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Boulder turns to the sun for public EV charging

Solar power and electric vehicles are an obvious pairing for carbon-free transportation. The city of Boulder, Colorado has deployed two public charging stations powered entirely by the sun.

Colorado is one of America’s more energy-progressive states and notably More

Solar power and electric vehicles are an obvious pairing for carbon-free transportation. The city of Boulder, Colorado has deployed two public charging stations powered entirely by the sun.

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USA: TransForm to Host Third Transportation Choices Summit in Sacramento

TransForm, an organization that advocates for sustainable transportation, smart growth, and affordable housing throughout California, will host its third annual summit next week to discuss the state’s transportation priorities. The Transportation Choices Summit will take place in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 22, and feature speakers from advocacy organizations including the Greenlining Institute More

TransForm, an organization that advocates for sustainable transportation, smart growth, and affordable housing throughout California, will host its third annual summit next week to discuss the state’s transportation priorities. The Transportation Choices Summit will take place in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 22, and feature speakers from advocacy organizations including the Greenlining Institute More

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USA: Earthday USA, 4/23/2014

Join the Environmental Resource Center, San Jose State University Associated Students and Spartan Shops on Tuesday, April 22nd in a celebration of our beautiful planet.

Earth Day 2014 events will be held on Tower Lawn and Campus Village Courtyard.

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Join the Environmental Resource Center, San Jose State University Associated Students and Spartan Shops on Tuesday, April 22nd in a celebration of our beautiful planet.

Earth Day 2014 events will be held on Tower Lawn and Campus Village Courtyard.

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

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Organic Transit: The Rise of the ELF

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Santa Barbara Couple Reaping the Benefits of Driving on Sunshine

Joy and Gilbert Robledo use the solar panels they installed on their Santa Barbara home to power their Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. (Matt Perko photo)

By Jefferson Litten for the Community Environmental Council | Published on 04.08.2014 12:38 p.m.

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Joy and Gilbert Robledo use the solar panels they installed on their Santa Barbara home to power their Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. (Matt Perko photo)

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Utah embraces trio of renewable energy firsts


Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, Ted Wilson of Utah Clean Air Partnership and Cody Stewart, Gov. Gary Herbert’s energy adviser, unveil an electric vehicle charging infrastructure at the Salt Lake County government center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Apr More


Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, Ted Wilson of Utah Clean Air Partnership and Cody Stewart, Gov. Gary Herbert’s energy adviser, unveil an electric vehicle charging infrastructure at the Salt Lake County government center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Apr More

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North Cascades National Park participating in sustainable transportation program

Representatives from North Cascades National Park recently took part in a workshop designed to develop sustainable transportation throughout the National Park Service.

The workshop, hosted by the Denver Service Center, is modeled after the New York State Department of Transportation’s program. GreenLITES, as the NYSDOT’s program is called, is a certification program that rates projects More

Representatives from North Cascades National Park recently took part in a workshop designed to develop sustainable transportation throughout the National Park Service.

The workshop, hosted by the Denver Service Center, is modeled after the New York State Department of Transportation’s program. GreenLITES, as the NYSDOT’s program is called, is a certification program that rates projects More

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Jeju seeks to become zero car emission island by 2030

SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) — Jeju Island, equipped with some of the most comprehensive electric vehicle charging infrastructure in South Korea, has set its sights on becoming a zero car emissions zone by 2030.

The province, a popular tourist destination for both South Koreans and foreigners, said it is aiming for all vehicles on the island to be electric by the target year.

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SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) — Jeju Island, equipped with some of the most comprehensive electric vehicle charging infrastructure in South Korea, has set its sights on becoming a zero car emissions zone by 2030.

The province, a popular tourist destination for both South Koreans and foreigners, said it is aiming for all vehicles on the island to be electric by the target year.

