Tesla Sued Over New Mexico Model S Factory That Never Was

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Tesla Motors’ decision to purchase the former NUMMI automotive manufacturing facility in Fremont, California might have been one of its shrewdest business decisions to date. Not only did Tesla Motors [NASAQ:TSLA] obtain a pre-built facility --complete with the essential machinery it needed to build its 2012 Model S Sedan -- at the

New Mexico Adopts Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program

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The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) adopted by a vote of four to three greenhouse gas reduction regulations—called the most stringent in the US—that will reduce global warming pollutants through a regional cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The program will not be triggered unless at least 100 million on tons of emissions are included regionally, which ensures that New Mexico will not implement a trading program alone.

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Tesla to build new EV plant in New Mexico!

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to be site for electric car production "New Mexico's biggest city will be home to an automobile assembly facility for Tesla Motors' all-electric, four-door, five-passenger sedan that will sell for at least $50,000." "The The $35 million facility on Albuquerque's west side will mean 400 new jobs, Gov. And GM keeps telling us the batteries aren't ready. AP via the Detroit News Link Albuquerque, N.M.,

Where Should Tesla Put Its Battery Gigafactory? Reader Poll

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They are Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas, all of which are shown as candidate locations in the presentation Tesla put online When electric-car maker Tesla Motors released more information about its planned "gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion battery cells in the U.S., it revealed the four states it''s considering as plant locations.

Tesla Gigafactory: CA Could Waive Environmental Rules To Get It: Report

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But it chose Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas as the finalists for the Gigafactory site When Tesla Motors announced the short list of possible locations for its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," California wasn''t on it. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker is headquartered in Palo Alto and builds the Model S in Fremont, about 30 miles away.

PHEV Day 144, Saturday, 28 February 2009, Holds a Two Variety of Folks Meeting at Flying Star plus Run to 41st State Capital, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Saturday morning holds first a get-together of two variety of folks in Albuquerque -- EVnthusiasts, especially from the EAA (Electric Auto Association) and testy New Mexico Mensans. Hope springs forth that tomorrow will see the resurrection of a new Albuquerque Electric Vehicle Association (ALBEVA).

PHEV Day 146 - Monday, 2 March 2009 - Las Vegas EVents. That's New Mexico's LV plus Run to Tucumcari. and Then, Amarillo, TX - 42nd State

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Stopping over at Mesalands Community College with CJ with automotive students plus Roscoe from the new wind turbine organization with immense wind turbine there as well. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Hopefully, Dr Peter Skelton from Memorial Middle School will be filling in narratives with pixs of 8th Graders bonding with the "Spirit". More to follow!

Boeing truck-mounted laser demonstrator destroys targets through wind and fog; “photons on target”, only diesel required

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Boeing and the US Army have demonstrated the capabilities of the truck-mounted High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ( HEL MD ) under maritime conditions (i.e., wind and fog), successfully targeting a variety of aerial targets at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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compared to the same period last year, lengthening a series of consecutive monthly increases that started in April 2014, according to preliminary new data released by the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). US driving topped 2.4

More states follow California’s clean car standards

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A new Environmental Defence Fund report shows that 13 states have adopted California’s clean car standards that aim to save hundreds of dollars annually at the pump and reduce heat trapping greenhouse gases. The 13 states are: Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

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ConocoPhillips converting 30 trucks to LPG this year, 300 more over next 5

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ConocoPhillips has been testing ROUSH CleanTech propane vehicles in the field since 2011, logging thousands of miles in northwest New Mexico and southwest Colorado. ConocoPhillips will convert 30 trucks to propane autogas this year and replace more than 300 more trucks over the next five years with vehicles powered by propane fuel technology.

Solar fuels company Joule looks to partner with Scatec Solar to bring photovoltaic power to Joule production plants

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The company is now scaling its process for Joule Sunflow-E (sustainable ethanol) at its demonstration plant in Hobbs, New Mexico. Joule, the developer of a direct, single-step, continuous process for the production of solar hydrocarbon fuels ( earlier post ), has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Scatec Solar ASA, a leading, independent solar power producer.

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USDA provides $91M loan guarantee to Cool Planet for biogasoline blendstock plant; biomass pyrolysis and catalytic conversion

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Sapphire Energy has paid off its USDA loan for a plant now operating in New Mexico. Gas chromatography comparison of Conoco fuel and a Conoco-CoolPlanet blend. Cool Planet’s biogasoline blendstock is 100% compatible with pump gasoline. Source: Cool Planet. Click to enlarge.

