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Volvo claims XC90 T8 hybrid is world's most powerful and cleanest SUV

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-12-14 22:00
This complex combination of systems allow the T8 to emit just 59 g/km on the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) with fuel economy of 2.5 L/100km, ...

Capturing Carbon as a Byproduct of Running a Fuel Cell

Pipe: Homepage Latest Headlines - Sun, 2014-12-14 20:00
An experimental fuel cell uses a process in which one stage emits carbon dioxide and another stage absorbs it.






The challenging future of an oil-dependent economy

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-12-14 19:45
... in most developed countries, but the development of electric cars and regulations on new car fuel economy will impact on future demand for oil.

Popularity of HYBRID vehicles picks up

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-12-14 19:33
The fuel economy - of 19km per litre - or double that of his previous car, does not hurt either, he said. Cabby Yong Yoong Siong, 57, who drives a ...

Dot Earth Blog: At Climate Talks in Lima, Not ‘Same as it Ever Was’?

Pipe: Homepage Latest Headlines - Sun, 2014-12-14 17:42
An environmental journalist says the Lima summit mainly shows how climate diplomacy is racing to catch up with energy progress on the ground.






At Climate Talks in Lima, Not 'Same as it Ever Was'?

Pipe: Climate and Health - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:47
An environmental journalist says the Lima summit mainly shows how climate diplomacy is racing to catch up with energy progress on the ground.

Climate diplomacy: Keeping the show on the road

Pipe: Homepage Latest Headlines - Sun, 2014-12-14 12:45
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Climate diplomacy Rubric:  Better than nothing, but much more to do Location:  LIMA MANUEL PULGAR VIDAL, Peru's environment minister (pictured right) and the host of this year's UN climate talks, had confidently predicted that negotiations would wrap up on schedule at 6.00pm on December 12th with a pisco sour, the country's national cocktail. In the event, it was coffee that the sleepless delegates consumed as the talks in Lima ran on for another day and a half. At last, in the early hours of December 14th, negotiators from 190 countries agreed a four-page text of decisions. While much less than climate activists wanted, it is enough to keep hopes alive that the world will agree a new climate treaty at the next summit in Paris in a year's time. But the haggling in Lima shows just how difficult that will be. Scientists believe that a rise in global temperatures of more than 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels risks triggering catastrophic climate change. To try to prevent that, all parties to the UN ...

Climate diplomacy: Keeping the show on the road

Pipe: Climate and Health - Sun, 2014-12-14 12:45
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Climate diplomacy Rubric:  Better than nothing, but much more to do Location:  LIMA MANUEL PULGAR VIDAL, Peru's environment minister (pictured right) and the host of this year's UN climate talks, had confidently predicted that negotiations would wrap up on schedule at 6.00pm on December 12th with a pisco sour, the country's national cocktail. In the event, it was coffee that the sleepless delegates consumed as the talks in Lima ran on for another day and a half. At last, in the early hours of December 14th, negotiators from 190 countries agreed a four-page text of decisions. While much less than climate activists wanted, it is enough to keep hopes alive that the world will agree a new climate treaty at the next summit in Paris in a year's time. But the haggling in Lima shows just how difficult that will be. Scientists believe that a rise in global temperatures of more than 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels risks triggering catastrophic climate change. To try to prevent that, all parties to the UN ...

Two Wheeler Fuel Injection Systems Market Forecast to 2019 in a Latest Research Report <b>...</b>

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-12-14 10:22
... most promising technology that will enhance positively the fuel economy, engine performances & also assist big way in reducing exhaust emission, ...

Advanced Engine Management System Market Gaining Acceptance in Asia-Oceania &amp; Europe <b>...</b>

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-12-14 10:00
To meet the growing need for fuel economy across the globe, and to follow the stringent emission norms in major regions, automakers are investing ...

Audi downsizes Q7, adds diesel plug-in

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-12-14 09:37
The Audi Q7 has been downsized in order to increase its fuel economy and make the car more fuel efficient. There will be a version with Audi's first ...

Falling Oil Prices Will Not Bother Solar

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-12-14 08:36
On the other hand, average fuel economy of new US vehicles stopped declining for the first time in years when oil prices started to nosedive. There is ...

