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  • Obama Seeks $2 Billion in Research on Cleaner Fuels

    Obama Seeks $2 Billion in Research on Cleaner Fuels

    by John M. Broder The New York Times March 15, 2013 WASHINGTON ‚Äî With few options available for financing his clean-energy ambitions, President Obama on Friday will propose diverting $2 billion in revenue from federal oil and gas leases over the next decade to pay for research on advanced vehicles, White House officials said. Mr. Obama will visit the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago to tour its state-of-the-art research facilities and to promote his idea, first proposed in last month’s […]

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  • Obama: Use Oil & Gas Lease Dollars To Fund Gasoline-Free Cars

    Obama: Use Oil & Gas Lease Dollars To Fund Gasoline-Free Cars

    by John Voelcker Green Car Reports March 15, 2013 …According to reports in The New York Times, Scientific American, and other sources, President Obama will announce the plan during a speech today at Argonne National Laboratory, outside Chicago. While he first floated the idea during his State of the Union address in January, the proposal will flesh out the details of the subjects to be funded. Those include additional research on advanced battery chemistries and materials technologies, a broad array […]

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  • Obama wants $2 billion in vehicle technology research funding

    Obama wants $2 billion in vehicle technology research funding

    by David Shepardson The Detroit News March 15, 2013 Washington ‚Äî President Barack Obama will call on Congress today to approve $2 billion in funding for advanced vehicle technologies by tapping funds generated from oil and gas exploration on federal waters, the latest in a series of proposals to boost the nascent market for alternatively powered cars and trucks… He will call on Congress to set aside $2 billion over the next decade for research, including electric vehicles, batteries, compressed […]

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  • $50 Million For Plug-In Electric Vehicle Technology

    $50 Million For Plug-In Electric Vehicle Technology

    Clean Technica March 13, 2013 The Energy Department on March 8 announced more than $50 million in funding for new projects that will accelerate the development of advanced plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) technologies to improve vehicle fuel economy and performance. This new funding supports the Energy Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, which aims to make PEVs as affordable to own and operate as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 10 years and will help to advance the technology goals outlined […]

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  • Workplace Charging Challenge Is On; Five Automakers Onboard

    Workplace Charging Challenge Is On; Five Automakers Onboard

    by Philippe Crowe, HybridCars.com, Feb 1. 2013 Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced 13 major U.S. employers and eight stakeholder groups have joined the new Workplace Charging Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to help expand access to workplace charging stations for American workers across the country. Read more…

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  • In Detroit, Automakers Take Strides Toward New Obama Standards

    In Detroit, Automakers Take Strides Toward New Obama Standards

    by Tim McDonnell, ClimateDesk.org, Jan. 17th 2013 Alan Baum has to shout into the phone for me to hear him over the cacophony of the Detroit Auto Show, which opened Monday. Around him, thousands of journalists swarm from one new car to the next, lights flash, DJs spin, and the cream of the world’s automotive crop glistens. “A lot of show and not a lot of substance,” Baum, an industry analyst, jokes. Just to look around at the “performance” cars […]

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