Deutsche Post now automatically offsetting all CO2 emissions from mail transport

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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.

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RI Needs to Assess the Climate Impacts of Transportation Spending

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Transportation is the largest source of climate-warming emissions in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, so Green Energy Consumers Alliance is focused on finding policy solutions to advance low-carbon alternatives to gasoline. Electric vehicles/Transportation Rhode Island

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Study: 2/3 of aviation climate impact due to emissions other than CO2

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of the human-made climate impact; two-thirds of this impact are caused by emissions other than CO 2 , according to a new study by researchers in Europe and the US. Schematic overview of the processes by which aviation emissions and increased cirrus cloudiness affect the climate system.

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The Transportation Climate Initiative is on life support. Do states have better ideas for reducing transportation emissions?

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Earlier this week, we learned that Connecticut Governor Lamont withdrew his support for the regional Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI). Energy policy & advocacy Electric vehicles/Transportation

NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation. The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 28% of total carbon emissions.

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

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected both consumer and commercial transportation, but global oil demand will probably continue to grow through 2030, according to a new study. Source: “Will Covid Drive An Early Peak In Transportation Activity And Oil Demand?”.

Thermo King transitioning to lower GWP transport refrigerant R452A as standard

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Thermo King, the transport refrigeration brand of Trane Technologies, will transition to a lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant as standard in its truck and trailer units. Climate Change Emissions Vehicle Systems

Germany awarding €600M to transport companies for zero- and low-emission buses

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Germany is awarding some €600 million to transport companies for the purchase of climate friendly buses. Around 1,700 buses will be procured by the transport companies with this tranche of funding from the new “Directive on the Promotion of Alternative Drives of Buses in Passenger Transport”. Last week, funding notices were handed over to the transport companies Hamburger Hochbahn AG and Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH) in Hamburg.

White House forms Climate Innovation Working Group; on the way to ARPA-C

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President Biden has created a new Climate Innovation Working Group as part of the National Climate Task Force to advance his commitment to launching an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Climate (ARPA-C). The working group will be co-chaired by the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy, Office of Science of Technology and Policy, and Office of Management and Budget. ARPA-C ARPA-E Climate Change Market Background Policy Research

Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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California will meet its 2030 climate targets more than three decades late, in 2061, and could be more than 100 years late in meeting its 2050 target if the average rate of emissions reductions from the past year hold steady, according to a new study tracking more than a decade of environmental and economic indicators in the state. Over the last 17 years, the industrial, residential and transportation sectors have cut their emissions by less than 5 percent.

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Going Live for Climate this #GivingTuesday

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Videos on important climate news and solutions will be posted on this blog, Facebook, Twitter , Youtube , and on greenenergyconsumers.org/donate all week. Electric vehicles/Transportation Energy efficiency Green municipal aggregation Our programs Climate change

What the MA Senate Climate Bill Says About Phasing Out Gasoline

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The Massachusetts Senate made big news last week by passing a massive climate bill that tackles transportation, buildings, and our electricity supply. Energy policy & advocacy Electric vehicles/Transportation Climate change

What the EU Climate Plan Means for National Targets

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The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) sets binding national climate targets for the emissions of road transport, buildings, agriculture, waste and small industries. The post What the EU Climate Plan Means for National Targets appeared first on EV Obsession.

What Mass. gets right (and wrong) about transportation in the Clean Energy & Climate Plan

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If you follow Massachusetts climate policy, you’re probably not very happy with Governor Baker for his recent veto of the Climate Roadmap bill. Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Electric vehicles/Transportation

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

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The official data, submitted on behalf of the EU to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), show that EU Member States managed to reduce collectively their emissions by 3.8% However, CO 2 emissions from the transport sector continued their increasing trend in 2019.

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ICCT study finds LH2-powered combustion aircraft can play an important role in meeting aviations 2050 climate goals

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A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has found that although liquid-hydrogen- (LH 2 )-combustion aircraft do not perform as well as their jet fuel counterparts, they can still play an important role in meeting aviation’s 2050 climate goals.

