Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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of global CO2 emissions. Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

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EIA: CO2 emissions from US power sector have declined 28% since 2005

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US electric power sector CO 2 emissions have declined 28% since 2005 because of slower electricity demand growth and changes in the mix of fuels used to generate electricity, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Volkswagen to tackle air conditioning emissions with CO2

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When it comes to vehicle emissions, carbon dioxide (CO2) is generally the problem that carmakers are looking to solve: attempting to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted from their exhaust pipes. However, now CO2 could actually be the solution rather than the problem.

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Volvo improves CO2 emissions of automatic models

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Volvo CO2 emissions fuel economyBuying an automatic instead of a manual car often come at the expense of fuel economy and emissions. But not if you buy a Volvo. The Swedish carmaker has been hard at work reducing the emissions and improving the fuel economy of its models.

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Making 10% of fleets electric could cut CO2 by 5%

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Just how much money and CO2 companies could save by electrifying part of their fleet has been outlined in a new study. Latest news British Gas CO2

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ITF: measures to decrease road freight CO2 emissions

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A new brief published by the International Transport Forum (ITF)—an intergovernmental organization at the OECD with 59 member countries— identifies proven measures that decrease road freight’s CO 2 emissions. Moving goods by road consumes about 50% of all diesel produced; 80% of the global net increase in diesel use since 2000 comes from road freight. Furthermore, road freight activity is set to more than double from 2015 to 2050.

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Researchers find product-specific active sites on copper catalysts for CO2 reduction

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) have shown that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient using a single copper catalyst.

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Automakers face big fines in Europe for missing CO2 targets

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As global leaders meet in Poland to hammer out details about how to meet Paris Climate Accord targets, a new study shows that European automakers aren't introducing electric cars nearly fast enough to meet European standards—and the delay could cost them. The European Union has set the strictest limits on carbon-dioxide emissions from cars. global warming climate change

Report: Global CO2 emissions at record levels in 2018

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Blame China—and India. Global carbon emissions are on the rise, and hit record levels in 2018, after remaining flat in 2016 and experiencing a small gain last year, a new report shows. The report by the Global Carbon Project came out just as world leaders gathered in Poland to discuss the next steps for reducing carbon emissions under the. global warming

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Stanford team develops efficient electrochemical cells for CO2 conversion

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Scientists at Stanford University have developed electrochemical cells that convert carbon monoxide (CO) derived from CO 2 into commercially viable compounds more effectively and efficiently than existing technologies. Their open-access research, published in the journal Joule , provides a new strategy for capturing CO 2 and converting it into chemical feedstocks.

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I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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Why would your Creative Greenius walk away from his high-paying, highly rewarding executive role at CBS EcoMedia where I was working to fund environmental, education, and wellness projects all across the USA, just as the company hit more growth milestones and was likely to pay generous bonuses?

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Ford slashes CO2 emissions by a third

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Ford has cut CO2 emissions by more than a third (37 per cent) per vehicle across its global operations between 2000 and 2012, the carmaker has revealed, as it releases its 14th annual Sustainability Report.

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New report shows oceans warming much faster than anticipated

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global warming CO2A new study published Wednesday in the journal "Nature" shows global warming has already accelerated far beyond what scientists anticipated. The study uses new methods to measure global ocean temperatures, which showed the oceans have retained 60 percent more heat than earlier estimates showed. Scientists measured the volume of oxygen and carbon.

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PA Consulting launches low CO2 salary exchange scheme

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CO2 emissions are restricted to a maximum of 160g/km, although as all the cars on [.]. Latest news CO2 emissions salaryPA Consulting, a leading IT and technology firm, is the latest company to sign up to Zenith Provecta’s salary exchange scheme. The scheme allows staff to sacrifice a proportion of their salary in order to drive a low emission car.

Renault becomes European low CO2 leader

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According to Association Auxiliaire de l’Automobile (AAA-DATA), the French carmaker’s average CO2 emissions were just 115.9g/km of CO2 per vehicle sold in first half of 2013. Renault has become the European leader for the sale of low emission cars.

All-time low for company car CO2

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CO2 emissions from new company cars achieved an all-time low last month. Latest news ALD Automotive CO2Vehicle leasing company ALD Automotive says that the average level of carbon dioxide emitted by new company cars purchased in the first half of 2012 dropped from 138g/km to 127g/km, following their lowest ever point in June (123g/km). Keith Allen, UK managing director [.].

