carbon emissions from car News

  • Reducing CO2 emissions from cars

    The EU Environment Council that met last week in Luxemburg discussed, in a public session, a draft regulation aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. The planned legislation is part of the Union's strategy to combat climate change. At present, passenger cars account for about 12 % of carbon emissions in the European Union. All member states agree on the objective of reducing ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • On-board carbon capture for cars

    Capturing carbon dioxide at source from vehicles in the transportation sector and small-scale power plants could significantly cut overall carbon emissions to the atmosphere in the short-term, while playing a strategic role in the development of a sustainable carbon economy in the longer-term. New research suggests that it is feasible to capture and store CO2 emissions at the point of generation ...

  • Keeping the carbon in the car

    The Georgia Institute of Technology wants to make a hydrogen-fueled vehicle that separates and stores carbon dioxide until it can be sequestered The Georgia Institute of Technology has thrown one more idea into the mix: a zero-emission, hydrogen-powered car that would separate carbon dioxide from liquid fuel and gather it for sequestration underground or in the ocean. Further down the line, the ...

  • Carbon efficiency of new cars is increasing

    Preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) show that new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2010 are emitting 3.7 % less CO2 per kilometre travelled than new cars from 2009. A new data viewer with confirmed data will be available in October allowing consumers to compare the carbon efficiency of cars from different manufacturers. The ...

  • European governments focus on reducing CO2 emissions from cars

    EU Environment Council, 3 March - the council adopted conclusions on environment focusing on the following priorities: climate change and energy, halting biodiversity loss, environmental technologies, sustainable consumption and production, and simplification of legislation. The conclusions will be submitted to the spring European Council. The Council held policy debates on the climate action and ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Vermont Court: States Can Control Greenhouse Emissions from Cars

    BURLINGTON, Vermont, September 12, 2007 (ENS) - A federal court in Vermont today sided with the states that have adopted new clean car standards enacted by California in a decision that paves the way for new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. These standards are expected to reduce global warming emissions from cars some 30 percent when fully implemented in 2016. ...

  • MEPs support tough action on car emissions

    MEPs in the European Parliament today voted to make carmakers play a much greater role in tackling climate change and rejected car industry attempts to weaken proposed legislation on the fuel efficiency of new cars. With an overwhelming majority, the Parliament's Environment Committee backed the European Commission's proposal to cut average emissions from new cars to no more than 130 grammes of ...


  • CO2 emission standards for cars: ETUC regrets retreat

    The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is disappointed over the outcome of the vote by the European Parliament Industry Committee because it weakens the proposals aimed at forcing vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. ETUC still defends the entry into force of the system in 2012 and calls for a serious study on the possible impacts of such legislation on ...

  • Details of EU car CO2 emissions plan emerge

    Details are emerging of the content of a European commission policy paper expected next week to propose binding legislation forcing manufacturers to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new vehicle models. According to a draft undergoing internal consultation, carmakers would be legally obliged to achieve a target of 125 grams per kilometre by 2012. Other measures would be introduced to ...

  • Start your car with a laser to cut your carbon

    Engineers at the University of Liverpool, working with the Ford Motor Company, have received a £198,910 grant from the Carbon Trust to develop a laser ignition system which could cut car exhaust emissions.  Transport accounts for 25% of UK carbon emissions so finding new ways of making automotive engines less polluting is vital to meet the UK’s carbon reduction targets. Replacing conventional ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • The LowCVP launches the `Cars NOT Carbon`- Marketing Challenge

    LONDON – The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership launches a 'greener' motoring marketing competition targeting the professional marketing and ...


    By International Green Awards

  • Emissions from shipping to be regulated

    Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping will be among the key items on the agenda of the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. The MEPC will continue to consider a number of proposals for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Office-related carbon emissions surge

    The office is becoming a major driver of climate change. Despite ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency in the workplace, the world's growing reliance on the Internet is leading to a rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions. The energy required to power all the world's computers, data storage, and communications networks is expected to double by 2020, according to a new McKinsey & Company ...

  • Green innovations could cut carbon emissions from road projects by a third

    Carbon emissions from Dutch road networks could be reduced by almost a third if more innovative materials and processes were used, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the potential benefits associated with 10 innovations in road construction and maintenance, and compared them to conventional materials and processes. In order to meet its emissions goals, the EU transport sector must reduce ...

  • Emission Control - Geoengineering to remove Carbon Dioxide from the Air

    The notion of global warming was first mooted by French scientist and mathematician Joseph Fourier in 1824 and discovered by John Tyndall in 1860, he and later, Svante Arrhenius, pinned down the mechanisms. It is perhaps deceived wisdom that Arrhenius was the first to suggest that Sweden might once again be able to grow tropical fruit, such as bananas with a little geo-engineering, but Alexander ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Netherlands tops EU ranking of lowest CO₂ emissions from new cars – Germany and Poland the laggards

    Green Car Tax rating highlights EU countries with the most and least supportive tax arrangements to encourage low-carbon, fuel efficient cars Initial registration taxes (purchase taxes) and company car taxes that are steeply differentiated by CO₂ boost the purchase of lower-emissions cars in the Netherlands, Denmark and France Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland and ...

  • EC proposes to reduce average CO2 emissions of new cars to 120g/km

    The European Commission proposed legislation on 19 December to reduce the average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars to 120 grams per kilometre by 2012. The proposed legislation is the cornerstone of the EU's strategy to improve the fuel economy of cars, which account for about 12% of the European Union's carbon emissions. The proposal further underlines the EU's leadership and determination to ...

  • Australian car emissions standards well below those of Europe and the US

    National standards for car emissions in Australia, even after recently announced Labor policy, would still be weaker than that of the EU and of California. Labor has announced a policy that would require car emissions to have a maximum of 190 grams CO2/kilometre by 2015 and 155 grams/km by 2024 as a starting point for consultation. This represents cuts of 14% to 30% on 2008 levels, ...

  • New emissions certification test for cars could be improved, study concludes

    A test currently under development for certifying levels of vehicle emissions may not adequately represent real world driving conditions, a new study suggests. The authors measured emissions during the new Worldwide Light-Duty Test Cycle (WLTC) compared with those in existing driving cycles and highlighted areas where the test could be potentially improved. In the EU, tailpipe emissions from new ...

  • New generation diesel cars are likely to exceed emissions standards on the road

    More Europeans are driving diesel cars, with important implications for vehicle emissions. A new study suggests that diesel cars may emit nitrogen oxides (NOx) at levels far higher than emissions standards, even when considering the newest generation of diesel cars. Part of the problem is that tests of vehicle emissions in the laboratory do not accurately reflect on-road emissions. Owing ...

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