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EPA gas-mileage labels accurate, helpful, unlike 2005: Consumer Reports

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Car buyers remain aware that the real-world fuel economy of new vehicles may not match the ratings on their window stickers. The year-old Volkswagen diesel scandal has also shown the vulnerability of laboratory emissions tests to deliberate cheating by manufacturers. But the news isn't entirely bad. DON'T MISS: EPA reports show automakers meeting. EPA Fuel Economy Consumer Reports window sticker

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EPA: US greenhouse gases dropped 3.4% in 2012 from 2011; down 10% from 2005 levels

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According to the report, GHG emissions in 2012 showed a 10% drop below 2005 levels, and were only slightly above the emissions in 1994 (6,520 million metric tons). US greenhouse gas emissions by gas. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge.

2005 106

US total VMT hits historic high in first half of year; VMT per capita trending upward, but below 2005 peak

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However, on a per capita basis (non-institutional population), VMT, although it has been trending upward for the last year on a 12-month moving average, is still below its peak in June 2005, according to the Federal Reserve Economic Data ( FRED ) database from the Federal Reserve Bank of St.

2015 90

Canada targets cutting GHGs 30% below 2005 levels by 2030; new regulations for oil and gas, power, petrochemicals

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Canada Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced that Canada plans to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. lower than 2005 levels while the economy grew by 12.9%

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EPA proposes rule for nationwide 30% cut in GHG from existing power plants by 2030 relative to 2005

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the already widely-discussed (albeit without much detail) “Clean Power Plan” proposal, which mandates a national average 30% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants from 2005 levels by 2030.

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Study: surface ozone in India in 2005 damaged 6M tonnes of crops, enough to feed 94M people in poverty

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New research shows that ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of wheat, rice, soybean and cotton crops in India in 2005. million US tons) of India’s wheat, rice, soybean and cotton crops in 2005, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters , a journal of the American Geophysical Union. billion in in 2005, the study found. million US tons) annual output in 2005, costing the country $70 million, according to the new research. Smog in India.

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US submits target to cut GHGs by 26-28% from 2005 levels to UNFCCC; doubling the rate of reduction

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The submission—an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)—is a formal statement of the US target, announced in China last year, to reduce emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, and to make best efforts to reduce by 28%. The United States submitted its target to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

2015 60

VW: Small Group Of Engineers Built Diesel Cheat Software From 2005

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Volkswagen now blames a small group of engineers unable to meet stiff U.S. regulations for its diesel-emissions cheating. The company says a small group of engineers were responsible for the "defeat device" software that allowed diesel cars to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. The software was created when engineers realized that the company's cars. emissions VW software Volkswagen diesel scandal

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FedEx Express fleet exceeds 2020 fuel improvement goal of 20%; sets new goal of 30% improvement compared to 2005

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FedEx Express has exceeded its original goal of a 20% improvement in global vehicle fleet fuel economy by 2020, as compared to 2005, with a more than 22% cumulative improvement in fuel economy for its vehicles. FedEx Express alternative fuel fleet deployment as of August 2012. Source: FedEx.

2005 78

Nissan cuts CO2 emissions from global corporate activities by 2% in 2013; tracking to 20% by 2016 vs. 2005

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cut in CO 2 during the year puts the company on track to achieve its goal of a 20% reduction by fiscal year 2016, compared to 2005. Nissan Motor Co., reported reducing CO2 emissions from global corporate activities in fiscal year 2013 while increasing vehicle production by 5.1%. The 2.0% Nissan set the target in its mid-term environmental action plan, the Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP2016).

2005 60

DOE updates the 2005 Billion Ton report on biomass; increased focus on energy crops

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High & moderate results from the 2005 BTS and baseline & high-yield results from the Billion-Ton Update at a simulated farmgate or roadside price of $60 per dry ton. The report is similar to the 2005 BTS in that it only provides estimates of biomass to roadside or the farmgate. The high-yield scenario is more closely aligned to the assumptions in the 2005 BTS.

2005 60

International study finds heat stress to Caribbean corals in 2005 worst on record, coral reefs suffered record losses

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Coral reefs suffered record losses as a consequence of high ocean temperatures in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean in 2005 according to the most comprehensive documentation of basin-scale bleaching to date.

2005 78

Report finds that total transportation energy demand in California in 2050 could be reduced 30% relative to 2005

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However, total transportation energy demand in California could be reduced 30% relative to 2005 levels in 2050 through improving overall vehicle efficiency (which includes the use of advanced electric-drivetrains such as plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).

