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Shouldn’t We ALL Be Going to PowerShift 2009?

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Maybe you didn’t know there was a coal-fired power plant spewing greenhouse gases, mercury and a very bad vibe just blocks from Capitol Hill. I know I should be in Washington DC in two weeks to help take over the capitol on behalf of green jobs, clean energy and ending our carbon-based economy. I know I should be there contributing, blogging and shooting pictures, marching and lobbying and networking with my green brothers and sisters in arms.

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2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Reviewed

Hybrid SUV Blog

Mercury Mariner Goes Out with a Bang. Ford is retiring the Mercury name, but that hasn’t put a dent in the reputation of the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. The 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid comes in two versions. Autos video of the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid here. >

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2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Reviewed

Hybrid SUV Blog

Mercury Mariner Goes Out with a Bang. Ford is retiring the Mercury name, but that hasn’t put a dent in the reputation of the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. The 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid comes in two versions. Autos video of the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid here. >

2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Recap

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is in most ways a re-skinned version of the successful Ford Escape Hybrid. 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. Tags: Mercury Mariner

Nations agree on global, legally binding treaty on mercury emissions: Minamata Convention on Mercury

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At the conclusion of the International Negotiating Committee on Mercury ( INC5 ) meeting in Geneva ( earlier post ), nations agreed on a global, legally-binding treaty to prevent mercury emissions and releases. The treaty, which has been four years in negotiation and which will be open for signature at a special meeting in Japan in October, also addresses the direct mining of mercury, export and import of the metal and safe storage of waste mercury.

Ford says goodbye to Mercury brand

Green Cars News

It’s the end of an era for the Ford Motor Company after it decided to wield the axe on the Mercury brand. The company has stated that it will end production of Mercury vehicles in the fourth quarter of this year to devote its financial, product development, production and marketing, sales and services resources to its [.].

2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Recalled, Also Mercury Mariner Hybrids

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Ford is recalling certain models of its 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid crossover utility vehicles to fix a cooling issue. The recall will replace faulty Motor Electronics Coolant Pumps in approximately 70,209 vehicles. The pump cools electronics related to the operation of the hybrid powertrain. In the affected

QUILL researchers showcasing ionic liquid-based processes for removing mercury from natural gas, capturing CO2

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Researchers from QUILL —the Queen’s University (Belfast) Ionic Liquid Laboratories—will display a novel process for removing toxic mercury from natural gas using ionic liquids at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition. Petro-chemical giants PETRONAS and Clariant recently signed a licensing agreement for the mercury-removal material developed with QUILL.

Inorganic mercury converted to more toxic and bio-accumulative monomethylmercury in ocean waters, possibly by microbes

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A team led by the University of Alberta has confirmed that inorganic mercury (Hg) found worldwide in ocean water is transformed into monomethylmercury (MMHg)—a potent and bio-accumulative neurotoxin—in the seawater. After two years of testing water samples across the Arctic Ocean, the researchers found that inorganic mercury, released by human activities such as industry and coal burning, undergoes a process called methylation and becomes monomethylmercury.

EPA issues first National Standards for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), the first national standards for power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollutants (also known as hazardous air pollutants, HAPs) such as arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide. mercury, PM (a surrogate for toxic non-mercury metals), and HCl (a surrogate for all toxic acid gases).

Ford Terminates Mercury Brand, Expands Lincoln Lineup with Focus on Fuel Efficiency

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end production of Mercury vehicles in the fourth quarter of this year to fully devote its financial, product development, production and marketing, sales and service resources toward further growing its core Ford brand while enhancing the Lincoln brand. The Mercury marque was founded in 1939 by Edsel Ford to market cars positioned between regular Ford models and Lincoln luxury vehicles. Mercury. Of Ford Motor Company’s 16% market share in the US, Mercury accounts for 0.8

Twizy works a kind of magic for Freddie Mercury charity

Green Cars News

That seems to be Renault’s line of thought when it revealed a Freddie Mercury-inspired version of its Twizy electric quadricycle. One of the best things about selling a quirky vehicle is that you don’t have to fear making it even quirkier. This special version of the two-seat EV became one of the highlights of a [.]. Renault electric vehicle Twizy

Dead Before Arrival: Mercury Killed, Compact Tracer Vanishes

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car brands, you can now add one more: Mercury. The Ford Motor Company announced today that Mercury production would cease by the end of this year. That means that the widely anticipated compact Mercury version of the 2012 Ford Focus--named "Tracer" after the badge-engineered Ford Escort sold from 1991 to 199, and To the long list of dead U.S.

