3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices. The TCI-P Memorandum of Understanding grew out of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, and was informed by extensive outreach and input from thousands of people, businesses, and organizations.

2020 251

Black carbon linked to increased cardiovascular risk; exacerbated by co-exposure to motor vehicle emissions

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Black carbon (BC) from incomplete biomass and fossil fuel combustion is the most strongly light-absorbing component of particulate matter (PM) air pollution and a major climate-forcing emission. China’s particulate matter (PM) air pollution significantly exceeds health guidelines and is driven by industrial emissions, motor vehicles, and household use of biomass and coal fuels. Black carbon from wood burning is considered very important for climate warming.

2014 229

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JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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The shift in fuel type from diesel to gasoline—combined with an increase in registrations in the SUV segment—is crucial to understanding the change in CO 2 emissions. Increased regulatory requirements, combined with higher costs for OEMs to make diesels cleaner, have helped cause this reduced demand for diesels and as a consequence increased CO 2 emissions. Climate Change Diesel Emissions Europe Policy Regulations

2018 212

WHO report urges greater attention to improved land use, rapid transit, cycling and walking to achieve health co-benefits from transport GHG emissions mitigation

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These strategies need more systematic study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)i in the assessment of transport mitigation measures, according to the report, Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation - Transport sector , released this week during the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa. —Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation—Transport sector.

2011 292

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. Despite this progress, UCS noted, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler still have higher than average new fleet smog-forming and GHG emissions. Climate Change Coal Emissions Fuel Efficiency Click to enlarge.

2014 246

Analysis concludes that current transportation policy in most US states will likely worsen GHG emission trends in US

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In the 50-state assessment, no state received a higher grade than “B-,” and most states scored lower than “D,” demonstrating a lack of alignment between transportation and climate policies, according to the analysis. transportation policy with climate change and energy goals, and some put in place systems that effectively sabotage these goals. commuting provide a service in addition to information about smarter, cleaner travel choices.

2010 185

Calif. ARB releases GHG scoping plan update; more ZEVs, “LEV IV”, MD and HD regulations; ZEV for trucks; more LCFS

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The update identifies eight key sectors for ongoing action: Energy; Transportation, fuels, land use and infrastructure; Agriculture; Water; Waste management; Natural lands; Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (such as methane and black carbon); and Green Buildings. Since its launch in 2011, the regulation has generated a multitude of unique approaches for cleaner fuels. Additional strategies are needed over the next five years to define the paths for longer-term change.

2014 229

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. Power plants would face an overall cap on emissions that would become more stringent over time; motor fuel may be subject to a carbon tax whose proceeds could help electrify the U.S. As Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman try to resuscitate the climate change bill by introducing a revised bill in mid-to-late April, twenty-three U.S.

2010 210

Umicore opens new facility for the production of fuel cell catalysts in Korea

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The facility will support the growth of Hyundai Motors Group as well as other automotive customers. The fuel cell catalysts market is gaining momentum, supported by a combination of intensifying clean mobility legislation and growing global awareness of the challenges of climate change. Umicore inaugurated its new production facility for fuel cell catalysts in SongDo Incheon City (Seoul area), Korea, close to Umicore’s technology development center for catalysts.

2019 163

Sometimes bipartisanship can work

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This culminated at the end of March when Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed comprehensive climate change legislation codifying a commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Congestion charge and electric vehicles: Everything you need to know

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There are plenty of reasons why electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of motoring both in the UK and around the world. It could pay for a year’s rental of a Volkswagen ID.3 , for example, with change left over to cover your charging costs.

EPA SmartWay honors 44 freight carriers for exceptional supply chain efficiency

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EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible to protect public health and reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by cutting emissions that help produce smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides. Challenger Motor Freight Inc. Hirschbach Motor Lines.

2016 179

CARB approves $533M funding plan for clean transportation investments

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The Fiscal Year 2019-20 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives, largely funded with cap-and-trade proceeds, is part of California’s strategy for improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, the state’s largest source of air pollution and climate-changing gases. Changes to CVRP include a maximum base MSRP of $60,000 for vehicle eligibility.

2019 195

GM commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

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General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100% renewable energy—such as wind, sun and landfill gas—by 2050. This new renewable energy goal, along with the pursuit of electrified vehicles and efficient manufacturing, is part of the company’s overall approach to strengthening its business, improving communities and addressing climate change. Tata Motors.

