Dirty money from polluters funds clean-car incentives in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island is one of the many states to offer purchase rebates for new electric cars. Under the recently introduced Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE) incentive program, buyers can get up to $2,500 for their electric-car purchases. energy policy incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Rhode Island

Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

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That''s why Rhode Island plans to issue special license plates that identify a vehicle as an Hybrid and electrified cars may be good for the environment, but they can pose a danger to first responders. EMTs, police officers, and other rescue workers could be electrocuted if the high-voltage cables in a wrecked vehicle are damaged or exposed.

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Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

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Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil fuels, or to switch to renewable energy. emissions natural gas renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandThe smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. Those options are represented by two competing projects: a large natural-gas power plant, and an offshore wind farm. DON'T MISS: Dirty.

Small Islands Are Biggest Beneficiaries Of Renewable Energy

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Islands are often cut off from mainland grid infrastructure, which drives up energy costs for the people who live there. energy infrastructure renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandWhen it comes to sites where renewable energy can have the biggest impact, it's best to look offshore. That creates a powerful incentive for switching to renewable sources, and often means there's little if any local competition.

Cheap 2015 Nissan Leaf, Tesla drag racing, RI electric-car incentives: Today's car news

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Today, how one reader got an exceedingly inexpensive new Nissan Leaf electric car, drag racing a "Ludicrous" mode-equipped Tesla Model S, and how Rhode Island uses money from polluters to fund its electric-car incentives. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got details on the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, multiple first drives, and more in our. Today in Car News

Toyota inviting royalty-free use of ~5,680 hydrogen fuel cell patents

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In November 2014, Toyota announced a collaboration with Air Liquide to develop and supply a phased network of 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations targeted for New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. At CES, Toyota announced that it will invite royalty-free use of approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents held globally, including critical technologies developed for the new Toyota Mirai.

Honda cuts US lease price for Fit EV to $259/mo

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Further, the network of qualified Fit EV Honda dealers in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut will expand from 36 to more than 200 by the end of June. In the US, Honda has cut the lease price for the Fit EV in the US to $259 a month beginning 1 June, down from $389 a month.

Nissan brings LEAF to new US markets

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By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order. Nissan North America Inc. is expanding the availability of the battery-electric Nissan LEAF in the US. Orders for the 2012 Nissan LEAF begin today in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York.

8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

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The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. Representatives of an eight-state partnership to develop and to support the market for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) joined California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D.

Chemists develop cheap alternative fuel cell catalyst

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Chemists at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA, have developed a cobalt-graphene combination catalyst which works a little slower traditional platinum catalysts, but is longer-lasting and more sustainable-overcoming [.]. Scientists have developed a new non-platinum catalyst which could pave the way for cheaper and more durable hydrogen fuel cells for use in cars and other devices.

California Energy Commission selects 16 hydrogen station projects for up to $33.4M in funding

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In 2016, Toyota announced a collaboration with Air Liquide to develop and supply a phased network of 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations targeted for New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 15 new main hydrogen retail station projects for up to $31.7 million in combined funding, as well as one connector station project for up to $1.5 million in fund.

Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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In addition to California, the ZEV states are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Rhode Island: $407 million.

US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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billion miles of 19 states—Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C. US driving topped 2.4

More states follow California’s clean car standards

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The 13 states are: Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant California’s request to carry out its own clean car standards not only clears the way for the Schwarzenegger-led state to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions, but it is likely to effect at least 13 additional states too.

DOE to award up to $137M for SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technology Office programs

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Promote and demonstrate plug‐in electric vehicles through showcases in a variety of venues throughout New England: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont.

Coalition of 11 states sues US EPA over soot rules

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Led by the State of New York, the coalition also includes California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. A coalition of 11 states filed a lawsuit to compel the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promptly to revise national air quality standards for air pollution involving soot. The EPA had failed to meet an October 2011 deadline for revising the existing standards.

FuelCell Energy hits 3 billion kWh mark from its DFC plants since 2003

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This land area is larger than the State of Rhode Island and almost as large as the State of Delaware. FuelCell Energy, Inc., a provider of direct fuel cell power plants, has generated a cumulative three billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from its Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plants since the first commercial installation in 2003.

EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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Nine states have agreed to follow California’s ZEV mandate: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Toyota announces priority registration website for Prius Plug-In Hybrid

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The 15 launch states include the following: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced the introduction of a new Online Order System that will launch later this year for the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid. The first phase of the Online Order System, called Priority Registration, will launch on 22 April 2011.

