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Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Texas Oil Regulators Ask State to Sue EPA Over Methane Rule

January 30, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Texas regulators on Jan. 30 formally asked the state’s attorney general to challenge the Biden administration’s rule that seeks to lower emissions from the oil and gas sector. The Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees the state’s massive oil and gas […]


Logistics, Process

Freight Elite Struggle to Hit Climate Goals as Demand Surges

January 30, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

The appetite for speedy package delivery is skyrocketing around the planet. Americans do more than 15% of their shopping online, with digital purchases of groceries, shoes, pet food and other goods quadrupling over the past decade to $1 trillion a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medical device groups say ‘the stakes are high’ with new EtO regulations

April 11, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

Medical device trade groups raised concerns about the capacity to sterilize medical devices in response to proposed ethylene oxide regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA seeks to reduce emissions of the gas, which it says can cause cancer […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Cooking Oil Shortage Looms as Biofuels Gain Appeal

March 22, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

A global biofuel boom is set to drive a shortage of vegetable oils — used for cooking and now increasingly to power trucks and planes — intensifying a debate over food versus fuel. From the U.S. to Brazil and Indonesia, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Electric trucks produce far fewer emissions than diesel: EU report

February 7, 2023

Via: Phys.org

Electric trucks produce far fewer planet-warming emissions than their diesel counterparts over a lifetime, a report in Europe showed Tuesday, emphasizing that the biggest climate impact comes from driving vehicles and not manufacturing them. The transport sector accounts for about […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

A novel process to capture and convert CO2 from air

June 6, 2022

Via: Phys.org

As CO2 emissions continue to grow, the world is becoming ever more reliant on the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to achieve urgent climate targets. Direct air capture (DAC) is a promising novel technology for the extraction of […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Exxon Announces New Emissions Targets After Investor Criticism

December 14, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

ExxonMobil Corp. announced several new emissions targets and said it would begin publishing pollution information related to customers’ use of its products for the first time, just days after activist investors criticized the oil giant for its environmental record. Exxon […]


Regulations

VW braces for EU fine for missing CO2 emissions reduction target

November 3, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group expects to be fined by the European Union this year for failing to achieve its CO2-reduction target for its new-car fleet — despite the automaker’s deal to pool emissions with Chinese-owned U.K. brand MG Motor. “We cannot provide […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Mercedes EV output target slashed by battery shortage: Manager Magazin

January 23, 2020

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler has been forced to reduce its 2020 production targets for the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric car to 30,000 from about 60,000 due to a supply shortage of battery cells from LG Chem, Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

VW brand to launch 34 new models, derivatives globally in 2020

December 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WOLFSBURG — Volkswagen brand plans to launch 34 new models and derivatives next year including electrified cars to lower emissions as stringent new CO2 reduction targets are phased in by the European Union. The ID3 battery-powered compact hatchback will go […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW charged with violating Canada’s vehicle emission standards

December 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group, in another legal action stemming from its 2015 emissions cheating scandal, on Monday was charged with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada contravening the country’s environmental legislation, a Canadian government agency said. VW was charged with 60 counts […]


Process, Quality Control

Ford Fesses Up on Emissions Early in Effort to Limit the Damage

February 22, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Ford Motor Co. (IW 500/3) revealed its emission testing could be flawed and took pains to soothe anxiety among investors in an industry wracked by years of pollution scandals. Ford said workers raised concerns about its testing in September, and […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Dominion Energy to Reduce Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Infrastructure by 50 percent Over the Next Decade

February 12, 2019

Via: PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) announced today an historic, industry-leading initiative to reduce methane emissions from its natural gas infrastructure by 50 percent over the next decade, based on 2010 levels. The initiative will […]


Regulations

Automakers react cautiously to weaker CO2 target in Europe

October 10, 2018

Via: Automotive News

LUXEMBOURG — Automakers reacted cautiously to a less stringent, 35 percent CO2 emissions target for new-car fleets in the European Union but said the goal could still hit the industry’s competitiveness. On Tuesday, European Union nations agreed to seek a […]


Design & Planning, Process

Smurfit Kappa begins operation of new technology at its Kent facility

September 27, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

It is expected that the new CHP at the Townsend Heat and Power Plant will cut the mill’s carbon footprint by at least 15%. In order to meet the ever-increasing demand in the UK and Ireland for lightweight containerboard, the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change

April 19, 2018

Via: Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Lyft Inc is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse gas, the company […]


Regulations

California’s auto crackdown reinforced by emissions uptick

August 22, 2017

Via: Automotive News

California’s advocates for tougher fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle mandates received fodder for standing firm with their rules, as a nonprofit’s annual report found road emissions have undercut the state’s efforts to reduce pollution. Emissions from on-road transportation rose […]


Regulations

In Canada, automakers seek to offset carbon emissions costs

January 12, 2017

Via: Automotive News

Canadian auto industry executives are asking government ministers to mitigate the costs of reducing carbon emissions under a new program designed to help fight climate change, two sources familiar with the matter said. The demand has taken on greater urgency […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW, U.S. dealers to hold talks on financial relief over emissions violations

May 12, 2016

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen AG agreed to begin talks with VW dealers in the U.S. seeking compensation for financial damages caused by the company’s diesel emissions violations. The move toward a settlement with dealers comes nearly six weeks after the National Automobile Dealers […]


Process, Quality Control

Renault to Present Plan to Reduce Vehicle Emissions

January 18, 2016

Via: Industry Week

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France – Renault (IW 1000/82) on Monday promised to come up with a “technical plan” over coming weeks to bring down harmful emissions of its vehicles. On Thursday, a French government-appointed commission said that Renault’s diesel cars failed pollution […]