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  • On December 12, 2008, the California Air Resources Board approved the Truck and Bus regulation to significantly reduce particulate matter, or PM, and oxides of nitrogen emissions from existing diesel vehicles operating in California. This summary has been updated to describe amendments that were approved by the Air Resources Board (ARB/Board) on April 25, 2014.

    What vehicles are affected by the truck and bus regulation?
    The regulation applies to nearly all diesel fueled trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds that are privately or federally owned and for privately and publicly owned school buses.

    Starting January 1, 2012, heavier trucks were required to meet the engine model year schedule shown to the left. Fleets that comply with the schedule must install the best available PM filter on 1996 model year and newer engines and replace the vehicle 8 years later. Trucks with 1995 model year and older engines must be replaced starting 2015. Replacements with a 2010 model year or newer engines meet the final requir ments, but owners can also replace with used trucks that h ave a future compliance date on the schedule. For example, a replacement with a 2007 model year engine complies until 2023. By 2023, all trucks andbuses must have 2010 model year engines with few exceptions.
    Can someone confirm that the garbage trucks have their own set of rules?

    This legislation seems to extend to ALL trucks in California....can you say FEDEX leadingthe way,,,Can you say Walmart leading the way...geez, wow, golly-mo...


  • Reply to

    Garbage Trucks in California MUST be replaced

    by centurycom Aug 1, 2014 5:29 AM
    dognamedgus dognamedgus 5 hours ago Flag

    Nice post Century.

    more from that blog...

    Consider the alternatives: According to the ARB, engines in heavy vehicles (buses as well as trucks) built prior to 1994 must be replaced next year by model year 2010 or newer engines. Engines built in 1994 or 1995 must be replaced in 2016.

    Engines built between 1996 and 1999 can get by with a PM (particulate matter) filter until 2020, after which they’ll need a 2010 or newer engine. Engines built between 2000 and 2004 can get by with a PM filter until 2021, those built in 2005 or 2006 are okay with a PM filter until 2022, and those built between 2007 and 2009 can go until 2023, but after that they all must be replaced. Beginning January 1, 2020, all trucks and buses operating in California will need to be upgraded to 2010 model year engines. The ARB estimates that its regulation applies to nearly one million diesel vehicles operating in California, so reducing pollution from heavy vehicles is a big deal.

    And the ARB doesn’t stop there. A good number of medium-duty delivery trucks – the ones that drive a lot of miles each day – will also be able to benefit from Wrightspeed’s technology to avoid a premature demise. Earlier this year FedEx Express took delivery of Wrightspeed’s medium-duty product, the Route, which replaces a truck’s diesel engine, transmission, and differential and, like the Route HD, improves on fuel economy and maintenance costs and exceeds CARB’s emission standards by a factor of ten.

    Wright says FedEx has already ordered more Routes. Counting both medium-duty and heavy trucks, Wright estimates his firm’s annual market opportunity at approximately $5 billion.

    The company is ramping up as quickly as it can find qualified people. It bears watching.


  • Reply to

    DOE likes cappy...

    by dognamedgus 17 hours ago
    dognamedgus dognamedgus 5 hours ago Flag

    I was looking at a pdf "Two Bridges Beyond the Grid" about infrastructure planning on the lower east side post-Sandy...included microturbines.

    I enjoyed reading the Beyond the Grid Project Objectives:
    Develop partnerships between residents, community-based organizations, small businesses and agencies, to establish a community-based resilient energy and communications network.

    Install energy efficient combined heating and power (CHP) systems to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change; these systems can still operate in the event of a power outage.

    Strengthen communications using a community wireless network powered by green energy.

    Protect buildings from flooding and weather extremes.
    Provide important information to the community in times of crisis and fair weather.

    That made me remember the idea of retrofitting boilers and such for green/efficient energy... a DOE focus. That led me to the flexCHP I posted.

    Given the right motivation, 85% efficient energy generation conceived for one application will be deployed for something completely different...time will tell.

    Interesting stuff, as there are so many applications for these turbines.


