Utah doctors to sue TV's 'Diesel Brothers' for illegal modifications

Green Car Reports

The show focuses on a Utah shop that specializes in these modified trucks. emissions Trucks lawsuit Television TV UtahSometimes reality-television fame comes with some unforeseen side effects. A certain subset of car enthusiasts enjoy modifying large diesel trucks, something that has gained wider public attention on the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. DON'T MISS: Not Just VW.

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Colorado, Nevada, Utah to collaborate on electric-car charging network

Green Car Reports

plug-in cars state laws nevada charging infrastructure Fast Charging UtahMuch of the U.S. innovation in electric-car incentives and infrastructure has come not from the federal government but from one or more states, especially California. With the decision years ago to let states either comply with national emission standards or adopt the stiffer California rules, both individual states and regional groups are.

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Tesla takes dealership fight in Utah to state supreme court

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Utah continues to be a battleground in the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and state auto-dealer groups. dealers New car sales plug-in cars dealerships UtahFranchised dealers in multiple states have worked to block Tesla electric-car sales, because they view the company's practice of selling cars directly to customers as a threat to their business model. At the same time, Tesla has fought.

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Tesla sales bill in Utah sputters to halt after multiple changes

Green Car Reports

One of those battleground states is Utah, where the debate recently took an interesting turn. dealers plug-in cars Car Sales UtahTesla continues to fight with franchised dealers in multiple states over its practice of selling electric cars directly to customers. A proposed bill initially aimed at allowing Tesla to employ its direct-sales model in the Beehive State stalled, after.

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Utah, Minnesota team discover highly conductive oxide-based materials; STO/NTO offer “different road to power electronics”

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In this discovery made by the Utah and Minnesota team, the interface between STO and NTO can be at the very least as conductive as gallium nitride and likely will be much more in the future.

Tesla loses bid to sell cars in Utah, dealer lobbyists win

Green Car Reports

Tesla has once again been denied permission to sell its cars directly to buyers in the battleground state of Utah. Via a unanimous decision, the Utah Supreme Court handed Tesla Motors another setback this week. The state’s top court upheld a 2015 decision that denied the electric-car maker a license to sell new cars, citing a state law that. Politics sales dealers dealerships state laws

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4 companies jointly propose $8B green energy initiative for LA area; Wyoming wind, Utah storage, transmission

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The project would require construction of one of America’s largest wind farms in Wyoming, one of the world’s biggest energy storage facilities (compressed air energy storage, CAES) in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites.

Utah Water Quality Board upholds issuance of permit for oil sands mine in Utah

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The Utah Water Quality Board, in a 9-2 vote this week, agreed with the August 2012 recommendations of an administrative law judge (ALJ) upholding a permit-by-rule issued by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) for the proposed PR Spring an oil sands mine on state land in eastern Utah. US Oil Sands’ 32,005 acres of bitumen leases in Utah’s Uinta Basin make it the largest bitumen leaseholder of public lands in the US.

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Univ of Utah studies find up to 27 seconds of mental distraction for drivers after using new hands-free technologies

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Potentially unsafe mental distractions for drivers can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to a pair of new studies for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety by University of Utah researchers.

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American Sands Energy announces successful operation of oil sand pilot facility in Utah

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an oil sands exploration and development company operating in the state of Utah, announced the successful operation of its oil sand recovery pilot facility. As a result, CEO William Gibbs said that the company is now ready to submit a mine permit application and begin development of a 5,000 barrel per day facility at its Utah property. a privately-held company that controlled approximately 1800 acres of oil sands property in Carbon County, Utah. American Sands Energy Corp.,

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Estonian shale oil company acquires shale interests in Utah

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With the recent approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Eesti Energia (internationally known as Enefit) of Estonia has purchased a 100% interest in Oil Shale Exploration Company ( OSEC ) of Alabama, which has significant oil shale interests in Utah. Enefit also starts to prepare environmental impact assessment and continue with the development of Enefit technology and adapting it to the oil shale in Utah. billion barrels of shale oil in Utah.

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Tesla Utah fight, VW diesel advice, Transportation emissions grow: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Tesla sticks with plans to take its latest dealer fight to the Utah Supreme Court, our latest poll looks at what advice readers would give to friends with Volkswagen diesel cars, and researchers say transportation now accounts for the largest share of U.S.

