Bremen orders five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries

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The all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses which are now on order are part of the transport company’s climate protection strategy implemented last year.

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Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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The first car freighter was refueled for the first time with this oil in mid-November 2020 and a second ship is due to follow at the beginning of 2021. With 85 percent lower CO 2 emissions than with conventional fossil fuels, the contribution to climate protection is enormous.

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Renault Trucks delivers first of 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group

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Our ambition is to take on a leading role not only in the development of beers and beverages, but also in beverage logistics and climate protection. Renault Trucks has delivered the first of twenty electric 26-tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E.

2020 96

Audi partnering with Climeworks on CO2 direct air capture and storage

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From a scientific perspective, the adsorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is an important measure in addition to reducing emissions for reaching the Group’s climate targets.

2020 131

Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

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This deal will see DHL Express become the first cargo operator to use Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on flights departing from SFO and will enable them to contribute to their climate protection target to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.

2020 93

Porsche Digital spins off e-mobility company “&Charge” to promote electric mobility

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&Charge” has been a climate-neutral company since its foundation. Customers can use their collected “kilometers” to support certified climate protection projects. To this end, “&Charge” works together with the project developer and climate solutions provider South Pole.

2020 108

BMW Group to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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To make an effective contribution to climate protection, the overall environmental balance of all vehicle components must be improved and partners brought into the process. The BMW Group has set itself the goal of creating a closed and sustainable material cycle for battery cells.

2020 115

Bosch Chairman Says Business Must Do More for Climate Protection, Even in Difficult Times

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Business must do even more for climate protection, even in difficult times, said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the Bosch board of management, an a talk at the Baden-Württemberg sustainability congress held in Stuttgart on 25 March ( Nachhaltigkeitskongress Baden-Württemberg 2009 ). The acute economic and financial crisis must not, he said, be allowed to function as a pretext for slackening efforts to combat climate change. Tags: Climate Change Policy Sustainability

BMW, MINI electrified vehicle sales up 13.9% in Q1; 6.4% share

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We do not see any necessity to defer climate protection goals. In the first quarter 30,692 (+13.9%) electrified vehicles of the BMW and MINI brands (BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric) were sold worldwide. This means we are also on track to meet the EU’s CO 2 targets. —Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands and Sales.

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Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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In the first half of 2020, the proportion of green electricity as a percentage of the total electricity mix in Germany exceeded 50% for the first time.

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BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupé; 600 km range

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All of this shows that we are fully committed to climate protection. I can assure you and our customers: We will fulfill the tough European CO 2 regulations for 2020 and 2021. BMW unveiled the BMW Concept i4 EV using a livestream instead of the planned Geneva venue. The BMW Concept i4 represents a look ahead to the BMW i4, slated to enter production in 2021.

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DHL to use biofuel to neutralize carbon emissions of all ‘less-than-container’ load shipments in ocean freight globally

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To fight against climate change, the transport sector needs true decarbonization. Even though we are in unprecedented times, due to the ongoing pandemic, we have to make sure that climate protection and sustainability efforts remain at the forefront. DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, says it will be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from 1 January 2021.

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AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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The first battery systems (including heating and cooling equipment, cables and underfloor box) are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2020, and all 40 systems are expected to be delivered by 2021. —Olaf Lies (SPD), Lower Saxony’s Minister for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection.

2020 86

BMW Group & Daimler Mobility transfer moovel Group B2B / B2G business to Deutsche Bahn company Mobimeo; moovel to focus on B2C

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With the integration of moovel, we are taking the next big step in the direction of the Deutschlandticket and promoting the mobility transition towards more climate protection. The BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG are transferring the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) business of their joint subsidiary moovel Group GmbH to Mobimeo GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn.

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BMW Group enters long-term €2B supply contract with Northvolt for battery cells from Europe

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To make an effective contribution to climate protection, we aim to improve our products’ overall environmental balance—from resources to recycling. The BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract worth €2 billion for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt. The battery cells will be produced in Europe at the Northvolt gigafactory currently under construction in Skellefteå in northern Sweden (series plant Northvolt Ett) from 2024.

2020 82

California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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This new program will be aligned with forthcoming changes to the Advanced Clean Cars automaker regulations, as well as the SB 375 program—the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act—which requires regional GHG reductions through land use and transportation planning. SB 1014 requires CARB to establish by 1 January 2020, a GHG emission baseline for TNCs on a per-passenger-mile basis.

