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Uber investors pressure CEO to revamp troubled self-driving unit, report says
Uber's CEO is exploring various options. One would see Uber accelerating the project by open-sourcing it to coders around the world, Bloomberg reported. Or the company could continue building a proprietary car wi...
Nikola Executive Chairman Trevor Milton Steps Down
Nikola Executive Chairman Trevor Milton announced on Sept. 21 that he has voluntarily stepped aside immediately as executive chairman and board member of the company he created, just weeks after the company signe...
Elon Musk: How About A SpaceX-Edition Tesla Model 3?
A mysterious white Tesla Model 3 is performing services as an ‘Emergency Operations’ vehicle for SpaceX.
Tesla Battery Day: Here's The Best Overview So Far Of The 'Biscuit Tin'
The larger cell would have technical challenges that Tesla patents have already addressed.
Supplier Garrett Motion files for Chapter 11 backruptcy with purchase offer
The maker or turbochargers said it entered into a "stalking horse" purchase agreement, subject to court approval, with private equity firm KPS Capital Partners for $2.1 billion. It expects to operate without inte...
Novozymes launches Fiberex platform for conversion of corn fiber to ethanol
Novozymes launched Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fiber into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibers in the corn, providing...
Ricardo report supports vehicle to infrastructure connectivity deployment
Momentum is growing for wider scale deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technologies in both vehicles and road infrastructure. However, to date deployment activities have been fragmented a...
Sakor: Hybrid and EV powertrain testing is key to reaping efficiency benefits
By Randal Beattie, President, SAKOR Technologies Inc. Over the past decade, most transportation markets, from automotive, to military, aircraft, and even space systems have seen a tremendous surge of interest in ...
EMT Madrid places a third order with Irizar e-mobility making a total of 55 Irizar electric buses in fleet
Irizar e-mobility has signed a new contract with the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) to supply 20 electric 12-meter Irizar ie buses. This is the third order from EMT Madrid for Irizar electric ...
MZK Piła buying five Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses
Solaris has won a tender announced by the public transport operator Miejski Zakład Komunikacyjny (MZK) in Piła for the supply of five Urbino 12 electric buses including the charging infrastructure. The deliveries...
Sweden introduces GHG reduction mandate for aviation fuel for 2021, increasing to 27% in 2030
Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, the Swedish Government announced on 11 September the introduction of a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction mandate for aviation...
UPDATE: Trevor Milton Resigns From Nikola, Stephen Girsky Replaces Him
The executive said that “the Company’s mission is greater than you are.”
Phoenix Motorcars, EasyMile win grant for development of first FMVSS-compliant autonomous shuttle bus in US
The city of Houston is set to receive the first Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Buy America-compliant mid-size autonomous bus in the US. Jointly develope...
Nikola founder resigns as chairman amid allegations, SEC probe
Trevor Milton was replaced by board member Steve Girsky, who helped lead GM out of bankruptcy.
EV pioneer Nissan seeks to reclaim ground with high-tech Ariya
The world's would-be EV leader is charging up for a second crack at the segment, and the automaker is as optimistic as ever.
Next Tucson offers 2 hybrids
Hyundai's next-generation Tucson hits U.S. showrooms in the first half of 2021 in a redesign that adds bolder styling and two hybrid options.
Kelly, Nissan and Japan itself go on trial
Former Nissan director Greg Kelly's trial in Tokyo is also casting a searing light on Carlos Ghosn, Nissan and business in Japan.
Hyundai wants to restart facility upgrades; dealers wary
Hyundai and Genesis say it's time to get back to their pandemic-delayed dealership upgrade programs. Some retailers think it's too soon.
F-150 EV will outwork the competition, Ford says
While Tesla, Nikola and other companies launching electric pickups aim for lifestyle buyers, Ford believes it can impress work users by promoting the battery-powered F-150 as a more capable, powerful and cost-eff...
Kia makes big EV push
The brand's first dedicated EV next year is part of a push to electrify its lineup and get a quarter of its global sales from EVs by 2029.
Fleet Management
Hitachi develops ‘intelligent’ decarbonisation solutions for fleets
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions (HCVS) has signed a three-year deal to collaborate with Hitachi Europe on new net-zero solutions for fleet owners.
Highways England and Network Rail collaboration to boost parkway stations
Highways England and Network Rail are working more closely together to help establish more parkway stations across the UK and reduce congestion in town centres.
Fleet help needed for clean air zone research
Fleets that use telematics are being urged to help researchers ahead of the introduction of charging clean air zones (CAZs) next year.
UK cities urge more Government funding to fuel urban fleet switch to EV
Transport authorities from major UK cities are urging the Government for more funding to help urban fleets make the switch to electric vehicles (EV).
Roads data suggests rush hour return
But RAC data suggests increased traffic a result of the school-run rather than commuters travelling to work.
Uber’s self-driving operator charged over fatal crash
The back-up driver in a self-driving Uber vehicle has appeared in court facing negligent homicide charges following a fatal accident in the USA.
