Study: air pollution caused 1.1M deaths across Africa in 2019, toll from outdoor pollution rising

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Air pollution was responsible for 1.1 Deaths attributable to household air pollution and ambient particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) air pollution in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, and overall in Africa, 1990–2019. Economic output lost to air-pollution-related disease was $3.0

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There’s Only One Kind Of “Just” Transition I Want To See

Creative Greenius

The kind of justice I believe in does not give “them that’s got” an uninterrupted pipeline to keep profiting from pollution. Every fossil fuel-related union has fought against a far less “just” offer and definition of Just Transition that put them first in the new clean energy economy.

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New study puts air-pollution related deaths in India in 2019 at 1.67 million

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Air pollution in India resulted 1.67 million deaths in 2019—the largest pollution-related death toll in any country in the world—and also accounted for $36.8 billion (US) in economic losses, according to a new study led by researchers from the Global Observatory on Pollution and Health at Boston College, the Indian Council of Medical Research, and the Public Health Foundation of India. The 2019 death toll attributed to air pollution in India accounted for 17.8%

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Study: 25% EV adoption would save US $17B annually from avoided climate change & pollution damages

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A new study led by researchers from Northwestern University projects that if electric vehicles replaced 25% of combustion engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. This highlights the potential of co-beneficial solutions to climate change that not only curb greenhouse gas emissions but also reduce the health burden of harmful air pollution.

Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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The latest edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Automotive Trends Report finds that Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 Since MY 2004, fuel economy and CO 2 emissions have improved in eleven out of thirteen years. Estimated Real-World CO 2 and Fuel Economy. Progress on GHG emissions while providing choices for American consumers as sport utility vehicles reached record high market share, while also achieving record high fuel economy.

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UCLA–UC Berkeley paper outlines how CA can boost biofuel production to cut pollution and help the economy

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These high-carbon emitting fuels power our cars, trucks and airplanes, but pollute the air, pose widespread health risks and threaten the stability of the earth’s climate. Elkind is associate director of the climate change initiative at UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and UC Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment.

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WUSTL study finds use of air conditioning reduces in-car pollution

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Traffic is a major source of harmful pollutants; daily peak exposures tend to occur near roadways or while traveling—or being stuck—on them. For example, a team at the University of Surrey found that particulate pollution levels inside cars are up to 40% higher when the vehicle is stuck in a traffic jam or stopped at a red traffic light compared to free-flowing traffic conditions. Their paper is published in Atmospheric Environment.

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Greyrock, NREL study determines reduction in GHG and criteria pollutant emissions from using synthetic fuels produced from flare gas

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A “well-to-wheel” life cycle assessment (LCA) by a team from synthetic fuels producer Greyrock ( earlier post ), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has determined the potential reduction of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutant emissions from the use of synthetic fuels directly converted from flare gas. This blend was also found to reduce criteria air pollutant emissions by an average of 28%, 18%, 24% and 5.5%

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UN Environment report says national GHG pledges only bring one-third of reductions needed for Paris Agreement

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The eighth edition of UN Environment’s Emissions Gap report, released ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, finds that national pledges only bring approximately one-third of the reduction in emissions required by 2030 to meet climate targets, with private sector and sub-national action not increasing at a rate that would help close this gap. Substantial emission reductions due to fuel economy standards for passenger cars are already included in the current policy scenario.

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CMU study finds that coal retirement is needed for EVs to reduce air pollution

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But the extra emissions released as a result can cause 50% higher costs to human health and the environment.). Life cycle emissions by pollutant and life cycle stage for each vehicle type in the recent (a) and future (b) PJM grid. They then modeled the emissions from those power plants, the effects of emissions on air pollution in downwind counties, and the resulting implications for human health and the environment.

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Brazilian Ministry Of Environment And National Development Bank launch credit line for projects to reduce carbon emissions

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Brazil’s Minister of Environment Izabella Teixeira and Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) President Luciano Coutinho announced the launch of a new credit line to support projects focused on greenhouse gas reduction and climate change solutions. As mandated upon its establishment in 2009, 60% of the National Climate Change Fund comes from national oil exploration revenues that are deposited into a special account held by the Ministry of Environment.

