Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

Green Car Reports

When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has rendered its verdict in that suit, filed in August. In a 6-3 decision, the state's highest court struck down the bill as an unconstitutional tax. tax lawsuit United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Oklahoma claim: first state with natural-gas fueling on highways

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But Oklahoma may be the only state that can claim a comprehensive network of natural-gas. emissions Infrastructure natural gas CNG natural gas vehicle OklahomaSeveral states have made concerted efforts to create adequate charging infrastructure for electric cars. And California now boasts a handful of hydrogen fueling stations, making it the only state with any public infrastructure that supports fuel-cell vehicles.

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FedEx Freight adds 100 Class 8 CNG tractors, CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 Class 8 CNG tractors from Paccar units Kenworth and Peterbilt, and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center.

Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

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plug-in cars oil well youtube Plug-in America OklahomaThe event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week.

First product at ENVIA Energy’s small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City; Velocys technology

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The first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. The ENVIA plant uses Velocys technology for small-scale GTL. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. The fuels produced at the plant are expected to qualify under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and generate tradeable credits in the form of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs).

GE to invest $110M in new Oil & Gas Global Research Center in Oklahoma

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General Electric will build a new Global Research Center in Oklahoma dedicated to driving innovation and technological advancements in the oil and gas sector and bringing products to market faster. Oklahoma City is also home to GE Oil & Gas’s Artificial Lift business, which is a recognized leader in electric submersible pump (ESP) manufacturing and services.

Oklahoma and Colorado governors pitch CNG vehicle initiative to US auto manufacturers

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Michael Ming, and Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez met with US auto manufacturers in Detroit to pitch a multi-state, bi-partisan compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle initiative. Participating states include: Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Utah, Maine, New Mexico, West Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Ohio, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Automakers meet Oklahoma Governor and state procurement experts to explore RFP for CNG vehicles for state fleets

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Representatives from automakers are meeting with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and procurement experts to ask questions surrounding a recently issued multi-state request for proposal (RFP) for affordable and functional compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles for use in state automobile fleets.

Univ. of Oklahoma study suggests that biocorrosion associated with ULSD not related to level of sulfur in the fuel

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Findings from a study by a team at the University of Oklahoma suggest that the stability of diesel fuel—i.e., either the biodegradation of diesel hydrocarbons or, by inference, the degree of biocorrosion—is independent of the concentration of organosulfur species in the fuel. In other words, accelerated biocorrosion associated with the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) likely does not result from the lower level of sulfur in the fuel.

VW diesel buybacks, Tesla Autopilot crash, 'sobering' fuel-cell future, Oklahoma natural gas: The Week in Reverse

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Why did one man involved in developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains call their prospects 'sobering'? And, how much do you get from Volkswagen if you bought a TDI diesel car after the emission scandal broke last September? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, July. The Week In Reverse

PHEV Day 147 - Tuesday, 3 March 2009. Onward to Oklahoma City

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PHEV Day Off in Edmond. Wednesday, 4 March 2009. Visiting with Cousins, "Spirit's" Charging, "Showing & Shining" for the Central Oklahoma Mensa Grp

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Early in the evening, the "Spirit" moveth EVJerry for a dinner engagement with the Central Oklahoma Mensa Group of LOCSEC Louanne Stewart with TJ, Bruce and Mary. The "Spirit" is primed for a 101MPG aided by electricity on Thursday's run to the Oklahoma Capital, the Air Museum, Anadarko, and on into Texas and Bonham. EVer from Oklahoma with plenty of warmth, lots of Southernly wind, mixed with red cedar pollens, but ever so sunny and delightful, "Spirit" & EVJerry

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Grant could bolster electric vehicle batteries

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A $500,000 grant awarded from the Oklahoma Centre for the Advancement of Science and Technology could improve the life cycle of electric vehicle batteries. The funding has been awarded to SouthWest NanoTechnologies, a manufacturer of single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes, as well as to the University of Oklahoma.

