Volvo Cars introduces new in-car Advanced Air Cleaner technology; measures PM2.5 inside cabin

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Volvo Cars has introduced a world-first premium air quality technology in its cars, allowing Volvo drivers to breathe clean and healthy air inside their cars and clean the air of their cabin ahead of their journey. levels inside the cabin after cleaning.

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Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. The two jurisdictions will also share technical information and best practices in regulating cleaner fuels, as California does today though its Low-Carbon Fuel Standard. Canada is developing a Clean Fuel Standard that will cut emissions by 30 million tonnes in 2030.

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As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. The calculated relative amounts of well-to-wheels emissions of greenhouse gases from eight different energy sources are shown in the table below. The calculations were based on the data developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists.)

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LA Metro contracts with Clean Energy for 47.5M gallons of renewable natural gas

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a new agreement with Clean Energy Fuels for an estimated 47.5 Clean Energy already delivers RNG to five additional Metro fueling depots under a previously awarded RNG agreement.

CARB scrap-and-replace incentive program Clean Cars 4 All reaches 10,000th participant milestone

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As a direct result of the state’s Clean Cars 4 All program, more than 10,000 Californians have now scrapped old, dirty cars and replaced them with cleaner alternatives such as new and used zero-emission, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid cars. There is strong consumer demand for Clean Cars 4 All (CC4A) which incentivizes lower-income California drivers to scrap their older, high-polluting cars and replace them with clean cars.

New catalytic process turns renewable and waste carbon into cleaner, high-performance diesel biofuel blendstock

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While the process chemistry yields a clean-burning biofuel with a low sooting index, also notable is the catalyst’s stability over time, even becoming more active when regenerated.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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IPG’s project will demonstrate the role of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in bringing EV charging to high-use and remote locations through clean, cheap, grid-independent power generation. Not only can IPG’s technology deliver low-emission, pollutant-free energy on today’s cleaner fuels.

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GlobalData: hydrogen to become game changer as large-scale source of cleaner power

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The technology has the capability to serve as a long-term, large-scale clean energy storage medium that aids power generation from renewable sources, however, formulating a cost-effective and well-regulated transition is a complex issue and the cost of producing hydrogen from renewable energy sources is currently expensive.

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London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities. Designed to deliver pure-electric propulsion, the new van will contribute to cleaner, quieter towns and cities, and reduced running costs for business and operators.

2019 84

CARB adopts electric truck rule: Advanced Clean Trucks

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The California Air Resources Board has adopted a first-in-the-world rule—the Advanced Clean Trucks ( earlier post )—requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans (Class 2b to Class 8) to electric zero-emission trucks beginning in 2024. Statewide, the Advanced Clean Truck regulation will lower related premature deaths by 1,000, according to CARB projections.

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EPA launches Cleaner Trucks Initiative to update NOx standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) to further decrease NO x emissions from on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines. Through rulemaking and a comprehensive review of existing requirements, we will capitalize on these gains and incentivize new technologies to ensure our heavy-duty trucks are clean and remain a competitive method of transportation.

2018 84

MECA emissions inventory & air quality modeling shows potential benefits of national cleaner trucks initiative at CARB limits

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The Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA) released a new report quantifying a county level MOVES emissions inventory in the continental US (CONUS) 48 states and subsequent air quality modeling report of a potential scenario should the US EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) be finalized as a national program at the emission limits proposed by CARB in their heavy-duty omnibus regulation.

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California, 6 automakers finalize bilateral Clean Car Framework agreements

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Under the framework agreements, gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks will get cleaner through 2026 at about the same rate as the former Obama-era program. The auto companies party to the voluntary agreements will stay on course to make cleaner cars consistent with their individual production plans substantially to electrify their respective fleets and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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States, Cities sue EPA over Clean Power Plan rollback

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The power grid that electric vehicles plug into will get cleaner over time. But depending on where you are, the rate at which it cleans up could have a lot to do with something that’s headed to the courts. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by 22 states and seven cities, in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, aims to. emissions global warming CO2 climate change

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CARB approves $533M funding plan for clean transportation investments

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $533-million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. CARB uses this funding to accelerate development and early commercial deployment of the cleanest vehicle technologies and to improve access to clean transportation for all Californians.

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EPA awards $5M to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) for cleaner big rigs

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $5 million to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) to help Southern truckers and small businesses to buy cleaner big rigs. The money, awarded through the SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program, will guarantee loans used to buy retrofitted used tractor-trailers at Rush Truck Centers throughout the South.