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BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Creative Greenius

Consider this fair and legal warning, world’s largest and most polluting oil company - I’m giving you 10 years to pack up and hit the road. I’m thinking he likes our carbon-based economy just the way it is. But your Creative Greenius ain’t IN power here in Torrance - and I have a post-carbon economy vision for my city. Maybe they should just go take their lies and pollution somewhere else.

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Study finds household and outdoor air pollution contributes to more than 5.5 million premature deaths worldwide per year

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New research shows that household (indoor) and outdoor air pollution contribute to more than 5.5 More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China and India. In the context of the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study ( earlier post ), researchers from Canada, the United States, China and India quantified air pollution levels and attributable health impacts for 188 countries for the period 1990-2013. Taken together, air pollution caused 5.5

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T&E: VW sells least polluting Euro 6 diesels in Europe; no brand meets Euro 6 in real-world driving; loopholes & defeat strategies

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A new study by Transport & Environment (T&E) shows that Volkswagen is currently selling the least polluting (Euro 6) diesel vehicles. also found that no brand in Europe complies with the latest Euro 6 air pollution limits for diesel cars and vans in real-world driving. However, the report “ Dieselgate: Who? For the in-house analysis, T&E analyzed emissions test data from around 230 diesel car models.

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Renault 2010 Environment Workshop, Part 1: Combustion Engine Technology and Product Plans

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Renault held a “2010 Environment Workshop” last week to showcase its progress across its range of vehicles’ full lifecycle through the Renault eco² program. It is equipped with a low inertia turbocharger and was engineered to provide standard-setting performance and fuel economy for its class.

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California issues draft plan for more efficient, less polluting freight system

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The Draft Action Plan puts forward a single shared vision to improve the efficiency of California’s freight system while reducing its pollution, while continuing to bolster the competitiveness of California’s goods movement system nationally and internationally. Many of these pollutants are emitted in close proximity to communities and pose health risks to nearby residents, highlighting the need for additional steps to protect public health.

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EEA says industrial air pollution cost Europe up to €169 billion in 2009; some 37% attributed to CO2

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Aggregated damage costs by pollutant. Air pollution from the 10,000 largest polluting facilities in Europe cost citizens between €102–169 billion (US$135–224 billion) in 2009, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which analyzed the costs of harm to health and the environment caused by air pollution. —Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe.

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

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Air pollution externalities of 12–14 ton HGV on highway (Euronorm III) in euro cents. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) suggests that new road charges for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs or lorries) should reflect the varied health effects of traffic pollution in different European countries. Overall, air pollution is estimated to cause 3 million sick days and 350,000 premature deaths in Europe.

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Sandia, TUD optical diagnostic helps reduce emissions while improving fuel economy

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A team of researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility and the Technical University of Denmark have developed an optical setup for quantitative, high-temporal resolution line-of-sight extinction imaging in harsh optical environments. Initially, the researchers have focused on the combustion of liquid fuel sprays found in engines, where the extreme pressures and temperatures create an environment that is optically challenging.

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ICCT: gap between official and real-world fuel economy figures in Europe reaches ~38%; call to implement WLTP ASAP

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The gap between official and real-world fuel-economy figures in Europe has risen to about 38%, according to a new report published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Manufacturers measure vehicle fuel consumption in a controlled laboratory environment, using a test procedure called the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). This procedure was developed in the 1980s and was not originally intended to be used for fuel consumption testing but air pollutants.

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Maruti's anti EV & anti India policy : Keep selling pollution cars

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We also talk about how the pollution vehicle media plays along and does not hold the car industry accountable. Video : Maruti's anti India policy - Keep selling pollution cars There are very few updates or quotes in the pollution vehicle media world about Electric Cars from Maruti. Essentially being a PR to the pollution car industry. Did they ask about how a giant company like Maruti can do their bit to help solve India’s horrible air pollution problem?

