesla Motors reported Q1 vehicle deliveries of more than 4,750 Model S units—exceeding the 4,500-unit Q1 target provided in the mid-February shareholder letter. Earlier post.) As a result, Tesla is amending its Q1 guidance to full profitability, both GAAP and non-GAAP. Tesla also announced that the small battery option for the Model S (earlier post) will not enter production, due to lack of demand.

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ACEEE report recommends steps toward international alignment of heavy-duty vehicle efficiency standards

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A new report published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recommends the international harmonization of fuel efficiency and/or greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses.

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Virginia Tech team develops process for high-yield production of hydrogen from xylose under mild conditions

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Flow of the new process; enzymes are in red. Credit: Martín del Campo et al. Click to enlarge. A team of Virginia Tech researchers, led by Dr. Y.H. Percival Zhang, has developed a process to convert xylose—the second-most abundant sugar in plants—into hydrogen with approaching 100% of the theoretical yield.

Porsche introducing first plug-in hybrid with second generation of the Panamera

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2014 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid. Click to enlarge. Porsche is introducing its first plug-in hybrid and two new extended wheelbase variants with the second generation of the Panamera.

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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles in US in March hits record high

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The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the US in March was at a record high of 24.6 mpg (9.56 l/100 km), according to the latest monthly figures from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Toshiba launches Visconti3 line of image recognition processors for automotive applications

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First device in the new Visconti3 series. Click to enlarge. Toshiba Corporation recently launched the third generation of its Visconti series of image recognition processors, Visconti3.

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Univ. of Calgary team develops new process for less-expensive electrocatalysts for electrolysis

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Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed a new process for producing amorphous mixed-metal oxide films for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysis for electrolysis.

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EPA researchers find deaths from air pollution falling over time, but many sectors continue to pose a risk

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Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers engineer plant cell walls to boost sugar yields and reduce cell wall recalcitrance for biofuels

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Genetically engineered Arabidopsis plants (#89) yielded as much biomass as wild types (WT) but with enhanced polysaccharide deposition in the fibers of their cell walls. Image courtesy of JBEI.) Click to enlarge.

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Rimac Concept_One Electric Supercar Vs Ferrari 458: Guess Who Wins?

Green Car Reports

The Ferrari 458 Spider is not a slow car. That sounds like a statement of the obvious, but when you see it left for dust by another vehicle, as in the video above, you might have wondered.

Oh, Tesla: Your 'Lease' Is Smart, But That Calculator Wasn't

Green Car Reports

Well, that didn't take long. Yesterday, just before 5 pm Eastern time, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] released details of its new "lease-like" financing product.

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Detroit Electric unveils SP:01 two-seat electric sports car; 190-mile range on NEDC; V2H feature

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Detroit Electric SP:01. Click to enlarge. Detroit Electric unveiled the SP:01, a limited-edition, two-seat battery-electric sports car. With a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h) and a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 3.7 seconds (the same acceleration time as the Tesla Roadster), the SP:01 claims the mantle of the fastest pure-electric production car.

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Ford unveils 1.5L EcoBoost engine in new Mondeo in China

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Ford unveiled the new, fifth-generation global Mondeo in China, the first Ford to be equipped with the new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine. The new 3-cylinder, 1.5L EcoBoost is the fifth and latest member to join Ford’s global family of EcoBoost engines, which includes a 1.0-liter three-cylinder, 1.6- and 2.0-liter four-cylinders, and two 3.5-liter V6 variants.

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