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  • Monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions

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  • CO2 emissions: cleaner vans by 2020

    The CO2 emission limit for new light commercial vehicles sold in the EU is to be reduced from 203 g/km today to 147 g/km by 2020, under draft legislation approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday. The text, already informally agreed with EU ministers, also calls for the introduction of more reliable CO2 emission testing methods. "We achieved a result after some difficult ...


    By European Commission

  • 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

  • EU governments scrap deal on CO2 limit for cars

    European environment ministers today effectively scrapped an agreement to limit emissions from new cars to 95g CO2/km by 2020. The European Parliament, the Commission and EU governments had, in June, previously struck a fairly negotiated deal confirming the target. Since the agreement was reached, Germany has been abusing EU democratic processes to undermine the deal so that its luxury carmakers ...

  • Scientists call for zero option on CO2 emissions

    European researchers have confirmed once again that there is only one effective way to limit climate change: carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels must be reduced to zero. There are other greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants that contribute to global warming, and it would certainly be good to reduce these. But cuts in atmospheric methane emissions from cattle, or black carbon from ...


    By Climate News Network

  • How do we reduce CO2 emissions for cars?

    The Danish Ecological Council, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature, in collaboration with organisations from Iceland and Finland, have carried out a project on the use of economic means to limit CO2 emissions from cars in the Nordic countries. Economic means - when used correctly - are one of the most important tools to influence ...


    By The Nordic Council

  • CO2 emissions booming, shifting east, researchers report

    Despite widespread concern about climate change, annual carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and manufacturing cement have grown 38 percent since 1992, from 6.1 billion tons of carbon to 8.5 billion tons in 2007. At the same time, the source of emissions has shifted dramatically as energy use has been growing slowly in many developed countries but more quickly in some developing ...

  • HyperSolar Fuel Technology to Mitigate Dangerous CO2 Emissions

    HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCBB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make renewable natural gas using sunlight, today announced that its technology holds the key to mitigating projected dangerous CO2 emissions levels. The company’s renewable natural gas can be permanently carbon neutral, meaning that no new CO2 is introduced to the atmosphere ...


    By HyperSolar, Inc.

  • Global CO2 emissions rose to record level in 2011

    Global CO2 emissions reached a new record level in 2011. At 34 billion metric tons (2010: about 33.2 bn metric tons), more carbon dioxide from fossil energy carriers was blown into the atmosphere than ever before, according to IWR, a German renewable energy institute in Muenster. After the decline in emissions in 2009 as a consequence of the global economic and financial crisis, annual CO2 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Europe to cap airlines’ CO2 emissions starting in 2012

    Airlines that travel within Europe, including North American airlines, are going to have to keep close eyes on their carbon dioxide emissions next year if they want to avoid being fined.  The European Commission confirmed this week that, as of Jan. 1, 2012, the airline sector will be included in its emissions trading system (ETS). Airlines are considered responsible for about three per cent ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Capturing CO2 Emissions Needed to Meet Climate Targets

    Technologies that are discussed controversially today may be needed to keep the future risks and costs of climate change in check. Combining the production of energy from fossil fuels and biomass with capturing and storing the CO2 they emit (CCS) can be key to achieving current climate policy objectives such as limiting the rise of the global mean temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. This is ...

  • Bush announces new CO2 emission target

    President George W. Bush has outlined a new climate goal for the United States, calling for the nation to halt the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Bush touted his new climate strategy as ambitious, but environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers criticized the plan as feeble and contend it falls far short of what is needed to fend off climate change. 'Waiting until 2025 to stop ...

  • Tackling European CO2 emissions from transport

    Emissions from the transport sector in Europe are set to rise by approximately 26 per cent between 1990 and 2010, according to the European Environmental Agency. In an effort to reverse this trend, a recent report has identified successful initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the road transport sector in Europe. Six successful cases in the transport sector, which represent ...

  • Swiss companies to cap emissions or pay CO2 tax

    Swiss companies will have to pay a carbon tax on heating fuels from next year unless they agree a binding cap on their emissions, Switzerland's environment ministry said last week. The government says the measure will help ...

  • Four countries back truck CO2 limits, as lorries rival cars in share of emissions

    Four EU countries have called for mandatory fuel economy standards for trucks, documents reveal – as new research by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) projects heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) will almost overtake cars as the biggest source of road transport ...

  • Germany blocks vote on agreed CO2 limit for cars – again

    In a secret session, European Union member states today delayed for the third time a vote to rubber stamp a deal to limit emissions from new cars to 95g CO2/km by 2020. This June, the European Parliament, the Commission and EU governments struck a fairly negotiated deal confirming the 95g target. Germany wants its luxury carmakers to be allowed to keep selling even more gas-guzzling cars for ...

  • Volkswagen and Greenpeace Underline Strict CO2 Limits for New Cars

    (Marketwire) - At the beginning of the Geneva Motor Show on March 4, 2013, the Volkswagen Group announced for the first time its far-reaching decision to reduce the fuel consumption of its new vehicle fleet to a greater extent than had previously been intended. This decision was underscored by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Executive Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, ...

  • Germany pushes to delay agreed CO2 limit for cars by four years

    The German government has proposed to postpone the implementation of the 95g CO2/km standard for new cars from 2020 to 2024, according to a proposal distributed to European ministers last Friday. This latest German attempt would effectively raise the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Could global CO2 emissions drop to zero by 2100? Shell says Yes.

    One might exercise a degree of caution when one of the world's largest fossil fuel energy companies predicts a dramatic decline in CO2 emissions, but Royal Dutch Shell has released two plausible scenarios on possible ways to reach near zero emissions by 2100. The new scenarios explore two possible ways the world's energy system could unfold in the 21st century, with dramatically different ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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