Exelon to electrify 30% of utility vehicle fleet by 2025; 50% by 2030

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Exelon Corporation today announced that its six electric and gas utilities will continue advancing transportation electrification to benefit customers and communities by taking major steps to electrify its fleet of vehicles. Exelon’s utilities have a combined fleet of more than 7,200 vehicles.

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SCE fleet electrification goals for 2030: 100% LDV, 30% MDV, 8% HDV, 60% of forklifts

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Southern California Edison has set fleet electrification goals for 2030: 100% of its light-duty vehicles, 30% of medium-duty vehicles, 8% of heavy-duty vehicles, and 60% of forklifts. As we encourage our customers to consider fleet electrification, it is critical for our company and our industry to continue to show leadership in this area. To meet the demands of its growing electric fleet, SCE has installed more than 370 charge ports at its facilities as of 2019.

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Swiss Post, Austrian Post to move to fully electric fleets by 2030

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National postal companies Swiss Post and Austrian Post have committed to electrify their delivery fleets by 2030. The company already operates the largest electric vehicle fleet in the country and will switch more than 9,000 vehicles to electric as part of EV100. To accelerate climate action and to reach carbon neutral delivery, Post CH sees investing in a modern fleet of vehicles with energy-efficient, alternative drive systems and a well-designed logistics strategy as key.

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Study: 25% EV adoption would save US $17B annually from avoided climate change & pollution damages

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A new study led by researchers from Northwestern University projects that if electric vehicles replaced 25% of combustion engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. Vehicle electrification in the United States could prevent hundreds to thousands of premature deaths annually while reducing carbon emissions by hundreds of millions of tons.

Study shows two-stroke scooters dominant source of air pollution in many cities; asymmetric polluters

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A study by European researchers has found that two-stroke (2S) scooters, although constituting a small fraction of the fleet, can dominate urban vehicular pollution through organic aerosol and aromatic emission factors up to thousands of times higher than from other vehicle classes. They found that the oxidation of VOCs in 2S scooter emissions produces significant SOA (g carbon (C) kg -1 fuel), with total OA on average 2.9

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CR&R Environmental begins using carbon-neutral renewable natural gas in fleet

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The trucks are being fueled from special storage trailers while SoCalGas completes a 1.4-mile pipeline that will bring the carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system. Up to 320 of CR&R’s recycling and waste collection vehicles operating in Southern California will use this zero-carbon fuel. This gas will then be further refined using pollution-free technology and distributed through SoCalGas’ pipeline infrastructure. Southern California Gas Co.

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Study finds fleet switch from PFI to GDI engines will result in net reduction in global warming

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A new study quantifying emissions from a fleet of gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines and port fuel injection (PFI) engines finds that the measured decrease in CO 2 emissions from GDIs is much greater than the potential climate forcing associated with higher black carbon emissions from GDI engines. Finally, we analyze the potential climate effects of switching a PFI to a GDI fleet. For our fleet, increases in the fuel economy of 1.6% (0.5−2.4%;

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EPA requires trucking companies to reduce air pollution near Los Angeles schools as part of emissions violation settlement

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Heavy-duty trucks can emit drastically higher levels of pollution when not equipped with required emissions controls. Transport companies must comply with California’s rule to improve air quality and protect adjacent schools and communities from breathing these toxic pollutants. This settlement shows that all fleets operating in California, including national fleets based in other states, must comply with regulatory requirements.

Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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The report also assesses compliance performance for individual automakers and for the US fleet as a whole with the greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles. This report includes content previously published in two separate reports, the Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends Report, and the GHG Manufacturer Performance Report.

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World Bank to focus on reducing short-lived climate pollutants; transport projects

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A new report prepared by the World Bank at the request of the G8 identifies ways that the World Bank can do more through its projects to reduce the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs): black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and fluorinated gases known as HFCs. million premature deaths from outdoor air pollution annually by 2030 and avoid about 32 million tons of crop loss per year. Black carbon Climate Change Emissions

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Study suggests high-mileage light-duty fleets contribute higher emissions and emissions share than expected

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A study by researchers from the University of Denver and the University of Puget Sound indicates that high-mileage light-duty fleets contribute higher emissions and emissions share than expected based on their actual numbers in the fleet. In their paper, published in the ACS Journal Environmental Science & Technology , they estimate that these small fleets, which represent less than 1% of the total, may be overlooked as a significant emission source (>2−5% of fleet emissions).

