GE VC Firms Announce $200M Open Innovation Challenge to Accelerate Power Grid Technology Through Open Collaboration

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GE announced a $200-million open innovation challenge that seeks breakthrough ideas to create a smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grid, and accelerate the adoption of more efficient grid technologies. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt unveiled the challenge, the “GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid,” in San Francisco 13 July. Proposals are sought in three, broad categories: Renewables, Grid and Eco Homes/Eco Buildings.

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Get H2 partners propose green hydrogen pipeline in Europe

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From Lingen (Emsland) to Gelsenkirchen and from the Dutch border to Salzgitter, production, transport, storage and industrial acceptance of green hydrogen are to be connected in several steps between 2024 and 2030 under the umbrella of the overall project.

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CaFCP: 1,000 H2 stations enabling 1M fuel cell electric vehicles on California roads in 2030

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The vision document also explores the synergies between light-duty and heavy-duty fueling infrastructure, the opportunities for renewable hydrogen and the role of hydrogen in the increasingly renewable electrical grid. To build upon the current momentum and capitalize on the gains already achieved, it is critical that a network of strategically located hydrogen stations is established to enable scaled production and sales of fuel cell cars to consumers.

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Skeleton Technologies raises €41.3 million in Series D from top European entrepreneurs

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The company acquired major new clients in the last months, including a world leader in renewable energy production and a leading hydrogen bus manufacturer. Ellex Raidla acted as legal advisors to Skeleton Technologies. European ultracapacitor leader Skeleton Technologies completed a €41.3-million (US$48.4 million) Series D financing round. Total capital raised to date is more than €93 million ($109 million). UBS acted as a financial advisor to the company.

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Electrification Coalition launches online EV Policy Showroom

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The guide covers federal, state, local and utility resources, as well as legal settlements, state and regional carbon market revenues, future operational savings and the monetization of vehicle-to-grid capabilities.

EC proposes modernizing EU legislation on batteries to enhance sustainability and safety

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In addition, the proposal contains provisions on mandatory green public procurement, on facilitating the enforcement of product rules, namely rules on conformity assessment, notification of conformity assessment bodies, market surveillance and economic instruments. Providing legal certainty will additionally help unlock large-scale investments and boost the production capacity for innovative and sustainable batteries in Europe and beyond to respond to the fast-growing market.

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Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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Smart-grid technologies can help utilities better integrate renewable energy sources and run the transmission grid more efficiently, said Allan Schurr, the vice president of strategy and development at IBMs Global Energy and Utilities practice, which is participating in about 50 projects. Along with other industry executives, IBMs Schurr spoke Wednesday morning about smart-grid technologies in Washington, D.C.,

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Valence Technology settles patent dispute With Hydro-Québec

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Under the terms of the settlement, all claims in the litigation have been dismissed and Valence Technology is free to sell its proprietary lithium magnesium metal phosphate products, without liability to The University of Texas, Hydro-Québec, or any of their related entities. The market has recognized the ability of phosphate-based lithium ion technology to meet the growing demand for reliable, high-performance energy storage in transportation, grid and commercial applications.

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UK unveils new plan to cut NO2; sale of new conventional gasoline and diesel cars to end by 2040; focus on local action

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Despite this, an analysis of more than 1,800 major roads show that a small number of these—81 or 4%—are due to breach legal pollution limits for NO 2 , with 33 of these outside of London. The UK assesses air quality, as well as legal compliance with these obligations, via a combination of monitoring data and modeling. 290M – National Productivity Investment Fund. billion) in lost productivity in 2012.

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Tesla acquiring ultracap maker Maxwell Technologies for ~$218M; new 3.0V platform

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DLA Piper, LLP (US) represented Maxwell as outside legal counsel, and Barclays Capital Inc. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati represented Tesla as outside legal counsel. product platform. In January, Maxwell Technologies launched a new full-featured 3.0-volt (3.0V) product platform. solution to extend the expected life of their products. platform addresses energy storage requirements driven by trends in renewable energy, industrial electrification and smart grid.

