Long Beach Transit receives $600K grant for 40 Cummins near-zero CNG engines

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Long Beach Transit (LBT) recently received a $600,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Near Zero Incentive Program for the purchase of 40 Cummins “near-zero” compressed natural gas (CNG) engines.

Toyota fuel-cell Class 8 prototype to start drayage routes at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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With testing and development miles completed, Project Portal will begin initial feasibility study routes, moving goods from select Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals to surrounding rail yards and warehouses for distribution.

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Maersk Line, Ports of LA & Long Beach in 3-year project to measure air pollution benefits from $125M eco-upgrade; real-time tracking 24x7

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Shipping company Maersk Line and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering to measure the environmental benefits of a $125-million upgrade for 12 Maersk container ships. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will split the $1 million cost under their joint Technology Advancement Program (TAP).

Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

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Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase of the Chinese company''s buses, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports (via ChargedEVs).

Prototype Mack heavy-duty plug-in hybrid truck part of e-Highway demo near Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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The demo was conducted near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as part of a project with Siemens and sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

LA, Long Beach mayors commit to move ports to zero emissions

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia signed a joint declaration today that sets ambitious goals for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to make the transition to zero emissions in their Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will release a detailed timeline and process for CAAP within 15 days, and fully complete the update by November.

BYD and Long Beach Transit terminate electric bus contract

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has agreed to mutually terminate its contract with Long Beach Transportation Company (LBT) for the delivery of 10 electric buses. In an effort to demonstrate our good will to both the people of Long Beach and the FTA, we have agreed to mutually terminate the Long Beach Transit contract so it can be re-bid without delay. BYD Motors, Inc.

Republic Services opens new CNG fueling station in Long Beach; >75% of local fleet powered by alternative fuel

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The new fueling station is designed to support the recent addition of 56 new CNG-powered collection trucks that serve customers throughout greater Long Beach, California. The additional CNG trucks have replaced older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of alternative fuel vehicles operated by Republic Services of Long Beach to 147. The new fueling station is Republic’s second alternative fuels facility in Long Beach.

Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update , ushering in a new era of aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex. Expanding use of on-dock rail, with the long-term goal of moving 50% of all cargo leaving the ports by rail.

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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in Long Beach and throughout the LA basin who are right over the fence from the refinery or the port operations or the the urban oil extraction and toxic chemicals that go with it. I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Been in L.A.

Port of Long Beach has cut diesel PM by 81% since 2005

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The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81% since 2005, according to its 2012 Emissions Inventory. The results for 2012 mark six straight years of improving air quality in the harbor area due to the Port’s focused efforts to reduce air pollution caused by goods movement.

Foss’ Green Assist Hybrid Tug Joins Fleet in Long Beach and Los Angeles

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A Foss Maritime Company’ Green Assist hybrid tug ( earlier post ) has joined the Foss fleet for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to test new seawater scrubber device to cut vessel emissions

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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are co-sponsoring a project to test a seawater scrubber system for the first time on a container ship, beginning this spring. Jointly funded by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, TAP has.

Long Beach Transit Puts 25 New Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Buses in Service

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Long Beach (California) Transit (LBT) has put 25 new gasoline-electric hybrid buses into service. The addition of these newly designed hybrid buses brings Long Beach Transit’s 40-foot hybrid fleet total to 87 buses, for a nearly 50% hybrid 40-foot fleet. Long Beach Transit serves more than 28 million annual boarding customers in the Long Beach area.

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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I now travel across the country on a regular basis – when I’m not at my desk at our Manhattan Beach office – roll from one conference call to another on my iPhone, and wear a suit and tie to meetings and events. .

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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I now travel across the country on a regular basis – when I’m not at my desk at our Manhattan Beach office – roll from one conference call to another on my iPhone, and wear a suit and tie to meetings and events. .

Cargotec and Vision Industries to demo hydrogen fuel cell hybrid terminal tractors in Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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Vision Industries ( earlier post ) and Cargotec USA have agreed to cooperate to complete a zero-emission terminal tractor demonstration project for the Technology Advancement Program (TAP), a clean-air initiative sponsored by the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Port of Long Beach and Vision Motor Corp. to develop and demonstrate two fuel-cell-powered heavy-duty trucks

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The Port of Long Beach and Vision Motor Corporation of El Segundo, California have entered into an agreement to develop and demonstrate one hydrogen fuel cell/plug-in electric TYRANO class-8 on-road truck ( earlier post ) and one hydrogen fuel cell/plug-in electric zero-emission terminal tractor (ZETT) ( earlier post ), which is produced jointly by Vision and Capacity of Texas. The Port of Long Beach is contributing $425,000 to assist in the project development and demonstration.

Toyota Transport begins operating first CNG-fueled car hauler

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The Long Beach, CA-based truck/trailer emits 85% less overall particulate matter and 10% less carbon dioxide than its diesel counterparts.

What Are The 10 Most Polluted U.S. Cities?

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Topping the lists if the combined Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area, followed California may be a haven for plug-in electric cars, but it''s also home to many of the most-polluted cities in the U.S. Of the 10 most polluted U.S. cities in the American Lung Association''s State of the Air report (via Mashable), seven are in the Golden State.

Converted Plug-In Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor to be Tested at Port of Long Beach

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A plug-in parallel hybrid electric terminal tractor used to move shipping containers and cargo within the port will be tested at a Port of Long Beach shipping terminal. The equipment will be tested at SSA Container Terminal on Pier A at the Port of Long Beach for 3 months. The three-month Port of Long Beach demonstration project is part of a one-year demonstration, during which the tractor will also be tested and evaluated at ports in Savannah, Ga.,

Vision Motor delivering two Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell hybrid trucks to Ports of LA and Long Beach

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will deliver one big-rig truck and one terminal tractor for testing for 18 months to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, with an anticipated start in early 2011. Under an agreement struck earlier this year ( earlier post ) Vision Motor Corp. Both vehicles are electric trucks, with batteries recharged by hydrogen fuel cells. The trucks will be tested under typical conditions for these short-haul vehicles.

