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.

2019 111

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.

2019 81

California, 4 automakers reach framework agreement on GHG standards; slight FE weakening, no upstream emissions calculations

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As the Trump administration prepares to freeze emission standards for light-duty cars and trucks, a consortium of four automakers—Ford, Honda, BMW of North America and Volkswagen Group of America—and California have agreed on a voluntary framework to reduce emissions that could serve as an alternative path forward for clean vehicle standards nationwide. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations

2019 78

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 89

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 70

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 85

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

2018 87

EPA annual report finds automakers outperforming GHG emissions standards

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miles per gallon—better than required by the 2013 standard. EPA’s GHG emissions standards cover light-duty vehicles from model year 2012 to 2025. they have met both the 2012 and 2013 standards (credits cannot be carried forward if a deficit exists in a prior model year).

2015 119

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.

2016 63

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

2019 71

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.

2017 104

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.

2019 78

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.

2016 110

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.

2019 103

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

2019 140

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.

2014 100

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.

2018 85

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.

2019 123

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.

2019 107

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

2016 63

Should California be able to set its own emissions standards? Take our Twitter poll

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California has set its own emissions standards since before the EPA was founded. Ever since the EPA started regulating emissions, the state has continued on its own. emissions Fuel Economy PollsNow according to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the Trump Administration thinks it has found a legal way to circumvent the legal exemption that allows the Golden State to continue.

2018 58

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.

2019 104

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.

2018 69

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

Pruitt won't let California set emission standards; EPA not looking at post-2025 rules

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Now, it's war, in the words of California's lead emission regulator. In what Bloomberg News called a "wide-ranging interview" with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, he indicated the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. emissions EPA global warming California California Air Resources Board CARB climate change carbon dioxide regulation Donald Trump

2018 64

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.

2018 65

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.

2019 111

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 85

Study: curbing diesel emissions could reduce mortality rates in big cities

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The researchers examined the air quality and public health impacts of projected freight-related emissions in 2050 over the continental United States. emissions change on air quality, health, and economic benefits. Emissions Health

2019 125

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).

2014 145

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 Administrator broadly outlines Trump Administration thinking on fuel economy standards and California

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In a speech on Tuesday at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in Washington, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined the Trump Administration’s thinking on national fuel economy standards and California. Wheeler said that the Administration will begin taking steps in the very near future to establish one set of national fuel-economy standards. (On So we will be moving forward with one national standard very soon.

2019 65

Should California be allowed to set its own emissions standards? Twitter poll results

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The state, along with 16 other states, opposes an EPA move to walk back emissions standards that requires cars to continue getting better fuel economy after 2021. Last week, a battle between California and the EPA came to a head when the state filed a lawsuit against the federal agency. We'd like to have our readers weigh in on our weekly Twitter. Polls

2018 62

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 67

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. The Trump administration may soon reveal a plan, involving the U.S.

2019 103

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.

2014 81

MECA report assesses technology feasibility for heavy-duty diesel trucks to meet lower NOx standards by 2024

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The report presents dynamometer test results and emission models from fully aged aftertreatment systems installed on heavy-duty on-road engines to offer several compliance paths that are achievable by model year 2024 without significant changes to today’s engines or aftertreatment systems.

2019 92

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

2019 78

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

2014 83

Volkswagen talks through Europe’s tough new emissions tests

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we most often encounter European WLTP standards in the context of sizing up plug-in driving range for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids that haven’t yet been rated by the EPA. emissions youtube Volkswagen diesel scandalFrom the U.S.,

2019 77

EPA launches Cleaner Trucks Initiative to update NOx standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) to further decrease NO x emissions from on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines. The CTI will include a future rulemaking that will update the existing NO x standard which was last set in 2001 while also streamlining compliance and certification requirements. The US has made major reductions in NO x emissions, but it’s been nearly 20 years since EPA updated these standards.

2018 86

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

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