fuel efficiency law News

  • New vans more fuel efficient

    The average van sold in 2013 was around 4 % more efficient than the previous year, so the new vans fleet has already met the collective carbon emissions target ahead of the 2017 deadline, preliminary data shows. Similar findings were recently published for new cars, which have also met their target in advance. There were 1.2 million new vans registered in 2013, with average emissions of 173.3 g ...

  • Light bulbs to light trucks, efficiency shapes new US energy law

    Congress on 18 December passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. President George W. Bush signed the measure 19 December, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the bill, 314-100 on Tuesday. The Senate passed it last week by a vote of 86-8. The bill mandates a fuel ...

  • EU weakens fuel efficiency standards for vans

    The automotive industry, backed by the governments of Germany, Italy and France has succeeded in severely weakening an EU law setting CO2 standards for new vans. The deal, agreed this evening at a behind-closed-doors meeting of representatives of the European Commission, Parliament and member states, will lead to higher fuel costs for millions of small businesses across Europe and runs counter to ...

  • President Obama announces national fuel efficiency policy

    President Obama has – for the first time in history – set in motion a new national policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. The new standards, covering model years 2012-2016, and ultimately requiring an average fuel economy standard of 35.5 mpg in 2016, are projected to save 1.8 billion barrels of oil ...

  • The law of unintended consequences

    The Winnipeg-based Centre for Public Policy released a report last month on the often unintended consequences of environmental policies. The study, Envionmental Policy and Unintended Consequences, from Ben Eisen and Kenneth Green, examines a series of case studies drawn from around the world. Those case studies demonstrate how the law of unintended consequences has often frustrated policymakers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fuel Doctor's FD-47 Power Conditioner/Fuel Efficiency Booster Gets Overwhelmingly Positive Reception at China Auto Expo

    Further expanding its product's exposure in the $11.4 billion China automotive aftermarket, Fuel Doctor Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: FDOC), a provider of innovative automotive aftermarket solutions, today announced its Platinum FD-47 power conditioner/fuel efficiency ...


    By Marketwire

  • Fuel Doctor's FD-47 Fuel Efficiency Booster to Be Introduced at China Auto Expo

    Further expanding its product's exposure in the $11.4 billion China automotive aftermarket, Fuel Doctor Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: FDOC), a provider of innovative automotive aftermarket solutions, today announced its Platinum FD-47 power conditioner/fuel efficiency ...


    By Marketwire

  • Green Globes(R) Recognized in Oregon State Law

    The Oregon State Legislature approved two bills this week that for the first time recognize the Green Globes® green building guidance and assessment program in Oregon State Law. House Bill 2960 and House Bill 3672 will provide low interest loans to provide energy efficiency upgrades to school buildings and revamp green building tax credits. House Bill 2960 establishes the Clean Energy ...


    By Marketwire

  • MEPs back law to curb harmful traffic noise

    Noise limits for cars will be tightened to protect public health, under new rules informally agreed with EU ministers and endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The new law requires the introduction of labels to inform buyers of the noise levels of new cars, as well as the addition of sound to hybrid and electric vehicles to alert pedestrians. Persistent exposure to high levels of traffic ...


    By European Commission

  • California sues EPA for rejecting tailpipe emissions law

    The California government today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 'wrongfully and illegally' blocking the state's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions standards. Fifteen other states joined the California lawsuit, and in addition, five nonprofit groups today filed suit challenging the EPA's decision. The waiver, allowing California to enact and enforce standards ...

  • Fuel poverty strategy for England

    Today I will be publishing the Fuel poverty strategy for England as required under the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 following extensive consultation held from July to October 2014 (1). This new fuel poverty strategy, the first in nearly 14 years, aims to set a durable framework for future fuel poverty policies with an ambitious new ...

  • A ‘Made in Canada’ fuel standard?

    The government's decision to introduce new fuel economy standards that at least match recent US standards of 35 miles per gallon by 2020 has been criticized by both automakers and environmental groups alike. The auto industry feels the standards are too high and too soon; while some environmentalists believe they are not high enough and the process of curtailing auto emissions is moving too ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU Parliament passes law to make ships report climate emissions

    For the first time, all shipping companies calling at EU ports will have to measure and publicly report carbon emissions under a law approved by an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee today. Sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) says that the law is weak – it only monitors fuel consumption instead of directly reducing ...

  • Carmakers can free wheel to fuel efficiency targets, T&E report shows

    Car manufacturers in Europe can free wheel their way to meeting targets to reduce CO2 emissions, Transport & Environment’s 2013 cars and CO2 report says. The report monitors the annual progress made by vehicle manufacturers to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars. The data shows that both ...

  • Azure Dynamics` Transit Connect Electric Rated # 3 On EPA Top 10 Fuel-Efficient List for 2012

      Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC: AZDDF) ("Azure" or the "Company"), a world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for light and medium duty commercial vehicles, today announced that its Transit Connect Electric van was rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the third most fuel efficient vehicle for ...


  • EU agrees weakened van emissions law as industry says ‘crisis over’

    The European Parliament has approved weakened CO2 / fuel efficiency standards for vans (light commercial vehicles). The final law says the average new van sold in the EU should emit no more than 175g CO2/km in 2017 and 147g CO2/km in 2020. The original European Commission proposal of 135g CO2/km in 2020 was weakened under enormous pressure from vehicle manufacturers. Vehicle manufacturers spent ...

  • Wells Fargo Fuels Energy Efficiency Research With Half-Million Dollar Grant to UC Davis

    Continuing its efforts to accelerate a greener economy, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) said today it has awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant to the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC). Wells Fargo’s contribution provides core funding to assist the UC Davis EEC, one of the nation’s leading research centers, in its mission to accelerate the ...


  • California Enacts Law To Use 50 Percent Renewable Electricity By 2030

    On October 7, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed S.B. 350, The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (the Act). The law will require the percent of electricity produced from renewable sources to increase over stages until 2030 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Carbon-rich peatlands threatened by new EU renewables law

    As the European Parliament and EU Member States are finalising their negotiations on a new European law for renewable energy, international environmental organisations are warning that under the new law large swathes of peatlands, possibly representing the world’s largest carbon stores, will be destroyed for the purpose of producing bio-energy. Finland, which has the largest remaining area of ...

  • California`s pioneering climate change law will provide net benefits

    The Air Resources Board recently released two reports that highlight how implementing AB 32, California's pioneering climate change law, will provide net benefits to both California's economy and public health. 'The facts are in. These reports support the conclusion that guiding California toward a clean energy future with reduced dependence on fossil fuels will grow our economy, improve ...

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