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Ford cuts global water use 8.5% per vehicle from 2011 to 2012; total usage down 62% since 2000

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between 2011 and 2012—putting the company more than halfway toward its current goal of using an average of 4 cubic meters per vehicle globally by 2015. Since 2000, Ford has reduced the amount of water used around the world from 64 million cubic meters to 24 million cubic meters—a reduction of about 10.6 Ford has reduced the average amount of water used to make each of its vehicles by 8.5%

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.

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

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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. He moved to Saab as Executive Director Design in 2000 and was also given responsibility for Advanced Design at General Motors Europe in 2003.

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DLR and Wuppertal publish comprehensive global analysis of e-mobility technologies, outlook and lifecycle assessments

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They counted more than 500 electric passenger vehicles of all those types worldwide in the period from 2000 to 2013. The largest share of PHEVs were found between a vehicle curb weight of 1500 kg (3,300 lbs) and 2000 kg (4400 lbs).

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EIA: China’s use of methanol in liquid fuels has grown rapidly since 2000; >500K bpd in 2016

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China is the global leader in methanol use and has recently expanded its methanol production capacity.

Worldwatch Institute: global biofuel production fell in 2012 for first time since 2000

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In 2012, the combined global production of ethanol and biodiesel fell for the first time since 2000, down 0.4% Global ethanol production declined slightly for the second year in a row, to 83.1 Biodiesel now accounts for more than 20% of global biofuel production, according to the report. of global energy use, 8% of global primary energy derived from biomass, 3.4% of global road transport fuels, and 2.5% World ethanol and biodiesel production.

MIT report finds China’s actions on climate change crucial; argues for global economy-wide greenhouse gas tax

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A new report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change shows the importance of all major nations taking part in global efforts to reduce emissions—and in particular, finds China’s role to be crucial. Specifically, the study finds that with China’s help the global community may be—under the most optimistic scenario—able to limit warming to 2 °C, relative to pre-industrial levels.

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

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Both years were below the average growth rate since 2000 of 2.5%. In absolute terms, global CO 2 emissions increased by 0.7 IEA’s preliminary assessment for the World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate published in June estimated that global energy-related CO 2 emissions were flat in 2014.

Study finds unprecedented urbanization and urban expansion in East-Southeast Asia from 2000 to 2010

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The study reveals that between 2000 and 2010, the population of East-Southeast Asia grew by 231 million people; if this were the population of a single country, it would be the fifth most populous country in the world. To arrive at their results, the researchers calculated the difference in size of urban areas, from 2000 to 2010, by closely scrutinizing maps of urban extent and urban expansion developed from MODIS 250m satellite data.

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. each year between 2000 and 2010—three times the rate of increase during the 1990s. Rebounding from the global financial crisis of 2008-09 when emissions temporarily decreased, last year’s high growth was caused by both emerging and developed economies.

Scotiabank forecasts 4% growth in global auto market in 2015 to 74M units, led by China

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In its latest Global Auto Report , Scotiabank forecasts record global car sales in 2015, with the total market advancing 4% over 2014, reaching more than 74 million units. Global growth will mainly be driven by China, where Scotiabank expects auto demand to grow 7% in 2015 to 19.36

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.

IEA: Global oil discoveries and new projects fell to historic lows in 2016 while US shale surged; “two-speed” market

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Global oil discoveries fell to a record low in 2016 as companies continued to cut spending and conventional oil projects sanctioned were at the lowest level in more than 70 years, according to the International Energy Agency, which warned that both trends could continue this year.

SUVs became the largest and fastest-growing automotive segment in 2015; up 22% from 2014

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Global sales of SUVs surged 22% in 2015, supporting an overall increase in global sales of light vehicles of 1.7% in 2014-2015, according to data released by global market research company Euromonitor International. of light vehicle sales globally. Sales of SUVs grew from 5 million units in 2000 to 20 million in 2015 and are forecast to hit 42 million units by 2031. Euromonitor predicts that small cars will see a global Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.9%

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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UPS Sets New Automotive Goal to Improve Package Delivery Fleet Fuel Economy a Total of 20% from 2000 to 2020

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UPS is targeting a 20% improvement in fuel economy for its US package delivery fleet from 2000 to 2020. UPS has set a new automotive goal to improve the miles per gallon (MPG) performance of its entire US package delivery fleet by 20 percent between 2000 and 2020. The new goal builds on gains UPS already has made by increasing its US MPG 10% between 2000 and 2009 and applies to a US ground fleet of 60,000 vehicles.

