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In September, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the first national standard for portable emission measurement system (PEMS) testing of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). This regulation is a supplement to all existing requirements under the China V standard, and it requires additional on-road PEMS testing for new and in-use China V HDVs.

Summarizes provisions of the first national-level remote sensing regulation adopted by China for diesel vehicles.

Summarizes provisions of the implementing act adopted in May 2017 by the European Union for type-approval of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of on-road heavy-duty vehicles, which will go into effect in 2019 and 2020.

2012.12.06

Summarizes the final version of this proposal, which differs significantly from a draft leaked in September 2012.

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2012.09.29

Amendments to Europe’s FQD and RED will address indirect land use change and limit support for food-based biofuels.

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2012.07.19

Summary of Mexico's proposed regulations of CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles—cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs.

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2012.07.11

Summary of the European Commission's proposed mandatory 2020 CO2 emission targets for new passenger vehicles and light-commercial vehicles.

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2011.12.27

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.

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2011.10.03

Summary of the July 2011 International Maritime Organization regulation setting increasing efficiency standards for large ships in 2015–2025.

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2011.09.26

Summary of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles finalized August 2011.

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2011.08.19

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.

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2011.04.21

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.

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2011.03.07

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.

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