IFQC annual ranking of gasoline sulfur standards sees progress around the world; US drops to 46th

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Montenegro leaped 48 slots, from 89 th place in 2010 to 41 st in this year’s ranking. Maximum gasoline sulfur limits. Click to enlarge.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Montenegro. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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UNECE to align heavy-duty vehicle engine emissions requirements with Euro VI

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The UNECE Working Party on Pollution and Energy has approved a proposal to align the requirements on emissions from heavy-duty vehicle engines to the Euro VI legislation (EC Regulations 595/2009 and 582/2011), which enter into force in the European Union (EU) in January 2013.

UNECE Adopts Type Approval for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles’ Electric Safety Requirements; Applies in 41 Countries

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100 includes the 27 Member States of the European Union, the European Union itself, as well as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Norway, Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia and Turkey. Generic format of the approval mark pursuant to Regulation No. 100. “1” 1” is replaced by the distinguishing number of the country which has granted/extended/refused/withdrawn approval.

Marine Scientists Issue Monaco Declaration Calling for Immediate Action to Reduce Ocean Acidification

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Recovery from the current large, rapid, human-induced perturbation, if left unchecked, will require thousands of years for the Earth system to reestablish even roughly similar ocean chemistry (Archer, 2005; Montenegro et al., Projected spread of acidification of the oceans from 1994 (left) to 2100 (right). Green areas indicate waters supersaturated with aragonite carbonate and favoring shell formation, with darker color indicating more favorable conditions.