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    Study: Doing nothing on climate change could cost auto industry millions
    Business Forward says new EPA rules will add just $7 to cost of new car 1402351260

    When it comes to climate change, the auto industry will be better served by working with the energy industry on cleaner energy plants than dealing with more and more severe weather incidents in the future. That's the finding of a new study by Business Forward, which says that supporting the EPA's ...

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    Official: EPA proposes new rules to make US power plants 30 percent cleaner by 2030

    A year ago, President Obama put the electricity industry on notice and said that he would implement some sort of limits on carbon emissions. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a proposed rule for cleaner electricity generating plants and it would go a long way towards making the ...

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    Official: As of today, Nissan has sold 50,000 Leafs in the US, 115,000 globally

    Watch out, America, there are 50,000 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles prowling your streets. That's the official word from Nissan, which says it has just delivered the 50,000th Leaf – a black SL model – to Todd and Lisa Bolt in Dallas, Texas. Todd is a pastor at the Gateway Church in ...

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    Official: Are hybrids more important to Nissan than EVs?

    Nissan chief operating officer Toshiyuki Shiga offered an update on the automaker's "eco-targets" to further cut CO2 emissions and add 15 hybrid models by 2016. At a press conference in Yokohama, Shiga explained the company's commitment to sustainability through its Nissan Green Program 2016. ...

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    Should there be a fossil fuel moratorium? Some scientists say yes

    Climate change was barely mentioned during October presidential debates, but that doesn't mean the public doesn't care. After all, climate change affected Hurricane Sandy, and that got some media coverage. Some analysts say climate change is just part of historic weather patterns that humans have ...

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    Video: Toyota animates Ha:mo mobility network

    Automakers will be playing a much different role in cities in the near future, according to Toyota. Manufacturing cars and marketing them through their dealer networks may take a backseat to smart transportation and mobility. See also: Daimler's Car2go. Toyota's "Ha:mo" – Harmonious ...

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    Report: EU considering lowering CO2 emissions targets

    One of the reasons that automakers are working so diligently on making more fuel efficient vehicles is because we're forcing them to. We, through our elected officials, have set certain standards that they have to meet in order to sell their wares. One of the strongest is the CO2 emissions limits ...

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    Official: Volvo cuts European fleetwide emissions by 13% over past two years

    Volvo said it has cut its European fleetwide emissions from its gas- and diesel-powered vehicles by 13 percent during the past few years and is looking to reduce emissions even further starting next year. For the 2013 model year, the Swedish automaker will debut a five-cylinder 2.0-liter, ...

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    Portugal leads Europe with lowest CO2 emissions, Sweden lands in last

    The fuel efficiency of European vehicles improved in 2010, with CO2 emissions falling by 3.7 percent, according to European Union (EU) data released last Wednesday. The EU, home to some 500 million people, has set a target for cutting average CO2 emissions down to 130 grams per kilometer by ...

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    Study: Electric vehicles are way too dirty in China

    Operating an electric vehicle in China today emits more greenhouse gases than simply driving a gasoline-fueled equivalent, according to emissions expert Juerg Gruetter of Gruetter Consulting. The reason is that, despite the country's push to promote electric vehicles, China's power grid is so ...

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    European Union says CO2 emissions fell 3.7% in 2010

    The fuel efficiency of vehicles sold in Europe in 2010 improved slightly versus those sold in 2009, according to provisional European Union data. The EU says that last year's numbers show that CO2 emissions from passenger vehicles fell by 3.7 percent, moving the average emissions down to 140 ...

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    Audi launches 99 g/km A1 1.6 TDI in Europe

    German automaker Audi has launched a revised version of its A1 1.6 TDI with CO2 emissions of 99 grams per kilometer. Its 104-horsepower 1.6-liter diesel-burning engine, which is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, has undergone a slew of revisions that help slash the A1's CO2 emissions ...

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    Honda targets 30% reduction in global emissions by 2020

    Think back to 2006. That's when Japanese automaker Honda set a goal to reduce CO2 emissions across its extensive portfolio of products – including automobiles, motorcycles and scooters – by 10 percent by the end of 2010, compared to 2000's levels. The company met that goal, and ...

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    Volvo's "One Tonne Life" challenge almost reaches goal; family gets down to 1.5 tons of CO2 emissions

    Back in January, we reported on the Lindell family as they embarked on their "One Tonne Life" challenge outside of Stockholm, Sweden. Three months into the project, the Lindells had reduced their carbon emissions by an impressive 64 percent, dropping from 7.29 tons of CO2 emissions per person per ...

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    IEA says CO2 emissions hit record high in 2010, and 2020 reduction target "will be extremely challenging"

    Energy-related CO2 emissions in 2010 were the highest ever recorded, according to estimates by the International Energy Agency (IEA). After a dip in 2009, CO2 emissions are estimated to have soared to 30.6 gigatons in 2010, a five percent jump from 2008 levels. In addition, the IEA estimates ...

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    Shell VP says global CO2 policy is a necessity

    A global CO2 emissions policy is "urgently needed" if the world is to avoid political issues in the future, according to Shell. Late last week, during a presentation in Australia, Shell vice-president of global business environment, Jeremy Bentham, warned that the goal of keeping global warming ...

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    Lung Association lobbies for stricter emissions standards in California

    As the California Air Resources Board prepares to decide on emissions regulations that could increase fuel economy requirements of 2017 to 2025 model year vehicles, the state's American Lung Association is pushing regulators to adopt stricter standards. In a recent report, the American ...

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    Renault ups the ante for eco2 badging

    Back in 2007, Renault introduced its Eco2 line, a branding system to identify the cleanest vehicles in the company's line-up. Back then, these were the rules that the Eco2 vehicles had to follow: Renault eco2 vehicles meet three global environmental standards: they are produced in an ...

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    Renault's Energy dCi 130 diesel and why it's so efficient [w/video]

    Renault Energy dCi 130 engine video - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Along with the introduction of its new Energy dCi 130 diesel engine, Renault saw fit to create a pretty snazzy video to show off some of the technology hiding in this new powerplant. The video offers the unusual ...

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    AN: CO2 emission tests, real-world numbers don't match

    Do new vehicles in Europe actually emit less CO2 than previous models or have automakers simply discovered techniques to skew the results of emissions tests? Jos Dings, director of Brussels-based Transport & Environment, told Automotive News (sub. req.) that official CO2 emissions results ...


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