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  • Future Cars & Shifting Environmental Burdens

    Ask the average person what they think passenger cars could be like in the future and you are bound to get a wide range of opinions. The more fanciful, looking into the longer term future, might envision an ultra-high-tech world where passenger cars are fitted with “anti-gravity” drives and hover around, powered by nuclear fission perhaps, with zero emissions. But chances are ...


    By thinkstep

  • CO and CO2 - What`s the Difference

    It’s easy to understand why people confuse CO-carbon monoxide and CO2-carbon dioxide. The names sound the same, they both are colorless and odorless gases, and at high concentration, both can kill you. The media doesn’t help. Back in the old days, movies taught us that you could commit suicide by sticking a garden hose in your car’s tailpipe and window, then gunning the ...


    By CO2 Meter, Inc.

  • `Legislation needed` to phase out HFCs in cars

    Regulation will be essential to force European car manufacturers to invest in air conditioning systems that do not rely on the potent greenhouse gas HFC-134a, according to a key industry source. The European Commission's is set to propose a phase-out of the gas by 2012. Car makers have heard warning bells ringing over the use of HFC-134a as a coolant in air conditioning systems for some years. ...

  • Reducing your CO2 Footprint by Advanced Global Trading

    A CO2 footprint is a measurement of the amount of greenhouse gases we produce through everyday activities. Of course most of us are aware that we can now calculate our CO2 footprint online. It’s largely just a matter of totting up our electricity and fuel bills. To then mitigate our personal contribution to global emissions we can purchase Emission Trading Permits (ETP). An ...


  • Elevated PM10 concentrations and high PM2.5/PM10 ratio in the Brussels Urban area during the 2006 car-free Sunday

    The results of the Car-Free Sundays in Brussels demonstrate the close relationship between the traffic and the presence of the gaseous pollutants such as NO, NO2, CO, CO2 and O3 in a traffic environment. The relationship with PM10 and PM2.5 seems to be much more complex. In fact, the PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations on the Car-Free Sunday 2006 were amongst the highest that year and they were three ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Super Clean Dream Machine

    It almost seems a certainty now: the electric car is set to conquer the developed world. But who will be the winners and losers in this exciting new race? Electric utilities and battery manufacturers are “in”, oil companies and sluggish car manufacturers are “out”. Large car manufacturers lobbied in Brussels for years to keep CO2 emission standards down – with some success. The standard to be met ...

  • 5 out of 7 EU Carmakers on Track to Hit EU 2021 Fuel Efficiency Targets – Report

    Five out of seven European carmakers are on track to meet their CO2 targets by the 2021 deadline if they keep progressing as they have since the introduction of the law in 2008, T&E’s 2014 cars and CO2 report reveals. The report, in its 9th edition, ...

  • Air quality issues drive vehicle alternatives

    Vehicle exhaust systems remain a major source of air pollution in cities, despite the progress being made to reduce emissions from new models. Energy World takes a look at efficiency improvements, and the alternative fuel alternatives to petrol and diesel. In early April, the south of Britain woke to a hazy blanket of smog. A few weeks earlier, Paris had choked and spluttered through its own ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • 50by50 Prospects and Progress

    The Global Fuel Economy Initiative was launched in early 2009. It set a target of improving the average fuel economy (in litre/100km terms) for the global lightduty vehicle fleet by at least 50% by 2050 (50by50).1 This level of improvement is envisaged to be feasible using “existing, cost-effective incremental fuel economy technologies. ”2 The purpose of this report is two-fold. ...

  • The virtue of corporate carbon management

    In management literature, many studies claim that there is a business case for companies to address climate change through adequate carbon management strategies. We argue that corporate carbon management is not limited to mitigation efforts internally but also comprises of supply chain optimisations, product–related improvements, and compensation activities. Taking a clear business standpoint, we ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A closer look at urban transport - TERM 2013: transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe

    Transport guarantees our mobility and access to goods. Moreover, the transport sector helps maintain and develop our societal and economic systems. Transport is also a main source of pressures on the environment, such as the unsustainable use of natural resources, as well as greenhouse gas, air pollutant and noise emissions. Many of these environmental problems are inter-linked, requiring ...

  • Landfill gas to fleet fuel in Ohio

    In mid-September, the Solid Waste Authority of Columbus, Ohio (SWACO) cut the ribbon on Phase I of its Green Energy Center that will convert landfill gas to compressed natural gas (CNG) for use in CNG-powered cars and medium duty trucks. The facility will produce enough CNG annually to replace almost 250,000 gallons of gasoline, plus additional natural gas sufficient to generate electricity for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Focusing on environmental pressures from long‑distance transport

    The European Environment Agency's (EEA's) annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report presents an overview of transport demand and pressures from the sector on the environment, as well as selected related impacts and policy responses. The report makes use of the latest available data in order to assess key trends and overall progress in meeting policy targets. The 2014 TERM ...

  • Axion: is ‘storing’ waste plastics better than burning?

    As global temperatures head for potentially catastrophic levels, landfilling rather than burning waste plastics might be better for the environment, suggests Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers. Landfill or incineration: what is the best disposal route for our waste plastic materials? Large numbers of energy-from-waste (EfW) plants exist right across Europe and many of ...

  • Evaluating 15 years of transport and environmental policy integration - TERM 2015: Transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe

    The Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report has been monitoring progress in integrating environmental objectives into transport since 2000. TERM 2015 is launched at the end of the year in which the European Environment Agency (EEA) launched its report European environment: State and outlook 2015 (SOER 2015) (EEA, 2015a). SOER 2015 analyses the state of, trends in and prospects ...

  • `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    For the past 15 years, the waste management industry has done a commendable job in responding to public concern over environmental issues, especially the demand for more recycling. However, while waste reduction strategies are crucial, Canada's booming economy has meant increased production of construction and demolition (C&D) and institutional, commercial and industrial (IC&I) waste. As ...

  • Zero emissions day: What it is and why we need it

    Today is September the 21st – a day that didn’t hold any particular significance until a simple observation occurred in the 1980’s. Ken Wallace, father of a newborn daughter, realized, after witnessing the local neighborhood pizzeria truck, parked, running and driverless, combined with the surrounding traffic that “Stopping all this for a bit would be most excellent for ...

  • A close look at fugitive methane emissions from natural gas

    Natural gas is booming in the United States. Production has increased by 20 percent in the last five years, fueled largely by technological advances in shale gas extraction. Other countries–including China–are now studying our ...

  • The “Social cost of carbon” and climate change policy

    Economist Frank Ackerman has called the “social cost of carbon” the most important number you never heard of. What is the social cost of carbon, where do the numbers come from, and why should policymakers take care when using them? The Obama Administration (and the Bush Administration before it) uses the SCC to assess the benefits of regulations that would limit emissions of carbon ...

  • How the EPA’s new oil and gas standards will reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued final rules to reduce air pollution at natural gas wells and other sources in the oil and gas industry. The rules—a New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and National Emissions Standards for hazardous air ...

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