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.

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Don't worry about coal, electric cars are still cleaner

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It shows that electric cars are cleaner—even when they do run on primarily. One of the easiest ways for electric-car drivers to get in an argument is discussing how much coal-fired electricity contributes to pollution. Now a new study by BNEF (a Bloomberg spinoff) can help give electric-car drivers some peace of mind in these arguments. emissions

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UCS report shows electric cars get even cleaner in 2018

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Electric cars keep getting cleaner, despite efforts by the EPA and NHTSA to roll back pollution standards on cars and powerplants. That's the conclusion of the latest report from the Union of Concerned Scientists which annually measures the environmental impact of driving an electric car. The study rates the environmental impact relative to gas. emissions EPA

2018 87

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

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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 111

GM plans cleaner tires and factories, as well as more EVs

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Combating global warming and air pollution is about more than electric cars, as General Motors has made clear in its annual sustainability report issued at the end of June.

2019 107

DLR: cleaner aircraft emissions reduce the climate impact of contrail cirrus

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Fewer soot particles in the exhaust stream of aircraft reduces the formation of ice crystals and therefore the climate impact of the resulting contrail cirrus.

2019 122

ADAC testing finds new diesel cars cleaner than required; Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles well below the permissible NOx limits

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In Germany, testing by ADAC (Allgemeine Deutsche Automobil-Club eV) has found that all the Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles that have been measured on the road to date meet much stricter requirements nitrogen oxides (NO x ) than required by the EU.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC, Borgward electric cars, and cleaner electric vehicles: Today's Car News

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Electric cars have gotten even cleaner in 2018. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC makes its public debut. Chinese automaker Borgward wants to sell electric cars in the United States. And the results are in from one of our latest Twitter polls. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC made its public debut at the 2018 Paris

2018 78

How China's horrific air quality magically turns cleaner: cotton

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But officials in one Chinese city found a way to at least make that air appear cleaner, for awhile. China is known for having some of the most polluted air in the world. Like many Chinese cities, Xi'an, the provincial capital of Shaanxi, in the northern part of the country, has air-monitoring equipment. DON'T MISS: Coal in China: huge problem for. emissions China air pollution

Tesla losses, cleaner trucks, Nissan Leaf charging, California deals: The Week in Reverse

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What state reached a new deal with automakers on fuel economy targets? Which executive left Tesla?

2019 79

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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. The CTI will include a future rulemaking that will update the existing NO x standard which was last set in 2001 while also streamlining compliance and certification requirements.

2018 86

Mercedes Announces Cleaner, More Efficient Diesel Engines

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Diesel may be a dirty word for some but for the major automakers, especially those with a significant presence in fuel-conscious Europe, it commands a lot of importance. One such automaker is Mercedes-Benz, which this week announced it is investing close to $3 billion over the coming years in developing next-generation diesel engines. This is in. Engine

EPA: Cleaner power generation offset increase of vehicle emissions in 2017

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emissions of global-warming greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent in 2017, despite the Trump administration's efforts to revive coal use in the U.S., the EPA announced on Monday. The EPA released data for 2017, showing an even larger 4.5 percent drop in emissions from power plants compared with 2016, as more coal plants are retired. So electric. global warming greenhouse gas air pollution

2018 78

Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

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DON'T MISS: Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for. More good news about electric cars in the U.S.: the emissions associated with the electricity used to charge them have fallen. Again. Based on the latest data on powerplant emissions from the EPA, an electric car on the road in the U.S. now has average emissions as low as an 80-mpg car. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide plug-in cars wells to wheels Union of Concerned Scientists

2018 64

Cleaner electric cars, Mercedes diesel plans, new Corolla hatch, green-car deals: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got our monthly roundup of green-car deals, a first look at a Toyota Corolla Hybrid (that we may not get), an interview with Daimler's CEO, and good news about electric cars—which got even cleaner in the U.S. last year. Again. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An interview with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche at the Geneva auto. Today in Car News

2018 63

Cities lead global push for cleaner, zero-emission cars

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Carlos Ghosn, the man behind the Nissan Leaf electric car and now the chairman of the Renault Nissan Alliance, isn't the first to say it. But his recent comment that cities are driving the push for electric cars is an important one, because it indicates a prime market for their advantages. The result is that city governments all over the world are. Paris emissions carbon dioxide London Zero Emission Vehicle regulation cities transportation policy

Cars Are Getting Cleaner, Could Greener Roads Be Next?