BMW’s fully-electric iX3 SUV to be priced from £61,900
BMW’s fully-electric iX3 is to be priced from £61,900 when it goes on sale in the UK next summer.
Skoda adds mild hybrid e-Tec models to Octavia range
Skoda is to add a 1.0 TSI e-Tec engine to its Octavia line-up – its first mild hybrid powertrain.
ElectraMeccanica Produces Fleet, Utility Version of SOLO EV
Engineered for a single occupant, it offers a unique driving experience for the environmentally conscious fleet, utility and commercial operator.
Post-lockdown business travel peaked in mid-August, says Allstar
Business travel hit a post-lockdown peak in August with every sector of the UK economy enjoying its highest weekly increase at some point, according to Allstar.
Get Spiffy Releases Vehicle Disinfection Verification App
In early September, Spiffy conducted a survey that found 83% of respondents have traveled since the pandemic began, but only three out of 10 felt confident doing it.
Get Spiffy Releases Vehicle Disinfection Verification App
In early September, Spiffy conducted a survey that found 83% of respondents have traveled since the pandemic began, but only three out of 10 felt confident doing it.
BCA launches new Saturday online auction programme
BCA is extending its selling programme with the introduction of a new online sales programme starting tomorrow (Saturday, September at 19) at 9.30am.
Transform Your Entire Fleet with Engine Calibration
When fleet optimization and profitability is the goal, calibration is the solution. Find out how calibration can optimize your fleet vehicle’s engines to improve productivity and your bottom line.
Transform Your Entire Fleet With Engine Calibration
When fleet optimization and profitability is the goal, calibration is the solution. Find out how Derive VQ Efficiency™ can optimize your fleet vehicle’s engines to improve productivity and your bottom line.
Transform Your Entire Fleet With Engine Calibration
When fleet optimization and profitability is the goal, calibration is the solution. Find out how Derive VQ Efficiency™ can optimize your fleet vehicle’s engines to improve productivity and your bottom line.
2020 NAFA Virtual I&E: Day Two and Three
As we enter the fourth and final day of the 2020 NAFA Virtual Institute & Expo (I&E), the conference is rounding out what has been an eventful several days of educational content.
2020 NAFA I&E Legislative Update Panel
Pat O’Connor, the long-time legislative counsel for NAFA Fleet Management Association, gave his U.S. Legislative Update presentation at the 2020 NAFA Institute & Expo (I&E) Virtual Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 15...
State of the Fleet Dealer Segment
This video key looks at key milestones through the history of the fleet dealer segment, what roles fleet dealers play in today’s market, the importance of maintaining strong relationships in the industry, and an ...
Trucking
Nikola Executive Chairman Trevor Milton Steps Down
Nikola Executive Chairman Trevor Milton announced on Sept. 21 that he has voluntarily stepped aside immediately as executive chairman and board member of the company he created, just weeks after the company signe...
Trevor Milton steps down as Nikola chairman
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Nikola founder Trevor Milton has voluntarily stepped down as executive chairman and member of its board of directors, the company announced early Monday. Nikola shares plunged nearly 30% in prema...
Kenan Advantage Group Acquires Canadian Firm Beaulac
Kenan Advantage Group has completed the acquisition of Les Distributions Carl Beaulac Inc., the company announced Sept. 18.
Stocks Hit Six-Week Low as Tech Slide Accelerates
Technology shares pushed U.S. stocks to a six-week low as investors searched for new catalysts to give direction to global markets. The dollar strengthened and Treasuries were little changed.
Brian Dreher captures Best of Show at SuperRigs
HOUSTON, Texas – Brian Dreher has won the Best of Show award for his 2016 Peterbilt 389 at the 38th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs, which was held virtually this year. The announcement Friday coincided with the N...
Amazon’s Zoox Gets Green Light for Robotaxi Tests in California
Amazon .com Inc.’s self-driving-car unit, Zoox Inc., is getting a green light from California to test autonomous vehicles on public roads without a safety driver, becoming the fourth company to receive the state’...
Bob Farrell Returns to GlobalTranz as Chairman, CEO
GlobalTranz Enterprises announced that Bob Farrell returned as chairman and CEO, effective immediately.
DHE Begins Pilot Project With Volvo Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks
Volvo Trucks North America announced Dependable Highway Express received two Volvo VNR Electric trucks, the first battery-electric Class 8 trucks to join DHE’s fleet.
Canada Extends US Border Restrictions to Oct. 21
Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to nonessential travel to Oct. 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Safety Groups Take Legal Action Against HOS Final Rule
A group of safety organizations and the Teamsters union has filed a petition in federal court challenging the final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations.
Estes Express Lines Expands RNG-Fueled Fleet
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that Estes Express Lines will add to its fleet 50 new trucks fueled with its Redeem brand of renewable natural gas, bringing its total to 71.