  • Utilizing Supplemental Ultra-Low-NOx Burner Technology to Meet Emissions Standards and Improve System Efficiency

    This project developed a Flexible Combined Heat and Power
    (FlexCHP) system that incorporates new burner technology into
    a 65-kilowatt (kW) microturbine and 100-horsepower (HP) heat
    recovery boiler.

    The FlexCHP-65 system consists of Johnston Boiler Company
    100-horsepower firetube boiler, GTI-developed supplemental Ultra-
    Low-NOx burner, and Capstone C65 microturbine.

    Based on a market study conducted by GTI, the new technology
    will have greatest potential in the replacement boiler market
    in regions with high electricity costs and stringent emissions
    standards, such as California and the Northeastern states

  • dognamedgus by dognamedgus Aug 7, 2014 8:20 PM Flag

    Lumpy...what a BS term, mockery of a sham excuse for low revenue and no profit...

    "Darboy was in the front of the room giving his CC when he suddenly got a huge lumpy."

    Sternip, bring it down, as I want much more under a buck...

    Fedex order was MOST interesting.

    Growth in oil applications was next.

    Lack of shipments to Russia (on the map) was concerning.

    Too many the backlog because they build the engines like musical at a time....the mention of Lewis was interesting in this respect.

    Lumpy this, lumpy that...sounded like stinky lumpy to me....should remove that word from his vocabulary...

    I'll listen again and insert the word $$$$hitty for lumpy, might make more sense.


  • A teacher talks to her students about what would happen if energy was like imagination. “What would happen if energy could come from anything? Or if power could go anywhere? Or if light could seek out the dark? What would happen if that happens? Anything.” As she speaks the answers to her questions are brought to life. Garbage flies through the air and is sucked up into a garbage powered generator or sorts. Turbines fly through the desert searching for people in need of power. Finally, street lamp bulbs grow wings and fly through the city looking for new places to light up. “Imagination is taking energy to new places.”

  • Reply to

    Walmart Wave's number...$150,000

    by dognamedgus Jul 21, 2014 6:55 PM
    dognamedgus dognamedgus Jul 22, 2014 6:12 AM Flag

    I think Walmart likes profit...less $$ on trucks/fuel over a 20 year horizon means more profit...

    BTW: did you read the latest interview from Wright?

    Below is some of it...whole interview says he is committed to Cappy IMHO.
    Your powertrain includes a micro-turbine generator. Tell me more about that.

    Wright: It’s an engine that burns fuel and drives an electric generator that charges the battery. The interesting thing about a generator duty cycle for an engine is that it’s pretty hard work. If you want to run the engine at its most efficient speed and load, it’s actually pretty hard on the engine. If you were to take a little 4-cylinder car engine, they usually run about 5,000 hours for a car, so most of the time they’re not working very hard. If you take one of those engines and put it on a generator at wide open throttle and full power, you’ll be lucky to get five hundred hours out of it. If you look at stationary generators, conventional piston ones, a 30 kW stationary diesel generator will have a 4-cylinder Cummins engine, it will run 1,800 rpm, it’ll weigh 2,000 pounds and it’ll run for 10,000 hours at full power. That’s way too big and heavy to put in a vehicle.

    However, if you use a gas turbine for the engine, then suddenly it all changes. They run very much faster – the one we use runs at 96,000 rpm. The 30 kW generator assembly is about as big as a one-liter bottle of Coke. And the engine itself isn’t much bigger. That engine doesn’t have a lubrication system, it runs on air bearings and there’s only one moving part. So, that engine will run 40,000 hours at full power. That’s a big deal. The thing weighs 220 pounds in total, so it’s about ten percent of the weight of a stationary engine and it’s got at least four times the life of the heavy ones and forty times the life of the light ones.

  • Request to the green fruit and her fellow bashers....

    Please drop it down to a buck or less, as I want to make a large purchase.

    AND Remember, you work for me....nickel a hit.