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California Governor directs ARB to assess new regulations to increase ZEV adoption in public and private fleets

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California Governor Jerry Brown has directed the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to assess possible regulatory requirements to ensure greater inclusion of zero emission vehicles in public and private light- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. Accordingly, I am directing the California Air Resources Board to assess the viability of new regulation to increase zero emission vehicle adoption in fleets across the state.

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BYD reports plug-in fleet test results; rapid charging not diminishing capacity

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In conjunction with the one-year anniversary of its all-electric vehicle Taxi fleet test, BYD announced high-level results of several pilots of its plug-in electric vehicles—the F3DM, e6 and eBUS-12—in fleet testing across the world. million kg) of carbon-dioxide. The Shenzhen e6 Taxi fleet has now accumulated ~1,730,000 all-electric miles (2.77 The distance traveled for single fleet vehicles has reached ~63,000 miles each (>100,000 km).

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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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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. Ongoing turnover of the truck fleet and upgrades of cargo handling equipment with the cleanest available engines also helped hold the line on emissions.

Maryland school board approves purchase of 326 electric school buses; Thomas Built e-buses powered by Proterra

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The MCPS Department of Transportation is one of the largest in the country, with an over 1,400 school bus fleet. Highland takes on the obligation of internalizing these values, which shift the cost of ownership for the electrified fleets, helping to deliver budget neutrality to MCPS.

Con Edison, Lion and Posi-Plus developing all-electric bucket truck

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While initially small in scope, this represents an important step in Con Edison’s journey toward fleet electrification. We are all in on electric vehicles, and that means transitioning our own fleet while making it easier for our customers to charge up their own vehicles.

Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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million in Carbon Recycling International (CRI). Geely’s CRI investment and work with renewable methanol is similar to the approach Audi is taking with its own e-fuels projects—producing very low carbon liquid or gaseous fuels using only renewable energy, water and CO 2. In late April 2015, Geely Auto deployed a first-of-its-kind fleet of 150 methanol-fueled taxis in the southern Chinese city of Guiyang in cooperation with the municipal government.

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Study finds that diesel school bus emission retrofits reduce tailpipe emissions, but dont do much for pollution in passenger cabin

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A UCLA study of the performance of retrofit systems for diesel-powered school buses has found that while the systems significantly lowered tailpipe emissions, there was no unequivocal decrease for in-cabin air pollutants after retrofitting. Qunfang Zhang and Yifang Zhu found that the AC/fan unit and the surrounding air pollutant concentrations played more important roles for determining the in-cabin air quality of school buses than did retrofit technologies. and BC (black carbon).

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Study uncovers role of longer-chain unburned hydrocarbon emissions from diesels in London air pollution; calls for regulatory shift

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The primary regulated air pollutants (criteria pollutants) are particulate matter (PM), nitrogen oxides (NO x ), carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). However, these can react in the atmosphere to create secondary pollutants, such as ozone (O 3 ), oxygenated VOCs (OVOCs), peroxy acyl nitrates (PANs) and SOAs, adding to the overall pollution load. Hydrocarbons are key precursors to two priority air pollutants, ozone and particulate matter.

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CMU study finds that coal retirement is needed for EVs to reduce air pollution

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Even in one of the power systems in the country with the highest coal generation, PEVs could reduce transportation health and environmental damages in the near future, long before a zero-carbon electricity mix is achieved, due primarily to substitution of natural gas for coal on the margin. Life cycle emissions by pollutant and life cycle stage for each vehicle type in the recent (a) and future (b) PJM grid.

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Study finds truck fleet clean-up significantly decreases engine emissions near Port of Oakland

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demonstrates that mandatory upgrades to diesel truck fleets serving the Port of Oakland are responsible for significant reductions in two major air pollutants. Pollutant concentrations were measured at high time resolution in the exhaust plumes of more than a thousand drayage trucks as they drove toward the Port on a major access road. Comparable emissions reductions could normally take up to a decade through gradual replacement of old trucks or natural fleet turnover.