Fortistar, Rumpke to Produce RNG at Ohio Landfill
Fortistar and Rumpke Waste & Recycling announced construction has begun on the Noble Road Landfill Renewable Natural Gas Project, a $33 million transportation decarbonization project in Shiloh, Ohio.
Peterbilt, Kenworth Medium-Duty EVs Eligible for $95,000 Voucher in Calif.
Peterbilt and Kenworth separately announced California customers for their medium-duty battery-electric trucks are eligible for a $95,000 voucher from the California Air Resources Board.
Pelosi Says Stimulus May Have to Include Airlines, Restaurants
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s willing to negotiate on some Democratic priorities for a stimulus package to include aid for industries such as airlines and restaurants that are continuing to struggle amid ...
Convoy Launches New Pricing Program for Shippers
Digital freight broker Convoy launched Convoy Guaranteed Primary, a pricing program designed to procure capacity and lower shippers’ costs.
Deere Plans to Expand in Australia, New Zealand
Tractor giant Deere & Co. plans to expand in Australia and New Zealand, with its one-time chief economist leading the charge.
Ford Confirms Construction of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center
Ford has started production of the all-new F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center and has confirmed the construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. The ne...
Suburban Propane Partners Acquires Stake in Oberon Fuels
Suburban Propane Partners L.P., a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil, and related products and services, says it is purchasing a 39% stake in Oberon Fuels Inc. based in San Diego, Calif.  Oberon, a devel...
House Democrats Press for FEMA Benefits
Legislation that would adjust the cost share of federal disaster assistance recently was introduced by top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Black & Veatch’s Stith Joins Board of North American Freight Efficiency Organization
Black & Veatch says Paul Stith, director of the company’s global transportation initiatives, has been named to the board of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), a nonprofit organization ...
Automotive News
Uber investors pressure CEO to revamp troubled self-driving unit, report says
Uber's CEO is exploring various options. One would see Uber accelerating the project by open-sourcing it to coders around the world, Bloomberg reported. Or the company could continue building a proprietary car wi...
Supplier Garrett Motion files for Chapter 11 backruptcy with purchase offer
The maker or turbochargers said it entered into a "stalking horse" purchase agreement, subject to court approval, with private equity firm KPS Capital Partners for $2.1 billion. It expects to operate without inte...
Nikola founder resigns as chairman amid allegations, SEC probe
Trevor Milton was replaced by board member Steve Girsky, who helped lead GM out of bankruptcy.
EV pioneer Nissan seeks to reclaim ground with high-tech Ariya
The world's would-be EV leader is charging up for a second crack at the segment, and the automaker is as optimistic as ever.
Next Tucson offers 2 hybrids
Hyundai's next-generation Tucson hits U.S. showrooms in the first half of 2021 in a redesign that adds bolder styling and two hybrid options.
Kelly, Nissan and Japan itself go on trial
Former Nissan director Greg Kelly's trial in Tokyo is also casting a searing light on Carlos Ghosn, Nissan and business in Japan.
Hyundai wants to restart facility upgrades; dealers wary
Hyundai and Genesis say it's time to get back to their pandemic-delayed dealership upgrade programs. Some retailers think it's too soon.
F-150 EV will outwork the competition, Ford says
While Tesla, Nikola and other companies launching electric pickups aim for lifestyle buyers, Ford believes it can impress work users by promoting the battery-powered F-150 as a more capable, powerful and cost-eff...
Kia makes big EV push
The brand's first dedicated EV next year is part of a push to electrify its lineup and get a quarter of its global sales from EVs by 2029.
COVID effect on EV push: ‘Stall,' not 'vanish'
A new research paper by Cox Automotive Mobility points to a positive long-term outlook for EV growth, in spite of setbacks during the pandemic. 
Buy-sells are unleashed after COVID slowdown
Activity picked up sharply in June after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March triggered delays in closing transactions.
Canada offers Ford $380M to bring EV assembly to Ontario, report says
The Toronto Star  reports that the federal Liberal government is eager to Ford Motor Co. the company bring electric vehicle production to Ontario as part of an eventual $1.5-billion investment.
Electric Vehicles
Elon Musk: How About A SpaceX-Edition Tesla Model 3?
A mysterious white Tesla Model 3 is performing services as an ‘Emergency Operations’ vehicle for SpaceX.
Tesla Battery Day: Here's The Best Overview So Far Of The 'Biscuit Tin'
The larger cell would have technical challenges that Tesla patents have already addressed.
Trevor Milton Resigns From All Functions At Nikola To Protect The Company
The executive said that “the Company’s mission is greater than you are.”
China: Nearly 100,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Sold In August 2020
Tesla Model 3 turned out to be above the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV in August.
Renault Significantly Increased Electric Cars Sales Over The Summer
More than 54,000 ZOE were already sold so far this year.
Watch Tesla Model S Raven Race Corvette C8 Multiple Times, Plus More
It's the race we've been waiting for ever since the Model 3 Performance took on the Corvette C8.
