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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Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

Green Car Reports

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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EPA Issues New Guidelines For Automaker Fuel-Economy Testing

Green Car Reports

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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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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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.

New Zealand adjusts electric car guidelines

Green Cars News

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, [.].

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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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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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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Carmakers get new guidelines for green claims

Green Cars News

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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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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Guideline price revealed for Toyota Prius Plug-in

Green Cars News

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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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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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 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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Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

Green Car Reports

The 978-page proposal outlines federal guidelines to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels and potentially. President 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. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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

Green Cars News

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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FTC Considers Changes To Rules On Carmaker Claims For Fuel Economy

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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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Review: 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

The Hybrid System Indicator in the instrument gauge panel provides the driver with a guideline to help optimize fuel consumption.

Tyre recycling initiative launched

Green Cars News

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

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Renewable Diesel Fuel Shines, Production Surges

Green Car Reports

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

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French Charging Laws Could Leave Electric Car Adoption in Flames

All Cars Electric

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.

Air pollution too high in most cities, according to WHO

Green Cars News

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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Success!!! The Ban on EV Conversions in Ontario, Canada is Over!!!

DIY Electric Car

"Further to the above, EMC has agreed to work with MTO in developing guidelines to define appropriate safety requirements for EV conversions. And, through MTO, EMC will work with the MTO counterparts in other provincial and territorial jurisdictions to achieve national consensus on such guidelines. Thank you From. link]. 2010.06.08. Ontario's Ban on Electric Cars. Success!!! The Ban on EV Conversions is Over!!!

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E15 Gasoline Could Be Heading To Your Local Gas Station Soon

Green Car Reports

That’s because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a set of guidelines from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) designed to make it easier for gas In the not-so distant future, you might find you’ll find an extra choice when you fill up at the gas station, alongside the current choices for Regular or Premium.

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Tesla Model S Safety Ratings, Diesel Luxury Cars: This Week In Social Media

Green Car Reports

But what happens when that new guy touts his achievement beyond the allowed guidelines? When the new guy achieves something great, there will always be haters. Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] is the new guy in this scenario, and the company did just that this week in a release about the NHTSA''s 5-star safety score for the Model S electric car. In other news

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NHTSA To Treat Crashed Electric Cars With More Respect After Volt Blaze

Green Car Reports

The new guidelines may be implemented after an incident in which a 2011 Chevrolet Volt caught fire in an NHTSA open storage yard three weeks after The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering adopting a new set of procedures for tow trucks and wrecking yards to follow when dealing with severely crashed electric cars.

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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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Nissan Leaf to Cost No More Than Fully Loaded Civic Plus the Cost of Gas

All Cars Electric

Well there's a lot more to the answer than that, but Nissan believes that EVs can cost the same as a comparable gasoline model and is using this guideline to price its upcoming Why are electric cars more expensive than their gasoline counterparts? The answer is quite simple, new technology and related equipment drives up the cost of the vehicle.

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UK Technology Strategy Board makes hydrogen storage award

Green Cars News

Hydrogen fuel is firmly back on the agenda after the EU Parliament set new guidelines for refuelling infrastructure: and now, the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has thrown its weight behind hydrogen storage.

2013 52

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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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

The Society of Automotive Engineers International recently published guidelines to standardize the shape of the plug and sockets for safely powering up electric vehicles. The Wall Street Journal assesses your EV readiness. Are You Plugged In? By Mara Lemos Stein. Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. By MARA LEMOS STEIN. Some of the first plug-in electric passenger vehicles are slated to roll onto U.S. streets later this year. Are you ready?

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Mitsubishi Signs MoU With Transport Canada

All Cars Electric

Referred to as a MoU, these agreements set forth the groundwork and lay out guidelines for adoption of electric vehicles. Memorandums of Understanding are popping up everywhere. Nissan is the king of the MoU as they appear to have signed one with virtually everyone, but Mitsubishi is not far behind. Now Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN

Leading GOP Candidate For Governor of California Proposes Postponing Climate Bill, Opponents Strongly Reject Delaying Bill

All Cars Electric

California, a state widely known for its stringent emission laws and guidelines that restrict greenhouse gas emissions may see a step backwards if the leading GOP candidate for governor of the state is elected.The Republican candidate leading the race to replace Gov.

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A Conversation

Revenge of the Electric Car

One of my producers, Jessie Deeter, directs for the PBS show Frontline , and we used her guidelines about keeping our integrity about junkets and careful dealings with our subjects and the film was entirely independently financed. Below is an interview with Director Chris Paine and Journalist Robert Steadman with UK-based Blue and Green Tomorrow : ROB: Was it difficult to gain behind the scenes access to the auto industry after the first film? Was there a level of distrust among the execs?

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

Green Car Congress

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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Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models

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QVM is Ford’s quality recognition given to aftermarket adaptive equipment installers that meet manufacturing guidelines and best practices.

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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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