Piedmont Lithium increases North Carolina lithium resources by 40%

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Piedmont Lithium Limited released an updated Global Mineral Resource estimate (MRE) for its flagship Piedmont Lithium Project in North Carolina. Increasing the scale of our North Carolina mineral resource to 39.2

EGEB: North Carolina sets first-ever targets for offshore wind

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): North Carolina’s governor issued an executive order that sets the state’s first-ever offshore wind targets. more… The post EGEB: North Carolina sets first-ever targets for offshore wind appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s lithium supply delayed as North Carolina project falls behind schedule

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Tesla is seeing a delay in its lithium supply for next year as a North Carolina mining project from a new supplier is falling behind schedule. more… The post Tesla’s lithium supply delayed as North Carolina project falls behind schedule appeared first on Electrek.

Duke Energy will install 1,000 EV charging ports in North Carolina

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Duke Energy has filed a $56 million proposal of Phase II programs to continue the advancement of transportation electrification in North Carolina. more… The post Duke Energy will install 1,000 EV charging ports in North Carolina appeared first on Electrek.

Duke Energy proposes $76M electric transportation program in North Carolina; Southeast’s largest utility EV initiative yet

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Duke Energy is proposing a $76-million initiative to spur EV adoption across the state of North Carolina—the largest investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure yet in the Southeast US. In a filing with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), Duke Energy outlined its program that will provide incentives to customers. Currently, North Carolina has more than 10,000 plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles.

Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. complex. Three fully accessorized, 2017 Audi A4 sedans will be available on demand and ready for use.

Biofuels Center of North Carolina to close due to state’s elimination of its funding

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The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has begun to shut down operations over a 90-day period and will close its doors by Thursday, 31 October 2013, due to the North Carolina General Assembly’s elimination of its funding in the state budget signed recently by Gov. Following the audit, all unspent monies will be returned to the state through the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Tesla Loses Legal Battles To Texas, North Carolina Dealers

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In North Carolina, a Senate Win some, lose some. Tesla''s had a very good year thus far, but it was recently dealt legislative defeats in two states where it had hoped to sell its electric cars. In Texas, the state legislature declined to make an exception to existing rules that make it illegal for automakers to sell cars to retail buyers.

North Carolina To Make Trip-Reduction 'Green' Laws Illegal

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Oh, North Carolina: Are you cutting off your nose to spite your face? That''s the impression at least some commentators have gained on learning of a state bill that will become law on August 25, with or without the signature of Gov. Pat McCrory. The bill would invalidate Durham County''s Commute Trip Reduction Ordinance, which requires some

The Only Thing Rising Again In The South Is Fatal Flood Waters #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Continental to boost production of electronic integrated parking brakes at North Carolina facility

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Continental plans to invest more than $35 million in its Henderson, North Carolina facility to meet the increased demand for Electronic Integrated Parking Brakes (e-IPB). Due to the increasing demand for brake calipers throughout North America, the Henderson plant produced a record-breaking seven million calipers in 2012.

North Carolina Wants To Make It Illegal For Tesla To E-Mail Customers

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In North Carolina, a new law passed by the state Senate would apparently make it illegal for Tesla to e-mail its customers. In other words, if you''re a North Carolina resident who has a How far will state car-dealer associations go to prevent Tesla Motors from opening its electric-car showrooms and selling cars over the Internet? A long, long way.

Li-ion Separator Supplier Celgard Expanding Production in North Carolina

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and a leading supplier of microporous separators used in lithium-ion batteries, plans to expand capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility and build a new manufacturing site in Concord, North Carolina. In the first phase, Celgard will add capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility. million in cash incentives and tax credits from the State of North Carolina to support expansion within the state.

Greensboro Transit Authority buying four Proterra electric buses; North Carolina’s first battery-electric public transit bus fleet

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Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) is going forward with the purchase of four 40-foot Proterra electric buses this fall, setting in motion the potential to expand its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) fleet over the next four years. This new procurement represents a joint effort by GTA and Proterra to minimize emissions, reduce traffic congestion and accelerate sustainable infrastructure development throughout the Greensboro community.

Anti-Tesla Bill Backed By North Carolina Car Dealers Is Dead

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Tesla Motors has dodged two big bullets fired its way by New York and North Carolina legislatures and auto dealers. And yesterday, the North Last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly adjourned until January without acting on two bills pushed by state auto dealers that would have made it illegal to register a Tesla store in New York state.

