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    Report: Senate committee votes to ban solo driver hybrids from HOV lanes
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    Are hybrids officially swimming in the US mainstream? A recent federal government amendment appears to imply as much, since it says that hybrid drivers won't be able to count on getting solo access to high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes. And the Prius Nation sighs. A recently approved six-year ...

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    Official: Ford cuts F-150 fuel use through CNG-capable fleet sales, EcoBoost
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    The possibility of $1-a-gallon fuel would make a lot of US governmental entities sit up and take notice. The state of Oklahoma and the city of Dallas are making that happen. Those two entities are buying up a bunch of Ford F-150 pickups retrofitted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), all in ...

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    Official: UPS expands green fleet with 1,000 propane trucks
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    "Brown" continues to try to get all the more "green" via propane. UPS, known for its famous brown vehicles, is adding to its fleet of alt-fuel trucks with an additional 1,000 propane-powered delivery trucks that will start going into service in the middle of this year in rural areas in Louisiana ...

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    Official: OK court rules neighborhood electric vehicle buyers can get $5,000 rebates
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    One more reason to start blaring "Boomer Sooner. Oklahomans who felt that they didn't get a fair deal out of the state's generous tax rebate when they bought their Tomberlin neighborhood-electric vehicle (NEV) a few years back got their day in court recently and will now get their ...

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    Oklahoma's new Energy Security Act establishes goals for CNG highway
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    You take the high(drogen) road and Oklahoma'll take the CNG road. That's the situation in the Sooner State now that Governor Brad Henry signed the Oklahoma Energy Security Act, which tries to make the state less dependent on foreign oil, into law last week. The new law declares that 15 percent of ...

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    Oklahoma is newest market for natural-gas burning Honda GX
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    The only factory-built natural gas-fueled car currently offered in the United States is now a little bit more available. Cheap natural gas costs and state incentives have led Honda to start offering the Civic GX to retail customers in Oklahoma. Previously, the car had only been available in ...

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    Forget the Tata Nano, Oklahomans can get a new electric car for $865!
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    When automotive talk turns cheap, the most common vehicle that comes up is the Tata Nano, which currently holds the title as the Cheapest New Car in the World and is only available in India. So, Americans, how would you like to snag a brand-new electric car for the low, low price of just $865 ...

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    Ethanol-powered Mustang reaches 252 mph
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    Want to prove that ponies like ethanol? Give Oklahoma corn farmer Brent Hajek a call. He helped get a FR500C Ford Mustang running on E85 up to 252.78 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats is Utah back in September. The record-setting drive (well, almost. It still needs to be ...

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    Oklahoma BioEnergy Center gets 1,100 acres to plant switchgrass
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    Switchgrass and sorghum have been promoted heavily in the last couple of years as potential feedstocks for producing cellulosic ethanol. The recently-launched Oklahoma Bioenergy Center at Oklahoma State University has just procured 1,100 acres of land for planting feedstocks. A 1,000 acre plot near ...

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    Oklahoma State University gets new $1.2m bioenergy lab, Coskata folks must be smiling
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    Oklahoma State University: the school of ethanol made from sweet sorghum. Also, the place where the proprietary microorganisms that Coskata uses in its cellulosic ethanol process came from. OSU certainly is no stranger to biofuels, and a new $1.2m bioenergy laboratory will further research turning ...

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    Oklahoma State working on sweet sorghum ethanol process
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    Ethanol is in the middle of a flux right now, with the common corn-based ethanol being by far the most available source of the alternative fuel. The future of ethanol is cellulosic, but the technology has not matured to the point where the consumer can fill their tank with the cellulosic-based ...

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