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The message from scientists last week during a climate change conference was clear and unequivocal: the need to further reduce greenhouse gases is critical and changes must be implemented without delay. The Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference was hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Attended by almost 2,000 […]

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European automakers are asking for a five-year extension to meet new emissions guidelines, saying they don’t have the technology ready for 2025’s target goals. The request came through the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA), which asked the governing European Commission for the delay, reported Automotive News Europe. “ACEA is arguing that the car industry needs […]

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A former director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the office asked for steep fuel efficiency increases for SUVs as a negotiation technique, knowing that the requested numbers were unrealistic. In 2011, the EPA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the major carmakers met to create new fuel economy and emissions standards set […]

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If we told you the average fuel economy and emissions output for all vehicles sold in the U.S. was at an all-time best, that might be no surprise, but the University of Michigan has put specific numbers on these assertions. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), the average new vehicle window […]

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Following last week’s announcement that it was aligning its emissions requirements with the ones in the United States, the Government of Canada has initiated proposed regulations to cut heavy-duty vehicles emissions. The proposed regulations should, according to the Canadian Federal government, improve fuel efficiency and help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2018 model year […]

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