Toyota to pay $180M penalty for Clean Air Act reporting violations

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Sales USA and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America for systematic, longstanding violations of Clean Air Act emission-related defect reporting requirements, which require manufacturers to report potential defects and recalls affecting vehicle components designed to control emissions. The United States has filed and simultaneously settled a civil lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor North America Inc.,

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EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

Green Car Congress

Air pollution from sources such as transport and agriculture is still being emitted above legal limits in 10 European Union (EU) Member States according to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). A revised National Emission Ceilings Directive was proposed by the European Commission as part of its 2013 Clean Air Policy Program.

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The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

Creative Greenius

CALSEIA’s Executor Director Sue Kateley will be delivering her report on the newest renewable energy legal developments Sacramento. Early bird registration for this Sept 18 Clean Tech Law Summit is extended to Tuesday Sept 15 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time. My friend, attorney Leslie Williams, of Shaub and Williams , has been busy for the past few months putting together a big Renewable Energy Law Summit at the Southwestern Law School in L.A. and it takes place next week, on Sept 18.

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Engine products group files legal challenge to EPAs partial waiver for E15

Green Car Congress

The petition, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, asks that EPA’s decision be remanded back to the Agency and requests judicial oversight and review over whether EPA’s partial waiver approval for E-15 fuels violates the federal Clean Air Act provisions, which expressly limit the circumstances under which EPA can approve applications for new fuels and fuel additives.

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

Green Car Congress

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. million as part of this legal settlement. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York will utilize the $127.7

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CALSTART brief highlights growth of and future opportunity for California’s clean transportation technology industry

Green Car Congress

A new CALSTART brief indicates that California’s climate and energy policies are not only helping to protect the environment and improve air quality, but are also helping to accelerate growth of the clean transportation technology industry (CTTI) in the state. According to the report, the chief threat to the future growth of the clean transportation industry is the possibility of a change in policy or direction.

2016 69

UK government launches new clean air strategy; ending sales of conventional diesel and gasoline LDVs by 2040

Green Car Congress

UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove published a new Clean Air Strategy to cut air pollution backed up through new primary legislation. in their emissions control system, and make tampering with an emissions control system a legal offense. Air quality has improved significantly since 2010 but sixty years on from the historic Clean Air Act a clear truth remains—air pollution is making people ill, shortening lives and damaging our economy and environment.

2018 69

Continental showcases “Super Clean Electrified” connected, optimized 48V mild hybrid diesel; post-Eu6d

Green Car Congress

The Continental Super-Clean Electrified Diesel combines electrification-based engine optimization and an electrically heated catalyst integrated in the exhaust aftertreatment system to achieve a 60% reduction in real-world NONO x x emissions and a simultaneous 2% reduction in CO 2 emissions measured against the baseline Euro 6b vehicle. The Continental engineers implemented the clean diesel in several stages.

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3 Duke Energy subsidiaries plead guilty to 9 criminal violations of Clean Water Act; $102M settlement

Green Car Congress

Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corporation, the largest utility in the United States, pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68-million criminal fine and spend $34-million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.

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Lead Counsel for PSC in the VW “Clean Diesel” litigation offers statement on impending settlement

Green Car Congress

With news reports speculating about the final terms of a settlement deal in the Volkswagen clean diesel litigation in the US, Elizabeth Cabraser, Court-appointed Lead Counsel for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, released a statement regarding the settlement negotiations.

2016 60

US files civil complaint against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for alleged Clean Air Act violations

Green Car Congress

The complaint further alleges that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act by selling, introducing into commerce, or importing into the United States motor vehicles that are designed differently from what Volkswagen had stated in applications for certification to EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to certify to EPA that their products will meet applicable federal emission standards to control air pollution.

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Clean Tech - GigaOM - Salon.com

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Digg Facebook StumbleUpon Reddit Print China’s Electric Cars & the Road to an Affordable EV Related Posts on the GigaOM Network » More GigaOM Network Headlines Cleantech content is provided by Earth2Tech , which covers cutting-edge clean technology startups and their innovations.

