Honda To Use Wind Turbines For Energy At Ohio Plant

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With GM using solar at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant and Volkswagen recently unveiling a huge solar array at its Chattanooga plant, Honda is next to display its green credentials--with wind turbines at its Ohio transmission factory It's no good simply producing green cars these days--you have to be green at every stage of producing the cars, too.

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Ohio bill would grant permanent subsidies to coal-fired power plants

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At the same time, ever-cheaper renewable energy—not only solar, but surprisingly fast-growing wind generation—is now. Ohio electric utilities electricity costs state laws fossil fuelsIt's now widely acknowledged that the energy and electricity-generation landscape is changing rapidly. The U.S. has vastly increased its oil and gas production, driving down prices of fossil fuels globally.

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Honda Transmission contracts with Juhl Wind for two utility-scale wind turbines at Ohio plant; up to 10% of electricity for operations

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announced an agreement with Juhl Wind , Inc. to develop, install, and operate two utility-scale wind turbines (each rated at about 2MW) to generate electricity for the plant’s operations. The two wind turbines will supply up to approximately 10% of the plant’s electricity. Based on their location and actual wind speeds, combined output from the two wind turbines is estimated at 10,000-megawatt hours (MWh) per year. Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc.

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Honda expands renewable energy use with new wind turbines

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Honda is to become the first major automotive firm to ensure its US manufacturing facilities have a substantial wind power capabilities. The company this week activated two newly installed wind turbines at its plant in Russell’s Point, Ohio which are expected to generate 10,000 megawatt hours (MWh[.]. Honda

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Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program Recommends Nearly $7.2M in Funding for 6 Projects; 3 Li-ion Awards

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The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently recommended nearly $7.2 The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program supports research and development that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of advanced energy components and systems, with preference to wind, biomass, and energy storage in Ohio. Development and Commercialization of Composite Towers for Wind Turbines.

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Starting in fall of 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh/year from 120 MW of wind power generated by the Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma, a 150 MW development of the energy company E.ON.

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GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation Establish Partnership; Great Lakes Offshore Wind Farm

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GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation ( LEEDCo ) of Northern Ohio have formed a long-term partnership beginning with the development of the first fresh water offshore wind farm in the US and involving a broad range of other initiatives. Under the new partnership GE will provide direct-drive wind turbines to LEEDCo’s 20 megawatt offshore wind project in the Ohio waters of Lake Erie.

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GE and NASA To Begin Wind-Tunnel Testing This Summer of Open Rotor Jet Engine Systems

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Following several months refurbishing a special NASA test rig, GE Aviation and NASA this summer will begin a wind-tunnel test program to evaluate counter-rotating fan-blade systems for open rotor jet engine designs. The testing will be conducted throughout 2009 and early 2010 at wind tunnel facilities at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The first wind-tunnel tests this summer will essentially reenact those 1980s tests.

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Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns: 10 questions on Endurance electric truck origin and future

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On one hand, it gives a new life to the 53-year-old former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio. On the other hand, it gives Steve Burns, formerly the CEO of Workhorse, a more solid footing and second wind for bringing a fleet-focused electric pickup—called the Lordstown Lordstown Motors serves as a fresh start in a couple of respects.

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Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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Xcel Energy also has a large amount of wind in its energy generation portfolio, which offers an opportunity to demonstrate how a nuclear plant’s electricity could be used to make hydrogen when wind energy satisfies grid demand.

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Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas are home to a quarter of the US population and consume 30% of electric power generated in the US. The states account for 35% of US-installed wind capacity and while the region only produces about 4% of the nation’s solar energy, a number of pending large solar farms and community solar projects will greatly increase the region’s solar generating capacity.

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DOE to award up to $2M to 3 projects for hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain and manufacturing analysis

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Selections include the following three projects: Westside Industrial Retention & Expansion Network’s GLWN of Cleveland, Ohio, will receive $695,000 to complete detailed manufacturing analysis of fuel cell systems (automotive and stationary), high pressure hydrogen storage systems, and key high value hydrogen and fuel cell subsystems and components. solar, photovoltaic, wind, and electric vehicle battery technologies).

