Hermosa Beach Sees The Light

Creative Greenius

As if from the heavens above, The Word, appeared immaculately and impeccably on some of Hermosa Beach’s signature buildings last night.

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Greenius Scores Free LED Holiday Lights from SBESC

Creative Greenius

Creative Greenius, Joe Galliani, with his free LED lights from the South Bay Environmental Services Center Holiday Light Exchange. It was the holiday Light Exchange in 2007 that first connected me with the SBESC and I’ve been a volunteer with them ever since.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

Creative Greenius

The more time I spend with Lillian Light the more I admire, respect and flat out like her. I want to be as vital and meaningful as Lillian Light is when I grow up.

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Princeton team uses light to boost production of isobutanol 5x from engineered yeast; optogenetics

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Princeton University have used light to control genetically modified Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast—i.e., Optogenetic tools are ideal for achieving such precise control, as light can be applied and removed instantly without complex media changes.

2018 85

UCSD team sheds light on mechanism of sulfur embrittlement of nickel

Green Car Congress

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have shed new light on the atomic-level mechanism of the sulfur embrittlement of nickel, a classic problem that has puzzled the scientific community for nearly a century.

2018 78

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

Green Car Congress

ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

Green Car Congress

At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. —Ashwani Gupta - Global Head of Light Commercial Vehicle Business.

2017 95

Light Up Your Future At The Manhattan Beach Pier 8pm Saturday March 29

Creative Greenius

Some cities just turn out the lights for an hour to celebrate Earth Hour. The world leader in LED lighting, LEDtronics has generously donated 500 LED candles and holders.

2014 141

New mesocrystal photocatalyst enhances light-driven hydrogen production

Green Car Congress

When light is applied to photocatalysts, electrons and holes are produced on the surface of the catalyst; hydrogen is obtained when these electrons reduce the hydrogen ions in water. A group of Japanese researchers has developed a novel photocatalyst for increased hydrogen production.

2017 78

Cambridge team demonstrates light-driven photoreforming of unprocessed biomass to H2 at room temperature

Green Car Congress

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has reported the light-driven photoreforming of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin to H 2 using semiconducting cadmium sulfide quantum dots in alkaline aqueous solution.

2017 107

Foton Motor and motorcycle leader Piaggio Group partner on development of light commercial vehicles; EVs to come

Green Car Congress

Foton Motor and Piaggio Group signed the agreement for a joint development project for new light-duty commercial vehicle products in Italy. Since 2016, Foton Motor and Piaggio Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Framework Agreement in succession.

2018 85

Cambridge team successfully tests hybrid light aircraft; 30% fuel savings

Green Car Congress

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested a light aircraft powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system, in which an electric motor and gasoline engine work together to drive the propeller. Hybrid in flight. Click to enlarge.

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California goal: eliminate gasoline, diesel light vehicles altogether

Green Car Reports

What if gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks were simply eliminated altogether from the new vehicles sold in a state? Residents of one state in the U.S. may, eventually, find out. California already leads the nation in promoting zero-emission vehicles, but the Golden State may soon take that policy a step further. DON'T MISS: Will California. emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars transportation policy

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Argonne team develops synthetic bionano membrane to convert light to hydrogen

Green Car Congress

A team led by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has developed a new way to produce solar fuels by using completely synthetic bionano machinery to harvest light without the need for a living cell.

2017 85

Researchers forecast light-duty vehicle electricity use in 2050 considering electrification, autonomy and sharing: 13-26% of total demand

Green Car Congress

Considering electrification, autonomy and sharing (the “Three Revolutions”), a team from Boston University and the University of California, Berkeley projects that electricity use from light duty vehicle (LDV) transport will likely be in the 570–1140?TWh

2018 78

NASA green-lights 3 research projects on unmanned aviation systems

Green Car Congress

NASA has given the green light to three teams of NASA researchers working on different aspects of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The trio of investigations are part of NASA’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) project and are expected to take between 24 and to 30 months to complete. Our idea is to invest a very modest amount of time and money into new technologies that are ambitious and potentially transformative. They may or may not work, but we won’t know unless we try.

2017 68

Getting the Tachometer and Lights Working

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since I had modified the regenerative braking system to not drive the brake lights, I had three extra wires left over. I'll use these to tap into DMOC monitoring functions to drive the tachometer and the red/green indicator lights on the dash.