2005 78

China’s 2005 Carbon Emissions Almost Twice As Much As 2002 Emissions

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Carbon emissions associated with increased exports from China (left), as part of a more systematic view of increased national emissions (right), 2002 to 2005. Researchers from Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States, estimated in the study that China’s 2005 carbon emissions were 80.59% or more higher than 2002 emissions. “ Emissions growth from 2002 to 2005 was largely driven by two factors: structural changes in production and increased consumption per capita.

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Study: Single Storm in 2005 Downed Approximately Half a Billion Trees in Amazon

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A single massive storm in 2005 felled an estimated 441-663 million trees across the Amazon basin, according to a new study accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters , a journal of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Previous research had attributed a peak in tree mortality in 2005 solely to a severe drought that affected parts of the forest. In 2005, there was a spike in tree mortality in the Amazon.

2005 60

National Academies Report Examines Hidden Cost of Energy Production and Use in US; Estimates $120B in 2005

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Health and other non-climate damages by life-cycle component for different combinations of fuels and light-duty automobiles in 2005 (top) and 2030 (bottom). In 2005, motor vehicles produced $56 billion in health and other nonclimate-related damages, says the report—46.7%

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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.

2000 60

LA Port Cuts Emissions Half Or More Since 2005: Huge Success

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Public-health advocates have known for years that living around freight yards is hazardous to your cardiopulmonary health. In smog-susceptible Los Angeles, the Port of LA was a huge hotspot of toxic emissions. And seven years ago, the Port embarked on an ambitious program to eliminate the bulk of those pollutants. Now, the data is in: It worked

IEA Bioenergy Report Finds Improvements in Corn Ethanol Production Could Lead to Further 25% Reduction in Lifecycle GHG Emissions by 2015 Compared to 2005

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By 2015, the report finds, corn ethanol could show greenhouse gas emissions of 40,068 gCO 2 eq/GJ (HHV)—a 25% reduction from the 2005 level of 53,466 gCO 2 eq/GJ and a 37% reduction from the 1995 level of 63,977 gCO 2 eq/GJ. in 2005 and 26.2% in 2005 and 2.0%

2005 78

Airlines Present Climate Change Proposals at UN Forum; 50% Absolute Cut In Emissions by 2050 Compared to 2005

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average annual improvement in fuel efficiency to 2020; 2) Stabilizing emissions with carbon-neutral growth from 2020; and 3) Emissions reductions with a 50% absolute cut in emissions by 2050 compared to 2005. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented its proposals for December’s climate change talks to the UN Secretary General’s Summit on Climate Change in New York.

Electrifed MG Midget - Project Revived

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I''ve owned the car for about 15 years, and last worked on it in 2005. This project is an electric vehicle conversion on a 1976 MG Midget. I''m back at it and making good progress. Here''s some photos of the car before the project began

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Exxon is #1!

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NY Times reports: Exxon’s profit rose 9 percent from 2005 results to a record of $39.5 billion, the largest annual profit ever for an American company

2007 100

EIA: energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas surpass coal as fuel use patterns change

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From 1990 to about 2005, consumption of coal and natural gas in the United States was relatively similar, but their emissions were different; coal is more carbon-intensive than natural gas.

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Oil sands production accounted for 28.8% of total Canadian gas demand in 2016

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in 2005, according to a new report by Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB). From 2005 to 2016, natural gas purchased by oil sands projects more than tripled, from 0.73 Alberta’s oil sands operations accounted for 28.8% of Canadian natural gas demand in 2016, up from 11.8%

How Paris will ban the dirtiest diesels: color-coded stickers

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Among the guiltiest culprits were older diesel vehicles with minimal emission-control systems, particularly those built under the Euro 4 standard in effect through 2005. Yesterday, analyses of the air in several parts of France showed it contained high levels of ultrafine particles emitted by road vehicles. Over the last year, Paris has instituted. Paris emissions

2005 63

The electricity in gasoline

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I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year.

