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

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Deutsche Post now automatically offsetting all CO2 emissions from mail transport

Green Car Congress

Starting immediately, Deutsche Post is offsetting any unavoidable CO 2 emissions due to mail transport with investments in internationally recognized and certified climate protection projects at no extra charge. Climate protection is a core focus issue for Deutsche Post.

CO2 363

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

Creative Greenius

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.”

2014 259

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

Creative Greenius

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. So that’s going to reach residents with the news about the climate agreement. Our world has been set up to function on the climate that we have had so far.

2009 207

Gore's group on board with plug-ins

Plugs and Cars

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. Tags: barack obama repower america al gore battery electric car plug-in car alliance for climate protection They've got the budget to really move the national conversation about the future of cars away from the well-funded distractions of hydrogen, fuel cells, natural gas and ethanol.

Gore 100

Daimler receives top marks from Climate Disclosure Project

Green Car Congress

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”.

2013 200

U-Mich researcher’s first-principles analysis challenges conventional carbon accounting for biofuels; implications for climate policy

Green Car Congress

In a paper that could have a significant impact on climate policies for transportation fuels, Dr. John M. Nevertheless, biofuels are controversial because of the uncertainties that surround their net climatic benefits; the conditions that need to be met for beneficial biofuel systems; and differences in methods, data and assumptions used for evaluation. Biomass Climate Change Emissions Fuels Lifecycle analysis Policy

2013 232

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 238

Report argues advanced HD natural gas vehicles foundational for California to hit air and climate goals; near zero-emission potential

Green Car Congress

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.

2014 221

Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation

Green Car Congress

Rolls-Royce is further developing its mtu gas engine portfolio for power generation and cogeneration to run on hydrogen as a fuel and thus enable a climate-neutral energy supply.

Power 355

VERBIO begins production of biomethane from corn stover in Iowa; first-large scale plant in US

Green Car Congress

Our technology does not only create a climate-friendly fuel and a high-value fertilizer, it also prevents the release of additional emissions from agricultural production that would have resulted from the maize straw being left to rot in the fields.

Iowa 327

Bremen orders five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries

Green Car Congress

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses which are now on order are part of the transport company’s climate protection strategy implemented last year.

2020 355

Volkswagen Group continues switch to low-emission logistics with order for four more LNG ships

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen was one of the first car manufacturers to subscribe to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement that aim to limit global warming to significantly less than two degrees by 2050. Only unavoidable emissions are offset by climate protection measures.

Bremer Straßenbahnen accepts five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses, orders 15 more, plus 24 Citaro G

Green Car Congress

BSAG wants to achieve 50% climate-neutral operations by 2025. Moreover, BSAG is compensating for fossil fuels and the resulting emissions by participating in climate protection projects. Mercedes-Benz delivered five eCitaro buses to Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG); immediately afterward the transport company ordered another 15 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro as well as 24 Citaro G hybrid buses.

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

Green Car Congress

&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.

2020 273

Renault Trucks delivers first of 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group

Green Car Congress

Our ambition is to take on a leading role not only in the development of beers and beverages, but also in beverage logistics and climate protection. Renault Trucks has delivered the first of twenty electric 26-tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E.

2020 244

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

Green Car Congress

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. The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, Senate Bill (SB) 375, was passed into law in 2008. SB 375 recognizes the critical role of integrated transportation, land use, and housing decisions to meet state climate goals.

2018 207

BASF and RWE proposing 2GW offshore wind farm for green electricity and hydrogen for chemical industry

Green Car Congress

To advance the joint project, the CEOs of BASF and RWE have signed a letter of intent covering a wide-ranging cooperation for the creation of additional capacities for renewable electricity and the use of innovative technologies for climate protection.

Wind 342

Tesla Giga Berlin called a model investment by leading Chancellor candidate in Germany

Teslarati

The Chancellor candidate seeks to find a balance between climate change policies and economic growth in Germany. . On his website , Laschet indicates that he seeks climate protection through innovation and competition.

Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

Green Car Congress

With 85 percent lower CO 2 emissions than with conventional fossil fuels, the contribution to climate protection is enormous. Volkswagen Group Logistics will be using certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes.

