Next 10 report finds California must increase GHG reductions to 4.9%/year through 2030 to meet target

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California’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions has temporarily reversed, with pollution upticks signaling an increasingly difficult path ahead in achieving the state’s 2030 and 2050 climate targets, according to the 12 th annual California Green Innovation Index —released by the nonpartisan nonprofit Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics. This year’s Index highlights just how much things need to change.

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Mayors of 12 major cities pledge to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025; major areas to be zero-emission by 2030

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Collaborate with suppliers, fleet operators and businesses to accelerate the shift to zero emissions vehicles and reduce vehicle miles in cities. Mayors from more than 30 major cities including Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, Cape Town and Quito met over the weekend with senior executives of some of the world’s largest companies, including Mastercard, Siemens and Volvo Bus Corporation in order to define solutions to the threats posed by climate change.

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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The state’s latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory shows that California emitted 429 million metric tons of climate pollutants in 2016—a drop of 12 million metric tons, or three percent, from 2015. They fell 23% from a peak of 14 metric tons per person (roughly equal to driving 34,000 miles) in 2001 to 10.8 metric tons per person in 2016 (roughly equal to driving 26,000 miles). Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

2018 200

Euro Parliament Environment Committee approves 147 g CO2/km target for light commercial vehicles by 2020; caps van speed

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Members of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee approved a draft law setting out rules for achieving a 147 g CO 2 /km (235 g/mile) target for new light commercial vehicles by 2020, down from 203 g/km (325 g/mile) today—i.e., The committee also proposed indicative targets for post-2020 CO 2 emissions in a range of 105 to 120 g/km (168 to 192 g/mile) from 2025. Climate Change Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Policy

2013 278

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

Creative Greenius

And so it is that I resigned from my position as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs for CBS EcoMedia effective the first of this month and I will now be devoting my full time to working on climate change response with the South Bay 350 Climate Action Group, the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and 350.org. I can’t do it with the climate clock ticking so loudly now and with so many critical parts of the math equation in my own South Bay backyard.

2013 289

UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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Due to strong federal and state emissions standards, the average new car has gotten 43% cleaner since 1998. To develop the ranking, UCS averaged the per-mile emissions for each light-duty vehicle sold by each automaker. Climate Change Coal Emissions Fuel Efficiency Click to enlarge.

2014 246

Euro Parliament committee approves new 95 g/km CO2 target for cars; super credits and a switch to WLTP

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The environment committee of the European Parliament approved a draft law setting out a new CO 2 target for cars of 95g CO 2 /km (153 g/mile) by 2020, down from 130 gCO 2 /km (209 g/mile) in 2015. The draft also sets indicative targets for post-2020 CO 2 emissions in the range of 68-78 g/km (109-126 g/mile) from 2025. Climate Change Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Policy

2013 196

California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

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In a unanimous vote on Friday, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) regulatory package ( earlier post ), launching California into another round of major automotive regulations for model years 2015-2025 that are designed to deliver cleaner air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to help build the future market for battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles. Life durability requirements are increased from 120,000 miles to.

2012 224

Tsinghua University provincial-level lifecycle study finds fuel-cycle criteria pollutants of EVs in China could be up to 5x those of natural gas vehicles due to China’s coal-dominant power mix

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emissions, the NO x and SO 2 increases are significant enough to notably change total national emissions, they conclude.China has made a firm commitment to improve its air quality. The preferred fuel path(s) will depend to a great extent on their climate and environmental performance, which is of national concern. It also assesses the strengths and weaknesses of EVs and CNGVs from a perspective of climate change and environmental impact.

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Massachusetts sets state GHG emissions limit for 2020 at 25% below 1990 levels, releases plan with additional measures, including Pay As You Drive auto insurance

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Included among these is a pilot program for Pay As You Drive auto insurance, intended to incent reduction in vehicle miles travelled (VMT). Secretary Bowles set the limit today at the statutory maximum of 25 percent and released the Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020, which contains a portfolio of policies designed to meet the limit. The change could be designed to be revenue-neutral to consumers as a whole and to the state. miles traveled, creating a major incentive.

2010 210

EPA, DOT and California align timeframe for proposing MY 2017-2025 light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards

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Proposing the new standards on the same timeframe—by 1 September 2011—signals continued collaboration that could lead to an extension of the current National Clean Car Program, providing automakers certainty as they work to build the next generation of cleaner, more fuel efficient cars. Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Policy

2011 161

National Academies Report Examines Hidden Cost of Energy Production and Use in US; Estimates $120B in 2005

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Health and other non-climate damages by life-cycle component for different combinations of fuels and light-duty automobiles in 2005 (top) and 2030 (bottom). That figure does not include damages from climate change, harm to ecosystems, effects of some air pollutants such as mercury, and risks to national security, which the report examines but does not monetize. cents per mile traveled—and it is important to be cautious in interpreting small differences, the report says.

2009 210

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. The transportation sector is by far the state’s largest source of air pollution and climate-changing gases. CARB says that incentives play a pivotal role in supporting California’s air quality, climate and petroleum-reduction goals.

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MITEI releases report on 3-year study of future mobility; technological innovation, policies, and behavioral changes all needed; “car pride” an issue

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The report is the culmination of MITEI’s three-year Mobility of the Future study, which is part of MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change. areas of inquiry: The potential impact of climate change policies on global fleet composition, fuel consumption, fuel prices, and economic output.

