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A123Systems Hopes to Build U.S.-based Lithium Ion Battery Facilities

WATERTOWN, MA --- A123Systems said it has submitted an application to a U.S. Department of Energy program to qualify for $1.84 billion in direct loans to help construct manufacturing facilities for lithium ion batteries in the United States.

GE Fleet Services Receives Special Recognition at the 2008 Commuter Choice Awards

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – The company was recently named a recipient of the "Best Workplaces for Commuters" designation and was recognized as the only Minnesota company to receive national status at the regional Commuter Choice Awards ceremony.

Coulomb Technologies Introduces ChargePoint Network for Plug-In Vehicles

SAN JOSE, CA --- Coulomb Technologies announced the first availability of the ChargePoint Network for plug-in vehicle owners.

Snohomish County to Retrofit Vehicles and Prevent Pollution

SNOHOMISH, WA - A state grant will allow Snohomish County to retrofit part of its diesel fleet, further reducing the county’s overall pollution emissions.

California Cartage Company & Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles Gets ‘Greener’

PORTLAND, OR – Daimler Trucks North America celebrated the delivery of 132 new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractors to drivers who contract with California Cartage Company and 100 new NG trucks for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program.

GE Fleet Services Presents at E3 2008 Conference

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services' chief marketing officer, John Righini, presented strategic approaches to incorporating "green" into a company's business model.

Jersey City Mayor Hopes to Green City Fleet

JERSEY CITY, NJ --- Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy has asked the City Council to consider an ordinance amendment that would require the city to purchase green vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles or those using alternative fuels, according to GlobeSt.com.

New York Tightens Government Fleet's Fuel Efficiency Requirements

ALBANY, NY --- As part of New York Gov. David Paterson's environmental initiative, the state has introduced new rules limiting the state government's purchase of new passenger cars to vehicles that get mileage in the top 30 percent of their class.

HydroGenetics Agrees to Acquire Northeastern Biodiesel Producer

MIAMI, FL --- Green-energy holding company HydroGenetics Inc. announced it has agreed to acquire Buffalo Biodiesel.

Fisker to Display Green Concept Car at Detroit Auto Show

IRVINE, CA --- Fisker Automotive, a producer of green sports and luxury vehicles, plans to unveil a new concept car during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, set to begin Jan. 11.

Hawaiian Sugar Ethanol Project Takes a Small Step Forward

LIHUE, KAUAI, HI --- A new agreement between Pacific West Energy LLC and Kauai Island Utility Coop (KIUC) is expected to help advance plans for a sugar ethanol plant on Kauai, the Honolulu Advertiser reported.

Clean Energy Fuels Awarded Contract Extension for Sun Metro in El Paso

SEAL BEACH, CA --- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded an 18-month contract extension to continue supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel to Sun Metro, the public transit bus agency serving the city of El Paso, Texas, and neighboring New Mexico communities.

Doctor Claims to Use Liposuctioned Fat to Make Biodiesel

BEVERLY HILLS, CA --- A Beverly Hills doctor has created quite a stir by claiming he used liposuctioned fat from his patients to make biodiesel to fuel his Ford SUV and his girlfriend's Lincoln Navigator.

Ethanol Now Accounts for Over 7 Percent of U.S. Gasoline Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Dec. 19 marked the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Energy Security and Independence Act (EISA), which included a section -- the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) -- requiring the use of ethanol and other renewable fuels to reduce dependence on foreign oil.

Michigan Gov. Granholm Signs Renewable Fuel Legislation

LANSING, MI --- Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has signed legislation aimed at advancing the state's efforts to expand the production and use of renewable fuels in Michigan.

Global Electric Motorcars Spreads Holiday Cheer to Boys & Girls Club

LOS ANGELES – In an effort to spread some much-needed eco-cheer this holiday season, Global Electric Motorcars and The West Valley Boys & Girls Club implemented the Operation Green Toy 'Drive,' including a fun GEM-decorating experience, an education about environmental awareness, and presents.

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Mazda6 Recognized Among 2009 Best Car Redesigns

IRVINE, CA – The 2009 Mazda6's redesign goes beyond exterior changes, with two new engine choices, and a variety of amenities.

ARI Publishes White Paper on Fuel Cost Reduction

MT. LAUREL, NJ – ARI's white paper, "Fuel Reduction Strategies: Controlling the Controllable," is available on the company Web site at www.arifleet.com.

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Ford Fusion Hybrid Draws 41-MPG Rating

DETROIT – Data compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency confirms that the Ford Fusion hybrid will be the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan on the market when it arrives this spring, boasting 41 miles per gallon in city driving.

Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel Plant Scheduled for Auction

CLAYTON, DE --- Maas Companies of Rochester, MN will auction off the Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel plant on Jan. 22 in Clayton, DE.

New York Cracks Down on Idling Diesel Trucks With Visible Emissions

NEW YORK --- New York Gov. David A. Paterson on Nov. 25 announced plans to step up the state's long-term enforcement plan to reduce the adverse health impacts associated with idling diesel trucks and buses. He made the announcement in the Bronx -- home of the highest asthma rate in the state.

PetroAlgae Raises More Capital to Develop Biodiesel

MELBOURNE, FL --- PetroAlgae Inc., a developer of systems to derive biodiesel fuels from algae, announced it has closed on a $10 million capital raise through the sale of approximately 3.2 million of newly issued shares of common stock to two existing investors.

Former GM and Ford Execs Join Miles Electric Vehicles Advisory Board

SANTA MONICA, CA – Kenneth Baker, former GM Electric Vehicle Division program manager, and John Wallace, former Ford Director of Environmental Vehicles, recently joined Miles Electric Vehicles' Board of Advisors.

Firms to Collaborate on Lithium Ion Battery Cell Development

CHICAGO --- Leading U.S. battery and advanced materials companies, with support from one of the country's largest national laboratories, have formed an alliance to develop advanced lithium ion battery cells for transportation applications in the U.S.

Chinese Automaker Begins Selling Mass-Produced Plug-in Hybrid

SHENZHEN, China --- Last week, BYD Auto became the world's first automaker to sell a mass-produced plug-in hybrid car.

 

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