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    Report: Germany still fighting for weaker CO2 emission laws
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    The Germans have an idea: when calculating fleetwide emissions rules at the end of the decade, don't count the 20 percent of our vehicles that are truly road-mauling gas guzzlers. That's more or less what the German government is asking for in its attempt to get the European Union to be a little ...

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    Report: Renault may join German effort to loosen European emissions limits
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    We're not sure how to translate "biting the hand that feeds you" to French, but we're pretty sure the phrase is appropriate here. See, Renault recently won funding of about $28 million from the European Commission to develop diesel-hybrid powertrains for commercial vans. The thing is, the French ...

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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: Nigeria bans two-stroke engines, adopts Euro II emissions standards from 1996
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    It may not be on most people's news radar, but the West African nation of Nigeria has a problem with the effects of roadside pollution. As Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria has its share of smog-filled cities, congested roads and aging vehicles. In an effort to clear the air, Nigeria will, ...

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    EPA proposes strict ground-level emissions regulations for jumbo-sized commercial aircraft
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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to adopt more stringent ground-level emissions standards for engines used primarily in commercial aircraft, including Boeing's 737, 747, and 767. If approved, the proposed regulations would reduce ground-level nitrogen oxide emissions by ...

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    Study: Vehicle emissions down 14% since 2007
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    Consumers are now buying cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles, according to something called the Eco-Drive Index that was compiled by researchers at the University of Michigan. In fact, the researchers found that emissions from recently purchased vehicles are 14 percent lower than back in ...

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    Yuchai International unveils China's first Euro VI-compliant diesel engine
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    China's Yuchai International Limited has announced that its subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL), just unveiled China's first-ever Euro VI-compliant diesel engine for heavy-duty trucks. Based on a GYMCL 8.4-liter oil-burning mill, the Euro VI-compliant engine was ...

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    Lung Association lobbies for stricter emissions standards in California
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    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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    Federal court denies NADA/CoC challenge to California's EPA waiver status
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    Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's and the National Automobile Dealers Association's (NADA) challenge to California's rules that limit vehicle emissions was dismissed by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. The reason? The court stated (pdf) that it had no jurisdiction to rule over the ...

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    Study: UK needs 6.4M plug-in vehicles on roads by 2030 to reach climate change goals
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    A report released by WWF-UK, the self-proclaimed "world's leading conservation body," concludes that the UK will need at least 1.7 million plug-in vehicles on its roads by 2020 and 6.4 million by 2030 to achieve its climate change goals. If those marks are met, plug-ins would represent six ...

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    AN: CO2 emission tests, real-world numbers don't match
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    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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    Administration pushes forward despite House panel's attempt to block EPA's emissions regulations
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    The Clean Air Act of 2007 granted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate vehicle emissions. Furthermore, the act gave individual states permission to set their own emissions policies (the dreaded "patchwork"), a move that would've forced automakers to develop cars ...

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    CO2 emissions of UK's new vehicles down 20 percent since 2000
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    The fleet of 2010 model year vehicles sold in the UK posted carbon dioxide emissions of 144.2 grams per kilometer CO2, a reduction of 3.5 percent over the numbers reported in 2009, according to the SMMT's 10th annual CO2 report. For the sake of comparison, the UK's 2010 fleet spewed 20 ...

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    Australian new vehicle fleet has the lowest CO2 emissions ever
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    The fleet of 2010 model year vehicles sold in Australia posted the nation's lowest-ever combined carbon dioxide emissions. At 212.6 grams per kilometer of CO2, Australia's 2010 vehicle fleet spewed 2.7 percent less emissions than the nation's 2009 lineup of automobiles. The National Average ...

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    Beijing to impose stricter Level 5 emissions standards in 2012
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    Beijing has a pollution problem, but that's not surprising since most major cities across the globe battle with dense smog on a regular basis. However, the Chinese capital will take a dramatic step towards reducing pollutants by imposing Level V emissions standards in 2012. While speaking at a ...

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    Study: Slashing air pollution could add two years to your life
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    Rising levels of roadside air pollution plague major cities across the globe. Over in Europe, fine particulate pollution in the cities of Bucharest, Budapest, Barcelona, Paris, Rome and London – to name a few – has been measured at levels exceeding the United Nations World Health ...

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    Buyers to decide CAFE costs?
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    Shortly after the feds announced that stringent CAFE regulations would go into effect in 2016, reports poured in claiming that meeting these goals will add, on average, $985 to the price of each automobile. In addition, estimates have popped up suggesting that automakers will spend a staggering ...

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    Report: EU's goal to slash emissions will be offset by China's growth
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    View from a bell tower in Xian, China
    Back in October, thirty European companies banded together and called on the European Union (EU) to slash emissions by 30 percent by 2020. The proposal went above and beyond the EU's targeted and agreed-upon goal of cutting emissions by 20 percent from 1990 ...

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    30 European companies call on EU to cut CO2 emissions 30% by 2020
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    Thirty European companies banded together and called on the European Union (EU) to slash emissions 30 percent by 2020. Sound like a lot? Hold on a sec, since there's some background information needed to understand this one. The current target set by the EU calls for an emission's reduction of 20 ...

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    Hong Kong's roadside air pollution reaches record levels
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    According to the Guardian, "Roadside air pollution in Hong Kong hit record highs in the first six months of the year, damaging public health and economic competitiveness compared with Asian rivals." This roadside air pollution is apparently damaging Hong Kong's reputation and is deterring ...

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