2019 240

London City Commuting: Why an EV makes sense

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The planet has finally awoken to the global climate crisis we’re facing. Climate change is being driven by the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal. Commuters usually cover a lot of miles over a year, translating into huge savings on fuel costs when you go electric.

ICCT study examines current & projected use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping; growth in BC emissions points to need for policies

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates heavy fuel oil (HFO) use, HFO carriage, the use and carriage of other fuels, black carbon (BC) emissions, and emissions of other air and climate pollutants for the year 2015, with projections to 2020 and 2025. HFO also dominated fuel carriage, in tonnes, and fuel transport, in tonne-nautical miles (t-nm) in the Arctic in 2015.

2017 236

European Commission outlines comprehensive Transport 2050 plan to increase mobility while cutting transport CO2 emissions 60%; phasing out conventionally-fueled (non-hybrid) cars in cities by 2050

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The widely held belief that you need to cut mobility to fight climate change is simply not true. In cities, switching to cleaner transport is facilitated by the lower requirements for vehicle range and higher population density, the paper notes. The interface between long distance and last-mile freight transport should be organized more efficiently, the paper says.

2011 196

Requiring Lower Sulfur Marine Fuels Could Reduce Emissions-Related Deaths by Up to 50% Annually By 2012

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Sulfur (1,000 ppm) content within 200 nautical miles of coastal areas could reduce annual premature deaths resulting from emissions-related affects by around 43,500 by 2012—approximately 50% of the 87,000 deaths estimated to occur in a no control scenario (assuming 2.7% To quantify changes in premature mortality due to ship emissions, the team compared a 2012 No Control scenario with three emissions control scenarios: 0.5% S (5,000 ppm) within 200 nautical miles of coastal areas.

2009 150

Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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Calling the recent weeks “ one of the most emotionally difficult times for me as I’ve seen people with far more clout than I fail to make headway in changing the lackluster, dispiriting and immensely frustrating responses to the Gulf catastrophe ,” CalCars founder Felix Kramer has written a pre-response to President Obama’s scheduled Tuesday night speech to the US about the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.]. Over time, we can conserve by reducing the miles we drive.

2010 214

Report argues advanced HD natural gas vehicles foundational for California to hit air and climate goals; near zero-emission potential

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Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a consulting firm specializing in market development for low emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure, and fuels for both on- and off-road applications, released a report examining the critical role that ultra-low-emission heavy-duty (HD) natural gas engines can play in helping California achieve its air quality, climate protection and petroleum-displacement goals.

2014 218

Extreme E – Greenland Glacier – Legacy Programme

My Energi

Though, we get it… you’ve had a busy week at work and now the kids are off school, and so starts that great juggling act between your job and then being head chef, cleaner, taxi driver, events planner, and children’s entertainer, the list goes on!

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) On the other hand, the PHEV can use the existing electric distribution and gasoline dispensing systems with minor or no change. With this charge it can travel an average daily distance of about 30 miles (50 km), which is often enough to serve most consumers’ needs. The California Air Resources Board, CARB, is now considering incentivizing “e-miles” covered by a vehicle. (“E-miles”

2015 300

IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. At a high level, the report notes that there are few signs that the urgently needed change in direction in global energy trends is underway. Without a bold change of policy direction, the IEA warned at the launch, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system. Major changes in liquids supply in the New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035.

2011 213

Smith Electric Vehicles support London bus fleet

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Its lithium-ion batteries deliver top speed of 50mph, a range of up to 100 miles on a single charge and can be recharged from flat to full in 6-8 hours. John Trayner, Go-Ahead London’s managing director, said: “We are committed to a cleaner, safer environment and to reducing our carbon footprint. Go-Ahead London’s ‘Go Green’ campaign was officially launched earlier this year by Minister for Climate Change Joan Ruddock MP. .

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Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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Given the high cost of battery production, a BEV that approaches affordability (with generous tax credits) has a driving range of about 70-100 miles on a full charge. With its battery pack complemented by a small gasoline or diesel engine, a PHEV can make use of the existing refueling infrastructure to achieve driving ranges of 300 miles by featuring conventional refueling capabilities in addition to recharging the battery.

2011 191

World Earth Day & The Green Reset

My Energi

But while making positive, meaningful changes, it is also fairly easy to put them off. Join lifestyle influencers Coral Golding, Dean Bartle, Grace Beverly and share your eco changes on social media, remembering to tag us when you do! Reduce food miles & minimise waste.

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Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

It will be launched today by Geoff Hoon, the transport secretary, and Lord Mandelson, the business secretary, with the aim of kickstarting the market for cleaner road vehicles and slashing the UKs CO2 emisisons. Jump to content [s] Jump to site navigation [0] Jump to search [4] Terms and conditions [8] Sign in Register Text larger smaller Search: guardian.co.uk

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

One last major area that simply must be changed is that the Circuit has basically zero rear visibility. READ: $10,000 of changes and the satisfaction of the build + $25,000 of Used car = $35,000 of Fun! As more renewables come online, battery electrics just keep getting cleaner and greener.

Decarbonizing Trucking from the Road

CleanTechnica

By Laurie Stone Mike Roeth has clocked thousands of miles pulling his solar-powered recreational vehicle around the country in his quest to make trucking cleaner and more efficient. Courtesy of RMI.