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Utah students break electric car speed record

Green Cars News

Students from the Brigham Young University in Utah have set a new electric car speed record on the Bonneville Salt flats. Green credentials Brigham Young University Electric Blue speed record UtahThe ‘Electric Blue’ car, designed and engineered by students at the university set a new world record for its weight class, averaging 155.8mph over two qualifying runs, one of which clocked at a staggering [.].

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Rock River Resources to build small refinery and crude-by-rail terminal in Utah

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Houston-based Rock River Resources plans to build a small refinery and terminal for shipping crude by rail in Green River, Utah, with the goal of providing a long-term viable refining option in the region. The location where we are in Utah, there are no rail lines for producers to send their crude out. The company expects that most of the crude will come from Utah plays, including the Paradox Basin, the Uinta Basin and the Overthrust region.

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Savage expanding two Utah terminals to include crude-by-rail services

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Savage is expanding the service offerings at its terminals located in Price and Salt Lake City, Utah, to include crude by rail transloading services, and associated car storage, on a manifest basis. The Savage terminal in Price, Utah, is the first facility in the area to offer crude by rail origination services on the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Headwaters and University of Utah Form JV for Carbon Storage

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Headwaters Incorporated has formed a joint venture with the University of Utah—Headwaters Clean Carbon Services LLC (HCCS)—which will provide a full range of services for CO 2 geologic storage and CO 2 used for enhanced oil recovery and enhanced coalbed methane recovery. The University of Utah has CO 2 expertise and technology developed by a team led by Dr. Brian McPherson.

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Utah to increase green car fleet

Green Cars News

Now Utah has made a significant green car commitment. According to Margaret Chambers, the director of the state’s division of Fleet Operations, Utah is ahead of the pack when it comes to the use of compressed natural gas vehicles. Tags: Green cars Latest news green car fleet natural gas vehicles Utah It’s not just Michigan and California that are ramping up their efforts to go green in the USA.

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How To Celebrate Earth Day? Utah Says: Oil, Gas & Mining!

Green Car Reports

So, how has the Utah Department of Natural Resources chosen, for two years in a row Sometimes there comes an idea so audacious, so inspired, so downright jaw-dropping that it's worth covering even if it doesn't directly involve cars. You may know Earth Day is coming up on Monday, April 22. Localities and groups all over the country celebrate it.

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Will electric buses replace propane ones in national parks (which replaced diesels)?

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the possibility of converting a fleet of 14 propane-powered buses at Utah's Zion National Park to electric power. emissions plug-in cars Buses Public transport UtahElectric buses could soon enter service shuttling visitors around a U.S. national park.

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Ionic Liquids Process Recovers Bitumen from Utah Oil Sands With Little Water Use

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While hot or warm water processes are used to extract bitumen from Canadian oil sands, the application of these methods to the processing deposits found in the Western United States, notably Utah, has not been commercially successful, the researchers noted, because of the consolidated nature of the deposits and the high viscosity of the bitumen. Paul Painter, Phillip Williams and Aron Lupinsky (2010) Recovery of Bitumen from Utah Tar Sands Using Ionic Liquids.

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Obama Administration approves Anadarko major natural gas project for Uinta Basin in Utah; 3,675 new wells over next 10 years

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar approved a major natural gas project in Utah’s Uinta Basin. By signing the Record of Decision ( ROD ) for the Greater Natural Buttes Project, proposed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Secretary Salazar approved up to 3,675 new gas wells in an existing gas producing area in Uintah County, Utah.

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Utah Researchers Find Strong Correlation Between Size of Catalyst Particles and Their Electronic Structure and Activity; Potential For Less Expensive, More Efficient Catalysts

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University of Utah chemists demonstrated the link between the size of catalyst particles on a solid surface, their electronic properties and their ability to speed chemical reactions. CO oxidation activity (left axis, solid squares) compared with shifts in the Pd 3d binding energy, relative to expectations from smooth bulk scaling (right axis, open circles), as a function of cluster size. Source: Kaden et al. Click to enlarge.