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Pacific states and BC agree to align GHG and clean energy policies; targeting 10% new vehicle ZEV purchases by 2016

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The agreement has no legal effect and imposes no legally binding obligation. Over time, the governments of California, British Columbia, Oregon and Washington will work together to build an integrated West Coast market for low-carbon fuels that keeps energy dollars in the region, creates economic development opportunities for regional fuel production, and ensures predictability and consistency in the market. Support integration of the region’s electricity grids.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Navigant suggests that, since the automakers have already designed the vehicles that they will be selling in 2018, they will become more vocal in 2014 to push for changes; the firm expects the dispute to escalate, perhaps resulting in legal action. Noting that 2013 was “by and large” highly successful for Tesla, Navigant suggests that the company will face a set of new challenges this year, the largest of which will perhaps be the scaling up the production of vehicles.

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USCAR helps to develop charging-readiness tools for plug-in & electric vehicles through US DRIVE

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As a member of the US DRIVE Grid Interaction Tech Team (GITT), the US Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR) recently played a key role in assisting the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a model streamlining process for permitting and inspecting home-charging stations for plug-in hybrid electric and electric vehicles (PHEVs/EVs), as well as information tools for the actual installation process.

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Audi introduces new A4 Avant g-tron; Audi e-gas offered as standard

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US gal) gasoline tank, is fitted during production of the A4 Avant. Before being installed in a car, each tank is tested at 300 bar during production. The actual bursting pressure is much higher still and far exceeds the legal requirements. This is fed into the European gas grid and compensates for the volume of natural gas used by the g-tron model in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

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Updated Volkswagen Passat to offer upgraded PHEV version; partially automated driving at cruising speed

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The high-voltage battery in the Passat GTE models can be charged via the external electricity grid or via the internal TSI engine and recuperation during the journey. Charging via the electricity grid. When connected to a conventional electrical grid with 230 volts / 2.3 The driver must permanently monitor the system in Level 2 for legal and safety reasons. Volkswagen has revealed some of the features of the updated Passat, which will launch later this year.

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“Energiewende” in a tank; Audi e-fuels targeting carbon-neutral driving with synthetic fuels from renewables, H2O and CO2; Swiss policy test case

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Audi e-fuels are intended to use no fossil or biomass sources; do not compete with food production; and are 100% compatible with existing infrastructure. The e-gas plant only operates when there is too much electricity from renewable sources in the grid. In 2012, Audi entered into a collaboration with Joule for the direct production of e-ethanol and e-diesel hydrocarbons (n-alkanes) from photosynthetic cyanobacteria.

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California Governor’s Office releases 2013 ZEV action plan; 1.5M ZEVs on CA roadways by 2025

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The action plan—which will be adjusted over time to address changing market conditions—is the product of an interagency working group led by the Governor’s Office that includes several state agencies and associated entities and builds upon significant work already undertaken by these agencies. Ensure that hydrogen and electricity can legally be sold as a retail transportation fuel. Plan for and integrate peak vehicle demand for electricity into the state’s energy grid.

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EU Industry Ministers Call for Harmonized EV Charging and Safety Standards by Mid-2011

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In further comments on the EC strategy, the ministers urged all stakeholders to use electricity generated from safe and sustainable sources of energy, including renewables, for charging electric vehicles by smart meters and building of smart grids, while recognizing differences in energy sectors of Member States.

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UR:BAN research project gives mid-term update on advanced driver assistance systems, connected vehicles

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All these challenges are supported by studies of legal issues and effectiveness evaluation. Areas of effective application, legal issues. Comprehensive assessment of cognitive assistance systems for urban areas concerning potential, effectiveness, and legal requirements. At the midterm event, object detection was demonstrated along with free space or generic object detection using grids. Mid-term review in the UR:BAN research project. Click to enlarge.

