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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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: 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

ITF: measures to decrease road freight CO2 emissions

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A new brief published by the International Transport Forum (ITF)—an intergovernmental organization at the OECD with 59 member countries— identifies proven measures that decrease road freight’s CO 2 emissions. This will offset any expected efficiency gains and lead to an increase in emissions by 2050, not a reduction. They account for 40% of the expected increase in oil demand to 2050 and 15% of the increase in global CO 2 emissions. Emissions Heavy-duty Policy

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EEA: increase in EU GHG emissions, mostly due to transport, hampers progress towards 2030 targets

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the European Union rose slightly in 2017, mostly because of the transport sector. emissions increase in 2017 from 2016. Greenhouse gas emission trends, projections and targets in the EU. drop in emissions between 1990 and 2017.

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California ARB hosting public workshop to discuss reducing in-use emissions from HD diesel

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff will host a public workshop on 11 February to discuss ideas and strategies to reduce in-use emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles operating in the State of California. The objective of the workshop is to solicit stakeholder ideas and comments about potential strategies to ensure heavy-duty vehicles operating in California are well-maintained and have properly functioning emissions control systems.

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Former Porsche CEO backing company with TDI-like emissions claim

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emissions Wendelin WiedekingFormer Porsche AG CEO Wendelin Wiedeking, who waged a failed takeover of the Volkswagen Group ten years ago, is reportedly one of the backers of a new venture that, at face value, is making claims that sound very much like those made of what was then the favored tech for VW and Audi: TDI diesel. The idea, belonging to a company called MWI (Micro.

2018 72

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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NZ study shows cycle lanes and walkways cut car use, reduce emissions

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Researchers in New Zealand have shown that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions. in vehicle kilometers travelled and an associated 1% drop in carbon emissions. It is the first study internationally to demonstrate that investing in cycle paths and walkways leads to a reduction in emissions. If the same level of investment was made across the country, it could reduce the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by at least 0.23

2018 94

BorgWarner supplying global automaker with integrated EGR solution for reduced NOx emissions

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Featured in one of the automaker’s engines, BorgWarner’s solution will reduce NO x emissions for several diesel vehicles, helping them comply with latest regulations, such as Euro 6d. Emissions Engines Vehicle Systems

2018 103

Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure. Climate Change Emissions Policy

2018 88

Trump relaxes coal emissions standards (again) over holiday week

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For the second time in a month, the Trump administration has rolled back emissions restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Early in December, the EPA announced a new proposal that would undo carbon-dioxide limits on coal plants, overturning one of President Obama's signature climate change programs, the Clean Power Plan, which never went into.

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Colorado Air Quality Control Commission approves low emission vehicle standards beginning in 2022 model year

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The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) approved new low emission vehicle (LEV) standards for new light-duty and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning in the 2022 model year. The new standards are estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 2 million tons annually by 2030. Under CLEAR, manufacturers must meet fleet-wide average GHG emission standards, although multiple flexibilities built into rule. Emissions 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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Food Express takes delivery of first 11 of 46 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks

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FXI) announced the addition of 11 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks to the FXI fleet. Replacing 55 diesel trucks with new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks is the equivalent of taking more than 3,100 passenger cars off the road. Emissions Engines Heavy-duty Natural Gas

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European Parliament backs CO2 emissions cuts for trucks; 35% by 2030; 20% of new HDVs to be zero- or low-emissions by 2030

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The European Parliament has backed plans for trucks to cut CO 2 emissions by 2030. MEPs adopted a higher target (35%) than the European Commission (30%) for new trucks to reduce the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Manufacturers will also have to ensure that zero- and low-emission vehicles (which emit at least 50% fewer emissions) represent a 20% market share of the sales of new ones by 2030, and 5% by 2025.

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that greenhouse gas emissions in California in 2016 fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—a reduction roughly equivalent to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year.

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Tohoku team finds swirling ammonia in combustion chambers can help reduce NO emissions

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Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have identified a way to reduce harmful NO emissions produced by ammonia fuel during combustion. Although the space and time-averaged emission (STAE) of NO was found to decrease with increase in the global equivalence ratio (global ?)

