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  • Canada to tighten emission regulations for heavy duty vehicles

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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • Vehicle Emissions Testing ‘First’ for Enviro Technology and Bristol City Council

    Following the launch of their local authority targeted ‘Vehicle Emissions Monitoring Programme’ earlier this year, air quality monitoring specialists – Enviro Technology – have announced the commencement of fleet characterisation work with Bristol City Council. Bristol’s fleet characterisation survey, which commenced on 6th November, will continue for a month at seven sites across the city ...

  • Canada announces final GHG emission regulations for new light-duty vehicles

    Environment Minister Jim Prentice has announced final regulations that establish progressively more stringent greenhouse gas emission standards for new passenger automobiles and light trucks for the 2011-2016 model years. These are aligned with similar regulations in the United States. "Any significant approach to fighting climate change must include serious action to address on-road emissions. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Vehicle emissions fight just beginning, US auto dealers say

    The fight over fuel economy and vehicle tailpipe emissions is just beginning and America's franchised new car and truck dealers are at the center of it, the head of the National Automobile Dealers Association said this week. 'This is no time for us to relax,' said incoming NADA Chairman Annette Sykora at the association's convention and exposition in San Francisco.  She said the association ...

  • Bush Administration says it has clear solution for reducing vehicle emissions

    The Bush Administration is moving forward with a national solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from US vehicles. The new energy legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Bush this week provides a federal fuel economy standard that offers environmental benefits, energy security and economic certainty for the nation. 'The Bush Administration is moving forward with a clear ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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