EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. After EPA promulgates the final rule with the standards, FAA will complete a subsequent rulemaking to enforce these standards.

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Report: California clean cars crusader Mary Nichols on shortlist to be next EPA chief

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Mary Nichols, currently head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), was one of the names recommended to the Biden campaign for the EPA administrator post during the last stages of the. emissions EPA

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Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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opposed-piston heavy-duty diesel engine has achieved performance results that comply with pending 2027 requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California to reduce sharply emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ). Achates Power’s innovative 3-cylinder, 10.6L

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Volkswagen ID.4 Pro electric SUV receives 260-mile EPA range

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Pro, the first-volume version of VW’s new electric SUV, has received its official EPA estimated range: 260 miles. Pro electric SUV receives 260-mile EPA range appeared first on Electrek. The Volkswagen ID.4

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EPA panel says air pollution not harmful

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It isn't just global warming emissions that the EPA plans to deregulate. EPA air pollution Andrew WheelerAt a meeting last Thursday, a key air quality standards board at the agency cast doubt on longstanding findings that particulate matter—the microscopic particles spewing from diesel tailpipes—can cause health problems leading to premature deaths. In the absence of.

EPA reportedly plans to eliminate science office

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Science looks to no longer be a high priority at the EPA. The New York Times reported Thursday that the EPA plans to eliminate the powerful Office of the Science Advisor, merging it with another office under the Deputy Administrator for Science. The move represents a significant demotion of the science advisory role. Previously the Office of the.

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EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Under this competition, EPA anticipates awarding between 40 and 70 assistance agreements.

EPA GHG Inventory shows US GHG down 1.7% y-o-y in 2019, down 13% from 2005

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 28 th annual Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), which presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2019. Source: EPA. Source; EPA.

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The refrigerant industry asked for HFC phase-out, and the EPA just delivered

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The EPA delivered today. more… The post The refrigerant industry asked for HFC phase-out, and the EPA just delivered appeared first on Electrek.

EPA dissolves boards of pollution scientists

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The EPA has dismissed two panels of outside scientists that advised the agency on particulate matter and ground-level ozone, which have been linked to smog and respiratory problems. Under acting administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal-industry lobbyist, analyzing those pollutants will be left to the EPA's internal Clean Air Scientific Advisory. emissions EPA air pollution

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Automakers rebuff EPA mpg rollbacks, cut side deal with California

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have banded together with California—to set an example for the EPA and its long-stalled emissions and fuel economy revamp. emissions EPA Fuel EconomySome of the largest automakers in the U.S. The agreement between Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW's U.S. division would raise fuel-economy standards by about 3.7 percent a year through 2026 to a final target of about 50.

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EPA reconsiders withdrawal of California’s waiver to enforce greenhouse gas standards for cars and light trucks

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The purpose of this Notice of Reconsideration is to seek comment on a number of issues in the 2019 SAFE-1 action including: Whether it was proper for EPA to reconsider a previously issued CAA waiver. Whether EPA’s action to withdraw California’s waiver in consideration of EPCA preemption was appropriate. Whether the SAFE-1 interpretation of the CAA that enabled EPA to withdraw California’s waiver was appropriate. EPA plans to propose this rule in July 2021.

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EPA AED estimates emissions controls were removed from > 550K diesel pickups over last decade; impact equivalent to adding 9M additional trucks

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In a new report , the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Enforcement Division (AED) estimates that the emissions controls have been removed from more than 550,000 diesel pickup trucks in the last decade. Number of full delete Class 2b and diesels by vehicle age Source: EPA.

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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. EPA global warmingThe 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.

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EPA, NHTSA issue One National Program Rule; EPA withdraws CA waiver for GHG and fuel economy

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final action entitled the “ One National Program Rule ,” which will enable the federal government to provide nationwide uniform fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for automobiles and light duty trucks.

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Report: EPA to reveal MPG plan, remove California emissions authority

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The EPA is expected to formally announce Wednesday how it plans to revoke the waiver that permits California to set its own greenhouse-gas standards under the federal Clean Air Act, according to media reports. EPA CARBThe timeline for the move, which is aimed to lay the groundwork for a single set of national fuel economy standards, comes via Bloomberg.