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Pacific states and BC agree to align GHG and clean energy policies; targeting 10% new vehicle ZEV purchases by 2016

Green Car Congress

The Governors of California, Oregon and Washington and the Premier of British Columbia signed a regional agreement strategically to align policies to reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy. The agreement has no legal effect and imposes no legally binding obligation. The pact seeks to enhance cooperation through a range of activities, including: Accounting for the costs of greenhouse gas emissions in each jurisdiction.

2013 77

More states follow California’s clean car standards

Green Cars News

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant California’s request to carry out its own clean car standards not only clears the way for the Schwarzenegger-led state to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions, but it is likely to effect at least 13 additional states too. The state clean standards meanwhile, will apply from model years 2009-2011 allowing compliance across the 14 states to expand the averaging pool for determining compliance.

VW Dieselgate one year later: what have we learned about diesel cars?

Green Car Reports

It's now a year and eight days since the EPA broke the news that Volkswagen had admitted to including "defeat device" software in almost half a million so-called "clean diesel" vehicles sold in the U.S. That software detected when the cars were undergoing laboratory tests, and kept their emissions within legal limits during.

2016 77

Obama Announces Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal; RFS2, BCAP, BIWG and Carbon Capture and Storage Task Force

Green Car Congress

So today I’m announcing a Carbon Capture and Storage Task Force that will be charged with the goal of figuring out how we can deploy affordable clean coal technology on a widespread scale within 10 years. The DOE Clean Cities program has significant dissemination and outreach capabilities, so it could support infrastructure and end-use deployment.

2010 76

Fix for Audi, VW, Porsche V-6 diesels closer to approval: report

Green Car Reports

Last November, the EPA announced that nearly 100,000 cars and SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3-liter V-6 diesel engines violated the Clean Air Act. The agency said at the time that their emissions were up to nine times the legal limit in some circumstances. While that's better than the figure of "up to 35 times" legal limits for some 2.0-liter.

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EU system for CO2 cuts is ‘fatally flawed’

Green Cars News

An EU legal system for carmakers which requires them to cut average fleet emissions below 130g/km by 2012, is ‘fatally flawed’, a leading green car analyst claims. According to Jay Nagley of Clean Green Cars, while many people are award of the legal target of 130g/km, what many don’t realise is that that target varies [.]. Tags: Green cars Green credentials 130g/km 2012 clean green cars CO2 emissions eu target

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EV battery recycling, VW's next electric cars, CA carpool stickers, Teslas and rebates: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we dug up an interesting legal commitment by Volkswagen, added detail to our explanation of California's revised clean-car carpool-lane permits, consider the intersection of pricey Teslas and electric-car rebates in Canada, and offer some good news on battery recycling.

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Extra £5m goes to improving London’s air quality

Green Cars News

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has committed the money to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson as part of a programme of localised measures designed to improve London’s air quality and help compliance with legally binding European targets. Latest news air quality Boris Johnson capital clean air fund london Transport Secretary Philip HammondAnd extra £5m funding has been confirmed to help improve air quality in London.

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electric Cars

DIY Electric Car

Its engine does not emit any harmful byproducts like smoke or other emissions that pollute the environment as it runs on clean energy. It''s clean, it''s compact, it''s quietly quite something! This prevents the occurrence of severe injuries brought on by auto accidents , not just to yourself but also to the passengers in the other vehicle, thus saving you a lot of physical, emotional, financial, and legal grief. Lo and Behold! The future is here.

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EPA proposes repeal of Obama Clean Power Plan

Green Car Congress

As anticipated, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed four Federal Register notices in response to the EO, including a formal announcement of review of the Clean Power Plan. After review, the Agency has proposed to determine that the Clean Power Plan (CPP) must be repealed.

