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  • 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

  • Rules on efficiency, emissions to squeeze California gasoline demand

    California may cut its transport fuel consumption by more than a billion gallons per year by 2020 as a result of policy initiatives and local support for electric and high-efficiency vehicles, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The analysis puts forward two scenarios for the development of gasoline demand in the state over the next seven years. The base-case scenario sees ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Cummins Receives First EPA Certification for Meeting 2014 Greenhouse Gas and Fuel-Efficiency Rules

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that it has received certification for its ISX15 engine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), meeting both the EPA 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014. Cummins 2014 greenhouse gas certification is the first engine certificate issued by the EPA. ...

  • Researchers: Bio4Energy Rules at Leading Biomass Fuel Quality Conference

    Late October, leading researchers on the quality of biomass-based fuels met as an Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production conference—given this year at Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A.—with one in five talks being delivered by a scientist from Bio4Energy. ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • 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 ...

  • Engine and Truck Manufacturers Ready to Tackle New EPA/NHTSA Rule to Improve Fuel Efficiency and Reduce Greenhouse Gases from Heavy-Duty Engines and Trucks

    The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced the nation’s first-ever regulations to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from medium and heavy-duty on-highway trucks and engines. The agencies’ work on today’s final rule began in earnest in May 2010 ...

  • Greener export credit rules approved

    OECD countries have agreed new rules to strengthen current environmental and social due diligence processes when providing export credits and to create financially prudent incentives to support business projects with low CO2 emissions. A second agreement aims to encourage support for advanced climate-friendly technologies such as carbon capture and storage. The first agreement is an ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Finalizes Rules for the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

    Eco Power Solutions, a leading provider of advanced emission control technology, said its ...


  • US government proposes improved fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

    Fuel efficiency standards for new cars and light trucks will increase by 25% by 2015, under proposals announced by the US Transportation Secretary. The proposed standards will save an estimated 521m tons of CO2 from car exhaust emissions Mary Peters announced plans to increase the standards by 4.5% a year over the next five years - exceeding the 3.3% baseline proposed by Congress last year. For ...

  • Peugeot Citroën lands top award for fuel-efficient cars

    Have you ever wondered which car brand makes the most fuel-efficient cars? The award in 2014 goes to Peugeot Citroën with cars averaging 4.5 litres per 100km (110g CO2/km) – making it the lowest carbon carmaker. This is a key finding of the 10th edition, of ‘How clean are Europe’s ...

  • 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, ...

  • Obama wants more fuel-efficient trucks on US roads

    Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016. Obama said helping these vehicles use less fuel would have the triple benefit of making the U.S. less dependent on imported oil, keeping ...


    By Associated Press

  • California approves advanced clean car rules

    As it has done so often, California is leading the way with respect to clean cars. The California Air Resources Board has approved a package of new emissions rules for cars and light trucks through to 2025. These rules represent some of the world's most ambitious green car standards. The wide-ranging package of regulations are expected to halve greenhouse gas emissions and deliver 1.4 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Overview of the new draft USEPA MACT boiler rule

    On Dec. 2, 2011, the USEPA released for public comment draft changes of final rules for reconsideration for industrial, commercial and institutional boilers under the MACT Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) program. These will be 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD (“5 D’s”) for boilers at major sources for HAPs and Subpart JJJJJJ (“6 J’s”) for boilers at area (non-major) ...


  • Report urges emission rules for shipping industry

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should rule that shipping emissions significantly contribute to climate change and pose a threat to public health and welfare, according to a new report from the advocacy group Oceana. The report also asks for the International Maritime ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Environmental Rules for Polar Shipping established

    Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. These regulatory changes are part of the environmental International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated amendments to MARPOL (the International Convention for the Prevention of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • India issues rules on vehicles to curb pollution in capital

    India's top court issued several orders Wednesday to fight record pollution in New Delhi, including a temporary ban on the sale of large diesel vehicles and a stiff hike on the toll for trucks entering the capital. The Supreme Court also banned trucks from entering the city if they're over 10 years old or are just transiting through. In ...


    By Associated Press

  • White House touts energy policies as rules loom

    Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources. In a 42-page report released Thursday, the White House argues that significant increases in the domestic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules

    About $1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human source of carbon pollution. Japan gave the money to help its companies build three such plants in Indonesia and listed it with the United Nations as climate finance, The Associated Press has found. Japan says these plants ...


    By Associated Press

  • First Ever Fuel Economy Rules for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses Will Drive Investment and Job Creation in the United States, CALSTART Says

    The first ever rules requiring greater efficiency for trucks and buses will drive innovation and encourage job creation in the United States, said CALSTART President and CEO, John Boesel. "Many companies in the United States have technology that not only can improve fuel economy in larger vehicles, but they are also globally competitive. These rules will encourage further investment in this ...


    By Marketwire

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