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Ricardo Energy & Environment launches real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service with individual vehicle identification in the UK

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To address this need, Ricardo Energy & Environment, working with technology partner OPUS Inspection, has launched a real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service. —Sean Christiansen, Ricardo Energy & Environment air quality practice director.

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Even top German minister for environment prefers Tesla

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Government officials in Germany seeking to express national pride in their choice of vehicle have no shortage of options. The established German luxury brands offer many models that frequently serve in the capacity of official vehicle for an elected official. Indeed, given Germany's considerable investment in its auto industry, using a German car. Europe Germany Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Hybrids perform best in urban environments

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The fuel economy advantage of running a hybrid car over a diesel vehicle is often ‘an illusion’ according to new assessment by Emissions Analytics. Analysing the fuel economy performance of over 30 hybrids in the UK and US, the firm compared their performance to efficient diesel models. Using dat[.].

U Toronto study measures GDI emissions in urban near-road environment

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A study of emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles in an urban near-road environment in Toronto over a wide range of weather conditions (February 2014 to January 2015) found that—other than for NO x and CO—the GDI engines had elevated emissions compared to the Toronto fleet. Hence, GDI PM mass loadings and chemical composition may vary depending on the measurement environment or exhaust conditioning.

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Nissan’s electric NV200 wins Environment Award

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The fully electric version of the LCV is still in testing stages with various companies but that didn’t bear any influence on Van Fleet World presenting it with the Environment Award at this week’s [.]. It’s not even due to hit the market for at least another year but Nissan’s e-NV200 has won its first award.

Could natural gas cars threaten the environment?

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Natural gas cars have often been seen as an environmentally friendly alternative to petrol and diesel powered vehicles. However, that may all be about to change. That’s because a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure, prompted by a shift to natural [.]. Green cars Green credentials Latest news green cars natural gas natural gas vehicles

This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

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You can fool yourself if you want to, but you can’t fool your kids, because in the end they will know their school, or that nonprofit pretending to be teaching kids about the environment, sold them out.

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Garages tempted to hurt the environment by disposing of tyres illegally

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Nearly two-thirds of garages (65%) say they have either considered or being approached to dispose of old tyres illegally according to new research.

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Greenius Wins The SEED Award for Environmental Outreach & Education

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While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Every day our EcoMedia projects cut carbon emissions, cut energy use, help educate and improve the environment. The latest news on global warming could not be worse.

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Argonne researchers developing multifunctional farm landscapes balancing economy, bioenergy and environment

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In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are finding ways to meet three agrarian land management objectives simultaneously: maximizing a farmer’s production; growing feedstock for bioenergy; and protecting the environment. These sections of land are doubly taxing—unprofitable for the farmer and damaging to the environment.

New safety test environment for high-speed flywheels for energy storage systems; new high-speed imaging techniques

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Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. PAHs primarily occur in complex mixtures; many are classified as carcinogenic/mutagenic environmental toxins with the potential to cause negative long-term effects both in humans and in the aquatic environment.

Obama Administration releases National Bioeconomy Blueprint; health, food, energy and environment

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The White House today released a national Bioeconomy Blueprint , a comprehensive approach to harnessing innovations in biological research to address national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment. In coordination with the Blueprint’s release, Federal officials also announced a number of new commitments to help achieve the Blueprint’s goals.

Li-on batteries ‘not too bad’ for the environment

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Electric cars are widely excepted as a ‘green’ alternative to fossil fuelled vehicles as they emit no tailpipe emissions and because their carbon footprint can be largely determined by the electricity mix from which they recharge. However what has not been fully analysed and understood is just how green the manufacture, operation and disposal of [.].

Could the Prius be harmful to the environment?

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According to them, the nickel on the Toyota Prius battery is mined in Sudbury, Ontario and then it is smelted nearby where there are reports of damage to the environment. Though widely thought of as the ultimate green car, the 2010 Toyota Prius is facing criticism over just how green it is. The controversy centres on its use of a nickel metal hydride battery.

U Michigan opens Mcity test environment for connected and automated vehicle technologies

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The University of Michigan has opened Mcity, the first large controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.

World celebrates forests for Environment Day

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Sunday was World Environment Day (WED) and this year’s theme is ‘Forests: Nature at your Service’; designed to highlight the vital environmental, economic and social role the world’s forests play. Organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the international day was supported by host nation India, with people around the doing their bit to [.]. Green credentials climate change CO2 deforest forest india world environment day

Canada Environment Minister to propose exemptions from 2% renewable content in home heating oil and diesel

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Canada’s Minister of the Environment, Peter Kent, said he will propose an amendment to the Renewable Fuels Regulations that would see a permanent national exemption from the 2% renewable content requirement in home heating oil, as well as a 6-month extension to the exemption from the 2% renewable content requirement for diesel fuel for Canada’s Maritime Provinces.

DOE Joint Genome Institute approves 41 projects for 2012 Community Sequencing Program; climate, environment and bioenergy feedstocks

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Considered to be among the harshest and most extreme environments on the planet with low water and nutrient levels paired with high salt and ultraviolet radiation levels, the team seeks to understand how the carbon cycle plays out in this ecosystem. Additionally, the microbes in this environment may offer insight into bioremediation applications for cold ecosystems. The Agave Microbiome: Exploring the role of microbial communities in plant adaptations to desert environments.

