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Airbus Has Its Sights Set On Hybrid Electric Planes

Published: 
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:00am
Category: 
Transportation

Aircraft maker Airbus Group NV is learning from carmakers as it works on developing a small plane powered by hybrid electric engines that could represent its first move into the market for regional jets.

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Catching Rays in California, and Storing Them

Published: 
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:20pm
Category: 
Energy

Solar power is growing so fast in California — with installations by customers increasing tenfold since 2006 — that it is turning the state’s power system upside down.

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Regulators move to shut down battery recycling plant

Published: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:29pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Regional air pollution regulators moved Friday to shut down Exide Technologies' troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon, citing public health risks from its repeated emissions of lead and arsenic.

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An Afterlife for the Electric Car

Published: 
Wed, 11/14/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

Advocates of electric cars and renewable energy have talked for years about repackaging the battery packs built for cars as home energy storage devices once they can no longer hold enough charge to run a vehicle. On Wednesday, ABB and General Motors announced that they were trying out just that idea with the battery packs of five Chevy Volts.

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For Electric Car Batteries, The Race for a Rapid Charge

Published: 
Sat, 09/08/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Transportation

If stopping for gas took five or six hours, would you rethink that road trip? How about an hour? When it comes to electric vehicles, topping up the “tank” does indeed take a long time, one of the primary barriers to more widespread adoption of EVs. So it is no surprise that there is an aggressive push to improve batteries and charging infrastructure, with a goal of making a stop for a recharge no different than a stop for gas.