WHO issues new, lower Global Air Quality Guidelines for classical pollutants

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New WHO has issued new Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) that reduce levels of key air pollutants, some of which also contribute to climate change. Recommended 2021 AQG levels compared to 2005 air quality guidelines. WHO global air quality guidelines.

Texas A&M team develops guidelines for 3D printing of martensitic steel

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Researchers from Texas A&M University, in collaboration with scientists in the Air Force Research Laboratory, have developed guidelines that allow 3D printing of martensitic steels into very sturdy, defect-free objects of nearly any shape.

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New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines Aim to Save Millions of Lives from Air Pollution

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Article courtesy of WHO: New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood.

ClassNK releases guidelines for liquefied hydrogen carriers

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Classification society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Hydrogen (LH 2 ) Carriers for the safe constructions and operation of LH 2 carriers based on provisions of the IMO Interim Recommendations. ClassNK has developed its Guidelines for Liquid Hydrogen Carriers which provide safety requirements for the design and construction of LH 2 carriers.

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WorldAutoSteel release v6 of Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines

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WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has published a major update to Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines (AHSS Guidelines), Version 6.0. AHSS Guidelines Version 6.0 WorldAutoSteel offers the AHSS Guidelines 6.0 Consequently, WorldAutoSteel technical experts have spent the past two years interacting with our membership in the US, Europe, Japan, and China to tap their expertise on our previous Guidelines version 5.0,

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New study confirms extensive gas leaks in the North Sea; recommends stricter guidelines for handling of abandoned wells

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The authors of the study encourage the industry to publish their data and recommend more independent emission measurements from abandoned wells in order to develop stricter guidelines and legally binding regulations for abandonment procedures.

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NHTSA proposes guidelines to address driver distraction caused by mobile devices in vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed guidelines to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. The release marks the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on US roads; the first phase, released in 2013, focused on devices or systems built into the vehicle at the time of manufacture.

2016 196

US DOT releases voluntary guidelines to minimize in-vehicle distractions

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The US Department of Transportation has released distraction guidelines that encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk connected to electronic devices built into their vehicles, such as communications, entertainment and navigation devices. The guidelines include recommendations to limit the time a driver must take his or her eyes off the road to perform any task to two seconds at a time and twelve seconds total.

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New Zealand issues new guidelines for EV manufacturers and importers

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New Zealand has issued new guidelines for electric vehicle manufacturers and importers to provide clarity about the regulations and rules for the safe use of electric vehicles in New Zealand. These guidelines aim to facilitate electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand by providing information in one place about the regulatory and market conditions that affect electric vehicles.

EEA report finds most Europeans in cities still exposed to levels of air pollution exceeding WHO guidelines

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The European Environment Agency’s (EEA’s) “ Air quality in Europe — 2019 report ” shows that almost all Europeans living in cities are still exposed to air pollution levels that exceed the health-based air quality guidelines (AQGs) set by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Study: 87% of world’s population in 2013 lived in areas exceeding WHO PM2.5 guidelines

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In 2013, 87% of the world’s population lived in areas exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guideline of 10 μg/m 3 PM 2.5 87% of the global population resided in areas above the WHO guideline of 10 μg/m 3 , with essentially none of the population of China (0.4%) or India (0.01%) living in areas meeting this level. annual average), according to a major international study published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

2015 183

EPA Issues New Guidelines For Automaker Fuel-Economy Testing

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday it will issue new guidelines for fuel-economy testing. In the wake of multiple incidents of misstated window-sticker ratings, government regulators are reevaluating how carmakers test for fuel economy. The U.S. MORE: EPA To Tighten Gas-Mileage Test Rules, Audit More Ratings From Carmakers Last

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US Department of Transportation proposes ‘distraction’ guidelines for automakers for in-vehicle electronic devices

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk for in-vehicle electronic devices. The proposed voluntary guidelines would apply to communications, entertainment, information gathering and navigation devices or functions that are not required to safely operate the vehicle. The Phase I proposed guidelines cover certain devices installed in vehicles as original equipment that are operated by the.

2012 185

Honda revises and expands Green Purchasing Guidelines; broader scope applied to all suppliers worldwide

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revised the Honda Green Purchasing Guidelines which were formulated in 2001 to guide its environmental conservation activities in the area of purchasing. Reflecting the globalization of Honda’s purchasing practices, Honda Green Purchasing Guidelines were revised in order to apply to all parts and materials suppliers around the world. The older guidelines with a reduced scope applied only to suppliers in Japan.

