Ballard to power Sierra Northern Railway hydrogen-fuel-cell switching locomotive in California

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Ballard Power Systems will provide fuel cell modules to Sierra Northern Railway—the freight division of privately-owned Sierra Energy Corporation, operating in Northern California—to power a zero-emission switching locomotive.

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SoCalGas contributing $500K to Sierra Northern Railway-led hydrogen fuel-cell switcher locomotive project

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Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) announced it will be working together with Sierra Northern Railway, Gas Technology Institute (GTI), and other technical experts to develop and test a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell engine for a switcher locomotive.

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California Energy Commission awards Sierra Northern Railway team nearly $4M to demonstrate hydrogen switching locomotive; H2RAM

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The California Energy Commission has awarded GTI and Sierra Northern Railway nearly $4,000,000 to fund the design, integration, and demonstration of a hydrogen fuel cell switching locomotive to support the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstrations in Rail and Marine Applications at Ports (H2RAM) initiative.

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GM announces GMC Electric Sierra Denali pickup truck, releases teaser


GM announced today that the GMC Electric Sierra Denali pickup truck is going to follow the Hummer EV as GMC’s next electric vehicle. more… The post GM announces GMC Electric Sierra Denali pickup truck, releases teaser appeared first on Electrek.

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GMC announces 2022 Sierra EV as next car in its goal to go green


General Motors’ GMC brand recently teased its 2022 Sierra EV, the next car in its electric vehicle lineup after the Hummer EV Pickup and the Hummer EV SUV. The 2022 Sierra EV will launch in the company’s premium Denali trim.

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GMC Sierra electric pickup due in 2023 with Denali luxury, Hummer EV design cues

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General Motors’ GMC truck brand has provided a first look at the all-electric version of its Sierra full-size pickup, with a full reveal of the design to come in 2022 and an expected market arrival in 2023.

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GE launches the 3 MW Sierra onshore wind turbine just for North America


GE Renewable Energy yesterday announced the 3 megawatt (MW) Sierra , its newest onshore wind turbine platform that will only be sold in North America. The post GE launches the 3 MW Sierra onshore wind turbine just for North America appeared first on Electrek.

GMC Sierra EV, Lucid Air, cold-weather EV range, tax-credit stalls: Today’s Car News

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We get a first look at an all-electric GMC Sierra. General Motors’ GMC truck brand yesterday teased the all-electric version of its Sierra. The EV tax credit could be stalled for months in the Senate. The Lucid Air is a Best Car To Buy Finalist.

Waste gasification company Sierra Energy closes $33M Series A funding; FastOx

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Sierra Energy Corporation closed a $33-million Series A investment round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and joined by Cox Investment Holdings, Inc., The funding will help Sierra Energy further develop and commercialize its FastOx gasification technology, which converts virtually any waste into clean, renewable energy and fuels without burning. —Mike Hart, Sierra Energy’s CEO. Sierra Energy was founded in Davis, California in 2004.

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2023 GMC Sierra Denali EV Rendered Based Off Teaser


Could this be what the all-electric Sierra will look like

Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

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The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro showed-up in my driveway and the neighbors took notice. recently drove the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab AT4, powered by a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine. was driving the Sierra 1500 AT4 with the CarbonPro trim line.

We got to tow over 10,000 lbs in an electrified GMC Sierra during Magna’s ‘Tech Week’


This included a GMC Sierra 2500 converted to a BEV using Magna’s Etelligent Force 4WD powertrain. The post We got to tow over 10,000 lbs in an electrified GMC Sierra during Magna’s ‘Tech Week’ appeared first on Electrek.

Volkswagen to use Sierra Wireless for next-gen connected vehicles

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Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR Series modules and the Legato platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra Wireless’ integrated 4G technology will reach the market beginning in 2018 in several Volkswagen models worldwide. Owners can use their applications over the integrated 4G-LTE connection provided by the Sierra Wireless AirPrime module.

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GMC Teases Sierra Denali Electric Pickup, Will Reveal It In 2022


The first teaser of the Sierra EV reveals a bold front end and intense welcome lighting sequence

GM offering magnetic ride control on Sierra Denali pickup

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GM is offering magnetic ride control on the 2015 GMC Sierra Denali; it’s the first time the advanced, electronically controlled damping system has been offered on a full-size truck. It is standard on all Sierra Denali half-ton models, whether equipped with the standard 5.3L The Sierra Denali also offers enhanced connectivity and convenience features including a new Text Messaging Alerts feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (M.A.P.),

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GM announces reveal of ‘Silverado (and GMC Sierra) E’ at CES w/ 4-wheel steering and glass roof


But they did give us some tidbits in a live Q&A earlier today… more… The post GM announces reveal of ‘Silverado (and GMC Sierra) E’ at CES w/ 4-wheel steering and glass roof appeared first on Electrek.

