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

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The company’s new Advanced Air Cleaner technology comes with a sensor that measures PM 2.5 Available on all 90 and 60 Series Volvo models based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) since this spring, the Advanced Air Cleaner cleans out fine particulate matters from the cabin.

2020 133

Electric cars are cleaner than gasoline ones in 95% of the world, study finds

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A new study confirms what electric car drivers already know: that EVs are cleaner than gasoline cars, even when emissions from electricity generation are factored in. Electric cars are in fact cleaner than gasoline cars in 95% of the world, according to a joint study by the Universities of Cambridge, Exeter, and Nijmegen (via BBC News). emissions

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In less than a decade, electric cars have already become this much cleaner

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For those who care about the environment and keeping their driving footprint small, one of the most compelling selling points for electric cars is that your car gets cleaner over time—because the electricity you’re plugging into, from the power grid, is being weaned off coal and toward cleaner and more sustainable sources. emissions Green Life

2020 84

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. emissionsOne 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.

2019 87

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. emissions EPAThat'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.

2018 85

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 transportation sector is the source of nearly a quarter of Canada’s carbon emissions and more than 40% of California’s. Canada is developing a Clean Fuel Standard that will cut emissions by 30 million tonnes in 2030.

2019 86

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

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Impact of a reduction in initial ice crystal number, as may be caused by reduced soot emissions, on global contrail cirrus properties. In our theoretical estimates, we found that a significant reduction in soot emissions is required to reduce the climate impact of contrails effectively. A reduction in soot particle emission is particularly effective during significant contrail cirrus outbreaks. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Fuels

2019 92

Environmental groups call out carmakers opposing cleaner California standards, EV mandate

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Following a change of allegiance by General Motors, environmental groups are calling out the remaining automakers that still oppose California's ability to set its own, stricter, emissions standards.

2020 93

Ford points to its stand with California: Cleaner air, more EVs

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As it prepares to launch mass-market electric cars, Ford is touting its stance in favor of California's stricter emissions standards. emissions youtube

2020 81

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

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The calculated relative amounts of well-to-wheels emissions of greenhouse gases from eight different energy sources are shown in the table below. These results indicate that coal and oil are the energy sources leading to most emissions, and that hydro, wind, and nuclear are the energy sources leading to least emissions. On the two extremes, coal and oil result in about 176 times the emissions from hydro. Coal Electric (Battery) Emissions Power Generation

2020 107

Cities lead global push for cleaner, zero-emission cars

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Paris emissions carbon dioxide London Zero Emission Vehicle regulation cities transportation policyCarlos 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.

2017 60

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. emissions China air pollutionChina 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.

2016 76

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

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When combined with the new fuel’s potential infrastructure compatibility and reduced greenhouse gas emissions relative to fossil diesel, it significantly reduces the risks inherent in introducing a new technology.

2020 83

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 US has made major reductions in NO x emissions, but it’s been nearly 20 years since EPA updated these standards. From 2007 to 2017, US NO x emissions dropped by more than 40%. Emissions Heavy-duty Regulations

2018 84

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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Diesel EmissionsIn 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. In the test, the cars were not only significantly below the tolerance value of 168 mg/km for diesel cars, which is applied in the road test (RDE method), but also below the current Euro 6 WLTC limit of 80 mg/km. Source: ADAC.

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Cleaner fuels have replaced more than 3B gallons of diesel under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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New 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers. The program aims to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by considering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at all stages of production, from extraction to combustion.

2019 73

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. Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van estimated CO 2 emissions are 75 g/km, with fuel-efficiency from 3.3

2019 84

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

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the emissions associated with the electricity used to charge them have fallen. 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. DON'T MISS: Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide plug-in cars wells to wheels Union of Concerned ScientistsMore good news about electric cars in the U.S.:

2018 63

York study finds post-lockdown UK traffic getting back to normal but air remains cleaner as congestion is down

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We think the reason is that congestion has not fully returned, and this has quite a large effect on emissions and hence concentrations. Trying to measure the impact on air pollution of congestion is very challenging as there are so many factors that affect emissions. Behavior COVID-19 Emissions Europe

2020 64

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

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GM CEO Mary Barra has repeatedly proclaimed the company’s goal of “zero accidents, zero emissions, and zero congestion.” 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. ” To that end, late last year, the. General Motors

2019 80

EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Diesel Emissions Engines

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

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Carbon Footprint emissions UK England electric utilities plug-in cars charging energy charging infrastructureAlthough 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.

2017 79

CMU study finds taxes on emissions would result in more rapid electrification by ridesharing companies

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering have found that with an emissions-based incentive towards electrification, ridesourcing companies such as Uber and Lyft would electrify more and cut their emissions by amounts ranging from 10% in New York to 22% in Los Angeles. When life cycle air pollution and greenhouse gas emission externalities are internalized via a Pigovian tax, fleet electrification increases and externalities decrease, suggesting a role for policy.

