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New standards to reduce emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles is part of Canada’s economy-wide commitment to reduce GHG emissions 30% by 2030.

Summary of the China VI heavy-duty vehicle standards and a comparison with emission regulations in the other major markets.

Overview of the transport fuels provisions in the final EU Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030.


Synopsis of a tax policy announced late 2012 aimed at promoting techological innovation and development in Brazil's automotive industry.

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Overview of the proposal, which stipulates a set of limits on the fuel consumption for new commercial trucks, dump trucks, tractors, coaches and buses with gross vehicle weight over 3,500 kg. The new standard would take effect beginning July 1, 2014.

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Summarizes the final version of this proposal, which differs significantly from a draft leaked in September 2012.

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Amendments to Europe’s FQD and RED will address indirect land use change and limit support for food-based biofuels.

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Summary of Mexico's proposed regulations of CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles—cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs.

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Summary of the European Commission's proposed mandatory 2020 CO2 emission targets for new passenger vehicles and light-commercial vehicles.

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff released a staff report outlining proposed modifications to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program as part of the Advanced Clean Cars rulemaking. This rulemaking also includes LEV III criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and the Clean Fuels Outlet program. The ZEV proposal requires increasing rates of deployment of zero tailpipe emission vehicles to help California meet its 2050 goals of reducing GHG emissions by 80%. The package will be considered for adoption by the Board in January 2012.

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Summary of the July 2011 International Maritime Organization regulation setting increasing efficiency standards for large ships in 2015–2025.

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Summary of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles finalized August 2011.

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Summary of the Supplemental Notice of Intent issued by EPA and DOT on July 29, 2011, regarding light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and corporate average fuel economy standards for the period 2017–2025.

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