Fulcrum Bioenergy breaks ground on Phase 2 of Sierra Biofuels plant; 1st garbage-to-fuels project

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has started site construction for Phase 2 of its first waste-to-fuels project, the Sierra BioFuels Plant (Sierra). Sierra will be the nation’s first commercial-scale plant converting a municipal solid waste (MSW) feedstock—i.e., Sierra, located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center approximately 20 miles east of Reno, will utilize Fulcrum’s proprietary thermochemical process to convert household garbage into low-carbon transportation fuels. Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.

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Greenius Calls For Nationalizing Oil & Gas Industry & Seizing Their Assets As Sierra Club Applauds

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On Sunday, May 5, 2019 the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club held their annual Awards Banquet and presented a special conservation award to Joe Galliani, declaring-. Godfather of Community Choice In LA County Says Just Transition Means Repairing Damage To Frontline Communities First. Through his extraordinary leadership and vision, has brought 100% clean energy to Southern California.

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2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups leverage high- and ultra-high strength steels for weight reduction

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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 have strategically replaced traditional steel with lightweight, high-strength steels for improved capability, safety and fuel efficiency. High-strength and ultra-high-strength steels make up two-thirds of the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra cab structures, including A-pillars, B-pillars, rocker panels, roof rails and underbody.

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Stop tinkering: Sierra Club Chief touts vehicle electrification

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After spending time in the Gulf, the Sierra Club's new executive director, Michael Brune, ponders getting off oil in "Create," his Sierra Magazine commentary. Source: Sierra Magazine ]. coal Sierra Club After extolling biking and transit, he concludes: "The single most effective thing we can do as a country to get off oil, however, is to electrify transportation. The days of tinkering around with tiny increases in fuel economy should be long gone.

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GM: new Sierra 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 highway fuel economy tops Ford EcoBoost V-6

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V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck features a new 5.3L Ti-VCT V-8 and 3 mpg higher than a Ram V8, Sierra’s new V-8 highway fuel economy estimates also measure higher than those of the 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V-6 (23 mpg for the Sierra, 22 mpg for the Ford EcoBoost F-150), GM noted. 2014 GMC Sierra. EcoTec3 V-8 is one of three more efficient new engines for the Sierra; a 4.3L

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USDA to provide $105M loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels; municipal solid waste to ethanol

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $105-million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels, LLC to finance development of a facility to convert municipal solid waste into advanced biofuels. The Sierra BioFuels Plant will be located approximately 20 miles east of Reno, Nevada in Storey County. Fulcrum Sierra uses a two-part thermo-chemical process: Gasification converts the MSW into a synthesis gas, or syngas.

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Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol

Green Car Reports

emissions EPA ethanol lawsuit Renewable Fuel Standard Sierra ClubThe confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups. 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. But what may.

New GM 4.3L EcoTec V-6 for Sierra delivers 305 lb-ft torque

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When the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra full-size pickup arrives this summer, its standard 4.3L Sierras equipped with the 4.3L Sierra’s standard V-6 produces an SAE-certified 285 horsepower (212 kW) and is matched with a proven, efficient six-speed automatic transmission. 2014 Sierra models with the 4.3L EcoTec V-6 ( earlier post ) will offer the most torque of any standard V-6 in the segment: 305 lb-ft (413 N·m). EcoTec3. Click to enlarge.

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GM introduces CNG bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups

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General Motors is introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel versions of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks. The Silverado and Sierra will be available in standard and long box, with either two- or four-wheel drive. Bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado. Click to enlarge. Fleet and retail consumers can place orders beginning this April. The vehicles feature a CNG-capable Vortec 6.0L

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Sierra Energy selects Oxford Catalysts microchannel FT reactor for California waste-to-liquids commercial demonstration plant

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Sierra Energy has selected microchannel Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactor technology developed by Velocys, Inc., the US-based subsidiary of the Oxford Catalysts Group, for use in a waste-to-liquids (WTL) commercial demonstration plant to be constructed in northern California by the California-based company Sierra Energy. Sierra Energy intends to use this commercial demonstration as the basis for the design of a turn-key, waste gasification system called the FastOx Pathfinder.

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Did GM Just Tease The Electric GMC Sierra Pickup On Instagram?


It showed off a design sketch for a future pickup that has a completely closed off grille

Audi working with Sierra Wireless for LTE-based connected vehicle system

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Audi is using Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded wireless modules to help develop and test an LTE-connected infotainment system. ( Sierra Wireless AirPrime modules are available with varying combinations of LTE frequency bands and fallback technologies, and were the first LTE modules available, allowing Audi to work on the leading edge of wireless technology as LTE networks roll out. —Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President, Embedded M2M Solutions for Sierra Wireless.

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Electric-Car Guide, State-By-State Specifics From Sierra Club

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Today, the conservation group Sierra Club has launched its own Electric Vehicle Guide--and one of its key features is the ability to learn about state and local incentives by entering your What''s your first resource for electric-car information? We''re hoping you answer Green Car Reports (of course!), but in reality there are quite a few by now.