Johnson Matthey and 3M complete NMC patent license agreement for automotive Li-ion batteries

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Under the agreement, 3M grants Johnson Matthey a license to US6964828 (Lu and Dahn), US7078128 (Lu and Dahn), US8241791 (Lu and Dahn), US8685565 (Lu and Dahn) and all global equivalents thereof, and to US6660432 (Paulsen et al.) and all global equivalents thereof. The rapid growth of the electric vehicle market is driving the need for NMC-based cathode materials globally and especially in China.

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New EIA report boosts estimates of global recoverable shale oil resources 10-fold to 345 billion barrels

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million barrels per day in 2000 to an average of 1.9 Map of basins with assessed shale oil and shale gas formations, as of May 2013. Source: US EIA. Click to enlarge. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a new report that estimates that shale oil and shale gas resources in the United States and in 137 shale formations in 41 other countries represent 10% of the world’s crude oil and 32% of the world’s natural gas technically recoverable resources—i.e.,

Honda begins operation of 1st wind farm by an automaker in Brazil; covering electricity needs for annual local auto production

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Honda has set a target to reduce CO 2 emissions from its global products by 30% by the end of 2020 compared to year 2000 levels. Striving to attain this goal, Honda has been strengthening its initiatives on a global basis to reduce CO 2 emissions from all business activities, including production and the supply chain. Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda.

BP Statistical Review finds global oil share down for 12th year in a row, coal share up to highest level since 1969; renewables at 2%

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Global energy consumption grew by 2.5% globally, and 8.4% Fossil fuels still dominated energy consumption with 87% market share, while renewables rose fastest but are still only 2% of the global total. of global energy use, losing share for 12 consecutive years. Gas production globally grew by 3.1%; the US recorded 7.7% of global energy consumption, the highest share since 1969. or 10,000 bpd equivalent), the lowest rise seen since 2000.

Optodot and LG Chem sign patent license agreement for boehmite ceramic-coated separators for Li-ion batteries

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Since its founding in 2000, Optodot has worked with private-sector companies (from startup to Global 50) and federal agencies, such as the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. Optodot Corporation recently granted a license to LG Chem Ltd. under a patent portfolio controlled by Optodot covering batteries, cells, separators and electrolyte members comprising boehmite.

Chevrolet introduces second-generation Duramax 4-cylinder diesels; global engine

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The new Duramax engine was engineered in Europe and the US, with global application as one of its developmental objectives. —Nicola Menarini, Global Chief Engineer, GM Powertrain. New Duramax 4-cylinder diesel. Click to enlarge.

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

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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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Ford researchers: global light-duty CO2 regulatory targets broadly consistent with 450 ppm stabilization

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In the study, the Ford team derived regional CO 2 targets for new LDVs while still providing an integrated view of the global LDV fleet—a perspective critical to the planning needs for global automotive firms. The SMP model calculates 2000?2050

Toyota Global Cumulative Hybrid Sales Top 2M

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Annual global sales of TMC hybrids. On May 31, 2007, the global cumulative sales of TMC’s hybrid vehicles had topped 1 million. Cumulative sales of the Prius represent 71% of the global total, at slightly more than 1.4 Click to enlarge.

Research reveals global warming emissions target

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According to researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology, admissible carbon dioxide emissions will increase from around seven billion tonnes of carbon in the year 2000 to around ten billion tonnes in 2015. [.]. Tags: Global warming Latest news co2 emissions emissions emissions target global warming target Green cars Max Planck Institute of Meteorology Just how much will emissions need to fall if climate warming is to be kept below the critical threshold of 28C?