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Coalition of 11 states sues US EPA over soot rules

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Led by the State of New York, the coalition also includes California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, asks the Court to order the EPA to adopt new air pollution standards promptly and by a date certain.

Kinder Morgan to invest ~$1B on new CO2 system for EOR

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will build and operate a new, 213-mile (343 km), 16-inch diameter pipeline to transport carbon dioxide from the company’s St. The new Lobos Pipeline will have an initial capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day and will support current and future enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects owned by Kinder Morgan and other operators in the Permian Basin of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

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Global Bioenergies to collaborate with Audi on development of drop-in bio-isooctane

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Under the agreement, GBE will supply Audi with isooctane derived from isobutene produced at its new pre-commercial pilot system at the Fraunhofer CBP in Leuna. Three parameters are key to Audi in pushing forward the development of new biofuels: the quality of the fuel to ensure optimal compatibility with its engines; the environmental footprint in particular regarding CO 2 emissions; and the requirement to use feedstock not in competition with food.

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EIA: US Permian Basin oil production and resource assessments continue to increase

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The land area over the Permian Basin covers more than 75,000 square miles in 43 counties of western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Crude oil production in the US Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4

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Sapphire Energy’s commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility now operational; 81 million tons of algal biomass harvested

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Sapphire Energy partnered with AMEC Project Engineering, who coordinated with 16 New Mexico-based contractors, to complete the first phase of the Green Crude Farm during 12 months of active construction. Aerial photo of Green Crude Farm in November 2011. Click to enlarge.

13 governors send letter to automakers encouraging natural gas vehicle development

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The states participating in the letter with Colorado and Oklahoma are: Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. A bipartisan partnership between governors and auto manufacturers in the US makes sense and has the potential to create new options for alternative fuel vehicles and transportation fuel diversity. Colorado Gov.

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ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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billion barrels of oil equivalent in New Mexico’s Delaware Basin, a highly prolific, oil-prone section of the Permian Basin. This includes about 250,000 acres of leasehold in the Permian Basin, the bulk of that in contiguous, held-by-production units in the New Mexico Delaware Basin, with more than 60 billion barrels of oil equivalent estimated in place.

USDA closes on $105M loan guarantee to Fulcrum for biorefinery converting municipal waste to renewable jet fuel; first USDA loan for biojet

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USDA awarded the first loan guarantee in 2009 to Sapphire Energy in New Mexico. INEOS New Plant Bioenergy, located in Vero Beach, Fla., The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has closed on a $105-million Biorefinery Assistance Program loan guarantee through Bank of America, N.A. to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, LLC to build a biorefinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid waste (MSW) via a proprietary two-stage thermochemical process. Earlier post.).

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DOE-sponsored study concludes billions of barrels of oil potentially recoverable from residual oil zones in US

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The UTPB study focused on understanding and modeling fluid flow within ROZs in the Artesia Fairway—a dolomitized trend in the San Andres formation containing oil-producing fields—of eastern New Mexico and west Texas. A third study, awarded to UTPB in June 2012, will further delineate the presence and size of ROZ areas in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico using geophysical well logs and well test data, core and fluid samples, and water chemistry data.

Crumb rubber from old tires can lower road noise and reduce need for road maintenance

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Other states that are using asphalt rubber, or are studying its potential, include Texas, Nebraska, South Carolina, New York and New Mexico, according to the agency.

Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road. New York State. Binghamton University (State University of New York).

Tesla Model S Road Trip Ends Without A Hitch In NYC

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Tesla Model S-driving trio Peter Soukup, Tina Thomas and Luba Roytburd successfully arrived in New York City after almost five thousand miles of driving coast-to-coast. After starting in Portland, Oregon on December 26, the team drove down the West Coast, before cutting across Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama Well, they made it!

Alon USA receives go ahead for Bakersfield, CA rail terminal and refinery project; Bakken light crude

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has received the necessary approval from the Kern County Board of Supervisors to construct a new rail facility at the Bakersfield refinery and to make modifications to the refinery that will allow it to process light crude—e.g., The permit allows Alon to construct a double rail loop from a new spur connection off of the existing BNSF Railway capable of receiving two unit trains (a unit train contains about 100 cars) per day of crude. Alon USA Energy, Inc.