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DOE awarding $4.8M to 5 BIRD Energy projects with Israel; H2 storage, biofuel, sustainable transportation

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The program encourages cooperation between Israeli and American companies through funding joint research and development in a range of technologies, including solar, wind, biofuels, energy storage, fuel cells, smart grid, and water and energy efficiency. Rehovot, Israel) and AdvanceBio LLC (Milford, Ohio) will develop a process for production of ethanol from lignocellulosic feedstocks.

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General Motors plans to be carbon-neutral by 2040; eliminate LDV tailpipe emissions by 2035

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This investment includes the continued development of GM’s Ultium battery technology, updating facilities such as Factory ZERO in Michigan and Spring Hill Manufacturing in Tennessee to build electric vehicles from globally sourced parts and investing in new sites like Ultium Cells LLC in Ohio as well as manufacturing and STEM jobs. GM plans to become carbon-neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 and has committed to setting science-based targets to achieve carbon neutrality.

Study finds air pollution caused by corn production increases mortality rate in US

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The paper, published in Nature Sustainability , presents how researchers have estimated for the first time the health damages caused by corn production using detailed information on pollution emissions, pollution transport by wind, and human exposure to increased air pollution levels. The deaths caused per bushel in western corn belt states such as Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska tend to be lower than in eastern corn belt states such as Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

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UDRI leading project to develop safer, greener storage tanks for natural-gas fueled vehicles

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An Ohio-based initiative to develop affordable, safer and recyclable compressed-gas fuel tanks for the trucking and automotive industry, led by the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), is underway with the kick-off of its first collaborative project. by facilitating academic and industry partnerships to spur the development of better composite materials, processes and products for use within the automotive, wind turbine and compressed-gas storage industries.

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University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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In the wind energy industry, advances in low-cost composite materials will help manufacturers build longer, lighter and stronger blades to create more energy. The new institute pairs leading carbon fiber producers and suppliers—such as Materials Innovation Technologies, Harper International, and Strongwell—with key end users such as TPI for wind turbines and Ford, Honda and Volkswagen for automobiles.

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ARPA-E awards $35M to 12 new projects to support medium-voltage devices for grid, industry and transportation

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The proposed solution represents a transformational state-of-the-art DC breaker scalable across voltage and current in medium voltage DC applications, such as power distribution, solar, wind, and electric vehicles. The Ohio State University, T-Type Modular DC Circuit Breaker (T-Breaker) for Future DC Networks – $2,309,950. The Ohio State University, GaN MOCVD Growth on Native Substrates for High Voltage (15-20 kV) Vertical Power Devices – $2,211,712.

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International Battery Large-Format Li-ion Cells Chosen by SC Electric for First Community Energy Storage System

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As more renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are integrated into the smart grid, managing and storing energy is essential due to the intermittent nature of these power sources. AEP Ohio’s gridSMART Demonstration Project, funded in part by $75-million Department of Energy (DOE) stimulus funding, will be deployed to 110,000 AEP Ohio customers in northeast central Ohio.

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NASA testing new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) propulsor; 4-8% fuel burn savings over current advanced engines

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NASA is testing the propulsor, designed by United Technologies Research Center with research conducted by Virginia Polytechnic and State University, in its 8' x 6' Wind Tunnel at NASA Glenn in Cleveland, Ohio. NASA Glenn engineers also modified the wind tunnel to accept a larger model, a boundary layer control system and a way to power the experiment.

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US Army and Air Force planning to develop 1GW of renewable energy on installations by 2025

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Biofuels will be a behind-the-scenes game changer for the Air Force, according to Yonkers, who lauded the seminal research of alternative fuels at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. New sources of clean energy will vary among installations, he said, and will include solar, wind, biomass and geothermal developments. The US Army and Air Force are planning to develop 1 billion watts of renewable energy on their installations by 2025.

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GM commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

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General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100% renewable energy—such as wind, sun and landfill gas—by 2050. The company expects to exceed this when two new wind projects come online later this year to help power four manufacturing operations. of GM’s Lordstown assembly plant in Ohio, the home of the Chevrolet Cruze.

