ICCT makes recommendations for post-Euro 6 light duty vehicle emissions standards

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The European Commission has begun work aimed at post-Euro 6 emission standards for on-road vehicles. The ICCT commends the commitment of the European Commission to continue to address on-road emissions through a new phase of pollutant emission standards.

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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. Eleven states now have a ZEV standard. The zero-emission standard does not compel anyone to buy an electric vehicle.

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EPA rejects tighter standards for soot and particulate matter

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Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to merely stay the course on its standards for fine particulates, produced in significant amounts by vehicles and power plants. emissionsAs the nation struggles to control a lung-related pandemic, the U.S.

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SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions diesel engine technology; 90% reduction of NOx

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Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption. g/hp-hr NO x emissions). Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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Emissions Analytics finds pollution from tire wear can be 1,000x worse than exhaust emissions

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Pollution from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than a car’s exhaust emissions, Emissions Analytics has found. New cars now emit very little in the way of particulate matter but there is growing concern around non-exhaust emissions (NEEs). Emissions Regulations Tires

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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. The Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment proposed the adoption of the LEV standards in response to Gov.

2018 86

MECA: industry could exceed relaxed US efficiency standards as it has to meet tighter standards elsewhere

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year-over-year increase in fuel efficiency and reduction in GHG emissions standards, which will result in projected overall industry averages of 40.4 In response, MECA (Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association), commented : Suppliers of emission control and efficiency technologies will continue to innovate and introduce new advancements to further improve fuel efficiency while continuing to lower tailpipe emissions across the light-duty vehicle fleet.

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Coming up next: emission standards for airplanes

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon follow up on previously-discussed plans to set emissions standards for airplanes. The agency previously identified airplane emissions as a threat to human health because of their contribution to climate change, but has not been able to issue actual rules governing those emissions. emissions EPA aircraft transportation policyThe U.S.

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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

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California ARB petitions US EPA for “Tier 5” stricter locomotive emissions standards

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In an effort to accelerate the movement to zero- or near-zero emission locomotives, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has petitioned the US EPA take action to adopt more stringent emission standards for locomotives. Top: Existing federal standards.

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Québec moves forward with a zero-emission vehicle standard

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Earlier this week, the Québec National Assembly unanimously adopted Bill 104, a zero-emission vehicle standard. Automakers that sell or lease a yearly average of more than 4,500 new vehicles (all light models combined) will be subject to the ZEV standard. The bill gives the Government of Québec the powers it needs to require car manufacturers to sell a minimum of zero-emission vehicles through a tradable credit system.

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Activated carbon filter now standard in all Volkswagen models

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From now on, every Volkswagen will be standard-equipped with the activated carbon filter with allergen function. Emissions HealthVolkswagen has begun to fit all its models with an activated carbon filter.

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EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

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After wiping out plans to continue boosting fuel economy standards earlier this month, the EPA on Tuesday proposed rolling back emissions standards on electric power plants. The new proposed rule, which the EPA calls the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule, would eliminate Obama-era standards that would have required power plants to reduce carbon.

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EPA finalizes Tier 3 fuel and emissions standards

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Tier 3 emission standards for gasoline sulfur content; evaporative emissions; and tailpipe emissions from passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty passenger vehicles, and some heavy-duty vehicles. EPA had issued the proposed standards last March. The Tier 3 standards, which come into effect starting in 2017, consider the vehicle and its fuel as an integrated system. Tailpipe emissions.

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American Honda Motor to pay $1.9M in penalties in California for small engine emissions violations

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Through extensive tests in its lab CARB discovered that this equipment did not meet the evaporative control emission standards that Honda had originally agreed to during the certification process. Evaporative emissions of raw fuel, which occur both while an engine is being used and at rest, are known as volatile organic compounds and are a significant precursor of smog. These credits can then be used for certification purposes to offset emissions on future products.

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In spite of tougher standards, European cars get dirtier

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emissions global warming plug-in carsEuropean automakers need to sell many more electric cars, but their customers aren't buying. Instead, they're buying more gas powered SUVs that emit more pollution than the cars they drove before.