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. The Transport Board partnered with BYD and Megapower Ltd, BYD’s local representative, on the project.

Volkswagen and Greece to create model island for climate-neutral mobility

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To that end, the current transport system on the island will transition to electric vehicles and renewable power generation. In the long run, Astypalea will strive to become a model island for climate-neutral mobility.

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New Fraunhofer membrane technology enables co-transport of hydrogen and natural gas

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This marks a major step forward in the transportation and distribution of hydrogen as an energy source. If hydrogen is collected from renewable sources such as wind and solar power, there are no climate-damaging emissions. The two substances can be transported together in one line.

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Fisker targets delivery of climate-neutral vehicle by 2027

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Fisker aims to produce a climate-neutral vehicle by 2027. The company seeks to utilize only climate-neutral materials in products and use only climate-neutral services to support the business. The supply chains of suppliers and logistics partners may contain offsets to achieve climate neutrality. We will prioritize partners with stated pledges to achieve climate neutrality.

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Government of Québec unveils $2.7B climate change action plan; 63% of spending targeting transport

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The Premier of Québec, Jean Charest; the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Pierre Arcand; and the Minister of Transport Pierre Moreau unveiled the Canadian province’s 2013-2020 Action Plan on Climate Change (PACC 2020). The planned actions are intended to contribute significantly to achieving the objective of Québec’s climate change to reduce GHG emissions 20% below 1990 levels by 2020. Canada Climate Change Heavy-duty Hybrids Natural Gas Policy

House Democrats pushing $500B transportation infrastructure bill

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Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), released text of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America ( INVEST in America ) Act, a key component of the Moving Forward Framework that House Democrats, led by Chair DeFazio, released earlier this year. The current surface transportation authorization expires 30 September.

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NREL researchers use adversarial training to super-resolve climate data; up to 50X higher resolution data

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a novel machine learning approach quickly to enhance the resolution of wind velocity data by 50 times and solar irradiance data by 25 times—an enhancement that had yet to be achieved with climate data. This approach will enable scientists to complete renewable energy studies in future climate scenarios faster and with more accuracy.

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Clean Transportation in PA: Big Questions for 2022 (Part 2)

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This blog was co-authored with Will Bernstein, Climate Advisor to the City of Pittsburgh. Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging EV Charging Stations Policy Research Research Pennsylvania public transportation

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3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices. Auctioning those allowances would generate $300 million every year among the jurisdictions for investments in equitable, less polluting, and more resilient transportation, according to the program.

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UN Sustainable Transport Conference calls for accelerated action to achieve net-zero emissions

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The Second UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded with a call to accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable transport that would result in major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and in improving the lives of millions of people. The Conference participants agreed that without a profound shift to sustainable mobility, achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals—already off-track—would be impossible.

ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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The shipping industry increasingly is also looking to LNG as a way to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) climate goals. This would likely show that the real-world consequences of using LNG as a marine fuel are worse, from a climate perspective, than we find here.

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Polestar announces first partnerships for the Polestar 0 Project to develop a climate-neutral car

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Some of the world’s leading automotive industry suppliers, including SSAB steel, Hydro renewable energy, ZF electric powertrains, ZKW control systems and Autoliv safety equipment, are joining forces with intent to collaborate on the Polestar 0 Project, which aims to develop a truly climate-neutral car by 2030 ( earlier post ). Lighting manufacturer ZKW will work with Polestar on climate-neutral electrical control systems and wiring.

