Report: Emissions gains from EVs in 2020 were canceled out by added emissions from SUVs

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Added emissions from SUVs cancelled out emissions reductions by electric cars in 2020, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Emissions from SUVs increased last year, even as overall carbon emissions decreased due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Toyota claims the 2021 Mirai fuel-cell car cleans the air, calls it “minus emissions”

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Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles produce only water vapor as emissions—water that could in theory be filtered and made potable. emissions youtube

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Study finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol now 46% lower than gasoline

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A new study by a team from Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E) has found that greenhouse gas emissions from corn ethanol are 46% lower than those from gasoline—a decrease in emissions from the estimated 39% done by previous modeling.

Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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opposed-piston heavy-duty diesel engine has achieved performance results that comply with pending 2027 requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California to reduce sharply emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ). Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

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CSIRO finds hydrogen could reduce aviation emissions within 5 years

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A new report from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO shows that clean hydrogen can significantly reduce aviation emissions with potential benefits seen within five years. Potential CO 2 emissions abatement using hydrogen-based technologies.

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T&E: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands lead deployments of zero-emission buses in Europe

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Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from green NGO Transport & Environment. In Luxembourg and the Netherlands about two-thirds of new buses were zero-emissions.

EPA finalizes ICAO-aligned GHG emissions standards for aircraft; “no costs and no emission reductions”

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. 3% of total US GHG emissions. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Regulations

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Kobe Steel demonstrates technology that can reduce blast furnace CO2 emissions by ~20%

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KOBELCO) has successfully demonstrated technology that can reduce CO 2 emissions from blast furnace operations by approximately 20% by combining the Midrex’ HBI technologies and the blast furnace operations of Kobe Steel. Climate Change Emissions Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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Wind-powered transatlantic car carrier could cut carbon emissions by 90%

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Sailing ships were once the backbone of international commerce, and now a Swedish shipbuilder is trying to give sails a high-tech update in order to reduce emissions. emissions Green Life

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EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

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Automakers commit to tougher California emissions deal—and more EVs

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The California Air Resources Board announced Monday that it has finalized five individual agreements with automakers pledging to adhere to annual reductions of passenger-vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. emissions

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Illegal emissions tampering on diesel trucks is rampant—and apparently a big business

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diesel trucks that were originally certified with emissions controls have had those systems tampered with. emissionsAbout 15% of U.S. That’s among the takeaways from a U.S. EPA report released last Friday. It suggests an environmental and public-health impact that within the U.S.

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Dachser launching emission-free delivery in Freiburg city center; 26% reduction in total transport emissions

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Dachser is now making all its deliveries to the heart of the southwest Germany city Freiburg emission-free, using a combination of Fuso eCanters, StreetScooters, and cargo bikes. Taking transportation as a whole, this new service reduces CO 2 emissions per shipment by 26%.

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Lifetime carbon emissions for EVs is much lower than previously suggested: Study highlights errors

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Lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars are much lower than previously suggested, according to a new study from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Factoring in emissions from. emissions

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Vale joins Boston Metal Series B; developing MOE for emissions-free steel

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Boston Metal, an MIT spin-off working to commercialize molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) for emissions-free metals and alloys production, announced that Vale and Energy Impact Partners have joined its Series B fundraising, closely following a $50M close announced in January.

Vitesco Technologies reduces emissions in high-voltage hybrid vehicles with electrical catalyst heating; new DC/DC converter

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The e-catalyst enables lowest emissions in real operation—something that is becoming increasingly important in light of forthcoming regulations such as Euro 7. The challenge of plug-in hybrids: CO 2 efficiency and low cold engine start emissions. Emissions Hybrids Plug-ins

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CMU study finds taxes on emissions would result in more rapid electrification by ridesharing companies

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering have found that with an emissions-based incentive towards electrification, ridesourcing companies such as Uber and Lyft would electrify more and cut their emissions by amounts ranging from 10% in New York to 22% in Los Angeles. When life cycle air pollution and greenhouse gas emission externalities are internalized via a Pigovian tax, fleet electrification increases and externalities decrease, suggesting a role for policy.

TRUE US database shows emissions characteristics of US fleet

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To complement its work on real-world emissions in Europe, TRUE has compiled remote sensing data from the states of Colorado and Virginia and the University of Denver to investigate the emissions of US light-duty vehicles. Big Data Emissions Fuel Efficiency Market Background

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ACEA study finds 100-fold increase in zero-emission trucks needed in EU fleet in 10 years to meet goals

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Just some 2,300—or 0.04% of the total fleet—are zero-emission trucks. European truck makers estimate that around 200,000 zero-emission trucks will have to be in operation by 2030 in order to meet the CO 2 targets for heavy-duty trucks.

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EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Diesel Emissions Engines

Satellite data show resurgence in NO2 emissions over China

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Data from the ESA’s Tropomi (TROPOspheric Monitoring) instrument on board the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) emissions over China from December to March. The drop in emissions also coincided with Lunar New Year celebrations, which usually sees a similar drop in emissions each year. We can certainly attribute a part of the nitrogen dioxide emission reduction to the impact of the coronavirus.

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EPA AED estimates emissions controls were removed from > 550K diesel pickups over last decade; impact equivalent to adding 9M additional trucks

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In a new report , the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Enforcement Division (AED) estimates that the emissions controls have been removed from more than 550,000 diesel pickup trucks in the last decade. This is known as a “full delete” of emissions controls.

