BAE Systems to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for new transit buses in Ireland

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BAE Systems has been selected by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of buses in Ireland.

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Nissan to lead EC-backed multi-standard rapid charge network project in UK and Ireland

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Nissan is leading a consortium which aims to establish a network of rapid chargers for electric vehicles running the full length and breadth of the United Kingdom and Ireland. The project, named Rapid Charge Network (RCN), was presented at the Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) event in Tallinn, Estonia, which was hosted by European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas. The RCN project is one of 30 priority transport projects across Europe identified by TEN-T.


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IBM Teams With ESB ecars to develop EV smart charging IT system in Ireland

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IBM has teamed with ESB ecars to implement a fully integrated smarter charging IT system that will help manage electric vehicle public charge points, which are being rolled out across Ireland by ESB ecars. ESB Networks will use IBM’s Intelligent Electric Vehicle Enablement Platform to provide the services needed to operate and manage the charge-points installed throughout Ireland.

Ireland Sets Goal of 10% EVs by 2020

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Late last year, the government of Ireland set a target of 10% of all vehicles in the transport fleet to be powered by electricity by 2020. A €1 million project by Sustainable Energy Ireland to research, develop and demonstrate of vehicles nationally. Assistance for individuals purchasing electric vehicles – publication of a “Buyer’s Guide” and a “Cost of Ownership Calculator” by Sustainable Energy Ireland.

Irish Government, ESB and Renault-Nissan Alliance Partner on EVs in Ireland; Incentives, Charge Points and Cars

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The Irish Government; the ESB, Ireland’s largest electricity utility; and the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a comprehensive partnership to position Ireland as a European leader in electric transport. The Irish Government’s target is for 10% of Ireland’s vehicles to be electric by 2020. ESB also plans to install 30 fast charge points across Ireland by the end of 2011, with nine expected to be set up by the end of this year. for a pilot project in Ireland.

Ireland hosts international EV summit

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Opening this Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at the Convention Centre in Dublin, delegates will discuss how these regions are embracing the transition to electric transport and will share [.]. Dublin is about to get ‘Fully Charged’ with the opening of a one day conference this week, welcoming electric vehicle experts from Europe, the US and China.

Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses as part of its drive to make London’s transport zero-emission. Wrightbus in Northern Ireland will manufacture them, creating new jobs in the region. As part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, TfL is committed to using only the cleanest buses in its fleet. Greening transport in the capital will require using a range of clean power sources.

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EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

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Air pollution from sources such as transport and agriculture is still being emitted above legal limits in 10 European Union (EU) Member States according to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The main reasons for the exceedances are emissions from road transport (NO x ) and agriculture (NH 3 ).

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Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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Preliminary analysis shows eleven Member States exceeding their respective NO x ceilings (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden). The road transport sector is one of the main contributory factors behind the large number of NO x exceedances, contributing approximately 40% of total EU-27 NO x emissions.

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T&E: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands lead deployments of zero-emission buses in Europe

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Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from green NGO Transport & Environment.

Logan Energy to support delivery of Holyhead Hydrogen Hub in Wales

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The Holyhead Hydrogen Hub will be a first of its kind and is supported by the Isle of Anglesey County Council and the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund. —Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy.

EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Transport continues to contribute disproportionally to Europe’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, poor air quality and noise, and still uses the least efficient modes to move people and goods according to a new report from the European Environmental Agency (EEA). Passenger transport by road and air has continued to increase throughout the EEA member countries. Transport at a crossroads.

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EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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Main modes of transport. A slim majority (53%) of EU citizens said they used a car as their main mode of transport and about one in five (22%) used public transport. Women more frequently said they usually walked (16% vs. 9% of men) or used public transport (25% vs. 18%). Car users were more likely to disagree with the replacement of existing car charges by pay-as-you-drive schemes (37% vs. 24% of public transport users).

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ERTOC: optimizing CO2 of shipments down to an individual consignment level

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The Efficient and Reliable Transportation of Consignments ( ERTOC ) project, a two-year research collaboration between Ricardo, GS1 UK, Unipart Logistics, IRIS Technology and Coventry University, has delivered a viable prototype demonstrator. In addition to this on-board configuration, Ricardo also developed a web-based utility for use at a fleet level by a transport and logistics manager. ERTOC 7.5-tonne demonstrator. Click to enlarge.

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Plug Power expands hydrogen supply chain partner network in Spain with CLH

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The CLH Group is a leading international company in the transport and storage fuel products in Europe. The CLH Group is the leading company engaged in the transport and storage of oil products in the Spanish market and the second-largest logistics operator in Europe in terms of the extension of its pipeline network and storage capacity. Plug Power Inc.,

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Shearwater Energy developing SMR wind-hybrid energy project; selects NuScale Power

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The project would provide 3 GWe of zero-carbon energy and is also expected to produce more than 3 million kilograms of green hydrogen per year for use by the UK’s transport sector, ensuring full utilization of the energy produced. Shearwater has also submitted an outline proposal to the British Government and the devolved governments of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, all of whom stand to derive economic benefits in connection with the proposed project.