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UNECE Adopts Type Approval for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles’ Electric Safety Requirements; Applies in 41 Countries

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The new version of the regulation offers car manufacturers the legal instrument to put into the market passenger and commercial vehicles with greener standards, reducing the costs and delays associated with multiple approvals in various countries. Conformity of production by the manufacturer in agreement with the Approval Authority. Generic format of the approval mark pursuant to Regulation No. 100. “1”

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Waxman/Markey Bill Accelerates Infrastructure and Build-out for Plug-Ins, Calls for Harmonization of Motor Vehicle GHG Standards; 3% of Emissions Allowances for Cap-and-Trade Go to Auto Industry

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The bill charges state regulatory authorities and non-regulated utilities to ensure that the charging infrastructure is “interoperable with products of all auto manufactures to the extent possible” and to consider adopting minimum requirements for the deployment of the charging infrastructure. Title I also directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to deploy and integrate plug-in electric drive vehicles into the electricity grid in multiple regions.

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U-M study finds current CAFE standards create profit incentive for larger vehicles

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10 11 kg with no size changes)—the equivalent to adding three to ten coal-fired power plants to the electricity grid each year. The model allows BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and VW to violate the standard and pay the legally required penalties. In those cases, firms have an incentive to shift production of their vehicles such that the average vehicle size decreases by 1.0–1.4

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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Audi is the first manufacturer worldwide to use this technology in a production plug-in hybrid. Covered in greater detail in an earlier post , the battery-electric e-tron quattro concept provides a very close foreshadowing of the production model to follow in 2018. Under a venture with the motto “From Road to Grid”, Audi is therefore currently working on a concept to convert old batteries into stationary energy stores.

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House Chairmen Waxman, Markey Release Draft of Energy and Climate Legislation; Among the Many Provisions Are Cap-and-Trade, Harmonization of CAFE and California Vehicle Regulations, and Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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Smart Grid and Electricity Transmission. The draft contains provisions to facilitate the deployment of a smart grid, including measures to reduce utility peak loads through smart grid and demand response applications and to help promote smart grid capabilities in new home appliances. HFCs are chemical products that are used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and insulation, among other things. Chairman Henry A.

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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In this exclusive and wide-ranging interview with your Creative Greenius, the outspoken Bradley Bartz of ABC Solar shares the inside story of not only his legal suit against Torrance, but his broader plans to force cities to live up to the state’s California Solar Rights Act, his unique views on the California’s solar rebate program and his red tape experiences in dealing with Southern California Edison. . That’s pretty mean to the rest of the grid.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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A January 2007 Pacific National Laboratory study shows that if we woke up tomorrow and all our vehicles could plug in, todays grid could support more than three-quarters of them charging at night without building a single power plant. But its monumentally less pollution , even on the national (half-coal) grid. Whats Vehicle-to-Grid and why would I like it? Unfortunately you can no longer buy a new highway-capable production electric vehicle in the U.S.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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China and India recently announced plans to reduce the carbon intensity, or the amount of carbon-dioxide emissions per unit of gross domestic product, of their economies over the next decade. For just a little more than half that amount, we could fund a fifty-fold increase in spending on R&D for the kind of game-changing technological breakthroughs—like smart grids, ultra-efficient batteries or even cheap, manageable fusion—we will need to end our addiction to fossil fuels.

GM Proposes Electric Car Plug Standard - GoodCleanTech

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GM, Segway partner on two-wheel city vehicle | Green Tech - CNET News

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Chamber wants Congress to limit legal challenges to energy projects Biden gives more smart-grid funding details London data center to power local community Green-jobs czar Van Jones plugs energy innovation Nissan expanding electric charging launch in Arizona A $5 solar stove for rural poor, paid for by polluters Spams carbon footprint: One e-mail is like driving three feet Add a Comment ( Log in or register ) 95 comments by ubnyan April 7, 2009 5:47 AM PDT Is the circus in town?

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Audi TechDay e-mobility, Part 2: systems and components

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While this density exceeds that of lead batteries by a factor of 4, it is about 40% less than the densities of the small lithium-ion batteries used in consumer products such as cell phones, notebooks and similar devices, Audi noted. With power drawn from the single-phase German household grid with its output of 230 volts, capacity extends up to 3.6 Audi’s electrohydraulic combination brake (EHCB). Click to enlarge.

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