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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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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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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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

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

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

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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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.

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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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

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

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Exploring the effects of CR, EGR and spark timing on performance and emissions of HD natural gas engines

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Researchers at Hunan University have investigated the effects of compression ratio (CR), EGR and spark timing strategies on performance, combustion and NO x emissions of a heavy-duty natural gas engine fueled with 99% methane content. natural gas … is one of the most important alternative fuels in engines in terms of performance, safety, price and emission characteristics. But increasing the compression ratio will increase NO x emissions.

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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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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

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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

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British Columbia passes Zero-Emission Vehicles Act; 10% LDVs ZEV by 2025, 100% by 2040

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British Columbia’s Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA), passed on 29 May, will require all new light-duty vehicles sold in the province to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040. British Columbians are already buying the most zero-emission vehicles per capita in Canada.

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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.

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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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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.

2018 112

SensorComm Technologies to conduct IoT pilot program monitoring real-time vehicle emissions in Coachella Valley

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SensorComm Technologies received an award through the CASCADE Innovation Program, managed by Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (“CVEP”), to conduct an Internet of Things-based (IoT) emissions monitoring pilot program within the Coachella Valley in Southern California. Wi-NO x monitors NO x emissions at the point of origin (vehicle tailpipe) where pollution enters the environment and operates independently of the vehicle. Emissions Internet of Things

2019 74

Ford reports investigation for US emissions certification re: analytical modeling

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Ford Motor is investigating possible concerns in its emission testing procedures. Kim Pittel, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, said that in September, employees raised a concern through regarding the analytical modeling that is part of Ford’s US fuel economy and emissions compliance process. Road load is a vehicle-specific resistance level used in vehicle dynamometer testing, including for fuel economy ratings and emissions certifications.

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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.

2019 65

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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C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings, food, transport, clothing, electronics, appliances, aviation

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A report released by C40 Cities finds that consumption-based emissions from nearly 100 of the world’s big cities already represent 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Without urgent action, those emissions are projected to nearly double by 2050. Behavior Emissions

2019 101

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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EIA projects US energy-related CO2 emissions to remain near current level through 2050; increased natural gas consumption

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Carbon dioxide emissions from S energy consumption will remain near current levels through 2050, according to projections in EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. USenergy-related carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel energy consumption.

2019 101

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.,

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JATO: European new car CO2 emissions highest average since 2014; shift from diesel to gasoline and SUVs rise

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An analysis by JATO Dynamics has found that average new vehicle CO 2 emissions in European increased in 2018, with the total average increasing by 2.4 The analysis covered 23 markets in Europe and found a direct correlation between diesel car registrations and average CO2 emissions.

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FCA US reaches settlements on diesel emissions at estimated cost of $800M

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FCA US has reached final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with US federal and state agencies as well as private class actions to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements. federal and state authorities FCA maintains its position that the Company did not engage in any deliberate scheme to install defeat devices to cheat emissions tests. Following the Volkswagen emission cheating scandal, CARB and the U.S.

2019 101

FTA announces $85M funding opportunity for low- or no-emission transit buses

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The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the opportunity ( FTA-2019-001-TPM-LOWNO ) for eligible applicants to apply for up to $85 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty

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Emissions Analytics: mass adoption of hybrids, rather than low-volume BEVs most effective for cutting CO2 now, meeting 2030 targets; best use of limited resource

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Emissions Analytics, a leading independent specialist for the scientific measurement of real-world emissions, suggests that mass adoption of hybrid vehicles, rather than low-volume take-up of full BEVs, is the most effective solution to cutting CO 2 now and also in meeting 2030 emission targets. —Nick Molden, CEO of Emissions Analytics. Electrification has proved to be a promising path to reducing tailpipe emissions.

2019 95

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

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Swiss team finds particle emissions from aircraft turbine engines at ground-idle induce oxidative stress in bronchial cells

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Now, in addition to already investigated particle sources such as emissions from heating systems, industry and road traffic, aircraft turbine engine particle emissions have, in the wake of increasing air traffic, also become more important. Aviation Emissions Engines Health

2019 96

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

2018 101

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.

2018 104

Review of studies finds it difficult to reach summary conclusions on ethanol’s emissions effects

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A review study commissioned by the Urban Air Initiative—a non-profit organization focused on increasing the use of ethanol in the gasoline supply to replace aromatic compounds in gasoline—has found that measured and modeled effects of ethanol blending on gaseous and particulate emissions have varied widely between studies, to the point that it is difficult to reach any summary conclusions on ethanol’s emissions effects. Emissions Ethanol

2019 88

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

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

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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 101

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.

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CO2 emissions in US could fall again in 2019, federal agency projects

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Energy Information Agency forecasts that for the first time in two years annual carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. CO2 emissions will fall by 2.2 A new report by the U.S.

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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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EEA: almost all Euro car makers met specific 2017 CO2 targets on new sales, but emissions up year-on-year

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All but three European car manufacturers met their specific emission targets in 2017, based on current European vehicle test rules. Nevertheless, average carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions from new cars sold in the European Union in 2017 rose by 0.4g Emissions Europe Regulations

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