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Fusion Fuel Green partners with CCC to develop green hydrogen demonstrator plants in Middle East

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Ireland-based electrolyzer company Fusion Fuel Green PLC will collaborate with Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L. Further, it allows Middle East producers to store and transport the other energy source that they have in abundance: sunlight. Offshore) (CCC), to develop green hydrogen plants in the Middle East.

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Trinity, TOTAL researchers design new molecules that boost fuel efficiency

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The research was funded by TOTAL Marketing Services and supported by MaREI, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. In addition, there are other transportation modes, such as aviation or maritime, where electrification is simply not yet an option.

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Study finds significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to air pollution

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—Haneen Khreis, lead author of the study and an associated researcher at the Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The 18 European countries covered in the study are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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DB Schenker expands its electric fleet with 36 new FUSO eCanter vehicles

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Europe’s leading land transport provider is thus strengthening its sustainability strategy and further expanding the use of electric vehicles in its mixed fleets.

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Ballard receives follow-on orders for 15 fuel cell modules from Wrightbus to power UK buses

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Ballard Power Systems has received follow-on purchase orders for 15 of its 85 kW heavy-duty FCveloCity-HD fuel cell modules from Wrightbus, a leading bus OEM and Ballard partner headquartered in Northern Ireland, to power Fuel Cell Electric Buses (FCEBs) planned for deployment in the UK.

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TomTom extends coverage of real-time traffic products for congestion reduction

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The other countries currently covered are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The city of Zürich will use TomTom’s historical traffic database together with PTV’s software for transportation and traffic simulation. Fuel Efficiency Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS

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Coulomb expands ChargePoint network with features for European market; MIFARE smart card support

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The ChargePoint Network now supports the MIFARE -based transportation smart card that facilitates interoperability among different European energy supplier charging networks, making driver roaming possible. The ChargePoint Network includes stations installed throughout Europe including Ireland, England and the Netherlands, with more than 100 stations currently in use in the City of Amsterdam.

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UK government providing US$98M (£65M) for ultra-low emission cities and green buses

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UK Transport Minister Baroness Kramer and Business Minister Matt Hancock announced a shortlist of 12 cities vying for a share of a £35-million (US$53-million) fund to become centers of excellence for low emission vehicles. Department for Regional Development of Northern Ireland. The Department for Transport will assess bids for the bus funding against a detailed range of criteria, including potential air quality improvements and value for money.

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Study finds rapid health benefits following air pollution reduction

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Starting at week one of a ban on smoking in Ireland, for example, there was a 13% drop in all-cause mortality, a 26% reduction in ischemic heart disease, a 32% reduction in stroke, and a 38% reduction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A 17-day “transportation strategy,” in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Olympic Games involved closing parts of the city to help athletes make it to their events on time, but also greatly decreased air pollution.

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UK expert group focuses attention on non-exhaust emissions from road traffic as regulatory concern

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and PM 10 emissions from road transport, and will become more dominant in the future. and PM 10 air quality in relation to road transport sources requires attention to reducing non-exhaust emissions, not solely a focus on lowering exhaust emissions. bottom) from road transport.

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UPS cargo eBike pilot in Seattle

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UPS partnered with the Seattle Department of Transportation to develop plans for the new pilot program. The Urban Freight Lab is an initiative that brings together transportation engineers and urban planners who manage public spaces with retailers, freight carriers and technology companies supporting transportation solutions.

Travelling after Brexit

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You will also need it if travelling from the UK including Northern Ireland to Ireland. The Department of Transport issued a statement in September that Green Card issuance would be free. Brexit – what does it mean for my travel abroad?

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Calor introduces Neste BioLPG to the UK market; targeting fully renewable by 2040

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LPG, typically used for heating off the gas grid, transport and industrial applications, is already a flexible, low-carbon fuel compared to other fossil fuels. The countries where customers will initially be able to buy BioLPG are: Great Britain, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium. Calor, an SHV Energy company and the UK’s leading supplier of LPG, has become the first energy company to supply BioLPG to homes and businesses across Britain.

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Valence Technology, Wrightbus Sign Multi-Year Li-ion Battery Supply Agreement

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has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Wrightbus, the United Kingdom’s leading independent supplier of hybrid buses for public transportation systems. With multiple Valence-powered Wrightbus hybrid buses already on roads in the UK and Ireland, this new agreement secures the relationship between the two companies through 2016. Valence Technology, Inc.

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Drexel, Trinity researchers use MXene to enable silicon anodes to avoid large volume changes under cycling

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Researchers from Drexel University and Trinity College in Ireland have shown that two-dimensional titanium carbide or carbonitride nanosheets—MXenes—can be used as a conductive binder for silicon electrodes produced by a simple and scalable slurry-casting technique without the need of any other additives. The nanosheets form a continuous metallic network, enable fast charge transport and provide good mechanical reinforcement for the thick electrode (up to 450 ?m).

