Vermont B&B Offers Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging

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In Vermont, a bed & breakfast housed in an 1850s home is getting a 21st century makeover. The West Hill House B&B and Retreat Center in Warren, Vermont, now offers electric-car charging, powered by solar panels. The inn's owners recently acquired a 25-percent stake in the Same Sun Solar Society solar farm in Poultney, Vermont. plug-in cars charging youtube renewable energy solar charging infrastructure Vermont

Why One Olympic Gold Medalist Drives A Plug-In Hybrid In Vermont

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That includes the cold weather and the occasionally dangerous snowy roads of Vermont. Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Olympics VermontOver the past few years, electric cars and plug-in hybrids have proven capable of performing in a variety of environments.

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VT electric utility sells Tesla Powerwall batteries to its customers

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A Vermont electric utility is now selling the battery packs to customers in hopes they can be used to stabilize the grid if needed. energy infrastructure electric utilities plug-in cars energy storage Vermont Tesla PowerwallTesla now has a new—and somewhat unexpected—ally in promoting its Powerwall home energy-storage battery packs. Those customers, meanwhile, can make greater use of renewable energy. DON'T MISS: Tesla to.

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Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

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Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scenic route of 210 miles. To my. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

Vermont Passes Feed-In Tariff Measure

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Vermont legislators have passed House Bill 446 , also known as the Vermont Energy Act of 2009, which implements a feed-in tariff—an approach allowing owners of small renewable energy facilities to sign long-term contracts for the sale of power produced by their facilities to the larger grid. The new Vermont Energy Act will apply to renewable energy systems commissioned on or after 30 September 2009, that are up to 2.2

NG Advantage lands contracts for trucked natural gas

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NG Advantage’s first compressor station will serve enterprise customers in Vermont and adjacent New York and New Hampshire. NG Advantage LLC, a provider of trucked compressed natural gas (CNG) to enterprises not connected to a pipeline, has secured multi-year contracts with Pike Industries, a subsidiary of Oldcastle Materials, the North American arm of CRH; and Putney Paper, a subsidiary of APC Paper Group. NG Advantage will begin deliveries in early 2013.

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.

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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.

$10-Trillion Investment Needed To Avoid Massive Oil Price Spike Says OPEC

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Nick Cunningham is a Vermont-based writer on energy and environmental issues. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. OPEC says that $10 trillion worth of investment will need to flow into oil and gas through 2040 in order to meet the world’s energy needs. The OPEC published its World Oil Outlook 2015 (WOO) in late December, which struck a much more pessimistic note on the state of oil markets than in the past.

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.

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.

Fuji Electric installs 25 kW DC Quick Charger in Manhattan; EV Connect lands NY state charging contract

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The program was designed to spur adoption of electric vehicles by developing charging infrastructure in areas such as Maryland, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York City. Fuji Electric Corp. of America announced the installation of a 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles at the Edison ParkFast’s Hippodrome location, located in Midtown Manhattan. The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in less than one hour.

New Burlington-Montréal EV charging corridor opening this fall

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A 138-mile (222km) charging corridor between Burlington, Vermont and Montréal, Québec will open this fall. This corridor between the largest cities in Vermont and Québec consists of 17 charging stations positioned at strategic points along the I-89, Highway A-10, Rte 104 and Rte 133.

10-year study shows how air pollution fosters heart disease; accelerated plaque build-up in arteries

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The authors come from institutions that include the University of Washington, Columbia University, University of California, Los Angeles; Wake Forest University, Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, University of Vermont, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin, among others. Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but the biological process has not been understood.

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 A report commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and prepared by Chuck Shulock finds that the California Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) regulations—also adopted by nine other states—requires a ‘tune-up’ to ensure the market expands well beyond current sale levels.

DOE: US average EV CO2e/year is 4,815 lbs, vs. 11,435 lbs for average gasoline car

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EVs charging in Vermont are estimated to produce the fewest emissions—oil and gas make up only 1.2% Although all-electric vehicles (EVs) produce zero tailpipe emissions, there are upstream emissions of greenhouse gases from electricity production.

