Quick pit stops: A challenge for zero-emission planes?
Analyzes the charging and refueling speeds needed for zero-emission aircraft to match the gate turnaround times of conventional aircraft.
Cold air heating Earth: Honeywell and Chemours patents are hindering India’s transition to climate-friendly refrigerants
The recent COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver can set a precedent for strategies to tackle climate change, and setting aside patents on R1234yf refrigerant in India is one way for companies to match their sustainability goals with real action.
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The “Run on Less—Electric” showcase of all-electric freight trucks is under way, with 13 companies engaged in real-world deliveries via electric trucks.
What to know about the potential of hybrid technology in two-wheelers in India?
There are many opportunities for fuel consumption reduction from India’s two-wheelers, and hybrids are an incremental technology pathway during the expected transition to electric.
The Deadliest Catch: Scrubber washwater discharge in ASEAN fishing grounds
Scrubbers, a newly popular technology that greatly reduces pollution from ship exhaust, have a serious downside: the pollutants they capture are typically disposed of in ocean waters. In essence, they convert air pollution to water pollution. This blog examines the impact of “washwater” discharged by ships in southeast Asia, a region rich in fishing grounds, and makes recommendations for reforming the practice.
The ongoing battle for stricter vehicle emission limits in Europe
Since the first regulations were put in place to address pollution from cars, the arguments against emissions standards have scarcely changed.
Made in North America: Manufacturers invest in zero-emission buses and trucks
An update on sales and manufacturing of heavy-duty vehicles in Canada and the United States.
What will it really cost to build the next generation of low-NOx trucks?
Different approaches to data collection of manufacturer costs of The California Air Resources Board’s low-NOx regulation lack transparency.
Reach for the stars (and stripes): Raising the U.S. ambition to lower shipping pollution
The Biden administration has signaled a new commitment to addressing the climate crisis. But what about the maritime shipping sector?
Every manufacturer’s “Dzire” for meeting PV fuel consumption standards in India
Maruti Suzuki’s Dzire offers a case study in meeting India’s fiscal year 2022–23 fuel consumption targets with incremental technologies in mass-selling, low-priced vehicles.
More ready than willing: Global automakers seek to roll back Euro VI in Latin America
The NOM-044 and PROCONVE 8 emission standards will save lives in Mexico and Brazil and help slow climate change. What’s needed is implementation without delay.
Ten cities, thousand fuel cell vehicles? China is sketching a roadmap for hydrogen vehicles
China’s recent policies signify the strategic importance of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and are reminiscent of earlier support for electric vehicles.