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President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes; new manufacturing innovation institute competition

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9 Universities and Labs: Colorado School of Mines; Michigan State University; Michigan Tech University; The Ohio State University; University of Kentucky; University of Michigan; University of Notre Dame; University of Tennessee; Wayne State University. In the wind energy industry, doubling the length of a turbine blade can quadruple the amount of electricity generated.

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OSU researchers working to improve CFD software for simulation and evaluation of turbomachinery

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Simulations of pulsing vortex generating jets, a type of flow control device, created on Ohio Supercomputer Center systems. Researchers at the Ohio State University led by Dr. Jen-Ping Chen are working to improve the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software that engineers use to simulate and evaluate the operation of turbomachinery. Vorticity iso-surfaces are colored by velocity magnitude. Credit: Chen/OSU. Click to enlarge.

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UCI-led study finds California’s strict air quality regulations have helped farmers

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As we transition away from fossil fuels in favor of solar and wind energy and electric vehicles, there will be big changes in ozone pollution. This project—which involved collaborators from Colorado State University, UC San Diego, Northeastern University, UC Davis and The Ohio State University—was funded jointly by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Agriculture.

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CMU study finds controlled EV charging can reduce generation cost, but at greater health and environmental costs depending upon the generation mix

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In a study focused on the PJM portion of the US electricity grid, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that although charging electric vehicles at night (when electricity is cheap and wind power is typically more plentiful) could lower electricity costs, doing so also creates more air emissions, and that the health and environmental costs from these emissions outweigh the electricity cost savings.

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GM and US Navy collaborating on fuel cell-powered underwater unmanned vehicles

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The vehicle will be capable of being stowed, launched and recovered by multiple host platforms, including littoral combat ships, Virginia-class submarines and Ohio-class guided-missile submarines. Fuel cell vehicles can operate on renewable hydrogen from sources such as wind and biomass stored for later use.

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Toyota Motor awards MP2 Energy 5-year contract for 100% renewable energy for Plano headquarters

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The remaining electricity MP2 procures for Toyota will be 100% renewable, sourced from various resources including local Texas wind and offsite solar. MP2 Energy is a full service power company, serving approximately 1,300 MW to commercial, industrial and residential customers in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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OSU-led team demonstrates effective vibration energy harvesting platform inspired by trees

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Inspired by the damping mechanisms which sustain trees under wind and seismic loads, researchers at The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan are investigating the potential for the development of energy harvesting systems that efficiently convert the same motion- and wind-based excitations into electric power. Trees leverage a variety of damping mechanisms for self-preservation when subjected to wind and seismic loads.

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Acura unveils new NSX high performance hybrid sports car

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The development of next-generation NSX resulted in a clean-sheet design, which involved nearly three years of effort by a global design and engineering team led by engineers at the company’s development center in Raymond, Ohio. The NSX has undergone extensive testing at the company’s wind tunnel in Raymond, Ohio, leading to a number of changes from concept to final body design, including modified hood vents, new front fender vents, modified side air intakes, and an optimized deck spoiler.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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Remote Area Modular Monitoring for Critical Facilities, $300,000 Embedded Planet, Cleveland, Ohio Simulation Tool for Energy-Efficient Connected and Automated Vehicle Control Development, $600,000 Hyundai America Technical Center, Superior Township, Mich. Johnson Matthey, Billingham, UK Enabling Autonomous Wind Plants through Consensus Control, $250,000 RES Group, Broomfield, Colo.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Among these is a $210-million investment in a new, more environmentally responsible auto-body painting facility and innovative paint process at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant (MAP), the largest of Honda’s eight auto plants in North America. Another example of this effort is Honda’s Russells Point, Ohio, transmission plant, which is the first auto plant in America to utilize on-site wind power for a substantial portion of its energy use.