More Tesla Model Y Off-Road, Mud, And Carnage
It's high time for more action from this Overlanding Tesla Model Y.
TeslaCam Catches Crazy Car Hauler Crash, Hit-And-Run, And Much More
There's no shortage of wild TeslaCam footage out there, but these clips stand out.
Couche-Tard To Build Charging Points In U.S. And Canada
Another network signs on for electrification in North America.
Go For A Fast POV Drive In A Modified Tesla Model 3 On The Nurburgring
This Model 3 Performance has uprated suspension and brakes that are said to transform its track driving capabilities.
Porsche Presents High-Power 2.1 MWh/3.2 MW Mobile Charging Sources
What else could you do when a large number of EVs need to be charged quickly and simultaneously during events?
Nikola Construction Site In Arizona Looks Idle: Video
Here is how the site looks like eight weeks after the groundbreaking.
FCA Gets Some $930 Million Financing From EIB To Develop Plug-Ins
With such support, there is no excuse to not invest in new plug-in models.
Mack LR Electric To Enter Production In Pennsylvania Next Year
It's simply a better refuse truck that cuts noise pollution and can operate quietly.
Porsche Taycan Turbo Turned Into Safety Car
It looks pretty good as a safety car and can drive from track to track on its own power.
New Study Calls Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cars 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing'
Are PHEVs a bridge tech or a delay tactic from automakers hesitant to abandon gas?
Watch This Volkswagen ID.3 Fast Charging Test
The ID.3, as promised, can handle about 100 kW of charging power and then gradually fades to 50 kW at 80% SOC.
Vehicle Emissions
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
NGVAmerica Annual Industry Summit - 2020 Virtual
NGVAmerica's Annual Industry Summit - NGV20 - will transition to an online format for Fall 2020 due to national health and travel concerns surronding the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented by Clean Energy Fuels and pow...
Novozymes launches Fiberex platform for conversion of corn fiber to ethanol
Novozymes launched Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fiber into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibers in the corn, providing...
Ricardo report supports vehicle to infrastructure connectivity deployment
Momentum is growing for wider scale deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technologies in both vehicles and road infrastructure. However, to date deployment activities have been fragmented a...
Sakor: Hybrid and EV powertrain testing is key to reaping efficiency benefits
By Randal Beattie, President, SAKOR Technologies Inc. Over the past decade, most transportation markets, from automotive, to military, aircraft, and even space systems have seen a tremendous surge of interest in ...
EMT Madrid places a third order with Irizar e-mobility making a total of 55 Irizar electric buses in fleet
Irizar e-mobility has signed a new contract with the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) to supply 20 electric 12-meter Irizar ie buses. This is the third order from EMT Madrid for Irizar electric ...
MZK Piła buying five Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses
Solaris has won a tender announced by the public transport operator Miejski Zakład Komunikacyjny (MZK) in Piła for the supply of five Urbino 12 electric buses including the charging infrastructure. The deliveries...
Sweden introduces GHG reduction mandate for aviation fuel for 2021, increasing to 27% in 2030
Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, the Swedish Government announced on 11 September the introduction of a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction mandate for aviation...
Phoenix Motorcars, EasyMile win grant for development of first FMVSS-compliant autonomous shuttle bus in US
The city of Houston is set to receive the first Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Buy America-compliant mid-size autonomous bus in the US. Jointly develope...
Polestar points to "a disturbing lack of transparency" about EV carbon footprint
Polestar on Thursday said it would publish full details on the "climate impact" of its electric cars. The move "sets new standards for other car makers to follow," Polestar declared in a press release. Based on w...
V2G company Nuvve participating in California’s wholesale energy markets to help balance the grid
Nuvve Corporation, a San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, is participating in a program to deliver resource adequacy to local utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and California’s electri...
Virtual Peaker partners with Fermata Energy to bring V2G bi-directional vehicle charging technology to utilities
Virtual Peaker and Fermata Energy are partnering to integrate Fermata Energy’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology with Virtual Peaker’s cloud-based residential energy demand response platform used by utilities acro...
Mitsubishi introducing PHEV version of redesigned Eclipse Cross; 2nd MMC PHEV on market
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) released a first look at the redesigned Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the next step in the company’s commitment to delivering a showroom full of new and extensively redesigned vehi...
Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, GMC Hummer EV Crab mode, F-150 Electric plans: The Week in Reverse
Which EV charging network revamped its pricing? Which model did Volkswagen call “the driving force” behind its pivot to electric cars? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at ...
Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet
Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, has been awarded two grants by the Accelerating Clean Transportation Now (ACTNow) program through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). ...
BYD unveils Song PLUS mid-size SUV with new, more efficient 1.5L gasoline engine
BYD has introduced the Song PLUS mid-size SUV at a launch event in Chengdu. The announced ICE versions of the SUV comes in four configurations, ranging from 115,800 to 143,800 CNY (US$17,133 to 21,263). BYD inten...
