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  • Ships Ahoy! Giant Diesel-Fuelled Ship Engines ‘Solution’ For Australia’s Renewable Energy Crisis

    09/24/2020 8:11:26 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 12 replies
    Stop These Things ^ | 09/20/20 | Stop These Things
    Australia’s obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar has left it with a power pricing and supply calamity. It’s a disaster that was as predictable, as it was avoidable. To date, the Federal Liberal/National Coalition’s feeble attempts to resolve it provide a study in practised inertia, mixed with a series of pointless Band-Aid ‘solutions’. Last week, the PM, Scott Morrison announced a raft of policy initiatives aimed at purportedly unlocking Australia’s gas reserves (locked up by recalcitrant State Premiers) and using that gas to fuel new power plants.
  • Israel request to buy 990 million gallons of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel from United States

    07/07/2020 3:56:58 PM PDT · by rxsid · 58 replies
    https://defence-blog.com ^ | 07.07.2020 | Colton Jones
    Israel request to buy 990 million gallons of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel from United States The Government of Israel has requested to buy approximately 990 million gallons of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Monday in an official notification to Congress. According to a recent service notification, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Israel of approximately 990 million gallons of Petroleum-based products for an estimated cost of $3 billion. ”The proposed sale of the JP-8 aviation fuel will enable Israel to...
  • Top German court grants buybacks for VW diesel car owners

    05/25/2020 5:54:28 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/25/2020 | Carsten HAUPTMEIER ,
    Karlsruhe (Germany) (AFP) - A top German court ruled Monday that Volkswagen must buy back a diesel car it modified to appear less polluting, a decision that could influence the outcome of tens of thousands of other "dieselgate" cases. Judges at the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe "effectively upheld" a lower court's ruling that plaintiff Herbert Gilbert can return his car to VW for reimbursement, but he must also accept a discount from the original purchase price for the time he used it. Almost five years after Volkswagen's admission to cheating on emissions tests involving millions of diesel...
  • ‘Diesel Brothers’ Fined $850,000 for Rolling Coal

    03/12/2020 4:19:06 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 19 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 03/12/2020 | Matt Posky
    The hosts of the Discovery Channel’s Diesel Brothers have been fined $851,451 for selling modified pickups that violate Utah law and the federally recognized Clean Air Act. Friday’s court documents stipulate that David “Heavy D” Sparks, Joshua Stuart, Keaton Hoskins, and “Diesel Dave” Kiley pay $761,451 to the U.S. government with the remaining $90,000 going to Davis County in Utah. The group has already been found guilty of removing particulate filters and exhaust recirculation systems on the cars used for the television program.
  • Bristol bans diesel cars from 2021 in bid to improve air quality

    11/05/2019 4:53:38 PM PST · by fruser1 · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 5 November 2019 | unknown
    All privately owned diesel vehicles will be barred from entering the proposed city centre clean air zone for eight hours a day. Mayor Marvin Rees saying they had a "moral, ecological and legal duty" to cut pollution Drivers breaking the ban will be fined. Diesel-powered commercial vehicles like buses, taxis and heavy goods vehicles will also face restrictions but efforts will be made to minimise disruption. "at least 300 people a year are dying because of air pollution". The decision was not universally popular, with councillors expressing concerns over whether it would become harder to get to hospital.
  • Study suggests high-speed transit system to mountains could provide economic benefits

    08/24/2019 11:57:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    Sky-Hi News ^ | August 21, 2019 | Sawyer D'Argonne
    A high-speed transit system through the mountain corridor could serve as a major economic boon to communities on the Western Slope, according to a new study recently published by Development Research Partners. A high-speed transit system — likely in the form of a train that would carry passengers and light freight between Denver International Airport and Eagle County Regional Airport — was listed in the 2011 Record of Decision issued by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Highways Administration as a potential long-term solution to dealing with congestion on Interstate 70. Late last year, stakeholders — including the...
  • Collusion? Russians Gave $35 Million To Company With John Podesta On Board (Hillary's Campaign)

