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Oregon opens first phase of West Coast Electric Highway

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), along with charging station partner AeroVironment and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), opened the first phase of the West Coast Electric Highway, which is anticipated to eventually stretch along Interstate 5 from the Canadian to Mexican borders. Plans call for more than 40 additional charging stations from AeroVironment to be operational in Oregon and Washington by the end of the year.

Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus

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As a result, Washington State transit agencies and members of the Oregon Cooperative Purchasing Program (ORCPP) can now bypass future RFPs to purchase Proterra’s Catalyst through the region’s new innovative Master Contracts Usage Agreement (MCUA). Moreover, the contract seeks to match and qualify contract users with federal grant and/or stimulus funds.

CEC report sets out North American plan for change and investment to achieve sustainable freight transportation

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But, the report identifies clear opportunities, especially in light of infrastructure-related stimulus investment, to get this right. Principal North American trade corridors. Click to enlarge.

Materials Company EnerG2 Breaks Ground on Plant for Ultracap Electrode Materials

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In designing and constructing the a manufacturing facility to support this approach, EnerG2 will partner with Albany-based Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. In addition to the federal stimulus funding, EnerG2 since inception has raised over $14.5

Underwriters Laboratories Named Exclusive Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for The EV Project

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The EV Project began in October 2009 when ECOtality’s eTec was awarded a federal stimulus grant of nearly $100 million from the DOE, and will deploy 4,700 Nissan LEAF EVs for the three-year study. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) was recently named the exclusive Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for The EV Project ( earlier post ), a large-scale study of electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure.

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To address the “range anxiety&# of prospective electric-car consumers in the US, a number of states, namely California, Oregon, and Hawaii, as well as private companies, are working to develop and install public charging stations on a large scale. The firm eTec got $100 million in funding from the US Department of Energy through the stimulus bill. This Christian Science Monitor article takes an in-depth look at an age.

Profile: Farmers Ethanol: Focusing on Sustainable Corn Ethanol Production and a Triple Bottom Line

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At the recent International Biomass Conference and Expo in Portland Oregon, Edward Einowski, a partner in the law firm Stoel Rives and an expert on biomass project financing, provided an overview of today’s financial situation: “ There has been a tremendous push towards quality ” said Einowski.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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GE: The global stimulus bellwether FORTUNE 500 Current Issue Subscribe to Fortune (Fortune Magazine) -- Warren Buffett is famous for his rules of investing: When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact. The day after Fortunes visit to BYD, Oregon Gov.