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Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

National Green Transportation

The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday. Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The race focuses on motorcycle

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Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

National Green Transportation

The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday. Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The race focuses on motorcycle

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Seven Western states sign deal to expand electric-car charging networks

Green Car Reports

The announcement expands upon Colorado, Nevada, and Utah's previous. The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network covering 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he and six other governors in western states have agreed to develop a network of fast-charge stations in the region. United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid sets new Land Speed Record

Green Car Reports

Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats are the main staging ground for land-speed record attempts, attracting scores of purpose-built race cars and modified production vehicles every year. Who said hybrids can't be fast? This year, one of the cars that drove away with a record was a Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq preview A. SEMA Bonneville land speed record

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2011 Speed Week is here, electric motorcycle speed records at Bonneville

National Green Transportation

Several organizations run time trial races on salt flats (dry lake beds) in Utah and elsewhere, such as The last three (or more) years has seen several electric motorcycle teams competing for the title of worlds fastest electric motorcycle.

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Enterprise CarShare expands to Salt Lake City

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The Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and Utah Valley University are all partners with Enterprise to provide car-sharing services to the Salt Lake City and Wasatch Front residents, and local businesses. To support the Salt Lake City launch, Utah Transit Authority and Enterprise CarShare are promoting this affordable car rental option to help people get around once they get off the train or bus.

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The finale of the TTXGP 2011 North American series at Miller Motorsports Park

National Green Transportation

An exciting lineup of electric motorcycle race teams is on hand for the TTXGP North American series finale this weekend at the Miller Motorsports Park outside Salt Lake City Utah (see Final race in TTXGP's 2011 North American

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Hatch Hopes to Drive Plug-In

Plug In Partners

Hatch (R-Utah) extolled the virtues of plug-in hybrid technology, which promises electric-gas cars powered via standard wall sockets, in a speech to the National Press Club today.

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Deliveries Of Via Motors Range-Extended Electric Vans Start After EPA Certification

Green Car Reports

The Utah-based company says it has successfully completed U.S. Via Motors has passed an important milestone in getting its extended-range electric vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs into the hands of fleet customers. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification testing, and has already begun delivering vehicles accordingly. ALSO SEE: Via Motors

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Park City Transit deploying six Proterra electric buses; battery-lease financing model

Green Car Congress

Park City Transit has deployed Utah’s first zero-emission, battery-electric mass transit fleet, which will include six Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses. The Park City region deployment not only marks the first battery-electric transit fleet for Utah and the nationwide mountain resort industry, it also represents the first implementation of Proterra’s battery-lease financing model—i.e.,

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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

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Western Governors pledge to create electric vehicle charging network

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The governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create a unified regional electric vehicle plan to allow electric vehicles to recharge and travel easily along the 5,000 miles of freeways in the western region.

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3000-HP Venturi Electric Car To Try For Land Speed Record At Bonneville Salt Flats

Green Car Reports

streamliner set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, reaching more than 300 mph. With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 VBB-2.5) This year its creators--France's Venturi. Venturi Bonneville land speed record plug-in cars

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UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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and Salt Lake City, Utah. UPS plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks.

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Arc 1 Conversion Journal 3/3/2012

DIY Electric Car

I will be using a GPS speedometer and odometer (The state of Utah does not care about ODO readings after the car is 10 years old). It has been about 5 months since I posted my first blog about converting my car to electricity. My professional life has kept me busy, but I still have made good progress on my conversion. Winter 2011-2012: Engine Bay and Under-car: The car is now completely gas-less. No engine, no fuel tank, no alternator, pumps, radiators, exhaust pipes, or muffler.

Large-scale study associates even brief exposure to PM2.5 with childhood lung infections

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The research was undertaken by a team from Intermountain Healthcare, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. Dr. Horne and colleagues studied 146,397 individuals who were treated for ALRI between 1999 and 2016 at Intermountain Healthcare facilities throughout Utah’s Wasatch Front region. levels were estimated based on data from air quality monitoring stations along the Wasatch Front, where approximately 80% of Utah’s population resides.

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FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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Park City Transit (Utah), six 40' Catalyst FC buses. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8 million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. With more than 2.4

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Global Green Cars Announces New Kentucky Production Plant

All Cars Electric

Global Green Cars, a partially owned subsidiary of Utah based Green Star Products, recently announced plans to move its operations to Williamsburg Kentucky from the current location in Idaho. The company reportedly plans on completing the transition of its personnel and operations by October 2009.