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Natural-Gas Honda Civic To Oklahoma As U.S. Lags in NGVs

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The U.S. buys more hybrids than any place else in the world except Japan. We have a handful of clean diesels, with sales slowly increasing. But the "other alt-fuel" for automobiles--natural gas--is barely a blip on the U.S. market. Nonetheless, Honda is plugging away (ahem) with its 2010 Honda Civic GX, the only natural-gas vehicle (NGV) now

Clean Energy expands CNG fueling agreements with new and existing USPS contract-carrier fleets

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has signed multiple fueling agreements with United States Postal Service (USPS) contract-carriers in Florida, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, increasing the total number of USPS carriers fueling with Clean Energy now to 15. Additionally, G&P Trucking, based out of Springfield, Missouri, will fuel at Clean Energy’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Will Roger’s Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Trump budget to slash EPA funds, ax staff, kill climate-change plans: reports

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In his former position as Oklahoma attorney general, he sued the. Imagine appointing a lifelong pacifist, who believes it is never justifiable to take up arms against any man, to run the U.S. armed forces. The appointment of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could perhaps be viewed in a similar light. emissions government EPA regulation Donald Trump

Clean energy to grow, coal to fade, regardless of Trump EPA plans

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President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that his administration will pursue radically different energy policies from its predecessor's. Pruitt is a climate-science denier, and has sued the agency he is being asked to lead multiple times. He has. emissions EPA energy policy renewable energy fossil fuels Donald Trump

Trump's EPA head Pruitt: climate-science denier who sued the EPA many times

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Yesterday, he named Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, a 48-year-old Republican, as his nominee for EPA. If there were any doubt that president-elect Donald Trump supports fossil fuels and does not believe in the scientific consensus of climate change, his pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should put it to rest. Environmental Politics EPA climate change carbon dioxide regulation fossil fuels Donald Trump

EPA chief Scott Pruitt: 'environmentalism' is use rather than preservation

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The former Oklahoma attorney general, who sued the EPA 14 times on behalf of fossil-fuel interests during the Obama administration, has a radically different view of how the agency should operate compared to most of. EPA head Scott Pruitt will likely go down as one of the most controversial agency chiefs in that agency's history of almost 50 years.

Niro Plug-In Hybrid coming, VW vs Tesla, OK hybrid owners win, EPA for dirtier diesels: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got good news from Oklahoma and bad news by a former Oklahoman, VW attacking Tesla, the incipient plug-in model of the Kia Niro, and an update on used electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We updated an earlier article on fast-moving used electric cars to add a nuance we'd missed. Win one for hybrid and electric car. Today in Car News

Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol

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Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his previous position as Oklahoma attorney general, sued the agency he is now charged with many multiple times over its efforts to enforce environmental regulations. The confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups.

Tesla Hacking, i-MiEV Driven, Norway's Zero-Emission-Car Plan: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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And, who's talking up electric cars in the pickup-heavy heartland of Oklahoma oil country? What's Norway's ambitious plan to get rid of gasoline cars altogether? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, August 7, 2015.

Tesla Model 3 challenges, Faraday Future vs Nevada, OK natural-gas stations: Today's Car News

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Today, the challenges Elon Musk must overcome to launch the Tesla Model 3, questions from Nevada's treasurer over Faraday Future's ambitious plans, and why Oklahoma may be the friendliest place for natural-gas cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Nissan and Renault have now together built 340,000 electric cars. How long until they reach. Today in Car News

Will Winter Storms Spell Disaster for Your Electric Car?

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That's the suggestion we've seen time and time again over the weekend as another band of heavy winter storms is poised to hit already frozen states from Illinois and Oklahoma Is it really all doom and gloom for electric car owners when winter weather comes, and will electric car owners be stranded in the snow as many columnists have suggested?

Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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Alliance AutoGas member Pinnacle Propane will also be hosting 3 additional stops in Albuquerque, NM, Oklahoma City, OK, and Little Rock, AR, in conjunction with local Clean Cities Coalition partners. Supported by partners, Clean City Coalitions and corporate sponsors, Alliance AutoGas is embarking on a 5300+ mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip—the Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride —with its record-setting propane autogas F-150.

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Future GM C-Max Rival, Fiskers in 2015, Workplace Charging For Electric Cars: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: New Fisker Karma plug-in hybrids may arrive by 2015, why workplace electric-car charging matters, and Oklahoma adds a fee for homes that connect green energy sources to the grid. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric car buyers are a little younger and wealthier than hybrid buyers, a new study says. GM may be

Summer Update

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Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months. We would like to take this opportunity to report on our efforts to demonstrate to automakers that a market for plug-in hybrid vehicles exists in the United States today.

