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How close plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) get to true zero emissions depends on electricity power sources in that country, according to data compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. PEVs are producing, on average, about half the amount of pollution as a gasoline or diesel car, but there is great variation in that range. If much […]

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General Motors has committed to power all its global operations through renewable energy sources by 2050 – up from a small percent today. The global automaker said it will be generating or sourcing electrical power for 350 facilities in 59 countries through renewable wind, sun, and landfill gas energy during the next 24 years. As […]

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Energy independent vehicles (EIVs) are being developed that will separate them from every charging port and fueling station. Peter Harrop, chairman of the IDTechEx research and consultancy firm, said EIVs are in the testing phase and will be on roads in the next few years. They’re getting power through renewable energy such as solar and […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will spend up to $100 million in grants to help expand the infrastructure of renewable fuels. The funding has been allocated under the USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership. Under this new program, the agricultural department will collaborate with state governments and private companies with the goal of […]

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General Motors will be using wind power for the first time to power its automotive manufacturing operations. General Motors (GM) is doing so to answer one of its Mexico facilities’ electricity needs, allowing it to be run mostly on renewable energy. GM stated this addition of 34 megawatts of wind power allows the company to […]

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Burlington, Vt., has announced that 100-percent of its electricity is now coming from renewable sources. The city said most of the electricity is generated by hydropower, tapping from a local river as well as a dam in Maine. More than a third of the power comes from a biomass facility, which burns scrap wood to […]

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Audi has taken another step toward synthetic fuels, in this case, a type known as “e-gasoline.” The German carmaker, a big believer in synthetic fuels, is launching a strategic partnership with Global Bioenergies. Audi announced it will work with the French biotechnology company to promote the development of non-fossil fuels. In addition to the Audi […]

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General Motors announced a $24-million investment in electrical generation equipment that will allow the company to use more landfill gas at its Fort Wayne, Ind., and Orion, Mich., assembly plants. GM explained the new equipment will generate more than 14 megawatts of electricity from landfill gas, a renewable energy source, which will help the company […]

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Cadillac has announced its ELR extended range EV will be Smart Grid ready as soon as it comes off the production line. Using the luxury coupe’s extended range electric vehicle technology combined with OnStar’s cloud-based connection, the ELR will be able to communicate with the electric grid and potentially save energy, said Cadillac. Per GM’s […]

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