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2019 Audi e-tron EPA range revealed: Nothing to brag about, but aiming for the real world?

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The official EPA-rated range results are in for the 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV—at least according to Audi, as they’re not yet posted by the federal agency—and they’re a fair amount lower than what was widely anticipated. Audi of America said Thursday that the EPA rating for the 2019 e-tron will be just 204 miles. EPA EPA Ratings

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EPA wants to limit the studies behind environmental regulations

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In a move ostensibly aimed at increasing regulatory transparency, the EPA has proposed new rules that would require extensive disclosure of the data gathered in the research behind public health regulation—including confidential health records.

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EPA switches stance to support Tenth Circuit’s Renewable Fuels Association Decision

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that, after careful consideration of the 2020 decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Renewable Fuels Association et al. EPA , 948 F.3d 1206 , EPA now supports that court’s interpretation of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) small-refinery provisions. Supreme Court Case and EPA’s Position.

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EPA annual inventory shows US GHG up 3.1% from 2017-2018

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The 2020 edition of US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) comprehensive annual report on nationwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions shows that emissions increased from 2017 to 2018 by 3.1% (after accounting for sequestration from the land sector). Source: EPA. >.

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EPA adds 1-bromopropane to list of hazardous air pollutants; first addition since 1990

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted petitions to add 1-bromopropane (1-BP) to the list of hazardous air pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This is the first time since 1990 that EPA has granted a petition to add a hazardous air pollutant to the CAA. Petitioners requesting EPA to list 1-BP, also known as n-propyl bromide (nPB), have demonstrated its adverse health and environmental impacts.

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EPA proposes retaining current NAAQS for particulate matter

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to retain, without changes, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) including both fine particles (PM 2.5 ) and coarse particles (PM 10 ). EPA sets both an annual and a 24-hour standard for fine particles (PM 2.5 ). EPA is proposing to retain the current annual standard, with its level of 12.0 ?g/m EPA is proposing to retain the existing 24-hour standard, with its level of 35 ?g/m

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EPA confirms 250-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 Pro and 1st Edition electric SUV

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electric SUV 1st Edition and Pro models officially have an EPA-estimated 250 miles of range on a single charge. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for city driving is 104 MPGe; highway driving is rated at 89 MPGe, and combined city/highway at 97 MPGe. The Volkswagen 2021 ID.4

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Architect of clean-air rollbacks resigns at EPA

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EPA Office of Air and Radiation Administrator Bill Wehrum, an attorney who formerly represented power companies in their effort to roll back clean-air regulations, has resigned. emissions EPA air pollutionThe biggest air-quality issues that the Office of Air and Radiation oversees are tailpipe emissions from cars, and emissions from power plants that increasingly provide.

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EPA proposes more smog-contributing ethanol in summer gasoline

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EPA ethanol smog air pollutionEthanol is known as an alternative fuel, and is even renewable. But that doesn't always make it clean. The Environmental Protection Agency, after proposing watered down emissions and fuel economy standards for cars, has now released a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol blended into pump gas year-round, including selling E15 in the summer.

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EPA finalizes ICAO-aligned GHG emissions standards for aircraft; “no costs and no emission reductions”

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets.

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EPA's 'Top Fuel Sippers' Don't Use Fuel: They're Electric Cars

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of top "fuel sippers," compiled from its fuel-economy ratings. Published on the EPA's Fueleconomy.gov website, the list includes. Green EPA EPA Ratings MPGe plug-in carsThe U.S. But none of them actually use any fuel at all. That's because they're all electric cars. DON'T MISS: What Is MPGe Anyway? What Is Efficiency For Electric Cars?

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EPA collects penalties for alleged automobile ‘defeat device’ violations by two Iowa companies

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with two Iowa companies for allegedly tampering with car engines to render emissions controls inoperative, in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. According to EPA, Menzel Enterprises Iowa Inc. EPA also alleged that UpCountry Fab and Performance LLC of Clive, Iowa, removed emission control equipment and/or sold “defeat devices” on at least 48 occasions.

