Cross-Country Tesla Trip? Done! How About Texas To Panama?

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It was only a matter of time. Produce an electric car with enough range, and the journeys it can realistically achieve become almost limitless. There have been a flurry of coast-to-coast trips recently as Tesla opens up its countrywide Supercharger network, but perhaps the most impressive trip undertaken is that of Randy Denmon and Dean

2015 Kia Soul EV, 2015 BMW X3 Diesel Crossover, Tesla Panama Trip: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The 2015 Kia Soul EV electric car and 2015 BMW X3 crossover are unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, and an attempt to drive a Tesla Model S from Texas to Panama. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2015 Tesla Model X electric crossover will have all-wheel drive only, the company confirms. The 2015 Chevrolet

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Newcastle Univ. researchers say expansion of Panama Canal could help reduce carbon footprint of marine industry

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In a paper published this month in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering , Paul Stott and Dr Peter Wright of Newcastle University, UK, suggest that the $6-billion Panama Canal expansion program offers the marine industry as a whole an opportunity to reduce its environmental impact. Expanded sections of the Panama Canal are due to open in 2014 following an eight-year program to widen and deepen the waterway in order to increase capacity for liner shipping.

Costa Rica to become Latin American electric-car pioneer?

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The Central American country ,wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, is home to 4.8 Costa Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles annually—less than 1 percent of the sales in the United States. But that won't deter the Costa Rican government from greening its fleet. It now aims to. Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Costa Rica

Bogotá orders 379 electric buses from BYD

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BYD’s zero-emission transportation solutions have gained ground in Latin America, and now successfully service markets in many other countries across the region, including Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Uruguay and Argentina. BYD will provide the Colombian capital of Bogotá with a fleet of 379 pure electric buses, in a deal awarded by the capital’s TransMilenio SA mass transport authority.

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Will San Diego Go Back To The Future With New 'Electriquettes'?

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The wicker-bodied electric vehicles were designed to parade around the Panama-California Wicker might not be your first choice of construction material when designing a vehicle, but the world was a very different place in 1915. If you lived in San Diego at the time, the sight of an Electriquette silently whirring past may have been quite familar.

BP begins shipping crude oil for US West Coast through transPanama Pipeline

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has started shipping crude oil bound for the US West Coast through Petroterminal de Panama ( PTP )’s trans-Panama pipeline, marking the start of a seven-year transportation and storage agreement between BP and PTP. million barrels of PTP’s storage located on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Panama and committed to east-to-west crude oil shipments averaging 100,000 barrels per day through PTP’s trans-Panama pipeline. BP Products North America Inc.

ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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Increasing numbers of national, sub-national, and local regions have disallowed the use of open-loop scrubbers, including Malaysia, China, Singapore, and the port of Fujairah; the Panama Canal also recently banned the use of open-loop scrubbers.

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Plug Power expands hydrogen supply chain partner network in Spain with CLH

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At the international level, the company is developing an ambitious expansion plan and conducts its business in the UK, Oman, Ireland, Panama and Ecuador. Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen fuel cell systems and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, announced a new agreement with Spanish hydrogen production and distributor Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos (CLH).

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US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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Panama Canal. The United States is the primary country of origin and destination for all commodities transiting through the Panama Canal, however, it is not a significant route for US petroleum trade. The Panama Canal is an important route connecting the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Closure of the Panama Canal would greatly increase transit times and costs adding more than 8,000 miles of travel.

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ARB fines 12 ocean-going shippers $476,750 for violating low-sulfur fuel regulation

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Panama) - $30,250 Vessel name: Dumun. The California Air Resources Board has fined 12 shipping companies a combined $476,750 for failure to switch from high-sulfur diesel “bunker” fuel to cleaner, low-sulfur marine distillate fuel upon entering Regulated California Waters, as required by state law. ARB said that all companies cited took prompt action after being notified of the violations and, under ARB’s supervision, began complying with state law.