Mercury Marine Launches New Lower-Emission Outboard Motors with Orbital FlexDI System

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Mercury Marine , the largest US outboard manufacturer, recently introduced two new OptiMax outboard models for the northern hemisphere summer. Synerject, Orbital’s Joint Venture partnership with Continental AG, is a key supplier to Mercury for the OptiMax fuel injection systems. The two new outboards, the 200 Pro XS and the 125 hp, use Orbital FlexDI direct injection fuel systems ( earlier post ), and are reported as having best in class fuel economy.

New Green Compact Car Coming In 2011 From. Mercury ?!?!?

Green Car Reports

Despite the appealing 2010 Milan Hybrid, the Mercury brand hardly springs to mind when you think "green car". Ford confirmed yesterday that Mercury will introduce a new compact car in In fact, it hardly springs to mind, period; Ford's upmarket brand has languished for years with little product and even less attention. Now that's going to change.

ORNL study identifies more biopathways for formation of toxic methylmercury

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Mercury is a toxin that spreads around the globe mainly through the burning of coal, other industrial uses, and natural processes such as volcanic eruptions, and various forms of mercury are widely found in sediments and water.

Ford gives its dealers the green light

Green Cars News

In the US, the company has established the “Go Green” sustainability programme, a voluntary initiative aimed at helping Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers improve both their energy [.]. Tags: Ford Green cars Latest news Ford dealerships Ford USA Go Green green dealerships Lincoln Mercury Rocky Mountain Institute

CO2 emissions down from 2008 to 2009

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Tags: Green cars Green credentials Latest news CO2 emission figures co2 emissions EPA Ford Fusion ford transit connect JATO Dynamics Mercury Milan US Environmental Protection Agency

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PHEV Blowback

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Mercury is toxic. " A curious story ran in USA Today last week. Here is the headline and the lead: Plug-in cars could actually increase air pollution By James R. Healey , USA TODAY The expected introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could cut U.S.

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What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Green Car Reports

But first, a bit of perspective: in 2005 I had set out to purchase a Mercury Mariner Hybrid. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make Tom Cruise proud, I accepted the mission. I had done my homework, and knew exactly. Buying Plug-In Hybrids dealers plug-in cars dealerships Texas

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Last Chance Hybrid SUVs

Hybrid SUV Blog

Mercury Mariner Hybrid. After more than 70 years, the Mercury brand is gone. As you might recall, Mercury was supposed to be a mid-priced brand – somewhere between Ford and Lincoln. Goodbye Mercury cars…you will be missed.

Does Nissan Leaf Supplant The Prius As Loathing Target For CA Drivers?

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Roadshow," the nickname of San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Richards. If you''ve never lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not have heard of "Mr. Nor will you know how important his columns are, covering traffic, congestion, freeways, law enforcement, cars, and all the other topics associated with the region''s crowded roads.

CenterPoint Energy Selects GE for Smart Grid Advanced Metering System for Houston, TX

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The MDS Mercury in its pole mounting. The MDS Mercury is a highly secure, industrial-grade WiMAX platform. GHz, the Mercury 3650 can be optimized for throughput (up to 9 Mbps aggregate) or for range (up to 14 miles). CenterPoint Energy , Inc.’s

Ford Introduces New Consumer Protection Program

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Under the Ford Advantage Plan, Ford will cover payments for up to 12 months on any new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle if customers lose their jobs. All Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles are covered under the Ford Advantage Plan. In addition to providing 12 months of payment protection of up to $700 per month, customers can take advantage of 0% financing on select Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles through Ford’s financing partner, Ford Motor Credit.

Growing EV numbers and limited charging points causing workplace tensions in California

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According to local newspaper, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley firms are increasingly finding that electr[.].

Nissan Leaf – Taking Reservations

Revenge of the Electric Car

Read more about it in the San Jose Mercury News Article: Reservations for the all-electric Nissan Leaf start Tuesday. By Dana Hull for the San Jose Mercury News. Nissan's new electronic vehicle, the Leaf. (AP AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File). Nissan began accepting reservations for its eagerly anticipated Nissan Leaf today. After a federal tax credit and state rebate, the price of these cars will come out at around a cool 20k.

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Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

Hybrid SUV Blog

We first told you about plans for a 2009 Porsche Cayenne hybrid nearly two years ago, and not much has been said or written about it since.

US Coast Guard evaluating diesel outboards; final report due June 2018

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Three engines—Mercury Marine’s 175HP spark-ignited diesel engine and the OXE 200HP and Cox Powertrain 300HP compression-ignited diesel engines—will be tested through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, CRADA, with industry. The RDC is wrapping up the testing on Mercury Marine’s 175HP engine at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Yorktown, Virginia.