New US National Clean Fleets Partnership; ATT, FedEx, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon charter members

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On Friday, President Obama announced the National Clean Fleets Partnership, with AT&T, FedEx, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon as charter members. This public-private partnership is intended to help large companies reduce diesel and gasoline use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and fuel-saving measures into their daily operations. Electric (Battery) Fleets Hybrids Policy

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SkyNRG and AEG Fuels deliver sustainable aviation biofuels for Bombardier Business Aircraft demo fleet

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SkyNRG and AEG Fuels completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. Bombardier’s demonstration fleet, consisting of a Learjet 75, Challenger 350, Challenger 650, and Global 6000 aircraft, completed the successful biofuel-powered flights.

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KCL study finds London air pollution from traffic improving, but continues to exceed limits in many parts of city

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New research by scientists at King’s College London suggests that air pollution from London’s roads is improving overall but more work may be needed to tackle some sources of traffic pollution, which continue to breach limits in many parts of the city. The study, published as an open-access paper in the journal Environmental Pollution , examined trends in air pollution over a ten-year period spanning 2005 to 2014, using data collected from 65 roads.

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CCFA counters Paris mayor’s proposed total diesel ban with suggestion to focus on legacy fleet

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The Comité des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles (CCFA) (the French automobile manufacturers association) characterized the recent declaration by Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, that she wished to eliminate diesel vehicles in the city by 2020 as lacking realism, and suggested that the best solution to improve urban air quality requires taking action on the more heavily polluting legacy fleet.

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USC researchers find car ventilation setting critical to in-cabin exposure to particulate pollutants; new model for aiding exposure assessments

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In-vehicle-to-outside (I/O) ratios for four pollutants under different ventilation settings. Researchers at USC have found that using recirculation rather than outside air ventilation in a car can effectively reduce in-cabin exposure to on-road particle pollution. According to the researchers, concentrations of particle pollutants on freeways are often five to 10 times higher than elsewhere.

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Study: natural gas heavy-duty trucking fleet could benefit economy, but has mixed environmental effects

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Switching from diesel fuel to natural gas may hold advantages for the US heavy-duty trucking fleet, but more needs to be done to reach the full environmental benefits, according to a new white paper released by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, and Rice University. The benefit of natural gas on a net carbon intensity basis in transportation is less clear than the economic benefit, according to the authors.

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EEA: Traffic pollution still harmful to health in many parts of Europe

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Trend in emissions of air pollutants from transport in EEA-32: PM 2.5 , CO, SO x , NMVOC, NO x. Transport in Europe is still responsible for damaging levels of air pollutants and a quarter of EU greenhouse gas emissions, despite some progress in reducing the impacts from transport. road fleet in 2010. Although air pollution has decreased over the last two decades, it is still a major problem in many areas.

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moEVing – Bringing out a change in logistics vehicles

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Before getting into the article, let’s get to know about the pollution caused by the logistics sector alone in India. Their aim is to bring out more than 1 lakh electric fleet by 2024. Also Read: Know India’s EV adoption, sales & Air pollution.

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New US National Clean Fleets Partnership; ATT, FedEx, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon charter members

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On Friday, President Obama announced the National Clean Fleets Partnership, with AT&T, FedEx, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon as charter members. This public-private partnership is intended to help large companies reduce diesel and gasoline use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and fuel-saving measures into their daily operations. Electric (Battery) Fleets Hybrids Policy

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LNG-powered cruise ships to enter service in 2019

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Cars and trucks aren't the only source of transportation-related carbon emissions. The massive ships that ply the world's oceans are major sources of pollution as well, but generally receive less attention from regulators. But one cruise line is now taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet. emissions natural gas air pollution LNG Boats

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UCLA–UC Berkeley paper outlines how CA can boost biofuel production to cut pollution and help the economy

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The report—titled Planting Fuels: How California Can Boost Local, Low-Carbon Biofuel Production —underscores the importance of local production of low-carbon biofuel, suggesting that the state could reduce emissions by not shipping feedstocks from out-of-state or overseas; spurring development of carbon-reducing byproducts such as biochar compost; and reducing the risk of wildfire.

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KIT, automakers, partners launch project “reFuels” in Germany for production of synthetic fuels from non-fossil carbon sources

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), with partners from the automotive, automotive supply and petroleum industries and with the support of the German state government of Baden-Württemberg, are launching a broad-based program to explore the opportunities synthetic fuels derived from non-fossil carbon sources offer society, the economy and the environment.

