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  • Rules on efficiency, emissions to squeeze California gasoline demand

    California may cut its transport fuel consumption by more than a billion gallons per year by 2020 as a result of policy initiatives and local support for electric and high-efficiency vehicles, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The analysis puts forward two scenarios for the development of gasoline demand in the state over the next seven years. The base-case scenario sees ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Researchers: Bio4Energy Rules at Leading Biomass Fuel Quality Conference

    Late October, leading researchers on the quality of biomass-based fuels met as an Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production conference—given this year at Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A.—with one in five talks being delivered by a scientist from Bio4Energy. ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • 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 ...

  • US government proposes improved fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

    Fuel efficiency standards for new cars and light trucks will increase by 25% by 2015, under proposals announced by the US Transportation Secretary. The proposed standards will save an estimated 521m tons of CO2 from car exhaust emissions Mary Peters announced plans to increase the standards by 4.5% a year over the next five years - exceeding the 3.3% baseline proposed by Congress last year. For ...

  • Obama wants more fuel-efficient trucks on US roads

    Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016. Obama said helping these vehicles use less fuel would have the triple benefit of making the U.S. less dependent on imported oil, keeping ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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, ...

  • White House touts energy policies as rules loom

    Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources. In a 42-page report released Thursday, the White House argues that significant increases in the domestic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules

    About $1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human source of carbon pollution. Japan gave the money to help its companies build three such plants in Indonesia and listed it with the United Nations as climate finance, The Associated Press has found. Japan says these plants ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • 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

  • How Obama`S Power Plant Emission Rules Will Work

    The Obama administration is poised to unveil the first rules limiting carbon emissions from the thousands of power plants across the nation. The pollution controls form the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's campaign to combat climate change and a key element of his legacy. Obama says the rules are essential to curb the heat-trapping greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Critics ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Quick Guide to Updated CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

    Major changes to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme are explained in a free Quick Guide' published by energy management advisers CMR Consultants . The ...


    By ENER-G

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    By Emily E. Adams Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Obama administration launches new energy efficiency efforts

    Building on the action by the U.S. House of Representatives in passing historic legislation that will pave the way for the transition to a clean energy economy, President Barack Obama and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced aggressive actions to promote energy efficiency and save American consumers billions of dollars per year. Today's announcement underscores how the clean energy ...

  • Shetland is front runner to cash in on new Government rules allowing councils to sell electricity

    Rules that will come into force next week will mean the Shetland Islands can start making cash from their green energy projects. The laws, introduced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) mean that from 18 August 2010 Local Authorities are no longer restricted from selling renewable electricity into the national or local network. Shetland has much potential and is already ...

  • EC proposes new directive to cut fuel consumption as well as emissions

    The European Commission today said substantial reductions in fuel consumption, as well as CO2 and pollutant emissions, should be made from road vehicles.  It adopted a new proposal arguing that large cuts could be achieved by public authorities procuring clean and energy efficient vehicles for public transport services and introducing them into their fleet. Citizens living in urban areas will be ...

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