Mass. Plans ‘Emission Performance Label’ For New Cars
The Massachusetts’ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing plans to require all new cars, beginning with the 2010 models, to bear a “Emission Performance Label.” The sticker aims to help consumer identify new vehicles’ smog and GHG emissions.
The label, which is identical to the one developed by California, scores each vehicle’s smog and global warming emissions on a scale from 1-10, with the highest scores being the cleanest vehicles. The smog score is based on the smog-forming emissions from the vehicle’s operations. The Global Warming score is based on GHG emissions from the vehicle’s operation and fuel production. The average new car should have a score of 5 on both scales.
New York is requiring automobile manufacturers to affix “global warming index” stickers to new cars and passenger trucks beginning in the 2010 model year.
Energy Manager News
- Will Co-Firing Natural Gas and Coal Meet Clean Power Plan Standards?
- China and India: Doing the Unimaginable to Address Climate Change
- Maine Solar Bill That Advocates Claim Could Save $100M Is Vetoed by Governor LePage
- Competitive Green Retailer Star Energy Partners Expands to New Jersey, Pennsylvania
- Flying High: Energy Efficiency, Renewables and Airports
- Want a Green and Energy Conscious Business? Try These Ideas
- Beazer Homes Wins Energy Star Award
- Infineon Unveils Integrated LED