Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

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pollution in the state. is especially burdensome in California and accounts for the greatest percentage of health impacts attributable to air pollution. km-resolution MISR aerosol properties over Southern California for years 2001–2003, 2007–2009 and 2013–2015.

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Chicago Area Clean Cities names American Lung Association 2017 Clean Fuels Champion

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The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people. The Clean Fuels Champion was awarded last night at the coalition’s Annual Meeting. We are truly honored to be named a Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities.

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EPA issues ANPR on Clean Trucks Initiative, seeking input from public and stakeholders

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The eventual CTI rulemaking will establish new, more stringent emission standards for NO x and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines. EPA last revised NO x standards for on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines in January 2001. The US EPA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI).

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BP agrees to add more than $400M in pollution controls at Whiting Refinery and pay $8M Clean Air Act penalty

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has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and invest more than $400 million to install advanced pollution controls and cut emissions from BP’s petroleum refinery in Whiting, Ind. When fully implemented, the agreement is expected to reduce harmful air pollution that can cause respiratory problems such as asthma and are significant contributors to acid rain, smog and haze, by more than 4,000 tons per year.

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XL delivers 154 hybrid GMC Savana vans to CalVans; largest single hybrid van deployment in California

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The new vans offer clean and affordable transportation to seasonal agricultural workers, who often travel up to 85 miles each way to their job sites. Since 2001, CalVans has been working to reduce its total number of vehicle miles traveled annually, while also reducing greenhouse emissions.

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Motiv Power Systems delivering 7 electric walk-in vans to USPS as part of CARB program; deployment in Central Valley

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Most of the immediate project benefits will accrue in the San Joaquin Valley, an economically disadvantaged area with some of the highest pollution burdens in the country, as evidenced by CalEnviroScreen scores within the worst five percent in the state.

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California greenhouse gas inventory shows state is tracking to achieve 2020 AB 32 target

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Overall trends in the inventory also demonstrate that the carbon intensity of California’s economy, the amount of carbon pollution per million dollars of GDP, is declining. Carbon intensity has dropped 23% from the peak in 2001, and declined an average of 1.9%

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ICCT analysis finds real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high of 42%

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The average gap between official fuel consumption figures and actual fuel use for new cars in the EU has reached 42%, according to the latest update by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to its on-going research into vehicle fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

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Swiss team concludes that particulate filters should be mandatory for GDI engines

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Based on a three-year study of toxic and environmentally relevant pollutants from gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines, Swiss researchers have concluded that some GDI engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past.

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California Air Resources Board approves 2014 Honda Plug-in Hybrid Accord as first LEV3/SULEV20 vehicle on sale

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In 2001, the 2001 Civic GX powered by compressed natural gas was the first certified Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle (AT PZEV). The Executive Order allowing Honda to sell the newly certified ultra-clean cars in California was signed on 21 December, following a detailed examination of emissions and performance test results.

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EPA proposes approval of new ozone plans for the two of the worst Air Quality Zones in US: California’s San Joaquin Valley and South Coast

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The Clean Air Act (CAA) allows areas such as these (designated and classified as “extreme” nonattainment under the CAA) to rely on the development and implementation of new and improved technologies given the relatively long time between SIP development and attaining clean air. These new SIPs demonstrate that, by 2024, pollution will be reduced to the level needed to attain the 1997 8-hour ozone standard of 0.08 Children and the elderly are most impacted by ozone pollution.

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

But theyve needed definitive proof that PHEVs wont increase pollution. model in 2001 by the DOEs Argonne National Lab estimates hybrids reduce greenhouse gases by 22%, and plug-in hybrids by 36% (see table 2).

The View From Here Today

Creative Greenius

What we’re not breathing is clean air, because the smoke from the La Canada-Flintridge fire, about 38 miles from here, is still making air quality hazardous and people in the L.A. In 2001 she terminated our grass lawns and replaced them with drought tolerant plants because of her concerns for water use. I contributed the following to the World Wildlife Climate Witness site last week and it was published this morning.

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The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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The EPN has been around since 2001 and to be honest, I should have gotten involved with them a long time ago. Free, Clean, Renewable Electricity From The Wind: Visiting PacWind with Dency & J.R. The Greenius in Yosemite.

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ICCT: gap between official and real-world fuel economy figures in Europe reaches ~38%; call to implement WLTP ASAP

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The gap between official and real-world fuel-economy figures in Europe has risen to about 38%, according to a new report published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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BP Products to Pay Nearly $180M to Settle Violations at Texas City Refinery; Conversion of Diesel Vehicles to Natural Gas Part of Settlement

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has agreed to spend more than $161 million on pollution controls, enhanced maintenance and monitoring, and improved internal management practices to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas refinery. As part of the settlement, the company will spend an additional $6 million to reduce air pollution from diesel vehicle emissions in Texas City and the surrounding area. BP Products North America Inc.

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Canada seeking to strengthen oil tanker safety system

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The Safeguarding Canada’s Seas and Skies Act, which is amending the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, will: strengthen the current requirements for pollution prevention and response at oil handling facilities; increase Transport Canada’s oversight and enforcement capacity by equipping marine safety inspectors with the tools to enforce compliance; introduce new offenses for contraventions of the Act and extend penalties relating to pollution; and.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Take Action Now Act Contact Automakers Events Downloads Donate Join Multimedia Center Audio 2008 Podcasts EVS-23 PHEVs and Air Quality 2007 Podcasts Video Photo Gallery Reviews Plug In Hybrids Coming Clean Plugged In Internal Combustion Electric and Hybrid Cars The Hype About Hydrogen The EV and HEV Forward Drive The Car that Could Additional Links News and Press Press Room Newsletters 2008 to Present Newsletter Vol. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One?

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EPA Proposes to Streamline Approval Process for Fuel Conversion Systems

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The new options would reduce some economic and procedural impediments to clean alternative fuel conversions while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure that acceptable emission levels from converted vehicles are sustained. The proposed rule would cover conversions of light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty highway vehicles and engines, and would apply to all clean alternative fuels. MY 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and < useful life mileage.

Rentech Planning to Build Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Electric Power Plant in California

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Product gas is cleaned in a scrubber. Between 1998 and 2001, a 400 ton-per-day plant using the SilvaGas biomass gasification technology successfully operated in Burlington, VT, producing synthesis gas (syngas) from wood-based biomass in a series of operating campaigns.

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Study Highlights the Importance of Considering Climate Effects of Non-CO2 Emissions from Transport in Mitigation Strategies and Policies

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The on-road transportation (ORT) and power generation (PG) sectors are major contributors to CO 2 emissions and a host of short-lived radiatively-active air pollutants, including tropospheric ozone and fine aerosol particles, that exert complex influences on global climate.

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ICCT study concludes no technical barriers to use of higher blends of ethanol

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A team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a paper assessing technical barriers to the use of higher blends of ethanol. Theoretically, cars operating on higher ethanol blends than the design point could emit greater concentrations of pollutants in exhaust gas. As with metals, studies on legacy vehicles (model years 1994–2001) did not observe any degradation of elastomers, polymers, or any other materials with E15 or E20.

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Will lighter cars backfire on industry?

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President Barack Obama’s national fuel efficiency standards in the USA have come in for criticism in The Wall Street Journal where a columnist points out that there could be severe costs in terms of urban air pollution and human life. Most people know about the positive effects of developing greener, lighter cars. However, could there be a downside too?

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