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Alternative Energy News Since 1986 December2002 Vol XVII/No. 12
Toyota, Honda Launch California Fuel
Cell Fleets With Back-to-Back Events
IRVINE, CA- Two universities and Los Angeles City
Hall are the recipients of the first generation of hydrogen-powered
fuel cell vehicles that Japan's premier carmakers Toyota
and Honda are placing into the hands of drivers other than
professionals for the first time.
Toyota Motor Sales US. A, Inc. was the first to deliver the
first two of eventually six of what it calls "market-ready" hydrogen
hybrid fuel ...
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Alternative Energy News Since 1986 November2002 Vol XVII/No. 11
ISSN 108().8() 19
H2 Stations Open in California, Nevada,
Germany; Contracts for Europe's CUTE
RICHMOND, CA/BERLIN/LAS VEGAS, NV -
Two new hydrogen fueling stations opened last month within a
week of each other on both sides of the Atlantic, a third is due
later this month in Nevada, more sites around Los Angeles are
moving towards approval, and fueling equipment is beginning to
be ordered for Europe's 1 0-<:ity fuel cell urban bus project CUlE.
The Big Cut: Rep. George Miller, ...
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Alternative Energy News Since 1986 October2002 VoiXVU/No.lO
ISSN I 08()..8() 19
Fla. Underdog Bruderly Challenges Incumbent
with Hydrogen Plank in November Vote
GAINESVILLE, FL-A consulting engineer, environmental
activist and long-time hydrogen supporter with no political
experience is taking on a 14-year Congressional veteran
in the November 5th election to represent the 6th Congressional
district here in north central Florida.
As far as is known, David E. Bruderly is one of the very few
-maybe the only one- Congressional candidates in next month's
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Alternative Energy News Since 1986 September2002 VolXVll/No. 9
GM Releases First Data, Pictures of Fuel Cell
Hy-wire Concept Car, Debut at Paris Auto Show
DETROIT, MI- Making good on its promise at the
last Detroit Auto Show, General Motors announced it will introduce
a driveable version of its radically innovative hydrogen
fuel cell car at the Paris Motor Show that opens at the end of
Dribbling out the news in carefully measured spoonfuls,
the company last month released initial data and two pictures of
what is now called the ...
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 August 2002 Vol XVII/No. 8
California Gov. Davis Signs Landmark
Greenhouse Gas Bill, Effective in 2009
SACRAMENTO, CA - Six months after it was first
introduced in California's Assembly, Gov. Gray Davis signed a
landmark anti-global warming bill last month that will set greenhouse
gas emission standards for vehicles beginning with the
2009 model year.
The governor's signature culminated an epic fight, which
included what the "New York Times" described as a multimillion
dollar advertising and lobbying campaign by carmakers''
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 July2002 Yoi:XVII!No. 7
Hydrogen is Challenge for "New Breed of
Economists," \VHEC-14 Attendees Are Told
MONTREAL - Sandy Stuart, the grand old man of
Canada's hydrogen energy movement, probably said it best in
his welcoming remarksatthe 14th World Hydrogen Energy
Conference here last month:
'This challenge is not just for scientists, hydrogen industry
people and governments," declared Stuart, co-chair with
Tapan K. Bose, president of the Canadian Hydrogen Association,
ofWHEC-14 in spelling out some new questions for the
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Alternative Energy News Since 1986 June 2002 Vol XVII!No. 6
ISSN I 080-8019
New Sources, Materials Highlight First Joint
DoE H2 /Fuel Cell Programs Review
GOLDEN, CO- Aside from the usual suspects- water,
natural gas, etc.- experimental hydrogen sources as diverse as
hydrogen sulfide, commercial dog food (yes; more later) and
nuclear power as well as novel fuel cell components such as
membranes made from bacterial cellulose attested to widening
research horizons at the Energy Department's 2002 program
review May 6-1 0 here.
Reflecting the ...
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 May 2002 Vol XVII!No. 5
French-U.S. PEM Cab, Tiny Fuel Cells, Scooter Among H/Fuel Cell Trade Fair Highlights
A panoramic view oft he Joint Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Exhibit at the Hannover Industrial Fair last month.
HANNOVER, GERMANY- A French prototype taxi
powered by an American hybrid fuel cell system, the start of
series production of a new miniature fuel cell by a Bavarian
startup and a prototype assembly line for mass-producing tiny
fuel cells, upcoming tests of a solid oxide fuel cell on light heating
oil, and a fuel cell ...
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Alternative Energy News Since 1986 April2002 Vol XVII!No. 4
ISSN I 080-8019
Honda to Launch Small Fuel Cell Sedan Fleet
Next Year; Ford Follows 2004 with FC Hybrids
TORRANCE, CA/NEW YORK, NY - Torrance, a
high-tech community south of Los Angeles proper, is likely to
be the first American city to get a small fleet offuel cell passenger
cars- Hondas- some time next year.
Matching rival Toyota's thunder with its earlier announcement
of the launch of a small fleet of fuel cell SUVs in Japan
(H&FCL Nov. 0 I) in 2003, a Honda spokesman confirmed reports
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 March 2002 Vol XVII/No. 3
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California 2003 Fuel Cell Bus Launch is Unlikely,
May be Delayed by a Year
SACRAMENTO, CA- For a while it seemed as ifthe
launch of a small number offuel cell buses in California, mandated
for next year by a recent California Air Resources Board
regulation, was grinding to a dead stop.
The reason: the state's big transit agencies simply couldn't
get their hands on any vehicles.
Now, some three months later, it looks like just a hiccup.
The launch will be merely delayed. And on the bright side,
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Alternative Energy News Since 1986 February 2002 Vol XVII!No. 2
ISSN I 08~019
FY '03 Hydrogen Request up by One Third to
$39.9 Million, includes Freedom CAR Funding
WASHINGTON, DC- If approved by Congress, the
U.S. Energy Department's Hydrogen Program funding will increase
by more than a third to $39.9 million in fiscal year2003,
according to the Bush Administration's budget request released
This would be about $10 million more than the $29.2 million
appropriated for the current fiscal year. Part of that total is expected
to flow into the ...
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Alternative Energy News Since 1986 January2002 VoiXVII/No. I
GM Rolls Out Radical Fuel Cell "AUTOnomy"
Car Concept at Detroit Auto Show
DETROIT, Ml- General Motors displayed the mockup
of a sleek car reminiscent of a power boat or an airplane at the
14th North American International Auto Show here this month
that may signal the start of a design revolution predicated on
the properties of fuel cell propulsion.
The 4.46 meter ( 175.8 in.)-long AUTOnomy concept vehicle
consists of two basic parts: One is the low, flat- six inches
high at the edges- ...