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News Archive - January 2011

T. Boone Pickens Statement on U.S. Energy Policy and the National Security Implications of Egyptian Crisis
January 31st, 2011 - Legendary energy executive T. Boone Pickens issued the following statement today urging Congress and President Obama’s Administration to move now to enact an energy policy that addresses the national security and economic risks associated with the United States’ ever-escalating dependence on oil from the Middle East. click here  >

Clean Energy subsidiary secures deal with Ford
January 31st, 2011 - Ford Motor Co. has named a subsidiary of Seal Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels as its official qualified vehicle modifier – or QVM – to provide after-market compressed-natural-gas conversions on the automaker’s vans, cutaway shuttles, taxis, pickups and light-duty trucks. click here  >

ProPublica’s Fuzzy Math
January 28th, 2011 - Absent any data, advocacy outlet attempts to conjure up its own lifecycle analysis of natural gas – EID takes a look at the method. In a debate that over time has seen its fair share of twists, turns and temporary detours from fact, the rejection on the part of shale gas opponents of the basic science supporting natural gas’s status as an efficient, clean-burning fuel source stands out as a particularly troubling case of ideology as a substitute for here  >

Exxon Mobil's 2030 forecast: Natural gas to surpass coal as energy source
January 27th, 2011 - Exxon Mobil Corp. forecast Thursday that by 2030, natural gas will surpass coal as an energy source, oil demand will rise to 100 million barrels a day, and gasoline consumption will decline despite 400 million more cars on the world's here  >

Montebello buses replaced with greener vehicles
January 25th, 2011 - The air may soon be a little clearer in Montebello. Montebello Bus Lines is in the process of replacing its 66-bus fleet with hybrids and vehicles that run on cleaner-burning compressed natural gas, or CNG. Just 26 buses still run on diesel, but they're being replaced and the first CNG bus arrived last Friday night. click here  >

Natural Gas is a Natural Fit
January 24th, 2011 - Read my latest response on the National Journal’s Energy and Environment Experts blog to the question, “What significance does President Obama’s State of the Union address have for his administration’s energy and climate policy?” What can President Obama do to address America’s concerns about climate change and energy policy? The short answer is that, whether we are talking about creating jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, being more energy efficient or increasing our energy independence, natural gas is a natural fit. click here  >

Sale of Natural Gas Vehicles To Hit 3.2 Million by 2016
January 22nd, 2011 - Natural gas vehicles could be considered niche vehicles in the United States, but worldwide their appeal is growing with sales expected to hit 3.2 million by 2016 - up from 1.9 million vehicles in 2010. click here  >

Time to Tap the Bounty of U.S. Natural Gas
January 16th, 2011 - Natural gas may be America’s most ignored blessing. With resources now equivalent to Iran’s oil reserves, domestic shale gas offers a chance to meaningfully reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil, cut the deficit and even reduce greenhouse gas emissions. click here  >

Diesel era ends for MTA buses
January 12th, 2011 - After almost two decades of effort to reduce vehicle emissions, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will retire its last diesel bus Wednesday and become the only major transit agency in the nation with a fleet that is totally equipped with alternative-fuel technologies. click here  >

U.S. to get natural-gas Civic in '12
January 12th, 2011 - Honda Motor Co. said Monday it plans to sell a nearly emission-free, natural gas-powered version of its new Civic sedan in all 50 U.S. states starting this year. click here  >

USA: Fab Industries and Enviromech Industries merge to form Agility Fuel Systems
January 7th, 2011 - FAB Industries and Enviromech Industries, two leading providers of alternative fuel systems for heavy duty trucks, buses and specialty vehicles, announced an agreement to merge to form Agility Fuel Systems. Element Partners, a clean technology-focused private equity fund, provided equity capital to complete the transaction. Sam Gabbita and Michael DeRosa from Element, and Michael Gallagher, Senior Advisor and Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Westport Innovations will join Agility’s Board of Directors. click here  >

Dial-A-Ride to replace 6 buses with natural gas
January 4th, 2011 - Visalia's transit system will be replacing half the buses in its 12-vehicle Dial-A-Ride shuttle-bus system, with $720,000 of the projected $950,000 total cost covered by federal funding, officials reported. The six-bus purchase — with all vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, as is the current 12-bus Dial-A-Ride fleet — was approved by the Visalia City Council on Dec. 20. click here  >

Enviro Express Features Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks
January 3rd, 2011 - Kenworth liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks were featured recently at the opening ceremony for a major natural gas, transportation fleet fueling station in Bridgeport. click here  >


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