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Carbon emissions from making electricity could vanish by 2060: study

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One of the major sources of carbon emissions is electricity generation. So what would it take to eliminate carbon emissions entirely from making electricity? emissions Carbon climate change Study electric utilities renewable energy energyDON'T MISS: Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back.

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Ricardo Energy & Environment launches real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service with individual vehicle identification in the UK

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buses, heavy goods vehicles, vans and cars) and their respective contributions to emissions. Emissions Regulations

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Electric cars improving fast, CA should raise zero-emission requirements: report

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For 50 years now, California has been at the very forefront of reducing vehicle emissions. emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB Zero Emission Vehicle regulation state lawsIt was doing so before the U.S. Despite the national political currents, the state will.

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Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

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California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. emissions zero emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB transportation policy

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Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

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Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars seem to be the question that launches a thousand studies.

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Challenging Arthur Little study on electric-car emissions: questionable assumptions

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Carbon Footprint emissions plug-in cars wells to wheels Union of Concerned ScientistsTransitions into new technologies always generate confusion and misinformation, and certainly that has been the case with modern electric cars. Six years after the first modern electric cars.

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Coming up next: emission standards for airplanes

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon follow up on previously-discussed plans to set emissions standards for airplanes. The agency previously identified airplane emissions as a threat to human health because of their contribution to climate change, but has not been able to issue actual rules governing those emissions.

Quebec passes Canada's first zero-emission vehicle rule, to start in 2018

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Quebec has become the first Canadian province to adopt a requirement for sales of a certain number of zero-emission vehicles, similar to the one in effect in California. Canada California plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle regulation state laws Quebec

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Carmakers Lobby To Keep Software Secret, Despite VW Emission Scandal

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The software that allowed Volkswagen diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests was not found by government regulators. Confronted with on-road emission levels far higher than its test results, VW finally. emissions EPA VW software Volkswagen diesel scandal

Global carbon emissions have been flat for three years now

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Global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions may be starting to pay off, suggests a recent study. Last month, scientists released an assessment that suggests global carbon emissions did not increase significantly in 2016. That makes this the third year in a row that carbon emissions have remained flat.

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Electric cars to get big boost from emissions rules on engines: report

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Stricter global emissions standards may finally force the majority of established automakers to get serious about electric cars. But while automakers build more electric cars to meet emissions standards, the extra cost of developing these new models may eat into profits.

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Battery-electric cars cheaper, better at cutting emissions than fuel cells: Stanford study

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While neither vehicle type produces any tailpipe emissions, their overall emissions vary depending on the fuels and processes used to generate electricity or produce hydrogen. emissions hydrogen Study plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cellA new study indicates.

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EU Commission Accepts 'Flawed' Emission Rules For On-Road Testing

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The European Commission is set to accept new emissions rules after a protest against their leniency was rejected by lawmakers. Earlier this year, members of the European Parliament had rebuffed a proposal to require on-road emissions testing for new vehicles, because it also allowed carmakers to exceed emissions limits.

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Pre-1997 cars forbidden in central Paris to cut emissions

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A fairly direct way to eliminate air pollution from car exhaust emissions is to simply get rid of the cars themselves. Europe Paris emissions France transportation policyNext month, Paris officials will attempt to do just that. Beginning July 1, all cars registered before 1997 will be banned from the city center on weekdays.

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VW Diesel Emission Scandal: Five Possible Long-Range Effects

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Thus far, it's a been a quiet start to the third week of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. emissions EPA TDIEight years' worth of VW TDI models, both new and used, have been taken off sale at the company's North American dealerships.

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EPA to reopen 2022-2025 auto-emission rule decision: report

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It looks like lobbying pays off, at least in the case of EPA emission rules. According to numerous recent reports, the EPA is expected to reopen the commenting period for vehicle-emission rules it finalized in January, more than a year ahead of schedule.

2017 17

First-Ever Emissions Rules For Airplanes Proposed By U.N.

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The airline industry is responsible for an estimated 2 percent of global carbon emissions, but so far no government has enacted emissions standards for aircraft similar to those in place for cars and trucks in many countries and regions. emissions carbon dioxide aircraft transportation policy

Every New Car Emission-Free By 2050? 'ZEV Alliance' Plans To Make It So

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As the United Nations COP21 climate-change talks continue in Paris, a group of local and national governments plans drastic reductions in vehicle emissions over the next 35 years. Members of the International ZEV Alliance have committed to making all new cars in their jurisdictions emission-free by 2050.

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BREAKING: Ram, Jeep diesel engines may have cheated emissions tests

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have used illegal software emissions controls to pass more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs through emissions testing, the EPA said Thursday.

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Study finds total PM10 emissions from EVs equal to those of modern ICEVs; role of weight and non-exhaust PM

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emissions, EVs deliver only a negligible reduction in emissions, the team found. Electric (Battery) EmissionsFor PM 2.5 as well.

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Emissions rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number?

