Port of Los Angeles surpasses 2023 pollution reduction targets five years ahead of schedule; NOx down 60% from 2005

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Emissions of NO x , a key component of smog, at the Port of Los Angeles are down 60% compared to 2005 emissions levels. We’re seeing the combined benefits of our ongoing clean air strategies and increased efficiencies across the supply chain.

EPA requires trucking companies to reduce air pollution near Los Angeles schools as part of emissions violation settlement

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As part of the settlement, the companies will spend $575,000 on air filtration systems at schools in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. EPA made the announcement at an event at Eastman Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif., EPA was joined by the California Air Resources Board, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

KLM to operate biofuel flights out of Los Angeles

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract for the supply of sustainable biofuel in Los Angeles. The biofuel will be produced by the local biofuel refinery AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG. Los Angeles is the world’s second airport that has incorporated biofuel into its regular refueling process. The biofuel is pumped directly into the airport fuel reservoirs, which also hold the airport’s conventional kerosene supply.

CARB preliminarily awards Port of Los Angeles $41M to launch zero-emissions hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric freight project; total cost $83M

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The Port of Los Angeles will develop the project in several phases, ultimately encompassing initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast Area, and Merced County.

Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation expanding digital pilot throughout Port

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Less than one year since launching the first digital solution to keep cargo flowing efficiently through America’s largest container port, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are expanding the program to include all container terminals and shipping lines at the Port. Because of the pilot’s success, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation have agreed to new commercial agreements worth up to nearly $12 million and extended their relationship for at least five years.

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).

Los Angeles to lease 160 BEVs, 128 PHEVs as part of commitment to 50% EV purchases by 2017

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday announced a commitment to lease 160 pure battery EV vehicles, a move that will give Los Angeles the largest city-owned pure EV fleet in the US. The Los Angeles Police, Fire, General Services, and Water and Power departments will together lease the 160 BEVS.

Los Angeles takes steps to transition out of coal-fired power earlier than required by state law

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has taken steps to transition out of the use of coal-fired electricity earlier than mandated by California state law. Today, the Board directed staff to develop the final transaction agreement, which is expected to be approved by both parties later this summer, with consideration by the Los Angeles City Council thereafter.

Rentech to Supply Up to 1.5M Gallons Per Year of Renewable Synthetic Diesel to Eight Airlines for Ground Service Equipment Operations at Los Angeles International Airport

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has signed a multi-year agreement to supply eight airlines with up to 1.5 million gallons per year of renewable synthetic diesel (RenDiesel) for ground service equipment operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning in late 2012, when the plant that will produce the fuel is scheduled to go into service. The agreement is the first to supply renewable synthetic fuels to multiple domestic airlines. Rentech, Inc.

Hydrogen supply shortage leaves fuel cell cars gasping in California (Updated)

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Automakers who sell fuel-cell models—Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai for now—have made progress in getting 33 hydrogen fueling stations built around Los Angeles and San Francisco. The biggest challenge to driving a fuel-cell car is finding fuel. It's not helping drivers this week though. According to a photo tweeted by user Paolo NonVTEC. hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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Mark Greninger, the Geographic Information Officer for Los Angeles County got me very excited with his presentation following mine because he’s the guy responsible for the new, knock-your-socks off L.A. I’d be happy to supply the content gratis to any city that asks.

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BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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BMW of North America won its bid to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 battery-electric BMW i3 vehicles for use in the department’s transportation fleet. The BMW i3 police cars began hitting the streets of Los Angeles this spring badged with an LAPD insignia.

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VW eGolf supply, rising oil prices in 2020, and an electric double-decker bus: Today's Car News

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The Volkswagen eGolf is in extremely short supply. Los Angeles introduces the first electric double-decker bus. The VW eGolf may be in short supply while the automaker gears up for Analysts forecast oil prices may double by 2020. And Ontario, Canada, ends a rebate program for electric cars and chargers. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

Hertz plan new CNG fuelling station

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Rental car giant, Hertz has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels Corp to build, operate and supply compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations to its Los Angeles Airport facility. In addition to supporting Hertz’s expanding clean-burning CNG airport shuttle bus fleet in Los Angeles, the new CNG fuelling station would have been accessible to the public [.]. Green credentials CNG fuelling station Hertz Los Angeles Airport natural gas rental

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Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal EV Pilot Program

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Eaton Corporation announced a collaborative agreement to supply federal departments and agencies with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and related installation and services equipment, through a US General Services Administration (GSA) contract awarded to Autoflex, Inc. The vehicles will be in five cities: Washington; Detroit; and Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif.

