Alumobility study shows next-generation aluminum doors can offer automakers an affordable, lightweight solution

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These lightweight doors would also be highly recyclable at a vehicle’s end of life, which contributes to overall sustainability, reducing CO 2 emissions and enabling a more circular economy.

GM and Honda expanding partnership to codevelop series of affordable EVs in most popular vehicle segments; on sale in 2027

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General Motors and Honda plan to expand the two companies’ relationship by codeveloping a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology. The companies are working together to enable global production of millions of EVs starting in 2027, including compact crossover vehicles, leveraging the two companies’ technology, design and sourcing strategies.

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GM, Honda announce new partnership to build affordable electric vehicles

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General Motors and Honda have announced a new partnership to develop affordable electric vehicles based on a global platform. “GM By 2027, GM and Honda plan to launch low-priced and affordable electric options, including compact crossover vehicles, officials said.

ATI FlyZero project finds green liquid hydrogen most viable zero-carbon emission fuel for aircraft

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FlyZero is the UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) project aiming to realize zero-carbon emission commercial aviation by 2030. Other major conclusions are: Technology acceleration is key as industry and aviation can only afford one fleet refresh between now and 2050.

COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero emission cars and vans

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The declaration is not legally binding and is focused on a global level. We will support efforts to achieve the road transport breakthrough announced by world leaders, which aims to make zero emission vehicles the new normal by making them accessible, affordable and sustainable in all regions by 2030. … Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Hydrogen Market Background Policy

IEA: time to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future

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In a major new report on hydrogen, the International Energy Agency says that the time is right to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future. It offers ways to decarbonize a range of sectors—including long-haul transport, chemicals, and iron and steel—where it is proving difficult to meaningfully reduce emissions. That’s the equivalent of the annual carbon emissions of the United Kingdom and Indonesia combined.

2019 212

4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London. The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories. Climate Change Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty Urban mobility

2015 258

ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat in joint development agreement to advance atmospheric carbon capture technology

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ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat signed a joint development agreement to advance technology that can capture and concentrate carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources, including power plants, and the atmosphere. The companies will evaluate the potential scalability of Global Thermostat’s carbon capture technology for large industrial use. ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat are also exploring opportunities to identify economic uses for captured carbon dioxide.

2019 199

BNEF: producing battery materials in the DRC could lower supply-chain emissions and add value to the country’s cobalt

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can leverage its abundant cobalt resources and hydroelectric power to become a low-cost and low-emissions producer of lithium-ion battery cathode precursor materials, according to a new study on a unified African supply chain by BloombergNEF (BNEF).

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal Europe targets 30% cut in carbon emissions by 30% by 2030

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ArcelorMittal Europe announced a roadmap to reduce CO 2 emissions by 30% by 2030. Key to the success of the roadmap, and ArcelorMittal Europe’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050, will be supportive policy to ensure a global level playing field.

2019 195

JATO: new car average CO2 emissions highest in Europe since 2014; slow EV uptake insufficient to counter fewer diesels and more SUVs

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In addition to the European car market recording tepid growth in 2019, CO 2 emissions have continued to increase, despite new regulation designed to curtail this, according to JATO Dynamics. —Felipe Munoz, global analyst at JATO Dynamics.

2020 206

C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings, food, transport, clothing, electronics, appliances, aviation

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A report released by C40 Cities finds that consumption-based emissions from nearly 100 of the world’s big cities already represent 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Without urgent action, those emissions are projected to nearly double by 2050. When combined with firm city efforts to reduce local emissions, this would allow cities to deliver 35% of the emission savings needed to put them on a path to 1.5 °C, Behavior Emissions

2019 213

EPA: GHG emissions standards for cars and light trucks should be revised; joint process with NHTSA (updated with more reactions)

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the completion of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) process for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025, and his final determination that the current standards are not appropriate and should be revised. Consumers Union: “Thanks to emissions and efficiency standards, consumers have saved billions of dollars on fuel over the last 5 years.

2018 183

Bank of America joins Stanford’s Global Climate & Energy Project

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Bank of America has joined Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project (GCEP), a collaboration of academic and business experts that identifies and supports new avenues of research to make environmentally sustainable, low-cost energy available to everyone. Bank of America is also working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations. All of humankind needs energy that is reliable, cleaner and more affordable.

2013 186

ExxonMobil seeking to boost growth, continue work on lower-emissions technologies including biofuels and carbon capture

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ExxonMobil is progressing growth plans to increase its earnings and cash flow potential while researching technology breakthroughs to reduce emissions, Chairman and CEO Darren Woods said during the company’s annual meeting today. Woods highlighted ExxonMobil’s continuing efforts to address the dual challenge of providing affordable energy necessary for economic growth while reducing environmental impacts.