Chevron partners with Clean Energy On Adopt-A-Port initiative to supply renewable natural gas for port trucks

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Chevron is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleaner, carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to reduce emissions. For its part, Chevron will provide funding for Adopt-a-Port and supply RNG to Clean Energy stations near the ports.

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European Union adopts strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen; Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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The European Union adopted strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, paving the way “towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector, driven by the twin goals of a cleaner planet and a stronger economy.”. The two strategies present a new clean energy investment agenda, in line with the European Commission’s Next Generation EU recovery package and the European Green Deal.

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EU cleaner-car proposals slammed for too few electric cars, too much biodiesel

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Called "Clean Energy for All Europeans," the plan calls for emissions reductions in both the transportation and energy sectors, as well as increased use of renewable energy for electricity generation, and biodiesel for. A new package of laws drafted by the European Commission aims to reduce consumption of fossil fuels within the European Union.

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Toyota: No More Plug-In Electric Cars If Electricity Doesn't Get Cleaner (In Europe)?

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European buyers waiting for an electric Toyota may have quite some time to wait--until the electric grid cleans up, basically. That''s the word from Toyota Europe, which says it wants to see cleaner electricity generation before it commits to electric vehicles. According to Responding to Climate Change, the automaker sees "little sense" in electric

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California adds $72.5M for cleaner diesel trucks, deployment of advanced vehicle technologies

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million in funding for state programs that will improve public health by helping to clean up California’s fleet of cars, trucks and buses. The Air Resources Board will move $8 million from other clean vehicle projects into ARB’s Truck Loan Assistance Program. Additionally, the board was briefed on additional funding the Legislature recently made available for clean car, truck and bus programs. The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project received an influx of $44.5

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California clean fuels rule reports 100% compliance in 2017

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The program provides consumers with an increasing volume and variety of cleaner fuels. They were required to make up for their shortfall by purchasing credits from clean fuel providers. All other companies brought cleaner fuels to market—fuels that were below the carbon-intensity baseline. The clean fuels also reduced emissions of toxic pollutants as well as those that cause smog.

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About 1/3 of Class 3-8 trucks in US equipped with advanced cleaner diesel engines

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million trucks)—are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines, according to data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF). Growth in clean diesel trucks by year. About one-third of all medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks registered in the United States (2.9 million of 8.8

2014 87

Chicago Area Clean Cities names American Lung Association 2017 Clean Fuels Champion

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The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people. The Clean Fuels Champion was awarded last night at the coalition’s Annual Meeting. We are truly honored to be named a Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities.

2017 60

Diesel: The Dark-Horse Contender For Cleaner, Greener Cars?

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clean air regulations made it virtually untenable. But several years ago Daimler and Volkswagen introduced cars powered by clean diesel technology capable of meeting U.S. Though about half the new cars sold in Europe are diesels, the technology has never had much traction in the United States, partly because much stricter U.S. requirements.

“Clean Sky” Joint Technology Initiative Launches Initial €25M Call for Research Proposals on Cleaner Air Transport

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The Clean Sky JTI effort is arranged around six technology demonstrators. The European Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) launched a call for proposals for aeronautical R&D with a total value of more than €25 million (US$35 million), focused on the development of a new generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient and lower emitting aircraft. The Clean Sky initiative will run until 31 December 2017.

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IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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An article in the latest issue of IEA Energy: The Journal of the International Energy Agency reports that Estonia, which has the most developed oil shale industry in the world, is collaborating in pursuing wider use of oil shale in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. Ash, as a processing residue, is clean and has several applications in cement production and the construction industry.

Landi Renzo and Clean Energy combine natural gas compressor businesses

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and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Landi Renzo’s SAFE, with a strong presence in Europe and Asia, and Clean Energy Compression, which is well established in the North and South America markets, will combine manufacturing and support operations and equip an international sales team with an expanded line of compressors. Littlefair, President and CEO of Clean Energy, will serve as the chairman of the board. Landi Renzo S.p.a.

2017 60

Study: Midwest stands to gain more than California in transition to clean power

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The Midwest, not smog-plagued California, may realize the most health benefits from a pivot to cleaner energy, according to a new study geared toward exploring the impacts of converting America's power grid to future-proof sources of electricity. The two regions that would stand to gain the most are the Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic area and the Upper

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$13.5M in EPA clean diesel grant funding available

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million in grant funding to help governments and nonprofit organizations switch to cleaner diesel engines. Nonprofit organizations may apply if they provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleet owners or if their principal purpose is promoting clean transportation or air quality. The projects fund clean diesel technology such as emissions and idle control devices, aerodynamic equipment, engine and vehicle replacements and alternative fuel options.

