INTERVIEW: Department of Energy’s David Danielson on How America Can Win the Clean Energy Race

April 17, 2014 by  
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2013′s government shutdown didn’t stop the United States Department of Energy (DOE)  from moving forward on a range of initiatives to ramp up renewable energy , promote energy efficiency , and combat climate change . Leading the efforts to ensure that America continues to lead in the global clean energy race, is  Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Dr. David Danielson . With a diverse background as a clean energy venture capitalist, and the first program director at DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) , Danielson brings a wealth of both private and public sector experience to EERE. Danielson recently talked with us about the work his office is doing on making the building industry and federal government more sustainable and transitioning the nation to a clean energy economy. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Department of Energy’s David Danielson on How America Can Win the Clean Energy Race Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “energy efficiency” , ARPA-E , clean tech , David Danielson , Department of Energy , DOE , Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy , government , interview , renewable energy

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August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

September 10, 2013 by  
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August was the best month ever for U.S. sales of 100 percent electric vehicles (EV) , plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional hybrids. EV sales increased 457.48 percent compared to August 2012 and 515.51 percent compared to the first eight months of last year. The spike in sales continues a trend from July, which saw EV purchases up nearly 530 percent compared to July 2012. Read the rest of August a Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: August EV car sales , chevrolet volt , electric vehicles , ev , ford , hybrids , Nissan Leaf , phev , plug-in hybrid electric vehicles , tesla model-s , toyota prius        

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Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

August 7, 2013 by  
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Image © Flickr U.S. sales of electric vehicles have increased an astronomical 522 percent since 2012 – July sales are up 529 percent compared to last year. When plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional hybrids are thrown in to the mix, sales are up 80,000 cars in 2013. Hit the jump to see our breakdown by car company (not including the new Fiat 500e, which launched in the U.S. in April and has already sold out in California .) Read the rest of Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet volt , electric vehicle , ev , ford fusion electric , hybrid , Nissan Leaf , plug-in , sales , Tesla Motors        

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Folsom Powerhouse: A Mixed-Income Green Development for Center City, Philadelphia

August 7, 2013 by  
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Postgreen Homes is teaming up with Equinox Management & Construction LLC to build a 31 unit, mixed-income green housing development near Center City in Philadelphia. Topped off with green roofs and photovoltaics, Folsom Powerhouse is an energy-efficient, eco-friendly project that will serve as a model of ecological urbanism. Located in the neighborhood of Francisville, the residential complex is a clean energy-producing powerhouse that will revitalize its surrounding area. Read the rest of Folsom Powerhouse: A Mixed-Income Green Development for Center City, Philadelphia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , “sustainable development” , eco design , equinox management and construction , folsom powerhouse , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green roof , isa architects , mixed income development , philadelphia , Postgreen , postgreen homes , residential development , Solar Power , solar powered housing , studio bryan hanes , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Urban design        

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KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

August 7, 2013 by  
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Several years ago the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) unveiled their On Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) charging system, which promised to charge cars and even city buses wirelessly through induction systems contained within roads. After tests on campus vehicles and at amusement parts , the first OLEV buses just hit inner city streets in Daejoen, South Korea. Read the rest of KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , alternative transportation , Electric buses , electric car , electric cars , electric vehicle , electric vehicles , electromagnetic battery charger , electromagnetic charging , electromagnetic induction , green design , green technology , green transportation , kaist , korea institute of technolgy , olev , olev safety , olevs , on line electric vehicle , south korea , wireless charging        

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GM Reduces 2014 Chevy Volt Starting Price by $5,000

August 6, 2013 by  
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General Motors has announced that the pricing for the 2014 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid now starts almost $5,000 lower than the 2013 model at $34,995. This means that after available tax credits the starting price for the 2014 Volt is now stands at $27,495. GM has not announced what changes were made to reduce the starting price of the Volt, but the price drop is obviously a response to the significant price cuts received by rival electric vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf . Read the rest of GM Reduces 2014 Chevy Volt Starting Price by $5,000 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive , chevy , chevy volt , electric car , electric cars , general motors , green car , green transportation , hybrid car , plug-in hybrid        

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Autodesk saves the Chevy Volt from ‘aerodynamics of a boulder’

April 23, 2012 by  
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Here's how Autodesk software helped make the Chevrolet Volt more efficient — and gave the plug-in hybrid a more mainstream appearance.

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2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

April 18, 2012 by  
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Word on the street today is that  General Motors will be updating the 2013 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid with some styling upgrades and a new “EV Hold Mode” that will allow the Volt to stay in electric-only mode longer in slower city traffic. The “EV Hold Mode” forces the Volt to use its range-extender engine at higher speeds, like on a highway, which then reserves the battery power for slower speeds. Read the rest of 2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevy , chevy volt , electric car , general motors , green car , green transportation , Opel Ampera , plug-in hybrid

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Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

April 3, 2012 by  
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Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Volt are stronger than ever, with sales in March spiking to 2289. The numbers gave Volt its best month ever, up 277 percent from one year ago. The good news comes despite recent negative press over battery fires that broke out in three Volts, and GM’s decision to temporarily cease manufacturing until April 23. Read the rest of Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet , chevrolet volt , chevy volt , chevy volt sales , detroit , electric car , electric vehicles , general motors , GM , plug-in , plug-in hybrid , volt

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Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Unveiled Today in NYC

April 3, 2012 by  
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On the eve of the New York Auto Show, Nissan is unveiling the all-new NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow for New York City. The NV200 was selected as the Big Apple’s exclusive cab after a rigorous two-year design competition and selection process. At a special event this evening, Nissan will roll out the new minivan taxi cab , which features sliding doors, ample passenger space, a fuel-efficient engine, and much more. Click through for all the details. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green taxi , green transportation , minivan taxi , new york taxi of tomorrow , NISSAN , nissan nv200 , nv200 , nyc taxi , nyc taxi of tomorrow , taxi of tomorrow

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