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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff released a staff report outlining proposed modifications to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program as part of the Advanced Clean Cars rulemaking. This rulemaking also includes LEV III criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and the Clean Fuels Outlet program. The ZEV proposal requires increasing rates of deployment of zero tailpipe emission vehicles to help California meet its 2050 goals of reducing GHG emissions by 80%. The package will be considered for adoption by the Board in January 2012.
Summary of the July 2011 International Maritime Organization regulation setting increasing efficiency standards for large ships in 2015–2025.
Summary of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles finalized August 2011.
Summary of the Supplemental Notice of Intent issued by EPA and DOT on July 29, 2011, regarding light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and corporate average fuel economy standards for the period 2017–2025.
Summarizes recent developments in the implementation phases of the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and CA's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and provides the status of emerging LCF policy initiatives at regional levels.
On February 15, 2011 the European Parliament adopted legislation that, for the first time, will regulate CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Europe. It is expected to formally become law in the first half of 2011.
Summarizes the October 2010 U.S. EPA/NHTSA rule proposal. The sixty-day comment period ends 31 January 2011, and the rule is expected to go into effect in June 2011.
Policy update summarizing the just released Notice of Intent to develop new U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and CAFE standards for light-duty vehicles in model years 2017 to 2025.
The European Commission has proposed new emissions standards for two- and three-wheeled powered vehicles and quadricycles, collectively termed L-category vehicles, as part of a broader regulation that would also cover safety and market surveillance.
On April 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation finalized a new joint regulation for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel economy for model year 2012-16 light duty vehicles.