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EU Extends Import Fees on U.S. Biodiesel

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM --- The European Union extended import fees on U.S. biodiesel this week, citing a need to protect European producers from unfair American subsidies and below-cost selling.

Study: Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives Cut Fleet Emissions

BAYPORT, NY --- Progress toward reducing emissions by switching to clean-burning natural gas vehicles (NGVs) is gaining strength, according to a new research report published by Emisstar LLC.

AT&T Invests in CNG Fleet

DALLAS --- AT&T announced that BAF Technologies, a provider of natural gas vehicle upfits, will convert 600 Ford E-Series vans to compressed natural gas technology this year for AT&T's fleet.

Report: Toyota to Mass-Produce Plug-ins in 2012

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Toyota Motor Corp. has introduced plans to start mass-producing plug-in hybrid vehicles in 2012, the Nikkei business newspaper reported this past weekend.

Auto Meter Debuts All-New Ecometer

SYCAMORE, IL - Auto Meter Products launched a new line of products designed to help consumers save gas, money, and reduce their CO (carbon monoxide) emissions with the introduction of the ecometer.

Safeway Fleet to Fill Tires with Nitrogen

PHOENIX - Grocery retailer Safeway Inc. will begin inflating its truck and trailer fleet tires with nitrogen instead of compressed air, according to Transport Topics.

PHH Arval Announces 2009 Green Fleet Survey Results

The study shows economic conditions are accelerating fleet environmental initiatives in some organizations; cost continues to be perceived issue.

Sioux Falls to Save $14K with New Electric Car

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Chrysler GEM e2 electric car will be used to move staff around the water reclamation's 60-acre campus for maintenance and operational needs, according to the Argus Leader.


Bexar County to Deploy ZAP Plug-In Trucks

SAN ANTONIO - Each truck is equipped with ZAP's newest versatile payload shell providing a weatherproof, fully enclosed and lockable storage compartment.

Sonoma County Installs 7 EV Charging Stations

SANTA ROSA, CA - The County has also applied for grant funding to install up to 200 additional stations in the next two years.

Audi TDI Clean Diesel Paves Road to Energy Independence

HERNDON, VA - Audi launched an aggressive public awareness campaign in the U.S. to highlight the ways in which TDI clean diesel can help America achieve energy independence

Subaru Announces EPA Figures for 2010 Outback Wagon

The 2010 All-Wheel Drive Subaru Outback achieves up to 24 mpg combined and 29 mpg highway, according to the company.

AT&T to Convert 600 Vehicles to CNG

DALLAS - BAF Technologies, a provider of natural gas vehicle upfits, will help AT&T convert 600 Ford E-Series vans to CNG technology in 2009.

Study Shows Dramatic Reductions in Diesel Engine Emissions

The study, conducted by the Coordinating Research Council and the Health Effects Institute, shows that clean diesel technologies in engines manufactured beginning in 2007 not only reduced certain emissions by 90 percent over 2004 models, but far exceeded expectations in their performance in cleaning up the nation's air quality.

City of Hillsboro to Install 16 EV Charging Stations

HILLSBORO, OR - The charging stations, to be installed in downtown Hillsboro, are available for public use and are part of the city's large-scale sustainability and green movement.

City of Napa Enters Green Partnership with Networkfleet

SAN DIEGO - The City of Napa will complete its installation of Networkfleet on all light-duty city vehicles, used by the police, fire, water, streets and community resources departments.

Calif. Board Offers Pollution-Cutting Tools for Trucks

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has released several tools designed to help truck fleets comply with clean-air regulations adopted by ARB in recent years.

Tesla to Use Loan on Model S, Powertrain Plant

SAN CARLOS, CA --- Tesla Motors has received approval for about $465 million in low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the production of affordable, fuel-efficient electric vehicles.

EPA Approves Calif. Emissions Rules

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, June 30, approved California's rules to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from cars and light trucks.

GM to Build Small Car in Michigan

DETROIT - The automaker's decision to build its future small car at its assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich. and stamping facility in Pontiac, Mich., is dependent on negotiations between GM and state and local government officials.

GM Test Drives Volt

WARREN, MI --- Andrew Farah, chief engineer on the Chevy Volt, took the first preproduction model out for a test drive Tuesday, June 23 -- a couple of weeks before schedule. The vehicle was taken out again the following day.

House Passes 'Clean Energy' Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Democratic-controlled House on June 26 narrowly passed a major energy bill that calls for the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and about 80 percent by mid-century, Reuters reported.

2010 Subaru Outback Gets 29 mpg Highway

CHERRY HILL, N.J. --- Subaru of America Inc. announced the EPA fuel economy results for the all-new 2010MY Outback. The 2010 All-Wheel Drive Subaru Outback achieves up to 24 mpg combined and 29 mpg highway, even while interior volume is up over 7 percent.

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Electric Audi Has Solar Headlights

HERDON, VA - Ten years ago, solar headlamps would have been relegated to the same bin as glow-in-the-dark sunglasses and inflatable dartboards. Today, they're just another innovation in the EV/hybrid race to a green Shangri-La and a nice feature on a slick solar hybrid built by college kids.

Madison Gas and Electric Plans EV Charging Network

MADISON, WI – Madison Gas and Electric purchased six Coulomb Technologies electric vehicle charging stations and plans to install the first charging unit this summer.



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