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emissions Politics EPA Mark Fields CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpAmong his actions during a whirlwind first week in office, U.S. President Donald Trump met last week with the CEOs of U.S. automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. He met on two consecutive days with Mark Fields, CEO of Ford, in fact.

2017 30

VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally

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We're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications. since 2008, when new and tougher emission limits took effect. emissions future EPA EU VW Group Volkswagen R regulationIf VW Group's engineers.

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EU starts legal action against Germany, UK for failing to act on diesel emissions

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But now regulatory agencies in European countries have become caught up in the legal fallout from VW's emissions cheating. Europe emissions lawsuit EU Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to numerous lawsuits against the German automaker in multiple countries. and five other nations. DON'T MISS: Every.

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Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector increased at an average rate of 1.8% Climate Change Emissions Power Generation

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EU proposes deep cuts to vehicle emissions, ignores ships, airplanes

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European automakers have attacked proposed emissions standards that would place greater restrictions on cars, as well as large commercial vehicles like heavy-duty trucks and buses, as unrealistic. Europe emissions EU Carbon aircraft Boats

New Mercedes engines get more complicated to meet emission rules

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emissions Daimler Fuel EconomyWhile it plans to launch 10 new electric cars by 2025, Mercedes-Benz is far from done trying to improve the efficiency of internal-combustion engines. The German luxury automaker is giving its lineup of engines a major overhaul, in fact.

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Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years

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Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, but historically it has not been the largest source. carbon emissions. emissions Fuel EconomyHowever, that has apparently changed. Transportation-related sources now account for the largest share of U.S. Earlier this year.

London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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No more pure diesel double-deck buses will be added to the capital’s fleet from 2018 and all new single-decks for central London will be zero-emission. The workshop is a clean transit event at which public and private sectors showcase considerations for the expansion of zero-emission bus technology. Earlier post.).

China Emission Standards: So Tough Honda Will Have All Hybrids By 2025

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But one carmaker believes that in a decade, Chinese emissions. Green China Fuel Economy Future Cars emissionsChina is the world's largest market for new cars, and it also has some of the world's worst air pollution.

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Why Did Volkswagen Cheat On Diesel Emissions In Its TDI Cars?

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website, and admitted that 11 diesel million vehicles have software that enabled them to pass emission tests whle emitting 10 to 35 times the permissible U.S. emissions EPA TDI VW Group CAFE regulationThe bad news for Volkswagen just keeps on coming. levels of.

2015 47

Leak At Natural-Gas Field Now One-Quarter Of All CA Methane Emissions

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For half a century, California has been at the forefront of reducing emissions and cleaning up air pollution. emissions California natural gas California Air Resources Board CARB electric utilities MethaneAnd the state has made breathtaking progress since the days of early-Seventies technicolor photochemical smog alerts.

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BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

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The automaker hasn't said just how the Vision Next 100 concept manages to go emission-free, but it did talk a lot about the car's exotic materials and construction. Green Autonomous cars Future Cars zero emissionsBMW is now a century old. DON'T MISS: BMW's first electric car (video) For.

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VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emission scandal (updated)

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emission laws. emissions EPA VW California Air Resources Board Volkswagen diesel scandalVolkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that they had reached an agreement on a plan to address hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold over six years deliberately designed to violate U.S.

2016 28

Emission debate in Europe: should new EU agency test, or each nation?

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The Volkswagen diesel scandal has brought increased scrutiny on how new cars are tested for emissions and fuel economy. VW's use of "defeat device" software to cheat on laboratory emissions tests could cause regulators to put greater emphasis on on-road emissions testing. Europe emissions EU

How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

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The most straightforward way to reduce automotive emissions is probably to just get rid of cars. emissions taxi Autonomous cars self-driving carsBut what if you kept the cars, and eliminated their drivers instead?

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Another study confirms electric cars have lower carbon emissions, in Minnesota this time

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It's a very reasonable question: electric cars themselves have no tailpipe emissions, but what about the power plants used to recharge them? Carbon Footprint emissions Minnesota greenhouse gas electric utilities plug-in carsAfter more than a dozen studies and five-plus years of plug-in car sales, we know the answer.

VW Diesel Emissions Recall: What You Need To Know In 10 Questions

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EPA emissions laws on its so-called "clean diesel" models from 2009 to 2015 hit the automotive world like a bombshell on Friday. emissions EPA TDI Golf TDI VW Group Audi A3 TDI Jetta TDI regulation Passat TDI Beetle TDIThe news that Volkswagen had deliberately circumvented U.S. The company also took all remaining new 2.0-liter TDI.

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EPA Will Add On-Road Testing For Emissions Compliance

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In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand on-road emissions testing to all diesel vehicles. emissions EPA Fuel Economy EPA RatingsThe agency currently conducts only a handful of on-road tests of new vehicles each year, to confirm laboratory results.

2015 28

DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-dutyg/kWh for particulate matter. Click to enlarge. g/kWh of particulate mass. l/100 km (5.76

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Global Carbon Project: Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

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for 2016 marks a clear break from the rapid emissions growth of 2.3% Global emissions now need to decrease rapidly, not just stop growing.

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