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OSU study: Low-income, black neighborhoods still hit hard by air pollution

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Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America, particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York.

Episode Of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Features Electric Cars

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Fred Rogers covered many topics on his eponymous children's television show, and it turns out one of them was electric cars. Mister Rogers" test drove an electric car during an episode that originally aired in 1981. That was a long time before the rise of modern electric cars and substantial public charging networks, but there was still some. Television plug-in cars kids Children

Researchers Ask: If We Build Walkable Neighborhoods, Will People Walk?

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A team at the University of Alberta (Canada) is studying the factors that influence the decisions made by key stakeholders involved in neighborhood development. Researcher Marianne Clark in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation interviewed 17 stakeholders in neighborhood development, including public health and municipal employees, city councilors, and private sector stakeholders including land developers and food retailers.

UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

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Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries are taking strong steps to limit or eliminate older, dirtier diesels, over concerns of negative health effects from their particulate emissions. MORE: UK Official Says. Green Europe London UK air pollution diesel particulate filter (DPF) emissions transportation policy

Will Electric Cars Destroy Your Neighborhood Power Grid? No, But.

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Over the next 12 months, carmakers will introduce several new plug-in electric vehicles. One question that's frequently asked of GreenCarReports.com--and many others too: Does recharging electric cars pose a threat to the electricity grid? The 2010 Fisker Karma and the 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids, among other electric-drive vehicles, are

The Net-Zero Neighborhood: Advanced Energy Storage and Highly Efficient Photovoltaics Take Transportation Off the Gasoline Grid and Residential Off the Electric Grid

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In a special presentation yesterday at the “ Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives ” conference held at Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Gil Weigand of Oak Ridge National Laboratory outlined his vision of a critical solution to the energy, climate and ensuing national security threats facing the US: the Net-Zero Neighborhood (NZN). The Net-Zero Neighborhood. Net-Zero Neighborhoods. An Energy Plan Only A Scientist Could Love or Net-Zero Neighborhoods or ?

India's new four-door Mahindra Reva e2o electric car to be exported

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India Mahindra neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars revaIndian automaker Mahindra is little known in the U.S., but it is one of the larger players in its home market. Mahindra's Indian-market lineup is mostly made up of trucks and SUVs, but it also sells the tiny Reva e2o electric car. It recently unveiled a new four-door hatchback version, called the e2o Plus, that will be sold alongside the existing.

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Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

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Car Sharing neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) san francisco plug-in cars Startups 2012 Renault TwizyIn San Francisco, driving a bight-red tandem two-seat electric Renault Twizy gets you noticed--by everyone from sweet little old ladies to skate punks. Even on Castro Street. On Halloween. We spent a weekend with the low-speed electric vehicle, which is just being added to the Scoot Networks fleet of electric scooters on a test basis. DON'T MISS.

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China Built 25,000 Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids In June Alone

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China sales neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars New Energy VehicleThe Chinese vehicle market is now the world's largest, and has been for a few years now. And the country's government-industrial complex has ambitious plans to dominate global production of plug-in electric vehicles, both for reasons of competitiveness and as one effort to start to reduce its endemic and hazardous air pollution. DON'T MISS: Will.

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Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf Carts': Harvard Scholar

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Future Cars research neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) Tesla Motors plug-in carsFriday's the day we use for the stranger and more oddball stories in our lineup, and one of the more unusual we've seen in a while comes from Harvard University. It's an article--actually a handful of articles--covering research by a scholar of "disruption" who argues that Silicon Valley startup carmaker Tesla Motors isn't disruptive. Instead, he.

Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

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Wheego Whip neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Wheego Electric Cars Wheego LiFeWith hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded away. One is Wheego Electric Cars, which took the same approach as Coda: Adapt a Chinese-built vehicle with a battery pack and electric running gear installed in the U.S. Wheego.

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China to regulate, rein in low-speed electric cars used in rural areas

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China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars transportation policyChina overtook the U.S. last year to become the world's largest market for electric cars. But a large portion of the vehicles included in Chinese new-car sales tallies are low-speed electric vehicles that would not meet U.S. standards for highway-capable cars. Now Chinese regulators are paying more attention to these vehicles. CHECK OUT: China To.

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Life with Renault Twizy: electric bopping around Bermuda

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Renault neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 2012 Renault TwizyI well remember the first time I saw a Renault Twizy. Wandering along the Champs Elysees in Paris in the spring of 2012, I happened upon a Renault showroom hosting an electric car extravaganza. Amid flashing lights, blasting techno music, and vamping supermodels sat a couple of Renault Zoes, the then-new electric subcompact. DON'T MISS: Is An.

