BLOGS / Staff


Just one more diesel car?

Another possible option beyond levying a punitive fee on diesel vehicles or banning their sale would be for diesel vehicle manufacturers to voluntarily agree to equip all new diesel vehicles sold in India with diesel particulate filters (DPFs).

Find it In: Air quality, Clean Air, Emission control technologies, Emissions trends, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle emissions control in India, Vehicle emissions standards

2015 Global electric vehicle trends: Which markets are up (the most)

The state of the EV market in 2015: Countries with relatively high EV sales, as a percentage of new vehicle sales, remained high while others with lower EV sales were still catching up.

Find it In: Electric Vehicles, Fiscal policies, Passenger Vehicles

The emissions test defeat device problem in Europe is not about VW

The methods used by other manufacturers to tell when a vehicle is not on a test cycle may differ from VW's, but they are still improperly reducing the effectiveness of emission controls in the real world.

Find it In: Air quality, In-use NOx emissions, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle test procedures, Vehicle type-approval tests in the European Union

What the Senate missed in counting forest bioenergy emissions

Using whole trees for biomass is not going to be an effective climate mitigation strategy. It’s clear that proper carbon accounting is needed for all biomass pathways, and EPA should be allowed to follow the best available science in determining the greenhouse gas impact of any bioenergy feedstock.

Find it In: Biofuels, Regulatory design, Fuels

Jogos sujos: uma proposta de lei para revogar as restrições aos carros a diesel no Brasil

Enquanto a Europa e outros países lutam para controlar as emissões descontroladas dos carros a diesel, o Brasil—distraído pelo caos político, Jogos Olímpicos e o Zika—acabou de propor a revogação das restrições ao seu uso.  

Find it In: Air pollution, Air quality, Clean Air, Passenger Vehicles

A dirtier kind of Games: A proposal to lift restrictions on diesel cars in Brazil

As Europe and other countries struggle to control crisis-level emissions from diesel cars, Brazil—wracked by political turmoil and distracted by the Olympics and the Zika virus—has just proposed easing a long-standing restriction on their sale.

Find it In: Air pollution, Air quality, Clean Air, Passenger Vehicles