MIT study cautions smaller nations on rushing to develop their natural gas resources; Cyprus as model

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Cyprus offshore hydrocarbon exploration blocks. The interim report analyzed the economics of natural gas project development options in Cyprus with a focus on exports. Analysis has shown that this novel cogeneration concept is technologically viable in Cyprus.

€10bn a year: the cost of keeping EU biofuel policy alive

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Biofuels cost cash-strapped EU member states €10bn in 2011-the same as the bailout of Cyprus-and a figure that is projected to get bigger as Europe increases its use of the fuel.

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Noble Energy makes another natural gas find offshore Israel; total gross mean Levant gas resources now estimated at 38 Tcf

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The Ensco 5006 rig drilled the Karish well and will relocate to Cyprus where it is scheduled to spud an appraisal well at the Cyprus A discovery next month. Noble Energy, Inc. announced a natural gas discovery at the Karish prospect offshore Israel. The discovery well was drilled to a total depth of 15,783 feet (4,811 meters) and encountered 184 feet (56 meters) of net natural gas pay in high-quality lower Miocene sands.

ARB fines 12 ocean-going shippers $476,750 for violating low-sulfur fuel regulation

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Cyprus) c/o XT Shipping Group - $68,000 Vessel name: Blue Diamond. The California Air Resources Board has fined 12 shipping companies a combined $476,750 for failure to switch from high-sulfur diesel “bunker” fuel to cleaner, low-sulfur marine distillate fuel upon entering Regulated California Waters, as required by state law. ARB said that all companies cited took prompt action after being notified of the violations and, under ARB’s supervision, began complying with state law.

EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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Cyprus, Luxembourg, Greece and France were the countries where the largest proportions of respondents were willing to compromise on a car’s speed, size and range, when making a purchase, in order to reduce emissions. Willingness to compromise on different characteristics. Click to enlarge.

Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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The car can only travel by road, therefore the route does not extend to the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta, which make up the remainder of the 28 EU countries. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6

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REVA Electric Car Company Building New Plant in Bangalore

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REVA is available in the following European countries: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Norway, Greece, Cyprus, France and Belgium. Reva Electric Car Company (RECC), the manufacturer of the REVA electric car, is building a new assembly plant in Bangalore, India with a capacity of 30,000 units per year, to accommodate the increased production of the REVA and for the planned one new model per year from the end of 2009.

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Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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EU countries with CO 2 -based taxation policies by year since 2006. Data: ACEA. Click to enlarge.

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Northern Lights Energy and Reva Electric Car Company Sign Agreement to Develop the Electric Vehicle Market in Iceland

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European distribution is in the following countries: Norway, UK, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Hungary, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece with other distributors being appointed over the next few months. The REVA NXR. Click to enlarge.

EEA report suggests road charges for heavy-duty goods vehicles should reflect varied health effects of pollution in different countries

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At the other end of the scale, the same truck driving in Cyprus, Malta and Finland causes damage of around €0.005 (US$0.01) per kilometer. Air pollution externalities of 12–14 ton HGV on highway (Euronorm III) in euro cents. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge.

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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Registrations of new cars fell furthest in 2012 in Greece (-41%), Portugal (-38%) and Cyprus (-25%), while at the other end of the scale new cars increased by more than 12% in in Estonia and Hungary. 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA.

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Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The EU-27 comprises Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The European Community’s air pollutant emission inventory report released by the European Environment Agency finds that in 2007, sulphur oxides (SO x ) emissions were down by 72 % from 1990 levels.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Cyprus. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge.

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EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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EEA member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom. None of the EEA scenarios considered delivered the targeted reduction in transport GHG emissions.

Carmakers are going green but British motorists are not

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Cyprus / 166 / 170 / 20. Carmakers are being forced to make significant cuts in their vehicles’ CO2 emissions, but some countries appear reluctant to buy the greenest models – British motorists languish at sixteenth place in a league table of who buys the most polluting models in Europe, according to a study carried out on behalf of the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).