ICCT: aviation emissions increasing 70% faster than UN projections

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A new International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) 2 -emissions-commercial-aviation-2018">report finds that aviation emissions are increasing 70% faster than UN projections that already point to a tripling of CO 2 by 2050. Aviation Climate Change Emissions

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UK ONS report finds significant challenge remains to reduce road transport emissions; sector GHG emissions up 6% from 1990-2017

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A new report by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from road transport in the UK rose by 6% from 1990 to 2017. of all vehicles licensed in the UK were ultra-low emission vehicles. Climate Change Emissions Policy

2019 91

VW paying drivers $97M for overstating fuel economy, must forfeit emissions credits

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2019 110

California deal interrupts White House emissions rollback effort

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Rancor in the White House over the move by four automakers to strike a side deal with California over emissions and fuel-economy rules looks likely to further delay President Trump's plans to roll back the Obama-era standards.

2019 105

Toyota to cut emissions from US operations by 40 percent

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Toyota announced plans last week to reduce emissions from its U.S. operations by 40 percent over the next three years as part of its plan to operate emissions-free by 2050. zero emissions

2019 98

Increased relative contribution of medium and heavy trucks to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

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In this analysis, I examined recent changes in the contribution of transportation to total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States relative to the other sources of emissions (industry, commercial, residential, and agriculture). Total emissions exclude emissions from U.S.

2019 120

Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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This analysis examined the effect of flight distance on greenhouse gas emissions per passenger, and compared emissions from flying different distances with annual emissions from driving. by adding an amount that corresponds to the direct portion of emissions. (A

2019 171

As EPA heads toward emissions rollback, Americans are driving more

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Policymakers have long pointed to two straightforward paths for cutting carbon emissions: cleaning up the vehicle fleet itself, by making it more efficient (and electrified), and reducing the total number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT). emissions Fuel Economy carbon dioxide

2019 104

Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030

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A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO 2 emissions of China’s urban passenger transport sector could reach a peak of 225 MtCO 2 in 2030. Behavior China Emissions

2019 134

Report: Trump Administration aiming to revoke California emissions authority

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EPA and NHTSA, that would attempt to completely revoke the authority of California to set its own auto-emissions standards, as well as preempt other states from setting their own rules for vehicle emissions. The Trump administration may soon reveal a plan, involving the U.S.

2019 100

CARB approves zero-emission airport shuttle rule

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved a rule that will require fixed route airport shuttles serving the state’s 13 largest airports to transition to 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035. With almost 1,000 airport shuttles in operation, ARB expects the regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 500,000 metric tons. Zero-emission shuttles are already operating throughout California. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Regulations

2019 77

Researchers map CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Megacity to help improve environmental policymaking

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For example, about 60 percent of roadway emissions come from 10 percent of the roads. We can identify the ones with the highest emissions and track how well efforts to reduce those emissions are working. Big Data Emissions Mapping

GWU team suggests C2CNT carbon nanotube composites could amplify reduction of GHG emissions

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The latter (B) includes a cascade effect due to virgin Al’s large carbon footprint, triggering larger CNT-composite induced CO 2 emission elimination. The 1-tonne cement avoided eliminates its CO 2 production emission. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions

2019 110

Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopts zero-emission vehicle standard

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The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standard for Colorado early today in an 8-1 decision. The new zero-emission standard adopts California ZEV requirements, with automakers to sell more than 5% zero-emission vehicles by 2023 and more than 6% zero-emission vehicles by 2025. The standard is based on a matrix of credits given for each electric vehicle sold, depending on the vehicle’s zero-emission range.

2019 79

EPA: US GHG emissions in 2017 down 0.3% from 2016

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greenhouse gas emissions were 6,472.3 The decrease in total greenhouse gas emissions between 2016 and 2017 was driven in part by a decrease in CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. Overall, net emissions in 2017 were 12.7% Climate Change Emissions

2019 115

Volkswagen investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions

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The first project, Katingan Mentaya , a forest protection project on the Indonesian island of Borneo, compensates for the currently still unavoidable CO 2 emissions from the supply chain, production and delivery of the new Volkswagen e-vehicle ID.3, as well as emissions from other areas. The decarbonization strategy of the Volkswagen Group focuses on the prevention and reduction of CO 2 emissions, for example through energy efficiency and conversion to renewable energies.

