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

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The innovative, fully automatic transmission, for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, will be available globally and is targeted for release in 2020. Allison Transmission also announced availability of its latest fuel economy technology for its 1000 Series and 2000 Series.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

2000 78

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.

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TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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Ozone levels across much of North America and Europe dropped significantly between 2000 and 2014. TOAR is a project of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry project, with support from NOAA, Forschungszentrum Jülich and the World Meteorological Organization.

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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.

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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.

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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.

2017 78

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).

2015 85

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

2014 85

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.

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

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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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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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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. In addition, Honda has established a global environmental slogan: “Blue Skies for Our Children” Brief

2011 69

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?

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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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. 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.

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.

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).

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

2010 78

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). This slowdown, which began in 2012, signals a further decoupling of global emissions and economic growth, which reflects mainly the lower emissions growth rate of China.

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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.

2013 85

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.,

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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.

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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.

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

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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%. Emissions from OECD countries now account for only one third of global CO 2 emissions—the same share as that of China and India.

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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.

2013 60

Study: Hydrofluorocarbons Will Contribute Significantly to Global Warming by 2050

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Global ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) and HFC emissions (A), global CO 2 and HFC emissions (B), and ODS, HFC, and CO 2 global RF (C) for the period 2000–2050. Their contribution to global warming is currently small, but can increase to the equivalent of 9-19% (CO 2 -eq. basis) of projected global CO 2 emissions in business-as-usual scenarios by 2050.

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Study finds global CO2 emissions back on the rise in 2010

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Global carbon dioxide emissions show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to a study led by the University of Exeter (UK). The study, which also involved the University of East Anglia (UK) and other global institutions, is part of the annual carbon budget update by the Global Carbon Project. The global financial crisis severely affected western economies, leading to large reductions in CO 2 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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UNEP produced its first Global Mercury Assessment in 2002 and a subsequent study in 2007. These global percentages will, of course, vary on a regional basis. Global anthropogenic mercury emissions from industrial sources may be rising. —Global Mercury Assessment 2013.

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Study Finds Damage, Pollution from Western Wildfires Could Surge With Moderate Global Warming

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This potential leap in destructiveness and pollution—mainly from an increase in wildfire frequency—is forecast by computer models calculating impacts of moderate global warming on western US wildfire patterns and atmospheric chemistry.

2009 78

Study Finds That Air Traffic Could Become a Major Factor in Global Warming

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A new study by a team at the Dalton Research Institute in the UK projects that carbon dioxide and other gases from air traffic will become a significant source of global warming as they double or triple by 2050. Bethan Owen and colleagues note that aviation is not now one of the main drivers of global warming, with international aviation (the source of 60% of carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft) not even included in the Kyoto Protocol.

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QUANTIFY Study Finds GHG Emissions from Global Transport Could Double Their Net Contribution to Warming by 2100

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Transport emissions could double their current relative net contribution to global warming by 2100, according to a new study by researchers at the Oslo-based Centre for International Climate and Environment Research (CICERO) in Norway. The study’s results, presented in the journal Atmospheric Environment , are part of the EU-funded QUANTIFY (Quantifying the climate impact of global and European transport systems) project, which received €8.39

Study reports non-US global shale gas recoverable resources of 5,760 Tcf; global shale gas boosts total recoverable natural gas resources by 40%

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Tcf in 2000. Map of 48 major shale gas basins in 32 countries. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge. Initial assessments of 48 shale gas basins containing almost 70 shale gas formations in 32 countries suggest that shale gas resources, which have recently provided a major boost to US natural gas production, are also available in other world regions. A new EIA-sponsored study by Advanced Resources International, Inc.

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Study finds that gaps in research on topics critical to the global biofuels industry warrant caution; a call for more interdisciplinary work

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A new study by researchers from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds substantial gaps in the amount of research on the numerous critical topics relevant to the global biofuels industry. Global Trade Analysis Project [GTAP] and others).

2012 85

NRC report projects sea level off most of California will rise at slightly higher rate than global average; lower rate for Oregon, Washington, NorCal; variety of factors affect outcome

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Projected sea-level rise off California, Oregon, and Washington for 2030 (blue), 2050 (green), and 2100 (pink), relative to 2000, as a function of latitude. The report estimates sea-level rise both globally and for those three states for the years 2030, 2050, and 2100.

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