Study Finds North Carolina Sea Levels Rising Three Times Faster Than in Previous 500 Years

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An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise, at least in North Carolina, is accelerating. The research team studied two North Carolina salt marshes that form continuous accumulations of organic sediment, a natural archive that provides scientists with an accurate way to reconstruct relative sea levels using radiometric isotopes and stratigraphic age markers.

HCL CleanTech to Establish Pilot Plant in North Carolina for Converting Woody Biomass to Sugars and Fuels

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HCL CleanTech, a US-Israeli biofuels technology development company focused on full process technology for conversion of woody biomass to fermentable sugars and advanced biofuels, has selected North Carolina as the site for its administrative headquarters and pilot plant. North Carolina, with 17.6 The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has assisted the company and will provide office space in Oxford in its Biofuels Accelerator on North Carolina’s Biofuels Campus.

Here’s How To Save $5,000 On A 2012 Nissan Leaf In North Carolina

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NASCAR-loving North Carolina may not be the first place you’d think of as being particularly pro-electric car, but for 40-lucky residents the cost of buying a 2012 Nissan Leaf there just dropped by $5,000 thanks to a time-limited scheme being run by Advanced Energy.

Could water be the secret to faster electric-car battery technology?

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Electric vehicles aren't always associated with speed and performance, but researchers at North Carolina State University may have discovered a breakthrough to change those qualities inside their batteries. Batteries research and development North CarolinaOf all things, water may hold the key to faster electric-car battery technology. Researchers compared two materials, a crystalline tungsten.

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Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

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plug-in cars charging BP North Carolina charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations gas stationIt's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? On the one hand, drivers are used to going to gas stations, which are often conveniently located on both local and long-distance routes. On the other hand, gas-station stops generally take 10 to 15 minutes at most, while even fast.

Volt cruises into North Carolina and South Carolina

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General Motors today announced that it is ramping up sales of its plug-in hybrid electric car, the Chevy Volt, in two new states: North Carolina and South Carolina. Like other new electric cars, the Volt is only available in a few states. Before today’s announcement, it was available in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut

Plug-in 2011 holds public open night

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It’s the public night tonight at the Plug-in 2011 Conference and Exposition taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina. Electric cars electric hybrid North Carolina plug-in RalieghWith many mainstream car makers now introducing electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles onto the market, the public have the chance to find out more and get a first look at the latest plug-in technology innovations. Vehicles [.].

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EGEB: Ireland launches its first offshore wind auction

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North Carolina’s governor is about to sign a major clean energy bill. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Ireland opens a consultation of its first offshore wind auction. Here are 3 standouts.

Siemens to expand EV charging manufacturing in US to support rapid market growth

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The plant will serve as a counterpart to Siemens’ existing operations in Wendell, North Carolina, where the company manufactures charging solutions for buses, trucks and heavy-duty electric vehicles. The Wendell location also works with local educational institutions including North Carolina State University and Wake Tech Community College for training and workforce development.

EGEB: Scotland’s largest whisky producer to install 4 MW solar farm

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The Kitty Hawk offshore wind project off North Carolina moves another step forward. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Drinks giant Diageo has submitted a planning application for an onsite, 4 MW solar farm in Scotland.

USDA invests $26 million in biofuel infrastructure to expand availability of higher-blend renewable fuels in 23 states

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The announcement includes investments in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin. In North Carolina, Zenith Energy Terminals Holdings LLC will use a $614,930 grant to install a truck rack biodiesel blending system at a fuel distribution facility.

New fast charger is more efficient, smaller, and half the cost

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a 50-kw fast charger that they say costs half as much as conventional DC fast chargers, is more efficient, and only 1/16th the size. Instead of being mounted on concrete slabs, sometimes in two locations, with a transformer behind a fence and a charge station box by a parking space, the. Fast Charging

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What happens to electric cars that have been flooded?

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That's the question many electric car owners may be asking after the 100-year hurricane dropped more than two feet of rain in North Carolina, where a burgeoning electric car movement was springing up. With all the floods from Hurricane Florence, what happens to electric cars? The answer is: It depends. READ MORE: Tesla expands Supercharging access. Hurricane youtube flood

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Mack Trucks delivers Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin real-world trials

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Mack and Republic made the announcement during a virtual press event at Mack World Headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Republic will test the LR Electric model in Hickory, North Carolina on one of its residential recycling collection routes.