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines pays $253K to CARB for violating at-berth regulations
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has paid $253,300 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation. The rule requires container, passenger and refrigerated cargo shi...
VW’s electric sales targets, Volvo’s particulate smarts, cleaning up the air with more EVs: Today’s Car News
Volkswagen is targeting 500,000 EVs per year by the middle of the decade, globally—and that’s just counting its ID.4 crossover. Several new Volvo models give you the fine particulate levels in your ve...
Faster US transition to EVs will save 6,300 lives and $185 billion by 2050, study projects
For all the challenges Americans have faced in 2020, from the dangers of pollution during a lung-related pandemic to the smoky haze of forest fires in the West, this might prove to be the year in which a wider sw...
Faster US transition to EVs will save 6,300 lives annually, $185 billion by 2050, study projects
For all the challenges Americans have faced in 2020, from the dangers of pollution during a lung-related pandemic to the smoky haze of forest fires in the West, this might prove to be the year in which a wider sw...
Alternative Fuels
Wildfire smoke is hindering energy production through solar panels
The post Wildfire smoke is hindering energy production through solar panels appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The massive fires across California and Oregon have been placing a blanket over the sunlight. Wil...
Australian Hydrogen Council applauds $1.9 billion new energy technologies government investment
The post Australian Hydrogen Council applauds $1.9 billion new energy technologies government investment appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The country has announced an investment package into emerging green ...
Censky to leave USDA, resume post at American Soybean Association
The USDA announced on Sept. 18 that Deputy Agriculture Secretary Stephen Censky will step down on Nov. 8 to resume his post as CEO of the American Soybean Association, a position he previously held for 21 years.
Biofuel accounts for record 5.8% of UK transportation fuel in Q1
The U.K. consumed 645 million liters (170.39 million gallons) of transportation biofuels during the first quarter of 2020, up 53 percent when compared to the same period of 2019, according to data released by the...
Student wins $2000 grant from National Biodiesel Foundation
The National Biodiesel Foundation awarded this year’s Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant to Kayla Kittrick, who is working towards two degrees while working at a biorefinery. She also co-chairs the Next G...
Italian molecular recycling project launches through LyondellBasell
The post Italian molecular recycling project launches through LyondellBasell appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The plastics, chemical and refining giant has opened its MoReTec facility in Ferrara. LyondellBa...
First non-auto Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell system shipped to Switzerland
The post First non-auto Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell system shipped to Switzerland appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The South Korean automaker has started exports of this non-car tech to GRZ Technologies. The...
Stabenow criticizes plan to bail out oil refiners with USDA funds
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is speaking out to criticize the Trump administration over reports that it plans to use $300 million in USDA funding to bail out small oil refineries that are denied small refinery ...
EPA: 7 new SRE petitions filed, including 5 gap year SREs
The U.S. EPA has published updated SRE data that reflects the denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions announced by the agency on Sept. 14. The data also shows seven new SRE petitions have been filed in recent weeks, ...
Google to reach lifetime net zero carbon footprint by 2030
The post Google to reach lifetime net zero carbon footprint by 2030 appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The company has been CO2 neutral since 2007 but will match all its power usage with renewable energy. Goo...
First Canadian geothermal plant is a step closer through DEEP Earth Energy
The post First Canadian geothermal plant is a step closer through DEEP Earth Energy appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The corporation will start horizontal well drilling in September in preparation for the f...
House to vote on bill that aims to increase SRE transparency
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act during the week of Sept. 21. The bill includes the provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act.
Prometheus Fuels licenses ORNL ethanol-to-jet-fuel process
Prometheus Fuels has licensed an ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion process developed by ORNL researchers. The ORNL technology will enable cost-competitive production of jet fuel and co-production of butadiene for us...
Oil demand may never reach a full recovery, says BP
The post Oil demand may never reach a full recovery, says BP appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The energy giant predicts that the fossil fuel may never return to its pre-pandemic levels. The global oil deman...
Alstom hydrogen passenger train starts regular service in Austria
The post Alstom hydrogen passenger train starts regular service in Austria appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Following successful trial operations in Germany, Austrian Federal Railways is moving forward. Als...
Letter urges EPA to comply with GOA investigation of SRE process
Seven federal lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Sept. 15 expressing disappointment with the agency’s failure to cooperate with the Government Accountability Office’s investigatio...
ExxonMobil completes successful trial of its marine biofuel oil
ExxonMobil has completed a successful sea trial of the company’s first marine biofuel oil with shipping company Stena Bulk, bunkered in the port of Rotterdam. The marine biofuel oil is a 0.50 percent VLSFO proces...
Plug Power takes its first steps into Japanese green hydrogen market
The post Plug Power takes its first steps into Japanese green hydrogen market appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The company has already made its first electrolyser delivery to the country in Nagasaki. Plug P...