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Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

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There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who, for whatever reasons, find plugging in a car to be an impediment. But while several companies are pursuing the technology, it isn't currently available from automakers in new. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Wireless charging

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Report: PM2.5 hits 390 µg/cubic meter in Shanghai, 5x national limit and 15.6x WHO safety guideline

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times the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) safety guideline of 25 µg/m 3. The Shanghai Daily reported that PM 2.5 concentrations peaked at 390 µg per cubic meter on Thursday—more than five times the nation’s limit of 75, and 15.6 Due to the arrival of pollutants from north, the PM 2.5 density soared to 300 micrograms by 7am from the 120 micrograms recorded at 4am, and the figure continued to rise throughout the afternoon.

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ECOtality to Develop EV Infrastructure Guidelines for British Columbia

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has been contracted by British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure guidelines for the planning, design and installation of charging infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles. These guidelines will be applicable to several charging scenarios, including: Single Detached Dwellings (with garage, carport, street parking, etc.).

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Charging Station Infrastructure Requirements in India

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In this article let’s look into the infrastructure requirements and guidelines provided by the Indian government and charging station infrastructure requirements. The revised guidelines/standards for setting up a charging station were issued by the ministry of power on 1 st October 2019.

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SAE taskforce developing standards for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles; targeting first guideline by end of 2011

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The taskforce, which launched in October 2010 and began meeting in November 2010, has a goal of delivering the first SAE guideline by end of 2011 for publishing in 2012. Closed loop wireless charging diagram. Source: Jesse Schneider. Click to enlarge. SAE has launched a taskforce ( SAE J2954 ) on the “Wireless Charging of Electric and Plug-in Electric Vehicles”—i.e. EVs and PHEVs.

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Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change.

SAE taskforce J2954 on wireless charging and positioning standards looking to have final draft of guideline this year; significant industry involvement

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Under the emerging J2954 guidelines, communications for wireless charging will use DSRC. The SAE Taskforce on wireless charging and positioning of electric vehicles (SAE J2954) ( earlier post ) is progressing, and is slated to have a final draft of the guideline this year, according to the Society of Automotive Engineers, International (SAE). Source: J2954. Click to enlarge.

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New Zealand adjusts electric car guidelines

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In a bid to clear up the issues of electric car safety, New Zealand is offering new guidelines to electric car manufacturers and importers. Entitled: Deploying electric vehicles in New Zealand: A guide to the regulatory and market environment; the guidelines were put together by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development, [.].

Carmakers get new guidelines for green claims

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A new set of guidelines has been drawn up to help automotive companies be clear and fair in their environmental claims. The Low Carbon Vehicle Patnership (LowCVP), Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and ISBA (the Voice of British Advertisers) have joined forces to launch the best practice principles for environmental claims in marketing [.].

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Guideline price revealed for Toyota Prius Plug-in

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Toyota has revealed that its new Prius Plug-in hybrid will cost less than £31,000 when it launches in the UK in 2012. This figure is before any incentives are taken into account, such as the £5,000 Ultra-Low Carbon Vehicle grant scheme run by the Government. Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) tax rate for company car users is expected [.]. Toyota plug-in price prius

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ClassNK issues AiP for cargo containment system for Kawasaki large liquefied hydrogen carrier; highest carrying capacity

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ClassNK carried out the design review of the newly developed CCS for a hydrogen liquified carrier based on its Part N of Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships incorporating the IGC Code, and its guidelines incorporating the IMO’s interim recommendations.

Phoenix Motorcars deploys electric cargo truck to service family-owned business in Sacramento

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C&V Contractors was the first zero emission truck replacement project approved by the Sac Metro Air District under the new Sacramento Emergency Clean Air Transportation (SECAT) guidelines.

Global study links daily exposure to ozone pollution to increased risk of death

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100 µg/m 3 , World Health Organization guideline; 120 µg/m 3 , European Union directive; 140 µg/m 3 (about 0.070 parts per million); National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in the US; 160 µg/m 3 Chinese Ambient Air Quality Standard (CAAQS).

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Germany launches call for funding for construction and operation of a development platform for power-to-liquid fuels

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The overall funding concept consists of four measures: A first funding guideline for the development of renewable fuels was published on 11 May 2021 and is dedicated to the further development of renewable fuel technologies. Another funding guideline concerns investments in the conversion or the construction of new generation plants for renewable fuels (electricity-based fuels and advanced biofuels) so that they are also available on the market on a larger scale.