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Kia Niro EV specs, recapturing CO2, and electric-car support vs interest: Today's Car News

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Scientists have discovered a way to recapture CO2 and recycle it into fuel. Kia has revealed official specifications for the Niro EV. A new study found there's more support for electric cars than knowledge or interest. And Waymo's purchase of up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacific Hybrids could account for one-third of FCA's available consumer tax credits

Compare the CO2 with new Volvo tool

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Volvo Compare aims to provide car buyers with all the important data such as CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, monthly fuel cost, and has been developed by CAP [.]. Volvo CO2Green motorists can weigh up and compare the environmental impact of their next car alongside other potential models with the help of a new tool on Volvo’s website.

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Renault becomes European low CO2 market leader

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Renault has become the European leader for low CO2 emission vehicles and the first carmaker to ducked 115g/km CO2 for average emission level for its passenger cars, based on the full year sales data for 2013.

GWU team demonstrates highly scalable, low-cost process for making carbon nanotube wools directly from CO2

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Marcus Johnson, Jiawen Ren, Matthew Lefler, Gad Licht, Juan Vicini, Xinye Liu, Stuart Licht (2017) “Carbon nanotube wools made directly from CO2 by molten electrolysis: Value driven pathways to carbon dioxide greenhouse gas mitigation,” Materials Today Energy , Volume 5, Pages 230-236 doi: 10.1016/j.mtener.2017.07.003.

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EST: Mileage management systems cut CO2 by 10 per cent

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UK fleets could reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 10 per cent with the introduction of mileage management systems, so says the Energy Saving Trust (EST). tonnes of CO2 emissions [.]. Energy Saving Trust CO2These systems accurately log the number of miles driven by employees for business purposes to help fleet managers identify any wasted journeys. Around 2.4m

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Germany delays CO2 emission cap

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Germany''s government has been successful in its efforts to delay the introduction of new CO2 emission limits in the European Union. After establishing a target of 95g/km of CO2 for the average car in 2020, environment ministers have now agreed to revise the deal.

Peugeot 208 set for EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show premiere

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Peugeot are set to debut its sub-99g/km 208 supermini at March’s EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show. The 208 will launch this June with six sub-99g engines – five of which are diesel – with the cleanest option slashing CO2 emissions to 87g and an average fuel consumption of 76mpg. Peugeot EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show UK

CO2 emissions at highest levels in history

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You may have thought that we are starting to win the battle against carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – however, new figures from the International Energy Agency suggest the opposite is true. It finds that energy related CO2 emissions in 2010 were actually at their highest levels in history after a dip in 2009 and represented [.]. Green credentials Latest news co2 emissions Green cars IEA International Energy Agency record carbon dioxide emissions

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Australia looks at mandatory CO2 standards for vehicles

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The Australian Government may be planning to introduce mandatory standards to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from passenger vehicles by 2015, after releasing a discussion paper outlining the key issues. Green cars Green credentials Latest news Australia Australian Government Clear Energy Future CO2 emission standards co2 emissions mandatory standards

SOLETAIR project produces first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar power and atmospheric CO2

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The SOLETAIR project ( earlier post ) has produced its first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

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BMW cuts 1 Series to 99g/km CO2

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The new BMW 116d EfficientDynamics is powered by a 116hp, four-cylinder 1.6-litre TwinPower Turbo diesel engine emits just 99g/km CO2 and returns 74.3mpg –making it the most efficient series-production BMW to date. BMW 1 series co2 emissions efficientdynamics MarchBMW is to introduce three new powertrains to its 1 Series hatch range including a new 116d EfficientDynamics model.

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Toyota develops general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use; NOx emissions below natural gas burner levels, zero CO2

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has developed the what it says is the world’s first general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use in collaboration with Chugai Ro Co., The burner is now in use at the forging line in Toyota’s Honsha Plant.

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European 95g/km CO2 standard delayed until 2021

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The European Parliament has agreed to delay the introduction of a 95g/km CO2 fleet average standard until 2021, following intense lobbying from the car industry.

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Global CO2 emissions rise by three per cent

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It appears the battle against rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has yet to be won – with a new report suggesting that they rose by three per cent last year. The annual report Trends in global CO2 emissions, which is released by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the EC Joint Research Centre, suggests that [.]. Green credentials Latest news China CO2 emissions emission targets emissions European Union india USA

Alfa Romeo MiTo hits sub-100g/km CO2 target

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Alfa’s new revised MiTo model is the latest car to join the sub-100g/km CO2 club, making it one of a growing list of cars eligible for exemption from the London congestion charge. Alfa Romeo CO2 low emission mito new sub 100g/kmThe latest refreshed model line-up of the popular supermini will shortly be arriving in Alfa Romeo dealerships across the country. Designed to make [.].

