Volkswagen investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions

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Volkswagen is investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO 2. The first project, Katingan Mentaya , a forest protection project on the Indonesian island of Borneo, compensates for the currently still unavoidable CO 2 emissions from the supply chain, production and delivery of the new Volkswagen e-vehicle ID.3, In addition, climate protection projects for the factory locations of the Group will be prepared or expanded in further course.

Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

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There is nothing consumer protective about this kind of poison pill – it’s protective of one thing only – the profits for the monopoly utility’s shareholders. But what should surprise you is learn that when asked what he thought about the science of climate change and his own sense of urgency on global warming, First Bradford badmouthed California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32, as “going too far.”

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Bosch Chairman Says Business Must Do More for Climate Protection, Even in Difficult Times

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Business must do even more for climate protection, even in difficult times, said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the Bosch board of management, an a talk at the Baden-Württemberg sustainability congress held in Stuttgart on 25 March ( Nachhaltigkeitskongress Baden-Württemberg 2009 ). The acute economic and financial crisis must not, he said, be allowed to function as a pretext for slackening efforts to combat climate change. Tags: Climate Change Policy Sustainability

Gore's group on board with plug-ins

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The Alliance for Climate Protection, Al Gore's group, has taken another step toward promoting plug-in cars (all electric cars and plug-in hybrids) with its RePower America campaign.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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Our relationship started about a month ago when we spent an evening together carpooling to a UCLA workshop on communication climate change that we both participated in. Climate Change: The State of Current Knowledge - 2005. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement.

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BMW, MINI electrified vehicle sales up 13.9% in Q1; 6.4% share

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We do not see any necessity to defer climate protection goals. In the first quarter 30,692 (+13.9%) electrified vehicles of the BMW and MINI brands (BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric) were sold worldwide. This means we are also on track to meet the EU’s CO 2 targets.

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Porsche Digital spins off e-mobility company “&Charge” to promote electric mobility

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&Charge” has been a climate-neutral company since its foundation. Customers can use their collected “kilometers” to support certified climate protection projects. To this end, “&Charge” works together with the project developer and climate solutions provider South Pole.

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AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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—Olaf Lies (SPD), Lower Saxony’s Minister for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection.

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Volkswagen testing R33 BlueDiesel; up to 33% renewable content; now in permanent use in Wolfsburg

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This fuel is of particular interest to Volkswagen’s major and fleet customers whose diesel vehicles cover many kilometers a year as its use helps to achieve climate protection goals.

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Audi partnering with Climeworks on CO2 direct air capture and storage

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From a scientific perspective, the adsorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is an important measure in addition to reducing emissions for reaching the Group’s climate targets.

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DHL to roll out 63 Workhorse electric delivery vans in US; first 30 in SF Bay area

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Train and certify 80% of its employees as GoGreen specialists and involve them in its environmental and climate protection activities. DHL will roll out a new fleet of 63 electric delivery vans that will serve US markets. The fleet of 63 NGEN-1000 electric delivery cargo vans are produced by equipment manufacturer Workhorse Group.

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California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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This new program will be aligned with forthcoming changes to the Advanced Clean Cars automaker regulations, as well as the SB 375 program—the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act—which requires regional GHG reductions through land use and transportation planning.

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BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupé; 600 km range

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All of this shows that we are fully committed to climate protection. BMW unveiled the BMW Concept i4 EV using a livestream instead of the planned Geneva venue. The BMW Concept i4 represents a look ahead to the BMW i4, slated to enter production in 2021. The electric four-door BMW Gran Coupé offers an electric range of up to 600 kilometers (373 miles), based on the new WLTP test cycle.

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Continental presents action plan for immediately reducing lead in electronic components in cars

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Continental has submitted a plan of action to the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection with which the company intends immediately to reduce the lead content in some of its electronic components to legally prescribed maximum quantities in accordance with the End of Life Vehicles Directive.

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Volkswagen striving to make production of the electric ID. carbon-neutral

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Currently unavoidable CO 2 emissions are offset by investments in certified climate protection projects elsewhere. Apart from climate protection, compliance with social standards also plays a central role for Volkswagen when it comes to resource requirements - especially in the responsible mining of E raw materials such as lithium and cobalt. Unavoidable emissions in the manufacturing process are offset by investments in certified climate projects.

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BMW Group to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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To make an effective contribution to climate protection, the overall environmental balance of all vehicle components must be improved and partners brought into the process. The BMW Group has set itself the goal of creating a closed and sustainable material cycle for battery cells.

