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Green NCAP LCA study shows detrimental climate and energy impact of increasing vehicle weight, including EVs

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The results of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of greenhouse gas emissions and primary energy demand of the cars tested by Green NCAP in 2022 show that the current and continuous trend towards larger and heavier cars, significantly increases the negative impact on climate and energy demand.

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Heat Pumps Take on Cold Climates

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Twenty homes scattered across Canada and the northern United States are keeping warm this winter using prototypes of the latest iteration in residential heating systems: cold climate heat pumps. To prove it, eight manufacturers are publicly testing their prototypes in the Cold-Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge , hosted by the U.S.

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

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Volkswagen is the first automaker to transport most of its new vehicles overseas using low-emission LNG ships. The further decarbonization of shipping will result in substantial CO 2 reductions, with the use of liquid natural gas enabling Volkswagen to cut the ships’ CO 2 emissions by up to 25% percent (tank-to-wake).

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Polestar quadruples number of partners working on climate-neutral Polestar 0 car project

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Polestar is welcoming twelve new partners to the Polestar 0 project to develop a climate-neutral car. The transport sector is the fastest-growing greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting sector, expected to reach a share of more than 30% of total GHG emissions in the future, according to the United Nation’s Environment Programme.

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Novel adaptation for existing blast furnaces could reduce steelmaking emissions by 88%; closed-loop carbon recycling

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have designed a novel adaptation for existing blast furnaces that could reduce CO 2 emissions from the steelmaking industry by nearly 90%. billion in 5 years while reducing overall UK emissions by 2.9%. If implemented in the UK alone, the system could deliver cost savings of £1.28

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FHWA proposes rulemaking for states and municipalities to track and reduce GHG emissions

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ( NPRM ) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The proposed rule would require MPOs serving urbanized areas with multiple MPOs to establish additional joint targets.

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3.8% drop in EU’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019; transport emissions rise

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Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) decreased by 3.8% The large decline in emissions, achieved before the COVID-19 crisis, was mainly due to reduced coal use for power generation. The large decline in emissions, achieved before the COVID-19 crisis, was mainly due to reduced coal use for power generation.

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