EPA says regulation of mercury emissions not “appropriate and necessary”

Enlarge / An eastbound Norfolk Southern Corp. unit coal train passes through Waddy, Kentucky. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Friday, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it did not think that current mercury emissions rules placed on coal-fired power plants were “appropriate and necessary,” based on the agency’s revised look […]

Under current policies, residential batteries increase emissions in most cases

A Tesla Powerwall 2. Another year, another reason to take the promises of residential home batteries with a grain of salt. This month, a group of researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) published a paper in Environmental Science and Technology reporting that there are very few cases in which operating a residential home battery […]

Wrong way: 2018 global CO₂ emissions tick up again

Enlarge (credit: Le Quéré et al./ESSD) For a young student, report-card season can be an exciting, stressful, or even depressing time of year. The annual tally of the world’s climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions is a little like that—but with a lot more on the line than a B in language arts. And unfortunately, 2018’s tally […]

Cruise liner to power ship using DISGUSTING product to reduce cabin emissions

Cruise liner Hurtigruten have revealed their newest endeavours to reduce their carbon footprint. Cruises are notoriously bad for the environment, emitting sulphur oxide which damages the sea and atmosphere. Many companies have announced plans to remove plastic straws and single-use plastic on their ships in the next decade. Hurtigruten announced they planned to replace fuel […]

Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

As clean as fuel cell cars and EVs may be, they’re still made using pollution-producing factories — and Toyota wants to help solve this. The company has introduced what it says is the first-ever general-purpose hydrogen burner built for use at factories and other industrial plants. While hydrogen burners have already existed, they’ve typically pumped […]

Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half

There’s little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult. However, a recently published University of North Carolina study might have produced a more tangible figure. The NASA- and EPA-backed report determined that American deaths from air pollution dropped by 47 percent between […]

California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency Air quality board says automakers must still meet Obama standards. Continue reading California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:00:00 EDT. Please see our […]

EU Launches Emissions Collusion Investigation Against German Automakers

Roughly one year ago, German automakers were confronted with a crisis. Following Volkswagen’s diesel emissions fiasco, European antitrust regulators became suspicious that BMW, Daimler, and VW Group were involved in a longstanding automotive cartel that cooperated on decisions regarding technical issues, development, supplier management, and illegal price fixing. Investigators were also concerned manufacturers worked together […]

EU investigating German automakers, alleging collusion on emissions tech

Enlarge / A hose for an emission test is fixed in the exhaust pipe of a Volkswagen Golf 2.0 liter diesel car at the Technical Inspection Agency in Ludwigsburg, southwestern Germany, on August 7, 2017. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (credit: Getty Images) The European Commission said on Tuesday that it is opening an […]

Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency Stand by for more meetings, but they hope to reach a common goal Continue reading Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:45:00 EDT. Please see […]