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HYREADY collaboration supports introduction of power-to-gas H2 into natural gas infrastructure

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electrolysis powered by renewable electricity) to natural gas supports the decarbonization of the natural gas system and integration of sustainable energy sources. However, the properties of hydrogen differ significantly from those of natural gas, and its introduction into the gas infrastructure may negatively impact public safety, the integrity of the gas system and the performance of end-use equipment. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas Power-to-Gas

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More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

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emissions natural gas renewable energy solar clean energy wind energyRenewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy sources are expected to account for 8 percent of U.S. electricity-generation capacity in 2017, according to the Department of Energy, and solar energy is responsible for most of.

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Oil and gas fracking industry targets Millennials for support

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The oil and gas industries certainly know how to tailor their messages to specific demographics. Marketing oil natural gas Social Media Millennials fossil fuelsThe process of hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as "fracking"—to release fossil-fuel reserves from the earth has led to a boom in U.S. production, but has also proven controversial because of environmental issues. So to shore up support.

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WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Researchers at West Virginia University have characterized pump-to-wheels methane emissions from heavy-duty (HD) natural-gas-fueled vehicles and the compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations that serve them.

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Truckers Slowly Warm To Cold Liquified Natural Gas

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When it comes to lower-emission alternatives to diesel in long-haul trucks, natural gas has some positives. But the extra cost of natural-gas powered vehicles has largely kept fleet operators away. emissions Trucks heavy duty natural gas fleet semisIn addition to being cleaner burning, the fuel is in abundant supply, and doesn't come with any severe range or performance shortfalls. DON'T MISS.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. The partnership between FCA, IVECO and ENGIE has been formalized by a long-term Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of cooperating together to offer all stakeholders (public and private) complete solutions for alternative fuels based on natural gas. Europe LNG Natural Gas

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Leak At Natural-Gas Field Now One-Quarter Of All CA Methane Emissions

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But then bad things happen--and a leak at a single natural-gas well shows how much damage can be done to air quality by. emissions California natural gas California Air Resources Board CARB electric utilities MethaneFor half a century, California has been at the forefront of reducing emissions and cleaning up air pollution. And the state has made breathtaking progress since the days of early-Seventies technicolor photochemical smog alerts.

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Even California imposes new fee on electric cars in lieu of gas taxes

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California Gas Tax state laws transportation policyLast week, the California state legislature approved a $52 billion transportation-funding package. Unlike the practice in previous years, this one is to be used only for improvements to the transportation infrastructure, to begin cutting into an estimated $ 130 billion backlog of repairs and expansions. As a result of the new bill, owners of.

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Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

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And the natural-gas industry hopes certain provisions in the House's long-term transportation bill will survive the reconciliation process. Green NGV congress incentives natural gas natural gas vehicle transportation policyAs another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill.

Wind, Natural Gas, Solar Provide More U.S. Power, Replacing Coal

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natural gas electric utilities plug-in cars solar clean energy energy wind energyOne of the advantages of electric cars is that they get cleaner as the emissions associated with generating the electricity to power them decrease. And the good news for electric-car drivers is that the grids that supply their electricity have been getting cleaner--and will likely continue to do so this year and into the future. Coal's share of.

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Audi to introduce natural gas A3 Sportback g-tron at year’s end; CO2-neutral e-gas

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Audi will introduce the compact A3 Sportback g-tron—which can be powered by the CO 2 -neutral Audi e-gas, synthetic methane generated from eco-electricity in the Audi e-gas project ( earlier post )—at the end of the year. e-gas. Audi A3 Sportback g-tron.

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Indiana too slaps electric cars with $150 fee for not using gas

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Politics taxes Gas Tax registration plug-in cars Indiana state lawsIndiana may soon follow Michigan in implementing fees for electric cars, with the stated goal of helping to pay for road repairs. Michigan is now adding fees for electric cars, as well as plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars, because they don't burn enough gasoline to generate the same state tax revenue as other vehicles. Similar reasoning.

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“Project Volt Gas Volt” proposes long-term financing plan to support widespread implementation of power-to-gas systems

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Project Volt Gas Volt is based on a long-term financing plan and the use of existing technologies for the large-scale conversion of surplus renewable electricity to methane, with subsequent reuse. Gas produced by the VGV system would be bought on this basis.

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Mack Trucks Updates Its Natural-Gas Powered Semi Tractors

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Natural gas still hasn''t really caught on as a fuel for private passenger vehicles, but it''s slowly finding more success in commercial applications. The selection of natural-gas commercial vehicles is much larger, and using the fuel in fleets makes more sense from an environmental-impact standpoint than it does for individual cars. Trucks Green CNG Commercial vehicle NGV natural gas semis

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A Gas Pump Is The 'Germiest Thing' You Touch: Did You Know?

