2014

Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

Creative Greenius

This political primary season just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, representing the 66th District in California explains as State Controller, John Chiang listens at the Lunquist Mansion on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during a recent fundraiser (photo by Joe Galliani).

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Used Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

For the first time in around 80 years, it is possible in many parts of the world to buy a used electric car

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Electric Vehicle - Buyers Guide

DIY Electric Car

The Electric Vehicle market is full of new terminology and concepts. The charge2drive buyers guide tries to help newcomers to the market understand all the different options. Why go electric? Different types of Electric Vehicles. Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles. - - - - - - - -.

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Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

Green Car Congress

Toyota’s FPEG features a hollow step-shaped piston, combustion chamber and gas spring chamber. Click to enlarge. A team at Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc.

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New Study Doesn't Say 'Electric Cars Aren't Green' (Headlines To The Contrary)

Green Car Reports

Brace yourself, electric-car fans and advocates. It may be a bumpy ride for the next few days.

California giving electric car owning tenants right to install charging stations

National Green Transportation

On Monday, the California Legislature sent Gov. Brown a law meant to ease a big electric car adoption hurdle. The law, AB-2565, which passed in the California Senate on Monday after earlier approval by the House, will require

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Bradford: Twelve Years A Failure – His Reason To Kill CCAs

Creative Greenius

South Bay Gets More Done In 3 Months Than SCE’s Former Flack Got Done in a Dozen As A City Councilman in Gardena. What a unique concept. First admit what a failure you were in your own personal efforts of launching a Community Choice power program where you live.

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Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

Creative Greenius

Joe Galliani in Keep Hermosa Hermosa hat receiving his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from the City of Manhattan Beach and V.O.I.C.E. with Sona Kalapura, Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, Kaye Gagnon of V.O.I.C.E and Councilman Wayne Powell.

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Wendy Greuel Gains Green Ground in South Bay L.A. – Stands Up & Speaks Out To Keep Hermosa Hermosa

Creative Greenius

Your friendly neighborhood Greenius has been waiting for awhile now to see which of the candidates for Henry Waxman’s 33rd District seat was going to step up environmentally. Today that person turned out to be Wendy Greuel.

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A Few Words on Eco Terrorists, Cowards and Courage

Creative Greenius

Last night at the Hermosa Beach City Council meeting I heard an ignorant little man reference my favorite Edward Abbey book, “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” which I read the year it came out – in 1975 as a senior in high school. It’s true. I am that young.

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Ted Lieu To The Rescue! Heroic Climate Champion Saves Community Choice Aggregation.

Creative Greenius

My politically connected friends (who prefer to remain nameless) advise me to accept State Senator Ted Lieu as he is and be happy for his strong environmental record. .

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Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

Creative Greenius

When we last wrote about AB 2145 it was after a trip to Sacramento to speak out against the bill at the Senate Energy Committee hearing on it.

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Yard test

DIY Electric Car

After doing a bad job on the 35-pin ampseal connector to the motor controller, I couldn''t get it to start. So undid everything and recrimped it. Three hours of my time gone, hopefully painful enough to remind me to do it right the first time.

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nanoFLOWCELL unveils flow cell battery prototype vehicle

Green Car Congress

Powertrain of the QUANT. The two 200L (400L, 106 gallons US total) electrolyte tanks are packaged in the rear and central tunnel of the vehicle. Click to enlarge.

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Electric Motorcycle Gangs: You'll Never Hear Them Coming

Green Car Reports

Bikers are pack animals by nature. They like to ride in groups and enjoy the open road with a few friends. Biker gangs are well known to ride together wearing the same leathers. Group rides for charity are common in the summer and fall riding seasons.

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Mugen's Anstey raises TT ZERO lap record to 112 miles/hr in qualifying round

National Green Transportation

Yesterday, Mugen's John McGuinness broke the TT ZERO lap speed record, with a 111.904 miles/hr time, and on Saturday it was Mugen's Bruce Anstey's turn, setting a new TT ZERO lap record

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Wayne Powell, Duddly Do Right For All The Right Reasons

Creative Greenius

Your Friendly Neighborhood Greenius (white shirt) talks to Manhattan Beach Councilman Wayne Powell (center) and Councilman Mark Burton at the 2014 Manhattan Beach Earth Day Celebration. A lot of my political friends are still suffering from election night hangovers this Throwback Thursday.

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The Curious Case of Buying A New State Senator From The South Bay

Creative Greenius

Candidate Ben Allen, running as a democrat, gets $300,000 from the right wing guy who wanted Henry Waxman out of office – Bill Bloomfield – and then Ben tells me he feels “weird” about it.

