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  • 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

  • Major cities cracking down on vehicle emissions

    Beijing, Berlin, Milan and London welcomed the New Year with progressive new standards, fees and travel restrictions on city drivers that refuse to upgrade to cleaner, more efficient vehicles. Major cities around the world now are adopting similar measures and doing whatever it takes to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and smog produced from vehicles. Although Canada and the United States ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Effects of reducing particulate emissions from vehicles

    Vehicles are an important source of particulate matter (PM) pollutants. A new study cautions that reductions in PM exhaust emissions will not necessarily be matched an equal reduction in the toxic effects of emissions on health and the environment. This is important when designing regulations to limit the ecotoxicity of exhaust PM. Incomplete combustion of fuels and the breakdown of lubricants ...

  • 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

  • South Korea to probe Volkswagen diesel vehicle emissions

    South Korea said Tuesday it will investigate emission levels of Volkswagen diesel vehicles after the world's top-selling automaker admitted cheating U.S. tests. Park Pan-kyu, a deputy director at South Korea's environment ministry, said that four models - Golf, Jetta, Beetle and Audi A3 - are subject to the probe, which is expected to end in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Canada to tighten emission regulations for heavy duty vehicles

    Canada to pursue a continental approach to reduce GHG emissions from Heavy-Duty ...

  • Vehicle emissions target aims too low

    Many vehicles adhering to the proposed Euro 5 benchmark - the EU's toughest ever emissions standard - would be considered too dirty for American roads. While it may be easy to dismiss the US as a global eco-villain, Europeans may have something to learn from their gas-guzzling cousins across The Pond when it comes to clean cars. Pressure group the European Federation for Transport and ...

  • China to Cut 6 Million High Emissions Vehicles

    The Chinese government is planning to take six million high-emission vehicles off the road this year to reduce pollution, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Environmental Protection on Tuesday. Nearly 2.5 million vehicles will be taken off roads in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Province, and four municipalities and provinces along the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River ...


    By Climate Action

  • U.S. vehicle CO2 emissions still almost double Europe and Japan

    Despite ongoing efforts to wean itself off the teat of foreign oil, the U.S. car market is still almost twice as polluting as Europe and Japan. This new finding from automotive data provider, JATO Dynamics, comes despite the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) - better known as "cash for clunkers" - program that replaced over 690,000 vehicles on the roads with more fuel-efficient models and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Gastonia Man Handed 6-Month Prison Sentence for Vehicle Emissions Fraud

    A Gastonia man was sentenced late Wednesday, January 22, 2014, to serve six months in prison for producing a fraudulent vehicle emissions certificate to undercover agents, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney also sentenced Mohammed Hafeez Awan, 52, of Gastonia, to three years of supervised release, six ...

  • CO2 emissions from new vehicles in Europe continued to decrease in 2014

    Vehicles sold in the European Union in 2014 were, on average, 2.5% more efficient than those sold the previous year, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, which updates the preliminary data published earlier this year, tracks progress towards CO2 emission targets for new passenger cars and vans. According to the EEA report ...

  • ET and Leeds Uni team up for enhanced vehicle emissions monitoring

    Air quality monitoring specialist Enviro Technology and the University of Leeds’ Institute of Transport Studies are collaborating to provide bespoke vehicle emissions monitoring for local authorities. The service spotlights fleet characterisation and provides emissions profile information on a per vehicle basis. Benefits include the ability to identify the abundance and significance of ...

  • What to look for in the EPA’s forthcoming standards on emissions from light-duty vehicles

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are working to finalize rules for light-duty vehicles that could significantly reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. These rules, which could be released this week, will establish new fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2017 through ...

  • London Vehicles to Be Tested for Harmful Emissions as Accuscan 4600 Comes to Town

    On June 20th 2006, Air Quality Monitoring specialists – Enviro Technology – will be demonstrating the abilities of the Accuscan 4600 remote sending device on vehicles passing by London Wall, City of London. This will be the first time that environmental professionals from London borough councils will be able to actively see the device in action, while getting a real-time taster of the level ...

  • New research finds hidden vehicle emissions from catalytic converters

    Levels of exhaust gases and particles emitted from vehicles are strongly influenced by driving patterns and the performance of catalytic converters and particle filters, according to recent research. However, these patterns are not yet taken into account in setting levels for overall vehicle emissions under European regulations. In this study, detailed experiments were conducted to measure the ...

  • US states sue EPA for `failing to act upon` vehicle emissions

    Attorneys general from 17 states, the City of New York, the City of Baltimore, the District of Columbia, and 13 environmental advocacy groups have asked the US Court of Appeals here to order the US Environmental Protection Agency to respond to last year's ruling on greenhouse gas emissions in the case of Massachusetts v. EPA. That ruling, which the US Supreme Court issued April last year, ...

  • Obama administration finalizes emissions standards for light-duty vehicles

    The Obama Administration announced the finalized historic fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles. The final program for model year 2017-2025 passenger cars and trucks will require an average CO2-level of 163 grams per mile, which is equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, if all reductions are made through fuel-economy improvements. Today’s action ...

  • Canada working to address emissions from heavy-duty vehicles

    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent released a consultation paper on the development of proposed regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. The Canadian action coincides with the release today of similar guielines in Washington during meetings between U.S. President Barack Obama and industry officials to discuss the first-of-their-kind fuel ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Lysanda to partner with TomTom to reduce vehicle fuel costs and emissions

    Lysanda selected as partner to provide core technology for TomTom’s new ecoPLUS™, a smart easily installed device which connects to a vehicle’s onboard diagnostic solutionThe technology enables the tracking of valuable data such as fuel efficiency, driver behaviours and carbon footprint leading to significant savings on fuel costs and emissions      ...


    By RealWire

  • CO2 emissions reduction from new light commercial vehicles

    The Council adopted today1 a regulation amending regulation (EU) No 510/2011 to define the modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles (PE-CO#6;S 106/13, 106/13 COR1, 5584/14 ADD 1). From 2020, a target of 147 g CO2/km is set for the average emissions of new light commercial vehicles registered in the Union. The regulation will apply to ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

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