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While owners of electric cars may not want to touch a gas pump because of what comes out of it, there may be a reason for everyone else to be concerned too. Objects that are regularly handled by a lot of people tend to gather germs, and gas pumps are handled by many, many people on a daily basis. Gasoline health gas station pumping gas

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Volvo Trucks introduces new monofuel natural gas version of FE

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Volvo Trucks is expanding its model range in Europe with a new version of the Volvo FE running entirely on natural gas. Methane gas is odorless when combusted and it contains very low levels of harmful particles. Engines Heavy-duty Natural Gas Volvo FE CNG. Click to enlarge.

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Armored Natural-Gas Plug-In Hybrid Truck To Hit The Roads

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Trucks Plug-In Hybrids natural gas NGV Commercial vehicle Armored Cars natural gas vehicleHave you ever thought about the carbon footprint of your money? Everything we use has to be transported from place to place, including the cash in our wallets. And the big, hulking diesel armored trucks that move money around are hardly the most fuel-efficient vehicles. DON'T MISS: Armored Electric Chinese Police Patrol Car Is. Words Fail Us.

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Honda Civic Hybrid, Natural-Gas Models Eliminated After 2015

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But two members of today's Civic lineup won't survive into the new generation: the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Honda Civic Natural Gas. Green CNG Civic GX Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Honda Civic Natural Gas natural gas plug-in carsHonda surprised the industry when it pulled the wraps off a brand-new tenth generation of its Civic compact at April's New York Auto Show.

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Natural-gas plants cut carbon, but methane emissions can be 100 times higher than expected

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Thanks to its generally lower cost, natural gas is quickly displacing other fuels in the nation's power plants. Environmental emissions natural gas climate change MethaneWhile renewable energy gets significant press as an alternative to coal in electricity generation, it isn't the main factor in decreasing the use of that carbon-intensive fuel. In addition to its cost benefit for electric utilities.

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Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

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New natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars through aftermarket conversions offered by specialty firms. In Europe, though, the German luxury maker Audi remains committed to natural-gas powertrains. Geneva Motor Show natural gas CNG Geneva Auto Show alternative fuel vehicles

Gas, Electricity, Hydrogen: How Many Cars Can 'Fuel' And What Will It Cost?

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Gas stations are ubiquitous across the world, many with diesel pumps as well, to fuel the more than 1 billion vehicles now roaming the surface of our planet. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell government subsidy charging infrastructure gas station Tesla SuperchargerAs regulators get increasingly serious about reducing carbon emissions from transportation, we'll see competing sites for refueling or recharging zero-emission vehicles emerge--the first.

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CR&R Environmental begins using carbon-neutral renewable natural gas in fleet

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Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental announced that renewable natural gas from CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California is now being used to fuel CR&R’s waste-hauling trucks. The trucks are being fueled from special storage trailers while SoCalGas completes a 1.4-mile pipeline that will bring the carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system.

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Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G midrange natural gas engine now in full production

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liter midrange, factory-built natural gas engine is now fully available as a production engine for shuttle bus, medium duty truck, and vocational applications in North America. An engine of this size is a natural addition to CWI’s portfolio of natural gas engines.

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Siemens reports successful full load tests of additively manufactured CM247 gas turbine blades

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Siemens has achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. The tests were conducted at the Siemens testing facility in the industrial gas turbine factory in Lincoln, UK.

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Cummins Westport begins production of ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine; first commercially available near zero NOx MidRange engine

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CWI) announced that orders are being processed and production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NO x natural gas engine ( earlier post ) has commenced. g/bhp-hr and also meet the 2017 EPA greenhouse gas (GHG) emission requirements. CWI natural gas engines have met the 2010 EPA standard for particulate matter (0.01 The start of production of the ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine offers a game-changing solution for the reduction of urban tailpipe and engine related emissions.

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Oregon To Test Nation's First Per-Mile Road Fee In Lieu Of Gas Taxes

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That''s because road maintenance is heavily reliant on revenue from gas taxes, and that revenue is shrinking as cars use less fuel--and those that run on grid electricity use none. Green Gas Tax Infrastructure Oregon plug-in cars state laws taxes As cars get more efficient, their owners spend less money on fuel. That''s good for their wallets and for the environment, but not so good for the nation''s infrastructure.

