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Oregon LNG will be sending North American-sourced natural gas to Asia…Quite the change from the usual discourse of too much energy being imported. On July 31 the company received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with […]

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California is pushing even more for green cars and some of the state’s agencies are collaborating on a range of initiatives to support the goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) said last week that the California Energy Commission carried out one of these initiatives, […]

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Yesterday Ford and the University of Michigan opened a new $8 million battery lab. This new lab will help Ford develop batteries that are smaller, lighter and less expensive to produce, according to Ford. The work could accelerate development of battery-powered vehicles that are more efficient and affordable than today’s models and that go farther […]

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Electric vehicle charging company ECOtality is going through rough times. On Monday, Aug. 12, ECOtality announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has suspended all payments to ECOtality, has ordered the company to cease incurring new costs under its prior arrangement with DoE, and had ordered it to notify all of ECOtality’s vendors of […]

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A $120-million plan funded by the U.S. Department of Energy aims to develop a range and cost-busting electric vehicle battery has been likened by proponents to another “Manhattan Project,” but critics have called it a potential “money hole.” Whatever it turns into, the Energy Department has committed said funds over the next five years to […]

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