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  • Car emissions: MEPs push for “real-life” test protocol

    The environment committee on Wednesday adopted an update of EU car emission rules, setting limits on certain pollutants including NOx. They call for a new, real-life, emissions test procedure to be enforced by 2017. They also want fuel consumption meter and gear-change indicators fitted to all new cars by 2019. “Public health depends on good air quality, especially in cities where ...


    By European Parliament

  • Emissions Trading Contributes to the Spread of Electric Vehicles in Estonia

    Tokyo, Mar 4, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has concluded an agreement with the Estonian Government to purchase 10 million tons of emissions rights. Under the terms of this contract, MC will also be providing 507 electric vehicles, manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors, as well as support with regard to quick charging technology, a field in which Japan is a leading player. These ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Global Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Market to Grow 25.2% Annually Through 2015

    As many of the world's leading experts on battery technology meet in Boston for the Next Generation Batteries 2012 Conference, new market research shows forecasts growth in a very important segment of the market: electric vehicle batteries. Global Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Market ...

  • Over 500 units of Mitsubishi i-MiEV to be provided to Estonian Government

    - The first case of Provision of EV under Green Investment Scheme - Tokyo, Mar 4, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that the new generation electric vehicle i-MiEV has been adopted as an electric vehicle to be provided to the Estonian Government from Mitsubishi Corporation. This scale of i-MiEV provision, 507 units has been the ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Momentum grows to limit climate-warming chemicals

    The United States, Canada, and Mexico issued a joint proposal last week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the short term by phasing out a chemical previously favored in efforts to heal the ozone layer. When world leaders reached an agreement in 1987 to shrink the ozone hole growing in the atmosphere above Antarctica, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) were chosen as a cost-effective replacement ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • GreenMan Subsidiary Receives Its First EPA Engine Family Approval Under the New Conversion Regulations

    GreenMan Technologies, Inc.("GreenMan") (OTCQB: GMTI) (PINKSHEETS: GMTI) announced that its American Power Group, Inc. ("APG") subsidiary has been notified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") that its first Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion Submission has been approved per the EPA Final Rule 40CFR Parts 85 and 86: EPA420-F-11-006, for the Outside Useful Life ...


    By American Power Group (APG)

  • Trinity Consultants assists city of Flagstaff, AZ with greenhouse gas emissions management

    Nationwide environmental consulting firm Trinity Consultants was selected by the City of Flagstaff, Arizona to assist in fulfilling its commitment to reducing locally generated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As part of its participation in the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, the City committed to exceeding Kyoto Protocol targets and reducing locally generated GHG emissions seven ...

  • `B-COOL` EU project developing eco-friendly car air conditioning

    The EU-funded B-COOL project, set to end in 2008, has been developing a new, high-efficiency, low-cost air-conditioning system for small, A and B segment cars, using CO2 as a refrigerant. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), once the replacement of choice for ozone-harmful chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, have no known effects on the ozone layer, but do contribute ...

  • Nissan unveils new power supply system - car to power households

    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled a system which enables electricity to be supplied from the lithium-ion batteries installed in Nissan LEAF to ordinary households, as part of its comprehensive efforts toward the realization of a zero-emission society. The new system was unveiled at 'Kan-kan-kyo'*1, a house built in front of the Nissan Global Headquarters by Sekisui House Ltd. Nissan will ...


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  • Nissan unveils new power supply system - cars to power households

    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled a system which enables electricity to be supplied from the lithium-ion batteries installed in Nissan LEAF to ordinary households, as part of its comprehensive efforts toward the realization of a zero-emission society. The new system was unveiled at 'Kan-kan-kyo'*1, a house built in front of the Nissan Global Headquarters by Sekisui House Ltd. Nissan will ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Chris Huhne speech to the Durban COP17 Climate Conference Plenary

    Thank you, Mr President. One year ago, we brought these negotiations back from the brink. As the global economic crisis deepened, we turned away from low ambition. This year, we must back high ambition. Economic uncertainty may be dominating the headlines, but emissions are rising fast. Against dark skies, we must summon the strength to commit to a brighter future. Nowhere is this ...

  • France gets new environment `super-minister`

    Former prime minister Alain Juppé has been named environment minister in France's new centre-right government under president Nicolas Sarkozy. He will head a powerful new super-ministry that also encompasses the energy and transport sectors and will be responsible for sustainable development. The 61-year-old has also been given the honorific title of ministre d'Etat, making him the second most ...

  • Bus rapid transit project to cut greenhouse gas emissions in PRC

    Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), will receive a $150 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to help set up a sustainable urban transport system that will reduce transport time and costs, and cut harmful emissions of greenhouse gases. The ADB Board of Directors approved the loan for the Lanzhou Sustainable Urban Transport Project. The centerpiece ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Philippines vows to forge ahead with climate change projects

    Saying that climate change will adversely affect all nations whether rich or poor, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza vowed that the country will forge ahead with projects and commitments that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to forestall serious disasters like floods, water shortages, and destruction of crops and marine resources brought by global warming. Addressing ...

  • IKEA presents sustainability report 2009

    IKEA, the world"s largest home furnishing retailer, has released its 2009 Sustainability Report (September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009), which recaps and highlights its progress in many areas including integrating sustainability into all IKEA strategies as well as the entire product life cycle. This integrated way of thinking is rudimentary in order to tackle some of the environmental challenges ...

  • California Governor Sets Low Carbon Fuel Standard

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - Electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles got a power boost today as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order establishing the world's first greenhouse gas standard for transportation fuels - the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Because greenhouse gas emissions 'pose a serious threat to the health of California's citizens and the ...

  • NREL Partnerships to help the grid accommodate more renewable energy

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address the challenge of enabling the nation's electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy. NREL is ...

  • Gore Slams Canada`s New Climate Plan as a `Fraud`

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has created a furor in Canada over the Conservative Government's new plan to impose mandatory greenhouse gas emissions targets on industry. The plan supercedes Canada's legally binding commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.  In Toronto to present his global warming documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' at an ...

  • EBI Ranks Top Companies in the Climate Change Industry

    Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI), publisher of Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ), has released its inaugural list of leading firms in the global climate change industry. Led by Siemens, GE, Johnson Controls and Toyota, 40 companies grossed $185 billion from climate change mitigation services and products in 2010, estimates Climate Change Business Journal. ...

  • New analysis provides business case for climate-friendlier air conditioning in India

    As India rapidly expands its automobile and room air conditioning usage, which could strain the country’s electricity grid and substantially add to global warming emissions, it has a unique opportunity to “leapfrog” outdated refrigerant technology and build domestic and export industries based on more climate friendly alternatives, according to a new report released today by the ...

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