Allison Transmission introduces new 9AT for release in 2020; extends xFE fuel-saving to Series 1000, 2000

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With this new transmission, Allison continues to demonstrate its commitment to help achieve standards regarding fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Allison Transmission also announced availability of its latest fuel economy technology for its 1000 Series and 2000 Series.

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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

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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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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

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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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Study estimates global black carbon emissions up 72% from 1960-2007; BC emissions intensity down 52%

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Black carbon emissions and BC emissions intensity per year. A study led by a team from Peking University has estimated that global black carbon (BC) emissions increased from 5.3 Over the same period, BC emission intensity—the amount of BC emitted per unit of energy production—decreased by 52% for all the regions under assessment, especially China and India. Among their findings: The residential sector is the most important anthropogenic BC emission source.

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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).

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European Parliament to vote on proposal to veto increased diesel emissions limits

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The European Parliament will vote at the next plenary session on a proposal to veto a draft decision to raise diesel car emission limits for NO x by up to 110% when the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test procedure is introduced. Others stressed the need to put the Real Drive Emissions test procedure into effect quickly, in order to bring down emission levels. Diesel Emissions Europe Regulations

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Are Autonomous Buses the Answer for Efficient Transportation and Reducing Emissions and Fuel Consumption?

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The research found that “traffic emissions were reduced by one-third, and 95 percent less space was required for public parking,” and the vehicle fleet necessary would only be 3 percent of today’s fleet. Which is why Greenhouse argues for government intervention to “cushion the blow” so that we don’t see a continuation of the 5 million factory workers who’ve already been laid off since 2000. by Dave Crichton.

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Evidence from glacier ice: Until it was banned, leaded gasoline dominated the anthropogenic lead emissions in South America

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Record of anthropogenic lead emissions over the past 2,000 years in the Bolivian Altiplano. Emissions from leaded gasoline were primarily responsible for the significant increase after 1960 (green). Emissions Fuels Health Policy

ICCT report finds global implementation of advanced emissions and fuel-quality regs could cut early deaths from vehicle emissions by 75% in 2030

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Global trends in vehicle-kilometers traveled (VKT) and early deaths from vehicle-related fine particle exposure (2000–2030). The Baseline Policy scenario assumes no new policies on vehicle emissions and fuel quality beyond those currently implemented or adopted. Emissions Health Polic

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Honda announces emission targets

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After reaching its original goal to reduce CO2 emissions from its motorcycle, automobile and power products by 10 per cent compared to 2000 levels by the end of 2010, Honda has now announced a new CO2 emissions goal. Now it wants to reduce CO2 emissions from its global products by 30 per cent by the [.]. Green cars Honda Latest news co2 emissions Honda CO2 emission targets Honda emission targets

Six refineries in $425M settlement with EPA and DOJ over emissions violations

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Strict internal leak definitions: 500 ppm for valves and 2000 ppm for pumps. Once the companies install the pollution controls required by the settlement, annual emissions reductions at the six refineries will total an estimated 773 tons of sulfur dioxide, 407 tons of nitrogen oxides, 1,140 tons of volatile organic compounds, 27 tons of hazardous air pollutants, 20 tons of hydrogen sulfide and the equivalent of 47,034 tons of carbon dioxide, which is a greenhouse gas.

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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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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

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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.

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DOE to award $49.4M for advanced vehicle technologies research; meeting Tier 3 emissions

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Key emissions of interest in order of importance are NO x , non-methane organic gasses and Hydrocarbons (NMOG & HC), and particulate matter (PM). Emissions. Emissions will be measured to show compliance. Efficiency at 2bar BMEP, 2000 rpm. 2000 rpm peak load.

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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.