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Polite Reminder: As It Gets Colder, Your Plug-in’s Range May Drop

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If you’re approaching your first winter of plug-in car ownership, however, you might be in for a shock as the mercury starts to drop. The nights are getting longer, children are starting to get ready for Halloween, and in certain states, you’ll have already had the first fall frost. Like you, your plug-in car won’t want to travel

Hydrogen Implosion in California

Plugs and Cars

The San Jose Mercury News reports on roadblocks appearing on Schwarzenegger's much ballyhooed Hydrogen Highway. Planned stations aren't opening and existing stations are closing. California utility giant PG&E has turned down $1.5 million in state funds to open a retail hydrogen station in San Carlos. PG&E officials said they've shifted hydrogen to the back stage and now consider it a distant technology, with electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids moving to the front of the line.

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CARB: Sawyer v Governator

Plugs and Cars

San Jose Mercury News: Air board officials blame Schwarzenegger for weakening smog regs San Francisco Chronicle: Fired air board head says he tried to keep integrity He says he lost job for proposing change to reduce emissions California Progress Report : The story is murky at best--with the Gov saying Robert Sawyer wasn’t aggressive enough and Sawyer saying it was the Gov.

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BREAKING NEWS: EPA Head Lisa Jackson To Resign

Green Car Reports

As well as setting standards to cut mercury and other toxins from coal power plant pollution and limits on the dumping of waste, Jackson has played a major part in reducing the emissions and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson confirmed this morning that she is to resign from her position, the Washington Post reports.

Study finds heavy-petroleum fuels raising vanadium emissions; human emissions outpacing natural sources by factor of 1.7

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Breathing vanadium-rich aerosols has unknown but potentially adverse health impacts, according to the researchers, who note that the human impacts on the global vanadium cycle parallel impacts on the global cycles for lead and mercury. Seeing all these numbers together for the first time, the unescapable takeaway is that human impact on the vanadium cycle is greater than our well-publicized impacts on the movement of lead through the atmosphere or the release of mercury from coal.

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CARB Races to Rescue Faltering Hydrogen Highway

Plugs and Cars

As reported in the San Jose Mercury News today , Friday, January 11, "We are getting strong expressions of support from them to increase their level of commitments, including financially," said Mary Nichols, who chairs the Air Resources Board, talking about the energy companies. "We In meetings reminiscent of Dick Cheney's energy confabs, California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols convened energy companies and auto makers to try to save California's buckling Hydrogen Highway.

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Compare 11 SUVs On 11 Specs

Hybrid SUV Blog

Mercury Mariner. Based on what people are searching for on HybridSUV.com and the keyword searches driving traffic from search engines, we recently created a one-page document to help our visitors compare hybrid SUVs. We call this the Hybrid SUV Comparison Chart.

Harvard study finds human health risks from Canadian hydroelectric projects

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Microbes convert naturally occurring mercury in soils into methylmercury in newly flooded soils—such as when dams are built for hydroelectric projects—by degradation of labile organic carbon and associated changes in geochemical conditions. The people at the highest risk of mercury exposure are those who eat locally caught wildlife nearly every day, especially river fish, where the increase of methylmercury is expected to be highest.

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Gulf MARINE fuel with isobutanol meets new biofuel recommendations from National Marine Manufacturers Association

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Those testing the fuel included the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Argonne National Laboratory; Volvo-Penta; Bombardier Recreational Products; Evinrude; Yamaha; Mercury Marine; Honda; Tohatsu; Indmar; and the US Coast Guard.

Best Selling Hybrid SUV for 2009

Hybrid SUV Blog

Mercury Mariner (1,405). 2009 won’t end up being a record year for hybrid vehicle sales, but considering the circumstances it would be fair to say that hybrids have held their own.

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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Quick Drive

Green Car Reports

That vehicle effectively replaced the Milan Hybrid from the Mercury brand, which Ford killed Ford has been building hybrid-electric vehicles for seven years now, and the company has constantly refined and improved its hybrid system over that time. But it was only this year that Lincoln acquired its own hybrid sedan, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

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alpha-En Corporation and Argonne partner on Li metal anodes for EV batteries; $750K award from DOE

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The process does not require mercury, again reducing raw material costs and eliminating containment costs. alpha-En Corporation, a company that has developed a patent-pending process to produce high-purity thin-film lithium metal anodes and associated products sustainably, will receive an award of $750,000 from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transition Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).

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