    04/03/2019 6:52:53 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-3-2019 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, John Podesta, played a central role in another potential Russian collusion scandal that has not yet been investigated. Podesta, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, served on the board of Joule Unlimited, a now defunct alternative energy company, from January 2011 to January 2014. He resigned from the company’s board to accept the powerful job of Counselor to President Barack Obama. During Podesta’s tenure on the board of Joule Unlimited, a significant investment in the company by a firm owned by the Russian government escaped review and scrutiny by the Committee on...
  • Hundreds protest in Germany against ban on older diesel cars [Stuttgart; yellow vests]

    02/02/2019 5:52:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2019
    German police say around 800 people have demonstrated in the southwestern city of Stuttgart against a new ban on driving older diesel cars. […] … The move aims to fight air pollution, but critics say they don’t have money to buy new cars. The DPA news agency reported that nearly half of Saturday’s demonstrators wore yellow vests, a reference to anti-government protests in neighboring France that began with protests against a fuel tax hike. …
  • Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend

    01/02/2019 3:09:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 114 replies
    E&E News ^ | 01/02/2019 | Maxine Joselow
    Forget "rolling coal." A new trend called "ICE-ing," in which pickup truck owners purposefully block electric vehicle charging stations, appears to be gaining ground around the country. The practice, whose name is derived from "internal combustion engine," was observed over the holidays at a Sheetz gas station in Hickory, N.C. Reddit user Leicina shared a photo on Dec. 23, 2018, of three large pickups blocking access to Tesla Inc. charging stations. The drivers apparently chanted "----Tesla." "I've never had a supercharging experience like this one," wrote Leicina, who owns a Tesla Model 3. "These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted...
  • Diesel driving bans 'self-destructive': German transit minister

    11/16/2018 4:14:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 November 2018 13:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Efforts by courts to impose diesel driving bans are “self-destructive” and put German prosperity at risk, the transport minister warned Friday, as tempers flared in the battle against urban air pollution. Speaking a day after a court in Essen became the first to order that sections of a major western highway be closed to older diesel vehicles, Andreas Scheuer lashed out at the “disproportionate” ruling. “Judgments like these endanger the mobility of hundreds of thousands of citizens. Nobody understands this self-destructive debate,” Scheuer told Bild daily, adding that such bans “were unheard of in the rest of the world”. The...
  • Tesla rival Lucid Motors gets $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia goes on massive hiring spree

    10/22/2018 4:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Thinknum ^ | October 22, 2018 | James Mattone
    Earlier this month, California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors ($LUCIDMOTORS) locked in a billion-dollar infusion from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. Through this deal, the official sovereign wealth fund of the Saudi government is helping to put Lucid on track to produce its first commercially available electric vehicle, the Lucid Air, on the market in 2020, thus putting it in direct competition with Tesla ($NASDAQ:TSLA). Since announcing its deal on September 17, Lucid listed more than double the amount of job openings month-over-month, which is understandable given a billion-dollar influx in capital....
  • Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

    06/18/2018 10:54:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.yahoo.com ^ | 06/18/2018 | Michelle FITZPATRICK
    Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler was arrested Monday in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, with prosecutors saying they feared he might try to suppress evidence. The dramatic development comes a week after Munich prosecutors raided Stadler's home after charging him with fraud and falsifying documents that allowed diesel vehicles equipped with cheating software to be sold to European customers. Four police officers detained the Audi boss at his home at between 6 and 7 am, a spokesman for Munich prosecutors told AFP, saying that the arrest was justified as he is...
  • Almost All European Diesel Cars Are Dirty, New Study Finds [Of Course].....

    06/07/2018 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Jun 7, 2018 | By David Grossman
    A new emissions study based on testing methods that are supposedly "difficult-to-impossible to cheat" has revealed that even the latest models of European diesel cars are bad polluters. The first such analysis since the 2015 Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the results show more than 4,000 vehicle models exceeding nitrogen oxides (NOx) levels set by the European Union. The new rating system is known as The Real Urban Emissions Initiative (TRUE). With a data set of 375,000 individual cars from across Europe, TRUE uses a beam of light to study a car's exhaust plume. European cars are broken into numbered groups...
  • Ford EcoBlue - 2.0L Technical Wonder

    05/08/2018 1:02:17 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 64 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 07 May 2018 | John Lehenbauer
    Major European cities such as Madrid and Paris are discriminating against diesel engines due to officials’ concerns about the types of pollution oil-burners produce...The four-cylinder EcoBlue is the most advanced diesel engine Ford has ever produced. Starting with a clean sheet, engineers focused on developing an engine that has very low internal friction.
  • Pain In The Pump: Gas Prices On The Rise