NRDC-sponsored Shulock report says California ZEV regulations need a tune-up to meet 2025 goals

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In 2013, the Governors of eight of the ZEV states (including California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to place 3.3

Eight states make huge green car commitment

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The Governors of the states of Connecticut, California, Vermont, Maryland, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have agreed to the goal w[.].

California, Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient States

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California, Massachusetts and Oregon have been named the top-rated states for energy efficiency, while New York, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Maine rounded out the top ten. That's according to the annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a

BMW and Nissan again partner to add 174 more DC fast chargers in US with EVgo

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Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. BMW and Nissan have again joined forces—this time with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network—to increase public access to DC Fast charging stations across the US.

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2010 Altima Hybrid, On Sale Monday

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The states include California, Connecticut, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The all new 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid will go on sale Monday with a base MSRP of $26,780. The vehicle will only be available in the same nine states that the outgoing model was offered in. Incorrect reports surfaced just days ago

BOEMRE awards $5.6M for Arctic environmental study to inform decision-making on potential energy development in the Chukchi Sea; $500K for study on ice fracturing

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His team will include researchers from the Florida Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Maryland, the University of Rhode Island, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Nissan launching upgraded 2012 LEAF in new US markets

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By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order. Nissan North America Inc. is expanding availability of the all-electric Nissan LEAF to US consumers, upgraded for the 2012 model year.

Federal-Mogul introduces new range of low- and zero-copper brake pad materials to meet new legislation

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Similar bills have been introduced in Rhode Island , New York and Oregon. Federal-Mogul developed its Eco-Friction range ahead of legislations set to reduce the amount of copper that can be used in brake pads. Click to enlarge.

Nissan expands LEAF availability into 7 more states

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Nissan has re-opened reservations and has begun taking orders from the general public for the 2012 Nissan LEAF in Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Nissan North America Inc. NNA) has expanded availability of the all-electric LEAF into seven new states.

Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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The governors of 8 states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—have signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) to take specific actions to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the roads in their states by 2025, along with the refueling infrastructure required to support those vehicles.

Dept. of Interior to auction nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for wind energy development

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The US Department of the Interior (DOI) will offer nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for commercial wind energy development in a 19 August 2014 competitive lease sale. Offshore Maryland lease areas. Click to enlarge.

Toyota introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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The launch states include California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia. 2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.

US to hold second auction for renewable energy on Outer Continental Shelf

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The nation’s first wind energy lease sale for an area offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts was held on 31 July. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold its second competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) on 4 Sept.,

Soot rules cause controversy in USA

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A coalition of 11 states – including New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington – has compelled the EPA to [.]. There’s a storm brewing in the USA– and its all over the national air quality standards for air pollution released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Azure Dynamics Partners with Champion Bus

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The completed bus will be displayed at the upcoming Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Expo in Providence, Rhode Island during the first week of June. Azure Dynamics Corporation has entered an agreement with Champion Bus that enables Champion customers and dealers the option to select Azure’s Balance Hybrid Electric Drivetrain System ( earlier post ) in Ford E-450 Shuttle Buses they order from Champion.

Nissan LEAF electric car arrives in seven new states

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Do you live in Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Delaware, Rhode Island or Pennsylvania? If so then you can now place your order for a 2012 Nissan LEAF electric car. Nissan has expanded the availability of its flagship zero emission vehicle into these seven states. The 2012 model comes with additional standard equipment such as quick [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Nissan LEAF Nissan LEAF electric car Nissan LEAF orders

EPA approves emergency gasoline fuel waivers for 16 states and DC

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act temporarily to waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for gasoline sold and distributed in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, District of Columbia, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Bosch offers copper-free brake pads

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Similar legislation has been introduced in Rhode Island, Oregon and New York. In response to legislation requiring the reduction of copper in friction formulations, Bosch has announced the use of its first copper-free ceramic material in the premium-grade QuietCast line of braking products. Bosch provides full coverage for US, Asian and European cars, vans and SUVs; one out of every three vehicles on the road today uses Bosch braking component content, the company said.

Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

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The Prius Plug-in is available in 15 states (California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Hawaii). Toyota has reduced the MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by more than $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding dealer preparation and handling, DPH).

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid coming to market with EPA-estimated 27-mile electric range; starts at $34,600

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The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is built at the Asan, South Korea plant and will be available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Clean Energy Capital to develop first commercial-scale sugarcane ethanol plant in US

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Other states are considering adoption of the same low carbon fuel standard as California, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Clean Energy Capital LLC , a US private equity firm specializing solely in investments in ethanol, is developing the first major sugarcane ethanol refinery in the continental United States, in the Imperial Valley of California.