What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

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But first, a bit of perspective: in 2005 I had set out to purchase a Mercury Mariner Hybrid. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make Tom Cruise proud, I accepted the mission. I had done my homework, and knew exactly. Buying Plug-In Hybrids dealers plug-in cars dealerships Texas

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Truck diesel PM emissions at Port of Oakland down 98% in past decade; ship emissions down 75%

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Diesel PM emissions from trucks serving the Port of Oakland, California declined 98% between 2005 and 2015, according to an emissions inventory released by the Port. According to the Port’s study, truck Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) emissions have decreased from 16 tons in 2005 to 0.4 In that same timeframe, ship emissions dropped 75%. The results indicate the Port is advancing its 2008 commitment to reduce seaport-related diesel health risk by 85% by the year 2020.

Female drivers in the United States: From a minority to a majority?

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The first year in which female drivers became a majority was 2005. by Michael Sivak. When it comes to the types of vehicles on the road, energy consumption, and road safety, we might be better off with more women drivers than men.

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Tesla Model X 75D, 'forbidden fruit' electric cars, Lexus hybrid milestone: Today's Car News

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Today, the Tesla Model X 75D debuts as a base version of the electric crossover, a Colorado dealer sells "forbidden fruit" used electric cars normally available only in other states, and Lexus passes 1 million hybrid sales since 2005. All this and more on Green Car Reports. All versions of the Tesla Model S will get a $1,500 price increase along. Today in Car News

Taiwan’s Aleees, Sony and Siemens team on electric buses

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Aleees Group was founded in 2005 by the main shareholders of Ruentex Group., Taiwan-based Aleees , a supplier of nano-crystalline lithium iron phosphate cathode materials , has entered into an agreement to team up with Sony to advance electric buses in conjunction with Siemens.

Port of Long Beach achieves record pollution reductions; diesel PM down 88%, NOx down 56%

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The Port has been monitoring its progress in air quality improvements since 2005. The inventory, conducted by an independent consultant, found the Port’s aggressive actions to cut pollution have decreased diesel particulate matter a record 88% since 2005. The Port of Long Beach has achieved clean air records in its latest study of air pollution emissions, including an 88% reduction in diesel particulate matter.

EIA ups total shale oil resource estimate by 13% to 419B barrels, shale gas by 4% to 7576 Tcf

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Chad’s oil production was 78,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2014, down 55% since 2005. million b/d from 2005 to 2014, while natural gas production increased 37% to 1.9 Bcf/d from 2005 to 2014. Bcf/d from 2005 to 2014.

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2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Unveiled At New York Auto Show

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In 2005, it also became the first vehicle of its type offered with a hybrid powertrain--and Lexus has been bullish on the RX Hybrid ever since. When it first appeared back in 1998, the Lexus RX practically invented the luxury crossover-utility segment. More than 15 years later, the fourth-generation 2016 Lexus RX has appeared at the 2015 New York. Green Auto Show Crossovers

2015 63

Report: Toyota hopes for 30% hybrid take-rate by 2020 for its sales in China

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Prius made its Chinese debut in 2005 and was followed in 2010 by a hybrid version of the Camry. The Nikkei reports that Toyota wants a 30% take-rate for hybrids out of the vehicles it will sell in China in 2020, citing remarks by Hiroji Onishi, Toyota’s top executive in the country. Toyota will begin building hybrids in China this fall. The company also plans to release an electric vehicle in China—unique to the Chinese market—this year through its joint venture with GAC Group.

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EPA researchers find deaths from air pollution falling over time, but many sectors continue to pose a risk

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and ozone air quality levels, population exposure and health burden to 23 industrial point, area, mobile and international emission sectors in the Continental US in 2005 and 2016. Area source mortality risk grows slightly between 2005 and 2016, due largely to population growth. in 2005.

2013 78

Brazil’s Aerotec to invest ~$5M in Li-S battery company OXIS Energy; expanding into Brazil

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Established in 2005, OXIS Energy has developed, and continues to advance, an innovative Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) battery chemistry. Aerotec, a Brazilian Private Equity fund, will invest £3.75 million (US$5.2 million) in Li-Sulfur battery company OXIS Energy.

2018 95

Is Fisker The Most Tragic VC-Backed Debacle In Recent History?

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In January 2005, legendary car designer Henrik Fisker founded a company to bring innovative new thinking to the automobile industry. Between that date and today, Fisker Automotive would create perhaps the most beautiful car ever made, raise almost $1.4 billion dollars from investors as diverse as Leonardo di Caprio and Kleiner Perkins, obtain a

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Calls for modification of Renewable Fuel Standard

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The federal standard for biofuels, which was first introduced in 2005 and then modified in 2010, means fuel refiners and importers must commercialise increased vo[.].