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California Governor signs two bills to strengthen emission standard for trucks; Executive Order leverages $700B portfolio to strengthen climate resiliency

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills to strengthen emission standards for trucks, semis and other high-pollution vehicles. CARB is tasked with developing new grant criteria for clean vehicle programs to encourage manufacturers to produce clean, affordable cars and propose new strategies to increase demand in the primary and secondary markets for zero emission vehicles. Truck emissions. Electric (Battery) Emissions Heavy-duty

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Study: IMO low-sulfur fuel standards will decrease childhood asthma cases, premature deaths; climate tradeoffs

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This marks the most significant improvement in global fuel standards for the shipping industry in 100 years, and is intended to achieve significant health benefits on a global scale. concentrations in 2020 due to low-sulfur fuel standards. Avoided mortality due to fuel sulfur standards.

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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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China accelerates tougher vehicle emission standards, starting sooner

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China is known for having some of the worst air pollution in the world, due in part to years of lax emission regulations covering factories as well as vehicles in the world's largest new-car market. But China is about to implement much tougher emissions standards—and sooner than carmakers expected. emissions China energy policy Fuel Economy transportation policy

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ASI certifies one Novelis facility against Performance Standard, two against Chain of Custody Standard

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The Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced that Novelis’ plant in Ohle, Germany has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum. The Alunorf plant, a joint venture between Novelis and Hydro, achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification in January 2019.

2020 63

New Honda Jazz to be sold across Europe with standard hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Honda Jazz features efficient and responsive performance delivered by e:HEV hybrid technology as standard. The hybrid system produces CO 2 emissions from 102 g/km (WLTP) and fuel economy of 4.5

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Provisional agreement reached on European CO2 standards for heavy-duty trucks; 30% lower by 2030

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The European Parliament and the Council have reached provisional agreement on a regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO 2 emission standards for trucks. Trucks in Europe account for 22% of vehicle emissions while making up less than 5% of the vehicles on the road.

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ICCT: decline in diesel sales will have negligible impact on attainment of European CO2 emission standards

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Other technologies—such as efficiency improvements in gasoline engines as well as the rollout of hybrid electric power trains—offer more compelling and cost-effective pathways to reducing CO 2 emissions from European passenger cars, the ICCT says. The ICCT projects that a decline in diesel shares down to 15% in 2025 would not interfere with meeting EU CO 2 standards and would actually decrease costs of meeting CO 2 standards.17.

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EPA: GHG emissions standards for cars and light trucks should be revised; joint process with NHTSA (updated with more reactions)

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the completion of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) process for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025, and his final determination that the current standards are not appropriate and should be revised. Consumers Union: “Thanks to emissions and efficiency standards, consumers have saved billions of dollars on fuel over the last 5 years.

2018 73

California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., ridesharing companies—for innovative ways to curb GHG emissions as new mobility options grow at a rapid pace.

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CARB proposes amending California LEV III Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulation to maintain stringency if US standards change

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed amending the California Low-Emission Vehicle III Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulation to ensure that cars and light-duty trucks for model years 2022-2025 continue to meet California standards even if Federal standards are frozen. Specifically, CARB requests comments on potential flexibilities that might allow for continued compliance with the federal standards, or reward national actions to promote cleaner vehicles.

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SAE publishes SAE J2601 standard to harmonize H2 fueling of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles worldwide

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SAE has published the J2601 standard, “Fueling Protocols for Light Duty Gaseous Hydrogen Surface Vehicles”, the light duty hydrogen fueling protocol which will serve as a baseline for the first generation of infrastructure for refueling Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEVs).

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London launches $111M program to upgrade around 5000 older buses to Euro VI emissions standard

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched a £86.1-million (US$111 million) program to retrofit around 5,000 older buses with a new exhaust system that will upgrade the vehicles to Euro VI emissions standards. By September 2020 the entire bus fleet will be at least Euro VI standard, with the emissions from the retrofitte buses cut by up to 95%. In addition all buses within the central London Ultra-Low Emission Zone will be Euro VI hybrid standard by 2019.

2017 65

UCR study finds ultra-low emission natural gas bus exceeds federal and state NOx standards; as low as 0.0007g/bhp-hr

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A study by the University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) found that a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Agency (Metro) bus equipped with an ultra-low emission natural gas engine performs significantly cleaner than its certification standards across all duty cycles. In all conditions, the engine performed better than California’s toughest-in-the-nation standard for smog-forming emissions.

2017 73

EPA proposes updates to emissions standards for refineries

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update the toxic air pollution standards for petroleum refineries. Among its provisions, the agency’s proposal would, for the first time, require monitoring of air concentrations of benzene around the fenceline perimeter of refineries to assure that emissions are controlled. As a co-benefit of these proposed standards, the EPA projects to eliminate emissions of approximately 700,000 metric tonnes of CO 2 equivalents.

