carbon emissions from car Articles

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans in 2014

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission (EC) and European Union (EU) Member States in the monitoring of the carbon dioxide (CO2) performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 emission (1) target of 130 g ...

  • Black carbon emissions of individual cars measured under real conditions

    Measurements of individual vehicle emissions are usually made in laboratory tests. In this study, researchers followed cars driving in real conditions to measure emissions of air pollutants, including black carbon and nitrogen oxides. The study shows that diesel cars contribute disproportionately to air pollution, and highlights the value of on-road measurements. Vehicle traffic is a major source ...


    By European Commission

  • Car industry supports reducing CO2 emissions

    The European automobile manufacturers support the EU objective of further reducing average car emissions to 120 grammes carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre by 2012. Crucial for the future of the industry, however, is how this target is achieved. Controlling climate change is a complex and global challenge and needs concerted efforts embracing all areas of society. Placing the burden mainly on the ...

  • U.S. headed for massive decline in carbon emissions*

    For years now, many members of Congress have insisted that cutting carbon emissions was difficult, if not impossible. It is not. During the two years since 2007, carbon emissions have dropped 9 percent. While part of this drop is from the recession, part of it is also from efficiency gains and from replacing coal with natural gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The United States has ended a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: summary of data for 2012

    For the third successive year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has collected EU Member States' data on passenger car registrations, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009. All Member States reported information on Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the mass of cars, together with other vehicle characteristics. This data was used to evaluate the performance in 2012 of the new vehicle ...

  • CO2 benefit from the increasing percentage of diesel passenger cars in Switzerland

    One efficient way to decrease CO2 emissions is to replace gasoline passenger cars by diesel cars. The paper examines the benefit of CO2 emissions in the case of an increased diesel penetration in Switzerland, according to several scenarios assuming different future passenger car registrations and fuel consumption. The results show that a significant CO2 benefit can be achieved if a diesel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Next, the air car?

    Vehicles account for 26% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions, and 51% of the average household’s daily CO2 output (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/climate.shtml), according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. So, clearly fuel economy is critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Big car manufacturers, like GM, Ford and Toyota, have seen ...

  • Results of the review of the Community Strategy to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles

    The EU is at the forefront of international efforts to combat climate change and must deliver the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to which it has committed under the Kyoto Protocol. The Commission proposed in January 2007 that 'the EU pursues in the context of international negotiations the objective of a 30% reduction in GHG emissions by developed countries by 2020 (compared to 1990 ...

  • Commercial boost for firms that suck carbon from air

    It has long been regarded as one of the more blue-skies solutions to climate change. Now two companies have vastly increased their capability to suck carbon dioxide from the air. One, based in Canada, plans to convert captured CO2 into diesel to fuel buses; the other, in Switzerland, will sell it on to a firm that uses CO2 to boost crop growth in greenhouses. The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Emissions Reduction with Diesel Blending

    Diesel technologies are develops by huge rates. Modification of cars with diesel engines make a half of the new cars sold in Europe. The black smoke, noisy engine operation and unpleasant smell remained far in the past. Today diesel engines present not only profitability, but also high capacity and worthy dynamic characteristics. Quality of fuel also is changed. The modern diesel blending has ...

  • Emissions reduction with Diesel blending

    Diesel technologies are develops by huge rates. Modification of cars with diesel engines make a half of the new cars sold in Europe. The black smoke, noisy engine operation and unpleasant smell remained far in the past. Today diesel engines present not only profitability, but also high capacity and worthy dynamic characteristics. Quality of fuel also is changed. The modern diesel blending has ...

  • Capturing the fugitives: Reducing methane emissions from natural gas

    The rapid expansion of natural gas development in the United States has been a double-edged sword. While natural gas supporters are quick to point out its economic benefits and green attributes—natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal during combustion—this isn’t the whole story. Natural gas comes with environmental consequences, including risks to ...

  • US Carbon Emissions Down 7 Percent in 4 Years: Even Bigger Drops Coming

    Between 2007 and 2011, carbon emissions from coal use in the United States dropped 10 percent. During the same period, emissions from oil use dropped 11 percent. In contrast, carbon emissions from natural gas use increased by 6 percent. The net effect of these trends was that U.S. carbon emissions dropped 7 percent in four years. And this is only the beginning. Graph on U.S. Energy-Related ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Works for UK's first urban cable car to start soon

    Mayor of London announced the construction of the UK's first urban cable car, for which carbon emissions savings remain uncertain. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that work will start shortly on what is being hailed as the UK's first urban cable car. The scheme forms part of the East London regeneration programme, and is being hailed as a low- carbon emission transport ...


    By Vital Energi

  • 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 ...

  • Green and growth, can we have both? Lessons from the transport sector

    Sometimes it is assumed that sustainability comes with a cost. However, the UK car manufacturing sector seems to have proved that this is not the case. Could this success be replicated in other sectors? Marc Height reports. The car manufacturing sector in the UK has been an underreported success story, both in terms of its economic achievements, and in its embrace of lower carbon technologies ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • A 3-scope emissions solution

    In September, Bullfrog Power launched the availability of green fuel for businesses across Canada. Bullfrog Power’s green fuel is an earth-friendly, renewable alternative to liquid fossil fuel, allowing climate-conscious businesses in Canada to reduce the ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • New Study: Biofuel Use Saved 589.3 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Over the Past Decade

    Over its 10-year lifespan, the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced U.S. transportation-related carbon emissions by 589.33 million metric tons, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) finds in an analysis released today. Brent Erickson, executive vice president of ...

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Safety

    Know the Gases, Know the Dangers and Protect Yourself Do you know the differences between carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2)? If you don’t then there are no guarantees your safety measures will be adequate. These two different gases are often mixed up with people becoming confused over which they need to protect against, when and how. ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Clean urban transport can drive emissions cuts

    Here’s a way to save $100 trillion and stop 1,700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from getting into the atmosphere every year by 2050: cycle, walk or take public transport. A new report by the University of California Davis and the Institute for ...


    By Climate News Network

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