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 Globally, many urban areas suffer from PM 2.5 Cleaner air inside the car also helps to advance safe driving, as healthy and fresh air can help boost driver concentration.

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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. Depending on the position of the sun and the ground, the clouds can trigger a local warming or cooling effect, with research work showing that the warming effect predominates globally. 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.

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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

2017 85

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. global warming carbon dioxideGreenhouse gas emissions increased faster in 2018 than during any of the past six years. Worldwide, emissions of.

2019 131

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

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

2017 97

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 150

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

2019 112

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. of global and 17% of European reserves.

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

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, as part of the new Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative ( VERIFI ) ( earlier post ), are using global sensitivity analysis (GSA)—a specific form of uncertainty analysis which breaks down the uncertainty into constitute parts—to investigate a number of parameters in the internal combustion process.

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

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With global sales of just 1.5 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. 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 95

IEA: global energy investment stabilized above $1.8T in 2018; security and sustainability concerns growing

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Global energy investment stabilized in 2018, ending three consecutive years of decline, as capital spending on oil, gas and coal supply bounced back while investment stalled for energy efficiency and renewables, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual review. Global energy investment totalled more than US$1.8 They only received around 15% of investment in 2018 even though they account for 40% of the global population.

2019 175

Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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In terms of investment in innovation for cleaner energy, the plan calls for: Investment in advanced fossil energy projects. In addition, the President has directed his Administration to purchase cleaner alternatives to HFCs whenever feasible and transition over time to equipment that uses safer and more sustainable alternatives.

2013 212

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.

2017 102

Federal-Mogul develops advanced high-temperature gasket technology to support cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines

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HTC demonstrates thermal stability to over 1000°C, while conventional molybdenum-based coatings are reduced to ash at such temperatures, said Jim Zwick, global director of product technology, gaskets and heat shields. Federal-Mogul Corporation has developed a portfolio of advanced High Temperature Alloy (HTA) materials that help to ensure reliable long-term exhaust sealing, even on the most demanding powertrain applications with fluctuating high temperatures and dynamic mechanical loads.

2010 191

Study projects global carbon footprint from ICT will be equivalent to half of transportation’s current level by 2040

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In a paper published in the Journal of Cleaner Production , Associate Professor Lotfi Belkhir and Ahmed Elmeligi, a recent grad, assessed the global carbon footprint of the overall ICT industry, including the contribution from the main consumer devices, the data centers and communication networks, and compared it with total worldwide GHGE. annual growth which, if unchecked through 2040, will bring ICT total footprint to amount to about 14% of the total global footprint.

2018 244

Global Bioenergies beginning road testing with Audi A4 fueled with 34% renewable gasoline blends

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Global Bioenergies is beginning the road-testing phase of renewable gasoline derived from its fermentative isobutene pathway. Global Bioenergies will use an EN228-compliant gasoline blend containing more than 34% of renewable, isobutene-derived, compounds to fuel a car on a circuit. Global Bioenergies’ unique process allows to produce the same compounds from renewable feedstocks such as industrial-grade sugars, straw, residual wood and potentially syngas.

2018 163

Ricardo forms Global Automotive Group as focus of electrified and autonomous future

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Ricardo is creating a new global focus for its automotive business. The new Ricardo Global Automotive Group will provide a highly customer focused global structure that will enable it to optimally serve the demands of customers for clean powertrain technologies and all aspects of vehicle engineering, including autonomous driving applications. The formation of the Global Automotive Group is an important milestone for Ricardo and its automotive customers.

2017 150

Canada Launches Heavy Oil Working Group to Promote Cleaner Fossil Fuels

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It will work in partnership with other global networks, heavy oil organizations and industry in participating countries, as well as with research groups, academia and environmental organizations. The Government of Canada has established a Heavy Oil Working Group.

2010 161

Bank of America joins Stanford’s Global Climate & Energy Project

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Bank of America has joined Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project (GCEP), a collaboration of academic and business experts that identifies and supports new avenues of research to make environmentally sustainable, low-cost energy available to everyone. All of humankind needs energy that is reliable, cleaner and more affordable. —James Maughan, technical director at GE Global Research and member of GCEP’s management committee.