2018 96

CARB approves ICT regulation; 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040; ZEB tech symposium in Feb 2019

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The California Air Resources Board on Friday approved the Innovative Clean Transit regulation (ICT) ( earlier post )—a first-of-its-kind regulation in the US that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100% zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleets by 2040.

2018 148

US EPA awards $9.6M in DERA grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. The DERA program is administered by the EPA’s West Coast Collaborative, a partnership comprised of EPA’s Pacific Southwest and Pacific Northwest Regions, which leverages public and private funds to reduce emissions from the most polluting diesel sources. These new trucks will be powered by 2018 or newer model year engines that meet or exceed EPA’s emissions standards.

2018 96

Marks & Spencer to lease Dearman zero-emission TRU

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Dearman has launched a partnership with UK retail giant Marks & Spencer, as the retailer seeks to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions from its chilled deliveries. Dearman’s liquid nitrogen-powered engine ( earlier post ) is zero emission. Diesel Emissions Engines Vehicle Systems

2018 85

UCSD study: under current policies, home energy storage would often increase carbon emissions

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Under current policies, home energy storage systems would also often increase carbon emissions, according to a study by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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Report: Battery production could offset emissions gains from electric cars

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A new report shows that emissions from producing large battery packs for electric cars could cancel out improvements from their low emissions for years. The report comes from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which is usually optimistic about electric cars. In May, the analytic arm of the finance publishing house predicted that electric cars will make

2018 87

Report finds says “negative emissions technologies” need to play a large role in mitigating climate change

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To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Four land-based negative emissions technologies are ready for large-scale deployment at costs competitive with emissions mitigation strategies, the report says.

2018 90

Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

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The 978-page proposal outlines federal guidelines to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels and potentially. emissions Corporate Average Fuel EconomyPresident Donald Trump and federal officials on Thursday formally proposed scaling back Obama-era regulations for fuel economy and cited safety concerns that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars would be more dangerous on American roadways.

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Independent group aims to be for emissions what NCAP or IIHS is for crash safety

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A newly formed organization called Allow Independent Road-testing (AIR) wants to make impartial emissions ratings available to vehicle shoppers. Diesels emissions health Exhaust air pollution Volkswagen diesel scandalUsing a simple rating from A (best) to H (worst), they would tell you, at a quick glance, how much you’re endangering the health of your family with tailpipe pollutants. Although the idea may seem.

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Ford hits CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction target of 30% per vehicle 8 years early

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Ford Motor Company has met its goal to reduce manufacturing CO 2 emissions eight years ahead of schedule. The goal, set in 2010, aimed to reduce the company’s global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30% per vehicle produced by 2025. The results are significant, with a global manufacturing CO 2 emissions reduction of more than 3.4 Ford also remains focused on reducing vehicle emissions. Emissions Manufacturing

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Study finds catalyzed gasoline particulate filters effective at reducing particulate and PAH emissions from GDI engines

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Top: Gravimetric PM mass, PM mass calculated based on the IPSD method, black carbon, and EC/OC emissions over the LA92 cycle. Bottom: Total particle-phase PAH emissions, expressed in ng/mile, for both test vehicles over the LA92 cycle. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Health

2018 113

HALO research aircraft measuring the emissions of megacities in EmeRGe project

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However, emissions do not just remain in conurbations; particles and gaseous pollutants can be transported thousands of kilometers by the wind. A total of approximately 100 flight hours are planned for the measurement flights in the emission plumes of Asian cities, said John P.

2018 117

UCR study finds Cummins-Westport 11.9L near-zero NOx engine maintains low emissions across all duty cycles

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A new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines found that the new Cummins-Westport 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emissions during all types of driving. Emissions Engines Natural Gas

2018 98

Neste-led project verified 50% methane emission reduction at palm oil mills using belt filter press

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Neste has been exploring ways to contribute to improving palm oil industry’s environmental performance, particularly how to further reduce greenhouse gas emission from palm oil production. to verify—the actual emission reduction resulting from such filtering.

