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EV Charging Companies to DOJ: Do You Trust VW to Invest ‘Game Changing’ $2 Billion Fairly?

Electric vehicle charging companies have called for independent oversight of Volkswagen’s planned $2 billion investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the US — part of the automaker’s penalty for cheating emissions tests.

Environmental Executive Moves: Enviance, Siemens, NRG Energy, GE’s Current, Republic Services

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Enviance: The environmental, health and safety management software developer has appointed Amy Stelling (pictured) president and CEO. Stelling was previously an executive-in-residence at the global investment firm Battery Ventures, the backer of Enviance. Siemens: The energy efficiency and … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: Raven Transport, Cummins, Dean Foods, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Tritium

Raven Transport is expanding its natural gas fleet with 115 Peterbilt Model 579s (pictured), powered by liquefied natural gas. Clean Energy Fuels will support the fleet by opening truck-friendly LNG fueling stations in Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Pearl, Mississippi; and Theodore, Alabama, and deploying mobile LNG fueling units in Eden, North Carolina; Newnan, … Read more »

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VW’s ‘Holistic Approach’ to Low-Carbon Cars

Volkswagen of America says starting with the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf model (pictured), it will invest in carbon reduction projects to offset emissions created from e-Golf production, distribution and up to approximately 36,000 miles of driving. VW also named SunPower as the official solar energy partner power … Read more »

BMW Unveils Fast, Light EV Charger

BMW of North America has announced the launch of the BMW i DC Fast Charger, which is compatible with multiple electric vehicles and can specifically charge the BMW i3 all-electric’s vehicle battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. The charger was a joint development between BMW and Bosch Automotive … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: VW, Navistar, SpiceJet, Zenith, Avolon, Boeing

Volkswagen of America has announced providers of charging services for its e-Golf models. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions will be the charging station (pictured) and installation services partner for the e-Golf and ChargePoint will provide VW branded stations to all e-Golf dealerships and access to the largest network of public EV charging … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Watts Water, Green Earth Technologies, Severn Trent

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Watts Water Technologies: The water technology company has appointed Robert J. Pagano, Jr. (pictured) as president and CEO effective May 27, at which time Dean P. Freeman will resume his role as executive vice president and chief financial … Read more »

Growth Markets for Electric Vehicles Named

Los Angeles continues to lead the nation in the number of electric vehicle sales, but Atlanta showed the greatest growth surge in the fourth quarter of last year, with sales up 52 percent from the third quarter. ChargePoint released a list of the Top 10 Regions with the largest growth … Read more »

ChargePoint’s Tips to Avoid ‘Charge Rage’

As electric vehicles become more popular — EV and plug-in EV sales reached about 170,000 by the end of 2013 with 10,000 sales in December alone — congestion at charging stations is bound to happen, ChargePoint says. To help companies deal with high-demand for charging at work, the EV charging … Read more »

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Consumer Electronics Show Roundup: Intel, Toyota, BMW, Bosch

Here’s a roundup of green tech news from the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced during his keynote address that for the first time the minerals used in its microprocessor silicon and packages have not been sourced from conflict zones as concluded by either a … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: FedEx Express, GE, GM, Chargepoint, Volvo

FedEx Express has introduced its new 767-300 cargo jet scheduled to begin service this fall.  The freighter is approximately 30 percent more fuel efficient and has unit operating costs that are more than 20 percent lower than the MD10 aircraft it will replace, FedEx says. GE Capital’s Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels, the … Read more »

Global Cleantech 100

Top 100 Global Cleantech Firms Named

LanzaTech, RecycleBank, ChargePoint and Desalitech are among the companies to make the most recent Global Cleantech 100 list and report. The fifth annual list, compiled by Cleantech Group, recognizes the companies most likely to have a significant market impact over the next five to 10 years, according to the global … Read more »