Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chrysler shows it's still got spark

Chrysler shows it's still got spark
**snip**
"[We're] looking at a full line of electric vehicles," Chrysler chief executive Bob Nardelli said on the CBNC business network. "We've made huge commitments, both from a resource standpoint and from a financial standpoint."

Chrysler unveiled three prototype electric vehicles at its headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., including the Dodge EV, an all-electric sports car based on a Lotus frame. The company says the car's lithium-ion battery can power it 240 kilometres on a single charge. Chrysler also showed so-called "range-extended" electric versions of its Windsor, Ont.-built Chrysler Town & Country minivan as well as the Jeep Wrangler, which use a small gasoline engine to power the main electric drive system and allow longer driving.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Clean Energy to Build, Operate CNG Fueling Station for New Solid Waste Fleet in Seattle, Washington: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Clean Energy to Build, Operate CNG Fueling Station for New Solid Waste Fleet in Seattle, Washington

Monday September 15, 8:30 am ET
-- CleanScapes, a City of Seattle Solid Waste Contractor, Opts to Deploy 40 New CNG Trucks; Major Environmental and Cost-Saving Benefits Projected --


SEAL BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CleanScapes, Inc., a newly-designated City of Seattle, WA solid waste contractor, has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq:CLNE - News) a contract for up to 10 years to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) station and provide fuel for CleanScapes’ 40 new CNG-powered refuse trucks. Clean Energy’s fuel contract with CleanScapes includes a preferential fuel pricing provision. The new CleanScapes time-fill CNG fuel station, to be designed, built and operated by Clean Energy, will be located south of Seattle’s downtown area. Starting in April 2009, CleanScapes will deploy the CNG fleet to provide waste collection services to more than 64,000 residential and business customers in the Central and Northeast sections of Seattle.
Chris Martin, CleanScapes’ President, said, “Seattle has been a national leader in greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Our Mayor, Greg Nickels, has led the effort to have cities agree to abide by the Kyoto Protocol. During the bidding process we felt it could be to our advantage to propose a CNG fleet. After careful analysis we determined that a CNG fleet would bring significant environmental and economic benefits.”

more....

Department of Energy - Loan Guarantee Program

Department of Energy - Loan Guarantee Program

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced three solicitations for a total of up to $30.5 billion in federal loan guarantees for projects that employ advanced energy technologies and that avoid, reduce or sequester anthropogenic emissions of air pollutants or greenhouse gases. The three solicitations are in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced transmission and distribution technologies; advanced nuclear power facilities; and advanced nuclear facilities for the 'front-end' of the nuclear fuel cycle. This marks the second round of solicitations for DOE's Loan Guarantee Program, which encourages the commercial use of new or significantly improved energy technologies, and is a important step in paving the way for clean energy projects.

more.....

June 2008 Solicitations

Surprising Seller of Clean Energy Fuels Stock - Barrons.com

Surprising Seller of Clean Energy Fuels Stock - Barrons.com
"T. Boone Pickens' wife Madeleine sold $18 million in stock."

(They obviously need capital investment to build the CNV program for Seattles' Waste Management program, as reported monday. )

Natural Gas Vehicles

Natural Gas Vehicles: "Natural Gas Vehicles



Natural gas (NG) as a vehicle fuel continues to grow in popularity with homeowners. With escalating fuel prices, natural gas offers many benefits: reduced costs, enhanced safety, single occupancy in High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and carpool lanes with no bridge tolls and of course, cleaner emissions. Because it is a domestic resource, it promotes energy security for our country. These reasons make natural gas the alternative fuel of choice for our country."

Pickens Meet Phill: Clean Energy Fuels Buys Natural Gas Vehicle Device Maker « Earth2Tech

Pickens Meet Phill: Clean Energy Fuels Buys Natural Gas Vehicle Device Maker « Earth2Tech
(see my ticker on this page for CLNE)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

FinancialContent.com - Stock Quotes and Business News

Stock Quotes for CLNE
.... which has acquired PHILL

PDF of North California CNV Stations

http://www.cngvc.org/CNGVC_Fueling_Directory/Northern%20Calif.%202007%20Station%20Directory.pdf
Where are Seeps Found?: "Shaded Relief Map
Most of California's natural oil and gas seeps are in the area circled in white on this shaded relief map. The state's major underground oil and gas fields (known from drilled wells) are in the three areas outlined in yellow. Note that the seeps occur near the oil and gas oil fields. This is no coincidence.
The reason seeps are found close to major oil and gas fields is that most seeps are fed by these natural underground reservoirs. Just as springs are fed by underground reservoirs of water, oil and gas seeps are fed by underground reservoirs of oil and gas."