Heidi On The Hot Seat

Creative Greenius

The South Bay is defined by the LAX Airport to the north and the Port of Los Angeles to the south - two of the biggest polluters in Southern California. The Exxon/Mobil refinery in Torrance and the Chevron refinery in El Segundo are both located in the South Bay and are each a big part of the carbon-based economy that causes the majority of climate change - although you’ll never get either of these corporations to admit this truth or take responsibility for it.

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Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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Concern about climate change/global warming among online consumers around the world took a back-seat to other environmental issues such as air and water pollution, water shortages, packaging waste and use of pesticides, according to Nielsen’s 2011 Global Online Environment & Sustainability Survey of more than 25,000 Internet respondents in 51 countries. Portugal and Mexico were also the world’s most concerned countries about water shortages and air and water pollution.

Assessment of US CAFE fuel economy standards finds big savings on fuel and emissions since inception

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Greenwald served as the Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency in the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis until January 2017. She is a non-resident fellow at the Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

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When You See Something, Say Something: Climate Emergency Alarm Bells Ringing While Local Electeds Pretend Not To Hear

Creative Greenius

It stated that global warming “ is transforming where and how we live and presents growing challenges to human health and quality of life, the economy, and the natural systems that support us.’. economy, environment, and human health and well-being over the coming decades.”. Not my own City of Torrance, still content to suck at the monetary teat of the Torrance Refinery which continues to leak, flare and spew toxic pollution into the air we breathe every second of every day.

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Tsinghua University provincial-level lifecycle study finds fuel-cycle criteria pollutants of EVs in China could be up to 5x those of natural gas vehicles due to China’s coal-dominant power mix

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A province-by-province life cycle analysis of natural gas and electric vehicles by a team from Tsinghua University concludes that while, from the perspective of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria pollutant emissions, natural gas vehicles (CNGVs) are “ an option with no obvious merits or demerits ”, electric vehicles (EVs) are “ an option with significant merits and demerits in this regard ” due to China’s heavily coal-based electricity generation (national average of about 77%).

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DOE announces $96M in funding for advancing clean vehicle technologies

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Non-road vehicles, including agricultural and construction equipment, rail, marine and aviation, are a major source of pollution, emitting more carbon pollution than any other sector of the US economy. DOE will fund research on non-road engine technologies that are less harmful to the environment and develop electric, natural gas, and other alternatives for fueling and powering non-road engines.

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Comedy CAFE Clowns Crack Me Up

Creative Greenius

They satisfied their greed at the expense of our environment and our health and the Creative Greenius says they are finally getting what they deserve - except for our government bailouts - and next week when President Obama takes office our California Emission rules are going to smack them down even harder, just as they should. All I ever heard them do was badmouth the small Honda car I drive and complain about CAFE fuel economy standards. Car Makers Serve Up Funniest Fail Ever!

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PPIC Survey Finds Californianss Support for Policies to Curb Warming Slips With Economy and Budget Crisis; Partisan Split Widens

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While most see global warming as a threat (47% very serious, 28% somewhat serious) to the economy and quality of life in the state, the percentage of residents who categorize the threat as very serious has declined over the past two years (54% 2007, 52% 2008, 47% today.) Residents are divided over whether the state government should take action to reduce emissions right away (48%) or wait until the economy and state budget situation improve (46%).

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Improving fuel economy is good, but not enough

Plug in America

On March 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reversed the Trump administration’s actions by issuing more stringent fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicle model years 2024 to 2026.

Feature: Eco-driving Is Easy

Clean Fleet Report

Rising sea levels, massive ocean pollution , an increase in greenhouse gases across the globe–these are all huge concerns we have in the present that could have a profound effect on our future. Our gas-guzzling machines cause huge damage to the environment.

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Study finds economic losses due to health burdens caused by in-car PM2.5 exposure inversely proportional to per capita GDP

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Some of the world’s cities suffer disproportionate economic losses because of the health consequences of in-car air pollution, according to a new study by an international team led by researchers at the University of Surrey (UK). Environment International 155, 106688 doi: 1?0?.?1?0?1?6?/?j?.?e?n?v?i?n?t?.?2?0?2?1?.?1?0?6?6?8?8.