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EEA report finds most Europeans in cities still exposed to levels of air pollution exceeding WHO guidelines

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The long-term WHO AQG for PM 10 was exceeded at 51% of the stations and in all of the reporting countries, except Estonia, Finland and Ireland. Road transport, power plants, industry, agriculture and households are the main sources of air pollutants.

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Norbert Dentressangle and Mitsubishi Electric introduce DAF LF diesel hybrid to distribution fleet

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Originally appointed by MEU-UK in 2008, Norbert Dentressangle is responsible for the distribution of products, including large industrial air conditioning units, Ecodan heating systems, spare parts and instruction manuals, to MEU-UK’s customers throughout the UK and Ireland. Norbert Dentressangle and Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. – UK Branch (MEU-UK) have jointly invested in a DAF LF diesel hybrid truck ( earlier post ) for the distribution fleet.

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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Emissions from international transport (aviation and shipping) contribute another 3% to the total global GHG emissions. Within the EU28 the trends vary between countries with decreases of 6% for the UK and Bulgaria and of 3% for Greece and Spain, while increases of 5% in Ireland and Denmark and of 4% in Sweden and Finland occurred.

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New tin-seeded germanium nanowire array anodes for Li-ion batteries show high capacity and lifetime

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Researchers at University of Limerick and University College Cork (Ireland) have developed high-performance and high-capacity lithium-ion battery anodes from high-density tin-seeded germanium nanowire arrays grown directly from the current collector. The research was supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the Principal Investigator Program to Dr Kevin Ryan and also by EU funding through the GREENLION Project.

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

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To successfully introduce hydrogen into natural gas grids, the impact and acceptability need to be assessed to evaluate amongst other things, public safety, system integrity, integrity management and energy transport capacity. ES), ENBRIDGE (CA), GasNatural Fenosa (ES), Gas Networks Ireland (IR), GAZ-SYSTEM (PL), GRDF (FR), GRT-GAZ (FR), SoCalGas (US) ( earlier post ) and TIGF (FR). The addition of hydrogen produced by renewable sources (e.g.,

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Elektromotive Lands EV Infrastructure Deal with KAUST in Saudi Arabia

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KAUST will use the Elektrobay charging points to recharge 150 new electric vehicles that will transport staff and pupils around the campus. Elektromotive currently has 160 Elektrobay units in operation in the UK, and already exports Elektrobays to Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland.

First flight in Euro I-4D air traffic management project

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The SESAR joint undertaking is a public-private partnership created to provide improved control of the aircraft flying the skies of Europe, prevent crippling congestion and reduce the overall environmental impact of air transport. NORACON is a consortium of eight air navigation service providers: Austro Control and the North European ANS Providers (NEAP); Avinor (Norway); EANS (Estonia); Finavia (Finland); IAA (Ireland); ISAVIA (Iceland); LFV (Sweden) and Naviair (DK).

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TfL Board approves production order for 600 new hybrid buses for London

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The Board of Transport for London (TfL) approved a production order for up to 600 of New Bus for London vehicles over the next four years. The buses are manufactured by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland; Wrightbus won a contract in 2009 to build eight prototypes with an option to produce the first 1,000 vehicles. Earlier post.) This will create the largest fleet of hybrid buses in Europe, according to TfL.

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UK Govt identifies first 9 electric drive vehicles eligible for grants of up to 5K

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The successful bidding consortia in this second phase are based in: the Midlands; Greater Manchester; East of England; Scotland and Northern Ireland. —Transport Secretary Philip Hammond. The first nine electric drive cars to become eligible for the Plug-in Car Grant of up to £5,000 (US$7,900) in the UK are: Mitsubishi iMiEV; smart fortwo electric drive; Peugeot iON; Citroen CZero; Nissan Leaf; Tata Vista EV; Toyota Prius Plug-in; Vauxhall Ampera and Chevrolet Volt.

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CDC: US has highest motor vehicle crash death rate among high-income countries; could be cut in half with proven strategies

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People of our nation deserve better and safer transport. Countries included in the study were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. transportation safety team lead, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

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EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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None of the EEA scenarios considered delivered the targeted reduction in transport GHG emissions. Based on analysis of long-term trends, a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report calls for a clear vision defining Europe’s transport system by 2050 and consistent policies to achieve it. On its tenth anniversary, the EEA’s TERM report presents an overview of transport’s impact on the environment, built on an analysis of 40 policy-relevant indicators.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on EVs

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The Chinese government has launched a pilot program of “new energy vehicles” to be rolled out to the public transport sector in 13 cities. The Alliance has begun ZEV initiatives in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan, as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, UK, France, Switzerland, and Ireland.

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