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Phill by FuelMaker Corporation - World Leader in Convenient On-Site Refueling Systems

Phill by FuelMaker Corporation - World Leader in Convenient On-Site Refueling Systems

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Natural-gas guzzler - CNN.com

Natural-gas guzzler - CNN.com: "Behold the car that could displace the Toyota Prius as the eco-ride of choice."

CNG cars for sale

This Link goes to an AZ dealership.
Just for an example of the variety of CNG vehicles available:
INDEX OF CARS


2001 CAVALIER CNG


This is a factory converted car that is bi fuel with a 5 gge CNG tank that goes a distance of 120-150 miles. It has AM./FM cruise,tilt 36 k miles $13,500

CNG MOTORS STOCK # 1172

VIN#3G1JC52461S127539

To leave a deposit for this vehicle via a credit card click the paypal icon below.
$300 will hold a vehicle for two weeks.
Be sure to include the VIN you are leaving a deposit for.
If you don't have a Paypal account follow the link on the bottom left side of the paypal page.

The Recorder

The Recorder

The Downside of the Prius

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Official Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Locator

This link is Gov issue but, doesnt include CNG stations that are included in the last map I linked to.

2008 Honda Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicle - Environment - the Official Honda Web Site

2008 Honda Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicle - Environment - the Official Honda Web Site

Alternative Energy: More on Honda's CNG Home Refueling Station

More on Honda's CNG Home Refueling Station

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This is NOT an ENDORSEMENT!!
No Company Name? How can I check them out?
Anyway:
Heres a gadget that claims to convert water to a usable gas in combustion engines. HHO gas will save 40% of gas bill.
LINK: Water Fuel Kit ($50) May be worth a shot. Easy Install.

This video is on the page:

Electric Cars Take Over: 17 Electric Cars You Must Know About

Electric Cars Take Over: 17 Electric Cars You Must Know About

Monday, July 14, 2008

Green Car Congress: GM Unveils Second Propulsion System for Chevrolet Volt: A Fuel Cell Variant

Green Car Congress: GM Unveils Second Propulsion System for Chevrolet Volt: A Fuel Cell Variant: "a hydrogen fuel cell variant that uses GM’s new fifth-generation fuel cell system as its primary power source."

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Forget the GM VOLT!!! Switching to hydrogen!!! The idiots shouldnt have sold the battery technology to TEXACO... so they could kill it.

John McCain is a tool for big oil... he was hawking for them recently... offering prize money to whoever could develope (re-invent) THIS battery!

You see, big oil doesnt have our economy in their best interest....they want to diliver a product you have to buy at THEIR stations.... where they control how much of your weekly check you should keep!!
They want you to go to their stations where their trucks deliver your daily rations.

They dont want you plugging in at home.... and they definitely dont want you completely off their grid which solar panels will do in the next inevitable generation of fuels. ULTRA CLEAN FUELS, might I add.

GM will sell its 60% stake in battery maker to Texaco.(General Motors, Texaco Inc., GM-Ovonic LLC)(Brief Article) | Automotive News | Find Articles at BNET

GM will sell its 60% stake in battery maker to Texaco.(General Motors, Texaco Inc., GM-Ovonic LLC)(Brief Article) | Automotive News | Find Articles at BNET
Automotive News
Oct 23, 2000

DETROIT - General Motors is selling its stake in a battery-making joint venture to Texaco Inc. in hopes that an energy company can lower the costs of nickel-metal-hydride batteries. GM still plans to buy batteries for future electric and hybrid vehicles from GM-Ovonic LLC, a 6-year-old venture with Ovonic Battery Co.

GM says the venture won't be able to make advanced nickel-metal-hydride batteries affordable unless it can increase production. That means gaining nonautomotive customers, said GM spokesman Jeff Kuhlman. ``General Motors is not the company to take these batteries to ...


The long lasting battery technology needed for Electric Cars exists.
GM bought CONTROLLING INTEREST in that tech from Ovonics...then SOLD IT TO BIG OIL!!!


This info was made available in"Who Killed the Electric Car?"

Friday, June 27, 2008

Electro-Shock Therapy

Electro-Shock Therapy: "With the Chevy Volt, General Motors—battered, struggling for profitability, fed up with being eclipsed by Toyota and the Prius—is out to reinvent the automobile, and itself."