US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology

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EPRI) to develop modular-in-chamber electron beam welding capability for a future domestic advanced reactor demonstration project. The EPRI project was selected under the Advanced Reactor Development Projects pathway: Establishing Modular In-Chamber Electron Beam Welding (MIC-EBW) Phase II – Under this proposal, DOE will award $5.1 EPRI) of Palo Alto, California and Charlotte, North Carolina to: Develop and establish MIC-EBW capability at a major US fabricator.

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EPRI and GTI launch Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) to accelerate low-carbon energy technologies

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With 18 anchor sponsors, the LCRI leverages the collaborative research model employed by both EPRI and GTI, bringing industry stakeholders together to conduct clean energy R&D for society’s benefit.

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EPRI publishes basic consumer guide about EVs

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a basic consumer guide that addresses questions about electric vehicle technology and performance. —Mark Duvall, director of EPRI’s Electric Transportation Program. With a variety of electric and hybrid technologies now available commercially, potential buyers are looking to understand which options might best match their needs.

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DOE partners with EPRI to develop innovative manufacturing technologies for small modular reactors

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million to a four-year Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)-led project ($8.1 EPRI is working with a number of US manufacturers to demonstrate six critical advanced manufacturing technologies with the ultimate objective to reduce the cost by 40% and the schedule by 18 months for full-size SMR reactor pressure vessels. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is contributing $2.5

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EPRI and partners to stage public demo of Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations, will demonstrate the Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software system, developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries. —Dan Bowermaster, manager of EPRI’s Electric Transportation Program.

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EPRI: lifetime cost of ownership of plug-ins is roughly comparable with conventional vehicles

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Consumers who purchase an electric vehicle will find that lifetime costs to own the vehicle are competitive with conventional and hybrid vehicles, according to an analysis conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The EPRI analysis focused on the LEAF and Volt because the plug-in vehicles have been on the market the longest, have generated the greatest sales volume and provide data on real-world performance.

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EPRI calculates technically recoverable US riverine hydrokinetic potential at 3% of annual electricity demand

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently completed a mapping and assessment of hydrokinetic resources in rivers of the continental United States and found that the technically recoverable resource estimate for the continental United States is 120 TWh/yr, which represents approximately 3% of annual US electricity consumption. EPRI completed an ocean wave energy mapping and assessment in 2011. —Paul Jacobson, project manager for EPRI’s waterpower research.

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EPRI, 8 automakers and 15 utilities to create an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles

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For the first phase of the program, EPRI and the participating companies will work to develop a standardized Demand Response solution. —Dan Bowermaster, EPRI manager of Electric Transportation. The Electric Power Research Institute, 8 automakers and 15 utilities are working to develop and to demonstrate an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with smart grid technologies enabling utilities to support PEV charging regardless of location.

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Hydro-Qubec Joins Ford-EPRI PHEV Program

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Hydro-Québec has joined a Ford-EPRI North America-wide demonstration and research program on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Ford, in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), is undertaking a three-year test program on the Ford Escape PHEV designed to develop and evaluate technical approaches for integrating PHEVs into the electric grid.

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EPRI-NRDC report finds widespread vehicle electrification and a cleaner grid could lead to substantial cuts in GHG by 2050

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Widespread adoption of electric transportation, including electrification in the off-road sector, could lead to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and could modestly improve air quality, according to a new analysis released by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). —Mike Howard, EPRI president and CEO.

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Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases, Energy Use: New EPRI-NRDC Study

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Electric cars charged on the grid generally have a lower carbon footprint than internal-combustion vehicles--and their wells-to-wheels carbon emissions only shrink as more renewable energy comes online. That's the conclusion of a new study on the environmental effects of future transportation electrification, jointly conducted by the Electric. Environmental emissions research Study plug-in cars natural resources

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EPRI Initiative Aimed at Improving Transmission System Efficiency

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) disclosed plans for an industry-wide transmission efficiency demonstration collaborative that will identify technologies leading to greater efficiency in the bulk power system, an increase in system utilization and a reduction in line and equipment losses.

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EPA, NSF, NOAA, Southern Company and EPRI contribute >$20M to fund SouthEast Atmosphere Study

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Southern Company, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are together contributing more than $20 million in research funding to support the SouthEast Atmosphere Study (SAS). It is a collaboration that brings together resources and facilities from NSF, NOAA, EPA, and EPRI.

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EPRI/NRDC Plug-in Hybrid Enviro Assessment to be Released

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The long awaited report assessing the environmental impact of plug-in hybrids undertaken by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council will see the light of day on Thursday morning in Washington DC. Roger Duncan from Austin Energy and Plug-in Partners is participating in the press conference, so the results must be positive.

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EPRI Analysis estimates costs of fully developing US smart grid could reach $476B; benefits up to $2T

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Source: EPRI. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released a broad assessment of the costs and benefits to modernize the US electricity system and deploy the smart grid. The analysis updates EPRI’s 2004 EPRI assessment, which estimated the cost of implementing a smart grid at $165 billion. EPRI’s Prism analysis estimates a potential CO 2 emissions reduction in 2030 of 9.3% Source: EPRI. Total Smart Grid costs. Click to enlarge.