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CARB launches $40M CORE incentive program for clean off-road freight and cargo handling equipment, vehicles

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The “Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project” (CORE) will feature a streamlined voucher process for buyers to receive funding that will offset the higher costs of clean, zero-emission equipment including terminal tractors, transport refrigeration units, cargo-handling equipment and more. Additionally, HVIP has helped more than 1,100 California fleets buy cleaner vehicles.

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New York to invest $127.7 million Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

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million received from the 2016 Volkswagen settlement to significantly increase the number of electric vehicles and other clean vehicles in the state. The state’s strategically leveraged investment of settlement funds is anticipated to result in at least $300 million of clean vehicles and infrastructure on New York’s roadways. In addition, New York will replace or re-power older, high-polluting diesel-powered trucks, school buses, and equipment with cleaner vehicles and equipment.

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CARB approves $483M funding plan for clean transportation investments; 94% of funding from cap-and-trade

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $483 million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. Projects in the FY 2018-19 plan prioritize environmental justice by addressing specific community needs and increasing awareness of, and access to, cleaner transportation and mobility options exceeding the requirements called for under Senate Bill 350.

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Virginia Clean Cities reaches 1,000 vehicle conversions to propane

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Virginia Clean Cities announced that 1,000 vehicles have been successfully converted to run on propane autogas through the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (SPADP). The Program is supported by funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program. Autogas is cleaner than gasoline and costs around $1.50

Renewable Energy Group launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel; blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel

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Renewable Energy Group launched REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the lowest emission diesel fuels on the market today, is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel. REG Ultra Clean Diesel is California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved for year-round use throughout California under the Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation.

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BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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New investment in wind, solar, and other clean energy projects in developing nations dropped sharply in 2018, largely due to a slowdown in China. While the number of new clean power-generating plants completed stayed flat year-to-year, the volume of power derived from coal surged to a new high, according to Climatescope , an annual survey of 104 emerging markets conducted by research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). Inflows to clean energy projects in India and Brazil slipped $2.4

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Solar Power Initiative By DoE Could Make Grid Electricity Cleaner, Cheaper

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According to Clean Some of our electric car-owning readers already reap the benefits of solar energy with roof-mounted panels, but on a grid level solar still has a long way to go. The U.S. Department of Energy wants to change that, revealing targets that would mean one third of the Western U.S. energy demands could be satisfied by solar by 2050.

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EPA issues ANPR on Clean Trucks Initiative, seeking input from public and stakeholders

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The US EPA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI). The EPA Administrator announced in November 2018 that EPA would pursue the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) to update NO x emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks. The eventual CTI rulemaking will establish new, more stringent emission standards for NO x and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines. EPA is seeking input from the public and interested stakeholders.

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California Air Resources Board approves $663M funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $663-million low-carbon transportation plan to increase the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight equipment. The plan allocates $398 million to incentivize clean heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight projects, including $190 million for advanced-technology freight equipment such as yard trucks, forklifts and cranes. 20 million to make loans for clean trucks more widely available.

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IMechE report calls for new Clean Air Act in UK

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Broadly, the report calls for the creation of a modern Clean Air Act that takes a holistic approach—i.e., The original Clean Air Act of 1956 focused on tackling smoke and sulfur dioxide in the wake of the five-day Great Smog event that was directly linked to the deaths of more than 4,000 Londoners. IMechE says that the new Clean Air Act needs to set out ways to help the 71% of local authorities which missed their 2017 air quality targets.

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Volkswagen named as the leader for clean diesel cars

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While we wait for the transition to electric vehicles to reach more than a niche market, finding cleaner ways of powering combustion engines has taken on added importance: and it appears that Volkswagen is leading the way. According to a new report by Pike Research, Volkswagen is the leader in the clean diesel vehicle market, [.]. Green cars Latest news Volkswagen clean diesel green cars Pike Research Volkswagen Golf

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1970 Clean Car Race: How college teams helped bring about emission limits on new cars (and show up Detroit) after the first Earth Day.

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In response to growing demands to clean up the air, particularly from automotive exhaust pipes, and growing pushback from automakers, a bunch of college students banded together in 1970 to prove they could make cars cleaner than Detroit could. When it comes to changing the world, never count out a bunch of college students with pens and wrenches.

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