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VW’s Winterkorn underscores VW’s CO2 targets with Greenpeace, with caveat about customers

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At the beginning of the Geneva Motor Show this year, the Volkswagen Group announced it was committed to reducing the CO 2 output of its European new car fleet to 95 grams per kilometer by 2020. This is a decision in favor of climate protection and a key signal for committing to the protection of the environment and society and the series production of climate-friendly technical solutions.

2013 78

Deutsche Post DHL and Renault aim to intensify their collaboration on the use of electric vehicles

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Deutsche Post DHL has set itself a CO 2 -efficiency target that aims to improve its companywide CO 2 -efficiency by 30% by 2020 on the basis of 2007. The investment into new technologies and fuel concepts is part of the Group''s climate protection program GoGreen. Deutsche Post DHL has signed a letter of intent for a possible future global framework agreement with car manufacturer Renault.

2014 74

ARB: California not tracking to meet required GHG reductions due to transportation; significant changes in communities and systems required

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California is not on track to meet the greenhouse gas reductions expected under SB 375 for 2020, with emissions from statewide passenger vehicle travel per capita increasing and going in the wrong direction, according to a new report published by the California Air Resources Board (ARB). The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, Senate Bill (SB) 375, was passed into law in 2008. Behavior Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

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Daimler Trucks & Buses targets completely CO2-neutral fleet of new vehicles by 2039 in Europe, Japan and NAFTA

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At Daimler Trucks & Buses we are clearly committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement and thus to the decarbonization of our industry. As of 2021, the eCitaro will come to the market with the next-generation battery and in the second half of 2020 with solid-state batteries (lithium-polymer batteries).

2019 69

Ford of Europe piloting geofencing and blockchain technology to ensure PHEVs operate efficiently in city center low-emission zones

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Initiated by the City of Cologne and regional energy supplier RheinEnergie AG, SmartCity Cologne is a cooperative platform for partners throughout the region to pilot technologies and services that promote climate protection and energy transition. Introduced from spring 2020 and available for retrofit to earlier vehicles, a new Geofencing module will be able to automatically switch the vehicle to zero-emission driving mode when entering low emissions zones.

2019 65

Volkswagen’s Winterkorn: “great potential” in solid-state batteries, with possible 1,000 Wh/l, or 700 km range

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High-performance energy storage is key to big challenges of our times—namely climate protection and a sustainable mobility. These, the Toyota researchers noted (again, assuming development challenges are overcome), could be commercialized by FY 2020 and see subsequent substantial improvement by FY 2025. In his remarks made at Stanford University during the award of the third Science Award for Electrochemistry to Dr. Vanessa Wood ( earlier post ), Prof.

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Volkswagen’s ID.3 debuts for the European market

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However, should CO 2 emissions be unavoidable along the supply chain, these will be compensated by investments in climate protection projects. In addition, the joint venture Ionity, in which Volkswagen owns a stake, aims to install 400 ultra-fast charging stations along main European routes by 2020 that use 100 percent renewable energy—providing it is available in the respective country. Volkswagen’s ID.3

2019 73

NExBTL Pilot Test Shows Lower NOx and CO2 Emissions with Renewable Diesel

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Estimates indicate that the transport volumes on these routes will double by the year 2020. At the same time, the requirements for companies are becoming more demanding regarding climate protection.

2009 60

California ARB soliciting research suggestions for FY 2012-2013 plan; sustainable communities, behavior, pollutant exposure, air pollution science, GHG targets

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Sustainable Communities : The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) directs California’s metropolitan planning organizations to develop sustainable communities strategies that meet regional greenhouse gas reduction targets through integrated land use, housing and transportation planning. Behavior Climate Change Emissions Health Latin America Policy Sustainability

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Discussion Paper Suggests Mechanisms for Addressing Biofuel GHG Emissions Under Cap-and-Trade Schemes; Avoiding the Renewability Shortcut and Moving Toward Carbon Management for All Transportation Fuels

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While including all fuels under a carbon cap is necessary for an effective climate policy, DeCicco argues, it is not sufficient for addressing all fuels-related emissions. “ Address market-mediated impacts (indirect GHG emissions versus those in the direct supply chain) through a Land Protection Fund (LPF) for purchasing international forest carbon offsets commensurate with induced fuels-related GHG emissions not otherwise accounted for. “

2009 74

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. As Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman try to resuscitate the climate change bill by introducing a revised bill in mid-to-late April, twenty-three U.S. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). The program will reduce emissions fifteen percent below 2005 levels by 2020. A near-term goal of a 15 percent to 20 percent reduction from current levels by 2020 is required.

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