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  • Energy Department revises NEPA regulations to improve efficiency

    The U.S. Department of Energy will save time and money in its environmental reviews of many proposed energy projects under revised regulations approved September 27, 2011, to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The revisions focus on the Department’s categorical exclusion provisions, and reflect the first update to these provisions in 15 years. A categorical exclusion ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Carmaker fuel efficiency cost claims misleading

    The average car sold in Europe last year was 4% more fuel efficient, emitted 4% less CO2 and was 2.5% cheaper in real terms than a year earlier, according to a new report. The new figures, which continue recent trends, severely undermine industry claims that legally-binding fuel efficiency targets would make cars ...

  • 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 ...

  • Common goals of improving fuel efficiency and fuel quality require a global perspective

    Chief executives of the world’s leading heavy-duty engine and vehicle manufacturing companies met this week in New Orleans to discuss challenges facing the industry.  The discussions focused on opportunities to address climate change and global energy security.  The executives agreed that addressing those important topics would require developing effective fuel efficiency measurement ...

  • President Obama announces historic 54.5 mpg fuel efficiency standard

    President Obama today announced a historic agreement with thirteen major automakers to pursue the next phase in the Administration’s national vehicle program, increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. The President was joined by Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, ...

  • New Fuel Efficiency Technology Report Now Available from SAE International

    A new report, "Technology Insights for Mobility Industries – Fuel Efficiency," is now available exclusively to SAE International members through the online collaborative platform EngineerXchange. Providing technical insights and career guidance to engineers who want to position themselves to solve the engineering challenges of tomorrow, the report ...


    By SAE International (SAE)

  • Energy-Efficient Buildings Market: Raising Energy Demands, Environmental Building Regulations and Mature Smart Grid Technologies Lead the Change

    Energy-efficient buildings are designed to reduce the energy required for heating and cooling compared to traditional buildings and designs, through the use of environmentally friendly practices and materials. In recent years, an increasing demand for energy, as well as fuel constraints, has led to an increasing need for greater energy efficiency. Governments worldwide are now taking various ...


  • 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

  • Energy Efficiency 2009 Ukraine

    National Agency of Ukraine for the effective use of energy resources (NAER) and Specialized exhibition center «EXPODONBASS» are kindly inviting you to participate in the all-Ukrainian specialized trade fair for energy effective and energy saving equipment, technologies and materials «ENERGY EFFICIENCY 2009». The trade fair is supported by: Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Donetsk Regional State ...


    By Ukraine Partnership Bureau

  • Understanding A Future Fuel

    Caterpillar Marine has announced the unveiling of the first LNG (liquefied natural gas) test bed for gas-fueled engines at its facility in Kiel, Germany. The LNG preparation unit consists of an LNG tank and a gas preparation unit, both in 40 ft. container size and both developed and supplied by Marine Service GmbH, Hamburg. ...

  • Commission lorry CO2 strategy shows urgent need for lorry fuel-efficiency standard

    The European Commission today published a lorry CO2 strategy that highlights the urgent need to address stagnant lorry fuel economy and reduce Europe’s growing lorry emissions, but fails to propose decisive action to do so. Europe has introduced fuel economy standards for cars and vans but there is no regulation to deal with lorry CO2 emissions. Sustainable transport group, Transport & ...

  • Eaton announces support for next generation medium and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards

    Power management company Eaton today announced its support of new deadlines on national fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including 18-wheelers, sanitation trucks, buses, and other large vehicles, as it works to inform regulators as they develop national fuel-saving rules. Tuesday’s announcement by President Barack Obama calls for the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Fuel Additives for Diesel, Gasoline and Aviation

    Fuel additives are the chemicals that are used to enhance the properties of the fuel to which these are added. These are mixed with fuel such as gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, fuel oil, etc. to improve fuel efficiency and economy. These help the fuel in meeting environmental emission control standards and improve engine or vehicle performance. Apart from these qualities, the ...


  • Changes to Heat Network Metering and Billing Regulations announced

    The government has announced changes to The Heat Network Metering and Billing Regulations, introduced as part of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The European Commission is updating guidance on the application of cost effectiveness tests for the installation of final customer meters into existing buildings on heat ...


    By ENER-G

  • Specialty Fuel Additives Industry to 2016

    The US specialty fuel additive market will rise at a healthy pace, reaching $1.6 billion by 2016. Advances will be driven by a rebound in petroleum fuel demand as the economic recovery continues to strengthen, and an increase in additive rates due to greater biofuel consumption as mandated by the federal government. Additionally, market growth will reflect further price inflation, though at a ...


  • Renewable Heat Incentive: Amendement regulations 2015

    Today, I am pleased to announce the laying of the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2015. These amendments will introduce improvements that are essential to the smooth-running of both Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes. Further detail on the changes brought about by these regulations is provided below. ...

  • Energy efficiency scheme for business is streamlined

    Simplification proposals for CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and Climate Change Agreements revealed Proposals to make the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme simpler, easier and more straightforward have been outlined. The CRC scheme started in April last year to reduce carbon emissions in businesses through energy efficiency improvements. Following recent discussions with ...

  • Energy efficiency: from marginalized to mainstream

    We do not need to articulate the dangers of climate change; Mother Nature is showing us these quite clearly as recent floods, mudslides and bushfires claim dozens of lives and cause millions of pounds of damage across the globe. Nor do we have to list the environmental arguments for reducing ...


    By Faversham House Ltd.

  • Energy efficiency: from marginalized to mainstream

    We do not need to articulate the dangers of climate change; Mother Nature is showing us these quite clearly as recent floods, mudslides and bushfires claim dozens of lives and cause millions of pounds of damage across the globe. Nor do we have to list the ...


    By Faversham House Ltd.

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