The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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Environment Agency receives first electric car

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The Environment Agency is the latest public body to benefit from the clean-running of the all-electric i-MiEV as Mitsubishi hands over the first electric car model to join the agency’s fleet. Mitsubishi Climate Change Week Environment Agency i mievThe Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which is contract hired through Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, is being delivered to its office in Brampton, Peterborough today for staff [.].

Everything you need to know about the 2017 road tax changes

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Environment Road tax TaxAs 2017 looms ever closer, many motorists may be concerned about the incoming changes to road tax bands and how it will affect their pockets. Set i.

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World Environment Center awarding 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for sustainable development to Volkswagen Group

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The World Environment Center ( WEC ) will award its 30 th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to the Volkswagen Group. The World Environment Center’s Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development was established in 1985 to recognize significant industry initiatives in global environmental excellence and sustainable development.

Gallup poll finds Americans split on energy vs. environment trade-off

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These results are based on Gallup’s annual Environment poll, conducted 8-11 March. Independents’ views are closer to those of Democrats, with 49% prioritizing the environment and 41% energy production.

DOT to award almost $9M to keep Ann Arbor connected vehicle R&D environment going for another 3 years

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a grants notice ( DTFH6114RA00002 ) for the award of $8,991,669 (as a 50% cost-share) to maintain for an additional three years the unique connected vehicle research and testing environment the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) developed in Ann Arbor under the Safety Pilot. DOT has opened up this data-rich environment to industry for use in testing their own devices and applications.

What's Good For GM Is.Good For The Environment?

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We asked last year if the new GM would be a cleantech play. It’s looking more and more like that’s the case. Yesterday, the company announced it would be rolling out a hybrid technology system called eAssist in the Buick Regal 2012 that will boost fuel economy by 25 percent. The system uses regenerative braking, power stored in a

Could black box insurance be good for the environment too? The Green Piece

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The Green Piece Column. Telematics-or black box insurance-it is something that is expected to gain interest among consumers as fight back to rising premiums.

US Federal Aviation Administration to form Center of Excellence (COE) for Environment and Energy

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is forming a Center of Excellence for Environment and Energy during FY-2013. The FAA anticipates the COE will attract interest from other organizations such as the airline industry, other industrial groups, airport authorities, and other governmental entities to solve various unique and difficult aviation problems related to environment and energy.

Federal Highway Administration to award up to $2M for assistance in setting up certification environment for connected vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a request for applications ( RFA DTFH6114RA00014 ) for assistance in establishing a future certification environment for connected vehicle devices and applications. This layer certifies that a device is suitable for the environment in which it will be used (temperature, vibration, weather, etc.).

DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment. Transportation Safety is the DOT’s top stated priority for the connected vehicle environment.

Diesel owners could soon face congestion charge in major cities

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Environment Politics DieselDiesel drivers could soon be charged to enter many major cities such as Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Bristol after the High Court rule.

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Environment Canada study finds vehicle exhaust a significant source of isocyanic acid; suggests consideration of new emission standard

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Researchers at Environment Canada have found that vehicle exhaust is a significant source of isocyanic acid (HNCO), a toxic gaseous acid that is a product of various forms of combustion and a potential health concern. Based on other work on HNCO, the Environment Canada team noted that there are circumstances where HNCO concentrations could be large enough to have a detrimental effect on human health.

NSF and JST launch joint program Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society; focus on energy and environment

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The goal of this joint NSF-JST program is to advance novel biological knowledge in metabolomics in the areas of energy and the environment, and to foster greater collaborative interactions between Japanese and US scientists in these priority areas.

G-Wiz founder wins Energy and Environment award

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The Economist has announced that Chetan Maini, co-founder of Reva Electric Car Company, is to receive its respected Energy and Environment Innovation award at the international publication’s forthcoming 2011 Innovation Awards. Electric cars award Chetan Maini electric car Energy and Environment G-Wiz REVA The Economist win

Euro Parliament Environment Committee approves 147 g CO2/km target for light commercial vehicles by 2020; caps van speed

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Members of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee approved a draft law setting out rules for achieving a 147 g CO 2 /km (235 g/mile) target for new light commercial vehicles by 2020, down from 203 g/km (325 g/mile) today—i.e.,

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Ford poll finds Europeans want freedom of car ownership, but worry about traffic, cost of driving, environment

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A new Ford Motor Company-sponsored poll of 6,000 people across Europe found that most Europeans remain committed to car ownership, but have growing concerns about traffic congestion, the cost of driving and the environment. 57% say elected bodies bear most responsibility for reducing transport impact on the environment. It is testing car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication systems under real-world conditions in a large scale test environment.

US DOT holding public meeting on enabling a secure environment for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure transactions

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will hold a free Policy Research Workshop on Enabling a Secure Environment for Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Transactions on 19-20 April in Washington, DC. Establishing a secure trust environment among vehicles and other legitimate equipment is a key challenge for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure crash avoidance and other applications.