New GM EcoTec3 engine family for 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups; direct injection, cylinder deactivation and CVVT

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V-6 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (LV3) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The newly unveiled 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks will deliver more power, more torque and improved fuel efficiency, partly due to a trio of all-new EcoTec3 engines designed specifically for the needs of full-size truck customers. SAE-certified horsepower and torque ratings and EPA fuel economy estimates for the new Silverado and Sierra will be available beginning early next year.

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Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups To Get 8-Speed Automatic To Boost MPG

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Future models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks will One of the factors making higher gas mileage possible across pretty much any vehicle on sale these days is multispeed transmissions. At the dawn of this century, four-speed automatics were the standard; now it''s six speeds--and eight-speed automatics are coming on strong.

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Sierra Club Weighs In On Plug-In Cars, With Humor

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The Sierra Club, most famous for its grassroots action on environmental issues from climate change Here at Green Car Reports, we aim to give you a comprehensive run-down of what each car is like to drive, how far it can realistically travel per charge, and the ins and outs of purchasing it. But what does each plug-in car say about you as a person?

@MayorOfLA Is Ready! Garcetti Comes Out Gunning For Gas – Scattergood, Haynes & Harbor Power Plants To Stop Shoving Pollution Down Citizens Throats, Calls For Shutdown Of Aliso Canyon. #MerchantsOfDoubt In Fossil Fuel Industry Argue For More Climate Destruction

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Green groups like Communities For A Better Environment, Food & Water Watch and Sierra Club had worked for this critical win for many year and it was beautiful to be there to see their leaders gobsmacked by the great news. At 9am on Tuesday morning this week I stood with Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, members of the L.A.

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How can automakers sell more electric cars? Sierra Club report has suggestions

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The Sierra Club recently released what it says is the "first-ever multi-state study on electric vehicle shopping experience," and the results weren't encouraging. A report surveying 308 volunteers who inquired about electric cars in calls or visits to dealerships in 10 states showed that shopping for an electric car is generally more difficult. sales dealers plug-in cars dealerships

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Jaguar XJ vs Tesla, next BMW i3 in 2022, billions for electric cars, Ford vs Sierra Club: Today's Car News

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Today, Ford gets slammed by the Sierra Club, the next BMW i3 electric car will likely be very different, the Jaguar XJ will reportedly go head-to-head with the Tesla Model S, and we're not big fans of some possible Volkswagen ID electric-car model names.

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Addax Bioenergy signs loan agreement for €258M renewable energy project in Sierra Leone; sugarcane ethanol and biomass power

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a subsidiary of the Swiss-based energy group, The Addax and Oryx Group Limited (AOG), recently signed a loan agreement with seven European and African development institutions for an integrated renewable energy and agriculture project near Makeni, in Sierra Leone. The power plant will provide renewable electricity for the ethanol refinery and will supply approximately 20% of Sierra Leone’s national grid. Addax Bioenergy S.A. ,

GM's Lutz Talks Up Volt at NPR Game Show; Sierra Club's Dan Becker Welcomes "Epiphany"

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Dan Becker, head of the global warming program at the Sierra Club, was asked his reaction to the seeming about-face of "one of Detroit’s ultimate 'car guys,' for whom no vehicle could be big enough, powerful enough or fast enough. “We nk City a few years ago, he told me the Sierra Club didn't have the resources to help save the ZEV mandate electric cars. Sierra Club chapters, however, particularly in California, have been pressuring the national to promote plug-ins.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra: Better Gas Mileage From More Efficient Engines

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Even big pickup trucks will get significantly higher gas mileage in years to come, and the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra will be no exception. This morning, General Motors [NYSE:GM] unveiled major revisions to its pair of full-size pickups. The many updates and improvements include all-new interiors, better connectivity for

Start-up Working with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to Micro-Produce Ethanol With Discarded Beer Yeast

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E-Fuel, the developer of a home ethanol system—the Efuel100 MicroFueler —and Sierra Nevada have agreed to house MicroFuelers at the brewery in Chico, California, enabling Sierra Nevada to manufacture its own ethanol using waste from its brewing process. On average, Sierra Nevada resells 1.6

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CES 2002 News: EV Trucks Wars Ratchet Up

Clean Fleet Report

Both Chevrolet models, along with the GMC Hummer and upcoming GMC Sierra EV, will be assembled at the new Factory Zero in Detroit, a historic plant that was saved from closure when GM shifted it to EV production. Attendance Down, But EV News Increases.

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Sierra Club wants you to show why you want Freedom From Oil

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The Sierra Club has joined the trend today with a call for action in their Go60 campaign It's Independence Day in the U.S. and of course a lot of themed advertising is floating around the interwebs.

GM Idling Hummer EV Plant To Prepare For Production Expansion


Four-week downtime will be used to retool Factory Zero for new products, including Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra Denali EV

GMC Touts Product-Placed, Low-Selling Sierra Hybrid Pickup

Green Car Reports

While some people buy them for image and others for show, there are still drivers out there for whom a pickup is the only vehicle that serves their varied needs. Sure, they aren't the greenest of vehicles but if you're a business owner with a family, or need that extra towing capacity, you're limited to what you can choose. That's the line GMC is