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    Study: EPA looks into negative environmental, health effects of li-ion EV batteries
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    Hybrid and plug-in vehicle drivers overly satisfied with what they think is their great effect on the environment may want to get a look at a recent and quite long report released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (written by Abt Associates) about the overall effects of lithium-ion ...

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    World demand for battery materials will hit $22.8 billion by 2012
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    It will come as no surprise to regular readers of AutoblogGreen that there are a ton of hybrid and electric vehicles scheduled to show up on the market over the next few years. All of these machines will share one major component: batteries. ...

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    Chinese researchers develop nickel catalyst fuel cell
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    Hydrogen fuel cells have a lot to recommend them. Fuel cells consume air and hydrogen and produce nothing but water and electricity. They provide a mechanism to get an electric vehicle with the type of range that drivers have come to expect along with the rapid re-fueling they are used too. ...

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    "Hummers are greener than Prius" study makes it into an episode of ABC's Boston Legal
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    Boston Legal is an ABC TV series about a law firm. In the episode Green Christmas (first aired Dec. 18, 2007), the law firm, Crane Poole and Schmidt, is sued by a group called "Green People" for fraud because they said they were green but actually were not. In the court case, a board member of ...

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    Will nickel-based batteries harm hybrid resale prices?
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    In pretty much all of the past markets where nickel-based batteries were replaced by lithium-based batteries, the resale value of the nickel-based models takes a sharp nosedive when the lithium models hit the market. Will this same thing happen with hybrid automobiles equipped with the older ...

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    Ford turns to Henkel for green coatings
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    The paint shop is one of the least environmentally friendly divisions of any auto production plant. Work is being done however to reduce the impact of the painting process in producing new vehicles such as the announcement by Ford that they will partner with Henkel Corporation to produce the ...

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