Sony launches renewable energy initiative to boost to 15 percent by 2025
The post Sony launches renewable energy initiative to boost to 15 percent by 2025 appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The electronics giant is aiming to make substantial moves forward with green electricity so...
EPA denies gap year SRE petitions
The U.S. EPA announced Sept. 14 it will deny “gap-year” small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions filed by oil refineries in an effort to circumvent a January 2020 ruling by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
Wildfire smoke is hindering energy production through solar panels
The post Wildfire smoke is hindering energy production through solar panels appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The massive fires across California and Oregon have been placing a blanket over the sunlight. Wil...
Libya Edges Closer to Reopening Oil Sector
Libya moved closer to reopening its battered oil industry after the state energy firm said it would resume exports, though only from fields and ports that are free of foreign mercenaries and other fighters.
Ex-Senior McDermott Rep Gets Ocean Installer Role
Ocean Installer has announced the appointment of Robert Gillespie as the new managing director of Ocean Installer (UK) Ltd.
Eastern South China Sea Project Comes Online
CNOOC Limited (HKG: 0883) announces that the Liuhua 16-2 oilfield/20-2 oilfield joint development project has started production.
Proserv Unveils 2 New Facilities
Proserv's Controls division has formally unveiled two new 'cutting-edge' center of excellence facilities.
Australian Hydrogen Council applauds $1.9 billion new energy technologies government investment
The post Australian Hydrogen Council applauds $1.9 billion new energy technologies government investment appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The country has announced an investment package into emerging green ...
US GOM Production Returning After Hurricane Sally
Oil and gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is getting closer to 100 percent.
Oil Down After Best Week Since June
Oil declined in Asia following its biggest weekly gain since June as a stubbornly persistent coronavirus and a lack of clarity over the global energy demand recovery tempered investor optimism.
High Diesel Inventories Weigh On Oil Markets
While most of the market’s attention has been focused on how fast gasoline demand will recover, lower economic and manufacturing activity in all regions of the world has led to an oversupply in distillates, inclu...
Is Wind Energy The Most Stable Renewables Investment?
The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought one of the most significant disruptions the energy market has ever faced.  A decidedly gloomy long-term future outlook due to rampant fossil fuel divestments, climate change poli...
LNG Powered Shipping Fleet Could Double This Decade
The world’s first Very Large Containership fueled by LNG left the shipyard of Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries earlier this month to be delivered to Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping, one of the world’s biggest ...
Energy Innovation Desperately Needed To Meet Climate Change Goals
As a worldwide community we are--and have been--at a point of no return for climate change. To date, while the world has made incremental progress toward curbing global greenhouse gas emissions, these efforts hav...
The Electrification Of UK Offshore Oil & Gas
The British government has set a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Electrification of oil and gas platforms on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) should play an important role in efforts to achieve this targ...
U.S. Wants Bankrupt Offshore Drillers To Pick Up The Tab For Abandoned Wells
The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing a regulation that will not allow oil producers to avoid picking up their offshore well decommissioning tab when they go bankrupt, the acting director of the depart...
OPEC Member Resorts to Desperate Measure
Here's a review of stories that Rigzone's downstream readers found interesting this past week.
More Energy Cos Sign Up to ELC
POWERful Women has revealed that the leaders of six energy companies have signed up to its Energy Leaders' Coalition.
Goldman Sachs Made $100 Million Off Tesla Trades This Year
Over the past 6 months, special attention has been paid to Tesla and - more specifically - euphoric call-buying in the name that undoubtedly helped propel a gamma squeeze that has seen Tesla's equity scorch highe...
Investors Are Pulling The Plug On Argentina’s Prized Shale Play
Much ink has been spilled about the downfall and dubious recovery of the United States shale oil sector. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude benchmark’s dramatic rock bottom in April, which saw oil prices plu...
Can Biden Decarbonize The U.S. Power Sector In 15 Years?
Last week’s article focused on the nine key elements of Joe Biden’s plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice. Today, I want to focus more narrowly on Biden’s goal to decarbonize the U.S. power...
What’s Next For Gold?
The latest FOMC statement and economic projections signal are that the interest rates will stay at zero until the end of 2023. This is excellent for gold.  On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve issued a statement reg...
Public Organization
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
NGVAmerica Annual Industry Summit - 2020 Virtual
NGVAmerica's Annual Industry Summit - NGV20 - will transition to an online format for Fall 2020 due to national health and travel concerns surronding the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented by Clean Energy Fuels and pow...
Industrial sector consumption of natural gas falls amid slowing economy
The consumption of natural gas in the U.S. industrial sector declined from 25.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in January 2020 to 20.1 Bcf/d in June 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administrati...
U.S. nuclear capacity outages were 35% higher in summer 2020 than 2019
U.S. nuclear capacity outages averaged 4.2 gigawatts (GW) during the summer of 2020 (June through August), nearly 35% higher than the 2.7 GW average in summer 2019. Summer nuclear outages were at their lowest lev...
