Has the Green Idea City Invited YOU Yet?

Creative Greenius

This isn’t the kind of transparency or sunshine I expect from local elected officials and this level of secrecy isn’t worthy of a “Green Idea City&# label.

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Al’s Bright Idea for Hermosa, Ted’s Tough Stance Against Oil & Why I’m Worried About It Mattering

Creative Greenius

Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Director, Coastal Resources at the podium, California State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and State Senator Ted Lieu behind her – Photo by Jose Bacallao (lifted from Facebook).

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Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

Green Car Reports

Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put in a credit card, select diesel or one of three grades of gasoline, lift the hose, and pump. (In In New Jersey and Oregon, someone else does this for you.) Electric-car charging isn't quite that simple. DON'T MISS: Car buyers.

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Reusing electric-car batteries: great idea, lots of practical challenges

Green Car Reports

In practice, however—especially at scale—the idea turns out to have some practical challenges that must be overcome. In theory, it's a wonderful concept: once their tenure in an electric car is over, lithium-ion battery packs with as much as 70 percent of their energy capacity remaining can be sold and reused. At the simplest level, a. Batteries battery pack electric utilities plug-in cars solar reuse energy storage

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Different Electric Car Motor Ideas

Electric Cars are for Girls

I am thinking of converting my 89 Honda Civic s/w to an all electric power driven system. I really don't want to go to a kit.

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Why NASA thinks the Tesla Autopilot is a bad idea

Green Car Reports

Since news broke last month that the driver of a Tesla Model S running on the Autopilot driver-assistance system died in a crash, the technology has inspired intense debate. Regulators are investigating the crash to determine whether the fault was with the human driver, Autopilot itself—or a combination of both. Now, one agency with a. Tesla Motors plug-in cars NASA self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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

Creative Greenius

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.

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Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

Green Car Reports

It sounds like an intriguing idea: Make diesel fuel from air rather than fossil-fuel petroleum. Better yet, make it from carbon dioxide--the greenhouse gas whose concentration in the atmosphere has risen precipitously since the dawn of the Industrial Age. Diesel fuel, after all, is a hydrocarbon chain. Take hydrogen and carbon dioxide, add some. climate change carbon dioxide alternative fuel vehicles diesel fuel renewable diesel fuel

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People have no idea what electricity is or how it works (video)

Green Car Reports

Everyone knows what a gallon of gasoline is, or what they paid the last time they put fuel in their car. But trying asking your friends, relatives, and neighbors how much they paid per kilowatt-hour in their last electric bill. Or even what a kilowatt-hour is. We guarantee you that 19 out of 20 of them won't have a clue. DON'T MISS: Chargeway: the. Videos electric utilities charging electricity costs

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California Energy Commission soliciting ideas for natural gas research, development and demonstration projects

Green Car Congress

As part of this process, the Commission is seeking ideas for natural gas research initiatives in the following areas: energy efficiency; renewable energy; natural gas infrastructure; natural gas related environmental research; and natural gas related transportation research. The template asks potential applicants to discuss their research idea, why it’s important and needed, and the issues/barriers they hope to overcome.

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Car buyers have no idea electric-car charging stations even exist

Green Car Reports

Electric cars have promised to revolutionize transportation for years now. As more manufacturers offer electrified vehicles and prices continue to drop for battery technology, the easy correlation would be to assume that consumer interest has spiked. Actually, it remains pretty darn low, according to extensive research from J.D. Power. DON'T MISS. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure

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Fiat calls for your future transport ideas

Green Cars News

Fiat is calling on motoring enthusiasts to share their ideas for the future of sustainable transport as part of the ‘Our Future Mobility’ project created by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

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Fake 'Shifting' For Electric Cars: Dumbest Idea Of The Year

Green Car Reports

Gosh, those crazy electric cars. They're so different and confusing, eh? We've now come across a new and thus-far unparalleled example of just how far people will go to avoid dealing with the realities of electric cars. Which are, of course, smooth, quiet, and torquey, meaning they're fast off the line. We already know the Gummint plans to require

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Greenius on Patch.com: Finding Free Green to Fund the Green Idea City

Creative Greenius

I don’t need to tell you how tight money is today. The economy may technically be “in recovery,&# but everyone I know has been spending less, cancelling services, delaying big purchases and taking another staycation.

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Ohio workshop seeks ideas for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Green Car Congress

NASA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Workshop participants will learn about the principles and concepts behind the NNMI and participate in interactive sessions designed to solicit ideas on how best to structure the network and the institutes.

