Consortium Seeks Stimulus Funding for DME-Electric Hybrid Buses

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A consortium is seeking US stimulus funding available through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program to convert 20 hybrid diesel-electric buses to hybrid dimethyl-ether (DME)-electric propulsion. In the mid-late 1990s, AFT designed a DME fuel system for the DOE’s PNGV program (the 80 mpg car).

Brookings analysts recommend against repeating cash for clunkers program in future recession

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mpg (14.9 jobs for each million dollars of program costs) than other fiscal stimulus programs, such as increasing unemployment aid, reducing employers’ and employees'' payroll taxes, or allowing the expensing of investment costs.


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Study finds solo hybrid drivers in California HOV lanes amplify congestion, create up to $4,500 per car in adverse social costs annually

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Between August 2005 and June 2011, California law allowed owners of hybrid vehicles achieving at least 45 mpg (5.2 However, two-thirds of the sticker registrants had hybrid cars already on the road, the authors noted; in other words, the stimulus effect was lower than expected.

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OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

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We introduce this new metric—driving miles per recharge time (min), abbreviated as MPM miles per min)—that an average driver can use (akin to MPG) and relate the time spent at the charging station to an anticipated range. Comparison of commercially available electric vehicles driving range to recharge time (min) (for a full recharge), abbreviated as MPM (and for use akin to MPG).

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Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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mpg by 2016. The automotive industry is living proof that private companies will rarely change their behaviors without a significant stimulus to that change, and furthermore one that needs to be mandated. Without the CAFE standard and stimulus monies to promote green vehicle tech, the industry would not be headed toward a greener horizon. Perspective by The Townsend Company. RPS policies as of March 2011. Source: DSIRE. Click to enlarge.

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Plug-in cars: Moving Forward

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The plan calls for 39 mpg for cars and 30 mpg for light trucks and SUVs by 2016; no automaker lawsuits; and California subscribes to the national program through 2016. In addition to the California funds there is federal stimulus money, $41 million by mid-April, being doled out to their projects, many of zero environmental benefit. I write a column for the Electric Auto Association newsletter, Current EVents. Here's my June column.

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"Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" Update -- "Spirit of DC's" Visit to Nogales High School with Nogales International Reporter, Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009

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A plug and a pack can make a car a 101 MPG vehicle aided by electricity. ! After all, if the US Stimulus Package program could do "Cash for Clunkers," then why not "Cash for Conversions!". Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC" and EVJerr rolled quietly into Nogales, AZ, just before noon, this Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009. It initiated the start of the "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" for educating one AZ County at a time!

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Department of Energys Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant that would enable a nationwide demonstration fleet with the United States Postal Service (USPS) * Potential partnership with USPS to include infrastructure support from ConEd, Duke Energy, DTE Energy and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Washington, D.C.,

Has the cash for clunkers scheme failed? The Green Piece

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According to Knittel the results suggest that the programme is an expensive way to reduce carbon, although he does state that it is possible the stimulus benefits outweigh added environmental costs. An analysis by the Worlds Resources Institute has found that the scheme will save less than two days’ worth of carbon emissions between now and 2019 with replacement vehicles only having to achieve a four mpg improvement compared to the clunker it replaces.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. Cleantech Blog, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Find investors, resumes, and free research Get Cleantech Blog in your email Enter your email address: Subscribe in a reader Join us on Linked In Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook - The Greenhouse Gas Blog Loading.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

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My Honda Civic averages 34+ MPG over a year period. WebWorkerDaily] GE Looking to Tap $2 Trillion of Stimulus Spending [Earth2Tech] Security Exaggeration or Real Threat: Is This the End of an Apple Era? GigaOM Network: GigaOM | Earth2Tech | jkOnTheRun | NewTeeVee | OStatic | TheAppleBlog | WebWorkerDaily | Jobs Live Events | About | Contact Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

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