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That story has been out for a while and while the fuel efficiency is impressive, much of the gains is attributable to great aerodynamics, low rolling resistance tires and a host of other enhancements that can be implemented alongside the ePower drivetrain. With all those goodies in place, a 65,000 pound CGWR truck got 9.9 mpg. With none of the goodies and a seriously underpowered engine ePower got 7.2 mpg.

It may still mean more drill, drill, drill; but a lot less drilling with it.

Power facility in Humboldt operating at half its capacity

“In a segment broadcast on the CBS News program “60 Minutes” on Sunday, correspondent Lesley Stahl mentioned Beacon Power when listing green energy companies that have gone bankrupt after getting federal money.

Beacon Power Corp. filed for bankruptcy in October 2011, but re formed as Beacon Power LLC when purchased by Rockland Capital of Houston. Department of Energy, Hunt said. He figured 50 or more people have jobs building the plant, including workers at Hayden Electric, one of the contractors. When the plant is built, one or two workers based out of the area will maintain it.

“In truth, Beacon Power is not a fair example of DOE stimulus funds gone to waste as the story attempted to get across,” he said in an email. “One could argue that it’s an example of stimulus funding that did just what it was supposed to.” “Lately, 60 Minutes reporting has been down right wrong or misleading. They reluctantly failed to report that the “Green Energy” investment by the Government has a better success rate that the private sector. Neusner said that Obama has a “modest portfolio of low interest unsecuritized loans to speculative solar energy plants, wind farms and biofuel plants.” But 87 percent of the Department of Energy’s 1705 loan guarantee program for green energy is made up of low risk investments, and these loans have succeeded in crea burberry outlet online ting jobs. Furthermore, the investments in green energy the government made as part of the stimulus have been more frequently successful than green energy investments made by the private market.

Speaking of Ultrabattery, OMY was over on Yadoodle this past week trying to promote the idea that, since the Ultra battery has an energy and DCA drop in cold weather, when used as an energy battery for an HEV, that this must also be true for the PbC in start stop applications and for ePower. I don’t buy the argument, especially since Axion has stated on numerous occasions that burberry outlet online cold does not effect the PbC, but the link to the Ultra battery report was interesting. I don’t think it’s been posted here in the past, so I’ll post it below. I haven’t had time to read it all yet (my children think their dad should pay attention to them over the weekend), but maybe others would find it interesting (and are faster readers.)I know collectively we’ve gone over ad infinitum why the PbC was not included in this (fairly in depth and reasonably rigorous) study, and there certainly are the valid reasons, but still, it sure would have been nice to see a full on apples to apples comparison of the PbC against its mutant UB and carbon additive cousins. (to say nothing of NiMh). but of course, all’s well that will end well, and when we finally do get that long looked for MH/SS design win, the tedious and winding road it took to get there will probably make a lot more sense in the rear view mirror.

48, Yes, I think you are correct. I keep focusing on how few miles the Ultra battery could go in colder temperatures, but the more I read, the more I understand that this is because the DCA goes down so dramatically that it takes much longer for the battery to be recharged. And so you can only go a few miles on battery again before you need the engine to kick on and charge the battery for a longer period of time. If this is correct, and I see no reason not to believe it to be, then Axion has nothing to worry about as far as whether or not the Ultra battery could ever be a replacement for ePower. No way they could get by with these DCA issues in the cold.

Couple quotes that caught my eye.

pg42 “If thermal variation identified thus far exceeding 10 Ccannot be reduced, viability of road locomotive hybrids using the PbC technology is questionable.”

burberry outlet online pg50 “Due to battery management challenges and the complexity of modeling the hybrid system, NS has requested removal of task 7 / G. NS is actively pursuing a hybrid locomotive but the timing of this locomotive has been delayed.”

pg61 “Following meetings with the FRA April 2012, NS and the FRA agreed to focus on higher voltage systems between 400 800 V DC as necessary for locomotive operations and respectively requested this task be removed from the 20 II scope of work.”

Thx bobh. Not sure what to make of those items. I can’t even tell when they were made, exactly. Are the comments still relevant, I wonder? Do they help explain the protracted pre rollout period we’re still in?

Another, probably smaller item I noticed:

“NS placed a purchased order for 727 (of the 864 PbC batteries necessary for the rebuilt NS999) in August 2012 [Axion’s PR of this event was in April, so hopefully this a typo. That PR said, “this first $400,000 purchase order is part of a $475,000 total purchase order, that will be used in the commissioning of Norfolk Southern’s NS 999″]. NS battery tray fabricator received these batteries and NS subsequently receipted for them December 20, 2012 [Axion’s 1/1//2013 PR said, “Axion Power shipped the last skids that comprised this battery order to NS in late December and the batteries will be used to power the NS 999 “yard switcher” locomotive.”, and “The final shipment of batteries to Norfolk Southern means that approximately $475,000 in revenue, attributable to the eventual re commissioning of the NS 999, will be burberry outlet online recognized in Axion’s results for the fourth quarter of 2012.”].”

There was discussion here and maybe even a Q on an earnings conf call about the $400k vs $475k. IIRC, people were thinking the diff was due to batteries being used by NS on other project(s). Based on what has been disclosed here, I’m guessing not: 400/475 = 727/864.

