Tag: Clean

Bicycle Generator Project | Clean Energy Research and Education

Wind for Schools worked with several teachers who expressed interest in using bicycle generators to teach their students some fundamental concepts of energy and basic mechanical, engineering, and electrical principles. With this project we worked with K-12 and college students to organize hands-on design and construction of bike generators. We then used the bike generators in the classroom for fun demonstrations which increased students’ understanding and awareness of energy topics.





History of the project

In 2010, Jeff Hines, a local Flagstaff teacher who also served as the first WindSenator in Arizona, inspired us to pursue bicycle generators for use in K-12 classrooms. Shortly after, we learned of an NAU student, Matthew Petney, who had built a double-bike generator, which included a battery for energy storage and an inverter and outlet so normal 120-volt devices could be plugged into it. We purchased the system from Matt and shared it with several

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Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo | Postponed

ACT Expo Announces Lars Stenqvist, Executive Vice President and CTO at Volvo Group, as 2020 Morning Keynote Speaker

March 5, 2020
— Stenqvist to discuss how Volvo Group is creating value through innovative technologies and transformative partnerships.

ACT Expo Announces Presenting Sponsors and Agenda for 10th Annual Event, Opens Early Bird Registration

November 14, 2019
— Early bird registration is now open for the 2020 ACT Expo, the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America.

Submit an Abstract to Speak at ACT Expo 2020

November 13, 2019
— Submit an abstract for the opportunity to speak at North America’s largest clean transportation event.

2019 ACT Expo Fleet Award Winners

April 30, 2019
— The ACT Expo Fleet Awards are the ultimate recognition of fleets and individuals who have shown true leadership in transportation, having gone above and beyond what has been required to tirelessly pursue sustainability

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Hybrid vehicle – hybrid cars and trucks, fuel cell, clean fuel’s

Hybrid vehicle
The next step in the evolution of the Automobile!

Quantum Aggressor AMV

There is no doubt that Hybrid vehicle propulsion technology will be the next big thing in the automobile and truck industry.

I wrote this in February 2005 and now hybrid cars are not only the next big thing in automobiles they are the big thing!

Hybrid vehicles and hybrid cars have fascinated me since I first learned of Dr Ferdinand Porsche’s hybrid car, built in 1899 by Jacob Lohner & Co. The so called Lohner-Porsche.

Petrol Electric Race car

This was in 1984 and I was working on my BS thesis in Mechanical Engineering. My thesis was on a conceptual design of a light off-road utility vehicle, and I was investigating possible propulsion systems.

I started thinking what had happened to hybrid technology as I saw no petrol-electric cars around. And this was 84-85 years after Dr. Ferdinand Porsche so aptly demonstrated and

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Clean Transportation | Sierra Club

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late yesterday, the EPA released its annual automotive trends report, which found that only three out of 14 major automakers – Honda, Subaru and Mazda – met the clean car standards from 2013 to 2018 without relying on compliance loopholes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Politico reported that EPA’s Science Advisory Board issued its final report criticizing the agency’s rollback of the clean car standards for using “faulty science” and that the current standards “might provide a better outcome for society than the proposed revision.” The proposed final rule to roll back Obama-era clean car standards has been under review by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget since January.

NORTHEAST & MID-ATLANTIC – The message from residents of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to lawmakers couldn’t be more clear: the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a winner, and they want to see it happen. 

LANSING, MI–

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– Clean Vehicle Assistance Program

The CVA Program is open and accepting applications.  Click here to learn about changes and possible delays caused by COVID-19 disruptions.

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Grants and loans for income-qualified Californians

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The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program provides grants and affordable financing to help income-qualified Californians purchase or lease a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. Our goal is to make clean vehicles accessible and affordable to all who qualify.

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program is funded by California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.

vehicles near charging station

What Vehicles
are Available?

Grants are for new or used clean vehicles. You can get a grant for a hybrid vehicle, a plug-in hybrid, or an electric vehicle. Battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids can also include a home charging station with installation support,

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