rail industry emission standard News

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada to tighten emission regulations for heavy duty vehicles

    Canada"s Environment Minister Jim Prentice, speaking in a suburban Canadian Tire Store in Vancouver, announced that Canada will regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Canada"s regulations will be aligned with those of the United States, also announced today, and will come into effect for 2014 model year vehicles. "Canada and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Appeals Court Upholds Stronger Soot Standard

    A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an industry challenge to stronger health standards for soot. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit says the Clean Air Act gives the Environmental Protection Agency substantial discretion in setting air quality standards. The revisions followed a determination by the EPA that existing standards for fine particulate matter ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA to tackle emissions from trucks used at ports / EPA, industry leaders, and environmental groups to join forces for cleaner, healthier air around harbors

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), joined by the Coalition for Responsible Transportation and the Environmental Defense Fund, is launching a new initiative to protect people’s health, the environment and promote sustainable economic growth by reducing pollution from thousands of short-haul trucks that service the nation’s ports. The new EPA SmartWay initiative will green ...

  • Carbon trust halves data centre emissions, by design

    The rise in carbon emissions threatened by the projected exponential growth of data centres could be halved in the UK, thanks to a new design service launched by the Carbon Trust today. The new service has already been piloted in the design of multi-billion pound data storage and processing facility, The Lockerbie Data Centre, Scotland, where it is expected to help reduce operating costs by ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Maryland’s new emissions plan shows climate action is cost-effective

    As impacts from climate change become more visible and costly, leaders across the nation are responding. In the wake of projections from the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science showing that Maryland could face sea-level rise of more than six feet by the end of the century, Governor Martin ...

  • Public Consultation Opens on New Low Carbon Transport Climate Bond Standard

    The proposed standard will only certify investment in transport infrastructure that is compatible with a 2°C warming outcome. The Draft Standard is now open for a 60-day period of public consultation, investor and industry comment. The Technical Working Group is convened under the auspices of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an investor-focused not-for-profit that promotes large-scale investment ...


    By Climate Action

  • Global Green Building Materials Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Green Building Materials Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • EPA mulls ethanol change as industry profits soar

    Just as ethanol producers have been seeing the industry's most profitable months ever, the federal government is considering whether to lower the amount of the corn-based fuel that must be blended into gasoline. That could be a serious blow to a biofuels industry that saw booms and busts connected to corn and petroleum prices before a renewable fuel standard approved by Congress in 2007 acted as ...


    By Associated Press

  • New EPA/NHTSA Heavy Truck Regs Tout Aluminum as the #1 Material to Boost Fuel Economy and Cut Emissions

    New commercial vehicle fuel economy regulations announced by the Obama Administration and embraced by truck and engine manufacturers, as well as by environmental groups, show aluminum above all other materials as having the greatest potential to  safely reduce vehicle weight to boost fuel economy and cut emissions.  The final rule published this month by the Environmental Protection ...


    By The Aluminum Association

  • Euro MPs support congestion charges and road-pricing

    The European Parliament has adopted an own-initiative report on sustainable European transport policy, which says that the problem of urban congestion, which causes 40% of CO2 emissions and 70% of other pollutant emissions from vehicles, needs to be tackled more ambitiously, by applying a Europe-wide cooperation and coordination strategy. MEPs say better exploitation of existing infrastructure, ...


    By European Parliament

  • Union pacific railroad honored by EPA for genset technology development

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Union Pacific Railroad with its Clean Air Excellence Award for developing Genset switching locomotive technology, which significantly surpasses EPA Tier 2 locomotive standards and serves as a testament to Union Pacific's ongoing commitment to developing environmentally responsible technologies. "This award recognizes Union Pacific's ...

  • GE Unveils the First Tier 4 Heavy-Haul Locomotive

    GE Transportation (NYSE: GE) today unveiled the prototype for its next Evolution® Series Locomotive that will decrease constituent emissions by more than 70 percent and save railroad customers more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure and operational costs1. GE expects that the locomotive will be the first in the industry to meet the U.S. Environmental ...


    By General Electric

  • Electrocar ready for whole Europe

    Modec is the world’s first manufacturer of purpose built zero emission vehicles. Heralded as the future of commercial transport, the British manufacturer was founded in 2004 by a team of automotive engineering experts and its vehicles were launched to the transport industry in March 2007. The Coventry based company is leading the field by taking automotive technology to the next level, using the ...

  • Union Pacific Railroad Achieves Best-Ever Carbon Disclosure Project Performance

    SOURCE: Union Pacific DESCRIPTION:  OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 26, 2012 /3BL Media / PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Pacific Railroad achieved its best-ever performance in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2012.  The railroad's carbon disclosure score is 87, a 53-percent improvement over ...


    By 3BL Media

  • GL updates rules for inland navigation vessels

    To ensure the continuing safety and promote the efficiency of inland waterway transport, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released an update to the GL Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels (INV). The update to the rules came into effect on 1 November 2011 and consists of rules for: classification and surveys; hull design and construction; machinery, systems and electricity; and additional requirements ...


  • Caterpillar Inc. receives the international pipeline and offshore contractors association environmental award

    Caterpillar Inc. has received The International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) Environmental Award for its "Eco Operator Training" program. Cat Eco Operator Training is a one-day program designed to teach operators how to run equipment to maximize fuel efficiency and lower emissions while maintaining high productivity. The program can assist customers in realizing fuel ...

  • EPA Tests Patented Hydraulic Hybrid Yard Hostlers

    ELIZABETH, New Jersey, September 7, 2007 (ENS) - Yard hostlers - heavy duty diesel machines used to move goods and products from ships to trucks - contribute to air pollution generated in ports throughout the world. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has patented technology to improve the fuel efficiency of yard hostlers by 50 to 60 percent, and reduce or ...

  • President Obama announces US$2.4bn in funding to support next generation electric vehicles

    President Barack Obama has announced the availability of US$2.4 billion in funding to put American ingenuity and America's manufacturers to work producing next generation Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and the advanced battery components that will make these vehicles run. The initiative will create tens of thousands of U.S. jobs and help us end our addiction to foreign oil. Americans who decide ...

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