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Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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In comparison, a container vessel carrying thousands of TEU sailing from Panama to Rotterdam makes around 8,800 km. Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required. The maritime industry emitted close to 1000 million tonnes of CO 2 in 2012, representing about 2.2%

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Florida Governor Rick Scott rejects proposed Federal high-speed rail project

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And that market’s population is 8 times the size of the Tampa/Orlando market.Rather than investing in a high-risk rail project, we should be focusing on improving our ports, rail and highway infrastructure to be in a position to attract the increased shipping that will result when the Panama Canal is expanded when the free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama are ratified and with the expansion of the economies of Central and South America.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Panama. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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Blue Sun Energy, ARA Inc. and Chevron Lummus Global achieve production milestone for renewable drop-in fuels

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This is a key milestone toward commercial scale production, with initial results showing comparable system performance in the scale-up from our 4 barrel/day pilot system in Panama City, Florida to the 100 BBL/day demonstration system in St. Blue Sun Energy, ARA Inc. and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) achieved a key development milestone with their 100 barrel/per day (4,200 gallon/per day) demonstration-scale Biofuels ISOCONVERSION (BIC) facility in St. Joseph, Missouri. Earlier post.)

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US Navy destroyer completes largest demo of shipboard renewable fuel; 20,000 gallons of 50:50 algal oil/F-76 fuel blend

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and a Landing Craft, Air-Cushioned vessel demonstration scheduled for early December at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City, Panama City, Fla. The US Navy successfully concluded its largest demonstration of shipboard alternative fuel use with the successful arrival of the Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) to Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme. The SDTS is a decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer ex-Paul F.

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Mitsui OSK completes first hybrid car carrier vessel Emerald Ace; 2 new LNG carriers

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It will be the largest ship in its class that can pass through the expanded Panama Canal which is scheduled for completion in 2014, while maintaining a hull size allowing it to call at major LNG terminals around the world. Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. MOL) has completed the hybrid car carrier vessel Emerald Ace , designed to generate zero emissions while berthed, at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) Kobe shipyard. Emerald Ace. Click to enlarge. Conceptual diagram of system.

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The Suez chokepoint

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Major chokepoints in addition to the Suez Canal include: Strait of Hormuz; Strait of Malacca; Bab el-Mandab; Bosporus/Turkish Straits; Panama Canal; and the Danish Straits.

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MHI completes development of next-generation LNG carrier; apple-shaped tanks and hybrid propulsion

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The new apple-shaped tanks constitute an improved version of high-reliability Moss-type tanks, and they have been adopted on the Sayaringo STaGE as part of MHI’s initiative to develop a vessel in the New Panamax category, i.e. capable of passing through the newly expanding Panama Canal which is expected to go into service early in 2016. Sayaringo STaGE. Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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DOE selects 2 projects to demonstrate feasibility of enhanced water recovery; producing usable water from CO2 storage sites

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and its partners will demonstrate and adaptive management strategy of subsurface pressure, fluid movement, and differential pressure plume behavior using existing wastewater disposal wells and new wells at Plant Smith near Panama City, Florida, operated by Gulf Power Company. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected two projects that will test emerging enhanced water recovery (EWR) technologies for their potential to produce useable water from CO 2 storage sites.

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MHI designs new bulk carrier enabling 25% reduction in CO2 emissions; ADM buying three

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“Post-Panamax” class refers to the ships that are unable to travel through the Panama Canal and “new post-Panamax” refers to the size limit of ships that will be able to travel through the Panama Canal after its planned expansion is completed in 2014: 366m in length overall (LOA), 49m in width and 15.2m Bubbles under the vessel bottom of the new bulk carrier with MALS. Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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Study: IMO low-sulfur fuel standards will decrease childhood asthma cases, premature deaths; climate tradeoffs

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Some key regions include China, Singapore, Panama, Brazil and coastlines of Asia, Africa and South America. Marine shipping fuels will get cleaner in 2020 when a regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires a decrease in the allowable amount of sulfur in fuel oil from 3.5% —i.e., from 35,000 parts per million (ppm) to 5,000 ppm.

