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  • Indianapolis becomes first US city to switch to electric fleet

    Indianapolis, home of speedway racing, has become the first city in the US to require the purchase of either all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles for its fleet. Mayor Greg Ballard signed the executive order last week for the purchase of 500 electric or plug-in vehicles to replace non-police fleet vehicles and outlined his plans to […]

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  • UK energy regulator announces major electricity and gas upgrade

    UK energy regulator Ofgem yesterday announced a major, £24.2 billion investment in the country’s electricity and gas networks over the next eight years. The investment will raise annual household energy bills by an average £12 each year, says Ofgem, but the increase will not be cumulative. By 2012, when the current price control period ends, […]

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  • Johnson Matthey and NREL sign up to five-year biofuels effort

    Chemicals company Johnson Matthey and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have signed up to a joint five-year effort on biofuels. The $7 million project aims to produce ‘drop-in’ petrol, diesel and jet fuels – which require no engine modifications – from non-food biomass feedstocks like poplar or pine trees, switch […]

    Posted at December 17, 2012 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on Johnson Matthey and NREL sign up to five-year biofuels effort