Emissions Analytics finds pollution from tire wear can be 1,000x worse than exhaust emissions

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Pollution from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than a car’s exhaust emissions, Emissions Analytics has found. New cars now emit very little in the way of particulate matter but there is growing concern around non-exhaust emissions (NEEs). Emissions Regulations Tires

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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. Behavior China Emissions Health Market Background Policy

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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. Aviation Climate Change Emissions

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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

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Volvo Cars trucks-to-trains swap significantly cuts emissions in logistics network

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Volvo Cars is significantly cutting CO 2 emissions in its logistics operations by switching transports between its manufacturing plants and new car depots from trucks to trains. When we said we planned to significantly reduce emissions across all our operations, we meant it.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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CARB increases flexibility of funding for Lower-Emission School Bus Program

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California’s Lower-Emission School Bus Program (LESBP) is a grant program that provides funds to purchase new buses to replace old, high-emitting public school buses, and to equip in-use diesel school buses with retrofit devices that significantly reduce toxic particulate matter emissions.

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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.

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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

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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). Climate Change Emissions Power Generation

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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.

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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

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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

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

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The researchers examined the air quality and public health impacts of projected freight-related emissions in 2050 over the continental United States. emissions change on air quality, health, and economic benefits. Emissions Health

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EPFL team develops on-board system to capture CO2 from trucks; reducing emissions by 90%

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Researchers at EPFL have patented a new concept that could cut trucks’ CO 2 emissions by almost 90%. Only 10% of the CO 2 emissions cannot be recycled, and the researchers propose to offset that using biomass. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Diesel Emissions Fuels

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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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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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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.

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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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Study measures the effect of regional change in clouds caused by ships’ emissions; masking GHG warming

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In climate models, if you simulate the world with sulfur emissions from shipping, and you simulate the world without these emissions, there is a sizable cooling effect from changes in the model clouds due to shipping. The calculated concentration of cloud droplets without emissions along the shipping route (yellow line). Climate Change Climate models Emissions Ports and Marine

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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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Los Angeles-Long Beach Port trucking company replacing entire diesel truck fleet with near-zero emissions natural gas trucks, RNG

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TTSI) is replacing its entire diesel trucking fleet with near-zero emission natural gas trucks, which it plans to fuel with carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG). TTSI’s 40 new near-zero emission heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks reduce this type of emissions by 90%.

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.

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ICCT makes recommendations for post-Euro 6 light duty vehicle emissions standards

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The European Commission has begun work aimed at post-Euro 6 emission standards for on-road vehicles. The ICCT commends the commitment of the European Commission to continue to address on-road emissions through a new phase of pollutant emission standards.

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EPA awards SwRI $25M contract for emissions testing, analytical services for variety of propulsion systems

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has received a five-year, $25-million contract from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide testing and analytical services related to vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency. Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Fuels

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MECA report finds additional NOx emission reductions from new heavy-duty trucks achievable and cost-effective

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The transportation sector was responsible for over 7 million tons of NO x emissions in the US in 2014, with 50% of this sector’s NO x attributed to heavy-duty on- and off-road vehicles and equipment. Diesel Emissions Engines Heavy-duty Regulations

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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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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.

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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

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Ricardo testing finds DPF regeneration spikes particulate emissions, resulting in exceedance of Euro limits

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Testing of two popular Euro 6d-temp diesels by Ricardo, commissioned by the environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E), has found that the periodic regeneration of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) in the light-duty vehicles can generate spikes of particulate emissions of more than 1,000 times the normal rate. This results in exceeding the particle number emissions limit by between 32-115% on all tests in which a full DPF regeneration occurred.

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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.

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Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

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Audi has set the goal of successively reducing vehicle-specific CO 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 compared with reference year 2015 and over the entire product lifecycle. Combined CO 2 emissions in g/km: 53 – 46.).

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MIT study: half of US deaths related to air pollution are linked to out-of-state emissions

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More than half of all air-quality-related early deaths in the United States are a result of emissions originating outside of the state in which those deaths occur, MIT researchers report in a paper in the journal Nature. Now it’s looking like other emissions sectors are becoming important.

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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

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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.

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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

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.

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MIT team finds aviation emissions’ impacts on air quality larger than on climate

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In an open-access paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters , they examine how this damage can be mitigated, and provide consistent comparative assessments of aviation emissions trade-offs, considering both climate and air quality impacts. Aviation emissions are an increasingly significant contributor to anthropogenic climate change. We could decrease NO x emissions by designing engines with lower combustor temperatures. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Health

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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

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