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Eaton introduces set of products to reduce vapor emissions during refueling; LEV III regulations

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Power management company Eaton has introduced a complete suite of solutions from its Vehicle Group to reduce vapor emissions produced during the refueling of gasoline-powered vehicles. Helps meet global emission regulations. Emissions Engines Fuels Regulations Vehicle Systems

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Roskill: CO2 emissions from lithium production set to triple by 2025

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CO 2 emissions from the production of refined lithium. Note: Emissions are classed as the CO 2 emissions (from all fuel sources). For the purposes of this analysis, emissions are classed as any anthropogenic sources of CO 2.

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Roskill expects only 3.2% reduction in shipping emissions of spodumene concentrate by 2030; order of magnitude below IMO ambition

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Shipping emissions form a significant part of the commodity supply chain’s carbon footprint, particularly for those commodities reliant on the mass transport of low-grade ores and concentrates. Batteries Emissions Manufacturing Market Background Mining Ports and Marine

Study finds methane emissions from coal mines ~50% higher than previously thought

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In addition to coal mining, other major sources of methane emissions globally include wetlands, agriculture, and oil and gas facilities. Methane emissions are a constant concern at coal mines, which vent the gas as it is emitted when coal seams are disturbed. The study analyzed future methane emissions from coal mines under a range of scenarios. If coal production decreases, then emissions from working mines would decrease. Climate Change Coal Emissions

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SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions diesel engine technology; 90% reduction of NOx

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Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption. Working with regulatory agencies, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, SwRI combined engine modifications with integrated aftertreatment technology and control strategies to reach near-zero emissions levels (0.02 g/hp-hr NO x emissions).

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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. Other key findings from the report are: Total CO 2 emissions from all commercial operations—passenger movement, belly freight, and dedicated freight—totaled 918 MMT in 2018. Two-thirds of those emissions came from domestic flights.

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UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that the rising use of ride-hailing services is increasing carbon emissions, with ride-hailing trips producing nearly 70% greater emissions compared to the trips they are replacing. This significant increase in emissions comes in part from “deadheading”—the miles a driver travels waiting for a ride request or picking up a passenger. Error bars for bus and rail emissions represent variability among cities.

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MIT team proposes SCR emission control for hybrid aviation turbines; reducing NOx by 95%

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Now, MIT engineers are proposing using an ammonia-based selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that could result in an approximately 95% reduction in NO x emissions in exchange for a ~0.5% Efforts to improve the efficiency of aircraft propulsion systems are leading to small, power-dense engine cores with higher overall pressure ratios and combustion temperatures, which can result in higher NO x emissions. Aviation Emissions Hybrids Vehicle Systems

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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. This new study is based on a thorough review of a decade of research on aviation emissions. Aviation accounts for 3.5%

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Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

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The technology group Wärtsilä has joined a consortium of key partners to form Zero Emission Services B.V. Within the Netherlands transport sector, inland navigation accounts for 5% of carbon dioxide emissions. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and MarineZES) , an enterprise aimed at making inland waterway shipping more sustainable. The other founders of ZES are ING Bank, energy and technical service provider Engie, and the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

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Steelmaker Cleveland-Cliffs commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030

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Steelmaker Cleveland-Cliffs has set a target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030. This goal represents combined Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) greenhouse gas emission reductions on a mass basis (metric tons per year) compared with 2017 baseline levels. Achieving this goal would bring the CO 2 e MMT per year in GHG emissions down to 33.0 Enhancing greenhouse gas emissions transparency and sustainability focus.

T&E study finds plug-in hybrids show higher CO2 emissions than claimed

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T&E has commissioned Emissions Analytics to test three of the most popular PHEVs sold in 2019: a BMW X5 (longest EV range PHEV available), a Volvo XC60 and the Mitsubishi Outlander. Unless you drive them softly, carbon emissions can go off the charts.

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General Motors plans to be carbon-neutral by 2040; eliminate LDV tailpipe emissions by 2035

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In addition to GM’s carbon goals, the company worked with the Environmental Defense Fund to develop a shared vision of an all-electric future and an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035. To reach its goals, GM plans to decarbonize its portfolio by transitioning to battery-electric vehicles or other zero-emissions vehicle technology, sourcing renewable energy and leveraging minimal offsets or credits.

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

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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

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Qantas and bp form strategic partnership to advance net zero emissions

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Through the collaboration, the companies will work together on opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector and contribute to the development of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Fuels Market BackgroundQantas and bp announced a strategic partnership to advance their shared net zero ambitions further.

Study: Particulate emissions from tire wear is higher than from tailpipes

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Tire and brake wear could be the next front of emissions testing, according to Emissions Analytics, an organization that conducts independent emissions tests. Emissions Analytics found that emissions of particulate matter from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than from tailpipes. emissionsParticulate matter refers to solid material emitted by vehicles.

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EEA: 3/4 of EU urban population exposed to toxic air as governments fail to cut emissions

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Most Europeans living in cities are still breathing air that is dangerous to their health, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report ; governments are not doing enough to cut toxic emissions at source, campaigners warn. Data show that harmful emissions, especially from farming and domestic heating, are not decreasing fast enough. Emissions Europe Health Market Background Regulations

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Study: Fossil fuel CO2 emissions reached max daily decline of 17% in April

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A preliminary analysis of global data has found that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel sources reached a maximum daily decline of 17% in April as a result of drastic decline in energy demand that have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Percentage change in global daily fossil CO 2 emissions, Jan-May 2020. The impact of COVID-19 on global emissions has been estimated based on a combination of energy, activity and policy data available up until the end of April 2020.

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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

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American Honda Motor to pay $1.9M in penalties in California for small engine emissions violations

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Through extensive tests in its lab CARB discovered that this equipment did not meet the evaporative control emission standards that Honda had originally agreed to during the certification process. Evaporative emissions of raw fuel, which occur both while an engine is being used and at rest, are known as volatile organic compounds and are a significant precursor of smog. These credits can then be used for certification purposes to offset emissions on future products.

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