    "The big winners are expected to be natural gas and plug-in hybrid vehicles, though diesel vehicles will still account for about 3 out of every 4 commercial vehicles on the road. But even the standard diesel trucks are making huge gains towards better fuel economy as private companies like WalMart seek ways to reduce transportation and fuel expenses with purpose-built hybrid trucks like the WAVE. Over the lifetime of a semi-truck, using CNG fuel can save as much as $150,000 per vehicle. WalMart employs some 6,000 trucks alone; now multiply those savings, and suddenly you’re looking at the next massive bonus for corporate executives!"

  • Reply to

    New Fool hitpiece...

    by dognamedgus Jun 24, 2014 7:33 AM
    dognamedgus dognamedgus Jun 24, 2014 8:10 AM Flag

    For Sternip...did you change your name to Yeeha?

  • dognamedgus by dognamedgus Jun 24, 2014 7:33 AM Flag

    Yeeha Charmin is the fool...specializes in chemicals...article posted around midnight...her topic was the earnings call from 10 days that's chemicals...or just desperate shorts....

    my favorite quote: "it might be wise to not get overly excited next time Capstone announces a fresh order from a U.S.-based oil and gas producer"

    Let that sink in... "it might be wise to not get overly excited next time Capstone announces a fresh order from a U.S.-based oil and gas producer"

    Neha is brilliant!


  • dognamedgus by dognamedgus Jun 22, 2014 6:00 PM Flag

    James Ruberti, CHP/DG Program Manager, Northeast Utilities/NSTAR/WMECO
    Session 1-3, CHP 101: Making Your Own Power
    Jim Ruberti has worked in the Combined Heat and Power field for over 17 years. He has developed and sold over 10 megawatts of CHP throughout New England utilizing fuel cells, reciprocating engines and microturbines. Jim spent 11 years as a Commercial Industrial Representative for National Grid Gas, 2 years as Regional Manager for United Technologies and 5 years with Earthwise Energy Technologies, a Capstone Microturbine Distributor. Jim brings his knowledge of utility process, vendor management, project development, sales and industry relationships to help CHP projects from concept to commissioning.

  • Req ID: 2014-13420
    Location Name: NRG Phoenix Corporate Office
    Category: Engineering
    State/City: US-AZ-Phoenix
    Type: Full-Time Salary
    # Openings: 3

    Position Description:
    Institutions, businesses and small island communities are increasingly seeking solutions to risks associated with electricity costs, with security of supply and resilience, and with carbon emissions and climate change. NRG Solar has three openings for Project Engineers and Technical Managers to lead hybrid-renewable generation projects from conceptual engineering, through permitting and construction to commercial operation, as part of a new Micro-grid Systems business stream. Typical projects integrate solar PV, wind turbine or other clean energy generation with conventional power systems such as diesel, gas engine or micro-turbine driven generators, and with energy storage and demand management technologies.

  • This may help explain the Real Estate interests...lifestyles of the rich and famous will likely include a Cappy in the business, home, and yacht...why rely on the grid?

    DENVER, Colo. (June 15, 2014) – An extraordinary Grand County ranch near Kremmling, with original deeds signed by Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft, has just been listed by Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. Dan Ritchie, the late University of Denver chancellor, owned and maintained the property until it was acquired by Aspen Ridge Ranch.

    The stunning 522-acre Aspen Ridge Ranch, located at 11394 County Road 11, Kremmling, is both historic and a modern-day environmental innovator. Recognized as a “Green Parade” winner by Grand County Living, the ranch guest house and yurt, as well as the infrastructure for a potential lodge, are all serviced with alternative energy sources, including the extensive use of solar, composting and a micro-turbine generator.

  • Seeking mechanical engineer with strong experience in CHP/Microturbine (Austin)
    Rapidly expanding real estate firm based in Texas seeks in house engineer to assist with continued development of our alternative energy platform.

    Position either full time, part time or consultancy basis.

    Specifically looking for a mechanical engineer with hands on experience in system design and operations of CHP or Gas Microturbines. Experience must be with relevant sized systems 50kW to 200kW, and must be specific to the design and operation aspects rather than management oversight.

    Duties will involve site evaluation (reviewing current property portfolio for CHP opportunities), feasibility analysis, system design and installation and monitoring/reporting.