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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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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

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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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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

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Global CO2 emissions up 3% in 2011; per capita CO2 emissions in China reach EU levels

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CO 2 per capita emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production from the top 5 emitting regions. Global emissions of CO 2 increased by 3% last year, according to the annual report “Trends in global CO 2 emissions”, released by the EC Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). At 3%, the 2011 increase in global CO 2 emissions is above the past decade’s average annual increase of 2.7%. Trends in global CO 2 emissions.

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Comprehensive assessment concludes black carbon second-most important human emission in warming climate

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m -2 , is the second-most important human emission in terms of its climate-forcing in the present-day atmosphere. Total global emissions of black carbon using bottom-up inventory methods are 7500 Gg yr -1 in the year 2000 with an uncertainty range of 2000 to 29000.

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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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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.

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%

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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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In-use measurements of NOx and particulates trends for heavy-duty vehicles in California

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A team at the University of Denver has measured the emissions from two in-use California heavy-duty truck fleets—at the Port of Los Angeles and the Cottonwood weigh station in Northern California—using the On-Road Heavy-Duty Measurement System in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

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US EIA Reports Record-setting 7% Overall Decline in US Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 2009; Transport Emissions Down 4.1%, Lowest Percentage Reduction of the End-UseSectors

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Factors contributing to the 7% drop in emissions in 2009. While emissions have declined in three out of the last four years, EIA noted, 2009 was “ exceptional ”. Since 2000, the carbon intensity of energy used in the two sectors has not decreased (or improved) by as much as 2 percent.

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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.

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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.

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HC and PM emissions from common rail diesel running n-butanol blends

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The emission characteristics were estimated by using of n-butanol blended with conventional diesel fuel. The team measured emissions of total hydrocarbons (HC) or individual HC, CO, NO x , PM and the non-regulated emission of formaldehyde, which were measured under three different engine loads (25.4, N·m) and three different engine speeds (1500, 2000 and 2500 rpm). Researchers at Chonnam National University (S.

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GCP Carbon Budget Finds Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions Rose 2% in 2008 Despite Global Financial Crisis; Natural Sinks Not Keeping Pace With Increasing Emissions

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Despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis (GFC), carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2% in 2008 to an all-time high of 1.3 The authors, under the umbrella of the Global Carbon Project , reported a 29% increase in global CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel between 2000 and 2008 (the latest year for which figures are available), and by 41% between 2008 and 1990, the reference year of the Kyoto Protocol. Tags: Climate Change Emissions

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Final session on international mercury convention this week expected to culminate in agreement; UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013 finds industrial source Hg emissions may be rising

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Comparison of Hg emissions in 2005 and 2010, by selected sector and region. Unintentional emission sectors: Coal burning, ferrous- and non-ferrous (Au, Cu, Hg, Pb, Zn) metal production, cement production. Global anthropogenic mercury emissions from industrial sources may be rising.

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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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FAA awards $100M to 8 companies for CLEEN II development; lower fuel consumption, emissions and noise

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $100 million in contracts to eight companies to develop and to demonstrate aviation technologies that reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and noise under the second phase of its Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN II) program. LTO NO x Emissions (below CAEP 6). -60%. CLEEN II funding will help advance dynamic modeling and fuel injector durability and enable further reductions in NO x emissions.

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Study projects net cooling of climate from ship emissions through 2050

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This continued shorter-term cooling response caused by certain emissions does not negate the necessity for reductions in CO 2 emissions, which are crucial to limiting the long-term warming impact of the sector, the researchers cautioned. A recent study commissioned by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimated total emissions of 1046 Tg CO 2 yr ?1 of the total anthropogenic CO 2 emissions in that year. 1 of the total ship emissions in 2007.

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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Forget carbon dioxide – what about sulphur dioxide emissions?

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Much of the world’s focus is on reducing carbon dioxide emissions – but have we overlooked the emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2) in the process? According to a new analysis appearing in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, emissions peaked in the 1970s and then decreased until 2000 – only to increase again in recent [.]. Global warming Latest news carbon dioxide China developing countries sulfur dioxide emissions sulphur dioxide emissions

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