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Supplier ZF: Intriguing EV Ideas, But No Plans To Get In The Battery Business

Green Car Reports

The supplier ZF has designed and engineered a city-sized EV. Yet it has no plans to build such a model; the one-off prototype is just a means for the German supplier, touting its combined capabilities with TRW Automotive, which it finished acquiring earlier this spring, to flex its muscle on safety and efficiency initiatives and show its. EV EVs ZF

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Better Place Battery Swapping: The Technology Behind The Idea

Green Car Reports

Last week, we shared with you our first-hand experience of driving an electric car through a Better Place battery swap station in Israel. Publicly, especially outside of Israel, Better Place’s concept of switching out depleted electric car battery packs for fully charged ones at its proprietary automated switch stations is what the firm is

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Greenius on Patch.com: “Green Idea” Attracts New Solar Business to Hermosa

Creative Greenius

Brad Bartz is big on Hermosa Beach. He’s betting that the city’s efforts to become carbon neutral will make it the “green beacon&# that brings in a new generation of green businesses just like his, ABC Solar.

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Tesla CEO Musk reveals Hyperloop transport idea

Green Cars News

Tesla CEO and business entrepreneur, Elon Musk has finally revealed details of his often hinted-at Hyperloop transport idea; a sort of alternative rail system he envisages could take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just half an hour.

Tesla's Elon Musk Has More New Business Ideas & A Lot To Say

Green Car Reports

If you're Tesla CEO Elon Musk, "always beating the traffic" would be your power of choice, though given Elon's ideas past, present and future, some would argue that it's a long way off what he's actually capable of. If you had a mediocre superpower, what would it be? Musk sat down for a "fireside chat" with Pando Daily, and revealed some

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ChargePoint calls PG&E’s proposed 25,000-station charging network a bad idea

Green Car Congress

On Monday, PG&E announced it had filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission to build out a network of 25,000 electric car charging stations. Earlier post.) In response, Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint—currently the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network—issued a statement charging that the PG&E proposal “ creates a monopoly in EV charging equipment and services that will stifle growth and innovation in the market.”.

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Schaeffler introduces the vehicle of ideas

Green Cars News

The idea is not to put the vehicle into production [.]. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news green vehicles hybrid vehicles Schaeffler Schaeffler Group Schaeffler hybrid vehicle of ideas Many upstart car manufacturers have big ambitions to establish themselves among the leaders of the motoring world – but the Schaeffler Group has far more modest goals. The company has developed the Shaeffler Hybrid to enable a practical comparison of the various options available for e-mobility.

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Hyundai gets thinking for Future Mobility IDEA fest

Green Cars News

The Korean carmaker has revealed a series of single-person mobility concepts designed by its engineers as part of its company IDEA festival. We all love a light-hearted story on a Friday and thankfully Hyundai has delivered the goods today.

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Five Holiday gift Ideas For Hybrid Car Drivers

Green Car Reports

Last week, we told you about our Five Holiday Gift Ideas For Electric Car Drivers, and today it’s time to turn our attention There’s just over one week left until Christmas, so we hope you’ve done most of your gift shopping to spare you that last-minute holiday rush. But have you got a present for your favorite hybrid car driver?

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Greenius on Patch.com: Dear AES: Here’s A Better Idea for Your Next 100 Years in Redondo Beach

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Top ten weird and wonderful transport ideas. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Tuesday 6 August, 2013. The Green Piece Column. Toyota recently revealed that it was trialling a new mobility device it calls the Winglet. While the fact that a car giant like Toyota even troubles itself to look at small mobility solutions like this is quite admirable, there is a fine line bet[.].

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Five Holiday Gift Ideas For Electric Car Drivers

Green Car Reports

With just over two weeks of shopping days left before Christmas, you’ve probably already purchased a lot of your holiday gifts. But while sweaters and socks might be the gifts that you’ve traditionally given, why not look for something a little more fun for the electric vehicle owner in your life? Over the coming weeks we’ll come

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Think electric car named top idea of the year

Green Cars News

Electric carmaker, Think is celebrating its city EV being named as one of the ‘100 best ideas of the year’. Spanish magazine Actualidad Económica, a leader in the fields of economics and business dubbed the electric vehicle as one of the top ideas of the year as part of its annual awards. NK award best idea electric car production Think

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Alligator-powered car: the latest biofuel idea

Green Cars News

The latest crazy idea to fuel your car with is one that may make you positively cringe. A group of researchers from the University of Louisiana think that alligator fat may make the perfect substitute for fossil-based fuels. According to the New York Times, scientists at the University say that alligator fat could be a [.]. Biofuels alligator fat research University of Louisiana

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Elon Musk: Daimler Saved Tesla, DoE Loans A Bad Idea

Green Car Reports

In the toughest days of Tesla's early years, CEO Elon Musk said on film, he wired $3 million of his personal fortune to the company so it could make payroll. Now the always-quotable CEO is downplaying the effect the $465 million in U.S. Department of Energy low-interest loan guarantees it received under the government’s Advanced Technology

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CNG vehicle idea inspired by the human gut

Green Cars News

One of the big barriers to the widespread adoption of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, is that they require large, bulky storage tanks.

