Study: 25% EV adoption would save US $17B annually from avoided climate change & pollution damages

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A new study led by researchers from Northwestern University projects that if electric vehicles replaced 25% of combustion engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. This highlights the potential of co-beneficial solutions to climate change that not only curb greenhouse gas emissions but also reduce the health burden of harmful air pollution.

U of Toronto study finds US electrification of LDV fleet not a silver bullet for tackling climate change in vehicle sector

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GtCO 2 (28% of the projected 2015–2050 light-duty vehicle fleet emissions). 2015–2050 US light-duty fleet cumulative CO 2 emissions versus CO 2 budget under prospective future developments. The paper is published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Chang.

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Rivian collaborates with non-profit to preserve biodiversity and fight climate change


Rivian announced a collaboration with a non-profit organization called The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to preserve biodiversity, fight climate change, and keep adventures wild.

ACEA study finds 100-fold increase in zero-emission trucks needed in EU fleet in 10 years to meet goals

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ACEA’s new report also reveals the following facts about the fleet of commercial vehicles (trucks, vans and buses) operating in Europe today: At almost 1.2 million trucks, Poland has the largest truck fleet, followed closely by Germany (1,010,742) and Italy (946,393).

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NRC report: US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard need to begin now to prepare for effects of climate change in the Arctic

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In response to the measured and projected effects of climate change, US naval forces—i.e., In response to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the National Research Council appointed a committee operating under the auspices of the Naval Studies Board to study the national security implications of climate change for US naval forces. Determine the potential impact climate change will have on allied force operations and capabilities.

California ARB releases final version of proposed update to Climate Change Scoping Plan; LEV IV

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the final version of the proposed First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan (First Update). Achieving our long-term climate goal and 2032 ozone standards will require a much deeper penetration of ZEVs into the fleet. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released. The draft version was released in February. Earlier post.). The First Update includes additional clarification and edits to reflect comments received by ARB over the past several months.

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Study suggests current levels of methane leakage would result in numerous decades of more rapid climate change from a shift to natural gas vehicles

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However, natural gas vehicles could produce climate benefits on all time frames if the well-to-wheels CH 4 leakage were capped at a level 45–70% below current estimates, the authors suggest. Recent reports in the scientific literature and popular press have produced confusion about the climate implications of natural gas. On the one hand, a shift to natural gas is promoted as climate mitigation because it has lower carbon per unit energy than coal or oil.

Denmark, Norway, and US to lead Zero-Emission Shipping Mission

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By 2030, ships capable of running on hydrogen-based zero-emission fuels—such as green hydrogen, green ammonia, green methanol, and biofuels—make up at least 5% of the global deep-sea fleet measured by fuel consumption. Climate Change Emissions Fuels Market Background Ports and Marine

Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change.

U-M study: When, where, how electric delivery vehicles are charged has big impact on GHGs

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Now, a study from University of Michigan researchers shows that when, where and how those fleet vehicles are charged can greatly impact their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our evaluation strategy leads to two main recommendations for companies investing in fleets of electric vehicles. The U-M team’s second recommendation to fleet owners is to consider where the energy charging the vehicle comes from.

Study finds global oil demand likely to grow despite pandemic, climate policies

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Many climate-related policies were already in place around the world prior to COVID-19, and the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of additional measures, but these interventions may not achieve their goal of reducing oil demand, according to the report.

EPA proposes new GHG rules for light-duty vehicles; updating emission standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rulemaking for model year 2023-2026 light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards, and outlined its plans to initiate a subsequent rulemaking to set standards for MY 2027 and beyond, to speed the transition of the light-duty vehicle fleet toward a zero emissions future. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

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A Focus on EV Clean Fleets – Reflections from the 2021 Green Transportation Summit and Expo

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This year’s expo was heavily focused on clean fleets. What originally started as a heavy-duty alternative fuels industry event has evolved into a broader clean fleet conference.

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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European automakers and fuel suppliers argue for diesel as they call on policy makers to accelerate fleet renewal

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In an open letter to EU policy makers, leading representatives of the automotive and petroleum refining industry in Europe called on policy makers to help accelerate fleet renewal and the introduction of the cleanest vehicles and committed to keep pushing the technical boundaries in order to find ever better ways of combining the customer benefits of diesel—fuel economy and low CO 2 —with continuously reduced emissions.

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Study finds fleet switch from PFI to GDI engines will result in net reduction in global warming

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A new study quantifying emissions from a fleet of gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines and port fuel injection (PFI) engines finds that the measured decrease in CO 2 emissions from GDIs is much greater than the potential climate forcing associated with higher black carbon emissions from GDI engines. Widespread adoption of new engine technologies raises concerns about changes in emissions and their effects on air quality and the climate.

