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New model framework for improving predictions of black carbon’s radiative effect on climate

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For years, scientists have known that these particles are affecting Earth’s warming climate, but measuring their exact effect has proved elusive. Absorption by black carbon strongly affects regional and global climate. Climate Change Climate models Emissions

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Rio Tinto to invest $1 billion over 5 years to help meet new climate change targets

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Mining giant Rio Tinto will invest around $1 billion over the next five years to support the delivery of its new climate change targets and a company objective for net zero emissions from operations by 2050. Enhance resilience to physical climate risks.

2020 88

IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19

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The four-week average US gasoline demand for the week ending 6 March 2020 was 9.1 This represents a downgrade of 10 million units compared to pre-coronavirus IHS Markit forecasts made in January 2020. million units for 2020, with light vehicle sales forecast to post 22.4

2020 96

Bill Gates owns a Taycan, calls EV progress “most hopeful” for climate concern

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About exactly this time last year, in an interview, Bill Gates called Tesla “an amazing product” but said that otherwise in the market “there’ll be a lot of really great electric cars to choose from.”

2020 97

UGA study finds black carbon aerosols from GDI engines will worsen public health, climate; need for GPFs

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A strong absorber of solar radiation, black carbon exhibits significant climate warming properties. Therefore, the climate burden of the increase in BC emissions dominates over the US, especially over source regions. Climate Change Emissions Engines Health

2020 88

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers up to 52 mpg combined; Solar Roof System

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At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai introduced its new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, featuring up to 686 miles of driving range and an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on the Blue trim.

2020 88

Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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An increase in natural gas generation offset some of the climate gains from this coal decline, but overall power sector emissions still decreased by almost 10%. Climate Change Emissions

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars’ aims to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40% between 2018 and 2025, as a first step towards its goal of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040.

2020 119

Study measures the effect of regional change in clouds caused by ships’ emissions; masking GHG warming

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In climate models, if you simulate the world with sulfur emissions from shipping, and you simulate the world without these emissions, there is a sizable cooling effect from changes in the model clouds due to shipping. Once they could measure the ship emissions’ effect on solar radiation, the researchers used that number to estimate how much cloud brightening from all industrial pollution has affected the climate overall. Climate Change Climate models Emissions Ports and Marine

2020 68

Porsche presents 3D-printing technology for bucket seats

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In addition to an ergonomic fit similar to that found in motor sports, this seat also delivers a unique design, lower weight, improved comfort and passive climate control. The outer skin of the concept seat is made from “Racetex” and features a specific perforation pattern for climate control.

2020 93

Solaris orders 25 Ballard fuel cell modules to power hydrogen buses in Germany

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The bus incorporates an axle with two electric motors and is equipped with a climate control system utilizing heat generated by the fuel cell module. Shipments of the 25 FCmove-HD modules to Solaris will begin in 2020 and extend into 2021 to match the timing for the bus builds and deployments.

2020 93

Daimler first automotive company to test UBQ’s climate-positive thermoplastic material in auto parts

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Daimler announced a trial and development partnership with Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials to explore the use of UBQ’s climate-positive material in the production of automobile parts.

2020 78

Audi Super Bowl ad: “Frozen” song, electric vehicles, and climate change

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Audi is making a pitch for its fully electric E-Tron SUV and E-Tron Sportback this Super Bowl with a very “Frozen” song. The spot features Maisie Williams, of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and various films, singing the song as if in a musical.

2020 75

Volvo Cars trucks-to-trains swap significantly cuts emissions in logistics network

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Both initiatives form part of the climate action plan that Volvo Cars revealed this year. The 2025 plan is one tangible step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040.

2020 88

NACFE to focus on electric trucks in regional haul

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Specific activities for 2020 will include data analysis, interviews with key stakeholders, collaboration workshops and publishing findings in order to share learnings with all interested stakeholders.

2020 99

EPA’s annual automotive trends report shows slight increase in fuel economy from MY2017 to MY2018

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Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Market Background Regulations Vehicle Manufacturers Vehicle Systems Weight reductionIn the US, Model Year (MY) 2018 vehicle fuel economy was 25.1 miles per gallon, 0.8% higher than the 24.9

2020 83

European Commission announces Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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The European Commission (EC) presented a broad new European Industrial Strategy to help Europe’s industry lead the transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership.

2020 88

USDA Ag Innovation Agenda targets biofuel blend rates of 15% in 2030, 30% in 2050

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Finally, USDA has set benchmarks; these targets will help measure progress toward meeting the food, fiber, fuel, feed, and climate demands of the future.

2020 99

ADEME selects two Air Liquide hydrogen mobility projects for funding

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Two hydrogen mobility projects led by Air Liquide—Hype and HyAMMED—were selected in January 2020 by ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency) as part of the second closing of its “Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystems” call for proposals.

2020 88

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.

2020 88

ASKO deploys two Scania battery-electric distribution trucks in Norway

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This project received financial backing from Enova , which is a state enterprise owned by the Ministry of Climate and Environment in Norway. Norwegian wholesaler ASKO is deploying two battery electric Scania distribution trucks in its operations in Oslo, Norway.

2020 99

Preem selects Haldor Topsoe HydroFlex technology for renewable diesel and jet fuel production

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Preem’s goal is to become the world's first climate-neutral petroleum and biofuels company, with net zero emissions in its entire value chain before 2045, and production of renewable fuels is an essential part of that ambition.

