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Nissan will launch e-NV200 delivery van EV in 2014.

Nissan All-Electric Delivery Van Coming in 2014

Nissan will launch the e-NV200 all-electric compact delivery van in 2014, which should get a boost from the growing U.S. EV charging network along with federal support for EV fleets.

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California Moves Forward on Energy Storage

The California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision this week that will guide power companies towards an increased utilization of energy storage. The proposed framework lays out both a timeline and a set of goals that will, according to Energy Storage North America (ESNA), “jump start the market for energy storage solutions” in this … Continued

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Why Energy Storage is Cost-Effective and in Need of a Clear Market Signal

California’s electricity system has reached a transforming regulatory milestone. On September 3, Commissioner Carla Peterman of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authored a proposed decision ordering a 1.325 GW utility energy storage procurement target for California’s electric grid by 2020, if viable and cost-effective.

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Tesla Tops CA Sales, Rated Safest Car of All Time

Tesla Motors is on a roll. Just months after paying off its Department of Energy loan nine years ahead of schedule, the California electric carmaker has received a five-star safety rating in every subcategory from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making it part of the one percent of all vehicles tested by the federal government to achieve a perfect score.

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5 Lessons in Sustainability and Innovation from Those Long CVS Receipts

The latest example that more is not necessarily better came from CVS, where its absurdly long receipts generated a public outcry on social media. This episode, which seems to be over now, provided not just with an opportunity to make fun of CVS, but also some important lessons in innovation, sustainability and responsibility.

Port of Los Angeles reduces air pollution.

Emissions Plunge at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles has reduced airborne pollution significantly from 2005 to 2013, thanks to a a combination of regulation, incentive and new technology.

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U.S. Lags Behind UK on Mining, Oil and Gas Transparency

There is a global push to enforce disclosure when it comes to mining, oil and gas corporations that pay large sums to foreign governments for the right to mine in their countries. But getting laws enforced that will ensure transparency (and hopefully help regulate human rights and environmental abuses) is harder than it should be – even here in the U.S.