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Honda Smart Home US Offers Vision for Zero Carbon Living and Mobility

Project achieves more than 11 tons of CO2 reduction per year compared to a conventional home and vehicle
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  • Super-efficient “living laboratory” seeks to address two major sources of U.S. CO2 emissions: cars and homes 
  • Project achieves more than 11 tons of COreduction per year compared to a conventional home and vehicle 
  • Honda home energy management system (HEMS) maximizes the home’s energy efficiency while communicating with the electric utility to improve grid stability 
  • Home surpasses California’s 2020 target for zero net energy residential construction 
  • Member of University of California, Davis community will live in home, drive Honda Fit EV (electric vehicle) 
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  • Super-efficient “living laboratory” seeks to address two major sources of U.S. CO2 emissions: cars and homes 
  • Project achieves more than 11 tons of COreduction per year compared to a conventional home and vehicle 
  • Honda home energy management system (HEMS) maximizes the home’s energy efficiency while communicating with the electric utility to improve grid stability 
  • Home surpasses California’s 2020 target for zero net energy residential construction 
  • Member of University of California, Davis community will live in home, drive Honda Fit EV (electric vehicle) 

Twitter #SolarChat: on 1/29/14: Solar and Electric Vehicles: The Intersection, Reality, Challenges and Promise.

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Our next #SolarChat, to be held on Wednesday January 29th, from 2-3 p.m. ET, will focus on Solar and Electric Vehicles: The Intersection, Reality, Challenges and Promise.
 
Is solar power and EVs truly a match made in heaven? How are companies partnering up, what are the latest trends, and where do the challenges lie?
 

Bloomberg's Workplace Charging Challenge

Plug-in your electric vehicle
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The demand for electric vehicles is expanding in the United States. Through the Workplace Charging Challenge, recently announced by President Obama, the Department of Energy is joining the effort to increase access to charging stations in the workplace, thereby increasing the affordability and convenience of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).

Chevrolet Electrifies Malibu Creek and Leo Carrillo California State Parks with Free Electric Vehicle Chargers from Adopt A Charger

Power to the plug-ins celebrated at ribbon-cutting made possible by Chevy’s EcoAd advertising with CBS EcoMedia
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Malibu, CA, August 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Two of the most popular State Parks in Southern California – Leo Carrillo State Beach and Malibu Creek State Park – now have even more appeal for plug-in electric vehicle owners with the addition of new, free charging courtesy of Chevrolet’s funding through their EcoAd advertising with CBS EcoMedia Inc. The two, 240 volt , chargers can accommodate up to four plug-in electric vehicles.  The units were installed at the two parks by EcoMedia’s nonprofit partner, Adopt A Charger.

Mother Knows Best: How One Family Roadtrip Launched the Automobile Age

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One summer morning in southern Germany, Bertha Benz climbed into her husband’s car, grabbed her two teenage sons, and drove off to her mother’s house 60 miles away without telling her husband. What sounds like a budding family drama was in fact a historic roadtrip that launched the automobile age. Bertha’s husband was Carl Benz, the perfectionist inventor of the automobile, who has been reluctant take his car for a drive “until it’s ready.” Bertha, on the other hand, lacked Carl’s patience and wanted to show the results.

Chevrolet Spark EV Leads the Charge in Efficiency

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At GM, we pride ourselves on being an industry leader in electric vehicle manufacturing. Case in point: the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, which sets the industry benchmark in electric vehicle efficiency in the U.S. retail market with an EPA-estimated combined city/highway 119 MPGe fuel economy equivalent.

Where Education, Health and Cleantech Entrepreneurs Can Find Capital

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Education, Health and Cleantech that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

12,000 Miles of Awesome: First Chevy Volt Owner Still a Happy Customer

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You could say that Jeff Kaffee was the first in the electric field.

In December 2010, the retired pilot from Parsippany, N.J., became the first U.S. customer of a Chevy Volt, the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle with extended range capability.

Two years and 12,000 miles later, Kaffee is still one happy customer.

Google Invests in Wind Energy; Progress Energy Teams Up with Transcanada on New Pipeline; Chrysler’s Fiat 500e EPA Top-rated at 108MPGe; NativeEnergy Sells Offsets to The Clymb - Energy Minute for January 16, 2013

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Google has invested $200 million in the Spinning Spur Wind Project in the Texas Panhandle as part of the company’s strategic plan to invest in renewable energy. The Spinning Spur wind farm delivers power to Southwestern Public Service. EDF Renewable Energy built the project and remains a co-owner and the manager. The 161- megawatt wind facility, located about 35 miles from Amarillo, generates enough electricity to power 60,000 homes. The Texas Panhandle is a major source of renewable energy in the state as the West Texas winds churn massive turbines.

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