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    Official: Mercedes-Benz cut fleetwide emissions by 4.3 percent last year
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    Mercedes-Benz says it reduced its fleetwide vehicle emissions by 4.3 percent last year. Of course, the German automaker has another 29 percent to go to meet the European Commission's 2020 mandate. But who's counting? Mercedes' luxury and sports car bent has made it a relative laggard when it ...

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    Read This: Big Oil says California's cap-and-trade system will raise gas prices
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    You try to do a good thing, but someone always has to come around and say there's a down side. In this case, the good thing is AB 32, also known as California's greenhouse gas emission reduction law, and the potential down side is one that could generate a lot of bad publicity. First, some ...

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    Report: California truckers not happy with state emission rules
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    The California dream is becoming a bit more of a nightmare, at least according to some truckers there. With the California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandating that older trucks be equipped with a special diesel soot filter in order to reduce pollution, trucking advocates are arguing that the ...

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    Read This: Why a global emissions standard would be a good thing
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    Would a global vehicle emission standard make sense? After all, as Automotive News writer Richard Truett points out, "Clean air is clean air no matter what continent it blows over." But, while attending a recent automotive industry conference in Traverse City, MI, Truett heard Chris Gundler, the ...

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    Report: MIT: vehicle emissions cause 53,000 extra deaths a year
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    53,000 early deaths are attributed to exhaust from cars and trucks, annually. And now for some not-so-uplifting news for your Labor Day weekend, especially if it involves a long road trip. Emissions from electric-power generation, industrial operations, commercial and residential sources and ...

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    Report: France working on domestic hydrogen refueling network
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    A French consortium has launched a national study to analyze the potential of hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicles. Twenty partner members in the "Mobility Hydrogen France" group think that a hydrogen refueling infrastructure could increase deployment of electric vehicles in Europe and ...

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    Report: Ford bashes EU decision to delay vote on strict 2020 emissions standards
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    The European Union (EU) is putting off its vote on stricter emissions standards for the continent, and Ford's none too happy about it. The US automaker, which has been broadening its line-up of hybrids and plug-ins during the past few years, is on record as being "disappointed" that the EU is ...

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    Report: Germany lobbies EU for emissions leniency to allow more gas-guzzlers
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    The German auto industry has been long lauded for its vehicles' achievements in speed. The German government is now saying the European Union's 2020 emissions mandate is coming up a little too quick for its liking. Germany is lobbying EU officials to give some leeway to automakers such as ...

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    President Obama calls for cleaner coal plants, which will make EVs cleaner
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    We forget where we heard it first, but we've always liked the argument for plug-in vehicles that they are able to get cleaner over time. Whether it's through installing solar panels on your roof or taking advantage of Tesla's solar-powered Superchargers, with an EV it is possible to make the ...

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    Official: U of M researcher says plug-ins, hydrogen cars are 'no carbon cure-all'
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    Your Monday green-car buzzkill is brought to you buy University of Michigan research professor John DeCicco, who says more electric vehicles won't do much to slow global warming if energy-production methods aren't addressed. DeCicco, who's with the university's Energy Institute, says the ...

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    Official: Ford cuts production emissions by 37% per vehicle since 2000
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    Ford has used efficiency gains related to water use, waste and painting processes to cut its factory emissions per produced vehicle by 37 percent between 2000 and 2012. The US automaker, in its 14th annual Sustainability Report, adds that more changes are in store that will allow an additional ...

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    Report: BMW, Audi lead the pack on misrepresenting CO2 figures in Europe
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    BMW and Volkswagen are taking differing political tacks to address stricter European emissions standards that will kick in by the end of the decade, but the two German automakers appear to be moving in lockstep when it comes to not reporting accurate CO2 emissions numbers. Bimmer and VW's Audi ...

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    Study: Idaho has highest percentage of transportation-related emissions
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    Is there a plethora of big rigs in the Gem State? Results of a US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report tracking state-by-state energy-related carbon dioxide emission makes that question worth asking, as Idaho was the state with the highest percentage of emissions stemming from the ...

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    Official: Toyota Auris Hybrid manages just 84 grams of CO2 per kilometer, beating Prius
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    For Toyota and the new version of its Auris Hybrid that goes on sale starting next month, less is more. In this case, the Auris Hybrid will get an engine that cuts emissions by more than three percent from the current version. The Auris Hybrid that goes on sale next month will emit just 84 grams ...

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    Report: BMW says European CO2 targets are 'impossible to meet' *UPDATE
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    Volkswagen and former nemesis Greenpeace recently kumbaya'd to pledge to meet the European Union's strict 2020 emissions standards. Not everyone is feeling the love. BMW chairman Norbert Reithofer says the standards, which would require about a 30-percent improvement over current levels, are ...

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    Official: Volkswagen to use CO2 as future refrigerant for air conditioning systems
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    Another German automaker has rejected the air conditioning refrigerant that's scheduled to be adopted by global automakers in 2017. Earlier this month, Volkswagen lined up with Daimler and BMW to support Daimler's findings from last year that the new refrigerant, called HFO-1234yf, can become ...

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    Report: WA state representative argues bikes pollute more than cars, backpedals
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    Isn't bicycling supposed to reduce carbon emissions and free up traffic jam congestion? Well, it's actually making matters worse, argues a state representative from Washington. "You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car," claims Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama, ...

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    Report: Beijing scrapping dirty, old clunkers to reduce "heavily polluted" air
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    Air pollution in China's capital city is reaching sobering levels. The World Health Organization warns that levels for fine airborne particulates that pose the greatest health risks should go no higher than 25 for 24-hour exposure on the PM2.5 scale. On January 22, the official Beijing government ...

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    Official: Audi building e-gas plant to make climate-friendly vehicle fuel
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    On December 13, Audi celebrated its synthetic methane (e-gas) vehicle fuel plant, which is under construction in Werlte, Germany. Audi says that it is the world's first industrial plant for generating e-gas from CO2 and renewable electricity. Its end product will be hydrogen and synthetic Audi ...

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    Video: Toyota animates Ha:mo mobility network
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    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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