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  • Energy Department revises NEPA regulations to improve efficiency

    The U.S. Department of Energy will save time and money in its environmental reviews of many proposed energy projects under revised regulations approved September 27, 2011, to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The revisions focus on the Department’s categorical exclusion provisions, and reflect the first update to these provisions in 15 years. A categorical exclusion ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

    California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gas prices. After the program survived a lengthy legal challenge from fuel makers, regulators are expected to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Common goals of improving fuel efficiency and fuel quality require a global perspective

    Chief executives of the world’s leading heavy-duty engine and vehicle manufacturing companies met this week in New Orleans to discuss challenges facing the industry.  The discussions focused on opportunities to address climate change and global energy security.  The executives agreed that addressing those important topics would require developing effective fuel efficiency measurement ...

  • Carmaker fuel efficiency cost claims misleading

    The average car sold in Europe last year was 4% more fuel efficient, emitted 4% less CO2 and was 2.5% cheaper in real terms than a year earlier, according to a new report. The new figures, which continue recent trends, severely undermine industry claims that legally-binding fuel efficiency targets would make cars ...

  • 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 ...

  • New Fuel Efficiency Technology Report Now Available from SAE International

    A new report, "Technology Insights for Mobility Industries – Fuel Efficiency," is now available exclusively to SAE International members through the online collaborative platform EngineerXchange. Providing technical insights and career guidance to engineers who want to position themselves to solve the engineering challenges of tomorrow, the report ...


    By SAE International (SAE)

  • President Obama announces historic 54.5 mpg fuel efficiency standard

    President Obama today announced a historic agreement with thirteen major automakers to pursue the next phase in the Administration’s national vehicle program, increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. The President was joined by Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, ...

  • 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

  • Energy-Efficient Buildings Market: Raising Energy Demands, Environmental Building Regulations and Mature Smart Grid Technologies Lead the Change

    Energy-efficient buildings are designed to reduce the energy required for heating and cooling compared to traditional buildings and designs, through the use of environmentally friendly practices and materials. In recent years, an increasing demand for energy, as well as fuel constraints, has led to an increasing need for greater energy efficiency. Governments worldwide are now taking various ...

  • 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 ...

  • Emissions Cap Fuels Committee

    The Obama administration has proposed tougher air pollution rules for 31 states from Massachusetts to Texas to curb smog and acid rain, but this may lead energy companies to shut some power plants.  The rules are set to take effect in 2012. American Electric Power Co, who are among the few that may be affected by the regulations, announced last week that they will form part of the NGU US ...


    By GDS International

  • Commission lorry CO2 strategy shows urgent need for lorry fuel-efficiency standard

    The European Commission today published a lorry CO2 strategy that highlights the urgent need to address stagnant lorry fuel economy and reduce Europe’s growing lorry emissions, but fails to propose decisive action to do so. Europe has introduced fuel economy standards for cars and vans but there is no regulation to deal with lorry CO2 emissions. Sustainable transport group, Transport & ...

  • New cars sold in 2011 were 3.3 % more fuel efficient than those sold in 2010

    Europeans are buying cars that are more efficient. Average carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre continue to fall in Europe, according to preliminary figures released today. The 2011 data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) also show that car manufacturers are mostly on track to meeting European Union (EU) targets. There were 12.8 million new vehicles registered in the EU in 2011. ...

  • Cummins Confirms Support for Greenhouse Gas and Fuel-Efficiency Standards During Testimony at EPA and NHTSA Public Hearing

    COLUMBUS, Ind.--Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today further confirmed its support for greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles and engines during its testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) public hearing in Chicago. On Oct. 25, 2010, the EPA and the NHTSA proposed rules to ...

  • Eaton announces support for next generation medium and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards

    Power management company Eaton today announced its support of new deadlines on national fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including 18-wheelers, sanitation trucks, buses, and other large vehicles, as it works to inform regulators as they develop national fuel-saving rules. Tuesday’s announcement by President Barack Obama calls for the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • 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

  • Measures to improve fuel efficiency also reduce vehicle noise, T&E report reveals

    After three postponements the Environment Committee of the European Parliament will finally vote next week on noise limits for vehicles. Contrary to industry concerns, a new report published today by Transport & Environment (T&E), Europe’s sustainable transport campaigners, ...

  • Understanding A Future Fuel

    Caterpillar Marine has announced the unveiling of the first LNG (liquefied natural gas) test bed for gas-fueled engines at its facility in Kiel, Germany. The LNG preparation unit consists of an LNG tank and a gas preparation unit, both in 40 ft. container size and both developed and supplied by Marine Service GmbH, Hamburg. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Energy Efficiency 2009 Ukraine

    National Agency of Ukraine for the effective use of energy resources (NAER) and Specialized exhibition center «EXPODONBASS» are kindly inviting you to participate in the all-Ukrainian specialized trade fair for energy effective and energy saving equipment, technologies and materials «ENERGY EFFICIENCY 2009». The trade fair is supported by: Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Donetsk Regional State ...


    By Ukraine Partnership Bureau

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