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USA: Ensuring a clean, affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply.

and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

DEEP and CARA announce a Joint Recognition Program – Connecticut Revolutionary Delaer Award
EV Incentive Programs
EV Charging Station Incentive Programs
Learn about current state incentives (up to $5,000 per charger) and federal tax credits available for facilities installing publicly accessible EV charging stations. More

and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

DEEP and CARA announce a Joint Recognition Program – Connecticut Revolutionary Delaer Award
EV Incentive Programs
EV Charging Station Incentive Programs
Learn about current state incentives (up to $5,000 per charger) and federal tax credits available for facilities installing publicly accessible EV charging stations. More

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Volvo Pure Tension Pavilion Seen In Palm Springs

Volvo Cars showed the “Pure Tension Pavilion” for the first time in the U.S. at Modernism Week in Palm Springs on Sunday, Feb. 16.

The pavilion is a rapidly deployable portable free-standing tensioned membrane st More

Volvo Cars showed the “Pure Tension Pavilion” for the first time in the U.S. at Modernism Week in Palm Springs on Sunday, Feb. 16.

The pavilion is a rapidly deployable portable free-standing tensioned membrane st More

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Find Out Which Sustainable Technologies Make Sense for Your Business at The Work Truck Show® 2014 Green Truck Ride-and-Drive

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — Fleet operators planning for the future can save time this year by trying out 23 sustainable technology vehicles in one place during the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at The Work Truck Show® 2014. Every vehicle is available for test-drives on city streets and in a new closed-access course, providing Show attendees with more vehicle More

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — Fleet operators planning for the future can save time this year by trying out 23 sustainable technology vehicles in one place during the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at The Work Truck Show® 2014. Every vehicle is available for test-drives on city streets and in a new closed-access course, providing Show attendees with more vehicle More

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Australia’s first EV-charging dual-axis solar array swings into action

Solar developer Ingenero has completed what it claimed* to be Australia’s first dual-axis tracker solar array, on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. The installation is located at the island’s airport and has been coupled with three electric cars and More

Solar developer Ingenero has completed what it claimed* to be Australia’s first dual-axis tracker solar array, on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. The installation is located at the island’s airport and has been coupled with three electric cars and More

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MMicro Honda EV Lands On Solar-Powered Islandicro Honda EV Lands On Solar-Powered Island

honda-solar-chargersHonda has announced that it will be launching a new program around their micro-electric-vehicle prototype the “Micro Computer Beta,” or MC-β. This program involves the installation of three solar powered EV charging stations More

honda-solar-chargersHonda has announced that it will be launching a new program around their micro-electric-vehicle prototype the “Micro Computer Beta,” or MC-β. This program involves the installation of three solar powered EV charging stations More

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Story Of One Man Saving $245/Month By Combining EV And Solar For His Commute

Jeff and Mandy Phillips are always looking for ways to ease their impact on the environment. When Jeff heard there was a special on the Nissan LEAF that would make it possible for him to drive a brand new zero-emissions vehicle and save substantially on More

Jeff and Mandy Phillips are always looking for ways to ease their impact on the environment. When Jeff heard there was a special on the Nissan LEAF that would make it possible for him to drive a brand new zero-emissions vehicle and save substantially on More

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Renewable Energy Provides 37% of All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 37.16 percent of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during calendar-year 2013 for a total of 5,279 MW.More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 37.16 percent of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during calendar-year 2013 for a total of 5,279 MW.More

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Nissan Leaf Passes Autonomous Driving Test, Notes Ferman Nissan of Tampa

The electric Nissan Leaf takes to the streets of Japan for the first time and performs perfectly.
TAMPA, FL, February 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — In November 2013, a fully autonomous all-electric Nissan Leaf passed its first real-world driving test in Japan, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on board.
The car was the first autonomous vehicle in Japan to be issued a license plate, More

The electric Nissan Leaf takes to the streets of Japan for the first time and performs perfectly.
TAMPA, FL, February 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — In November 2013, a fully autonomous all-electric Nissan Leaf passed its first real-world driving test in Japan, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on board.
The car was the first autonomous vehicle in Japan to be issued a license plate, More

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Norway experiences electric car boom in sustainable transport revolution

Electric vehicles (EVs) are outselling conventional cars in Norway, with dealers predicting that within a year there will be more EVs in the capital, Oslo, than in Los Angeles and San Francisco combined.