2020 344

Rosenbauer and Berlin Fire Dept to develop hybrid fire truck; project eLHF

Green Car Congress

What initially motivated the Berlin Fire Department’s concluded tendering procedure were the growing demands with regard to environmental protection and the complex exhaust systems of conventional chassis, which are having an increasingly negative effect on the design and operation of firefighting vehicles. Consequently, the hybrid project vehicle is designed to help contribute towards reaching Berlin’s climate protection goals.

2018 223

Germany providing another €100M to subsidize private charging stations; €500M total

Green Car Congress

We want more climate protection, more clean electric cars on our roads and more use of green electricity. Germany is adding another €100 million to its successful promotion of private charging stations for electric cars in residential buildings, bringing the total to €500 million. Purchase and installation of the wallboxes are supported with a grant of €900. So far, around 385,000 applications for around 470,000 charging points have been received.

MAHLE criticizes EC CO2 regulation proposal for abandoning technology neutrality

Green Car Congress

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.

CO2 183

DHL to use biofuel to neutralize carbon emissions of all ‘less-than-container’ load shipments in ocean freight globally

Green Car Congress

To fight against climate change, the transport sector needs true decarbonization. Even though we are in unprecedented times, due to the ongoing pandemic, we have to make sure that climate protection and sustainability efforts remain at the forefront. DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, says it will be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from 1 January 2021.

2020 264

Tesla Model Y converted into green hydrogen car to show “Hyper Hybrid” innovations

Teslarati

But while the idea to produce a climate-friendly car is admirable, the vehicle Germany used for the project was quite questionable. “Climate protection can only succeed with green hydrogen.

Alcoa to supply sustainable, low-carbon aluminum for wheels on Audi e-tron GT

Green Car Congress

Audi uses carbon credits from certified climate protection projects to offset CO 2 emissions that currently cannot be avoided using renewable sources of energy.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 266

Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

Green Car Congress

This deal will see DHL Express become the first cargo operator to use Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on flights departing from SFO and will enable them to contribute to their climate protection target to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.

2020 238

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

Green Car Congress

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. It is essential that Germany and Europe remain industrial powerhouses: If we want to achieve this and still hit our ambitious climate protection targets, we need hydrogen to power sectors such as steel production, the chemicals industry or in freight, shipping and air transport.

AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

Green Car Congress

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

2020 279

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 207

Germany investing €630M in new locks on Dortmund-Ems Canal to accommodate large freight ships

Green Car Congress

Formerly an assembly line for coal transports, today a guarantee for climate protection. The German federal government is investing €630 million (US$745 million) in the expansion and maintenance of the Dortmund-Ems Canal (DEK).

2020 212

Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology on Boeing 777 freighters: AeroSHARK

Green Car Congress

The aviation industry is facing similar challenges to the chemical industry: ongoing progress must be made with climate protection despite high energy requirements. The lower the frictional resistance of an aircraft in the air, the lower its fuel consumption.

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

Green Car Congress

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.)

2013 223

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

Green Car Congress

It is important that climate policy is neutral in terms of technology; in other words that it sets climate protection goals without stipulating the technologies to be used to achieve them. Preventing competition among environmental protection technologies with bans is a waste of resources and does a disservice to climate protection. Both are necessary if ambitious climate goals are to be achieved. Climate Change Emissions Engines Policy

2017 150

Elon Musk talks about Tesla Giga Berlin’s next steps with Economics Minister

Teslarati

While Laschet seems to strongly support taking action over climate change, he has also stressed the importance of striking a balance between climate policies and maintaining a strong economy. Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited Gigafactory Berlin recently.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2019 199

BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupé; 600 km range

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 316

Audi partnering with Climeworks on CO2 direct air capture and storage

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 362

California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

Green Car Congress

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.

2019 261

BMW Group & Daimler Mobility transfer moovel Group B2B / B2G business to Deutsche Bahn company Mobimeo; moovel to focus on B2C

Green Car Congress

With the integration of moovel, we are taking the next big step in the direction of the Deutschlandticket and promoting the mobility transition towards more climate protection. The BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG are transferring the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) business of their joint subsidiary moovel Group GmbH to Mobimeo GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn.

2020 163

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

Green Car Congress

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. Volkswagen has been testing the newly developed R33 BlueDiesel fuel blend at its in-house filling station in Wolfsburg since January 2018.

2018 239