Why hydrogen fuel cells are a boon for the military

September 27, 2017 by  
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About a decade ago, the United States federal and state governments began experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells, said Stan Osserman, director of the Hawaii center for advanced transportation technologies. The push was driven by high oil prices at the time. As the prices tapered, however, the development kept going. “The prices have come down and the weight has come down on [hydrogren fuel] equipment,” said Osserman. “Lots of companies are realizing this is a good business case on its own.” 

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Hot topic: It takes more than clean power to reach renewables targets

September 19, 2017 by  
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Cargill, General Motors, Kimberly-Clark, Mars and P&G throw their weight behind an effort to take stock of thermal loads.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Biking to Work Can Help You Save Money, Lose Weight, and Reduce CO2

April 28, 2014 by  
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If you’ve ever been curious about bicycle commuting, upcoming Bike to Work week (May 12 – May 16) is your perfect chance to start. Whether you’re riding to save money, time, or just for the fun of it, there’s no disputing the delightful benefits of riding a bike. To help get you (and your tires) pumped up for the big week, Reliance Foundry released a snazzy new infographic to explain why and how biking to work really is worth it. And don’t forget to check out their recently launched ‘Pedals4Professionals’ contest for a chance to win up to $5,000 in new cycling gear! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How Biking to Work Can Help You Save Money, Lose Weight, and Reduce CO2 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle commuting , bicycle infographic , bicycles , bike commuting , bike to work , bike to work week , infographic , Pedals4Professionals , Pedals4Professionals contest , reader submitted content , Reliance Foundry , reliance foundry contest

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2014 Audi A4 is likely to have a plug-in hybrid variant

August 22, 2011 by  
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Ayan Sengupta: 2014 Audi A4 Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle There are rumors that the next-gen variants of Audi A4 will also include a new hybrid plug-in model. Germany’s Auto Bild has revealed that the next-gen A4 will be based on the MLB Evo platform. This is a tactical decision on the part of Audi to substantially reduce the weight of the vehicle. It has been estimated that the new platform would reduce A4’s weight by about 265 to 331 lbs (120-150 kg). Although the weight of the new A4 would be low, it would be somewhat bigger in size as compared to the previous A4 models. The future A4 variants will have things like thermal energy recovery system, stop/start system as well as a brake energy recuperation system. Nothing much is known about the engines that would be powering the vehicle. The TDI version will probably be powered by an engine with an output of around 296 HP while the gasoline variants will probably have an engine with an output of around 345 HP. The plug-in variant is likely to feature an electric motor which would be mounted on the rear axle of the vehicle. This will enable the vehicle to have a range of 19-37 miles (30-60 km) running on electric mode alone. The e-Quattro system will make the future A4 an all-wheel drive vehicle. Rumors are also rife that the A4 will also have a CNG variant as part of the company’s e-gas project. Via: Car Advice

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Hiplok: A Wearable Bike Lock That’s Not Just For Tattooed Hipsters

July 18, 2011 by  
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Images Credit Hiplok The weight of a bike lock is inversely proportional to the weight of your bike, and directly proportional to the cost. They are also a pain to store on the bike, and I often sling my heavy duty cable lock across my shoulders; No doubt it will garrote me in an accident some day. But now Industrial designers John Abrahams and Benjamin Smith have solved the problem with the very ingenious Hiplok. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ruptured Pipeline in Yellowstone River Oil Spill Regularly Carried Tar Sands Oil

July 18, 2011 by  
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The EPA now says there is no more danger of further oil spilling from the ruptured pipeline under the Yellowstone River , but several big questions remain–especially considering that ExxonMobil now says that tar sands oil routinely was carried by the Silvertip pipeline . … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Meat Eater’s Guide: Get to Know the Carbon Footprint of Your Diet (Lamb, Beef, Cheese Are the Worst)

July 18, 2011 by  
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Image: Dave Hogg via flickr It’s not news that meat and dairy are among the largest contributors to the world’s growing carbon footprint, but lamb, beef, cheese, pork, and farmed salmon in particular generate the most greenhouse gases—sometimes four times more than other animal products and 13 times more than plant-based proteins. That’s according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, the Meat Eater’s Guide, that assesses the environmental and health impact of our food choices. It contains some interesting information you might not expect in a report like this. For example, eve… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Could LA’s Plan to Build 30 Years of Transit Projects in Just 10 Work for the US?

April 4, 2011 by  
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Photo: Groume via Flickr / CC BY-SA Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has thrown all of his weight behind his city’s so-called 30/10 plan — a blueprint to build 30 years’ worth of transit projects in just 10, by making a half percent increase on sales tax and leveraging federal funding.

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Guangzhou’s Great Multi-Modal Transit System (Video)

April 4, 2011 by  
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Bus Rapid Transit + Bike-Sharing + Subway High-density is greener than low-density, but for cities to reach their green potential, they need to offer good transportation alternatives to individual vehicles, especially for commuting. Guanghzou’s transportation system is a good example of this. In fact, it’s so good that it won the city this year’s International Sustainable Transportation award .

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BMW Spending $560 Million on EV Development

November 5, 2010 by  
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BMW has been lagging behind other carmakers by not having solid plans for a mass production electric vehicle.  There have been auto show concepts and there’s the Mini E conversion, but that’s about it.  The European Federation for Transport and Environment even called out the automaker recently for not doing enough to meet new EU emissions targets (130 grams of CO2 per kilometer by 2015).

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