Former CEO of GM China Group Phil Murtaugh joins Pinnacle Engines board; first engines launch in Asia this year

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Murtaugh spent 33 years in General Motors, culminating in his position as Chairman and CEO of GM China Group from 2000 - 2005. By 2016, there will be 200 million motorcycles, cars and trucks sold each year globally, leading to great opportunities for improving the efficiency of the internal combustion engine. The immense and rapid growth of the automotive market globally provides an immediate and crucial need for decreasing CO 2 emissions.

UPS to invest more than additional $90M in natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; 6 new CNG stations, 440 vehicles

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UPS has deployed more than 4,400 natural gas vehicles and a network of fueling stations, said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability. The company has driven more than one billion miles since 2000 with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. Since 2009, UPS has invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally.

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

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A study led by a team from Peking University has estimated that global black carbon (BC) emissions increased from 5.3 The emissions are shown for China (red), other developing countries (blue), developed countries (green), and global total (black). From 1960 to 1988, global BC emissions from the residential sector increased by 37% from 2,226 to 3,021 gigagram (Gg). As a result, global BC emissions in the industrial sector peaked (1,516 Gg) in 1997.

Worldwatch Institute report finds global energy intensity increased in 2010 for second year in a row

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Global energy intensity, 1981-2010. Between 1981 and 2010, global energy intensity decreased by about 20.5%, or 0.8% Between 2004 and 2008, global energy intensity experienced its sharpest decline in 30 years, with an average annual growth rate of 1.87%.

Global auto production may hit 80+ million units this year; hybrids below 2% of total output

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Global sales of passenger vehicles increased from 75.4 The auto industry’s production capacities are far from fully used; PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) estimates current global vehicle assembly capacity at almost 95 million, the report notes. Worldwide light-duty vehicle production.

Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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Black carbon (BC) is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this pollutant’s climate impact.

Study Finds Stratospheric Water Vapor Is An Important Driver of Decadal Global Surface Climate Change

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Decadal warming rates arising from (i) greenhouse gases and aerosols alone (black); (ii) that obtained including the stratospheric water decline after 2000 (red); and (iii) including both the stratospheric water vapor decline after 2000 and the increase in the 1980s and 1990s (cyan).

US exports of petroleum products up more than 60% since 2007 as markets become more globally integrated

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Total US exports of finished petroleum products have increased more than 60% since 2007 as markets have become more globally integrated, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

NOAA: 2010 So Far Tied with 1998 as Warmest Global Temperature on Record

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Meanwhile, the June–August summer was the second warmest on record globally after 1998, and last month was the third warmest August on record, according to NOAA. For January–August 2010, the global combined land and ocean surface temperature of 58.5 °F

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

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PwC analysis finds a need for global carbon intensity to drop an average of 5.1% Since 2000, the global rate of decarbonization has averaged 0.8%; from 2010 to 2011, global carbon intensity fell by just 0.7%.

USGS new estimates of global undiscovered, technically recoverable conventional oil and natural gas, excluding US

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This new assessment represents a complete reassessment of the world since the last World Petroleum Assessment in 2000 by the USGS, which estimated 649 bbo, 4,669 tcf of gas, and 207 bbo of NGL in 128 geologic provinces. Many new areas were included in the current study, defining and assessing 313 assessment units throughout the world, as compared to 246 in 2000.

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). to urban concentrations with the aid of a global intake fraction database.

PwC: Global Carbon Budget For 2000-2050 Could Be Exhausted By 2034

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Global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has analyzed carbon emissions from 2000 to 2008 and concluded that the world’s “carbon emissions budget”, or ability to emit carbon dioxide while still maintaining a “fair chance” of limiting average global temperatures to no more than 2 ºC (3.6 ºF), is about 10% off track, and that one-fifth of the global carbon budget for the first half of this century has been spent in just eight years.

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook projects global ethanol production to increase 67% over next 10 years to 44B gallons

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The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013-2022 projects that global ethanol production will increase 67% over the next ten years, with biodiesel increasing even faster but from a smaller base. Global ethanol production has fallen in calendar year 2012 for the first time since 2000, due to declines in the United States and in Brazil.