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    Study: NREL says E10, E15 show no 'meaningful differences' in new engines
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    A 50-percent increase in alcohol content may knock even the most seasoned drinker off of his (or her) feet, but a 50-percent jump in ethanol won't throw off a car's engine. That's the short version of a new National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) report, and we expect pro-ethanol advocates to ...

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    Official: Toyota loans two hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to DOE
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    Following a record-setting year of plug-in electric vehicle sales in the US, the federal government is continuing an "all-of-the-above" alternative energy strategy to ensure folks don't forget about the wonders of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV). In fact, the US Energy Department's ...

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    Official: DOE's new alt-fuel site offers lots of goodies, ways to save money
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    Burn some time, save some fuel. That's the synopsis of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) website redesign, which is geared towards fleet managers and other high-volume, high-mileage drivers. The new site gives the lowdown on five alternatives to ...

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    Official: SolarWindow, technology for electricity-producing glass, advances
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    This could be way bigger than regenerative braking. A product that allows windows to use natural or artificial light to generate electricity got a little closer to commercialization after a Maryland-based company working with the U.S. Department of Energy found a way to lower the cost of ...

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    Antartica winter will challenge two e-ride Industries EXV2s electric trucks
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    Later this year, we'll have some more insight into the performance of electric vehicle batteries in really cold weather. Two e-ride Industries EXV2s are being tested at the McMurdo Station research facility located in Antarctica by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory ...

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    NREL releases online case studies on electric vehicle deployment in U.S.
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    Battery-powered vehicles haven't exactly taken over the automotive industry here in the States, but that hasn't prevented the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) from compiling enough data to string together a collection of case studies on electric ...

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    St. Louis study shows B20 buses getting slightly lower mileage
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    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has just completed the first year of a study comparing St. Louis transit buses running on B20 biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD). Surprisingly the B20 buses actually had slightly lower average mileage than the ULSD fleet, 3.52 vs 3.58 mpg. ...

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    NREL: 375 million gallons of gas saved in 2006 by the Clean Cities Program
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    Most of the world is concentrating on what the new "energy of the future" will be, but until that is found, the Clean Cities Program is trying to slow down our usage of gasoline, the current energy source for most of our transportation needs. In 2005, 250 million gallons of gas were saved by ...

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    Colorado project will use wind to produce hydrogen
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    As part of a $2 million joint project of Xcel Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, researchers will study the idea of using wind power to help produce hydrogen. Only small amounts are expected in the beginning but the team will try to set the stage for large, commercial operations ...

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    Energy saving seat accessory
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    Here at AutoblogGreen, we spend a lot of time thinking about cars and energy efficiency, so when we come across an automotive accessory like the Cool-or-Heat Seat, the initial reaction is to start weighing energy implications against things like comfort factor and convenience. According to a recent ...

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