Nissan LEAF arrives in Puerto Rico for first time

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One of them is Puerto Rico – where Nissan has made the first two deliveries of its LEAF to the Caribbean island. [.].

2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

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Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car. Nissan and Puerto Rico signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 14 months ago

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2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

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Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car. Nissan and Puerto Rico signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 14 months ago

EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act ( DERA ) program. Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority is retrofitting 17 transit buses with diesel particle filters (DPFs).

Altairnano to provide 2MW Li-ion storage system for solar project in Puerto Rico

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will provide a 2MW ALTI-ESS Advantage advanced energy storage system to provide ramp-rate control for smoothing the power fluctuations associated with photovoltaic applications in addition to frequency regulation for the San Fermin 26 MW photovoltaic solar farm in Loiza, Puerto Rico. and Coqui Power LLC, a joint development effort for the deployment of solar photovoltaic projects in Puerto Rico, together with TSK Solar, a leading energy EPC contractor and engineering firm.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France to start gasoline-engined Yaris export to North America in 2013

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As of May 2013, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) will start building its successful Toyota Yaris compact car for export to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The annual export volume is planned to be around 25,000 units. Building the Yaris for customers across North America will represent an additional investment of €8 million at TMMF.

Wilmington Trust selected as trustee for $2.7B Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

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All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Native American nations are potential beneficiaries of the trust. Wilmington Trust, N.A. has been appointed trustee for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. The $2.7-billion trust, established as part of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions settlement, will be used to implement approved air pollution mitigation initiatives in US states and federally-recognized Native American nations.

General Dynamics NASSCO launches first LNG-powered containership

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Upon delivery in late-2015, the Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Saturday 18 April in San Diego, General Dynamics NASSCO launched the 764-foot (233m), 3100 TEU Isla Bella , the first LNG-powered containership.

MAN Diesel & Turbo to convert 3 more coastal container ships to LNG

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TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, another TOTE company, is notable for ordering the world's first LNG-powered Marlin class container ships, the Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe , launched in 2015 and both featuring single MAN B&W 8L70ME-GI engines. Wessels Reederei signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo regarding the conversion of three of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation.

United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area now effective

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The United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area (ECA) (SO x came into effect , under MARPOL Annex VI, on 1 January 2014, bringing in stricter controls on emissions of sulfur oxide (SO x ), nitrogen oxide (NO x ) and particulate matter (PM) for ships trading in certain waters adjacent to the coasts of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

Daimler Pushes On With More Than 3,000 Orion VII Hybrid Bus Orders In

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Of the 3,000 orders in, there are over 2,200 units already in use and some 850 additional orders on the backlog from municipalities in New York, Seattle, Houston, Ottawa, and even Puerto Rico. Daimler has announced that sales of its Orion VII diesel electric hybrid bus has now exceeded 3,000 units.

DOE awards up to $40M for open-water, grid-connected wave energy testing facility

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Recent studies estimate that America’s technically recoverable wave energy resource ranges between approximately 900–1,230 terawatt hours (TWh) per year, distributed across the coast of Alaska, the West Coast, the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of up to $40 million, subject to appropriations, to design, permit, and construct an open-water, grid-connected national wave energy testing facility.

AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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In addition to CNG, AT&T has deployed hybrid electric, all electric and extended-range electric vehicles, achieving a total AFV fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles located in 43 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

NHTSA survey finds 660,000 drivers while driving at any given daylight moment using cell phones or electronic devices

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So far 39 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. Also 10 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving.

US Refiners Slightly Expanded Capacity From 2008 to 2009

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As of January 1, 2009, there were 150 operable refineries in the United States, not including facilities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. From 2008 to 2009, total US crude distillation capacity increased from roughly 17.6 million barrels per calendar day (BPCD) to 17.7

NHTSA projects 7.7% increase in US traffic fatalities for 2015 year-on-year; significant increase in motorcyclist and non-occupant deaths

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FARS is a census of fatal traffic crashes in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

smart USA and Nissan to Collaborate on New Gasoline-Powered B-Segment Vehicle for the US Market

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smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo and related parts in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Sketch of the proposed new vehicle.

Safety Institute: auto manufacturers fail to meet NHTSA deadline for replacement airbags

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Under this root-cause theory, NHTSA gave the highest priority for airbag inflator replacement to model year 2008 or older vehicles which have been registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Toyota factory in France starts Yaris production for North American export

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) has started production of the Toyota Yaris compact car for export to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The model produced is the conventional gasoline-fueled Yaris and annual export volume will be around 25,000 units on a full-year basis. An additional €10 million (US$12.9 million) has been invested by TMMF to build the Yaris to the specific requirements of the new export market. TMMF will now export its vehicles to more than 40 countries.

Preliminary approval of VW 2.0L TDI settlement program in US

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Volkswagen has also resolved current and potential consumer protection claims of 44 US states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement reached on 28 June with private plaintiffs represented by the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims regarding eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L

smart USA names Coulomb Technologies as Preferred Supplier of Charging Stations for EVs

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smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. smart USA has selected Coulomb Technologies as its preferred supplier of charging stations for the company’s smart fortwo electric drive vehicles.

DOE reports show major potential for wave and tidal energy production near US coasts

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The total available wave energy resource along the US continental shelf edge, based on accumulating unit circle wave power densities, is estimated to be 2,640 TWh/yr, broken down as follows: 590 TWh/yr for the West Coast, 240 TWh/yr for the East Coast, 80 TWh/yr for the Gulf of Mexico, 1570 TWh/yr for Alaska, 130 TWh/yr for Hawaii, and 30 TWh/yr for Puerto Rico.