Toshiba delivers mobile 30 kW hydrogen fuel-cell system to fuel-cell ship

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The system complies with the safety guidelines formulated by MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan). The achievements from this validation experiment will be verified using the safety guidelines for fuel cell ships by the MLIT. Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has delivered a mobile 30kW hydrogen fuel cell system to a fuel cell ship.

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Harvard study links short-term exposure to PM2.5 with risks of common but rarely studied causes of hospital admissions; substantial economic costs

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levels were below the WHO air quality guideline. and many diseases, even at levels below the WHO guideline and, nationally, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards in the US, suggests that both sets of guidelines should be reviewed and updated.

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Landi Renzo USA secures CARB certification for heavy duty 7.3L CNG/RNG engine; F-450/550, F-650/750, F-53/59 and E-450

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During this multi-year effort, Landi Renzo USA, in partnership with Ford Motor Company, conducted extensive engine and vehicle testing to meet the stringent Ford Q-185 gaseous prep guidelines and demonstrate full useful life durability.

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Yanmar developing hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications

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Yanmar Holdings Co., and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co., announced the development of a hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications based on fuel cell technology for automobiles, as part of efforts to offer environment-friendly powertrain solutions.

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Lightning eMotors strategic agreement with shuttle bus maker Forest River; up to 7,500 electric Class 4 and 5 buses from 2021-2025

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All vehicles will be compliant with the Federal Transit Administration’s “Buy America” and the Federal Aviation Administration’s “Buy American” guidelines. Lightning eMotors, a provider of specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, and Forest River, Inc.,

Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

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As a result of these findings, the researchers say that national governments and international agencies must take urgent action to reduce air pollution, including re-evaluating legislation on air quality and lowering the EU’s current limits on the annual average levels of air pollution to match the WHO guidelines. times higher than the WHO guideline of 10 ?g/m g/m 3 should be adjusted downwards to the WHO guideline of 10 ?g/m

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BYD 60-foot battery-electric bus completes full Altoona Pass/Fail test

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BYD achieved a first when its 60-foot battery-electric articulated transit bus completed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa. BYD’s K11M became the first battery electric transit bus of its size to complete the full 15,000-mile durability test in an impressive 106 days, setting the bar high for all other bus manufacturers. A report on the testing is pending.

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Resource Watch releases new data-driven Air Quality Dashboard

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It is linked to some seven million premature deaths every year, and 91% of the world’s population lives in areas where air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines.

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Jaguar Land Rover providing I-PACE EVs for ground support for Rolls-Royce’s electric flight speed record attempt

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The ACCEL team has continued to innovate while adhering to the UK Government’s social distancing and other health guidelines.

AYRO launches low-speed Electric Vaccine Vehicle

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AYRO, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of light-duty, short-haul, and last-mile delivery electric vehicles (EVs), has launched the Electric Vaccine Vehicle (EVV).

U.S. to Allow Cars Without Steering Wheels

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New voluntary guidelines from NHTSA will allow cars specifically designed for Level 4 autonomous driving on the road. transportation transportation/self-driving

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WHO links 7 million premature deaths annually to air pollution; 12.5% of total global deaths

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Later this year, WHO will release indoor air quality guidelines on household fuel combustion, as well as country data on outdoor and indoor air pollution exposures and related mortality, plus an update of air quality measurements in 1,600 cities from all regions of the world. The 2005 “WHO Air quality guidelines” offer global guidance on thresholds and limits for key air pollutants that pose health risks. WHO PM Guideline Values. The current guideline value is 100 ?g/m

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Secret Tesla software, VW diesel settlement progress, wireless-charging standards: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla uses secret software to test "Autopilot" autonomous features on customer cars, Volkswagen and Federal regulators make progress on a diesel settlement, and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) drafts guidelines for wireless electric-car charging.

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Yanmar conducts field demonstration test for maritime hydrogen fuel cell system

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The boat is the first to officially comply with the safety guidelines for hydrogen fuel cell vessels formulated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan. Yanmar Holdings Co., and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co.,

Relux Electric inaugurated new EV charging station in Chennai 

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Relux provides all types of EV charging stations for both private and public charging stations as per Indian government MOP guidelines. Relux Electric inaugurated new EV charging station in Chennai .