Survey shows % of Californians walking, biking or used public transit more than doubled since 2000

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Results from the California Household Travel Survey ( CHTS ) —the largest and most complex review of its kind— show that the%age of California residents walking, biking, or using public transportation on a typical day has more than doubled since 2000.

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Ford Cut Plant CO2 Emissions By A Third Since 2000; Another Third By 2025 Targeted

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Ford is doing just that, having cut global carbon dioxide emissions at its plants by over a third since 2000. CO2 emissions have dropped by 37 percent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 There''s more to making a car green than just the car itself. Ideally, the whole process of making the car should be as environmentally-friendly as possible too.

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Damen delivers hybrid tugboat to Royal Netherlands Navy; up to 30% lower fuel consumption, 40% fewer emissions

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Compared with other tugs, hybrid versions use up to 30% less fuel and produce 40% fewer exhaust emissions. Rolls-Royce supplied Damen with a total of ten MTU Series 4000 engines and five MTU Series 2000 engines, in addition to azimuth thrusters for the propulsion system of the workboats.

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U Toronto study measures GDI emissions in urban near-road environment

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A study of emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles in an urban near-road environment in Toronto over a wide range of weather conditions (February 2014 to January 2015) found that—other than for NO x and CO—the GDI engines had elevated emissions compared to the Toronto fleet. 3 meters from the roadway to quantify changes in PN with distance from point of emission. Emissions Engines

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Ford slashes CO2 emissions by a third

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Ford has cut CO2 emissions by more than a third (37 per cent) per vehicle across its global operations between 2000 and 2012, the carmaker has revealed, as it releases its 14th annual Sustainability Report.

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ICCT study finds real-world NOx emissions from Euro 6 diesels ~7x higher than Euro 6 regulatory levels

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On-road NO x emission levels of Euro 6 diesel cars in Europe are on average about seven times higher than the NO x limit set by the Euro 6 emission standard, according to a new report published in Berlin by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

SwRI D-EGR gasoline demo vehicle delivers diesel efficiency at lower cost; potential for LEV III/Tier 3 emissions

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The D-EGR engine offers efficiency similar to diesel engine (~40% BTE) but at half the cost; it also demonstrates the potential for meeting the very stringent LEV III/Tier 3 emissions. Terry Alger, assistant director in SwRI’s Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research Division.

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IEA: CO2 emissions from fuel combustion rose 2.2% in 2013, below the average rate since 2000

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According to the latest data released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), CO 2 emissions related to the energy sector, which is the source of nearly two-thirds of human-generated greenhouse gases, rose 2.2% Both years were below the average growth rate since 2000 of 2.5%. In absolute terms, global CO 2 emissions increased by 0.7

PBL/JRC: Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record in 2013, but growth is slowing down

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Global CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production reached a new all-time high in 2013, according to the annual report “Trends in global CO2 emissions”, released by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the European Joint Research Centre (JRC). However, emissions increased at a notably slower rate (2%) than on average in the last ten years (3.8% After years of a steady decline, the CO 2 emissions of the United States grew by 2.5%

Cummins ETHOS 2.8L optimized E-85 engine demonstrates 50-80% reduction in CO2 emissions in medium-duty truck

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Cummins has developed an E-85-specific engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 80% compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck. engine over the past two-and-a-half years, demonstrating that this technology is capable of far exceeding the 50% CO 2 emissions reductions outlined in the project’s goals, Cummins said. engine also incorporates an integrated stop-start system, which further reduces fuel consumption and emissions.

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California greenhouse gas emissions up 2% in 2012; driven by economic growth, closing of San Onofre, and drought

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According to the most recent greenhouse gas emissions inventory from the California Air Resources Board (ARB), the state’s total greenhouse gas emissions rose 1.7% Since 2000, GHG emissions have decreased by 1.6% (from 466 to 459 MMTCO 2 e) after reaching a peak of 493 MMTCO 2 e in 2004. In 2012, the transportation sector was the largest source of emissions in California, accounting for approximately 37% of the total emissions.

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Ricardo and Doosan DL06 diesel with TVCS achieves Tier 4f emissions without need for DPF

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The new US Tier 4 Final (Tier 4f) version of the DL06 includes an ultra-low particulate combustion system featuring the Ricardo Twin Vortex Combustion System (TVCS) ( earlier post ); the engine achieves compliance with Tier 4 Final particulate emissions levels without requiring a DPF—thereby providing a cost-effective solution. 2013) “Studies on the Impact of 300 MPa Injection Pressure on Engine Performance, Gaseous and Particulate Emissions,” SAE Int.

Honda announces global CO2 emissions reduction targets including 30% reduction for products

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In 2006, Honda set a goal to reduce global CO 2 emissions from use of its motorcycles, automobiles and power products by 10% by the end of 2010 compared to year 2000 levels. Honda has now set a goal to reduce CO 2 emissions from its global products by 30% by the end of 2020 compared to year 2000 levels.