NSF announces $55M toward national research priorities; intersection of food, energy and water systems

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University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Center for a Sustainable Water, Energy, and Food Nexus (SusWEF) SusWEF initiates a strategic research and education partnership between researchers in Puerto Rico and South Carolina to address problems at the nexus of food, energy and water systems.

Doosan delivers first dual-fuel, low-speed engine to NASSCO shipyard

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The two 3,100 TEU vessels will be powered primarily by LNG, and will operate between Florida and Puerto Rico.

General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 1st LNG-powered containership; christens first ECO tanker

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The Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, the Isla Bella , to TOTE Maritime. The ship was delivered nearly two months ahead of schedule. NASSCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulfur fuel oil requirement; 5000 ppm

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The ECAs established under MARPOL Annex VI for SO x are: the Baltic Sea area; the North Sea area; the North American area (covering designated coastal areas off the United States and Canada); and the United States Caribbean Sea area (around Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands).

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Daimler Buses North America Crests 3,000 Hybrid Bus Sales Mark

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More than 2,200 units are already in service, with an additional 850 firm orders in backlog from cities such as New York City, Seattle, Houston, Ottawa and Puerto Rico. Another long-term customer, Puerto Rico, is transitioning into hybrid buses for its existing fleet of conventional diesel Orion transit buses with an order of 40 Orion VII diesel-electric hybrid buses.

Republic Services to Deploy 226 Natural Gas Trucks in West

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Republic Services, a provider of recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal in the United States and Puerto Rico, announced that 20% of the trucks it is adding to its fleet in 2010 will be powered by natural gas. Beginning in April, the Company will be adding 226 NGV trucks to 10 facilities in its Western region.

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EPA announces availability of $26M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleet

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Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the US’ existing fleet of diesel engines. Diesel-powered engines move approximately 90% of the nation’s freight tonnage, and today nearly all highway freight trucks, locomotives, and commercial marine vessels are powered by diesel engines.

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US EPA awards $50M for clean diesel projects

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This year for the first time, the following territories can now receive direct state allocation funds: Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $50 million for clean diesel projects. These efforts will replace, retrofit or repower more than 8,000 older school buses, trucks, locomotives, vessels, and other diesel-powered machines. Diesel engines emit 7.3

Penske Seeking to Buy Saturn

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Penske Automotive Group, which sells new and previously owned vehicles, finance and insurance products and replacement parts, and offers maintenance and repair services on all brands it represents, has 158 franchises in 19 states and Puerto Rico and 152 franchises located outside the United States, primarily in the United Kingdom. General Motors Corp. and Penske Automotive Group confirmed details of a proposed transaction under which Penske would acquire the Saturn brand.

Northwestern-led team finds slightly imperfect graphene can serve as a highly selective proton separation membrane

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Toyota to establish new North American headquarters in Texas; consolidating from California, Kentucky and New York

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Operating units in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Toyota is establishing a new headquarters in North Dallas (Plano), Texas for its North American operations.

Coulomb Technologies is the smart choice

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Smart USA Distributor LLS is the exclusive distributor of the Smart Fortwo in both the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. As Daimler brand Smart prepares for a 2010 entry into the USA market with its Smart Fortwo electric drive vehicle, the company has selected Coulomb Technologies as its preferred supplier of charging stations for the vehicles.

ARPA-E to award $22M to 18 projects to accelerate production of macroalgae for energy and other uses; MARINER

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The team’s test site in the waters around Puerto Rico aims to demonstrate cost-effective production in underutilized areas of the Gulf of Mexico and tropical areas of the U.S. The Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $22 million in funding to 18 projects as part of the Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program. Earlier post.)

NSF Awards Rutgers $7.6M for Sustainable Energy Development, Graduate Education

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Lam and his colleagues will collaborate with University of Puerto Rico and two historically black universities, Virginia Union University and Delaware State University. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Rutgers University two grants worth $6.4 million to fund graduate research in clean and sustainable energy resources using biotechnology and nanotechnology. The foundation also has awarded the university up to $1.25

Hybrid Search Statistics - Updated

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Rounding out the top 25 are Puerto Rico, Mexico, France, Italy, Iraq, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, South Korea, Slovokia, Sweden, Singapore, Norway, China, and Belgium.

Volkswagen AG agrees to plead guilty and pay $4.3B in criminal and civil penalties; 6 execs and employees indicted

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Volkswagen has agreed separate settlements with 44 US states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to resolve state consumer protection claims related to the diesel matter. Volkswagen AG has agreed with the US government to resolve criminal and federal environmental and other civil claims against the company relating to the diesel emissions cheating débâcle.

Researchers Identify Conditions for Increased Atlantic Hurricane Activity

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Samples from Puerto Rico, the US Gulf coast, the Southern US coast, the mid-Atlantic coast and the southeastern New England coast were radiocarbon dated and combined to form a history of landfall hurricanes.

NSF Awards $40M in 20 Grants for Research on Natural Systems, Including 8 Projects for Obtaining Hydrocarbons from Plants and Microorganisms

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Nadathur of the University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez, and Gordon Wolfe of California State University. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding 20 grants for FY 2009 in two research areas on natural systems: biosensing and bioactuation (12 awards); and obtaining hydrocarbons from biomass and microorganisms (8 awards).