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

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We optimize fleet composition (mix of conventional vehicles (CVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and battery electric vehicles (BEVs)) and operations to satisfy demand at minimum cost and compare findings across a wide range of present-day and future scenarios for three cities. In nearly all cases, the optimal fleet includes a mix of technologies, HEVs and BEVs make up the majority of distance traveled, and CVs are used primarily for periods of peak demand (if at all).

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Audi of America launches Internal Carbon Price program to support goal of lowering CO2 footprint 30% by 2025

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Fuel consumed by Audi of America fleet vehicles. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Policy Vehicle ManufacturersAudi of America is among the first in the automotive industry to implement an internal carbon price program as a key initiative in the brand’s pursuit of lower CO 2 emissions.

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FedEx commits to carbon-neutral operations by 2040

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By 2040, the entire FedEx parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet will be zero–emission electric vehicles. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Market BackgroundFedEx Corp., home of the world’s largest cargo airline, has set a goal to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040. To help reach this goal, FedEx is designating more than $2 billion of initial investment in three key areas: vehicle electrification; sustainable energy; and carbon sequestration.

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A.P. Moller - Maersk to launch methanol-fueled feeder in 2023; all future newbuilds to support carbon-neutral fuels

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Our ambition to have a carbon-neutral fleet by 2050 was a moonshot when we announced in 2018. —Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, CEO of Fleet & Strategic Brands, A.P. Both the methanol-fueled feeder vessel and the decision to install dual fuel engines on future newbuildings are part of Maersk’s ongoing fleet replacement. Climate Change Emissions Fuels Market Background Methanol Ports and Marine

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EPA’s annual automotive trends report shows slight increase in fuel economy from MY2017 to MY2018

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The report found that over the last five years, 11 of the 14 largest manufacturers improved both estimated real-world CO 2 emissions and fuel economy of their new vehicle fleets. In the US, Model Year (MY) 2018 vehicle fuel economy was 25.1 miles per gallon, 0.8% higher than the 24.9

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Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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We will invest significant resources for innovation and fleet technology to improve the technical and financial viability of decarbonized solutions. In 2019, Maersk is planning to initiate open and collaborative dialogue with all possible parties to tackle climate change. Maersk operates all over the world and has a fleet of 639 ships which sail every major trade lane on the globe. Climate Change Emissions Ports and Marine

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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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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. Bus manufacturers including BYD, Volvo, Wright Bus, Optare, Mercedes, Evo Bus, and Alexander Dennis attended the London summit and committed to supporting cities in delivering fleets of new ultra-low emission buses. Climate Change Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty Urban mobilit

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Porsche launches carbon offsetting program for US drivers

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PCNA) has launched Porsche Impact , an online tool that links individual CO 2 emissions to specific climate projects. The program is available to US customers after PCNA earlier this year enrolled its own Porsche Experience Center cars and its Porsche Passport subscription fleet. Behavior Climate Change EmissionsPorsche Cars North America, Inc.

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California 2017 GHG inventory shows 1.2% total drop from 2016; transportation sector emissions up 1%

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Changes in emissions by Scoping Plan sector between 2000 and 2017. Regulations, improved fuel efficiency of the state’s vehicle fleet, and higher market penetration of zero-emission vehicles drive down emissions over time; but population growth, lower fuel prices, more consumer and economic activity, and higher overall employment are factors that increase fuel use. Climate Change Emissions

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet successfully blocked by NY commission


According to Reig, Revels’ Model Y fleet is made up of are environmentally-friendly vehicles. The post Tesla Model Y taxi fleet successfully blocked by NY commission appeared first on TESLARATI.

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Revolt Motors partners Dominos for its delivery fleet 

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Revolt Motors partners Domino’s for its delivery fleet . Revolt Motors and Domino’s have partnered to introduce the Revolt electric bikes in Domino’s delivery fleet. This came as companies all over the world face heat issues over carbon emissions and climate 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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Lead by example by procuring zero emission vehicles for city fleets. Collaborate with suppliers, fleet operators and businesses to accelerate the shift to zero emissions vehicles and reduce vehicle miles in cities. Climate Change Emissions Health Policy

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Electric cars to be prioritized in South Australian fleets

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The government of South Australia and the City of Adelaide have agreed to increase the uptake of electric vehicles as part of their commitment to the Climate Action Roundtable. South Australian Climate Change Minister Ian Hunter said state and city administrations have an important role in shifting public perception of electric vehicles, starting by using more electric vehicles in government fleets.

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EIA projects US energy-related CO2 emissions to remain near current level through 2050; increased natural gas consumption

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The AEO2019 Reference case, which reflects no changes to current laws and regulations and extends current trends in technology, projects that US energy-related CO 2 emissions will be 5,019 million metric tons in 2050—4% below their 2018 value—as emissions associated with coal and petroleum consumption fall and emissions from natural gas consumption rise. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas Power Generation

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California ARB posts discussion document for developing Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation

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The proposed Advanced Clean Transit regulation will consider strategies to achieve additional criteria pollutant emissions reductions from transit fleets and to accelerate purchases of zero emission buses as part of an overall strategy to transform all heavy duty vehicles to zero emission or near zero emission vehicles to meet air quality and efficiency improvement goals. Minimize Emissions from Conventional Fleet.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals. The anti-diesel agenda has set back progress on climate change, while electric vehicle demand remains disappointingly low amid consumer concerns around charging infrastructure availability and affordability.