Richardson Highlights Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars

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Governor of New Mexico and candidate for the Democratic nomination Bill Richardson Richardson has released his "Energy and Climate Policy Plan." One can only presume Tesla's presentations that resulted in siting its White Star factory in New Mexico helped expose Richardson to the benefits of plug-in cars, even if the terminology used is a bit.

New one-pot method for recharging ammonia borane opens up potential for viable on-board hydrogen storage

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the University of Alabama (UA) researchers working within the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center of Excellence have demonstrated a new single-stage method for recharging the hydrogen storage compound ammonia borane (H 3 N-BH 3 , AB). The new development, described in a paper published in the journal Science , could make hydrogen a more attractive fuel for vehicles and other transportation modes.

Sandia researchers can offer consulting to companies that license Sandia inventions

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The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program lets for-profit companies team with Sandia researchers free of charge to solve technical challenges. million in assistance to 197 New Mexico small businesses in 27 counties. In a boost to technology transfer, Sandia National Laboratories has launched a program that lets researchers consult for companies that license their Sandia work. There is a need for this.

Polymer-graphene nanocomposites as high-rate “green” electrodes for Li-ion batteries

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Besides the conventional inorganic materials [for Li-ion battery cathodes], organic cathode materials, including small molecules and polymers, have also been emphasized recently as a new generation of “green” lithium battery electrodes due to their sustainability and environmental benignancy.

USDA approves $99M, 80% loan guarantee to Chemtex to support development of cellulosic ethanol from energy grasses

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The new USDA loan guarantee is part of a larger effort to produce advanced biofuels in every region of the country. The PROESA process delivers cost-effective sugars from non-food biomass for use in bioproducts. Source: Beta Renewables. Click to enlarge.

Joule Unlimited awards EPCM contract to Fluor for solar fuels demo plant

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to design and build a biofuels demonstration facility in New Mexico. Fluor Corporation was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Joule Unlimited, Inc., Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2011.

ACS launches International Year of Chemistry calendar

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Jackson is with the Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. On 1 January, the American Chemical Society (ACS) began a global, year-long observance of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) by launching an online calendar that serves as a virtual time machine, transporting the public back to some of the events and great intellects that shaped modern society through chemistry.

Geothermal energy in US grew 5% in 2012; California the leader

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MW of new gross online geothermal capacity—is due in part to pioneering developments in geothermal technology, GEA said. In 2012, seven new geothermal projects and additions came online in three different states. Projects and new additions that came online in 2012 include: John L. Preliminary industry data reveals that year-end geothermal growth in 2012 was up 5% from the previous year, according to the Geothermal Energy Association ( GEA ).

BMW and Nissan partner to deploy dual fast chargers across the US

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Each of these new locations will offer a dual 50 kW DC Fast-charging station with both CHAdeMO and CCS (Combo) connectors, serving owners of both Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 electric cars, as well as all EV drivers in the US whose vehicles are equipped with quick-charge ports.

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Audi opens power-to-gas facility in Werlte/Emsland; e-gas from water, green electricity and CO2

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It is anticipated that the e-gas from Werlte will power 1,500 new Audi A3 Sportback g-tron vehicles for 15,000 kilometers (9,321 miles) of CO 2 -neutral driving every year. Audi’s e-gas plant. Click to enlarge.

NOAA Predicts Drought Conditions in Southwest US to Worsen

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NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center seasonal drought outlook for the period from August through October indicates already dry conditions across parts of Arizona and New Mexico are likely to worsen in coming months.

Sapphire Energy demonstrates external assembly and modification of the chloroplast genome from algae; a pathway to commercially viable algal biofuel

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The algae cultivated in the company’s outdoor ponds in New Mexico are not genetically modified. In an open access paper published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research , scientists at Sapphire Energy report on a hybrid yeast-bacteria methodology for cloning and modifying the chloroplast genome from the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii , and then inserting it into algae.

“Energiewende” in a tank; Audi e-fuels targeting carbon-neutral driving with synthetic fuels from renewables, H2O and CO2; Swiss policy test case

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Unlike the others, however, Audi over the past few years has embarked on a comprehensive approach to developing a range of new CO₂-neutral fuels as part of its overall strategy for sustainable, carbon-neutral mobility: Audi e-fuels. Both chambers discuss new laws separately.

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Joule issued patent on production of medium chain-length alkanes from sunlight and CO2; diesel, jet fuel and gasoline

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The company operates from Bedford, Massachusetts and The Hague, The Netherlands with production operations in Hobbs, New Mexico.