EIA survey of energy use by U.S. manufacturers shows increased use of natural gas, HGLs
Preliminary results from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2018 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS) show that the consumption of energy by manufacturers in the United States has cont...
First half 2020 U.S. crude oil exports increase year over year despite declines beginning in March (9/16/2020)
U.S. net imports of crude oil (imports of crude oil minus exports of crude oil) declined in the first half of 2020 compared with the first half of 2019. However, monthly net imports increased in May and June 2020...
Average U.S. construction costs for solar and wind generation continue to fall
According to 2018 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for s...
U.S. natural gas exports have been declining since April
In 2017, the United States exported more natural gas than it imported on an annual basis for the first time in nearly 60 years, making it a net natural gas exporter. Since then, U.S. net natural gas exports have ...
Data For 09/14/20
Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.183 .. U.S. 2.138 ... East Coast 2.130 .... New England 2.285 .... Central Atlantic 2.050 .... Lower Atlantic 2.027 ... Midwest 1.857 ... Gulf...
OPEC+ production cuts between January and August 2020 contributed to global oil market rebalancing (9/10/2020)
As global demand for petroleum liquids declined significantly in March and April 2020, global oil inventories increased at record levels, rising by an average of 5.9 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first qua...
Trucking Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Rebecca Brewster(404) 247-8787September 8, 2020 ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organizati...
Take the 2020 Top Industry Issues Survey
Since its inception in 2005, the ATRI Top Industry Issues Survey continues to serve as a unique and vital tool for the trucking industry.  Just a few minutes of your time will provide valuable informati...
Lowest U.S. average regular gasoline retail price heading into Labor Day weekend since 2004 (9/2/2020)
The U.S. average regular gasoline retail price as of the Monday before Labor Day weekend is $2.22 per gallon (gal) this year, the lowest level for this time of year since 2004 (Figure 1). The Labor Day holiday is...
Tom Balzer, President and CEO, Ohio Trucking Association talks with Rebecca Brewster, ATRI President and COO about ATRI’s latest research
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Flight data confirm changes in overall U.S. jet fuel consumption estimates (8/26/2020)
Global consumption of transportation fuels has trended lower during the past several months as a result of the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and efforts to contain and mitigate it. Although tota...
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Food Logistics Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer talks with Rebecca Brewster about Driver shortage
Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer talks with Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of American Transportation Research Institute, about how the labor shortage of the past is almost non-existent in today’s COVID-19 envir...
New York Truck Stop Radio talks about ATRI’s Latest Nuclear Verdicts Report with Dan Murray
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Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry
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Climate
Energy: winning strategy
Energy: winning strategyCompanies and institutions in Brazil have two typical behaviors. Those that treat energy without special care (the vast majority) and those who consider that they must be as rigorous as an...
How South Australia is Dealing with Rampant Solar Growth
SA Power Networks will be able to switch off new rooftop solar systems from Sept. 28 as South Australia wrestles with soaring PV production . Around 270,000 electricity customers in the state have rooftop solar, ...
My review of FERC Order 2222
This weekend I had time to review FERC Order 2222 in its entirety and I have to say, FERC really invested itself in trying to resolve/remove obstacles to allow Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to participate in...
Energy: winning strategy
Energy: winning strategyCompanies and institutions in Brazil have two typical behaviors. Those that treat energy without special care (the vast majority) and those who consider that they must be as rigorous as an...
TerraPower Teams with Centrus Energy to Produce HALEU Fuel
TerraPower and Centrus Propose HALEU FacilityCNL and Terrestrial Energy to Collaborate on IMSR Power PlantDOE Heads North to Alaska to Work on Micro ReactorsUAE May Build Four More Nuclear ReactorsEnergy Communit...
Power contracting (Brazil): window of opportunity
Power contracting (Brazil): window of opportunityI believe that deregulated energy users are facing a window of opportunity in relation to closing contracts for future delivery.Prices are very inviting. But there...
Hitachi Calls it Quits for UK Wylfa Nuclear Project
Hitachi Ends Its Engagement at WylfaRolls Royce to Offer Mid-size Reactor as a Lifeline for Wylfa SiteNuclear Essential to Hydrogen Future, says LucidCatalystHitachi Calls it Quits for UK Wylfa Nuclear ProjectUK ...
ICE’s Forced Sterilizations Are a Crime Against Humanity
It hurt my eyes and soul when I saw the news of forced sterilizations of migrant women conducted by the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We learned about this thanks to Dawn Wooten, a brave Black ...
The THRIVE Resolution Puts Forth a Bold and Just Economic and Climate agenda
Last week, the Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE) resolution was introduced in the House by Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM). THRIVE has 85 original Congressional cosponsors an...
Australia to Set Up a $70.2 Million Hydrogen Export Hub - FuelCellsWorks
Hydrogen exportsTuesday!The new hydrogen economy - a practical guide for market entrants |...  Click headline for full article
FERC’s new DER rule to pry open big opportunities for solar, storage
Here are a few quotable quotes from this article:New technologies and business models that did not have a lot of space in the room will now have an opportunity to flourish, Dan Finn-Foley, head of storage at Wood...