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REMONDIS and Neste partner to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste; targeting >200 kilotons/year

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Mechanical recycling of plastics has been making a positive contribution to circular economy, raw material security, and climate protection for decades.

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BMW Group enters long-term €2B supply contract with Northvolt for battery cells from Europe

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To make an effective contribution to climate protection, we aim to improve our products’ overall environmental balance—from resources to recycling. The BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract worth €2 billion for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt. The battery cells will be produced in Europe at the Northvolt gigafactory currently under construction in Skellefteå in northern Sweden (series plant Northvolt Ett) from 2024.

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CESifo: EVs not the best option for reduction in on-road CO2 in Germany given power mix

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Unfortunately, due to our grid situation, electric cars are still too early for this strategic goal in the sense of German climate protection efforts.

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Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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Audi and the Hager Group, a supplier of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings Increasing network stability, lowering electricity costs, and contributing to climate protection, are researching bi-directional charging to integrate electric vehicles into the domestic power grid to reduce electricity costs and increase grid stability.

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ARB: California not tracking to meet required GHG reductions due to transportation; significant changes in communities and systems required

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While overall, California has hit its 2020 climate target ahead of schedule due to strong performance in the energy sector, meeting future targets will require a greater contribution from the transportation sector. Behavior Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

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innogy launches EV charging subsidiary in US; targeting California and ZEV states

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For this reason, innogy is working constantly to drive forward the expansion of clean, climate-friendly mobility. For there too, electric mobility and climate protection are a mega-topic for many states and big cities—and we have the innovative solutions for tomorrow’s traffic. Germany-based innogy, a subsidiary of energy giant RWE, has established its own new subsidiary to enter the e-mobility market in the US.

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Daimler receives top marks from Climate Disclosure Project

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Daimler AG has received top marks for disclosure of its climate protection measures aimed at combating climate change, receiving the maximum 100 points in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP’s) “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index” and an “A” rating in the “Climate Performance Leadership Index”.

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Deutsche Post DHL and Renault aim to intensify their collaboration on the use of electric vehicles

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The investment into new technologies and fuel concepts is part of the Group''s climate protection program GoGreen. Deutsche Post DHL has signed a letter of intent for a possible future global framework agreement with car manufacturer Renault. The intended global agreement shall contain the options for a future purchase of Renault Kangoo Z.E. The Kangoo Z.E.

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Volkswagen Group selected as new Industry Group Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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The 2013 review analyzed the corporate economic, environmental, and social sustainability performance of 31 automotive companies, seven of them from Europe, with reference to criteria such as environmental and climate protection strategy, innovation management and corporate social responsibility. The report analyzes the initiatives of the world’s largest listed companies in addressing countermeasures against climate change.

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Two Alstom hydrogen trains enter passenger service in Lower Saxony; 14 more ordered

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The emission-free drive technology of the Coradia iLint provides a climate-friendly alternative to conventional diesel trains, particularly on non-electrified lines.

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VW’s Winterkorn underscores VW’s CO2 targets with Greenpeace, with caveat about customers

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This is a decision in favor of climate protection and a key signal for committing to the protection of the environment and society and the series production of climate-friendly technical solutions. At the beginning of the Geneva Motor Show this year, the Volkswagen Group announced it was committed to reducing the CO 2 output of its European new car fleet to 95 grams per kilometer by 2020. Earlier post.) This commitment was underscored by Prof.

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Daimler Trucks & Buses targets completely CO2-neutral fleet of new vehicles by 2039 in Europe, Japan and NAFTA

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At Daimler Trucks & Buses we are clearly committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement and thus to the decarbonization of our industry. Daimler Trucks & Buses, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO 2 -neutral in driving operation (“tank-to-wheel”) in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and NAFTA by 2039.

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Switzerland’s top ranking reflects strong performance across most issues, especially air quality and climate protection. In general, high scorers exhibit long-standing commitments to protecting public health, preserving natural resources, and decoupling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from economic activity. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health.

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Ford of Europe piloting geofencing and blockchain technology to ensure PHEVs operate efficiently in city center low-emission zones

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Initiated by the City of Cologne and regional energy supplier RheinEnergie AG, SmartCity Cologne is a cooperative platform for partners throughout the region to pilot technologies and services that promote climate protection and energy transition. Ford is extending its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) trial to Cologne.

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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.