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EPRI / SCE Report Measures Consumers Interest in and Infrastructure Expectations for Plug-in Vehicles

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Source: EPRI/SCE. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Southern California Edison (SCE) designed and implemented a survey to characterize consumers’ perceptions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and their expectations of their electric utility as a supplier of transportation energy and associated services. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA and Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA: 2010. Hybrid Owners have the highest interest in PHEVs. Click to enlarge.

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EPRI assesses status of 8 key power generation technologies for US; estimates of capital cost and levelized cost of electricity

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Source: EPRI. Source: EPRI. Source: EPRI. The report delivers generic information and estimates, and is not tailored to site-specific studies, EPRI notes. Source: EPRI. The analysis is based on 2010 EPRI research results and updates a November 2009 assessment. Comparative levelized cost of electricity in 2025 ($/MWh) at different CO 2 prices. Click to enlarge.

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EPRI Report Shows That DC Superconductor Cable is Feasible for Development Using Todays Technology

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a report that describes the design of a superconducting direct current (DC) cable system capable of moving thousands of megawatts of electricity between regions, and which is practical and ready for commercial development, using today’s technology. Arshad Mansoor, vice president of Power Delivery and Utilization for EPRI. EPRI also has published two companion superconducting reports.

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Webchat with EPRIs Mark Duvall and GMs Britta Gross on Electric Infrastructure at 4pm EDT

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GM will host a webchat with Mark Duvall, Director of Electric Transportation Power Delivery and Utilization at EPRI and Britta Gross, GM Director Global Energy Systems and Infrastructure Commercialization today at 4:00 pm EDT. Britta Gross, Chevrolet and Mark Duvall, EPRI.

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ClipperCreek and Silver Spring Join PGE and EPRI in EV Smart Charging Pilot

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a producer of plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and partner Silver Spring Networks, a provider of smart grid solutions, are participating in a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) pilot program sponsored by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The pilot will enable PG&E and EPRI to test and validate the security, scalability and functionality of smart charging technology integrated with the smart grid.

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DOE expands partnership with industry to advance next-generation automotive technologies, adds Tesla and EPRI as members: US DRIVE

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The announcement of US DRIVE marks the addition of two new members that bring additional focus on electric-drive vehicle technologies to the partnership: the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Tesla Motors. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched US DRIVE, a cooperative partnership with industry to accelerate the development of clean, advanced, energy-efficient technologies for cars and light trucks and the infrastructure needed to support their widespread use.

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Eaton Advances Integrated Solar-Assisted Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Collaboration with Tennessee Valley Authority and EPRI

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Eaton Corporation is collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on a prototype integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station to be erected at EPRI’s research laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn. Source: EPRI.

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EPRI study finds US energy storage market could be as large as 16 GW of capacity if systems can meet $700–$750/kWh and all benefits can be monetized

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Source: EPRI. The total US energy storage market could be as large as 14 gigawatts of capacity if energy storage systems could be installed for about $700–$750/kWh and the energy storage owners and operators could monetize the estimated benefits, according to a new analysis of energy storage applications and technology options published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). —Mark McGranaghan, vice president of Power Delivery and Utilization at EPRI.

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NIST Releases EPRI Report on Smart Grid Development; Priorities, Standards, Architecture

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The nearly 300-page report, developed and delivered to NIST by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), is part of the first phase of NIST’s three-phase plan, announced in April, to expedite development of key standards for the Smart Grid. Earlier this year, NIST awarded a contract to EPRI for assistance in developing the standards framework. NIST will use the EPRI report in drafting the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Framework.

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NY Times using Plug-in Hybrid Van

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Tags: sprinter David Pogue plug-in hybrid chrysler epri

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Plug-in Hybrid Study: Electricity Better

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The basic question addressed, which appears on the study homepage (epri-reports.org) is this: How would air quality and greenhouse gas emissions be affected if significant numbers of Americans drove cars that were fueled by the power grid? The EPRI/NRDC study is an exceedingly detailed assessment using modeling analyses of various scenarios to determine the impact of plug-in hybrids.

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Southern Company commissions 1 MW/2 MWh grid energy storage system from LG Chem

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A 1 megawatt (MW)/2 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy system powered by LG Chem batteries has been commissioned for Southern Company and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) at a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the Southeastern region of the US. LG Chem successfully executed the project in close collaboration with Southern Company, EPRI, and ABB, who supplied enclosure and power conversion equipment.