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European Council agrees on 35% cut in new car CO2 by 2030

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These are EU-wide fleet targets. The CO 2 reduction effort will be distributed among manufacturers on the basis of the average mass of their vehicle fleet. The proposed measures and targets are based on the 2030 climate and energy framework and with the energy union strategy, which aims at a reduction in transport emissions and energy consumption. Climate Change Emissions Europe Regulations

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CliMA consortium seeks to build more precise climate model from ground up

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A consortium of researchers led by Caltech, in partnership with MIT; the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS); and JPL, which Caltech manages for NASA, seeks to build a new type of climate model that is designed to provide more precise and actionable predictions. The goal is a climate model that projects future changes in critical variables such as cloud cover, rainfall, and sea ice extent more accurately, with uncertainties at least two times smaller than existing models.

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Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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A new report produced by the American Lung Association concludes that over-reliance on petroleum-based fuels for transportation costs the 10 ZEV states in the US (California and nine other states that have adopted the California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program) an estimated $37 billion in health expenses and climate costs every year—with California costs alone hitting $15 billion. in hidden health and climate costs. Climate benefits include $5.5

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California’s Advanced Clean Cars program: transforming the light-duty fleet to zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles with an eye on 2050

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The cumulative on-road passenger vehicle fleet mix for one scenario developed by ARB staff that achieves the 2050 GHG emission reduction goal. ZEV sales must constitute nearly 100% of new vehicles in 2040 for ZEVs to constitute approximately 87% of the on-road fleet by 2050. Beyond 2025, ARB notes, the driving force for lowering emissions in California will thus be climate change. Average cost per vehicle across the entire fleet would be $86.

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Cambridge study of near-term alternative London bus technologies finds lean-burn CNG most costly with greater climate impact than diesel

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Annual GHG emissions relative to BASE Scenario (BASE Scenario = 949 kt CO 2 e on a 100-year GWP basis) for differing London bus fleet technology options. The study considered emissions of non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC), CO, NO x , PM 2.5 , sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ), and ammonia (NH 3 ), as well as the lifecycle climate impact of CO 2 and non-CO 2 greenhouse gases (GHG) on a CO 2 -equivalent basis. Fuel consumption changes impacted SO x emissions and resulted in a 14% reduction.

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France launches new climate plan; Euro 7 lead; targeting ending the sale of vehicles emitting GHGs by 2040

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Nicolas Hulot, France’s new minister responsible for environment and energy, presented the country’s new climate plan at a press conference at the Ministry. This measure will be part of a bonus-malus system to reduce the emissions of the French car fleet and to promote the acquisition of EVs. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Europe Oil Policy

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8 countries commit to increase the share of EVs in their government fleets

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At the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22), eight nations—Canada, China, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the US— signed a Government Fleet Declaration , pledging to increase the share of electric vehicles in their government fleets and calling for other governments to join them.

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California Legislature passes $1.5B California Clean Air Initiative to cut emissions; $895M for mobile sources

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100 million for Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program and light duty equity pilot projects like agricultural vanpools. $85 million of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for various investments to fight climate change, mitigate the immediate impact on California, and begin the process of adapting to the long-term impacts of climate change. 10 million for the Transformative Climate Communities program. $26 Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

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ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

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This strategy, which represents the first global climate framework for shipping, includes quantitative GHG reduction targets through 2050 and a list of candidate short-, mid-, and long-term policy measures to help achieve these targets. Meeting the strategy’s 2050 target will require near-term policies to significantly improve the fuel efficiency of the global fleet and to promote the development and deployment of low- and zero-carbon fuels and propulsion technologies.

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Study Finds Availability of Low-CO2 Electricity and Hydrogen May Paradoxically Delay Large-Scale Transition to Electric and/or Hydrogen Vehicle Fleet

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Left, global light-duty fleet in the electric-favoring case; right, the hydrogen-favoring case. Increased availability of low CO 2 sources of electricity and hydrogen could counter-intuitively delay, rather than accelerate, a large-scale transition to an electric and/or hydrogen vehicle fleet, according to a new study by researchers from Ford Motor Company and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

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Study suggests operational optimization can maximize the health and climate benefits of public transit investments in new bus technologies

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A study by a team from the University of British Columbia and Metro Vancouver suggests that optimized operational control strategies for transit bus fleets ultimately offer transit agencies a way to maximize the benefits of their capital investments in new, cleaner technologies. First, they have typically analyzed public health and climate impacts independently and not explicitly considered how control strategies targeting one impact may affect another. minimizing climate impacts).

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