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2012-08-03 06:20:51

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management has launched a new local fleet of 25 clean-burning CNG trucks and unveiled Louisville's first public-access, 24-hour compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) The fleet is the first of its kind in Kentucky, replacing heavy-duty collection trucks with new state-of-the-art vehicles that run on CNG, a cleaner-burning alternative to conventional gasoline or diesel fuel....

2012-08-02 23:00:33

Three new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now available for public use in the parking deck at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, 1304 Franklin Avenue, Normal. In keeping with Advocate Health Care's various "green" initiatives, BroMenn is participating in a local community-wide effort to promote electric vehicle technology by providing a charging infrastructure. Normal, Ill. (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 Three new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now available for public use...

2012-08-02 14:21:35

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Senate Finance Committee marked up the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012, which included key energy efficiency and biofuels tax credit provisions. The Committee's decision to keep these provisions in tact and extend them through 2013 is seen as a major victory for the biofuels industry. Advanced Biofuels Association President, Michael McAdams hailed the mark-up as a tide turning event for the biofuels industry:...

2012-08-02 10:21:03

~Despite Tough Macroeconomic Conditions, Westport Maintains Outlook for 50% Growth~ VANCOUVER, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), the global leader in natural gas engines, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 and provided an update on operations. All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated. "Key segments of the transport market have begun the inevitable shift from petroleum based fuel...

2012-08-02 10:20:39

WASHINGTON , Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Diesel Technology Forum: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO) Clean diesel engines will continue to be the dominant power source for heavy-duty vehicles in the United States for "decades to come because of their power and efficiency," according to a newly released study prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy. The report - "Advancing Technology for America's...

2012-08-02 10:20:32

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS) offered news media first drive opportunities today for the Toyota RAV4 EV, an all-new, all-electric SUV arriving in select California dealerships later this summer. During the media event, Toyota engineers lifted the hood and shared developmental and technical details of this unique electric vehicle, while sales and marketing executives discussed launch and distribution strategy. Offering outstanding...

2012-08-02 06:20:57

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford's Van Dyke Transmission Plant adds hybrid transmission capacity thanks to a new, flexible assembly line supporting Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Ford adds 225 new jobs at Van Dyke Transmission, bringing jobs in-house while helping deliver on its commitment to provide customers the power of choice for fuel-efficient vehicles Ford and its...

2012-08-02 06:20:28

LONDON, August 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Holidaymakers are being warned to research fuel policies before picking up hire cars at the rental desk to avoid confusion and paying surplus charges when returning the vehicle. The advice comes from leading car hire specialist eRentals.co.uk, as fuel policies are becoming a common complaint of car hire customers due to the confusion of the different policies available. The most common policies are full-to-full and full-to-empty....

2012-08-02 02:24:51

SYDNEY, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Algae.Tec advanced engineered algae to biofuels facility Shoalhaven One was officially opened today by the New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy the Honourable Chris Hartcher, MP. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120802/HK51040 ) A VIP crowd including executives from the University of Wollongong, the Manildra Group, the renewable energy investment community, shareholders and coal and biofuels association...

2012-08-02 02:22:38

ASHLAND, Ore., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brammo and electric motorcycle racers competed this weekend at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the FIM ePower International Road Racing Championship. Team Icon Brammo took second and third place with riders Eric Bostrom and Steve Atlas. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120802/SF50942) Brammo's newest rider, Eric Bostrom, who has over two decades of experience riding for companies such as Ducati, Harley Davidson, and Honda, finished...