2019 172

McKinsey Report Finds 47% Reduction in Global Automotive Emissions Feasible by 2030; Timely Action By All Stakeholders Required

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Global passenger vehicle CO 2 emissions and abatement potential under three primary scenarios. A new study by management consultants McKinsey & Company estimates that an integrated approach to carbon abatement in the automotive sector, much of it using proven technologies, could reduce global passenger vehicle greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 47% (2.2 gigatons) relative to a ‘do nothing’ scenario, even in the context of ongoing growth in the global vehicle parc.

2009 163

Lessons From Norway’s Journey To Becoming The Global Leader In EV Adoption

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In the last five months, zero-emission vehicles have made up over 50% of its overall car sales , up from 31.2% So how did this largely rural Scandinavian country become the global leader in EV adoption? Curbing CO2 Emissions with Electric Transport.

IHS Automotive forecasts global production of plug-in vehicles to rise by 67% this year

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Global electric vehicle production forecast for 2014. Driven by tighter emission standards in Europe, worldwide production of plug-in electric vehicles(PEVs)—including both battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models—will increase by 67% this year, according to IHS Automotive, driven by Polk. rise in global manufacturing of all motor vehicles expected in 2014. share for PEVs in the global market this year.

2014 257

US Tire Manufacturers Association to produce standardized tire tread particles for researchers

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In 2020, independent global emissions testing company Emissions Analytics reported that pollution from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than what comes out of a car’s exhaust. Emissions Market Background Regulations Tires

Navigant forecasts global medium- and heavy-duty alt powertrain sales to exceed 820K units in 2026

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According to a new forecast report from Navigant Research, global commercial alternative powertrain medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) sales will grow from about 347,000 vehicles in 2016 to more than 820,000 in 2026, representing a CAGR of about 9%. Now the significant impetus behind MHDV powertrains is regulatory; governments in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are in the process of rolling out new legislation to set emissions and efficiency targets.

2016 150

Researchers use satellite data to show vehicles are an under-recognized source of urban ammonia pollution

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By disrupting normal societal activities such as driving, COVID-19 lockdowns afforded a unique opportunity to study their impacts on the environment. On a national or global scale, most NH 3 pollution comes from agricultural sources, such as livestock manure. The researchers focused on western Los Angeles, where previous on-the-ground measurements found that vehicle emissions of NH 3 were being underestimated. Ammonia Emissions Market Background

UK study concludes cumulative global sales of EVs could reach 30M units by 2050, or 1.5% of projected global car parc; decisive global action required

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A new review of the global market prospects for electric vehicles by UK-based Trend Tracker Ltd concludes that given a steady increase in producer investment; positive legislative and fiscal influences and consumer acceptance, and subject to requisite technical advances, by 2050 the cumulative sales of electric cars could feasibly reach 30 million units—approximately 1.5% of the global car parc (2 billion units) projected for then.

2011 191

Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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The document provides high-level guidance for accelerating progress toward a zero-emission future while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive position in the global economy. Building on the clean air gains achieved since the ports adopted the CAAP in 2006, the 2017 CAAP is a comprehensive plan for pursuing the ultimate goal of eliminating all harmful air emissions from port-related sources: ships, trucks, cargo handling equipment, locomotives and harbor craft.

2017 150

Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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During 2014, the global plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) industry is poised to grow by 86% and will surpass more than 346,000 new vehicles sold, according to a new white paper—“ Electric Vehicles: 10 Predictions for 2014 ”—published by Navigant Research. This would bring the global total of PEVs on the road to more than 700,000 by the end of the year, according to the firm’s calculations.

2014 278

CEPS task force report identifies tightening emissions standards as key policy to hit EU 60% reduction in transport GHG; full life-cycle emissions optimal metric

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The report from a task force assembled by the CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies), a Brussels-based think tank, on European transport policy has concluded that the EU’s goal of a 60% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in the transport sector in 2050 compared to 1990 levels is possible, but at a cost. Adequacy requires the measures, in their entirety, to have the potential to meet the target while neither undermining the internal market for transport nor its affordability.

2013 180

IEA working paper highlights potential role of natural gas in reducing global road transport CO2

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The global natural gas vehicle fleet has grown rapidly in the last 10 years, but still represents less than 1% of global transport fuel consumption. A new working paper published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) concludes that natural gas can play a significant role in cutting on-road vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, but that over the long term there will need to be a commitment to transition to very low CO 2.

2010 180

This is How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect The Global EV Market

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The COVID-19 control measures and the economical crisis that followed took a massive toll on the global automotive and manufacturing industries. The main reasons for global automotive sales drop are, The purchasing power of consumers decreased.

IRENA report says tripling renewables investment required to reach 2050 climate goal

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Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at US$351 billion in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). Global landscape of renewable energy finance in 2017-2018.

2020 291

UC Davis, ITDP study suggests global shift to public transport, NMT and away from cars could save $100T through 2050 and cut GHGs

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One of the more affordable ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to design cities to give people clean options for using public transportation, walking and cycling and to move away from car-centric development, according to a new report released by the University of California, Davis, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). Doubling motor vehicle fuel economy requirements could also reduce CO 2 emissions by an additional 700 megatons in 2050.