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SkyNRG and AEG Fuels deliver sustainable aviation biofuels for Bombardier Business Aircraft demo fleet

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The fuel, which is produced by biorefinery AltAir Fuels, was supplied by SkyNRG and delivered to the KLM Jet Center who performed the re-fueling. This milestone follows the recent successful biofuel-powered flights of its demonstration aircraft out of Los Angeles International Airport.

Urgent: Assemblymember Chris Holden Trying to Kill California’s 100% Renewable Climate Bill, #ChangeTheClimate, #SB100

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Those impacts will hit home in all of California’s neighborhoods, affecting our already-stressed water supply, air quality, public health, coasts, fisheries, agricultural communities, power reliability, and many other issues.

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Spectacular #YearOfJoe Comes To Breathtaking Finish As #YearOfJoe2 Kicks Off With A Bang!

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City Hall or the Los Angeles County Administration Building; or to drive to Pasadena to meet at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11 offices or the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association; or to go to anybody’s City Hall Council Chambers. Hey, somebody’s going to need to supply the laughs and endorphins the worse things get and I’m you’re man.

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Motiv Power Systems providing two battery-electric refuse trucks to LA

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Motiv Power Systems is deploying two battery-electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles. in Los Angeles and are projected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018.

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Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND). The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash.

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BMW announces pricing of new hybrid models

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The vehicles made their North American debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show ahead of arriving in showrooms from spring 2011. It includes a combination of an upgraded 4.4litre twin-turbo, high precision direct injection V8 engine with a three-phase synchronous 15kW electric motor, which is supplied by a compact, 400Wh lithium-ion battery.

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Toyota to debut new RAV4 EV at EVS 26

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will debut the new RAV4 EV (earlier post) at the 26 th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles on 7 May. TMS unveiled a second-generation Toyota RAV4 EV demonstrator vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2010. Tesla Motors is supplying the battery and other related components. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.,

Air Force tests all plug-in vehicle fleet in California; part of large DoD V2G project

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A fleet of plug-in electric vehicles sits ready to roll at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. (US The Air Force unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles at Los Angeles Air Force Base today.

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Hyster to develop fuel-cell electric reachstacker for Port of Valencia

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The project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint undertaking (FCHJU) which also includes the development of an electric yard tractor and the installation of a mobile hydrogen supply station.

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BYD invests $5M in new warehouse facility in US; greater efficiencies and production capacity for battery-electric buses

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This is the firm’s fourth expansion of its current manufacturing campus in Los Angeles County, bringing its total investment in Lancaster facilities to more than $53 million. The new warehouse provides additional space and ability to further streamline the handling of materials and supplies. BYD has completed its latest US investment, a new $5-million 100,000-square-foot warehouse for its Lancaster manufacturing plant.

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BMW expands 530e sedan inductive charging pilot program to US

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Participating dealers cover thirteen CA counties including San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda and Sonoma counties in Northern CA and Orange, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in southern CA.

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Qantas LA-based aircraft to be powered by S. G. Preston renewable biofuel from 2020; 50% blend

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Qantas announced that its Los-Angeles-based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020. The fuel will be used by Qantas’ aircraft operating from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Australia and follows the Qantas Group’s successful domestic biofuel trial flights in 2012. Our agreement with SG Preston allows us to secure a supply for our Los Angeles based aircraft where we have a large fuel demand and where the biofuel industry is more advanced.

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FirstElement Fuel’s California hydrogen network receives $24M from Mitsui and Air Liquide; quadrupling its retail capacity

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The True Zero Network of stations spans from San Diego, throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and out to Santa Barbara and Lake Tahoe.

