Ignoring Intel Rumors, GlobalFoundries Will Do $1-billion Expansion

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Hoping to cash in on remedying that situation, GlobalFoundries announced a $1-billion investment aimed at adding 150,000 wafers per year of capacity on Fab 8 in Malta, N.Y., Caulfield also announced that GlobalFoundries would build a new fab in Malta.

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Mobility services infrastructure company Via closes Series E round; valued at $2.25B

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Via’s emergency services and transit network optimization expertise are being utilized across the world in locations as diverse as Berlin, Ohio, and Malta, to support communities impacted by COVID-19.

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T&E study finds cruise ships emitting 10x more SOx in Europe port cities than all Europe’s 260M cars

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Diesel cars have been the focus of the air pollution crisis in Europe’s cities, but along the coasts of countries such as Norway, Denmark, Greece, Croatia and Malta a handful of cruise ships are responsible for more NO x than the majority of their domestic car fleets, T&E said.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased again in 2019

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Compared with 2018, more vans were registered in Lithuania (+25.2%), Greece (+13.7%), Luxembourg (+7.9%) and Germany (+6.6%) while registrations dropped in Iceland (-40.4%), Bulgaria (-35.3%), Malta (-17.2%) and Spain (-17.0%). g CO 2 /km), Malta (140.7

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EEA: small increase in EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2017, with transport emissions up for the fourth consecutive year

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The largest increases in relative terms in 2017 occurred in Malta, Portugal and Estonia. Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) increased by 0.7% in 2017, according to latest official data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Less coal was used to produce heat and electricity but this was offset by higher industrial and transport emissions, the latter increasing for the fourth consecutive year. Source: EEA.

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JRC: 76.5% of world’s population in urban areas as of 2015

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According to the Atlas, the most urbanized EU country is Malta, where 95% of the population live in urban areas.

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How to Keep the Automotive Chip Shortage From Happening Again

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“The automotive supply chain is a very complicated animal,” said Bob O’Donnell president of TECHnalysis Research at an automotive technology panel held Monday at GlobalFoundries Fab 8 in Malta, N.Y.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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Together with Estonia, Finland and Malta, these were the only countries where the average emissions of new cars decreased from 2017 to 2018. According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grams of CO 2 per kilometer. For the first time, the average CO 2 emissions from new vans also increased.

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Switzerland leads the world in sustainability, followed by France, Denmark, Malta, and Sweden. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. The EPI uses three indicators to measure air quality: household solid fuel use; PM 2.5 average exposure, and PM 2.5 exceedance of WHO thresholds.

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MAN Diesel & Turbo to convert 3 more coastal container ships to LNG

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million) for 10 such LNG-retrofits at the international Our Ocean 2017 conference in Malta recently. Wessels Reederei signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo regarding the conversion of three of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation. The three ships are sisters to the Wes Amelie, a 1,036-TEU feeder container ship with an MAN 8L48/60B main engine that was retrofitted to a multi-fuel, four-stroke MAN 51/60DF unit earlier in 2017. Earlier post.)

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ACEA: data show EU market for electric cars highly fragmented; need for inclusive measures

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Five EU member states don’t offer any incentives at all: Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta and Poland. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and both GDP and customer incentives.

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Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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The car can only travel by road, therefore the route does not extend to the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta, which make up the remainder of the 28 EU countries. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6

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New cars in Europe in 2013 collectively met 2015 CO2 target two years ahead of the deadline

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People in Malta, Denmark and Greece bought the lightest models on average. 2015 target: 130 g CO 2 /km. 2020 target: 95 g CO 2 /km. AFV are alternative fuel vehicles: electric, LPG, NG-biomethane, E85, biodiesel, hybrid and plug-in vehicles. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge. Cars sold in Europe in 2013 were collectively 4% more efficient than the year before, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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Preliminary analysis shows eleven Member States exceeding their respective NO x ceilings (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden). Twelve European Union Member States exceeded one or more of the emission limits set by the EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, according to recent official data for 2010 reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). In some instances the limits were exceeded by significant amounts.