    Position reports to Head of Sustainability and CEO.

    Compensation will be market rate, and we are flexible on full time vs consulting.

    Start date - immediate.

    Again, it must be stressed that this position is for engineers with direct and relevant experience with CHP or microturbines. Candidates will be required to demonstrate strong track record in this area. Successful candidate will be required to work with autonomy and be able to liaise with subcontractors and suppliers as required.

  • dognamedgus by dognamedgus Jun 22, 2014 12:43 PM Flag

    "Concentrated solar is a mystery phrase to most people in the United States, but it's an important topic in the rest of the world. The concept is based on creating extremely high-output electric generators that run on turbines fired by steam. The steam is generated by using parabolic mirrors to focus the sun's rays on a tank filled with water."


    Electric utilities… are seen by many investors as a sturdy and defensive subset of the investment grade universe. Over the next few years, however, we believe that a confluence of declining cost trends in distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation and residential-scale power storage is likely to disrupt the status quo. Based on our analysis, the cost of solar plus storage for residential consumers of electricity is already competitive with the price of utility grid power in Hawaii. Of the other major markets, California could follow in 2017, New York and Arizona in 2018 and many other states soon after. In the 100-plus year history of the electric utility industry, there has never before been a truly cost-competitive substitute available for grid power. We believe that solar plus storage could reconfigure the organization and regulation of the electric power business over the coming decade. We see near-term risks to credit from regulators and utilities falling behind the solar plus storage adoption curve and long-term risks from a comprehensive re-imagining of the role utilities play in providing electric power.

  • Reply to

    A good company

    by mollygalore Jun 15, 2014 1:32 PM
    dognamedgus dognamedgus Jun 15, 2014 4:25 PM Flag

    OMG...whatta silly post...I love it....

    please keep posting these if this is your best shot...

    52 million shares short and this is your best shot...go for it!

    free may be time to cover.


  • A trader's attempt to force down the price of a particular security by heavy selling or short selling. In the case of short selling, the trader then makes a profit by buying the stock cheaply to cover the short position. Bear raids are often carried out by large groups of traders together, since an individual trader might not have a large enough trade to influence market price significantly.


    Looks like Sternip is working for me it down again, and methinks more than me and the moonman will be there waiting to buy more....only 52 million shares left to, get back to work, and NEVER forget that I am laugh, laugh, laughing loudly in your hatless head...


  • dognamedgus dognamedgus Jun 14, 2014 8:20 AM Flag

    Bear Raid...

    A trader's attempt to force down the price of a particular security by heavy selling or short selling. In the case of short selling, the trader then makes a profit by buying the stock cheaply to cover the short position. Bear raids are often carried out by large groups of traders together, since an individual trader might not have a large enough trade to influence market price significantly.

    This practice is not allowed under SEC regulations....go figure.

  • dognamedgus dognamedgus Jun 14, 2014 8:07 AM Flag


  • dognamedgus dognamedgus Jun 14, 2014 7:57 AM Flag

    Thank you for that appears to have been a bear raid....OMG, the shorts with 52 million shares orchestrated a huge drop and the SEC stopped the plan....all we need is a buyout rumor or a big order, or increase assembly, or executive order or, or, or....and 52 million squeeze...

    The rise throughout the day on volume shows the long interests are strons after hitting the numbers...despite the concert of fools. Prepare dry powder, as it appears shortie is desperate to drive it down to cover...

    "In addition, combining the alternative uptick rule with a circuit breaker strikes the appropriate balance between our goal of preventing short selling, including potentially manipulative or abusive
    short selling, from being used as a tool to exacerbate a declining market in a security and the need to allow for the continued smooth functioning of the markets, including the provision of liquidity and price efficiency in the markets. The circuit breaker approach of Rule 201 will help benefit the marketfor a part icular security by allowing participants, when a security is undergoing a significant i tra-day price decline, an opportunity to re-evaluate circumstances and respond to volatility in that security. We also believe that a circuit breaker will better target short selling that may be related to potential bear raids 1224 and other forms of manipulation that may be used as a tool to exacerbate a price decline in a covered security. "

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