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New Honda Earth Dreams Technology 1.6L diesel in Civic to deliver CO2 emissions of 95 g/km

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Honda’s new 1.6-liter i-DTEC engine in the new Civic will deliver CO 2 emissions of 95 g/km, according to Honda Motor Europe’s President, Manabu Nishimae, in his presentation at the Geneva Motor Show. This is a 15-gram drop (13.6%) from the 110 g/km emissions of the enhanced 2.2L

IEA estimates energy-related CO2 emissions in 2010 highest in history; 80% of projected 2020 emissions from the power sector are already locked in

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Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history, according to the latest estimates by the International Energy Agency (IEA). After a dip in 2009 caused by the global financial crisis, emissions are estimated to have climbed to a record 30.6 In terms of fuels, 44% of the estimated CO 2 emissions in 2010 came from coal, 36% from oil, and 20% from natural gas. Climate Change Emissions Policy

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New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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When peat swamps are drained for agriculture, the peat begins to decompose, and is an enormous source of carbon emissions. Mha (20%) of the peatlands of Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in 2010, surpassing the area of Belgium and causing an annual carbon emission from peat decomposition of 230–310 Mt CO 2 e. This would increase the annual carbon emission to somewhere between 380 and 920 Mt CO 2 e by 2020 depending on water management practices and the extent of plantations.

UK new car CO2 emissions fell 3.5% in 2010 and more than 20% since 2000

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Emissions of new cars in the UK fell 3.5% Average CO 2 emissions from new cars have fallen by more than 20% since 2000. The 2010 CO 2 emissions fall is one of the highest annual reductions on record but lower than the 5.4% It appears, though, that the rate of improvement in emissions slowed in the second-half of 2010. An earlier report by the SMMT showed that average new car CO 2 emissions fell 4.7% to an average of 144.2

EPA proposes Tier 3 standards for gasoline sulfur content and vehicle emissions; harmonized with California LEV III

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed long-anticipated Tier 3 standards for gasoline sulfur content; evaporative emissions; and tailpipe emissions from all light-duty vehicles (LDVs, or passenger cars), light-duty trucks (LDT1s, LDT2s, LDT3s, and LDT4s) and Medium-Duty Passenger Vehicles (or MDPVs). Vehicle emissions. Evaporative emission standards. The final Tier 2 rule was published in 2000. Proposed changes to emissions test fuel.

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EPA report to Congress finds a strong scientific and technical foundation for mitigating black carbon emissions

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positive or negative—and magnitude of net climate forcing from BC emissions), currently available scientific and technical information provides a strong foundation for making mitigation decisions to achieve lasting benefits for public health, the environment, and climate.

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MIT study says combustion emissions cause ~200,000 premature deaths/year in US; vehicles and power generation top sources

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Annual average concentrations of fine particulates from US sources of combustion emissions from (a) electric power generation; (b) industry; (c) commercial and residential sources; (d) road transportation; (e) marine transportation; (f) rail transportation; (g) sum of all combustion sources; (h) all sources. Emissions from road transportation are the most significant contributor, causing ?53,000 Industrial emissions contribute to ?41,000 Emissions Health Power Generation

EIA releases report on CO2 emissions by state; California led in 2010 with transportation-sector emissions

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Energy-related CO 2 emissions buy state, 2010. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a new report, State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2000-2010. The report shows a significant variation of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions across states on both an absolute and a per capita basis. Topping the list for absolute emissions in 2010 was Texas (652.6 In terms of per capita emissions, the top emitter was Wyoming (118.5

World Bank/ICCT report provides guidance to reducing black carbon emissions from diesels in developing countries

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Historical Trends in Black Carbon Emissions from Surface Transportation (teragrams of black carbon per year). The transportation sector accounted for approximately 19% of global black carbon emissions in the year 2000, according to the report.

IPCC: GHG emissions accelerating despite mitigation efforts; major institutional and technological change required to keep the heat down

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Decomposition of the decadal change in total global CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion by four driving factors; population, income (GDP) per capita, energy intensity of GDP and carbon intensity of energy. GtCO 2 eq (1.3%) per year from 1970 to 2000.

Report Finds Rate of Growth of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sharply Increased Between 2000 and 2005

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Anthropogenic global greenhouse gas emissions increased by 15% between 2000 and 2005, a sharp increase in the expected rate of growth, according to a new report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). It also showed that global annual emissions of greenhouse gases increased from 24 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents in 1970 to 33 billion tonnes in 1990 and 41 billion tonnes in 2005.

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Study finds global carbon emissions reached 10 billion tonnes in 2010

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Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have increased by 49% in the last two decades, according to the latest figures from the Global Carbon Project. Half of the emissions remained in the atmosphere, where CO 2 concentration reached 389.6 The remaining emissions were taken up by the ocean and land reservoirs, in approximately equal proportions. Published in the journal Nature Climate Change , the new analysis shows fossil fuel emissions increased by 5.9%

Mercedes-Benz powering ahead with €3B strategic engine initiative; increasing electrification, 48V; diesel and gasoline; cylinder deactivation

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In comparison with the previous V6, the CO 2 emissions from the engine have been reduced by around 15%. This means that particulate emissions can be reduced to an especially low level. The new diesel engine is designed to meet future emissions legislation (RDE – Real Driving Emissions).

