The Environment Committee of the European Parliament has taken an important step toward finalizing the 2020 CO2 regulation and proposing program improvements after 2020.
Find it In: CO2 standards, EU 2020 vehicle targets, EU light-duty vehicle CO2 regulation, Passenger Vehicles2013.05.01
China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology recently announced the government’s intention to make fuel efficiency, not technology, the primary criteria for determining levels of consumer incentives.
Find it In: Passenger Vehicles2013.04.19
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has announced a proposal to require ships to switch to low-sulfur fuel while berthed, an action that would make Hong Kong the first port in Asia with such a mandate.
Find it In: Air pollution, Air quality, Global goods transport, Low-sulfur fuels, Marine2013.03.28
A recent NRC study assesses technically and economically feasible efficiency improvements we could get in both conventional and advanced LDVs over the next few decades. The question is will we force the issue with regulations that push the envelope of efficiency standards?
Find it In: Advanced Technologies, Fuel economy, GHG emissions, Passenger Vehicles, U.S. CAFE standards2013.03.15
Heavy-duty vehicles account for 6% of total US GHG emissions—not as juicy a target as the one-third that come from power plants, but significant enough to merit a real focus this term.
Find it In: CO2 standards, Fuel economy, Global Roadmap, Heavy-duty Vehicles, Roadmap model, U.S. heavy-duty vehicle standards2013.03.01
A new study indicates that stringent control of black carbon from ships in Arctic waters could cut warming impacts in the Arctic region by one third.
Find it In: Black carbon, Climate and Health, Climate and Health, Climate science, Marine