European Parliament proposes 40% cut in new car CO2 by 2030; acceleration of sales of electric and low-emission cars

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We can only hope that national governments bring some realism to the table when adopting their common position on the future CO2 targets next week. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved a proposal which would set a higher target for reducing EU fleet-wide emissions for new cars by 2030 of 40% (compared to the EU Commission’s 30%; year of reference 2021) with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Similar targets are set for new vans.

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Renault launches cheapest sub-100g/km CO2 car

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Already in the news this week for its progress in launching electric cars, Renault is taking the spotlight again for launching what looks to be the cheapest sub 100g/km CO2 car. Renault affordable CO2 Eco emissions Expression lowAnd no it is not some sort of glorified buggy either-it’s the familiar Clio in new Expression Eco form which will be priced from [.].

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CO2 emissions down from 2008 to 2009

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According to a recent analysis of US Environmental Protection Agency carbon dioxide (CO2) data for 2008-2009, there has been an overall CO2 improvement of 2.8 The analysis, by JATO Dynamics, summarised volume-weighted average CO2 by make, model and segment with David Mitchell, president of JATO Dynamics Americas, suggesting [.].

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Scientists find affordable way to recapture CO2 and burn it

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Scientists at Harvard have developed a new method of scrubbing carbon from the atmosphere, and turning it into hydrocarbon fuels that could be burned in airplanes or even cars. The process has been demonstrated at a small scale and combines common technologies from the pulp and petroleum industries to capture carbon and hydrogenate it back into. global warming carbon dioxide

Nissan Pixo dodges the taxman with 99g/km CO2

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Nissan’s little Pixo city car is the latest model to join the tax-dodging sub 100g/km CO2 club, thanks to a few clever engine tweaks. Nissan CO2 emissions Nissan PixoThat’s not all the Pixo has changed for the summer, the new revised model also benefits from a choice of fresh, new exterior colours and improved interior. Changes to the model’s [.].

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Europe commits to 35 percent CO2 cut by 2030, after dire UN climate report

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Following a U.N. report on Monday that concluded world leaders have only two decades to end emissions of greenhouse gases or suffer catastrophic climate change, the European Union took just 13 hours to announce plans to cut emissions from cars and trucks a further 35 percent by 2030. Transportation is the only sector in Europe whose emissions of

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Government trials to reduce CO2 from freighters

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Heavy goods vehicles make up nearly a quarter of the CO2 created by transport, however new trials will seek to drastically reduce the environmental impact of freighters. Department for Transport CO2 HGVs UKThe ‘Low Carbon Truck Demonstration Trial’ has today been announced, offering up to £750,000 for companies operating vehicles that deliver carbon savings of at least 15% compared with [.].

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Daimler sticks to CO2 for air conditioning

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German carmaker Daimler, the name behind Smart and Mercedes-Benz, has decided to stick with CO2 for its air conditioning systems despite a scientific review of R1234yf suggesting there is no evidence of serious risk associated with the use of the refrigerant.

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EU Commissioner tells VW he relaxed CO2 proposals

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The EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger has written to Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to reassure him that proposed regulations for new car CO2 levels will not harm the firm because of new, relaxed rules over so-called ‘super-credits’. Volkswagen CO2 emissions eu

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New catalyst opens door to CO2 capture in coal-to-liquids process

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World energy consumption projections expect coal to stay one of the world’s main energy sources in the coming decades, and a growing share of it will be used in CT—the conversion of coal to liquid fuels (CTL). Researchers from the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy in Beijing and Eindhoven University of Technology have developed iron-based catalysts that substantially reduce operating costs and open the door to capturing the large amounts of CO 2 that are generated by CTL.

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Audi updates A6 range for emissions from 109g/km CO2

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Audi has released its lowest CO2 emission A6 model yet. The new A6 Ultra will emit just 106g/km CO2, despite its vast size. The new executive model will be priced from £31,955 in saloon form and £33,955 for the Avant estate version.

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Ford hits CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction target of 30% per vehicle 8 years early

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Ford Motor Company has met its goal to reduce manufacturing CO 2 emissions eight years ahead of schedule. The goal, set in 2010, aimed to reduce the company’s global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30% per vehicle produced by 2025. As described in its 19 th annual Sustainability Report , Ford hit the target twice as fast as expected. The results are significant, with a global manufacturing CO 2 emissions reduction of more than 3.4

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