Thank Science for Vaccines – Not Funders, Industries, or Politicians
Science deserves all credit for the development of vaccines that will slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. While acknowledgement should certainly be given to those who have provided resources for the researc...
Superfund Site Cleanups Ignore Communities of Color
Superfund sites deleted from the list during 2008-2016 are clustered in urban areas in the Midwest and the Northeast, and two sites were deleted in Puerto Rico and St Thomas (US Virgin Islands). Census tracts hos...
Pressure grows for energy trade agreement reform
Reform negotiations are underway for the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), a post-Cold War international trade agreement under fire from environmental NGOs and members of the European Parliament, amongst others. Is th...
Japan's NYK and partners to develop ammonia fueled and fueling vessels - Ammonia Energy Association
Ammonia vesselsThree vessel types have been announced, so far, including an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier, an ammonia barge for offshore bunkering, and an ammonia-fueled tugboat (for navigating the barge). P...
Can a Novel Zinc Battery Deliver Clean Multiday Backup Power?
California is looking for ways to keep power flowing to customers amid wildfires without burning fossil fuels. A Canadian storage technology startup thinks it has the solution. This summer, Toronto-based e-Z...
Why Are Oil and Gas Companies Investing in Nuclear Fusion?
The oil industry’s search for carbon-free alternatives to fossil fuels has led to many interesting investment decisions over the years. Somewhere high on that list is nuclear fusion, the energy that powers ...
How to accomplish the energy transition
Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the Internatioanl Energy Agency (IEA), said: “ETP-2020 shows that we know what needs to be done to develop and deploy the technologies that can put emissions on a sust...
Piped natural gas more expensive than LPG
Piped natural gas more expensive than LPGTwo real life situations in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.The piped gas bill for a family member's apartment, presented this September 2020 by COMGAS, was R$ 512 (1 US...
Safety
U.S. Department of Transportation Sponsors Capitol Christmas Tree During Journey Across the United States
Highlights critical role of commercial trucks during holiday season and reminds public to share the road safely Language English Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes $74 Million in Cost Savings By Reducing Burdensome Rules on the Commercial Buses
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a proposed rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by...
FMCSA Declares Ohio Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Gregory Alan Barnhart to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ord...
US Department of Transportation Offers New Resource to Help Military Reservists and Servicemembers Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds who possess t...
FMCSA Opens Registration for Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that registration is now open for the Congressionally-mandated Commercial Driver’s License ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Over $77 Million in Grants to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded $77.3 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhan...
FMCSA: 5 changes to the HOS rule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled a proposal on August 14 to revise its hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The FMCSA estimates its proposal wou...
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increa...
Exempt from the Canadian ELD Mandate? Here’s 5 reasons to comply anyways
With the Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate taking effect in less than two years, details are beginning to surface around who’s going to be affected — and who’s not. Until adopted by any one or more...
Department of Transportation Revises Bus Lease and Interchange Regulations and Reduces Regulatory Costs by Over $8 Million Annually
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that revises the agency’s regulations governing the lease and interchange of c...
FMCSA Declares Missouri Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Missouri-licensed truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard to be an imminent hazard to public safety ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Permanent Crash Preventability Determination Program
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed a permanent crash preventability determination program to gain additional data to recognize ...
Final Canadian ELD Mandate Rules Announced
The final Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate was announced today by Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau. As expected, the rules state that ELD solution providers must obtain certification from ...
10 Steps to ELD Migration Success
It has almost been a year since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Many carriers that were able to take advantage of the grandfather clause opted to use automatic onboard recording...
Canadian ELD Mandate Updates
Updated October 16, 2018 The final Canadian ELD Mandate rule is expected to release this year or in the first quarter of 2019 (best guesses). While the full information is still not available, fleets can still ed...
The ELD Mandate: What We’ve Learned So Far
It has been over six months since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Since then, the FMCSA has granted new exemptions and guidance, and the hard deadline has been enforced. In a re...
Post-ELD Enforcement Date: Regulatory Update
April was a busy month since the hard ELD enforcement date starting April 1. Changes continue to be made in agriculture and tank hauling. CVSA is focused on day-to-day enforcement as well as an Hours of Service e...
ELD Enforcement Starts April 1. Are Your Drivers Prepared?
During the “soft enforcement” period since the ELD Mandate took effect on Dec. 18, drivers caught running without proper ELD equipment, documentation, or training have been written up, but neither they nor the co...
New FMCSA Guidance on AOBRDs
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an answer in response to requests to extend or exempt certain fleets as it relates to the ELD Mandate grandfather clause....
Debunking the Myth Around ELD and Crossing Borders
There have been many different stories in the trucking business throughout the past six months when it comes to questions of ELD compliance among Canadian and Mexican drivers and trucking companies operating in t...