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

UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that the rising use of ride-hailing services is increasing carbon emissions, with ride-hailing trips producing nearly 70% greater emissions compared to the trips they are replacing. This significant increase in emissions comes in part from “deadheading”—the miles a driver travels waiting for a ride request or picking up a passenger. Error bars for bus and rail emissions represent variability among cities.

2020 131

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? the "wells to wheels" carbon-dioxide emissions associated with. Carbon Footprint emissions global warming climate change carbon dioxide wells to wheels Union of Concerned ScientistsWhile 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.,

2017 67

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

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So how did 2014 measure up in terms of boosting vehicle fuel efficiency and reducing emissions? 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. According to the National

2014 86

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

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

2017 63

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. Environmental emissions energy policy air pollution AfricaBut now a handful of African nations are taking a stand against this. DON'T MISS: Why Africa gets filthiest diesel fuel: little.

2016 66

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. Diesel emissions Trucks California Volkswagen diesel scandalWith $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.

2017 58

EPRI-NRDC report finds widespread vehicle electrification and a cleaner grid could lead to substantial cuts in GHG by 2050

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Widespread adoption of electric transportation, including electrification in the off-road sector, could lead to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and could modestly improve air quality, according to a new analysis released by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The report finds that greenhouse gas emissions from light-duty vehicles could drop as much as 64% below today’s levels.

2015 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.

Washington governor proposes slate of measures to curb GHG emissions & transition state to cleaner energy; cap-and-trade and EV incentives

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a set of proposals to transition Washington to cleaner sources of energy and to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limits adopted by the state Legislature in 2008. The proposed “Carbon Pollution Accountability Act” (CPAA) would create a new, market-based program that sets an annual limit CO 2 emissions; major emitters will need to purchase “allowances” for their emissions. Cleaner transportation options for consumers.

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Global warming emissions hit record level in 2018, IEA reports

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The International Energy Agency reported on Tuesday that global warming emissions reached a record level in 2018, despite efforts in the U.S., Europe, and China to reduce emissions with more sales of electric cars and cleaner power. Greenhouse gas emissions increased faster in 2018 than during any of the past six years. Worldwide, emissions of.

2019 87

EEA: 3/4 of EU urban population exposed to toxic air as governments fail to cut emissions

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Most Europeans living in cities are still breathing air that is dangerous to their health, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report ; governments are not doing enough to cut toxic emissions at source, campaigners warn. Data show that harmful emissions, especially from farming and domestic heating, are not decreasing fast enough. Emissions Europe Health Market Background Regulations

2020 76

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.

2016 72

In Just One Year, Electric Cars Have Gotten Cleaner: How'd They Do That?

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Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but their overall impact on the environment includes the electricity generated to recharge their batteries. The carbon emissions associated with that power vary greatly, depending on the local utility that provides it. Now an updated study from the Union of Concerned Scientists calculates that in many

2014 87

CMU study finds SOA levels in cities like LA will remain high despite cleaner cars; nonlinear relationship between SOA and NOx

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The findings of a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, with colleagues at UC Berkeley, suggest that changing atmospheric NO x levels over the next two decades will likely significantly reduce the effectiveness of stricter new gasoline vehicle emissions standards in reducing concentrations of secondary organic aerosol (SOA). intermediate volatility organic compound (IVOC) emissions from vehicles) and atmospheric chemistry (SOA yields due to the photo-oxidation of exhaust).

2017 70

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

Argonne VERIFI researchers applying GSA to investigate combustion engine parameters; seeking cleaner and more efficient engines

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By gaining a better understanding of how these parameter uncertainties affect outcomes, the VERIFI researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Connecticut, are seeking to create cleaner and more efficient engines. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Simulation

2014 74

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

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million to help California consumers purchase plug-in hybrid and zero-emission cars and light trucks. Funding for this year’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project was increased by $10 million to $15 million. This program provides vouchers of up to $55,000 to help California fleets purchase cleaner, advanced technology trucks and buses. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced an additional $72.5

2013 84

Latest GHG Inventory shows California remains below 2020 emissions target; much steeper rate of GHG reductions required

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California’s latest greenhouse gas data shows that while the state continues to stay below its 2020 target for emissions, there is much more work to do to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. Total statewide 2018 GHG emissions were 425.3 Transportation emissions declined 1.5

2020 83

Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

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A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the world have introduced lower emission and higher fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, another large contributor to global emissions has mostly traveled under the radar. emissions Trucks Commercial vehicle regulation freight semis trucking

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