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BNSF and Wabtec commence battery-electric locomotive pilot test in California

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The battery-electric locomotive is expected to reduce the environmental impact from emissions along the route in an efficient manner, while improving the fuel economy for the entire consist by at least 10%.

Daphne Technology secures strategic investments from Shell Ventures, Trafigura, AET and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures

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Daphne Technology, a Swiss startup that has developed multi-pollutant reduction technology—a “green converter”—targeting the maritime industry, has secured strategic investments from Shell Ventures, Trafigura, AET and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures.

Road Test: 2022 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec Advance

Clean Fleet Report

The EPA fuel economy numbers of 21 mpg city/26 highway/23 combined are almost exactly what we got covering 301 miles driving through Southern California. HVAC vents, power ports and cup holders complete the rear seating environment. Restyling a Best-Selling Premium Compact SUV.

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Ford Making Aggressive Push With EcoBoost and Technologies Such as Ti-VCT for Improved Fuel Economy; Roadmap for Future Generations of EcoBoost Highlights Role as Company Strategy as Well as Product

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Ford views EcoBoost as a strategy as well as a product—one that will serve as a key element of Ford’s CO 2 and fuel economy product strategy—said Dan Kapp, Director, Ford Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering, during a briefing on the company’s fuel economy strategies in Dearborn. These systems will also need to deliver very low criteria pollutant levels (e.g., Gains in new vehicle fleet economy by OEM, 2004-2009.

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Hey Exxon! Hey Chevron! My Friends At the EPA Are Declaring What You Do Dangerous & You Will Pay. Pack Up Losers, It’s Time For You to Go!

Creative Greenius

What it should have said is: “Polluters & Global Warmers Caught In The Act and Stopped – New Clean, Green, Sustainable Economy Begins Booming!&#. You know, before they crashed the economy and screwed everything up. They have no interest in a new, clean, green economy and they have no stake in a future that sees us lowering emissions. It’s time for you to pack up all your dirty, polluting equipment and get out of town.

California Energy Commission awards nearly $70M to replace diesel school buses with electric school buses throughout state

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But diesel-powered buses are not safe for kids’ developing lungs, which are particularly vulnerable to harmful air pollution. Making the transition to electric school buses that don’t emit pollution provides children and their communities with cleaner air and numerous public health benefits. Diesel buses emit harmful pollutants, including fine particles that can lodge deep in the lungs and enter the bloodstream.

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Baker Institute team says fossil fuel subsidies need global reform

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There is evidence that fossil fuel subsidies are socially inequitable, that they encourage smuggling and waste, and distort economies in ways that undermine economic efficiency while harming the environment and the climate,” wrote Jim Krane, the Wallace S.

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Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy investing €120M over 5 years to develop fully integrated offshore wind-to-hydrogen system

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With these developments, the potential of regions with abundant offshore wind will become accessible for the hydrogen economy. It is a prime example of enabling us to store and transport wind energy, thus reducing the carbon footprint of economy.

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Toyota moves closer to production with next-generation fuel cell technology for heavy-duty trucks; new Mirai system

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Reducing airborne pollution at the Ports of L.A. Toyota’s next generation fuel cell electric technology is now powering a new set of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

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Study: curbing diesel emissions could reduce mortality rates in big cities

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US cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution policies and diminish concentrations of diesel freight truck exhaust, according to a new study published in Environment International by researchers at Cornell University, the University of Houston and Changsha University of Science and Technology, China.

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EPA Administrator broadly outlines Trump Administration thinking on fuel economy standards and California

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In a speech on Tuesday at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in Washington, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined the Trump Administration’s thinking on national fuel economy standards and California. Wheeler said that the Administration will begin taking steps in the very near future to establish one set of national fuel-economy standards. (On criteria pollutants. -Ed.]

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