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).

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BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

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A deal under which the city of Long Beach would buy 15 electric transit buses from the Chinese automaker has fallen apart, according to ChargedEVs. Has California''s dream of zero-emission electric transit buses turned into something more akin to a nightmare? The city and BYD agreed to terminate the existing contract after the Federal Transit

FUEL now playing in Long Beach

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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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 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

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.

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.

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

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

California Energy Commission awards more than $36M to clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission awarded more than $24 million in grants today for clean energy freight transportation projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach and more than $12 million for other clean transportation projects. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Long Beach Harbor Department received $10 million each and the Los Angeles Harbor Department received $4.5

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.

Ultrafine jagged Pt nanowires extremely efficient ORR catalysts; 50x more power than current commercial catalyst

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—Xiangfeng Duan — Other authors hailed from the National Research Council of Italy; Tsinghua University in China; The Chinese Academy of Sciences; California State University, Long Beach; Northeastern University; and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Electric Buses Good For CA? Not If Made By Chinese Company, It Seems

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That's why some are a little displeased by Long Beach Transit's decision to buy ten elecric buses--made by a Chinese company. We might live in a global economy, but in periods of economic downturn people like to know they're supporting their own country's economy. According to The Press-Telegram, the buses were bought under a $12.1 million

Kenworth developing hydrogen fuel cell, Near Zero NOx CNG series hybrid Class 8 prototypes for SoCal ports; CNG hybrids

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All six prototype T680 day cab drayage tractors, produced as a result of these Kenworth programs, will transport freight from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to warehouses and railyards in the Los Angeles basin.

Pi Innovo and GaN Systems collaborate to offer electronics design services for auxiliary systems for multi-voltage, hybrid and electric vehicles

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An example of a Pi Innovo GaN motor controller is on show this week at APEC 2016 in Long Beach, CA.

Honda powers the penguins (well, sort of)

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That’s why we loves the news that Honda is providing solar panels to help power a new penguin habitat at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Everybody loves a story that involves penguins, and at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk, we are no different. A new 11 kilowatt system will provide more than 14,000 kilowatt hours [.]. Honda solar solar panels

Study: more stringent O3 and PM2.5 air pollution standards could save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health

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standards are: Los Angeles (Long Beach-Glendale), CA: 1,341 lives saved, 3,255 fewer morbidities and 2,892,029 fewer impacted days.

A Holiday Classic Rediscovered! 1984’s Christmas Commentary: Mr. Joe & Santa @ the Springsteen Concert

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First broadcast in December 1984 on NPR affiliate, KLON, FM-88, Long Beach, California.

2,150 Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric pickups under letters of intent by fleets

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The W-15 electric pickup drivable prototype will be unveiled at the ACT EXPO show in Long Beach, California on 2 May. Workhorse Group Inc. has received Letters of Intent from fleets totaling 2,150 of the Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric pickup trucks. The Letters of Intent have come from Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, Southern California Public Power Authority, Clean Fuels Ohio and one other utility.

CaFCP HyPPO report describes next steps and actions in developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicle infrastructure for California

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Additional “connector” and “destination” stations in cities like Sacramento, Long Beach, Santa Barbara and San Diego were to connect the clusters into a regional network while serving as the nuclei for subsequent markets, according to the roadmap.

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California Energy Commission approves $46.6M for hydrogen refueling and $2.8M for EV charging projects

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was awarded $2,902,000 to construct two 100% renewable refueling stations in Los Angeles, and $24,667,000 for 17 stations located in Campbell, Coalinga, Costa Mesa, Hayward, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, La Canada Flintridge, Long Beach, Mill Valley, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Saratoga, South Pasadena, South San Francisco, Redwood City and Truckee.