UPS to spend $90 million more on natural-gas vehicles, fueling stations

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Natural gas has not proven popular for vehicles bought by individual consumers, but some fleet operators continue to find it an attractive alternative to gasoline and diesel. That's because the lack of public fueling infrastructure proves a major drawback for natural-gas passenger cars, but fleets can circumvent that by operating their own. natural gas CNG NGV fleet sales alternative fuel vehicles fleet natural gas vehicle LNG

Oil sands production accounted for 28.8% of total Canadian gas demand in 2016

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of Canadian natural gas demand in 2016, up from 11.8% From 2005 to 2016, natural gas purchased by oil sands projects more than tripled, from 0.73 In contrast, total Canadian gas demand increased over the same period from 6.17 Alberta’s oil sands operations accounted for 28.8%

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cars In Germany: Getting Worse, Actually

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emissions Germany greenhouse gas Fuel Economy carbon dioxideGermany is one of several countries with aggressive plans to curb transportation-related carbon emissions. Over the past few years, its large domestic car industry has worked to improve fuel efficiency--and even launched several plug-in electric models. But a recent study claims the transportation sector in Germany is the only one that hasn't, in.

Fiat Chrysler Spends $40 Million On Natural-Gas Parts Truck Conversions

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently unveiled a fleet of natural-gas vehicles, but they won't be sold to consumers. Trucks natural gas CNG fleet Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA That's because they're semi trucks, used to deliver parts to assembly plants from FCA suppliers and component-manufacturing facilities. The company is investing $40 million to convert 179 trucks operating throughout the Detroit area to.

Why Isn't Cheap Gas Helping To Boost The U.S. Economy?

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drivers have enjoyed low gas prices. That's been particularly true over the past couple of months, as gas prices have dropped closer to $2.00 Lower gas prices put more money into consumers' pockets, in theory allowing them to spend more on other things. For the past year or so, U.S. per gallon around the country. DON'T MISS: Why Electric Cars Make. Economic Economy Fuel Economy

Why Higher Gas Taxes Would Have Been Best Way To Save Fuel

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DON'T MISS: Low Gas Price An Opportunity For Higher Gas Tax? Politics CAFE Fuel Economy taxes Gas Tax transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyIt's now a widely-accepted tenet of today's U.S. political landscape: You just can't come out and advocate for higher taxes. For any purpose, under any circumstances, no matter what the end purposes. Any politician who does so will be punished by voters. Not A Chance Two recent articles.

When Electric-Car Drivers Learn How Gas Cars Work: Video

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One of the major tasks of electric-car advocates is getting people used to the idea of cars with plugs. For some people, driving around in near silence and plugging in at charging stations can take some getting used to.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

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By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid. We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written that it's better in pretty much every way than the innovative first-generation Volt. Last month, we were able to spend four weekend days with a 2016 Chevrolet Volt, to get a. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

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Last year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model. For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new model, a hybrid that competes with the very successful Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—of which 44,000 were delivered last year. We recently spent four days and almost 380 miles with. hybrid SUV

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Electric-car interest in France spikes due to gas shortage

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When it comes to spurring electric-car sales, it seems a gas shortage is pretty helpful. In France, strikes have brought the oil industry to a standstill, leading to a shortage of fossil fuels and lines at pumps. That's bad news for drivers of gasoline and diesel cars, but good news for carmakers that sell plug-in models. DON'T MISS: In Paris. Europe sales France plug-in cars Car Sales

UTRC and ANGP unveil first low-pressure conformable natural gas tank design

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Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. ANGP), a pioneer in the commercialization of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicle technology, and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp., ARPA-E Natural Gas Vehicle Systems

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Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

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Those options are represented by two competing projects: a large natural-gas power plant, and an offshore wind farm. emissions natural gas renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandThe smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil fuels, or to switch to renewable energy.

Tesla Gigafactory energy: no solar panels yet, but no natural gas at all

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Manufacturing natural gas Tesla Motors plug-in cars renewable energy solar gigafactoryTesla has officially opened its lithium-ion battery cell "gigafactory," but the company still has substantial work to do. It must ramp up cell production in order to help meet CEO Elon Musk's goal of producing 500,000 electric cars per year by 2018—and use renewable-energy sources to do it. The original renderings of the gigafactory included.

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Cal Energy awards GTI $1M grant to demo production-intent version of CWI 6.7L medium-duty natural gas engine with HD-OBD

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The California Energy Commission awarded the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) a $1-million grant to demonstrate a production-intent advanced version of the Cummins Westport Inc. G natural gas engine. The Energy Commission earlier funded CWI to develop a 6.7-liter stoichiometric spark ignited (SI) natural gas engine now referred to as the ISB6.7 diesel engines and wanting to convert their fleet to natural gas. Emissions Engines Natural Gas Regulations

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