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EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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Cyprus, Malta, Poland, Bulgaria and the UK were the countries most frequently featuring at the top end of the distributions, i.e. car users describing multiple numbers of reasons why they did not use public transport. The target sample size in most countries was 1,000 interviews, but in Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta the sample size was 500 interviews; in total, 25,570 interviews were conducted by Gallup’s network of fieldwork organizations from 15-19 October 2010.

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ICCT study examines current & projected use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping; growth in BC emissions points to need for policies

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The majority of HFO carriage in the Geographic Arctic is attributable to ships flagged to non-Arctic states with major ship registries like Panama, the Marshall Islands, Liberia, Malta, and the Bahamas. A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates heavy fuel oil (HFO) use, HFO carriage, the use and carriage of other fuels, black carbon (BC) emissions, and emissions of other air and climate pollutants for the year 2015, with projections to 2020 and 2025.

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New cars sold in Europe in 2011 were 3.3% more fuel efficient than those sold in 2010; increasing diesel uptake

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Portugal, Malta and Denmark had registered the most carbon-efficient cars on average, with emissions of 125g CO 2 /km or less. Average carbon dioxide emissions per kilometer continue to fall in Europe, according to preliminary figures released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The data also show that car manufacturers are mostly on track to meeting European Union (EU) targets. There were 12.8 million new vehicles registered in the EU in 2011.

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ICCT study finds GHGs from shipping on the rise

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Ships registered to Panama (15%), China (11%), Liberia (9%), Marshall Islands (7%), Singapore (6%), and Malta (5%) were the largest emitters. Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from global shipping are on the rise again, according to a new study released by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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The seventeen EU countries that levy passenger car taxes partially or totally based on the car’s carbon dioxide emissions and/or fuel consumption are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. EU countries with CO 2 -based taxation policies by year since 2006. Data: ACEA. Click to enlarge.

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Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The EU-27 comprises Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The European Community’s air pollutant emission inventory report released by the European Environment Agency finds that in 2007, sulphur oxides (SO x ) emissions were down by 72 % from 1990 levels.

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EEA report suggests road charges for heavy-duty goods vehicles should reflect varied health effects of pollution in different countries

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At the other end of the scale, the same truck driving in Cyprus, Malta and Finland causes damage of around €0.005 (US$0.01) per kilometer. Air pollution externalities of 12–14 ton HGV on highway (Euronorm III) in euro cents. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) suggests that new road charges for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs or lorries) should reflect the varied health effects of traffic pollution in different European countries.

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NOx emissions exceeded limits in 12 European countries in 2010

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These were Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. 2010 NO x emissions (all sectors) and ceilings for 12 EU countries exceeding their limits. Source: EEA data viewer. Click to enlarge. Air pollution emitted from sources such as traffic, industry and households is still above internationally agreed limits in 12 European countries, according to newly published data.

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Travelling after Brexit

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Which one you will need will depend on which country you will be driving in: A 1949 Convention IDP covers these EU countries: Spain, Malta and Cyprus; or. Brexit – what does it mean for my travel abroad?

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Canoo Pickup, Kia EV6, Honda and Mini EV Plans: EV Week in Review – Mar 9-15

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Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Malta also signed up. Another crazy week in the world of EVs, with lots of announcements on the automaker and battery front.

EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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EEA member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom. None of the EEA scenarios considered delivered the targeted reduction in transport GHG emissions.

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EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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EEA member countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom. Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge.

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Carmakers are going green but British motorists are not

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Malta / 147 / 148 / 3. Carmakers are being forced to make significant cuts in their vehicles’ CO2 emissions, but some countries appear reluctant to buy the greenest models – British motorists languish at sixteenth place in a league table of who buys the most polluting models in Europe, according to a study carried out on behalf of the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).