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Transport minister opens green charging facility

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leafBRENTWOOD, Essex, 6th July, 2011 – The Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP, today opened a new solar assisted electric vehicle charging facility at the Centre of Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Rainham, East London.  Ford Transit Connect Electric vehicles were the first users of the facility, known as eTap, installed by Essex-based company Use The Sun Ltd.

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NISSAN wins Green Car Guide award

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nissan-leaf-electric-vehicleNissan has been awarded Green-Car-Guide’s Greenest Manufacturer of the Year Award for showing real commitment and leadership with the launch of the all-electric Nissan LEAF.

Green-Car-Guide.com presents its Greenest Manufacturer Award every year with the aim of recognising manufacturers that have made a special contribution by offering motorists more efficient, lower carbon vehicles – as long as they are also great to drive.

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Green deal: white knight or red herring? Find out at Microgeneration UK 2011

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Microgeneration technologies may be included in the Green Deal, according to a discussion document released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change late last week. Key questions remain: which technologies? How might Green Deal work with FITs and RHI? How will Green Deal Providers gear up for microgeneration?

Join us to consider these questions during two days of busy and informative conference and discussion at Microgeneration UK 2011, the meeting place for the UK microgeneration sector.

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The top 5 greenest gadgets from CES 2011

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cesEach year the Consumer Electronics Show lights up Las Vegas with an exhilarating showcase of cutting-edge technology.

Although the Nevada desert may not be the first place you'd look for energy-efficient tech, this year we spotted an array of green gems that exhibit trends towards more efficient, versatile, and sustainable gadgets.

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The evolution of the Toyota Prius. The green piece

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Prius-family-2_thumbIt has been the market-leading hybrid car since its inception back in 1997, and now the Toyota Prius is ready to enter the next stage of its development.

The vehicle, which is sold in more than 70 countries and regions, was the first mass-produced hybrid car and in September last year reached more than two million cumulative sales. Now in its third generation it is ready to expand into an entire family of vehicles as it looks to fend off increased competition and remain the front runner in what is no longer a niche sector.

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