2020 83

Resource Watch releases new data-driven Air Quality Dashboard

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The impacts of worsening air quality extend beyond human health, affecting climate, weather patterns, and energy and food production. Resource Watch has introduced a new data-driven Air Quality Dashboard featuring the latest maps and data visualizations on the state of the world’s air.

2020 88

Fluorine-incorporated interface enhances cycling stability of Li metal batteries with Ni-rich NCM cathodes

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This research has been supported through the Technology Innovation Program by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and the Technology Development Program to Solve Climate Changes by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT).

2020 88

FCA introduces New Fiat 500 EV; not confirmed for US

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In Milan, Italy, FCA presented the all-new, third-generation Fiat 500—which is a battery-electric vehicle. The latest Cinquecento features a 42-kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives the New 500 a range of up to 320 km (199 miles) in the WLTP cycle.

2020 88

Ballard-powered fuel-cell electric vehicles rack up 30M km; enough to circle the globe 750 times

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Ballard Power Systems announced that its proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel-cell technology and products have now successfully powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in commercial Heavy- and Medium-Duty Motive applications for an industry-leading cumulative total of more than 30 million kilometers (18.5

2020 102

New Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and GTE; gasoline, diesel and PHEV

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A multifunction steering wheel, single-zone automatic climate control (Climatronic), the Press & Drive comfort start system, a Bluetooth provision for mobile telephone, LED headlights, LED tail light clusters, LED daytime running lights, LED reading lights and two USB-C ports.

2020 88

Mercedes-Benz introduces 3 new compact-car PHEV models; CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA now with EQ Power

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One important comfort feature is the pre-entry climate control prior to starting a journey, which can also be activated conveniently by smartphone. Mercedes?Benz

2020 88

Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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million from CARB as part of California Climate Investments (CCI). The company will take those learnings into the final stages of product development and begin the first phase of serial production and commercial offering of the Volvo VNR Electric in late 2020.

2020 93

LLNL report lays out technology pathways for California to become carbon-neutral and then -negative by 2045; 3 pillars of negative emissions

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The LLNL study finds that not only is carbon neutrality possible, but that California can be a global climate leader by demonstrating how to remove significant amounts of CO 2 from the atmosphere.

2020 83

Beverly, MA gets its first electric school bus; Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley powered by Proterra

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Beverly Mayor Michael Cahill is a member of the Climate Mayors Steering Committee, a group of more than 20 mayors who will serve as a leading voice in efforts to further climate action across the US making up the Climate Mayors coalition.

2020 83

California cumulative PEV sales at 13.4% of 2030 goal; true ZEVs at 7.6%

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As part of California’s AB 32 climate change program, Executive Order B-48-18 administratively created a goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2030.

2020 88

Amazon to deploy 10,000 electric delivery rickshaws in India by 2025

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These EVs are in addition to the global commitment of 100,000 electric vehicles in the delivery fleet by 2030 announced in the Climate Pledge signed by Amazon. In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, Amazon will deploy 10,000 electric delivery rickshaws in India by 2025.

2020 93

Terberg introduces new generation of electric terminal tractor; hydrogen fuel-cell version possible

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Additionally, the new battery technology has an extended temperature range and can be used worldwide in both very cold and warm climates. The first BC202-EV body carrier will be delivered in April 2020 and the new generation YT203-EV terminal tractor will become available at the end of 2020.

2020 83

MAHLE Powertrain opens new facility for electrified powertrain battery pack and module testing and development

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The facility, based at the powertrain specialist’s Northampton (UK) technical center, enables the strip-down and disassembly of modules and compact vehicle batteries for post-test assessment, and provides a climate-controlled environment to carry out real-world simulated testing with the aim of streamlining the test and validation stages of emerging technologies.

2020 68

UK awards £28M for 5 demonstration-phase low-carbon hydrogen production projects

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This technology could lower the cost of low carbon hydrogen by over 20% and has become the basis for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) analysis.

2020 88

Mercedes-Benz blockchain pilot project provides transparency on CO2 emissions in cobalt supply chain

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The project partners use blockchain technology to track the emissions of climate-relevant gases as well as the amount of secondary material along the complex supply chains of battery cell manufacturers.

2020 93

BASF introduces blockchain pilot project to improve circular economy and traceability of recycled plastics

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According to a report produced by Deloitte for Environment and Climate Change Canada , Canada disposed of nearly 3.3 BASF is launching the pilot platform reciChain in the province of British Columbia (BC), Canada, as a response to plastic waste.

2020 91

Si-dominant Li-ion company Enevate targeting power tool market

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Also, power tools must have the ability to operate in cold climates outdoors; Enevate’s power tool cell is able to operate down to -20 °C and has excellent low temperature cycle life.

2020 88

UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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Despite these troubling findings about their climate impacts, ride-hailing services still have the potential to be part of a cleaner, low-carbon transportation future. Traveling by transit, walking, or biking when and where possible are the best choices for the climate.

2020 83

Prometheus CEO outlines tech advances that could make CO2-to-fuels renewable gasoline and jet price-competitive with fossil fuels

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This is an important development because there is little time available to reduce CO 2 emissions sufficiently to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

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