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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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.

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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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Americans Are Driving Less, And Have Been Since 2005

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And it''s something Americans have been doing in a steady trend since 2005. There''s a far more effective way of reducing pollution and dependency on oil than buying more efficient cars or going electric: Driving less.

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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.

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

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

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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.

Port of Long Beach has cut diesel PM by 81% since 2005

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The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81% since 2005, according to its 2012 Emissions Inventory. Compared to 2005 emissions levels, all of the key air pollutants from port-related sources were reduced in 2012. The results for 2012 mark six straight years of improving air quality in the harbor area due to the Port’s focused efforts to reduce air pollution caused by goods movement.

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).

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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%

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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.

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

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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.

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%

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.

Hyundai To Develop Renewable Hydrogen Station In California

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The original station was constructed in 2005 to supply hydrogen for Hyundai has announced plans to transform an existing hydrogen refueling station in California into a cutting edge renewable fueling station. The station will be built on the site of an existing hydrogen station at Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. in Chino, California.

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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

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%

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.

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

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[.].

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.

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Ford Hybrid Cars: Fusion, C-Max, Escape And More, Ultimate Guide

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2004 saw the launch of its very first hybrid, the 2005 Escape Hybrid, and the maker''s cars have gone from strength to strength ever since. Ten years ago, your choice of hybrid vehicles was pretty limited. A lot has changed in those ten years, and the rise of Ford as a real force in the hybrid markets is one of the biggest changes. But what do you

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More Efficient Cars, More Domestic Energy: It's Working (Despite Gas Prices)

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energy imports have been falling as well--from 60 percent in 2005 to just 45 percent last year. It still hasn't really registered in public awareness, but as we've said before, U.S. gasoline consumption has been falling since 2006. Now, it turns out that U.S. That can be attributed to two factors: more fuel-efficient cars, and more domestic energy

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2014 Ford Transit Connect Unveiled, New Compact Delivery Van

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Its closest counterpart was the Chevy Astro van, discontinued in 2005. When Ford launched the Transit Connect small commercial van as a 2010 model, it was a new kind of vehicle. And by 2010, the Transit Connect had been in production for almost a decade in Europe and elsewhere. Now there's an all-new Transit Connect coming to North America for

2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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The 2016 Billion-Ton Report , volume 1, updates and expands upon analysis in the 2011 US Billion-Ton Update ( earlier post ), which was preceded by the 2005 US Billion Ton Study ( earlier post ).

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Nissan improves hydrogen fuel cell efficiency

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times greater power density than its previous 2005 model. Nissan has revealed its next generation of fuel cell stack, which offers 2.5 The Japanese car maker, which as of yet only has small demonstration fleets of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, is in the process of developing production viable models. Such work rests on developments such [.]. Nissan development electric vehicle fuel cell zero emission

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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.

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2013 Lexus GS 450h: First Drive

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Ever since Lexus launched the RX 400h hybrid SUV in 2005, gasoline-electric hybrids have been an integral part of the Lexus lineup. Cleverly combining performance, luxury and economy, they allow luxury buyers to avoid the compromises that might otherwise be associated with making a luxury vehicle more fuel efficient--like sacrificing power or

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Is Nissan’s Tokyo Motor Show Pivo 3 Concept A Mini Leaf In Disguise? We Find Out

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If you’ve been a fan of electric cars for more than a few years, you’ll probably remember Nissan’s adventurous all-electric concept cars -- the Pivo 1 from 2005 or Pivo 2 from 2007. Created long before Nissan launched its all-electric Leaf hatchback, the Pivo concept cars offered a quirky, unbelievable view of Nissan’s

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Volkswagen Group expands presence in Russia with agreements with GAZ

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With Scania the cooperation started in 2005 and resulted in the creation of CRUISE tourist coaches and VOYAGE-series inter-city coaches for sale on Russian and export markets. The Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group have extended their manufacturing agreement for Volkswagen and ŠKODA models in Russia until 2025. Furthermore, the Volkswagen brand will in future supply 2.0 TDI engines for GAZ light commercial vehicles, opening up new business opportunities in international markets.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell EPA-rated with 366-mile range; longest of any ZEV

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The first fuel cell vehicle leased to an individual customer (July 2005).

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MIT spin-off nuTonomy secures $3.6M to fund self-driving car technology; delivering more human-like experience

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nuTonomy’s founders have been researching and creating autonomous vehicle technology since 2005. nuTonomy Inc., a developer of advanced software for autonomous vehicles, closed a $3.6M seed funding round, with investments from Signal Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Fontinalis Partners and Dr. Steven LaValle. The funding will help support nuTonomy’s continued work in the US as well as in Singapore, where industry and government are jointly piloting autonomous vehicle technology.