Toyota converting biogas to power for Georgetown plant

Pipe: Advanced tech - Sun, 2014-12-14 08:12

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, with help from Waste Services of the Bluegrass, is converting methane from a local landfill into renewable electricity to power Toyota’s Georgetown assembly plant.

Landfill gas is comprised of both methane and carbon dioxide, in addition to varying amounts of other contaminants. With the increasing number of landfills in the United States, the effect of landfill gas on the environment can be detrimental.

Scheduled for completion in early 2015, the project will not only provide enough power to produce 10,000 vehicles each year, but it will also lead to improved air-quality, reducing local air pollution as much as 90%.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Could Mean A Lot Of Shifts

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-12-14 07:44
Fuel economy is not generally one of the things that people think about when considering the Jeep Wrangler but this could change thanks to the ...

FuelCell Energy hits 3 billion kWh mark from its DFC plants since 2003

Pipe: Advanced tech - Sun, 2014-12-14 07:28

FuelCell Energy, Inc., a provider of direct fuel cell power plants, has generated a cumulative three billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from its Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plants since the first commercial installation in 2003. FuelCell Energy has customers in nine countries in North America, Asia and Europe; three billion kWh of electricity is adequate to power approximately 271,000 US homes for one year, or about 679,000 German homes or 837,000 South Korean homes.

The installed base of operating fuel cell power plants has doubled in two years as our broad range of global customers recognize the advantages of multi-megawatt fuel cell parks, including a 15 megawatt fuel cell park operating in North America and a 59 megawatt fuel cell park operating in South Korea, the world’s largest.—Chip Bottone, Chief Executive Officer, FuelCell Energy

Utilizing an electro-chemical process, power is generated in a manner that is virtually absent of criteria pollutants including NOx, SOx, and PM.

Compared to the average US fossil-fuel power plant, 3 billion kWh of fuel cell power generation avoids the emission of approximately 25,600 tons of these criteria pollutants as well as approximately 1.9 million tons of carbon dioxide—equivalent to the carbon sequestered by about 1.4 million acres of U.S. forest. This land area is larger than the State of Rhode Island and almost as large as the State of Delaware.

The stationary fuel cell power plants manufactured by FuelCell Energy are fuel flexible, capable of operating on natural gas, on-site renewable biogas, or directed biogas. These megawatt-class power plants are scalable for multi-megawatt applications with large power users or electric grid support. The power plants provide continuous power that is not dependent on the weather or time of day.

Inhofe, Levin Natural Gas Vehicle Provision Passes Congress

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-12-14 05:18
Current law allows automakers to earn credits for compliance with the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program by producing alternative fuel ...

Dobrindt-Entwurf: Pkw-Maut könnte Hunderttausende Autofahrer entlasten

Pipe: Europe - Sun, 2014-12-14 04:27
Wer Bundesfernstraßen benutzt, muss künftig Pkw-Maut zahlen. Der Gesetzentwurf bietet jedoch ein Schlupfloch, viele deutsche Autofahrer könnten am Ende sogar finanziell besser dastehen.
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Kfz-Meisterin Annette Hue: Reine Einstellungssache

Pipe: Europe - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:50
Annette Hue ist eine der wenigen selbstständigen Kfz-Meisterinnen in Deutschland. Sie gilt als Koryphäe für eine Technik, die in modernen Autos immer seltener wird. Deshalb erhält sie sogar Post aus Afrika.
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Fahrbericht Citroën C4 Cactus: Die Beule war schon!

Pipe: Europe - Sun, 2014-12-14 00:55
Über den C4 Cactus lässt sich wunderbar streiten. Citroën hat dem Kompakt-SUV ein unerhörtes Design verpasst und einige Selbstverständlichkeiten völlig anders gemacht. Trotzdem fehlt was.
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196 Nations Near Preliminary Climate Change Deal

Pipe: Climate and Health - Sun, 2014-12-14 00:00
The draft deal would, for the first time in history, commit every nation to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions, but it would still fall far short of what scientists say is needed.

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