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Report: Global CO2 emissions at record levels in 2018

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Global carbon emissions are on the rise, and hit record levels in 2018, after remaining flat in 2016 and experiencing a small gain last year, a new report shows. The report by the Global Carbon Project came out just as world leaders gathered in Poland to discuss the next steps for reducing carbon emissions under the. Blame China—and India.

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Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

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Emissions RegulationsScientists from Emory University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Air Resources Board teamed to analyze satellite data to determine the 15-year trend of PM 2.5 pollution in the state. PM 2.5

2018 112

Volvo Group detects premature degradation of NOx emissions control component; in talks with EPA, CARB

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The Volvo Group—a global manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines, but not Volvo Cars—has reported that it has detected that an emissions control component used in certain markets is degrading more quickly than expected, which could cause the engines to exceed emissions limits for nitrogen oxides (NO x ). The Group emphasized that all engines and vehicles equipped with the component meet emissions limits at delivery.

2018 74

EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

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On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution than the current law allows. The proposal came on the eve of a climate summit in Poland that started over the weekend where world leaders were set to codify the next steps in. EPA global warming

Report: Trump EPA plans to cancel California emissions waiver

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The EPA is planning to cancel the special waiver that California has relied on since 1970 to set its own emissions standards, according to a Bloomberg report. emissions CO2 smog Corporate Average Fuel Economy air pollutionAs part of its plan to reverse a program to steadily tighten fuel economy standards that it coordinates with California and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EPA has.

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California ARB considering adopting Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle regulation; 100% ZEV by 2035

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The California Air Resources Board will conduct a public hearing 21 February to consider approving for adoption a proposed Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle regulation. For 2026 and later model years, heavy-duty ZEV airport shuttles will be required to certify to the proposed Enhanced Zero-Emission Powertrain Certification requirements.

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Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S. emissions electric utilities renewable energy solar energy air pollution

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London study finds Low Emission Zone has contributed to modest NOx reduction, with little effect on lung health of children

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The introduction of the low emission zone (LEZ) in London, UK, has only contributed to modest reductions in exposure to NO x from diesel vehicles, and these improvements appear to have little effect on the lung health of children, according to an open-access observational study published in the journal The Lancet Public Health. Early in 2019, London will introduce an Ultra Low Emission Zone, which is predicted to deliver major improvements in air quality.

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European Parliament proposes 40% cut in new car CO2 by 2030; acceleration of sales of electric and low-emission cars

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Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved a proposal which would set a higher target for reducing EU fleet-wide emissions for new cars by 2030 of 40% (compared to the EU Commission’s 30%; year of reference 2021) with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Market uptake of electric and low- emission cars should also accelerate, said MEPs. Until then, CO 2 emissions must be measured based on data from the cars’ fuel consumption meters. Emissions Europe Regulations

2018 92

Steel LCA study: lightweighting with advanced high-strength steel produces lower GHG emissions than with aluminum

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The study, “Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas and Energy Study of Automotive Lightweighting,” found that AHSS-intensive vehicles had lower or equivalent life cycle emissions than aluminum-intensive vehicles for every class of vehicles tested: sedans, trucks, SUVs and alternative power train vehicles.

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Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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CO emissions dropped by 81% and 87%, while CO 2 emissions were reduced by 13 and 17%. Emissions of selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were lowered by 67–96% with E10 and by 82–96% with E85, and the genotoxic potentials dropped by 72% and 83%, respectively.

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CARB adopts REAL to track GHG and NOx emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles; beefing up OBD

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The California Air Resources Board adopted a new emissions tracking program that will help regulators identify vehicles with excess smog-related and greenhouse gas emissions. Real Emissions Assessment Logging (REAL) is part of the amendments to the OBD (On-board Diagnostic) Regulations approved by the Board at Thursday’s hearing. Storage of similar data for greenhouse gas emissions is already required on light-duty and medium-duty vehicles starting in model year 2019.

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