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

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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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 59

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.

2018 123

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

2019 78

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

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.

2019 73

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

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 47

Study finds marine workboat engines staying in service two times longer than estimated by EPA; emissions reduction implications

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DTF and EDF’s new report, “ Impact of Updated Service Life Estimates on Harbor Craft and Switcher Locomotive Emission Forecasts and Cost-Effectiveness ”, completed by Ramboll Environ, found the average Category 2 workboat remains in service for 50 years, instead of the 23-year lifespan estimated by the EPA in the 2008 Heavy Duty Locomotive and Marine Rule. Similarly, fine particulate emissions (PM 2.5 ) will only be reduced by 3,537 tons per year, instead of by 8,758 tons per year.

2019 78

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

2018 86

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

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

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

2018 127

SEC charges Volkswagen AG, former CEO Winterkorn with defrauding bond investors during emissions fraud

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According to the SEC’s complaint, from April 2014 to May 2015, Volkswagen issued more than $13 billion in bonds and asset-backed securities in the US markets at a time when senior executives knew that more than 500,000 vehicles in the United States grossly exceeded legal vehicle emissions limits, exposing the company to massive financial and reputational harm. Diesel Emissions Lighting Market Background Regulations Vehicle Manufacturers

2019 70

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

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 84

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

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

2017 59

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

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

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

2018 88

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

California Autobahn: Bill proposes to cut emissions by adding fast lanes

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emissions California greenhouse gasIn the wake of the debate over California’s complicated, delayed, and over-budget Los Angeles-to-San Francisco high-speed rail project, a bill introduced to the California State Senate last week comes up with a simpler solution: just add more freeway lanes, and get rid of the speed limit entirely in those new lanes. The bill, SB 319, is.

2019 68

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

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

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.

2018 71

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

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.

2019 73

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.

2019 84

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

CARB fines major online automotive parts retailer $1M for selling illegal aftermarket parts in California; ~4,000 emissions violations

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CARB investigators discovered that AutoAnything, a major online retailer, advertised and sold performance parts that modified emissions components, ultimately committing approximately 4,000 violations between 2012 and 2015. California law prohibits the advertising, sale, distribution, and delivery of parts that alter emissions control systems of vehicles unless these parts have first been exempted by CARB and are proven not to increase smog-forming emissions.

2019 70

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.

2018 66

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

Ahead of electric-car production, VW demands suppliers cut carbon emissions

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As Volkswagen ramps up to build a new generation of mass-market electric vehicles in the aftermath of its diesel scandal, regulators and environmental groups will likely be paying close attention to their emissions—especially the emissions created in making them.

2019 87

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

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

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

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

2018 99

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

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.

2018 110

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.

2018 119

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

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