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.

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. Although there’s been lots of debate about that in our internal committee. Climate Change: The State of Current Knowledge - 2005. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement. So that’s going to reach residents with the news about the climate agreement.

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MAHLE criticizes EC CO2 regulation proposal for abandoning technology neutrality

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Last week, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels (Fit for 55). Commenting on the set of proposals, automotive component supplier MAHLE noted that climate protection is the key task for the shaping of mobility, and said that it welcomed the definition of a path towards climate neutrality.

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Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

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Through this agreement Neste has commenced supply of sustainable aviation fuel with immediate effect to DHL Express at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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Uniper to make Wilhelmshaven German hub for green hydrogen; green ammonia import terminal

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Under the name “Green Wilhelmshaven,” Germany-based international energy company Uniper plans to establish a German national hub for hydrogen in Wilhelmshaven and is working on a corresponding feasibility study. The generated climate-friendly hydrogen will primarily be used to supply local industry, but it will also be possible to feed it into the national hydrogen network. We will be heavily dependent on imports if we want to use hydrogen to help us achieve our climate goals.

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

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The gap between the most- (Norwegian Air Shuttle) and least- (British Airways) fuel-efficient airlines on 2014 transatlantic operations was 51%—roughly twice the performance gap between the best and worst US airlines on domestic operations (25% in 2014), according to a newly released study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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

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Eight international locations have taken 100% of their power requirements from renewable sources since the start of the program. 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.

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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. International sources. Climate Change Coal Emissions Natural Gas Oil PolicyBernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

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ifo Institute study projects ban on combustion engines in 2030 would affect 600K jobs in German manufacturing

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In Germany, legislation banning permits for new cars and light trucks with internal combustion engines as of 2030 is currently under consideration. The study , “Effects of a prohibition on the registration of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with an internal combustion engine” (full study in German only), first explores the potential negative consequences and risks of such a ban in terms of performance and employment in German manufacturing.

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DLR and partners inaugurate largest solar-thermochemical H2 production plant

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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, has inaugurated the largest solar-chemical installation yet for the production of hydrogen. In the transport sector, hydrogen drives can make a significant contribution towards climate protection.

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Volkswagen’s Winterkorn: “great potential” in solid-state batteries, with possible 1,000 Wh/l, or 700 km range

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Electrochemistry is a field of the greatest importance—internationally and across industries. High-performance energy storage is key to big challenges of our times—namely climate protection and a sustainable mobility. In his remarks made at Stanford University during the award of the third Science Award for Electrochemistry to Dr. Vanessa Wood ( earlier post ), Prof.

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Volkswagen Group to invest more than €9.8 billion in China by 2015; efficient products and production

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At Volkswagen, we are convinced that climate protection and efficient technologies are drivers for economic growth. Among other things, this will include further optimization of the efficiency of internal combustion engines as well as the introduction of alternative powertrain technology. The Volkswagen Group, through its two Chinese joint ventures, will be investing more than €9.8

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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.

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BASF intensifying R & D of products for sustainable electromobility; triple-digit million euro investment in batteries over next 5 years

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Electromobility will only significantly contribute to environmental and climate protection when the electricity from the batteries has been generated high efficiently and with less CO 2. If industry together with politics, science and society as a whole all pull in the same direction, electromobility will be successful and become an affordable and sustainable alternative to the classical internal combustion technology.

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Univ. of Michigan researcher recommends shifting the basis of fuel carbon regulation from lifecycle analysis to ABC accounting

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In a new paper published in the journal Climatic Change , Dr. John DeCicco of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment posits that attempting to regulate fuels using a lifecycle analysis (LCA)-based approach—as is currently done by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the US Renewable Fuel Standard—is inappropriate and ultimately unworkable as far as environmental effectiveness is concerned.

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California ARB soliciting research suggestions for FY 2012-2013 plan; sustainable communities, behavior, pollutant exposure, air pollution science, GHG targets

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Sustainable Communities : The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) directs California’s metropolitan planning organizations to develop sustainable communities strategies that meet regional greenhouse gas reduction targets through integrated land use, housing and transportation planning. Behavior Climate Change Emissions Health Latin America Policy Sustainability

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Discussion Paper Suggests Mechanisms for Addressing Biofuel GHG Emissions Under Cap-and-Trade Schemes; Avoiding the Renewability Shortcut and Moving Toward Carbon Management for All Transportation Fuels

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While including all fuels under a carbon cap is necessary for an effective climate policy, DeCicco argues, it is not sufficient for addressing all fuels-related emissions. “ It also risks emissions leakages through the interlinked fuels and agricultural commodity markets that cross the boundaries of capped and uncapped sectors both domestically and internationally. Tags: Biomass Climate Change Emissions Fuels Land use Lifecycle analysis Policy

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Environmentalists fight for green domain

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He said the group had already entered into contracts with its supporters which include the Sierra Club and the Alliance for Climate Protection with plans to give away 57 per cent of its profits from sales. However, the consortium, which includes WWF International and Green Cross, also believe that.eco could be used as a labelling system to endorse companies with green credentials.

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Hansen paper emphasizes importance of retention and expansion of nuclear power for health and climate reasons

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Large-scale expansion of unconstrained natural gas use would not mitigate the climate problem and would cause far more deaths than expansion of nuclear power, according to their analysis, which is published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. Click to enlarge.our results underscore the importance of avoiding a false and counterproductive dichotomy between reducing air pollution and stabilizing the climate, as elaborated by others.

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Volkswagen’s first two production battery-electric vehicles debut at Frankfurt

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Using the e-manager, drivers can pre-program the charge start time and climate control pre-conditioning (switching on the parking heater in winter or parking air conditioning in summer for up to 30 minutes; if not plugged into a charger for up to 10 minutes). From a standing start the synchronous motor, internally called the EEM 85, develops maximum torque of 270 Nm.

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Green Star to Demonstrate Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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Earlier this month, Green Star Products along with its International Consortium partner Global Green Cars had publicly tested its full electric vehicle version at tracks in Utah and Kentucky. and International Consortium of automobile companies and associated supply companies which includes Green Star Products as an engineering and technology provider.

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

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. As Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman try to resuscitate the climate change bill by introducing a revised bill in mid-to-late April, twenty-three U.S. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Support for this use of allowance value stems from the idea that the climate-regulating services of the atmosphere are a common property resource. Perspective by Brian J.

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