NRG Energy selects AeroVironment to expand eVgo EV charging ecosystem to Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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Planned Dallas/Fort Worth network. to expand the privately funded, comprehensive eVgo electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem launched first in Houston to EV drivers in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) market, the fourth-largest metropolitan area by population in the US. Click to enlarge. NRG Energy Inc., has selected AeroVironment, Inc.

First Private Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open In Texas

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NRG Energy has opened its first eVgo direct-current electric vehicle charging station in Dallas, Texas, as part of a privately funded 70-station network in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the company announced. The chargers are designed to be “fast-chargers,” which use a 480-volt direct electrical current to charge an electric vehicle

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Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership forms; applying for national designation

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Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Area — UTA campus, Arlington streets, I-30 corridor and Managed Lanes. Cities and regions across Texas are partnering with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to form the Texas Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground Partnership.

Walgreens Installs DC Rapid Electric Car Chargers ?Where Practical?

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You may already know that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is installing as many as 800 electric car charging stations at its branches throughout New York City, Houston, Dallas Fort-Worth and Chicago. While we all reeled in horror to the news that it could cost Walgreens customers as much as $4 for a 90 minute recharge -- we assumed that the

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A few weeks ago we told you that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens had begun to install Level 2 electric car stations at stores in New York City, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago. While the presence of electric car charging stations -- an estimated 800 at Walgreens stores alone -- are a great way of combating perceived range anxiety in

Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck shows 54% improvement in fuel economy, 61% improvement in freight efficiency

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l/100 km) during testing last fall on US Route 287 between Fort Worth and Vernon, Texas. The new SuperTruck achieved a 54% increase in fuel economy. Click to enlarge. Cummins Inc.

Early results from Univ. of Texas hydraulic fracturing study show no direct link to groundwater contamination; contamination problems appear related to other aspects of drilling ops

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Groat provided initial observations from the study, which the Energy Institute is funding, at a briefing in Fort Worth attended by local government officials, regulators, energy company executives, representatives of community groups and others.

GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River.

TransCanada receives final key permit for Gulf Coast Project pipeline; construction set to begin this summer

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With the permit from the Fort Worth, Texas Army Corps district added to previously received permits from the Galveston, Texas and the Tulsa, Oklahoma districts, TransCanada is now in a position to start construction of the oil pipeline in the coming weeks. TransCanada Corporation has received the final of three key permits needed from the US Army Corps of Engineers in order to advance the 485-mile (780-kilometer) Gulf Coast Project. Earlier post.)

LEAF sales hit 50K mark in US, almost 115K worldwide

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So far in 2014, LEAF sales in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have grown by about 50% over the previous year, with that growth set to accelerate faster thanks in part to the introduction of a new state tax rebate of up to $2,500 on the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF.

App-based mobile gas station Booster Fuels raises $20M in Series B

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Booster has become a highly sought-after perk at more than 300 large employers including Cisco, Oracle, Gilead, eBay, PepsiCo, Facebook, as well as most of the Fortune 100 companies based in Booster’s two current service regions: the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Francisco Bay areas.

ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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Exxon Mobil Corporation will more than double its Permian Basin resource to 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent through the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, with an estimated resource of 3.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent in New Mexico’s Delaware Basin, a highly prolific, oil-prone section of the Permian Basin. ExxonMobil will make an upfront payment of $5.6

INRIX and Parkmobile bring end-to-end parking solution to the connected car

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Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Fort Worth, Indianapolis and Houston. INRIX, Inc., a leading provider of dynamic connected car services worldwide, and Parkmobile, the leading provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off- street parking and mobility solutions, announced a strategic partnership at the annual International Parking Institute (IPI) conference.

GE Transportation expands locomotive diesel engine remanufacturing facility; demand increasing in part from compliance requirements for EPA Tier 3 standards

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and Fort Worth, Tx. GE Transportation is investing approximately $136 million in new technology, manufacturing improvements and facility upgrades in Erie, and a total of approximately $191 million in establishing two new manufacturing facilities in Fort Worth.

UPS to invest $100M more in compressed natural gas, CNG vehicles and related infrastructure

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El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; UPS plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

UT Arlington licenses technology for portable, modular GTL conversion units; targeting stranded gas

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of Fort Worth for commercialization. a Fort Worth-based, publicly traded company, to aid in commercializing the patent-pending process. The University of Texas at Arlington has licensed technology for converting natural gas to synthetic liquid fuels (GTL) in portable units at a cost lower than current market rates to 1 st Resource Group Inc. UT Arlington engineering and science researchers designed a portable conversion unit utilizing their microreactor and process.

Aventine sends first unit-train shipment of ethanol from Nebraska to Alabama

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Louis, Illinois; and Dallas, Houston, Deer Park, Fort Worth, Beaumont and Texas City, Texas. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. A BNSF ethanol unit train may consist of 96 ethanol tank cars, 2 buffer cars (62' in length) and 4 BNSF locomotives (75' in length).

City of Ann Arbor Receives Four Hydraulic Hybrid Recycling Trucks; 30% Reduction in Fuel Consumption and Emissions

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Eaton’s Hybrid Launch Assist technology has been tested on refuse vehicles in Fort Worth and Denver. Eaton Corporation and the City of Ann Arbor announced the first deployment in Michigan of recycling trucks that utilize Eaton’s Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA) hybrid power system.

