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  • New vans more fuel efficient

    The average van sold in 2013 was around 4 % more efficient than the previous year, so the new vans fleet has already met the collective carbon emissions target ahead of the 2017 deadline, preliminary data shows. Similar findings were recently published for new cars, which have also met their target in advance. There were 1.2 million new vans registered in 2013, with average emissions of 173.3 g ...

  • Light bulbs to light trucks, efficiency shapes new US energy law

    Congress on 18 December passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. President George W. Bush signed the measure 19 December, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the bill, 314-100 on Tuesday. The Senate passed it last week by a vote of 86-8. The bill mandates a fuel ...

  • President Obama announces national fuel efficiency policy

    President Obama has – for the first time in history – set in motion a new national policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. The new standards, covering model years 2012-2016, and ultimately requiring an average fuel economy standard of 35.5 mpg in 2016, are projected to save 1.8 billion barrels of oil ...

  • Fuel poverty strategy for England

    Today I will be publishing the Fuel poverty strategy for England as required under the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 following extensive consultation held from July to October 2014 (1). This new fuel poverty strategy, the first in nearly 14 years, aims to set a durable framework for future fuel poverty policies with an ambitious new ...

  • A ‘Made in Canada’ fuel standard?

    The government's decision to introduce new fuel economy standards that at least match recent US standards of 35 miles per gallon by 2020 has been criticized by both automakers and environmental groups alike. The auto industry feels the standards are too high and too soon; while some environmentalists believe they are not high enough and the process of curtailing auto emissions is moving too ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Wells Fargo Fuels Energy Efficiency Research With Half-Million Dollar Grant to UC Davis

    Continuing its efforts to accelerate a greener economy, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) said today it has awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant to the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC). Wells Fargo’s contribution provides core funding to assist the UC Davis EEC, one of the nation’s leading research centers, in its mission to accelerate the ...


  • California Enacts Law To Use 50 Percent Renewable Electricity By 2030

    On October 7, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed S.B. 350, The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (the Act). The law will require the percent of electricity produced from renewable sources to increase over stages until 2030 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Carbon-rich peatlands threatened by new EU renewables law

    As the European Parliament and EU Member States are finalising their negotiations on a new European law for renewable energy, international environmental organisations are warning that under the new law large swathes of peatlands, possibly representing the world’s largest carbon stores, will be destroyed for the purpose of producing bio-energy. Finland, which has the largest remaining area of ...

  • Investors with US$3tr urge congress to pass strong energy and climate law

    Echoing the same energy and climate change policies that President Obama trumpeted in his speech to Congress last night, a group of 35 investors with over US$3 trillion in assets called on Congressional leaders to pass strong legislation to advance a clean energy, low-carbon economy and U.S. competitiveness. In a letter delivered this morning to House and Senate leaders and the Obama ...


    By Ceres

  • Big Polluters Trying Again to Derail California’s Successful Clean Energy Law

    On the eve of America’s Independence Day, a California lawmaker is making a Big Oil-backed move to block the next critical step in slashing emissions under California’s successful clean energy program by trying to get a three-year exemption from the state’s cap on carbon pollution. Using a procedure known as a “gut and amend,” Assemblyman Henry Perea dropped new text ...

  • Parliament says yes to safer, more efficient lorries

    The European Parliament today voted to end brick-shaped lorries, clearing the way for advances in fuel efficiency and safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. The new law allows lorrymakers to produce new designs but industry lobbyists secured a ban until 2022 even though the new designs are voluntary, not mandatory [1]. The Commission will propose new safety requirements for trucks by ...

  • Brazil faces looming transport fuel shortfall

    Brazil, which has long prided itself on achieving energy independence, will be unable to meet its domestic light vehicle demand for fuel as soon as 2017 if recent trends continue, a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance concludes. By 2021, demand could outstrip supply by as much as 9-12bn litres per year, equivalent to 20% of Brazil’s demand. The country must either make substantial ...

  • Cutting the cost of keeping warm to tackle fuel poverty

    Future governments will be required by law to help fight fuel poverty by making the coldest, leakiest homes in England more energy efficient. Tackling this problem is a priority for government. Since 2010 the number of households in fuel poverty has fallen every year, thanks to government energy efficiency schemes and the Warm Home Discount. However, the problem could rise again unless action is ...

  • US government to raise renewable fuel quota sharply

    The amount of ethanol and biodiesel Americans burn in their cars and trucks is increasing by law. The 2008 renewable fuels standard will be raised to 7.76 percent, up by two-thirds on the current standard of 4.66 percent to comply with the new energy bill enacted late last year. The increase is in response to the Energy Independence and Security Act, which President George W. Bush ...

  • APEC Leaders Set Measurable Energy Efficiency Goal

    SYDNEY, Australia, September 8, 2007 (ENS) - Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to adopt a 'long-term aspirational goal' to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region in support of the United Nations' global efforts, announced Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Under the Sydney Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development, the goals are to ...

  • FPL´s fuel-efficient Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center comes online ahead of schedule, serving customers with clean, domestic natural gas power

     Florida Power & Light Company today announced that its state-of-the-art Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center has begun generating electricity from clean, U.S.-produced natural gas. Over its operational lifetime, the new, fuel-efficient plant is expected to provide FPL customers hundreds of millions of ...

  • Efficiency, Natural Gas, Renewables Transforming US Energy

    The US is consuming energy considerably more efficiently and with lower emissions than just five years ago thanks to a slew of modern technologies that are changing decades-old patterns, research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance and industry group the Business Council for Sustainable Energy find in a new report. The Sustainable Energy in America 2013 Factbook portrays a dynamic and rapidly ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Future fuel poverty framework: target, strategy and advisory group

    Since 2010 the number of households in fuel poverty in England has fallen every year, thanks to government energy efficiency schemes and the Warm Home Discount. However, the problem could rise again unless action is taken to tackle it. In a package of announcements made today, the government is setting out how it intends to act - taking the next major step forward in overhauling the framework to ...

  • Energy efficiency to drive building technologies market into the green, says Frost & Sullivan

    Climate change and environmental degradation has become a headline issue in the global arena, challenging the energy and environment markets as global CO2 emission is expected to reach 40Gt in 2030, a 55% increase over 2008. It is estimated that 97% of the projected increase in CO2 emissions will come from non-OECD countries, mainly China and India. According to Frost & Sullivan's Asia ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • GE technology bringing higher efficiency, lower emissions to Portugal’s refinery sector

    GE (NYSE: GE) is shipping two Frame 6B gas turbines for one of the largest cogeneration facilities in Portugal, Galp Energia’s Matosinhos Cogeneration Plant near Porto. Replacing older oil-fired technology at the site, the gas turbines will increase the plant’s efficiency and reduce its environmental impact in line with the Portuguese Government’s regulation to promote efficiency and reduce CO2 ...


    By General Electric

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