2017 60

Coltura: Supreme Court precedent means states can require all new vehicles sold be electric

Green Car Congress

Metz and Janelle London finds that state vehicle electrification mandates can withstand legal challenges based on federal preemption if they are based solely on reasons for transitioning to electric vehicles that are within the state's authority. States should avoid basing electrification mandates on vehicle emissions reduction and fuel economy—grounds exclusively within federal control under the federal Clean Air Act and Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

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SK Group to invest $1.5B in Plug Power; strategic partnership and JV to accelerate H2 economy in Asia

Green Car Congress

This investment represents the largest US clean energy PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) in the last 20 years (based on the PrivateRaise PIPE database for transactions that have closed and includes common stock, preferred stock, convertible preferred stock and convertible debt). LLC is serving as Financial Advisor and Goodwin Procter LLP is acting as legal advisor to Plug Power. Plug Power Inc.,

Being a Pro Eco Recycler

DIY Electric Car

you don't ask you will not receive legally, I have received free things like: -73 used power packs (retail $200 ea. 11.Don't sort or separate there take it all home, don't be a pest and most important - clean up after yourself. Here are a few strict guide lines that I follow to ensure a happy and productive partnership of parts. Remember most companies have to pay to get rid of some surplus.

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Blind Man Drives Prius, With A Little Help From Google (Video)

Green Car Reports

Steve Mahan got into a Toyota Prius hybrid, drove to the dry cleaner's, picked up some clothes he'd left to be cleaned, and drove home. Steve Mahan is legally blind. The trip was about a mile and a half. He's lost 95 percent of his vision. He did it, though, with a little help from Google. The car he happened to be driving was one of several

EPA, NHTSA issue One National Program Rule; EPA withdraws CA waiver for GHG and fuel economy

Green Car Congress

For its part, EPA is withdrawing the Clean Air Act preemption waiver it granted to the State of California in January 2013 as it relates to California’s GHG and ZEV programs. California’s ability to enforce its Low Emission Vehicle program and other clean air standards to address harmful smog-forming vehicle emissions—i.e.,

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EC proposes modernizing EU legislation on batteries to enhance sustainability and safety

Green Car Congress

They promote competitive sustainability and are necessary for green transport, clean energy and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Providing legal certainty will additionally help unlock large-scale investments and boost the production capacity for innovative and sustainable batteries in Europe and beyond to respond to the fast-growing market.

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Fraunhofer ISI/ICCT analysis of PHEV data finds real-world CO2 emissions 2-4x higher than official values

Green Car Congress

The results of the joint study, released by German Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), suggest that incentives to promote a higher share of electric driving would increase the potential for plug-in hybrid vehicles to reduce emissions. Meanwhile, legal and financial barriers for installing home charging devices should be reduced.

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Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

Green Car Congress

All the participating jurisdictions are members of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), a regional collaboration of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy, and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

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UK unveils new plan to cut NO2; sale of new conventional gasoline and diesel cars to end by 2040; focus on local action

Green Car Congress

The NO 2 plan is one element in the Government’s efforts to deliver clean air. In 2018, the Government will publish a comprehensive Clean Air Strategy which will address other sources of air pollution. Despite this, an analysis of more than 1,800 major roads show that a small number of these—81 or 4%—are due to breach legal pollution limits for NO 2 , with 33 of these outside of London. 27M – Clean Bus Technology Fund and Clean Vehicle Technology Fund.

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E-scooter start-up VOI Technology raises $85M in Series B

Green Car Congress

We are developing a long-term business that gives people a new way of moving around cities that’s clean, fast, convenient and also fun. Hansen Law acted as VOI’s legal advisor. Sweden-based e-scooter operator VOI Technology has raised $85 million from new investors and existing to continue its mission of building a profitable micro-mobility business that transforms the future of urban transport. VOI launched in September 2018.

