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!

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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Plans based on conventional wisdom rely on current technology or a modest extrapolation of current technology, and can be implemented immediately, such as in plug-in hybrid cars, the now moribund Pickens Plan, or solar thermal plants, according to Weigand. The Net-Zero Neighborhood.

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy. He’s filed suit against Torrance, the proud home of Exxon/Mobil’s refinery, for stopping him from installing solar panels in the Hillside Overlay district.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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We’ve now got some Mo going with: California solar loan financing that will eliminate the big up front cost of solar. With the coming solar feed-in tariff legislation moving through Sacramento that will pay us for the extra solar energy we produce and feed back into the grid.

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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. Passive solar addition topped by PV and wind turbine – photo by Galliani (c).

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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.

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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.

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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Larry Sutton, the Account Executive from Southern California Edison, did the perfect job teeing up my solar financing presentation by sharing with all of us just how much SCE’s electric rates will be going up this year. County Solar Map.

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Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

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For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind power

Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

Creative Greenius

For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind power

Greenius Gets Groove On with Greenpeace & GRID Alternatives

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I’ve been up on roofs installing solar… among other things. In this case for GRID Alternatives at a low income home in my old neighborhood in Long Beach, California. Like these guys above securing the solar panels to the rack of the Long Beach house we worked on.

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Greenius Presents: Governor Schwarzenegger on What’s Coming Soon To California

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As your friendly neighborhood Greenius continues with his efforts to help Hermosa Beach become the first carbon neutral city in the South Bay, it might help some of you to get up to speed on what we already know is coming our way here in California from climate change and global weirding.

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Electric Company Too Scared To Tell Truth About Climate Change

Creative Greenius

I attended the Southern California Edison’s free Solar session for homeowners last night. Overall it was a good workshop with lots of solid basic information for people who don’t know much about solar but are considering a solar electric system.

Inside The Green Task Force

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And the work they’re doing brings California’s leading edge fight against global warming right into my neighborhood and into my home.

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Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

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April 14, 2009 GRID Alternative solar install for Habitat for Humanity. That’s your Creative Greenius in the orange hardhat, and my buddy the Reverend Ron giving the Hang Loose salute, atop the roof of a Habitat for Humanity home we successfully installed a Solar PV system on.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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But I will admit that one thing has changed even more than the size of our electric bill and that’s the size of the solar PV system we now need to generate 100% of our electricity – because the same moves that cut our electric bill also cut the number of solar panels we need by 50% too.

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The View From Here Today

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Our neighborhood is called the “Hollywood Riviera&# because of its beautiful hillside homes with idyllic ocean views framed by palm trees. I volunteer with GRID Alternatives installing solar panels on low income and Habitat for Humanity houses. I contributed the following to the World Wildlife Climate Witness site last week and it was published this morning.

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Toyota to build prototype city of the future, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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The rooftops will be covered in photo-voltaic panels to generate solar power in addition to power generated by hydrogen fuel cells. Both neighborhood parks and a large central park for recreation, as well as a central plaza for social gatherings, are designed to bring the community together.

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The Curious Case of Buying A New State Senator From The South Bay

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But this election season in my own South Bay of Los Angeles just keeps getting curious and curiouser – and it’s impossible for your friendly neighborhood Greenius not to note and comment on these curiosities.

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GM and OnStar sign on as official Pecan Street partners; studying EV services and smart grid interaction

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When Austin closed the Mueller municipal airport in 1999, community leaders committed to redeveloping the site into a ground-breaking mix-used, sustainable urban neighborhood. More than a third of the homes in Mueller have rooftop solar collectors, and Pecan Street will evaluate how solar and electric vehicle charging interact. Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid SolarOnStar and General Motors are partnering in the Pecan Street Inc.’s

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PHEV Energy Bill

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Priority given to recently closed facilities or facilities in danger of closing SEC 133 Inclusion of Electric Drive in Energy Policy Act of 1992 Adds PHEVs, hybrids, and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles to list of those vehicles receiving credit under Epact fleet requirements.

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Greenius Weekend Update

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Solar Homes Tour A Big Hit. Creative Greenius at Nelson Solar house with their RAV4 Electric Car at 2009 Solar Homes Tour.

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Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars.&#. And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars. Photo by Jim Wilson, New York Times.

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AllCell Receives $460K Li-ion battery manufacturing grant Through Illinois Energy Plan

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AllCell plans to increase production capacity for lithium-ion batteries at the company’s manufacturing facility in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. electric scooters, electric bikes, and neighborhood electric vehicles). The grant, plus matching funding from Townsend Capital, will also support the installation of a large array of solar panels on the building roof as well as major weatherization and energy efficiency improvements.

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

Revenge of the Electric Car

Eric Tom, Correspondent) The picture of our carbon-free energy future is often depicted by a sea of solar panels shimmering in the sun, or orderly lines of giant white wind mills covering a hillside: large structures that capture nature’s gifts. But increased use of electric vehicles could lead to everyone plugging in at the same time, peaking demand and complicating things, particularly if electric vehicles take hold of entire neighborhoods, as car trends often do, Kjaer explained.

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GM and ABB demonstrate community energy storage system built from 5 used Volt batteries; Duke Energy testing

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The modular air-cooled unit, which can provide about 25 kW of power for about 2 hours (50 kWh of energy capacity), is envisioned to be paired with a neighborhood transformer, said Dan Sowder from Duke Energy, which is putting one of the units into test.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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It offers the solution to several significant transitions we need: moving society from burning fossil fuels to substituting renewable resource fuels such as solar, wind and biofuels; and from using fossil materials as fuel to using them for other recyclable uses.