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

Creative Greenius

Congressman Henry Waxman receiving environmental award at 2013 Earth Day Celebration, Manhattan Beach (c) Joe Galliani.

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Hey Ted, Here’s My Card

Creative Greenius

My California State Senator, Ted Lieu, doesn’t know who I am because I have never made a strong enough impression on him during the many times we have talked over the 21 years I’ve lived in Torrance.

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Light Up Your Future At The Manhattan Beach Pier 8pm Saturday March 29

Creative Greenius

Some cities just turn out the lights for an hour to celebrate Earth Hour.

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MB2025 – Starting a 100% Renewable Energy Revolution in the South Bay of Los Angeles

Creative Greenius

Audi in new e-fuels project: synthetic diesel from water, air-captured CO2 and green electricity; “Blue Crude”

Green Car Congress

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First public test flight of Airbus electric 2-seat E-Fan aircraft at E-Aircraft Day; precursor to 4-seat extended range version

Green Car Congress

The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental aircraft took place during the E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux. Click to enlarge. The Airbus Group’s electric E-Fan experimental aircraft made its first public test flight at E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux, France.

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Honda opens Smart Home US in California; produces more energy than it consumes; direct DC-DC EV charging

Green Car Congress

The Honda Smart Home US integrates a number of technologies, and is managed by Honda’s Home Energy Management System (HEMS). Click to enlarge.

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Michigan Gov Snyder Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Called 'Corrupt Politics At Its Worst'

Green Car Reports

As expected, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder yesterday signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers online in the state.

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BMW reveals 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype with 117.5 mpg; next-gen Power eDrive: 2x current capacity, electric AWD

Green Car Congress

BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype. Click to enlarge. BMW has unveiled a 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype.

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Four Siemens 1200 kW electric motors power world’s largest truck; all-wheel drive

Green Car Congress

The world’s biggest truck—the more than 800-ton GVW BelAZ 75710 mining truck—is powered by an electric drive system comprising four electric traction motors from Siemens, each with an output of 1,200 kilowatts (approximately 1,800 hp).

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Zero Motorcycles 2015 electric bikes feature 185 miles range, Showa suspension

National Green Transportation

Electric motorcycle maker Zero Motorcycles announced, on Tuesday, pricing and details of the company's 2015 electric motorcycle lineup. The new models feature an upgraded suspension system, an anti-lock ABS braking system from Bosch

EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

Total US sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)—battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric—have increased in recent years, but still represent only about 0.7% of new vehicle sales in 2014 so far, up from 0.6% in 2013 and 0.4% in 2012.

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A closer look at the basics of Volkswagen Group’s important new 2.0L diesel MDB engine

Green Car Congress

The EA288 2.0-liter diesel, prominently showing the closely attached exhaust aftertreatment system. Click to enlarge.

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Audi presents plug-in hybrid TT offroad concept car at Beijing; wireless charging

Green Car Congress

Audi TT offroad concept. Click to enlarge. Audi is presenting an Audi TT offroad concept at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition. Like many of the brand''s new production models, the Audi TT offroad concept is also based on the versatile modular transverse matrix (MQB).

2014 158

Getting To Work In Hermosa Beach - The Carbon Neutral ClueTrain Leaves the Station

Creative Greenius

Reblogged from Creative Greenius: [youtube=[link] Courtesy of YouTube and the Hermosa Beach City website, and converted and enlarged through the magic of Greenius, we bring you this exclusive look at the Carbon Neutral ClueTrain leaving the Hermosa Beach station this week. Local mainstream media missed this story completely but fortunately for them this on-line record will exist for them to use as research. So will the reporting that… Read more… 419 more words.

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LiquidPiston unveils 70cc rotary gasoline engine prototype embodying HEHC; power dense, low-vibration

Green Car Congress

LiquidPiston X1 engine features three separate combustion chambers creating 3 power strokes per revolution for high power density. Source: LPI. Click to enlarge. LiquidPiston, Inc.

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DENSO to test wireless charging system using refrigerated truck

Green Car Congress

DENSO Corporation will begin a ten-month field test of its wireless inductive battery charging system in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The field test is intended to identify any potential operational issues and also look at ways to enhance the convenience of wireless charging.

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ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

Green Car Congress

A study by a team from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows that state electric vehicle incentives are playing a significant early role in reducing the effective cost of ownership and driving electric vehicle sales.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015

Green Car Reports

Our Best Car To Buy award can go one of several ways here on Green Car Reports. Sometimes it goes to a moonshot car, like the first Nissan Leaf (in 2011) or the Tesla Model S (in 2013). Those are cars that radically redefined what green transportation could be, changing the auto industry forever.

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