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ExxonMobil: A Big Bet on Natural Gas
10/31/2010 – 12:55 pm PDT | No Comment

Exxon Mobil is the biggest publicly traded company in the world, but its stock price has been lagging over the last year chiefly because a lot of people wonder why it’s making such a big …

MES receives orders for 4 hybrid container cranes
10/31/2010 – 4:50 am PDT | No Comment

Nikkei. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. (MES) has received an order for four of its new hybrid container cranes from two harbor-operation companies affiliated with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. This marks MES’s first order for …

Smarter transportation case study #5: Traffic signal optimization; Portland, Oregon
10/13/2010 – 6:05 am PDT | Comments Off

Portland officials improved the timing and coordination of traffic signals in 17 key intersections, resulting in lower auto emissions and less traffic.

In 2002, the Climate Trust, a Portland-based non-profit, contracted with the City of …

Report: Renewable Marine Sources Could Provide Up To 50% of Europe’s Electricity by 2050
10/12/2010 – 11:10 am PDT | Comments Off

By 2050 Europe could get up to 50% of its electricity needs from renewable marine sources according to a report presented by the Marine Board of the European Science Foundation at the EurOCEAN 2010 conference.
Marine …

SwRI to Launch Low-Speed Preignition Prevention Program (P3) Consortium
10/07/2010 – 10:15 am PDT | Comments Off

Damaged pistons are just one of several potential failure modes from engines that exhibit LSPI. Photo: SwRI. Click to enlarge.

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will launch a new consortium—the Preiginition Prevention Program (P3)—focusing on fuels …

Solar Energy Initiatives (OTCBB: SNRY) Completes Funding for First Phase of $4 Million Municipal Installation
10/06/2010 – 4:55 pm PDT | Comments Off

Solar Energy Initiatives  (OTCBB: SNRY)  Completes Funding for First Phase of $4 Million Municipal Installation
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL-( clean energy stocks )  - October 6, 2010) - Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (OTCBB: SNRY), with businesses …

Volvo Planning ts Driveline Architectures All To Be Plug-in Hybrid Capable; Considering a Range-Extended Electric-Drive Architecture in the Future
10/05/2010 – 2:35 am PDT | Comments Off

The V70 plug-in hybrid demonstrator highlights Volvo’s current PHEV architecture: front-wheel drive combustion engine, electric motor on the rear axle. Click to enlarge.

Volvo is planning all its future driveline architectures with the ability to accommodate …

DOE Awards Praxair $35M for Ceramic Membrane Development for Syngas Systems
09/23/2010 – 10:15 am PDT | Comments Off

Praxair, Inc. has been awarded $35 million by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate development of oxygen transport membrane (OTM) systems which can dramatically reduce the cost of oxygen for synthesis gas (syngas) …

Micro hybrids bring the benefits of start-stop engines to everyone
09/16/2010 – 3:45 pm PDT | Comments Off

PowerGenix says its nickel-zinc batteries in a Prius delivered lower weight and cost. (PowerGenix photo)
We have Microsoft, micro-skirts, micro-turbines, but do you have any idea what a micro-hybrid is? I didn’t think so. But there …

New San Diego Albertsons Using UTC Power Fuel Cell for Nearly 90% of its Electricity
09/04/2010 – 8:55 am PDT | 2 Comments

A new Albertsons supermarket in the San Diego, California community of Clairemont is generating nearly 90% of the electricity it needs with a PureCell 400 kW fuel cell from UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. …