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Westport LD announces new natural gas system for Ford Super Duty Pickups

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Westport will demonstrate the WiNG-powered F-250 through a “ride and drive” at the Green Fleets conference in Grapevine, Texas on 3–4 October and at the Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA) conference in Fort Worth, Texas on 20–23 October. Westport Innovations Inc. introduced the new WiNG system , an advanced, integrated, bi-fuel system for passenger and commercial vehicles targeting fleet customers.

CleanFUEL USA and Ferrellgas Working Together on Propane Refueling Network in US

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Dallas-Fort Worth is the first metro area CleanFUEL USA and Ferrellgas are jointly targeting to develop 8-10 propane refueling stations. The companies expect to break ground on the first Dallas-Fort Worth station in the third quarter of 2010, which will be followed with projects in Austin, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Indianapolis, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio and St.

Amtrak test of B20 snags TIME recognition

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The Heartland Flyer operates daily between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. A 12-month test of a B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel) biodiesel fuel blend to power the daily Amtrak Heartland Flyer train has made TIME magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Inventions of 2010.” Amtrak received a $274,000 grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to carry out the research project in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (Okla.

The EV Project Expands to Texas; Overall Value of Charging Infrastructure Project Now at $230M

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Purchasers of a Chevrolet Volt who qualify for EV Project participation in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas will receive a free home charger and credit toward the installation of the charger. ECOtality, Inc. announced its second expansion of The EV Project, resulting in a charging infrastructure network in sixteen cities located in six states—Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Tennessee and Texas—as well as the District of Columbia.

4,500th GE Evolution Series Locomotive enters service; reductions in fuel consumption and emissions

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The company plans to invest approximately $200 million in a new manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as significant technology upgrades at its more than 100-year old manufacturing facility in Erie, Pennsylvania to meet accelerating domestic and global demand. GE Transportation’s 4,500 th more fuel efficient Evolution Series Locomotive has entered revenue service.

GE unveils prototype for first Tier 4 heavy-haul locomotive

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GE Transportation plans to build its Tier 4 Evolution Series Locomotives at one or both of its US locomotive manufacturing sites in Erie, PA and Fort Worth, TX. GE Transportation unveiled the prototype for its next Evolution Series Locomotive that will decrease constituent emissions by more than 70%.

Edeniq and Flint Hills Resources Renewables establish joint development relationship for ethanol

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The company also has made equity investments in bioenergy companies, and operates a biodiesel plant near Fort Worth. Flint Hills Resources Renewables, LLC, a leading US ethanol producer, will become a customer of Edeniq, Inc., a biomaterials and sustainable fuels company, in addition to being an investor. Edeniq’s Cellunator enables plants to mill corn and other plant materials into small, uniform pieces of feedstock that can be converted into sugars needed to produce biofuels.

Exxon Mobil Acquiring XTO Energy in $41B Deal; Enhances US Position in Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil

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The new organization will be located in Fort Worth, Texas, in XTO’s current offices. Exxon Mobil Corporation is acquiring XTO Energy Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at $41 billion. The agreement, which is subject to XTO stockholder approval and regulatory clearance, will enhance ExxonMobil’s position in the development of unconventional natural gas and oil resources.

Why Wall Street is throwing billions at the Permian

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On August 25, Blackstone Group announced its decision to inject $1 billion into Permian assets in a partnership with a Fort Worth-based affiliate of Jetta Operating Co. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. The collapse of oil prices has ground shale drilling to a halt, but the one region where drilling is still active, and even increasing, is in West Texas.

Nissan plans to add at least 500 quick-charging stations to US in next 18 months, tripling the quick-charging infrastructure

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NRG currently operates similar networks in Houston and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and has announced networks in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Joaquin Valley areas. Nissan plans to triple the current electric vehicle quick-charging infrastructure in the United States with the addition of at least 500 quick-charging stations in the next 18 months, including the greater Washington DC area’s first fast-charge network.

Denbury Undertakes Midwest CO2 Pipeline Feasibility Study

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is the largest oil and natural gas operator in Mississippi, owns the largest reserves of CO 2 used for tertiary oil recovery east of the Mississippi River, and holds operating acreage in the Barnett Shale play near Fort Worth, Texas, onshore Louisiana and Alabama, and properties in Southeast Texas. Denbury Resources Inc.

US Public Transit Ridership in 2008 At Highest Level in 52 years; 10.7B Trips

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The commuter rail systems with the double digit ridership growth rate in 2008 were located in the following areas: Albuquerque (35.1%); Portland, ME (26.5%); Seattle (23.8%); Pompano Beach, FL (22.9%); Harrisburg-Philadelphia (17.7%); New Haven (17.5%); Oakland (16.1%); Stockton, CA (14.7%); Dallas-Fort Worth (14.1%); San Carlos, CA (12.5%). Americans took 10.7

New RNP Flight Path Designed by GE Aviation Debuts at Bradley International

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The inaugural flight using the newly-approved approach to Bradley International Airport’s Runway 15 was American Airlines Flight 1916, which arrived from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. American Airlines Flight 1916 on Thursday became the first US flight to use a publicly available, commercially designed instrument flight path in its touchdown at Bradley International Airport.

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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South Central Corridor (Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock). The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge.

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Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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South Central Corridor (Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock). With the promise that he will scrutinise how every dollar is spent as the US bids to stage an economic recovery, President Barack Obama has released a strategic vision for a high-speed passenger rail system in the US.

US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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The project will deploy refueling stations and alternative fuel vehicles in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards. Click to enlarge. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.