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NSF awarding $81M to 16 sites for new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)

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Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor, Georgia Institute of Technology with partners North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina-Greensboro, PI: Oliver Brand. Midwest Nano Infrastructure Corridor, University of Minnesota Twin Cities with partner North Dakota State University, PI: Stephen Campbell.

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3 Duke Energy subsidiaries plead guilty to 9 criminal violations of Clean Water Act; $102M settlement

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Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corporation, the largest utility in the United States, pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68-million criminal fine and spend $34-million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.

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Sumitomo Corporation of Americas makes strategic investment in hydrogen fuel provider OneH2

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Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA), the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world’s largest traders of goods and services, has invested in OneH2, a hydrogen fuel company headquartered in Longview, North Carolina.

Roskill: Yahua-Tesla deal indicative of increasing capability and numbers of Chinese lithium convertors

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Tesla has been actively seeking sources to fulfil its growing appetite for lithium chemicals, not only from existing producers but also potential suppliers such as Piedmont in North Carolina. On 29 December 2020, Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group announced thatits subsidiary, Yahua Lithium, had signed a five-year supply agreement with Tesla.

Gas Cars Parked In One Electric-Car Spot Earn Raleigh $27,000 A Year

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But the problem has proved to be lucrative for Raleigh, North Carolina. The problem of gasoline cars parking in spaces reserved for plug-in electric cars to recharge at is nothing new. It''s known as "ICE-ing," referring to cars with internal combustion engines parking where they shouldn''t. DON''T MISS: Been ICEd? Gas Cars Parking In Electric-Car

Tesla Underground: Texas Franchise Rules Make Model S Owners Skirt The Law

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In most cases--Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina, among others--Tesla has managed to stave off the proposed laws, which are Over the last couple of years, Tesla Motors has fought legal and legislative battles in a number of states over proposed or current state laws that try to stymie its unique factory-direct sales and service model.

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Hino to use Cummins engines in MD and HD trucks for North America; shifting resources to Project Z BEV development

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Hino Trucks intends to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America. Hino will begin production of Cummins-powered trucks at the West Virginia and the Woodstock plant in October 2021, using engines built by Cummins at their Rocky Mount Engine Plant in North Carolina. Hino intends to offer Cummins B6.7 and L9 engines in Hino’s L and XL Series models by the end of 2021.

Honda Aero begins production of HF120 turbofan at new Burlington plant

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HAI) has begun production of its new HF120 turbofan engine completed at the new facility in Burlington, North Carolina. With this new engine manufacturing facility, Honda will now be building both jets and jet engines in North Carolina. I look forward to a day in the very near future when North Carolina-made HondaJets and GE Honda jet engines will be in the hands of customers around the world. —North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.

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Dominion Energy & Duke Energy cancel $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to delays and cost uncertainty

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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline as planned was a 600-mile underground natural gas transmission line meant to deliver new, lower-cost supplies of natural gas to public utilities in Virginia and North Carolina.

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Maryland school board approves purchase of 326 electric school buses; Thomas Built e-buses powered by Proterra

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This project represents the largest single procurement of electric school buses in North America. Highland will purchase buses manufactured in North Carolina by Thomas Built Buses, which will be supplied and serviced by American Bus.

DOE announces $100M for artificial photosynthesis research to two major partnerships

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The Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE) , led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks to develop hybrid photoelectrodes for fuel production that combine semiconductors for light absorption with molecular catalysts for conversion and fuel production.

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Four major US energy companies form JV for $4.5-$5B natural gas Atlantic Coast pipeline

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and then south through central North Carolina to Robeson County. It would deliver natural gas supplies to growing markets for additional customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The main pipeline would have a 42-inch diameter in West Virginia and Virginia, reducing to 36 inches in diameter in North Carolina. Four major U.S.

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DOE awards ~$34M to 11 projects to advance waste and algae bioenergy technology

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North Carolina State University. The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award nearly $34 million in funding for 11 projects that will support high-impact research and development to improve and produce biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts.

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President Obama announces new $140M public-private manufacturing innovation institute focused on power electronics

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President Obama announced the selection of a consortium of businesses and universities, led by North Carolina State University, to lead a manufacturing innovation institute for next-generation power electronics. The Department of Energy is awarding $70 million over five years, matched by at least $70 million in non-federal commitments by the winning team of businesses and universities, along with the state of North Carolina.

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