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Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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Columbus also plans to use data analytics to improve health care access in a neighborhood that currently has an infant mortality rate four times that of the national average, allowing them to provide improved transportation options to those most in need of prenatal care.

Fresh & Easy introduces 25 natural gas vehicles to fleet

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California-based Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has added 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its distribution fleet as part of a partnership with Ryder System, Inc. At its distribution center, Fresh & Easy invested $13 million in a 500,000 square foot solar roof installation which produces 20% of the energy for the entire facility.

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The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

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The solar market, for example, has been around for some time, but it has been a fringe technology in commercial terms. But with Japan mandating that 70 percent of the countrys new houses will be powered by photovoltaic solar energy by 2020, "that creates a market," McCabe notes. (It

Toyota to collaborate in research for the creation of H2-based society in the United Arab Emirates

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The country has excess capacity at hydrogen production facilities located at oil refineries, and the ability to produce hydrogen as a byproduct at caustic soda and other factories, not to mention the production potential from mega solar power stations.

California Energy Commission awards $750K to Electricore to study standardization of plug-in vehicle batteries

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The system will integrate solar photovoltaic technology to capture solar energy to compress air into above-ground tanks packaged in standard shipping containers. Measurements will be taken for all significant possible sources of emissions and leaks, including the production, processing, transmission, and distribution of natural gas in buildings, neighborhoods, facilities, and regional settings. The California Energy Commission has awarded Electricore, Inc.

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NAATBatt Coalition recommends deployment of up to 300 GWh of distributed energy storage systems by 2022

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DES systems consist of small, stationary batteries installed in neighborhoods, buildings, homes and electricity substations, which can be networked together using smart grid communications technology. DES systems reduce blackouts and brownouts, permit greater use of variable, renewable energy resources such as wind and solar, and help reduce dependence upon imported petroleum.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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For instance, they may have solar panels on their roof or could, via their utility, opt for energy from renewable sources. Although charging infrastructure is beginning to find its way into cities, it may be awhile until they are available in residential neighborhoods en masse.

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Study links air pollution to heightened risk of Type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese Latino children

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Researchers examined the data of 314 overweight and obese Latino children who were between 8 and 15 years old when they enrolled in the National Institutes of Health-funded Study of Latino Adolescents at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes (SOLAR) study, a 12-year undertaking. The children lived in neighborhoods that, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, had excess nitrogen dioxide and PM 2.5.

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Two US EV Charging Station Firsts

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Teslas, RAV4 EVs, Ford Rangers, Neighborhood Electric Vehicles, even EV conversions can be charged at the six-port station, in the parking lot of the new Woodland Gateway Shopping Center. The public “free of charge” electric vehicle charging station hosts one Tesla charger, two Avcons (useable, with an adaptor, for all EVs that require conductive charging, including conversions), and one SPI (Small Paddle Inductive charger) plus two Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) standard chargers.

Plug In America - Links and Resources

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About Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids California Cars Initiative , promoting 100 MPG cars Electric Auto Association Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Development Consortium Neighborhood electric vehicle user group Plug In America's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Plug In Partners , demonstrating demand for Plug-In Hybrids Set America Free , promoting steps to energy independence Allies of Plug In America California Cars Initiative Co-op America U.S. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins?

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California settles with cargo terminals over diesel engine exhaust

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The $1 million projects to be undertaken at the seven terminals include pilot projects to test solar electric panels that withstand the salt water environment and a crane mounted system to capture exhaust from idling vessels. The seven terminals at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles that cause the largest diesel exposures to the surrounding neighborhoods are: APM Terminals Pacific, Ltd.; California Attorney General Kamala D.

Battelle introduces Grid Command Distribution services and software for rapid modeling of smart grid distribution circuits

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Screen shot of a Grid Command Distribution “heatmap” analysis for a neighborhood. two in a two-PEV household) and then seeing what then happens to the transformers in the neighborhood, seeing what off-peak charging might do to usage patterns, and so on. the addition of solar panels, batteries, volt/VAR. Source: Battelle and AEP (data). Click to enlarge. Battelle recently unveiled its new Grid Command Distribution services and software for utilities.

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Secretary of the Navy Sets Target for 50% of Total Energy Consumption from Alternative Sources by 2020; Role for Biofuels and EVs

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It will do that, Secretary Mabus said, by replacing the current fleet, as they go out of service, with a new composite fleet of flex fuel vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and neighborhood electric vehicles. Moving to biofuels and electric vehicles will benefit the local communities where our bases are located and will spur adoption of similar vehicles in those neighborhoods.

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Honda announces second plug-in vehicle testing program; Japan joins US, China may follow

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The specifics of the testing program, testing vehicles, and solar-powered charging stations made their public debut in Japan. Solar-powered charging station for the test vehicles. The program will also use advanced communications and telematics and solar-powered charging technologies to explore future forms of personal mobility and their potential for reducing CO 2 emissions. Study the low noise impact of electric vehicles in residential neighborhoods.

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IBM, Honda, and PG&E partner on smarter charging for EVs; utilities to communicate charging instructions directly based on grid conditions

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For example, the program can determine how many EVs are plugged in one neighborhood and the time it will take for each to reach a full charge. In addition to the two pilot projects, IBM is currently a member of the EcoGrid EU consortium, a group focused on developing an energy grid that uses at least 50% of renewable energy sources, such as wind power, solar energy and biogas. IBM has teamed with American Honda Motor Co.,

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Daimlers car-sharing service car2go expands to Canada

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Members can drive the car when and where they want, and then they can simply leave it in any available “permit only” on-street parking spot in downtown or residential neighborhoods within the defined business area, or in one of the specially marked car2go parking spaces. Every car2go vehicle is outfitted with a solar roof and telematics hardware, including an onboard computer with a touch screen with radio and GPS controls.

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