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CAP’s American Fuel: Contaminated on so many levels

April 27th, 2010 · 14 Comments

Two weeks ago, the Center for American Progress issued American Fuel: Developing Natural Gas for Heavy Vehicles. This misleading and error-prone report strongly supports misguided policy concepts to subsidize heavily transitioning American transportation from one fossil fuel (oil) to a slightly lower polluting alternative (natural gas). Even though political momentum exists behind this concept, it […]

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Tags: bus · climate change · Energy · environmental · fuel economy · gasoline · Global Warming · government energy policy · hybrid · hybrid trucks · pollution · t boone pickens · the pickens plan

Clean Energy Jobs Take The PHE-School Bus

November 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

This is part of a series of posts on ‘clean energy jobs’ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me. Clean Energy Jobs Take the PHE-School Bus: $100 million per year for 2,000 jobs There are hundreds of thousands of yellow school buses taking America’s […]

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Tags: bus · clean energy jobs · PHEV · schools · transportation

Plugging in for a better tomorrow: the school bus ‘solution’

December 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Hybrids are too often thought of simply in terms of personal vehicles. They are also penetrating the big vehicle market space. Consider the average delivery truck and all its starts/stops. There is a lot of energy to capture there, which is why UPS is pursuing hybrids. And, as per Walmart and its hybrid trucks, they […]

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Tags: analysis · automobiles · bus · business practice · emissions · Energy · energy cool · energy efficiency · energy smart · environmental · fuel economy · gasoline · government energy policy · hybrid · hybrid trucks · oil · peak oil · PHEV · political symbols · politics

Energy COOL: Solar Busing Down Under

December 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Adelaide, Australia, has become the home for an-all electric city bus, the Tindo.  The icing on the cake: the Tindo (aboriginal word for sun) will get its electricity from a $AU550,000 solar PV system on Adelaide’s central bus station.  Even better: rides are free as part of Adelaide’s public transport system.

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Tags: bus · PHEV · solar

Hybrid or PHE Buses?

November 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments

At this time, Dozens of cities and school districts are getting good marks for implementing hybrid buses that run on both diesel and electricity. In doing so, they are helping to commercialize a technology that proponents say will save fuel costs and prevent the release of harmful emissions. So starts Driving Hybrid Buses, an EnergyBiz […]

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Tags: bus · fuel economy · transportation

BC’s Hydrogen Highway

May 2nd, 2007 · Comments Off on BC’s Hydrogen Highway

British Columbia is actively pusuring a Hydrogen Highway, announcing Monday that “The Province is a step closer to deploying the world’s first fleet of hydrogen buses with $45 million that will go toward the production of 20 buses and development of hydrogen fuelling stations in Whistler and Victoria. Premier Gordon Campbell announced [this] at the Hydrogen […]

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Tags: bus · hydrogen