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Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor is introducing a hydrogen fuel cell concept version of its H350 light commercial van at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover.

2016 115

German alliance develops new active matrix LED headlights; 1,024 individually controllable light points

Green Car Congress

A German research alliance has developed the basis for smart, high-resolution active matrix LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. Both headlights contain three LED light sources, each with 1,024 individually controllable light points.

2016 96

Avantium acquires Liquid Light; electrocatalysis to convert CO2 to chemicals

Green Car Congress

Renewable chemicals company Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light. Liquid Light has developed proprietary process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide. The acquisition combines the technologies of both Liquid Light and Avantium to develop a world-leading electro-catalysis platform and to commercialize new process technologies using CO 2 as feedstock to produce sustainable chemicals and materials.

2017 60

Renault-Nissan Alliance forms light commercial vehicle business unit

Green Car Congress

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is creating a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand its global presence in this growing segment. By leveraging Renault’s van expertise and Nissan’s truck know-how in key markets, the Alliance intends to grow its light commercial vehicle sales worldwide. In the spirit of the Alliance, partners will leverage complementary markets and products while maintaining their own brand identity, sales and revenue.

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US light-duty vehicle sales hit record high of 17.5 million units in 2016

Green Car Congress

According to Ward’s Automotive, in calendar year 2016 light vehicle sales reached 17.5 million light vehicles sold, the highest point until 2015. Light vehicle sales have increased for the past seven years.

2017 78

EIA projects light-duty vehicle energy use to drop 12% by 2025

Green Car Congress

The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) Reference case projects a decline in light-duty vehicle energy use between 2018 and 2040 as improvements in fuel economy more than offset increases in light-duty vehicle (LDV) miles.

2017 78

ICCT calculates consumer benefits of increased efficiency in 2025-2030 light-duty vehicles in the US

Green Car Congress

A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates Consumer benefits of increased efficiency in 2025-2030 light-duty vehicles in the US. The analysis found that consumer benefits are available across vehicle types, from cars to light trucks.

2017 85

Audi says traffic light information system production ready; potential for 15% reduction in CO2 emissions

Green Car Congress

Audi says that its Online traffic light information system, demonstrated in an Audi A6 as part of a technology display at the Consumer Electronics Show in January in Las Vegas, is production ready and could be fitted to every Audi model in the range subject to the necessary government legislation.

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SwRI’s single-cylinder engines available for combustion research; light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications

Green Car Congress

The engines, one for light- and medium-duty applications and one for heavy-duty applications, can accommodate either multi-cylinder or single-cylinder heads through a custom cylinder barrel and head support shelf.

2017 90

IHS cuts 2015 light vehicle sales forecast in China to 23.4 million; deeper cut for 2016

Green Car Congress

IHS revised downward its forecast for light vehicle sales in China, projecting a decline of 3 to 4 percent from previous estimates for 2015. IHS Automotive has reduced its full year 2015 light vehicle sales forecast for China to 23.4

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Metallic nanostructures with strong light confinement can triple the efficiency of solar-based hydrogen generation

Green Car Congress

Researchers led by a team from KAUST have found a more sustainable route to hydrogen fuel production using chaotic, light-trapping materials that mimic natural photosynthetic water splitting. Plasmonic systems have specific geometries that trap light only at characteristic frequencies.

2017 78

Tesla Model S: 'Intergalactic SpaceBoat Of Light And Wonder'

Green Car Reports

But we''ve never seen it called an "intergalactic spaceboat of light and wonder" before. The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan can be described many ways, and its owners generally use glowing superlatives in doing so. Nor an "Electric CruiseBeast," for that matter. ALSO SEE: Next-Generation Tesla Electric Car Won''t Be ''Model E'' After All But

2014 87

Federal-Mogul Powertrain to launch first valve rotator for downspeeded light vehicle engines

Green Car Congress

At this year’s IAA in Frankfurt, Federal-Mogul Powertrain will launch a new, smaller version of its proven Rotocap valve rotator, the first such for 4 valve per cylinder light vehicle engines.

2017 78

SABIC exploring integrated lighting features in car windows

Green Car Congress

SABIC is actively working on developing car window technology with integrated lighting features. SABIC first disclosed its efforts to develop polycarbonate (PC) windows with integrated lighting at the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL), held in Darmstadt, Germany 28-30 September. While those elements are largely decorative, SABIC says integrated lighting can serve a variety of functional purposes. Using colored light for brand enhancement.