2016 231

UNEP and partners launch Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities; role of public transport

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However, water savings of 30%, and energy saving of up to 50% can be achieved in cities with limited investment and encouraging behavioral change, according to UNEP. This is essential both for preventing irreversible degradation of resources and ecosystems, and for realizing the multiple benefits of greener cities, from savings through energy-efficient buildings, or the health and climate benefits of cleaner fuels and vehicles.

2012 204

DOE announces $26.6M SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 1 Release 2 awards; fuel cells, batteries, power electronics and efficient combustion engines

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It is cleaner, quieter, and friendlier to operate with a fuel cell power plant enabling mobility via renewable energy. Dynamic Spark Ignition Enables Ultra Lean Burn Combustion The DOE is actively searching for ignition technologies for the automotive industry that will provide wide spread use of lean burn processes that may dramatically reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions without major changes in engine designs.

2015 191

Toyota Plug In

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Japan and Europe by 2010 , under a widespread "green" strategy outlined today.The ecological gas-electric vehicles, which can be recharged from a home electrical outlet , will target leasing customers, Toyota Motor Corp. Such plug-in hybrids can run longer as an electric vehicle than regular hybrids, and are cleaner. clip) But real change won't come until car owners recognize the need for it. You can help that real change come.

2008 100

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.]. We have cleaner, cheaper, safer ways to drive everywhere.

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

EIB to Contribute Up to €300M in Financing to Valeo for €645M Fuel Consumption and Emissions Reduction Projects

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Leroy Somer – the electric motor. In December 2008 the EIB committed itself to increase exceptionally its lending in the EU by 30% in 2009 and 2010 to help offset the effects of the global economic crisis, with a focus on SMEs and mid-cap companies, energy and climate change, including clean transport, and convergence regions. billion) in loans for cleaner vehicles, thereof €3.4

Nissan Updates on Nissan Green Program 2010; New Vehicle CO2 Needs to Be Reduced 90% by 2050

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Nissan Motor Co., According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), global CO 2 concentration in the atmosphere should be stabilized below 450 ppm, Nissan noted. This unit provides cleaner emissions and utilizes half the amount of precious metals compared with conventional catalysts. provided an update on its progress under the Nissan Green Program 2010 (NGP 2010) mid-term environmental plan.

2009 150

Will lighter cars backfire on industry?

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Robert O Grady suggests that the standards, which are designed to address climate change and reduce dependence on imported energy, ignore the criteria air pollutants currently regulated under the Clean Air Act such as smog, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and lead. Most people know about the positive effects of developing greener, lighter cars. However, could there be a downside too?

2009 34

The Solangelist’s Vision Shines Brighter

Creative Greenius

Sure, we can all be fine little energy savers like my wife and I have been - changing out all our light bulbs and lamps to CFLs; replacing all our appliances with energy star models, adding Solatubes to bring in natural light, turning off the computers and power strips every night and making all the other energy saving moves we’ve made. The Greenius Plan To Spread Rooftop Solar Faster Then The Common Cold.

2009 163

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

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At a media dinner at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month, Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford made some observations on the prospects for electric vehicles: “ Here we are today now, embarking upon something which is very different for our industry. The chairman of the IU panel, former Ford Motor Co. The potential impacts of PEVs on climate change are of particular concern.

2011 191

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

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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. Of that, 58% of the emissions are caused by motor cars." 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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EPA Administrator broadly outlines Trump Administration thinking on fuel economy standards and California

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Wheeler adduced four reasons to support that argument: price, safety, environmental impact and incentivizing the purchase of new, cleaner, safer cars. We’re talking about changes in the hundredths of a degree Celsius, in 2100, under a more aggressive scenario than what the previous administration actually finalized. We believe that changes are needed, and the SAFE proposal set forth our view of what changes are appropriate.

2019 161

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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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In On the other hand, the PHEV can use the existing electric distribution and gasoline dispensing systems with minor or no change. The impetus for this change came from a study by the US Idaho National Lab [ 2 ]. No revolutionary change in the economic infrastructure will be necessary.

2015 300

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Ontological Shock An Open Letter to Fred Krupp Report from GridEcon Conference SGS Climate Change Head on the First Carbon Credit. 1) XEL (1) XPV Capital (1) YGE (1) YHOO (1) ZENN Motor Company (1) ZNN.V (1)

2009 28

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Still, the instant torque of the electric motor is a rush you get to experience all the time in city driving; each time you pull away from a red light and stop sign youre wondering why gasoline engines ever became popular. The car is noisy, with the hum of the electric motor omnipresent when youre not at a standstill. One last major area that simply must be changed is that the Circuit has basically zero rear visibility.