California governor proposes additional $6.1B in budget package for decarbonizing transportation in state; total $10B over 6 years

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billion Proposition 98, $676 million Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, and $383 million Federal Funds) one-time over five years, with a focus on communities that are most impacted, bringing the total investment to $10 billion over six years to decarbonize the transportation sector. billion Proposition 98 to support school transportation programs, including advancing electric school buses in a coordinated effort between educational, air pollution, and energy agencies; $1.1

CARB designing Sustainable Transportation Equity Project

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is designing the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project Program, and will hold its second program design workgroup in Los Angeles later this month. STEP aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase access to clean transportation, and address community resident’s transportation needs by funding planning, clean transportation, and land use projects.

World Bank to focus on reducing short-lived climate pollutants; transport projects

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A new report prepared by the World Bank at the request of the G8 identifies ways that the World Bank can do more through its projects to reduce the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs): black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and fluorinated gases known as HFCs. The review, “Integration of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in World Bank Activities,” highlights ways the Bank’s investments are already reducing SLCPs and shows where potential exists for even greater reduction.

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CARB approves new requirements to further reduce air pollution from Transport Refrigeration Units

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved amendments to its current rule for Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) operating in the state.

BNEF: global investment in low-carbon energy transition hit $755B in 2021; up 27% from 2020; electrified transport grew the fastest

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Investment rose in almost every sector covered in the report, including renewable energy, energy storage, electrified transport, electrified heat, nuclear, hydrogen and sustainable materials. The report also finds that climate-tech corporate finance totaled $165 billion in 2021.

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems road map for climate-neutrality; 35% cut by 2030 from 2019; key role of mtu engines

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems has outlined its road map for climate neutrality: Net Zero@Power Systems. By 2030, the Rolls-Royce business unit is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% compared to its 2019 level through the use of new net zero and zero carbon technologies.

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Rhode Island Bill Creates Roadmap to Advance Future of Electric Transportation

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2448 ) creates a process to plan for the infrastructure and other changes involving cars, trucks, and public transportation in order to meet the 2030 target, which is critical for the state to meet its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reductions under the Act on Climate.

Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure. The work of TCI is facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center. Climate Change Emissions Policy

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Euro Parliament Environment Committee votes to include shipping CO2 in EU ETS; shipping industry to contribute to climate neutrality

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The European Commission had put forward a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO 2 emissions from maritime transport (the “EU MRV Regulation”) and to bring it in line with new obligations under International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to monitor emissions from 2019 and report in 2020. Maritime transport remains the only sector with no specific EU commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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MEYER NEPTUN Engineering to cooperate with Leibniz Institute on power-to-liquid climate-neutral fuels

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Thus, climate-neutral fuels with high energy density can be produced for use in ships or aircraft. LIKAT Rostock is seeking support for the project from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. This platform will be available for further research work not only with LIKAT, but also with other research institutions and companies, in order to work in productive cooperation in a targeted manner on environmentally and climate-friendly mobility.

What is Electrification of Transportation?

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For the transportation sector, electrification means replacing fossil fuels with electricity as the means of powering light-duty vehicles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and buses. Globally, the transportation sector contributes about 25% of all CO2 emissions.

Cal Energy Commission adopts report outlining how state transforming transportation system to meet climate goals

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The California Energy Commission adopted its 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which outlines, among many things, how the state is working to transform the transportation system to zero- and near-zero technologies and fuels to meet its climate and clean air goals. This is the first IEPR to focus primarily on transportation. Key transportation-related elements highlighted by the report include: Hydrogen fuel cell technology.

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EEA finds only mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals; GHG emissions up 25% since 1990

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Europe’s transport sector is making only mixed progress in meeting its environment, health and climate policy targets, according to the latest European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment which tracks the short and long-term environmental performance of this key economic sector across the European Union. Issues covered in the briefing include emissions, air pollution, noise and renewable energy and the impact of transport on ecosystems and biodiversity.

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How Engineers Can Help Protect Earth From Worsening Climate Change

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The day reminds us of the need to protect our planet and its ecosystems against the worsening climate crisis. The climate crisis is threatening people across the world, as well as every species of animal and plant life. Deforestation is contributing to climate change.