2013 191

Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen partner on renewable isooctane for specialty fuel applications

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Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen, world market leader in alkylate gasoline for two- and four-stroke small engines, have entered into a partnership on renewable isooctane ( earlier post ) for specialty fuel applications. chainsaws and lawn mowers—where the operator, machine and environment benefit from a cleaner fuel quality regarding harmful substances compared to regular gasoline. —Thomas Buhl, Head of business development at Global Bioenergies.

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IEA sees China lead the way in developing new cleaner coal technologies

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”China’s coal sector has made remarkable progress over the last decade, fuelling rapid economic growth and bringing a better quality of life for China’s citizens”, said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), today in Beijing at the launch of the new publication, Cleaner Coal in China. Policy action to widen use of cleaner coal technologies. the 4 000 MW Yuhuan power plant sets a new global benchmark for the efficiency of coal-fired power plants.

This is How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect The Global EV Market

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The COVID-19 control measures and the economical crisis that followed took a massive toll on the global automotive and manufacturing industries. The main reasons for global automotive sales drop are, The purchasing power of consumers decreased.

Natural-Gas Vehicle Sales Globally Won't Quite Double In 10 Years: Analyst

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Cars running on natural gas have been around for decades now, and presently represent 2 to 3 percent of global auto production. Their tailpipe emissions are much cleaner than gasoline or diesel cars. And North American production of natural gas has soared over the last decade. You might think that would mean that natural-gas vehicles should have a

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BP Energy Outlook: 30% growth in global demand to 2035; fuel demand continues to rise, even with EVs & fuel efficiency

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The 2017 edition of the BP Energy Outlook , published today, forecasts that global demand for energy will increase by around 30% between 2015 and 2035, an average growth of 1.3% per year rise expected in global GDP, reflecting improved energy efficiency driven by technology improvements and environmental concerns. The transport sector continues to consume most of the world’s oil with its share of global demand remaining close to 60% in 2035. of the global car fleet).

2017 190

BNEF: Global plug-in vehicle sales surge 63% year-on-year in Q3; China accounted for more than half of total

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China accounted for more than half of global sales as its market for electric cars doubled amid government efforts to curb pollution. BNEF expects global EV sales to surpass 1 million units this year for the first time. Several governments have also announced targets for cleaner transport, some driven by the emissions-cheating scandal that engulfed Volkswagen AG.

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Global auto production may hit 80+ million units this year; hybrids below 2% of total output

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Global sales of passenger vehicles increased from 75.4 The auto industry’s production capacities are far from fully used; PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) estimates current global vehicle assembly capacity at almost 95 million, the report notes. Rising sales translate into an ever-expanding global vehicle parc. By the end of 2012, the global fleet could top 1 billion vehicles—one for every seven people on the planet. Worldwide light-duty vehicle production.

2012 229

4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London. The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories.

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Scania unveils new heavy-duty global engine platform

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Scania unveiled its new global engine platform that will be used worldwide for all emission standards: Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5, EEV and Euro 6. Seven Euro 3 engines from 250 to 580 hp complete Scania’s global customer offering. Although it is a new design, the inline engine platform retains traditional Scania traits such as separate cylinder heads, a camshaft located high in the block and rear-mounted timing gears, as well as the familiar centrifugal oil cleaner.

2011 170

States, Cities sue EPA over Clean Power Plan rollback

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The power grid that electric vehicles plug into will get cleaner over time. emissions global warming CO2 climate changeBut depending on where you are, the rate at which it cleans up could have a lot to do with something that’s headed to the courts. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by 22 states and seven cities, in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, aims to.

2019 84

IEA: carbon intensity of global energy supply has barely changed in last 20 years; “window of opportunity in transport”

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In a fairly bleak assessment of global progress towards low-carbon energy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) concluded that, despite a few bright spots such as the rapid expansion of renewable technologies and the growth of hybrid and EV sales, the progress is far below that required to achieve a 2 °C pathway—i.e., The global energy supply became 6% cleaner from 1971 to 1990,in response to the oil shocks of the 1970s.

2013 224

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

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Launched at the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, the Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities is intended to work with local and national governments, the private sector and civil society groups to promote energy efficient buildings, efficient water use, sustainable waste management and other activities.

2012 204

Global refinery catalyst market forecast to grow 34% to $4.3B by 2018

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Market growth comes in large part from demand for cleaner diesel fuel and the availability of newer technology and nanotechnology. Hydroprocessing catalysts—used to create cleaner fuels, especially ULSD—are the fastest-growing refinery catalysts. Refinery catalyst markets will reach $4.3 billion in. 2018, up from $3.2 billion in 2011, according to a new research report from WinterGreen Research.