Open-Source Electric Cars? Umm, No, NOT A Good Idea

Green Car Reports

In the world of software, open source is officially A Good Thing. It enables a far greater creative and technological base to tweak and change a piece of software than might be possible from within the company that created it. Many are keen on the concept of open source electric cars--that is, electric cars where the built-in software can be

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VW to benefit from a Bright IDEA

Green Cars News

The company, which unveiled its IDEA concept series plug-in hybrid light commercial van in May, will now convert VW Transporter vans using the series hybrid Bright powertrain. This will provide a bridge between the concept and the production version of the IDEA. According to Lyle Shuey, Bright’s vice president of marketing and sales, the converted Transporters are not as efficient as the purpose-built IDEA and the conversions are expensive.

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Bright Automotives Plug-in IDEA Debuts on Tuesday

Green Car Congress

Bright Automotive will unveil its IDEA plug-in hybrid concept on Tuesday in Washington, DC. Bright will then take the IDEA will to Norway in May 2009 for the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS24). The IDEA is designed to operate in all-electric mode for the first 30 miles before switching to hybrid mode for a full range of 400 miles.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea: 'real, happening' says CTO of 1 of 3 companies vying to build it

Green Car Reports

Elon Musk may have moved on from the "Hyperloop" high-speed transport system he sketched a couple of years ago, but multiple companies have pledged to continue its development. One of them is Hyperloop Technologies Inc., which is trying to recruit engineers from the Detroit car industry to make the Hyperloop a reality. This is real. This is. Detroit Elon Musk mass transit Public transport Hyperloop

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BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

Creative Greenius

We began sharing our ideas with the Mayor in early January and it was obvious he was not just open to listening, but wanted to actively engage with us. He encouraged us to develop our ideas into steps the City could take action on. Energized by the idea of a local elected leader who gets it and wants to actually do something, we took our inspiration from Robert’s Green Idea House and developed a broad proposal to apply that same thinking on a citywide level.

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Nissan Pivo3 Concept: New Ideas For A Production Electric Minicar

Green Car Reports

At first glance, Nissan’s Pivo3 concept from this week’s Tokyo Motor Show looks pretty wild: Seating is staggered, with the driver ahead of two passenger seats; wheel-hub motors provide power; and aggressively configured four-wheel steering that allows the nine-foot-long Pivo3 to U-turn on a seven-foot radius. But if you filter out

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Better Place Parking Lot: Ideas For Nissan Rogue Test Mules?

Green Car Reports

Sometimes you see remarkable cars in corporate parking lots. This photo, for instance, sent to us by a reader who prefers to remain anonymous, shows five Nissan compact crossovers lined up in the parking lot at the U.S. headquarters of electric-car service provider Better Place. With both left-hand and right-hand drive, the cars are likely a mix

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?Unlimited Juice? Electric Vehicle Charging Plans: Good Idea or Exploitation?

All Cars Electric

We often get asked by readers just how much it will cost to run an EV. And while we’re able to say that an EV costs less to run once purchased than a gasoline car we’ve had to guess refer them to their local utility company for exact pricing. So what if you could enter into a monthly service contract with an energy provider to provide

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AM General the exclusive North American assembler for Bright Idea plug-in hybrid electric work-truck platform

Green Car Congress

has entered into an agreement for AM General LLC to be Bright’s exclusive North American assembler for the Bright IDEA vehicle platform. AM General will build the Bright IDEA in its Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind., The Bright IDEA is an all-new, plug-in hybrid electric light-duty work-truck due on the market in 2014. Production of the Bright IDEA is contingent on the completion of Bright Automotive’s funding. Bright Automotive, Inc.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Lessons Learned on Carbon Neutral City Committee

Creative Greenius

After eight months of working directly with Mayor Michael DiVirgilio to introduce and launch the Carbon Neutral City initiative , I stepped aside two weeks ago to focus more on the surrounding South Bay communities and to play a different role in Hermosa.

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Valentine's Day Idea: Wrap Your Car In Hearts And Love

Green Car Reports

Suppose your beloved walked into the garage this morning and found the car covered in pink hearts and declarations of love. That'd be a pretty impressive Valentine's Day gift, right? Well, start your planning for next year, 'cause this one will take more than a last-minute dash to the florist and the card store. Smart USA, which sells the 2011

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Latest biofuel idea: Tequila-powered cars

Green Cars News

Agave, the plant used to distil Tequila could be the ideal plant to produce ethanol for motorised transportation. The desert plant has the advantage that it grows well on barren, marginalised land and could therefore be grown as a fuel crop without displacing food production. Much of ethanol production is currently generated from food crops [.]. Biofuels Agave biofuel car ethanol tequila University of Oxford

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