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Daimler Trucks North America Introduces Another Truck with Natural Gas Drive System

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The first five tractors were delivered to various licensed motor carriers for utilization in drayage fleets in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The delivery of the extremely low-emission trucks is an important step in California’s publicly supported Clean Truck Program, which is intended to remove older trucks with high emissions levels in ports such those at Los Angeles and Long Beach.

California PUC requires SCE to procure at least 50 MW of new electrical capacity in LA Basin from energy storage systems

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In a recent vote, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authorized Southern California Edison (SCE) to procure between 1,400 and 1,800 megawatts (MW) of electrical capacity in the Los Angeles basin. For the defined portion of the Los Angeles basin, at least 1,000 MW, but no more than 1,200 MW of this capacity must be procured from conventional gas-fired resources. Going forward, SCE’s customers will not be solely reliant on a fossil fueled electric supply.

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US average retail gasoline prices ended 2017 lower than they started

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The Rocky Mountains gasoline demand centers are geographically dispersed and are separated from sources of supply by mountain ranges and large expanses of wilderness and rural lands, contributing to higher prices in the region. West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle).

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4 companies jointly propose $8B green energy initiative for LA area; Wyoming wind, Utah storage, transmission

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Four companies—Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, Magnum Energy, Dresser-Rand and Duke-American Transmission—have proposed a first-in-the-US, $8-billion green energy initiative that would bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023.

Nissan and Reliant Energy Partner on EVs

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Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced the agreement today at the kickoff of the Nissan LEAF Zero-Emission Tour, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, marking the first North American appearance of Nissan LEAF. Nissan also has agreed to make available a supply of electric vehicles to Reliant and in its areas of operation. The Los Angeles debut marked the first stop on a nationwide tour of LEAF.

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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.

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UB study finds link between ambient ozone exposure, artery wall thickness

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Paul, Minnesota; Chicago; and Los Angeles. The study found that chronic exposure to ozone was associated with a progression of thickening of the main artery that supplies blood to the head and neck. Long-term exposure to ambient ozone appears to accelerate arterial conditions that progress into cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to a new University at Buffalo study.

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Obama gives $2.4bn Jump Start To Battery Makers

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Obama At A Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles, California - March 19, 2009. Photos: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times. President Obama is making good on his promise to spearhead the EV revolution. During a visit to Southern California Edison’s Pomona EV test facility, he launched a $2.4 billion competitive grant program for US battery makers. It’s all part of the Obama administration’s plan get to 1 million plug in hybrids on the road by 2015.

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Air Products’ California fueling stations offering hydrogen below $10 per kg

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The five stations are all supplied with hydrogen from Air Products’ world-class hydrogen production and pipeline-connected facilities in Wilmington and Carson, California. The stations with the new pricing are located in West Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Fairfax, Santa Monica, and the fifth is soon-to-be operational in Lawndale.

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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In case you didn’t know, the City of Los Angeles still gets 40% of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, the dirtiest polluters and greenhouse gassers on the planet. How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A.

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Audi showcasing four battery-electric models at Geneva: e-tron, e-tron Sportback, Q2 L e-tron, Q4 e-tron

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The first member of the new quartet of battery-electric vehicles, the Audi e-tron, will be supplied to customers soon. The Audi e-tron GT concept showcar, a highly dynamic coupé with a low floor, made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Nissan installing more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF dealers in US

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Nissan’s charging partner AeroVironment will supply the quick chargers and will provide installation services for nearly all of the new quick charging units. This quick charging initiative follows a 24-dealer pilot program, which Nissan rolled out at dealerships in the markets of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Seattle. As one example, Nissan of Downtown Los Angeles is averaging about 10 charging sessions per day at its quick charger.

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Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

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The big takeaway: If you want a free charge station and are located in a program area (Austin, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Sacramento, San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area, Bellevue/Redmond, Washington DC, Southern Michigan), raise your hand now.

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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 changes are in response to manufacturers who said they would not be able to supply retailers with enough 1.2 The California Energy Commission approved a grant of $2.4

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City of Santa Monica converting bus fleet to renewable natural gas

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Earlier this year, BBB modified its original agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp to transition the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for its fleet to Clean Energy’s Redeem renewable LNG, which is non-fracked methane harvested from organic waste in landfills.

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