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Today, cars are many orders of magnitude cleaner than their counterparts from previous decades. It was the terrible smog of cities like Los Angeles in the 1970s that prompted a huge change in the efficiency and pollution controls of automobiles. But what if our roads could help further? No, not by reducing congestion (though that would be nice

2014 Was A Good Year For Cleaner, Greener, More Efficient Cars

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DON''T MISS: In Just One Year, Electric Cars Have Gotten Cleaner: How''d They Do That? With the year all but wound down, it''s an appropriate time to look back and take stock of what''s been achieved over the past 12 months. So how did 2014 measure up in terms of boosting vehicle fuel efficiency and reducing emissions? According to the National

2014 87

Electric cars in UK cleaner than best diesels in summer, not yet in winter

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Although electric cars do not emit exhaust, it's widely recognized that the electricity to charge their batteries often still comes from fossil fuels. This has led to the scrutiny of electric cars to determine whether their overall "wells-to-wheels" carbon footprints exceed those of regular vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines. For most. Carbon Footprint emissions UK England electric utilities plug-in cars charging energy charging infrastructure

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Ames Lab creates multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner renewable diesel

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed bi-functional nanoparticles that perform two processing functions at once for the production of renewable diesel via the hydrogenation of oils from renewable feedstocks such as algae. Iron nanoparticles supported on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (Fe-MSN) catalyze the hydrotreatment of fatty acids with high selectivity for hydrodeoxygenation over decarbonylation and hydrocracking.

Northwestern-led team develops hydrogenation catalyst selective for carcinogen benzene; cleaner gasoline

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The new catalyst could cost-effectively remove benzene from the other aromatic compounds in gasoline, making it cleaner but without eliminating other aromatics; aromatics in gasoline are used to improve gas octane numbers and fuel efficiency.

2015 103

Leaky Natural Gas Wells No Cleaner Than Coal, Says NOAA

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Natural gas is increasingly considered a cleaner alternative to coal when it comes to energy production--not to mention a greener alternative to gasoline when used in vehicles like the Honda Civic Natural Gas. However, a new study suggests its green credentials may be damaged by methane leaks--negating any benefit from shifting to gas from dirtier

Supreme Court: California Cleaner-Fuels Plan OK, Oil Companies Lose Appeal

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That means the LCFS now has one fewer obstacle in its aim to encourage the adoption of cleaner fuels in the state''s cars and In an action sure to appease fans of a greener transportation future, the U.S. Supreme Court has chosen to decline oil and ethanol companies'' appeal to a decision to uphold California''s Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS).

2014 84

Bombardier introduces new, more efficient and cleaner Evinrude outboards

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Bombardier Recreational Products & Vehicles (BRP) has introduced a new two-stroke direct-injection outboard engine that produces up to 75% fewer total regulated emissions, with 15% better fuel efficiency and 20% more torque than leading four-stroke engines: the G2 engines, the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines. Engine output ranges from 200 to 300 hp. They new G2 engines—3.4-liter (3441 cc) V6 (74?)

Harvard team develops cleaner method to separate rare-earth metals using bacteria

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Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a cleaner method to extract rare earth metals. Current process for separating rare-earth metals is time consuming, expensive, and dangerous. Processing one ton of rare earths can produce 2,000 tons of toxic waste.

2016 78

Toyota Mirai Test Drive, Tesla Drag Race, Cleaner Electric Cars: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which promise made by electric-car maker Tesla Motors took 18 months to come to fruition? And what''s the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle really like to drive?

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Electric Cars Get Cleaner, 2016 Chevy Volt On-Demand Regen, 2015 Audi A3 TDI Driven: Today's Car News

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We''ve got a lot of electric-car news today--including stories on how electric cars have gotten cleaner in the past year and an on-demand regenerative braking feature for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt--plus a review of the 2015 Audi A3 TDI. In just one year, electric cars have gotten cleaner.