2015 60

How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

Green Car Reports

As children, we're all taught to turn off the lights behind us as we leave an empty room. emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lightingBut it seems Norwegians have taken that lesson one step further. Along a 5.5-mile stretch of road in Hole, Norway, smart streetlights automatically dim when nobody's around—then come back to full power when a car, pedestrian, or other object approaches.

ExxonMobil predicts peak in light-duty vehicle liquid fuels ~2030, but ongoing role for oil in the mix

Green Car Congress

At the same time, total miles traveled per year by cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and light trucks will increase about 60%, reaching about 14 trillion in 2040. increasing hybrids and electric vehicles) play a much smaller role in limiting energy demand for light-duty vehicles.

2018 85

Novatek and Total green-light $27-billion Arctic Yamal LNG project

Green Car Congress

Novatek and Total have approved a final investment decision (FID) for the Yamal LNG project in Russia, consisting of the development of the South-Tambeyskoye gas condensate field and the construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant on the Yamal Peninsula in Western Siberia.

2013 119

Britain ‘blighted’ by light pollution

Green Cars News

Half of the Britain’s population suffer severe light pollution according to a new study from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and Campaign for Dark Skies (CfDS). Latest news campaign energy Light pollutionThe two charities latest joint annual Star Count Survey revealed that just over half (53 per cent) of 981 participants could see ten stars or fewer in [.].

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Partners join forces to produce the Very Light Car

Green Cars News

Making vehicles lighter has become a key element in the battle to reduce emissions and fuel consumption: however, few vehicles go as far as to actually being named as a “Very Light Car”. However, that’s the case for the next generation version of the light-weight fuel efficient car that was entered into the Progressive Automotive [.]. Green cars Latest news Edison2 green cars Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize vehicle weight vehicle weight reduction Very Light Car

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

Green Car Congress

six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. Achates will demonstrate the engine in 2018 in a driveable light-duty truck. The light-duty engine is a “basic” Achates opposed piston 2-stroke engine, said Redon—i.e.,

2017 111

Audi launches Traffic Light Information V2I service in the US starting in Las Vegas

Green Car Congress

Audi is the first manufacturer to launch Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology in the US, with the deployment of Traffic Light Information in select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and allroad models in Las Vegas. The launch of this technology is another in a long list of firsts for Audi that have positioned us as the industry leader in connectivity solutions V2I applications and services like Traffic Light Information are essential components as we continue to move toward an autonomous future.

Brunel team working to develop next-generation light, thin-walled aluminum die-cast parts

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Brunel University London are developing a new generation of ultra-light car parts that will reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.

2017 78

Osaka team develops new solar-to-hydrogen catalyst that uses broader spectrum of light

Green Car Congress

The three-part composite maximizes both absorbing light and its efficiency for water splitting. Finally, the gold-covered LTO is mixed with ultrathin sheets of the element black phosphorus (BP), which acts as a light absorber. Although H 2 can be produced from direct splitting of water using semiconductor photocatalysts under solar light irradiation, the present energy conversion efficiency of STH [solar-to-hydrogen] is too low for the technology to be economically sound.

2017 65

EPA, DOT open public comment period on reconsideration of GHG Standards for Cars and Light Trucks

Green Car Congress

In a joint Federal Register notice , the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) opened the public comment period on the reconsideration of the January 2017 Final Determination for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years (MY) 2022-2025.

2017 79

Plug-in hybrid utility truck keeps lights on during emergencies

Green Car Reports

California electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric recently took delivery of a pair of new trucks that it hopes will help solve two problems. The first is power outages, whether they are caused by weather or necessary planned maintenance work conducted by utilities. The other is every utility's huge bill for diesel fuel. The large trucks. Trucks Plug-In Hybrids California electric utilities plug-in cars Commercial vehicle

2017 63

Mitsubishi developing electric light truck

Green Cars News

Japanese manufacturing giant Mitsubishi is said to be working on its third electric vehicle – in the form of an electric light truck earmarked for a 2012 launch. According to reports in Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the new electric vehicle will be targeted at contractors, farmers and others that use light trucks for their [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi electric light truck electric vehicles

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