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

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April 18, 2009 1:03 pm Link Writing from Panama where we could use a few more electric cars to reduce pollution. We need electric buses to replace the diablos rojos, these are old, old US school buses that are the rusting backbone of public transportation in Panama.

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ICCT study finds GHGs from shipping on the rise

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Ships registered to Panama (15%), China (11%), Liberia (9%), Marshall Islands (7%), Singapore (6%), and Malta (5%) were the largest emitters. Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from global shipping are on the rise again, according to a new study released by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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GL presents Approval in Principle to new TECHNOLOG LNG container vessel design

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The STREAM 4200 LNG’s 32.25-meter beam allows passage through the existing Panama Canal locks. Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has presented an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to TECHNOLOG for the LNG-fueled IPP-designed STREAM range of 3,000 TEU to 5000 TEU liner or feeder vessels designed for worldwide service.

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Next-generation LNG carrier concept about 8% more energy efficient, with 5% more cargo

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The design is future compliant with new IGC code, Panama requirements as well as significant advances in a range of features, including the speed-range flexibility, hull form and boil-off rate. DNV GL announced the completion of the LNGreen joint industry project, which worked to develop a state-of-the-art next-generation LNG carrier. Earlier post.)

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DOE launching $80M Supertruck II initiative; 55% BTE; awards $12M for 3 medium- and heavy-duty plug-in projects

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However, the use of Class 8 regional‐haul trucks is expected to increase in the future as more container ships begin to arrive on the East Coast due to the widening of the Panama Canal; improving the efficiency of regional‐haul trucks is becoming more important as fleets shift to daycabs to accommodate shorter hauls.

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ICCT finds growth in shipping in Arctic could increase pollutant emissions 150-600% by 2025 with current fuels

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The low-diversion scenario assumes 2% diversion from the Panama and Suez canals between July and November of 2025. Comparison of the potential reduction in emissions with the application of lower sulfur 0.5% and 0.1% fuel for Arctic vessels assuming a low-growth scenario. Source: ICCT. Click to enlarge.

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Study finds enhanced tropical forest growth could result in carbon release from soil; priming stimulates decomposition

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The researchers used results from a six-year experiment in a rainforest at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, Central America, to study how increases in litterfall—dead plant material such as leaves, bark and twigs which fall to the ground—might affect carbon storage in the soil.

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Down to the wire for final round of public voting in DOE Apps for Vehicles challenge

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Currently in closed beta test (tested in multiple makes/models/years of cars, as well as city, rural environments, as well as internationally in Panama, Canada, UK and France), with a Q1/2 2013 launch date. The public voting period for the final round of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) $50,000 Apps for Vehicles Challenge began on 18 March, and runs through 25 March. Earlier post.).

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BP Riser Insertion Tube Reported Working, Some Oil and Gas from Deepwater Horizon Well Being Captured

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Panama City, Fla.; The riser insertion tube. Source: BP. Click to enlarge.

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MHI completes development of new-generation LNG carrier; reductions in size and weight, with more capacity and 20% lower fuel consumption than conventional ships

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New Panamax is the term for the size limit of ships that will be capable of traveling through the Panama Canal after its planned expansion is completed in 2014: 366m in LOA, 49m in width and 15.2m Top : rendering of the continuous tank cover type LNG carrier Sayaendo Series. Bottom : Conventional Moss-tank carrier. Source: MHI Tech. Review. Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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State Department releases Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

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This scenario assumes crude oil would be transported by rail from Lloydminster to a western Canada port (assumed to be Prince Rupert, British Columbia), where it would be loaded onto Suezmax tankers (capable of carrying approximately 986,000 barrels of WCSB crude oil) for transport to the US Gulf Coast via the Panama Canal. Incremental well-to-wheels GHG emissions from WCSB Oil Sands Crudes Compared to Well-to-Wheels GHG Emissions from Displacing Reference Crudes Click to enlarge.

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