2014 82

5 African nations push for cleaner diesel fuel from European suppliers

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African nations have a very specific problem when it comes to dealing with emissions from diesel vehicles. Because of lax emissions standards, traders import fuel to these countries that is too dirty for sale elsewhere. But now a handful of African nations are taking a stand against this. DON'T MISS: Why Africa gets filthiest diesel fuel: little. Environmental emissions energy policy air pollution Africa

2016 80

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

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

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

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

2013 85

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.

CA should use VW mitigation funds for cleaner diesel trucks to cut NOx: diesel lobbying group

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California is set to receive a lump sum of funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust following its diesel emission scandal. With $423 million at the state's discretion, groups are lobbying hard to ensure the funds are used to have an immediate and positive impact on the environment and air quality. One diesel lobbying group believes. Diesel emissions Trucks California Volkswagen diesel scandal

2017 67

Europe fast charging, EVs cleaner everywhere, Trump vs science, IIHS loves Ioniq: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got reports on a couple of significant analyses, one on electric-car emissions and the other on climate change; a new app for EV charging from EVgo; a new fast-charging network in Europe; and an IIHS designation for the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran

2017 63

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

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A new package of laws drafted by the European Commission aims to reduce consumption of fossil fuels within the European Union. 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. Europe Biofuels energy policy EU plug-in cars biodiesel transportation policy

2016 74

Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

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Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions when running. But unless they're charged entirely on renewable energy—still statistically unlikely today—there are emissions associated with generating the electricity used to charge their batteries. For several years now, rigorous "wells-to-wheels" analyses of the carbon-dioxide emissions. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars GRID

2017 67

Electric cars are cleaner than hybrids in most places: mapped once again for your convenience

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The question is a reasonable one: electric cars may be zero-emission, but what about the electricity to recharge them? While renewable energy is growing globally, burning fossil fuels is still the source of most electric power today. The good news is that in most areas of the U.S., the "wells to wheels" carbon-dioxide emissions associated with. Carbon Footprint emissions global warming climate change carbon dioxide wells to wheels Union of Concerned Scientists

2017 67

Honeywell UOP introduces range of new hydrotreating catalysts; production of cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel

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Honeywell UOP is introducing an expanded portfolio of new hydrotreating catalysts used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meets new global emissions regulations.

2016 60

Mazda exec: engines can get cleaner, EVs will die without subsidies

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Small Japanese automaker Mazda is in a tough spot. It's been on its own for most of a decade now, after Ford sold its shares in the company, and now Mazda must fund numerous new models all by itself. With global sales of just 1.5 million vehicles, it's one-seventh the size of Toyota or Volkswagen. DON'T MISS: Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge. Future Cars Engines SKYACTIV

2017 64

£2.4 million fund for cleaner buses

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million fund to supply cleaner buses for cities around the country. Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced that a further £2.4

Several states wants far cleaner diesel trucks; EPA to start rulemaking?

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Almost one-third of the heavy trucks on U.S. roads now use the most stringent emission-control systems, which radically reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides, soot, and other pollutants. Commercial trucks log much higher annual mileage than passenger cars, especially the semi tractors that haul long-distance freight across the country. emissions EPA California Commercial vehicle Truck

2017 64

Hydrogen Production Gets Cleaner: Now With Lower Carbon Monoxide

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Hydrogen is often lauded as a fuel of the future--a way to offer the combined benefits of electric vehicles and combustion cars in one, simple package. The reality is a little more complicated, as you might imagine. But one of hydrogen''s long-standing issues, the cleanliness of its production, could change with a new technique. As Science Daily

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

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This program provides vouchers of up to $55,000 to help California fleets purchase cleaner, advanced technology trucks and buses. The program has leveraged state funds to provide about $210 million in private financing since 2009 to help truck owners purchase cleaner trucks, exhaust retrofits and truck efficiency upgrades. With this additional funding, the program will continue to support small business truck owners to gain access to cleaner trucks.

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