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China To Top U.S. Electric-Car Sales? Why Stats Don't Compare

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China sales neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) New car sales plug-in cars new energy vehicles Not all electric vehicles are created the same--and that''s an important point to keep in mind when you read stories about how China''s electric-car market is set to overtake that of the U.S. Last year, roughly 118,000 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars were sold in the U.S. In China, monthly electric-car sales passed those of the U.S.

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Cue Kandi Store Jokes: Small Electric Car Goes On Sale In China

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China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars New Energy Vehicle Kandi Technologies Group operates a car-sharing service in China that dispenses electric cars from vending machines. But now it plans to move into retail sales. So it looks like the Kandi Machine will soon be followed by the Kandi Store. Amid booming electric-car sales in China, Kandi will reportedly move beyond simply renting its small electric.

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GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

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China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Startups GreenTech AutomotiveThe harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in 2014, first saying it would manufacture a small, two-seat electric vehicle called the MyCar there. It later struck a deal with Chinese automaker JAC Motors to develop an.

Renault Twizy low-speed electric car comes to Canada

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Renault Canada neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Quebec 2012 Renault TwizyThe Renault Twizy has always been an unusual vehicle, the sole low-speed electric vehicle to carry the brand of a major global automaker. Sold in a number of European countries, it's been tested here and there in North America. To date, the only way to experience a Twizy has been to rent one from San Francisco's Scoot Network, which is offering.

Ford reveals E-Transit electric vans for $45,000, ready to scale up

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Ford Thursday morning revealed a vehicle that could make a difference in cities and neighborhoods all around the U.S.—and —and it’s probably not one that might get you or the family around.

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The Greenius Gets His Hands Dirty

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Charles heads up the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association and yesterday I read in my local paper, an item headlined, “Volunteers needed for clean up day.&#. And when you go to someone else’s neighborhood to do it you get to make some new friends and lend an unexpected hand to folks who always appreciate it and make you feel wonderful about donating just a couple of hours of your time. The historic and still delicous Fosters Freeze of Old Town Torrance.

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Top Gear, Don't hate the Leaf.

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The notorious Top Gear , aka the electric car hater show, (mostly) drained a Nissan Leaf's battery pack and limped it around a neighborhood in England known for having few public charging stations. The lead photo was a couple of people pushing the Leaf. What was the point

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Amazon’s Rivian electric trucks, 2021 RAV4 Hybrid, EV ownership costs: Today’s Car News

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Amazon shows the electric truck that’s delivering to neighborhoods around the U.S. Ownership-cost advantages for EVs are greater for SUVs and pickups. And Toyota broadens the RAV4 Hybrid lineup to help make hybrids the norm. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The retail and logistics giant Amazon has revealed the look of the. Today in Car News

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Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes

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The company, which owns Virgin Media, plans to start a pilot project using Virgin Media's cables and trenches that run to thousands of neighborhoods around Britain. The future of electric-car charging may be down in the trenches. At least British broadband provider Liberty Global hopes so. Since they already have power, Liberty Global says they. charging

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Electric Car Sharing

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Might not be available for sale in your neighborhood, but if you happen to be visiting San Francisco you can rent one for a while, and see how you like it. Marc Geller mentioned a few minutes ago on Twitter that he rented his electric vehicle to a Canadian through a peer-to-peer car sharing service called Getaround. I love this idea for getting people into electric cars!

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Study suggests elevated air pollution could diminish health benefits of living in walkable communities

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The benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood could be diminished by increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution, suggests a study led by St. million adults from 15 Ontario municipalities, challenges the notion that living in walkable neighborhoods always improves overall health and well-being. Notes: all probabilities are adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, immigration history, neighborhood income, and number of co-morbidities.

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first testdrive!

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We got on a testdrive in our neighborhood, just to feel this great moment :-). Sunday our New Beetle rolled out of the garage on it's own! There is still a lot of work to do, but this milestone was a big rock! :-). So stay tuned. it will go on

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Domino’s expands e-bike deliveries with nationwide program

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Delivering pizzas in big, aging passenger cars is the norm in many neighborhoods in the nation, and it’s wasteful. In most of those locales, there’s a solid fair-weather alternative to firing up the engine (or taking the electric car) for another delivery just a mile or two away: e-bikes. Domino’s tested the use of e-bikes for. Green Life e-bikes

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Electric shuttles to start service in south Sacramento

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SacRT began piloting the service in February 2018 in partnership with the Franklin Neighborhood Development Corporation using compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. As of 15 June, SmaRT Ride will also service approximately one-square mile into the south Oak Park neighborhood, an area historically challenged by limited public transportation options.

Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

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I went to Detroit last month and found myself in neighborhoods that looked like they had been attacked by enemy forces, had lost their battle and had now surrendered and in most part been abandoned. i have already seen the future of Detroit and the hope for its reboot and its a guy named Mitch Cope, a fellow creative greenius who lives, works and creates in the Hamtramck neighborhood. Some of the neighborhood kids using the skate park as I left.

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Marietta pedestrian convicted of vehicular manslaughter, while walking

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By crossing a busy road in an unwalkable neighborhood of Marietta Georgia. How do you get convicted of vehicular manslaughter when you weren't even driving a car? Raquel Nelson, Marietta, was convicted today of vehicular manslaughter

Greenius To Preach Community Choice & Climate Justice in South L.A. Church

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You friendly neighborhood Creative Greenius is one of the keynote speakers at next Tuesday night’s California Crossroads to talk about his work with South Bay 350 Climate Action Group and South Bay Clean Power to help the 15 cities of the South Bay and their neighboring communities 100% renewable energy by 2025 and why they need to get there that quickly. .

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Bollinger Motors unveils DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van

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Our DELIVER-E van gives commercial fleets the power to go green and save on ownership costs, while neighborhoods will benefit from a reduction in air and noise pollution. Bollinger Motors has unveiled its DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van concept.

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The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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You can next Saturday… yOya will be there looking for you to be part of the fun… Here’s shot of your friendly neighborhood Creative Greenius and Skylar Funk of Trapdoor Social at last month’s #BreakfreeLA. Out of the darkness, comes the light! Be there and shine with us! Your Creative Greenius loves him some Cults. You KNOW I dig Kaki King… In fact, there has NEVER been a greater, more talented, more entertaining musical line up than Sunstock!

UPS to deliver packages in Florida via electric bikes

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UPS has launched its first silent electric delivery trike along Las Olas Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you're the type of person that stays at home listening for the UPS truck to arrive as you wait for a delivery, we have bad news for you: that just got a lot more difficult. UPS is deploying the trike. bicycle youtube Florida electric bikes UPS

Driving a Chanje electric electric cargo van: very big, far better than diesel

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A Class 5 cargo van is a remarkably large vehicle, especially when navigating it through the mixed industrial and 19th-century residential streets of the Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The Chanje V8070 electric cargo van, in fact, is the largest vehicle—electric or otherwise—we've ever driven. We're still waiting. cargo plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle Chanje

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Wayne Powell, Duddly Do Right For All The Right Reasons

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Greenius (white shirt) talks to Manhattan Beach Councilman Wayne Powell (center) and Councilman Mark Burton at the 2014 Manhattan Beach Earth Day Celebration. One of the biggest mistakes your friendly neighborhood Greenius made was back in the day when I first met Wayne Powell in 2009.

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Meet the Greenius @ the Torrance Environmental Fair this Saturday

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That’s your friendly, neighborhood Creative Greenius volunteering his time for the South Bay Environmental Services Center at the 2009 Torrance Environmental Fair. Joe Galliani, the Creative Greenius at the 2009 Torrance Environmental Fair. I’ll be back again this year, at Madrona Marsh on Saturday, March 27 from 10am t0 3pm talking about ways to save energy, save water, save money and cut your greenhouse gas emissions. Check out the roster of speakers after the jump.

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Elon Musk Opens New Tesla Store In London Mall: Live Photos

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malls west of the Notting Hill neighborhood. Last Thursday evening, Tesla opened another retail location in its push to expand electric-car sales outside the U.S. This one was in London''s Westfield Mall, built along the lines of high-end U.S. According to our man on the scene, the lighting was challenging, the acoustics were terrible, and only

Wendy Greuel Gains Green Ground in South Bay L.A. – Stands Up & Speaks Out To Keep Hermosa Hermosa

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Your friendly neighborhood Greenius has been waiting for awhile now to see which of the candidates for Henry Waxman’s 33rd District seat was going to step up environmentally. Today that person turned out to be Wendy Greuel. My good friend, Dency Nelson, tells me Ted Lieu was already that guy and that Ted’s strong record speaks for itself.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Let’s Give Some LUV to the Electric Cars Tooling Around Redondo

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I’ve got to admit I came to this column about short-range, slow-speed Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) with a negative bias. I’m a strong proponent of full speed electric vehicles and I’ve been growing increasingly excited about the new plug-in Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt coming to market later this year.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Environmental Champions Growing in Our Backyard

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All I had to do was drive to Neighborhood Grinds on Artesia Boulevard on Thursday afternoon. After listening to politicians and want-to-be politicians toot their own horns about how they are Redondo Beach environmental champions, I went out into the field to track down the truth. It wasn’t hard to find.

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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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