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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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. Currently, no safety guidelines exist for portable device technologies (e.g.,

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UNICEF: 300M children worldwide breathing air exceeding WHO pollution guidelines by 6x or more

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Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution—six or more times higher than international guidelines set by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO)— according to a new UNICEF report.

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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 annual average), according to a major international study published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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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. The older guidelines with a reduced scope applied only to suppliers in Japan.

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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.

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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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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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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, [.].

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 objective of the taskforce is initially to create a guideline for demonstration projects and design verification and later standardize in 2015 with field confirmation.

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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 [.].

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.

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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Brake launch ‘Roads To Justice’ campaign for tougher crackdowns on sentences

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Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the government to immediately review guidelines for both charging and sentencing criminal drivers. March. Brake Road Safety Safety

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European Commission approves €4.7B public support scheme for advanced biomethane and biofuels in Italy

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On this basis, the Commission concluded that the measure will help Italy reach its 2020 target for the use of renewable energy in transport, fight climate change and replace fossil fuels in the transport sector, while at the same time limiting distortions of competition, in line with the Commission‘s 2014 Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy.

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HYREADY collaboration supports introduction of power-to-gas H2 into natural gas infrastructure

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However, concrete engineering guidelines for transmission and distribution system operators on how to prepare their systems for a specific percentage of hydrogen are lacking. HYREADY will develop industry guidelines addressing the ‘how-to’ questions for gas system operators so they can be confident both in preparing their natural gas grids for the accommodation of hydrogen and in assessing and managing the effects and possible consequences related to hydrogen injection.

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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.

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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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IMO sub-committee moving forward on prohibiting carriage of high-sulfur fuel oil

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To assist with consistent implementation, the Sub-Committee agreed to develop a single set of Guidelines covering all relevant aspects and also agreed the outline of draft Guidelines for consistent implementation of regulation 14.1.3

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FTC Considers Changes To Rules On Carmaker Claims For Fuel Economy

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may take a step to reduce that occurence with revisions to its fuel-economy advertising guidelines, the Detroit News reports. No one wants to buy a brand-new car, only to find out that its real-world fuel economy doesn''t match the numbers on the window sticker. In a notice released last week, the commission said

Wireless charging bench testing complete, proving interoperability and validating SAE TIR J2954

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SAE TIR J2954 is a guideline for the wireless charging of plug-in electric vehicles that was published by the SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers) earlier this year. This gives confidence in the interoperability, safety and performance values within this guideline.

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HEI: 95%+ of world’s population live in areas of unhealthy air

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Seven billion people, more than 95% of the world’s population, lived in areas exceeding the WHO Guideline for healthy air in 2016, according to a new global study. concentrations to the WHO Air Quality Guideline.

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ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

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Quality control: guideline for sampling frequency.

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14 global automakers reach agreement on standards for suppliers on key responsibility issues

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The following guidelines clearly describe our expectations towards business ethics, working conditions, human rights, and environmental performance, for our suppliers as well as their subcontractors and suppliers. The guidelines, which are based on fundamental principles of social and environmental responsibility that are compliant with local law and consistent with international expectations, were first developed by AIAG in 2009, in collaboration with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota.

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Tyre recycling initiative launched

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Tyre retailers that meet a strict set of guidelines and conform to certain practices will be allowed to di[.].

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Airbus has cut VOCs emissions by nearly 30% since 2006 across European sites

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In addition to the VOC guidelines, Blue5 sets targets for conserving energy and water, as well as reducing waste and CO 2 emissions. Since 2006, Airbus has decreased harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) emissions by more than 60% compared to revenue and nearly 30% in absolute terms) across its European sites.

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Air pollution too high in most cities, according to WHO

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The vast majority of cities around the world fail (88%) to comply with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines for air pollution limits.

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Upwards of 90% of EU city dwellers exposed to PM2.5 and O3 pollution at levels deemed harmful by WHO

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Between 2009 and 2011, up to 96% of city dwellers were exposed to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) concentrations above WHO guidelines and up to 98% were exposed to ozone (O 3 ) levels above WHO guidelines. The non-legally binding WHO guidelines for PM 10 and PM 2.5

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2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain, EPA Fuel-Economy Testing Changes, Mazda Diesel Still Delayed: Today's Car News

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Today we detail the 2016 Chevrolet Volt powertrain, look at new guidelines for EPA fuel-economy testing, and update the saga of the Mazda 6 diesel sedan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Fisker Automotive will be renamed Elux, but won''t put the Karma sedan back on sale until next year at the earliest. The EPA issues new fuel-economy testing

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UQM Technologies to collaborate with Lightning Systems for Ford’s Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (eQVM) program

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The Ford eQVM program provides recognition to aftermarket equipment installers that meet manufacturing guidelines and best practices for alternative fuels and advanced technologies (such as electric vehicles and hydraulic hybrids). UQM Technologies will collaborate with Lightning Systems to support the Ford Transit concept vehicles for Lightning Systems’ beta programs for the Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (eQVM) program by Ford Motor Company. Earlier post.)

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WHO: Air pollution levels rising in many of the world’s poorest cities

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According to the latest urban air quality database , 98% of cities in low- and middle income countries with more than 100 000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality guidelines. WHO Ambient Air Quality Guidelines.

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KAIST team develops ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensor based on Pd nanowire array coated with MOF

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The importance of sensors capable of rapidly detecting colorless and odorless hydrogen gas has been emphasized in recent guidelines issued by the US Department of Energy.

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Volvo Cars calls for US national framework for regulation and testing of autonomous driving

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The US risks losing its leading position due to the lack of Federal guidelines for the testing and certification of autonomous vehicles. The absence of one set of rules means car makers cannot conduct credible tests to develop cars that meet all the different guidelines of all 50 US states.

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German government adopts ethics rules for automated driving

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Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio, developed guidelines for the programming of automated driving systems. The German government is adopting an action plan to implement the recommendations of its Ethics Commission on automated driving. The expert panel, headed by the former Federal Constitutional Court Prof. The report of the Ethics Committee comprises a total of 20 theses.

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French Charging Laws Could Leave Electric Car Adoption in Flames

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Now the electric car craziness has headed south to France, where officials at the French Ministry for the Environment have detailed guidelines which could Earlier this week we told you about the Danish town refusing to allow charging station and battery provider Better Place from installing charging points unless it painted them green.

China Ministry of Transport targeting 300,000 new energy vehicles on roads by 2020

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China will create a favorable environment to foster quicker growth in the new energy vehicle sector through intense government-led promotion, according to the new MOT guideline. Xinhua reports that the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is targeting 300,000 new energy vehicles on China’s roads by 2020: 200,000 new energy buses and 100,000 new energy taxis and city logistics delivery vehicles.

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Renewable Diesel Fuel Shines, Production Surges

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Alternative fuels have recently suffered at the hands of the current Renewable Fuel Standard, a set of guidelines that dictate various aspects of alt fuels. Combined with droughts and political factors, the industry has had it tough recently--but renewable diesel is on track to change the industry's fortunes, with a surge in recent production