In the last three months of 2013, two electric cars – the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf – outsold all conventional models. Sales of EVs are currently around 1,200 a month, or over 1 More

Electric vehicles (EVs) are outselling conventional cars in Norway, with dealers predicting that within a year there will be more EVs in the capital, Oslo, than in Los Angeles and San Francisco combined.

In the last three months of 2013, two electric cars – the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf – outsold all conventional models. Sales of EVs are currently around 1,200 a month, or over 1 More

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Powering Electric Car With PluggedSolar Energy

With the newest trend in hybrid car technology being solar, Ensupra Solar markets their PluggedSolar technology as a way to power your hybrid car today using solar energy. PluggedSolar generates about 3000 kWh annually, which is sufficient to drive an electric car for 10,000 miles in a year.

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With the newest trend in hybrid car technology being solar, Ensupra Solar markets their PluggedSolar technology as a way to power your hybrid car today using solar energy. PluggedSolar generates about 3000 kWh annually, which is sufficient to drive an electric car for 10,000 miles in a year.

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Japan Offering To Help Buil Maglev Train In US — Baltimore To DC In 15 Minutes

The US is getting woefully behind in train transport. While Japan, Europe, China, and others have high-speed rail, the US can’t get far enough political barriers to even get construction started on this generation of train travel. Perhaps Japan is feeling sorry for us, or perhaps it just wants to sell some of its high-speed train expertise — the country is willing to put up 50% of the loans ne More

The US is getting woefully behind in train transport. While Japan, Europe, China, and others have high-speed rail, the US can’t get far enough political barriers to even get construction started on this generation of train travel. Perhaps Japan is feeling sorry for us, or perhaps it just wants to sell some of its high-speed train expertise — the country is willing to put up 50% of the loans ne More

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The New Economy Clean Tech Awards 2013

This year’s Clean Tech Awards have been as competitive as ever, with larger firms pouring more resources into R&D, and smaller flexible companies entering the market. Here, though, we’ve identified those who have set the standard

Best Energy Efficiency Solutions
FEMSA

Best Energy Storage Solutions
Hydrogenics

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This year’s Clean Tech Awards have been as competitive as ever, with larger firms pouring more resources into R&D, and smaller flexible companies entering the market. Here, though, we’ve identified those who have set the standard

Best Energy Efficiency Solutions
FEMSA

Best Energy Storage Solutions
Hydrogenics

Best Smart Energy Solutions
Verne Global< More

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Durable goods, sustainable transportation may be key to US economic growth in 2014

The past 12 months have seen steady growth for the United States and global economies, and the trend toward recovery is set to continue through 2014. In the United States, domestic manufacturing has been at the forefront of the positive economic growth. The success of companies in the sector may be related to their ability to adapt to the offshore manufacturing trend, which has helped them find ne More

The past 12 months have seen steady growth for the United States and global economies, and the trend toward recovery is set to continue through 2014. In the United States, domestic manufacturing has been at the forefront of the positive economic growth. The success of companies in the sector may be related to their ability to adapt to the offshore manufacturing trend, which has helped them find ne More

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10 trends that drove sustainable transport in 2013

Getting from point A to B often requires a lot of energy — and often results in a lot of unwanted pollution. But the following 10 trends in sustainable transportation show how globally thinking, locally acting people and companies were able to make getting around greener than ever in 2013.

1. Peer-to-peer car sharing

Owning a car is so yesterday. So is renting one, at least in the More

Getting from point A to B often requires a lot of energy — and often results in a lot of unwanted pollution. But the following 10 trends in sustainable transportation show how globally thinking, locally acting people and companies were able to make getting around greener than ever in 2013.

