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New energy efficiency target for cars could help Brazil compete in international markets

Aligning Brazil's new-car efficiency target with the European Union’s target would have substantial benefits for consumers. Compared to a car meeting Inovar-Auto's 2017 target, the average new car sold in 2023 could reduce fuel costs more than 4,000 USD over the lifetime of the vehicle, equivalent to 2.4 times the cost of additional vehicle technology.

Find it In: Efficiency, Fuel consumption, Passenger Vehicles

Maximizing aircraft fuel efficiency: Engines matter

A conversation with Dr. Meyer (Mike) J. Benzakein on the importance of developing fuel efficient engines.

Find it In: Airline fuel efficiency, Efficiency, Technology costs, Aviation

At the forefront of the electrifying America’s car fleet: Cities

Local action has always been at the heart of environmental progress. Especially now, local action is necessary to combat climate change. Cities, rightly seeing electric as one of the big climate solutions, are clearly at the forefront.

Find it In: Electric Vehicles

Maximizing aircraft fuel efficiency: Make sure the economics add up

Richard Golaszewski's insights on what a successful clean-sheet aircraft program looks like—from research and development to sales, what made it successful, and what makes sense for manufacturers and airlines today to repeat that success.

Find it In: Airline fuel efficiency, Efficiency, GHG emissions, GHG standards, Technology costs, Aviation

The IMO just took a significant step toward reducing the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

The IMO will consider concrete proposals on ways to reduce the risks of HFO at the next meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC 72 in April 2018. A decision on what should be done to mitigate the risks of HFO could come as early as 2019.

Find it In: Fuel quality, Marine

Where does the U.S. stand on biofuels now?

The messages on cost, greenhouse gas emissions, and latitude in interpreting the statute may not be entirely consistent, but one thing is clear: U.S. EPA is now intent on dialing down RFS obligations, and that is a real change.

Find it In: Biofuels, Fuel standards, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), Fuels