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Argonne study finds 23% reduction decrease in carbon intensity of ethanol from 2005 to 2019

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A new lifecycle analysis by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory has found that the carbon intensity of corn ethanol has decreased 23%—from 58 to 45 gCO 2 e/MJ—from 2005 to 2019. Carbon intensity (gCO 2 e/MJ undenatured ethanol) of corn ethanol without LUC for 2005–2019.

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EPA GHG Inventory shows US GHG down 1.7% y-o-y in 2019, down 13% from 2005

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Greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 (after accounting for sequestration from the land sector) were 13% below 2005 levels.

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EIA: CO2 emissions from US power sector have declined 28% since 2005

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US electric power sector CO 2 emissions have declined 28% since 2005 because of slower electricity demand growth and changes in the mix of fuels used to generate electricity, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Since 2005, as power sector CO 2 emissions fell by 28%, CO 2 emissions from all other energy sectors fell by only 5%. If electricity demand had continued to increase at the average rate from 1996 to 2005 (1.9%

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Biden sets 2030 net GHG reduction target for US of 50-52% below 2005 levels

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US President Joe Biden announced a new target for the United States to achieve a 50-52% reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2030.

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API: total US petroleum demand topped 20.8 mb/d in July, highest since 2005; on-road fuel demand down

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year-over-year increase and the highest demand for the month since 2005, according to the latest Monthly Statistical Report released by the American Petroleum Institute (API). compared with July 2018—and the highest demand for the month of July since 2005. Total US petroleum demand averaged 20.8 million barrels per day (mb/d) in July 2019, which represented a 0.9%

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Port of Los Angeles surpasses 2023 pollution reduction targets five years ahead of schedule; NOx down 60% from 2005

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Emissions of NO x , a key component of smog, at the Port of Los Angeles are down 60% compared to 2005 emissions levels. Using this type of measurement, the Port also posted its best year ever, lowering the average amount of emissions the port generates to move each container of cargo for all eight pollutants tracked by the Port’s emissions inventory, including greenhouse gases (GHG), which were down 30% per container on average since 2005.

Nissan FY 2014 global corporate activities reduce CO2 emissions by 22.6% compared to FY 2005

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cut in CO 2 when compared to fiscal year 2005, thus achieving its goal to reduce CO 2 emissions from corporate activities by 20% during that period. Nissan Motor Co., made progress in reducing CO 2 emissions and improving sustainability in its global corporate activities in fiscal year 2014 while simultaneously increasing vehicle production and plant energy efficiency. The company achieved a 22.6%

2015 195

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. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19 th annual report of overall US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, showing a 3.4% decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S.

2014 215

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. US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates show that US driving topped 1.54 trillion miles in the first half of 2015, beating the previous record of 1.5

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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% Canada formally submitted its target, referred to as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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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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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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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).

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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.

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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. It''s not an option available to everyone of course, but it certainly helps reduce fuel use. That''s according to data from

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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).

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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. The Clean Power Plan broadly proposes: Cutting CO 2 emissions from the power sector by 30% nationwide below 2005 levels; and. The power sector was responsible for 2,446 million metric tons CO 2 e in 2005, according to EPA.

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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. Click to enlarge.

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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.

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

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Without policy intervention, total travel demand in every transportation subsector in the state of California is projected to increase between 50 and 100% from 2005 to 2050 due to population growth and increasing travel demand per capita, with the most growth occurring in light-duty, heavy-duty and aviation sectors, according to a new report from the California Council on Science and Technology.

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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. Satellite-based tools from NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch Program guided site selection for field observations conducted across the greater Caribbean region from June to October 2005. 2010) Caribbean Corals in Crisis: Record Thermal Stress, Bleaching, and Mortality in 2005.

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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.

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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). The damages the committee was able to quantify were an estimated $120 billion in the US in 2005, a number that reflects primarily health damages from air pollution associated with electricity generation and motor vehicle transportation. Most vehicle and fuel combinations had similar levels of greenhouse gas emissions in 2005.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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% Nevertheless, the rapid expansion of the ethanol industry in the past few years will see the cumulative production in North America increase by a factor of four between 2005 and 2015.