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EPA denying petitions for small refinery RFS exemptions for past compliance years

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is denying petitions for small refinery exemptions for past compliance years, the so-called “gap-filling” petitions for the 2011-18 compliance years. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to set annual RFS volumes of biofuels that must be used for transportation fuel for four categories of biofuels: total, advanced, cellulosic, and biomass-based diesel.

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Tesla Model Y Standard Range gets official EPA rating, but the vehicle’s fate is unknown

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Tesla Model Y Standard Range has received an official EPA rating – making it one of the most efficient cars in the world, but the vehicle’s fate is still unknown.

Deadline for comments on EPA fuel-economy rollback is Tuesday

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Readers who want to make their voices heard in objection to (or support of) the EPA proposal to freeze fuel economy standards have until tomorrow to get their comments in. The EPA proposed in early August to undo Obama-era rules requiring cars to reach increasingly stringent fuel-economy targets through 2025. EPA Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Tesla Model S Long Range Plus now EPA-rated for 402 miles

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Tesla’s Model S Long Range Plus now carries an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles—a 20% increase compared to a 2019 Model S 100D with the same battery pack design.

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EPA finalizes RFS volumes for 2020 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2021

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2020, and the biomass-based diesel volume for 2021. EPA said that by proposing effectively 15.8

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EPA allows year-round sale of E15 gasoline

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US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final action that would remove the key regulatory barrier to using gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer driving season and reform the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program to increase transparency and deter price manipulation.

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EPA Will Add On-Road Testing For Emissions Compliance

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand on-road emissions testing to all diesel vehicles. emissions EPA Fuel Economy EPA RatingsIn the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the U.S. The agency currently conducts only a handful of on-road tests of new vehicles each year, to confirm laboratory results. But Volkswagen's cheating and recent fuel-economy.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E range test: At 70 mph, true to EPA highway results

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Just as far as the EPA ratings suggest, I recently found out in a real-world range test. The Mach-E is the first electric SUV not from Tesla to reach an EPA-rated range of up to 300 miles, and in the Mach-E Premium 4X form we recently tested, the official range is 270 miles.

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2021 Tesla Model Y Standard Range Gets EPA Efficiency Rating

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It should be able to go some 222 miles (357 km) on the highway, according to the EPA

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Base 2021 Porsche Taycan RWD: EPA-rated at 200 or 225 miles

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According to Porsche Cars North America—and posted on its consumer site and build tools Thursday—the base, rear-wheel-drive Taycan has EPA range ratings of 200 miles with the 79.2-kwh Performance Battery, or 225 As U.S.

EPA: preliminary data show average fuel economy of new light-duty vehicles reached a record high of 25.7 MPG in 2020

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Preliminary data in EPA’s 2020 Automotive Trends Report shows average fuel economy for model year 2020 light-duty vehicles increased to 25.7 Given that the preliminary data was reported before the COVID-19 outbreak and response, that preliminary data may change significantly, EPA said.

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

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But a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that so far, carmakers are doing just fine. 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. emissions standards to question whether automakers can continue meeting those standards.

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Analysis: Wheeler says electric cars "not grounds for concern" at the EPA. Really?

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The EPA may publish window stickers for all new cars that list their fuel efficiency, but it's not clear the agency's acting administrator has read them. At BloombergNEF's Future Mobility summit in San Francisco, on Monday, Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler told Bloomberg, "It is not the EPA’s role to promote a particular type of fuel. EPA California

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FEV testing suggests Lucid Air will have an EPA range of 517 miles on a single charge

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in Auburn Hills, Michigan, applying the EPA's Multicycle Test Procedure (SAE J1634 Oct 2012 Standard) with the standard adjustment factor. The results suggest that the Lucid Air is the longest EPA-range electric vehicle to date.

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Mazda tops EPA fuel-efficiency rankings for fifth year in a row

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EPA Fuel Economy EPA RatingsPick-ups and SUVs are rapidly taking over the American automotive landscape, but there's at least one measure in which it benefits an automaker to sell fewer of those vehicles. In the Environmental Protection Agency's latest "Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends" report, Mazda was named as the.

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