    04/03/2018 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 04-03-2018 | Staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The cost of gas is up across the country, including in Maryland, and is inching toward the highest price in three years. Gas is going up about a penny every other day — 15 cents in the past month. “We’ll be paying the highest prices for this time of year since 2014,” said Christine Delise with AAA. Gas companies are changing over to a different summer blend. To do so, some refineries shut down, leading to the classic market principal of supply and demand. A tighter supply means they can demand more for your fuel. Demand is...
  • Fiat Chrysler is reportedly ditching diesel cars by 2022

    02/28/2018 8:58:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.theverge.com ^ | Feb 26, 2018, 10:58am EST | By Andrew J. Hawkins
    The automaker recently settled a lawsuit over emissions cheating Fiat Chrysler has become the latest automaker to turn its back on diesel-powered engines as more of the industry pivots to battery-electric vehicles. According to the Financial Times, the Italian-American carmaker will end production of its diesel passenger vehicles by 2022. FCA, which manufacturers Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Fiat, will unveil its four-year plan to phase out diesel vehicles on June 1st, the Times says. A spokesperson declined to comment. "Diesel has been falling out of favor" Diesel has long been promoted by governments and carmakers as...
  • Volkswagen used to love diesel. Not anymore

    12/14/2017 2:07:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    money.cnn.com/ ^ | 12/11/2017 | by Alanna Petroff
    The chief executive of Volkswagen says Germany should reduce subsidies for diesel cars and ban heavily polluting vehicles from its city centers. "We should question the logic and purpose of diesel subsidies," said CEO Matthias Mueller. "There should be a gradual shift in the tax incentives, the money can be invested more sensibly to promote more environmentally friendly technologies." Mueller's comments, made during an interview with the newspaper Handelsblatt, underscore the German automaker's dramatic shift away from diesel after it was caught rigging emissions tests. The scandal, which erupted in 2015, has exposed the company to charges that its dirty...
  • Wärtsilä Introduces Gas-Fueled Version of ‘World’s Most Efficient 4-Stroke Diesel Engine’

    11/21/2017 5:35:03 PM PST · by Oatka · 37 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Nov. 20, 2017 | gCaptain Staff
    Wärtsilä 31SG coming off the factory line in Vaasa, Finland. Photo credit: WärtsiläFinnish technology group Wärtsilä has introduced a gas-fueled version of its Wärtsilä 31 marine engine, which is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine. The engine, dubbed the Wärtsilä 31SG, builds on the efficiency of the successful Wärtsilä 31 engine, but with added flexibility and efficiency compared to its conventionally-fueled and dual-fuel predecessor. “The defining feature of the Wärtsilä 31SG is its ability to achieve simple-cycle efficiency levels in excess of 50 % (compared to around 40 % with modern gas turbines),...
  • Big (green) rig: This Cummins electric tractor trailer could be the future of short-haul trucking

    09/14/2017 6:40:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Autoweek.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Graham Kozak
    The Aeos, ready to haul. ======================================================================================================================== Cummins -- you know, the company that makes the diesels that go in all the really serious big boy pickup trucks, among other no-nonsense equipment -- is apparently looking ahead to a non-oil-burning future. Or at least a future where big rigs have a range of powertrain options, including electric: The company has just unveiled its all-electric AEOS tractor-trailer prototype. Aeos, named after one of the fiery immortal steeds of the sun god Helios (cool!) is a fully functional Class 7 truck -- only instead of a 12.0-liter internal combustion engine, the prototype gets...
  • China looks at ending sales of gasoline cars

    09/09/2017 9:53:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2017 12:35 AM EDT | Joe McDonald
    China is joining France and Britain in announcing plans to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars. China’s industry ministry is developing a timetable to end production and sale of traditional fuel cars and will promote development of electric technology, state media on Sunday cited a Cabinet official as saying. The reports gave no possible target date, but Beijing is stepping up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electrics. China is the biggest auto market by number of vehicles sold, giving any policy changes outsize importance for the global industry. A deputy industry minister, Xin Guobin, said at an...