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German Federal Administrative Court rules diesel bans in cities possible

Green Car Congress

Previously, the Administrative Court in Dusseldorf and the court in Stuttgart had ruled that diesel bans are legally permissible and necessary to achieve NO 2 limit values as soon as possible in the two cities. The state was directed to consider further measures to limit the emissions of diesel vehicles by amending the Clean Air Plan. The Bundesverwaltungsgericht ruled that limited driving restrictions for certain diesel vehicles are legal and not excluded.

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BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Creative Greenius

Consider this fair and legal warning, world’s largest and most polluting oil company - I’m giving you 10 years to pack up and hit the road. I’m seeing a solar thermal energy plant on those 750 acres that will supply us with clean, renewable energy and will help us meet both our renewable energy and GHG reduction laws. “Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# Greenius Rules.

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Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors to commercialize mobility-as-a-service with self-driving EVs in Israel

Green Car Congress

The government of Israel has committed to support the project in three main areas: furnishing legal and regulatory support; sharing the required infrastructure and traffic data; and providing access to infrastructure as needed. We firmly believe that self-driving electric vehicles will offer Israel and cities around the world safe, clean and emission-free mobility, which is accessible and convenient.

2018 77

SEC charges Volkswagen AG, former CEO Winterkorn with defrauding bond investors during emissions fraud

Green Car Congress

The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Volkswagen AG, two of its subsidiaries, and its former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, for defrauding US investors, raising billions of dollars through the corporate bond and fixed income markets while making a series of deceptive claims about the environmental impact of the company’s “clean diesel” fleet.

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Magna and BAIC to form two JVs to engineer and build premium EVs for customers in China; first production in 2020

Green Car Congress

Over the coming months, Magna and BJEV will work with authorities to implement legally binding joint-venture agreements which will govern the operations of these two joint ventures. Based on an open and sharing platform, we will jointly develop and manufacture premium smart electric vehicles, bringing the clean energy vehicle industry to the next level. Magna intends to form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.

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Mercedes-Benz to source only battery cells with cobalt & lithium from certified mining sites; significantly reducing cobalt

Green Car Congress

By doing so, we are paving the way for clean raw materials, from which other participants in the market can also benefit. —Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz, responsible for Integrity and Legal Affairs.

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Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

Green Car Congress

With a dual-rotor traction motor output of 565 horsepower, the truck is capable of carrying the legal gross combination weight of a Class 8 vehicle. The market is being driven by states such as California where clean air is the mandate. A zero-emission Kenworth Class 8 T680 day cab tractor equipped with a Ballard hydrogen fuel cell ( earlier post ) is on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Greenius Weekend Update

Creative Greenius

It’s because all the buses and generators involved in the Fiesta will be fueled with clean-burning biodiesel, made from used vegetable oil donated by local restaurants Patrick Molloy’s, Sangria, and Café Boogaloo. Or maybe they were working on their legal case against the solar installer who has been stopped by city from PV panels on a home here in my Hollywood Riviera neighborhood for what can only be called ANTI-environmental reasons.

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EPA and California ARB charge Volkswagen with using software defeat device to circumvent NOx testing in 4-cylinder 2.0L diesels

Green Car Congress

EPA has issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The alleged violations do not present a safety hazard; the cars remain legal to drive and resell. The software produced by Volkswagen is a “defeat device,” as defined by the Clean Air Act. collectively referred to here as Volkswagen).

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Poor air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

Green Car Congress

In January 2019, the Indian government launched the National Clean Air Program (NCAP), a five-year action plan to curb air pollution; build a pan-India air quality monitoring network; and improve citizen awareness. The analysis conducted by researchers from IIASA and CEEW however suggests that NCAP needs to be backed by a legal mandate to ensure successful ground-level implementation of emission control measures.

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Successful run across the US on 37.6 gallons of 100% NEXBTL renewable diesel; 66.7 mpg w/ average speed 67.7 mph

Green Car Congress

The result was a car that maintains all of its power and handling of a racecar, yet is still street legal. Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel is a low-carbon, clean burning diesel fuel that meets the requirements of ASTM D-975 (the US fuel standard) as well as the CARB diesel requirements (The Californian fuel standard).

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