2012 179

ExxonMobil: global GDP up ~140% by 2040, but energy demand ~35% due to efficiency; LDV energy demand to rise only slightly despite doubling parc

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As the world population increases by the estimated 30% from 2010 to 2040, ExxonMobil sees global GDP rising by about 140%, but energy demand by only about 35% due to greater efficiency. Significant growth in the global middle class, expansion of emerging economies and an additional 2 billion people in the world will contribute to a 35% increase in energy demand by 2040, according to ExxonMobil’s latest Outlook for Energy report.

2014 214

Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Current levels of investments in low-carbon technology and infrastructure are substantially lower than the $500 billion per year deemed necessary by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to hold the increase of global average temperatures below 2 °Celsius—the target agreed to in Cancun last year. Climate change presents major long-term risks to the global economy and to the assets in which we invest. —2011 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change.

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

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I had no other choice once I did The Math and saw what things add up to – and how little time we have left before the global temperature goes past the Game Over limit of 2°C. They can talk all they want about how much cleaner their new plant will burn carbon, but that’s the same thing as talking about how much less of a drug overdose 3/4 of a needle causes compared to 100% full needle.

2013 289

Economic Modelling Study Shows Canada Can Meet Global-Warming Reduction Targets While Growing Jobs and Economy

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The second target is derived from analysis of the emission reductions needed to limit average global warming to 2 °C. Meeting either target requires governments to put a significant price on global warming emissions broadly across the economy, and to back this up with strong complementary regulations and public investments. Replacement of fossil fuels by cleaner electricity (e.g., Emission reduction actions for the more aggressive scenario (25% below 1990 by 2020).

2009 195

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

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emissions of global-warming greenhouse gases fell 2.7 global warming greenhouse gas air pollutionpercent 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.

2018 89

Deutsche Bank CCA report highlights Chinese global leadership toward a low-carbon economy; 12th Five-Year Plan

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The many new and expanded strong policy initiatives and green targets in China’s 12 th Five year Plan, released on 5 March 2011, provide “ clear evidence ” that China’s low-carbon policies remain global best-in-class, according to a new report from DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA).

2011 192

Chevrolet to produce Spark battery electric vehicle for US and global markets starting in 2013 with A123 Systems pack; EN-V gets a Chevrolet badge

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It will be sold in limited quantities in select US and global markets starting in 2013, including California. Our global demo fleets continue to provide insight into the needs of electric vehicle customers living in urban environments. —Jim Federico, global vehicle chief engineer for electric vehicles at Chevrolet. The Chevrolet EN-V represents a possible solution for global customers living in markets where alternative transportation solutions are needed.

2011 199

CATL introduces first-gen sodium-ion battery and AB lithium-sodium pack

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During its “Tech Zone” online launch event, global battery maker CATL introduced its first-generation sodium-ion battery, as well as an AB solution that integrates both sodium-ion and lithium-ion cells into one pack.

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Hyundai and Shell sign new agreement to expand collaborations on clean energy solutions

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Hyundai Motor Company signed a new five-year Global Business Cooperation Agreement with Royal Dutch Shell plc, but this time with a clean mobility twist. Shell will also expand its role in providing Hyundai with cleaner mobility solutions. Accelerating the mobility sector to net zero will require collaborative pioneers willing to act now and establish the alignments needed to deliver a cleaner energy future.

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GSI/UNEP conference report finds fossil-fuel subsidy reform complex and challenges sobering; ~1% of global GDP spent on fossil-fuel subsidies

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Although momentum behind reforming subsidies for fossil fuels (for both consumers and producers) worldwide has gained significant momentum during the past few years, and although the benefits of subsidy reform seem evident, countries’ experience of reform and the challenges involved are “sobering”, according to a recently published report from a conference convened on the subject last year by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

2011 207

GCP Carbon Budget Finds Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions Rose 2% in 2008 Despite Global Financial Crisis; Natural Sinks Not Keeping Pace With Increasing Emissions

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Despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis (GFC), carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2% in 2008 to an all-time high of 1.3 The authors, under the umbrella of the Global Carbon Project , reported a 29% increase in global CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel between 2000 and 2008 (the latest year for which figures are available), and by 41% between 2008 and 1990, the reference year of the Kyoto Protocol. Global carbon budget 2008.

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