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Long Beach Unveils ‘Bicycle Business District’ Program

Long Beach Unveils ‘Bicycle Business District’ Program

Long Beach, CA–The city of Long Beach has announced the launch of an experimental two-year pilot progrma designed to encourage short distance bike trips within the city limits.

The program is funded through the LA County Department of Public Health’s RENEW initiative, and is called the Long Beach Bike-Friendly Business Districts program.

Four areas of the city–The East Village Arts District, 4th Street Retro Row, Bixby Knolls and Anaheim Street’s Cambodia Town–have been isolated, and free bicycles and cycling gear have been provided to local businesses in those areas–to use, say, for local deliveries, or to run to the post office. In return, these businesses will offer discounts to cyclists every Saturday.

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Solar plane lands after completing 24-hour flight

Solar plane lands after completing 24-hour flight

Okay, this isn’t about battery operated electric bicycles, scooters or motorcycles, but it’s fascinating just the same.

In Payerne, Switzerland, an experimental solar-powered plane completed its first 24-hour test flight successfully Thursday, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night.

The test brings the Swiss-led project one step closer to its goal of circling the globe using only energy from the sun.

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Brammo Greening the White House

Brammo Greening the White House

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The White House has invited Brammo founder and CEO Craig Bramscher to tomorrow’s Clean Energy Economy Forum.

Craig, along with other stakeholders from around the country, will be meeting with Energy Secretary Steven Chu and other energy officials to discuss energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, and the creation of jobs in similar markets. Full details on the forum can be found below.

The forum comes directly on the heels of the “Shocking Barack” tour wrapping up in Washington DC today. For the past two weeks, two Brammo Enertia powercycle riders made their way from Detroit to DC to present the President with the most energy-efficient electric vehicle in America, educate people about the benefits of electric bikes and advocate for the Advance Vehicle Technology Act.

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In Qatar, Electric Bikes Infiltrating Al Fazaa

In Qatar, Electric Bikes Infiltrating Al Fazaa

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Quatar: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) is currently testing a new clean energy motorbike, which will be used by the Al Fazaa security force.

They’ve been testing the bike in public parks, the Aspire zone and the Corniche.

The “T3″, built in California by T3 Motion, has attracted the attention of security agencies and companies from around the world because of its innovative technology and its zero gas emission. It was first introduced to the region in the United Arab Emirates.

The electric bike has a maximum  speed of 25 kilometres per hour, comes with LED headlights, a siren, an optional GPS tracking system and a video camera.

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Organizing the First Zero-Carbon Grand Prix

Organizing the First Zero-Carbon Grand Prix

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England — The law firm Eversheds has been appointed as the sole adviser to the TIXGP, the organiser of the world’s first zero-carbon grand prix, which will take place on the Isle of Man TT circuit in June 2009.

They are advising the TIXGP on all aspects of the race, from a legal standpoint, including sponsorship, staging, merchandising, and broadcast rights.

“There are some complicated IP issues around the use of the TT marks,” poinrted out Phil Sherrell. “There’s ­corporate work to do on investment into the race and the usual licensing stuff such as T-shirts and broadcast rights.”

This carbon-free event at the race is expected to be successful – as the race already has over 20 entrants. The motorcyles in the race can use electric power, fuel cells or non-carbon fuel.

TTXGP is also the manufacturer of the world’s fastest clean energy motorbike, which can reach speeds of 125 miles per hour, called the TTX01. The cycle is powered by two electric motors.

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