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New ICCT study finds low-cost carriers driving 90% of US airline CO2 emissions growth

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) on aviation fuel burn and associated greenhouse gas emissions has found that overall fuel burn and, therefore, CO 2 emissions from US airlines increased by 7% from 2005 to 2019.

Review: 2023 Lexus RX 450h+ plug-in hybrid falls short of prime mover

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It was the first Lexus to get a hybrid powertrain—way back in 2005—and each generation has evolved to preserve its virtues and keep it acceptable to upscale buyers and their families. The Lexus RX mid-size crossover is the mainstay of Toyota’s luxury brand in the U.S.

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DOE: US net petroleum imports negative for 2020

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Net imports peaked in 2005 at 12.5 In 2020, net petroleum imports (total imports minus exports) were negative for the first time since the US Energy Information Administration began tracking them—i.e., the United States exported more petroleum than it imported.

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Group 1 CEO Hesterberg to retire at 12 months’s finish; U.S. chief Kenningham named to prime publish

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Hesterberg got here to Group 1 in April 2005 from a profession at automakers, together with Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. Kenningham joined Group 1 in 2011, initially. Read more. The post Group 1 CEO Hesterberg to retire at 12 months’s finish; U.S.

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Group 1 CEO Hesterberg to retire at yr’s finish; U.S. chief Kenningham named to prime publish

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17 years at Group 1 Hesterberg got here to Group 1 in April 2005 from a profession at automakers, together with Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. Previous to. Read more. The post Group 1 CEO Hesterberg to retire at yr’s finish; U.S.

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Ferrari brake failure; over 23,000 vehicles could possibly be recalled

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Fashions courting again to 2005 have been recalled; 10,000 vehicles recalled final 12 months too. Ferrari North America has recalled 23,555 automobiles owing to a possible brake situation that would. Read more.

What Do 300,000 Miles Do To A 997-Generation Porsche 911?

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Yeah, that’s over 300,000 miles on a 2005 911.Photo: Kyle Hyatt/Jalopnik Much like many of you, I’m sure, I like to lay in bed and doomscroll Twitter in the morning.

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Chrysler 300C to bid farewell with 6.4-liter, 485 hp Hemi engine

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The present technology of the 300, launched in 2005, marked a return to rear-wheel drive for the nameplate that debuted in 1955. The 300C at the moment supplied a 5.7-liter. Read more.

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DOE launches $8B program for clean hydrogen hubs across US

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billion over the five-year period encompassing fiscal years 2022 through 2026 to support the development of at least four H2Hubs that: Demonstrably aid achievement of the clean hydrogen production standard developed under section 822(a) of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005); Demonstrate the production, processing, delivery, storage, and end use of clean hydrogen; and.

Torc Robotics, Schneider announce pilot to further operationalize Level 4 autonomy for long-haul trucking

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Founded in 2005, Torc has 17 years of experience in pioneering safety-critical, self-driving applications.

WHO issues new, lower Global Air Quality Guidelines for classical pollutants

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Since WHO’s last 2005 global update, there has been a marked increase of evidence that shows how air pollution affects different aspects of health. Recommended 2021 AQG levels compared to 2005 air quality guidelines.

Washington state legislature passes ZEV mandate; expands to medium-duty vehicles

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Washington originally adopted the California emissions standards in 2005—but without the ZEV mandate. Both houses of the Washington state legislature have passed SB 5811 , the ZEV mandate bill. Governor Inslee says he will sign it. This will result in the entire West Coast—from California to British Columbia—having a ZEV mandate. SB 5811: Authorizes the Washington state Department of Ecology to adopt California zero emission vehicle program regulations.

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MIT study: half of US deaths related to air pollution are linked to out-of-state emissions

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The study focuses on the period between 2005 and 2018 and tracks combustion emissions of various polluting compounds from various sectors, looking at every state in the contiguous United States, from season to season and year to year.

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Lexus passes cumulative global sales of 2M electrified vehicles; HEVs and BEV

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Since the launch of the RX400h hybrid in 2005, Lexus has continued to expand. Lexus announced that the luxury brand eclipsed the milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles—hybrids and battery-electric—at the end of April 2021.

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