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Emissions Analytics RDE testing finds VW Touareg V8 TDI well below Euro 6 NOx limit

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Volkswagen has launched a new range of diesel engines (TDI) characterized by extremely low nitrogen oxide emissions (NO x ). These NO x values were determined on the basis of RDE measurements (Real Driving Emissions) in actual road traffic by independent specialist Emissions Analytics.

2020 104

Future Fuel Strategies: 40+ countries developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards

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Fuels market analyst Tammy Klein notes that more than 40 countries are developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards. Ten years ago, only four governments 10 years ago had introduced mandatory GHG emission and/or fuel economy standards: China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

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California Energy Commission approves first local energy efficiency standards that go beyond 2019 statewide requirements

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved six applications for local energy ordinances that exceed statewide requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. — The ordinances focus on building decarbonization—the strategic lowering of climate-changing emissions from buildings—including five that move toward building electrification. Adoption of local standards has gained momentum over time. The 2019 standards take effect 1 January 2020.

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Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

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Yet in most places, no one gets credit for lowering those carbon emissions. Driving on electricity produces less carbon than driving on gas. That is, until now. In an effort to reduce the cost of installing electric-car charging stations, a new agreement by the Electric Vehicle Charging Carbon Coalition (EVCCC), calculates carbon credits to. Carbon Charging Networks

2018 76

Real-world diesel emission study shows latest standards must be applied to heavy trucks

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On Monday, the Diesel Technology Forum responded to an article in Nature with a statement that supported "improved real-world testing" of diesel emissions. Europe emissions EPA EU nitrogen oxides Vehicle TestingWhen a major lobbying group issues a statement replying to an academic study before that study even hits the media, you know it's major.

2017 61

Mexico proposes new heavy-duty vehicle emission standards aligned with Euro VI and EPA 2010

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Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) has proposed new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, aligned with current standards in place in the rest of North America and in the European Union. The current limit values in Mexico are equivalent to Euro IV or EPA 2004 standards. Heavy-duty diesel emissions standards in the US, European Union, and Mexico. emissions in urban areas. Emissions Heavy-duty Regulations

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MECA report finds additional NOx emission reductions from new heavy-duty trucks achievable and cost-effective

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The transportation sector was responsible for over 7 million tons of NO x emissions in the US in 2014, with 50% of this sector’s NO x attributed to heavy-duty on- and off-road vehicles and equipment. Diesel Emissions Engines Heavy-duty Regulations

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Canada adopts stricter emissions standards for ships; further alignment with US on air emissions

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The Government of Canada is adopting stricter environmental standards to reduce air emissions from ships navigating in Canadian waters. These changes further align Canada’s air emission standards with the United States. The changes we are announcing today will help make our oceans and lakes cleaner by reducing ship emissions. Air emissions standards under the ECA are stricter than global requirements.

2013 85

China Yuchai launches 14 new diesel and natural gas engines to meet upcoming National VI emission standards

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China Yuchai International Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines for on- and off-road applications in China through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL), launched 14 new engines compliant with China’s more stringent National VI emission standards. China’s National V emission standards were fully implemented across the nation in 2017. Diesel Emissions Engines Natural Gas

2018 60

Study finds CO2 emissions trading more effective path to automotive CO2 reduction in Europe than tailpipe standards

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The European Union (EU) recently adopted CO 2 emissions mandates for new passenger cars, requiring steady reductions to 95 gCO 2 /km in 2021. Switching from the automotive standards to the trading scheme could save as much as €63 billion, says the study’s lead author Sergey Paltsev, deputy director at MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and senior research scientist at the MIT Energy Initiative. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Policy

2016 74

CALSTART survey finds major automotive suppliers see current CAFE standards as beneficial; 82% see BEVs as most important post-2025

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Major automotive suppliers see current national fuel economy standards as a boon for company job growth and industry investment and don’t want to see them altered by policymakers, according to the findings of an annual survey commissioned by CALSTART, an automotive technology industry group. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to complete its review of the standards and make an annoucement about their appropriateness at the end of the month.

2018 76

EPA proposes maintaining current NOx standards

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Based on its review of scientific evidence, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes retaining the current national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen (NO x ). There are currently two primary standards for NO x. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the EPA to review periodically the air quality criteria and standards. —“Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen”.

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