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Study finds that worldwide SO2 emissions rose between 2000-2005 after decade of decline; China, shipping topped growth

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Global sulfur dioxide emissions by region. The analysis by researchers in the US and Europe estimates anthropogenic global and regional sulfur dioxide emissions spanning the period 1850–2005 using a bottom-up mass balance method, calibrated to country-level inventory data.

GKN Driveline providing eTransmission to StreetScooter electric vans

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GKN’s Family 2 eTransmission system transmits torque from the eMotor to the wheels of a new StreetScooter zero-emission pure electric van. GKN Driveline is supplying its innovative electric drive technology to StreetScooter , the electric vehicle company owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group.

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal. Having started his career at Ford, he was Head of Volkswagen Group Research from 2000 to 2003. Mauer studied vehicle design and began his career at Mercedes-Benz in 1986, holding various functions until 2000, including design responsibility for the A-Class, SLK and SL models as well as Smart design.

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Study finds that replacement programs that reduce vehicle lifetime can result in increased lifecycle CO2 emissions

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Effects of changes in the average lifespan of ordinary passenger cars newly registered between 1990-2000 on total induced CO 2 emissions in 2000. fuel combustion), and CO 2 emissions generated throughout the supply chain. emissions attributable to motor vehicle manufacturing.

PwC analysis finds meeting 2 C warming target would require “unprecedented and sustained” reductions over four decades

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Since 2000, the global rate of decarbonization has averaged 0.8%; from 2010 to 2011, global carbon intensity fell by just 0.7%. The analysis in the PwC Low Carbon Economy Index measures the progress of developed and emerging economies towards reducing emissions linked to economic output.

Audi puts steel back in the new A8

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Steel’s strength has multiplied by almost 10 times over the past 20 years, from 270 to 2000 MPa tensile strength. Right now, regulations only consider tailpipe emissions generated during the drive phase.

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California ARB releases three studies showing fine particle pollution a threat to cardiovascular health

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ARB’s proposed Advanced Clean Cars rules package would further crack down on particulate matter emissions from light-duty vehicles. Emissions HealthARB regulates two size classes of particles: up to 10 microns (PM 10 ) and up to 2.5 microns in size (PM 2.5 ).

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RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars

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Natural gas vehicles were first promoted starting in about 2000 as a way to reduce reliance on imported oil and cut tailpipe emissions. Their promise appeared to grow near the height of the global financial crisis, when gas prices hovered around $4 per gallon across much of the United States. The domestic fuel promised to cut carbon-dioxide. natural gas LPG alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle

FPT International introduces 8.7-liter CNG engine in China

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The Cursor 9 CNG offers power up to 400 hp @ 2000 rpm, and torque up to 1700 N·m @ 1.200 rpm, while at the same time having emissions lower than Euro VI. FPT Industrial has extended its range of on-road alternative fuel solutions with the 8.7-liter Cursor 9 CNG, based on the Cursor 9 diesel architecture. The CNG engine delivers equivalent performance to its diesel counterpart.

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UN report projects that increasing use of HFCs likely to have a significant climate impact by 2050; equivalent to current total annual emissions from transport

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The decrease in CO 2 equivalent emissions of ODSs (ozone-depleting substances: CFCs, halons, HCFCs, and others) may be offset by the projected increase in their non-ozone depleting substitutes (HFCs) (lines designated as HFC scenarios). A new report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) projects that by 2050, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) could be responsible for emissions equivalent to 3.5 W m -2 relative to 2000. Climate Change Emissions Policy

MHI designs new bulk carrier enabling 25% reduction in CO2 emissions; ADM buying three

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The new MALS carriers will enable reductions in CO 2 emissions by about 25% compared with conventional averaged bulk carriers. The shallow draught of the ships facilitates the pursuit of energy savings and CO 2 emission reduction efficiency by MALS.

Study finds PM from biodiesel blends may be 50-80% less toxic per unit PM mass than from petroleum diesel

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However, the relative toxicity of biodiesel emissions compared to petroleum diesel remains unclear. The decreasing trend in WVO OP points to recent improvements in waste oil biodiesel fuel production technology that may have beneficial effects on exhaust emissions toxicity.

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Study finds tailor-made fuels from biomass could significantly reduce emissions of criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases

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Optimized fuel properties with regard to different emissions Janssen et al. Thus, soot emissions can be reduced significantly while HC and CO emissions are not negatively affected. With this fuel blend, particle emissions can be avoided almost entirely even at greatest EGR rates.

nanoFLOWCELL to present new QUANT F flow cell EV at Geneva

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This enables efficient and economical driving and means correspondingly greater ranges accompanied by outstanding performance with zero harmful emissions. In turn, this buffer system is briefly able to supply over 2000 amperes when needed for full performance.

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