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Parliament decides not to veto car emissions test update

by European Parliament  (Feb. 3, 2016)

A move to veto a plan to temporarily raise NOx emission limits for diesel cars was rejected by MEPs on Wednesday, after the EU Commission promised a review clause and tabled a long-term legislative proposal to revamp the EU car approval regime. This followed ...

VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officials

by Associated Press  (Feb. 2, 2016)

The Volkswagen Group of America submitted its proposal Tuesday to bring Porsches, Audis and Volkswagen cars with six-cylinder, 3.0-liter diesel engines up to California's air quality standards after state regulators found the vehicles were programmed to emit cleaner emissions on government treadmill tests than on the real road. The California Air ...

Air quality impact of diesel ‘severely underestimated’

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 14, 2016)

Hydrocarbons are precursors to hazardous air pollutants including ozone and particulate matter. Hydrocarbons from diesel make up over 50% of all hydrocarbons in the air in London, a new study has found. The authors also estimate that they contribute up to half of total ozone production potential in London, and say future air quality control ...

US sues VW over emissions-cheating software in diesel cars

by Associated Press  (Jan. 4, 2016)

The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions of dollars in penalties for clean air violations. The civil complaint against the German automaker, filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency in ...

VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

by Associated Press  (Nov. 19, 2015)

When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars. It can install a bigger exhaust system to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, or it can retrofit a chemical treatment process that cuts pollution. The bigger exhaust will likely hurt performance and gas mileage, ...

EU nations agree on stricter emissions testing for diesel

by Associated Press  (Oct. 29, 2015)

European Union nations have reached a tentative deal on tougher emissions tests for diesel cars after the Volkswagen scandal showed previous methods were ineffective. The slow phase-in of the new standards, however, drew fire from environmentalists. Emissions from cars on the road in the EU have been found to be four to five times above the ...

Diesel cars could be allowed to pollute more than double the legal limit following European deal

by Greenpeace International  (Oct. 28, 2015)

Diesel cars could be allowed to emit more than twice as much as agreed limits for toxic air pollutants as a result of a new deal on emissions testing agreed by European government representatives meeting in Brussels today. The deal comes in the midst of a global diesel emissions scandal after German carmaker Volkswagen was found to be cheating air ...

EPA Awards $1.9 Million to Reduce Diesel Emissions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 27, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1,919,653 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding to Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to reduce diesel, greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions from large polluting diesel sources, such as trucks and buses. In the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Regions, the DERA program ...

EPA Awards $123,161 to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to Retrofit School Buses

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 22, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $123,161 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to fund local school districts to replace four school buses. The older replaced buses will be removed from service and permanently destroyed. “By promoting clean diesel ...

U.S. EPA Awards $3.2 Million to Reduce Diesel Emissions in California

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 22, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $3,258,639 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding to California to reduce diesel, greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions from large polluting diesel sources, such as trucks and buses. “By promoting clean diesel technologies, we can improve air quality, support green jobs, and ...

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