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

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In the shadow of the diesel scandal, and just before the official reveal of its first mass-market electric car next week, Volkswagen is facing yet another public reprimand: It’s being ordered by the EPA to revise its fuel economy estimates applying to about 98,000 vehicles.

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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 valve control technology regulates the duration of valve opening and closing according to driving conditions, achieving a 4% boost in performance and a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency.

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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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Qantas Group targets net zero carbon emissions by 2050; $50M investment in sustainable aviation fuels

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The Qantas Group announced it will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. With actions starting from today, the Australian national carrier will immediately double the number of flights being offset; cap net emissions from 2020 onwards; and invest $50 million over 10 years to help develop a sustainable aviation fuel industry. Sustainable aviation fuel. Fuel-efficient aircraft.

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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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Study finds there is still room for optimization of particle emissions based on diesel fuel properties

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Researchers in Europe have found that while diesel particulate filters (DPFs) have to a large extent masked the role of diesel fuel properties on particulate emissions, there is still room for optimization, especially in particle number (PN) emissions of vehicles with frequent regenerations. Their study is published in the journal Fuel. As a final note, they found that the PM chemical composition was insensitive to fuel properties in all vehicles.

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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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See how emissions from driving have changed in your city

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Despite advances in fuel efficiency and emissions control and the proliferation of hybrid and battery-electric cars over the past three decades, CO2 emissions from transportation sources continue to rise. emissions

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Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

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President 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. The 978-page proposal outlines federal guidelines to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels and potentially. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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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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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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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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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. EPA Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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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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Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University (China) have investigated the effect of gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions in a GDI (gasoline-direct-injection) engine. 2018a) is published in the journal Fuel , the second (Han et al. provided the test fuels.

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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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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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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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Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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Although the rate of emissions growth is slower than in the previous two years, the researchers warn emissions could keep increasing for a decade or more unless energy, transportation and industry policies change significantly across the world. over 2018 emissions.

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EPA reports show automakers meeting fuel-economy, carbon emission rules

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emissions standards to question whether automakers can continue meeting those standards. The EPA's annual CO2 and Fuel Economy Trends Report compares. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyLow gas prices and high sales of crossovers and SUVs have led critics of current U.S. But a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that so far, carmakers are doing just fine.

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Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

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At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. fuel supplies. Much debate followed over using "food for fuel," its supposed carbon neutrality and the footprint of the. ethanol Department of Energy research DOE carbon dioxide flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles scienc

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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%.

Anheuser-Busch completes first zero-emission beer delivery; BYD and Nikola

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Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company and BYD Motors LLC, completed its first Zero-Emission Beer Delivery in its hometown of St. The company delivered beer from the local Anheuser-Busch brewery to the Enterprise Center using only zero-emission trucks.

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Bosch study highlights potential of e-fuels to reduce CO2 emissions

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According to a new study by Bosch, the use of e-fuels—synthetic fuels based on renewable energy—in Europe by 2050 as a scheduled supplement to electrification could save up to 2.8 gigatons of CO 2 : three times Germany’s carbon-dioxide emissions in 2016.

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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. ARB also projects a beneficial economic impact for shuttle fleets owners of an estimated $30 million in reduced fuel and maintenance costs.

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CA attorney general: we will fight looser fuel-economy, emission rules

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Last Tuesday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. He suggested to Bloomberg the EPA plans to cut emission rules aggressively to respond to carmakers' pleas for easing of the corporate average fuel economy rules for 2022 through 2025 that they had.

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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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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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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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BMW Group pushes low-emission transport logistics; joins Getting to Zero Coalition

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Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid and as part of the Group’s commitment to further reduce carbon emissions along the entire value chain, the BMW Group has joined the “ Getting to Zero Coalition ”. Emissions Ports and Marine

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IIASA: removing fossil fuel subsidies will not reduce CO2 emissions as much as hoped

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Removing fossil fuel subsidies would have only a small effect on CO 2 emissions and renewable energy use, according to a new study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and published in the journal Nature. Climate Change Emissions Fuels Policy

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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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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 fuel consumption in l/100 km: 2.4 – 2.1 Combined CO 2 emissions in g/km: 53 – 46.).

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Battery-electric cars cheaper, better at cutting emissions than fuel cells: Stanford study

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There's been considerable debate among advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars over which technology is better for the environment. While neither vehicle type produces any tailpipe emissions, their overall emissions vary depending on the fuels and processes used to generate electricity or produce hydrogen. emissions hydrogen Study plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell

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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. The finding helps advance research into ammonia as an alternative to carbon-based fuels for cars, airplanes, and power generation facilities.

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Study finds that steady reduction in fossil fuel emissions will not result in short-term warming spike

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One view advanced in some studies attempting to model future climate is that cleaning up fossil-fuel air pollution rapidly will unintentionally lead to a near-term rise in atmospheric warming of about a half-degree Celsius, which might take up to a century to reverse. We analyzed 42 scenarios presenting different timescales for a very rapid worldwide transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. Climate Change Climate models Emissions

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Greyrock, NREL study determines reduction in GHG and criteria pollutant emissions from using synthetic fuels produced from flare gas

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A “well-to-wheel” life cycle assessment (LCA) by a team from synthetic fuels producer Greyrock ( earlier post ), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has determined the potential reduction of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutant emissions from the use of synthetic fuels directly converted from flare gas. A Greyrock Flare Gas-to-Fuels conversion process at an Ohio oil well was used as the base case for this LCA.

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Lightning Systems using predictive analytics to calculate vehicle fleet fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions

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Engineers from Colorado-based Lightning Systems are using artificial neural networks to predict accurately the fuel economy and tailpipe emissions of fleet vehicles. A global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets, Lightning Systems ( earlier post ) is deploying this form of artificial intelligence to make vehicle-fleet management predictions with high accuracy. Our analysis predicted fuel consumption with a margin for error as low as 0.1

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Study: alcohol, biomethane and ammonia are the best-positioned fuels to reach zero net emissions for shipping; OPEX, not CAPEX challenge

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Based on market projections, the best positioned fuels for research and development into net zero fuels for shipping are alcohol, biomethane, and ammonia. Energy efficiency has been and still is an important tool for Maersk to reduce CO 2 emissions; efficiency measures have positioned Maersk 10% ahead of the industry average. The shipping industry needs to introduce carbon-neutral propulsion fuels and new technologies. A study by A.P.

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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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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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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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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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