Neste joins eFuel Alliance

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The eFuel Alliance is based in Berlin and Brussels and brings together companies and organizations that share the goal of establishing and promoting power- and bio-based synthetic fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Low-carbon fuels are the only sustainable solution to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from existing combustion engines around the world.

Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The European Community’s air pollutant emission inventory report released by the European Environment Agency finds that in 2007, sulphur oxides (SO x ) emissions were down by 72 % from 1990 levels. The downward emission trend of three main pollutants which cause ground-level ozone continued in 2007: carbon monoxide (CO) fell by 57%, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) were down by 47% and nitrogen oxides (NO x ) have dropped 36%.

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Solaris joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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The aim of the Alliance is to scale-up, by 2030, the production and deployment of hydrogen as a fuel produced by means of low-emission technologies and renewable energy sources.

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EEA: Higher EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 due to economic recovery and cold winter

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Greenhouse gas emissions increased in the EU in 2010 as a result of both economic recovery in many countries after the 2009 recession and a colder winter, according to the latest greenhouse gas inventory published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Nonetheless, emissions growth was somewhat contained by continued strong growth in renewable energy sources. The long-term reduction trend continued, as EU-27 greenhouse gas emissions still remained 15.4%

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Companies form H2Bus consortium to deploy 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell buses and infrastructure in Europe

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The partners says that this hydrogen fuel cell electric bus solution will be the most cost-effective truly zero-emission option available, with a single-decker bus price below €375,000 after funding, a hydrogen price between €5 and €7 per kilogram and a service cost of €0.30 It is essential that commercial players join forces to realize the true zero-emission mobility society. Hydrogen is the zero-emission solution for heavy-duty applications.

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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In general, high scorers exhibit long-standing commitments to protecting public health, preserving natural resources, and decoupling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from economic activity. Low scores on the EPI are indicative of the need for national sustainability efforts on a number of fronts, especially cleaning up air quality, protecting biodiversity, and reducing GHG emissions, said the researchers. Emissions Health

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Neste to open office for growing Renewable Aviation business; launching Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Netherlands

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We are determined to serve our customers and the entire aviation industry in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with our Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel. Besides the Netherlands, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available for customers in the United States in California and Oregon, Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Lithuania.

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JATO: European car registrations up 5.2% in November; SUVs post record market share

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Despite a turbulent 2017 for the industry as a whole, which has faced threats from the diesel crisis, new emissions targets and Brexit, results for the first eleven months of the year show an overall increase in registrations of 3.8%, with 14.43 Latvia and Estonia held their positions as the European markets where SUVs are most popular, with market shares of 44.1% New car registrations in Europe climbed 5.2%

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New cars in Europe in 2013 collectively met 2015 CO2 target two years ahead of the deadline

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The average CO 2 emissions level of a new car sold in 2013 was 127 g CO 2 /km; the target for 2015 was 130 g/km. The average per-km CO 2 emissions for gasoline-fueled cars was 128.62 EEA noted that manufacturers will have to keep reducing emissions levels to meet the target of 95g CO 2 /km by 2021. The main drivers of efficiency have been technological improvements and higher sales of diesel cars, which typically have lower CO 2 emissions levels than gasoline equivalents.

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Solaris to present new generation hydrogen bus

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Hydrogen buses have the potential to be very popular on the market: they are cheap in use, lighter than electric buses, can cover a distance of 350 km on a single hydrogen refueling (that is also the average daily range of a city bus) and they are completely emission-free—the only substance emitted while the bus is driving is steam. This year, 10 such vehicles will drive across the capital of Latvia in total.

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Nordic green signs Agency Agreement with BioMCN for bio-methanol

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Nordic Green, a company focused on the introduction of bio-methanol, has signed an Agency Agreement with BioMCN , a producer of bio-methanol, for the representation and sales of bio-methanol in Nordic (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) and Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) countries.

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New cars sold in Europe in 2011 were 3.3% more fuel efficient than those sold in 2010; increasing diesel uptake

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Average carbon dioxide emissions per kilometer continue to fall in Europe, according to preliminary figures released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The average CO 2 emissions for these cars was 135.7 In addition, the long-term reduction of emissions has been influenced by an increasing uptake of diesel cars, an ongoing trend which continued in 2011.

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Ballard-powered fuel cell electric buses exceed 10M km of revenue service

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the world’s largest train manufacturer ( earlier post ); A recent purchase order from OEM Solaris Bus & Coach for engines to power buses for deployment in Riga, Latvia ( earlier post ); Bidding for more than 100 fuel cell buses under Europe's Horizon 2020 funded program; and. Bidding on fuel cell bus programs funded by the US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the Low and No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Program ( earlier post ).

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EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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None of the EEA scenarios considered delivered the targeted reduction in transport GHG emissions. The report’s findings for the period 1997–2007 present a mixed picture, with some improvements in air pollutants and serious concerns regarding persistent growth in transport’s greenhouse gas emissions. Over the last ten years we have concentrated on measures to improve mobility whilst decoupling transport emissions from economic growth.

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Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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l/100 km) on the European combined cycle, a range of 817 miles on one tank of fuel and CO 2 emissions of 99 g/km. The 24 countries which are covered in the route, in alphabetical order, are as follows: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

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EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Transport continues to contribute disproportionally to Europe’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, poor air quality and noise, and still uses the least efficient modes to move people and goods according to a new report from the European Environmental Agency (EEA). Emissions of regulated air pollutants from vehicles continue to fall across EEA member countries but concentrations remain high in some urban areas.

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Oil Drum Licenses On-Board Hydrogen Generator for Baltic States

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The deal will allow UAB Hydro2 to manufacture, sell and install the Save-Fuel On Demand Hydrogen Technology for the truck, bus and coach industries in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. As a result the engine burns fuel more efficiently and produces less particulate emissions and reduces the vehicle’s environmental impact.

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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The latest edition of “ Monitoring CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU ” includes provisional data on vehicles sold in 2012. It shows that average CO 2 emissions from the new car fleet in the EU fell by 2.6 % between 2011 and 2012. Diesel cars have traditionally had lower CO 2 emissions than their petrol counterparts although this gap has narrowed in recent years. 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA.

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Carmakers are going green but British motorists are not

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Carmakers are being forced to make significant cuts in their vehicles’ CO2 emissions, but some countries appear reluctant to buy the greenest models – British motorists languish at sixteenth place in a league table of who buys the most polluting models in Europe, according to a study carried out on behalf of the Environmental Transport Association (ETA). VW Polo) – the least green motorists are from Latvia with a figure of 177g/km (eg. Latvia / 181 / 183.