A123 Batteries at the New York auto show

By |2017-03-22T08:05:45-07:00April 16th, 2009|Categories: 2009 New York auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, batteries, Chrysler, DOE (Department of Energy), Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , |

David Vieau, President and CEO of A123Systems and Lou Rhodes, Vice President-Advanced Vehicle Engineering and President of ENVI sat down with me at the 2009 New York auto show to talk batteries & Chrysler hybrids. Vieau has worked with Argonne National Labs, so he had some insight. Vieau also talked about what he [...]

Argonne – Is this worse than an earmark?

By |2017-03-22T08:06:04-07:00September 21st, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, batteries, DOE (Department of Energy), Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , |

I caught up with Don Hillebrand from Argonne at the Chevy Volt unveiling. I had already attended the first day of Argonne's First International Lithium-Ion battery conference. Khalil Amine from Argonne had talked to me about the chemistry that Argonne had developed and licensed to Toda Kogyo from Japan. Toda Kogyo will produce the lithium-ion [...]

Schwarzenegger EPA Lawsuit clean air

By |2017-03-19T15:04:35-07:00June 13th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, DOE (Department of Energy), Emissions, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Fuel economy, Gas Tax, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that California will file a lawsuit against the federal government six months and one day after the required notice was originally sent on April 26, 2007. (see letter below) Last Friday, U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson indicated to the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

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