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Obama inspects hybrid truck project

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President Barack Obama previewed a pioneering plug-in hybrid truck project this week developed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in collaboration with the Eaton Corporation and Ricardo plc. The plug-in hybrid truck is the first of five ‘boom and bucket’ trucks that will be provided by Eaton, EPRI and Ford to public and private utility fleets in the United States for use and evaluation. Tags: Hybrid cars EPRI hybrid Obama Ricardo

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Plug In 2008

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Here's one of the announcements that came out of the conference : EPRI, GM, 34 Utilities Collaborate to Advance Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles PALO ALTO, Calif. July 22, 2008; The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced today a research and development collaboration with General Motors and 34 top utilities to facilitate integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles ( PHEVs ) into the grid, a key step in providing the nation’s drivers an alternative to petroleum fuels.

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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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Converted Plug-In Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor to be Tested at Port of Long Beach

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is coordinating the project among several ports and will also compile and analyze project data related to the tractor’s performance, including emissions, charging, diesel fuel reduction and other aspects. EPRI expects the plug-in to have about 4 hours of electric operation, depending upon the duty cycle, said Andra Rogers, senior project manager of Electric Transportation at EPRI.

Eight carmakers unite for EV smart grid management

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Eight carmaker, 15 utility companies and the US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will unite to work together in the development a new standardised smart grid system which should make the management of electric car charging easier. The new system would allow utility companies to commu[.]. Electric cars

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The 80-20 Rule

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A study by EPRI , the California Air Resources Board, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and others (5.3MB PDF) concluded that plug-in hybrids produced substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions than either conventional gasoline cars or unplugged hybrids. O ften when I talk about Plug-Ins , I say that PHEV's are a perfect embodiment of the 80-20 rule. There are a lot of versions of the rule and it has been written about a lot.

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Partner Update and Announcement

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Ø Working with the PEW Foundation in get industry partners Ø Working with EPRI as a partner in the PHEV “Trouble Truck” research and development Ø Attending national conferences to continue to get new PIP members and inform the public about PHEVs Legislation Ø Last years energy bill, HR 6 , created a plug in hybrid demonstration program at the DOE, loans for advanced battery production, and other needed incentives for manufacturers of plug in hybrids.

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PHEV Blowback

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Indeed, the EPRI study's summary clearly states that annual and cumulative greenhouse gas emissions in every one of the nine electricity production and plug-in use scenarios considered (lotsof coal to little or no coal, lots of PHEVs to few of them) would be " reduced significantly." While eliciting worst-case comments from NRDC, he failed to ask EPRI for its views. A curious story ran in USA Today last week.

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Plug in Video On line

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Speakers included: Roger Duncan , Deputy General Manager, Austin Energy Bob Graham , Program Manager, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute ( EPRI ) William C. T he Plug In Video produced for the Plug In Partners campaign is now online here. This is an excellent piece that explains the potential and promise of plug ins in language that is easy to understand. It is a very useful tool for educating and motivating.

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VIA Motors receives $20M contract to supply extended-range electric pickups and vans to >50 fleets

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The contract is administered by the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) acting as project manager. Technology installed in each vehicle that will record and transmit data to the Idaho National Lab (INL) for analysis by the DOE and EPRI.

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ETA Warns That Switching to EVs Will Increase Emissions in Coal Dependent World

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Plug-in vehicles are a savior for the environment, at least according to research conducted by groups such as the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC). According to their studies conducted back in 2008, CO2 emissions could drop by as much as 450 million tons annually if only 60 % of light

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PG&E, Calif. Energy Commission launch 4MW sodium-sulfur grid storage pilot in San Jose

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PG&E is working in close coordination with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to study how sodium-sulfur battery energy storage can improve power quality and reliability; support greater integration of intermittent renewable power; and supply energy to California’s electricity market, overseen by the California Independent System Operator. EPRI’s reports will be made available to the public.

ARPA-E to award $27M for advanced nuclear reactor systems operational technology: GEMINA

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The Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) proof-of-concept study will explore moving from the traditional “maintain and repair” to a “replace and refurbish” approach, in which components are intentionally designed and tested for shorter and more predictable lifetimes with the potential for game-changing O&M cost savings. EPRI studies have identified the potential for a.

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Where Did All The Hybrids Go?

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Such sales were the subject of a research study, released in July, by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Essentially, the study presents EPRI’s estimates on the additional load levels from PHEVs and EVs that the utilities should prepare for in the coming years. EPRI considered three adoption scenarios – low, medium, and high. Within these three scenarios, EPRI predicts there will be 600,000, 1.2

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The Plug-in Bus

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clip) Bob Graham, program manager of the Electric Transportation Research Institute at EPRI , said projects such as the LIPA bus will help solve the challenge of bringing the plug-in vehicle to our roads. C harging ahead with new LIPA buses By Jean Paul Vellotti Long Island Business News Friday, July 14, 2006 HAUPPAUGE – After five years of planning, research and development, the first plug-in hybrid electric bus built to serve Long Island straphangers is getting ready to roll.

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Recharge IT

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G oogle proved it is serious about Plug Ins with its new Recharge IT initiative. Here is part of the story. Google.org to to Accelerate Plug-In Hybrid and Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Google.org , the philanthropic arm of Google Inc. today announced the RechargeIT initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependence by accelerating the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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