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FedEx Converts 92 Delivery Trucks to Hybrids, Expanding Hybrid-Electric Fleet by 50%

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has added 92 hybrid-electric trucks to its delivery fleet by converting standard FedEx delivery trucks to hybrid-electric systems. The addition of the 92 trucks increases the FedEx fleet of hybrid-electric vehicles by more than 50%, from 172 to 264. An added benefit of the conversion program is that it not only reduces pollution but also extends the life of the vehicles, helping to eliminate waste production and creating a reduce-and-reuse program. FedEx Corp.

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E3 study finds low-carbon gas fuels option for meeting Calif GHG reduction goals

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A new study by Energy Environmental Economics (E3) consulting suggests that low-carbon gas fuels are a viable option for meeting California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals and can simultaneously help achieve pollution emission reduction targets. Low-carbon gas fuels or “decarbonized gas” refers to gaseous fuels with a net-zero, or very low, greenhouse gas impact on the climate.

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Four i-MiEVs join Transport for London Fleet

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Transport for London (TfL) added four Mitsubishi i-MiEVs into its fleet as part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to make London the electric vehicle capital of Europe. The four i-MiEVs, part funded by the Government’s Low Carbon Procurement Partnership (LCVPP), are the first step to achieving the 1,000 electric vehicles that the Mayor aims to bring into the city’s fleet by 2015. Report: City of London One of the Most Polluted Places in Europe.

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California ARB approves funding plan for low-carbon, zero-emission vehicles; improves car scrap program

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Separately, the Board adopted amendments to improve its Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP), or ‘car scrap,’ program. The EFMP’s successful retirement-only component incentivizes California motorists to voluntarily retire older, higher polluting vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks. 10 million for continued funding of the Truck Loan Assistance Program, which helps smaller truck fleets that have difficulty obtaining loans to upgrade their trucks.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses entering service in London; planned fleet of 8

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The first of a planned fleet of eight hydrogen fuel cell buses in London will start operating on 18 December. The buses will form the only hydrogen bus fleet in the UK and the largest currently in Europe. The RV1 route passes through some of London’s most polluted areas, so its conversion to hydrogen power will help to improve London’s air quality. The buses are joining a fleet which also includes 100 hybrid buses.

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Heidi On The Hot Seat

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The South Bay is defined by the LAX Airport to the north and the Port of Los Angeles to the south - two of the biggest polluters in Southern California. The Exxon/Mobil refinery in Torrance and the Chevron refinery in El Segundo are both located in the South Bay and are each a big part of the carbon-based economy that causes the majority of climate change - although you’ll never get either of these corporations to admit this truth or take responsibility for it. Vehicle Fleet.

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BNEF: Oil price plunge to have only moderate impact on low-carbon electricity development, but likely to slow EV growth

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The collapse in world oil prices in the second half of 2014 will have only a moderate impact on the fast-developing low-carbon transition in the world electricity system, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. per gallon, EV penetration in the US could reach 6% of the light-duty vehicle fleet by 2020, whereas with gasoline at $3.34, the EV share could be 9%.

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Virginia allocating >$12M for electric buses; new statewide contract

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By investing in electric buses, over that time, these transit agencies will, combined, eliminate the need for approximately 2 million gallons of diesel fuel and avoid 612,000 tons of carbon emissions and 129,000 pounds of nitrogen oxide emissions. A 2018 study by the Union of Concerned Scientists rated Virginia as one of the best places for electric buses based on carbon emission, with electric buses producing less than half of the climate pollution of diesel or natural gas buses.

U Toronto team assess the climate trade-off between reduced CO2 and increased Black Carbon from GDI engines

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is black carbon (BC)—a pollutant with large positive radiative forcing on the climate due to its ability to absorb incoming sunlight and reduce surface albedo on snow. From these emission rates, the authors constructed BC emissions scenarios to determine the fuel economy improvements needed to offset the increase in black carbon using both global warming potential (GWP) and global temperature potential (GTP) metrics.

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EV Policy Vacuum continues in Australia

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The legacy of the internal combustion engine includes polluted cities, premature deaths, externalised health costs, oil wars and carbon emissions. The move from an oil based transport fleet to an electrically Australian powered one looks from a policy position to be stuck in neutral.

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