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Legislation to axe the payment of $410 for eligible primary school children and $820 for those attending secondary school is currently stalled in the Senate.

But the Coalition is intent on ending the bonus, hoping the legislation pass burberry outlet online es once the composition of the upper house changes in July.

“By the time you buy new uniforms and books and that sort of thing, it get up to about $150 per child but even when they start school, they got things like school levies and then they go for excursions and they do swimming at the start of the year; they have sports shirts they have to buy for sports day, so it (the money) doesn last very long at all.”

Federal Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon condemned the Coalition decision saying axing the bonus

“will mean the average Territory family with two kids will be $1230 worse off e burberry outlet online very year and $15,000 worse off over the life of their children education”.

“Labor Schoolkids Bonus will be paid to 9338 eligible Lingiari families and students in January 2014,” Mr Snowdon said in a statement.

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A concerned Alice Springs father said ending the payment would be “a big backwa burberry outlet online rds step for education”.

“There always a reason why that one student decided not to go to school anymore,” said the father who didn wish to be named.

“Everything the money was to go on still has to be bought so it hit you in the hip pocket.”

Because the Millers had just arrived in Alice Springs, they hadn yet decided which school to send their kids to.

Four year old Alexandra Miller will be starting school for the first time and may go to Bradshaw.

It will cost the Millers $240 to equip Alexandra with the minimum required compulsory uniform, according to a calculation done by the Centralian Advocate.

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Axford beaten again

John Axford wanted desperately to erase his mistake. Instead, he made another one.

The Indians’ closer gave up a home run to Eduardo Escobar leading off the 10th inning Monday night, giving the Minnesota Twins a 1 0 win over Cleveland.

For Axford, it was his second straight brutal outing, coming a day after he allowed a three run homer to Chicago’s Dayan Vicideo in the ninth inning as the White Sox rallied for a 4 3 win. In that game, Indians catcher George Kottaras became the first player in franchise history to homer in his first two at bats and Corey Kluber struck out 13.”It’s unbelievable,” said Axford, who was disappointed to let down his teammates again. “It’s my performances the last two days has taken precedence over a g burberry outlet online reat hitting performance by George and two outstanding pitching performances. Hopefully we’ll piece it together as a club soon and start picking up some wins.”

Escobar, who entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh, connected on a 1 0 pitch from Axford (0 3), driving it over the wall in right for his first homer since June 20 and fourth of his career in 344 at bats.

Axford had hoped for a chance to fix his blunder from Sunday, but the right hander’s low fastball found too much of the plate and Escobar made him pay.

“Bad pitch,” Axford said. “It’s great to get back out there. It’s something I want, to go out there next day, next game and get the job done and erase the slate. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out.”

Axford wasted a solid outing by Zach McAllister, who battled Minnesota’s Kyle Gibson for seven innings and got a no decision. McAllister blanked the Twins for 6 2 3 innings and matched a career high with eight strikeouts.

McAllister said Axford, who signed as a free agent with the Indians in December, shouldn’t feel responsible for the losses.

“He’s a huge part of every win that we’ve had,” McAllister said. “We trust him every time we hand him the ball and his stuff is too good not to be goods out there. It’s just part of the game right now, and that happens and we’re ready for him to take the ball whenever that time is.”

Caleb Thielbar (2 0) pitched a burberry outlet online perfect ninth and Glen Perkins struck out two in the 10th for his eighth save.

The Indians, who only got two runners to second base, had been the only team in the majors not to play in an extra inning game.

Cleveland has dropped eight of 10, and scoring is a huge issue. The Indians have scored three runs or less in 19 of their 32 games.

“We’re fairly inconsistent right now,” manager Terry Francona said. “Even in hitters’ counts, we’re not getting real good swings. I think when it’s team wide, everyone is trying to do much. It’s a good quality but we’ve got to fight through it together and keep the line moving and we’re not doing that.”

McAllister worked out of a jam in the sixth, stranding a runner at third to keep it tied 0 0.

Minnesota’s Sam Fuld doubled down the left field line with one out and then easily stole third when he got a great jump off second against an unsuspecting McAllister. The right hander, though, buckled down and struck out both Trevor Plouffe and Chris Colabello looking to end the threat.

McAllister punctuated the whiffs by pumping his fist as he walked to the dugout.

Gibson and second baseman Brian Dozier combined on a sparkling defensive play in the fourth.

Michael Brantley hit a grounder toward right that Dozier was able to stop with a dive before spinning in one motion and throwing toward first. With first baseman Chris Colabello out of position, Gibson alertly covered and snagged Dozier’s throw on one hop before sliding into the bag ahead of Brantley.

Gibson walked Carlos Santana, who stole second. But Gibson kept him there by retiring Lonnie Chisenhall and Asdrubal Cabrera on flies to left.

NOTES: Indians OF Michael Bourn missed his second straight game with a tight right hamstring, the s burberry outlet online ame one he had surgically repaired in October. Bourn could be headed to the disabled list for the second time this season if it doesn’t respond. Francona said Bourn will test his leg on the field Tuesday afternoon. . Cleveland placed DH Jason Giambi on the DL with a strained calf muscle. The 43 year old is 0 for 10 this season burberry outlet online . . Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

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