2014 224

All you need to know about lithium miners & battery producers 

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The BEVs are becoming cheaper than conventional cars and current technology could already electrify over 70% of transport energy demand and lead to a large reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Global EV sales. Global lithium market price.

The Sad States of Global Warming & Their Sorry Senators

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We can’t afford your ignorance any longer. All that global warming isn’t just coming from women your age having hot flashes, or don’t you get that? Are you just going to let the state of North Dakota get beaten like a borrowed mule by climate change due to your failure to respond appropriately on global warming? They are not afraid to be real leaders And our state is leading the way on energy efficiency, on renewables and on laws to cut emissions.

2009 174

BNEF: steel industry set to pivot to hydrogen in green push; additional $278B for clean capacity and retrofits

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Steel production could be made with almost no carbon emissions through $278 billion of extra investment by 2050, according to a new report from research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). Hydrogen and recycling are likely to play a central role in reducing emissions from steel production.

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IEA World Energy Outlook 2013 sees CO2 emissions rising by 20% to 2035; oil use on upward trend

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However, the report advises, long-term solutions to global challenges remain scarce; as one example, the report sees global CO 2 emissions rising by 20% to 37.2 WEO-2013 presents a central scenario (“New Policies”) in which global energy demand rises by one-third in the period to 2035, although energy demand in OECD countries barely rises and by 2035 is less than half that of non-OECD countries. Contributions to global oil production growth.

2013 224

Nissan to Introduce New V-Platform and All-New Global Compact Car at Geneva 2010

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Nissan will reveal its new V-Platform technology and an all-new global compact car employing that technology at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. Nissan invited local engineers from the three main sites of production in India, Thailand and China to the Global Production Engineering Center (GPEC) at Nissan Zama Operations Center to learn the Nissan Production Way (NPW). Teaser sketch of new Nissan compact. Click to enlarge.

2009 186

BYD sold 68,018 battery-electric buses worldwide 

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1,836,432 – cars worth of emissions. BYD sold 68,018 battery-electric buses worldwide .

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EDP, TechnipFMC and partners to develop a concept study for green hydrogen production from offshore wind: BEHYOND

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To increase the share of hydrogen in the final energy demand to enlarge the low-carbon energy sources share in the global energy mix and promote the environmental sustainability. Hydrogen is a strategic area in the global development of clean energies and in which EDP aims to invest worldwide.

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IEA report calls for no investment in new fossil fuel supply and end to sales of ICE cars by 2035

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The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, according to a new special report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). C, according to the new report, Net Zero by 2050: a Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector. Electric (Battery) Emissions Forecasts Market Background Policy

Inside The Green Task Force

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For more than a year now in this blog I’ve been researching and reporting on climate change, energy and transportation issues and related environmental stories covering them on both a personal and a global perspective. And the work they’re doing brings California’s leading edge fight against global warming right into my neighborhood and into my home. Nobody has their finger on where each city’s emissions are at as Heidi does.

2008 150

International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

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Thirty-seven globally prominent scientists representing the International Journal of Engine Research have published an open-access editorial addressing the future of the Internal Combustion Engine, and stressing the importance for continued development of more efficient and even lower-emitting technologies. The editorial addresses important issues in the current politically charged discussions of global warming and climate-change alarm. … Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

2019 249

MECA: industry could exceed relaxed US efficiency standards as it has to meet tighter standards elsewhere

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On 31 March, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the final rule for The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles for Model Years 2021-2026. year-over-year increase in fuel efficiency and reduction in GHG emissions standards, which will result in projected overall industry averages of 40.4 Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations Vehicle Systems

2020 159

Global WorldAutoSteel Project Presents Interim Results of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2 Project for Low GHG Body Structure for Electrified Vehicles

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WorldAutoSteel,the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has presented findings on the progress of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2, a global steel industry effort to develop advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) architectures for electrified vehicles that reduce life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. New design methodology to realize the best environmental solution for compliance with future vehicle emission regulations.

2010 159

UOP, Masdar Institute, Boeing and Etihad Airways Establish Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Project Using Integrated Saltwater Agricultural Systems; Support from Global Seawater Inc.

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The closed-loop system converts aquaculture effluent into an affordable, nutrient-rich fertilizer for both plant species. Developing low-cost, non-petroleum fertilizers is a key to achieving reductions in carbon emissions from any biofuel source. This technology has been pioneered by Dr. Carl Hodges of Global Seawater Inc. , The development of low-cost, non-petroleum fertilizers is one of the keys to achieving genuine carbon emissions reductions from any biofuel source.

2010 194

GM expanding into new commercial applications for its HYDROTEC fuel cell systems

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These fuel cell generators could ultimately replace gas- and diesel-burning generators with fewer emissions at worksites, buildings, movie sets, data centers, outdoor concerts and festivals. —Charlie Freese, GM executive director of the global HYDROTEC business.