1. Peer-to-peer car sharing

Owning a car is so yesterday. So is renting one, at least in the More

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“The World in 2030” by Dr. Michio Kaku

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Energy-positive EV ‘Skypump’ opens at Whole Foods in Brooklyn

UGE and Whole Foods Market Enter Into Groundbreaking Energy Partnership

The new Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn is illuminated by UGE’s hybrid wind and solar streetlights and customers can charge cars at UGE’s renewable EV char More

UGE and Whole Foods Market Enter Into Groundbreaking Energy Partnership

The new Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn is illuminated by UGE’s hybrid wind and solar streetlights and customers can charge cars at UGE’s renewable EV char More

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Here Comes The Sun: India On Verge Of Becoming Global Solar Power

India is on the brink of becoming a global solar power, according to a report just published by the World Bank. Under the government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Phase-1 (JNNSM), which was initiated in January 2010 to promote sustainable growth, broadly expand solar power, and deal with the effects of climate change, India’s installed capacity of solar power has already jumped fro More

India is on the brink of becoming a global solar power, according to a report just published by the World Bank. Under the government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Phase-1 (JNNSM), which was initiated in January 2010 to promote sustainable growth, broadly expand solar power, and deal with the effects of climate change, India’s installed capacity of solar power has already jumped fro More

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Solar powered charging stations for battery-run vehicles

Battery-run easy bikes and rickshaws are meeting transport need of the common people both in rural and urban areas to some extent. But they are also giving enough of headache to the officials of the ministries of communications, power and commerce. Being mechanically unsafe for transportation of passengers, these vehicles are not lawfully permitted to ply roads and highways. Yet their number has b More

Battery-run easy bikes and rickshaws are meeting transport need of the common people both in rural and urban areas to some extent. But they are also giving enough of headache to the officials of the ministries of communications, power and commerce. Being mechanically unsafe for transportation of passengers, these vehicles are not lawfully permitted to ply roads and highways. Yet their number has b More

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Japanese Energy Giants Rush Into Storage as Solar Booms

Japan is emerging as a hot spot for energy storage projects, as utilities and technology companies look to battery-based solutions in response to the surge in solar PV installations.

Two new battery storage projects have been announced in the past week, with Toshiba to install a 20-megawatt-hour/40-megawatt lithium-ion battery project in Tohoku, and the island of Okinawa announcing a 2-meg More

Japan is emerging as a hot spot for energy storage projects, as utilities and technology companies look to battery-based solutions in response to the surge in solar PV installations.

Two new battery storage projects have been announced in the past week, with Toshiba to install a 20-megawatt-hour/40-megawatt lithium-ion battery project in Tohoku, and the island of Okinawa announcing a 2-meg More

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How sustainable transport is saving lives in the developing world

Sustainable transport initiatives have gained traction in recent years in developing-world cities. This trend can be seen in the growth in Bus Rapid Transit and Busway systems across the globe, the new bike-sharing scheme [Spanish] More

Sustainable transport initiatives have gained traction in recent years in developing-world cities. This trend can be seen in the growth in Bus Rapid Transit and Busway systems across the globe, the new bike-sharing scheme [Spanish] More

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This Japanese Company Wants to Power the Entire Earth With the Moon

The news: Japan’s Shimuzu Corporation has an insane plane to turn the moon into a gigantic solar power plant. The catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has made the Japanese think much more seriously about alternative energy, and Shimuzu is an early leader More

The news: Japan’s Shimuzu Corporation has an insane plane to turn the moon into a gigantic solar power plant. The catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has made the Japanese think much more seriously about alternative energy, and Shimuzu is an early leader More

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UK: BMW ties with Good Energy for electric car range

BMW is looking to accelerate take-up of its electric car range in the UK following a partnership with energy provider Good Energy that allows owners of its electric cars to power their vehicles at home with 100 per cent green electricity.

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Owners of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 models will be able to power their vehicles at home using Good Energy’s renewable power sou More

BMW is looking to accelerate take-up of its electric car range in the UK following a partnership with energy provider Good Energy that allows owners of its electric cars to power their vehicles at home with 100 per cent green electricity.

BMW i3

BMW i3

Owners of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 models will be able to power their vehicles at home using Good Energy’s renewable power sou More

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