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OnStar and Google demonstrate concept service for managing charging Chevrolet Volts with renewable energy

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Wind accounted for 2.3%. PJM data shows that peak time for renewable energy generation from wind is generally between 10 p.m. Founded in 1927, PJM Interconnection ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 60 million people in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Toshiba to supply Li-ion battery energy storage system for frequency regulation project in US

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Toshiba Corporation has received an order to supply a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) for a power frequency regulation project in Hamilton, Ohio. The US has seen the emergence of a power trading through a frequency regulation market as a mechanism for preventing instability in the power grid resulting from the feed-in of increasingly and widely used renewable energy sources, such as wind power and photovoltaic generation.

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$3M Award Supports Production of New Multi-tasking Fuzzy Fiber Nanomaterial; Energy Applications

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A $3 million Ohio Third Frontier award to the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) will fund the scale-up and production of a new nanomaterial that will allow composites to multitask—enabling a wind turbine tower that can store energy to release on a calm day or a military vehicle whose armor can serve as a battery, powering some of the vehicle’s electrical components.

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Low-temperature plasma-assisted combustion could improve jet aircraft performance and fuel consumption

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Introducing plasma (ionized gas) to a combustion reaction can sustain combustion even in conditions that would otherwise snuff out the reaction: for example, at low air pressure, in high winds or when there’s low fuel. As such, low-temperature plasma-assisted combustion can potentially give an efficiency boost to high-performance aircraft.

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AEP Signs on as Corporate Sponsor of Pickens’ Energy Plan

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The Pickens Plan proposes to generate up to 22% of the nation's electricity from wind and supports development of an extra-high voltage transmission system to facilitate that expanded use of renewable electricity generation. The company has proposed more than 2,600 miles of 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission projects to enhance the transmission grid, including a 1,000-mile transmission project that would link the wind-rich Upper Midwest with the population-rich East Coast.

Valero Renewables to Purchase Three More Ethanol Plants; Total Capacity 1.1B Gallons Per Year

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and Bloomingburg, Ohio—each have an annual production capacity of 110 million gallons. Besides Valero’s ethanol plant purchases, the company has explored other alternative energy sources in the past year, including completing a 50 megawatt wind farm near its McKee Refinery in the Texas Panhandle and investing in companies that are developing technologies to produce cellulosic ethanol, biofuel from plant material, algae and animal fat, and a synthetic gasoline made from landfill waste.

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BASF intensifying R & D of products for sustainable electromobility; triple-digit million euro investment in batteries over next 5 years

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Part of the investment is going to the construction of a new cathode materials plant in Elyria, Ohio. Therefore we are investing in research to find ways of generating electricity from renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar energy. BASF says it will invest a “three-digit million euro” sum over the next five years in the research, development and production of advanced traction battery materials.

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Ford Testing Intelligent System for Plug-in Vehicle to Grid Communication to Manage Charging

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The first of the specially equipped plug-in hybrids has been delivered to American Electric Power of Columbus, Ohio. when electricity rates are cheaper, or when the grid is using only renewable energy such as wind or solar power. American Electric Power of Columbus, Ohio. The Ford PHEV charge settings user interface. Click to enlarge.

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DOE Awarding $620M for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects

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Improved energy storage technologies will allow for expanded integration of renewable energy resources like wind and photovoltaic systems and will improve frequency regulation and peak energy management. Smart grid regional demonstrations involving plug-in vehicles include (ranked by DOE funding): Columbus Southern Power Company (doing business as AEP Ohio). Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project. Notrees Wind Storage. Wind Firming EnergyFarm.

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Acura provides more technical detail on NSX sports hybrid AWD powertrain, body

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Increased agility is achieved by harmonizing a more aggressive Direct Yaw Control setting that works in concert with the magneto-rheological dampers, Agile Handling Assist, and the Electric Power Steering System—perfect for a spirited drive on a winding road. A number of innovative construction techniques are used in the manufacture and assembly of the all-new Acura NSX at the company’s new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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FPL Group and Duke Energy Pledge 10-year, $600M+ Commitment to Transition Fleets to PHEVs and EVs

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FPL Group’s principal subsidiaries are NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and Florida Power & Light Company, which serves 4.5 Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states—North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky—representing a population of approximately 11 million people. FPL Group, Inc.

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