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This current awareness service is prepared by the WSU Energy Program Library with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program. This information is provided for energy professionals and interested members of the public to highlight recent energy-related news, articles, and reports that discuss energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable sources of energy in engineering and policy circles.

 

Category: Transportation

Transportation


The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline

Bloomberg Business Week, Dec. 2014.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-17/toyota-embraces-fuel-cell-cars-for-post-gasoline-future

"Just as the Prius has established itself as the first true mass-market hybrid, Toyota hopes the Mirai will one day become the first mass-market hydrogen car. On sale in Japan on Dec. 15, it will be available in the U.S. and Europe in late 2015 and has a driving range of 300 miles, much farther than most plug-in electrics can go. It also runs on the most abundant element in the universe and emits only heat and water—and none of the gases that lead to smog or contribute to global warming."

Hydrogen Fuel Finally Graduating From Lab to City Streets

Bloomberg Business Week, June 2014, by Christopher Martin.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-06-04/clean-hydrogen-advances-amid-fuel-cell-technology-gains

"Once relegated to the realm of science projects, hydrogen fuel cells are starting to displace fossil fuels as a means of powering cars, homes and businesses."

How to Save 2 Million Barrels of Oil Per Day

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), June 2014, by Siddiq Khan.
http://www.aceee.org/blog/2014/06/how-save-2-million-barrels-oil-day

Provides a summary of efforts to increase fuel savings in trucks through continued promotion of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and engines built for the 2014 to 2018 model years and to extend the EPA and NHTSA program beyond 2018.

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