UK expert group focuses attention on non-exhaust emissions from road traffic as regulatory concern

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A new report released by the Air Quality Expert Group ( AQEG ) in the UK recommends as an immediate priority that non-exhaust emissions (NEE) are recognized as a source of ambient concentrations of airborne PM, even for vehicles with zero exhaust emissions of particles.

2019 117

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). Climate Change Emissions Power Generation

2018 169

California could soon close one of the dirtiest diesel-emissions loopholes

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emissions for larger (Class 4-8) trucks: There’s no mechanism. Diesels emissionsWe’ve all seen it while following big rigs: Clouds of sooty smoke coming from a single truck, prompted by an uphill grade, a passing maneuver, or sometimes seemingly nothing at all.

2019 103

California 2017 GHG inventory shows 1.2% total drop from 2016; transportation sector emissions up 1%

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The California Air Resources Board’s latest state inventory of greenhouse gas emissions shows that California’s GHG emissions continue to decrease. Trends in California GHG Emissions. Changes in emissions by Scoping Plan sector between 2000 and 2017.

2019 96

International consortium working on new sensor technology to measure real-world, in-use vehicle emissions

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As part of the Horizon 2020 research project CARES (City Air Remote Emission Sensing), an international research consortium is working on new contactless exhaust measurement methods that will enable municipalities to take emission-reducing measures. Emissions

2019 106

Study finds propane school buses significantly decrease NOx emissions compared to diesel

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According to a study commissioned by the Washington, DC-based Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), NO x emissions measured from propane autogas school buses were substantially lower than those measured from diesel school buses. The study was conducted in 2018 by West Virginia University’s Center of Alternatives Fuels, Engines, and Emissions (CAFEE). For the stop-and-go route, NO x emissions were 34 times higher for the diesel school bus. Diesel Emissions LPG

2019 101

Fiat pays CARB $6.4M penalty for diesel emissions violations

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for emissions-related violations affecting nearly 2,000 on-road and off-road diesel engines. Emission-related field fixes must be reviewed and approved by CARB to ensure they don’t increase emissions. Fiat failed to inform CARB about the fixes when they were made and also disclosed that it had certified 2014-2016 model year off-road engines using incorrect emissions data. Diesel Emissions Regulations

2019 104

Justice Department investigating Ford emissions certifications

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Some 2017 and newer Ford vehicles may have illegally polluted more than the company claimed during emissions certifications, and the company admitted Friday that criminal investigators were looking into the matter. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyThe disclosure that the U.S. Department of Justice began investigating the Ford vehicles in February was made during the company's.

2019 70

Germany fines BMW over diesel emissions

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German automakers have been under a microscope when it comes to emissions from their diesel cars, which were formerly bestsellers in Europe. After Daimler, Volkswagen, and German supplier Bosch paid billions in fines and several Audi managers have been arrested over installing diesel-emissions cheat devices, German prosecutors have handed down a. Diesel emissions

2019 73

Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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of global CO2 emissions. This makes the sector pivotal in bringing down global emissions. Already, Maersk’s relative CO 2 emissions (CO 2 emissions per container moved) have been reduced by 46% (baseline 2007), approximately 9% more than the shipping industry average.

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Report: EPA to reveal MPG plan, remove California emissions authority

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The EPA is expected to formally announce Wednesday how it plans to revoke the waiver that permits California to set its own greenhouse-gas standards under the federal Clean Air Act, according to media reports.

2019 93

Hyundai Motor Group unveils CVVD engine technology; +4% performance, +5% fuel economy, -12% emissions

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CVVD optimizes both engine performance and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. The technology cuts emissions by 12%. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

2019 112

Study: countries seeking to cut CO2 emissions must get a handle on city-level emissions

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Countries seeking to meet Paris Agreement targets on CO 2 emissions must get a grip on the amount of pollution produced at city level, according to a new open-access study published in S cience Advances by an international team of researchers from Europe and China. China Emissions Policy

2018 98

Volkswagen talks through Europe’s tough new emissions tests

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The Worldwide Harmonised Light-Vehicle Test Procedure, is however taking form as the most comprehensive emissions program in the world, replacing. emissions youtube Volkswagen diesel scandalFrom the U.S.,

2019 65

EEA: small increase in EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2017, with transport emissions up for the fourth consecutive year

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Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) increased by 0.7% Less coal was used to produce heat and electricity but this was offset by higher industrial and transport emissions, the latter increasing for the fourth consecutive year. Emissions Europe

2019 91

Study finds that steady reduction in fossil fuel emissions will not result in short-term warming spike

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Now, new analysis by researchers at Duke University and the University of Leeds finds that reducing fossil fuel emissions steadily over coming years will prevent millions of premature deaths and help avoid the worst of climate change without causing the large spike in short-term warming that some studies have predicted. The only scenarios that result in a significant warming spike are implausible ones in which worldwide emissions are halted instantaneously or over a very short timescale.