August Electric Vehicle Meet In CA: Batteries Only (No Volts Allowed)

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To celebrate, the meet will bring together electric vehicles in Long Beach, California, to form the world''s largest electric vehicle gathering. This August, a group of electric vehicle drivers will travel from Mexico to Canada up the West Coast as part of the BC2BC annual all-electric vehicle rally. All electric cars are welcome--provided they run

Green Earth's Biodegradable Oil Wins Long Beach Grand Prix

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And the team running it in the American Le Mans Series Le Mans Prototype Challenge (LMPC) class just took its first win at this weekend's Long Beach Grand Prix. Biodegradable oil? For race cars? As oddball as it may sound, there's now "green" oil, and it's being promoted as not only better for the earth, but better for racing, too.

SCAQMD funding Siemens test of eHighway overhead catenary system for electric trucks in California

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km) stretch of highway after installing a catenary system for electric and hybrid trucks in the vicinity of the largest US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Long Beach and Los Angeles, the two US ports generating the most traffic, can benefit hugely from our technology.

SCAQMD Approves Funding for 483 Natural Gas Trucks To Replace Diesels for Drayage at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board voted last Friday to approve funding for 483 natural gas-fueled (liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG)) trucks to replace old diesel trucks serving the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

U.K. Team to Attempt Electric Car Land Speed Record in 2013

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Pendine Sands, a 7-mile long beach on the south coast of Wales went down in history in 1924 when a journalist and motor racer by the name of Malcolm Campbell broke the world land speed record at a heady 146.16 mph in the Sunbeam 350HP car he called Blue Bird. Since then the U.K. equivalent to the Bonneville salt flats has hosted many successful

US Hybrid unveils new Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck for San Pedro Ports

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US Hybrid has unveiled a zero-emission Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck featuring its PEM fuel cell system during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center. The truck, which will be operated by Total Transportation Solutions, Inc ( TTSI ), is one of two fuel cell demonstration tractors scheduled for delivery at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

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TTSI) at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California. A zero-emission Kenworth Class 8 T680 day cab tractor equipped with a Ballard hydrogen fuel cell ( earlier post ) is on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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California ARB fines California port terminal operator $2.5M over air quality violations

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The Seattle-based company received a notice of violation for failing to repower, retire or retrofit its cargo-handling equipment at the ports of Long Beach and Oakland, and for failing to certify large spark ignition engines on yard trucks servicing those terminals, as required by state law. and its affiliates operate in various locations in California, including Oakland, Stockton, Long Beach, Port Hueneme, San Pedro and San Diego.

US coast to coast on just 2 gallons of fuel

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Starting in Tybee Island, Georgia on the Atlantic coast and arriving at Long Beach, California on the Pacific coast four days later, [.]. A university team making a coast-to-coast trip across America has successfully smashed its own fuel-use goal, using a fraction of the measly 10 gallons it intended to use on the 2,582 mile journey. Green credentials challenge hydrogen solar university

Toyota to build first MW-scale 100% renewable power and hydrogen generation station

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota Motor North America announced that it will build the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach.

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ORNL team develops laser process for lower cost, more robust joining of carbon fiber and aluminum

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Sabau will present the team’s findings at The Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering conference 23-26 May in Long Beach, California.

IBM scientists demonstrate 10x faster large-scale machine learning using GPUs

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The results, which efficiently utilize the full potential of the GPU, are being presented at the 2017 NIPS Conference in Long Beach, California. Scientists at IBM Research, together with their colleagues at EPFL, have developed a scheme for training big data sets quickly.

Cal Energy Commission grants $2.4M for Class 8 fuel cell hybrid trucks at ports; $1.2M for PEV fleet and V2G software upgrade

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million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to build and to test seven hybrid fuel-cell, Class 8 trucks to transport cargo at the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports. The California Energy Commission approved a grant of $2.4

UPS updates 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric step vans with smaller genset engine for better fuel economy

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a Cincinnati-based company, was announced by Carlton Rose, UPS Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering president at the annual Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

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A Love Letter To My Other Woman

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I am here in Santa Barbara with Deb, celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, having driven up the coast 100 miles from our home in Redondo Beach to see Bonnie play at the Santa Barbara Bowl. And venues as intimate as the tiny auditorium at the Hermosa beach community center.

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Alternative Fuels: Possibilities Far Beyond Passenger Cars

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The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) exposition rolled into Long Beach, California, last week to examine options available right now to use alternative fuels to their optimal advantage. Focusing on everything vehicular--from clean diesel, mild hybrids, compressed and liquid natural gas, propane, hydrogen and partial/full electric power--the

Fuel cell vehicle breaks 24-hour electric mileage record with True Zero hydrogen-fuel network in California

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The drive, which started in Long Beach, spanned from sea level to 7200 feet, passed through six of the seven largest cities in California, and crossed the state’s boundary into Reno. True Zero’s hydrogen charging stations in Long Beach; Harris Ranch/Coalinga; Truckee; Mill Valley; Saratoga; and Santa Barbara were used to refuel the cars during the drive, as was a hydrogen charger in Sacramento operated by Linde.

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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A year-long one. I’ve been talking about doing this for a long time now – ever since my colleagues at 350.org began taking 3 month long sabbaticals a few years ago and the whole notion of a sabbatical hit my radar screen.

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