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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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Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S.

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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.

2017 30

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.

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

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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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

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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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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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.

2016 34

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. A new study indicates. emissions hydrogen Study plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell

2016 31

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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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.

2015 38

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 Resources.

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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% per year over the past four years. Data derived from US EIA.

2016 35

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.).

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.

2016 25

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

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.

2015 47

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.

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.

2015 44

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

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.

2015 44

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.

2016 30

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

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.

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?

2015 46

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

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The projected rise of only 0.2% for 2016 marks a clear break from the rapid emissions growth of 2.3% per year in the decade to 2013, with just 0.7%

2015 28

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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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-dutyThe number and size of the soot and other particles was not prescribed. Click to enlarge.

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EPA releases final heavy-truck emissions rules

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The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled this week its final rules for reducing emissions from heavy-duty trucks, including semitractor-trailers, buses, and other heavy trucks. The agency said the new rules would cut carbon dioxide emissions by 1.1 heavy duty EPA

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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

French target Renault, Brits query Fiat, over diesel emissions

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Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to criminal counts related to its diesel-emissions cheating and pay $4.3 Europe emissions Renault UK FranceThe past week has not been a particularly pleasant one for advocates of diesel cars. billion in fines, while U.S. prosecutors arrested one of the company's executives and indicted five more.

2017 15

EPA Will 'Up Its Game' With New Tests For Emissions Cheating

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will develop better ways to detect cheating on emissions testing in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the agency's chief says. It hopes to avoid future cases like this, in which Volkswagen installed special software that allowed cars to operate differently when an emissions test was detected.

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China accelerates tougher vehicle emission standards, starting sooner

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China is known for having some of the worst air pollution in the world, due in part to years of lax emission regulations covering factories as well as vehicles in the world's largest new-car market. emissions China energy policy Fuel Economy transportation policy

First Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty to diesel emission fraud

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Almost a year after news of Volkswagen's emissions cheating broke, an engineer pleaded guilty to charges related to the diesel scandal. Justice Department in the agency's inquiry into the carmaker's use of illegal "defeat device" software to cheat on emissions tests. emissions TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandalThe engineer.