2019 64

Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

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California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. It is unique in having a federal waiver that allows it to set its own, stricter emissions standards, along with a zero-emission vehicle mandate that requires automakers reaching certain sales volumes to sell a certain number of cars without. emissions zero emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB transportation policy

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German prosecutors find collusion between automakers over diesel emissions

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The Mueller report may not show collusion between Russia and President Trump's campaign, but European anti-trust regulators say they have found collusion among German automakers to avoid cleaning up tailpipe emissions. emissions Daimler Volkswagen diesel scandalOn Friday, anti-trust regulators for the European Union charged BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen with colluding to block the.

2019 73

Study finds there is still room for optimization of particle emissions based on diesel fuel properties

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Researchers in Europe have found that while diesel particulate filters (DPFs) have to a large extent masked the role of diesel fuel properties on particulate emissions, there is still room for optimization, especially in particle number (PN) emissions of vehicles with frequent regenerations. In addition, diesel fuel effects on PN emissions have been barely investigated, after the establishment of relevant PN standards in the EU. Diesel Emissions Fuels

2019 80

Fort Worth buying four New Flyer electric buses for new zero-emission route

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The zero-emission buses (ZEBs) support a new route called The Dash, a zero-emission service connecting Downtown Fort Worth with its Cultural District and utilizing Trinity Metro’s first all- electric buses.

NOAA study finds little evidence for large increases in total US methane emissions over the past decade

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A study by a team of researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory has found that methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in the United States may not be rising as quickly as had been feared. Emissions Natural Gas

2019 112

DLR: cleaner aircraft emissions reduce the climate impact of contrail cirrus

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Impact of a reduction in initial ice crystal number, as may be caused by reduced soot emissions, on global contrail cirrus properties. In our theoretical estimates, we found that a significant reduction in soot emissions is required to reduce the climate impact of contrails effectively.

2019 120

New Delphi Technologies 500+ bar GDi system cuts gasoline particulate emissions by up to 50%, reduces fuel consumption

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In a paper presented at the 2019 Vienna Motor Symposium this week, Delphi Technologies will unveil a new 500+ bar GDi system that can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50% compared to state-of-the-art 350 bar system without expensive engine design modifications. Emissions Engines

2019 113

Emory, ICCT: ship emissions caused ~3,700 premature deaths in Pearl River Delta region in 2015

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In 2015, ship emissions increased summer PM 2.5 The team also projected ship emissions in 2030 with and without an ECA, using two possible land scenarios. Assuming constant land emissions from 2015 in 2030 (2030 Constant scenario), they found that an ECA could avoid 811 PM 2.5 Using a 2030 projected scenario for land emissions, they found that an ECA would avoid 1,194 PM 2.5 We also found that an ECA is effective for PRD, regardless of land emissions.

2019 70

EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 For the first time, the average CO 2 emissions from new vans also increased. Manufacturers will have to reduce emissions of their fleet significantly to meet the upcoming 2020 and 2021 targets. Average emissions were highest in Germany (173.4

2019 87

Not just diesel: FCA recalling 860K cars for emissions failure

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Fiat Chrysler has recalled 862,520 gas-powered vehicles after on-road testing showed they might not meet emissions standards. The vehicles to be recalled, including the Dodge Avenger, Caliber, and Journey, and the Chrysler 200 (a twin of the Avenger) spanning from 2011 to 2016, met original EPA laboratory emissions tests, but failed in the kind of. emissions FCA

2019 68

Cummins unveils next-gen emissions control concept for diesel at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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At the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, Cummins introduced a concept emissions control system capable of minimizing emissions to levels previously thought unfeasible, including a possible next level of Euro VII regulations anticipated during the coming decade. Diesel Emissions

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