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ICCT benchmarking report finds wide 51% gap between most- and least- fuel-efficient transatlantic airlines

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Delegates to the 21 st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 21) will be meeting in early December at Le Bourget Airport in Paris to discuss, among other issues, how to incorporate greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation into a global climate protection framework. The US Environmental Protection Agency in 2015 published a draft “endangerment finding”—the first formal step toward regulating aviation greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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DeCicco: Transportation GHG reduction policy should focus upstream on fuel supply rather than downstream on choice of fuels in vehicles

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More specifically, he suggests that other than supporting fundamental R&D, programs to promote alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) “ are not currently warranted for climate protection. In addition to managing travel demand and improving vehicle efficiency, the implied climate policy priority is limiting net GHG emissions in fuel supply sectors. ” Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Fuel Efficiency Fuels Lifecycle analysis PolicyIn a new working paper, Prof.

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Alstom to build 14 Coradia iLint fuel-cell trains for LNVG

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Hydrogen and fuel cells are an ideal combination for climate protection as well as for the energy and transport revolution. Alstom will build 14 Coradia iLint fuel-cell trains ( earlier post ) for the Local Transport Authority of Lower Saxony (Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen, LNVG).

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL fuel cell vehicle cracks 300,000 kilometer mark; Daimler receives f-cell Award 2014

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In recognition of the 300,000 km milestone, Daimler AG was honored with the “ f-cell Award 2014 ” given by Ministry of Environment, Climate, Protection and Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg and the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (WRS). “ A B-Class F-CELL fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) ( earlier post ) from Mercedes-Benz’ current FCEV fleet has achieved a continuous running record of more than 300,000 kilometers (186,411 miles) under normal everyday conditions.

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Volkswagen brand intends to almost halve environmental impact of production by 2025 vs. 2010 baseline

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It will be basing its targets more closely on the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This corresponded to 40 percent for the global climate protection factors CO2 and energy, and 60 percent for the local environmental protection factors of water consumption, waste production and solvent emissions. The Volkswagen brand has set itself new, ambitious targets for reducing the environmental impact of production.

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$12M German project to develop technology for syngas production from CO2 and H2; new hydrogen production method

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million (US$12 million) to subsidize the project within its “Technologies for Sustainability and Climate Protection – Chemical Processes and Use of CO 2 ” scheme. BASF, the Linde Group and ThyssenKrupp plan to develop an environmentally friendly and competitive basis for utilizing carbon dioxide as a raw material on an industrial scale.

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Member of Swiss National Councils fills up with sunfire solar diesel to call attention to need for regulatory reform

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Böhni emphasized that the production of climate-neutral fuel is key to climate protection and therefore needs to be given a fair chance; he established the Clean Fuel Now initiative at the Federal Parliament in Bern in late 2014. Climate change is happening much faster than we thought a few years ago.

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Promising results from Mercedes-Benz fleet test of Clariant high-octane cellulosic E20

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Hence cellulosic ethanol can make a significant contribution to climate protection, so making it for us a building block of sustainable mobility. Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have fleet-tested high-octane sunliquid 20 fuel—containing 20% cellulosic ethanol produced from straw—since January. Earlier post.) The test found that the use of sunliquid 20 improves engine efficiency—more than compensating for its 4% lower energy content compared to E10.

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ISO To Develop Standard for Sustainable Bioenergy

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We cannot do without the contribution to climate protection made by sustainable and ecologically produced biomass. ISO will develop an International Standard (ISO 13065) to address sustainability issues linked to bioenergy. The standard will be produced by a new ISO project committee, ISO/PC 248, Sustainability criteria for bioenergy.

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Senators Sanders, Boxer propose legislation to institute GHG price on large stationary sources and remove support for fossil fuel industries

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The proposal was drafted as two measures, the Climate Protection Act —which sets the carbon price and finance programs for sustainable technologies—and the Sustainable Energy Act —which ends federal support for fossil fuel companies and research and extends tax incentives for renewables. Climate Change Coal Emissions Natural Gas Oil PolicyBernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

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North American Countries Target “Super” Greenhouse Gases Through Strengthened Ozone Treaty

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The US, Canada, and Mexico have submitted a proposal to strengthen climate protection under the Montreal Protocol— the international treaty that phases out the production of a number of substances responsible for ozone depletion. Climate protection from the Montreal and Kyoto protocols. If accepted by the other Montreal Protocol Parties, the proposal would deliver climate mitigation equivalent to preventing more than 100 billion tonnes of CO 2 emissions.

Volkswagen’s ID.3 debuts for the European market

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However, should CO 2 emissions be unavoidable along the supply chain, these will be compensated by investments in climate protection projects. Volkswagen’s ID.3 electric vehicle, the first model from the MEB product line for electric vehicles, is making its debut at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt. The ID.3 will not go on sale in North America. The ID.3 1ST special edition enables electric ranges of up to 420 kilometers (261 miles) (WLTP) with initially three equipment variants. All ID.3

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