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Get a Free Electric Car from Drive Electric

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Oklahoma-based, Drive Electric, sells neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs - a.k.a. A headline like the one above begs the question, "What's the catch?" Can you really get an electric car for free? Well, kinda. electric golf carts) made by Western Golf Cars and Zone Electric. The NEV retailer is currently offering the four-passenger Zone Electric

Hertz introduces CNG vehicle rentals in US; Civics and Yukons

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Hertz will begin renting eight CNG Honda Civics and two CNG GMC Yukons at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City early next month. Oklahoma City is serving as a pilot program for Hertz’s CNG airport rentals program. In addition to having significant CNG fueling infrastructure across the state—approximately 70 existing or planned public stations—Oklahoma is also home to several of the top natural gas producers in the country, including Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

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CenterPoint adding natural gas vehicles to fleet, more fueling stations

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CenterPoint Energy, a US energy delivery company, is adding 35 natural gas vehicles to its fleet across Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The expected 2013 additions will bring the number of natural gas fueling stations in CenterPoint Energy’s service territory to at least 49, with the majority located in Texas, Oklahoma and Minnesota.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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I’m going to the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma Thunder game at the solar powered Big Fastener downtown to watch them play basketball and root for the home team.

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BuG ReMeDEE project seeks to use extremophile bacteria to convert methane to biofuels, biopolymers and electricity

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Establish a consortium for sustained collaborations among university partners in South Dakota, Montana, and Oklahoma in the field of methane regulation in extreme environments. The project involves a collaborative consortium of three institutions (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Montana State University and University of Oklahoma).

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Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

Creative Greenius

I’m going to the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma Thunder game at the solar powered Big Fastener downtown to watch them play basketball and root for the home team.

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Tesla In MI, Electric Cars In OK, Canadian Plug-In Car Sales: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla doubles down on efforts to overturn Michigan's direct-sales ban, an Oklahoma oil-field worker plans an electric-car rally, and we tally Canadian plug-in electric car sales for July 2015. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Nissan suggests the five "most breathtaking" electric car drives in Europe. Do any of them sound appealing to. Today in Car News

EIA: 5 states and the Gulf of Mexico produce more than 80% of US crude oil; shales drive the growth

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Five states (Texas, North Dakota, California, Alaska, and Oklahoma) and the Gulf of Mexico supplied more than 80%, or 6 million barrels per day, of the crude oil (including lease condensate) produced in the United States in 2013, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Auto Lobby Deals a New Card

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As Steven Clemons points out in his report, McCurdy and Clinton's CIA chief Jim Woolsey , two guys from Oklahoma, go way back. Changing of the guard at the auto makers' industry group the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM).

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NYC to use REG renewable diesel in more than 1,000 city vehicles, including many sanitation trucks

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REG utilizes Bio-Synfining technology developed and patented by its Synthetic Fuels Division in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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SouthWest NanoTechnologies and OU Receive $500K Grant to Develop Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Cathode Materials to Improve Cycle Life for EV Batteries

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SWeNT ), a manufacturer of single-wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW) Carbon Nanotubes (CNT), and the University of Oklahoma (OU) have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). SWeNT was created in 2001 to spin off nanotube research developed at the University of Oklahoma. SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.

GE, Devon sign new technology collaboration agreement to drive unconventional resources innovations

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The new agreement was announced at the groundbreaking ceremony for GE’s new Oil & Gas Technology Center in Oklahoma City. GE’s new Oil & Gas Technology Center in Oklahoma is due to open in the third quarter of 2015.

Velocys announces construction complete at ENVIA’s GTL plant

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Velocys plc announced that construction of ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City is now complete. On-site loading of catalyst into the Fischer-Tropsch reactors has been completed by Velocys with support from its partner Mourik. Pre-commissioning work, including hydro-testing of the lines and vessels, and an inspection process, is substantially complete. The commissioning plan will ensure that each process system in sequence is working robustly, safely, and within specification.

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