USDOT awards $14M to UC Davis-led National Center for Sustainable Transportation

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Other members of the NCST consortium include University of California-Riverside, University of Southern California, California State University-Long Beach, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Vermont. The US Department of Transportation recently selected the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, led by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, to receive a five-year grant totaling approximately $14 million ($2.8

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[.].

Is biodiesel bad for your health?

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According to a study conducted by both the school of engineering and the department of medicine at the University of Vermont, biodiesel can reduce the total particle mass of[.].

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

2011 Ford Fiesta Day Three

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We began the day in Montreal, stopping by the famous Schwartz's Deli before setting out for Montpelier, Vermont. This post will be short and sweet, since we have an early wake-up call for our drive from Boston to New York City tomorrow. In Montpelier, we explored the picturesque city--the smallest state capital in the U.S. by population--after

Day Of Reckoning For US Shale Will Have To Wait

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Nick Cunningham is a Vermont-based writer on energy and environmental issues. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. October has been billed as a pivotal month in which indebted shale companies would see their credit lines cut, precipitating a faster consolidation in the industry that would sow the seeds of a rebound. But banks appear to be taking a more lenient approach than expected.

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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.

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US new light-duty diesel sales dropped slightly in 2016 to 280,000 units from 300,000 in 2015

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Three Northeastern states had the highest percentage of new diesel car and SUV registrations in 2016: Vermont (+35%), Maine (+29%) and New Hampshire (+12%). The US added more than 280,000 new diesel passenger vehicles across the country in 2016, with Texas, California and Florida having the highest numbers of diesel vehicles, according to a Diesel Technology Forum analysis of the latest Vehicles in Operation (VIO) data compiled by IHS Automotive (December 2016).

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

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.

Researchers find HEV under real-world conditions delivers significantly greater fuel economy benefits than EPA “sticker” values

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We compare real-world tailpipe emissions data for one HEV to the same manufacturer and model year CV counterpart to quantify the CO 2 emissions and fuel consumption benefits of the HEV during real-world driving across all northern Vermont seasons on terrain that includes steep and rolling hills.

Nissan and Hydro-Québec partner to expand the public charging network in Québec; 20 DC Fast Charging sites in 2015, 5 in 2016

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Highway 35 towards Vermont. At the Montreal International Auto Show, Nissan announced it will support the expansion of the public charging network “ the Electric Circuit ” with an investment in 25 DC Fast Charging sites. The partnership agreement is part of a new phase of development of the Electric Circuit, which targets up to 50 sites in high-traffic, major road corridors and large urban centers.

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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).

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Obama and Trudeau put majority of US and Canadian Arctic water off-limits to offshore oil and gas leasing

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The New York Times quoted Patrick Parenteau, a professor of environmental law at the University of Vermont as saying “There is no case law on this. US President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau jointly announced sweeping restrictions to offshore oil and gas leasing in the US and Canadian Arctic waters. Obama designated the vast majority of US waters in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas as indefinitely off limits to offshore oil and gas leasing.

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). This price repositioning on the base Prius Plug-in Hybrid is not accompanied by any reduction in vehicle content.

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.

Automakers meet Oklahoma Governor and state procurement experts to explore RFP for CNG vehicles for state fleets

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While 14 Governors have signed a MOU in support of the initiative, in total 22 states have shown an interest in the RFP including Oklahoma, Colorado, Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

NOAA: US Averaged Warmer-than-Normal, Drier-than-Normal in March

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It was the warmest January-March period for Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Delaware and Vermont had their second and fifth wettest March on record, respectively.

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

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The top and bottom funding limits that will be considered for each proposal varies by region: Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont): EPA is requesting proposals between $100,000 and $800,000. 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.

DOE to award $11M to 20 new Clean Cities projects for alt fuel cars and trucks

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availability of transportation fuels across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is [link] about $11 million to 20 new projects to help states and local governments to develop the infrastructure, training, and regional planning needed to help meet the demand for alternative fuel cars and trucks, including vehicles that run on natural gas, electricity, and propane.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive priced at $41,450 for US; 85-mile range

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The MY14 B-Class Electric Vehicle will be available beginning in mid-July to dealers in California; Connecticut; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Oregon; Rhode Island; and Vermont. The MY14 B-Class Electric Drive. Click to enlarge.